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Family Fun Free Day

Albert Alcalay (1917-2008), Night Fleet (detail), 1956. Oil on canvas.

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in art, history, and cultural activities, and explore the museum using a Seek and Find. Each month has a different theme, from exhibitions to special celebrations. With September 2013's theme 'Four Winds' families are invited to the Children's Activity Center to participate in themed art, history and cultural activities that explores the Gloucester's Rocky Neck Art Colony, its artists and sculptors. This program is free and open to the public.

When: 
Second Saturday of Every Month
Location: 
Cape Ann Museum

Guided Kayak Paddle at the Crane Wildlife Refuge

Families with kids aged 10 and up can explore the Crane Wild Life refuge.

Join The Trustees of Reservations and Essex River Basin Adventures (ERBA) for a guided kayak paddle of Crane Wildlife Refuge in Essex Bay. This introductory paddle teaches participants the basics of sea kayaking before setting out to explore what Yankee Magazine called "the best place to kayak in New England."

When: 
Saturdays & Sundays through Sept 16, 2013 2-4pm

Fun with Fiber Arts

Kids in grades 2-6 are invited to Spencer Peirce Little Farm to learn about textile artisanry! These monthly sessions are for students who are interested in or already working with fiber. Participants learn hand sewing, weaving, felting, knitting, dying wool, and carding/spinning wool, from featured guest artists. All crafts and completed projects are taken home. Students also learn how to use a sewing machine.

NMYO: Auditions for the 2013-2014 Concert Season

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras: Excel Through Music Auditions for the

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO), the largest youth orchestra program in northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, will be holding auditions on for Thursday, August 22, 2013 for the 2013-2014 concert season. Musicians who are not available on that date can be accommodated for an alternate time during the summer.

When: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Family Dusk Paddles: Discovering Wetlands

Join us as we paddle through the winding backwaters at IRWS with the family

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. Being on the water is one of the best ways to explore and discover the wonders of wetlands. We will paddle through the winding backwaters lined with cattails and other marsh plants, looking for hidden wildlife. Using buckets and strainers, we'll stop and sample the rich aquatic life to learn more about what lives under the water.

When: 
Friday, August 9, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

When: 
Friday, July 26, 2013 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.

When: 
Friday, July 12, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 14, 2012 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art in the Shipyard!

Kids will create art at the Essex Shipbuilding Musem each Wednesday afternoon!

See, learn, find, create! Young artists are invited to enjoy drawing, painting, print making, and sculpture using the Museum's shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials are provided for projects. All ages are welcome. Those seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A public exhibit of the art work produced will take place at the museum. This program is supported in part by the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information and to reserve a spot email or call.

When: 
Wednesdays, April 17 to June 5, 2013 3:30-5pm

Assault Prevention Seminar for Women and Girls

Learn how NOT to be a victim of assault at Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy.

Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy invites you to join them for this safe, interactive seminar designed to introduce you to issues related to personal safety. Their Assault Prevention Seminar promises to be an informative and engaging session where you will learn about what perpetrators of assault are looking for when they choose a victim and what you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim through self-awareness.

When: 
Friday, May 24, 2013 6:30-8pm
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