Stonybrook Fine Arts offer daytime & evening classes for all ages and skill levels. Choose from a number of specialties including sculpting, welding, bronze casting, jewelry, figure sculpture, stone carving, and mold making. Visit the website for more info.
EcoGen Services will design, install and service alternative energy systems including solar for residential and commercial applications. Go green with renewable energy by adding solar power and save on utility bills by conversing energy. Free Energy Audits.
This training will focus on HVAC, indoor air quality, and the new energy code, including right sizing for mechanical systems. The content is grounded in the reality of what is being built in the Northeast and which current practices do not comply with the code.
The Deal with Wine Riot: Wine Riot is Second Glass's expo-style wine tasting extravaganza! Wine Riot is split into two sessions featuring Crash Course seminars, DJ, Second Glass photo booth, and more! Our Boston Wine Riot will take place at Park Plaza Castle, 130 Columbus Ave.
The Deal with Volunteering and your FREE ticket! Volunteers are asked to sign up for one of the shifts below and will sign up for the free session of their choice at the volunteer meeting. You may not drink during your volunteer session. Those who choose to Volunteer for Riot 2 Saturday night are not allowed to pick Riot 1 as their free ticket, due to the alcoholic nature of this event.
Volunteers are required to attend one of two meetings before Wine Riot to get acquainted and go over volunteer responsibilities. At the meeting volunteers will receive their amazing free shirt and learn the logistical details of the event.
Volunteer Meetings will be held: Wednesday October 22nd at 7:30 PM, location TBA Thursday October 23rd at 7:30 PM, location: TBA
All volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Volunteers jobs will consist of some or all of the following (and will be organized into groups): checking in vendors, scanning tickets, issuing wristbands, handing out guides and wine glasses, monitoring and assisting in Crash Course seminars, overseeing and helping with following areas: the venue floor/exhibitor booths, food area and photo booth.
Volunteer shifts are broken down as such: Shift 1: Setup - Friday Ocotber 24th, 2:00 - 6:00 PM Shift 2: Opening Night - Friday October 24th, 6:15 - 11:30 PM Shift 3: Riot 1 - Saturday October 25th, 12:15 PM - 5:30 PM Shift 4: Riot 2 - Saturday October 25th, 6:15 - 11:30 PM
Riot Schedule/Free Ticket Options: Opening Night: Friday, October 24th, 7:00 - 11:00 PM Riot 1: Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 - 5:00 PM (N/A to Riot 2 Volunteers) Riot 2: Saturday, October 25th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Once you're signed up, we'll contact you (in the next few weeks) to see which meeting you are coming to and that is where you claim your free ticket!
Any questions, comments or concerns? Contact our Wine Riot Manager, Brittney, at Brittney [at] secondglass [dot] com
When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM to Oct 25, 2014 11 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Description:This introductory class is an efficient and fun way to learn how to work with molten glass and how to be safe in the glass shop! We will experiment with a variety of introductory projects through demos and personal instruction in a small class environment with excellent equipment. This class will focus on creating a safe and fun working environment while we learn how to make a pendant, a small glass animal, and blow a bubble on a flame workers blow pipe. After the completion of this class, you may be interested in an intermediate or advanced class, or you may wish to use the shop on your own after completing the tool training class. Registration available for glass classes and tool training at http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#glass Class Goals:
Students will be introduced to flameworking and glassblowing techniques and produce a few small objects to take home! Successful completion of this class qualifies students to take Glass Tool Training and intermediate (200) level classes: listing available at http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#glass
No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.
All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor and the Asylum, for a small additional materials fee.
What to Bring:
$15 materials fee, payable to the instructor by cash or check and water in a sealable container. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing made of natural materials.
Michael Soroka is a robotics engineer turned glass worker with several years of training and experience teaching safe glass working techniques. He built the Glass Shop at Artisan's Asylum and works at multiple studios around New England as a glass artist and glass engineering consultant. When he's not at a torch, he's most likely biking around somewhere in the woods.
