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Six Dollar Saturday Presents: the Jauntee
When: May 17, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 17 May 2014 22 )
Fundamentals of Finance for the Technical Executive- MIT Sloan Executive Education
Today's technical executive must be able to use finance to persuade corporate financial officers to fund projects, and use financial tools to address senior management's concerns about risk. Applying basic principles of finance and accounting to day-to-day and longer-term management activities will transform a technical manager’s ability to achieve their goals. To see a full list of Executive programs at MIT, visit:

When: Jun 24, 2014 7:45:00 AM to Jun 24, 2014 6 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:45:00 )
Pamela Means
Age Limit: All Ages

Pamela Means

When: May 2, 2014 8 PM in Edgartown, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 May 2014 20 )
Hill Haints- And the Kids- Home Body
KILLER SHOW! Home Body: Shimmer-core duo with thunder for guts and sap for sweat. And The Kids: Glitter crisis pop trio who were born to be wild. Hill Haint's: Reports confirmed, must see them to believe them.

When: Apr 26, 2014 8 PM in North Adams, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Apr 2014 20 )
60's Rock N Roll Spectacular @ Lynn Auditorium Lynn, MA
60s Rock N Roll Spectacular with Jay And The Americans, The Brooklyn Bridge & The Cowsills. Special benefit Lynn Home for Women . A magical evening awaits you with classic hit after hit. This Magic Moment, Come a Little bit Closer,16 Candles, The Worst That Could Happen, Hair, The Rain The Park and Other Things and so many more classics 60's hits. Don't miss this amazing show! Tickets on sale at

When: May 17, 2014 8 PM in Lynn, Massachusetts
Cost: $37.00- $73.00 (Sat, 17 May 2014 20 )
Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival
When: May 1, 2014 4 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 May 2014 16 )
venue: House of Blues Boston
date & time: May 17 07:00 PM / add to my calendar
price: $20 to $20
genre: Heavy Alternative
age: all
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When: May 17, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Sat, 17 May 2014 19 )
Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116

The period following the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was a time of change and discovery in North America. In this display of charts, views, and maritime objects, we look at the decade following the war, when Britain set out to accurately chart the coast and survey the inland areas of their new resource-rich empire in Atlantic Canada, as well as the eastern seaboard extending from New England to the West Indies. The resulting charts were published collectively by Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres in The Atlantic Neptune, a maritime atlas which set the standard for nautical charting for nearly half a century. Using nearly 30 items, including nautical charts, navigational instruments and ship models, dating from the 18th century to the present, this exhibition examines the importance of accurate charting of the new empire, defines how Britain put her mark on the land, and explores the complex processes of marine surveying and nautical chart production. Part I: Atlantic Canada (May 1 to July 27, 2013) Part II: Eastern Seaboard from New England to the West Indies (August 1 to November 3, 2013)

When: May 1, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 01 May 2014 00 )
Mehran & Sims host

    Khanghani & Sims host Shawn Armistead, Matt Chaves, Doug Fitzgerald, Jim Whitman, Tim Willis.

The Comedy Studio is located at the top of the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square and is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Doors open at 7:30pm, all shows begin at 8pm. Food and drink menu are available. And, yes, we have scorpion bowls!

Seating is assigned. If you to be seated with another party, please call 617-661-6507 or email to make arrangements.

For more info, call us at 617-661-6507 or email us anytime!

When: Jun 19, 2014 8 PM to Jun 19, 2014 10 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20 )
FRVR, Alias & Mike Cee, Bryan Burns, Greg Gallagher
When: May 17, 2014 1 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 17 May 2014 13 )
Cashmere Cat, Jerome LOL, Oneman @ Together Central Stage
When: May 17, 2014 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 - $25.00 (Sat, 17 May 2014 20 )
Andre Ward
When: May 17, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 17 May 2014 20 )
Fresh Headz Presents: Thomas Jack Boat After Party
When: May 17, 2014 11 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 5.00 - 5.00 (Sat, 17 May 2014 23 )
Andre Ward
When: May 17, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 17 May 2014 22 )
Harvard’s Freshman Musical: HERO

