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The Town of West Brookfield Massachusetts was founded in 1848 and is located in Worcester County.

West Brookfield was the birthplace of Lucy Stone who was an anti slavery and woman’s rights activist as well as being the first woman to keep her own name after marriage. Stone died in Dorchester Massachusetts in 1893 her last words were spoken to her daughter were “make the world better”!!

Today the town is a rural bedroom community.

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Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets
NHL Hockey

When: Oct 8, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 6/29 @ Cape Cod Academy
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Jun 29, 2015 9 AM to Jun 29, 2015 4 PMin Osterville, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09 )
Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars
NHL Hockey

When: Nov 3, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19 )
Brian Wilson with Rodriguez
When: Jul 2, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 - 85.00 (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19 )

3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three time Grammy Award winner and 16 time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.

Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.

3 Sudacas are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.

Watch 3 Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril"

When: Jul 13, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18 )
Pink Martini
When: Jul 13, 2015 8 PM in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20 )
"TJ's Team-Run To Home Base Fundraiser" at Ponte Vecchio Restaurant Danvers, MA
Come join us for an entertaining paint and sip party hosted by Painting Under the Influence and Ponte Vecchio Restaurant. Ticket purchase includes fundraiser's donation, simple step by step professional artist instruction, and all the materials you need in creating your masterpiece! Paint party starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm, but we encourage you to come early for dinner or grab a pre-paint cocktail/beverage for a little liquid encouragement!No artistic experience necessary...we love our newbies! Food and drink is not included in ticket purchase Must be 21 or older to attend

When: Jun 29, 2015 7 PM in Danvers, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19 )
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens
NHL Hockey

When: Oct 10, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19 )
Touring, Nostalgic Musical Presentation Doo Wop, Pop & Rock performs in Randolph!
Doo Wop, Pop and Rock features music from the late 50s, 60s, and early 70s, with a nostalgic look back at the beginnings of rock n roll. This musical hit show and luncheon will be held in Randolph, MA on Mon. June 29th, 2015 at 11:30 for the luncheon and 1pm for the show at The Lantana- (43 Scanlon Dr.-Randolph, MA 02368- 781-961-4660) Tickets are $53.00 and available by calling Latshaw Productions at 724-853-4050 or 1-800-528-7429. More info is online at: www.latshawproductions.com This 90 minute touring musical presentation, Doo Wop, Pop & Rock, will feature music of the late 50's, 60's and early 70's, performed by a 20-piece professional orchestra with conductor who will accompany a talented cast of performers. The talented Hugh Harper will serve as your MC guiding you decade by decade performing notable tributes to Dion & The Belmonts, Paul Anka and Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons to name a few. Special Guest star features Donna Groom who has served as the lead female voice of The Skyliners for the past 26 years. Donna will thrill the audience with her version of the famed classic "At last". As a piano virtuoso she will be accompanied by The Latshaw Pops Orchestra as she plays the piano on "Autumn Leaves". The ensemble includes soulful voice of Joseph Fedore, singer/dancer Mandie Russak and Lindsay Pingor serves as director and lends her gifted singing voice to the show. The audience will marvel how effortlessly the show transitions from decade to decade as well as covering musical genres. Musical hits of The Platters, The Drifters and Burt Bacharach are all featured in the show. Just when you think we have covered it all the orchestra under the direction of Conductor Bruce Lauffer will perform a musical tribute to John Williams including the music of Star Wars, Indian Jones, Jaws and Jurassic Park. For the curious you must attend to experience a Broadway quality orchestra just feet away at a luncheon show Doo Wop, Pop & Rock!

When: Jun 29, 2015 11 AM to Jun 29, 2015 2 PMin Randolph, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets are $53.00 and available by calling Latshaw Productions at 724-853-4050 or 1-800-528-7429. More info is online at: www.latshawproductions.com (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11 )
Creative City Grant Workshop at Hibernian Hall
Creative City Grant Workshop at Hibernian Hall July 13, 2015 | 3:00PM-4:30PM Hibernian Hall |184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119 | parking & directions Cost: Free admission Click here for event details. CONTACT Summer Confuorto 617.951.0010 x533 The event space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. Please contact Daniela Jacobson (617.951.0010 x528) by Monday, June 22 if other accommodations are needed.

