Ring in the New Year at a museum-wide celebration. Noisemakers | Hats | Face Painting | Ginger ale Toast | Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals | Wiggles and Giggles Music. We are open for this event only. Pre-register by: Saturday, December 27. Members: $8, Non-members: $10, Day-of: $12. Register online, by phone or in-person. >>
Come celebrate National Puzzle Day! Try your hand at classic puzzle games and exercise your brain with a variety of picture, math and word puzzles. Make a simple tangram puzzle to take home. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
Join us as we design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity. This changing and evolving temporary space will be put together by staff and visitors over the course of 5 days. Varying times. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, playful humor and plenty of audience participation. See a snowman come to life and meet a shoemaker and an ice fishing bear in the puppets’ playful winter tales. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Shows at 1 and 2pm. Free with admission. >>
Belmont World Film, which has presented the best in international films from around the globe for children and adults since 2001, celebrates the 12th anniversary of its Family Film Festival with “A Cinematic Adventure,” four days of live action and animated films from around the world. Screenings take place at the Regent Theater in Arlington (opening night) and the Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo >>
Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you prefer a little quiet contemplation and reflection, make a visit to the Art Gallery to view our centennial exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Whatever your preference, >>
Welcome the New Year 2015 and bring good luck with TAIKO drums, SHISHIMAI lion dance, MOCHI rice pounding, TAKO kite making and more! OSHOGATSU (New Year) is an important time for family and community to gather and wish for happiness and health for each other. Free with museum admission. >>
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.