Monday, October 27, 6:30-9:30pm
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days 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 27, 2014 6 PM to Oct 27, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18 )
Join us for an Evening of Inquiry to learn Effortless Mindfulness and rest in Open-Hearted Awareness. We will explore how to immediately shift our awareness to discover a natural awakeness and wellbeing. Loch Kelly is a Buddhist teacher who lives in NYC.
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $15-20 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Join us for an Daylong Retreat to learn Effortless Mindfulness and rest in Open-Hearted Awareness. We will explore how to immediately shift our awareness to discover a natural awakeness and wellbeing. Loch Kelly is a Buddhist teacher who lives in NYC.
When: Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to Nov 8, 2014 4 PMin Leverett, Massachusetts Cost: $75 Please bring your lunch (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10 )
Learn best practice strategies for building assemblies to meet the new energy code from foundations through roofs. Using case studies, exercises, and discussion, proven methods will be demonstrated to build cost-effective high performance homes.
When: Sep 23, 2014 8 AM to Sep 23, 2014 11 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08 )
3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing, is a rapidly evolving suite of technologies that enables both corporations and individuals to blur the line between the digital and the physical, and actually design and produce a product at a relatively low cost. Come learn about this new technology, who’s using it, why it has captured the global imagination, and why it holds such tremendous potential in so many areas. We will have a demonstration 3D printer on site, courtesy of the Peabody Institute Library.
Speakers: Davey Gibian, Director of Business Design, Special Project Office; Paulina Perepelkin, Founder, Additive Fashion.
Sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and YENS (Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore).
Designing for gamification is all the rage these days, but have you stopped to consider the ethics of gamification? How should it be used? When should it be avoided? Can an activity be too addictive? What are our responsibilities as designers?
Join us to learn about the ethics of gamification and apply that knowledge in playful design scenarios. Collaborate with other attendees to craft and sign The Designer’s Hippocratic Oath, defining our responsibilities as designers! Become a part of designer history as we send this oath out as a rallying call to the world.
Join us for food, beverages, and a night of great interaction design fun! Don't miss it!
6:00 - 6:30: Networking and refreshments
6:30 - 7:00: Gamification and ethics overview
7:00 - 8:00: Group design activity
8:00 - 8:15: Designer's Hippocratic Oath
8:15 - 8:30: Wrap-up and networking
When: Oct 15, 2014 6 PM to Oct 15, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18 )
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When: Sep 23, 2014 8 AM to Sep 23, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Early Brid Price Regestration:- $1899 (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08 )
Join Dharma Coach yoga instructor Kat Whitney Mansfield and Stagecoach Tavern executive chef Sean Elliot for a mind-body-spirit event like no other. 75 minutes of blissful vinyasa, followed by a delicious, locally-sourced meal at a community table taps into the true meaning of yoga: union. $45 includes yoga, w/ mat and a two-course meal Both vegetarian and meat options are available. Wine & gratutity not included. Yoga starts at 430pm, dinner at 6!
Visit Busa WIne & Spirits in Salem on Novemeber 1st for their 14th Annual Fall Grand Tasting. Over 2 donzen wines from around the world to sample plus special pricing on featured wine the day of the event. [...]
When: Nov 1, 2014 2 PM in Gloucester, Massachusetts Cost: FREE (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14 )
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Our first orientation will be September 23rd in the evening. Pizza and salad will be served.
How do I sign up? This will be our first orientation of the year for new volunteers. If you are a new volunteer, click on the green register button above. Or you can always just call us to register: 617-349-6794. **Returning volunteers do not need to attend an orientation - just call or email.**
What is the time commitment? Volunteers give one or two hours per week, for at least one semester. Many volunteers choose to work more hours.
When are volunteers needed? All opportunities occur before, during or after the school day (between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year).
Who are the students? Our public schools have a very diverse student body. Students served by CSV have requested help or have been referred by their teacher. We have volunteer opportunities from junior kindergarten to 12th grade.
Can I help if I’ve never worked in a school? Yes! You do not have to have prior experience as a tutor or teacher. We will work to match your talents with a need in the schools.
What about training? Training begins as soon as you attend one of the informational orientation sessions. Ongoing support continues via training events throughout the year. Some special projects have monthly trainings as well.
Where do the CSV orientations take place? This orientation will take place in the school library at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS). Click here for directions.
