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Nichole’s Picks 1/21 + 1/22

Pick #1: VANESSA TRIEN & THE JUMPING MONKEYS

Part of the Family Series at The Cabot in Beverly, this show is at 10:30 on Saturday.  Doors open at 9:30. Tickets cost $8.50 for children and $13.50 for grown-ups.

Buy Tickets HERE

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Vanessa Trien has been performing music for kids and families since 2005, many of those years in collaboration with her lively folk/roots/pop band, the Jumping Monkeys.  She has three Parents’ Choice award-winning CDs for kids and families and is currently working on her fourth album, due out this winter.  Vanessa packs concert halls, preschool fundraisers and outdoor venues with dancing kids and families.

She is known for her highly interactive shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement.  One of her most requested songs, “Tickle Monster” has families sneaking around on tip toe and then on queue, all start tickling each other!

In addition to performing, Vanessa teaches as an early childhood music specialist in preschool and pre-K classrooms in Brookline and has also taught parent and child group Music Together classes for ten years. Originally from New York City.

Vanessa moved to Boston in the nineties to attend Harvard’s Graduate School for Education and has stayed ever since, first diving into the Cambridge folk music scene and festival production and then eventually jumping with her whole heart into the wild and wonderful world of children’s music!

Pick #2:  Snow Tubing at New England Sports Park in Amesbury.

Read all about it HERE

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Tickets are available for different tubing sessions. You can choose either from 10:00-2:00 or 2:00- 5:00, or 5:00-8:00 (Saturday only).

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Pick #3:  The Cape Ann Museum

Read all about the fabulous Cape Ann Museum HERE

We are so fortunate that the Cape Ann Museum is free to all Cape Ann residents for the month of January!  This is the time to go!  What a wonderful escape from the winter blues.

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Be sure to enjoy one of the Winter Shorts during your visit.

Walking Tours, Gallery Tours

Join the docents of the Cape Ann Museum on a variety of themed mini tours. Several twenty minute tours will be offered, beginning on the hour and on the half hour. Each tour will touch on a particular area within the Museum’s collections. Docents have created tours around their favorite topics, including Gloucester Fishermen, Women Artists of Cape Ann and 19th Century Selfies, among others. Participants are encouraged to spend the entire day at the Museum, enjoying one, two or all of the mini tours.

Tours are free for CAM members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Tours are “first come, first served” (space is limited – no reservations).

 

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activity please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 1/14 + 1/15

Pick #1: CAM Kids: Cape Ann Improv at the Cape Ann Museum

READ MORE HERE

Saturday, January 14th at 11:00

What happens when history and fine art meet improv and silliness? Bring the kids and find out for yourself when Cape Ann Improv performs at the Cape Ann Museum. The arts and objects on display in the galleries will provide the inspiration for scenes and characters for interactive improvisational games throughout the Museum. Discover the art, history and culture of Cape Ann and have a good laugh with the talented and witty Cape Ann Improv performers.

Free for families with school aged children. Space is limited, reservations are required. Call (978)283-0455 x16 or email lizabrowning@capeannmuseum.org for more information.

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Pick #2: Swim at the Newly Renovated Aqua Room

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the pool and renovated Aqua Room over at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort for a few months now.  We spend a lot of time there…especially between November and April.

Check out my blog post from yesterday to read much more information

https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/the-new-and-improved-aqua-room-at-cape-anns-marina-resort/#comment-241623

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Pick #3: Discover the Dinosaurs, Unleashed

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Follow this link to read more about Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed

Tickets also available for purchase at the link above!

Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at the ALL NEW Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED! Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby Apatosaurus, take an exciting spin in the Jurassic Jeeps at the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more. Parents and kids can test their skills playing an all-new mini golf course, become junior paleontologists while completing the scavenger hunt as they explore the exhibit and dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones. It’s family fun of prehistoric proportions!

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 1/7 + 1/8

Pick #1: Snowy Owl Prowl at the Crane Estate

Enjoy the Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate in Ipswich

Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal—they hunt and are active both day and night – so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours!

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½ – 3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required.

Sunday, January 8    1-3PM

Cost:  Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15

Contact Information
978.810.5892
dantczak@thetrustees.org

Read MORE HERE

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Pick #2: Dorothy Talbot Rink

Head to O’Maley Rink for a few different reasons.

First of all, Public Skate is 2:00-4:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Cost:  Adults:$5, High School and under $4 .                                                                                            Skate Rentals $4 per pair, Skate Sharpening $5

Secondly, the Gloucester Girls JV High School team plays Groton at 6:00 pm on Saturday night.  This team is making waves and is fun to watch!

Third, Rockport High School plays Pentucket at 8:00 pm on Saturday night

and Fourth, Rockport JV Team plays Essex Tech at 4:00 on Sunday

See entire Talbot Rink Schedule and future games HERE  because even without a hockey player in the house, taking in a High School game is lots of fun.

