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* Exeter Speak-Ups MeetingExeter Speak-Ups Meeting

Time: 6:45 pm

Exeter Speak-Ups Meeting at The Ridge Campus of Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Creative Arts Room Effective speakers are perceived as leaders! The Exeter Speak-Ups chapter of Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere with prepared and impromptu speaking opportunities of varying lengths. Proceed at own pace with no pressure to speak. Inexpensive membership. Visitors always welcome for free. www.exeterspeakups.toastmastersclubs.org or call Marina at 603-580-1355 or Tom at 603-706-0528.

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* Ambassadors MeetingAmbassadors Meeting

Time: 8:00 am

If you are interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador, join us the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 am at the Exeter Area Chamber Commerce Conference Room, 24 Front St., Suite 101, Exeter. For more information contact membership@exeterarea.org

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* The Caveman Challenge BBQ PartThe Caveman Challenge BBQ Part

Time: 12:00 pm

Calling all Cargo Moving and Storage is having a fundraising event called "The Caveman Challenge BBQ Party" to benefit Easter Seals and Veterans Count, organizations that help local military personnel in need. there will be food and drinks, as well as a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction!

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* LifeVantage OpportunityLifeVantage Opportunity

Time: 6:45 pm

Join us at the Exeter Chamber of Conference room to learn about LifeVantage. A vehicle to better health and residual income! the 45 minute presentation will begin at 7 pm. please arrive early to mingle and meet local team members. Please RSVP to InnerVision2012@gmail.com as space as limited.

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* Chamber FastTrak MeetingChamber FastTrak Meeting

Time: 8:00 am

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for our monthly briefing meeting located at the Chamber office (24 Front St., Exeter) from 8:00 - 9:00 am. This meeting will provide you the opportunity to meet the Chamber staff and learn about all the benefits the Chamber has to offer you and your business. Please bring business cards and brochures about your business to hand out to the other attendees.

* Small Business Showcase/BAHSmall Business Showcase/BAH

Time: 4:00 pm

Small businesses will exhibit their services & products at the Small Business Showcase & Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, located at Seacoast School of Technology, 30 Linden Street, Talbot Gym in Exeter from 4 - 7pm.

* Volunteer Orientation Volunteer Orientation

Time: 5:30 pm

Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. invites you to become a member of our volunteer team and join us as we welcome our session’s “Horse Buddies” and riders. Located in East Kingston, New Hampshire, Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, aims to enhance the lives of children and adults with physical, emotional and developmental challenges by building confidence through equine-assisted activities and partnerships. Have time to share with our horses and students? Join our lesson team as a sidewalker or horse leader. Enjoy creative projects and planning special events? We’d love to hear from you! Our spring volunteer orientation and training session is April 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. To register for an orientation, please call the office at 603-642-3722 or email us at volunteer@wingsandhooves.org. Don’t wait, save the date and contact us now! – space is limited. Our lessons are held on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. No experience necessary; minimum age to volunteer is 14. Be sure to visit us at www.wingsandhooves.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. See you soon!

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* CCF FundraiserCCF Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 pm

CHARITABLE GAMING TO BENEFIT CHAMBER CHILDREN’S FUND The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation has signed on with Ocean Gaming in Hampton Beach for 10 nights of charitable gaming in 2015. Located on the second floor of 81 Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Gaming offers the best in charitable gaming. With a fully stocked bar, affordable grill and panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Gaming offers two dozen poker tables and other games including Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization raises funds for the Chamber Children’s Fund which provides warm winter clothing and bedding to children in the Exeter Area. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation will receive 35 percent of each nights proceeds. For more information call Lynn Dow at the Chamber office, (603) 772-2411 or visit http://www.OceanGamingCasino.com.

