Jingle Bells Walk

Jingle Bells Walk - December 2 (Sat) @ 1:00 pm
Location: Masconomo Park and Community Center
Bring the family to the Jingle Bells Walk. Santa will arrive by lobster boat at Masconomo Park at 1:00 pm and lead the children on a Jingle Bell Walk to the Manchester Community Center with festivities until 3:00 p.m. Outdoor petting zoo, crafts, face-painting and horse-drawn carriage rides! Meet Mrs. Claus and take photos with Santa. Refreshments served. Bundle up.
(Sponsored Manchester Community Center and Manchester Mothers' Club.)
Because we have a team of horses that will escort Santa to the Community Center, use caution near the animals and make sure your children are close at hand while you wait for Santa.  

North Shore Nursery School - Open House

Open House 
November 4 (Sat) 9:30 am or November 8 (Wed) at 9:30 am
Learn about our programs for children Ages 2-5.
RSVP: 978-922-8450 or
North Shore Nursery School
204 Greenwood Avenue, Beverly Farms, MA 01915
Embracing the Wonder of Childhood for Over 50 years


Book Reading

Manchester By the Book
27 Union St, Manchester  (978) 525-2929
Oct 29 (Sun)  1::00 pm
Book Reading Event     
Join us as we celebrate the spooky season with a reading of one of our favorites, "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson!
We will read, craft, and snack. All are invited! Bbest for children ages 2-10.



Wobblin’ Goblin  

The Annual Wobblin’ Goblin Parade will take place on
October 21 (Sat) @ 10:00 am
The parade starts in front of Town Hall. The children will parade in their costumes down Union Street to Beach Street. The parade culminates with a party at the Manchester Community Center.
This is a rain or shine event. Bring a bag for your treats!
(Event is co-sponsored by the Manchester Mothers Club and the Manchester Community Center.)



Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Festival  
    Oct 7 (Sat) @ Community Center 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us at the Manchester Community Center for the Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin decorating, Face painting, Hayrides, Refreshments, Pumpkin bowling.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Manchester Mothers Club (MMC), Manchester Community Center (MCC), and Manchester Parks and Rec Dept.
Note:  This is a Rain or Shine event.


Cape Ann PMC Kids Ride

PMC Kids Ride 
Sign Up Today for the 4th Annual Cape Ann PMC Kids Ride
Do you have kids who like to ride their bikes and have fun? Get in on Early Bird Registration and sign up today for only $10 to participate in this year's Cape Ann PMC Kids Ride! The ride is Sept 30th at Masconomo Park in Manchester 9am - 12 noon. This is a "Kids Helping Kids" fun ride that raises awareness and money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber.  100% of all money raised goes directly to cancer research and treatment efforts. (All donations are tax deductible).   We'll have games, raffles, food and more. 
Rider & Volunteer Registration is online. Register, check out ride routes for all ages and more!
Like us on FaceBook! 
AND...join us on your bikes in the 4th of July Holiday Parades! We'll be in the Gloucester Fishtown Horribles Parade on July 3rd @ 6pm and in the Manchester 4th of July Parade at 10am! Please contact Jen Doane at or 617-997-3772 with interest.  




Welcome to the 2017 Easter Egg Hunt - a joint event of the MMC & the Community Center. 
April 15  (Sat)  @  Manchester Community Center & Masconomo Park
9:00-10:00 am  -  Easter Crafts & stories from Miss Kate of Manchester Library (Manchester Community Center) 
10:15 am  -  Easter Egg Hunt (Masconomo Park) 
Afterwards  -  Games (egg toss, sack races, spoon race) & visit the Easter Bunny. 
Please bring your own basket/bag to collect the Easter eggs.




Green Earth Art Camp

Outdoor explorers and budding artists will find adventure. Activities include outdoor exploration, creative arts, songs, water play and visiting the farm. 
Green Earth Art Camp location:
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
701 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Green Earth Art Camp
July 31–August 4, August 7–11, August 14–18 
Grade 2-5
Mon-Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm     $250-$300 per week
More info: email Coleen Ryan at or call (978) 927-8811 ext 17.

Engaging Children in Philanthropy @ Shore Country Day School 

Shore Country Day School is hosting a talk with Ron Lieber Engaging Children in Philanthropy: 

     February 1, 2017 (Wed) at 7:00 pm

     Shore Country Day School
     545 Cabot Street
     Beverly, MA 01915
Author Ron Lieber will lead this session about how to talk to kids about money and engaging them in philanthropy. ECCF and Shore partner for this seminar that gives parents ways to engage their children in the concept of giving back. Anyone who would like to attend can select seats using free ticketing. Details and Tickets

Looking At Memory Loss

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY - A New Way of Looking At Memory Loss
Join us for a free talk with an engaging look at the power of pictures in memory loss. When we look closely at a picture, we see layers of story, expression and meaning. Suspend your preconceptions and explore the possibilities of living fully in the present moment. Creative engagement gives us a holistic view – see the whole person beyond the memory loss. Uncover pathways to unlock story and imagination, celebrate identity and discover well being. For the person affected by memory loss, caregivers, loved ones, friends, and community members.  
Jan 12, 2017 (Thurs)  6:30 – 8:30 pm 
Manchester Community Center
40 Beach Street
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Workshop Facilitator: Peggy Cahill - Master of Education from Lesley University. She directed the ARTZ (Artists for Alzheimer’s) Museum Network.