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The Town of Great Barrington was founded in 1761 and is located in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts in Berkshire County.

Tourism is of major importance in the town which is encouraged by a combination of outdoor activities and cultural offerings as well as restaurants, B&B's and small inns. There are activities that help carry tourism though the four seasons like skiing for winter, fall foliage and summer culture along with the beauty of spring.

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James Goff
Also performing will be Jason Cordova and Will Smalley.

When: Mar 28, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20 )
The Moth: Snooping


When: Jun 2, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20 )
The Moth: Delusions


When: May 5, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 May 2015 20 )
Mike McCarthy
Also performing will be Don Zollo and more TBA. 

When: Apr 17, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20 )
Jared Freid


When: May 16, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 May 2015 20 )
Corey Rodrigues


When: May 29, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 May 2015 20 )
Jared Freid


When: May 15, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
Steve Sweeney


When: May 22, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 May 2015 20 )
Corey Rodrigues


When: May 30, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 May 2015 20 )
Steve Sweeney


When: May 23, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 May 2015 20 )
Mike McCarthy
Also performing will be Don Zollo and more TBA. 

When: Apr 18, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20 )
Jim Colliton
Also performing will be Stacey Kendro and more TBA.

When: Apr 3, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20 )
Mike Whitman
Also performing will be Langston Kerman and more TBA. 

When: Apr 11, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20 )
Touch-a-Truck
Touch-a-Truck is all about kids, trucks, public safety, and family fun. Enthusiastic visitors climbed on and touched more than 50 commercial vehicles ranging from aerial cranes to concrete mixers and dump trucks. As in previous years, we expect state and local police, military personnel, as well as fire and public works departments to be on hand with trucks and family-oriented safety demonstrations. In addition to the trucks and other vehicles, visitors will be able to enjoy food from local providers, giveaways for the kids, activities for young and old alike and a helicopter landing and taking off! Please visit www.cummings.com for more information. In previous years, this overwhelmingly successful free community event attracted more than 3,000 visitors. Exhibitors and spectators are welcome! If you have any questions or know anyone who would like to display an interesting truck, please contact Jen Aalerud at 781-932-7013.

When: May 17, 2015 10 AM to May 17, 2015 1 PMin Woburn, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 May 2015 10 )
Sharam Jey


When: May 15, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 00 )
Booker T. Jones (Soul/Rock & Roll) Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
  

Day of Show Ticket Price:
General Admission: $55.00 / Zoned Seating (if available): $75.00


Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
  



When: Jul 9, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20 )
New Writers' Night
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Mar 28, 2015 6:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Millbury
The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike #5
Millbury
MA
01527
508-865-2801

When: Mar 28, 2015 6 PM in Millbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18 )
CrossFit Blue Diamond Summer Showdown

Same Sex Partner Competition with RX and Scaled divisions. Let's start summer out the right way with a fun Partner Comp! Every team is guaranteed 3 WODS. The top 3 Men's RX and top 3 Women's RX teams will go onto the final WOD. Final WOD could have any of the following movements: HSPU, Bar Muscle Ups, 1 legged Squats, Atlas Stones. Each team that signs up before May 15th will recive a unisex t-shirt. 

Movement Standards:

RX: Barbell Movements (135/95), Box Jumps (30/24), Pull-ups, Wallballs (20/14), Double Unders, Kettlebell Swings (70/53)

Scaled: Barbell Movements (95/65), Box Jumps/Step-ups (24/20), Jumping Pull-ups, Wallballs (14/8), Single Unders, Kettlebell Swings (35/26)



When: Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to Jun 20, 2015 3 PMin East Longmeadow, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09 )
Justin Willman
When: Apr 11, 2015 7 PM in Chicopee, Massachusetts
Cost: 19.00 - 19.00 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19 )
Craig Bickhardt, Jilly Martin & Ryan Brooks Kelly for NEADS
An Evening to Benefit NEADs.Org Sunday, April 12th, 5-8pm: doors open 4pm. Featuring Nationally known Craig Bickhardt , Nashville songwriter and recording artist. Opening Act are big Massachusetts&Nashville favorites of Harvest: Jilly Martin & Ryan Brooks Kelly . Tickets $20 in advance by credit card on this site or at Harvet Cafe (cash only) Day of show: $25 at the door. Includes appetizer buffet. Cash Bar Available. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit NEADS.org. General Admission - $20.00

