North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Peabody Library creativity lab is the perfect place for makers to collaborate!

Do you have a maker in your family?  Here is a wonderful resource right on the North Shore to facilitate their desire to create! The Peabody Institute Library has recently opened their new Creativity Lab that includes an array of tools that can be used to make and fabricate all kinds of projects.  From music to sewing to electronics, the Creativity Lab is a great place to come to collaborate with others, brainstorm, make and create!  Come visit the lab and nurture your desire to make something better with your own ideas, or to create something completely unique!


Cape Ann Waldorf School Grades Tour, Independent school, Beverly MA

Cape Ann Waldorf School welcomes parents to visit and to observe the Waldorf curriculum in action on Tuesday, April 8, from 8:15 to 10:15. CAWS is now enrolling first grade.

Founded in 1986, Cape Ann Waldorf School is enrolling children into our rising First Grade for fall, 2014. Come learn more about the advantages of a Waldorf educational approach at our upcoming “Walk through the Grade School” during Main Lesson. Meet our First Grade teacher.


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!


Methuen Ballet Ensemble will interpret the classic story of Sleeping Beauty at t

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will present their interpretation of Sleeping Beauty, a tale of a young princess who cucceumbs to black magic, and the prince who saved her. As the ballet begins, the baby, Princess Aurora, is being christened. The Evil Carbosse storms in and curses the baby as her invitation to the event was overlooked.


Little hands are great for making fresh pasta.  Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chef Class

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! At this class, kids will learn to prepare simple and delicious recipes ranging from main courses to snacks!  The theme for April 26: Making Fresh Pasta. Little hands are great tools for making fresh pasta – from rolling to slicing – join us and learn how to prepare fresh pasta – and surprise mom on Mother’s Day.

Location: Northshore Mall


Kids can learn chess from a master at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6-8pm.


North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe

Check out North Shore Community College Youth Programs this summer. NSCC is offering a lot of super cool classes and all we need is YOU!  Have fun while getting to know other kids who share the same passions and interests as you. 

With the whole summer ahead of you, take that blank slate and add some color, creativity, new skills, technology, and friendships to your palette!  Turn an ordinary summer into an extraordinary one that offers you time for fun in the sun as well as some time to take a class in one of your favorite subjects!

Attend classes at our Beverly Campus at the Cummings Center and our Danvers Campus. Parents, while you may have children at our Danvers Campus from 9 AM – 12 Noon, taking Vet Science, American Girl Doll, or Cooking, you can also drop a child off at our Beverly Campus in time for 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM classes including Legos Robotics, Art, Painting and Drawing, Cartooning, and Digital Photography, and be back in time for pick up in Danvers at Noon!

Afternoon classes at our Beverly Campus will be busy with the very popular Minecraft and Video Gaming classes.  We also offer specialty classes for kids including Acting, Storm Chasers for our weather enthusiasts, Art, and American Red Cross Babysitting. 

Plus, Baseball Clinics are at Frasier Field in Lynn, with the collegiate North Shore Navigators team.

Look over the options.  We promise you fun, interesting, and challenging classes taught by the best instructors ever!  

Classes may cancel if minimum enrollment requirements are not met. Please register early.  Your registration may be the enrollment that makes the class run or be cancelled! 

Thank you for choosing North Shore Community College!

Until this summer!

Nancy Tracy

Youth Programs, North Shore Community College


Easter Bunny Brunch, north of Boston. Families visit Massachusetts. Beverly MA

Hop over to Tupper Manor and celebrate Easter Sunday with a bountiful brunch. Savor the Chef’s Carving Station while enjoying the historic atmosphere of Tupper Manor and ocean views.
Entertainment for the kids including the Easter Bunny & Easter egg hunt at Noon & 2:30pm
Seatings at 11am & 1:30pm

Reservations Required. Call 978-867-1993 Monday-Friday 9-5.


Easter Bunny Brunch, north of Boston. Families visit Massachusetts. Danvers MA,

Enjoy Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore. It’s a family affair, including live entertainment, an Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Easter Brunch Buffet will feature Chef’s Carving Stations, an Omelet Station and Waffle Station.

Reservations Required. 978-750-7990


Huge children's consignment sale for northshore parents. Visit Beverly MA.

With spring and summer just around the corner, take advantage of great shopping deals and get to the Too Cute To Toss children's consignment sale. Find and buy gently used, name brand clothing, books, gear, toys, and furniture. The sale includes maternity clothes.


Salem Public Library invites teens to a showing of 'The Dark Night Rises'

Come to the Salem Public Library for a showing of the latest in the Batman Saga, The Dark Night Rises! Teens are invited to meet with friends and see the latest tech available to Bruce Wayne as rises to defeat the evil Bane, a nefarious terrorist bent on seizing the City of Gotham and holding it hostage under a nuclear ultimatum!


