Free with admission. Kids never need an excuse to get dirty, but during this day, you’ll actually want to encourage it. We will explore the sensory delight of dirt: from planting to painting, digging to squishing and everything in between! Dress for a mess as we get down and dirty with the natural world. Museum educator Karen Cacciapuoti will offer nature-themed activities throughout the day. >>
Meet exhibiting artist Matt Brackett and learn more about his creative process. Inspired by Brackett’s exploration of the real and surreal, create your own cray-pas animal drawings. Consider the many meanings of the color pink as you look at the photographs in Lisa Kessler: In the Pink, then create your own frame in our studios using 3-d objects and different shades of pink paint. Feeling >>
Meet exhibiting artist Matt Brackett and learn more about his creative process. Inspired by Brackett’s exploration of the real and surreal, create your own cray-pas animal drawings. Consider the many meanings of the color pink as you look at the photographs in Lisa Kessler: In the Pink, then create your own frame in our studios using 3-d objects and different shades of pink paint. Feeling photogenic? “Frame” yourself and say “cheese” for our cameras! Perfect for Families of all ages. Free with admission. Please register in the Museum Lobby on the day of the program.
Image: Matt Brackett, "Untitled (dark sheep)" (detail), 2011. Oil on canvas mounted on panel. Courtesy of the artist and Alpha Gallery, Boston. <<
Join artist Elisa Hamilton for a participatory art experience that will transform areas of the Sculpture Park into outdoor dance floors. Each Dance Spot (a colorful diagram illustrating a site-specific dance routine) will be paired with a song selected by the artist and related to the nearby art and landscape.
School’s out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning outdoor events for kids ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, and indoor events like puppet shows and crafts. Send your kids to OSV during school vacation to keep them learning and having fun in a family-friendly environment.
A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn about the role they played in early New England militia groups. Be sure not to miss the high point of the day: the corps’ parade around the Village common!
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.