TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday: Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program’s theme is “Kids in Space!” and is recommended for ages 2 and up. The cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required at www.winnekenni.com or www.imajinethat.com. Teachers from Little Sprouts & Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. The activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme of the week. Some activities will be outside so please dress your child appropriately. Upcoming dates themes are: July 30, Beach Luau!; Aug. 6, Peace, Love, and Tie Dye!; Aug. 13, Dino Dig!, and Aug. 20, Paint, Splatter & Mess! For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.
Canoe/kayak orienteering adventure race planned: The Lake Gardner Improvement Association will hold its first Lake Gardner Canoe-O-Canoe, Kayak and SUP Orienteering Adventure Race on Saturday, July 20 at the Lake Gardner public beach off of High Street in Amesbury. For those not familiar with canoe orienteering, it is similar to a scavenger hunt with a canoe, kayak or SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). The only equipment you will need is your boat, paddles and floatation devices. There will be a canoe orienteering clinic at 9 a.m. and registration is from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Orienteering starting times are from 10 a.m. to noon. This event will feature two courses and all paddlers from novice to advanced are welcome. There will also be a fun, short course for those who have never experienced orienteering and a longer course for the more experienced. Registration fee is $15 for adults, $10 for current NECKRA members and $5 for youths under 17. This is an easy flat water paddle through scenic Lake Gardner and the Powow River. Ample parking is available. All proceeds will be used for stewardship of the lake and surrounding trails. For more information, visit www.lgia.org, email race director Shaun Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bernadette Lucas at 978-388-1592.