Pick #1: Egg-cellent Adventure at Appleton Farms
Members, $24 per family Nonmembers, $30 per family
Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here on the Farm! While we often associate eggs with the Easter Bunny, in many cultures eggs symbolize new life and are tied with the coming of spring. At this event, we celebrate spring, new life on the farm, and the bounty of fresh eggs produced by our hens. Go on the “Egg-cellent” Quest around the farm and learn about the journey from egg to chicken, collecting Easter eggs at each station to complete the Quest!
Enjoy homemade refreshments and face painting in our Carriage Barn, visit with our, bunnies, sheep and goats and try your hand at “candling eggs” and play games in the stone paddock! Quest begins at 10am. Please plan to arrive between 10AM and 11:15AM and bring a basket of your own to collect the Quest eggs. Recommended for ages 2-6, but all are welome! If you have 6 or more in your family please register for 2 family tickets so we have enought snacks and eggs for all!
Please let us know if your child has any allergies as this is not a nut free event.
Pick #2: Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 28th annual Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 2 PM. The event is for the children of the town – preschoolers through grade one – and will take place on the field adjacent to the Rockport Elementary School playground, 36 Jerden’s Lane, Rockport.
Preschoolers will be grouped in one section and kindergarteners and first graders in another. In addition to assorted candies, chocolates and small prizes, the hunt will feature a number of special eggs to be redeemed for larger prizes. The Easter Bunny is also expected to make an appearance. Bring a basket and arrive early – the hunt will begin promptly at 2.
This year’s event is being organized by the Chamber’s Rockport Division with key support from the Cape Ann Y’s Beyea Teen Center in Rockport, local innkeepers, Rockport Rotarians, Rockport Inn & Suites and the Institution for Savings.
Please contact the Chamber Office (978-283-1601) to volunteer and to donate wrapped, nut-free candy and small prizes. Financial gifts are also welcomed and may be mailed to the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester. Wrapped candy and small prizes may be dropped off at Rockport Inn & Suites or at the Chamber office.
Pick #3: Madagascar at the North Shore Music Theater
All seats $12
We have added a special character MEET & GREET opportunity after the show on Friday, March 30 at 9:45am only. Meet the characters and have photos taken with them in a private post-show reception. The $10/per person MEET & GREET tickets can be selected when buying tickets for the show. Those that already have tickets for the Friday show can call the Box Office (978) 232-7200 to buy tickets to the MEET & GREET. *Everyone attending the MEET & GREET must have a ticket
A wild and wacky adventure awaits Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe and those pesky, plotting Penguins when they stage a jailbreak from New York’s Central Park Zoo. After busting out of their home and landing on the faraway island of Madagascar, these furry friends encounter the madcap antics of the outrageous King Julien and his fellow island inhabitants in a musical celebration of friendship. The nonstop escapades and rollicking pop score will have audiences of all ages wanting to “Move It, Move It!” with their favorite characters. Share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this spring with this family-friendly 70-minute adaptation.
Madagascar is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. http://www.MTIShows.com
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid