Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how entertaining a performer she is. If you're not already familiar with Cheryl, you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Cheryl's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people's comments about her you learn that she is a natural storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you've been told about her. Interestingly enough, almost half of the songs she performs during her shows have never been recorded! Cheryl's first concert was to a captive audience. She found an old toy ukelele in a neighbor's attic and serenaded her mother who was taking a bath at the time. A year later she got a real ukelele, followed by her first guitar. She learned guitar from a neighbor, who also taught a group of boys. Each week they would get together and play just about any song they could think of for hours on end. Her first public performance was at a Hootenanny when she was 12. She started writing her own songs when she was 17. Cheryl has never had a "day job," and her first professional gigs were at the Steak and Ale Restaurant in her home town of Timonium, Maryland. The place only had one PA system; in the middle of her songs you would hear: "Jones, party of four ... Jones, party of four." She finally convinced them to get a second PA system. She performed at venues around Baltimore and Washington DC before moving to New England in 1976, where she now lives. She tours extensively, often performing solo or with Kenny White, who often opens her shows as well. She appeared as part of the On a Winter's Night tour, and was part of the Philo 25th Anniversary tour. Her funny stories between songs reveal her talent for diversity. Each time she tells a story, it will be a little bit different, so even if you've heard it before, you still find yourself laughing.
One of the country’s top comedians and a New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner is also an award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer, and actress. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. She performs at The Venetian in Las Vegas, where over the course of a ten year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold over one million tickets and become the longest-running solo show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Comedian Of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award (other recent recipients include Bette Midler, Celine Dion, Chita Rivera and Twyla Tharp).
with Finger Eleven here's something a little creepy about growing up in a town so small, you can bear witness to indiscretions and trace the causes and effects on people's lives. On the self-titled Jive debut from Three Days Grace, the Toronto-based trio originally from Norwood, Ontario, Canada, has produced a potent hard-edged rock album, filled with melodic choruses and lyrics that explore the darker side of human behavior.From the first single, "(I Hate) Everything About You," which deals with love-hate relationships; to confronting and fighting for your individuality in "Just Like You," Three Days Grace writes songs of inner struggle and the desire, in a way, for freedom. Musically, there's a range from the eerie "Let You Down," with its near demented vocal to the progressive "Burn" with its intricate rhythms, to a more straight ahead rocker such as "Home.""We saw a lot of crazy things growing up and a lot of our material comes from that," says drummer Neil Sanderson, the more garrulous of the three."I don't find it easy to write about happy shit," admits lead singer-guitarist Adam, somberly. "You don't need a release when you're happy."Adam and Brad grew up in Norwood, a town of 1500 people, just one set of streetlights, but a city's worth of drama. "You get a different perspective on people," explains Brad. "Everyone knows each other and you can't hide anything. Maybe that's why we can see through the faade that many people hide behind."Neil hails from Peterborough, just 25 minutes away, a bigger city, which has spawned model/actress Estella Warren and rocker Sebastian Bach. When the band first formed a rock group (under a different name with a different repertoire) in high school, Adam isn't exaggerating when he says, "all 1500 people in Norwood were supporting the band."The guys didn't strategize about how to get their faces on MTV or land a coveted record deal. They just loved playing live, anywhere. "We opened for a movie once," Neil points out. "We used to cruise up to the Muskokas (Ontario cottage country) in my K car with a tent trailer on the back and play three hour sets at the local bars."
William Shakespeare's sonnets and stage works overflow with some of the most vivid and vibrant texts ever written in the English language. Our Spring Concert will feature texts by Shakespeare, sung by the Heritage Chorale in a wide range of musical styles, from madrigals to jazz. To round out the program, the Heritage Chorale will present music by various 17th-century composers, the very music that resonated in the hearts and minds of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. There will be a post-concert reception Parking is free Satellite parking and a free shuttle bus will be available from 2pm to 7:30pm at: Woodward Elementary School Cordaville Road, Southborough
When: May 14, 2016 7 PM to May 14, 2016 10 PMin Southborough, Massachusetts Cost: 6 - 21 USD (Sat, 14 May 2016 19 )
REACH! Presents - Join us for an evening at the coolest, hippest, most awesome boutique in South Boston, Dew Luxe owned by one of the most fabulous entrepreneurs you will ever meet, Michaela Bavis. She's a young, fashionable, mom who is building an amazing brand. She's everything that REACH! is about! She's got hustle. She's an amazing networker, business owner, and mom! I'm so proud to call her a friend. I hope you will join me for a gals night at her boutique. Here's what I promise: 1. The best hors d'oeuvres and champagne that Southie has to offer. 2. Designer fashion at affordable price tags. 3. Killer networking with the finest female entrepreneurs from around Massachusetts, all who support and promote women with REACH!. I hope you can make it...it's going to be an awesome night out networking with cool peeps....
Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is fervently cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation. Members of Soule Monde have appeared at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, and have shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Rolling Stones, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Victor Wooten, Mike Gordon, Viperhouse + Strangefolk. Ray and Russ are both current touring members of Trey Anastasio Band.
Show your Patriotism. Teach your kids to be Patriotic. Help us honor the memories of the Massachusetts men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Celebrate America and Freedom Join Team Mass Fallen Heroes for a Kid’s Fun Run and American Celebration. Sunday, September 13th 2015 Hingham Rec center Fields Hingham MA 10:00a-12 Fun Run -Bounce Houses – Food/Drinks-Prizes And much more! JOIN THE FUN Dress is Red andBlue!
When: Sep 13, 2015 10 AM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10 )
KOOBA (board game), will be partnering with F’real foods for a back to school ?Campus Tour will host students for a night food, fun and competitive KOOBA gaming and the chance to win t-shirts, sunglasses or their very own KOOBA game set. The Campus Tour will take place at Boston Colleges south campus on September 2nd from 5pm -8pm. The party is free of charge and will feature:A specially made 60”x60” KOOBA game, F’real signature shakes in Cookies n’ Cream, Mint Chip, Reese’s flavors and free prizes.
Harvard University is pleased to invite Allston-Brighton and Cambridge neighbors to the annual Community Football Day at Harvard Stadium on Saturday, October 24th. Come cheer on the Crimson as they take on Princeton University! All Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents receive free admission to the game and a voucher for lunch, valid at any concession stand within the stadium. Kick-off is at noon; the community welcome tent opens at 11am. FAQs Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please call 617-495-4955 or email email@example.com with additional questions. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, EventBrite printed tickets are not needed for the event. Football tickets and concession stand vouchers can be picked up on game day starting at 11am until half-time at the Community Table in front of the Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street.
When: Oct 24, 2015 11 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11 )
Pure FIT is Expanding... We heard you... We are pleased to announce Pure FIT Barre Classes start early September 2015 Join us this weekend for our FALL OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION Saturday & Sunday August 29th & 30th From 9am-4pm Special Class Package Discounts for New Members 40% OFF ALL AVEDA PRODUCTS FOR ALL Be the FIRST to see our NEW PURE FIT BARRE STUDIO! Bring a Friend or two! Let us know your preferred class times! Pure FIT Studio | 781 942 PURE |firstname.lastname@example.org | purefitstudio.com 34 Gould Street Reading MA (across from Bangkok Spice)
When: Aug 30, 2015 9 AM in Reading, Massachusetts (Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09 )
Want to learn about the future of reading? Come check out the Digital Bookmobile, a futuristic learning exhibit showcasing digital titles which can be accessed anytime or anywhere with just a library card and an internet-connected computer or device.
Discover eBooks and more at: http://minuteman.lib.overdrive.com
Do you remember last winter? 9 feet of snow and almost 3 months of gray skies? Our 2016 Pops Concert will help you! The Heritage Chorale's songs may encourage you to embrace winter in all its dazzling brilliance by going "Skating with my Baby" or taking a pleasant "Sleigh Ride." Or perhaps you might prefer to imagine yourself under a cozy comforter or next to fireplace, listening to your favorite songs, and maybe even dozing off to "Dream a Little Dream" of escaping to an "Island in the Sun," or a sunny beach in California for some "Surfin' USA." Wherever our music takes you, we hope the Heritage Chorale's Pops concert will help you through New England's next winter in a better mood. Parking is free. There will be a post-concert reception. Our snow date, if needed, will be Sunday,April 3rd at 4pm.
When: Feb 28, 2016 4 PM to Feb 28, 2016 6 PMin Framingham, Massachusetts Cost: 6 - 21 USD (Sun, 28 Feb 2016 16 )
This concert showcases choral works by John Rutter, the beloved British composer, who celebrates his 70th birthday in 2015. Rutter's choral music is filled with lyrical melodies of exquisite beauty, coupled with harmonies that are at once sublime and satisfying. The works on this program range in style from the stunning brilliance of "A Choral Fanfare" and "O Clap Your Hands" to the intriguing and entrancing sounds of "Musica Dei Donum" (for chorus and solo flute). The featured work, Rutter's rarely-heard "Mass of the Children," will be a collaboration between the Heritage Chorale and VOICES Boston, the superb children's chorus that frequently performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also joining the Heritage Chorale for "Mass of the Children" are soprano soloist Jean Danton, baritone soloist Garrett Murphy, and a richly varied instrumental ensemble including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, string bass, organ, harp, and a dazzling array of percussion instruments.