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Pick #3: Sense of Wonder Walk: For the Birds

Sun, Jan 08, 2017 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

 Rita Gallant – Lead Field Teacher
 All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)
 Members: Adult $7.00, Child $6.00
 Nonmembers: Adult $9.00, Child $7.00
Meets in the Nature Center. Please dress warmly since most of our time will be spent outdoors.
Registration is required.
Register online or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.

Come meet some of the birds that live in our area all winter long during our walk on the sanctuary. Afterwards, make a simple feeder for the feathered friends in your backyard. Bring some edibles such as nuts (unsalted, preferably raw), dried fruit, cranberries, or sunflower seeds, and we’ll supply the rest. Take home a ready-to-eat bird treat and some gourmet recipes to try.

READ MORE HERE

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please see our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 12/31 +1/1

First of year, Happy New Year.  May 2107 be all that you want it to be.

Pick #1: Rockport New Year’s Eve

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SEE FULL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE AND BUY BUTTONS HERE

The mission of Rockport New Year’s Eve (RNYE) is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation for the performing, literary, and visual arts through innovative, diverse and high-quality programs that offer the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable.   RNYE presents year-round programs that both support this mission and raise funds.  RNYE is also supported by business sponsorships and individual donations.

RNYE’s most important event of the year, and the one for which the organization is named, is the celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve. The evening is designed to be an impressive, “small seacoast town” version of First Night celebrations held throughout the country.  New Year’s Eve in Rockport is a treasured tradition enjoyed by Cape Ann residents and visitors

Attendees purchase buttons online or at stores throughout Rockport and Gloucester in advance of New Year’s Eve, or at the event headquarters on New Year’s Eve.  A button allows the bearer to attend any events that are scheduled throughout the evening.  The following description gives a good perspective of the depth, breadth and cultural diversity of the entertainment.

The celebration begins at 6PM on New Year’s Eve.  New Year’s Eve entertainment is scheduled on the hour, every hour, from 6PM to midnight, with 15 minute breaks in between each 45 minute session to allow attendees to walk from venue to venue and venue managers to reset for the next act.  The entertainment options scheduled throughout the evening are culturally diverse and suitable for all ages.  Musical acts may include folk, Celtic, blues, reggae, calypso, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, funk, soul, bagpipes, gospel, songs of the sea, 50’s and 60’s doo wop, country, western swing, African pop, New Orleans jazz, big band, and a cappella..  Other entertainment may include clowns, jugglers, puppeteers, story tellers, face painters, dancers, psychic readers, and telescope viewing with the astronomy club.  Children of all ages participate in the drum jam and parade through the downtown streets, with a large dancing dragon and costumes.  At midnight, attendees gather in Dock Square to watch the ball drop from the highest ladder of the town fire truck and sing “Auld Lang Syne”.

Pick #2:  Noon Year’s Eve at Legoland

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NOON YEAR’S EVE

Who says you have to wait until midnight to celebrate 2017?

Help us ring in the 2017 a few hours early with our first ever “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration! There will be special activities, prizes and giveaways, and a celebratory balloon drop, all included in the price of admission!

Read more about Legoland HERE

Pick #3: Rocky Neck Polar Plunge

Test your tolerance for icy cold water, have some belly laughs with friends, and (most importantly) help raise donations for the Open Door!

READ MORE ABOUT THE OPEN DOOR HERE

Once again, it’s that time to come and celebrate the New Year with our invigorating celebration. Please join us!! We ask everyone to bring non-perishables to help out those in need. The Open Door will have a van set up at the entrance of the beach !! We also collect cash or checks made out to The Open Door. If you haven’t joined us before, please do so and bring friends!!!!! We start this yearly tradition with a poem from George Sibley and then take our plunge !!

Sunday, January 1st at 9:00 a.m.

Rocky Neck. Stevens Way, Gloucester,MA

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 12/24 + 12/25 (kind of)

Well, hmmm.  Not sure what I’m supposed to tell you to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day….other than treasure your time with friends, family, and loved ones.  Enjoy every moment….and be in the moment.  Have a happy holiday, create memories, share some magic, and savor the minutes together.  Please also take some time to reflect on those who are not enjoying their holiday season…those who are sad, sick, hurting, lonely, cold, or hungry…those whose downward days are only more punctuated on these days that we consider special. 

The weather, while not like last year’s 70 degree Christmas, should be in the 40s so get outside, listen to nature, walk the dogs…..and continue the spirit of giving by leaving small treats outside for the wildlife.  We like to sprinkle bird seed and cover pine cones with peanut butter and seed for the critters. Sometimes we drop fruit and vegetables on our favorite paths in the woods.

As the last part of “Christmas in Rockport”, Santa will be visiting Dock Square at 12:30 in the afternoon we hand out baskets full of treats to the town’s children and to give them the opportunity to say “Thank you” for all of his hard work during the holiday season.  The boys will write “Thank you” letters and deliver them to Santa Christmas morning.  It has always been a nice tradition….rather just writing lists of what they want for Christmas…they also get to thank him as well.

