Head for the hills for the “Grand Daddy of First Day Hikes!” Families can join DCR Park Rangers and staff from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum for free First Day Hikes through the Blue Hills Reservation. Warm up with a free cup of hot and hearty soup and join a one or two hour trek. Parents can choose the scenic hike to suit interest and ability. A stroll around Houghton’s Pond will be offered for families. Dress warmly and wear sturdy hiking boots for all hikes.
Soup is offered at 12pm, and hikes begin at 1pm.
Share the goodwill of the season! Bring a canned good to donate to Father Bill’s Homeless Shelter to ensure a happy and healthy new year for all.
When: Jan 1, 2015 12 PM in Milton, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12 )
Join us for "World Peace Meditation Hour", an opportunity to become aware of the cosmic energies that are influencing us now and the possibilities they offer humanity for spiritual evolution. Feel the energy of peace flow through every cell of your body.
When: Jan 17, 2015 6 PM to Jan 17, 2015 7 PMin Watertown, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18 )
Dom Flemons On stage, Flemons rolls from one instrument to another with a fearless attitude toward tradition and repertoire. As he now reflects, “The unique experience I had getting into the old-time music really informed the way I have been able to process a lot of it. A lot of people ask me, how do you do this old-time music and have it stay contemporary to you as a person? What people forget is that on stage I might be playing music that’s 100 years-old, but that doesn’t mean my ears are only listening to music that’s 100 years-old. I got into this via old rock and roll, sixties rock and folk and went back from there. A couple of things got me into thinking about how to smash all of it together, particularly Mike Seeger’s way of taking different kinds of traditional music and putting them together to make new music. And being into the songsters like Lead Belly and Henry Thomas, I heard them and knew they weren’t doing straight blues like Robert Johnson and Skip James. I always wondered how it all fit, so when I met Joe and found out about the black string-band stuff, that was where the connections started happening – these songsters fit into this broader string band and folk music tradition and then you have things like blues and jazz, and even gospel music, wrapped up in it.”
Dustbowl Revival The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely brings together many styles of traditional American music. Some call it string band-brass band mash up. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938. It’s infectious, joyous music - a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.
"Americana swing that was so fun I went back to see them again the next day." — ROLLING STONE
“...evokes a Depression-era sensibility redolent of John Steinbeck, and the spirit-raising gospel of the American South.” — BOSTON GLOBE
Show Date/ Time: Saturday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices: General Admission- Advance/$12; At the Door/$15
Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased: Academy of Music Box Office Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase) Online Tickets Click on Show Desired:
When: Jan 17, 2015 7 PM in Northampton, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19 )
Sponsored by Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands this annual event is the best way to start the New Year! Thompson Island has walking trails, meadows,forests and a 40 acre salt marsh. Pack a picnic, explore on your own or take a tour with an FBHI volunteer. There will be a building open for warmup space and a book and merchandise sales table. Park policy is no pets and no alcohol. We will travel on MV Freedom which holds 300 people and is heated. There will be a heated building open on the island. People go to enjoy walking the beaches and trails on this beautiful island.
When: Jan 1, 2015 12 PM to Jan 1, 2015 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: 0 - 30 USD (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12 )
Take a journey inward. Explore conscious movement and mindfulness. Allow this journey to awaken the body, mind, and spirit creating a deep connection with your intuition and your body’s natural abilities to heal itself. Experience your body in its comfortable, relaxed, and naturally radiant form. This gentle work out begins with breath work to center & connect, followed by about an hour of mindful meditative movement to stretch, strengthen, balance, and open, ending with a deep relaxation.
All levels, from beginners to experienced, are welcome.
Jessica has been teaching yoga for many years with clarity, gentleness, kindness, and compassion.
Class is 7:30 to 8:45, Eventbrite's time is innacurate, our apologies.
When: Jan 1, 2015 7 PM to Jan 29, 2015 8:15:00 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 19 )
Train enthusiasts can come explore America’s greatest hobby as members of NMRA HUB Division display their first modular train layout of the new year at the museum, their first stop as they travel across Massachusetts.
This traditional model railroad is on exhibit one weekend only, and the event is included with museum admission.
