Earth Day Coastal Clean Up

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10am-12noon

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.

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

Scavenger Hunt at Hamlin Reservation

Join the Trustees of Reservations on a treasure hunt at Hamlin reservation in Ip

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Hamlin Reservation on a treasure hunt and hike.  Kids will search for natural treasure (and some man-made as well!) as they walk through the gently rolling fields of this former farmland, then over a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island in the marshes of Ipswich. Bring your sharpest skills of observation and a bag to collect your treasures!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1-2:30pm
Hamlin Reservation

Summer at Brookwood

Brookwood School Summer Camp 2014 Manchester MA

Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination.

Sally Patty and the Storyteller

Sally Patty the Doll and Story-Teller Sharon Grimes visits the Ipswich Museum

Kids and their families are invited to the Ipswich Museum for a dun session of stories, singing and dancing! "Sally Patty" the doll and local storyteller Sharon Grimes will be here at 3pm for storytelling, song and dance. This program complements our winter exhibit “Focusing on the Child,” featuring objects, images, and family-friendly activities. First floor rooms open for viewing. Exhibit features a "Kid's Corner," with modern and reproduction toys for hands-on play.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 3 pm
Ipswich Museum

Turn Off Your Digital Device Family Fun Night

Turn off your digital devices and bring the family to the library for no-screen

Is there too much screen time going on in your household? Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents and evening of fun with music by Peter Stewart, arts and crafts, activities for all ages and an opportunity to visit with representatives from local schools and community members at our first annual Brain Building in Progress Week Celebration! For ages 0-8 with caregiver, older siblings are welcome. The first 50 families in the door will get books and a gift bag. For more info contact Lisa Cheney 978-468-5489

Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:00-7:30 pm

Nature Art Classes: Butterflies

Kids will learn about butterfilies through art at Joppa Flats Education Center

There's always something wonderful to notice in nature's beauty, and we're here to help you make it all come to life through your own amazing works of art. Each series offers different themes and different materials to engage every young artist's budding creativity. Sign up for one class at a time, or come for the whole series. Move over, Michelangelo - make room for all our Joppa artist superstars!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:45-5:15 pm

Parent/Child Build a Bluebird House

Bring the kids and learn how to build a bluebird house at Mass Audubon's IRWS

Celebrate spring by building a bluebird house with your child. We’ll supply all the materials and instruction to build a nest box for bluebirds and tree swallows. These wonderful nest boxes also attract chickadees, tufted titmice, house wrens, and woodpeckers. A short slide presentation will introduce families to the natural history and behavior of birds in Massachusetts, and we’ll discuss where and how to place your nest box. Dress for the weather because we will take a short walk to look and listen for bluebirds.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:30-3 pm

Rockport Public Library LEGO Club

Come build using LEGOs at the Rockport Public Library

Attend an afternoon of LEGOs at Rockport Public Library. LEGOs are provided. LEGO donations are gratefully accepted.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 pm.

Cape Ann Symphony - Floyd Piano Concerto World Premiere

The Cape Ann Symphony celebrates a world premiere concerto by pianist Charles Fl

Kids 18 and under are FREE as Cape Ann Symphony celebrates composer, conductor and pianist, Charles Floyd's return to Cape Ann! Highly popular with Cape Ann concert goers, Mr. Floyd has been heard in concert with over 500 orchestras. He last performed with the Symphony two seasons ago. Mr. Floyd's compositions range from chamber music to large orchestral and vocal works. Following his appearance here, Maestro Floyd agreed to compose a concerto for piano and orchestra that would be premiered by the Cape Ann Symphony. The program concludes with Dvorak's beloved "New World" Symphony.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 2pm
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