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The Old Inn On The Green

Dining at The Old Inn on the Green is an extraordinary experience: fine wine, great food & the dining rooms are lit entirely by candlelight & there are fireplaces in each room. In the summer months, dinner is also served outside on the garden terrace under a graceful white canopy, overlooking a large colonial flower and herb garden.
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About New Marlborough
The Town of New Marlborough Massachusetts was founded in 1759 and is located in southern Berkshire County.

New Marlborough is made up from the five villages of Clayton, Hartsville, Mill River, New Marlborough Village and Southfield that includes a year round population of about 2000.

When visiting New Marlborough be sure to catch the fall foliage and breathtaking sunrises which has been said to be unlike any other!

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SSU - Institute for Continuing Education for Accountants

The Institute for Continuing Education for Accountants 

This streamlined, 8-week institute is designed to meet the mandatory continuing education requirements of certified public accountants, public accountants and enrolled agents, as well as to provide financial professionals and business people with a forum for current developments in financial planning and taxation.

Please join us at our new location, at the Enterprise Center, on Central Campus at Salem State University. There's plenty of dedicated parking, and the modern conference room is fully accessible.  Coffee will be provided, and parking is included. You wil receive a parking decal once you have registered for the program. (No Class, November 3)

For more course information, please contact Earl Bean, CPA (

If you have questions about registration, please email; or call 978-542-6558.

When: Oct 20, 2014 7 PM to Dec 15, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Salem, Massachusetts
Cost: 275.00 true General Registration 275.00

(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19 )
Boston Social Athletes | October Social

The fall season is upon us. Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing, extra clothing layers are being added. With the fall season comes traditional fall racing: Super Cross Gloucester, the B.A.A. Half Marathon, and the Head Of The Charles

With the Head Of The Charles being traditionally hosted in Cambridge, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to venture to the other side of the river for our first social in Cambridge. And as we are currently in the traditional Oktoberfestseason, a brewery & ale house felt appropriate! 

As always, feel free to invite your teammates and friends!

When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 9 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
Reunião de Negócios Branecc

Para a BRANECC, empreendedorismo e networking devem andar juntos, o que pode ser viabilizado atraves dos Encontros de Negócios.

Durante o evento, o empresário recebe informações a respeito de soluções educacionais para abertura e a administração de pequenos negócios. A grade de programação apresenta temas independentes, mas interligados, garantindo um aprendizado contínuo. Dentre os topicos abordados estarao oseguintes: gestão, finanças, recursos humanos, mercado, produção, liderança e empreendedorismo.

When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 9 PMin Framingham, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
SSU - Discover Your Inner Sales Potential!


You’ve got the technical knowledge; you’ve got the scientific knowledge; you’ve got the business knowledge…’ll soon have a diploma! What’s missing from your resume? Do you want to understand the communication skills that hiring managers are hoping to find in new employees? Is it worth ninety minutes of your time to find out?

In this, ninety-minute session, discover how to tap your inner potential and learn how to approach sales using compelling strategies that you can begin to use immediately. For over 40 years, Sandler has taught its distinctive, non-traditional selling system and highly effective sales training methodology to Fortune 100 organizations as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Learn how to:

  • become more assertive and effective – get your ideas heard!
  • understand the psychology behind how people make buying decisions
  • create that slight edge and sales advantage that your competition ignores
  • avoid wasting time with prospects and proposals that never close
  • sound & behave differently than the typical “pushy” sales person while still protecting your interests
  • reduce anxiety, and close more deals

Dave Johnson, Managing Director of Sandler Training, and an award-winning trainer, speaker and coach will share his passion in seeing his clients reach new heights in all stages of their business development career.  Space is limited!

When: Oct 15, 2014 4 PM to Oct 15, 2014 6 PMin Salem, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16 )
Fall 2014 Comprehensive Employment Supports Training Series
Fall 2014 Comprehensive Employment Supports Training Series

DDS is committed to offering service providers the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver quality integrated employment and day services.

This six-day, 36-hour training series incorporates state-of-the-art practices in career planning, job development, job coaching and support. This series includes full-day sessions that will be held between October 15 and November 20. It is expected that registrants will attend all six training days.