Directed by James Graham '17
Book by Jacob Rienstra '17
Music by Mayer Chalom '17
Lyrics by Rachel Stromberg '17
Produced by Georgia Stirtz '17

Come see Harvard’s Freshman Musical: HERO – the only Harvard theater tradition that is written, directed, produced, orchestrated, designed, staffed, and performed exclusively by freshmen! A kingdom divided. A land in crisis. It’s all up to the Hero... actually no, the kingdom is a city-state and perfectly united and well, there isn’t a Hero. A producer is in crisis though, because it’s her job to find a Hero. This is Camelot reborn, but random swords in stones and/or farcical aquatic ceremonies signifying divine providence are rather unreliable. The only fair way to find a Hero is a spectacular competition. Five contestants are left, three judges are stressed, and the press is LOVING IT. These people will do anything to be the Hero. But the kingdom might just become divided, and it is all up to the Hero and so really we’re right back where we didn’t start. Don't miss the musical comedy some are calling, “Yes,” and others are calling, “HA.”

When: May 1, 2014 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 May 2014 19 )
Quincy Carnival
The carnival is coming to Quincy from Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 4th at 739 Washington St, USS Salem, Quincy, MA 02169. The carnival fundraiser will feature a petting zoo, rides, games and food. Discount ride promotions are scheduled for: - Thursday, May 1st: 6pm-close - Sunday, May 4th: 1pm-5pm OR 5pm-9pm Ride unlimited rides for $20.00 with a discount coupon. Discount coupons can be picked up at local area merchants. Additional discounts can be found at WHEN: The Quincy carnival will open at 6pm on Thursday and Friday and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum. FOR INFORMATION: Please contact FIESTA SHOWS at (978) 219-4232 or

When: May 1, 2014 6 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 May 2014 18 )
"Trapped in a Room With a Zombie"
Trapped in a Room With a Zombie: You Have to Find the Way Out!

Don't just sit in a dark theater and watch a zombie movie on the screen. For this interactive experience, you're trapped in a room -- and a hungry zombie is there too, chained to the wall. Every five minutes, a buzzer sounds and the zombie's chain is released a few more inches. You and up to 11 other adventurers have 60 minutes to escape the room or risk getting eaten! Hidden in the room is a key that will unlock the door to your freedom. You and your fellow zombie bait must work together to locate numerous clues and solve riddles. It's perfect for a thrilling night out with friends, a really cool date night, or just to have a blast by yourself while meeting new people. Because cheating death by zombie tends to create fast friendships.

When: May 1, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 - $14.00 (Thu, 01 May 2014 00 )
Cold Chocolate
Thursday night bluegrass in Harvard square!

When: May 1, 2014 9 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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(Thu, 01 May 2014 21 )
Rust Never Sleeps
When: May 17, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 17 May 2014 19 )
Business Dynamics: MIT's Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems- MIT Sloan Executive Education
In a world of growing complexity, many of the most vexing problems facing managers arise from the unanticipated side-effects of their own past actions. In response, organizations struggle to speed learning and adopt a more systemic approach. The challenge is to move past slogans about accelerating learning and “thinking systemically” to practical tools that help managers understand complexity, design better operating policies, and guide effective change. This program introduces participants to system dynamics, a powerful framework for identifying, designing, and implementing high-leverage interventions for sustained success in complex systems. It has been used successfully in diverse industries and organizations, such as Airbus, Compaq, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Merck. Developed at MIT more than thirty years ago by computer pioneer Jay Forrester, system dynamics led to the creation of management flight simulators that allow managers to experience the long-term side effects of decisions, accelerate learning, and design structures and strategies for greater success. Through intensive, hands-on workshops and interactive experiments, participants will be exposed to the principles of systems thinking and practical methods for putting them into action. They will be introduced to a variety of tools, including mapping techniques, simulation models, and MIT’s management flight simulators, which they can apply to their own business environment as soon as they complete the program. Throughout the week, participants work in small groups and interact closely with the course leaders, Professors Sterman and Repenning. Participants will experience the Beer Game, a table game, developed in the late 1950s by Jay Forrester. Played with pen, paper, printed plastic tablecloths, and poker chips, it simulates the supply chain of the beer industry. In so doing, it illuminates aspects of system dynamics, a signature mode of MIT thought: it illustrates the nonlinear complexities of supply chains and the way individuals are circumscribed by the systems in which they act.

