Nichole’s Picks 11/17 + 11/18

Pick #1:  It’s All About the Turkeys in Essex This Weekend

On Saturday, enjoy the Essex Turkey Scavenger Hunt thanks to the Essex Youth Commission.  1:00 at Essex Town Hall at 30 Martin Street.

Join us in a hunt for turkeys throughout Essex and a chance to win a free Thanksgiving Turkey. Meet at Town Hall for the clues and work with your family or a group of friends to find all the hidden turkeys.

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And then on Sunday enjoy the Annual Turkey Trot 5K Race and Fun Walk. The Race begins at 1:00


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Pick #2:  The North Shore Food + Gift Emporium

Sunday, November 18th 10:00-4:00 at the Turner Hill Estate in Ipswich

See their Facebook page HERE

Reserve Your Free Ticket HERE

The most delicious event of the season celebrating 4 years. No, we are—still—not a holiday craft fair. Think of us more as a vibrant marketplace nestled in the rooms of a beautiful historic mansion.

This event is a celebration of food + gifts made by local passionate individuals (we consider them courageous, as well). We’ve procured 50 deliciously talented makers and have brought them together for a day of tasting + shopping.

Who knew there were so many talented entrepreneurs in our midst? Honestly, we feel like this area has some pretty awesome local businesses. Why not create an event to celebrate them + showcase their goods?! Boom . . . the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium is born.

Come taste + shop from over 50 local food + fine gift makers—even more than last year! Sweet, savory, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy, colorful, festive, shiny, fragrant, unique . . . you name it, we’ll have it. This event is designed to bring out the fun lovin’ foodie + savvy shopper in everybody.

Hosted at the gorgeous historic Turner Hill mansion in Ipswich, the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium will be the perfect event to get a head start on your—dare we say—holiday shopping. But don’t be dismayed, you’ll easily find something for everyone on your list . . . including something for yourself!

This FREE community event is created by two friends who share a deep love for the North Shore + for local entrepreneurs:

Lauren Guley
Creator of Now & Zen “Planting Ideas”
Jessica Brand
Cofounder of the online magazine,


Pick #3:  Opening Weekend at the MarketStreet Rink

MarketStreets ice skating rink now boasts a warming room where skaters can don their skates away from the elements and hop inside when the weather gets a bit too chilly for extended ice skating.


As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

One thought on “Nichole’s Picks 11/17 + 11/18

  1. Once again these are excellent picks starting with the 5k make room the food to follow and burn it off later at the rink what an order indeed! Thanks Nicole. 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂 !


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