Foundations of Community Employment (1 Day)
This workshop begins with an overview of community employment (past and present), including current social, political, and economic changes that are leading to expansion of opportunities for individuals both in MA and nationally. The focus will then turn to collaboration with the variety of stakeholders who may influence and support the employment process. Topics here will include building relationships and trust, keeping people engaged in helping, and communicating effectively.

Career Planning: A Person-Centered Approach (1 Day)

This workshop will focus on strategies used to assess the job seeker’s employment goals, abilities, interests and capacities. Participants will learn how to coordinate and implement person-centered planning, identify personal and family networks, develop vocational profiles and schedule and evaluate situational assessments.

Job Development And Business Engagement (2 Days)

Developing job opportunities and finding the right job match in an ever-changing economic environment places increasing demands on employment professionals. This two-day workshop focuses on understanding employer needs and developing quality job matches. Topics include employer networking; marketing to employers and responding to objections; identifying unmet business needs; dealing with disclosure; and job carving and creation.

Job Coaching And Support Strategies (2 days)
This two-day workshop focuses on job training and support strategies. Topics include the role of the job coach; natural supports and social inclusion; systematic instruction basics; maintenance and fading; and behavioral support strategies.

Dates, Location and Cost:
Dates: October 15; and November 5, 12, 13, 19 and 20
Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Time: 9-4, with registration and networking starting at 8:30
Cost: $120

This training includes a combination of classroom instruction, and interactive group activities. All participants will receive a training manual. Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.

This comprehensive series is ideal for new staff who will be working in integrated employment or staff taking on new responsibilities in providing individual community employment opportunities.

When: Oct 15, 2014 8 AM to Oct 15, 2014 4 PMin Marlborough, Massachusetts
Cost: 120.00 true One Pass 120.00

(Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08 )
First annual Hip-Hop Music Festival

Seven hours of the country's best Hip-Hop artists. A commercial free music experience for the people of Boston.

When: Jun 15, 2015 3 PM to Jun 15, 2015 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15 )
Bowling for Books

The Massachusetts Chapter of FAMU National Alumni is one of the many HBCU Alumni groups in Massachusetts. It is always appropriate to celebrate the high quality of education provided to thousands of individuals. This will be a wonderful opportunity for both HBCU alumni and supporters to come together, have fun, and raise funds for scholarships! Graduates of HBCUs are making a difference not only in Boston, but also all over the world. There is strength in numbers, so come out and celebrate the legacy of HBCUs and help further the legacy by donating for book scholarships. Get your tickets now! Tickets at the bowling lane are $15.

When: Oct 17, 2014 6 PM to Oct 17, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18 )
Halloween Photo Frame Finger/Footprint Event!

Bring your kiddos to Magpie Kids for a spooky good time creating their own personalized photo frame! Suzaluna will be at Magpie Kids to help you create a hand painted, personalized commemorative photo frame that will be a treasured keepsake for many happy halloweens to come. The frame can feature either hand painted, happy, fuzzy spiders (made with your child's fingerprints) with the names of each halloween lover in your family or a spooky ghost (made with your child's footprint). It's the perfect way to display that special photo of everyone in their super special halloween costumes. The frame measures 8 x 6, photo size: 2 1/2 x 3 . 

Everything created by Suzaluna is drawn, painted and glazed by hand using non-toxic paints and glazes.

When: Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to Oct 25, 2014 2 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Please note: Photo frames will be made in 15 minute sessions beginning at 10am and ending at 2pm. You will be contacted to reserve a specific time for your session. 34.00 true One photo frame 34.00

(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10 )
Adobe Lightroom Basics
Adobe Lightroom Basics                                      2.5 - 3  hrs                    Price   $99.99


Developed by photographers, for photographers, Adobe Lightroom provides amateur enthusiest and photographers with the necessary tools for basice image management and high-level image postproduction.  From highlight to shadow, contrast and brightness, then color correction to cropping, Lightroom provides all of the necessary tools to adjust and print your image files.  This course focuses on how to organize your images for quick retrival via keywords, ratings, flags and even color code assignments  and demonstrates the basic tools and processes available within Lightroom to both manage and process images quickly and efficiently. We also talk about useful plug-ins which extend and enhance Lightroom’s functionality.


