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About Ipswich
Ipswich Massachusetts was settled in 1625 and is still home to 50 antique houses from the First Period (1625-1725)-more than any other town in New England. Ipswich is situated along Routes 1A and Route 133 and is also accessible from Route 1, which makes it conveniently and scenically located. Ipswich is surrounded by Essex, Rowley, Topsfield, Hamilton and Ipswich Bay.

Ipswich is home to beautiful Crane's Beach and the Crane Wildlife Refuge. The beach is long, clean and loaded with dunes! While in Ipswich be sure to visit Castle Hill with its views and Great House which reflects great wealth. Tours are offered and are an exceptional value. Another quick ride and close by is Great Neck and Little Neck which offers views across Ipswich Bay to Plum Island.

On the road to Crane's Beach you will come upon Russell's Orchard. Here you can pick your own fresh fruit in season (apples, strawberries, blueberries, etc.) or purchase them already hand picked for you. There are also hayrides, farm animals, a winery, an ice cream parlor and one of the best bakeries in the area. Mouth watering home made pies, strawberry shortcake, and cider doughnuts are available and well worth the trip!

DID YOU KNOW: That Ipswich is home to one of the few wolf sanctuaries in the United States? You can actually get close and not too personal with real live wolves living in captivity at Wolf Hollow. While visiting you are cautioned not to look a wolf in the eye or show him your teeth! But relax!! The North American Wolf Foundation contends that the wolf can co-exist with humans and other mammals. They just need to be understood and respected - Don't we all??!!

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When: Aug 6, 2016 12 AM in Ipswich, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 00 )
Farm Inspired Crafts for Kids
Join us in the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative with our Farm Educator. While the farm animals are hunkered down and the wild animals are hibernating, we will use the winter landscape as our inspiration. Hot chocolate will be available in the farm kitchen throughout the program. Please register for this program and then drop in between 9:300am-11am. Your crafting fun will take between 30-45 minutes so plan as you need for your schedule. Please note: you only need to register 1 ticket per child attending. Contact Information: 978.356.5728 x4118 crouillard@thetrustees.org

When: Feb 13, 2016 9 AM in Ipswich, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09 )
Chase the Gorilla Down Argilla
When: Apr 16, 2016 12 AM to Apr 17, 2016 12 AMin Ipswich, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00 )
Etruscan Places Painting the Salt Marshes of Ipswich, MA

Etruscan Places Painting the Salt Marshes of Ipswich, MA
April 24-29, 2016 (All day) - Our only USA based workshop focuses on painting the salt marshes of the Crane Estate, a National Historic Landmark. These unique and pristine landscapes were immortalized in the work of Martin Johnson Heade and Arthur Wesley Dow in the late 19th century. We will be based at the Inn at Castle Hill. The 4 day program will be open to all levels of artistic experience. The class will be divided in two groups reflecting experience level. One will emphasize basic principles and technique, the other, composition and artistic intent. Instruction will be supported by slide presentations and daily reviews of work. 2 Instructors/20 student max. Fees include workshop only. Visit website

When: Apr 24, 2016 12 AM to Apr 29, 2016 12 AMin Ipswich, Massachusetts
Cost: $550 (Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00 )
Stache Halfe Marathon 2016
When: Nov 13, 2016 12 AM to Nov 14, 2016 12 AMin Ipswich, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00 )
We invite you to join us for a day of silence, worship and prayer especially designed to nurture your soul. The Pierce Center is offering†Soul Sabbath†during† reading week. We hope you will make it a priority to spend this day with us. Plan to arrive at the retreat center no later than 9 a.m. when we will gather as a large group for an introduction of the day and instructions on how you will use the remainder of your day. You will have opportunity for your own time of silence and solitude indoors or outside, as well as group worship, a noon meal, and the option of meeting one-on-one with a spiritual director. The Soul Sabbath will conclude at 4 p.m. Please bring your Bible, a journal, and a pen. Thatís all, unless you have a devotional book you want to bring. Leave behind all distractions from school or work. In the slowing, we pray you will hear Godís still, quiet voice.† We are in prayer for you as your prepare for this day of Soul Sabbath. Should you have any questions, please contact Trish at ttrewern@gcts.edu†or call 978-646-4026.

When: Feb 17, 2016 9 AM in Ipswich, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09 )
Tales for A Winter Night
Join professional actor and storyteller J.T. Turner, as he shares stories to drive away the winter blues! Sip some hot chocolate, and listen to tales from South Africa, England, Ireland and America. See how Arthur learns how to be a King, how Anansi the Spider tricks her friends out of their food, why a giant has to disguise himself as a baby, and what mystery a toy doll holds. Perfect for ages; come have your heart and soul warmed in our 1840's meetinghouse! February 28h at 6:30pm, 12 Meetinghouse Green in Ipswich, admission is just $12 for adults, $10 for kids and seniors.

When: Feb 28, 2016 6 PM to Feb 28, 2016 7 PMin Ipswich, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 12 USD (Sun, 28 Feb 2016 18 )
Robert Frost Light and Dark
The Actors Company presents J.T. Turner's acclaimed, original one-man show, Robert Frost Light and Dark on Sat., March 26 at at 7:30pm at the historic Meeting House in Ipswich. Hear the stories behind Frost's work, the tragedy as well as the humor, as he shares some of his most popular poems, including Mending Wall, Birches, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Late Walk, Desert Places, Road Not Taken, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. The show sold out its original presentation on the North Shore, and filled the historic Frost Farm in Derry, NH to capacity, so get your tickets early, and don't miss out! Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors 60+ & students, and advance purchase is highly encouraged: Run time: 70 minutes, no intermission. J.T. Turner is an award-winning professional actor, director and writer, with credits on stage, screen and audio. A member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity, he is also a historical re-enactor, touring theaters, museums, schools, libraries and churches in original shows about Shakespeare, Frost, Dickens, C.S. Lewis, Aesop and more. He is the founder and director of moonlight productions inc www.moonlightproductions.org, a theater company dedicated to using theater as an outreach tool for children and teens, and Artistic Director of The Actors Company www.theactorscompany.org, a performing group that works with non-profits. J.T. additionally serves as a professional lecturer, fight choreographer, circus ringmaster, and public speaker.

When: Mar 26, 2016 7 PM to Mar 26, 2016 8:45:00 PMin Ipswich, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 15 USD (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 19 )
The Ipswich Ale 1/2 Marathon hosted by Ipswich Rotary
When: May 7, 2016 12 AM to May 8, 2016 12 AMin Ipswich, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 May 2016 00 )

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