When: Jun 2, 2014 8 AM to Jun 2, 2014 6 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08 )
Ken Reid's Secret Menu

Ken Reid's Secret Menu with Langston Kerman, Al Park, Niraj Shah, Kofi Thomas, The Yearbook Session with Kate Ghiloni, and The Damaged Goods Auction with Niki Luparelli.

The Comedy Studio is located at the top of the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square and is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Doors open at 7:30pm, all shows begin at 8pm. Food and drink menu are available. And, yes, we have scorpion bowls!

Seating is assigned. If you have a preference for seating location or to be seated with specific persons, please call 617-661-6507 or email to make arrangements.

For more info, call us at 617-661-6507 or email us anytime!

When: May 1, 2014 8 PM to May 1, 2014 10 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: (Thu, 01 May 2014 20 )
UMBRELLA Transgender Youth Meeting
UMBRELLA meets at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St., Wellesley, on the third Thursday of every month from 7-8:30pm. Umbrella, a program of WAGLY (The West Suburban Alliance of GLBTQ Youth), is a peer-led, social support group for transgender and gender-variant high school youth from Wellesley and other communities in MetroWest Boston. Information:,

When: May 15, 2014 7 PM to May 15, 2014 8 PMin Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Thu, 15 May 2014 19 )
Dan and Faith
Dan & Faith feature at The Boulder Coffeehouse, hosted by Nate Smith. The Boulder Coffeehouse meets in the Dillon Room, 923 Main Street, 1st Parish Unitarian Universalist of Fitchburg once a month, on the 2nd Saturday, except in the summer months of July and August when it's off-season. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. with an hour of open-mike performances. There is a freewill suggested donation of $5.

When: May 10, 2014 7 PM in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 May 2014 19 )
Fancy Trash
Books you don't need in a place you can't find.

When: Jun 20, 2014 7 PM in Montague, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19 )
FREE First Time Home Buyer Seminar- Brookline
You are invited to attend a FREE First Time Home Buyer Seminar with Prudential Unlimited Realty. For over 10 years, Prudential Unlimited Realty has grown into one of the most recognized educators for First Time Home Buyers in the Greater Boston area. Attend one of these FREE seminars and be guided through the pre-approval process, current market conditions, major steps in the buying process, how to protect your deposits and more! You will meet and learn the roles of: * Real Estate Attorneys * Home Inspectors * Mortgage Lenders * Sales/Buyers Agent/Realtor® Please join us for our next session: SATURDAY May 10th :: Brookline, MA :: 10am-12pm Registration: Please visit or feel free to call either of our offices. Brookline: 617.264.7900 Jamaica Plain: 617.522.2200 For those who are not able to attend, we offer these seminars every month, check back often to see the next available dates, or connect with us socially for updates! Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & more! About Prudential Unlimited Realty Prudential Unlimited Realty specializes in full-service real estate in Boston, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Newton, and surrounding areas. Our professional sales and rental agents are available seven days a week and are focused on listening to your real estate needs. We invest significantly in technology and training so our agents can deliver the highest return on investments for their clients. We strongly believe that full-service real estate delivers the best value proposition for buying and selling properties. For more information about the seminars and the services we provide please visit. or

When: May 10, 2014 10 AM to May 10, 2014 12 PMin Brookline, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 May 2014 10 )
College Admission and Financial Aid Planning Workshop

Local parents and high school students are invited to attend this exclusive College Admissions and Financial Aid Plannning Workshop taking place on Wednesday, April 3oth, at 7:00 p.m. in Plymouth.    

