The Concord Museum is open FREE to all thanks to the generosity of the Middlesex Savings Bank. Visitors of all ages can take part in activities on the Concord Museum lawn such as face painting, music and games between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. From 12:00 – 4:00 pm, the Battle Road Brewing Company, founded in 2012, will talk about their finely-crafted beers and their interest in promoting the >>
Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum! Explore the Museum’s great outdoors with active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week. Wiggle with worms, blow giant bubbles, weave with natural materials, and more! Free with admission.
August 5 | Meet a Worm: Hold red wiggler composting worms and a giant night crawler.
August 12 | Mud Play: Dig, scoop and mess around >>
Parents of babies who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss often feel reluctant to explore community resources since they themselves are only just learning how to communicate with their young child, manage technology such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, and deal with children’s exuberance, particularly in novel and stimulating environments.
Pre-registration is required and may be done >>
ASD Friendly Afternoons will take place on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year from 1:30 to 4:30 pm beginning January 7, 2014. Due to the unique nature of their needs, children with an autism spectrum disorder or with hearing loss can benefit from having time reserved for them apart from the general public. Parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder can feel hesitant >>
Join us for our monthly family dance party. Hosted by Boston Children’s Museum BNY Mellon Youth Leaders, Kids Jam is the only dance party in Boston led by kids, supported by adults. Live DJ. Dance lessons. Free dance. Intergenerational dance battles. >>
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. >>
This September marks Director Malcolm Rogers’ 20th Anniversary at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Community has been a cornerstone of Rogers’ tenure. Over the years he has increased free open houses and cultural celebrations at the MFA, along with eliminating admission fees for children 17 and under.
On Sunday, September 7 the Museum will mark his commitment by offering a free MFA >>
The Children’s Museum in Easton will be having a Fairies and Gnomes themed drop in day Friday August 22. This Drop in Day will focus on nature, gardens, and all the magical things within them! From 10am-3pm you’ll have the chance to participate in many magical activities such as, building a home for fairies or gnomes and spending some time with Tinker Bell! With performances at 11am and 1pm >>
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.