The sixth annual Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is a free event the whole family will enjoy. In addition to live sounds of national New Orleans jazz talent, national bands and local ensembles, the day features a Salem Five music education classes, arts & crafts, a kid's tent, and much more, all at the Salem Willows on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 & 19, from 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere as we escape the heat and journey to a farm in England to meet Shaun the Sheep. From the creators of Wallace and Gromit, this series of short clips will delight the whole family. We'll also explore wool and make a sheep craft to take home!
The North Shore Pet Fair is a chance for local exhibitors and pet venders to hold a fair at the Salem Common while local pet enthusiasts showcase their dogs in a variety of competitions. This is a great opportunity to show off the family pet, or to introduce your child to the world of pet ownership! Registration for this year’s the North Shore Pet Fair at the Salem Commons has begun! Sign Up Today!
Ahoy! Join Captain Puddle at Mud Puddle Toys in Salem on Fridays at 1 p.m. to share stories of high adventure, friendship and heroes of all sizes!!! Captain was a plundering pirate once before, but found she seemed to only pillage books, not gold. The crew left Captain Puddle for more bountiful treasures (what they don't know is a book is the greatest treasure of all!) An intellectual pirate through and through: A pirate of print.
What makes certain colors glow, even in daylight? Find out about the young artists/experimenters who invented fluorescent colors in , a story by Chris Barton. Then investigate what will glow under a black light and make your day-glo art!
The Haunted City Junior Triathlon has and will continue to attract hundreds of young athletes to put their athleticism to the test in a swim, bike, and run triathlon. Kids ages 5-12 who don't want to swim in the ocean or the open water, but still want to race have a Duathlon option this year! Kids participating in either race will walk away with some great serious bragging rights, making this event a great summer goal. Each athlete is treated like a professional at this inspiring event. It gets bigger and better each year!
Mud Puddle Toys is giving parents of the North Shore a great opportunity to create a keepsake that is bound to last a lifetime. Come to their Salem location with your children, where they will have professional artisans from the North Shore Clay Studio cast their footprints and hand prints in clay. Names, dates, or any other text can be painted on the casts when they are glazed. These tiles make great gifts for Father's Day or any occasion! Tiles made at this session will be ready for Father's Day!
Mother's Day is a special day for children to take the time to say thank you to Mom. Families get together and celebrate, laugh, have fun and enjoy each others company. The Hawthorne Hotel makes it an especially nice get together with the sumptuous brunch service they offer for Mother's Day. The brunch, menu is abundant with a larger variety of offerings and caters to all types of guests.
Anna Hibiscus is so happy she's afraid she might explode! Discover why she's cheerful as we read , by Nigerian storyteller Atinuke. Decorate your own "good cheer jar" to take home. Part of the Mother's Day Brunch at PEM.
Shapeshifting is a common theme in today's fiction and science fiction, but did you know this theme has been present in Native American art, dance, music and story telling for millennia? Transformation lies at the root of the shapeshifting concept, and Peabody Essex Museum invites you to explore transformation through Native American paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos and monumental installations drawn from collections in the United States, Canada and Europe!
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