"In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining." Rosalind Franklin PhD. "Glass Ceilings" is a collection of four one-act plays written and directed by women. The challenges, accomplishments, disappointments and successes presented in these short plays engage, entertain, inspire, amuse and take us on a journey through lifes moments, big and small, from the feminine perspective. The playwrights are Kathleen Miller, Judith Nies, Adair Rowland, and Edith Wharton. Our directors are Kathleen Isbell, Hailey Klein, Anna Smulowitz and Sally Nutt. Three contemporary plays are set alongside Edith Whartons "Roman Fever," based on her 1934 short story of the same name, as we chart the haltering expansion of the historically proscribed arenas in which women have found a foothold and sought to thrive. In "Cassandras ReVision," immortals, Cassandra and Apollo, get reacquainted in the age of the internet - can the old paradox be resolved? In "Bellas Choice," Bella Abzug runs for U.S. Senate in 1976 when all the odds are against her. In "Dr. Franklins Spiral Staircase," Rosalind Franklin, PhD, finds her breakthrough imaging of the DNA strand (1952) stolen by unscrupulous male scientists.
When: Sep 24, 2017 5pm to Sep 24, 2017 7pm in Newburyport, MA
Cost: 18 - 20 USD
Unraveling Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders - ADHD, Autism, OCD, Anxiety, SPD, ODD, Dyslexia, Tourette's
Childhood neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders are rising at an alarming rate. Find out what is behind this rise. Understand the common threads of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, OCD, ODD, and Tourette's. Leave with a strategy to help bring them out of it. Join Dr. Sean Carey as he shares valuable information and a plan of action to help your child. Call (978) 462-2971 for more information or with any questions. What other parents are saying about this presentation..."It was very informative and quite frankly I left with a feeling of hope and resolution to have the ability to help my child become the successful man I hope he grows up to be.""The workshop was very educational and provided a lot of practical information. It's really nice that you share your slides & sources too. It is clear that you truly care and value people and their questions/comments." "Good organized overview of the range of impacts that can lead to neurodevelopmental problems. Good balance of personal experience and scientific data."
When: Sep 25, 2017 6:30PM in Newburyport, MA
Wednesday Morning Birding
We are in our 21st year of Wednesday Morning Birding! These very popular programs provide an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most productive birding areas in the country. To date, we have seen over 320 species of birds on these Wednesday field trips. Throughout the year, we will conduct our field trips to birding hot spots in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. The focus for our programs will be the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, the Merrimack River estuary, and other productive areas in Essex County. When appropriate, we will adjust our itinerary to search for rarities reported in the area. This program is ideal for birders of all skill levels. Registration is not necessary. Four-trip special: $42 members, $51 nonmembers. Please call or email to sign up for the Wednesday Morning Birding email list. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Please wear appropriate clothes and bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and snacks or lunch. Registration not required. See the website for more information.
When: Sep 27, 2017 9:30AM in Newburyport, MA
Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience
Part of the Series "Boston is Thoreau Country: A Multimedia Series Celebrating Thoreau's Legacy in the Hub," Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House, The Thoreau Society, and the Boston Literary District 200 years after Henry David Thoreau's birth in Concord, MA, a distinguished panel will consider Thoreau's lessons for today's world. How have Thoreau's writings and ideas informed environmental policy, civil disobedience and contemporary writings on humans' relationships with the natural world? Join the conversation! This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at //osmhsept27-17.bpt.me
When: Sep 27, 2017 6:30PM in Newburyport, MA
Reception & Presentation Featuring Jill Robinson, Founder/CEO, Animals Asia
Please join the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) on Wednesday, 9/27, for a reception hosted by Dr. Theodora Capaldo, NEAVS President Emeritus, followed by a presentation featuring Jill Robinson, Founder and CEO, Animals Asia.You will be supporting NEAVS' mission to end the use of animals in research, testing, and science education while learning about Animals Asia's new agreement with the government of Vietnam to end bear bile farming for traditional medicine. This enormous success, years in the making, is cause for celebration! The suggested donation of $25.00 includes:NEAVS reception starting at 7p.m. in the upstairs reception area followed by Jill Robinson's presentation at 8p.m. inside the theater. The suggested donation of $10.00 includes: Jill Robinson's presentation at 8p.m. inside the theater. You will also have the opportunity to meet new NEAVS Executive Director, Nathan Herschler as well as the new Board President, Gina Weishaupt. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!
When: Sep 27, 2017 7pm in Newburyport, MA
Friday Morning Bird Walks: Fall Migrants
Get an early start on the birding day with local trips in the area. Many birds are most active early in the morning and therefore easier to see. Explore various locations in the Greater Newburyport/Plum Island area including such birding hot spots as the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport, Pikes Bridge Road in West Newbury, and Salisbury Beach State Reservation. The focus for these excursions will be the beautiful wood-warblers migrating through our area. Of course, we will also be on the lookout for other neotropical migrants. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Please bring binoculars and a field guide. Registration is not required.
When: Sep 29, 2017 8am in Newburyport, MA