When: Apr 12, 2015 5 PM in Hudson, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17 )
Hollis Fun Day 2015
Do you know what you and your kids are doing for April vacation? Why not consider a fun-filled day at the 6th annual Hollis Fun Day!! Simply drop your children off at one of our two location in Braintree and let them enjoy a day of supervised activities, games, sports and more. Details: Cost $35 per child, $80 family maxium INCLUDES PIZZA LUNCH and DRINK Registration is for Hollis Students and their siblings only until April 3, 2015 If space is available, registration will be opened to ALL BRAINTREE K-5 STUDENTS on April 3, 2015 Deadline to register is Friday April 10, 2015 Location 1: Grades K-2- Hollis School, 482 Washingtoon Street, Braintree 9:30 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Activities include: Karate, Baseball, 4 Square, Hip Hop Dance Class, Joe the Storyteller, Cookie Decorating, Lego Station, Tattoos, Face Painting, Design a craft and much more!! Location 2: Grades 3-5- Daugherty Gym- 550 Washington Street, Braintree (next to Hollis) 9:30 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Activities include: Basketball, Baseball, 4 Square, Hip Hop Dance Class, Science Ranger, Cookie Decorating, Card Games, Desgin cool visors and much more!! *At both locations you will find Crafts, Manicures, Bingo, Hair Feathers by Beth $8.00ea, and much more!! Questions?? Contact: Geralynn Lannon (617) 872-2828 geralyn@geralynlannon.com Judy Letteney (617) 930-5548 jletteney@verizon.net One Child - $35.00 Two Children - $70.00 Three or More Children - $80.00

When: Apr 21, 2015 9 AM in Braintree, Massachusetts
Cost: $35.00 - $80.00 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09 )
Spring Grand Tasting
Don't miss our Spring Grand Wine Tasting featuring over 100 wines, Wicked Kickin' Savory Cheesecakes and much More![...]

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When: Mar 28, 2015 1 PM in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Free to Attend (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13 )
Ginger Minj @ OZ Nightclub
When: May 1, 2015 10 PM in Springfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 22 )
5th Annual Tony Gaffney Basketball Camp

5th Annual Tony Gaffney Basketball Camp

 

July 13th- July 17th (Monday-Friday) 9AM-12PM

Ages: 7-17 (Boys and Girls of all skill levels welcome)

$200/Camper

FREE Camp T-Shirts

Awards/Prizes

Concessions


*Professional Trainer on site all week



When: Jul 13, 2015 9 AM to Jul 17, 2015 12 PMin Berkley, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09 )
"The Merry Wives of Windsor"
William Shakespeare's Falstaff Comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor:

Bubbling over with jokes and japes and wild pranks, The Merry Wives of Windsor might be Shakespeare's most effervescent and intoxicating play, a big sudsy beer in comparison to "top-shelf" tragedies like Hamlet or Lear. The source of all the fun? That "fat, slovenly, perpetually soused sexagenarian knight" Sir John Falstaff. Long before Frasier got his own series, Shakespeare took the comedic barfly from Henry IV and gave him a comedy vehicle all his own. The Merry Wives of Windsor finds Falstaff courting two wealthy women in an attempt to get their money. When the women discover the scheme, however, they team up and turn the tables on the bumbling knight. Theatre to Go presents this hilarious romp at Trinity Episcopal Church.

When: May 8, 2015 8 PM in Melrose, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Fri, 08 May 2015 20 )
Vasari String Quartet NEC HOnors Ensemble
New England Conservatory presents: Program TBA

When: May 13, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 May 2015 20 )
Edelweiss Piano Trio NEC Honors Ensemble
New England Conservatory presents: Program TBA

When: May 11, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 May 2015 20 )
Donal Fox Innovations Quartet
When: May 15, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 15 May 2015 22 )
2nd International Boston Brazilian Fusion Festival November 12-15, 2015!