What are your current needs? For a list of specific volunteer needs, click here. However, we also will work with you to use your talents, so please sign up for an orientation even if you aren't sure which role is a fit.
Do I need to provide references or have a CORI check? Yes. You can download the Elementary Reference Form or the High School Reference Form and bring two copies with you to your orientation. Your references should be individuals who have known you for at least one year. Also, bring a government-issued photo ID (drivers license or passport) for a CORI (criminal record) check.
THE WHY’S AND HOW’S OF BUILDING WEALTH THROUGH PROFIT SHARE
IN THE KW EFFECT, YOU WILL LEARN: 1. WHY now is the best and easiest time to build wealth through KW profit share 2. HOW to communicate the KW value proposition in an authentic way 3. WHO you want to attract to our company 4. WHAT you can do right now to get purposeful about building wealth through KW profit share.
When: Oct 7, 2014 10 AM to Oct 7, 2014 1 PMin Easton, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10 )
With the Head Of The Charles being traditionally hosted in Cambridge, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to venture to the other side of the river for our first social in Cambridge. And as we are currently in the traditional Oktoberfestseason, a brewery & ale house felt appropriate!
As always, feel free to invite your teammates and friends!
When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 9 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
How can we support development in ways that protect the planet from climate change in a future likely to be dominated by cheap and abundant supplies of fossil fuels?
This seminar, which is open to the public, will explore the emerging field of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS), describe how the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has been working to support a variety of international LEDS initiatives and explore the significant future challenges facing these efforts.
There is an important distinction between a legal name, trade name, and a trademark or service mark. An important reason to distinguish between trade names and trademarks is that if a business starts to use its trade name to identify products and services, it could be perceived that the trade name is now functioning as a trademark, which could potentially infringe on existing trademarks. This class will specifically focus on explaining the differences and the importance of understanding whether you want to protect your legal name, trade name, or trademark.
When: Oct 7, 2014 9 AM to Oct 7, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Differences Between a Company Legal Name, a Trade Name, or a Trademark and Advantages of Federal Registration 0.00
This workshop will help participants to understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health. Participants will learn the costs of having poor credit and the advantages of spending time improving and managing it. Learning objectives will include:
Understanding credit reports and what they contain
How credit scores are calculated
What are predatory lending practices and how to watch out for them
Debt reduction strategies
How to avoid identity theft
This workshop is recommended for those who are interested in improving their credit or building a credit history. Those clients who are unsure what their credit report contains will also benefit by attending the workshop.
Where: CWE Eastern Massachusetts, 24 School Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
When: Thursday, September 25th, 10 am – 12 pm
Fee: PYB: $25. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify.
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When: Sep 23, 2014 10 AM to Sep 23, 2014 12 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify. Contact Samantha Larkan for more details. email@example.com or 617-532-0225 25.00 true PYB: Understanding and Managing Your Credit 25.00
Things are about to heat up at Opus Underground! Tuesday, September 23rd Creative Salem presents Underground Unleashed: A Vaudeville Revue featuring burlesque by Salem’s own Siren of the Circle; The House of Mood’s Yummy Hearts and Ivory Brulee; Lady Luck Burlesque’s Betty von Keske; the musical stylings of Bella Nova; plus mind bending manipulations by p and pop & lock by Purpose. Doors @ 7/Show @ 7:30. Come early for dinner at Opus (or grab some $5 sushi specials at the show) and stick around for Karaoke with Ana from 10 – midnight.
Program Overview: The rise of alternative funding has forever changed the way money is being raised, and Poliwogg is capitalizing on that shift to help life science startups and transform healthcare investing. Poliwogg's unique crowd equity online investment platform enables individual, accredited investors to invest directly in private life science, biotechnology, and healthcare companies. Poliwogg is interested in innovative early stage companies across all areas of healthcare and life sciences seeking to raise between $1m and $10m, including biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices, health IT, and big data. Headquartered in New York City, Poliwogg also has a presence in Boston, Southern California, and the Bay Area.
