Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mother Daughter Trip to N ew York City

As mentioned in the July 2009 issue, "Vacation One-on-One," read "Plan your Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trip to New York City," by Carrie Wattu.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Free Weekends at Salem Maritime 2009

Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be waiving its tour fees for three weekends this summer, in accordance with the National Park Service’s decision to waive entrance fees to the 147 national parks that charge an entrance fee. “Many Americans are facing tough economic challenges right now,” said Patricia Trap, Superintendent of Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. “There has never been a charge to enter the National Park Service property in Salem, but I wanted to open our historic buildings to families who otherwise might not take a guided tour of Salem Maritime with one of our wonderful Park Rangers.”

The three fee free weekends are:

June 20-21, so that Americans will have a chance to celebrate Father’s Day in the National Parks.
July 18-19
August 15-16

Tours of Salem Maritime start from the Orientation Center, 193 Derby Street. Tour size is limited, and tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you can’t visit during the fee free weekends, there are free activities every day of the week at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. On Derby Street, the historic wharves are open 24 hours a day and the grounds around the historic buildings, including the garden behind the Derby House and the Public Stores and Scale House exhibits are open from early morning until dusk. Free films on the history of Salem and Essex County are available at the Salem Visitor Center on 2 New Liberty Street, and the Salem Maritime NHS Orientation Center at 193 Derby Street. Free Junior Ranger programs are also available at the Orientation Center.

For more information, and a list of parks participating in the fee free weekends, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm. For more information on Salem Maritime NHS, visit www.nps.gov/sama.

Friday, July 3, 2009

19th Century C hildren's Circus in Amherst

Emily Dickinson Museum's 19th Century Children's Circus
July 11, 2009 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This event will be held Saturday July 11th from 1-4 PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum.

Location: Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst MA
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280 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Musical Soup Fest: July 25th!


Rhythm in the Roux…and Rock, and Funk…

CharacterCapers.com Formulates Fabulous First Fest

AMESBURY, MA-July 25, 2009 CharacterCapers.com will host Musical Soup Fest 2009, at Amesbury Sports Park, 12 South Hunt Rd, on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 2 PM, to benefit Amesbury for Africa. Fest-goers will be entertained by the Bruce Marshall Group and many others. Bruce is known for his work with Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Trucker Band, and his more recent collaborations with James Montgomery.

Marshall will be headlining while other area notables such as Ed Sheer and Mario Perrett of “The Love Dogs”, as well as Ken Clark of the “Ken Clark Organ Trio, jam or trade of stage time with area favorites including Sweet Willie D, Abbie Barrett, the Toni Knott Band and others.

Musical Soup Fest was created by Lucia Vaughn of CharacterCapers.com, to promote the comedic, poetic, and musical talents in the Boston, North Shore and New England creativity bank, across many genres. The event will include a marketplace, food and fun activities for all ages. Amesbury Sports Park boasts the largest soccer facility in New England, OGO, and winter and summer tubing. Proceeds will benefit Amesbury for Africa.

Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Musical Soup Fest 2009 Tickets and $12 at the door or by calling Lucia at 603 396-4001