EDUCATOR: Erika Frey Italy and Spain both have long traditions of winemaking. Both countries are known for some highly acclaimed wines and also for good values. Their wines, however, are not always the easiest to understand. What is the difference between Tempranillo and Rioja? How does Vino Nobile di Montepulciano differ from Montepulciano d'Abruzzo? Begin to unravel these mysteries and more at the Italy vs. Spain Wine Taste-Off. We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of classic wines representing these two regions and let you be the judge of your favorites. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. At the end, you can cast votes for your favorites, and we will declare a victor of this installment of the Taste-Off. Sample Menu TASTING MENU Prosecco vs. Cava Pinot Grigio vs. Albarino Chianti vs. Rioja Nero d'Avola vs. Monastrell
About The second annual Worcester Night Run, A Race Against Cancer, will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 7:45 p.m. This family-friendly community event is Worcester's only nighttime road race! The 5K course begins and ends at Burncoat High School in Worcester, Mass. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate in this unique event. For more information and to register, visit www.worcesternightrun.com. Description A 5K road race beginning and ending at Burncoat High School in Worcester, Mass. This event is the City of Worcester’s only nighttime road race. Onsite registration and t-shirt pick up will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the race will begin at 7:45 p.m. Those who cannot attend but would like to contribute can do so online at www.worcesternightrun.com. Thank you for your support! Mission Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards establishing a perpetual scholarship to a graduating student-athlete at Burncoat High through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, as well as to a fund to help offset our dear friend and Worcester native Erin Coonan Schmidt’s medical expenses as she continues her fight against cancer. All contributions are tax deductible. Erin’s Story The Worcester Night Run, A Race Against Cancer, was established in 2014 in support of Erin Coonan Schmidt. On December 12, 2008, one month after her wedding, Erin was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. At the young age of 27, her life changed forever. Over the next five years, Erin underwent monthly treatments, changed her lifestyle and did everything her doctors asked of her. At the age of 33, during what should have been Erin’s final MRI to rule out any additional recurrence of the disease, spots were found on her liver. Within weeks, cancer was confirmed in both Erin’s liver and bones. Today, even with a stage four diagnosis, Erin continues to fight, in part, because of the support received from family and friends like you. For more information, visit www.worcesternightrun.com.
When: Aug 28, 2015 7:45:00 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:45:00 )
Come join other park stewards at Thompson Island to defend the park against invaders and study changes in park biodiversity. We will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology and natural history of the park as we work side by side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands. Directions: Click here to open directions in google maps. What to wear: Long-sleeved clothing and closed-toe shoes. Please wear pants and a belt. Conditions can be unpredictable so please monitor the weather in the days leading up the event and dress appropriately. What to bring: Please bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Suncreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools will be provided. Event will run rain or shine, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather. *NOTE: Work consists of natural or cultural resource field stewardship. Potential hazards include transit by boat, the use of hand tools, carrying moderate weight, working in varied terrain, dense brush, thorns, poison ivy, and/or ticks. Tasks may include data collection, clearing vegetation, debris, and/or trash, consolidating cut material into bags or piles, carrying materials, planting, trail clearing and/or light maintenance. Work may be conducted in extreme heat or cold. Program destination is subject to change based on field conditions. For questions please call 617-223-8106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Sep 5, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 08 )
Want to get your tough questions answered? Join us for this event. OVERVIEW How much leverage is too much? Is management fungible? Is it ok to buy a company at a high price? Do I need committed capital to complete a deal? How much do I tell my investors? Can I run a company while looking for others to buy? How do I find a company to buy? These are the hard questions – that are not always asked. Join us to hear a diverse panel of private equity investors, investees and advisors uncover misconceptions and discuss the latest thinking in private equity. Questions will be answered and raised but this interactive session will shed new light on a sometimes misunderstood industry. Please feel free to probe the panel for answers you either did not know or were afraid to ask. With appreciation to Grant Thornton, LLP and Nixon Peabody, LLP, Premier Sponsors of the HBSAB. LOGISTICS Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Check-in, social hour, light sandwich buffet 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.: Discussion and Q+A Location: HBS, Hawes 102 (Map / Directions) Parking: HBS Campus Lot - Enter Batten Way or Gordon Road Entrance. Announce to attend you are attending the Boston Alumni event in Hawes. Check HBS Membership Status Before Registering REGISTRATION (Limited capacity. Please register early!) President's Club Member: Free HBSAB Member: $30 Guest* of HBSAB Member: $30 (Guest - if you are eligible to join HBSAB, please join) Non-member: $60 HBS MBA Student Member: $15 (HBS Student - please make sure your free membership is activated to purchase ticket) Refund Policy Refund request must be received by 5:00 p.m. September 7, 2015. BIOGRAPHIES Moderators Ben Brandes, National Director|Private Equity, Grant Thornton LLP, is an accomplished private equity manager, transaction specialist and strategic advisor. He helps lead Grant Thornton’s Private Equity Group, working with a dedicated team of industry specific professionals for investors and portfolio companies. Ben’s career includes leading successful new business development and investment efforts, completing over $1B in transactions as a lead investor and running a small cap LBO fund. He has served on the boards of numerous private companies and has worked with management teams in a wide range of industries including media, telecommunications, franchise operations, health care services, and real estate. Christopher P. Keefe, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP, represents funds and companies in private equity, venture capital, and asset-based finance transactions. He also represents buyers and sellers in private and public company mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. During his tenure with the firm, Christopher has been involved in mergers and acquisitions transactions having a total value in excess of several billion dollars, and has helped close hundreds of millions of dollars of private equity and venture capital investments. Christopher is a Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Global Business and Transactions team, and leads Nixon Peabody’s Big Data team. Christopher has extensive experience acting as outside general counsel to companies, partnering directly with senior management to drive the growth and success of a wide range of clients through organic growth, joint ventures, and accretive transactions. Panelists Howard Wu is a Director for THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. He leads transaction origination, underwriting, execution, and portfolio management for the Boston investment team and also co-leads the consumer and healthcare industry verticals for the Direct Lending platform. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Wu worked in the Corporate Finance department at Yahoo! Inc. where he executed mergers & acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He was previously in the Investment Banking Division at Bear, Stearns & Co. in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mr. Wu is a board member of Thibaut, Inc. and maintains board observer roles for various other portfolio companies of THL Credit. Mr. Wu holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Phil Mazzini, Tiger Financial Management (formerly at H&R Block). Formerly Phil was the president of H&R Block’s retail business and one of the growth strategies at H&R Block was to purchase individual tax practices, and they did about 200 of those acquisitions in a couple years, to contribute to some of the growth we had at H&R Block. Currently, Phil is Chief Operating Officer at Tiger Financial Management, which is a holding company for a fast- growing network of short-term consumer lending operations, both with physical outlets and through websites, in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It is about a $700 million business and growing now at about 30% to 40%. And a lot of that is coming from acquisition, recent acquisitions. So the growth pattern looks a lot like it did at H&R Block in terms of horizontal buildout, where the company we acquire gets the benefit of a known brand, and we put our technology platforms into it, as well as management expertise in the business and investment capital. Carlo von Schroeter. Carlo entered the private equity business in 1990 and has a successful track record investing in middle market companies across a diverse range of industries. He currently serves as Managing Partner of WestView Capital Partners, a growth oriented PE firm he founded in April 2004, which manages three funds and approx. $1 billion in capital. Prior to WestView Capital, Carlo was a General Partner of Weston Presidio for 12 years and a Vice President at Security Pacific Capital for 2 years. Prior to Security Pacific, Carlo was a District Engineering Manager at Shell Canada Limited responsible for Eastern Ontario. Carlo received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Queen's University (Ontario, Canada) and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He graduated as a member of the New England Chapter of YPO and is a past Director of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA).
This year's conference includes free training on mobile testing, Agile performance testing, and NeoLoad API & advanced actions. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to meet and learn from other Neotys customers as well as our own NeoLoad and NeoSense experts. Additional Benefits Influence the Neotys product roadmap. You can be part of a Neotys Customer or Partner Advisory Council Learn about best practices and use cases from current customers and Neotys experts - get the most out of your NeoLoad deployment! Network with your peers at other companies that use NeoLoad and NeoSense, as well as the Neotys Team. Our CEO, Head of Professional Services, and representatives from Product Management, Support and Services teams will all be there. Hear about Neotys' technology strategy and the newest product releases so that you can be prepared to take advantage of new capabilities Did we mention free training? Agenda: Location: The conference will be held at: Taj Boston 15 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 Overlooking the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Taj Boston is arguably the most prestigious address in the city. Enjoy the Neotys User Conference in unparalleled comfort at the Taj! (Dinner for Tuesday evening will be on the rooftop with the best views of the city. We promise, you don't want to miss it!) Book Your Hotel Room: There is a limited conference room block rate of $395 per night, available for the nights of Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6 (check-out on Wednesday, October 7). Only a limited number of rooms remain available in our room block for our attendees, so book yours soon! Please note that the Taj is sold out to the public online, so can only be booked through our room block. Please call 1-877-482-5267 or email email@example.com and mention the "Neotys Conference" to get our rate and reserve your room. Rooms must be booked by 5:00PM EST, September 14th, 2015. (If you have questions about booking with our room block, please contact Molly Shotwell at Molly.Shotwell@neotys.com) Sponsors:
When: Oct 5, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19 )
Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Drunken Cast Takes on the Bard
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and now the cast has brought the good time to Cambridge. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where cast members drink beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sing the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bare a nipple or two. Brush up on your Shakespeare knowledge and head down to OBERON, because this is the Bard as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
When: Aug 29, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: $15.00 (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19 )
Experience a beer festival like no other! Übeer Fest brings together local breweries, quality crafts and amazing imports. Western MA has one of the nation's best local brewing communities, from first-wave favorites like the People's Pint and Northampton Brewery to cutting edge newbies like Abandoned Building and Stoneman to many more. Experience a strong local presence PLUS quality regional brews AND amazing imports from the Shelton Brothers (yes, of Cantillon fame). All killer NO filler! We sold out last year; get your tix right away before we sell out again! Tickets are $40 at the door. Your purchase puts you on the will-call list. All event guests must be 21+ and present ID at the door. We will issue you a wrist band and glass and then you can enter the event.
