Storytime at the Sawyer Free Library


Resources for Parents - Shore Country Day School

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Join us for our first Resources for Parents of Infants and Toddlers Fair. We are pleased to offer a variety of services, under one roof, that are of interest to new and soon-to-be parents.
  • Looking for maternity wear, pediatricians, local "mothers" clubs, or a diaper service?
  • What are Kindermusik, Babies 'N Books, or infant yoga all about?
  • Discover an infant and toddler services coordinator, dentist, photographer, and book seller.
Come to our first annual Resources for Parents of Infants and Toddlers Fair! Designed for new and soon-to-be parents, a broad array of North Shore shops, services, and professionals will be on hand to present their resources.

-- Free Admission --

5th Annual Manchester Pumpkin Festival - Sat., Oct. 4th

Manchester Mother's Club has partnered with the Manchester Parks & Recreation and the  Manchester Community Center to organize the 5th Annual Manchester Pumpkin Festival. This free, fun event will take place at the Community Center and will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 4th rain or shine. There will be pumpkins available for free decorating as well as face painting, refreshments, hay rides!!!

Fun and Free activities for the whole family!

Please contact MPR AT 978-526-2019 or the MCC at 978-526-7626 with any questions.


Brookwood's 4-14 Speaker Series - Oct. 15th

When author Bruce Feiler began working on The Secrets of Happy Families, he sought out forward-thinking, creative people in a wide variety of fields - thought leaders in Silicon Valley, elite peace negotiators, the creators of Modern Family, and Green Berets. He asked them all what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use in their jobs and at home with their families. Feiler then tested these ideas with his own wife and kids. The result is a fun, completely original look at how families can draw closer together and is full of ideas for today's parents.
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Tickets are $10, $15 for Brookwood's two-event series. The second speaker event of 2014-2015 will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 and will feature Time magazine senior writer Jeffrey Kluger discussing his book The Sibling Effect. Kluger's provocative book will be of interest to all parents whether they have siblings themselves or are raising multiple children and watching their kids interact as siblings. 


Science Fun at Sawyer Free Library - Sept. 30th


Manchester Parks & Rec - Fall 2014

Manchester Parks & Recreation



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Learn the world's most popular martial art from a Master Instructor. Tae Kwon Do is an artistic discipline, an Olympic sport and a system of self defense. Master Instructor Brian Malik is a former US National Champion and former Head Coach of the Massachusetts Jr. Olympic Team. He has trained thousands of students,

including a dozen National Champions, at his Marblehead Studio. The training is fairly intense. Students will do more push-ups than the football team and more stretching than the track team, and while they rest, they'll listen to talks on topics such as respect, perseverance and self-discipline. Offered to grades 1-6.

(No class on 10/31 & 11/7)

Date: Fridays, September 19th - December 12th

Time: 3:10 - 4:00 pm

Location: Memorial School Gym

Fee: $130.00


NEW!!!! Strategy Club w/ Mr. McDonough

Strategy games are kind of a hobby for me, I am always on the lookout for interesting new games in the genre as well as introducing classic games to a new generation. I love card games, deck builders, world domination, dice, mental, and rpg's. During club we will be playing games such as Magic the Gathering, building and testing new decks, possibly running a draft. A few new games that we will be trying out include Rampage, Forbidden Desert, Small World, Dominion and a few others. We will be focusing on newer games in the genre but there will be old staples available to all. I am super excited to be offering this club again and can't wait to see who shows up! Class will run every Monday starting September 15th and run till November 10th (No class 10/13). Program will take place in Mr. McDonough's classroom from 3-4. Pick up is at the front of the school.

Date: Mondays September 15- November 10th (no class on 10/13)

Location: Mr. McDonough's Classroom

Fee: $75.00


1st Early Release of the SCHOOL YEAR!!!!  


Wednesday, September 24th

Time: 12:00-3:00 pm

Fee: $15.00

Class Description: Early Release Day Fun with Manchester Parks & Rec. Old school fun, outdoor play, gym activity, board games, arts & crafts topped off with a G rated movie & popcorn!




Has your child been begging you to try Fencing? Then this is for you! Come down and enjoy a FREE demonstration with the nice guys from 3MB Fencing. They will put on a 45 minute demonstration on fencing and answer all your question and concerns with the Olympic sport . Parents please stay with your children during this demonstration.

Dates: Monday, September 15th

 Time: 3:00-3:45 pm

Location: Memorial School Courtyard




Join 3MB Fencing and learn how to Fence! Learn basic footwork, timing, handwork, offensive and defensive skills for this Olympic Sport. It's fun and it's fast! This class is specifically designed for participants ages 8 and up. Come give it a try. Participants only need to bring a glove for the fencing hand (a batting glove or similar). Participants should wear sneakers to class.

Dates: Wednesday, September 17th- November 5th

Time: 7-8:00 pm

Location: High School Gym

Fee: $150.00

New Session of Elementary Tennis Added!
The 4:00 session of Elementary Tennis has filled so we added another one! 
New Elementary Tennis starts at 3:10 at the Brook St Tennis Courts!  Coach Ken will instruct this class.  Ken Rawson is a certified PTR Pro and has been a teacher and tennis advocate for over 35 years. 
The goal of the clinic is to maximize tennis experience in a fun and safe environment and to develop tennis skills that will be useful for a lifetime. All levels welcome, students will focus on eye hand, stroke mechanics, repetitive motion, singles/doubles and basic strategy. 

The class will start Monday, September 15th and end on Monday, October 20th. Class is 50 minutes long. (No 10/13)  $60.00


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 Or visit:

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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