It’s a winter party. Make paper snowflakes. See some winter sports equipment. Try games you can play inside and outside. If there’s snow on the ground, we might even create snow art or build a snowman! Free with admission. >>
Every second Saturday of the month, join Lowell National Historical park staff and other families for an afternoon of free, creative drop-in activities in our historic Boarding House!
12PM-2PM: Families can drop by for crafts and hands-on activities in the exhibit -- pack a traveling trunk, "cook" a boarding house dinner, explore how kids in Lowell (past and present) spend their time, and lots >>
Hoopoe the hilarious mime (Chris Yerlig) gets the audience into the act and dazzles them with silent comedy, eye-popping magic tricks and balloon wizardry in a funny, imaginative show. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Shows at 11:30am, 1 and 2pm. Free with admission. >>
Spend a winter night in the North Woods while celebrating the art of trees and Branching Out. See competitive lumberjacks demonstrate their skills, savor the sweet offerings of trees with a maple syrup tasting, try your skills at giant Jenga, create wood-burn art and have your picture snapped in our photo booth. Don’t forget to wear your boots and flannel plaid! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Led by staffers from HarborOne Bank, this series introduces 3-4 year olds to the concept of money through stories and play. Children will learn about the importance of making, spending and saving money.
Session I / Earning
Session II / Spending
Session III / Saving
Sponsored by HarborOne Bank. Free with admission. >>
Spend the evening with folks from the Salem Arts Festival and Creative Salem and celebrate our region’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Learn how to incorporate art into the every day, from drawing and poetry, to theater and dance. The possibilities are endless! $10; Salem residents, free. >>
In partnership with Go Out Loud we travel back to the 1980s! Help us celebrate the decade that produced some of the most iconic artists, questionable fashion trends and best dance crazes. Vogue, anyone? $10; Salem residents, free. >>
Get outside and enjoy an evening of fun and street play. Channel your inner child for a game of foursquare or kickball, build your own fort or join Salem’s Wicked Running Club for its weekly No Rest for the Wicked 5K. $10; Salem residents, free. >>
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.