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Kids will explore Hellcat Swamp with Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!
Let's head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats to see what's new! We love to find things; think about colors, shapes, and patterns; and wonder why this place is a special home to wildlife. Each nature exploration is presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children will all enjoy. Hosted by Joppa Flats Education Center.
Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Come learn how to spot satellites at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: NASA
The program will begin with an indoor presentation that will provide you with the information needed to be able to find and observe artificial satellites like the International Space Station and other human-made orbiting objects. Topics to be covered will include the nature of artificial satellite orbits, the best time of year for observing them, and how to identify them in the night sky. Weather permitting, we'll step outside afterwards to seek out artificial satellites and gaze into the night sky through the telescopes of local amateur astronomers. Along with the early springtime constellations, a young crescent moon and the planet Venus will be visible.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
NYS hosts a meeting for grandparents who find themselves in the role of parenting their grandchildren.
Join Newburyport Youth Services in a "Judgment Free Zone" to discuss the how grandparents are handling the stress of parenting again. These sessions are meant to provide a time and a place to share feelings, experiences and resources to support each other together.  This program is hosted by NYS and facilitated by Kathleen Shaw, LicSW.  Free childcare and activities for kids are provided during this meeting - and a FREE light dinner is served!
Location: Newburyport Youth Services
Kids Con New England Nashua NH cosplay comic superhero princess Star Wars convention
Kids Con New England is the first and only comic book convention just for kids in New England! Kids Con New England® is New England’s first and largest kids-focused comic con & children’s book event! Inspiring art education, literacy and creativity through family-friendly comics, children’s books, art, creative workshops, gaming, and fun activities! Meet amazing family-friendly comic book creators, children’s book authors, artists, learn the comic arts, jedi training, superhero training, gaming tournaments, pirate camp, robotic demos, princess sing-along and storytime, kids sketch-off, puppet show, family costume contest and more!
The Rockport Farmers' Market is hosted by the Rockport Exchange on Railroad Avenue
Come on by the Rockport Exchange Winter Farmers Market, Saturday,inside the old Smith Lumber building at 17 Railroad Ave. We will have a fun variety of locally made homegrown foods!
Come to Backyard Growers Program in Gloucester MA for their seedling sale!
Join us at the Warm Weather Seedling Sale to pick up your fruiting veggie seedlings! We'll have a wide range of organically-grown seedlings from our friends at Cedar Rock Gardens available for purchase. These seedlings thrive in the warmer weather and include bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplants and basil.
Location: Backyard Growers Program
Come to Backyard Growers Program in Gloucester MA for their seedling sale!
We'll have a wide range of organically-grown seedlings available for your garden from our friends at Cedar Rock Gardens, including kale, swiss chard, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower available for purchase.
Location: Backyard Growers Program
Waldorf School in Beverly hosts a Spring Egg Felting workshop.
Spring is coming! Did you know that in many cultures all over the world, spring is celebrated with colored eggs? Join us to celebrate on Saturday, March 14, from 9:30am - 12:30pm. We will needle felt colorful eggs using soft, unspun wool fleece. Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist will provide gentle, hands-on guidance to attendees. All skill levels welcome. $40 workshop fee includes instruction and materials and everyone will bring home at least 3 beautiful eggs. This workshop will take place at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Limited to 12 attendees, register soon! Adults only. We will also enjoy warm drinks and goodies and friendly conversation.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Waldorf School Pi Day Pie Auction Fundraiser and Open House in Beverly Massachusetts
It's back, a Pie Auction on Pi Day at Moraine Farm. Join us for the second annual fundraiser for the Waldorf Community Association. It is an adult evening filled with music, laughs, appetizers/wine, and loads of pie. Families in our community are making their best, most famous, secret family recipe pies and putting them up on the auction block. This entertaining night is one you don't want to miss.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Newburyport Youth Services host a dads and donuts session where kids can play and dads can socialize
Join Newburyport Youth Services for Dads and Donuts, a free community meetup, co-hosted by the Greater Newburyport Families Club! Kids play, Dads drink coffee and everyone eats donuts!! Greater for kids under 5! Eat, Play, Be Merry. No Pushing, Shoving, Biting or Potty Talk
Location: Newburyport Youth Services


Glen Urquhart School Pre-K through 8th grade in Beverly MA

Hike & Seek: Sprouts of Spring

Come enjoy enjoy a self-guided outdoor activity adventure at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place.
As animals emerge from hibernation and the snow starts to melt, hints of green begin to bud and sprout which can only mean Springtime has arrived. From acorn to tree, sprout to fern, and spore to mushroom; the woodland forest is a revolving world of new plant species as far as the eye can see.

"It's Spring" Self-Guided Story Walk

Come to Maudslay State Park in Newburyport to look for signs of spring on a self-guided story walk!
Come to Maudslay State Park in Newburyport for a self-guided StoryWalk® through Maudslay State Park from April 17 – Mother’s Day, May 9 features the children’s book “It’s Spring!” by Linda Glaser. Just follow Hedge Drive and visit the laminated pages of the book posted along the route. A wonderful...

Tulip Festival at Cider Hill Farm

Come cut your own tulips at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury Massachusetts
Over 50,000 tulips are scheduled to bloom at Cider Hill Farm at the end of April - beginning of May at cider Hill Farm and we you to come pick your own!

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am