Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home each time and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions!  Free, no reservations required.  Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center (244 Central St., Saugus). Questions? Contact Tracy Lindboe at theresa_lindboe@nps.gov or call (781) 233-0050. See full schedule below:

June 19: Go on a scavenger hunt to find out what kinds of animals that live in the park. Then, make a mask of your favorites! (Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies).

July 17: Receive a Junior Ranger hat and badge and learn about the special places our park protects. Visit the Iron Works House then design your own park Arrowhead to show what you care most about. (Book: Hello National Parks by Martha Zschock).

August 15: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of our largest tools, the bellows! Then, use modeling clay to create your own “iron” creations to take home. (Book: Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia).

September 11: Dig up objects that tell us about the history of Saugus in our archaeology box! Draw a picture of your findings to go in our museum case. Then, see some real artifacts in our museum. (Book: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke).

October 23: Become an iron worker and mix play ingredients together to make iron. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate how to make a nail in our blacksmith shop. Then make a popsicle puppet of an iron worker to take home. (Book: Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell).

 

 

 

Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home each time and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions!  Free, no reservations required.  Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center (244 Central St., Saugus). Questions? Contact Tracy Lindboe at theresa_lindboe@nps.gov or call (781) 233-0050. See full schedule below:

June 19: Go on a scavenger hunt to find out what kinds of animals that live in the park. Then, make a mask of your favorites! (Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies).

July 17: Receive a Junior Ranger hat and badge and learn about the special places our park protects. Visit the Iron Works House then design your own park Arrowhead to show what you care most about. (Book: Hello National Parks by Martha Zschock).

August 15: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of our largest tools, the bellows! Then, use modeling clay to create your own “iron” creations to take home. (Book: Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia).

September 11: Dig up objects that tell us about the history of Saugus in our archaeology box! Draw a picture of your findings to go in our museum case. Then, see some real artifacts in our museum. (Book: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke).

October 23: Become an iron worker and mix play ingredients together to make iron. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate how to make a nail in our blacksmith shop. Then make a popsicle puppet of an iron worker to take home. (Book: Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell).

 

 

 

Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home each time and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions!  Free, no reservations required.  Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center (244 Central St., Saugus). Questions? Contact Tracy Lindboe at theresa_lindboe@nps.gov or call (781) 233-0050. See full schedule below:

June 19: Go on a scavenger hunt to find out what kinds of animals that live in the park. Then, make a mask of your favorites! (Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies).

July 17: Receive a Junior Ranger hat and badge and learn about the special places our park protects. Visit the Iron Works House then design your own park Arrowhead to show what you care most about. (Book: Hello National Parks by Martha Zschock).

August 15: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of our largest tools, the bellows! Then, use modeling clay to create your own “iron” creations to take home. (Book: Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia).

September 11: Dig up objects that tell us about the history of Saugus in our archaeology box! Draw a picture of your findings to go in our museum case. Then, see some real artifacts in our museum. (Book: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke).

October 23: Become an iron worker and mix play ingredients together to make iron. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate how to make a nail in our blacksmith shop. Then make a popsicle puppet of an iron worker to take home. (Book: Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell).

 

 

 

Misselwood Concours d’Elegance 2017

Bring the whole family to an event unlike any other! Every July the Misselwood Estate hosts rare, unique, and vintage automobiles from across the country. The Atlantic Ocean serves as the perfect backdrop for the most scenic concours show on the East Coast. Fashion shows, live music, art, premier vendors, food, drinks, and our VIP Pavilion make this an event you don’t want to miss!

9:00am – VIP ticket holders can access the show field
10:00am – General Admission tickets holders can access the show field
11am to 2pm – VIP Luncheon
12pm & 1:30pm – Fashion Shows on the Misselwood House Terrace
2:30pm – Award Ceremony Begins

Event is held rain or shine. Free Parking on campus with shuttle service. General Admission Tickets are available at the door. VIP Ticket sales end on July 17, 2017.

All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT ENDICOTT COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.

Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home each time and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions!  Free, no reservations required.  Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center (244 Central St., Saugus). Questions? Contact Tracy Lindboe at theresa_lindboe@nps.gov or call (781) 233-0050. See full schedule below:

June 19: Go on a scavenger hunt to find out what kinds of animals that live in the park. Then, make a mask of your favorites! (Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies).

July 17: Receive a Junior Ranger hat and badge and learn about the special places our park protects. Visit the Iron Works House then design your own park Arrowhead to show what you care most about. (Book: Hello National Parks by Martha Zschock).

