In partnership with Dribble, the international graphic design community, delve into the creative world of type, fonts and lettering. Form human letters, learn chalkboard and hand-lettering techniques, experiment with creating your own font and get an inside scoop on graphic design with PEM’s Creative Services team. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Join a midwinter feast celebrating light in the darkest part of the year. Sample ancient festive beverages, search out art from many cultures featuring light and fire and drive out the darkness with music and dance. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Make origami Hina-dolls to celebrate Girls' Day. Hina-matsuri, Girl’s Day, or the Doll Festival, is celebrated on March 3rd every year to honor girls. Families with daughters display special dolls called Hina-ningyo in their homes and wish for health and happiness for their daughters’ future. In medieval times, families used the dolls as talismans to keep bad luck away from their daughters. >>
Stay out late for a screening of popular short films plus activities presented by the Providence Children’s Film Festival. The Museum is open free of charge from 5-8pm for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. >>
Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling during this fun, family friendly activity day. Programs highlight Aquarium favorites as well as often overlooked inhabitants. Activities are included with Aquarium admission. >>
Yesterday was Read Across America, but we were closed, so are celebrating TODAY! We will be reading stories out loud from the minute we open until the moment we close. And to help celebrate Women’s History Month, we will only be reading stories by female authors, female illustrators, or featuring strong female characters. Free with admission. >>
Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of science, math and art.
Wednesday - Imagine yourself a paleontologist and explore how Mary Anning’s childhood passion for collecting fossils resulted in great discoveries in the field of paleontology.
Thursday - Learn about the life and work of Clara >>
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.