Let the kids bring nature into their home by making a magical terrarium garden using mother earth, rocks, a special plant and sparkling crystal, along with other surprises. Enjoy a treasure hunt in finding the content of the terrariums. Instructions also include building and caring for this garden. All supplies included. Parents are invited to share this experience with their children. Fee: $30; >>
If you've ever uttered the words, "I can't draw," then this festival is for you. All around the world people gather every October to doodle, sketch, think and share at Big Draw community events. Explore a variety of interactive exhibits and activities during this all-day event. Free with admission. >>
Doll lecture; 2:30 pm
Adults and children ages 5 and up
Bring your best loved doll to explore our renowned doll collection and visit with a local doll maker and doll clothing artisan. End the day with a special trunk show of fashions for you and your favorite doll. Visit A Real American Girl exhibit and discover the inspiring story of the woman who started our world-renowned doll collection. >>
For families with children 6 years and older. Now’s your chance to tell the wind, willows, warblers, or winding rivers that the world wouldn’t be the same without them by creating a personalized postcard to Mother Earth. On one side, you will collage, sketch, or paint your message. On the other, you will write your own unique message to the planet. FEE: $10/adults, $8/children (discount for >>
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.