Come celebrate poetry at the Eighth Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival, with workshops, readings and art-making experiences throughout the museum. For complete schedule of all events at PEM and in downtown Salem, visit mass poetry.org.
Events at PEM free with admission, as space allows. Mass Poetry Festival registration required for events outside PEM. Festival badges honored as museum >>
Join a special celebration of Hearing Loss Awareness Month, hosted by Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Make mosaics with muralist and teacher of the deaf Peter Geisser and enjoy stories told in American Sign Language (ASL) and interpreted for the hearing. Free with admission. >>
Join us for a muddy Preschool Story Time at Gore Place! Through stories, games, and hands-on activities we will explore the properties of mud and how it is made. Follow a recipe to make your own mud, create a beautiful mud painting, and concoct a delicious mud pie. Head outdoors to the mud pit to dig, squish, build, and play! Ages 3 and 4 with an adult. $10 per child. $5 per child for >>
Join sculptor Marilu Swett in a participatory exploration of casting. This session features a mini-talk by the artist, including a visit to her sculpture Untitled (Whale Heart) on view in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, followed by a casting demo and workshop in which participants get to make their own hand casts in alginate to take home. Each participant also receives an admission pass to >>
Join guest reader and sculptor Sarah Seabury Ward as she shares a story about an out-of-the-box builder in Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Then make something special out of clay with tips from the artist and inspiration from Iggy!
For ages 5 to 8 with an adult. Tickets available day of program. >>
Celebrate the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings with a night of dancing and sculpting in honor of our exhibition Rodin: Transforming Sculpture. Discuss the connection between emotions, energy and the brain with neuroscientists before viewing unfinished works in the PEM collection. Treat your own body with massages and salon-style cocktails.
Members and Salem residents (with >>
The expression “once in a blue moon” refers to a rare occurrence. It is also an astronomical term that refers to an additional full moon in a month or season. Join us around the campfire to celebrate this seasonal blue moon, gaze at the night sky and toast marshmallows while we help you separate lunar fact from fiction. Suitable for adults and children ages 8 and up, preregistration is >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!