When: Nov 22, 2015 4 PM to Nov 22, 2015 6 PMin Southborough, Massachusetts Cost: 6 - 21 USD (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16 )
Please join us for a PHENOMONAL cross-train workout AND support Dana Farber Cancer Institute! TEAM ARI BASE PUSH ALL OUT! Sunday, October 4th, 4-5:15 PM Featuring a 45-minute heart-rate based high intensity interval training workout taught by Team Ari alumna Caryn Beth Lazaroff Run, jog or power walk on the treadmill; water row; and lift some weights - all fitness levels and all ages welcome We are Team Ari, a group of runners united by a love for Ari Goldwasser and his family, and united by a commitment to raise money for Dana Farber so other kids like Ari can be treated and cured. When you read Ari's story below, we hope you will be motivated to give and/or participate on behalf of this worthy cause.
When: Oct 4, 2015 4 PM in Brighton, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16 )
A chance for the UMass community to get to know the RSOs (Registered Student Organizations) and many University offices, and for the RSOs and University offices to table and recruit. Free cotton candy, popcorn, soda & water. Music by WMUA. Tons of give-aways. Y'all come.
Are you considering using the empowering potential of hypnosis to help you overcome mental blocks that interfere with your success or compromise your health? Now you have the opportunity to get answers to your questions on the second Tuesday of each month! The full range of issues are open to discussion, from breaking bad habits to motivation and peak performance, anxiety, weight loss, smoking cessation and much more. We may also, at times, discuss past life regression and its related spiritual and philosophical connections.
This free tour of the hospital includes a visit to the labor and delivery department as well as the postpartum areas. Participants will be able to see where to park and how to enter the hospital as well as have the opportunity to ask questions. The tour is run by one or our Registered Nurse Childbirth Educators and will begin in the main entrance lobby. Parking is offered for a fee in the main entrance garage. If you need to cancel please call the office line at 617 667-4201 or email email@example.com Any questions about the tours or our childbirth educations programs can be directed to 617-667-4201. Any medical questions should be directed to your physician or midwife.
Join The North Face for Mountain Athletics training specifically geared towards preparing for and achieving any outdoor goal. Be a part of free Mountain Athletics training sessions held every Tuesday in Boston. Each session will be led by two The North Face trainers who will take you through workouts aimed to prepare you to achieve your outdoor goal, whether it’s finishing an Endurance Challenge, becoming a stronger skier, or summiting a 14er.
Registration for the event is FREE. This forum will help demistify the myths and facts of credit reports and credit classification and offer a clear understading of the components of the homebuying process in today's market. Topics will include: credit concerns, income and assets, financial planning associated with owning a home, the costs associated with a home purchase, and the role of your attorney. Soft drinks and appetizers to be provided.