When: Jul 13, 2015 3 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15 )
Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks
NHL Hockey

When: Jan 26, 2016 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19 )
The Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Siri Hustvedts The Blazing World: A Novel at The Harvard Book Store
The Harvard Square Book Circle

Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

When: Jun 29, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19 )
Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Hockey

When: Jan 23, 2016 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19 )
Ladies Shopping Night
Join us for a LADIES SHOPPING NIGHT to benefit BREATHE EASY FOR NOAH! 5-year-old Noah Bartell suffers from a genetic lung disorder which renders him dependent on oxygen 24 hours a day. His mom, Megan, is a single mom and nurse who wants to move out of her one-bedroom apartment where smoking is permitted, to a non-smoking apartment complex closer to where she works. Our goal is to raise enough money to cover the first, last, and security for Noah & Megan's new apartment. There will be free appetizers, a cash bar, raffles, and shopping. 10% of Arbonne sales, 100% of raffle sales, and net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated!

When: Jun 29, 2015 7 PM in Pembroke, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19 )
Music With Sarah Gardner in Wellesley
Kids get to sing, dance and play instruments to their favorite songs with Sarah. Bring your little ones and come join our band! Siblings, stroller brigades and grandparents welcome.

When: Jul 13, 2015 10 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10 )
6/29/2015 - COMMBUYS - How to Locate and Respond to Bids (Seller ILT Session)

Overview: Bid opportunities from the Commonwealth and participating entities are now available from COMMBUYS Market Center. As a vendor we understand how important it is to be able to find and respond to bids in a timely fashion. This training will take you through the process of locating and replying to Bids (Solicitations) in COMMBUYS. We will provide an overview of each step and follow up with hands on exercises.

Included in this training will be instruction on how to:

  • Receive email notifications of COMMBUYS bid requests
  • Search for bids using COMMBUYS Search tools
  • Read a bid opportunity
  • Create a quote responding to a COMMBUYS bid request

When: Jun 29, 2015 9 AM to Jun 29, 2015 12 PMin Westfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09 )
Five Course Sangria & Tapas Tasting Dinner
Commencing at 7pm, we will be serving the first of five courses of sultry sangrias with paired tapas and dessert. The event is priced at $35 per person. Please click on website link below to make reservations and see vegatarian menu option! Regret we do not offer a gluten free menu for this event, a[...]


When: Jun 29, 2015 7 PM in Brighton, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19 )
Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Hockey

When: Apr 5, 2016 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19 )
SUMMER 2015 Circus Arts 1/2 Day Program for Kids & Teens. Week 1 July 13 - 17.

If you are new to our program, we would like you to contact us by email (melinda@cirquepassion.com) BEFORE you register your child so we can find out a little more about them and make sure that 1) our classes are appropriate/a good fit for them and 2) there is room in the week you are choosing.

Calling all kids aged 7 - teens! Run away with the circus without actually having to leave home! Moody Street Circus founders Sacha and Melinda Melina Pavlata are hosting / teaching 3 weeks of circus sessions in their Waltham headquarters this year. Each 1/2 day weekly session costs $350.

Moody Street Circus Class size is always deliberately kept low - to around 10 kids per session, to maximize safety and ensure individual attention for all kids to learn circus tricks safely on all the equipment. If your child has trouble following directions or listening to teachers in classes, please don't register them for this program! Safety is paramount in the circus arts and respectfully listening to your teachers is integral to the highest quality experience for all involved. If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact Melinda Pavlata, Director of Moody Street Circus: 781 893 2491


JULY 13 - 17 :: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m :: $350

JULY 20 - 24 :: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. :: $350

JULY 27 - 31 :: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. :: $350

Students in the circus summer program will learn and practice juggling, plate spinning, light assisted tumbling, pyramid formation, rola bola balancing, hula hoop, walking on the rolling globe, low wire tightrope walking, mini trampoline, and regular trampoline. They will also learn the basics in circus aerial arts including cloud swing, static trapeze, web, lyra (aerial hoop), aerial web, aerial hammock and silks.

