Holiday Vacation Week (Friday, December 26–Wednesday, December 31) invites families to celebrate the season. Free art-making activities are inspired by Impressionist winter scenes, contemporary art, Japanese toy prints and folk art weather vanes. >>
Make holiday gifts and cards (free postage) using stamps from around the world. Stamp hunts and games for prizes. Make your own collection of US holiday stamps. Write a letter to Santa - he will answer. View exhibit of US and international holiday stamps.Free packets of stamps plus free refreshments. Gift shop and U.S. Post Office open. Adults $8, Seniors $5, Children (5-16) $3. >>
Every family member can enjoy up-cycled art projects, fresh musical acts, and the chance to savor each other’s company. Make your own holiday gifts. Make your own music with instruments made from natural and recycled materials as Ricardo Frota leads an interactive performance. Make your own fun. Free with museum admission. >>
The MIT Museum will host its this 17th annual event. This year's theme is PRIME, and local artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine, assisted by teams and participants who range from Girl Scout troops and school groups to artists and engineers. Throughout the early afternoon, teams will put the finishing touches on their contraptions. >>
An assembled, undecorated gingerbread house, frosting and candy are supplied. Farm stand chefs are available with tips. The cost is $35 per house. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Give us a call at 978 369-4494 to sign up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. (Please, only one adult per child, due to space limitations)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:30, 11:30
Sunday, Dec. 7, 9:30, >>
Grab your trusty wand and search for Hagrid-like giants, flying owls, strange mermaids and, of course, dragons galore. References to the Harry Potter books and movies will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams will be allowed to compete separately. Price, which includes museum >>
Families explore an exhibit of photographs, words and books describing Dr. King's life and work, participate in an interactive exploration of the negative power of discrimination, and see powerful performances of “M.L.K.: Amazing Grace.” Actors Rochel Coleman, Jackie Davis and Rafini bring history to life bring history to life through songs and stories as they portray Civil Rights activists >>
Come on in and help with afternoon chores on the farm at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. We will feed the animals their afternoon meal and help settle them in for the night. In the chicken house we will also collect the eggs for the day. After our chores are done, we will enjoy a seasonal farm treat of our own. A fun family program for ages 4-12. Registration is required at >>
Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land? Come explore some of the trails that wind through the wooded 184 acres along with museum staff. Please note that these trails are not handicap accessible, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – this program will happen rain, shine, or snow! For more information on Great Hill, >>
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.