North Shore Kid Stories

Kids pre-k through grade 5 will love the engaging, interactive and fun April Vac
Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2014. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5.  These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project.  Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!
Marblehead Children's Center Open House serving children from infancy to kinderg
Marblehead Children's Center has a summer of fun planned for children ages 9 months to school age. This exceptional preschool offers flexible scheduling, highly engaged and qualified teachers and professional staff. Call today to explore the expansive facility including the infant and toddler classrooms, meet the preschool teachers, see the gym and Imagination Blocks, the expansive outdoor play area and learn about the supervised and safe summer programs offered. Call today to schedule a tour at your convenience - 781-631-1954.
Programs for kids and teens at North Shore Community College, Danvers, Beverly,
North Shore Community College is offering a variety of creative, fun classes for kids this April Vacation beginning April 22 and registration is now open. The NSCC's Kids to College programs, offers fun courses for curious kids!
Four days of exploring and natural adventure await your child at IRWS!
Spring is an exciting time for outdoor discovery. This April Vacation week Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary has put together four days of hands-on, awesome activities to explore the natural world in spring. Kids will sharpen their  observation skills as they locate and learn about bugs, search for salamanders, watch birds gather nesting materials, and much more. Participants will be divided into smaller groups by age.
Register online today for summer and school year session with Boston Ballet Scho
Every Saturday morning we attend the Boston Ballet School dance programs. Anne loves the dressing up, the twirling, the sea of pink, and we're thrilled that it’s something she enjoys so much — and that it’s nurturing her in so many positive ways and the benefits will last her a lifetime. I had the pleasure to speak with Evelyn Cisneros-Legate, Principal and Director of the Boston Ballet School Marblehead Studio about the Summer Dance Programs for ages three through adult at the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the Salem/Marblehead line within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.
Peabody Library creativity lab is the perfect place for makers to collaborate!
Do you have a maker in your family?  Here is a wonderful resource right on the North Shore to facilitate their desire to create! The Peabody Institute Library has recently opened their new Creativity Lab that includes an array of tools that can be used to make and fabricate all kinds of projects.  From music to sewing to electronics, the Creativity Lab is a great place to come to collaborate with others, brainstorm, make and create!  Come visit the lab and nurture your desire to make something better with your own ideas, or to create something completely unique!
Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School is launching a new energy initiative with the installation of solar panels that will dramatically reduce its overall energy usage. Glen Urquhart is one of the only schools on the North Shore to install such a large solar venture. The new 55-kilowatt system supplied and installed by Solect Solar will provide 36 percent of the schools overall electricity and avoid 105,000 pounds of Co2 emission, which is equivalent to six homes or greenhouse gas emissions from nine cars, and the amount of carbon sequestered annually from ten acres of pine forest.
Crane Beach is offering discounted Crane Beach Parkking stickers to members!
This is the fourth year of the Crane Beach Parking Permit Sticker program, which is designed to offer visitors significant savings on beach parking during the 2014 season! Trustees members can purchase a parking sticker for just $55, now through March 31, 2014.
Help the Manchester Mothers Club and add a little silly to somebody's day!
The Manchester Mothers Club has a great fundraiser going on all month long in the towns of Manchester, Beverly, Gloucester and Essex during April! For just $20 ($25 to remain anonymous) they will send a flock of pink flamingos to decorate the location of your choice for a day. This is a lot of fun and people (especially kids) really get a laugh over being flocked! Flock your friends, relatives, coworkers or anybody that you think needs a little silly fun in their day!
CSA shares are a good value, and you are getting extremely fresh produce.
Did you know that Moraine Farm in Beverly is a community supported farm?  That means that Moraine Farm sells shares of its coming growing season's output to local households.  Purchasers literally buy the right to 'share' the harvest as it comes in.  The result is that you'll end up with some of the freshest produce avaialble on the North Shore! The Summer CSA runs May to October, a Fall share runs every other week through November and December, and the a Winter share is available that starts in January.