Instruction

Stories from the Wildside

Kids will develop their writing skills Sunday afternoons this winter traipsing through woodlands in search of wildlife stories. Practice tracking animals and reading clues about the life of the forest. Learn techniques for developing characters, drawing readers into a place, and creating intriguing plots.

Guitar I & II

Learn guitar anatomy, tuning, strumming and picking. Use tablature and diagrams to learn melodies and chords. Focus will be on good technique and practice strategy, basic music, theory, and of course, playing song and having fun!

Gifts from the Farm Kitchen with Appleton Cooks

This 'Appleton Cooks' workshop focuses on home culinary gifts at Appleton Farms

Some of the most coveted gifts are created in the kitchen! Join us as we prepare a variety of sweet & savory homemade food gifts perfect for sharing with others throughout this festive season. Everything from fantastic farmhouse baked goods to delicious savory spreads, these recipes will be perfect for all of your holiday gift-giving to family and friends! Class includes hands-on preparation of 5 food gift items, fun packaging ideas, printed recipe booklet and a light meal. Best of all, each participant leaves class with their very own culinary gifts!

When: 
Friday, December 19, 2014 6-9PM
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Family Gingerbread Workshop

Family Gingerbread House Workshop at the New Hampshire Children's Museum will be

Get into the holiday spirit by building and decorating an authentic gingerbread house with your family. Brainstorm with your kids and bring your ideas to be creative together without messing up your own kitchen! The Children's Museum of NH will supply all the materials: a fresh and tasty unassembled gingerbread house, icing and a wide variety of candy and edible decorations – you supply the inspiration! Cider, cookies and holiday music make this a memorable family experience.

When: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Art of Nature: Dangling Decorations

Image: 'Seeds That Soar' ©2013 Bill O’Connor Kids will learn about seeds

Ever notice wavy lines on tree bark? That peppers and potatoes come in a crazy quilt of colors? That clouds can look like whispers in the sky? If yes, you won’t want to miss these classes. Sign up for all four, or choose individually. All participants (adults and children) will be expected to let loose their inner artist!

When: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 1:30-3pm

Gingerbread Houses with Appleton Cooks

This 'Appleton Cooks' workshop focuses on Gingerbread at the Trustees of Rese

Come take a break from the busy holiday season and enjoy some family time building your own gingerbread house. We will provide all the freshly baked materials to build your house as well as endless edible decorations. Come join us and let this become your new holiday tradition. Holiday drinks and all supplies are covered in the registration fee.

When: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 1-3PM
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Beginning Winter Birding

Beginning winter birding is held on the 3rd Sunday of each Winter month

Join us at Halibut Point State Park, a nationally renowned destination for viewing winter birds, to learn the basics of birding, natural history, and behavioral traits of our area's winter birds such as ducks, gulls, cormorants, loons, grebes, gannets, and alcids.

When: 
Third Sunday of Month through March 2015

FREE Chess Lessons

Kids can learn chess from a Sawyer Free Library Gloucester!

Learn the strategies and basics to the beautiful game of chess!  Join us for free chess lessons with Ian Riaf, junior at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and founder of their chess club.  Half-hour sessions available.  Please register for a half-hour time slot.  For children ages 6-12.

 

When: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10am-Noon
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

Harvest Table with Appleton Cooks

These 'Appleton Cooks' recipes focus on the Fall Harvest at the Trustees of Rese

October is such a special time on the farm and the fields full of vegetables! We’ll celebrate the bounty of the season by preparing a truly special New England menu using the wonderful foods produced right here on the farm. Learn how to cook with pumpkins & winter squash, hearty root veggies, potatoes and more….all part of the autumn harvest that may show up on our evening’s menu! Class includes hands-on cooking, printed recipe booklet, and a casual meal at the end of the evening.

When: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 6-8:30PM
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Art of Nature: Postcard to the Planet - "So Glad You're Here!"

Kids can show their appreciation of Earth through art at the Ipswich River Sanct

Ever notice wavy lines on tree bark? That peppers and potatoes come in a crazy quilt of colors? That clouds can look like whispers in the sky? If yes, you won’t want to miss these classes. Sign up for all four, or choose individually. All participants (adults and children) will be expected to let loose their inner artist!

When: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:30-3pm
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