  • We start the day with a juggling practice followed by a full-body warm-up with flexibility and strengthening exercises.
  • We proceed to circus tumbling skills on the tumbling mats, including forward rolls, monkey rolls, wheelbarrows, candlesticks, cartwheels and pyramid formation.
  • Throughout each session we introduce some of Sacha Pavlata's multi-generational circus family clowning skits, including Dead Man, Robin Hood the Coin comedy act, the Newspaper and more. KIds can practice their circus theatrics and comedy.
  • When time permits we will be screening some world-renowned circus acts from our private collection and discussing what makes a great circus performance.
  • We break into small groups for safe, assisted learning on the aerial equipment.
  • Students learn and practice at their own pace and according to their own level.
  • While taking breaks from aerial work which can fatigue the arms and hands, students practice ground acts of rola bola, rolling globe, low wire, plate spinning, juggling, trampoline.
  • We end the day with skills on the mini-trampoline - straight jumps, tuck jumps, straddle jumps, dive rolls and - if we decide your child is ready - front tucks.
  • We will provide fresh fruit and bagel with cream cheese snacks daily. If your child has any special dietary needs, do let us know and PLEASE PACK HIS OR HER OWN SNACK. Also, let us know if your child has any allergies or other medical issues.

Program days will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Students can be dropped off at 8:45 a.m. Campers must be picked up and signed for on time at 12:30 by their parents or care-givers. Parents are allowed to stay and observe the the program and their kids in action at any time - visit on our comfy futons and watch what your kids are learning from the sidelines.

Attire: Moody Street Circus is a gum-free, street-shoe free zone. We ask that even parents who are dropping off and picking up their children remove their shoes before coming into the studio space. Students will work barefoot, but indoor-use only sneakers and/or acrobatic shoes are suggested for work on unicycle and low wire. Long hair must be worn pulled back in a pony-tail or in braids. No jewelry or zippers on the equipment. We go upside-down on equipment and always follow the SAFETY FIRST! Rule, so: Leotards and shorts or leggings for girls, shorts and shirts that can be well-tucked in for boys. Campers should not be worried about tucking in their shirts when they are upside down, it is very distracting and dangerous when you are learning new tricks to be worried about your clothing. IF YOU DO NOT WEAR A LEOTARD YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.

Waiver forms MUST be completed for each camper or participation in the program will not be allowed.

Call Melinda at 781 893 2491 or email her (melinda [at] cirquepassion [dot] com)with any questions. To secure your child's spot in a session, pay online now. Once you are registered, we will email you waiver forms to fill out and send in for your child. This signed form is required prior to participation in any physical activity at Moody Street Circus studio.


Weeks 1, 2 and 3

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

$500 per week

4 slots available per week.

AVAILABLE ONLY TO OUR CURRENT STUDENTS AGED 13 and UP. Must have prior permission of program directors. WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF CIT SLOTS, please apply and register early. If you are 12 and want to be in the CIT program, you and your parents must talk with Melinda in person.

Parents of kids who are interested in being a Moody Street Circus Counselor in Training must obtain verbal or written permission of program directors before they can register for the CIT summer program. They must be current students at Moody Street Circus and work well with others. They must be able to attend the program all day. CITs must be proficient at many different circus skills and set good examples to those who are less experienced than they are. They should be generally self-motivated and excited about the prospect of working to improve their skills; they should understand the ideals of proper form, attention to safety, use of breath, and demonstate careful transitions and exit strategies from tricks. They must be patient and enjoy helping younger kids.

DUTIES OF CITs: Moody Street Circus CITs will be working with younger kids in the summer program to demonstrate basic skills (e.g. - how to make wrist hitches in the aerial fabric, Buddha pose and foot knots from the ground, how to practice walking the wire with proper form, how to safely get on and off of the rola bola, etc. CITs will not be teaching anyone tricks in the air. CITs participate in all activities of the morning program - warm up, tumbling, pyramids - and then, with guidance from the directors, help Melinda & Sacha demonstrate skills and assist with the younger campers. CITs help prepare snack and facilitate snack time discussion with the younger kids.

CITs SHOULD PACK AND BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH. After the morning activities, we will eat lunch, then return to the studio for afternoon intensive individualized training that includes circus conditioning and perfecting individual, duet and group acts and skills with lots of one-on-one time from Sacha and Melinda. We will help the CITs set goals, develop their acts, and guide them in their practice. Pick up for CITs is 3 p.m.

