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

Scooper Bowl, Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl Fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institut

Calling all ice cream lovers! The 33rd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Walgreens is June 2-4, 2015 at Boston City Hall Plaza. More than 30 flavors will be served for three consecutive days to support cancer care and research The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Location: City Hall Plaza


Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2015 Best Education North Shore Children

Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.


Art Classes for kids. Northshore of MA. Newburyport, Newbury

Artist and educator Nancy Forristall is accepting registration for Summer Art Studio for Kids. The 2015 season offers a variety workshops for young artists at the Pine Island studio in Newbury.


 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.

The Open Door will hold its annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Share in a simple meal of soup, bread and a cookie and take the dinner bowl home as a reminder of someone in need of a meal. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.


Stars are born, live for eons, and explode in a colorful display of gas & light.

During this evening's program, you will learn about some of the astronomical treats that await you under the night sky this summer. We'll start by discussing the major constellations and planets currently visible in the late spring sky. Then, we shift our attention to the major constellations of summer, discussing some of the observational treasures that can be viewed within them with a pair of binoculars. In addition, you will learn how to observe artificial satellites, hear about the major meteor showers coming up and how best to observe them, understand what it takes to view the Milky Way, and hear all the details of an eclipse of the moon that will be visible to us in September.


Sandy Bay Yacht Club Sailing Program in Rockport MA

Sandy Bay Sailing Program offers sailing lessons to sailors of all ages and abilities; from beginners to racers and cruisers, ages 8 and up. Located on beautiful location on T Wharf in historic Rockport, Mass. SBYC offers quick access to ocean sailing at its best.


A youngster tries out the violin at Rockport MA Shalin Liu Performance Center

Experience an “Instrument Petting Zoo” and get a chance to learn first-hand about a variety of instruments sponsored by Rockport Music! The Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for curious kids & adults to see, hear, and touch the instruments seen on the stage at the Shalin Liu Performance Center and instruments they may play in beginning band or orchestra.  This event is part of Motif #1 Day.


Calling all dads! Bring your kids to Sawyer Free Library for a Saturday morning

This is a great opportunity for dads (uncles, grandfathers, cousins or other father figures) to spend time with their kids! Come to the Sawyer Free with the kids for a storytime filled with songs, stories,snacks and fun!  Great for kids aged 2-6 (siblings are welcome). Moms and siblings welcome to attend.


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!


Take a dining cruise on Mothers' Day aboard the Beauport Princess out of Glouces

Beauport Princess Cruiseline has a special treat for North Shore moms! Don't miss your chance to give your Mom a Mother's Day she'll remember! Enjoy a gorgeous buffet complete with Carved Ham, Baked Haddock, Eggs Benedict and much more! Tickets: $58 Adult/$28 Children. Call today to reserve your tickets today before we're sold out!


Cape Ann Skating

Don't miss the 41st Annual Spring Skating Show hosted by the Cape Ann Skating Club. Come see performances by the adorably young skaters to the amazing senior club skaters with a special performance by a Boston based synchronize skating team. It's sure to be an amazing show to watch.


Little Exploers is a great program for kids ages 2-6 in Marblehead!

All young explorers ages 2-6 are invited to discover nature at the Hammond Nature Center with Marblehead's own Holly Hannaway! Each class will focus on seasonal nature themes such as seeds, habitats, ponds, animals sounds and much more.  Little Explorers aims to increase appreciation for science and the outdoors while developing skills in observation, classification, counting and investivgation. For children ages 2-6 yrs.


Kidleidoscope at Breakheart Reservation is for preschoolers

Breakheart Reservation has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Breakheart Reservation and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor exploration. The topic varies each week, so come every week!


Introduce your kids to geocaching at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts

Come experience the fun new sport of Geocaching at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! This web-based hide-and-seek game is growing by leaps and bounds across the country!Instructors will share how to use a GPS unit and astute powers of observation to find hidden caches at the Cox Reservation.

Location: Cox Reservation


Kids will learn about needlepoint at Manchester Historical Museum and make quilt

The Manchester Historical Museum will be offering a program focused on needlepoint for children 3 and up. Did you know that it was not just women but that men also sewed? Come hear about our some of our needlework pieces and tools. Then make your own needlepoint key chain! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP.


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