Moves & Vibes Dance Co excited to announce the 2nd Annual International Brazilian Dance Festival in Boston in November 12-16th, 2014

Last year the festival was amazing sucess and we are looking forward to make it happen again!

 

GET YOUR EARLY BIRD FULL PASS FOR ONLY $75 until March 1st!

Featuring Kizomba, Zouk, Samba, Forro and Bachata dance!

-4 days of workshops with famous International and National Instructors
- Social Dancing till 6am Friday and Saturday night!!!
- 3 room of dancing on Saturday night - Forro, zouk/kizomba and bachata!!! Friday - zouk/kizomba and bachata!!!
- Amazing shows and performances
- Live forro concert with Brazilian Bands on Saturday Night until 6am! 
- Separate zouk/ kizomba and bachata room!


Featured Artists:

International Artists Confirmed Kadu and Larissa - Australia

Rodrigo Oliveira and Karina Carvalho - Brazil

Manuel dos Santos - Kizomba Canada 

More artists are being confirmed!

Details coming soon! Stay tuned!



When: Nov 12, 2015 7 PM to Nov 15, 2015 11 PMin Auburndale, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19 )
Huntington String Quartet NEC Honors Ensemble
New England Conservatory presents: Program TBA

When: May 12, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 May 2015 20 )
Regulus String Quartet NEC Honors Ensemble
New England Conservatory presents: Program TBA

When: Apr 30, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20 )
Explore the Pacific Northwest: Wines of Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington are super successul wine regions for very different reasons.  Both states offer us wines of great quality and value.  What makes Oregon the land for Pinot?  Why does Washington have such tremendous potential for growth?  What distinguishes the wines of the Pacific Northwest from those of California - the powerhouse wine producer to the south?


Explore these questions and more in our 2 hour class - Explore the Pacific Northwest: Wines of Oregon and Washington.  You will learn about the people, climates, grape varieties and strategies that put Oregon and Washington wines on our wine shop shelves.


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.



Sample Menu

 TASTING MENU

Oregon Sparkling Wine

Washington Dry Riesling

Oregon Pinot Gris

Oregon Pinot Noir

Washington Merlot

Washington Syrah



When: Apr 14, 2015 6 PM to Apr 14, 2015 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55.00 true Explore the Pacific Northwest: Wines of Oregon and Washington 55.00

(Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18 )
2015 Natick Speech Showcase
THE NATICK SPEECH TEAM INVITES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO COME AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCES AND HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL! WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15THNATICK HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY7:00 - 9:00 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM) TICKETS ARE $10 FOR ADULTS AND $5 FOR STUDENTS/NATICK HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY OUR TEAM RAISES MONEY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO HELP PAY FOR OUR TRAVEL TO TOURNAMENTS & TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FEES FOR COMPETITIONS HELD LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY! PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE OUR FUNDRAISING GOALS BY COMING TO OUR EVENT, PARTICIPATING IN OUR RAFFLE AND SILENT AUCTION, OR MAKING A DONATION!THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Adult - $10.00 Child/Student - $5.00 Natick Public Schools Faculty & Staff - $5.00 Make A Donation! - $0.00

When: Apr 15, 2015 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 - $10.00 (Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19 )
Phil Berman Record Release Party
Join Phil, an intimate string ensemble, and special guest Veronica Barron as we play through the new record and then some! Get a FREE copy of the CD with the price of admission. Refreshments and album listening party to follow the concert. Phil Berman Record Release Show - $15.00

When: Apr 11, 2015 7 PM in Brookline, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19 )
Spring Spectacular with Pat & the Hats, Stagger and more
Fleming Entertainment presents Spring Spectacular with New England Music Awards Nominees Pat & the Hats, Stagger, and The Tymes round out an amazing night of music. $8 in advance, $12 at the door Pat & the Hats - $8.00 Stagger - $8.00 The Tymes - $8.00

When: Mar 28, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20 )
V76 Boston Regional Event
Vaughn Acord and his team of acclaimed educators will discuss the men's grooming category, demonstrate their technique with live makeovers, and provide insight into the many ways you can offer salon clients more than just traditional "shave and haircut". Come and experience what is being called THE BEST MEN'S GROOMING EDUCATION available today. 3:30pm-4:00pm: Registration --- 4:00pm-6:00pm: Event --- 6:00pm-7:00pm- Reception Observer - $60.00