Here's a fun video showing our circus students in action! (cut and paste YouTube link into your browser, or search the Moody Street Circus channel on YouTube!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emBSHF5q1o0

Here are some links to our studio and press about Melinda and Sacha Pavlata:http://web.me.com/cirquepassion/Moody_Street_Circus/Welcome_to_Moody_Street_Circus.htmlhttp://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/features/x1968430119/At-Moody-Street-Circus-kids-learn-how-to-take-a-leap#axzz1bEamefEzhttp://articles.boston.com/2011-10-16/news/30287145_1_belly-dancing-fifth-generation-circus-performer-circus-flora

When: Jul 13, 2015 9 AM to Jul 17, 2015 12 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09 )
Austin Aces vs. Boston Lobsters
Boston Lobsters Aim to Bust Aces in World TeamTennis Play

The Boston Lobsters hit the court for a thrilling World TeamTennis showdown against the Austin Aces as world-class tennis returns to the Manchester Athletic Club. The Aces features college tennis star Jarmere Jenkins, top-ranked Russian singles player Teymur Gabashvili and WTT newcomer Nicole Gibbs. The Lobsters have their own talent-laden roster, with rising star Irina Falconi and doubles master Scott Lipsky leading the way. Come out and cheer on the Lobsters in a family friendly and fun environment.

When: Jul 13, 2015 7 PM in Manchester, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19 )
Students Are Not Asking Questions


Welcome to Students Are Not Asking Questions: A Working Conference to Address a Fundamental Problem in Education.

Over the course of two days full of active learning, a diverse group of educators from primary grades to higher education will be collaborating to unpack and analyze this fundamental and far too common problem across all communities and levels of education.

This conference will tap into your experiences and expertise. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of universally relevant solutions so that all students, including those with whom you work, can gain access to a rigorous and challenging education grounded in their ability to ask their own questions.

During the registration process, we will be asking you to think about why you want to attend and what you hope to contribute. We aim to have a diverse group of thinkers and leaders to engage in problem-solving together. Thank you for answering these questions to help us understand your interest in the conference.


Preliminary Schedule:

Monday, July 13, 2015

8AM Registration Opens


  • Conference Overview
  • Workshop
  • Problem solving sessions

12:30-1:30 Lunch (not provided)


  • Workshops and clinics

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

9AM-12:30 PM

  • Welcome
  • Problem solving session
  • Workshops and discussions

12:30-1:30 Lunch(not provided)


  • Working groups
  • Workshops
  • Planning next steps
  • Closing

Breakfast is included both days.

A more detailed agenda will be available at a later date.


Early Bird Registration (until April 12, 2015):

Individual rate $500
Group $450 per person for groups of 4 or more individuals from same school district

Regular Registration (April 13 to June 12, 2015):

Invididual rate $550
Group $500 per person for groups of 4 or more individuals from same school district

Late Registration (June 13 to July 13, 2015):

Invididual rate $575
Group $525 per person for groups of 4 or more individuals from same school district

Note: Full conference fee or a Purchase Order must be provided in advance in order to attend.


Full payment or a Purchase Order is due within 30 days of registration. We have three options for payment: paying by credit card, paying by check or paying by invoice.

If you want to be invoiced, you must supply a Purchase Order number within 30 days of registration or contact RQI to make other arrangements. Due to high demand for spaces at this conference, we regret that we can not hold spaces without a Purchase Order.


To cancel your registration, contact us in writing before June 13, 2015 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. After June 13th, no refunds will be issued.


We will accommodate transfers whenever possible. Please direct registration transfer requests in writing to jenny.gamson@rightquestion.org.


Space for this conference is limited. If the conference is closed, please contact RQI to be placed on a waitlist.


RQI is pleased to be coordinating with November Learning to offer this event during the two days before the Building Learning Communities 15 (BLC15) conference taking place from July 15-17. For participants interested in attending both conferences, more information on BLC15 can be found here.


Please contact Jenny Gamson at The Right Question Institute with any specific questions related to the conference. Email: jenny.gamson@rightquestion.org or 617.492.1900.


When: Jul 13, 2015 9 AM to Jul 14, 2015 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09 )
Build an Asa Thompson Rowing Skiff with Boatbuilder Jeff Lane

Join us at Lowell's Boat Shop from July 13-17 for a one-week intensive boatbuilding class instructed by boatbuilder Jeff Lane. Classes start at 8 AM and end at 4PM.

The class builds one Asa Thompson Skiff which is raffled off at the end of the class for the cost of materials. This class is open to all skill levels, all materials and tools will be provided however students are encouraged to bring and use their own. The class will cover basic lofting, layout, wood selection, hand and power tool use, planking, fastening, etc.

