Kids

Open Chess at Salem Public Library

Kids in grades k-12 are invited to play chess at Salem Public Library.

Kids in grades k-8 who have an interest in chess are invited to come to the Salem Public Library to play chess with other enthusiasts of the game! Novice players are welcome and there are no instructors present. This two hour session is designed to provide a friendly environment for kids to test their skills against other opponents! Come to the library and play!

When: 
First Saturday Monthly 9:30-Noon
Location: 
Salem Public Library

Children's Chess Club

Kids can learn chess from a master at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6-8pm.

When: 
Beginners: Mondays 6-7pm
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Advanced: Mondays 7-8pm
When: 
No Sessions on Monday Holidays
Location: 
Abbot Public Library

ICS North Pole Express

The ICS North Pole Express is a great holiday adventure for kids and families

Immaculate Conception School has adopted the The Polar Express storyline and brought it Newburyport! Join Santa and a cast of characters on a holiday train ride that your kids will love! Now in its 13th year, this annual journey into the magical world of the holidays creates family memories that will be remembered for a lifetime!

When: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:35 AM - 7:30 PM EST

Tolkien Walk in the Woods

"Around the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate..." -JRR Tolkien

"Around the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate..." -J.R.R. Tolkien. The Trustees invite You to A Walk in the Woods with J.R.R. Tolkien! More than a nature walk: experience through literature the adventures that await just outside your front door! Explore the sights, sounds, smells of the forest. Your guide will be prepared with material to be read aloud from Tolkien's trilogy using the roads and unique settings in Ravenswood Park as background.

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Mystery Free-for-All

Saw Whet Owl at Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Center Newburyport

Get into the Halloween spirit! Witness live creepy crawlies, enjoy (semi) spooky attractions, and take home creative crafts. For ages 7 and up, examine a “crime scene” and perform a series of forensic investigations (e.g., soil sample comparisons, water sampling, chromatography, pH tests, and track identification) to solve the mystery and pinpoint the culprit. For ages 2 to 6, there will be stories and songs, silly and festive crafts, and a kooky treasure hunt. Family presentations will be offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Fly in on your broom for an hour or stay all day for some fun pre-Halloween family time!

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2013 10am - 3pm

Trick or Treat on the Wharf

Come to Pickering Wharf in Salem for a test run Trick or TreaT

Come to Pickering Wharf for this annual event that is free, and open to the public. Children can give the costume a test run on Friday, October 24th at Pickering Wharf in Salem. Parents with children in costume, ages 14 and under are encouraged to visit all stores in Pickering Wharf with balloons outside their doors from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No tricks, just treats!

When: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
Location: 
Pickering Wharf

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Kids will have a blast learning to make pumpkin treats at this FREE culinary wor

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! It’s almost time for trick or treating so let’s make some delicious Halloween treats! We will be decorating delicious Halloween cookies with spooky and fun designs. Suitable for ages 5-13 – kids are welcome to preview their costume!

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10am

Sense of Wonder Walk: Spooky Spiders

Spiders are kind of spooky, but they are also very interesting and mysterious.

All spiders spin silk, but not all make webs to catch their prey. How does a spider spin a web and not get caught in it? Come and find out the other ways these fascinating little animals use their magic threads at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.

When: 
Sun, October 16, 2011 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Renaissance of Ravenswood: Walk Through the Centuries

Talk a walk through history at Ravenswood, and explore this wonderful park in Gl

Rescued Road, Revolution & Renaissance - Walk through history at Ravenswood Park! Ravenswood, over the centuries, has changed from once a main thoroughfare, to a backwoods, and now to our favorite local refuge. On this guided walk, we'll see the evidence from the past and learn the stories of a colorful cast of characters who help make Ravenswood the unique and special place we all treasure today. Pre-Registration requested

When: 
Second Sunday of each month through October 2014
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

The Great Duck Migration

Learn all about duck migration at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary!

During the autumn months, thousands of migratory waterfowl fly directly over the sanctuary as they travel from their summer breeding grounds in the north to their winter homes in the south. Each night, hundreds of ducks drop into Bunker Meadows to rest and refuel for their journey. We will hike down to Bunker Meadows and climb the observation tower to observe the magnificent spectacle of ducks coming in to roost. Learn to identify different species, use counters to keep track of numbers, hear the sounds of ducks settling in for the night, and perhaps even a great horned owl in the distance. This is an evening not to be missed.

When: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:30-7pm
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