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Nichole’s Picks 12/17 + 12/18

Pick #1:  Elf, Jr. the Musical

Thanks to a post by Kim Smith last week, I am happy to know that Rockport Middle School will be presenting Elf Jr. The Musical this weekend.

Showtimes are December 15th & 16th at 7pm and December 17th & 18th at 2pm. Tickets: adults $10., senior and student tickets $8.

Read Kim’s post here for all information

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Pick #2: Rockport’s Christmas Pagaent

Help celebrate Rockport’s 71st Annual Christmas Pagaent.

“Dock Square and Main Street, 5 pm. A torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity. (Inclement weather date Dec. 18)” More from rockportusa.com HERE

December 17 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

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Pick #3: Gingerbread Farmer Decorating at Appleton Farms

Join us for some holiday fun on the farm and learn about the origin of this favorite Scandinavian tradition. We’ll start by decorating some delicious gingerbread farmers and cows with a variety of candy and homemade icing. After our creations are complete we’ll snuggle in for some entertaining gingerbread facts and read Hansel & Gretel, the story which spurred the popularity of gingerbread houses. Finish the experience with a traditional German holiday craft to decorate your own home with!

Hot chocolate will be served.

Register for morning event >>

Register for afternoon event >>

Please register one ticker per child.

Saturday, December 17
10-11AM & 1:30-2:30PM

Member Child: $15; Nonmember Child: $25

READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 12/10 + 12/11

Pick #1: The Middle Street Walk

A full day of fun local activities that culminate with the famous Lobster Pot Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30!

Please CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Middle Street Walk

“Where the Past is Present”

The Middle Street Walk is a community event organized by volunteers and supported by the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, businesses and organizations in the Middle Street neighborhood, and generous private donors.

This year’s Middle Street Walk will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016

The program of the day’s events are posted here so you will be able to plan your day and be able to get the most out of everything that will be going on from 9:30AM until the Lobster Pot Tree Lighting after 4:30.

Programs will also be available the day of the Walk at businesses and organizations participating in the 2016 Middle Street Walk.

ENTIRE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Pick #2: Buoy Painting at Art Haven

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READ MORE HERE

 

Pick #3:  Charlie Brown Christmas at the Larcom Theatre

THE Christmas classic comes to life!

Everyone’s favorite holiday television special LIVE in BCT’s new stage production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.  Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and all the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas pageant and ultimately learn the true meaning of Christmas.  Complete with the little Christmas fir tree, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is a present the whole family can enjoy!  Directed by award-winning Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Artistic Director.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

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To read more or purchase tickets CLICK HERE

 

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 12/3 +12/4

Pick #1:  Christmas at Castle Hill

Read more here .  Schedule of activities and Live Music at link

Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas at Castle Hill. We’re celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with room decorations inspired by the classic song. Enjoy live piano music from Robert Allison, take a self-guided tour, or get a holiday drink from our cash bar.  Complimentary warm cookies and mulled cider included.

Friday, December 2  5-8PM

Cost:  Member: Adult $10, Child/Senior $5; Nonmember: Adult $20, Child/Senior $10; Ipswich Resident with proof of residency: $10.

 

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Pick #2: Santa Arrives in Rockport by Lobster Boat and Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Santa’s arrival and tree lighting ceremony.  READ HERE

From http://www.rockportusa.com

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along T-Wharf and Mt. Pleasant Street to the Old Firehouse led by Rockport cub scouts. This year Santa will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken with the children until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Then Santa will ascend the platform to greet the crowd and kick off the Tree Lighting festivities, before climbing back onto the fire truck to begin his long return journey to the North Pole.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 4 PM welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree in Dock Square with carols and a stirring rendition of “Christmas in Rockport”.

Singers are invited to join the Dock Square Carolers to welcome in the season. A rehearsal for the carolers will be held at the Rockport Baptist Church at 2:30 PM prior to the ceremony.

The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen will offer official greetings from the Town and then pull the switch to light this year’s Rockport Christmas tree.

Pick #3: Gloucester Stage Company’s Holiday Delights

This is actually happening NEXT weekend, buy you need to play ahead…still sell out quickly!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

Performance Dates Include:

Friday, December 9: 7:30pm

Saturday, December 10: 2:00pm

Sunday, December 11: 2:00pm

Photos courtesy of Gloucester Stage Company:

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 11/26 + 11/27

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I hope that you all have perfect days with friends and family!

 

There’s some good stuff going on this weekend…

Pick#1:  Gloucester Santa Parade and Tree Lighting

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Downtown Gloucester

Join for the festivities on Sunday, November 27, 2016 for the Gloucester Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. The parade starts at the State Fish Pier at 3:00 PM and travels through downtown to Kent Circle. The Tree Lighting activities will begin around 4:15 PM at Kent Circle.

