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April 10, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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MEET THE BABY CHICKS. Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Children of all ages are invited to meet the baby chicks at the farm. Mrs. Green will also lead a children’s scavenger hunt. Free. 978-468-2277.

FLY-FISHING WORKSHOP. Tuesday, April 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Capts. Derek Spingler and Nat Moody teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of fresh and salt water fly-fishing and casting. Time for attendees to try casting. Topics covered include fly rod selection, reels, lines, fly selection for salt and fresh, knot tying and leader designs. Space is limited; registration is required at 978-468-5577 or rshea@mvlc.org. Funded by the Friends.

SPYING ON SPRING PEEPERS. Saturday, April 12, 7 to 9 p.m., The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. In the early evening darkness, attendees will quietly make their way through the dunes to the bogs and puddles that serve as breeding pools for tiny frogs, and hope to catch a glimpse of them as they call to find a mate. The chorus of the spring peepers means winter is finally coming to an end; these creatures are among the very first to call and breed in the spring. TTOR members: $8/adult, $4/child; nonmembers: $10/adult, $5/child. Details and reservations at www.thetrustees.org/castlehill, or 978-356-4351, ext. 4052.

FULL MOON AND FOLKLORE HIKE. Tuesday, April 15, 8 to 10 p.m., The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. According to “The Farmer’s Almanac,” April’s Full Pink Moon heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon. Bring your own fun facts and folklore to share around the bonfire at the end of the hike. $15/Trustees members, $20/nonmembers. Program suggested for ages 13 and older. Details and reservations at www.thetrustees.org/castlehill, or 978-356-4351, ext. 4052.

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