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The Town of Pelham Massachusetts was founded in 1743 and is located in Hampshire County.

Those in the area should visit the Swift River Valley Historical Society for a piece of town history. Also visit the Bears Den which is a 100 foot deep gorge that was carved by the swift river cascading off granite cliffs and this was also said to be the meeting place for Indian Tribes.

The town remains to be a quiet rural bedroom community.

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Longwood Symphony: Rossini, Stravinsky & Paganini
Longwood Symphony: Rossini, Stravinsky & Paganini

Violinist In Mo Yang, the recent winner of the prestigious 2015 Paganini Competition, shows off his mastery of the composer's work with a performance of the famed virtuoso's first concerto, as he joins Maestro Ronald Feldman and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Boston's Jordan Hall. You'll also be treated to Rossini's spritely overture to The Barber of Seville, as well as Stravinsky's lush Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss, a ballet based on a Hans Christian Andersen story that premiered in Paris in 1928. Dubbed "an arresting performer" by the Boston Globe, the Korean-born Yang won three other special prizes at the Premio Paganini contest in Genoa this year, including the audience-appreciation award.

When: Dec 5, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.50 - $22.50 (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20 )
Piecing Together a Changing Planet
A juried show of twenty-six art quilts created by over 20 Florida artists is coming to the Boott Reflections Room at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum Sunday, December 6th. The show, titled Piecing Together a Changing Planet, highlights a few of the many ways that America's 405 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution and other human-caused phenomena. Look for programming as part of the celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial in 2016. The artworks were created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a 3000-member national organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Far from utilitarian where quilts have traditionally been used as bedcoverings, art quilts focus on aspects not only of stitching and piecing, but also of layering, "thread-painting" and graphic design. The resultant pieces are often literally and figuratively three-dimensional: showy pink lady slipper orchids pop off the forested background, putting the viewer In Great Smoky Mountains National Park; icy glaciers melt down into an ocean of bleached coral heads, tying two drastically different impacts of climate change together in one compelling piece.

When: Dec 6, 2015 12 AM to Feb 7, 2016 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Dec 2015 00 )
East Meets West

RSVP to get in FREE with 2 friends this FRIDAY night!

When: Nov 27, 2015 9 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21 )
Richard Fraioli

DJ Richard Fraioli has earned a growing reputation of supplying fresh new sounds and productions. Fraiolis crafty mixes and insight for hot music selections has established him in the music industry. Fraioli can be heard on Energy 98 on Saturday Night, Ultra Music Festivals weekly UMF Radio on Sirius XM and his monthly podcast and syndicated Mix Show/ themed events That MOTHERF#%KING House Music.Embraced by North Americas elite DJ's, it caught attention from Americas #1 Selling DJ Louie DeVito (official opener and co-producer of The Italian Job with DeVito) Fraiolis crafty mixes and his insight for the forthcoming hot music selections, has earned him his notoriety throughout the music industry, including a 8 year veteran status of the industrys icon electronic dance music event Ultra Music Festival (UMF) 2006-2014.Fraiolis crafty mixes and his insight for the forthcoming hot music selections, has earned him his notoriety throughout the music industry, including a 8 year veteran status of the industrys icon electronic dance music event Ultra Music Festival (UMF) 2006-2014.Fraiolis crafty mixes and his insight for the forthcoming hot music selections, has earned him his notoriety throughout the music industry, including a 8 year veteran status of the industrys icon electronic dance music event Ultra Music Festival (UMF) 2006-2014.

When: Dec 12, 2015 10 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 22 )

At the age of 23, Crespo has spun alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Diplo, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Avicii, along with multiple performances as an opening act for Wiz Khalifa. Besides club venues, he has rocked main stage at Electric Daisy Carnival. Crespos style aims to blend the lines between all genres, sending his audience on a journey through music.

When: Dec 19, 2015 10 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Dec 2015 22 )
Holiday Shopping Event for Educators
Pre-K to 12 educators are invited to a special holiday shopping event - just for you! Educators will receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music and more. Plus 10% off Caf consumables and select NOOK devices. Our booksellers can help educators find the perfect gift for themselves and everyone else on their holiday shopping list!

