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June 2017

Get Outside this Summer on a Guided Walking Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 10:00 am

Take in some Gloucester history through the lens of art, history and culture GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 23, 2017) – The Cape Ann Museum is again offering a series of guided walking tours on Friday and Saturday mornings during the months of June, July and August. Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum, 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester and last about 1½ hours (participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time). Tours are held rain…

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Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore

Free - $12
June 3 - October 29

In the years immediately following the Civil War, Cape Ann set out on a path that would make it one of New England’s most vibrant and influential art colonies of the early 20th century. As the foundation on which this growth took place was broad, with countless artists working in a myriad of media, no one trend or style would come to dominate the emerging colony. There did arise, however, a fascination with capturing the “American Scene” as embodied on…

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July 2017

Bit Bar Summer Pinball Selfie League

Free
July 1 @ 12:00 am - August 27 @ 12:00 am

Welcome to the Summer Bit Bar pinball selfie league! Post a photo of your best high score on each of Bit Bar’s five pinball machines on the Facebook event page to be entered into the league! At the end of summer the top scoring players will be entered into the finals tournament to win Bit Bar gift cards and other fabulous prizes! Players of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Rules- To submit a score post a…

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Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

July 8 - August 27

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season Special concert by Jonathan Edwards This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts and making his MAC debut Jonathan Edwards, the American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine.” The popular Bobby Keyes Trio will open the MAC Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, ushering in a new season with…

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Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - August 27 @ 10:00 pm

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season Special concert by Jonathan Edwards This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts and making his MAC debut Jonathan Edwards, the American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine.” The popular Bobby Keyes Trio will open the MAC Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, ushering in a new season with something…

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Sunday Funday Brunch Cruise

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - August 27 @ 2:00 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE Sundays 12-2pm July 9-August 27 This summer, Sunday Funday right with our weekly brunch cruise.   Live music, sun and a salty breeze – what more could you ask for on a summer Sunday?  Cool off with a refreshing beverage from our make-your-own tropical mimosa and bloody mary bar. 978-825-0001 Mahicruises.com

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August 2017

Summer Soccer at Hobbs Playground

$80
August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 12:15 pm

Before it’s back to school, come kick it with Super Soccer Stars! Join us at our brand new location, Hobbs Playground in Marblehead. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, August 8th – 29th, and Saturdays, August 5th – 26th. Kick and Play Parent & me pre-soccer and movement for ages 12-24 months 9:00 – 9:40am Ages 3-Young 4 9:50 – 10:35am Ages 2-3 10:40 – 11:25 Ages 4-5 11:25am – 12:15pm For more information and to enroll your child, visit…

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the North Shore Music Theatre

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm

AUGUST 15 – AUGUST 27 It’s Alive! From the creators of Broadway‘s record-breaking musical comedy sensation, The Producers, comes YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels to Transylvania to complete the masterwork of his grandfather by bringing a corpse to life. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a scientifically proven, monstrously good…

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The Revivalists, American Authors and New Politics to Headline ALT Rocks Boston 2017

Free
August 17 @ 11:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Revivalists, American Authors and New Politics to Headline ALT Rocks Boston 2017 Presented by RCN, Series Kicks Off August 17, 2017 in Copley Square Boston, MA (July 19, 2017): ALT 92.9, Boston’s Alternative Radio announces The Revivalists, American Authors and New Politics will headline ALT Rocks Boston 2017. The radio station’s free summer concert series, presented by RCN, will include two shows at Copley Square Park on August 17th and August 31st as well as a first time performance…

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Starship Bridge Simulator

Free
August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bit Bar will be turned into the bridge of a starship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control officers, and together operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens! Cockpit space is limited and will be made available on a first-come first-served basis. Enlistment periods are expected to last around 30 minutes, though premature death is, of course, a strong possibility.

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PAGU Luau

$45.00
August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday, August 24th, PAGU will host a summer luau on the patio with all-you-can-eat suckling pig slow-roasted in traditional Spanish style and various signature PAGU side dishes. In addition, there will be tiki drinks and tiki music to drum up a festive island feel!

