Sunday
Jul252010

Crane Beach Sandblast

Ipswich's Crane Beach Sandblast will be held on August 7th (raindateAigust 8th) from 8-4. The theme is 'You Are What You Eat'. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. To register call 978.356.4351 ext 4015. Registration is $32/ team or $25/team if members, including beach entry fee. Day of registration is $7/team plus regular beach entry fees. No advance sales for spectators/beachgoers.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Manchester Arts Festival - Sat July 24th

SAVE THE DATE!

When - Sat July 24th 9:00 to 6:00
Rain Date - Sun July 25th 12:00 to 6:00

The Manchester Arts Festival provides that rare, elusive opportunity – a family outing that appeals to your toddler, teenager and, of course, yourself but is ultimately more affordable, healthy, and soul-nourishing than the latest offering at the local multiplex.

On Saturday, July 25th downtown Manchester will be dotted with peaked artisan tents, musicians and free children’s activities organized through the Cape Ann Museum.

This year’s event features nearly 100 artisans hand selected by jury and offering original works on display and for sale including painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor, basket weaving and handmade accessories as well as street musicians and bands playing harbor-side.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday
Jul132010

Games for All - Boston Children's Museum

Games for one, games for all, inside, outside, tiny games and huge games, games for groups and games for families everyday of the summer at Boston Children's Museum!

Mondays: Rope and String Games
Tuesdays: Games Around the World
Wednesdays: Musical Games
Thursdays: Sidewalk and Playground Games
Fridays: Circle and Hoop Games
Saturdays & Sundays: Staff Favorites

Game Factory: Make your own game using recycled materials from The Recycle Shop

Through September 5th

Supported in part by HP Hood

Tuesday
Jul132010

Music in Masconomo Park

MUSIC IN MASCONOMO PARK
8th ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Join us Tuesday nights this summer for these free concerts from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m! Don’t forget to bring your family & friends, blankets & chairs, & dinner to enjoy the Music in Masconomo Park! Great for all ages. Come join the fun!

JULY 13TH - LA PETITE CHORALE / DAN HOLDEN
The La Petite Chorale will be performing their repertoire of songs during the first half of the show, followed by Dan Holden who is a singer/songwriter that crosses country, rock and pop music into an original blend of catchy songs.

JULY 20TH - LEENY & TAMARA
Join award-winning children’s music artists Leeny & Tamara for a rocking good time that will have the whole family learning, giggling, and singing along! They will be performing music from their CD, Sharing the same stars – including the song “Singing Beach”.

JULY 27TH - MID LIFE CRISIS
Mid Life Crisis brings together 10 local residents who play well known rock tunes that children and adults can all sing and dance to. They perform a variety of music including Classic Rock, R & B and Funk.

AUGUST 3RD - GRUPO FANTASIA
Back by popular demand for their eighth straight year, Grupo Fantasia is back and ready to shake things up with a Latin mix of upbeat songs and dance. They were the 2009 Winner of the New England Urban Music Award for Best Latin Band.

AUGUST 10TH - IN CAHOOTS
This four piece band from Essex and Hamilton and has been “In cahoots” for 8 years. Each member of the band has been actively involved with music for over twenty years. They regularly play clubs and bars all around the N. Shore and also enjoy playing functions, parties, cook-outs... Their set list ranges with Rock & Roll cover tunes from 60's to today!”

AUGUST 17TH - THE CLOSERS
The Closers are a singular duo offering classic rock and roll, blues, folk, and country music.

Tuesday
Jul132010

Picture book picnics

The Manchester Library is having Picture Book Picnics every Wednesday at noon from 7/7 through 8/4. You just pack your lunch and they have story time outside - fun, right!? Hope to see you there!

Sunday
Jun062010

Family Fun Day

It's that time of year again! Our annual family fun day is coming up on Saturday, June 12th. Please respond to our evite & let us know if you will attend. We hope to see you & your families there for this fun event!

Wednesday
May122010

Summer playgroup

As the school year winds to an end, we will be moving our weekly Thursday playgroups outside . Starting July 1st playgroup will meet from 9:30-11:30 at area playgrounds. Please check out the calendar for details!

Sunday
May092010

Spring Plant Sale-May 16th

Your blooming garden can support the MERHS
Scholarship Fund!

Come and shop:
Sunday, May 16th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Manchester Town Hall

Plant material: Hanging baskets, trays & pots of; impatiens, New Guinea impatients, rosebud impatiens, geraniums, and petunias in a variety of colors. All at great prices!

Proceeds benefit the MERHS Scholarship Fund! Fundraiser sponsored by The Manchester Mother’s Club and Cressey Greenhouses Floral Benefits, Rowley, MA

Thursday
May062010

Recall of common children's medicines

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a recall of some of the following products that most of us have in our medicine cabinets: Children's and Infants' Tylenol, Children's & Infants' Motrin, Children's Zyrtrc, Children's Benadryl. To find out if any of the products in your medicine cabinet are part of the recall, you can go to: www.Tylenol.com/page2.jhtml?id=Tylenol/news/ndc_finder.inc. Once there you can input the product's NDC # (found on the bottle & product's box) to see if your product was part of the recall. If your product was affected, you can go to: www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/replacement_coupon.inc. to request a refund or coupon.

Wednesday
May052010

Manchester Clean Up Day - Sat, May 8th

This Saturday, May 8th from 8:30 until 12:00 is Manchester Clean Up Day. Come to the community center to sign up for your destination. There will be breakfast food and water in the morning and then pizza and drinks will be served at about 12:15 for those who participate. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. This is a really fun time for the whole family and your opportunity to ensure that your kids won't litter :) Come help for as little or as long as you can. Hope to see you on Sat! Thanks!