When: Oct 3, 2015 6 PM to Oct 3, 2015 9 PMin Easthampton, Massachusetts Cost: 25 - 30 USD (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18 )
Join Family Service for a night of networking and learn more about you can help break the cycle of disadvantage in the city we call home. Enjoy the roof deck, some complimentary appetizers, and learn how you can make a difference. We hope to see you there!
Our distillery is open for tours starting every hour on Friday and Saturday. The last tour of the day begins at 4pm. Tours last approximately one hour and cover the production of our spirits. They are sensory focused and involve the handling of raw materials, nosing spirits from various stages of the distillation process as well as tasting our finished goods. There is a maximum of 20 people per tour. Tours are $10 per person.
When: Aug 28, 2015 12 PM in Sheffield, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12 )
Welcome to Boston University's first VA Benefit orientation. Our goal is to inform you of the benefits, facilities, and resources available, as well as give everyone an opportunity to meet, veterans/active duty/and their dependents. As this is a first-time orientation, we request that ongoing, new, freshman-senior, and graduate students attend. The orientations following this one will be primarily for new veteran/dependent students. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. The orientation is optional; however, this is an opportunity for us to assemble in Boston University to show the university that we exist and that we support each other. The morning will be geared towards veterans and dependents of veterans, especially to talk and shake hands with one another, while the afternoon will be a showing of resources that have contact the Veteran's Office in the past, and wish to make themselves known and utilized. Dependents may stay for the afternoon, but the resources listed in the afternoon section are primarily eligible for veterans. Edit: August 6th I'm adding a 'Distance Education' ticket so that anyone who taking classes as a distance student will be mailed all the information that will be provided during the orientation. Please note though, this orientation is designed to bring us together, to get us talking, and to get Any veterans/ dependents exposed to what BU and organizations based in Boston have to offer us (there are many, many, many great things), so if you sign up via the distance link, and you're a residential student, that's fine, but I urge to you to come if you can make it. Edit: August 24, 2015: The finalized schedule of events (SOE) is below: Morning: 0800 – Breakfast & Social 0900 – Rhett Jones Introduction Statistics Benefits Benefit Plans YRP Student Employment Website Veterans’ Center 1045 – J. Bristol – Boston University Veterans Association 1100 – K. Delgizzo – Center for Career Development 1115 – School of Medicine (Tentative) 1130 – Lunch Can be taken either in the Auditorium, outside lounge, or 1st floor Afternoon: 1230 - L. Lakin, R. Vander Weit - HomeBase 1245 – A. Bennett – VITAL 1315 – C. Lima – FourBlock 1330 – M. Barretti - Edge 4 Vets 1400 – Q&A See you soon! Ryan Vander Weit Home Base Warrior Health & Fitness Program Coordinator Alisa Bennett VITAL Initiative LICSW Program Manager Rhett Jones Boston University Veterans Services Manager Kimberly Delgizzo BU Center for Career Development Director Christian Lima FourBlock Boston Program Director Tom Murphy Edge4Vets/Human Resiliency Institute Coordinator Jeffrey Bristol Boston University Veteran's Association President/PhD Candidate Laura Lakin Home Base Veterans Outreach Coordinator
When: Sep 1, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08 )
Description: Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. In this class, you'll learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows. Expected Outcomes: Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows. They will also gain an understanding of aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille. Prerequisites: No experience required! Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: For a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including two pairs of chainmaille-ready pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Extra kits in other colors and metals will be available for $8-15 each. What to Bring: Students should bring their $25 materials fee in cash, card, or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use, and a notebook to take notes (there will also be handouts). Instructor Biography: Karen Burke sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, with a particular focus on chains, repairs, unusual metals, and casting. Event Time: This one-day workshop will run Saturday, December 12, 1-4pm. REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form. CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When: Dec 12, 2015 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 13 )
Leadership in Energy Efficiency The 15th annual conference will highlight the key roles leaders play in advancing energy efficiency in the Northeast. Speakers will cover topics ranging from the pivotal role regulatory leaders play in shaping the direction of energy efficiency to business leaders who turn policy into energy savings and make our region a trailblazer for efficiency program development. Keynote Address - Matthew Beaton, Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beaton will discuss Governor Baker administration's energy initiatives, its perspectives on energy efficiency and how industry and regulators can work to move the state and region forward toward their clean energy goals. New York REVs the Electric industry New York State has embarked on an ambitious initiaitve to reform the state's energy industry and regulatory models. The hope is that this effort will lead to regulatory changes that promote more efficient use of energy, deeper penetration of renewable and distributed energy resources, promote greater used of advanced energy management products and empower customers by allowing them more choice in how they manage and consume electric energy. These truly are lofty goals, but with increased focus on demand management, renewables, and distributed energy, what are the implications for energy efficiency? What steps are being taken to ensure a balanced approach to meeting the policy objects of REV? The panelists will cover a range of topics including: The role of energy efficiency after REV Details of the REV regulatory framework Demonstration projects proposed by utilities in their Efficiency Transition Implementation Plans Implications for the utility business model Impacts of moving EE programs to utilities and at the same time giving them more programming flexibility Moderator: Adam Burke, Opinion Dynamics · Steve Mysholowsky, Section Manager, Con Edison · Mike Voltz, P.E., Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, PSEG It's Even Bigger Than You Think - How the Massachusetts Efficiency Industry has Changed Since