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



Landmark invites you to attend an Informational Visit to learn more about the academic year program.

For High School (Grades 9-12).

  March 29, 2016 (Tues) 8:30 - 11:00 am   

429 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, MA

For Elementery and Middle School (Grades K-8).

  March 17, 2016 (Thurs) 8:30 - 11:00 am   

Manchester, MA

Signup for this visit at


Playgroup @ Gloucester Merry-Time 

Maritime Gloucester is offering a fun playgoup - "Merry-Time Gloucester." We'll meet at the Childrens Playroom for cozy interactive play with toys, music and books with a maritime twist. 
Friday  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  (weekly)
Members free. Non-members $5.00 (per family). Program runs thru the end of March.
Maritime Gloucester
23 Harbor Loop 
Gloucester, MA 01930 
(978) 281-0470

Valentine’s Celebration

Tara Montessori School invites you to a Valentine’s Day Celebration. We will make Valentines to take home and others to share with Veterans and the Elderly. Don’t miss out on all the Fun! (ages infant-6 yrs)
   February 6, 2016 (Sat)  9:00 - 11:00 am
   62 School Street, Manchester @ Sacred Heart Parish Hall
For more info, call:   978 526-8487

Jingle Bells Walk

Jingle Bells Walk @ Masconomo Park and Community Center on Sat. December 5th  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, where festivities will follow 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.)

Because we have a team of horses that will escort Santa to the Community Center, make sure your children are close at hand while you wait for Santa and have extra caution around the animals.  


Wobblin' Goblin Parade

Wobblin' Goblin Parade @ Town Hall Green to Manchester Community Center
Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
The MMC and Manchester Community Center are sponsoring the Wobblin' Goblin Parade. Beginning promptly at 10:00 am - meet by the fountain in front of Town Hall at 9:45 am. Parade route: Union and Beach Streets to collect treats from our local businesses and ends with a party at the Manchester Community Center. Bring your little ones in costume and come join us! 

Pumpkin Fest @ Community Center - Oct 3 at 10:00 am 

Join us for the annual Pumpkin Fest @ the Community Center on Saturday Oct 3rd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Manchester Community Center and the Recreation Department. 


There will be pumpkins available for decorating. Fun for the whole family! Free Activities include:
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Arts and crafts
  • Donuts and cold cider
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin Bowling 
For more info, contact the Manchester Community Center 526-7626 or Parks & Recreation 526-2019.

Playdate @ NS Nursery School - Oct 1 (free)

Come to a free playdate on Thursday Oct 1st @ 3:30 pm
North Shore Nursery School
204 Greenwood Ave, Beverly Farms, MA 01915
(978) 922-8450




Music Together - Free class for MMC

Join us for a free Music Together class just for our club! Music Together is a music & movement program for children from birth to age 5 yr. Instruments too. Fun for the kids!
Sept 22 (Tuesday) 3:00 - 3:45 pm
St John's Episcopal Church
705 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915




Countdown To Kindergarten 

Come to Tuck's Point Chowder House on Thursday morning July 30th  @ 10:30 am for Countdown To Kindergarten. Event geared toward children entering Kindergarten in the fall. 
Games led by Manchester Recreation Department. 
For more info, contact: 
Lisa Cheney, M.Ed.
Early Childhood Partners 
Serving Hamilton, Wenham & Manchester