When: Aug 3, 2015 3 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts
Cost: $60.00 (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15 )
Breaking Down the (Demountable) Walls: Tools for Change

Demountable walls are not new to the market place. For years they have been used for glass storefront systems but things are changing. Lead by the partnerships of corporations with design and engineering firms, installers and contractors; there is a new way of thinking about demountable walls.  Demountable walls are now fully-integrated into the architecture of a space and are being reconfigured and moved more than ever. Our panel discussion will explore the how, who, what, and why of this evolution of change. Why corporations are moving in this direction, who is designing the infrastructure kit of parts to meet the end-user space needs, and how is the product inventory managed? We will be exploring two approaches currently in the market place and hear about real world applications on how the process and product delivers end results. Come hear how the TJX Companies and Liberty Mutual Insurance have figured out how to successfully use these tools for change.

Panelists:
Erik Whelan, Workplace Services Manager, TJX Company
Erick is Graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Facilities Management & Planning. He has been an associate within Workplace Services at The TJX Companies Inc. since the fall of 2000. Some of Erik's responsibilities include, developing long range strategic plans by working with senior business leaders in identifying and developing solutions that align their business plan with the companies’ space strategy and initiatives, ensuring added value to the overall business; consulting with departmental senior management to improve utilization and layout of existing space to meet immediate business needs; maintaining the TJX space, furniture and building standards across locations to assure a global design, and managing moves, construction and furniture reconfiguration projects within the Home Office in Massachusetts, buying offices in Los Angeles and New York and manage furniture installations for distribution centers and regional offices to meet both deadlines and budgets.

Sean Murphy, Director of Design & Construction, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Sean has been in his current role since 2005, he is responsible for merging real estate strategy and implementation with business requirements in Liberty Mutual’s, 10 million + sf national portfolio. Sean oversees the design, construction and implementation of all owned and leased facilities nationwide, and serves as advisor to management in developing strategic plans, space utilization and real estate strategies for space usage within the portfolio, using a staff of project managers, designers, construction managers, strategic planners and outside consultants as necessary. The annual project volume has been in excess of 150 projects.
Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Sean held a critical role as Vice President of Business Development for Structuretone, Inc., an international construction management firm. Prior to that, Sean held the position of Director of Project Management with CRESA Partners, a national real estate advisory group, managing key relationships with clients such as EMC, Epsilon, and Cablevision. Sean has held both instructional and administrative positions at the college university level, as a tenured associate professor at Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology Civil, Construction, and Environmental Department, and as Chief Administrator at South Birmingham College, Birmingham, England, UK.
Sean is active in both professional and community activities, most recently as President of the Boston Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), an organization with more than 700 local members, with Boston being the 2nd largest chapter in the world. He is active in IFMA’s volunteer efforts, donating time to the SPARK Center for children with HIV/AIDS, and the Jimmy Fund. He is also on the Board of Advocates for Bay Cove Human Services.

George Gaughan, LEED AP, Vice President and Construction Executive, Turner Construction Company
George, as a Construction Executive, is currently managing several large projects for Turner Construction in their Boston Office. In the past, George worked in Turner’s Pittsburgh Office, Boston Office, and in Turner’s Corporate Headquarters. George’s resume includes construction projects from many sectors including Hospital, High Rise Office, Laboratory, Corrections, Athletics, Museum, Interior Fitout and Public Spaces. His work for Turner also includes leading a corporate wide ERP implementation.
During his 23 years with Turner Construction he held positions in on site field supervision, engineering, procurement, estimating, project management, and general division management.
George holds a Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Licensed Builder in the State of Massachusetts and is a University Guest Lecturer.

Moderator:
Sara Ross, LEED AP, Director of Corporate Services, Dyer Brown Architects
Sara is the Director of Corporate Services at Dyer Brown, with responsibilities of account and project management for on-call repeat clients. She specializes in building and maintaining client relationships through partnering and becoming an extension of corporate real estate teams for national Fortune 100 companies including Walt Disney, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Navigant Consulting, Washington Mutual and Toyota Motor Sales. As a studio leader, Sara guides project teams through the design and project management process to create environments where employees are proud to come to work every day. Sara holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Syracuse University.

