Diwali is the Indian 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 >>
Interactive multi-media installation all about monsters! Through December 6, 2014
Monster Party is a community-building celebration of friendly monsters curated by the Studio Miners, a duo intent on bringing accessible and interactive artwork to all ages in a fun and light-hearted atmosphere. This fall, the curating duo will create monster mayhem at the Boston Children's Museum with a full on >>
Come in costume to the annual Spellman Museum of Stamps Halloween Family Day. Arts and crafts with stamps, make Halloween cards and envelopes to send to friends (free postage), stamp hunts, puzzles and games for prizes, decorate pumpkins with stamps, free stamps and refreshments. Adults $8, Seniors $5, children $3 www.spellman.org or firstname.lastname@example.org >>
If you've ever uttered the words, "I can't draw," then this festival is for you. All around the world people gather every October to doodle, sketch, think and share at Big Draw community events. Explore a variety of interactive exhibits and activities during this all-day event. Free with admission. >>
7 and 8:15pm
Hear ghost stories while you explore the 1806 Gore mansion. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Admission is $15, $10 for members and ages 5-12. Tours at 7 and 8:15 pm. Advanced tickets available by following the links at goreplace.org/tours-and-exhibits.htm. For details, email email@example.com. >>
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. >>
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.