Fireworks of various colors bursting against a black background

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 4th of July celebration happening in downtown Ayer all day on Saturday, July 2! Tons of family fun, food, vendors, a parade and fireworks at dusk!

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Looking for activities for your children this summer? Here are a few camps that we found in the Ayer area that may interest you:

Camp Kaleidoscope (Groton, MA)

Camp Middlesex (Ashby, MA)

Pure Energy Gymnastics (Pepperell, MA)

Camp Nashoba (Littleton, MA)

The Marcus Lewis Daycamp (Westford, MA)

Camp Woodhaven (West Boylston, MA)

Concord Academy Summer Camp (Concord, MA)

360 Gymnastics (Shirley, MA)

Nashoba Paddler (Groton, MA)

Camp Lowe (Lancaster, MA)

Camp Starfish (Stow, MA)

Pine Fall Farm (Lunenburg, MA)

 

 

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  • Pure Energy Gymnastics, Pepperell, MA March 20th at 10AM. Pre-registration is required!
  • Lanni Orchards Easter Egg Hunt, Lunenburg, MA. March 26th.
  • The Easter Bunny invites all children, ages 2-6 to celebrate springtime and join the annual search for eggs hidden at location to be determined. Special eggs are hidden within the property and can be turned in to win special prizes. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance during the hunt. Refreshments will be served. Donations are accepted.
    DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016
    SITE: Barrett Park, Leominster, MA
    TIME/AGES: We are going back to the two hunts by age groups.
    First Hunt: Ages 5 & 6 yr. olds beginning at 10:00 a.m.
    Second Hunt: Ages 2 – 4 yr. olds beginning at 1:00 p.m.
    Hunt begins promptly at time scheduled
  • Aletheia Church Cambridge Community Eggsstravaganza – Easter egg hunt
    Cambridge Y, 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, Phone: (617) 858-1614. Email: info@aletheiaboston.com. Event date and time: Based on last year’s date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 – but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven’t received an update from them; from 1 pm to 3pm. Registration is Required click here for information PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED INTO THIS EVENT! Games, prizes, an enormous Easter egg hunt (over 10,000 eggs!), and a whole lot of fun for the family.
  • Connexion  Community Easter Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Canceled in bad weather, FREE admission, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    Chuckie Harris Park 3 Cross Street East, Somerville, MA 02145. Phone: 617-776-4172. Email: info@connexionumc.org. Event date and time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 starts at 1:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Free – no payments needed for anything. Click here for our Facebook page. Come Somerville families and close neighbors to a great community easter egg hunt. We’ve ordered even more eggs this year with great treats! Make sure you plan to be at Chuckie Harris Park at 1:00!
  • World’s Only Curious George Store The Great Banana Hunt – Easter event
    1 JFK Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138. Phone: (617) 547-4500. Event date and time: Friday, March 25, 2016, from 10 AM to 10:45 PM. Held Indoors. Cost: Free. Our insanely popular Easter event,  The Great Banana Hunt, is back for its third year! Join us as we read your favorite Easter stories and then search the store for Easter Bananas! We’ve heard that Curious George might be joining us for this fun event as well! This event is perfect for children ages 2-6 but everyone is welcome. One ticket is required for each child attending. Do not acquire tickets for adults attending this event. Click here to acquire tickets.This event is perfect for children ages 2-6 but everyone is welcome. This event is free. One ticket is required for each child attending. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in and take advantage of our stroller valet! RSVP Required.
  • Beemis Farm Nursery Easter Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Baskets are provided, Farm animals are present, porta-potties
    29 North Brookfield Road, Spencer, MA 01562. Phone: 508-885-4247. Fax: 508 885 4490. Email: Ebemis@bemisfarmsnursery.com. Event date and time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 egg hunts at 9 am, 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The cost is $5 per family and that includes a certificate good for $5 on any purchase from that day until April 15. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. The times will be announced shortly. The Easter Bunny will be out the entire time (save for a carrot juice break or two) enabling you to get a picture with the Bunny without having to wait in as long a line (we hope). Because the hunts are spaced so close, if you arrive late, we will ask you to wait for the next hunt to start, to avoid confusion. This is a great time for Easter Bunny pictures and to pat the animals that Worcester County 4-H is kind enough to bring to us. The Hunt will be held rain, shine, or other precipitation – it is New England after all. Enjoy some wholesome FREE family fun. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to park, get “unloaded”, and for best “starting positions”. Bring your kids and watch them hunt for hidden eggs in our park-like setting. Visit the Easter Bunny too! Real bunnies and baby goats will be on display too! Worcester County 4-H is participating.
  • Richards Memorial Library Easter Party –  Pictures withj the Easter Bunny
    Richards Memorial Library, 44 Richards Avenue, Paxton, MA. Event date and time: Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1pm to 2:30pm. For Paxton children up to 10 years of age, outdoors at the library, weather permitting. There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny, indoor crafts, story time and snacks.
  • Rota Spring Farm – The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Farm animals are present, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals
    117 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564. Phone: 978-365-9710. Email: rotaspringfarm@gmail.com. Event date and time: Monday through Sunday 1138 am to 930. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Event updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Egg Hunt Safari – Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
    Sunday, 3/20/2016
    Included with zoo admission
    Pick up a Egg Scavenger Hunt Card and follow the clues to different locations around the Zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, turn your eggs in at a redemption station for a prize. Other festivities during the day include entertainment, activities and games, character meet and greets, music and animal “egg” enrichment.
  • Faneuil Hall Easter Egg Hunt – Quincy Market, Boston
    Saturday, 3/19/2016
    Free; register in advance to reserve a basket
    Starting at 10am, kids can head to the Upper Rotunda in Quincy Market to pick up an Easter basket and clue sheet to find out which businesses are hiding eggs. They then roam around the marketplace to discover hidden treats and treasures (pictured at top).

 

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PUMPKIN PECAN COBBLER

Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

topping:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups very hot water

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices. Set aside.

In a smaller bowl, stir pumpkin, milk, melted butter and vanilla together to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to create a thick batter. Pour into a small 8-inch casserole dish with high sides.

In a separate bowl, stir sugar, brown sugar and pecans together. Spread over the top of the batter evenly. Pour hot water over the entire thing {WITHOUT STIRRING A THING!} and bake for 40 minutes or once the middle is set. {Be sure to place on a baking sheet incase it bubbles over.} Cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with more pecans and vanilla ice cream.

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