The workshop will be held at:

The Plymouth Public Library

Main Library: Otto Fehlow Room This informative workshop is designed specifically to help parents and students ease the stress of college planning by helping them better understand the admissions and financial aid process.  The presentation will highlight expert college funding strategies as well as application insights focused on enhancing students' acceptance chances. Topics covered include an overview of the FAFSA form and all the other information needed to help parents get ahead of the competition by learning how to qualify for the maximum amount of merit and need based financial aid with the goal of paying for college with as little out of pocket cost as possible. Additionally, you will learn a number of helpful tips that will help your family lay the proper foundation for succesful college planning, including: 

  • What financial assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Estimated Family Contribution.
  • When you should file all the necessary financial aid forms to put your family in position to achieve the best financial aid award packages.
  • Where you and your student should focus your valuable time and energy during the college application and scholarship search process.
  • Why certain tax accounting and financial planning strategies can actually negatively impact your financial aid award packages.
  • How elite private colleges can often end up costing less than state universities.
 Registration to this free workshop is limited (we usually sell out), so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot.   We have found this information to be invaluable to all families of college bound students no matter their financial if you know of someone who you feel may benefit from this free workshop, please feel free to share this information and link.

When: Apr 30, 2014 7 PM to Apr 30, 2014 8 PMin Plymouth, Massachusetts
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(Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19 )
McHugh, Clemons, Jacobs

When: May 31, 2014 9 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Sat, 31 May 2014 21 )
An Evening of Art and Spoken Word

Join Cathedral High School for an evening of art and spoken word as a part of ArtWeek Boston, on April 30. Students will showcase their talents through a variety of media at the school on Wednesday April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will perform slam poetry and spoken word while guests browse the static art on exhibit and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Admission is free.

When: Apr 30, 2014 6 PM to Apr 30, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18 )
The Rafters- Elizabeth Lorrey
In the heart of Newburyport for Yankee Homecoming Festival!

When: Aug 2, 2014 7 PM in Newburyport, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19 )
Public Art Discussion Series: The Business of Being a Public Artist Part I

Public Art Discussion Series: The Business of Being a Public Artist with Jim Grace (Part 1 of 2)
April 30, 2014 | 2:00PM-5:00PM
NEFA | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 | directions & parking
Cost: Free admission

Click here for event details.

617.951.0010 x533

The event space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. Please contact Daniela Jacobson (617.951.0010 x528) by Wednesday, April 16th, if other accommodations are needed.

When: Apr 30, 2014 2 PM to Apr 30, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14 )
The Road Home Online: April Registration

The Road Home is an online First-time homebuyer course available to MassHousing and the ONE mortgage borrowers.  In order to receive a MassHousing or ONE loan you must complete this course or a certified in-person Homebuying 101 course.  

This is an online course, but there is an in-person wrap-up session you must attend in order to receive a valid certificate of completion.  Please read below for more information on the course.

The Road Home consists of seven modules.  You must complete all seven modules and receive a score of at least 80% on the quiz at the end of the course.  This will take you at least 4 hours in total.  You will receive a certificate acknowledging that you have completed the online component of the course.  You will need to print this out and bring it to your in-person session. 

Once you have completed the online portion of the course you will need to contact The Homebuying Mentors to schedule an in-person coaching session.  This will be a small group session and will be held at The Homebuying Mentors office, located in Allston, MA.  Sessions are held on the first and third Mondays and Wednesdays of each month from 4:00 to 5:30pm.  Monday sessions are scheduled for homebuyers in the beginning of the process.  Wednesday sessions are scheduled for those who have signed a Purchase & Sale agreement.  Please contact one of our staff members to schedule your in-person session after you have completed the online portion of the course. You will receive your valid certificate of completion at the end of the in-person coaching session.


Please Note: The registration fee is non-refundable.

Before accessing the on-line course you should check the following system requirements. The minimum software requirements for viewing the class content include the following:

o        Adobe Flash Player 6, 0, 79 or later.

