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.
Residents note that Great Barrington is a wonderful community to raise a family or run a business and enjoy the pleasure of small town living.
The Tufts University Archimedes Project is planning a social enterprise ideation lab the weekend of April 17-19 aimed at creating enterprises to improve access to sanitation and combat associated waterborne disease in the peri-urban slums of Tamil Nadu, India through the distribution of novel technologies. Students from every Tufts program are encouraged to apply and spend the three day event working on interdisciplinary teams with the assistance of mentors to develop business plans to pitch to a panel of judges of experts in the field, with the winning idea having the chance to receive the human and financial resources to launch. Please see the website and student participant for this event at: http://www.archimedesproject.com/tufts/. Tickets will be available for 50 accepted student participants and our 15 invited expert guests on March 17, one month in advance of the Ideation Lab start date.
Molly B’s is a licensed home based business with a full commercial kitchen.
Although Molly B's main business is designing wedding cakes, this niche bakery offers many alternative desserts and baked goods. From all occassion cakes, party platters, breakfast items, gift baskets and an array of novelty items for season events.
Upon arriving at Molly B's, you will be invited into Marlene's personal home where students will hear a small narrative of how Molly B's began and the success of having a home-based business.
The tour will also include a walk-through of the bakery where students will be able to view the necessary equipment and tolls to run a commercial kitchen from home.
Limited space is available for classes. Volunteer work and internships are also available depending upon the school.
*Students and Mentors arriving must be aware that there is no handicap accessibility as this is a home-based business.
Disclaimer: This event is for invited participants of TASC's Career Mentor Program only.
When: Apr 28, 2015 10 AM to Apr 28, 2015 11 AMin Berkley, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10 )
EmTech MIT is where technology, business, and culture converge. It’s the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. It’s an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration—an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they’ll change the face of business and drive the new global economy.
Please join us at the 15th annual EmTech conference where we'll explore dramatic advancements in augmented knowledge, how we might attain better living through advanced data, the path to infinite energy sources, and te necessity for rethinking urban infrastructure. You'll also meet the 2015 Innovators Under 35.
6:30 - 8:30 PM Constant Contact, 1st Floor Great Room 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
In March of 2012, Gartner was cited in an article entitled "Personal Cloud" to Replace PC by 2014, Says Gartner." Written by Mike Barton of www.wired.com, this article goes on to cite a number of converging factors driving this movement (see below). Now that we are actually beyond 2014, this panel will take a look back on this prediction, and the factors Gartner mentioned, and see what actually has happened to "Mobility and Your Personal Cloud."
"...And Gartner says a number of factors are converging to make for a perfect personal cloud storm by 2014:
Megatrend No. 1: Consumerization - You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.
Gartner has discussed the consumerization of IT for the better part of a decade, and has seen the impact of it across various aspects of the corporate IT world. However, much of this has simply been a precursor to the major wave that is starting to take hold across all aspects of information technology as several key factors come together:
Users are more technologically-savvy and have very different expectations of technology.
The internet and social media have empowered and emboldened users.
The rise of powerful, affordable mobile devices changes the equation for users.
Users have become innovators.
Through the democratization of technology, users of all types and status within organizations can now have similar technology available to them.
Megatrend No. 2: Virtualization — Changing How the Game Is Played
Virtualization has improved flexibility and increased the options for how IT organizations can implement client environments….
Megatrend No. 3: “App-ification” - From Applications to Apps
When the way that applications are designed, delivered and consumed by users changes, it has a dramatic impact on all other aspects of the market….
Megatrend No. 4: The Ever-Available Self-Service Cloud
The advent of the cloud for servicing individual users opens a whole new level of opportunity. Every user can now have a scalable and nearly infinite set of resources available for whatever they need to do….
Megatrend No. 5: The Mobility Shift — Wherever and Whenever You Want
Today, mobile devices combined with the cloud can fulfill most computing tasks, and any tradeoffs are outweighed in the minds of the user by the convenience and flexibility provided by the mobile devices…."
Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Principal Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, USER EXPERIENCE CENTER|Bentley University
Elizabeth Rosenzweig is a Principal Usability Consultant at the User Experience Center. Rosenzweig has worked as a consultant and employee in several major corporations for more than 25 years. Her experience includes design and development, ranging from website and applications to hardware products and technology development. Rosenzweig has completed projects for many major corporations and academic institutions. Elizabeth holds four patents in intelligent user interface design.
Rosenzweig is Founder and Director of World Usability Day, which she started in 2004 after her term as President of Usability Professionals Association was completed. World Usability Day has grown to include 44 countries with more than 180 events. Elizabeth frequently publishes in industry journals, has written chapters in three published books and presents lectures at conferences around the world.
Rosenzweig holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Photography and Printing Technologies from Goddard College and a Master of Science in Visual Studies (User Interface Design and Computer Output) from the Media Lab at MIT.
Bob Egan, Chief Analyst, Founder – Sepharim Research Group, Forbes Contributor – Things Mobile
Bob Egan is a Veteran Mobile Industry Analyst, Executive Advisor, Wi-Fi Pioneer and, CEO and Founder of the The Sepharim Group, a mobile industry research and enterprise consulting firm. Bob is a former Global VP of Mobile at Gartner, CEB Research Head and Advanced Technology Director at DEC. - See more at: http://www.sepharimgroup.com/bob-egan/#sthash.Rd0YUirk.dpuf
George Mellor, Founder - President & CEO
As President & CEO of KloudReadiness, George Mellor is responsible for providing strategic direction, branding and positioning the company, plus developing market opportunities through customer, vendor and distributor insight. Prior to founding KloudReadiness, George served as President at VARcompliance, a Netformx Company following the acquisition of his company by Netformx, Ltd. He was responsible for providing strategic direction, business development and sales leadership in driving VARcompliance’ IT Solution Provider Certification and Incentive Reward tracking, monitoring and management platform. He is a 30+ year seasoned veteran of the IT industry with more than a dozen years of experience in sales leadership and management positions. With over 20 years dedicated to delivering solutions to clients as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Managed Services Provider, he has leveraged his extensive sales and operational expertise to create valuable long-term relationships with both clients and vendors - while at the same time growing profitable businesses and generating sustainable value.
Gates Ouimette, Co-Founder/Principal, ITconnecter, a CrossWaves Ventures LLC company
Thought leader in the area of business development and strategy; continual focus on emerging technologies and customer-facing innovation, including I/TBM, "running IT like a business." Proven track record in B2B sales/operations, solutioning, program/project management, distribution channels, alliances and strategic partnerships. Diverse experience in technology and systems consulting focused around process, data and integration (cloud and social). Advisor to VCs and incubators and was key executive in multiple startups, four of which were acquired. Published numerous articles and launched breakfast seminar series on the intersection of business and technology. Most recently served on Best’s Review’s “innovation in insurance” evaluation committee and will be delivering a financial management workshop for the ITFMA in April, 2014.
Have you ever felt so passionately about something that you could bend the laws of physics and reality? Author Ferrett Steinmetz looks at that in his debut novel, Flex.
Ferrett is a graduate of both the Clarion Writers' Workshop and Viable Paradise, and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, for which he remains stoked. He has a moderately popular blog, The Watchtower of Destruction, wherein he talks about bad puns, relationships, politics, videogames, and more bad puns. He's written four computer books, including the still-popular-after-two-years Wicked Cool PHP. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, who he couldn't imagine living without.
Flex has already garnered a lot of praise from other well-known fantasy authors.
