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Christmas Happenings at The Gables

Celebrate Christmas with the House of Seven Gables Christmas Happenings Program

On Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables welcomes guests for some holiday cheer!  Between 2-4 PM on the first three Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables will be decked out for Christmastime, and will be offering festive programming to herald in the holiday season.

When: 
Satudays, December 6, 13 & 20, 2014 2-4pm

First Friday Tours at Shore Country Day School

Shore Country Day School - Massachusetts Private School Pre-K Elementary, Middle

The sooner a child engages in excellence,
the better each year of learning becomes.

Building instruments in the Innovation Lab, Pre-K math lessons with Fifth Grade Big Buddies, Zimbabwean marimbas, Shore’s StarLab Planetarium, and songs in Spanish—all excite your child about learning. Our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers encourage innovative thought and creative expression right from the start.

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First Friday Tours: December 5, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
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First Friday Tours: January 9, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
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First Friday Tours: February 6, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
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Open House: Sunday, January 25 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Middle Street Harvest Festival

Middle Street Gloucester comes alive with music and fun for the Harvest Festival

There's a lot going during the Harvest Festival on Middle Street in Gloucester!  Come to the Middle Street Harvest Festival for live music, museum tours, the Thanksgiving Cape Ann Farmers Market, a craft fair and chowder luncheon, story time and crafts for the kids, tours of the Gloucester Fire Station and more! A benefit concert will take place to raise funds for the Grace Center at Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester.  The Middle Street Harvest Festival is sponsored by Bank Gloucester and other local businesses.

When: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 9am-4pm
Location: 
Downtown Gloucester

Big Woods Hike

Join Mass Audubon naturalists on a hike around Averill's Island at IRWS.

Ipswich River Sanctuary naturalists will lead small groups as they venture out to the “Big Woods” on Averill’s Island for two hour hikes. Bring family and friends for a two-hour naturalist-pre-Thanksgiving guided walk to discover the natural and cultural history of the sanctuary. This wonderful program is appropriate for adults & families.

When: 
Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15, or 1:30 pm

Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise

See North Shore Fall Foliage from the water on this lighthouse tour!

Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters invites you to take in the changing colors of fall by boat on a cruise out of Salem Massachusetts Harbor. Passengers will visit out five historic lighthouses during this 14-mile harbor loop through Beverly, Manchester, Salem & Marblehead. This 2 hour tour gets you up close to view the lighthouses from the water, and gives you a brand new perspective on the splendor of the North Shore's changing fall foliage.

When: 
Daily through October 31, 2013 10:30am-12:30pm

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 November 2014
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Choate Island Tour

Tour the Choate House on this guided exploration of Choate Island

Enjoy one stunning view after the next as we explore Choate Island, a drumlin that is part of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, an island-studded patchwork of salt marsh and tidal creeks located in Essex Bay. During this guided tour, participants will walk a spectacular network of carriageways and footpaths that link cobbled beaches and grassy fields with forested hillsides and historic buildings.

When: 
Sunday, October 5, 2014 2-5pm

Historic Ice House Tours - Sundays

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

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Fridays, September 19 & 26, 2014 2-3pm
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Saturdays, September 20 & 27, 2014 11am-Noon or 1-2pm
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Sundays, September 21 & 28, 2014 11am-Noon
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Cape Pond Ice

Lynn Woods Trails & Sails Walk

Thanks to Creepy-chusetts, Strange-chusetts for the great Lynn Woods Tower photo

Join the Friends of the Lynn Woods on this Trails & Sails 2014 walk through to Dungeon Rock and inside Stone Tower. Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous & evergreen forest and rocky ledge. The ponds provide the drinking water for the residents of Lynn and surrounding communities. Wildlife abounds in the forest. More than an aquifer, wildlife preserve, wilderness experience, Lynn Woods is a unique adventure.

When: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10am - 12pm
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Sunday, September 28, 2014 10am - 12pm

Musket Firing and Powder House Tours

A musket firing demonstration will take place at the Newburyport Powder House fo

As part of Trails & Sails 2014, tour the Newburyport Powder House, Come experience a Civil War encampment, musket firing demonstrations at 1:30 and 3:30 pm, master cooper demonstration and guided tours of this unique historic landmark critical to our defense. 

When: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10am-4pm
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Musket Firing Demonstrations at 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
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