Come learn about kayak fishing at Little Harbor Boathouse in Marblehead.

Come to the Little Harbor Boat House to learn about kayak fishing, check out the gear and discover the resources available to kayakers of all kind in Massachusetts. Contact Maryellen Auger for more information.


Join the Friends of the Salem Woods on a Saturday morning hike!

Take a hike through the wilods of Salem with the Friends of the Salem Woods! Be ready for mixed terrain and mud as this trail This 80-90 minute excursion is a great opportunity to get outside, have some healthy fun and experience the beauty of the Salem Woods!  Open to All! Walk leader Chris Burke can be reached at 978-210-9937 for more information.


MattyB Raps Live in Massachusetts at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford

The youngest artist to headline and sell out New York City's Gramercy Theatre, MattyB and Atlanta's Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, MattyB is performing live in Medford at The Chevalier Theatre, Saturday, April 5th, 2014.


Every Friday night, families can use visit the Children's Museum of New Hampshir

All families are invited to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire on the first Friday night of every month during the school year for Dollar Deal Night! For just $1/person, families are free to explore and experience the museum as a low cost night out together. The Children’s Museum is not normally open at night, so this is also a special treat to visit after-hours and enjoy creative play before bedtime.


Kid's Night Out (KNO) is back at the YWCA Greater Newburyport.

Kid's Night Out (KNO) is back at the YWCA Greater Newburyport.  Parents, relax and enjoy a well deserved night out (or in) while our highly qualified YWCA staff watch over your little munchkins (children in grades 1-3).  Their evewning at the YWCA Greater Newburyport starts with pizza, music, and activities.  Then it is on to the pool for an open swim and the evening ends with a short video.


Celebrate Spring's Vernal Migration at Ipswich River Sanctuary Topsfield!

Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be spectacular. Tonight, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Participants will take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, where they will meet some interesting characters who will share some facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year.


The Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department is hosting a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Gerry No. 5 V.F.A., Inc. . Tickets can be purchased at the Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department located inside the Marblehead Community Center located at 10 Humphrey Street.


Peabody Essex Museum's Sensational India is a family-oriented weekend festival f

Peabody Essex Museum celebrates an unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India through the 'Sensational India!' Festival! Explore and experience the creativity and dynamism of contemporary Indian culture during this annual weekend-long festival. Inspired by the modern, contemporary and traditional Indian art, families can discover today's India through dance, food, musical performances, visual art and storytelling.


Kids can help plant flowers and vegetables at Long Hill in Beverly MA.

The Trustees of Reservations invites kids and their families to opening day of the Children's Garden at Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens in Beverly! Kids will help plant colorful, annual flowers and organic vegetables in our magical Children's Garden. Plant one or as many as you can! You will be beautifying the garden for the season while learning how to plant. Great for families. Limited spaces available. Please pre-register.


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.

New this Year! Two new workshops for middle school students, “The Art of Leadership” and “The Art and Craft of Songwriting,” taught by Head of Glen Urquhart School Dave Provost. An all new program for children ages 4 to 5 taught by Joy Sullivan. A new afternoon option “campus kids” for children ages 4 to 8 and many new specialty workshops for all ages.


The annual Gloucester Pride Stride raises money for Cape Ann non-profits!

The Gloucester Pride Stride is an annual fundraiser walk that helps the non-profits organizations around Cape Ann. Walkers collect sponsorships for their favorite organization, then walk the 5 mile route through downtown Gloucester starting and ending at Stage Fort Park. Come join the fun, have a healthy walk and help your community!

Location: Stage Fort Park


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Glen Urquhart School is launching a new energy initiative with the installation of solar panels that will dramatically reduce its overall energy usage.

Glen Urquhart is one of the only schools on the North Shore to install such a large solar venture. The new 55-kilowatt system supplied and installed by Solect Solar will provide 36 percent of the schools overall electricity and avoid 105,000 pounds of Co2 emission, which is equivalent to six homes or greenhouse gas emissions from nine cars, and the amount of carbon sequestered annually from ten acres of pine forest.


Do you just love to make crafts, all kinds of crafts? Stop by the Children's Program Room to make the craft of the day! Come for a quick visit or stay for the hour, we will have supplies, you bring the creativity! Grades3-6. Drop-in.


Children ages 4 & up are invited to come to the Newburyport Library's Lego Day!

Children ages 4 and up are invited to come to the library Lego Club. This is a drop-in program requiring no sign up.  Drop in any time between 10am and 12pm. (We will have Duplos for the younger kids.) Show off your building skills or just get creative.