As the summer starts to heat up, cool down with us on a leisurely canoe paddle to Perkins Island. We'll look for sunbathing turtles and other river creatures on the banks and in the backwaters of the beautiful Ipswich River. Once we get to the island, we'll stretch our legs and enjoy some popsicles. For families with children ages 5 and up. Registration required. Members Adult $16/Child $14, >>
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, pigs & chickens when you help with the morning chores (don’t worry, we will go easy on you!) We learn as we go and take advantage of whatever >>
Experience Appleton Farms anytime of day with Fun in the Farmyard! Drop by our Carriage Barn anytime between 10am-3pm on Sundays to experience life on the farm and meet some of our friendly farm animals. Activities are partially self-guided and can include farm crafts, games, story time, playing with the goats, meeting a chicken and more. This event is free and recommended for ages 2-6, but all >>
Outdoor fun and education for two-year-olds on a farm with chickens, pigs, and sheep! Learn how they live, what they eat, and why they are important on the farm. Help out with the farm work by planting seeds, watering raised beds, and picking vegetables. There will be a different focus each month, with new stories, songs, and activities. The dates are 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21. Children >>
Get outside with your family this Mother’s Day and celebrate Mom with a picnic at the Stevens-Coolidge Place. Enjoy live fiddle music. Play croquet, bocce, ring toss, and other lawn games that will be set up throughout the garden. Take a family photo with a professional portrait photographer at our outdoor photo station. Explore the garden with your little ones. Tea, coffee, and pastries will >>
Celebrate Mother's Day with a morning of yoga with your loved ones! Suited for the whole family, this playful outdoor class is a fun, safe environment for all yogis, young and old, to grow together! Class includes creative movement, classical yoga postures, partner poses, and brief meditation for an imaginative and joyful special event to honor all Moms. Recommended for ages 6 and up. All >>
A brand NEW tour opportunity at the Stevens Coolidge House. This hands-on family friendly tour will bring the past to life for you and your child. Stories, photos, and objects allow kids to consider differences and similarities between the past and today. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required. Also offered on request by reservation. Call 978.356.4351x4020.
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Every Thursday, join us among the flowers to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the gardens with your preschooler. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in so we can get started on time. No pre-registration is necessary for this event. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: Member Child: $5, Non-Member Child: $10, Adults: FREE >>
Come get outside and join us at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a family friendly celebration of the longest day of the year! Live music, dance performances, art making, and games will all help us fill the daylight hours with fun.
No pre-registration is necessary for the event. Admission may be paid at the entrance to the event.
Price: Member Adult: $15, Nonmember Adult: $25, Children FREE >>
Join sculptor Marilu Swett in a participatory exploration of casting. This session features a mini-talk by the artist, including a visit to her sculpture Untitled (Whale Heart) on view in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, followed by a casting demo and workshop in which participants get to make their own hand casts in alginate to take home. Each participant also receives an admission pass to >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!