the Passage of the Green Communities Act Peregrine Energy Group and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council are developing a report that explores the impact of the Green Communities Acts on the Massachusetts energy efficiency industry. Looking through the lens of the companies that make up that industry, the report addresses two questions: how has the industry changed since 2008, when the Act was passed, and what does the industry look like today? - Marlana Patton, Director of Communications, Peregrine Energy Group Lunch EPA's 111(d) Clean Power Plan Could Increase Efficiency Impacts, Net Benefits and Total Value The release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal starts the clock on what will be a multiyear process of review, analysis, planning, and implementation for states, affected sources, and other stakeholders. Depending on the outcome of this process and the methods by which states choose to comply, nationwide annual expenditures on utility energy efficiency programs could increase threefold, and the net electric system benefits from these programs could increase approximately 15 percent by 2030 solely due to their compliance value. These benefits would not only reduce the total cost of compliance but also reduce power prices. Inclusion of efficiency in Clean Power Plan compliance would make efficiency programs more cost effective and increase efficiency's risk management value to utilities. This panel will examine these implications and discuss background and timeline of EPA's Clean Power Plan, building blocks to the best system of emission reduction (BSER), quantifying the value of energy efficiency as a compliance mechanism, and evaluation of the requirement by utilities in the northeast and their perceived role and plans for involvement in compliance. Moderator: Matt Dugan, ICF International · Matt Gibbs, Director Energy Efficiency (Connecticut), Eversource · Chris MacCracken, Vice President, ICF Energy Advisory & Solutions Group Business Customer Engagement In recent years, the industry has placed tremendous focus on the engagement of residential utility customers in driving demand for efficiency programs and increasing customer satisfaction. However, business customers also play a critical role in the success of energy efficiency programs, and engagement of these customers is a key priority for program administrators. Session panelists will showcase different approaches for engaging this important, but often hard-to-reach segment. Efforts to engage customers will be discussed, including initiatives focused on showcasing and leveraging business leadership from the region. Moderator: Laura Orfanedes, Fiveworx · Geoffrey Phillips, Customer Engagement Supervisor, Eversource · Lisa Cascio, Public Relations Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Reception Conference attendees are invited to convene for beverages, light refreshments, and conversation. SPONSORS CO-SPONSORS
When: Sep 30, 2015 8 AM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08 )
Feeling a Tug to Be The Change You Want to See? Have a burning desire to do something more meaningful? Want to make a difference in the lives of others? A greater contribution to the community or the world? You are in good company! There is a tidal wave of humanity asking the question "If not now, When?" You are ready to Launch Your Encore Revolution! Laura Willis, founder of Encore Revolution, guides us with personal growth and awareness exercises in this interactive workshop to discover:, how to identify your true purpose and mission or what’s at your “CORE” how to align your business or work with it the art and science of creating an authentic powerful message or your “rally cry” how to create your manifesto to connect your passion with the people only you can reach
Description: If you've learned the basics of jewelry-making and want to take them further, this 6-session class is a great way to get guidance on more advanced projects while learning new techniques and tips. Jewelry II has a flexible format, designed to accommodate a variety of post-beginner skill levels and interests. Students who have specific project goals – an unfinished piece from a previous class, a delicate repair, a sketched design – will find the tools, materials, guidance and encouragement to make it happen here. For those who would like a more structured course, a range of step-by-step projects are available, such as making your own findings (earwires and toggle clasps), fabricating a heavy bezel for any shape of stone, or forming a hollow ring. Exercises in soldering, sawing, drawing tubing and wire, forging basic curves, polishing to a mirror finish, creating textures, and setting stones give you the chance to make samples and gain confidence in the fundamentals of metalsmithing. There will also be some short projects for quick and impressive holiday gifts! Class Goals: By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own). Prerequisites: Jewelry I at Artisan's Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials Provided: A $20 consumables fee will be payable by students at the first class, plus any materials costs for projects. Silver will be available for purchase for individual projects or guided project kits. Fees are payable by check, cash, or credit card to the instructor. What to Bring: Sketched ideas, tools and projects in progress. The $15 base consumables fee can be paid in cash, check, or credit card; additional costs for silver and stones will be tallied individually for each student. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for protecting your clothes but is optional. Instructor Biography: Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) is a professional jeweler and metalsmith who works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, soldering, metallurgy, repairs, and unusual fabrication challenges. Event Time: Session 1: Thursday, November 5, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 2: Thursday, November 12, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 3: Thursday, November 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm ***No class session on Thanksgiving Day!*** Session 4: Thursday, December 3, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 5: Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 6: Thursday, December 17, 6:30pm - 9:30pm REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form. CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When: Nov 5, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18 )
-Giving new life to beautiful Judaica and Fine Art for your home
Donated treasures repurposed for new families to enjoy at exceptional prices
-Sell Unwanted Gold
-Bring value antiques & memorabilia for Verbal appraisal by Eldred’s Appraisal
[1 for $18, 3 for $36, 5 for $54] Limit 5 items per person. Appraisal times need to be scheduled.Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Percentage of all sales donated back to the congregation for the benefit of the community.