Cancellation Policy:
If you won't be able to make the event, please cancel your registration no less than 48 hours prior to the event to receive a refund and/or avoid a no show fee.

 

 

 


 


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When: May 6, 2015 5 PM to May 6, 2015 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 06 May 2015 17 )
Qualitative Research Software: Two Day NVivo Training Workshop - Burlington, Boston, MA
How to register and pay for your Workshop

You can either pay online by clicking on the 'Register' button, or you can download a registration form and fax it to us.About this Workshop

This training is for NVivo for Windows users only. If you are using NVivo for Mac, please book our online course - Getting Started with NVivo for Mac and Moving on with NVivo for Mac.

Each day of this workshop will commence at 9am and conclude at 4pm.

Gain the knowledge and practice you need to begin your work with NVivo in our two-day Workshop. You are welcome to begin with just one day, and return for the second session after you’ve had some time to practice with your own projects.Day One: NVivo Essentials

Day one of this hands-on workshop is a basic introduction to NVivo. The objective is to provide you with the fundamental information and practice you need to get started with your own project.

Using sample data, you’ll create a project in NVivo and will work with a range of material such as documents, PDFs, audio, video, pictures, spreadsheets and web data. We’ll also explore NVivo’s text analysis tools. Time is allocated during the afternoon session to practice with your own data.Day Two: Further analysis in NVivo

On day two you are taken beyond the basics to asking questions of your data and your analysis, using categorical data like demographics, grouping tools, coding queries, and visualizations.

Using sample data, this workshop will teach you how to organize and explore your material, identify relationships, use diagrams to show patterns in your information and create reports. Time is allocated during the afternoon session to practice with your own data.

Please note:

You will need to bring your own laptop to the workshop with NVivo 10 for Windows installed. Workshop costs include morning, afternoon refreshments and a USB.

 

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When: Apr 28, 2015 9 AM to Apr 29, 2015 4 PMin Burlington, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09 )
Make a Blast against Brain Cancer Fundraiser 2015!

The Make a Blast against Brain Cancer Fundraiser 2015 is going to be the best Saturday night out you have had in a long time!

www.MakeABlast.com

The night begins with a cocktail hour where you can buy raffles, drink, dance, eat dinner, etc. Then the comedy show begins around 8:30 which is the highlight of the event! So many laughs and memories, all for an amazing cause. Bring all your friends, bring a date or best yet, come solo because I can promise you there will be plenty of good looking singles here!

Tickets are only $35 each or $300 for 10 (which automatically reserves you a table - so bring all your friends!!) 

TICKETS INCLUDE:
1. Automatic entry into the door prize raffle
2. Full dinner buffet 
3. Access to purchase prize raffles (we had over 50 baskets last year!), 50/50 raffles & card game raffles
4. Comedy show featuring five of Boston's finest comics
5. Dancing and music before the comedy show
6. The best Saturday night you've had in a long time!

Purchasing tickets: your name will be automatically added to the guest list when you purchase your ticket, nothing will be mailed to you. You will receive a confirmation email that we received your purchase which has a printable ticket: please print or have on your phone the night of!

You will be able to purchase tickets at the door the night of for $40...if the event does not sell out ahead of time. We sold out last year, so be careful!

My name is Elaina so please feel free to contact me anytime with questions, comments, a funny joke, whatever you need: Email: erepucci22@gmail.com Phone: 781-588-2193 

What cause are you donating to? Most of the money raised at this event will be donated directly to the research of pediatric brain tumors at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The balance of the proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for brain cancer patients being cared for at the hospital.

Why do we do it? The passion behind this cause stems from a family member’s diagnosis of brain cancer. In May 2011 one of our family members was diagnosed with medulloblastoma which is a brain tumor prevalent in children. The name of the tumor led to the “Make a Blast against Brain Cancer Fundraiser” name. Although he is no longer with us here we know he is looking down from heaven proudly as we continue to do all we can for this cause in his memory.