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Best of the North Shore 2017

$90
August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Best of the North Shore celebration brings to life August 2017 “Best of” issue. The annual insider’s guide to the year’s newest and buzziest arrivals. Party the night away along the water at the White Court Estate. Indulge in crave-worthy food and craze-worthy cocktails with a high-energy crowd of the north shores most fabulous. Plates stay full and glasses stay filled, with bites from the finest restaurants and caterers. Sway to the best beats with live entertainment all night…

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Best of the North Shore 2017

$90 - $150
August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The 12th annual Best of the North Shore (BONS) Awards celebrates the magazine’s editors’ and readers’ picks for the North Shore’s best dining, nightlife, entertainment venues, shopping, spas, and services. Each year, local businesses and events are nominated and voted on by the editors and readers of Northshore. Over 155,000 votes were tabulated to determine this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards and more than 250 organizations are recognized as BONS 2017 winners across 170 sub-categories. Several new subcategories were also added…

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Sea to Supper Celebration

$75.00
August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Angela Sanfilippo, President, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, will be guest of honor at this dinner event, a fundraiser for the non-profit Fishing Partnership Support Services. Celebration will feature local, fresh seafood prepared by Todd Snopkowski of Snapchef, fine wines, tributes to Cape Ann fishermen, and more. Tickets: $75. Go to: sea-to-supper.eventbrite.com, or call 978-821-1590.

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Rebel Shakespeare Company and Marblehead Little Theatre Present King Lear

$15
August 24 @ 7:30 pm - August 26 @ 7:30 pm

Marblehead Little Theatre and Rebel Shakespeare Company once again join forces this summer. We are thrilled to announce the upcoming production of  King Lear to be performed at the Marblehead Little Theatre. The Tragedy of King Lear ties together domestic and political crises. While the setting of the play is far removed from both Shakespeare’s times and ours, the stories of Lear and Gloucester suffering at the hands of their children and losing both personal and civil power reflect anxieties…

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Antique & Classic Boat Festival

August 26 - August 27

alem Harbor will come alive the weekend of August 26-27 as a fleet of striking vintage sailboats and motoryachts sail into Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina for the 35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival. The public will have the rare chance to see these extraordinary private yachts up close, talk with their owners and even get to board some for a personal tour.  Another treat will be a free boat ride! Inaugurated by the Festival last year, the rides were…

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Healthy Living Expo

Free
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Healthy Living Expo at Holy Family Hospital/Haverhill 140 Lincoln Ave, Haverhill, Ma on Saturday, August 26th. Join us for a FREE community BBQ, visit with wellness vendors and learn more about health, fitness, nutrition, financial wellness, emotional wellness and living green!

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Open House at the Stevens-Coolidge Place

$5 - $13
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Step back into the 1920s during this season’s monthly Open Houses at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. Curious to see the full house? Join us for full house tours being offered every half hour from 10am to 2pm on a first come, first serve basis. The last house tour will begin around 1:30. The tours will bring you through the whole house and will lead you in the story of Helen and John Coolidge. Guided tours of our gardens are also available…

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the area surrounding the Museum on this walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions in the first decades of the 20th century. His paintings from this period capture the local landscape and architecture in a loosely rendered, light filled style and are considered by many to be some of his finest works. The Museum offers a number of different outdoor…

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The Stevens-Coolidge Place Open House

$5 - $13
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Step back into the 1920s during this season’s monthly Open Houses at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover. Curious to see the full house? Join us for full house tours being offered every half hour from 10am to 2pm on a first come, first serve basis. The last house tour will begin around 1:30. The tours will bring you through the whole house and will lead you in the story of Helen and John Coolidge. Guided tours of our gardens…

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Family Adventure Kayaking Programs

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Adventure Kayaking Programs Saturday, June 24th 10:30-12:30 Saturday, July 8th 10:30-12:30 Saturday, August 26th 2:00-4:00  The National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and paddle board experiences for families.  Adults enjoy a maritime history kayak tour in Salem Harbor with a National Park Service Ranger and a Coast to Coast Paddle Guide while kids have a stand up paddle board lesson and engage in…

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Flower Crown Making at the Stevens-Coolidge Place

$5 - $10
August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come cut your own flowers at our Flower Fields Cutting Garden and then use them to create a beautiful flower crown. We will have all the supplies and instructions you need to learn how to make a beautiful floral crown of your own design. Participants of all ages and genders encouraged to attend! Leave feeling fabulous and with the skills to craft future headpieces from your own garden blooms.

