Do you ever wonder how animals keep warm? Test the insulating properties of feathers, fur, fat and fleece, and see how leaves and dirt provide insulation for nests and burrows. Experiment with different fabrics to discover how jackets and gloves keep you warm. Free with admission. >>
On the first and third Mondays of each month, bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Each month focuses on a specific theme. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center. No registration required.
Stay after the program to explore the Museum on your own or with new acquaintances, and >>
Have you ever wanted to record your own song? Stop by our recording studio for an introduction into microphones, electronic and acoustic instruments, mixing and more! By the end of our 20 minute session you’ll have recorded a song that we can email home to you on the spot. Free with admission. >>
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. >>
Holiday Vacation Week (Friday, December 26–Wednesday, December 31) invites families to celebrate the season. Free art-making activities are inspired by Impressionist winter scenes, contemporary art, Japanese toy prints and folk art weather vanes. >>
Meet-Play-Learn is a chance for parents, caregivers and young children to get together with old friends and meet new friends. Each month we explore new spaces and discover Museum programs with a twist. Free with admission. >>
Take a guided tour of the Sculpture Park after a snowshoe lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor. Cost includes instruction, a tour, and admission to the Sculpture Park and Museum. Total event time is approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20 | $12 for Members. Youth (8–18): $14 | $10 for Members. Snowshoe Rental: $12 per person. 10am and 12:30pm >>
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.