When: Dec 5, 2015 9 AM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 09 )
DEEPER feat. Bamboora & Friends | Ascend Nightclub | 11.28.15

Deeper Boston presents:Bamboora & Friends

Saturday, November 28th 2015


Ascend Nightclub

295 Franklin St.

Boston, MA

Doors: 10PM | Ages: 21+

Dress Code:

NO tank tops

NO oversized baggy jeans / Tshirts / hoodies

NO chains

NO work boots

NO shorts or sandals

NO athletic wear / gym shoes

NO bandanas / masks

Recommendations : Dress to impress. be stylish, be bold.

Disclaimer : Management / security has the right to refuse entry.

*Management has the right to refuse entry / No refunds of any kind all sales are final.

When: Nov 28, 2015 10 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22 )
Betty Who? The Basics of Birthday Cakes from Scratch
Do you want to make simple crowd pleasing cakes for your next festivity, or your dearest's birthday? Look no further than this class to gain confidence making amazing cakes from scratch! Think funfetti, classic yellow, and delicious devil's food. We'll throw in the perfect frostings to take your con[...]

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When: Jan 12, 2016 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $67/$60 members (Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18 )
Dim Sum and Then Some: Chinese Cooking
Craving Chinese food? Give up take out for good and learn to make delicious yet healthy Chinese food in your own kitchen! Prepare plenty of classic Chinese dishes including wonton soup, har gow - steamed shrimp dumplings, siu mai - steamed shrimp and pork dumplings, chicken and rice sticks in [...]

(617) 267-4430

When: Jan 12, 2016 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $78/$69 members (Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18 )
No Chickening Out: Cook Shicken Like a Pro
Make two simple chicken entrees in this hands-on cooking class: ginger baked chicken and saffron chicken and rice. Both are perfect for busy week nights but good enough to serve to company. Work in pairs to create a complete meal from appetizer to dessert using simple recipes requiring minimal cooki[...]

(617) 267-4430

When: Jan 13, 2016 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $78/$69 members (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18 )
Pairings of the Month + Ports
Pairings of the Month (Nov 28- Dec 31) + Ports Sat Nov 28, 4-7pm Wines Food Bodegas Carrau, Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie, Crisp White, Uruguay, Y, Green apple and dried pear bouquet and flavor with a hint of Ginger and Fennel; full in the mouth Pico Picadine en Perigord Pasteurized Goat[...]

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When: Nov 28, 2015 4 PM in Winchester, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16 )
The Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine
The Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine

Equine Affaire's signature musical celebration of the horse, The Fantasia, will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00PM in the Coliseum. This special musical revue will feature a star-studded line-up of professional equestrian performers and exceptional horses choreographed to a wide variety of musical styles. The 2015 Fantasia promises to be an evening of entertainment you won't want to miss!

When: Nov 28, 2015 8 PM in West Springfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20 )
The Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine
The Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine

Equine Affaire's signature musical celebration of the horse, The Fantasia, will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00PM in the Coliseum. This special musical revue will feature a star-studded line-up of professional equestrian performers and exceptional horses choreographed to a wide variety of musical styles. The 2015 Fantasia promises to be an evening of entertainment you won't want to miss!

When: Nov 29, 2015 8 PM in West Springfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20 )
The Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine
The Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine

Equine Affaire's signature musical celebration of the horse, The Fantasia, will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00PM in the Coliseum. This special musical revue will feature a star-studded line-up of professional equestrian performers and exceptional horses choreographed to a wide variety of musical styles. The 2015 Fantasia promises to be an evening of entertainment you won't want to miss!

When: Nov 30, 2015 8 PM in West Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20 )
Scout Elf Return Boot Camp
To celebrate The Elf on the Shelf tradition on Saturday, November 28 at 11:00AM, we will be hosting a Scout Elf Return Boot Camp featuring fun-filled activities children and families can do to prepare for their Elf's return this holiday season.

When: Nov 28, 2015 11 AM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11 )
Hank Phillippi Ryan Book Signing
Join us at 1:00PM for a book signing with critically acclaimed author Hank Phillippi Ryan! Pick up a copy of her newest book What You See and you'll see why the Providence Journal called it, "Superbly entertaining ... a dark nightmare of a tale with echoes of Dennis Lehane at his level best."

