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Free Music Class

July 25, 2014 11:16 am

Roman Music Therapy Services is giving back to the local community and we would love for you and your family to be a part of it. We want to invite you to bring your little ones to come try out our Sprouting Melodies class for FREE!

Sprouting Melodies® is a music therapy based early childhood program designed and led by Board Certified Music Therapists to create child-centered music experiences for the whole family in each and every music class. Sprouting Melodies integrates all that we, as music therapists, know about young children, development and musical responses. The groups provide consistent music experiences through which the child's overall development is supported and strengthened. Sprouting Melodies recognizes that the span of early childhood has many different developmental levels, which is why our sessions are grouped according to age. Whether your child is typically developed or has exceptionalities, each grouping is specific to their developmental needs. The role of the parents in the groups is especially important in helping the child to generalize the skills they learn in Sprouting Melodies to other settings. Parents and family members will be given the tools they need to make connections with their child through music in order to support their child's growth at home and in the community.

This opportunity is good for 1 free Sprouting Melodies class from 7/29 -8/9. Space is limited, so we ask that you call ahead to reserve your group! Our office number is 781-665-0700. We hope to see you soon and look forward to making music with you and your family!

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Sweet Meets Savory in These Fresh Strawberry Recipes

July 18, 2014 3:36 pm

From strawberry salads to fresh fruit salsas, the little strawberry is getting a major makeover in savory, salty, and sometimes even spicy dishes. If you want to find out how to incorporate strawberries into your dinner creations, these simple recipes will offer some great inspiration.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad [Southern Living]
Combining spinach and strawberry into a salad is one of the most common examples of a savory strawberry dish, and it’s not hard to see why. The combination of the mild greens with the sweet, juicy strawberries tastes delicious, and it perfectly complements anything from marinated chicken to steaks on the grill.

Brie with Strawberries and Honey [Coastal Living]
If you’re hosting a dinner party and want to provide your guests with an attractive hors d’oeuvres, this is a wonderful choice. Rich, creamy brie cheese is topped with warm honey and sweet strawberries in an appetizer that’s just as tasty as it is pretty.

Asparagus with White Balsamic Strawberries [Seasonal and Savory]
This healthy side dish is simple to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. Sliced strawberries warmed in a white balsamic vinegar make a perfect addition to the slightly bitter asparagus.


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Explore the Great Outdoors at These State Parks Near Boston

July 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Not so far from Oak Grove Village are these two popular state parks, each of which displays the true natural beauty of Massachusetts. Take a day trip and consider spending the night at one of their many campgrounds.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Take advantage of Massachusetts's beautiful waters with a visit to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The park comprises 34 islands and peninsulas spread out over 50 square miles. Here you can climb the steps of the well-known Boston Light lighthouse on Little Brewster Island, or take a tour of Fort Warren, which defended the harbor during the American Civil War.

Myles Standish State Forest
Enjoy a day away from the city at the massive Myles Standish State Forest. Located one hour south of Boston, the park offers traditional activities like fishing, canoeing, and hiking. Enjoy a swim off of the coastline at one of the many beaches, and then hop on a horse and explore Standish's elaborate trails. As a bonus, bicyclists are sure to love the expansive “Bicycle Trails of Carver.”

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