Two representatives from Poliwogg will be in attendance on Tuesday, October 21st to give an overview presentation on the organization's key areas of interest and best practices when seeking funding. Attendees will also get the latest scoop on Poliwogg's "Innovation Funds," a new series of publicly registered venture funds. Following the presentation, don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to Poliwogg representatives during the networking lunch. And finally, for those companies who apply online and are approved, one-on-one meetings with representatives from Poliwogg will provide a forum to discuss your company.
Don't miss the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Poliwogg: apply today!
Agenda: 10:30am | Registration and Networking 11:00am | Presentation and Q&A 11:45am | Networking Lunch 12:30-4:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*
*Companies must apply ahead of time and be approved for a one-on-one meeting. The application period ends September 30th. APPLY HERE Poliwogg Participating Representatives: Samuel Wertheimer, Ph.D. | Chief Investment Officer, Poliwogg read bio» Brock Reeve | Portfolio Manager, Poliwogg read bio»
About Poliwogg: Poliwogg is a financial services firm dedicated to expanding and transforming healthcare investing. Poliwogg provides opportunities for accredited investors to invest in early stage companies in healthcare and the life sciences through its online investment platform and is launching publicly-registered venture funds focused by healthcare subsector. Poliwogg is interested in innovative early stage companies across all areas of healthcare and life sciences, including biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices, health IT, and big data. Headquartered in New York City, Poliwogg also has a presence in Boston, Southern California, and the Bay Area.
Fees: Presentation & Lunch $25 | General Public $35 | General Public Onsite Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until October 20th.
One-on-One Meeting FREE | Application FREE | Accepted Companies Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The one-on-one application period ends on September 30th. Acceptance of a one-on-one meeting is not guaranteed as all applications must be approved. All companies accepted for a one-on-one meeting will be notified of acceptance and scheduled meeting time via email.
Venue: LabCentral 700 Main St Cambridge, MA 02139
Samuel Wertheimer, Ph.D. | Chief Investment Officer, Poliwogg Dr. Wertheimer is Chief Investment Officer at Poliwogg and has over two decades of experience as an investor in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, specializing in due diligence and investment oversight. Prior to Poliwogg, Dr. Wertheimer spent ten years as an equity partner in OrbiMed Advisors, LLC, the world's largest healthcare-dedicated investment firm, with approximately $5 billion under management. At Orbimed, Dr. Wertheimer was responsible for the management of biotechnology/medical technology focusing on venture capital funds, including the sourcing, due diligence, negotiation and management of investments. He had ten primary investments, five successful exits and brought two new products to market. He was also a Member of the OrbiMed Private Equity Investment Oversight Committee. During his tenure, he raised four venture capital funds totaling $1.5 billion in committed capital. The most recent fund, Caduceus Private Investments IV, raised $550 million and closed February 2010. He was a member of the Board of Directors of invested companies and assisted in the management of a $5 billion long/short healthcare portfolio in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Dr. Wertheimer also worked at Paramount Capital, LLC, where he identified and conducted due diligence on biotechnology and pharmaceutical assets for license to various companies. Earlier, he served as a patent agent, and a research scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). While at MSKCC, he had ten peer-reviewed scientific publications and two patent applications. Dr. Wertheimer received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from New York University, his Master of Public Health, with Honors from Yale University and his Bachelor of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Series 7 license. ^ Back to Speakers' list ^
Brock Reeve | Portfolio Manager, Poliwogg Brock Reeve is the Portfolio Manager for Poliwogg's Regenerative Medicine Fund. Since 2006, Mr. Reeve has been the Executive Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the single largest research entity in the world focused on stem cell based science. He has overall responsibility for the operations and strategy of the Institute whose mission is to use stem cells, both as tools and as therapies, to understand and treat the root causes of leading degenerative diseases. Brock worked with the faculty to develop and manage the Institute's research portfolio and developed partnerships with disease foundations, biopharma companies and venture capital firms for sponsored research projects and commercialization opportunities. Prior to Harvard, Mr. Reeve was COO and Managing Director of Life Science Insights. As a consultant, Mr. Reeve has additional experience in IT and the healthcare/life sciences market with IBM's Business Consulting Services, Viant Corp. and SRI Consulting, where his clients included some of the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Mr. Reeve is on the Board of Directors of Pathfinder Cell Therapy and is on the President's Council for Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. He received a Bachelor of Arts and MPhil from Yale University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Brock is interested in meeting with early-stage regenerative medicine companies across, therapeutics & devices, tools & regents, cell & tissue banks, and services. ^ Back to Speakers' list ^
About the Meet with... Series: The purpose of the Meet with Series events sponsored by Janssen Labs is to help start-up entrepreneurs as well as the academic community connect with potential partners, such as big pharma or other investment corporations, through one-on-one meetings. It is also a chance for the featured corporation to outline their specific business development goals and clarify what types of products or research they are interested in and how best to approach them to get the partnering process started. Past participants include: Wellcome Trust, MedImmune Ventures, NCI, Mercury Fund, Correlation Ventures, Breakout Labs, and Thomas McNerney & Partners.
