Monthly on the second & fourth Monday
Fun mess for all ages! On Messy Monday, Art Studio and PlaySpace Messy Sensory Area feature hands-on activities on the same theme. Meet staff for personalized set-up tips and activity ideas for hands-on fun! >>
Look for the signs of hatching diamondback terrapins or release recent hatchlings along the edge of the salt marsh. This is a great chance to spot this threatened turtle and learn about ways to protect it. Program cost: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00, Mass Audubon members; Adult $9.00, Child $9.00, non-members. Registration required.
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, August 19 & 26, 6-7:30 PM; >>
We’re putting a fresh spin on art! We’ll twist our tools; twirl our paper…maybe even give the artist a whirl. Whatever technique you choose, you’ll create a uniquely spun piece of art that won’t leave you dizzy. Drop in. Free with admission. >>
On the first and third Mondays of each month, bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Each month focuses on a specific theme. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center. No registration required.
Stay after the program to explore the Museum on your own or with new acquaintances, and >>
When a faltering playwright meets a widow and her four boys in Kensington Gardens, he embarks on a friendship that inspires one of the most beloved stories of all time. Based on the Miramax film written by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between the Llewelyn Davies family and James Matthew Barrie as he writes the revolutionary 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who >>
Investigate and create at our weekend art-making sessions inspired by the natural world. Each month we will explore a different scientific phenomenon or art-making process. Program is designed for children and families but all can participate. More details at pem.org/families. Event is included in cost of Peabody Essex Museum admission. >>
An opportunity for families who want their to enjoy art in a fun and affordable way. Families will engage in art making activities designed and taught by our talented instructors. Projects designed to take between 30-60 minutes. Drop-in between 1 and 3:30pm, program ends at 4pm. FREE. >>
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) >>
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.