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. 

Jingle Bells Walk 

Jingle Bells Walk  1:00 pm
Jingle Bells Walk @ Masconomo Park and Community Center on Dec 3 (Sat) at 1:00 pm
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, 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 by Chamber of Commerce, Manchester Community Center, Manchester Mothers' Club.)
With the team of horses that escort Santa to the Community Center, make sure your children are close at hand while you wait for Santa. Please use caution around the animals.  

Open House @ Brookwood School

Open House @ Brookwood School, Manchester

Nov 19, 2016 (Saturday)  1:00 pm


Wobblin Goblin Parade 

Annual Wobblin’ Goblin Parade

Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 am

Meet in front of town hall for the start of the parade.

The parade route continues down Union and Beach Streets and ends with a party at the Manchester Community Center. (Event is co-sponsored by the Manchester Mothers’ Club and the Manchester Community Center.)



MMC & MCC Pumpkin Fest

MMC & MCC Pumpkin Fest

Oct 1 (Sat) @ Manchester Community Center from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Manchester Community Center for the Pumpkin Festival. There will be pumpkin decorating, Facepainting, hayrides, refreshments, pumpkin bowling.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Manchester Mothers Club, Manchester Community Center, and Parks and Rec Dept. 



 April Vacation Workshops @ Artcie

Daily workshops Monday - Friday 9:30-11:30 for Ages 6+

For more info or to register



Easter Egg Hunt - MMC & Community Ctr

Welcome to the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt - a joint event of the MMC & the Community Center:


Tara Montessori School Fundraiser

Tara Montessori School invites you to a Fundraiser party. Family Fun Night. Don’t miss out!
   March 4, 2016 (Fri)  5:30 - 7:30 pm
   62 School Street, Manchester @ Sacred Heart Parish Hall
Pizza, Drinks, Dancing, Arts & Craft, Balloons, Face Painting, Silent Auction.
$20 per couple or $30 max per family.
For more info, call:   617-285-7844

February School Vacation - Sea Creatures!

Maritime Gloucester is offering an educational environmental program "Sea Creatures of Cape Ann" during Feb School Vacation Week (Tues–Fri). You can sign up for 1-4 days.

Grades 1-5 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm   [Note: Aftercare available til 5:00 pm]
Grades K & PreK @ 9:00 – 10:30 am

Maritime Gloucester offers Winter Fun for Kids. Make your Stay-Cation Plans at Maritime Gloucester with Sea Creatures of Cape Ann: classroom activities, microscope lab, wet lab, and museum. Example Day: Coastal Invertebrates - Lobsters, Squid, and More! What is a major difference between you and a squid? Well — one major difference is that we have bones that give us shape. Invertebrates along our shore come in many sizes and shapes. Get your hands dirty and slimy examining our shore creatures. 

Maritime Gloucester
23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-0470

Questions: email Tony Wilbur at