Children & teens
M IS FOR MUSEUM: COLONIAL KIDS HELP AT HARVEST. Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Play with old-fashioned tools and experience children’s fall harvest chores in the Family Discovery Gallery. For children in preschool and older. Included with general admission. www.wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
TEEN BIRDING: DUCK! Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. During the autumn months, thousands of migratory waterfowl fly directly over the sanctuary as they travel from their summer breeding grounds in the North to their winter homes in the South. Each night, hundreds of ducks drop into Bunker Meadows to rest and refuel for their journey. Spend an evening with fellow teen birders to observe the magnificent spectacle of ducks coming in to roost. Suitable for teens ages 13 to 17. Meets in the Nature Center. $8 member, $10 nonmember. Registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
TOWNWIDE OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 to 7 p.m., downtown Danvers. The town of Danvers invites residents to its annual open house and celebration of National Fire Prevention and Public Power weeks. Transportation to the fire and police stations, library, town hall, senior center and electric division provided by the Salem Trolley. Parking is limited at all sites; use municipal parking area at senior center or across from town hall. Each stop will be educational and entertaining. Free. 978-777-0001, www.danvers.govoffice.com.
OPEN DOORS OF IPSWICH HOUSE TOUR. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside various homes in Ipswich. Tour features homes that represent a range of architectural styles, from first and second period up to the latest contemporary design, and will showcase Ipswich’s scenic countryside, salt marshes and historical places. $25/ticket, free for children under 12. All proceeds from the tour benefit the programs and services of the Ipswich Visitor Center, which also provides information to the general public about Ipswich’s history. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Friday, Oct. 11, at www.opendoorsofipswich.org, or on the morning of the event, from 9 a.m. to noon, by cash or check at the Ipswich Visitor Center, Hall Haskell House, 36 S. Main St., Ipswich. www.OpenDoorsofIpswich.org.