When: Oct 21, 2014 10 AM to Oct 21, 2014 4 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10 )
Forget about work, ditch the stress of your day, and get moving with us. After class, feel free to stay and hang out with awesome people, enjoy the cozy space and leave feeling fan-freaking-tastic. Here's the rundown: Show up. Sweat. Friends. Smiles. Hug goodbye. All you need is a yoga mat! Class starts at 6:30pm (please arrive at 6:15) and runs 60 min.
When: Sep 23, 2014 6 PM to Sep 23, 2014 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Don't forget your yoga mat! 9.00 true September 23 Yoga with Cara 9.00
The most important event we will be holding all year - the Annual Business Meeting of the Corporation. If you are a clergy person working in the diocese, or a lay delegate to ECM, you are invited to the Annual Meeting.
There is no registration fee and hearty refreshments will be served.
You may have heard or seen the Annual Business Meeting announced in other forums, but I want to make sure that you know a little bit of what to expect and understand that your presence is incredibly important to this work. Setting aside time for a meeting of the full corporation will allow us to present more complete reports of the work from the past year, and give time for clergy and delegates to ask questions and offer feed-back which will direct our work in the coming year. We will also be making time for a period of more intentional listening about where ECM is called to direct our work in the coming year.
Our deep hope is that by creating the space for the broader ECM Community to come together and do this work YOU and other delegates will respond to our call. Clergy and lay delegates have the right to influence our work through voice and vote and all are welcome to hear the reports and participate in conversation
When: Oct 4, 2014 9 AM to Oct 4, 2014 12 PMin Newton, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09 )
Hearty autumn fare at its best, this class will delve into a variety of meat pies from very traditional (we'll skip the entrails) meat paste pies to the more familiar beefy, stew-like, pot pie, easy, quick versions. Each meat pie will be paired with its own British stout, lager or cider for a [...]
When: Oct 7, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $70/$63 members (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18 )
Join us during Boston's Fashion Week for an exciting evening as Denise Hajjar presents her 2014 Fall/Winter Collection. This will be the 6th year the local designer has teamed up with Dress for Success Boston. And some of Boston's most powerful women will strut the runway to help empower women!
6:00pm - Reception and Silent Auction
7:30pm - Program and Fashion Show
8:30pm - Shopping and Dessert
Light appetizers will be served during the reception and a cash bar will be available. After the show, guests are invited to enjoy some dessert munchies, have a drink, and shop Denise's collection - 15% of all sales that night will be donated to Dress for Success Boston.
PROGRAM HOSTED BY:
WCVB News Anchor, Heather Unruh
GUEST MODELS INCLUDE:
Tiziana C. Dearing
Charlotte Golar Richie
When: Oct 7, 2014 6 PM to Oct 7, 2014 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18 )
MEDIAGIRLS is a program that teaches middle-school girls (grades 6 to 8) to critique how girls and women are portrayed in pop culture with an emphasis on creating their own content that showcases inspiring girls and women. Visit www.mediagirls.org to learn more about the program and/or contact Michelle Cove.
Payment in full is due at the time of registration; cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your child's place in class. No full or partial refund or credit will be given for a child's failure to attend any part of a program for which she is registered. Each class acts as a stand-alone lesson so participants will not fall behind if they miss a class.
No class on Tuesday Nov. 11th (Veteran's Day).
