Join us as we learn about and celebrate the Year of the Goat! We’ll construct traditional elements important in the Chinese New Year celebration, including kites, lanterns and red envelopes. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
Visit the teddy bear clinic and learn what happens in the hospital. Experience medical tools in non-threatening ways. Play and learn about healthy habits with volunteers from local hospitals and health care organizations. Free with admission. >>
Inspired by Thoreau’s life in the woods and attention to the sounds of nature, we’ll construct paper cabins and create our own “soundscapes.” For families with children of all ages. Drop in. Free with admission. www.decordova.org/february-vacation-week >>
A one-armed, four-eyed alien princes. A four-mile-long, mad-scientist worm. It was love at first fight... until a blue merman and a pirate with the longest name in the universe stole their hearts away! Love just got a whole lot stranger in this sci-fi, musical epic!
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. $6 (Members $5.50); Museum >>
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Join us and make a pop-up card or two! Use simple engineering and your creativity to make one of a kind Valentines to share with family and friends. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
It’s a winter party. Make paper snowflakes. See some winter sports equipment. Try games you can play inside and outside. If there’s snow on the ground, we might even create snow art or build a snowman! Free with admission. >>
Every second Saturday of the month, join Lowell National Historical park staff and other families for an afternoon of free, creative drop-in activities in our historic Boarding House!
12PM-2PM: Families can drop by for crafts and hands-on activities in the exhibit -- pack a traveling trunk, "cook" a boarding house dinner, explore how kids in Lowell (past and present) spend their time, and lots >>
During school vacation week, Gore Place will offer a special Story Trail for young snowshoers to explore. Beginning on Monday, February 16th through Saturday, February 21st, a special children’s book will be on display for visitors to read as they snowshoe or walk the designated trail at Gore Place. Each page of the children’s book about winter warmth will be posted at different points on the >>
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.