Can You See Me?

Hiding in plain sight is beneficial to predators who are looking to spot prey.

Did you know that animals in nature play their own game of hide-and-seek? Join the Park Interpreter in this program to learn about the fascinating and creative ways animals have adapted to hide themselves. Meet at the nature Center. Appropriate for families with children, best for kids 6 older.

Fridays, August 14-28, 2015 1-2pm

Morning at the Museum

Drop off your 6-12 year old at Cape Ann Museum to learn about art and history

Morning at the Museum is a drop off program for children ages 6 to 12. Visit the Museum for art and history activities from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. This program is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

Select Tuesdays and Fridays through August 2015 10-11:30am
Cape Ann Museum

Fun in the Farm Yard

Appleton Farms' offers a variety of fun activities for families in theis drop by

Experience Appleton Farms anytime of day with our newest program Fun in the Farmyard! Drop the our Carriage Barn anytime between 10am-2pm on Sundays to learn about life on the farm and meet some of our friendly farm animals. Activities change every half hour and can include play with the goats, meet a chicken, seed starting, butter making, farm story time, nature crafts and more. This event is free and all ages are welcome!

Sunday, August 30, 2015 10am-2pm
Appleton Farms

Family Dusk Paddles: Discovering Wetlands

Join us as we paddle through the winding backwaters at IRWS with the family

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Being on the water is one of the best ways to explore and discover the wonders of wetlands. We will paddle through the winding backwaters lined with cattails and other marsh plants, looking for hidden wildlife. Using buckets and strainers, we'll stop and sample the rich aquatic life to learn more about what lives under the water.

Friday, August 21, 2015 6-8 pm

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Junior Chefs will make pizza at this FREE Williams-Sonoma Class!  Market Street

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! Who doesn’t love pizza! Kids will have a blast rolling out the dough and topping their pizzas as they please. We’ll bake them off and dig in to the best pizza ever! In this class we’ll be featuring Golden Boy Pizza’s SanFrancilian-style focaccia pizza. Suitable for ages 5–13.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 10am

Families in the Farm Kitchen: From Scratch Pizza Party

Kids and families make farm fresh pizza at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleto

Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy and we want to share that enthusiasm for cooking with you.  Join us to make pizza from scratch! Yes, even the dough. We'll use the tomatoes and herbs coming out of our fields, the cheese from the cheese kitchen, and make dough from our farm neighbor's wheat. We will do some garden taste tests and each participant can make their own version of pizza for all of us to try out on the farm porch.

Saturdays, August 2015 1-2pm
Appleton Farms

Paddington at IPL

Paddington will be shown at the Ipswich Public Library in the children's room

Come to Ipswich Library for a showing of the award winning Paddington (). The movie will be shown on the big screen in the Collins Room.  Bring a friend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

NCMF Youth Ensemble

Newburyport Youth Chamber Ensemble FREE at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

Now in its second year, the NCMF youth ensemble is an opportunity for talented, local, young musicians to perform chamber music and receive coaching from Newburyport Chamber Music Festival's world class musicians.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7pm

Boston Museum of Science: STARLAB: One Sky, Many Stories

Hamilton Wenham Public Library programs for children and teens.

People around the world have interpreted the night sky for centuries, creating a rich collection of constellations and star stories. Within a portable planetarium, participants will tour the solar system and beyond while learning useful tips on navigating the evening sky and hear different cultural explanations of the cosmos.

Registration is required as space is limited. 

3 sessions for K-8th grade at: 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, and 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Award Winning Storyteller, Diane Edgecomb

Hamilton Wenham Public Library programs for children and teens.

Celebrate your inner hero, and join us at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for an evening of stories and songs. Award winning storyteller, Diane Edgecomb, shares fun-loving tales and songs to entertain and showcase heroes around the world. The show is packed with fun.

Families of all ages are welcome, no registration necessary.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
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