Join us for a family-friendly outdoor festival at the Jackson Homestead. Try weaving wool into cloth, making your own butter, pressing cider, dipping candles, and more! Learn through hands-on activities how Newton families lived in the 1800s. FREE. >>
Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy!
Sunday - kick-off this year’s celebration with members of the Central Massachusetts division of the American Chemical Society. Scientists from Fitchburg State University and other regional universities will share >>
Join us as we use a little spooky science to create some strange substances. Whip up a batch of ooey, gooey slime or sink your hands into some odd oobleck. Is it a liquid or a solid…or both? Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Providence Children’s Museum’s extremely popular Water Ways exhibit gets a whole new look this fall! Splash, play and explore in an entirely reimagined environment and discover imaginative all-new water play. Transform billowing mist and water domes, send objects spiraling and twisting through a vortex, investigate and sculpt ice, “paint” watery designs on a large slate wall, explore a >>
Monsters, Giants, Huge Animals -- let your imagination fly as you join kids around the world to create giant imaginary creatures out of cardboard, recycled materials, tape, and more. Come with friends and family. Donation of $5 per team. >>
October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn how archaeologists uncover the mysteries of ancient sites and peoples by looking at artifacts and the landscape. Free with admission. >>
Get ready to drip and splatter paint! Notice how the paint looks and reacts depending how you add it to the paper. From a little dribble to a great big splatter, let’s explore interesting patterns and effects!
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Funded by The Ramsey >>
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.