Students: (Minimum 4) – (Maximum 15)


Call 781-662-8822 to reserve a seat. All classes are held in our Melrose store classroom facility.

When: Oct 1, 2014 5 PM to Oct 1, 2014 8 PMin Melrose, Massachusetts
Cost: SKU# LlGHTROOM 99.00 true Lightroom General Admission 99.00

(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17 )
Serve Lunch at St. Francis House
Sponsored by: St. Francis House
Minimum age: 17
Volunteers will help prepare and serve lunch to the guests. Please bring a baseball hat or other head covering (or you will be provided with a lovely hairnet!). Volunteers should also wear pants, closed-toed shoes and shirt with sleeves (no tank tops). Youth friendly, 17+. All volunteers under 18 ye . . .

When: Oct 19, 2014 9 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09 )
Double Dose Release Party with Brewmaster Mike Gerhart at New World Tavern

Brewmaster Mike Gerhart will be in the house when we tap this years release of Double Dose our collaboration creation with Sean Lawson from Lawson’s Finest Liquids!!

Double Dose IPA is a true collaborative effort and features water from each brewery, locally-sourced hops and malts, and is brewed in the spirit of friendship, fun and really great beer.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to try this beer with the Mike!!!

When: Oct 15, 2014 8 PM to Oct 15, 2014 11 PMin Plymouth, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20 )
Anne Neely: Artist Talk & Gallery Walk

Anne Neely: Artist Talk & Gallery Walk
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Anne Neely, artist; finalist for the Prix de Rome and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship | Shafiqul Islam, PhD, director, Water Diplomacy Initiative; professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of water diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Join artist Anne Neely for a journey into her painting process and the making of Water Stories: Conversations in Paint and Sound. Professor “Shafik” Islam will also share his insights into water issues and actions we can all take. Then walk through the gallery and experience the exhibit, including audioscapes designed by sound artist Halsey Burgund. Stories are the root of Neely’s paintings, her passion about water, and her discoveries about this invaluable resource.

Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 17 (Monday, September 15 for Museum members) at

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:

Journey with us this season on provocative explorations of attention itself, the workings of our brains, and the forces that sustain life, both within and outside our bodies.

We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social events, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum happenings, visit

When: Oct 1, 2014 7 PM to Oct 1, 2014 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19 )
Wine and Painting Wednesdays: 'Cypress Tree' By Vincent Van Gogh

This week's featured artwork:  'Cypress Tree' by Vincent Van Gogh 

Come enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Amherst with Wine and Painting Wednesdays. We provide the instructor and art supplies so you can take home your very own painting that night! Snacks will also be provided but guests are asked to bring their own beverages.

Date: Wednesday, October 1st

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $30


When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
Community Meal Preparation at Hostelling International
Sponsored by: Hostelling International, USA Eastern New England Council
Minimum age: 18
What is the best way to connect with people? Food! Join the Hostelling International Community Meal Prep Night. Cook a community meal, meet and dine with travelers new to Boston! Every Wednesday, Hostelling International Boston prepares a large community meal for the travelers staying at the hostel . . . . . .

When: Dec 10, 2014 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16 )
Rockstar Halloween with Cheap Trickery, First Class Fool and Pretendic
When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers

Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood, affecting almost 7 million children in the United States.
Poorly controlled asthma limits activities, interferes with school attendance and can result, all too often, in
emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Our challenge remains to provide safe and effective treatment
of asthma and allergies. We developed this program to provide a forum to discuss current topics related to the
diagnosis and management of pediatric asthma and allergy with primary care providers, who care for the majority of
these children. A syllabus will be provided. To conserve paper, we will not distribute a printed syllabus. It will be
available to download on-line 1 week before the conference.

