October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn how archaeologists uncover the mysteries of ancient sites and peoples by looking at artifacts and the landscape. Free with admission. >>
Get ready to drip and splatter paint! Notice how the paint looks and reacts depending how you add it to the paper. From a little dribble to a great big splatter, let’s explore interesting patterns and effects!
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Funded by The Ramsey >>
Add a drop of this to a dash of that, mix in a little color, and stand back! See how chemical reactions can transform everyday kitchen chemicals into mixtures that bubble, ooze and pop – all with a colorful twist! Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
In the spirit of Walden, revisited, deepen your and your child’s relationship with nature during hands-on workshops inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy. During Bringing Nature Indoors, learn how to set up provocations, spaces for children to observe, play, and question through intentional experiences with materials. $55; $45 for Members | $150 series; $120 series for Members. Registration >>
Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept donations for the Acton Food Pantry.
In March, from 4:30-6:30 pm, join members of the Acton-Boxborough High School Spanish Club and learn about the festival of Carnaval. Design colorful masks and other fun costume elements to help you celebrate the holiday in style. >>
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Branching Out: Trees as Art, an exhibition in the museum’s Art & Nature Center that explores the often unexpected ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration and a medium. Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves, fossilized resin (amber) and biosignals, more than 35 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive >>
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BCM partners with the Act Early Campaign and the Centers for Disease Control to share information about the developmental milestones that children experience in their early years. It’s busy being three! Come read stories, play games, hear music and dance as we celebrate the hard work of growing up! Adults take home tip sheets and >>
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.