It's the first weekend of 2014 and the year gets started with a selection of events and activities in Danvers and the surrounding area.
Below you will find the when and where for some of our picks, including Christmas tree bonfires and the chance to drink and paint. There's also a lot of other events going on this weekend in Danvers and the North Shore.
To see more events and activities going on beyond what's listed here, check our events calendar for a complete list.
Remember, each week Danvers Patch’s “Weekender” planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.
If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.
1. KIDS' NIGHT OUT AT THE DANVERS Y
Where/When: Danvers YMCA, 34 Pickering St., Danvers; Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Kids in grades 1-5 can choose from activities such as arts and crafts, sports, computers, karaoke and recreational swim. You can pre-register right here.
Pricing: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
Where/When: Wicked Art Bar; Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m.
Why Go: Wicked Art Bar, inside Porter Mill on Rantoul Street, offers the unique opportunity to paint and sip a drink at the same time. This weekend, the art bar offers up an adult program on Saturday night,' Boston Skyline." On Sunday, it is "Family Day" with "Snowflakes" for parents and children age 8 and up.
Pricing: $35 and $25
Where/When: Wenham Museum; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Why Go: It is the final weekend for Wenham Museum's exhibit "Crowning Glory," featuring a collection of fall and winter hats ranging from luxurious velvet and padded silk to feather and fur. Sunday also includes a "Spectrum Express" event for families with members on the autism spectrum. The museum will open an hour early, at 9 a.m., to give extra time for visitors who are on the autism spectrum to explore the galleries at their own pace.
Pricing: $8 for adults and $6 for children
4. ENJOY THE SNOW AT BROOKSBY FARM
Where/When: Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody; Hours vary
Why Go: When the storm dies down, it should be perfect weather for some cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Did you know you can head to Brooksby Farm for that? The latest weather forecast says the storm may die down by Friday afternoon, and Sunday may even see 40 degrees. The Ski Haus at the farm is open weekends from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Regular weekday hours are Monday and Wednesday from 1-4:30 p.m. and Friday from noon - 4:30 p.m. Cross country skiing and snowshoe rentals are available in all sizes. Payment is by cash or check only. Lessons are also available for $15. Call Randy Weld at 978-536-7132 for more details and conditions. You can also find more information here.
Pricing: $10 for adults, $7 for teens, $5 for ages 12 and under
5. CHRISTMAS TREE BONFIRES