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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 1-3PM
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.

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.


Saturday, November 8, 2014 10am-Noon
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.

Friday, October 17, 2014 6-8:30PM
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!

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

Sewing for Kids

Students will have the opportunity to learn the FUNdamentals of sewing, both by hand and with a basic sewing machine. Skills learned will include sewing straight and curved seams, adding decorative stitches and embellishments.The group will decide on their project.

Family Dusk Paddles: Owls on the Ipswich River

At ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary we'll look and listen for owls as we paddle

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Many kinds of owls "call in the night" with their hoots and screams as the sun begins to fade. As we paddle along, we'll look and listen for owls, talk about the types of owls we're likely to find at this time of year, and do some hooting ourselves.

Friday, August 8, 2014 6-8 pm

Family Dusk Paddles: River Mammals

Join us as we look for elusive river mammals at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Have you ever seen a muskrat swimming or a beaver slapping its tail in alarm? Join us as we look for these elusive mammals and discover some of the clues they leave behind as we make our way along the Ipswich River.

Friday, July 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NSCC Red Cross Babysitter Certification for Kids

Red Cross Babysitting Certificate Course at North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College Kids to College invites kids grades 6-8 to a course designed by the American Red Cross to prepare youth with the training every parent wants in a babysitter: safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and critical emergency skills, and professional leadership and care-giving skills.

In class, you learn the skills needed to be the best babysitter around.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 8– 24 from 6-8 p.m.

DIY Pet Rocks for Teens

Teens will make their own pet rocks at the Newburyport Public Library!

Teens and tweens: Stop by the Children's Room and make your own pet rock! Unlike most pets, these guys won't bite, they're never hungry, and they won't have any embarrassing accidents on the floor!

Thursday, May 22, 2014 3-4:30 pm
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