The total cost of attendance is $750, with the first $250 as a non-refundable deposit. There is a 10% discount for members. For attendees who live outside commuting distance, we have secured discounted rates at local hotels.

When: Jul 13, 2015 8 AM to Jul 17, 2015 4 PMin Amesbury, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description

When youre ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary.Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price.These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM.
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP(Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam
Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what youve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what weve done for others, and how we can help you.About the Instructor

Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking.

He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations.

Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelors degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University.

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When: Jul 13, 2015 8 AM to Jul 14, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 1,195.00 true Early Bird Registration 1,195.00

1,395.00 true Standard Registration 1,395.00

906.75 true ASPE 906.75

837.00 true ASPE Reseller 837.00

(Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08 )
It's All Connected, Session VI: How to Sell Your Product or Services
In the final workshop of this six part series, we will cover how to engage potential customers and get them to pull the trigger when it comes to purchasing your product or services. Knowing ways to confidently present your product or services to newcomers is more than half the battle when it comes to earning a living as an entrepreneur. And knowing how to develop a lasting impression on your customers is your guarantee for success. Time will be designated for discussion and exercises. By the end of the workshop participants will have a strategy for how to sell both in-person or online. This workshop is Section VI of a 6 part series. Students are encouraged to attend all six sessions or at the very least, join in the workshops they havent attended in the past. Save money by registering for all 6 workshops at once: $150 (a $30 savings) or buy 3 workshops at a time for $80 (a $10 savings). If you missed Session I: The Art of Branding, Session II: The Art of Building Your Audience, Session III: The Art of Communication, Session IV: How to Make Social Media Make Sense, and/or Session V: Finding the Right Formula-How to Confidently Price Your Product, you can book session/s at the date/time of your choice. More than one session can be booked in a single day. To find out more: focusingseries@gmail.com or 617-955-3472.

When: Jun 29, 2015 6 PM in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18 )
Summer Vocal Intensive 1 (Alignment and Breath)
Vocal Intensive 1 - Alignment and Breath Monday, June 29 6:30-8:30 PM This 2-hour intensive will explore how to stand/sit using an efficient body position for singing and how to breathe for the best possible sound production. We will sing familiar tunes together to practice both stance and breath support - and the vocal instruction will come from a technical viewpoint that focuses primarily on both alignment and breath. Attendees will learn about diaphragmatic breathing and will take away experience and exercises for further home and rehearsal practice. Everyone will have the opportunity to sing as part of the group (i.e.: choral experience) and also solo. By singing alone in front of the group, attendees will further learn how to "diagnose" problems, and thus develop a more well-rounded understanding of alignment, breath, and support.After theseminar, there will be a time for socialization with light snacks and drinks. The course is open for to up to 10 attendees. Course Cost: $65/person at the door. After reserving your place via the EventBrite site, please contact Bethany at WorrellVoiceStudio@gmail.com for the event location and in case you have any further questions. The course fee will be collected at the door as you enter the Intensive.

When: Jun 29, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18 )
Planetarium Show: Magic Sky

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.

Magic Sky
Join Jesse in a dream adventure sparked by a bedtime story about the night sky. Through story and song, children explore the concept of day and night and discover that the sun is really a star. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Tickets (in addition to general museum admission)

Adults $3
Children 3-17 $2
Museum members Free
Purchase tickets at the admissions desk in the Welcome Center.

When: Jul 13, 2015 12 AM to Jul 12, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00 )
Planetarium Show: Oceans in Space

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.

Oceans in Space
Fasten your seat belts as you embark on an incredible journey through time and space. Investigate theories about the creation of Earth, explore evidence that life on our planet began in the depths of the oceans, and speculate about life in the farthest reaches of the universe. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tickets (in addition to general museum admission)

Adults $3
Children 3-17 $2
Museum members Free
Purchase tickets at the admissions desk in the Welcome Center.

When: Jul 13, 2015 12 AM to Jul 1, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00 )
Planetarium Show: Splendors of the Night Sky

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.

Splendors of the Night Sky
What is that youre seeing in the sky at night? With the planetarium stars as the backdrop, find out how to locate and identify celestial objects, planets, and constellations as the seasons change. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tickets (in addition to general museum admission)

Adults $3
Children 3-17 $2
Museum members Free
Purchase tickets at the admissions desk in the Welcome Center.