When: Nov 28, 2015 1 PM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13 )
Library Trustee Meeting

Board of Library Trustee Annual Meeting
Location: Logan Auditorium - upper level

When: Jun 20, 2016 7 PM to Jun 20, 2016 7 PMin Braintree, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19 )
LEGO Builders Club
Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library
433 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Monday, December 7, 2015, 67pm

Bring your creativity, skills, and imagination for an evening of fun building with LEGO. The first 20 kids are guaranteed to have enough materials. For children ages four and up.

Neighborhood:Jamaica Plain
Type of Event:Arts & Crafts
Audience:Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12)

When: Dec 7, 2015 12 AM in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00 )
2016 PAX East - Friday
When: Apr 22, 2016 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12 )
All-America City Grooversity Festival
Join the All-America City of Somerville, MA for an afternoon of live music, games and crafts for young residents, interactive workshops, networking and more at the Citys All-America City Grooversity Festival on Saturday, December 5 at 1 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School. The fourth annual Grooversity Festival will feature renowned drumming and percussion masters, a community drum circle, and performances by Somerville Public Schools World Percussion Ensembles from 1 to 5 p.m. A two-hour Youth Activity Fair to begin the afternoon will feature exhibitions, games and activities for children by some of the Citys top-serving youth agencies, including community garden tours, trivia and scavenger hunt games, giveaways, raffles, and more. The festival will also celebrate the Citys third All-America City Award, focusing on youth engagement and youth leadership.

When: Dec 5, 2015 1 PM to Dec 5, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13 )
Family Movie, "Inside Out" November 27
PG, 94 minutes, highly rated by IMDB 8.3 out of 10! Popcorn and drinks provided After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. SIGN UP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MOVIE Please let us know how many people in your family will be attending as we have limited space!

When: Nov 27, 2015 6:15:00 PM to Nov 27, 2015 8 PMin Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Cost: Registration required. (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:15:00 )
Experience Hendrix: Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, & Zakk Wylde
When: Mar 24, 2016 8 PM in New Bedford, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20 )
The Loved Ones- "Keep Your Heart" 10 Year Anniversary
When: Feb 18, 2016 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 16.00 - 16.00 (Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20 )
Badfish - A Tribute To Sublime
When: Dec 27, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19 )
When: Apr 1, 2016 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 22.00 - 22.00 (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20 )
Ballet Boston presents The Nutcracker Boston
When: Nov 28, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19 )
The Soul Rebels Sound System Featuring Talib Kweli
When: Feb 20, 2016 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 25.00 (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 20 )
Super Furry Animals
When: May 3, 2016 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 23.00 - 23.00 (Tue, 03 May 2016 20 )
with Hundredth, Capsize

When: Dec 18, 2015 7 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 - $23.00 (Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19 )
Josh Abbott Band
When: Jan 27, 2016 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20 )
Vanessa Carlton
When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 25.00 (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
Beth Hart
This event is all ages
Beth Hart

Some say there can be no artistry without agony. And the real life-changing events that shape the creative spirit dont happen overnight.

Beth Hart has been dealing with demons that have pursued her for her whole life: her older sister who died from complications from AIDS when Beth was only 20 and her own battle with drugs, booze, bad relationships, bad decisions and ultimately the diagnosis that tied the knot on the whole damn thing, bi-polar disorder. Its enough to send anyone into a downward spiral thats inescapable.

And on face value, her new album, Better Than Home, is saying, anything is better than those demons, so Im gonna go out of my way to create something better than that.

But, hold on for a minute, whats been so bad about Beths life so far? Okay, shes had issues, but look what she did in spite of them.

After her close friend and manager, David Wolff, saw her performing on the streets of LA, she got her record deal with Atlantic in a matter of weeks. What did they all see that even Beth sometimes didnt? Why did three of the most successful producer-icons in the music business, David Foster, Hugh Padgem and Mike Clink, agree to work together on her debut album, Immortal? They all heard the same thing: a voice that inspires you, transforms you and takes you to the very depths of the human soul.