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* CCF FundraiserCCF Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 pm

CHARITABLE GAMING TO BENEFIT CHAMBER CHILDREN’S FUND The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation has signed on with Ocean Gaming in Hampton Beach for 10 nights of charitable gaming in 2015. Located on the second floor of 81 Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Gaming offers the best in charitable gaming. With a fully stocked bar, affordable grill and panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Gaming offers two dozen poker tables and other games including Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization raises funds for the Chamber Children’s Fund which provides warm winter clothing and bedding to children in the Exeter Area. The Exeter Area Charitable Foundation will receive 35 percent of each nights proceeds. For more information call Lynn Dow at the Chamber office, (603) 772-2411 or visit http://www.OceanGamingCasino.com.

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* Paddle Plunge and Family DayPaddle Plunge and Family Day

Time: 10:00 am

Paddle Plunge and Family Fun Day: On April 11, Southern District YMCA supporters will don their best costumes and plunge into the freezing Kingston Lake waters to benefit The Paddle Plunge. The Paddle Plunge is an annual event that raises money for the YMCA Scholarship Fund, which helps make YMCA programs more affordable for families in need. In addition to the Paddle Plunge itself, there are a lot of FREE activities for families and friends to do at camp: climb the treadwall, challenge a friend in carpetball, make s'mores and enjoy a healthy lunch. Whether you choose to take the plunge, donate to the plunge, or simply join us with your family for Family Fun Day and cheer on the Paddle Plunge, this is the place for you: www.crowdrise.com/ymcaplunge

* Bowling for live to love inc. Bowling for live to love inc.

Time: 6:00 pm

Join us for a fun night at Exeter Bowling Lanes for a good cause! Sponsor a lane: *Family, friends or co-workers *Teams up to 10 bowlers *includes bowling, shoes, pizza and salad *0 a Lane - /per person 50/50, Raffle and Silent Auction Susan (603) 860-7831 What we do: *Organize volunteer groups to participate in other non-profit fundraisers and events. *Develop community service projects for teenagers to participate in. *Looking forward we would like to provide a space for transitional living and more!

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* YMCA Camp Lincoln Open HouseYMCA Camp Lincoln Open House

Time: 12:00 pm

Come check out YMCA Camp Lincoln. Meet staff, take a tour of camp and get excited for the summer! Open Houses are an excellent opportunity for new and returning families to tour camp, talk with staff members and meet the camp director. Registrations will be accepted for camps that still have openings at these events.

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* Morning MixerMorning Mixer

Time: 7:30 am

Join us on April 14 at ReVision Energy located at 7 Commercial Drive in Brentwood from 7:30 am - 9:00 am for our April Morning Mixer. Member - FREE Non-Members - Twenty Dollars

* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

* Using Internet for BusinessUsing Internet for Business

Time: 6:00 pm

Contact: Jim Richmond, Seacoast SCORE: 603 433-0575 Portsmouth, NH SCORE, volunteer counselors to America’s small business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct an in-depth workshop: Title: “Using the Internet to Start or Grow a Small Business” Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Location: SCORE Office, 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420, Portsmouth, NH Sponsor: TD Bank Subjects covered in this workshop will include: Using the Internet to run you business more efficiently Tips for building a successful website Tips for improving your website’s search ranking How to advertise your business using the Internet How to sell products on the Internet Learn about how to use the Internet to help your business from experienced executives and obtain valuable tools and reference materials to assist you. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, admission to this workshop is free of charge. SCORE continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603) 433-0575 or visit our website at seacoast.score.org.

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* LifeVantage OpportunityLifeVantage Opportunity

Time: 6:45 pm

Join us at the Exeter Chamber Conference room to learn about LifeAdvantage, a vehicle to better health and residual income! The 45 minute presentation will begin at 7 pm. Please arrive early mingle and meet local team members. Please RSVP to InnerVision2012@gmail.com as space is limited.

* Exeter Speak-Ups MeetingExeter Speak-Ups Meeting

Time: 6:45 pm

Exeter Speak-Ups Meeting at The Ridge Campus of Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Creative Arts Room Effective speakers are perceived as leaders! The Exeter Speak-Ups chapter of Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere with prepared and impromptu speaking opportunities of varying lengths. Proceed at own pace with no pressure to speak. Inexpensive membership. Visitors always welcome for free. www.exeterspeakups.toastmastersclubs.org or call Marina at 603-580-1355 or Tom at 603-706-0528.