When: Jul 13, 2015 12 AM to Jul 12, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00 )
Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild
NHL Hockey

When: Nov 19, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19 )
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
MLB Baseball

When: Jul 12, 2015 1:35:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:35:00 )
Empow Camp: Minecraft Edition @ Stonehill College in Easton
Grab your pick axe and join your fellow Minecraftians for a week of game design, world creation, exploration, and modding madness. Campers will contribute to and create unique and amazing worlds that can be taken home and played on a personal Minecraft account. The virtual world combines with the physical when participants test game mechanics in the real world (an outdoor game of capture the flag or a scavenger hunt anyone?) and craft their own Minecraft gear using customized paper craft, perler beads, and other supplies. Campers can use their own Minecraft account or a temporary account from Empow Studios (no additional charge). All levels are welcome. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Jul 13, 2015 9 AM to Jul 13, 2015 4 PMin South Easton, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09 )
Battle Royale: US vs. French Cheese & Wine
In the past, America's reputation for food and wine has been...well, subpar. Slices of cheese wrapped in plastic and cheap boxed wine didn't help. The good news - we've cleaned up our act! Join wine & cheese nerd, Adam Centamore for a tasty evening proving the USA's mettle as domestic cheeses and wi[...]

(617) 267-4430

When: Jul 13, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $75/$68 members (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18 )
Seascape Window & Wine Tasting Workshop
Spend a fun, relaxed evening creating your own one-of-a-kind seascape window while learning about (and tasting) some great wines at Sea Glass Wine & Beer! Materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your own beach treasures to preserve your memories!

When: Jul 13, 2015 7 PM in Swampscott, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19 )
Violin Concert with Emil Altschuler
Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library
300 North Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134
Monday, June 29, 2015, 6pm

Acclaimed violinist Emil Altschuler is a master of his instrument. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka, and his Masters of Music from the Yale School of Music, studying under master violinist Erick Friedman.
Mr. Altschuler will perform works by Beethoven, Bach, Paganini, Bennett, and Sarasate. Mr. Altschuler will be accompanied by pianist Keunyoung Sun.

Type of Event:Concerts / Live Music
Audience:All Ages

When: Jun 29, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18 )
Aer with Cody Simpson
When: Sep 19, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 39.50 (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 18 )
Deadphish Orchestra - a Seamless Web of Grateful Dead and Phish
When: Sep 27, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20 )
Della's Dinner. Mama Tang's Dumplings
Della's cooks dinner! Come at 6 for drinks and food mingle time. Dinner at 7ish featuring: Mama Tang's Dumplings and a full spread of vegetable based sides and salads. Beer and wine included in the price of the ticket. **leave a note when you buy tickets if you are gluten free or vegetarian and we will make sure we have some good stuff ready for dinner**

When: Jun 29, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18 )
Intro to Sewing Machines JULY


Have you always wanted to sew your own clothes but just didn't know where to start? Do you have your mom's old sewing machine sitting in the corner collecting dust because you don't know how to use it? Sick of throwing clothes away because of a minor tear, or taking your pants to a tailor to get hemmed? In this class, you'll learn the basic skills to get you started with cutting and pinning fabric, and using a sewing machine. To teach these skills, we will be making drawstring waist PJ or lounge pants.

Class Goals:

By the end of this class, you'll know how to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, use a few different stitches on the machines, make a button hole, and cut and pin fabric.


Students must be at least 18 years of age.


Students should come to the first class with 3 yards of flannel or woven cotton (or cotton/poly blend) fabric. Do not buy a knit fabric or fleece. Quilting fabrics work well. Sewfisticated has a wide variety of inexpensive fabrics; they are located at Twin City Plaza in Somerville and at Lamberts Plaza in Dorchester.

(If you are making the pants for a child, someone especially petite, or someone especially large, you may need more or less fabric. Your instructor can be emailed with any questions about the fabric.)

You will also need to bring to class a comfortable to loose-fitting pair of pants that we will use to make a pattern. If you wish to make the pants for someone else, please bring a pair of their pants to class.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley sewed her first wallet by hand with some of her mom's quilting scraps and embroidery floss in the third grade. In addition to learning that embroidery floss is not the correct thing to use as thread, she learned to use her mother's sewing machine later that year, and has been sewing things ever since. She has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst. For most of her time there, she taught a variety of classes at the Student Union Craft Center, including sewing.