"Flex is hot, inventive, and exciting. A real joyride of a story..a whole new kind of magic and a whole new ballgame. Totally recommended." - Seanan McGuire, New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of the Toby Daye and InCryptid series
"Featuring one of the most original magic systems ever devised and a pair of likable, layered protagonists, Flex is a fast-paced, imaginative, and emotionally engaging adventure. The developing friendships and rapport among the characters are portrayed with sensitivity and avoids cliches, and the magical battle sequences are rigorous and filled with ingenious touches that will make gamers and tax lawyers alike grin with joy." - Ken Liu, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards
"Amazing. I have literally never read a book like this. Read this NOW, if only to be forced to turn the page wondering what the hell Steinmetz is going to come up with next." - Mur Lafferty, Campbell award-winning "Best New Writer 2013" and author of The Shambling Guide to New York
Join us for a fun evening with Ferrett Steinmetz as he introduces us to Flex.
When: Mar 14, 2015 5 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17 )
Award-winning director/producer Laurie Kahn discusses her latest documentary, Love Between the Covers, which follows the lives of five romance novelists. Kahn will be giving a multi-media presentation of what went into creating this film and story it tells.
Between the Covers is a documentary film that takes its viewers into the remarkable worldwide community of women who create, consume, and love romance novels. For three years, the documentary follows the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they lovewhile empowering others to do the same. The three years of shooting Love Between the Covers has witnessed the biggest power shift that has taken place in the publishing industry over the last 200 years. And its the romance authors who are on the front lines, pioneering new ways to survive in this rapidly changing environment.
Director/Producer Laurie Kahns first film, A Midwifes Tale, was based on the 18th century diary of midwife Martha Ballard and Laurel Ulrichs Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Midwifes Tale. It won film festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE! was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Kahn previously worked on Eyes on the Prize: Americas Civil Rights Years, The American Experience, FRONTLINES Crisis in Central America, All Things Considered, and Time Out. Shes a resident scholar at Brandeiss Womens Studies Research Center.
Take a deeper look at romance and romance authors with Laurie Kahn and Love Between the Covers.
When: Mar 6, 2015 7 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19 )
Described by AllMusic as "one of the defining figures of mid-'80s synth pop", don't miss Howard Jones perform his entire catalog of chart-topping mega hits!
It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene and brought his very English song-writing and pioneering synthesizers to an unsuspecting world. Anyone who was around in the mid to late eighties will remember those high energy gigs and his first two albums Human’s Lib and Dream into Action. They lived in the higher reaches of the album charts in the UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Australia and many other countries in the 1984-86 period and the hits kept coming New Song, What is Love?, Pearl in the Shell, Hide and Seek,(which he performed at Live Aid in 1985), Like to Get to Know You Well, Look Mama, Things Can only Get Better, Everlasting Love and the quintessential No One is To Blame, which reached No.1 in the US
Violet Jam is the place to be seen!
This Pop & Roll Cocktail Party features creative cocktails and national music acts in the chic new VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel.
When: Mar 20, 2015 7 PM to Mar 20, 2015 11 PMin Natick, Massachusetts Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door. (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19 )
For the first time, Northshore magazine and the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury bring together the food purveyors, wine experts, and restaurateurs that make up the heart of the North Shore's culinary scene for the Grand Tasting and Culinary Marketplace. Tickets are $55.
When: Mar 28, 2015 7 PM to Mar 28, 2015 11 PMin Salisbury, Massachusetts Cost: $55 (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19 )
Interested in converting your car to all-electric drive using the latest lithium battery technology? In just a couple of hours, learn how to plan your own conversion project, set a realistic budget (both time and money), find the right components, and design vehicle performance to match your ride objectives. We will cover motor and controller options, recharging, charge ports, wiring design, battery pack layout and mounting systems, transmission adapters, DC-DC converters, fuses, safety considerations, and vehicle performance. Get authoritative answers to your questions from an experienced converter.
Students will gain an understanding of basic project parameters, including battery chemistry, battery pack design, motor choice, motor mounting, major components, and assembly/fabrication steps.
No experience necessary!
Eric Kriss heads up Kriss Motors, an electric vehicle converter specializing in classic cars (1950-1970). His conversion of a 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster won Best-in-Show at the international 2011 EVCCON show. He has written and lectured extensively on electric vehicles since 2006.