When: Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to Oct 18, 2015 2 PMin Hingham, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09 )
It's getting bright in here! Join us in Westborough on September 18th as we jumpstart the 2015-2016 MAPD Lunch N Learns with a sunny discussion about solar development in Massachusetts. Our host Jim Robbins, the Planning Director for Westborough, will provide an overview of the Town's solar bylaw, why they created it and what the Town learned through the application of this bylaw. He will then turn things over to one of their solar developers who will describe why they pursued solar, a description of their specific project, and explain his experience in getting local permits. The developer will end with some lessons learned and how they would do things differently next time. Register by September 15th to guarantee your seat! Please note: This Lunch N Learn includes a tour of the completed solar development, which will occur after the Lunch N Learn at approximately 2:30pm. Extend your summer with us at Arturo's in Westborough on September 18th at 12pm to learn more about this important topic!
When: Sep 18, 2015 11:45:00 AM in Westborough, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:45:00 )
The Friends of Kevin Networking Group is happy to announce we will be hosting a networking event for our friends in the wedding industry. The event will be held on Sept 30th at the Dracut Law Offices at 101 Broadway Road. The event is from 6 to 8pm and the admission fee is $20.00 Space is limited and pre-registration is reqauired no walk in registration will be allowed for this event.
Come celebrate the end of the summer with a party of the rooftop deck at Joy St. Meet new and old friends, learn about some great Young Members events & trips being offered this fall, and enjoy food cooked on the grill. In case of rain, the party will move into the auditorium. YM will provide burgers, brats, and other items for the grill as well as both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. You are invited to bring a side-dish or dessert to share -- we will award prizes for the best savory & sweet dishes! Vegetarian options will be provided, but please contact Elli with any other food restrictions or allergies. Questions should be directed to Elli Goeke, email@example.com. Hope to see you there! Tickets will be sale online August 6 till Monday, August 31 at 10 PM for $10 / $15 for AMC Members / Non-members. Tickets will be $15 / $20 at the door for AMC Members / Non-members. Only 100 tickets will be sold in total, so reserve your spot and don't get left out in the street! We are be looking for volunteers to help setup, man the grill, check people in, and clean-up -- volunteers will get a $5 refund that night. Clean-up volunteers will receive a $10 refund! To volunteer, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/2xT0WvWWzf
Speaker Bio: Philip Eric Bourne (born 1953) is a United States researcher in health informatics. He is the first Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health, where his projects include managing the Big Data to Knowledge initiative. He has contributed to textbooks and is a strong supporter of open-access literature and software. His diverse interests have spanned structural biology, medical informatics, information technology, structural bioinformatics, scholarly communication and pharmaceutical sciences.
When: Dec 16, 2015 4 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16 )
Coding with Minecraft! In this class, we will learn how to build our very own buildings with code! We can quickly make a tower, or a house, or whatever you can imagine quickly through code. This class will teach the basics of Python, a popular scripting language, using it to make new things happen in Minecraft. Age Recommendation : 8-13 All proceeds from this event will be donated by Playcrafting split between two non-profits:Girls Who Code and Mouse. Requirements Please bring your own laptop. We will send out instructions a few weeks prior to the class with instructions on what needs to be installed ( will include your own Minecraft server, Python etc). Support for problematic installations will be available before the class. Students will need to have a Minecraft Login. Registration You are required to have the following at registration: Eventbrite Ticket ID for child (or parent). - Preference: Photo ID for children, Photo ID for parent, Other ID for children (library card, student ID, etc.) Tickets Ticket price is to ensure attendance for the event. All proceeds will be donated by Playcrafting split between two non-profits: Girls Who Code and Mouse. One ticket is for you and your child. Please bring ID for both you and your child to gain access to the building. For children participating unattended, please ensure they have ID. Note that we have a limited number of seating available. If your child requires supervision, please stay. If you elect to stay, note that seat priority will be given to kids. The facility will have plenty of places for parents to lounge, including wifi and coffee. Come and get some work done! For parents dropping off, we will require emergency contacts and that they be present for the end of the day Demo/Closing Ceremony. Important Reminders Bring a laptop installed with the software needed if required Bring ID Young children will require supervision. Please stay and participate if possible. Please contact Stacey Mulcahy – Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the event. Hope to see you there!
