This September marks Director Malcolm Rogers’ 20th Anniversary at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Community has been a cornerstone of Rogers’ tenure. Over the years he has increased free open houses and cultural celebrations at the MFA, along with eliminating admission fees for children 17 and under.
On Sunday, September 7 the Museum will mark his commitment by offering a free MFA >>
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch @ MIT is an annual installation of over 2,000 handblown glass pumpkins, created by artists from the MIT Glass Lab. Proceeds from this event benefit The MIT Glass Lab, where the MIT community can learn and practice the art of glassblowing. Opening: Friday, September 26, 5-8pm. Sales: Saturday, September 27, 10am-3pm, (Rain date: Sunday, September 28) >>
Stop by the gallery for a hands-on art experience for all galleries with an art expert or use a self- guided gallery tour filled with art activities and games. Complete your day by creating an artwork inspired by your favorite piece on display. >>
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Branching Out: Trees as Art, an exhibition in the museum’s Art & Nature Center that explores the often unexpected ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration and a medium. Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves, fossilized resin (amber) and biosignals, more than 35 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive >>
Let’s celebrate our beaches, tide pools, and salt marshes at Joppa Flats with a full day of indoor/outdoor family fun. Rain or shine. Nature-themed attire welcome!
Date: Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.
Fee: $8.00 per child, maximum $20.00 per family . Preregistration is not required. >>
Board the Captain’s Lady III for a birding and whale watching trip guided by marine mammal naturalists and Joppa Flats staff.
Date: Monday, September 15, 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Location: Meet at the waterfront boardwalk in Newburyport.
Fee: Adults $48. Children ages 4 and up $33. Preregistration is required by calling Newburyport Whale Watch at 1-800-848-1111. >>
Work with your child to create beautiful artworks and wonderful memories! Learn basic handbuilding techniques in clay as you create imaginative holiday ornaments or ceramic gift tags. $30 per person; Advance registration required. >>
Work with your child to create beautiful artworks and wonderful memories! Learn basic handbuilding techniques in clay as you create imaginative holiday containers, hot chocolate mugs, candle holders or other gift fora special friends. $30 per person; Advance registration required. >>
for kids ages 6 & up and their grown-ups
Create with Monster Party artist Molly Bosley.
Artist Molly Bosley loves paper! Join Molly to learn about some of her paper cutting techniques and make your own one of a kind paper monster. Free with admission. >>
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.