One of the following Web browsers (the stated version or later):

o        Windows: Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Netscape 7, AOL 8, CompuServe 7

o        Macintosh: Firefox 1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Netscape 7, AOL 7

o        Linux: Firefox 1, Opera 9.5, Konqueror 3.3.1

If you would like to know more about the MassHousing loan program, please visit their website.

More information on the ONE mortgage can be found on MHP's website.

When: Apr 30, 2014 4 PM to Apr 30, 2014 5 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16 )
The Rockin' Robin

When: May 9, 2014 2 PM in Southbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 May 2014 14 )
Piranha Pond

Piranha Pond

Wednesday, April 30th | 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq W, Salem, MA 01970 


You've heard of the Shark Tank. Welcome to the Piranha Pond! At the Piranha Pond, selected entrepreneurs have up to five minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, investors provide feedback, ask questions, and opt “In" or "Out." If they are "In," they will meet with the entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company.* If they are "Out," there is no interest at this time. Investors share the reasons for their decision.

This event is open to the public:

If you’d like to apply to present go to, where you will find the application form and entrepreneur guidelines.

If you would like to purchase tickets to attend, purchase them here.
Panelists: TBA Co-sponsored by:MA Small Business Development Center 

When: Apr 30, 2014 8 AM to Apr 30, 2014 10 AMin Salem, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08 )
New England Cognos User Group **May 2nd Cambridge MA**


8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction

     9:15 – 10:00 am Introduction to IBM Dynamic Cubes

Presenter(s): Scott Misage, Senior BI Consultant, The Ironside Group

 Learn how Dynamic Cubes provide organizations with large or mature star or snowflake schema data warehouses the ability to provide an OLAP experience to their users without sacrificing data details or high performance. The agenda includes:  Background on Dynamic cubes, Demo of dynamic cube, Building a simple cube, Publishing a simple cube and Basic administration. 

      10:00 – 10:45 am Enterprise Analytics Program at Healthcare Provider

 Presenter(s): TBD

 10:45 am Break

 11:00 am IBM Pure Data

 Presenter(s): TBD

 11:45 am Caeli Byrne, IBM Project Manager & Event Coordinator (IBM    Announcement)

 Break for Lunch

 12:45 – 1:30 pm IBM Rave Visualizations

 Presenter(s): Don Gregory, PhD, MBA, IBM

You asked for it....and we brought it back for a second time! Visualization of data is a keystone of reporting. Different sets of data require different types of visualizations to provide maximum insight. Fixed libraries of visualization types for use in reporting can be very limiting to a report author trying to present the data in the most consumable format. Providing a mechanism to extend the visualization options allows a report author to pick or define new visualization types to meet the needs of their business users. Don will demo how the most recent release of IBM Cognos 10.2.1 includes extensible visualization capabilities which unleash report authors from a standard library of charts.

1:30-2:15 pm “Ask The Experts” Round Table

 Submit Questions or Topics that you are interested in hearing more about during registration!

 2:30 pm Closing Remarks

When: May 2, 2014 8 AM to May 2, 2014 2 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 May 2014 08 )
Fairing Way Hosts Preview Informational Dinner Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Fairing Way invites you to a complimentary Informational Dinner catered by Peppercornz on Main! Join us at the Fairing Way Welcome Center to learn more about our innovative, 55+, independent living community and find out why more than 60 people have already reserved their apartment homes. Preview floor plans and pricing. Discover the value and flexibility of Fairing Way’s a la carte approach to services. Fairing Way is an innovative, 55+, independent living community located within the multi-generational neighborhood of SouthField, on the South Shore of Boston.

