Summer is expected to arrive in full force this weekend, and there's plenty of events on the weekend calendar to enjot the outdoors. Plus, there's a lot of other events going on in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore.
Get the when and where below for several events and other happenings in the Hamilton-Wenham area. Always check our events calendar for a complete list.
Remember, each week Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.
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1. 3RD ANNUAL ECTAthlon TEAM RELAY
Where/When: Bradley Palmer State Park, Hamilton and Topsfield and EBSCO, Ipswich; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why Go: Registration for the race has already been closed, but the finishline should be a good time. This race has to be one of the most unique events around - a race that combined running, biking, kayaking and horseback riding. At the finishline at EBSCO in downtown Ipswich, there will be a hearty lunch catered by The Farm Bar & Grille, live bluegrass music and an awards ceremony. The race starts at Bradley Palmer State Park at 10:30 a.m. and checking out the competitors anywhere along the course could be quite a sight too.
Pricing: Free to watch
2. BEVERLY DOG PARK'S 3RD ANNUAL SPRING BONE-ANZA GIVE-BACK EVENT
Where/When: Paddles Park dog park, 46 LP Henderson Road; Saturday, 12-3 p.m.
Why Go: It's a great way to welcome spring with your pooch, with a goodie bag to the first 100 people to show up and an agility course and dog behavior seminar.
3. EXPLORE 5,000 YEARS OF HISTORY IN DANVERS
Where/When: Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers; Saturday, 4 p.m.
Why Go: A team from the University of Southern Maine and Philips Andover Academy have been unearthing local artifacts on the grounds of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead over multiple summers as part of a summer archaeology program and the special exhibit is now ready for its grand unveiling. The team says thousands of artifacts were recovered, providing a glimpse into the lives of the people who have walked the grounds over the years and indicates a history that predates colonial settlement of the area. Professor Nate Hamilton and Heather Froshour from USM will present a formal lecture on the exhibit, which will be displayed in the "Green Room" at the Nurse home. The room is an 18th century parlor that hasn't been open to the public in decades. Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.rebeccanurse.org or call 978-774-8799.
Pricing: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6-16, free for Rebecca Nurse Homestead Preservation Society members
4. COMMUNITY YARD SALE AT FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Where/When: McCarthy School, Peabody; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Why Go: The Family and Community Engagement of Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Topsfield, Middleton and Boxford presents a community yard sale. Come sell or shop. Table space is free for families. You can find more information at www.peabody.k12.ma.us/domain/53 or check out the center on Facebook.
5. eWASTE AND METAL RECYCLING DAY AT THE MALL
Where/When: Northshore Mall, Peabody; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Why Go: You can drop off your used electronics and metal to be recycled and support the troops and local police at the same time. The Fisher House Foundation provides housing for soldiers' families while troops are receiving treatment for long-term injuries. The N.E.M.L.E.C Foundation also benefits from the event and will use the funds to provides police training, support and public safety for communities in Northeastern Massachusetts.
Pricing: $15 fee for TVs and CRTs up to 24 inches, $20 for any display over 24 inches. All other electronics (computers, phones, DVD players, etc) $5 each. Steel (grills, fencing, etc) is $5 each and appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc) are $5 each.