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, July 13, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Session 2:Monday, July 20, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Session 3:Monday, July 27, 7:00PM - 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, pleasefill 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: Jul 13, 2015 7 PM to Jul 27, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19 )
Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Hockey

When: Mar 10, 2016 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19 )
The Steel Wheels, The Suitcase Junket opens
Some things come to be in their own time, of their own accord. Such has been the case with The Steel Wheels. In the beginning, it was simply a matter of four young men whod happened to cross paths at a formative moment in each of their lives reveling in the shared experience of plucking acoustic instruments and blending their voices. But over the years, what had begun organically as a pure lark evolved into a mission: to fuse the personal with the universal, the deeply rooted past with the joys and sorrows of everyday existence.

These thematic and stylistic vectors intersect powerfully on Leave Some Things Behind (released April 14 on the bands own Big Ring label), a deeply human, emotionally authentic work that interweaves timely songs with timeless sounds. On the album, co-produced and engineered by Ben Surratt, the four band memberslead singer/guitarist/banjo player Trent Wagler, standup bass player Brian Dickel, fiddler Eric Brubaker and mandolin player Jay Lappare joined on various tracks by rootsmusic luminary Tim OBrien, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind (who co-wrote two songs and sang on another), drummer Travis Whitmore and Hammond B3 player Ethan Ballinger. Together, theyve wrought a work that is musically intricate and conceptually resonant, the sounds serving the songs at every moment.


The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz's nationally touring, slide-guitar playing, throat-singing one-man-band. The Suitcase Junket's artistic vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own.Lorenz's self-taught throat-singing adds a fascinating edge to the overall sound. "I'm interested in the hidden voices that reside within things: the songs stuck inside instruments, the story behind the object, the mysterious weight of a word, the harmonic sequence that's in every note waiting to be broken as light through a prism."

"The band" is built around a resurrected dumpster-diamond guitar, an old oversized suitcase, a hi-hat, a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum, a cookpot-soupcan-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell and a box of bones and silverware that operate much like a hi-hat. He pounds out rhythms with his feet and his twang-and-buzz guitar growls through a couple of old tube amps. On top of all this is the ethereal edge of his overtone throat-singing. This act is unique and not to be missed.



When: Jun 29, 2015 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 / 13 (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20 )
Sip and Paint River Reflection

When: Jun 29, 2015 7 PM in Auburn, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19 )
Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators
NHL Hockey

When: Apr 9, 2016 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 12 )
Andris Nelsons conducts Haydn, Dean & Strauss featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Since playing their inaugural concert in 1881, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has been one of the finest and most prestigious classical musical organizations in the world. With homes at Symphony Hall, the famed Esplanade and Tanglewood, anytime the BSO plays, youre in for a treat.

When: Aug 2, 2015 2 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14 )
Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Hockey

When: Feb 2, 2016 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19 )
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Hockey

When: Dec 16, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20 )
Boston Parks and Recreation - Learn to Play Lacrosse
Participants will be trained in the basics of the game of lacrosse. Defensive skill training, shooting drills, goaltending, and sportsmanship workshops will all be offered for the campers throughout the week. For more information please call 617-961-3089.

When: Jul 13, 2015 10 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10 )
The Wooster Group Films: More or Less All of It: Selections of Work Spanning 40 Yearss
In an amazingly thorough look at almost forty years worth of groundbreaking performance, Wooster Group company member and archivist Clay Hapaz will host an evening of excerpts ranging from recent shows including "Hamlet" (2007/12) and "Early Shaker Spirituals" (2014) to older works such "L.S.D. (...Just the High Points...)", the company's 1984 take on "The Crucible"; the satirical musical "North Atlantic" (1983), T.S. Elliot's "The Cocktail Party" - from the production of "Nayatt School" (1978); and the company's version of Eugene O'Neill's "The Emperor Jones" (1992). Hapaz's selections will also include clips from rarely seen video projects by the company such as "White Homeland Commando" (1992).

When: Jul 13, 2015 8 PM in Rutland, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 6/29 @ Stonehill College in Easton
If youre between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Jun 29, 2015 9 AM to Jun 29, 2015 4 PMin South Easton, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09 )
Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals
NHL Hockey

When: Mar 5, 2016 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19 )
Pi Jacobs
Age Limit: 21+

Pi Jacobs

When: Jul 13, 2015 6 PM in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Cost: free admission (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18 )

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