Kids

Gingerbread Houses at Ipswich Museum

Make your own gingerbread creation at Ipswich Museum!

Kids and their families are invited to the Ipswich Museum for a gingerbread workshop! The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a gingerbread house! Our hands-on, no-baking family class will supply each adult and child with all the materials needed to build your own candy decorated gingerbread house.  All ages!  We suggest adult assistance for children under 8.  Cost: $45 per family (this includes everything you need to go home with a completely decorated house). 

When: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 9am-12:30 pm
Location: 
Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum by Candlelight

Ipswich Museum by Candlelight

Kids and their families are invited to the Ipswich Museum for Museum by Candlelight! The Museum's 1677 John Whipple House and 1657 replica Alexander Knight House will be open after dark and lit with candles as part of the town's two-week celebration of "Ipswich is First . . . Period."  Free (donations always welcome).

When: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 5-7 pm
Location: 
Ipswich Museum

Sawyer Free LEGO Club

Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library

Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!

When: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:30-5pm
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

Nature Art Classes at Joppa Flats

Kids will use nature as a muse to express themselves through art at Joppa Flats!

Any season is a great time to notice nature's beauty and to make it come to life with amazing works of art! In the Spring series, we'll use collage and various materials to make wonderful 3-D landscapes of places we like to play in and faraway worlds we've always wondered about.

When: 
Thursdays, November 6-20, 2014 3:45-5:15 pm

See, Think, and Wonder Walks 11A: Catch, Dig, and Trap at Rough Meadows

Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary is part island, part forest and part marsh!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.  This week we will walk the trails of the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Rowley.

When: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10-11:30am

Debbie & Friends Come to Cabot Street Theater

Debbie & Friends tell stories that children know and love with music and song!

One of our favorite musical acts Debbie & Friends will is coming back to the North Shore! Debbie and Friends' performances include a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. The group's songs are engaging, interactive, fun, and educational! Come catch this free performance and stick around for the other acts including Steve Songs, and the Gizmo Guys!

When: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:30am
Location: 
Cabot Street Theatre

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

Dads & Donuts At Sawyer Free

Calling all dads! Bring your kids to Sawyer Free Library for a Saturday morning

This is a great opportunity for dads (uncles, grandfathers, cousins or other father figures) to spend time with their kids! Come to the Sawyer Free with the kids for a storytime filled with songs, stories,snacks and fun!  Great for kids aged 2-6 (siblings are welcome). Moms and siblings welcome to attend.

When: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 10-11 am
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

Gabe's Run 2014

Gabe's Run is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in H

Gabe’s Run 2014: The 7th Annual Reunion Run to benefit the Gabriel Pacione Memorial Scholarships.

Events feature competitive 5K Cross-Country Trail Races, a 1 Mile Family Fun Run as well as the Team XC Challenge and the Community Cup, a friendly competition among runners from all communities represented. The race is the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 28, 2014.

When: 
Friday, November 28th, 2014. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Location: 
Patton Park

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Kids will have a blast learning about pie at this FREE culinary workshop

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 Thanksgiving and we'll help train your kids to help out in the kitchen! Learn how to make a lattice top or decorate the top of mom’s Thanksgiving pie with beautiful cutouts, sugar crystals and other finishing touches. Suitable for ages 5–13.

When: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10am
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