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* Lunch & LearnLunch & Learn

Time: 11:30 am

Please join us on the third Thursday of each month for our Lunch & Learn program - hosted by a chamber member. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by the third Monday of each month. Lunch 11:30 am - Noon Program starts at Noon - 12:45 pm with Q & A from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm. Please RSVP to membership@exeterarea.org

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* New Generation's AuctionNew Generation's Auction

Time: 5:00 pm

Mark your calenders for New Generation's 23rd Annual Auction! The auction will be taking place on April 17th, 2015 at the Harbor Events Center at the Marriott Residence Inn at 100 Deer street in Portsmouth from 5:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are per person and include hor d' oeuvers, plated dinner & dessert, and a portion of each ticket is tax deductible. This year's theme, Helping Hands, is a celebration of all that New Generation does to help women become effective, empowered mothers, to help babies grow healthy, and to celebrate all our new donors do to help New Gen, help families! We are excited to have Justin Conway from Paul McInnis Auctions back as our auctioneer this year!

* Parent's Night OutParent's Night Out

Time: 6:00 pm

Parenting is a tough job. Sometimes it’s hard to find time alone to recharge, but it’s important. Southern District YMCA offers an affordable option for families! Parents Night Out is held the third Friday of the month from 6-9pm. Enjoy a grown up evening while professional Y Staff treat your kids to an evening of fun. Kids play games, meet new friends, work on art projects, share hobbies and more. Pizza, snack & drinks will be served. per child, per additional sibling; Family Rate You must register by the Wednesday before by contacting stephanie@sdymca.org or by calling 603-642-3361.

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

* Starting Your Own Business?Starting Your Own Business?

Time: 6:00 pm

Contact: Jim Richmond, Seacoast SCORE: 603-433-0575 Portsmouth, NH SCORE, volunteer counselors to America’s small business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will conduct an in-depth workshop on how to start or grow a small business: Title: Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? Date: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, from 6pm to 9pm. Location: SCORE, 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420, Portsmouth, NH Sponsor: Eastern Bank In this seminar, prepared by our SCORE mentor team, you will get tools to help you address: • How much cash do you need? Where can you go to get it? • The biggest myths about small-business start-ups • Marketing versus sales – are you ready to do both? • How to assess your revenue potential • How to start building your winning business plan • The best structure for your company – LLC, sole proprietor or something else? • The people you must have on your team, and how to find them • Improving the odds of success • Management skills you must have, or must learn • Avoiding tax and regulatory pitfalls Discuss the details of how to start or grow your business with experienced executives and obtain valuable tools and reference materials to assist you. Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, we are able to offer this workshop free of charge. SCORE continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603) 433-0575 or visit our website at seacoast.score.org.

* LifeVantage OpportunityLifeVantage Opportunity

Time: 6:45 pm

Join us at the Exeter Chamber Conference room to learn about LifeVantage, a vehicle to better health and residual income! The 45 minute presentation will begin 7 pm. Please arrive early to mingle and meet local team members. Please RSVP to InnerVision2012@gmail.com as space is limited.

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* Toast to the CoastToast to the Coast

Time: 6:00 pm

Celebrate a variety of fine wines and noble brews … Join the Exeter Area and Hampton Chambers of Commerce as we savor hors d’oeuvres from some of the Seacoast's most exceptional restaurants and toast to the coast. Check back soon for additional information

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* YMCA April Vacation CampYMCA April Vacation Camp