When: Apr 30, 2014 5 PM to Apr 30, 2014 6 PMin Weymouth, Massachusetts
Cost: Space is Limited, please RSVP by phone 781-812-1357, email or register online at (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17 )
7th Annual Free Voice Screenings Day
7th Annual Free Voice Screenings Day Wednesday, April 30 4:00 – 7:00 pm Boston Medical Center Center for Voice and Swallowing Moakley Building, Ground Floor Head & Neck Surgery Clinic 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA No appointment needed. For more information visit or call 617.638.7933

When: Apr 30, 2014 4 PM to Apr 30, 2014 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16 )
Talk: Finding Richard III
Renaissance Center
650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
Handicap access available

Free admission

Sean Gilsdorf

When the University of Leicester Archaeology Service undertook the Grey Friars project, it was thought that the chances of finding the remains of King Richard III were slim to none. Nevertheless, Turi King, with her background both in archaeology and genetics, was approached in the very early stages with the question: if the skeletal remains of a 'good candidate' to be Richard III were to be found, would she be interested in overseeing the DNA analysis?

Turi King will speak about the Grey Friars project, from the early stages of planning the dig through to the excavation, and the results of the various strands of analysis carried out on the remains.

Turi King read in anthropology and archeology at Cambridge University, earning a B.A. (hons) before moving into genetics at the University of Leicester, where she received her MSc. All of her subsequent work has been interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on ways in which genetic research can advance and deepen historical understanding. As a Wellcome Trust Prize Ph.D. student in the Department of Genetics at Leicester, her work focused on the link between British surnames and the Y chromosome, combining molecular genetics with historical data. Dr. King's interdisciplinary work continued during her time as a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Associate, combining molecular genetics with history and archaeology in projects examining the genetic legacy of the Vikings in the north of England and in Ireland, the genetic history of the Roma in Britain, as well as further research on the link between surnames and genetics and its implications in the field of forensics. Dr. King was a co-applicant for the Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain project and remains a part time Research Fellow there, allowing her to continue her work on the Vikings in the north of England. She currently is a lecturer in Genetics and Archeology at the University of Leicester, and since 2011 has been the project geneticist with the Grey Friars Project, which led to the recent exhumation and DNA identification of the remains of King Richard III.

There will be a reception with light refreshments and conversation immediately following Dr. King's lecture.


Dr. King's lecture is made possible by the generous support of the Five College Lecture Fund, the Mt. Holyoke College Weissman Center for Leadership, the departments of History, Biology, and Medieval Studies at Mt. Holyoke College, the Five College Medieval Studies Seminar, the University of Massachusetts Department of English, the Smith College Archeology Program, and the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies.


Lecture/Talk > Renaissance Studies

From the South: Take I-91 to exit l9, turn right, cross the bridge and go six miles to the Amherst Common which will face you on the left at a traffic light in the middle of town. Turn left at the lights stay on that road, which becomes North Pleasant St. and then (without turning) East Pleasant St. The Center is 650 East Pleasant Street, about 3 miles from the center of town, on the left and just past the fire station on the right. There is a small white sign out front; there is a sign for Stone House Flower Farm across the road. Turn left into our dirt driveway and come down to the two parking lots at the Center.

From the North: Take I-91 to exit 18; at the exit go to the traffic light and turn left on Damon Road. At the end of Damon Road, at the bridge construction, turn left again over the bridge and follow the directions above.

From the East: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, go north (toward Holyoke) onto I-91 and follow the directions for those coming from the south. Those using Route 9 from the east or west will come into the center of Amherst. At the traffic light at the Common, turn north along the Common. You are on South Pleasant Street, soon to become East Pleasant Street. Follow East Pleasant Street to 650 and refer to the directions above.

From the West: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, and follow the directions above.

When: Apr 30, 2014 12 AM to Apr 30, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00 )
Washington, DC, Regional Alumni/ae Reception
Join the Northeastern University School of Law Washington, D.C. Regional Alumni/ae Chapter for a

With special guest Richard F. Griffin, Jr., '81    
General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board

This is a great opportunity to reunite and network with fellow classmates, we hope to see you there!