Her second album, Screamin For My Supper, with more than half the songs written solely by Beth herself, produced the hit single, L.A. Song (Out Of This Town). The single reached #6 in the Billboard Modern AC chart and #7 in the Adult Top 40 chart.

On the tour that followed, she met Scott Guetzkow, who was a drum technician, and later became her road manager. Anytime Beth would fall down, Scott, her rock, was there to help her up. And, as this bond grew, so did their feelings for each other, and they got married.

And when good things happen, better things follow. Her third album, Leave The Light On, was a critical success in the U.S., went platinum and the single Learning To Live reached #1 in Denmark. It marked the beginning of Europes love affair with her thats still going strong.

Her first live album was recorded in Amsterdam. Live At Paradiso has survived the test of time and it is still one of the most talked-about Beth Hart performances.

37 Days was recorded live with her touring band at the time. The album was recorded and mixed over a period of 37 days; hence the title. It produced a #1 single in Denmark: As Good As It Gets.

Not only did she get the European audiences attention, but also the incomparable Jeff Beck, who invited her to tour with him as his lead singer on one of his US tours.

The production of My California led to Beths collaboration with lead guitar superstar: Slash. He played on the track, Sister Heroine, and then Beth co-wrote and sang the song Mother Maria, which was released on his own album. This was the beginning of a friendship and collaboration with Slash that saw them performing together a number of times.

The album Bang Bang Boom Boom, made it to #3 in the Billboard Top Blues Album chart and shortly thereafter, Beth was nominated for a Blues Music Award.

In addition to Beths solo albums, she has also recorded two albums with blues icon Joe Bonamassa: Dont Explain and Seesaw. Seesaw was nominated for a Grammy and Beth was nominated for a Blues Music Award for her performance on that album. The album, as well, reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart, #8 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart and #47 in the Billboard 200 Chart. The Dont Explain album made it to #3 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart, #22 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and into the Billboard 200.

The stage was now set for a life-changing musical event for Beth.

In 2012, Beth appeared with Jeff Beck at the Kennedy Center Honors to celebrate Buddy Guy and his remarkable musical legacy with a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of Etta James Id Rather Go Blind. What followed was one of the only two standing ovations of the evening, led by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. If any of Beths demons were around that night, a few million television viewers were completely unaware of it.

This performance also led to collaboration with Beth and Buddy Guy; she sang on his new album Rhythm & Blues, another affirmation of Beth being regarded as one of the great vocalists of our times.

The producer of the Kennedy Center Honors, Michael Stevens, and the musical director, Rob Mathes, saw what people have been seeing for nearly 20 years: a woman who wears her soul on her sleeve and has the pipes to back it up. Michael and Rob decided to produce her new album, Better Than Home.

No words do a better job of summing up what this new album is all about, than the lyrics to the title song:

I can feel my body breathing
I can feel my heart movin fast
I am not afraid or lonely
I am not chasing the ghost of the past

Beths putting those demons behind her, embracing the great things shes done and the good things she has and looking forward, because no matter how bad things got sometimes, no matter how dark the sky, something always drove her into the light.

And this new album celebrates that with all that firepower shes been generating over the years.

The track, Mechanical Heart, is her love song to Scott:

If only I had a human touch
Id give you the love you deserve so much

Tell Them To Hold On talks about how we deal with our fears:

Everyones looking for something to hold
Some kind of savior they need to be told
To hold on

St. Teresa is narrated by a man in prison and reflects how recovery from her demons and afflictions required no conversion, only renewal.

Mother is it ok if I call you mama?
My own walked away when I broke the law
And standing on the bridge feeling like falling
Would you pray for me mama

So maybe Better Than Home isnt about running away from your past and the demons that have been chasing you. Maybe its merely about acknowledging that things werent perfect, but theres always a better place that you can go to help you move on. This album isnt about whats been wrong with Beths life. Instead, shes choosing to find the good things that have been there all along: accepting and loving her parents for who they really are, appreciating her good husband, facing her fears head on and ultimately finding ways to heal and convert that positive energy into music that moves people.

