New England Reptile and Raptor presents a live animal show featuring our native animal neighbors. Get up-close looks at snowy owls, barn owls, ospreys, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, and a variety of turtles and snakes. Program cost: $10, Mass Audubon members; $12, non-members. Ages 3 and under free of charge. Registration required.
The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It’s in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition, which will take place September 13-14. Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques, and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village’s team of oxen. OSV will also be showcasing >>
Meet an awesome assortment of live animals! Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free with admission >>
Discover the local turtles found in and around Attleboro and how they live in the wild. Learn about the characteristics of turtles with a hands on presentation in the Nature Center and then head to Lake Talaquega to search for wild painted turtles and snapping turtles as well as some of the other animals in the marsh.
Treat your child to a fun, educational, hands-on learning experience with baby animals. Animal Craze is geared for families with children ages 1-5 years and will be held rain or shine. Everyone welcome. No charge. After the petting zoo, tour the JCC Early Learning Center for children ages 15 months-5 years. Early drop-off and extended day available. For more information, contact >>
Treat your child to a fun, educational, hands-on learning experience with baby animals. Animal Craze is geared for families with children ages 1-5 years and will be held rain or shine. Everyone welcome. No charge. After the petting zoo, tour the JCC Early Learning Center for children ages 15 months-5 years. Early drop-off and extended day available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-278-2950. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. <<
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Dr. Newberger - Thank you for giving the HPV vaccine visibility in your community. We are very passionate about educating people regarding this deadly virus. "This is one of the epidemics of the 21st century," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
On June 1, 2008 our 23 yr. old daughter Kristen died after a courageous fight against HPV caused cervical cancer. The vaccine would have led to a different outcome for Kristen.
Kristen’s cancer battle led to the book, “Love, Kristen,” which tells about her experience. While doing research for the book, we learned how little women know about HPV and its tie to cervical cancer; the availability and importance of HPV testing and vaccines and Pap screening tests. This fact led to the founding of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation and the creation of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative (CCFIN).
The mission of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation (www.kristeneve.org) is to eliminate cervical cancer and significantly reduce HPV infection levels. The Foundation is based in Noblesville, IN.
People need to understand that "the HPV vaccination is about cancer....not sex."
Once again, many thanks for writing about HPV.
Kirk Forbes, Founder
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, Inc.