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Create a Woodland Creature for Preschoolers

Preschoolers will make their own version of a woodland creature at Mass Audubons' Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburport! Photo: Bill O'Connor

Join Joppa Flats Education Center with your pre-schooler for an adventure to collect acorns, pine cones, lichen, bark, and moss at Newburyport's Moseley Pines. Then, we'll put imagination together with these wonderful natural materials, and you and your child will create a new woodland creature friend with what we find! You'll go home with a new excitement for finding natural treasures and turning them into creative projects.

When: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10-11:30am
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Imagine, Sing & Learn: Wake Up, It's Night!

Come discover the wonder of the nocturnal creatures at Mass Audubons' Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburport! Photo: Neil McIntosh

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 session focuses on creatures that wake up a nightfall and spend their waking hours in the dark!

When: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 9:30-11am

Monarch Magic

Come to Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about Monarch Butterflies!

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary invites families to join them at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary to discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly to Mexico. Learn about the monarch life cycle and the challenges facing its habitat. Find out more about butterfly gardening and create a paper butterfly that will spend the winter with children who live near the monarch sanctuaries in the mountains of Michoacan, Mexico. We will then work together as citizen scientists to tag and release several monarchs to start their journey south.

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:30-3pm

New England Cradle of Aviation, Plum Island Airport Open House

W. Starling Burgess developed his piloting skills out of Plum Island Aerodrome

Come for guided tours of the Burgess Aviation Museum! Tours feature photographs, artifacts, and a diorama celebrating the 1910 flying field at Plum Island in Newbury – New England’s first – and the current Plum Island Airport. From April to August 1910, Marblehead yacht builder W. Starling Burgess conducted a series of increasingly successful test flights on biplanes he designed and built.

When: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11am-4pm

Imagine, Sing, & Learn: Moths, Caterpillars and Butterflies

Learn about butterflies, where they are going and what they eat at Joppa Flats.

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. 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!

When: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:30-11:30am
Friday, July 28, 2017 9:30-11:30am

Waterfront Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Join the fun at Waterfront Park in Newburyport as you watch Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast

What could be better than a free movie viewed outside at Waterfront Park on a warm summer night?  Singing with the Oompa Loompas of the classic 'Willy Wonka an the Choclate Factory' satrring Gene Wilder! Based on Roal Dahls book, join the adventures of the golden ticket winners to see who ends up with the greatest prize of all!

When: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 ~8pm (Dusk)
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Halloween Ball Fundraiser to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley

Halloween Ball Fundraiser to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley

This October the Newburyport Guide is pleased to bring to Newburyport MA a fantastic event! Get your costumes ready, your dancing witch shoes dusted off for a Halloween Ball!

This Halloween Ball will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley that has dedicated themselves to providing education, programs, and sports to over 500 children in the surrounding communities.

When: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 6-9pm

Free Workout Classes on the Newburyport Waterfront Throughout the Week

Free workout classes on the Newburyport waterfront throughout the week

Free workout classes on the Newburyport waterfront throughout the week. Take this opportunity to try new workouts to kick-start or continue your healthy activity regimen. Gather by the main stage at the date/times below!

*AJH will raffle a Fitbit at the end of the week to people who participate in the workouts!

When: 
Sunday, July 31 to August 6, 2016 8:00am to 9:00am most days.

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