Look at what Beth has accomplished so far in her career: hit after hit, chart after chart, iconic guitar legends performing with her, top music producers and musicians eager to work with her, ever-growing audiences flocking to her shows in the US and Europe as well as newer ventures into Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, to name a few.

Beth will be the first one to tell you shes not perfect. She wont gloss over the truth and owns up to the damage she sometimes did to herself. But when you hear Better Than Home, you want to tell Beth its all good. You want to say to her, Most people dont even know people who have reached the artistic heights you have.

And if you want to hear first-hand how someone puts the demons in her life in their place, just listen. Better Than Home is the best place Beth Hart has ever been.

When: Feb 27, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 advance / $37 day of show (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20 )
Cape Cod Mall Hosts Pet Photos with Santa
The popular Pet Photo Night with Santa returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Cape Cod Mall. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their human family members. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Reservations can be secured at *All pets must be leashed or crated*

When: Nov 29, 2015 8 AM to Nov 29, 2015 10 AMin Hyannis, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Nov 2015 08 )
Holiday Concert at Perkins School
Perkins School for the Blind is ushering in December with the season's first Holiday Concert featuring Perkins student musicians. Join us for a festive afternoon of music sung by the Perkins Student Chorus and Chamber Singers, featuring traditional and popular carols, barbershop music and classical pieces as well as arrangements sung in Spanish, Hebrew and Latin. Soloists will be accompanied by the Perkins Orchestra and Handbell Ensemble.

When: Dec 6, 2015 3 PM to Dec 6, 2015 4 PMin Watertown, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Dec 2015 15 )
Eddie Money
When: Nov 27, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18 )
Arte y Cultura Hispana
Roslindale Branch
of the Boston Public Library
4238 Washington Street
Monday, December 7, 2015, 2:304:30pm

Children are introduced to Spanishartists and given an opportunity totry their techniques.

Type of Event:Arts & Crafts
Audience:Children (Ages 6-12)

When: Dec 7, 2015 12 AM in Roslindale, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00 )
CELEBRATIONS - holiday concert for families!
The New Philharmonia Orchestra celebrates the holidays with its first Family Discovery Concert of the 2015-2016 season, CELEBRATIONS!, a seasonal program filled with joy, including guest performers from Boston Ballet School Newton Studio, the All City Chorus Treble Singers, and a youth harp ensemble under the direction of Judith Kogan. Following the program, join us for New Phil's highly acclaimed Instrument Petting Zoo! Matthew Szymanski conducts.

When: Dec 13, 2015 3 PM to Dec 13, 2015 4 PMin Newton Center, Massachusetts
Cost: Adults: $17; Students and Children*: $10 *Students under 25 with ID, Children 18 months to 17 years (Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15 )
Darwin Deez
When: Dec 7, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21 )
2015 YES Annual Celebration
Youth Enrichment Services 2015 Board of Directors and Trustees Annual Celebration Monday, December 7, 2015 6 - 8 PM Event will be held at EMC Club - Fenway Park 20 Yawkey Way Boston, MA Overlooking the playing field and the Boston city skyline, the EMC Club, located on Fenway's lower level behind home plate, provides incomparable views of the park and a special place to celebrate YES. A light dinner will be followed by a brief program. Event is free and open to the YES community. Dress code is casual business attire. Please RSVP online by Monday, November 30. For any questions, please contact Christine Brydges at or 617-267-5877 Ext. 17