Previously, Mr. Kriss served as Secretary of Administration and Finance in Massachusetts Governor Romney's cabinet (January 2003 – October 2005), and as assistant A&F secretary under Governor William Weld (January 1991 – February 1993). Kriss currently teaches at the University of Miami.
In 1976, Kriss produced and performed on Mike Bloomfield's If You Love These Blues, Play 'Em As You Please, nominated for a Grammy Award. He launched the instructional book and record division of Guitar Player Magazine and also co-founded Inner City Records, voted the Record Label of the Year in the 1979 International Jazz Critics Poll. In 1984, Kriss helped launch Bain Capital, which now manages over $65 billion in assets. He was CEO of MediQual Systems (1993–98), a healthcare information company, and founder/CEO of MediVision (1983–1989), a network of eye surgery centers.
Thursday, April 2, 7:30-9:30pm
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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.
Horror loves little bookstoresor at least this little bigger on the inside bookstore. On Sunday, March 22, from 1:00-3:00 PM, four of the contributors and editor of Insanity Tales will stop in for a dark panel of readings and Q&A.
David Daniel is the author of eleven novels and more than a hundred short stories, and has won a Private Eye Writers of America Award (for The Heaven Stone) and was a Shamus Award finalist. Stacey Longo, editor of Insanity Tales and author of Ordinary Boy and Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify, was a featured author on the 2014 Connecticut Authors Trail. Dale T. Phillips is the author of four novels ( including A Memory of Grief and A Fall From Grace), over thirty short stories, and has appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film, Throg. Ursula Wong, author of Purple Trees, is a regional winner of the flash fiction contest sponsored by the New Hampshire Writers Project, and leads the NHWP Nashua chapter.
Insanity Tales features two short stories from each of these authors, and a novella by Lowell author Vlad V.
Stop on by to meet the authors, participate in a Q&A session, and hang out!
When: Mar 22, 2015 1 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13 )
Renowned psychic and medium Diane Lewis returns to Annies Book Stop of Worcester to share her mediumship event Together, A Message and to sign her book, A Little Inspiration.
Join Diane as she bridges the gap and connects to loved ones bringing forth messages of comfort, love and knowing. Unite with loved ones in this amazing two hour presentation that includes a limited question and answer period for the audience to ask and explore.
The event is limited to 25 people and will be held in a private room across from the bookstore. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 6th to reserve the space. Registration should be done directly through Diane on her events page: www.dianelewis.us.com/events.html
Originally from the Boston area, Diane Lewis now resides in Central Massachusetts and reads at a number of venues throughout the state and into Connecticut. She is an extremely gifted psychic, medium, and spiritual healer. Her true talent lies in her ability to help the people she reads for.
At a young age, Diane had many psychic experiences. Her intuitive ability matured as she began her quest to understand these experiences and to fully develop and refine her psychic gift. Today, Diane continues to work diligently, studying and exploring the spiritual realm. Her study has spanned more than twenty five years.
Join us for an amazing and beautiful event with Diane Lewis.
When: Mar 21, 2015 4 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: $29 (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16 )
An extraordinary trial is taking place in a residential courtyard in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. African citizens have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), whom civil society blames for perpetuating Africa's debt crisis, at the heart of so many of the continent's woes. As numerous trial witnesses (schoolteachers, farmers, writers, etc.) air bracing indictments against the global economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward. Melé, a lounge singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up; a security guard's gun goes missing; a young man lies ill; a wedding procession passes through; and women keep everything rolling - dyeing fabric, minding children, spinning cotton, and speaking their minds.
When: Apr 12, 2015 5 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17 )
Company X is now recruiting volunteers for CURE International on Chris Tomlin's upcoming "Love Ran Red" Tour! Chris has a passion for helping spread the word about CURE, and you can read more about why he is partnering with CURE here or watch here.
Volunteers will pass out bracelets to all concert goers and will help sign up people who want to become monthly donors to CURE, providing surgeries for disabled children in the developing world. Sign up to be a volunteer today and spread the word! Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer for CURE International.
CURE International: Healing the sick and proclaiming the Kingdom of God.