August 15: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of our largest tools, the bellows! Then, use modeling clay to create your own “iron” creations to take home. (Book: Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia).

September 11: Dig up objects that tell us about the history of Saugus in our archaeology box! Draw a picture of your findings to go in our museum case. Then, see some real artifacts in our museum. (Book: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke).

October 23: Become an iron worker and mix play ingredients together to make iron. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate how to make a nail in our blacksmith shop. Then make a popsicle puppet of an iron worker to take home. (Book: Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell).

 

 

 

See Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the North Shore Music Theatre

The North Shore Music Theatre is currently presenting its production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with matinee and evening performances through July 30. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, the story of Beauty and the Beast has captivated audiences around the world through both the film and live theatre productions.

A night out for the whole family, Beauty and the Beast offers musical numbers you know and love including Beauty and the Beast, Gaston, and Human Again, along with the fan-favorite song and dance routine of Be Our Guest. You’re sure to find yourself singing along as Lumiere serves the “grey stuff” while an entire dining room of twirling napkins, silverware kick-lines, and champagne dancers make their way around the stage. Gaston and LeFou, and the Silly Girls will have you laughing throughout the entire performance, while Mrs. Potts sets the scene for Belle and the Beast’s dance in the ballroom, featuring exquisite costuming details as Belle’s dress glitters around the stage. Perfect for a family outing or a date night, Beauty and the Beast will continue to thrill audiences through July 30.

Rose Hemingway (Belle) with Tyler Roberts (Fork) and Justin Ronald Mock (Spoon) in North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST running thru July 30. Photos © Paul Lyden

In celebration of Beauty and the Beast the theatre concessions offer the Enchanted Rose specialty cocktail made with Ilauri Spumante Brut Rose Wine, Monin Rose Syrup, and club soda, available prior to each performance and during intermission. For family-friendly themed dining, visit the theatre on select days to enjoy a meal at the Backstage Bistro with characters from the story like Belle, and the Beast or Gaston. Reservations are required for character dining, and may be made by calling 978-232-7200.

The North Shore Music Theatre’s production is directed by Michael Heitzman (Shrek and Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and features a standout cast of characters including: Belle, played by Rose Hemingway (Sophie, Mamma Mia and Lauren, Kinky Boots), the Beast, played by Stephen Cerf (Jersey Boys, Motown the Musical, Spamalot), Gaston, played by Taylor Crousore (Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and Harold Hill, The Music Man), Lumiere, played by Benjamin Howes (Shrek the Musical and Disney’s Mary Poppins), Cogsworth, played by Phillip Taratula (Tink! and Two Gentlemen of Verona), and Mrs. Potts, played by Christiane Noll (Elf, Chaplin, and Ragtime). Complete casting information is available at NSMT.org.

Taylor Crousore (Gaston) and the cast of North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST running thru July 30. Photos © Paul Lyden

Future Productions

For a later trip to Salem, be sure to check out the coming productions at the North Shore Music Theatre. Later this summer the theatre hosts a production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, which will run August 15 – 27. For a fall visit, catch a performance of Evita, from September 26 – October 8, and follow your Halloween celebrations with a night out at 42nd Street, October 31 – November 12.

If you’re planning a winter visit to Salem, don’t miss the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol featuring David Coffee (Maurice in Beauty and the Beast) as he continues his tradition of taking on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The theatre also offers concerts and special children’s programming through the rest of the 2017 season, with a full list of performances available at NSMT.org.

Stephen Cerf as Beast in North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST running thru July 30. Photos © Paul Lyden

About the North Shore Music Theatre

Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts is located just five miles north of Salem. The theatre has held a distinction as one of the most attended theatres in New England since its opening production of Kiss Me, Kate in 1955. Since then, the theatre has been the recipient of numerous awards and multiple Independent Reviewers of New England and Best of the North Shore awards, and it continues this legacy today with annual performances of musicals, concerts, children’s productions, and A Christmas Carol.

Directions from Salem

The theatre is located at 62 Dunham Road in Beverly, MA and is best accessed from Salem by car or taxi. Coming from Route 128 North, take Exit 19 for Sohier Road/Brimbal Ave, and follow the signs for Beverly. At the first traffic circle, take the second exit toward Sohier Road. Continue to the second traffic circle, and take the second exit toward Brimbal Ave, then turn right onto Dunham Road and follow the signs for the theatre. Preferred parking ($10) and complimentary parking are available.