When: Dec 7, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18 )
The Freewheel Trio and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes & Matt Witler
notloB Music's Fall music series continues at the intimate (50 seat) cafe at the Somerville Armory, presenting in a return engagement several notloB veterans. THE FREEWHEEL TRIO website facebook The Freewheel Trio is a contemporary string band based out of Denver, Colorado. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical, and American jazz traditions, the Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the weight of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is committed to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation. Joe D'Esposito is a violinist and composer from Long Island, NY, and is currently based out of Denver, CO. Playing and performing violin from a young age brought him to Ithaca, NY to study with Susan Waterbury as well as to complete a degree in music education. Joe has performed in both the contemporary string band setting and the classical setting across the U.S. Through his involvement in music, Joe hopes to foster a more equitable music education system, and a personal connection with his audiences. Mike Robinson is a guitarist, composer and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. Although often referred to as a bluegrass musician, Mike comes from a very diverse background of jazz and various styles of the American music canon. In addition to the Freewheel Trio, he is currently a member of the Brooklyn folk group, The Leeway, and Colorado based progressive acoustic group Taarka. Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer who makes his home in Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and sensitive collaborator, his playing stresses the versatility and personality of the double bass. Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer who makes his home in Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and sensitive collaborator, his playing stresses the versatility and personality of the double bass. ********************* BRONWYN KEITH-HYNES and MATT WITLER website Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is a Boston-based musician originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. Bronwyn is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across bluegrass and acoustic music circles. Her playing, improvising, and writing are informed by her past five years of intense immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston. Bronwyn has performed with Peter Rowan, The Milk Carton Kids, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug and Tony Trischka. In 2014 Bronwyn won first place in the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS. In 2014, Bronwyn also was selected to attend the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah GA, where she was one of sixteen students to participate in a groundbreaking new program of intense study with such notable acoustic musicians as Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Casey Driessen and more. Matt Witler grew up in Los Angeles, California. Starting on the fiddle at the age of nine, Matt fell in love with old time and bluegrass music. At the age of 14 he picked up the mandolin and began to study music in earnest. Under the guidance of teacher Evan Marshall, he learned the fundamentals of mandolin playing, improvisation, and musical interpretation. While Matt is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, he has explored and been influenced by Jazz, classical, and pop music. In 2010, he moved to Boston and began studying at the Berklee College of Music. While there he had the opportunity to study with many great musicians including John McGann, Darol Anger, Julian Lage, Andy Statman, Mike Compton, and Tim O'Brien. In 2012 Matt won first place in both the mandolin, and flatpick guitar contests at Rockygrass bluegrass festival. Matt is currently based in Boston and is a founding member of The Lonely Heartstring Band, a progressive bluegrass group that has been performing around North America for the past two years.

When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair
30 New England artists will vend their unique offerings on Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the festively decorated chapel of historic Old South Church in Boston, located in the heart of Bostons Back Bay. Shop pottery, jewelry, felted wool, stained glass, photography, knitwear, soaps and potpourris, weaving, metal and wood work, decorative reindeer, and so much more! Old South Church is located at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets at the Copley T station.

When: Dec 5, 2015 10 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 10 )
The Heroin Epidemic in America- Why Now?
Join the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences for a night with Dr. Steven Kassels as he talks about the current heroine epidemic. The talk will focus on 10 reasons for the heroin epidemic, and will take place in the UMass Amherst Integrative Learning Center room N151 at 7PM on December 7th. Dr. Kassel's book, Addiction on Trial: A Tragedy in Downeast Maine, a story with messages of societal discrimination toward drug addicts and misunderstanding of what drug addiction really is a chronic illness requiring a similar treatment approach as other chronic diseases is woven into the intrigue of this thriller. Dr. Kassels will have a book signing at the UMass Campus Center Bookstore from 1-2PM, and also following the talk. ALL proceeds from book sales will go to Craig's Doors, a homeless shelter in Amherst. Dr. Kassels is Board Certified in both Addiction Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He has served as the Medical Consultant to the CARF-Opiate Treatment Program National Accreditation Project; testified at the New Hampshire House and Senate Hearings pertaining to expansion of treatment services for opiate dependent patients; presented on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at the Heroin Treatment Seminar; and served as a course facilitator on behalf of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. After earning board certification in Addiction Medicine, Doctor Kassels was appointed Medical Director of the inpatient and outpatient addiction service at Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Massachusetts, providing polysubstance abuse treatment to both adults and adolescents. He is currently the Medical Director and a founding member of Community Substance Abuse Centers, which specializes in the treatment of opiate addicted patients throughout New England."

When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM to Dec 7, 2015 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
Holiday in Italy with Remon Karian
Remon is the owner and chef of Fiorella'sin Newtonville. His resturant and menu are inspired by the classic Italy we all know and love. His recipes are passed down from his Italian father. Transport yourself and spend the holiday in Italia! We know you've always wanted to. Seats are limited - [...]

