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. >>
Join as we celebrate the sights and sounds of fall with a day full of fun! Come dressed for the occasion and give those Halloween costumes one more chance to spook, sparkle and shine before you put them away for another year. Get into some ooey gooey pumpkin science, challenge your friends to a gourd game, and enjoy festive fall music. Free with museum admission. >>
Drop by the exhibition Branching Out: Trees art Art to explore Alison Elizabeth Taylor's Brooklyn Navy Yard. We'll talk about process, materials and her mastery of marquetry, the craft that uses wood veneer to create scenes and patterns. Free with admission. >>
Spring is known for its colorful flowers, but fall also has an amazing variety of color. Join us for a leisurely stroll through the meadows, forest, and wetlands to behold the vibrant red of the red maple or the bright yellow of the aspen. The program will include exploration, hands-on activities, and an art project. For ages 5-10. Registration required. Members: Adult free, Child $5.00; >>
Because it was the chicken’s day off! Snoods, wattles and gobbles…… learn these terms and more about turkeys in this entertaining program. Children and adults will create turkey track posters, examine feathers under a microscope, and practice their singing voices with turkey calls. After playing turkey games and creating a craft to take home, we will search the sanctuary for turkey signs or >>
Join staff at Oak Knoll to learn more about one of the largest birds found in Massachusetts. Take a close look at the parts of a turkey, and learn about how they have recovered from extinction across the state. After an indoor talk, take a hike on the trails to look for signs of turkeys and other birds. Please register by contacting Oak Knoll at 508-223-3060 or register online at >>
Different types of music can help create different emotions and memories. While painting, how are our designs and ideas influenced by the music we listen to? What colors and types of lines will you envision while painting to classical, swing, and pop music? Free with museum admission. >>
November is National Aviation History Month! Come celebrate by making paper airplanes and other high flying contraptions. Test out different paper airplane designs or come up with your own. Try your hand at crafting a glider out of balsa wood. Fly them high. Fly them low. How far can they go? Drop in. Free with museum 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.