When: Oct 7, 2014 3 PM to Dec 9, 2014 5 PMin Brookline, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15 )
Sponsored by: Stearns Farm CSA Minimum age: 5 Volunteers will be planting vegetables and doing a variety of farm work tasks. It is strongly suggested that volunteers wear long pants and bring a bottle of water due the physical nature of the work. An orientation to the farm and tasks that day will occur at 9:45am. Please note that there are no c . . .
When: Sep 27, 2014 9:45:00 AM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:45:00 )
Every year, half a million students drop out of high school.
You can make a difference!
BUILD is an innovative, college preparatory program, whose mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income high school students to college and career success.
BUILD is currently recruiting the most passionate and talented professionals in the Greater Boston area to mentor our 9th grade entrepreneurs for 1.5 hours a week in Dorchester, Charlestown, and Brighton locations. Come find out how you can get involved and make a difference!
Tuesday, September 23rd, 4:30 - 5:30PM
210 Broadway, Suite 201
Cambridge, MA 02139
Light refreshments will be served!
"Stepping into the classroom, I feel transformed. I'm no longer an entrepreneur fighting my daily challenges. Some days I'm a coach. Some days I'm a mentor. Some days I'm a drill sergeant. Some days I'm a friend. Every day, I'm rewarded. Being a BUILD mentor has been my most rewarding experience in the last year.” - BUILD Mentor at Charlestown High
If you are interested in learning more and cannot attend this event, please contact our Mentor Coordinator, Carina Ensminger at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.build.org/volunteer to complete a mentor application today!
As Fall approaches, schools start, and you “buckle down” at work, do you cringe inside or wonder if there is something more? ...That seamless alignment with your true self and your creative expression in the world?
Join me and other passionate women and men for either of these FREE 1-hour events to learn how to create space and stillness from your busy life. Reconnect to your body and nature, so that creativity may flow in and your authentic self and desires may blossom.
You will learn how to create the essential daily and long-term practical conditions from which to Discover Your True Calling:
Create Space & Stillness
From work, family and your busy mind. Explore various forms of meditation, including breathwork, body scanning, and yoga.
Discover the naturally calming and healing quality of nature. Notice it's expansiveness, all-acceptance, and insightful metaphors.
Create balance and peace internally, as well as externally. An adequately and harmoniously fueled body provides the essential nutrients for effective brain functioning and relaxed, creative thinking.
Connect with your body every day, and learn to release physical and mental tension. Practice listening to your body, acknowledge it's signals of distress and delight, and trust it as your true protector and guide.
Develop a deeper self-awareness through use of various reflective tools, including journaling, gratitude lists and dream analysis. Learn to identify archetypes and symbols as clues about your subconscious perspective. Utilize these powerful indicators to discover your truth and direct your path.
Relish what makes you, you! Identify your triggers (both light and dark), strengths and unique experiences. Learn to use fun tools, including vision boards, Pinterest, and dream maps to flesh out your understanding of what truly makes you "tick" and your gifts to the world.
Try New Things
Doing things differently creates new neural pathways and effectively rewires our brain for a fresh perspective and a new existence. Explore how moving your physical "stuff" can change your life through Feng Shui. Identify, then explore activities you've always wanted to try but haven't. Consider a dietary cleanse. Let's brainstorm other ways to mix it up!
*BONUS: Be one of the first 10 people to sign-up and be offered the opportunity to work with me directly during either event to demo Body Scanning, Dream Analysis, or "Discover You" exercise. Start to Discover Your True Calling, right away!
The Southeastern Massachusetts Readiness Center (SEMARC) is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring a one- day workshop for educators who serve the Commonwealth’s children, ages Birth through Grade 3. We encourage teams, consisting of 5-8 members to participate. Teams may include: family childcare providers, private child care centers, public/ private Headstart preschool providers, PK-12 educators/ administrators, librarians, police, fire, nurses, pediatricians, social service providers, related service providers, early interventionists, and higher education faculty.
A keynote speaker will introduce the essential competencies across the cognitive, social emotional, linguistic, and physical domains that should be demonstrated by the youngest citizens from birth throughout grade 3, in order to ensure they are on a pathway to success. In addition, the keynote will highlight how these skills and dispositions support the Massachusetts definition of College and Career Readiness, approved by the Board of Higher Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2013.