Read More HERE

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Pick#2: BLACK FRIDAY Shopping in Gloucester and Rockport

ROCKPORT:  http://www.rockportusa.com/event-festival/shop-rockport-black-friday/

Shop local on Black Friday! Rockport’s merchants will be opening early and staying open for extended hours, offering a delightful, relaxing alternative for you Black Friday holiday shopping.

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GLOUCESTER:  Friday, November 25, 2016 ~ Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shop Local Black Friday

Downtown Gloucester

Starting with Gloucester’s reason to skip the mall, its very own “Shop Local Black Friday” on November 25th and 26th featuring downtown shops opening at 6:00am with special discounts

 

Pick#3: Charles Dickens Salem Trolley Ride

READ MORE HERE

 

Salem Trolley & The Griffen Theatre present…

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Now entering into it’s 30th Season, this humorous & whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic. Experience Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a twist. Ride along with Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as the classic tale is brought to life in a completely unexpected way. Shows sell out quickly and seats are limited. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 12, 2016.  Tour departs from Salemdipity, 86 Wharf Street (Pickering Wharf), Salem.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to show time.  Show starts inside Salemdipity.

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Pick#4: Open Bounce at Boston Bounce in Peabody

If your kids need to bounce off some turkey the day after Thanksgiving…or if they are simply bouncing off your walls…take them to Open Bounce on Friday from  .   Free admission for each child bringing a new unwrapped holiday gift.

Open Bounce & Toys for Tots Bounce

Friday, Nov. 25th . 1:00pm – 3:00pm

One FREE admission with each new unwrapped present

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As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 11/19 + 11/20

Pick #1: Faneuil Hall Market Place Tree Lighting

Learn all about it HERE

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FANEUIL HALL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ON WBZ

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016

Join thousands of Bostonians in lighting the city’s first holiday tree of the season! Enjoy a full day of entertainment by some of Boston’s top performers! We kick off the day at 3 pm with The Revels SingersScullers Jazz Club, and Them Apples Band leading up to the live broadcast on WBZ-TV Channel 4 and myTV38 from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hold tight after the confetti clears from flipping the switch to the tree, The Sugarbabies Band will be performing a concert from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm! 

The “Holiday Spectacular” will be co-hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade. The program will feature holiday musical performances by Livingston Taylor, Sons of Serendip, Boston Children’s Chorus and performances of The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will help “flip the switch” to light the 80-foot+ holiday tree, located at Marketplace Center adjacent to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The lighting marks the start of Blink!, a six week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza featuring more than 350,000 LED lights with daily performances between 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The event also kicks off the New England Patriots Annual Holiday Toy Drive for which Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be a drop-off location for toy donations for needy children.

Pick #2: Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair: Wenham Museum

Read MORE HERE

SLEIGH BELL ARTISAN FAIR

Friday, November 18 – Saturday, November 19, 2016

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free Admission to Fair

Each November, the Wenham Museum hosts a festive fair of hand-crafted artisanal goods for the holiday, hostess, and home. Participating artisans generously donate 20% of their sales proceeds to benefit the Wenham Museum.

 

 

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Pick #3: Big Woods Hike

Read More HERE

November 20, 2016

Trail through the woods at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

There’s a walk in the woods…and then there’s a walk in the woods with a naturalist.

Bring your family and friends for a pre-Thanksgiving guided walk to discover what is happening in the world of nature as plants and animals prepare for winter.

Sanctuary naturalists will lead small groups as they venture out to the “Big Woods” on Averill’s Island. Stop along the way to hear stories of the original settlers and learn about the fascinating cultural history of the sanctuary. Look for animal signs as we hike through the woodlands and marshes, taking in the beauty of the muted colors of late autumn.

We will be out for about two hours, so dress warmly and wear comfortable footwear. Warm up by the woodstove in the Barn upon your return. Hot drinks and homemade soup and desserts will be available for purchase beginning at 11:00 am, so feel free to come early to enjoy a bite to eat before you go out on your hike.

This walk is appropriate for adults and families with children 5 years and older.

Please choose a hike time: 11:30 am, 11:45, noon, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, or 1:00 pm

Admission

Adults:
$8 member
$9 nonmember
Children:
$7 member
$8 nonmember

Advance registration required.

Register Online

Or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.

Rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable footgear.

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 11/12 + 11/13

Pick #1:  Leaf Hunt at the Coolidge Stevens Estate

Autumn Leaves

Date & Time
Saturday, November 12
10AM-12Noon

Cost
Member Child $5. Nonmember Child $10. Adults FREE

Contact Information
978.356.4351 x4020
cshortliffe@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
Stevens-Coolidge Place
North Andover, MA

Directions to Stevens-Coolidge Place

Learn more HERE

 

Pick #2: Three Centuries of Thanksgiving at Strawbery Banke

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

Trace the evolution of Thanksgiving from the Puritans’ holy day of thanks to today’s family feast and homecoming. In this active, fast-paced, and multi-sensory program, discover how Thanksgiving transcended time, place and culture to become the uniquely American holiday celebrated today. Meet costumed roleplayers, create a harvest craft, and explore homes from three centuries. In small groups guided by a museum educator, find the common themes of this holiday over three hundred years: charity, survival, gratitude, national identity, and the celebration of family and community. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Adults $15, children 5-17 $10, children under 5 free.