RSVP by Wednesday, April 16th to Florence Heuschen,

When: Apr 30, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18 )
Creating Privacy

Screening with shrubs and vines.  Close quarters are the rule in our Boston neighborhoods, but privacy can still be attained.  Join Christie as she explores some strategies to enclose or shield your yard and home with plants and supports.  This event is free and open to all, but please pre-register as space is limited.

Christie is a life-long gardener and owner of Christie Dustman & Company, Inc. Well into their second decade of design and hands-on creaticity, CD & Co. has established and maintained hundreds of gardens, which continue to flourish and delight their owners.

When: May 3, 2014 9 AM to May 3, 2014 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 May 2014 09 )
The Silks
Rock and Roll may not be dead, but it does seem like there's a priest leaning over its bed, reciting the last rites. However, if The Silks have anything to do with it, the body will soon be out of bed, bopping around the room. What makes their debut disc, Last American Band, so special is this Rhode Island trio not only rocks but also rolls. While longhaired singer-guitarist, Tyler-James Kelly belts it out like early Paul Rodgers, bassist Jonas Parmelee and drummer Matthew Donnelly, keep the beat swinging. One listen to these guys and you'll remember this music is for the body as well as the mind. The minute you hear The Silks? You can't sit down. ATWOOD'S TAVERN IS A MIX OF SEATING AND STANDING ROOM. PURCHASING A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE SEATING.

When: Jun 7, 2014 10 PM to Jun 8, 2014 1 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 7 - 7 USD (Sat, 07 Jun 2014 22 )
The Carnal Carnival Burlesque Show. "Horror, Humor, Harlequins & Heavy Metal". Featuring The C.C. Burlesque troupe and bands: Triforium Dawn, Lore and Sever The Drama.
Triforium Dawn is an experimental metal band from Worcester
Lost within the Avalonian Isle. Three lone warriors traveled in search of glory. After seventy three years of lonely wandering the three met upon the mount of Magarathea. And there, a pact was forged that became... Lore.

When: Apr 18, 2014 8 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20 )
Haymakers for Hope
venue: House of Blues Boston
date & time: May 15 07:30 PM / add to my calendar
price: $75 to $300
genre: Other
age: 21+
buy tickets

When: May 15, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 75.00 - 300.00 (Thu, 15 May 2014 19 )
TheBlackManCan Institute - Boston

TheBlackManCan Institute designed to uplift, empower, educate, motivate young men of color. The purpose of  TheBlackManCan Institute is to provide comfort and support for boys of color. Boys of Color attending TheBlackManCan Institute can be assured that their cultural needs will be addressed and they will be free to express themselves while fostering brotherhood.

Young men attending TheBlackManCan Institute will participate is empowering, uplifting, educational and motivating workshops and hear from a dynamic keynote speaker. All young men will receive ties and TheBlackManCan Journal Define Yourself, Redefine the World.

***Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided***

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When: May 17, 2014 8 AM to May 17, 2014 3 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 May 2014 08 )
Together Fest 2014 ft. Breton
When: May 15, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 - 10.00 (Thu, 15 May 2014 21 )
The Krazy Ivans(Boston Band)- Fred Meltzer

When: Jun 21, 2014 9 PM in Stoughton, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21 )
Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Lowell Spinners
When: Jul 14, 2014 7:05:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:05:00 )
Los Fletcheros
When: May 15, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 15 May 2014 22 )
James Montgomery
When: May 15, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 15 May 2014 20 )
When: May 15, 2014 9 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Thu, 15 May 2014 21 )
Musicians of the Old Post Road presents "Dancing with a Star: Music & Dance of George Washington"
Who knew? Our beloved first President could really tear up the dance floor -- in 18th century style, of course! Historical dance troupe Reel Nutmeg joins us for this season finale to bring to life the dances Washington loved. We also feature American, English and German classical music that was enjoyed in the Washingtons' home. And bring your dancing shoes if you'd like to try out some historical moves at concert's end!

When: Apr 25, 2014 8 PM to Apr 25, 2014 10 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts
Cost: $30/General Admission, $25/Senior/Student, Kids 7-17 free with adult admission (Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20 )

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