Apples that are ready to harvest is a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days.
Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at >>
Meet firefighters from the Boston Fire Department and professionals from Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Boston. Visit a real firetruck outside on the boardwalk. Learn how to prevent burn injuries. Dress up as a Fire Fighter or Medical Professional. Practice safety techniques like Drop & Roll and Stay Low & Go (on soft mats). Try Bandage Art. Visit the Teddy Bear Clinic, and gather >>
David Connor portrays Boston’s favorite patriot. Find out what really happened on his midnight ride. Chat with Revere about his other exploits during the Revolution, his family life, or about his work as a silversmith, dentist, and copper plate engraver. Free with admission. >>
Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day. Drop in for interactive activities and art-making designed and guided by MassArt students and the Bakalar & Paine Galleries' staff to illuminate the featured exhibitions. With materials and inspiration provided, let your creativity flow.
Visitors of all ages are welcome. Activities are best suited for ages 6 and up.
Family Day is >>
Celebrate early childhood literacy and help set a new world record by reading Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, a humorous tale about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place, with millions of children and adults around the country. Free with museum admission. >>
Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. It comes from the word Deepavali meaning “row of lamps.” This festive holiday is traditionally celebrated for five days, each day honoring a different belief or legend. Indian families and friends around the world celebrate with bright diyas, colorful rangoli, and tasty sweets. Join in the festivities as we explore the sights, sounds and spirit of this >>
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!