Wellbeing

2019 Feb 24

Build a Better Bird House

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Learn how to build safe homes for native birds. This class covers best practices for general bird house design using the Arboretum's own nest boxes (for tree swallows, eastern bluebirds, black capped chickadees, and screech owls) as examples. You will learn tips for deterring predators and non-native competitors, as well as how to safely monitor young nestlings. Finally, you will build and take home your own "Chickadee Tube," a design suitable for many Boston yards. 

Fee $28 member, $35 nonmember

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2019 Mar 17

Monthly Bird Walks Through the Winter

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Join Arnold Arboretum's Brendan Keegan for an easy walk looking for winter birds. In January, Brendan will discuss how species alter their behaviors, diets, and/or bodies to survive the colder temperatures. For his February walk, that meets at the Bussey Street Gate, you will listen for, and discuss bird calls, and talk about owl mating season. The March walk on St. Patrick's Day will be a talk about how birds migrate and the impressive migrations of common Arboretum species, with a look for early migrants around the grounds.

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2019 Apr 11

Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019.

The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition—mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany—presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was...

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2019 Apr 06

Pairing Mindful Meditation with a Scholar’s Rock

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

In honor of Slow Art Day, Caitlin Casey, a student in the arts in education program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE), will guide visitors in a special mindfulness meditation session.

Inspired by Christophe Andre’s book Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live and HGSE’s Project Zero, which offers thinking routines like ...

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2019 Mar 23

Spring Home Buying Forum

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center Gym, 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Harvard’s not-for-profit financial institution is hosting our annual Spring Home Buying Forum and bringing in financial and real estate experts to you to talk about:
  • Saving for a down payment
  • Getting approved for a mortgage
  • ...
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2019 Jun 19

College Workshop: Paying the Tuition Bill

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part IV: Paying the Tuition Bill. The fall tuition bill will be due soon! Learn about various payment options and strategies to help you make the best financial decision for you and your family.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Jun 05

College Workshop: Beyond the FAFSA

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part III: Learn how to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® and other institutional form, tips to ensure a quick financial aid process and the differences between FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Jun 05

College Workshop: Applying for Financial Aid

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part II: Learn the basics of applying for financial aid. This workshop will be co-hosted with Harvard College.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Jun 03

College Workshop: College Planning Roadmap

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part I: Creating a College-Planning Roadmap. Application process? Entrance exams? Visits and tours? Costs? Not sure where to start? We’ll breakdown the college process and steps to take throughout.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Feb 19

Harvard's School's Out Vacation Camp February 2019

Tue - Fri, Feb 19 to Feb 22, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Harvard offers a School's Out Vacation Camp program to give parents options during the February and April public-school vacation weeks and one hard-to-cover week at the end of the summer. The program generally runs on three campuses: Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard Business School.

The program is open to the children, ages 5 to 12, grades K to 6, of benefits-eligible faculty and staff on a regular Harvard payroll.

Next session will be February 19 - 22, 2019 (note that there is no program on Monday, due to Presidents' Day)....

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2019 Mar 21

Retirewise - Pre-retirement Planning (2-day seminar)

8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine Auditorium, 188 Longwood Ave., Boston

In just a few sessions, you'll have a step-by-step approach to creating a realistic financial and retirement strategy that works for you. You'll also have more confidence knowing that you're better prepared, more informed and ready to take control of your financial life.

It doesn't matter how much or how little financial planning you've done, or if your retirement is years away – you'll find the Retirewise® workshops well worth your time. And there's no prep work required. 

This 2-part complimentary workshop series begins on March 21...

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2019 Jan 26

Smartphone Photography: Winter Landscapes Enhanced

Repeats every month on the 9 of February until Sat Feb 09 2019 . Also includes Sat Feb 23 2019.
8:30am to 10:30am

8:30am to 10:30am
8:30am to 10:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Capture the essence of winter, when landscapes present a diluted palette of colors and contrasts are most striking. Professional photographer Nancy Katz will introduce fundamental concepts of landscape photography and then teach techniques for getting the best photographs from your smartphone camera. You will capture images in color and black and white, then learn to enhance them using a host of editing tools provided in the Snapseed App. (Note: Nancy Katz was selected by the Apple Store of Boston as a guest artist in March 2017 for her photography work with her iPhone and has taught her...

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2019 Mar 30

Campus child care open house – Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Oxford Street Daycafre Cooperative, 25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Attend an open house to meet teachers and families and learn more about child care programs on Harvard’s campuses. For more general information, please visit the Office of Work/Life’s website. For detailed children’s center information, please see the websites of individual centers.

2019 Mar 30

Campus child care open house – Botanic Gardens Children's Center

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Botanic Gardens Children's Center, 26 Robinson Street, Cambridge, MA

Attend an open house to meet teachers and families and learn more about child care programs on Harvard’s campuses. For more general information, please visit the Office of Work/Life’s website. For detailed children’s center information, please see the websites of individual centers.

 

2019 Mar 09

Campus child care open house – Peabody Terrace Children’s Center

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Terrace Children's Center, 900 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Attend an open house to meet teachers and families and learn more about child care programs on Harvard’s campuses. For more general information, please visit the Office of Work/Life’s website. For detailed children’s center information, please see the websites of individual centers.

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