Big Apple Circus

The Big Apple Circus has come to Boston's City Hall through May 16th! Discounts of up to 30% (for limited showtimes) are available through: with promotion code BCM10.


Egg hunt was exceptional!

Thanks to all whole attended this year's event! We couldn't have asked for better weather. Adding to the event's usual tradition, the Manchester Community Center opened their doors for bagels, coffee and donuts as well as face painting and balloons for the little ones. A funtime was had by all. Then everyone headed over to Masconomo Park where an abundance of treat filled eggs awaited. The event was capped off by a visit from the Easter bunny who hitched a ride on a Manchester fire truck. A special thank you goes out to the Manchester Fire Department for that. We hope that everyone enjoyed the event! See you next spring!


Come meet little lambs & baby chicks

Green Meadows Farm in South Hamilton is happy to welcome 10 baby lambs to their farm! Now is your chance to meet them and some fuzzy little chicks too. Swing by the farm this Saturday, April 3rd from 10-1 to meet the new animals.


New & improved Easter event - Sat April 3rd

Please join the Manchester Community Center and the MMC for a really fun event to celebrate Easter in Sat April 3rd. Festivities will begin at the community center at 9:00AM and will include coffee, donuts, balloons and face-painting. Then at 10:00 we'll head over to Masconomo Park for the Easter egg hunt and the Easter Bunny's arrival on the fire truck. This is a really great event for children and this year we have improved on tradition! We look forward to seeing you and your families there!


Iron Rails Open Gyms

Looking for a way to have your little ones burn off some steam during February vacation? Open gym at Iron Rails in Magnolia might be your solution. There are two open gyms during vacation week: Tues. the 16th from 12:30-2:30 and Thurs. the 18th from 10:00-12:00. Each sesssion is $15.


Harborlight Montessori Open Houses

Harborlight is holding two upcoming Open School events for infant/toddler through middle school programs: Wednesday, January 13th and Wednesday, February 3rd, from 9 to 11 AM.

Harborlight Montrssori School is located at 243 Essex St. in Beverly and can be reached at 978-922-1008 with any questions.



Music Discovery for Young Children

Tuesday, January 19-April 6, 9:30-10:15am

Stoneridge Children’s Montessori School, Beverly, MA

For children 2-5 years old and their parents.

$145 / 12 Week Session


Introducing Music Discovery for Young Children with Hannah Lynn Mell at Stoneridge Children’s Montessori School in Beverly.

Enhance your child's development and love of music through a variety of musical activities, including song, dance, movement games and instruments. With a range of styles, our music classes help children explore the power of rhythm, melody, tonality and beat while nurturing key physical, social and intellectual skills. The program is fun for both kids and their parents. Parent/caregiver actively participate in class activities.

Hannah Lynn Mell grew up performing in choirs and community theatre productions in Kona, Hawaii. She fell in love with teaching as a 17-year old, when she began directing a church performing arts group. Prior to joining the Stoneridge community, Hannah spent four years teaching in public schools. Since becoming the Director of Stoneridge’s Music Program in 2008, she has breathed a new level of enthusiasm into the music program. In her free time, Hannah acts and sings, practices yoga, and works on her forthcoming book, The Stretch Project, that describes in depth her innovative teaching approach.

Watch Hannah in action! Go to and search for “hannahlynnmell.”

Stoneridge Childrenʼs Montessori School has organized this course as an outreach to the North Shore community. To register, please email or simply return the attached registration form. You are invited to attend the first class at no cost – simply fill out the registration form and attach a note that says, “Will confirm registration after the first class.”

Stoneridge Children’s Montessori School is a Toddler to Grade 8 school adjacent to Endicott College. For more information about Stoneridge, please visit

*Please note that we will not have class on Tuesday, February 16 due to school vacation.


Children's Event in March

Be sure to check the Events page often (or better yet sign up for the RSS feed) for upcoming Children's Events, like Maple Sugaring in March!


Brian Doser Returns to Playgroup

Brian Doser will make his first playgroup appearance of the year this Thursday, January 7th, from 9:30-10:15! While he is compensated, he appreciates any and all contributions that we make to his tip box.


Happy New Year!

May the new year bring health and happiness to you & your families. (And good naps for the little ones too!). Looking forward to a fun filled 2010!