Nichole’s Picks 4/6 + 4/7

Pick #1:  Eric Jay Dolin: Black Flags, Blue Waters at the Sawyer Free Library

Eric Jay Dolin is the author of many non-fiction books. He will be presenting his latest book, Black flags Blue Water, the Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates! And who doesn’t love pirates!


CONTACT: Cindi Williams  978-281-9763
LOCATION: Main Floor


Pick #2: Parent/Child Build a Bluebird House

Celebrate spring by building a bluebird house with your child. We’ll supply all the materials and instruction to build a nest box for Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows. These wonderful nest boxes also attract Black-capped chickadees, Tufted Titmice, House Wrens, and woodpeckers. A short slide presentation will introduce families to the natural history and behavior of birds in Massachusetts, and we’ll discuss where and how to place your nest box. Dress for the weather because we will take a short walk to look and listen for bluebirds.


Members:Adult $20.00, Child free

Nonmembers:  Adult $24.00, Child free

Instructions and Directions:

Meets in the Barn. The fee is per family and includes one kit. Extra kits may be purchased for $12 each and must be ordered when you register. Please bring a hammer and dress for the weather.


Pick #3:  Big Apple Circus in Peabody

Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Many performances available including Sensory Friendly Performances



BIG APPLE CIRCUS is thrilled to announce that real-life wonder women will take the reins of the 41st season, led by new ringmaster Stephanie Monseu, for their annual Boston-area appearance, playing the Boston area this spring at Northshore Mall, Peabody.

Playing under the Big Top, the show will run from April 4 – May 5, 2019 and will feature a new Mirror Room VIP experience leading into the Big Top tent, with craft circus treats and entertainment for all ages.

World-renowned for its one-ring, intimate and artistic style – where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers – BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats in the ring and enough sizzle outside the ring to entertain guests from the very moment they enter.

This year, audiences will enter the BIG APPLE CIRCUS where adults and children alike will experience new pre-show thrills and sample a dizzying array of culinary delights! Upgrades to the food selection include bespoke, organic circus classics for all ages, and beer and wine for adults.

The 41st season promises another extraordinary show filled with BIG APPLE’s roster of superhero talents, ready to incite jaw-dropping awe and sheer joy in audiences of all ages.


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

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