We have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 summer programs. The decision to remain closed is based on current restrictions put in place by the commonwealth and our desire to ensure we provide a fun, safe, healthy, and enriching experience for our attendees. Our Board of Directors believes we will not be able to operate in a way that would provide everyone a fulfilling experience. Additionally, we feel that the risk to attendees and staff (even with the increased sanitation, social distancing and diminished capacity) to be too great. This decision is heartfelt and we look forward to welcoming [...]
Due to the extreme heat, we have rescheduled this event to August 25th. Join us for a family paint night outside on the lawn! For this session, we'll be painting Fireflies in a Jar. What's Included: - Acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, green, white) - Mixing plate - Paper towels - Cup of water (for brushes) - 11" x 14" canvas - Painting instructions from Mrs. Mac Notes: - This class requires at least 10 registrants to run. - In case of rain, class will be held Friday, August 28 - All children must have an adult present. - You must [...]
Bring your favorite picnic blanket and join us Mondays from 9:30am - 11am in the Big Backyard (a very big happy field and playground) at The Fitz! Ms. Emily will have stories, a craft and a visit with Cookie and Mathilda, two of her farm's baby goats, plus enjoy the newly renovated playground for playtime! We ask everyone to wear a mask when not able to social distance and to bring their own hand sanitizer. There are also public bathrooms for handwashing. Please also bring a picnic blanket! Families will be asked to sit on their blanket for the stories and [...]
The Friends' Used Book Sale will be held at the @ The Fitz across three days: Friday, October 23: 8am - 8pm Saturday, October 24: 9am - 5pm Sunday, October 25: 9am - 3pm Prices are as follows: $2.00 adult/YA hard covers $1.00 children’s hard cover chapter books $1.00 media $0.50 paperbacks $0.50 children’s paperbacks & picture books Face masks and use of hand sanitizer required upon entry. Social distancing will be observed, and contact tracing info will be collected. All proceeds benefits the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Donations are being accepted at the Library.
Two Nights of Fun: October 24 and October 25! Come to The Fitz and enjoy a walk through a path of lit jack o'lanterns, carved by members of the community. We will also have animals, Halloween displays, and a bag of candy for each child. Submit Your Jack O'Lantern! Carve your pumpkins and enter them into Light Night for all to see! Get your company, neighborhood, or organization together and enter as a group. There is no cost to submit your Jack O'Lantern but you must register below. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Group Presentation, Best All-Around, Scariest, [...]
Spread the LOVE this Valentine's Day with The Fitzpatrick Collaborative's Cozy and Cuddly Valentine Event, hosted by The Maker Farm. For $10, families will receive a supply pack complete with adorable animal stickers, blank Valentine cards, trims, glue and markers. On Saturday February 6 from 1-2 pm, join us for a fun-filled Valentine card-making party with animals as our theme. Miss Emily of the Maker Farm will host via Google Meet and will take families on a virtual farm tour while families at home work on their Valentines. Send the cards to friends, loved ones, neighbors, teachers or to your own [...]
Join us in Pepperell's Big Backyard at The Fitzpatrick Collaborative for stories, crafts, animal guests from The Maker Farm, and playground play! Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy Springtime! Story Time is weather permitting. Check our Facebook page for weekly updates and themes. Craft materials are not shared - we provide personal kits for each family. Masks are required per Massachusetts guidelines. Story Time runs Mondays 9:30am-11:00am, April 5 - June 28. Cost is $10 per family.
We need help with some spring clean-up! Whether you can spend 30 minutes or a few hours, we would appreciate your help clearing leaves, cutting back brush, blazing trails, pruning bushes and trees, clearing downed branches, trimming hedges, and more! We will greatly appreciate any amount of assistance you can provide. Bring a friend! RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us!
Join us for an adult event at The STEAM Studio to kickoff STEAM@thefitz! Come and paint with us! Whether you are an artist and have your own project you are working on OR want to participate in the Social Art Challenge, this is the event for you. We will be painting, drawing, listening to jazz, and having fun, with only slight interruptions from Dr. Noah, talking about cool STEAM stuff and making shameless plugs for all the ambitions we have for STEAM@thefitz! The STEAM studio has donated supplies that are available to use and some new and unopened supplies for purchase. [...]