Leadership in Energy Efficiency The 15th annual conference will highlight the key roles leaders play in advancing energy efficiency in the Northeast. Speakers will cover topics ranging from the pivotal role regulatory leaders play in shaping the direction of energy efficiency to business leaders who turn policy into energy savings and make our region a trailblazer for efficiency program development. Keynote Address - Matthew Beaton, Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beaton will discuss Governor Baker administration's energy initiatives, its perspectives on energy efficiency and how industry and regulators can work to move the state and region forward toward their clean energy goals. New York REVs the Electric industry New York State has embarked on an ambitious initiaitve to reform the state's energy industry and regulatory models. The hope is that this effort will lead to regulatory changes that promote more efficient use of energy, deeper penetration of renewable and distributed energy resources, promote greater used of advanced energy management products and empower customers by allowing them more choice in how they manage and consume electric energy. These truly are lofty goals, but with increased focus on demand management, renewables, and distributed energy, what are the implications for energy efficiency? What steps are being taken to ensure a balanced approach to meeting the policy objects of REV? The panelists will cover a range of topics including: The role of energy efficiency after REV Details of the REV regulatory framework Demonstration projects proposed by utilities in their Efficiency Transition Implementation Plans Implications for the utility business model Impacts of moving EE programs to utilities and at the same time giving them more programming flexibility Moderator: Adam Burke, Opinion Dynamics · Steve Mysholowsky, Section Manager, Con Edison · Mike Voltz, P.E., Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, PSEG It's Even Bigger Than You Think - How the Massachusetts Efficiency Industry has Changed Since the Passage of the Green Communities Act Peregrine Energy Group and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council are developing a report that explores the impact of the Green Communities Acts on the Massachusetts energy efficiency industry. Looking through the lens of the companies that make up that industry, the report addresses two questions: how has the industry changed since 2008, when the Act was passed, and what does the industry look like today? - Marlana Patton, Director of Communications, Peregrine Energy Group Lunch EPA's 111(d) Clean Power Plan Could Increase Efficiency Impacts, Net Benefits and Total Value The release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal starts the clock on what will be a multiyear process of review, analysis, planning, and implementation for states, affected sources, and other stakeholders. Depending on the outcome of this process and the methods by which states choose to comply, nationwide annual expenditures on utility energy efficiency programs could increase threefold, and the net electric system benefits from these programs could increase approximately 15 percent by 2030 solely due to their compliance value. These benefits would not only reduce the total cost of compliance but also reduce power prices. Inclusion of efficiency in Clean Power Plan compliance would make efficiency programs more cost effective and increase efficiency's risk management value to utilities. This panel will examine these implications and discuss background and timeline of EPA's Clean Power Plan, building blocks to the best system of emission reduction (BSER), quantifying the value of energy efficiency as a compliance mechanism, and evaluation of the requirement by utilities in the northeast and their perceived role and plans for involvement in compliance. Moderator: Matt Dugan, ICF International · Matt Gibbs, Director Energy Efficiency (Connecticut), Eversource · Chris MacCracken, Vice President, ICF Energy Advisory & Solutions Group Business Customer Engagement In recent years, the industry has placed tremendous focus on the engagement of residential utility customers in driving demand for efficiency programs and increasing customer satisfaction. However, business customers also play a critical role in the success of energy efficiency programs, and engagement of these customers is a key priority for program administrators. Session panelists will showcase different approaches for engaging this important, but often hard-to-reach segment. Efforts to engage customers will be discussed, including initiatives focused on showcasing and leveraging business leadership from the region. Moderator: Laura Orfanedes, Fiveworx · Geoffrey Phillips, Customer Engagement Supervisor, Eversource · Lisa Cascio, Public Relations Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Reception Conference attendees are invited to convene for beverages, light refreshments, and conversation. SPONSORS CO-SPONSORS
When: Sep 30, 2015 8 AM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08 )
-Giving new life to beautiful Judaica and Fine Art for your home
Donated treasures repurposed for new families to enjoy at exceptional prices
-Sell Unwanted Gold
-Bring value antiques & memorabilia for Verbal appraisal by Eldred’s Appraisal
[1 for $18, 3 for $36, 5 for $54] Limit 5 items per person. Appraisal times need to be scheduled.Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Percentage of all sales donated back to the congregation for the benefit of the community.
When: Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to Oct 18, 2015 2 PMin Hingham, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09 )
Description: Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. In this class, you'll learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows. Expected Outcomes: Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows. They will also gain an understanding of aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille. Prerequisites: No experience required! Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: For a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including two pairs of chainmaille-ready pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Extra kits in other colors and metals will be available for $8-15 each. What to Bring: Students should bring their $25 materials fee in cash, card, or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use, and a notebook to take notes (there will also be handouts). Instructor Biography: Karen Burke sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, with a particular focus on chains, repairs, unusual metals, and casting. Event Time: This one-day workshop will run Saturday, December 12, 1-4pm. REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form. CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When: Dec 12, 2015 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 13 )
Come celebrate the end of the summer with a party of the rooftop deck at Joy St. Meet new and old friends, learn about some great Young Members events & trips being offered this fall, and enjoy food cooked on the grill. In case of rain, the party will move into the auditorium. YM will provide burgers, brats, and other items for the grill as well as both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. You are invited to bring a side-dish or dessert to share -- we will award prizes for the best savory & sweet dishes! Vegetarian options will be provided, but please contact Elli with any other food restrictions or allergies. Questions should be directed to Elli Goeke, email@example.com. Hope to see you there! Tickets will be sale online August 6 till Monday, August 31 at 10 PM for $10 / $15 for AMC Members / Non-members. Tickets will be $15 / $20 at the door for AMC Members / Non-members. Only 100 tickets will be sold in total, so reserve your spot and don't get left out in the street! We are be looking for volunteers to help setup, man the grill, check people in, and clean-up -- volunteers will get a $5 refund that night. Clean-up volunteers will receive a $10 refund! To volunteer, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/2xT0WvWWzf
The Friends of Kevin Networking Group is happy to announce we will be hosting a networking event for our friends in the wedding industry. The event will be held on Sept 30th at the Dracut Law Offices at 101 Broadway Road. The event is from 6 to 8pm and the admission fee is $20.00 Space is limited and pre-registration is reqauired no walk in registration will be allowed for this event.