When: Jan 17, 2015 12 AM to Jan 17, 2015 12 AMin Wenham, Massachusetts Cost: Free with museum admission (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00 )
NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open Jan 1, 2015
Online preregistration ($25.00) closes Monday (Dec 29) prior to the tournament. Walk-in fee ($50.00) applies thereafter. Sponsored by long-time New England fencer and supporter of fencing, Jack Norton, and his wife, Paula Norton. Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA
Thursday 1/1/2015 GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS MISS TESS AND THE TALKBACKS $20 ADVANCE / $25 AT THE DOOR 3:00 doors / 4:00 show www.girlsgunsandglory.com www.misstessmusic.com Boston's own Girls Guns & Glory return to the Lizard Lounge to perform their 5th Annual Tribute to Hank Williams for two shows - New Years Eve and New Years Day. Tickets are listed separately under each event. A dazzling performance featuring the timeless country classics of Hank Williams, plus a few obscurities that GGG has picked up in their quest to absorb as much as they can from the master of heartache. This afternoon the band will be joined by Signature Sounds recording artist Miss Tess and The Talkbacks. Expect duets, expect special guests & expect to be there, for this is a show not to be missed.
When: Jan 1, 2015 3 PM to Jan 1, 2015 11 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 15 )
According to the Justice Department and CDC every 15 seconds a woman is battered or assaulted.
YOU can learn how to protect yourself!
Learn techniques to quickly and effectively defend against an attacker: -Shock an attacker in order to gain valuable time to escape -Leverage a woman's natural strengths against an attacker's weaknesses -Learn how to identify and avoid dangerous situations
YOU are worth taking care of! RSVP to reserve your space today!
When: Dec 20, 2014 12 PM to Dec 20, 2014 1 PMin Stoneham, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12 )
Your tapes and film reel, slides and photos have a shelf life.
They don't last forever. Already, their image and sound quality is not as good as when you last watched them.
Why hang on to these old formats when you can preserve and watch them on DVD or on your computer?
Unless each of your tape and film reel has been carefully labelled, you may not even remember what's on them anymore
Bring your tapes and film reels into our store to view them on our projectors and players - No charge, no obligation. Our projectors and players are conditioned on a regular basis - your precious media is completely safe on our equipment. (PLEASE do not play your aging and fragile tapes and films on dusty projectors you drag out of the attic!) We are also here in person to help you answer any questions you may have about your VHS tapes, VCR, Hi8 tapes or your 8mm film reels, Super 8, or even 16mm film reels that went out of favor over 40 years ago.
It's fun to come into our store. You'll feel like you stepped back into your grandparents' living room. We have film projectors to play your Regular 8mm or Super8, or 16mm film. We have VHS-C cartridges for your VHS-Compact tapes. Did you stumble upon old vinyl LP records your dad sent love voice recordings to your mom? Hear them in our record player right here in the store. Your tape still stuck in your camcorder from way back when? Embarassing! Let us rescue your tape.
How to Make Reservation for a Free Viewing of your tapes/film/audio/slides:
Step 1. Select a Date/Time to reserve by Click the Drop Down arrow at the top of this page. Click the Register button.
Step 2. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation. Print the email.
Step 3. At your reservation date/time, bring your media to our store (Store address is on the email). Click here for Directions.
Step 4. There is no fee or obligation to view your tapes, film, cassettes or slides. You can decide after you view them which ones (if any) you'd like to transfer to DVD or portable hard drive.
Step 5. If you do decide to transfer your old home movies, use the 10% coupon on your email.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (617) 332-3300. See ya!
Why are we offering FREE viewing and free help to our community? Don't we have plenty to do already?
Yes, we are very busy. That's why we announce this invitation only once a year, in September. It's also a way to give back to the community. You have been supporting us since 1986! Thank you very much. Video and film transfer stores are a dying breed. We plan to be the last one standing. We plan to be here to transfer the last 8mm film reel in Massachusetts.
Don't wait. Register today.
The choice appointment times get taken quickly.
When: Dec 12, 2014 10 AM to Dec 30, 2014 3 PMin Newton, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10 )
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