When: Nov 11, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18 )
Description: Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. In this class, you'll learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows. Expected Outcomes: Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows. They will also gain an understanding of aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille. Prerequisites: No experience required! Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: For a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including two pairs of chainmaille-ready pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Extra kits in other colors and metals will be available for $8-15 each. What to Bring: Students should bring their $25 materials fee in cash, card, or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use, and a notebook to take notes (there will also be handouts). Instructor Biography: Karen Burke sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, with a particular focus on chains, repairs, unusual metals, and casting. Event Time: This one-day workshop will run Saturday, October 3, 1-4pm. REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form. CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When: Oct 3, 2015 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13 )
Dear Families, The Russian Jewish Community Foundation (RJCF) of Boston is excited to launch its new Children's Division with a kick-off celebration at Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon on Saturday, September 19th c! We invite you and yours to join us as we learn about Sukkot, enjoy hayrides, play games, and meet other families in the community. The goal of RJCF Children's Division is to connect Russian-Jewish families in the Boston area, to preserve and develop our kids' Jewish identities, to connect the generations, and celebrate our culture. We will have hayrides at 11am and 12:30pm (please plan to arrive 15min early). Kids can also enjoy a bouncy house, hear Sukkot stories and build a Sukkah with members of the RJCF Young Leaders division. Families will be free to pick seasonal items at the farm, visit the petting zoo, and enjoy the playground. RJCF will have snacks and we encourage families to bring a picnic-style lunch. Suggested donation: $18/family. All donations will go to support RJCF initiatives, including Jewish advocacy, IDF soldiers, and the Children of Sderot. To learn more, please visit rjcf.com.
When: Sep 19, 2015 11 AM in Sharon, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11 )
On October 8, 2015, hundreds of community members, organizations, and businesses will come together at the Prison Birth Project’s 4th Annual Solidarity Supper to celebrate seven years of support, training, and advocacy. We ask you to join us in helping us make a lasting change in our community for generations to come! The evening includes mingling with like-minded supporters and PBP members, a delicious dinner, and a handful of speakers from Prison Birth Project and beyond. FAQs Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email us: email@example.com What does it cost to attend? Each RSVP/registration is free, and it includes a delicious dinner, childcare (if you need it), and speakers from PBP and beyond. The event is an important fundraiser for Prison Birth Project, and each guest will be asked to make a donation that is meaningful to you. Will there be alcohol at the event? Is my RSVP/registration transferrable? If you can no longer come, please let us know. We will make your ticket available for someone else. If you know of others who would like to come, please have them RSVP here so that we can collect information on dietary needs, childcare, and contact information. Can I update my registration information? Yes. You should be able to do so directly on this site. If you have trouble, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Do I have to bring my printed registration to the event? No. Tell us your name when you arrive and we will be all set!
When: Oct 8, 2015 6 PM in Holyoke, Massachusetts (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18 )
We're very excited for the 2nd New Relic User Group in Boston! Join us for an evening of presentations, collaboration, and Q&A amongst other New Relic users and experts. Food and beverages will be provided. Check out the schedule & speakers below and RSVP now! Hope to see you there. Schedule 6:00 - 6:30 Food, Drinks, & Networking 6:30 - 6:50 David Alves, GQ Partners 6:50 - 7:10 Don Darwin, New Relic 7:10 - 7:30 Ricardo DeMatos, Amazon Web Services 7:30 - 7:50 Tori Wieldt, New Relic - From Pets to Cattle to Bacteria 7:50 - 8:30 Q&A, Discussion All New Relic users and fans are welcome! For more New Relic events in Boston, be sure to check out our page on Meetup and keep an eye on the hashtag #NRUG. Talk Details David Alves, GQ Partners Pre-Production Performance Budgets based upon Production Metrics Organizations that care about Customer Experience enforce Pre-Production Performance Budgets. Performance Budgets are metrics which limit such things as page size, load time, and any other factor that can impact the users experience. The goal is to either maintain, or better yet, constantly improve your existing Production performance with every release. In this short presentation, using New Relic Synthetics, our business partners at Global Quality Partners, LLC will show you how you can set and enforce Pre-Production Performance Budgets based upon Performance in Production, as part of your normal Continuous Delivery Lifecycle. Don Darwin, New Relic Put Synthetics to Work for You Learn to use New Relic Synthetics in your testing and production environments to ensure critical processes on your site are available 24x7. Want to use NR Synthetics to monitor your internal sites? Want to learn how to monitor specific assets of your site over a period of time? Come find out how! Ricardo DeMatos, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services Run Scalable Application Backends on AWS Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, deploy, secure and monitor APIs at any scale. In this session, you’ll find out how you can quickly declare an API interface and connect it to any public HTTP endpoint, existing web service running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or code running on AWS Lambda. Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management. Join us for this introductory session to Amazon API Gateway. Tori Wieldt, Developer Advocate, New Relic From Pets to Cattle to Bacteria We see a move of servers move from virtualization (cattle) to process separators (bacteria). What will the impact be to have servers that last only last as long a single process? At New Relic, we have customers monitoring Docker containers that last 5 minutes or less. How can organizations plan, develop and operate software in this environment? I’ll provide insights we gathered from our customers and from our own internal use of containers and short-lived servers. FAQs What's the closest parking, and how much is it? Standard Parking - 1 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142 1 Hour $10.00 2 Hours $15.00 4 Hours $20.00 24 Hours $30.00 Is there bike parking? Yes, right in front of the building. Transit stops nearby? The closest Subway stop is at Kendall, Square on the red line which is a 5 minute walk to our offices. Is the venue wheelchair accessible? Yes Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. I want to help! Can I? Yes! We appreciate any help. From selecting the right food to co-organizing a New Relic User Group, we would love to have your input. All levels of involvement are welcome, and some have even started a user group in their city! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping out.
