Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

When: 
October 4, 2013, 1 - 11pm
When: 
October 5-14, 2013, 10am - 11pm
Location: 
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water on the North Shore

This year, Trails & Sails 2010: Two Weekends of Walks & Water north of Boston, will occur September 18-19 and 24-26. Essex Heritage is partnering with over 100 sites across the region to promote unique heritage resources and to encourage residents and visitors to explore the special treasures here on the North Shore. 

When: 
September 17, 18 & 19 and 23, 24 & 26, 2010

Go Get Lost this Fall in a Corn Maze

Corn Maze North Shore

Who knew you could have so much fun getting lost in acres and acres of corn? Find your way out of their fabulous corn stalk mazes at these local farms! Be sure to call for times, availability and special event information, such as flashlight tours and haunted tours.

Wenham Museum: Spoon Full of Sugar

Wenham Museum 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins. Visit Wenham Museum

At Wenham Museum, discover the magical world of Mary Poppins as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic Disney family film. Based on the books by P. L. Travers, Disney’s musical film Mary Poppins revolves around the Banks family and their nanny, who blows into London “on the East Wind” in 1910 and takes the family on a series of adventures while teaching them lessons about life and love along the way. Explore a whimsical 1910 nursery, climb on Admiral Boom’s house-ship, make your own chalk drawings like Mary’s friend Bert does, and see how much fun it can be to do chores and tidy up the nursery if you just add “a spoonful of sugar.”

When: 
Saturday, February 8, - Sunday, May 11, 2014
Location: 
Wenham Museum

Pajama Story Time at Sawyer Free Library

Kids are invited to the pajama time book reading at Sawyer Free Library.

Wear your comfy pjs, bring your favorite teddy bear, and hunker downfor an evening of stories, songs and lullibies! Perfect for preschoolers at bed time!  Meets in the children's library. No Sign up necessary!

When: 
First Tuesday of Each Month at 7pm
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

Fast Chicks 5k

The Fast Chicks 5k raises funds for local families & celebrates active women!

The Fast Chicks 5k is a Hamilton-Wenham Mother's Club sponsored community fundraiser race that celebrates active women and raises funds for a selected charity each year.  There's also a FREE kids race - a 100 yard dash! Now in it's third year, the race begins and ends at Patton park and funds raise this year will go to the Wellspring House, a North Shore organization based in Gloucester that empowers individuals and families to live more secure lives through basic needs assistance, education and job training.

When: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:15 am (race start - come earlier)
When: 
Kids Fun Run at 10:15am
Location: 
Patton Park

Summer Program at Glen Urquhart School

Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.

New this Year! Two new workshops for middle school students, “The Art of Leadership” and “The Art and Craft of Songwriting,” taught by Head of Glen Urquhart School Dave Provost. An all new program for children ages 4 to 5 taught by Joy Sullivan. A new afternoon option “campus kids” for children ages 4 to 8 and many new specialty workshops for all ages.

Gordon College Children’s Choir – Fall 2014 Enrollment Underway

Community of Song – An Intergenerational Choir Concert for the Community Featuri

Open to children in grades 1 – 8 from all communities on the North Shore, we nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction.
Complete our online registration form today!

The Children's Choir provides and ensemble experience that allows students to develop musically as individuals, while contributing to the joy and artistry of singing together with their peers.  We believe that students of varying ages can learn from each other by leading and working together to create something beyond the individual.

When: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
When: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
When: 
Saturday, May 3 , 2014 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 
Gordon College

CAWS: Egg Dyeing and Decorating

Celebrate Spring by syeing eggs with your family at the Cape Ann Waldorf School

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cape Ann Waldorf School in Beverly MA will host an Easter egg decorating and dyeing event. Kids will create pretty eggs with a variety of coloring ideas and embellishments with all sorts of crafts supplies. Kids can create Easter eggs as fun, interesting, and unique as they are!

When: 
Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

27th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival

Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Waltham MA for North Shore Children Families

Back in the day of sophisticated New England, folks wove their own scarves and knitted hats, gloves and sweaters from real wool shorn from bleating sheep by "Renaissance men" like Kevin Ford and Andy Rice. That vanished era of self-reliance will return Saturday, April 26, 2014 to Gore Place for the 27th annual Sheep Shearing Festival when visitors can learn some everyday skills that flourished when the Federal-style mansion was built in 1806.

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. rain or shine
Location: 
Gore Place
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