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Pick #3: Road to Revolution Tour, Boston

GET MORE INFORMATION HERE

From the Boston Massacre to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Boston is renowned for its inciting events to the American Revolution. Come explore the streets of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods and hear the extraordinary stories preserved in the meetinghouses, halls, and homes where the Revolution was born.

Our most comprehensive Freedom Trail offering, this tour includes such historical landmarks as King’s Chapel, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, the Paul Revere House and more.

What famous Boston restaurant originally served as headquarters for a Patriot paper called the Massachusetts Spy? Who devised the legendary “one if by land, two if by sea” signal at the Old North Church before Paul Revere’s ride? How did the British response to the Boston Tea Party help spread the revolutionary fervor throughout the colonies?

Whether you are a history buff or just want a refresher on our nation’s Revolutionary past, our guides will gladly take you down the Road to Revolution on this fascinating tour!

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For a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 11/5 + 11/6

Pick #1: A Midsummer’s Night Dream 

Over at Endicott’s College Tia’s Theater

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Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 and 7:30 pm Tia’s Theater

General Admission: $15
$5 Seniors and students of other institutions Free to EC ID holders

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy centers around the woodland adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors,and their interactions with fairies and a duke and duchess. Magic, love, and humor cast an unforgettable spell. Directed by Penny Singh.

Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation.

READ MORE and/or PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Pick #2: Boston Christmas Festival (Ugh.)

I know it is insanely early for this crap, but I usually miss posting about it because it takes place so darn early….so, here it is.  Take it or leave it.

Read More HERE

Shop from 300 of America’s Finest Craft Artists

The 30th Annual Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center:
November 4, 5, and 6, 2016.

Show Hours:
Friday: Noon-7pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

 

Admission: $15  •  Kids under 14: FREE

Boston Christmas Festival - Gingerbread House Competition

Gingerbread House Competition!

Top Chefs create gingerbread masterpieces to be judged by a celebrity panel and sold with proceeds benefiting Housing Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending family homelessness. As one of the largest operators of quality affordable housing for homeless and very low-income families in Massachusetts, Housing Families provides safe, temporary shelter and individualized supportive services to enrich childrens’ lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help those in greatest need maintain permanent housing.

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Pick #3: Strawbery Banke Children’s Authors Festival

Saturday, November 5th
2nd Annual
Children’s Authors Festival
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Children’s Author Festival welcomes 20 local children’s book authors and illustrators (click here for the list) to read from and sign their books, available for purchase at the event. Each child under 12 receives a ticket for free skating (in season) at Labrie Family Skate at Strawbery Banke.)

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For a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 10/29 and 10/30

Pick #1: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

I am really hoping to get Thatcher and Finn into Boston to tour the museum sometime before next month’s election.  I am a big believer that studying the election process, democracy, Checks and Balances, and the levels + branches of government during an election year is an opportunity that should not be missed.  That having been said, it has been harder this go round to make it a positive learning experience….as much of it has been more of a circus than an age-appropriate lesson.  I want to use the opportunity to show my boys how great America can be…but, it is hard to shield them from the drama and nonsense.  So, I am hopeful that taking a trip to learn about JFK will help instill some of the pride and character that I would like them to feel and develop.

Just my two cents….

If you’d like to learn more about visiting the JFK Library CLICK HERE

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Pick #2: Howl-o-ween Movie Party at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th @ 1:00

Bring your friends and family and join Cape Ann Animal Aid as they raise funds with this spooktacular Halloween movie classic!

Pizza will be served at 1:00pm, and movie starts at 1:30pm.

Costumes are welcome!

Plus, enjoy the prize wheel, door prizes, raffle and more! A fantastic way to kick off the Halloween weekend and all for a great cause!

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Pick #3: Go Do It!  Visit Salem.

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CHECK OUT the full SALEM HAUNTED HAPPENINGS SCHEDULE HERE

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 10/22 + 10/23

Pick #1:  Essex Clamfest14479611_10153961060041724_7149893393695934696_n

Visit Cape Ann Vacations to learn more

The 33rd annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for including pony rides, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations and, of course, the ever-popular clam chowder competition. Nearly 1000 people tasted the best of the best in 2014.

Each voting for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award while nine esteemed judges helped to select the winner of the Judge’s Award. The event is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with the chowder contest from Noon to 2:00 pm.


Pick #2: Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River

Read more about it HERE

October 21 & 22, 2016
Giant carved pumpkin at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

At sundown this Halloween season, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a magical forest. Join us for a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween. Glowing luminaries and carved jack o’lanterns will light our way. Learn firsthand about the creatures of the night on this fun family-friendly walk.

Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume but dress warmly since we will be outdoors most of the time. The program begins in the Barn, where a variety of activities will keep children entertained before the outdoor walk.

Allow about 1-1/2 hours total for the program. At the end of the walk, warm up by the bonfire as you enjoy fresh local cider and Halloween cupcakes made by Ipswich River volunteers. Appropriate for children ages 4-10.

Please choose a date and an arrival time:

Friday, October 21: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, or 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 22: 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, or 7:00 pm

Admission

$9 per person (members)
$10 per person (nonmembers)

Register Online

Please register early for this very popular event, and list a second time in case your first choice is filled.

Because of the popularity of this program, we cannot accommodate extra people the night of the program. When you arrive, please check in at the Barn to receive your group number. Rain or shine.

Advance registration required. Call 978-887-9264 to register.

Pick #3:  The Head of the Charles Regatta

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I’m so sad that I used to LOVE this event so much…and yet I never seem to get in there anymore to watch it.  But, if you can make it in, you should!  Such a great way to spend a fall afternoon in New England!

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

FROM THE HOCR.ORG Website…
Since 1965, rowers have come from near and far to take part in the world’s largest Regatta. But the fun isn’t limited to competitors. There are many ways for spectators to get involved in the weekend’s festivities.

Take part in the excitement on the banks of the Charles

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, the Regatta offers spectators a variety of activities. Individuals looking for a relaxed setting that boasts spectacular views should check out the Eliot Bridge Enclosure; while, the Weld Exhibition is the go to place for great local grub and Regatta merchandise. For a lively and energetic venue, check out the Reunion Villagewhere alumni and spectators gather to support their favorite teams. Visit theRowing and Fitness Expo at the finish line to test out a rowing machine or browse vendor merchandise.

We encourage spectators traveling to and from the Regatta to use public transportation or catch a ride on one of our complimentary shuttle buses. Visit www.mbta.com for schedule and route information, or click here for our Shuttle Schedule. Parking availability is limited for spectators and parts of Memorial Drive will be closed over Race Weekend. For more information please click “Here.”

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 10/15 + 10/16

Pick #1:  Rockport Harvest Festival

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Pick #2:  Grand Prix of Gloucester

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READ ALL ABOUT THE GRAND PRIX OF GLOUCESTER HERE

What is the Gran Prix of Gloucester? Take a dramatic harbor front park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.

The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international calibre races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.

The 2016 dates are 15 & 16 October.
Amateur Races: 8:00am-2:30pm (both days)
Kids 5-12 race 2:20pm (Sunday only)
Elite Women: 3:00pm (both days)
Elite Men: 4:00pm (both days)

 

Pick #3:  Appleton Farm:  Down on the Farm Concert Series

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READ MORE ABOUT THE DOWN ON THE FARM CONCERT SERIES HERE

Sunday, October 16
4-7PM

Member Car: $20 Nonmember Car: $30

Contact Information
978.356.5728 x4112
appletoncooks@thetrustees.org

Join us for fall concerts in the Stone Paddock! This family-friendly concert will offer live music from Soul Rebel Project. Food will be available for purchase from Boston Burger Company and CopperDome Crust Pizza. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase from Ipswich Ale and Old Planters Brewing. Or bring your own picnic! Enjoy our lawn games, meet our animals, and enjoy a gorgeous fall evening on the farm. Gate opens at 4pm, concert begins at 5pm. Sorry no dogs or byob.

No pre-registration required. Cash accepted at the gate. Bring your own lawn chairs.

 

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 10/8 + 10/9

Pick #1: Down on the Farm Concert Series: Appleton Farm

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Click HERE for more information 

Sunday, October 9
4-7PM
Cost
Member Car: $20 Nonmember Car: $30

Join us for our first Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms! These family-friendly concerts will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and an opportunity to meet our dairy cows and farm animals. The series kicks off on Sunday, October 9th at 4pm. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from a selection of food trucks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with Ipswich Ale, Old Planters Brewing, and Mill River Winery.

October 9th will feature classic rock music by Decades of Rock Band. The food trucks will be Gabi’s Smoke Shack and Joe’s on A ROLL

Gates open at 4pm and concert starts at 5pm.

Leaf-peeping and family photo opportunities among the foliage in our historic Stone Paddock a bonus! (Sorry, no BYOB or dogs)

 

Pick #2: Team American Chunker at Marini Farm with Captain Dave Marciano from Wicked Tuna

Read more about it HERE

Team AC is very excited to be headlining Marini Farms Family Fun Harvest Weekend, this Saturday October 8th.  As an added bonus, Captain Dave from National Geographic’s hit show Wicked Tuna will be on site to help Team AC as we take aim to annihilate a boat he’s bringing with him.

Marini Farms is the area’s premier farm and event attraction for family oriented fall activities.  In addition to their award winning farm stand and bakery, they have attractions to satisfy families and children of all ages.  In addition to an 8-acre world class corn maze, they also have a jumping pillow, 60 ft tube slide, bounce houses, hayrides, pick your own pumpkin patch, pedal cart track, rope maze, face painting, corn kernel silo, rubber duck races, play structures, sandcastles, and more.