Just this year many new brain cancer treatments have been approved. The Floating Hospital jumped right on the opportunity to treat their patients with the most ground breaking research out there. This hospital is a beacon of hope for so many families and every donation is so important and deeply appreciated.   

Who are we? We are a fun, loving, passionate family! The planning team consists of our aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, sisters, brothers and friends. There are about fifteen of us who attend event planning meetings and closer to thirty family members and friends who help out with the event in some other way, whether it be running errands, soliciting donations or night of event support. Our family is fully committed to not only the Make a Blast against Brain Cancer Fundraiser, but also to supporting brain cancer research at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. We cannot wait to show everyone another unforgettable night at the Make a Blast against Brain Cancer Fundraiser 2014! 

FAQ's:

What should I wear? 
The dress is "smart casual" but it's always better to be over dressed than under dressed!

Are children invited? 
Yes, everyone is invited! Please keep in mind that the comedy show starting at 8:30 is rated R, so use your parental discretion on whether or not you and your family would like to stay for the show. 

Will there be drinks? 
Yes, there will be a full bar available with decently priced mixed drinks and beers.

How much cash should I bring? 
We prefer cash or checks when purchasing raffle tickets etc. but we will also be accepting all major credit cards. 

Is there parking?
Yes, there is a parking lot in the back of the hall and street parking out front.

Where is the closest T stop?
Sullivan Square Station is a 0.5 mile walk from the hall. The hall is located a couple doors down from the Schrafft's building.



When: Apr 25, 2015 6 PM to Apr 25, 2015 10 PMin Malden, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18 )
A Storytelling Workshop by The Boston Asian American Film Festival

The “Storytelling” workshop provides participants an opportunity to think critically about the role of a producer and discuss about the elements in how to tell a compelling digital story. Participants will be introduced to the process of storytelling such as writing,  storyboarding, and the pre-production stage. This workshop is targeted to anyone who is interested in writing and forming a visual story.


This workshop is being offered in conjunction with BAAFF's Short Waves Festival. We are accepting submissions of 5-minute short films/videos with this year's theme "Home In America".


Topics Covered:

  • Elements of storytelling
  • Understanding of the pre-production phase (writing, revisions, storyboard, crafting message, practice thinking visually, and motivation to finish project)
  • Identify the producer’s motivation and purpose in digital storytelling
  • Organize and feel inspired to begin the process of digital storytelling to submit into BAAFF short waves

Note: This workshop does NOT teach any editing softwares. It is a space to have discussions and inspire one to take action in developing a digital story.

About The Instructor:

Chu Huang has experience with producing digital stories and providing the tools for marginalized voices to share their experiences, specifically with youth. Her interest in storytelling grew from her transformational learning education at UMASS Boston Asian American Studies Program 370 course taught by Dr. Shirley Tang. She has been recognized by the White House of Asian American Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) “What’s Your Story” video challenge as a Champion of Change in April 2012. She works as a Youth Worker at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and teaches youth how to use video making as a tool to create positive change and as a platform to express themselves creatively. She has led the Short Waves community digital storytelling workshops since 2013. She hopes to empower more community members to share their voices through digital storytelling.



When: Mar 29, 2015 1 PM to Mar 29, 2015 3 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13 )
YENS Turns 2!

YENS Turns 2!!  -- Birthday Celebration! 

Lynn Museum 590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901

Thursday, April 30th, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM


What to Expect...

 YENS is turning 2 and wants to celebrate with you!  Join us for food, drinks, music and great company, as we showcase some of the region's best and brightest.  You can look foward to:

 

  • Enjoying the artwork and gallery space of the gorgeous Lynn Museum. 
  • Trying some the region's best local libations including
    • Far From The Tree Cider of Salem
    • Cape Ann Brewing Company of Gloucester
  • Complimentary Sustenance
  • Some stellar tunes
  • Catching up with old friends, making new ones, and maybe starting a dance party as well?! 

