Us the many different US Love stamps from past years to create your own uinque valentine cards and envelopes. Make a collection of Love stamps to take home.Design stamp Valentine mosaics, make your own stamps and play stamp games and puzzles. Special exhibit of Love stamps. Free. >>
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to ring in the Year of the Goat! Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. Go on a Gallery Tour highlighting works of art in the Art of Asia galleries. Bring the children in your life to a read-aloud Story Hour and drop in on a hands-on Family Art-Making Activity to >>
Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you prefer a little quiet contemplation and reflection, make a visit to the Art Gallery to view our centennial exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Whatever your preference, >>
Decorate the barns at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary with colorful valentine creations (making extra valentines to take home) and have a party while taking care of the pigs and sheep. Do sows love sweets? Do you love ewes? Don’t be sheepish—come and celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Farm. Fun for families with children of all ages, but one child must be at least 2 years old. Registration >>
Welcome the New Year 2015 and bring good luck with TAIKO drums, SHISHIMAI lion dance, MOCHI rice pounding, TAKO kite making and more! OSHOGATSU (New Year) is an important time for family and community to gather and wish for happiness and health for each other. Free with museum admission. >>
A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine's Day shopping returns for its 12th year. This week-long festival will feature chocolate tastings, shopping promotions, chocolate-infused menus at local restaurants, and the annual Golden Ticket drawing for a fabulous Salem So Sweet gift basket. >>
Get ready to make some noise as we celebrate the beginning of Mardi Gras! Construct your own noise makers, engineer hats and design colorful masks to help you celebrate the holiday in style. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Find out by heading out to Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary for a special Monday-morning celebration of this festive day! Ms. G, the official Groundhog of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be on hand to give her live forecast. Learn about hibernation, winter wildlife, and how to identify animal tracks in the snow. All >>
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.