This hugely popular book festival returns to Copley Square with readings, activities and movies for the whole family. Highlights for kids include a keynote by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, a middle-grade panel featuring a slew of fantasy writers and a costume parade and contest, judged by Llama Llama Red Pajama author Anna Dewdney. FREE >>
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 >>
7 and 8:15pm
Hear ghost stories while you explore the 1806 Gore mansion. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Admission is $15, $10 for members and ages 5-12. Tours at 7 and 8:15 pm. Advanced tickets available by following the links at goreplace.org/tours-and-exhibits.htm. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. >>
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 >>
Enjoy a half hour story featuring “Peter Rabbit” and animal friends from the tales of Thornton W. Burgess. Visit with a live animal featured in the day’s story. Suitable for families with children ages 3 and up. Fee is $2 per person. Advance registration is not required. >>
First Sunday of the month, 2 to 4 pm: October 5, November 2, December 7
Danforth Art invites families to learn and play together at our monthly Drop Into Art program. Explore works of art in our galleries through hands-on activities led by our Teen and Adult Docents. Next, visit the studios to create art of your own inspired by exhibited artworks. Different projects are offered each month in a >>
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.