Manchester-by-the-book Saturday, October 30 from 6-8pm

Manchester-by-the-book Saturday, October 30 from 6-8pm we are going to have a Halloween Open House.  We will have candy for trick-or-treaters and will be telling spooky stories.  Let us know if you have any questions, we would love to see you at the events!

Christie Tenewitz
Manchester By the Book´╗┐


Iron Rail Magnolia Haunted Happenings Friday, October 29th 3:30-5:30pm

Hi everyone!
We are holding our annual Haunted Happenings special event this Friday, October 29th in our Gloucester location. The event will take place from 3:30-5:30pm. We will have not-too-spooky games, crafts, a treacherous obstacle course, costume parade, and witches flying lessons! The cost is $10 per person with a $30 family limit. This event is open to the public. Costumes should be active/play safe. Hope to see everyone on Friday.
The Staff at Iron Rail Gymnastics


Eastern Point Day School Halloween Spook-tacular

Join EPDS on Saturday, October 30th from 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. for a family friendly night of ghost stories, crafts, music & more!

The EPDS Halloween Spook-tacular is perfect for all ages and open to the public. Sit by the fire sipping hot cider & cocoa. Feast on scrumptious treats that will tantalize your taste buds. Kids can make creepy crafts, run through the hay bales and laugh as storytellers spin silly yarns.

Don't miss this great night of family fun!

Date: Saturday, October 30 Time: 5:00pm- 8:00pm

Location: Eastern Point Day School 8 Farrington Avenue, East Gloucester (across the street from Niles Beach) Tickets: $5 at the door (Kids 2 & under free)


See the EPDS Spook-tacular pdf. here.




Harborlight's Fall Family Festival

Harborlight Montessori is holding a fall family festival this Saturday, October 23rd from 2-5pm at the school. (Raindate is Sunday the 24th.). Events include arts & crafts, apple bobbing, donut diving, sack races and more. There will also be live music and a costume parade. It's sure to be a fun time!


Fall Family Fun Day-Tara Montessori

FALL FAMILY FUN DAY AT TARA MONTESSORI SCHOOL -10 am on Saturday, October 23rd at the school.


Clay Hand & Footprints- Sept 25th

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th 11:00-1:00 Clay Hand & Footprints! You & Me Do it Together Studio 66 Washington St. Marblehead, MA BY ARTIST KIRSTEN BASSION Capture your child's hands and feet in clay - a wonderful piece of art that will last forever. Makes a terrific holiday gift (believe it or not, they are right around the corner. Any names, dates and special information can be written on the front or back of each tile. There is no age limit, but the tiles look especially sweet with tiny little hands and feet - so bring your baby, too! It will take about 15 minutes for each print, so if you need to pick a time, let us know! The tiles will be painted, fired twice and able to be picked up at YOU+ME. Preregistering is recommended - email or call the studio: or 978.998.9534. $25 for single print on a tile. Each extra tile is an additional $20.

Fall Kindermusik Classes

Kindermusik movement and music classes for the fall held at North Shore Yoga Studio at 180-186 Cabot Street in Beverly. Please contact Susan Carter-Krugman at 978-764-3111 or Here is the Fall Kindermusik schedule: Kindermusik Village (newborn - 18 months with caregiver) ~ Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:15 AM Session 1: Feathers ~ Sept. 15th - Nov. 3rd Session 2: Do-Si-Do ~ Nov. 17th - Jan. 12th (no class 12/29) Tuition = $100 + $45 materials (+ $2.81 tax) Includes Kindermusik CD, chime ball, posters and baby book Kindermusik Imagine That! (ages 3 - 5 year olds; parents & siblings participate last 15 minutes) ~ Tuesdays 1:00 - 1:45 PM 15 week session: Hello weather! Let's Play Together! ~ Sept. 14th - Dec. 21st Tuition = $195 + $65 materials (+$4.06 tax) Includes wooden rain shaker instrument, ankle bells, two CD's, two books & one activity book

Children's Drop & Shop

The fall children's drop and shop starts tomorrow, Friday the 17th at 10 am at Woodman's in Essex. There will be a lot of fall an winter clothing in a variety of sizes. Swing by & see what goodies you can find!

Essex Music Festival

August 28th from noon-10:30 the annual Essex music festival featuring Americana roots music


Free Fun Fridays

The Highland Street Foundation is underwriting free admission every Friday this summer to different cultural attractions. More information & printable schedules can be found at

July 30: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
August 6: Peabody Essex Museum - Salem
August 13: Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge
August 20: Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston
August 27: Museum of Science - Boston
Sept. 3: New Enhland Geneological Society- Boston; Sports Museum - Boston; EcoTarium - Worcester; New Bedford Whaling Museum - New Bedford; Concord Museum - Concord; Stone Zoo - Stoneham; Buttonwood Park Zoo - New Bedford
Sept. 4: Edward Gorey House - Yarmouth; Worcester Art Museum - Worcester; USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown; Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield; American Textile History Museum - Lowell; Doscovery Museum - Acton; Cape Cod Children's Museum - Mashpee; Berkshire Museum - Pittsfield.