 

 

Get Social with YENS! Joing the conversation:  #YENSturns2   

We want to thank our sponsors and event affiliates:

 

Chairman Sponsor:


Venue Partners:

 

Event Partners:          

 

Start-Up Sponsor:

 
Brandon Mahler, Financial Advisor
 



When: Apr 30, 2015 6 PM to Apr 30, 2015 9 PMin Lynn, Massachusetts
Cost: 5.00 true Early Bird Ticket! 5.00

7.00 true Regular Price 7.00

10.00 true At-The-Door 10.00

Donate to YENS

(Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18 )
How to Have Tough Conversations – Delivering & Receiving the Message

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston Professional Section presents:

       How to Have Tough Conversations –

          Delivering & Receiving the Message   

 

Sponsored by GE

 

Presented by Christine Callahan, Global Supply Chain Leader, GE Oil & Gas

 

RSVP by: April 8, 2015 

Where:

GE Measurement & Control 

1100 Technology Park Drive

Billerica, MA

Event overview

Whether at work, school, or in your personal life, delivering and receiving tough messages is a difficult skill to master.  Join senior leader and Executive Champion of the GE Greater Boston Women’s Network Christine Callahan for a candid dialogue around tough conversations, tips for delivering and receiving feedback, managing negative reactions to feedback, and how to plan for difficult conversations.  Additionally, Christine and her GE colleagues will offer their advice and perspective on these topics based on real life experiences.  This session will provide a great opportunity to improve your communication, interaction, and overall leadership skills.

Agenda

5:30 - 6:00: Registration and Networking

6:00 - 6:30: Dinner

6:30 - 6:45: SWE announcements and a few words from GE

6:45 - 7:45: Main presentation, with Q&A

7:45 - 8:00: Wrap up

Dinner will be provided. Vegetarian Option available.

 About the Speaker 

                                         



Christine Callahan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Bio-medical minor. She began her career with GE in 1990 in EHS and has moved to roles of progressive responsibility in Operations Management and Lean Six Sigma. For the last 25 years, she has held leadership roles within GE’s Global Supply Chain. She served as Plant Manager of the Aviation plants in Rutland, Vermont and Lynn, Massachusetts. In 2004, Christine led the integration of Engineering and Production organizations to form the Lynn Engine Assembly and Test CoE. In 2009, Christine joined GE Energy’s Measurement & Control business within Oil & Gas. Christine is now the Global Supply Chain Leader for M&C’s Measurement & Sensing business responsible for 9 manufacturing plants in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

She is the Executive Sponsor for both the Greater Boston Women’s Network Hub and Billerica GELOT (GE Leaders of Tomorrow) Affinity Groups, as well as, Executive Leader of the Boston Region APAF myConnections group.

Outside of work, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark and her three (3) active children. She is a Girl Scout leader, basketball coach and teaches religious education at her Catholic church in Topsfield, Mass.

 

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.

Directions

From 95 North:-Take 95 North to Exit 32A- US 3 N/Middlesex Turnpike-Take Exit 27- Concord Rd, towards Bedford-Turn Left onto Concord Rd-Turn Left, after flashing light, to Technology Park Drive-GE will be on the right From 95 South:-Take 95 South to Exit 32A- US 3N/Middlesex Turnpike toward Lowell-Take Exit 27- Concord Rd, towards Bedford-Turn Left onto Concord Rd-Turn Left, after flashing light, to Technology Park Drive-GE will be on the right From Rt. 3 South:-Take Exit 27- Concord Rd, torwards Bedford-Turn Left onto Concord Rd-Turn Left, after flashing light, to Technology Park Drive-GE will be on the right

 

 

"Tickets are non-refundable.  However, if a request is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled event, the amount paid can be used as credit towards a future event.  Please note that this credit expires within 60 days of the request being approved."



When: Apr 15, 2015 5 PM to Apr 15, 2015 8 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts
Cost: 9.99 true SWE Member 9.99

