MMC Private Shop & Dine Evening - Nov. 30th

Just in time for the holidays, MIMI by the Sea, Nancy Larson, Central Street Gallery and The Landing invite you to a special evening for the MMC.  Shop after hours (from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.) on Nov. 30th at our three galleries then enjoy the Ladies' Night Dinner Specials (3 courses for $15) at The Landing.

Each of the stores will have drinks and goodies for you and 5% of all sales during this time will be donated back to the MMC to go towards our MERHS scholarship!

In addition, MIMI will have some special evening sales for you and gift wrapping is complimentary.
Finally, N. Larson will clean one piece of jewelry as their gift to you.
We look forward to shopping and dining with you!

Central Street Shops and The Landing



Signs of the Season-Nature Walk w/Mass Audubon

 Please join us on Tues. 11/16 from 10-11:30 for a 'Signs of the Season' walk with the Mass. Audubon in Topsfield. The cost is $11 per adult and child combo; additional children (walkers) are $5. Keep an eye out for your evite with more details.


Reminder - Brian Doser @ Playgroup - Nov. 11th

Please remember that Brian Doser will join playgroup, this Thursday, Nov. 11th for his monthly performance.  Bring the kids out for some fun singing and dancing with the Music Man.


Reminder - Just Desserts - Tomorrow, Nov. 9th


We hope that you will join us tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 9th, for a fun girls night out evening of cooking that will be sure to help get you into a festive holiday mood!  If you have not received your evite or if you have any questions, please contact  We hope that we'll see you there!


Wear Your Costumes to Playgroup

Tomorrow, October 28th, feel free to have your little ones wear their Halloween costumes to playgroup!

Member Appreciation Party -This Thursday!

Our annual member appreciation party will take place this Thursday, October 14th at 7:30. What a great way to catch up with old friends and make some new ones! Please contact the girls night out committee ( if you didn't receive your Evite or with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Brian Doser Returns to Playgroup-Oct. 7th

On Thursday, October 7th Brian Doser a.k.a the "Music Man" will be at playgroup at 11:00AM. Playgroup will still be from 9:30-11:30, but we will clean up the toys about 5 minutes before Brian gets there. Brian will perform at playgroup on the first Thursday of each month. It's always a fun time! Check out his website for more information:

Fall Pumpkin Festivals-This Saturday Oct. 2nd!

The MMC in conjunction with the Manchester Community Center and the Parks & Rec Dept is hosting a Pumpkin Festival at the community center this Saturday 10/2 from 10:00 until 12:00. There will be pumpkin decorating, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, face painting, cider, donuts and more! We hope you can join us for this fun free event.

Also, if the timing of our event doesn't work for your family, here is another event happening later in the day (or maybe you'd like to do both): Greenbelt's Fall Festival - The Essex County Greenbelt Association is pleased to host its FREE annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 2nd from noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Cox Reservation. This day of FREE traditional family fun features pumpkin decorating, apple cider pressing, pony rides, hay rides, face painting, farm animals, an interactive snake show, chowder tasting by Woodman's of Essex and more!



Some of the finished products

Face Painting FunBudding artist


Sept 30th Playgroup at Iron Rail

Thursday, September 30th playgroup will meet at Iron Rail Cape Ann Gymnastics at 9:30 AM instead of the Community Center. Iron Rail's has invited us for a special Mom & Me Gymnastics session. They are located at 8 Kondelin Road, Magnolia

Russell Orchard Event a Success

Thanks to all who came out yesterday for a beautiful fall afternoon at Russell Orchard! It was the perfect fall day complete with the aroma of fresh cider donuts in the air. We hope that you & your little ones had a great time (and that they were nice and tired for bed!). We will post some photos in the near future so keep an eye out.

 Was this goat looking for some cider donuts, perhaps?

Show off!Hoping to feed the horse.

 All Aboard!