ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and >>
Jump start the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER presented by Ballet Arts Worcester and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved Worcester production with your favorite loved ones!
Full price tickets are $24, $30 and $36, depending on seating location. >>
A live Debbie and Friends show is a trip for the entire audience—a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Like everyone’s >>
A children’s artist unlike any other, Elska’s modern pop music takes audiences to exotic places filled with magical creatures. Her debut album, “Middle of Nowhere” has been awarded both a Parents’ Choice Foundation and NAPPA Honors Award. Adults, $9; children, $7. >>
Throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage! It’s a musical conversation… a sonic celebration … a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas show, the ensemble is… everyone. Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. Adults, $13; children, $11. >>
BUG OUT! With Parents Choice Award-Winning Karen K & the Jitterbugs! Known for her catchy, genre-swirling tunes that parents enjoy as much as their kids, Karen K & her Jitterbugs will keep your hands clapping and feet dancing at their rockin’ shows. The scene is set in Karen K’s Bug Out, the imaginary fort in her back yard where she makes music with her friends the Jitterbugs. >>
Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a friendly fellow who came from the Sun and landed in the Minnesota woods. Morgan Taylor, songwriter/illustrator, developed the “musical moving storybook” Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show, a funny and touching multi-media concert of music, stories and animation, will be >>
Different types of music can help create different emotions and memories. While painting, how are our designs and ideas influenced by the music we listen to? What colors and types of lines will you envision while painting to classical, swing, and pop music? 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.