24.99 true Non-member of SWE 24.99

4.99 true Unemployed SWE Member 4.99

4.99 true Collegiate 4.99

0.00 true Speaker 0.00

0.00 true GE Employees 0.00

(Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17 )
Kiasmos (Featuring Olafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen)
When: May 28, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Thu, 28 May 2015 20 )
Rick Springfield "Stripped Down"
For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author, and documentary subject, Rick Springfield’s first love has always been music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia. With 25 million records sold, 17 top-40 hits, including Don’t Talk to Strangers, An Affair of the Heart, I’ve Done Everything for You, Love Somebody and Human Touch, as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” Springfield shows no signs of slowing down. “I put everything I’ve got into making records,” he says. “Sometimes people may think they have you pegged but I trust the music to speak for itself.” Never one to be confined to the recording studio where the music is born, Springfield has toured for over 30 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets. However, in fall 2013 Springfield felt it was time to expand his live performance options. Hence the solo “Stripped Down” tour was created to bring an intimate yet lively performance to fans. Immediately following the show, Springfield hosts an intimate Q & A session with the audience to offer a special, memorable and personal experience for the audience, taking the evening beyond the standard rock concert. To purchase tickets to the Rick Springfield “Stripped Down” concert at Blue Ocean Music Hall, visit www.blueoceanhall.com, www.ticketmaster.com or call the box office at 978-462-5888. The box office is open daily from 11:30am-7:00pm at 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, Massachusetts.

When: Apr 16, 2015 8 PM to Apr 16, 2015 10 PMin Salisbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Thursday, April 16 | 8:00pm with Adam Jensen (acoustic) Reserved Table Seating: $39.50 - $69.50 Best Seats including a Meet & Greet with Rick Springfield: $225 (There are no assigned seat numbers at the table; seats are first come, first-served.) + $3 additional on Day of Show SEATS AT EACH TABLE ARE NOT ASSIGNED. SEATS ARE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE AT THE TABLE(S) YOU ARE PURCHASING Box Office 978-462-5888 Email: info@blueoceanhall.com (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20 )
Gregg Allman with the Doobie Brothers
When: Aug 19, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 - 65.00 (Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19 )
Biohazard, Sworn Enemy, Tenebrae, DOT RATS, Villain
When: Mar 29, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $16.00 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18 )
ComedySportz at the Riot Theater
Competitive, Family-Friendly Improv Comedy With ComedySportz

If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, then you'll love ComedySportz, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. See two teams battle for laughs -- and points -- as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, it's never the same show twice. ComedySportz has been turning great improv into hilarious sport in Boston and beyond for more than 20 years, and now brings its delightful show to Jamaica Plain's Riot Theater.

When: Mar 27, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: COMP - $8.00 (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20 )
"The Show Against Humanity"
The Show Against Humanity: Comedy Inspired by "Cards Against Humanity" Game

In keeping with the party game's wicked sense of humor, makers of the insanely popular Cards Against Humanity actually raised its price on Black Friday ... and fans still went in crazy. That's how addictive -- and devious -- this game/social sensation truly is. Now it has inspired a live show at the Improv Asylum, The Show Against Humanity. Billed as a "Show for Awful People," this production features Main Stage actors, alumni and special guests staging some of the most politically incorrect, just plain "wrong" scenes you're ever going to see. You may hate yourself for laughing, but laugh you will at this edgy new show.

When: Apr 3, 2015 11:59:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 23:59:00 )
Whisky Guild's Boston Whisky Tasting Cruise 2014 - Over 100 Whiskies
Whisky Guild's Boston Whisky Tasting Cruise 2015 Join the Whisky Guild as we gather to sample, celebrate and showcase the world’s finest whiskies. Distillers, brand ambassadors, and masters of whisky will be in attendance to guide you through sampling their spirits. With your ticket purchase, [...]

877-3-WHISKY

When: Jun 11, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Standard Tickets - $115, VIP Tickets - $145 (Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19 )
"Kimberly Akimbo"
Dark Comedy Kimberly Akimbo Centers on Remarkable Teen

In this critically acclaimed dark comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning South Boston native David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), the title character is a teenager with a rare disease that causes her to age several times faster than normal. By her 16th birthday, Kimberly looks more like her grandmother than her own peers. At a time when most young girls are celebrating the beginning of adulthood, she's facing the end of her life. When Kimberly and her family flee their hometown under dubious circumstances, she finds herself re-evaluating her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a con artist of an aunt, her own mortality and -- perhaps most terrifying of all -- the possibility of first love. Catch this heartwarming and quirky coming-of-age play at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre.

When: Apr 3, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: COMP - $17.50 (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20 )

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