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Worship at Lynch Park (BYO picnic)

Free
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join First Baptist Church for this special service at Lynch Park! (And bring your own picnic lunch.) We are a Welcoming and Affirming congregation where ALL are welcome! Gathering together for times of worship offers us the opportunity to center ourselves in the midst of a busy world, to renew our strength, to respond to God’s loving and leading call to love the challenges before us. In worship, we find strength in one another, in our faith, in the scripture,…

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Watercolor Painting on Yupo Paper Demonstration

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watercolor Painting on Yupo Paper Demonstration with Anita Helen Cohen Sunday, August 27 1:00 – 3:00 pm Marblehead Arts Association King Hooper Mansion 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead MA 01945 Free and Open to All  

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“A Salute to Veterans” with Don Campbell on Aug. 27

August 27 @ 2:00 pm

The Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series is proud to conclude its Silver Jubilee season with “A Salute to Veterans,” a concert thanking our veterans and their families for their service. Area veterans and Gold Star Families are invited to attend “A Salute to Veterans” with singer-songwriter Don Campbell on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. upon registration at their local Senior Center. All veterans will have free admission thanks to the generous donations of area businesses, organizations and individuals…

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The Disney Afternoon Trivia

Free
August 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

‘Sup you extreme 90’s kids? Relive your glory days with this television trivia extravaganza. Gaming related physical challenge will provide the tie breaker. Arrive early for good seats. Bit Bar is 21+ after 8pm.

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September 2017

River Walk and Brewery Social

September 1 @ 5:00 pm

East Coast Greenway Alliance and the Mystic River Watershed Association are hosting a 3-mile leisurely walk on the Wellington Greenway on September 1. Meet at 5:00 pm at the Public Boat Launch at the Mystic River Boat Club (451 Fellsway, Medford, MA 02155). The walk will be followed by a brewery social at Idle Hands Craft Ales at 89 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148 The event is part of the East Coast River Relay, a 10-week series of events which…

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The Farmer’s Table

$85
September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass. $65 Historic New England members $85 nonmembers Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner with cider, ale, and wine pairings prepared by Carry Out Cafe using produce grown by the Colby family at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. This event highlights the farmers who kept this rich land cultivated in the twentieth century. The Stekionis family lived and worked at the farm from 1913 until 1994, while Dick Walsh…

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Flower Crown Making

$5 - $10
September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come cut your own flowers at the Flower Fields Cutting Garden at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover and then use them to create a beautiful flower crown. We will have all the supplies and instructions you need to learn how to make a beautiful floral crown of your own design. Participants of all ages and genders encouraged to attend! Leave feeling fabulous and with the skills to craft future headpieces from your own garden blooms.

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The Amazing Acro-cats in Arlington!

$19 - $39
September 2 @ 3:00 pm - September 4 @ 8:30 pm

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of REAL performing house cats. The Acro-cats experience all started with Chief Executive Human (CEH for short) and animal trainer Samantha Martin. She has not only rescued her own pets, but also has found happy homes for over 200 homeless cats and kittens. Using the magic of clicker training (a stress-free positive reinforcement method) Samantha and the cats take their newfound amazing abilities on the road, and tour…

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The Farmer’s Table

$85
September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass. $65 Historic New England members $85 nonmembers Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner with cider, ale, and wine pairings prepared by Carry Out Cafe using produce grown by the Colby family at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. This event highlights the farmers who kept this rich land cultivated in the twentieth century. The Stekionis family lived and worked at the farm from 1913 until 1994, while Dick Walsh…

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Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

$15 - $22
September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

​Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is an all-American classic sideshow, combining timeless acts of shock and amazement with a punk rock presentation and a dirty south attitude. The result is a uniquely modern experience; unlike anything else in today’s entertainment industry. Their edgy act that is part carnival freak show, part burlesque, will leave you on the edge of your seat and resisting the urge to cover your eyes, whether it’s pounding nails into their face, walking across broken glass, swallowing things…

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Super Soccer Stars Labor Day Clinics!

