WinterFest kicks off on Saturday, February 13 with a Chocolate and Valentines Weekend and continues with Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Throughout school vacation week, enjoy hands-on crafts and special winter performances. Snow permitting, try out our sleds and enjoy a sleigh ride! On Saturday, February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s >>
The Chinese Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration marking the start of the new year. Join us for this annual celebration as we mark the Year of the Monkey. Free with admission.
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY - Lucky Lanterns - 10am–4pm. Design your own lantern with local artist, author and illustrator Jennifer DeCristoforo.
PERFORMANCES - Gund Kwok: Lion Dance - 11–11:45 am; Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng >>
6:30 & 7:15 pm
Our monthly concert series of musicians from the radio show From the Top features talented and passionate young musicians who lead demonstrations that engage and inspire young children, as they share their love for their art, their instruments, and the joy of making music. >>
Stop by the MIT Museum during February vacation week, February 15 – 20th, for Feb Fest. This year’s theme is How to Build a City in Six Days. Take six days to learn about what it takes to plan, design and build a community. Explore new ideas for transportation, green buildings, architecture, and sustainable living. Topping off this exciting week is the Mapapalooza event on Saturday, >>
Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally.
The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including “Sleigh Dog” and “Currier & >>
Explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual daylong festival featuring dozens of activities. Use fossil teeth to study animal diets, design an insect maze, investigate the factors that differentiate New England beaches, examine frog adaptations, animal/plant interactions, and more! Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and >>
Learn more about the lives of all our president and first ladies by using postage stamps. On Thursday, Feb. 18 the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston will hold its annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENTS FAMILY DAY from noon to 4:00. Families can make a free collection of presidents on stamps, do presidential stamp scavenger hunts in the main galleries, create >>
On Saturday, March 19, the MFA celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with an array of tours and art-making activities, as well as a performance by Kayhan Kalhor, an internationally acclaimed kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player. >>
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. >>
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!