Free for children and their accompanying adults
In May, Danforth Art’s monthly Drop Into Art program is focused on narrative in art, with activities inspired by Lita Judge’s Flight School. Activities include: Create a Mobile, Pastel Bird Drawings, Paper Planes, Make Your Own Picture Book, and Story Time. >>
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 >>
Introduced with a Storytime reading of “First Peas to the Table” by Susan Grigsby, this fun gardening workshop for kids will teach your child about planting and maintaining a pea plant. Your child will get to plant their own pea seeds, decorate their pea pot, learn how to care for their plant, and create a journal to monitor their plant’s growth just like the students in the story. This >>
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.
May 14 at >>
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 >>
Join guest reader and sculptor Sarah Seabury Ward as she shares a story about an out-of-the-box builder in Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Then make something special out of clay with tips from the artist and inspiration from Iggy!
For ages 5 to 8 with an adult. Tickets available day of program. >>
Celebrate the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings with a night of dancing and sculpting in honor of our exhibition Rodin: Transforming Sculpture. Discuss the connection between emotions, energy and the brain with neuroscientists before viewing unfinished works in the PEM collection. Treat your own body with massages and salon-style cocktails.
Members and Salem residents (with >>
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!