Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! From fruit to chocolate, shakes are fun any time of the day. We’ll teach you how to combine different  flavors – or even swirl in a fruit sauce or add a crunchy topping. Sign up now!

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10am

YWCA Summer Fun Series: Joppa Alive

Kids will have a hands- on learning experience with Joppa Flats Education Center

The YWCA Greater Newburyport and Newburyport Development invite you to the 3rd performance of the 2nd Annual YWCA Greater Newburyport Summer Fun Series, featuring an interactive live touch tank experience with Joppa Alive, a program by Joppa Flats Education Center. Kids will love the chance to touch indigenous creature fresh from the Gulf of Maine as they learn about their habitats, diets and survival skills! This family-style program is Free and open to the public, though reservations are recommended and donations are appreciated.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11am-Noon

Parent/Child Walkabouts: Tide Pool Treasure Hunt

This parent/child walkabout focuses on tidal pool creatures and habitat.

We will be exploring the tide-pools of Sandy Point to learn about the relationships between the water, plants, and animals that live in this habitat. We will learn how to search and handle a wide variety of intertidal animals including  snails, mussels, crabs, and other small invertebrates. We plan to play a game that shows what life in a tide-pool is like, sing some songs and get a little wet too!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2-3:30pm

Story Hour at the Waldorf School

The Waldorf School Story Hour offers a parentsa chance to check out the school

The Cape Ann Waldorf School has designed their story hour specifically to inspire a love of learning in young children, and offers a chance for parents to experience the Waldorf Summer Program first hand. Our Story Hour experiences are tied closely to the school's mission. Teachers strive to educate the whole child - head, heart, and hands - to develop each child's gifts to their fullest potential. Children learn in a natural, experiential, and age-appropriate manner so that learning is meaningful, satisfying, and joyful.

Tuesdays through July 9:30 -10:30am

Pinto Bella Hula Hoops

Hula Hoops are healthy and fun! Come find out for yourself at Sawyer Free Librar

Kids will learn all about Hula Hooping at Sawyer Free Library. Pinto Bella Hula Hoops will have a live demonstration where kids will learn the history of hula hoops, the benefits of the activity and how to do it properly! Kids will then have a chance to try for themselves, and then join iun on organized games and use teamwork to see how fun and energizing Hula Hooping can be! For kids in grades K-5!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2p.m.
Sawyer Free Library

Hikin' Kids

Hikin' Kids is designed to acclimate kids to the forest environment!

This program is for pre-K level. This is a basic introduction to the forest and a short hike to acclimate children to the outdoors. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera.

Tuesdays, July 15, 22 & 29 10am-Noon

Wicked Kidz Race

This "kids" only race has all the bells and whistles of a full scale adult road race with t-shirts, post race refreshments and more! Participants can run in the 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or both! Trophy to top male and female finishers; medals to top three in each age group, ribbons to all finishers. Age groups are broken up into the following order: 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. This program is a collaboration between Marblehead Recreation and Parks and The Wicked Running Club. RaceAll registrations must take place at Marblehead Recreation and Parks.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9-11am

Marblehead Meanderings: Tide-Pooling Trek

Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead

Life on the rocky shore presents unique challenges and opportunities for marine species. Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park and take a closer look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive their continually changing environment.

Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30-2 pm
Chandler Hovey Park

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!

Each week Maritime Gloucester will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the aquarium. Kids will learn about the creature through an exploration in the Aquarium, a story and a creature craft. For kids pre-k through age 6.

Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 23, 2014 10:30am
Maritime Gloucester

Plankton Safari

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu

Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid. Explore the depths as we take samples directly from Gloucester Harbor to the lab where attendees will have hands-on experiences with the lifeforms that serve as a major source of food in the sea! For kids ages 5 and up.

Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 23, 2014 1:30-3 pm
Maritime Gloucester
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