Who will journey to Sky Spirit to ask for help as winter snows pile higher and higher? Find out as we read the traditional Lenape story Rainbow Crow, as retold by Nancy Van Laan. Then create a fabric collage inspired by the legend with mixed-media artist Merill Comeau.
For ages 5–8 with an adult. Tickets available day of program. >>
Beeswax has an incredible number of uses—from art to music, and even surfing! How do bees make it, and how do we get it? Meet our beekeeper and learn how he minds his beeswax. Find out why bees make wax, and learn how humans have used it in the past and present. We’ll make candles and decorations, and have a buzz of a time. $16. >>
Did you know that ‘drumlin’ is a Gaelic word for "littlest ridge?" Have you ever found a lucky four-leaf clover? Why aren’t there any snakes in Ireland? Come and join us for a St. Patty’s party. We’ll plant some shamrocks, greet a snake, and enjoy delicious colcannon and boxty—traditional Irish potato treats. Perhaps we’ll even dance a jig or two. Registration required. $16. >>
It's almost Valentine's Day! What would Ewe want? Owl might have a different idea—mice are very nice. Let's visit with the sheep and make some wooly valentines. Perhaps Owl could teach us a love song to woo someone special. Whoo, whoo, who loves ewe?
All ages welcome; up to three children per adult. Fees apply to all participants, both adults and children. “Backpack babies” (under 12 >>
Learn more about the lives of all our president and first ladies by using postage stamps. On Thursday, Feb. 18 the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston will hold its annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENTS FAMILY DAY from noon to 4:00. Families can make a free collection of presidents on stamps, do presidential stamp scavenger hunts in the main galleries, create >>
On Saturday, March 19, the MFA celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with an array of tours and art-making activities, as well as a performance by Kayhan Kalhor, an internationally acclaimed kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player. >>
Experiment with paint, paper, collage, performance, and movement. Use your imagination to express yourself and make your own special masterpiece. Different projects and games will be offered each class. The program is perfect for families and children.
What makes a mineral a mineral? Find out in this hands-on and interactive program. Be a geologist for the day and learn how to identify minerals. Discover the secret properties that make some minerals truly unique. Participate in gallery explorations of our mesmerizing mineral collections. Investigate the different uses of minerals and even create your own mineral pigment artwork to take home! >>
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!