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Events Calendar — 219 events

Domestic Bliss Gallery Walk

Saturday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Gov. John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Artists Karen Battles and Leslie Lyman present a tour of the exhibition Domestic Bliss: Discarded, Remembered, and Imagined.

Free with museum admission.

Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 for more information.

Conservation Close-Up at Beauport

Thursday, July 28, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.
 
Enjoy a special, in-depth tour of Beauport from a conservator's point of view. Historic New England staff experts share the practical and ethical conservation issues raised by Beauport and other complex house museums.

Learn about the choices conservators face when preserving a variety of objects at Beauport, including Chinoiserie wallpaper, kintsugi repaired Japanese pottery, antique furniture, glassware, electrified railroad lanterns, and French toleware.


$20 Historic New England members
$35 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 or or buy online.

Movies at the Mansion, Casablanca

Thursday, July 28, 8:30 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Summer nights are perfect for an outdoor movie on the Lyman Estate grounds. Historic New England presents the classic romantic drama Casablanca on a big screen in the garden. Come early to walk the landscape or have a picnic. From 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. explore the first floor of the 1793 mansion or shop at the historic Lyman Estate Greenhouses. At 7:30 p.m. enjoy musical entertainment by the Waltham High School show band.

Alcohol is not permitted. Refreshments, including popcorn, are available for sale. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of rain the movie will be shown indoors.

Sponsored by East Cambridge Savings Bank, with support from Waltham Tourism Council and Watertown Savings Bank.

Please call 617-994-5912 for more information.

Farm Friends at Casey Farm, Week 3

Week 3: July 25 - 29

Ages 5 - 6

This week-long experience keeps young campers active and engaged in hands-on, outdoor farm fun. Each day campers interact with the farm animals, join in age-appropriate games and crafts, and participate in farm activities. Throughout the week, campers go letter boxing or on a scavenger hunt, explore the shoreline at Narragansett Bay, make candles and soap, enjoy a lifeguard-supervised swim time at Narrow River, take an authentic hayride, and make old-fashioned food. Campers pick their own daily snack fresh from the farm's fruit and veggie crops. Other activities include collecting eggs, playing farm games, watering the garden, feeding the animals, and making unique crafts to take home.

Offered Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Additional sessions available:

Week 4: August 1 - 5
Week 5: August 8 - 12

Casey Farm CSA members or families registering a second child are entitled to a $20 discount. Please use coupon code CSA or 2CHILD at checkout to claim the discount.

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Growing Together at Casey Farm, Week 3

Week 3: July 25- July 29

Ages 6 - 8

Campers experience work and play from a farmer's point of view: helping care for our animal's daily needs, collecting and washing eggs, watering the gardens, and having good old-fashioned fun. Children participate in farm-related crafts, games, and activities in our distinctive farm setting. In addition, throughout the week campers enjoy a hayride to Narrow River for supervised swim time at the waterfront, play historic games and make historic crafts, get hands-on experiences with our farm animals, hike to Narragansett Bay and hunt for crabs, and have fun in the sun. The week's activities culminate in a fun-filled day of making ice cream, butter, candles, and soap, and participating in the ever-popular camp-wide Egg Drop.

Offered Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Additional weeks available:

Week 4: August 1 - 5
Week 5: August 8 - 12

Casey Farm CSA members or families registering a second child are entitled to a $20 discount. Please use coupon code CSA or 2CHILD at checkout to claim the discount.

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Farm Explorers at Casey Farm, Week 3

Week 3: July 25 - 29

Ages 9 - 11

This week-long camp for our most experienced campers has children exploring far and wide on Casey Farm's three hundred acres. Campers hunt for frogs and tadpoles at the pond, learn about wild animals on a hike through our fields and forests, play nature games, and hike down to Narragansett Bay to investigate the shoreline and get their hands dirty hunting for crabs. Groups take a hay ride down to Narrow River where they enjoy a supervised swim, and every day they help feed and care for a different farm animal. Kids also learn how to write using quill pens, undertake a bug hunt, learn how to make a fire, and make a weaving to take home. Crafts include nature prints, kaleidoscopes, tribal rainsticks, animal print molds, tie-dye, rock painting, and historic toy making.


Offered Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Additional weeks are available:

Week 4: August 1 - 5
Week 5: August 8 - 12

Casey Farm CSA members or families registering a second child are entitled to a $20 discount. Please use coupon code CSA or 2CHILD at checkout to claim the discount.

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Feast for the Farms

Friday, July 29, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

Benefiting the preservation and care of Casey Farm and Watson Farm, and the educational programs offered at the farms.

Enjoy festive cocktails and dinner featuring locally sourced cuisine, live music, and good company set amongst the lush fields and gardens of Casey Farm.

Space is limited. Buy tickets or become a sponsor online, or call 617-994-5934.

Vintage Base Ball Double-Header Game

Portsmouth Rockingham vs. Lynn Live Oaks

Sunday, July 31, 11:00 a.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.

Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of teams of the Essex Base Ball Association, the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.

Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.

In partnership with Essex Base Ball Association and Ipswich Ale Brewery.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Please call 978-462-2634 for more information or buy online.

Yoga in the Garden, July 31

Sunday, July 31, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

Enjoy a Sunday morning vinyasa flow yoga class with Yoga in ME in the lush gardens of historic Hamilton House. Overlooking the Salmon Falls River, this location offers summer relaxation at its best.

Presented in partnership with Yoga in ME.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Drop-ins welcome. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information or buy online.

Farm Adventures at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.

$200 Historic New England members, $260 nonmembers (includes Household membership)

For campers ages 9-11
Kids investigate fields, gardens, and animals while discovering the wonders of farm life at the 230-acre Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. They ride a hay-wagon and explore neighboring resources such as Plum Island Airfield, Mass Audobon's Joppa Flats Education Center, and Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Pack a lunch and get ready for an adventure.

Refund policy: Cancellations at least one month prior to the program receive a full refund, minus a $25 registration fee per child.

Visit the Farm Adventures Summer Enrichment Program web page or call 978-462-2634 for more information.

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Events Calendar — 219 events