During facilitated break- out sessions, teams will examine the essential competencies and asses how they currently embed these experiences throughout their daily practices. Teams will identify their emergent community gaps and formulate a community action plan, designed to mitigate them.
Teams will have the opportunity to participate in future community work groups, sponsored by SEMARC, through Early Learning Challenge Grant funds, which will meet bi-annually, to examine these domains in greater depth. Stipends, provided on a first- come first serve basis, will be provided to community based teams who would like to continue their work.
If you would like to participate in this experience, but are having difficulty assembling a community based team, please contact us and we will be happy to facilitate connections between other community members.
8:00AM – 8:45 AM Registration
9:00AM – 9:30 AM Keynote Address: Building the Foundation
9:30AM – 10:15AM Domain 1 – 10-15 minute facilitated discussion and 30-35 minute small group discussion
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30AM-11:15AM Domain 2 – 10-15 minute facilitated discussion and 30-35 minute small group discussion
11:15AM – 12:00PM Domain 3 – 10-15 minute facilitated discussion, 30-35 minute small group discussion
12:00 PM– 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Domain 4 – 10-15 minute facilitated discussion, 30-35 minute small group discussion
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Domain 5 – 10-15 minute facilitated discussion, 30-35 minute small group discussion
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM- 3:00 PM Team Reporting and next steps
Domains Examined: Cognitive Development and General Knowledge, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication Development, Approaches Toward Play and Learning, Physical Development and Well-Being.
When: Sep 24, 2014 8 AM to Sep 24, 2014 3 PMin Taunton, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08 )
Miles of Music Fall House Camp is a 3-day workshop exploring traditional Celtic and old-time music, modern songwriting & how they work together. We’d love to have you join us.
Come learn fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, singing (lead and harmony) and songwriting. Additional instrument classes may be added based on camper interest. We will offer classes on ensemble playing, tips for learning by ear, songs, tunes and more.
LOCATION: A lovely private home (built 1852) in East Boston, MA. (We’ll give you the address when you register!)
PRICE: $300/person includes all classes, evening activities, meals, snacks & unlimited coffee & tea!
WORK/TRADE DISCOUNTS: We have a limited number of half-price spots for campers who would like to trade 7 hours of work for a $150 discount. Jobs allocated on a first-come/first-serve basis and could include help with setup, cleanup, meal prep or other chores.
Email email@example.com if you are interested in receiving a Work/Trade Scholarship application. (Do not register at this time. We'll have folks who receive the Work/Trade Scholarship register on a separate form.) THANK YOU for your help!
THE TEACHING TEAM:
Laura Cortese — fiddle, songwriting, singing while fiddling The past two years have found Laura in creative overdrive, touring the world with her own band, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. Her highly visible work as a supporting musician (on fiddle, vocals, and bass) includes appearances with Uncle Earl, Tao Seeger, Band of Horses, and as part of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. Laura is is a founding Co-Director of Miles of Music Camp and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. She teaches fiddle and singing workshops and private lessons internationally at Newcastle University in England, University of Limerick in Ireland and many summer fiddle camps. http://www.thisislauracortese.com
Kristin Andreassen — songwriting, guitar, dance Kristin toured the world with Uncle Earl, Sometymes Why and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble before embarking on her solo career as a singer of her own songs. You might have heard her song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color For Your Eyes” on A Prairie Home Companion or in a school choir recital near you. Kristin is a founding Co-Director of Miles of Music Camp. http://kristinandreassen.com
Moira Smiley — singing, accordion Singer-composer Moira Smiley is a musical polyglot steeped in traditional music. When she's not leading her own band, VOCO, Moira tours & records with Indie phenomenon tUnE-yArDs, Irish music powerhouse, Solas,The Lomax Project and Billy Childs' 'Laura Nyro Re-Imagined'. She's also in demand in the world of choral music — known around the planet for her arrangement of Leadbelly's 'Bring Me Little Water,Silvy' and her own song 'Stand in that River'. http://www.moirasmiley.com