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As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

 

Nichole’s Picks 10/1 + 10/2

Pick #1: Salem Food Truck Festival

11:00-6:00 on both Saturday and Sunday

Get all of the facts HERE

The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event will feature 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!

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Pick #2: Family Day at the Bird Banding Station at Joppa Flats, Newburyport

Read all about it HERE

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Sun, Oct 02, 2016 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Location:

Bird Banding Station, Plum Island

Instructors:

Ben Flemer – Banding Station Manager; Lynette Leka – Naturalist

Audience:

All (suitable for children 6 – 18 years)

Members:

Adult $8.00, Child $5.00

Nonmembers:

Adult $10.00, Child $6.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Bring binoculars and cameras. Please be prepared for the weather, and protect yourself against mosquitoes and ticks.Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Registration is required.
Register online or call 978-462-9998 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

 

Pick #3: Vintage Baseball at Spencer Peirce Little Farm

Get the facts HERE

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Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.

Watch the four teams of the Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.

Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.

In partnership with Essex Base Ball Association andIpswich Ale Brewery.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.

As always for a more comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 9/24 + 9/25

So this weekend is a cinch.  Thanks to the abundance of Trails and Sails Events, I didn’t have to do any work at all!  I started to try to pick my three favorite events…but then I had four. And then five…  and so on.

Below you will see many of the Trails and Sails Listing, but before you check those out, also remember that this Saturday is the once per year SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

Thirteen Boston area museums are included…as well as our own Cape Ann Museum! Other great destinations such as Battleship Cove in Fall River and the Ecotarium in Worcester are also included.  Check out all participating Massachusetts museums HERE.  Maybe check out southern NH as well.

“The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.  Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.”  

Here is the entire listing for the “East Region” Trails and Sails Events. To see other regions as well follow this link

Arts Fest

Hosted by Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Read on for more info and directions

September 24, 2016, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM(Open Doors)

Historic Essex Walking Tour

Hosted by Town of Essex

Read on for more info and directions

September 16, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 17, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 18, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 23, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 24, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 25, 2016, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM(Open Doors)

Kayaking the Essex River Basin

Hosted by Essex River Basin Adventures (ERBA)

Read on for more info and directions

September 25, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

Hosted by Essex River Cruises & Charters

Read on for more info and directions

September 17, 2016, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Climb Up City Hall Tower

Hosted by Gloucester City Hall Restoration Commission

Read on for more info and directions

September 24, 2016, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 25, 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM(Open Doors)

Gloucester’s HarborWalk: Select one of three walking tours

Hosted by Gloucester HarborWalk

Read on for more info and directions

September 16, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 17, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 18, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 23, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 25, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

Historic Art Trail Walk

Hosted by Rocky Neck Art Colony

Read on for more info and directions

September 18, 2016, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Historic Ice House Tours

Hosted by Cape Pond Ice Company

Read on for more info and directions

September 16, 2016, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

September 17, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

September 18, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 23, 2016, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 24, 2016, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

September 25, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

It’s Not a Weed: Food, Medicine and Magic of Wild Plants

Hosted by Magnolia Library & Community Center & Iris Weaver

Read on for more info and directions

September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Ocean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe’s Chasm

Hosted by Cape Ann Trail Stewards

Read on for more info and directions

September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Step on FISH NET: Gloucester’s Award-winning 300ft Street Art Mural

Hosted by Gloucester Committee for the Arts

Read on for more info and directions

September 16, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 17, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 18, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 23, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

September 25, 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM(Open Doors)

Talking Walls of Gloucester

Hosted by Gloucester Committee for the Arts

Read on for more info and directions

September 24, 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

September 25, 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Evolution of Architecture in Gloucester

Hosted by Cape Ann Museum

Read on for more info and directions

September 23, 2016, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Tour of The Babson Boulders In Dogtown

Hosted by

Read on for more info and directions

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 25, 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Manchester Walking Tour

Hosted by Manchester Historical Museum

Read on for more info and directions

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Historic And Cultural Rockport

Hosted by Rockport Cultural District

Read on for more info and directions

September 18, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

September 25, 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

ROCKPORT

Quarry Tour

Hosted by Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation

Read on for more info and directions

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 9/17 +9/18

Pick #1:  Appleton Farm Family Farm Day

One of my favorite fall events!

Read all about it HERE

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Come celebrate the fall season with some good old-fashioned fun on America’s oldest working farm. Grab your friends and family and join us at Appleton Farms for our annual Family Farm Day! Visit with our farm animals, climb aboard a tractor, paint your own pumpkin, learn about beekeeping, challenge your friends at the potato spoon relay or hay obstacle course, and make sure to enjoy a pony ride! Looking for more? There are old-fashioned games like tug-o-war, crafts, face-painting, farm tattoos, and live music by Ben Rudnick and Friends.