(617) 267-4430

When: Dec 7, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $85/$75 members (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18 )
Learn Lab Workshops: Build Your First App
We all use apps every day, but have you ever thought, I wish there was an app for that!?! Now you can learn to build your very own app using Touchdevelop. Touchdevelop is an online app creation tool that runs on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Windows PHone. If you have a mobile device, you write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard. The Learn Lab Workshops are a partnership between the Venture Caf Foundation and Microsoft This series of workshops at the Roxbury Innovation Center are designed to help innovators develop technology skills to achieve their goals. Workshops will span a wide range of topics from how to build apps to email productivity, from spreadsheet and presentation skills to special tools for learning in the classroom. For more information on the Learn Lab Workshops, visit our website!

When: Dec 7, 2015 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16 )
Pearl Harbor Day

When: Dec 7, 2015 11 AM in Foxboro, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11 )
TechHub Boston Members Breakfast
Eat! Chat! Meet! Get to know other TechHub Members and what they're working on. You might find a great collaboration partner, find out about a useful tool or make a new friend - plus munch on bagels. It helps if you register - then we can be sure there's enough for everyone, but if you want to drop by and take pot luck you are very welcome. Please note: this is for TechHub Members only.

When: Dec 7, 2015 9 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09 )
PMP Exam Prep Class - Worcester, Massachusetts
PMP & CAPM Exam Prep Class December 7 through Decemmber 10, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Location:Worcester, Massachusetts PMP and CAPM certification exam training boot camp class includes 100% live and interactive in-person instruction earning 35 eligible contact hours and completion certificate. Students get the print edition of the PMBOK Guide, student course book and learning aids (checklists, formula worksheets, examples, exercises, etc.), online PMP practice exam tests with thousands of questions and answers (with explanations), invites to attend for free our other training classes, individual sessions, and Webinars as extra study opportunities, help with PMI application, refreshments, and free parking. More: FAQs: Terms & Conditions:

When: Dec 7, 2015 8 AM in Worcester, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 08 )
Salt & Olive Talk & Tasting
Join FLP for a delicious and informative trip to Salt & Olive. Just down the street on Mass Ave, Salt & Olive is a gourmet food store that sells fresh, local, organic, and sustainable (as well as delicious!) salts, spices, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, cheeses, and more from all around the world. During the talk you'll learn about how olive oil and balsamic vinegar are made, how to taste them, and more! Enjoy pairings of cheeses, fruits, and breads with these gastronomical treats! Meet at Lamont Library stairs and we'll walk to the store at 7 p.m. The talk will last an hour and then feel free to stay as long as desired after that!

When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
8 Nights, 8 Windows
When: Dec 7, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00 )
Spice Master
Come meet our dear friend, a world renowned, wonderfully talented chef and amazing spice blender, Lior Lev Sercarz from La Boite in New York! This is how he works; after grinding spices and mixing all the ingredients together, Lior places the blend in a jar and then walks away. He checks email or has a cup of coffee and after an hour, he returns to taste and see how the spice lingers on the palate. He rubs some into his fingers to feel the texture and to see if hes happy with the consistency. He looks at the color. When he opens the jar, he smells the lid and not the jar itself. Lior is after the essence of the spice and assures the perfect balance and proportions by scent and intuition. Chef Ana Sortun will demonstrate a few recipes and discuss spices with Lior and the class: Carrot Soup with IZAK spice; Rice pilaf en croute with ANA spice; Crispy chicken thighs with SHABAZI spice, pumpkin seeds and barberries; Lamb and grape leaf tart with KIBBEH spice plus Mauras Mishmallows with MISH MISH spice for dessert! Our chefs at Oleana, Sofra and Sarma swear by the magic of Liors incredible spice blends and after this class you will too! Liors book, the Art of Blending will be available for purchase as well as many of his different spice blends. Instructors: Lior Lev Sercarz, La Boite, NYC Chef Ana Sortun, Oleana, Sofra & Sarma Cancellation policy: This class is non-refundable after November 27, 2015.

When: Dec 7, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18 )

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