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Family Dusk Paddles: Welcoming the Summer

Take a paddle at dusk and explore the 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. Celebrate the coming of summer with the solstice just around the corner. As we paddle along, we'll look for plants and animals that are equally excited about the approaching season.

When: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 6-8pm

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.

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

Magnolia Mystery

Ravenswood Park has the northernmost population of Sweetbay Magnolias

Ravenswood Park is home to the Northern-most population of the state-endangered Sweetbay Magnolia trees. Join The Trustees and unravel the mystery of the Sweetbay Magnolia story, while we journey the magnolia swamp trails of our treasured community Park.

When: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

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!

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

Mother's Day Brunch at Appleton Farms

Moms can enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch at this 'Appleton Cooks' Session at The Tru

Join The Trustees of Reservations at the farm as we celebrate Mother’s Day and the arrival of spring in a very special way. You’ll learn some professional tips & techniques while preparing a tasty brunch featuring both sweet & savory seasonal dishes. 

When: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10am-1pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Clayworks with Ann McCrea

Ann McCrae has 30 + years of art teaching experience.

Local artist, storyteller and teacher Ann McCrea will help kids use modeling clay to sculpt a rabbit or coyote! CLAY♦WORKS combines the magic of storytelling with clay sculpting. The 70-minute CLAY•WORKS program teaches kids from 1st-6th grade [ages 5-11]. Sitting in a circle on the floor, Ann tells a story which evokes their interest and creativity.

When: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10am

Lights, Camera, Nature!

Lights, Camera, Nature! is a nature filmmaking class for kids ages 9-12! We will venture into the nearby wilds with a professional naturalist and a local filmmaker. Kids will explore the wildlife and capture the action on their cameras. When finished with shooting they will work in a small team to craft a fun story, then use simple editing software to create and edit their movie.

The Art of Nature: Signs of Spring

Kids explore the signs of Spring with water colorist Brenda Sloane at IRWS

Join watercolorist Brenda Sloane in a monthly program that combines nature and art. We will start with a walk on the sanctuary to observe the topic of the month. We will then return to the Nature Center to create a follow-up work of art.

When: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:30-4pm

Assault Prevention Seminar for Women

Learn how NOT to be a victim of assault at from a fifth degree black belt!

Deb LaFrance of the Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy invites local women to an assault prevention seminar in Manchester-by-the-Sea! This safe, interactive seminar is designed to introduce you to the topic of personal safety. The focus will be on strategies to avoid assault and to explore foundational concepts of self-defense and conditioning. No fitness experience is necessary!

When: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 2-5pm
Location: 
Ananda Shanti Yoga

All About Coffee at Appleton Farms

Moms can enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch at this 'Appleton Cooks' Session at The Tru

Join The Trustees of Reservations at the farm as we celebrate Mother’s Day and the arrival of spring in a very special way. You’ll learn some professional tips & techniques while preparing a tasty brunch featuring both sweet & savory seasonal dishes. 

When: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10am-1pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms
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