Massachusetts History Comes Alive! at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Meet militia re-enactors from two time periods and participate in pike and musket drills, dress like a colonist and end the day with musket firing demonstrations (3:30 pm). We are teaming up with the Saugus Public Library for a fun day of living history to support and inspire our young readers! The great state of Massachusetts; its heroes and history is the theme of the Saugus Summer Reading Program!

The Salem Trayned Band recreates the dress and drill of the first militia company in Massachusetts: 1629 – 1637 and the Lexington Minute Men portray those in the company who served valiantly throughout the American Revolution: 1775 -1781.

This is a collaborative program with the Saugus Public Library to support and inspire our young readers! The great state of Massachusetts; its heroes and history is the theme of the Saugus Public Schools Summer Reading Program!

Schedule of Events:
11:00am-3:00pm
Visit with members of the Salem Trayned Band
3:30pm-4:30pm
Program and Musket Firing Demonstration with the Lexington Minute Men and the Salem Trayned Band

Events are free and open to the public. Rain date is July 19. For more information please call 781-233-0050 or visit NPS.gov/SAIR

Sail Boston 2017 with Schooner FAME

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Sail Boston 2017, Schooner FAME sets sail for Boston at 9:00 am to view the Tall Ships docked through the city’s waterfront. More tall ships are expected for this celebration than for any previous Sail Boston event! Be sure to charge those camera batteries and come prepared with sunscreen and a lunch for this day-long sailing event. As always, snacks and drinks will be available for sale.

Tickets ($85 for adults, $75 for children/military) may be purchased online at SchoonerFame.com.

Sail Boston 2017 with Schooner FAME

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Sail Boston 2017, Schooner FAME sets sail for Boston at 9:00 am to view the Tall Ships docked through the city’s waterfront. More tall ships are expected for this celebration than for any previous Sail Boston event! Be sure to charge those camera batteries and come prepared with sunscreen and a lunch for this day-long sailing event. As always, snacks and drinks will be available for sale.

Tickets ($85 for adults, $75 for children/military) may be purchased online at SchoonerFame.com.

Preschoolers in the Park at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home each time and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions!  Free, no reservations required.  Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center (244 Central St., Saugus). Questions? Contact Tracy Lindboe at theresa_lindboe@nps.gov or call (781) 233-0050. See full schedule below:

June 19: Go on a scavenger hunt to find out what kinds of animals that live in the park. Then, make a mask of your favorites! (Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies).

July 17: Receive a Junior Ranger hat and badge and learn about the special places our park protects. Visit the Iron Works House then design your own park Arrowhead to show what you care most about. (Book: Hello National Parks by Martha Zschock).

August 15: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of our largest tools, the bellows! Then, use modeling clay to create your own “iron” creations to take home. (Book: Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia).

September 11: Dig up objects that tell us about the history of Saugus in our archaeology box! Draw a picture of your findings to go in our museum case. Then, see some real artifacts in our museum. (Book: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke).

October 23: Become an iron worker and mix play ingredients together to make iron. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate how to make a nail in our blacksmith shop. Then make a popsicle puppet of an iron worker to take home. (Book: Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell).

 

 

 

Sail Boston 2017 with Schooner FAME

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Sail Boston 2017, Schooner FAME sets sail for Boston at 9:00 am to view the Tall Ships docked through the city’s waterfront. More tall ships are expected for this celebration than for any previous Sail Boston event! Be sure to charge those camera batteries and come prepared with sunscreen and a lunch for this day-long sailing event. As always, snacks and drinks will be available for sale.

Tickets ($85 for adults, $75 for children/military) may be purchased online at SchoonerFame.com.

B.J. Thomas Benefit Concert for Salem Boys & Girls Club

Legendary pop singer B.J. Thomas is returning to New England in December for an encore performance to once again benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Thomas, a five-time Grammy Award winner, will perform all of his iconic pop, gospel and country hits, plus his Christmas favorites, in the benefit concert at the historic Chevalier Theatre in Medford on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.

Best known for his 1960s-70s No. 1 hits “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” and “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” Thomas performed at the Cabot Theatre in Beverly last October in a concert that raised more than $17,000 for the Salem Boys & Girls Club. The Medford concert, which will be Thomas’s first Boston-area appearance in more than 20 years, will also benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville.

Tickets for the B.J. Thomas concert range from $35 to $65 and are available through chevaliertheatre.com. Chevalier Theatre is located at 30 Forest St. in Medford Square, just a few blocks from Exit 32 on I-93. For additional information, call 781-391-7469.

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