It's getting bright in here! Join us in Westborough on September 18th as we jumpstart the 2015-2016 MAPD Lunch N Learns with a sunny discussion about solar development in Massachusetts. Our host Jim Robbins, the Planning Director for Westborough, will provide an overview of the Town's solar bylaw, why they created it and what the Town learned through the application of this bylaw. He will then turn things over to one of their solar developers who will describe why they pursued solar, a description of their specific project, and explain his experience in getting local permits. The developer will end with some lessons learned and how they would do things differently next time. Register by September 15th to guarantee your seat! Please note: This Lunch N Learn includes a tour of the completed solar development, which will occur after the Lunch N Learn at approximately 2:30pm. Extend your summer with us at Arturo's in Westborough on September 18th at 12pm to learn more about this important topic!
When: Sep 18, 2015 11:45:00 AM in Westborough, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:45:00 )
Coding with Minecraft! In this class, we will learn how to build our very own buildings with code! We can quickly make a tower, or a house, or whatever you can imagine quickly through code. This class will teach the basics of Python, a popular scripting language, using it to make new things happen in Minecraft. Age Recommendation : 8-13 All proceeds from this event will be donated by Playcrafting split between two non-profits:Girls Who Code and Mouse. Requirements Please bring your own laptop. We will send out instructions a few weeks prior to the class with instructions on what needs to be installed ( will include your own Minecraft server, Python etc). Support for problematic installations will be available before the class. Students will need to have a Minecraft Login. Registration You are required to have the following at registration: Eventbrite Ticket ID for child (or parent). - Preference: Photo ID for children, Photo ID for parent, Other ID for children (library card, student ID, etc.) Tickets Ticket price is to ensure attendance for the event. All proceeds will be donated by Playcrafting split between two non-profits: Girls Who Code and Mouse. One ticket is for you and your child. Please bring ID for both you and your child to gain access to the building. For children participating unattended, please ensure they have ID. Note that we have a limited number of seating available. If your child requires supervision, please stay. If you elect to stay, note that seat priority will be given to kids. The facility will have plenty of places for parents to lounge, including wifi and coffee. Come and get some work done! For parents dropping off, we will require emergency contacts and that they be present for the end of the day Demo/Closing Ceremony. Important Reminders Bring a laptop installed with the software needed if required Bring ID Young children will require supervision. Please stay and participate if possible. Please contact Stacey Mulcahy – Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the event. Hope to see you there!
When: Nov 11, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18 )
Description: Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. In this class, you'll learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows. Expected Outcomes: Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows. They will also gain an understanding of aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille. Prerequisites: No experience required! Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: For a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including two pairs of chainmaille-ready pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Extra kits in other colors and metals will be available for $8-15 each. What to Bring: Students should bring their $25 materials fee in cash, card, or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use, and a notebook to take notes (there will also be handouts). Instructor Biography: Karen Burke sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, with a particular focus on chains, repairs, unusual metals, and casting. Event Time: This one-day workshop will run Saturday, October 3, 1-4pm. REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form. CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When: Oct 3, 2015 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13 )
Description: If you've learned the basics of jewelry-making and want to take them further, this 6-session class is a great way to get guidance on more advanced projects while learning new techniques and tips. Jewelry II has a flexible format, designed to accommodate a variety of post-beginner skill levels and interests. Students who have specific project goals – an unfinished piece from a previous class, a delicate repair, a sketched design – will find the tools, materials, guidance and encouragement to make it happen here. For those who would like a more structured course, a range of step-by-step projects are available, such as making your own findings (earwires and toggle clasps), fabricating a heavy bezel for any shape of stone, or forming a hollow ring. Exercises in soldering, sawing, drawing tubing and wire, forging basic curves, polishing to a mirror finish, creating textures, and setting stones give you the chance to make samples and gain confidence in the fundamentals of metalsmithing. There will also be some short projects for quick and impressive holiday gifts! Class Goals: By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own). Prerequisites: Jewelry I at Artisan's Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials Provided: A $20 consumables fee will be payable by students at the first class, plus any materials costs for projects. Silver will be available for purchase for individual projects or guided project kits. Fees are payable by check, cash, or credit card to the instructor. What to Bring: Sketched ideas, tools and projects in progress. The $15 base consumables fee can be paid in cash, check, or credit card; additional costs for silver and stones will be tallied individually for each student. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for protecting your clothes but is optional. Instructor Biography: Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) is a professional jeweler and metalsmith who works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, soldering, metallurgy, repairs, and unusual fabrication challenges. Event Time: Session 1: Thursday, November 5, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 2: Thursday, November 12, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 3: Thursday, November 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm ***No class session on Thanksgiving Day!*** Session 4: Thursday, December 3, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 5: Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Session 6: Thursday, December 17, 6:30pm - 9:30pm REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form. CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When: Nov 5, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18 )
Feeling a Tug to Be The Change You Want to See? Have a burning desire to do something more meaningful? Want to make a difference in the lives of others? A greater contribution to the community or the world? You are in good company! There is a tidal wave of humanity asking the question "If not now, When?" You are ready to Launch Your Encore Revolution! Laura Willis, founder of Encore Revolution, guides us with personal growth and awareness exercises in this interactive workshop to discover:, how to identify your true purpose and mission or what’s at your “CORE” how to align your business or work with it the art and science of creating an authentic powerful message or your “rally cry” how to create your manifesto to connect your passion with the people only you can reach
Fall Communication Seminar Series Announced! Early Bird through 9/14 For Modern Executives, Leaders & Professionals who are… In need of delivering professional presentations, live and/or virtually Challenged with trying manage / influence colleagues and partners Ready to maximize time, efficiency and productivity Whether you want to communicate with colleagues, manage employees, become a spokesperson for your company, your products and services or you just want bring greater ease and productivity to your workday, developing effective communication skills is essential! “Donna helped us overcome obstacles we knew were a problem and some that we were not even aware of until she pointed them out. I strongly recommend that any company or individual that needs to communicate confidently with the public, sales prospects or with corporate groups bring her in and let her help you be your best.” John Kevorkian, Who’s Buying Next During this communication series, you'll be introduced to a powerful system that will teach you how to build… Confidence: Be comfortable in your own skin and with your capabilities Trust: Create the conditions that promote and build it Relationships: Engage people in meaningful ways that foster communication. Influence: Communicate in ways that impress, persuade and lead to "yes"! Fortitude: Build emotional resilience, maintain energy and keep your focus Presentations: Plan, create and deliver with ease and professional ability Class size is limited to 10 so everyone receives individualized attention. “Your Art of Speaking, Presenting and Persuading seminar series definitely helped on more than one occasion. I just utilized what I learned to address 30-40 people in attendance at a recent event. I actually had a Vice President from a competitor come over to me afterwards telling me that he liked what I had to say. It was my time to shine and I’m confident I made an impact.” Matthew D’Angelis, Assistant VP, Business Banking, Pawtucket Credit Union All attendees will be taught through lecture, video elements and the class is consistently interactive. All will learn through critique of self and others. With your permission, your skills/presentations will be videoed for the purpose of deeper learning. Participants will receive the audio books: The Six Pillars of Effective Communication, The Foundation and The Art of Speaking, Presenting & Persuading, The System for continued practice. “I grew tremendously as a communicator in just a few short weeks. Not only did I learn the ins and outs of delivering professional presentations but I also received a boost in confidence I didn't anticipate. I would recommend Donna's direction to anyone who knows that improved communication can open many doors, professionally & personally.” Darlene Morris, Director, RI Quality Institute Early Bird registration through 9/14/15, 6pm. www.dmacvoice.com
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His most recent book, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission (Crown Forum, 2015) urges Americans to stem governmental overreach and use America's unique civil society to put government back in its place. This EventBrite lists tickets for general seating. A limited number of VIP seats are available, and we provide a way to help if you want to assist in supporting this event. Charles Murray VIP Seating $15.00 (1 Seat) Charles Murray VIP Seating $20.00 (2 Seats) I cannot attend, but I would like to help support this event.
You have the power to reduce your stress right in your own hands. This educational and empowering session will show you how you can tune into your own mind and body to relieve pain, release negative emotions, and blocks. Assist your own body to do what it is designed to do naturally – Heal and be well! Presented by Rev Sam McCartin This is a prerequisite to a series of I AM classes beginning OCT 1 2015 fee for this workshop is $30
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