Mark Simos — guitar, tune-writing, songwriting Mark is a renowned songwriter, tunesmith and composer, fiddler and accompanist, teacher, writer and modal philosopher. His songs have been recorded by respected artists including Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, the Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson, Laurie Lewis, the Wayfaring Strangers, the Infamous Stringdusters and many others. Since 2006 he's taught in Berklee's Songwriting Department, where he's created courses on songwriting collaboration and guitar techniques for songwriters, and founded the Old-Time Ensemble. His new book Songwriting Strategies: A 360º Approach, was published in May by Berklee Press/Hal Leonard. http://www.berklee.edu/people/mark-simos
Flynn Cohen — guitar, mandolin Flynn travels around the country as guitar and mandolin player with the band Annalivia. He specializes in Irish Traditional Music and bluegrass and has spent most of his adult life as accompanist for accordion legend John Whelan, among other fabulous trad musicians. Flynn has also taught private lessons and music nerd classes at Bridgewater State University and Keene State College. http://www.flynncohen.net
Lydia Sylvia Martin — banjo This tiny banjo player packs a serious punch. Musical family roots in Maryland and Southwestern Virginia ordained Lydia’s musical destiny long before she picked up a five-string banjo. Educated at the Levine School of Music and Goucher College, her real education in traditional music came from one-on-one experience with old time, Irish and blues musicians. A gifted pianist, guitar, accordion and recorder player, Lydia decided to focus on the banjo. During and after college, Lydia spent a great deal of time traveling and seeking out mentors on the banjo in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Kentucky. http://lydiasylvia.com
Emily Martin — mandolin Emily of Boyds, Maryland, has been in the Old-Time music scene for nearly two decades, inspired by family ties in the traditional music of the Appalachian region she has dedicated herself to study and perform this music on the mandolin and tenor banjo. All the music she plays and teaches in in the oral tradition. She has performed with her family band, The Martin Family Band, at venues locally and internationally and teaches and records in the Washington/D.C. area. http://www.emilybmartin.com
Katie McNally — ensemble coach, fiddle Described by The Living Tradition as “the new face of Scottish fiddling in the USA”, Katie McNally grew up steeped in the vibrant Scottish and Cape Breton music community in Boston and is the 2009 New England Scottish Fiddle Champion. She has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Wolf Trap, The Freight and Salvage, Symphony Space, and various folk clubs throughout the country. In addition to her own band, Katie appears regularly with Long Time Courting, has been a member of the New England fiddle supergroup Childsplay since 2009, and joined world-renowned Galician bagpiper Carlos Núñez on his tour of North America in 2012. http://www.katiemcnally.com
Friday, October 10 (tentative) Square and Ceilidh Dance. Open to the public. Free for house campers.
Saturday, October 11 10am-5pm – Workshops (buffet lunch served). 6-10pm – Banquet-style dinner followed by a house concert in the living room. Late Night – Afterparty info TBA.
Sunday, October 12 10am-5pm – Workshops (buffet lunch served). 6-7pm – Banquet-style dinner. 7pm-Late Night – Afterparty info TBA.
Monday, October 13 10am-12pm – Workshops 12pm-1pm - buffet lunch and afternoon snacks served. 1pm-3pm – Afternoon camper concert. friends & family welcome. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
QUESTIONS: Email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to Oct 13, 2014 3 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19 )
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Social media and online marketing is changing fast. This free event will offer an inside look at the changes taking place, and how you can use them to grow your business. Co-sponsored by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, learn how to find and convert customers using the latest online and social media marketing techniques, including:
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When: Sep 23, 2014 9 AM to Sep 23, 2014 10 AMin Worcester, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09 )
Passim's Open Mic is all ages and all are welcome! Performance order is established by lottery. You can add your name to the list beginning at 6:00 PM, and the order will be pulled at 7:00 PM. Each performer gets 2 songs, or 10 minutes, whichever comes first. Originals are encouraged, but covers are also welcome! We also welcome other forms of performance, like poetry, stories, etc. No drums or amps please.
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ALL PATRONS , REGARDLESS OF SEATING, HAVE THE OPTION TO ORDER DINNER.
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