Bring your fanciest doll to a swanky tea party hosted by Nancy’s glamourous neighbor Mrs. Devine! Children will enjoy crafts, games and a lesson in manners. Members: $20, Non-members: $25. Ages 4 and up. Register on-line, in-person or by phone. >>
Meet Sally Sampson, author of the kids guide to cooking real food with your family, Chop Chop, and the editor of the magazine, Chop Chop, endorsed by the Academy of Pediatrics. Sally will offer ideas for healthy holiday snacks following her book signing. Free with admission. >>
Katy Bratun, Guest Author and Illustrator Visit. Children’s author Katy Bratun brings the story of a tiny mouse who makes her home in a gingerbread house during the holidays with a book signing and holiday craft. Also enjoy the artist’s original illustrations from Gingerbread Mouse on display in our lobby. All Ages. Free with admission. >>
Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior and local author Carla Naumburg, PhD, will discuss their recent parenting books.
Senior’s All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, illustrates the many ways children have reshaped their parents’ lives. Naumburg’s Parenting in the Present Moment reveals what she believes truly matters in parenting – connecting with children in ways >>
This holiday favorite comes to life. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then be entertained by a reading of THE POLAR EXPRESS. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell. >>
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then be entertained by a reading of THE POLAR EXPRESS. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, to those who >>
Free with Museum Admission
Join Mo Willems for an exclusive preview of his new book, Waiting Is Not Easy! Meet Mo, get your books signed and enjoy special photo ops, art projects and films.
See website for details and signing guidelines.
Free with Museum Admission >>
Passengers relax comfortably in warm and dry coaches while riding through a spectacular holiday setting featuring an explosion of lights. Kids of all ages will enjoy an array of vintage amusement rides and a visit with Santa in one of our indoor play areas. Stay for a delicious full meal or enjoy seasonal treats while roaming our sprawling and beautifully decorated grounds featuring thousands of >>
Children ages 3 and 4 and their accompanying adults may join in a story time all about winter. They will hear stories, do an activity, and view the decorations in the mansion. Tickets are $10 per child. Adults and members at the Family level and above are free. This event is limited to 10 children. Reservations must be made by December 16. To reserve, email: firstname.lastname@example.org . >>
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.