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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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.email@example.com 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 )
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 )
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.
Check out The Big Quiz Thing team invading Harvard Square here!
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
Eat! Chat! Meet! Get to know other TechHub Members and what they're working on. You might find a great collaboration partner, find out about a useful tool or make a new friend - plus munch on bagels. It helps if you register - then we can be sure there's enough for everyone, but if you want to drop by and take pot luck you are very welcome. Please note: this is for TechHub Members only.
When: Sep 7, 2015 9 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Sep 2015 09 )
Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them. Creating an atmosphere that is at once casual and comfortable. It's what we call cheeky-chic! With a British sensibility and simplicity, we offer uncompromising value with extraordinary service. Lovely venues, a relaxed setting and our lovely hosts to assist you with anything or anyone. ~~~ For those that prefer the same simplified experience in matchmaking we offer our 'Date Nights' free of contracts or commitments. It's as simple as selecting your package, telling us your preferences and allowing us to arrange the evening. Consider us your blind date specialists! Sought after for our popularity, the personal service we offer and an unparalleled selection of daters you want to meet. Inspired by the romantic and simple days gone by, we bring back the lovely idea of meeting a date, arranged by another, at a venue of your choosing. Speed Dating @ 49 Social - September 22nd 2015 Ages: 25-39 | 8PM 49 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111 http://www.speedbostondating.com
September 4th: iWorship "for the Musician" featuring multiple local & regional musicians. September 5th: Night of Worship: iWorship "for the Vocalist" featuring multiple local & regional artists. All on stage at the same time for a worship experience. September 6th: Boston Live recording "FAVOR" featuring David Meyater and One Accord & Friends.
Can you believe it? Every little girls' dream is about to come true! Princesses of New Bedford is hosting a Spa Day With The Princesses sponsored by Sisters Salon in Mattapoisett on Sunday, September 6th at 12pm. For $50 a ticket, your child will get transformed into a glamorous princess. Cinderella, Beauty, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Fashion Doll! Professional hair styling, makeup, and nails will be done on each guest followed by a royal coronation by the princesses. This is surely an event you do not want to miss! Purchase tickets through Eventbrite or message us for more information regarding other ways of purchasing a ticket.
You are Invited to Celebrate our 35th Weymouth North and Vocational High School Reunion Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015 Location: The Surf Ballroom at the Nantasket Beach Resort, Hull Time: 7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Cost: $55. per person Menu: Appetizers and Classic Dinner Buffet Music: DJ Dave Becker Need a room? The hotel has reserved a block of 15 rooms for reunion guests at discounted / group rates for Saturday and a block of 10 rooms for Friday night. We do not have a two-night minimum requirement. There are three room rates: $93 for the standard room, $136 for the room with a partial view, and $160 for the ocean/front room. Pay by check? If you prefer to pay for your tickets by check instead of purchasing online (above), please make your $55 per person checks payable to "Weymouth North Class of 1980 Reunion Fund" and send c/o Pamela O'Leary, EVP South Shore Bank, 1530 Main St., South Weymouth, MA 02190. Deadline for payment by check is October 15. Refund? Unfourtunately we can't issue refunds. Classic Dinner Buffet Salad Fresh Garden Salad with Balsamic Dressing Rolls & Butter Entrees Penne Pasta Marinara Chicken Francaise or Grilled Breast of Chicken with Julianne Vegetables Sliced Roast Beef with Bordelaise Sauce Accompaniments Chefs Choice of Vegetable Oven Roasted Potatoes Dessert Assorted Sweets Station Beverages Coffee & Tea
When: Nov 28, 2015 7 PM in Hull, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19 )
Mark Cortale proudly presents Tony, Emmy and Grammy Nominated artist VANESSA WILLIAMS (Star of Ugly Betty, Broadway's Into The Woods & Kiss of the Spiderwoman) with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host in BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL concert series for one only on Sunday, September 6th at 6:30PM. Williams will join Rudetsky for an evening of incredible songs and for a revealing and hilarious conversation. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation. Vanessa Williams has never done anything halfway. To say she has won critical acclaim as a singer and actress on stage, in film and on television hardly captures everything this talented performer has done. Her albums have earned 17 Grammy nominations, 11 of those for her individually. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind" from the motion picture Pocahontas won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy for Best Original Song from a Motional Picture. On stage she has won rave reviews for her role in Kiss of the Spider Woman as well as a Tony nomination for Best Actress for her performance in the musical Into the Woods. On television she has been nominated for 4 Emmy awards, including three in a row for her work on the hit series Ugly Betty. She has received both the Lena Horne "Lady of Soul" Award and the International Press Academy's "Mary Pickford Award" for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry. She has received seven NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the achievements of people of color in the arts and their efforts to promote social justice through their creative endeavors. In 2007, Vanessa achieved a career pinnacle, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her accomplishments as a performer. Vanessa has done all this, and more, while balancing her career as a proud mother of 4. The issues she encounters as a working mother are what drive her to use her talent and fame to support causes that benefit women, men and children. She received the Human Rights Campaign "Ally for Equality" Award for Humanitarian Contributions and has been a strong advocate for equal rights especially concerning the gay community and minorities.
Plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different will be able to get up close to hundreds of carnivorous plants exhibited by the members of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society.
Most people would say carnivorous plants are unique, different or even strange, but all would agree they are interesting and intriguing. Some are native to New England. Others are from as far away as Africa, South America or even Australia. But these plants all share a common bond: they are carnivorous, which means they survive by catching and consuming other living things - in most cases, insects. More than 300 of these plants will be on display where visitors can see first-hand these unusual plants, and will have a chance to purchase their own from top vendors from the area.
When: Sep 6, 2015 9 AM in Newbury, Massachusetts Cost: Free with admission (Sun, 06 Sep 2015 09 )
One O’Clock Jump celebrates a great era in American popular music, featuring swing hits from the 1940s. You will hear favorites including Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll,” Gene Krupa’s “Opus 1,” Jimmy Dorsey’s “Tangerine,” and many more. This music invites you to dance!
with Mark Cutler There is no mistaking Bobby Whitlock co-founder of Derek & The Dominos who not only recorded Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs, but who has also appeared on Rock and Rolls greatest albums including George Harrisons All things Must Pass and the Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street. And who is now partnered with wife CoCo Carmel to make a formidable duo. Tops in the Austin scene Bobby and CoCo are featured in the newly released Documentary The Road to Austin. Bobby's A Rock n Roll Autobiography is sustaining high reviews. The two have been travelling playing around the world and making records for the past fourteen years. CoCo engineers and produces all their records, the latest and greatest being Carnival Live from Austin complete with an all-star line up. Bobby and CoCo are setting up the new year with a solo record by Bobby to be produced by Rob Fraboni (The Stones, The Last Waltz, John Lennon, Bob Dylan). See you on the Road!
When: Sep 22, 2015 8 PM in Fall River, Massachusetts Cost: $25 Advance | $28 Day of Show (Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20 )
The People of the Book (2nd edition) will now take up a new theme: books about libraries, books, reading, printing, publishing, etc. This book discussion group is led by local scholars and meets monthly during the academic year. All are welcome to attend!
Join us for a discussion of The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The discussion will be led by Prof. James Wald, of Hampshire College.
Find the book in the C/W Mars catalog here. Location: Goodwin Room
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