Come and support the mission of Straight Ahead Ministries! You'll hear inspiring testimonies, enjoy a live worship band, great fellowship, amazing food, fun and games. Lobster rolls will be available for $10 each. Hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and beverages are free! Saturday, Sept. 19 @ 4PM. Lynn Heritage State Park. Click here for parking & shuttle information. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 20 @ 4PM
A variety of surveys in recent years has ranked the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding student academic proficiency at or near the top of the 50 states. A 2014 Forbes article stated that if Massachusetts were a country, its scores would put it in the top 10 in the world for both reading and math. At the same time, many employers across the state and particularly in the Boston area say that they are increasingly unable to find candidates with suitable qualifications for open positions. This challenge is particularly acute for firms in the high tech space. Leaders from the Harvard School of Education and the Massachusetts High Technology Council (MHTC) are coming together with us to help introduce interesting ideas surfaced about solutions and approaches that will improve the delivery of education at all levels. Never before in history has technology moved so fast. Community colleges, along with the entire higher education community, are truly setting forth on a new expedition into the 21st century. From the Massachusetts High Technology Council (MHTC): “The socio-economic future of Massachusetts will be determined by the quality and relevance of its public and private education system, from kindergarten through graduate school. Massachusetts high technology companies are especially dependent on an education system that is responsive to the needs of an increasingly technology-based economy.” Join us for an evening of discussion with the leaders of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and executives from the High Tech world. Moderator: Chris Anderson, President of the Massachusetts High Technology Council James Ryan, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Susan Fallon, Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development for Monster Government Solutions and Co-chair of the MHTC’s Talent Development and Policy Team Robert Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration Check HBS Membership Status Before Registering REGISTRATION (Limited capacity. Please register early!) President's Club Member: Free HBSAB Member: $30 Guest* of HBSAB Member: $30 (Guest - if you are eligible to join HBSAB, please join) Non-member: $60 HBS MBA Student Member: $15 (HBS Student - please make sure your free membership is activated to purchase ticket) Refund Policy Refund request must be received by 5:00 p.m. September 21, 2015. Biographies Moderator Christopher Anderson, President Mass High Technology Council Chris joined the Council in 1984 and since 2001 has served as president, responsible to the Board of Directors for the successful development and implementation of public policy programs and initiatives in Massachusetts and in Washington, D.C. that help make Massachusetts the world’s most attractive place to create, operate, and expand technology businesses. Chris is directly involved in resolving conflicts and advocating positions on a broad range of state and federal public policy, legislative and regulatory issues. Possessing a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from Suffolk University, School of Law, Chris is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Panelists Susan K. Fallon, Vice president of Global Strategy and Business Development for Monster Government Solutions, a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. Fallon is responsible for identifying new business opportunities, facilitating strategic partnerships and directing marketing communications to drive growth and sustainable differentiation for Monster Government Solutions globally. Prior to joining Monster, Fallon's experience included an executive role at a venture-backed company that built the first global online talent and funding exchange for the R&D community; communications, IR and marketing positions with the Nasdaq Stock Market and National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA); and on the headquarters staff of Navy League of the U.S., a defense industry advocacy and veteran support organization. Fallon is a frequent speaker on workforce, diversity and strategic human capital management issues. She serves on the boards of WIN Insights, a diversity and inclusion-focused learning management system and TMGovU.org, an online learning academy for government and the public sector. Fallon works passionately on programs advancing veterans employment for Monster and Military.com, and also serves on the task force for the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, as a member of KKR's Veteran Advisory Council, and on the Advisory Committee for the University of Southern California's Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families. James E. Ryan is the 11th dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A leading expert on law and education, Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. His articles and essays address such topics as school desegregation, school finance, school choice, standards and testing, pre-K, and the intersection of special education and neuroscience. Ryan is also the co-author of the textbook Educational Policy and the Law, and the author of Five Miles Away, A World Apart, which was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. In addition, Ryan has authored articles on constitutional law and theory and has argued before the United States Supreme Court. Before coming to Harvard, Ryan was the Matheson & Morgenthau Distinguished Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as academic associate dean from 2005-09 and founded and directed the school’s Program in Law and Public Service. He has also served on numerous education boards and commissions, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission and the board of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996. From 1997 to 2002, Schwartz also served as president of Achieve, Inc., an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization created by governors and corporate leaders to help states improve their schools. From 1990 to 1996, Schwartz directed the education grant making program of The Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the nation's largest private philanthropies. In addition to his work at HGSE, Achieve, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, Schwartz has been a high school English teacher and principal; an education adviser to the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts; an assistant director of the National Institute of Education; a special assistant to the president of the University of Massachusetts; and executive director of The Boston Compact, a public-private partnership designed to improve access to higher education and employment for urban high school graduates. Schwartz has written and spoken widely on topics such as standards-based reform, public-private partnerships, and the transition from high school to adulthood. In recent years Schwartz has contributed to three volumes published by Harvard Education Press: Teaching Talent (2010), Surpassing Shanghai (2011), and The Futures of School Reform (2012). He currently co-leads the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration among a group of states, HGSE, and Jobs for the Future designed to ensure that many more young people graduate high school, attain an initial postsecondary degree or credential with value in the labor market, and get launched on a career while leaving open the possibility of further education.