"The children we serve have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. Without treatment, they will have little hope for a future. Many will die from their condition.
That’s why CURE exists. We’re a non-profit organization that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 30 countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity.
Since our first hospital opened in Kenya in 1998, we have had over 2.4 million patient visits, provided over 167,000 life-changing surgeries, and trained over 7,200 medical professionals."
When: Mar 20, 2015 5 PM to Mar 20, 2015 11 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17 )
New England Wild Flower Society’s Inaugural Founders’ Medal Award Dinner honoring Dr. Paul Smith for his exceptional achievements as Head of the Millennium Seed Bank and Seed Conservation Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Please see http://www.newenglandwild.org/medal for full details.
When: Mar 26, 2015 6 PM to Mar 26, 2015 9 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18 )
POSTPONEMENT NOTE - Originally, this event was intended to celebrate the New Year with a Winter ride of Boston's craft beverage scene...but Megan wished for snow and she got it. Because much of the route is on streets that are better enjoyed on the shoulders & sidewalks and the large amounts of snow prevents that, we're going to postpone the ride for Spring, post daylight savings on a day when Rob Burns, our route curator, can definitely join us!
Rob Burns is one of the founding brewers of nanobrewery, Night Shift Brewing, and this ride features part 1 of his favorite Boston craft beverage makers in Chelsea & Everett.
Part II, featuring Cambridge & Charlestown, will be scheduled for May.
WHAT TO BRING?
full belly in preparation for beer tasting
water bottle to stay hydrated
$2.10 or CharlieCard for T ride from Aquarium to Maverick
front & rear bike lights
normal clothing for beer or meal at Puritan, our final stop
$10+ depending on how many beers or food you'll consume (Mystic, Night Shift, Idle Hands, Puritan)
make a reservation at Puritan & Company for 5:30 or later if you want to enjoy a sit down dinner
WEATHER We'll ride through mild snow or rain as long as the conditions are not treacherous
Join the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology for a family event exploring martial arts from around the world. Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America will be offered in conjunction with the Peabody Museum’s exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. Drop in for demonstrations by Harvard student athletes, practice some moves, and learn the ways of warriors. Invited athletes will represent taekwondo, archery, capoeira, kendo, fencing, Shotokan karate, aikido, and wushu.
Free event parking is offered at 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Join Executive Chef Karen Mitchell for our first Chef's Dinner. Chef Karen has expertly prepared a traditional New England menu - each with a unique Palm twist. Each course was inspired by Boston's rich culinary history, and has been perfectly matched with a specially selected brew from local brewery, Harpoon.
Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:00 pm The Palm Boston - 1 International Place, Boston MA 02110
Reception + Four Course Dinner + Pairings $100 per person*
FIRST COURSE Shredded Kale Salad Dried Cranberries, Feta Cheese, Toasted Chestnuts & Cider Vinaigrette
Paired with UFO GINGERLAND
SECOND COURSE Rhode Island "Stuffie," Chopped Quahog Clams Bell Peppers, Chorizo & Bread Crumbs
Paired with HARPOON SEASONAL: LONG THAW
THIRD COURSE (choice of)
Prime New York Strip - 14 oz. Horseradish Whipped Potatoes, Ale Battered Fried Onions & Guinness Demi
Harpoon Battered Monkfish & Chips Flash Fried New Potatoes, House Made Pickles, English Mustard & Honey Glaze
Paired with HARPOON 100 BARREL SERIES 'TUSCAN POOL PARTY'
Family Style Sides Boston Baked Beans Roasted Brussels Sprouts
FOURTH COURSE Whoopie Pie Sliders Traditional, Boston Cream & Fluffernutter
Paired with HARPOON CHOCOLATE STOUT
* Price includes tax and service charge. No substitutions. 837 Club members will receive points for events purchased. Must be 21 or older. Valid only at The Palm Boston. Reservation must be booked by the Sales Manager. Call 617-867-0333 for more information.
When: Mar 13, 2015 6 PM to Mar 13, 2015 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18 )
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