Children's Drop & Shop - Sept. 16th-21st


Fall Storytime at Sawyer Free Library


Play Group for Children Ages 3-5 at Manchester Memorial

Parents of children ages 3-5 are invited to register for Music, Books, and More with Lisa Cheney, a weekly play group.  This group is targeted to all preschool age children, including those not currently enrolled in the Manchester-Essex Regional Preschool. 

What:  Music, Books and More! with Lisa Cheney

A music & movement story time for parents and children ages 3-5.  This playgroup  emphasizes literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child’s development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together.

When: Fridays, September 12-December 19, 8:45am –9:30am

Where: Manchester Memorial Elementary, 43 Lincoln Street, Manchester

Contact: Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net Or visit: www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

Free. Registration Required.

Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to the Hamilton-Wenham RSD.


Paint Party - Sept. 8th at La Casa de Luis

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Manchester Parks & Rec Presents - Sciensational Workshop for Kids, Inc.

Sciensational Workshop for Kids, Inc.
Harry Potter

August 18-22, 9am-12pm

Manchester-Essex High School - $150

Make way for fun with Science and Harry Potter with Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc. These guys have mastered the way to incorporate fun with science and children, providing the highest quality programs to make science fun. Harry Potter-themed activities, such as Quidditch, edible wand-making, crystal-making, and more will make science interesting and educational for kids aged 6-11. Click here to register online!


Free Movie in the Park Thursday Night - July 31st at 8:20








Join Manchester Parks & Recreation for classic PG rated family movies! This week, we will be screening Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Bring the family down to Masconomo with your blankets and chairs to enjoy a movie outside just like the old Drive In days!

Popcorn will be available during the movie. Sponsored generously by the Hooper Fund.


Manchester Parks & Rec upcoming summer camps

LEGO Engineering FUNdamentals

July 28th - August 1st, 1-4pm

Ages 7-11 - Manchester-Essex High School - $140.00

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGOs! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. This club is designed for children ages 7-11.

Chess Club
July 28-August 1, 9-11:30am
M-E High School Library, $50.00
 Chess Club during the summer!!! This Chess Club will give students the opportunity to develop their thinking skills in an intellectually challenging environment. All levels of play are welcome. Come and try your hand at the classic, dynamic game of Chess. This club will meet for three weeks in the High School Library and is taught by our favorite 7th grade teacher, Mr. Stefanek. This club is for kids in grades 6-12. If you have any questions about this new club, please contact the instructor at stefanekk@mersd.org.
For more information or to sign up, click here to go to Manchester Parks & Recreation's website.

Junk Festival at Boston Children's Museum - July 27th

Hooray for Junk! We will be honoring junk on July 27th from 11am-4pm at Boston Children’s Museum! Come make something with junk, watch and listen to something awesome being played on junk, buy some Museum junk to take home, or make some noise in our junk sound garden! 

JUNK: old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value. 
The Museum's definition of JUNK: fabulous objects that can be used to make any and everything!
What will be happening during our Junk Festival?
•Scrapkins from Brooklyn, NYC will be creating a collaborative “Junk Re-Thunk Monster!” 
•Extras for Creative Reuse will be collaborating with us to do our second Pop-Up Recycle Shop and they will be leading workshops using all their recycled goodies. 
•Local artist and musician Adam Schutzman will be performing with some of his awesome junk instruments and leading a junk instrument making workshop.
•Duck That, a local improve trio where everybody plays game calls, the little plastic toys that hunters use to make animals come, will be performing. 
•Local artist Anthony Palocci Jr. will be making a HUGE collaborative sculpture out of cardboard.
•Our Museum Junk Sound Garden will be outside on the boardwalk to make some music with! 
•Museum Yard Sale


Crafty Science - July 24th at Sawyer Free Library


Author of Mothers and Daughters at Manchester by the Book: Sunday, July 20th @6pm

Author Katie Hafner is coming to Manchester By the Book this Sunday, July 20th, at 6 p.m. to talk about her book Mothers and Daughters. It's a really well regarded book and she is a really well known author, having worked as a journalist for such heavy hitters as the New York Times and Newsweek. It should be a lot of fun. Snacks and drinks provided. 

For more information, please visit: www.manchesterbythebook.com