The 2014 City of Somerville Memorial Day Parade will begin in front of City Hall, and will proceed up Highland Street to Davis Square, and then along Holland Street to Broadway. It will end in front of Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway near the Alewife Brook Parkway.
Seventy-six organizations will participate in this year’s parade. >>
Visit a breathtaking garden of 37,000 American flags on Boston Common constructed over several hours by hundreds of local volunteers to honor our service men and women over Memorial Day weekend. This garden contains one flag for every single service member from Massachusetts who died while serving our country since the Revolutionary War.
This garden is one of several Community Building >>
05/24/2014 - 05/26/2014 , Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum
The pond walk will be open Memorial Day weekend! Come visit us, enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk and use nets to scoop in the water to see who calls the pond home. All ages welcome. Admission is free to members or with Museum admission. Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26, 2014, 2:30-4:30 pm. For more information visit www.massaudubon.org/bluehills or call (617) 333-0690 ex. 226. Trailside Museum, >>
05/11/2014 , Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious pancake breakfast , followed by a guided nature stroll and encounters with some of Trailside’s resident animals. This event will be held on top of beautiful Chickatawbut Hill in the Norman Smith Environmental Education Center. Families of all ages welcome. Registration is required. Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Adults: MAS members $10, >>
Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny at Easter EggZOOberance! Join us April 12, 13 and 19 at 9 11am.
Enjoy an egg-cellent continental breakfast, meet and greet with one of our animal residents and head out into the Zoo for an egg hunt. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture your Easter Bunny visit. The price for Zoo Members is $20/person and $25/person for >>
Calling all the bunnies!
Special Easter event for kids 6 to 10 – Olympia Fencing Center offers a fun introduction to a sport that is not constrained by physical size or prowess – fencing.
Make the best of your spring break, have a blast (safely) stabbing your friends, play agility games, go egg hunting and more.
Provided in a safe environment, with appropriate student/coach ratio, Fencing >>
Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real >>
Welcome spring with hands-on family fun at Historic Newton’s inaugural Spring Celebration. Enjoy fruit tasting, crafts, and games on the grounds of the Durant-Kenrick House. Take a look inside the museum and learn about the three families that lived here over 300 years while playing games and exploring Newton’s past. Head over to the Jackson Homestead at 3pm to see a genuine Stanley Steamer >>
Welcome spring with hands-on family fun at Historic Newton’s inaugural Spring Celebration. Enjoy fruit tasting, crafts, and games on the grounds of the Durant-Kenrick House. Take a look inside the museum and learn about the three families that lived here over 300 years while playing games and exploring Newton’s past. Head over to the Jackson Homestead at 3pm to see a genuine Stanley Steamer steam-powered car being fired up! At Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Ave. 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.