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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.

When: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 9am - 2pm
Location: 
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!

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

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

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!

When: 
Sundays, May - November 2014 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 
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 essexmar2@verizon.net.

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11am - 4pm
Location: 
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.

When: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 9am
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Anna Jaques Birth Center Open House

Come to the Annual 'Born at Anna Jaques' Celebration on July 29, 2013

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.

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

Ipswich Farmers Market

The Ipswich Farmers Market is every Friday 4-7pm on the South Village Green

Farm fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, eggs, herbs, flowers, local artisans and featured community initiatives as well as lively entertainment weekly! The Ipswich Farmers Market vision is “To support a vibrant local food-based economy and help nurture a more sustainable community.” The 2014 season runs from June 20-October 17.

When: 
Fridays, June 20 - October 17, 2014 4-7 p.m. rain or shine

Essex Farmers Market

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 10am-1pm. Essex MA, Featuring seas

Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder of Essex and Cape Ann while supporting local small businesses and farms. Now in their second year, the Essex Farmers Market is expanding its reach to increase awareness of the issues of sustainability and local sourcing.

When: 
Saturdays, June 21 -October 8, 2014 9am-12pm

Ipswich Triathlon

Runs Swim and bike a triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich MA!

Run, swim and bike a YMCA sponsored triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!  The course is a ½ mile ocean swim followed by a 2 mile beach run consisting of varied terrrain (sand, rocks, grass, pavement, and trails) and a 9 mile bike ride finishing back at Crane Beach.

When: 
Friday, August 22, 2014 4:30pm (Registration)
When: 
Race Start: 5:45pm
Location: 
Crane Beach
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