Calendar

Apr
18
Fri
Crazy Hat Dance @ Northeast Arc's Center for Developmental Excellence
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s April so bring out the jester in you for our CrAzY hat dance! Bring the silliest, weirdest and most fun hat to the dance and show off your style with confidence! If you do not have a wacky hat, that’s ok! We have some for you to try on!

Apr
19
Sat
Sing and Play Together @ Northeast Arc's Center for Developmental Excellence
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

For children ages 3 to 12

Come sing along with new friends in this music therapy group that focuses on language and communication skills. Designed for children with emerging and developing verbal skills to participate in a supportive and therapeutic group activity, group members will be encouraged to communicate and participate using multi-sensory systems that work best for them. Goals for this group will include choice making, supported instrument play, vocal responses to music, and increased awareness of self and others. Parent participation is required for this session.

Thanks to support from DDS, this program is being offered free of charge to eligible individuals on the north shore: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Hathorne, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, South Hamilton, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham and West Lynn.

Music, Friends & Me! @ Northeast Arc's Center for Developmental Excellence
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

For youth ages 13 and above

Do you love listening to music? Want to learn how to play some instruments and even make  your own songs? You will have a great time jamming and meeting new people who share your passion for music. We will listen to our favorite tunes, record new songs, and have a great time rocking out! Important life skills such as group cooperation, effective communication, improvisation skills, self-expression and self-confidence will also be addressed. Participants will be able to make new friends and develop love for music. Parent participation is required for this session; we hope to be able to phase this out as the group forms.

Thanks to support from DDS, this program is being offered free of charge to eligible individuals on the north shore: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Hathorne, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, South Hamilton, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham and West Lynn.

Outing to Vernal Pool-ooza
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. Join us as we explore the pools at Agassiz Rock reservation, and learn how you can certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive to the participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools.

Ticket: TBD, we are trying to arrange for a reduced rate

Lunch : Bagged Lunch

For more information about Agassiz Rock, visit The Trustees of Reservation website.

Apr
22
Tue
Planet Gymnastics @ Planet Gymnastics
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For children ages 6 to 10. Pizza included!

To learn more about Planet Gymnastics, visit their website.

Tyngsboro Movie: Rio 2 @ AMC Theaters
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Snacks provided for kids only.

Apr
23
Wed
Jump On In @ Jump On In
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us in a private and safe environment where children can burn some energy playing, sliding and jumping on inflatable equipment and trampolines.

Siblings welcome!

Pre-registration required; contact Autism Support Center staff at the phone number or email address above.

For more information about Jump On In, visit their website.

Apr
24
Thu
10th Annual Bike Clinic @ Proctor School
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

For kids ages 5 and above. For details and registration form, contact Autism Support Center staff at the phone number or email address above.

Apr
25
Fri
Kite-Making Workshop @ ArcWorks Community Art Center
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A hands-on kite-making workshop with kite expert Don McCasland. Northeast Arc will supply the materials, you supply the creativity—and bring your kite home ready to fly!

Outdoor Game Night @ Northeast Arc's Center for Developmental Excellence
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tonight will be the first night that we go outside for game night! Bring your jacket as we run around with our friends and play various activities that have been set up by our wonderful recreation staff! At the end of the night, enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies with friends as a cozy warm-up!