Intensive customized learning program designed to provide a thorough review of all content areas found on the SAT. In addition, students will gain clear insight into the structure and scoring of the test. Special attention is given to winning strategies which lead to increased confidence and higher achievement
Workshop: Game in a Day! Intro to Unity 5 Learning Goal Master the basics of Unity 3D and build a simple game in one day! No Unity 3D or programming experience is required. Workshop Description Want to make video games? There is no better way than with Unity. Unity is an amazingly powerful game engine used by bedroom coders, chart topping iPhone games, and console gracing AAA titles. It's also remarkably simple to use and completely free! In this full day workshop, you will learn how to get started by diving right into the Unity editor and building a simple game with Trevor's guidance. You will learn how the Unity Interface and Unity Engine works, how to write and use basic C# scripts, how to create/move/destroy Game Objects, and so much more. At the end of the day you’ll come out with a working, simple 3D game that you’ve coded and put together from top to bottom, ready for PC/Mac/Linux/Web, along with the skills and resources to take your game development skills even further on your own! Topics to be Covered: Introduction to Unity Tour of the Unity Editor interface and layout. Unity Engine Basics: Assets, Game Objects, and the Update loop Basic scripting in C# Moving around Game Objects Instantiating and destroying GameObjects. How to add Input such as Keyboard, Mouse, and Joystick Collision Detection Building and publishing There is no replacement for learning by doing, and there is no better way to jumpstart your skills than with expert guidance. Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn about video game development from an industry veteran. Important: Please come to class with the latest version of Unity 5 installed on your laptop. If you do not already have it, you can download free HERE (select PERSONAL EDITION). Not sure if this workshop is right for you? Please email our Boston City Manager, Jack Dalrymple at email@example.com, if you have any questions. About the Instructor Trevor Stricker started making games on the Dreamcast when games came on disks and people read about them in magazines printed on dead trees. He spent a decade making console games like NBA 2K and Panzer Dragoon Orta in roles from coffee fetcher to designer to lead programmer. He went indie in 2008, way before it was mainstream. He was in charge of development for Quickhit NFL Football, an early F2P online game that raised VC, signed the NFL, and sold to a publisher. After that he founded Disco Pixel where his love of rhythm games drummed up Jungle Rumble. It recently launched on PlayStation Vita and iOS, where it rose to the top of the music game charts in countries from the US to the Netherlands to Japan.
When: Sep 19, 2015 10 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10 )
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course teaches CPR skills for helping Adults, children and infants, (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreignbody airway obstruction (FBAO). It’s intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital, dental offices, physicians office, physical therapy clinics, home healthcare agencies, student nurses and more. This class is for certified or non certified, licensed or non licensed healthcare professionals. The certification is valid for 2 years
When: Aug 29, 2015 9 AM to Aug 29, 2015 1 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: $85.00 (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09 )
In this self-paced online course students will be able to track the progress of a project and troubleshoot problems with schedules and resource usage. Students will be able to customize the Project environment and to publish the project information using various reports, charts and web page options. Students will be able to pool resources within a project and to link multiple projects together.
It's back! Join us for our 3rd Annual Ciderfest! We'll be featuring ciders, meads and all things not quite beer. Some of the most knowledgeable cider personalities in the business will be in the shop showcasing their natural, clean, still, sparkling, crisp, dry, and off-dry ciders; all for your educ[...]
The ultimate live trivia spectacular, now every month!
Step up, geeks: The Big Quiz Thing, the Boston area’s favorite live trivia event, is at Oberon the first Monday of every month. Quizmaster Wes Hazard presents five big rounds of multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the Buzzertastic Three-Way Finale, and the best, smartest live quiz questions anywhere! Plus, there’s hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash jackpot split among four team, along with show tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent prizes. FREE ADMISSION! Learn more at bigquizthing.com.
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Free and open to the public! Doors at 7PM-grab a drink and get ready for to test your knowledge! All seating is General Admission and first come, first serve. Website: http://americanrepertorytheater.org/ Phone: 617.496.8004 Location: OBERON
Story Club Boston is a storytelling/reading event featuring guest performers and an open mic. Storytellers are asked to tell a story based on the theme of the night (info available on the Story Club Boston website). Open mic readers have eight minutes to tell their story. The best story (as voted by the audience) may be featured on the national Story Club website. Our show is also taped for a podcast available on Audible.com. Suggested donation: $5
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