Time: 9:00 am

Youth, from kindergarten through fifth grade, are invited to Southern District YMCA April Vacation Camp. Day trips, led by fabulous YMCA School Age Child Care staff, will explore a new museum or location daily! Be prepared for what the day may bring with weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, a lunch with a cool-pack (if needed), snacks and a water bottle. Trips have limited enrollment and are processed first come, first served basis. Registration opens on March 23 and closes on April 22 at 10 am. Monday, April 27: Day at YMCA Camp Lincoln Climb the rock wall, test your aim in archery, get creative with tie dye and more! Bring a change of clothing. T-shirt provided. Cost: Tuesday, April 28: Seacoast Science Center Outside, explore tide pools and walking trails along the shore. Inside, Check out the hands-on exhibits and touch tank. Wear shoes for tide-pooling. Bring a change of clothing and dry shoes. Cost: Wednesday, April 29: Harvard Museum of Natural History Discover birds of the world, the fishes gallery, mammal hall, arthropods, zoological gardens, glass flowers and more. For hands on activities, grades K-2 will become paleontologists for the day and explore fossils, discovering how they form. Grades 3-5 will explore jaws and claws learning about predator adaptions. Cost Thursday, April 30: Franklin Park Zoo The animal kingdom awaits! Check out lions, giraffes, hyenas, poison dart frogs and more. After a long winter, everyone's ready to get out-even the animals! Cost: Friday, May 1: Freedom Trail-Patriots & Pirates From the capture of Captain Kidd to the Boston Tea Party , Learn from the Freedom Trail Players how the fiercely independent spirit of New England mariners contributed to the American Revolution. Following the trail, explore the U.S.S. Constitution. Cost

* NH Safe Boating ClassNH Safe Boating Class

Time: 6:00 pm

New Hampshire Marine Patrol- Get Your New Hampshire Safe Boater Education Certificate! New Hampshire does have a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. Boating safety is a concern for everyone on the water. Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers' safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways. Please Pre-register for the two evening class at the Exeter Public Library, by contacting us at (603)293-2037

* LifeVantage OpportunityLifeVantage Opportunity

Time: 6:45 pm

Join us at the Exeter Chamber Conference room to learn about LifeVantage, a vehicle to better health and residual income! The 45 minute presentation will begin 7 pm. Please arrive early to mingle and meet local team members. Please RSVP to InnerVision2012@gmail.com as space is limited.

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* YMCA April Vacation CampYMCA April Vacation Camp

Time: 9:00 am

Youth, from kindergarten through fifth grade, are invited to Southern District YMCA April Vacation Camp. Day trips, led by fabulous YMCA School Age Child Care staff, will explore a new museum or location daily! Be prepared for what the day may bring with weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, a lunch with a cool-pack (if needed), snacks and a water bottle. Trips have limited enrollment and are processed first come, first served basis. Registration opens on March 23 and closes on April 22 at 10 am. Monday, April 27: Day at YMCA Camp Lincoln Climb the rock wall, test your aim in archery, get creative with tie dye and more! Bring a change of clothing. T-shirt provided. Cost: Tuesday, April 28: Seacoast Science Center Outside, explore tide pools and walking trails along the shore. Inside, Check out the hands-on exhibits and touch tank. Wear shoes for tide-pooling. Bring a change of clothing and dry shoes. Cost: Wednesday, April 29: Harvard Museum of Natural History Discover birds of the world, the fishes gallery, mammal hall, arthropods, zoological gardens, glass flowers and more. For hands on activities, grades K-2 will become paleontologists for the day and explore fossils, discovering how they form. Grades 3-5 will explore jaws and claws learning about predator adaptions. Cost Thursday, April 30: Franklin Park Zoo The animal kingdom awaits! Check out lions, giraffes, hyenas, poison dart frogs and more. After a long winter, everyone's ready to get out-even the animals! Cost: Friday, May 1: Freedom Trail-Patriots & Pirates From the capture of Captain Kidd to the Boston Tea Party , Learn from the Freedom Trail Players how the fiercely independent spirit of New England mariners contributed to the American Revolution. Following the trail, explore the U.S.S. Constitution. Cost

* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* YMCA April Vacation CampYMCA April Vacation Camp

