Newburyport

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Rough Meadows

Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary is part island, part forest and part marsh!

Adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. Each program begins at Joppa Flats Education Center with a brief introduction to our theme via slide shows, group activities, or an in-class demonstration.

When: 
Sunday, November 4, 2012 9-11:30 am

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 10D: Shorebirds on the Beach

Kids will learn about shorebirds and how they use the beach habitat at ISL

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag! This week we'll focus on shorebirds and the beach habitat!

When: 
Friday, October 26, 2012 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Afterschool at Joppa: Study Sharks, Skates, & Rays!

The Blue Shark is common in North Atlantic waters. Photo: NOAA

This week's program will be about sharks and their relatives - skates and rays! Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day. As a group, we'll observe, investigate, and compare wildlife, their adaptations, and the changes that they undergo in autumn. Participants may play the role of entomologist, ornithologist, astronomer, or even glaciologist throughout this series. Each experience will leave your young naturalist eager for the next session. 

When: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:30 - 5pm

Nature Art Classes as Joppa Flats: Fun in the Leaves

Kids will have fun expressing themselves using autumn leaves at Joppa Flats.

Have you ever wished you could draw like a real artist? Or did you ever wonder how artists make images of birds, animals, flowers, and imaginary creatures to look and feel so real? If so, then this is the class for you! We'll use collage and various materials to make seasonal representations of nature's beauty. Our art teacher inspires students to create "wow" works of art and helps them discover, in surprising and wonderful ways, all the things they don't know that they actually do know and can do.  This week we will have fun through art with Autumn leaves!

When: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:45-5 pm

Afterschool at Joppa: Go to School with Fish & Eels!

Minnows Swim in Schools in the North Atlantic. Find out more at Joppa Flats!

This week's program will focus on schooling fish in the North Atlantic Waters off of New England! Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day. As a group, we'll observe, investigate, and compare wildlife, their adaptations, and the changes that they undergo in autumn. Participants may play the role of entomologist, ornithologist, astronomer, or even glaciologist throughout this series. Each experience will leave your young naturalist eager for the next session. 

When: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:30 - 5pm

Nature Art Classes as Joppa Flats: Pumpkin Spirits

Have fun with Halloween Spirit through art at Joppa Flats Education Center!

Have you ever wished you could draw like a real artist? Or did you ever wonder how artists make images of birds, animals, flowers, and imaginary creatures to look and feel so real? If so, then this is the class for you! We'll use collage and various materials to make seasonal representations of nature's beauty. Our art teacher inspires students to create "wow" works of art and helps them discover, in surprising and wonderful ways, all the things they don't know that they actually do know and can do.  This week we will have fun with Halloween Spirits!

When: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:45-5 pm

Beaded Jewelry 101 at NPL

Beaded Jewelry 101 is a 5 session workshop at Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library is hosting a beaded jewelry workshop. Whether you're a beginner who'd like to learn to make their own beaded jewelry or would like to learn how to complete basic repairs, this is the class for you! Join professional jeweler and metal smith Pam Farren and learn how to use basic tools, understand and source materials, and complete four different projects over four Sundays just in time for the Holidays!

When: 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday, November 18, 2012 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday, December 2, 2012 1:30-3:30pm

Newburyport Oktoberfest

Enjoy the traditions of Oktoberfest with your family in Newburyport!

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce presents its second annual Oktoberfest! This fun, family friendly event will feature traditional German food, music and craft beers in the beer tent! There will be games and activities for all ages! Bring the family for a great day of fun, froth and food all set at the picturesque Cashman Park in a beautiful fall foliage setting.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 12-6 pm
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7th Annual White Ribbon Breakfast

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and Girls Inc of the Seacoast host the 7th Annual White Ribbon Breakfast at the Black Swan Country Club
The White Ribbon Day Initiative: The Massachusetts White Ribbon Campaign is a part of a worldwide movement for human rights that engages men and boys to help end violence against women and girls.
7:30 am to 9:15 am

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Support Class - Newburyport

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home. Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered...
10:00 am to 11:45 am

Tuesday Story Time on the Farm

Kids can meet the barnyard animals and hear a story at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.
It may be cold outside, but it's cozy in the Farm House! Join us for a regular Tuesday story time this winter. We will have an easy craft for your little one before we snuggle in for some stories! Come any time after 10 to enjoy the craft with stories being read at 10:30. All families are welcome...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

STEM Structures at NPL

Kids are invited to come to NPL to make STEM structures after school!
We’re cracking a ton of glow sticks for play time with a side of learning. Join us in our darkened program room where kids can use glow sticks to imitate designs or create something entirely new. Super simple, no mess, fun! Drop in for kids of all ages.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 10

Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

Come to Mendel Observatory for stargazing sessions every Wednesday night.
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7 p.m., whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Obse
7:00 pm

Thursday, April 11

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Support Classes: Haverhill

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Young at Art at CAM

Young at art is a program for toddlers at the Cape ann museum in Gloucester Massachusetts
Bring your toddler to Cape Ann Museum on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for Young at Art, a gallery-based storytime! Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with an adult. This drop-in program is free for members or with Museum admission. To register please email...
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Marblehead Rec Gym Play Time & Activities

Gym Play Time & Activities at Marblehead Recreation Department
DJ, Dancing & Cookie Decorating! Join the Marblehead Recreation Department for the 8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This is a social event for girls of all ages with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other guardians/caregivers.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

LEGO Club at Danvers Library

LEGO club at Danvers Library
Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites kids to an afternoon of building and fun! Activities will include free build, themes and instructional design. All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room till the following weeks's session
3:30 pm

Manchester Reads Story Time and Therapy Dog

Kids will learn about Gus, a certified reading therapy dog, at the Manchester Public Library
Come to the Children's Room for a reading of Rescue & Jessica: a Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.  We will meet Gus, a Certified Reading Partner and Therapy Dog, and learn about his special training and abilities.
3:30 pm

Annual Pizza Taste Off

The annual pizza taste off raises funds for the American Cancer Society
The Interact Club at Gloucester High School will be holding their annual pizza taste off at Cruiseport Gloucester!  Come try different pizza from around Cape Ann, while helping to raise funds for the
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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