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

When school is out, soccer is in! Join us for special Labor Day clinics on Monday, September 4th. Fun in the Sun is 2 hours of exciting outdoor soccer fun for ages 2-5. Kick It Clinic is 4 hours of skill development for ages 6-12. Fun in the Sun clinics will be held at the following locations from 9:00 – 11:00am: Robbins Mill Field 61 Canterbury Hill Road, Acton, MA Payson Park 288 Payson Rd, Belmont, MA Hamilton Wenham Recreation…

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Domestic work in early New England

$7
September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SALEM — Anyone who’s seen “Downton Abbey” knows that domestic workers have stories to tell, regardless the size and wealth of the household. But in New England these stories have been as hidden as the back staircases domestic staff members were expected to use. Jennifer Pustz, Ph.D., former Historic New England historian, comes to The House of the Seven Gables on Wednesday, September 6, 6 p.m., to share stories she uncovered while working on her book, “Voices from the Back…

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Revolutionary Story Time

$5 - $10
September 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

NEW PROGRAM! Fire up your imagination! From 9:30am to 10:30am preschoolers (children 3-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join us at Folsom Tavern to read books relating to the Revolution, Colonial history, and beyond. Re-enactor and musician Mike Welch will share books, stories, crafts, music, and more. Due to the historic nature of the tavern, strollers are not allowed. Reservations required. Donations encourged. Join us at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH for this fun event!

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Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

$10
September 8 @ 4:00 pm - September 10 @ 6:00 pm

28TH Hampton Beach Seafood Festival September 8, 9, 10, 2017 Hours: Friday 4 to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. Come Sample Our World Famous SEAFOOD at New England’s Largest Beach Party! A unique spectacular event for the entire family! 60 Restaurants Serving an Abundance of Seafood AND MUCH MORE! 100’s of Merchants with End of Season Sidewalk sales! 80 Arts & Crafts Vendors Lobster Roll Eating Competition Kiddie Land Culinary Chef…

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Marblehead Little Theatre Presents “Buyer and Cellar” One Man Show

$25
September 8 @ 7:30 pm - September 9 @ 7:30 pm

“Buyer & Cellar” — The Hit One-Man Show — Coming to Marblehead Little Theatre Two Performances Only – September 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m. The winner of the 2014-2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, “Buyer & Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins is coming to Marblehead Little Theatre for two performances only, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9. The 90-minute one-man show was inspired by the true-life publication of a mega-star’s coffee-table book sharing her passion for architecture and…

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CAM Second Saturdays

Free
September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk and book reading with children’s book illustrator Susanna Natti. The second Saturday of every month is free from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.

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Lawn & Disorder Comedy Show

$20 - $29
September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Is your house a disaster? Is your yard a disgrace? Is your family crazy? Great! You are our people. Join us for the comedy of “Lawn & Disorder!” National headlining comedians Karen Morgan & Jim Colliton join together in this hilarious show about life as we know it: mowing grass, talking trash and better halves that make us laugh. Through stand-up comedy, audience participation and a crazy couples game show, Jim and Karen make us forget about the dirty dishes…

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Let’s Dance Boston

Free
September 13 - September 17

Dreaming of dancing out under the stars? The Celebrity Series of Boston invites dancers of all ages and abilities to grab their dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 13-17, 2017 for the return of Let’s Dance Boston, produced by the Celebrity Series of Boston. The event will include 4 consecutive nights of dynamic live music and a special Sunday afternoon dance along. There will be 5 different live bands throughout the event preceded by lessons from…

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