Time: 9:00 am

Youth, from kindergarten through fifth grade, are invited to Southern District YMCA April Vacation Camp. Day trips, led by fabulous YMCA School Age Child Care staff, will explore a new museum or location daily! Be prepared for what the day may bring with weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, a lunch with a cool-pack (if needed), snacks and a water bottle. Trips have limited enrollment and are processed first come, first served basis. Registration opens on March 23 and closes on April 22 at 10 am. Monday, April 27: Day at YMCA Camp Lincoln Climb the rock wall, test your aim in archery, get creative with tie dye and more! Bring a change of clothing. T-shirt provided. Cost: Tuesday, April 28: Seacoast Science Center Outside, explore tide pools and walking trails along the shore. Inside, Check out the hands-on exhibits and touch tank. Wear shoes for tide-pooling. Bring a change of clothing and dry shoes. Cost: Wednesday, April 29: Harvard Museum of Natural History Discover birds of the world, the fishes gallery, mammal hall, arthropods, zoological gardens, glass flowers and more. For hands on activities, grades K-2 will become paleontologists for the day and explore fossils, discovering how they form. Grades 3-5 will explore jaws and claws learning about predator adaptions. Cost Thursday, April 30: Franklin Park Zoo The animal kingdom awaits! Check out lions, giraffes, hyenas, poison dart frogs and more. After a long winter, everyone's ready to get out-even the animals! Cost: Friday, May 1: Freedom Trail-Patriots & Pirates From the capture of Captain Kidd to the Boston Tea Party , Learn from the Freedom Trail Players how the fiercely independent spirit of New England mariners contributed to the American Revolution. Following the trail, explore the U.S.S. Constitution. Cost

* Free HR WebinarFree HR Webinar

Time: 9:00 am

So often we promote great workers into supervisory roles, but don't properly train them for this new role. This webinar will provide a useful framework you can use to ensure your supervisors have been trained on the basics. We hope you will invite your new (and existing) supervisors to attend this webinar with you. Topics to be discussed include: How is a supervisor an agent of the organization. Strategies to learn how to be "friendly" but not "friends" with team members, especially when they were once peers. Understanding a supervisor's role relative to policies, procedures, and employment law. Learning how to partner with human resources to recruit, hire, train and develope employees.

* NH Safe Boating ClassNH Safe Boating Class

Time: 6:00 pm

New Hampshire Marine Patrol- Get Your New Hampshire Safe Boater Education Certificate! New Hampshire does have a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. Boating safety is a concern for everyone on the water. Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers' safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways. Please Pre-register for the two evening class at the Exeter Public Library, by contacting us at (603)293-2037

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* YMCA April Vacation CampYMCA April Vacation Camp

Time: 9:00 am

Youth, from kindergarten through fifth grade, are invited to Southern District YMCA April Vacation Camp. Day trips, led by fabulous YMCA School Age Child Care staff, will explore a new museum or location daily! Be prepared for what the day may bring with weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, a lunch with a cool-pack (if needed), snacks and a water bottle. Trips have limited enrollment and are processed first come, first served basis. Registration opens on March 23 and closes on April 22 at 10 am. Monday, April 27: Day at YMCA Camp Lincoln Climb the rock wall, test your aim in archery, get creative with tie dye and more! Bring a change of clothing. T-shirt provided. Cost: Tuesday, April 28: Seacoast Science Center Outside, explore tide pools and walking trails along the shore. Inside, Check out the hands-on exhibits and touch tank. Wear shoes for tide-pooling. Bring a change of clothing and dry shoes. Cost: Wednesday, April 29: Harvard Museum of Natural History Discover birds of the world, the fishes gallery, mammal hall, arthropods, zoological gardens, glass flowers and more. For hands on activities, grades K-2 will become paleontologists for the day and explore fossils, discovering how they form. Grades 3-5 will explore jaws and claws learning about predator adaptions. Cost Thursday, April 30: Franklin Park Zoo The animal kingdom awaits! Check out lions, giraffes, hyenas, poison dart frogs and more. After a long winter, everyone's ready to get out-even the animals! Cost: Friday, May 1: Freedom Trail-Patriots & Pirates From the capture of Captain Kidd to the Boston Tea Party , Learn from the Freedom Trail Players how the fiercely independent spirit of New England mariners contributed to the American Revolution. Following the trail, explore the U.S.S. Constitution. Cost