All this activity will surely have you hungry for some fresh-from-the- farm food. Visit the food court where you will find our own 100% grass-fed burgers, seafood selections from Joe’s on a Roll, and Sa’ls Pizza. Snacks, drinks, and dessert will include White Farms Ice Cream, Pure Pastry, cider donuts, popcorn, Mojo cold-brewed coffee, and lemonade.

Admission includes everything except food and beverages. This event runs rain or shine. Admission fee is per car.  Trustees members don’t forget your membership card to receive discounted admission. Not a member yet? Join at the event and receive a free Appleton t-shirt plus $10 off a family membership! (Promotion available at the event only).

 

Pick #2:  Fish Box Derby

Thanks to Greg Bover’s post back on August 31st, I have had the Fish Box Derby on my radar for a couple of weeks!  Which is great, because I often miss it.  This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 18th at noon.

Read Greg’s Post HERE

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Pick #3:  Cape Ann Youth Hockey Presents: Bruins Alumni vs. Gloucester Police Department

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FREE

Friday Night (Sept. 16th) @ Talbot Rink

Gloucester Police vs. Bruins Alumni

Puck drops at 7pm

Fishermen Girls Hockey will be running a concession with snacks, drinks & pizza

Come wear your CAYH colors and cheer on the teams!

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 9/10 + 9/11

Pick #1:  Ipswich River Wildlife Santuary

Two great events, but act quickly because there are only a few spots left for each!

Map and Compass Treasure Hunt

Register HERE  REQUIRED!

Join us for a guided map and compass treasure hunt around the sanctuary. Bring your own compass or use one of ours and learn to find north, orient yourself, count paces, and use the map and compass to find your way. After some basics, we’ll hit the trails and use the new skills learned to search for some hidden natural treasures. No experience necessary. This program is a good introduction to orienteering for the whole family.

Instructions and Directions:

Meets in the Nature Center. Please dress for the weather and bring a compass if you have one (we will have some to lend as well.)
Registration is required.

Family Campout: River Camping

Register HERE  REQUIRED

Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night of camping under the stars. Have an early dinner at home, and then come with your family and your tent, and prepare to have fun.

This campout will focus on the Ipswich River. We will start the evening by setting up our tents at the top of the hill, and then head down to the river for an evening canoe trip. We’ll look and listen for otters, beavers, muskrats, and owls. After we return, we’ll cook up s’mores around the fire pit and play games. Then it’s off to bed so we can wake up for an early-morning breakfast (provided). Afterwards, we will paddle downstream to look for turtles, frogs, herons, and creatures that live above and below the water’s surface. Basic canoeing instruction will be provided, along with all equipment.

Instructions and Directions:

The campout begins at 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 10 and ends at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 11. Rain date: Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, September 18. The campout will only be rescheduled in the event of extreme weather. Please note that refunds will not be issued if the campout is rescheduled to the rain date and you are unable to attend. A confirmation with a list of what to bring will be sent.

Pick #2:  NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY

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READ ALL ABOUT THE DRAGWAY AND THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS HERE

  • SATURDAY:    NED’s 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring Funny Cars Under the Stars

    8am – 8pm

    Nitro Funny Cars, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Pro Mods, Jet Funny Cars, Pro 7.0, VP Race Fuels ET Series Championship Finale, Iannotti Bros. Select Cars Top Sportsman.

    Spectator $30
    Reserved Seating additional $10

  • SUNDAY:      Outlaw 10.5, NEDX-275, Top Bike, Street Fighter, Iannotti Bros. Select Cars Top Sportsman, & T&T

    8am-5pm

    Spectator $15

 

Pick #3:  Second Saturdays at the Cape Ann Museum

Traveling to Cape Ann

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Bring the kids! Make a postcard inspired by the Museum’s collection of historic cards written by vacationers telling of their adventures on Cape Ann. The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.

When:
Second Saturday Monthly 11am-2pm
Location:
Phone:
978.283.0455

Pick #4:  Cape Ann Reads

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See the Cape Ann Reads Schedule HERE and learn more!

This Saturday’s Event:  Please register at the link above.

CAPE ANN READS Pirate’s Tea Party in Manchester

When:  Sat, September 10, 11am – 1pm
Where:  Manchester Public Library, 15 Union Street, Manchester, MA (map)
Description:  Ahoy all mateys wishing to attend this fun filled festivity! There will be adventurous activities and refreshments fit for rapscallions.
Co-sponsored, the tea party will be offered on the Manchester Public Library (15 Union St) lawn, activities following at the Manchester Historical Museum (10 Union St).
Please register at kstadt@mvlc.org with Miss Kate, or 978-526-2016.
Cape Ann Reads is a collaboration among the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library, Manchester Public Library, Rockport Public Library and TOHP Burnham Library in Essex and regional partners promoting children’s picture books throughout 2016.
Each month there are special free programs. For a complete list of events visit the website or check with your local library. http://www.capeannreads.wix.com

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

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