Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Kids will learn how easy and fun it is to make egg treats  at Williams-Sonoma's

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! Eggs aren’t just yummy to eat—they’re also good for you! Learn some basic egg-cooking techniques plus eggs-traordinary ways to enjoy those hard-boiled eggs that you’ve decorated. Suitable for ages 5 - 13.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10am

CAFM Spring Market

Come to the Spring Market at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Gloucester!

What does the Cape Ann Farmers' Market have to offer in Early Spring?  Plenty!  Come find out for yourself as the CAFM celebrates  a new year growing season and the arrival of Spring at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church in Gloucester. There will be lots of fun and friends and great food!

Saturday, March 21, 2015 10am-1pm

HW First Aid Training Course

Learn First Aid basics at the Hamilton Wenham Community House!

In this course, kids will learn the basics of first aid and learn what to do if they are presented with a person who is injured, in shock, bleeding or burned. This course goes beyond just calling 911, and the information your child learns could make a critical difference if they are presented with an emergency in their daily lives! Knowledge of first aid basics is an important life skill that builds confidence as they face new and different situations as they grow. Course fee includes certification, and is a great bonus to tweens and teens who babysit for other kids.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 9am-1pm

Baby Boot Camp

At Baby Boot Camp, moms get exercise while kids have fun!

Baby Boot Camp stroller-based fitness classes are designed specifically to help moms get fit. It takes the place of a personal trainer at a time in your life when you need one more than ever. Classes combine strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. The stroller, resistance tubes (and even your child!) are used as an integral part of the workout. Come try it - the first class is always FREE! 

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9-10am
Cove Community Center

Anna Jaques Birth Center Tours

Come to the Annual 'Born at Anna Jaques' Celebration

If you are expecting, or are considering starting a family, Anna Jaques Hospital invites you to a Birth Center Open House and tour. By attending, you are able to meet the obstetricians, gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, maternity nurses, pediatricians, neonatologists and family practice physicians who are available to take care of you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. This will help you find the physician or midwife with whom you feel most comfortable. Once you have chosen your provider, you can begin scheduling the prenatal visits necessary for a healthy pregnancy. All physicians and midwives who deliver at the Anna Jaques Hospital Birth Center are board certified.

Tours are offered the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Anna Jaques Hospital

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches - The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a cold, winter’s day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fair. All three churches are within walking distance with free on street parking. Gift bargains are served up along with homemade food and hot beverages. A dollar goes a long way at this event.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 9am - 2pm
Downtown Essex

Cape Ann Relay for Life Kickoff Rally

Come join a team or make your own for the Cape Ann Relay for Life

The Cape Ann Relay for Life will Take place next Summer at Burnham Field in Gloucester, and they're holding an open house for people who are interested in joining the cause! Come learn about the Relay for Life, Create and register a Relay team, volunteert to help in planinng the 2015 event, register as a cancer survivor for the Survivor Celebration, or make a luminaria bag in honor or memory of a loved one!

Saturday, November 15, 2014 10am-12:30pm

The Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport

The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!

Sundays, May - November 2014 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tannery Marketplace

Essex Clam Fest 2014

Enjoy food, live music and all kinds of family fun at the Essex Clam Fest!

There's no better place in New England to eat clams than Essex, Massachusetts! Now in its 32nd year, this local festival takes place in Memorial Park in downtown Essex boasts 40 to 50 food, craft, and local product vendors. The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 32nd annual Essex ClamFest in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm.

Judges of the chowder will be announced in advance. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.

In addition to the Chowder competition, an interesting variety of activities has been planned, including:

  • An arts and crafts area
  • Entertainment throughout the afternoon
  • The Lions Club Food Pavilion
  • An Ipswich Ale Station
  • Organization, church, and non-profit tables
  • Kids Rides and Games
  • A Health Fair

The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11:00 am. For more information contact Sue Lufkin at

Saturday, October 25, 2014 11am - 4pm
Memorial Park (Essex)

Annual Ravenswood Trail Race

Race the trails at Ravenswood Park during the height of Cape Ann foliage season

Run the trails of Ravenswood Park during the height of foliage season this year at the Ravenswood Trails Race! This 4.1-mile trail race provides a beautiful overview of Ravenswood Park at the height of fall color, from rugged trails and boardwalks to carriage roads and stunning vistas.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 9am
Ravenswood Park
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