When: Mar 20, 2015 8 AM to Mar 20, 2015 3 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08 )
Witch Mansion 2014
WITCH MANSION OPEN EVERY DAY DURING OCTOBER - Salem's Premier Haunted Attraction where state of the art special effects, animatronics and live actors combine to make your Halloween experience unforgettable!!!!!!!! SALEM GHOST HUNT - This is Salem's most interactive and unique ghost tour. Experienced paranormal investigators will escort you through Salem's most Sinister sites! Let us make you a believer as "YOU" take part in an actual investigation. Come find out why Salem is called the the most haunted city in America! Purchasers must call and book date and time in advance. Based on nature tour, tickets are limited and must be purchased only at Witch Mansion box office. Patron's are encouraged to call box office and book in advance. WITCH MANSION ADULT ADMISSION - $8.00 WITCH MANSION CHILD'S PASS - For 12 years of age and under - $6.00

When: Oct 1, 2014 12 PM in Salem, Massachusetts
Cost: $6.00 - $8.00 (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12 )
"Champions of Champions" - Monthly Quiz Game Night - 21+ Free 9:00pm
When: Oct 1, 2014 9 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21 )
CWE - Sandy Initiative - MA - Powering Up for Business- Understanding and Building Your Business Presence

Does the idea of getting dressed for work seem daunting to you? Do you struggle with your business look?
Or do you just need to take your business presence to the next level ?
Building your professional appearance can be overwhelming - but it does not have to be.
The key is in understanding the importance of a powerful first impression and making sure that same impression is consistent. Your image has an undeniable influence on your success, let that influence be at the level you want it to be.

When: Oct 1, 2014 9 AM to Oct 1, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts
Cost: 0.00 true Powering Up for Business- Understanding and Building Your Business Presence 0.00

(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09 )
Young Professionals Meet & Greet at the Old North Church

Do you live in Boston but have never visited the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail? Do you want to learn more about this nationally significant historic building in Boston’s favorite neighborhood?  Perhaps you actually live in the North End but have never stepped inside! You are not alone. Lots of busy young professionals have not had time to explore every interesting historic site or museum in the city. So we invite you to come see what our exciting campus has to offer the local community. Over 500,000 tourists visit us every year, but we'd like to meet YOU!

Join the Old North Foundation staff and other local young professionals for a mix-and-mingle reception in our fabulous Washington Courtyard (weather permitting), explore the church and hear a brief overview about the architecture and Paul Revere's famous midnight ride, and learn more about plans for our upcoming 300th anniversary. What better way to spend a lovely early fall evening?

Bring a friend or colleague - all are welcome!

Wine, beer, and appetizers provided. Afterward, dine at one of the many fantastic restaurants in the North End!



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Young Professionals are those 21-39 years of age. Sorry, you must be 21 to attend.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

As always the best way to get here is on foot/public transportation.  The closest T stops are the green and orange lines at Haymarket or the blue line at Aquarium.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Renie Pavilon at 617-523-6676 x105 


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, tickets are not transferrable. 

When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
Josh Shpak Band with special guest Shelly Berg

In his third recital at Berklee, trumpeter and composer Josh Shpak, together with a special guest artist, the twice Grammy nominated pianist Shelly Berg, will showcase original music that brings together a variety of influences ranging from jazz, soul, and rock to film music and more.

A Concord Records and Steinway artist and the Dean of the Frost Music School at the University of Miami, Berg has performed with a Who's Who of music legends, including Ray Brown, Louie Bellson, Eddie Daniels, Peter Erskine, Branford Marsalis, Dave Grusin, Woody Herman, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, and Tom Scott, to name just a few. Dave Brubeck said, "Shelly Berg is a great jazz pianist who has a total command of his instrument."

Berg has also orchestrated for television and film, as well as for Chicago, Kiss, Carole King, Richard Marx, Joe Cocker, Elliott Smith, Lou Rawls, Steve Miller, for Ray Sings, Basie Swings (an album by Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra), and Arturo Sandoval's A Time for Love. He has written for orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic and the American Symphony. His orchestrationswere described as "magnificent... incredible" by Johnny Mandel.

Additionally, Berg has performed or arranged for vocalists Gloria Esefan, Patti Austin, Bobby McFerrin, Kurt Elling, Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming, Gregory Porter, Aretha Franklin, Tierney Sutton, Janelle Monae, Queen Latifah, Lorraine Feather, Monica Mancini, Rita Moreno, Ricky Martin, Kevin Spacey, Dionne Warwick, Carmen Bradford, and many more.

"Shelly Berg burns hard, his fingers flying over the keyboard while his body nearly levitates off the bench,'' wrote a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times.


When: Oct 15, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19 )
Properties Analysis Seminar

Join Konica Minolta Sensing Americas and Mettler Toledo for an exclusive seminar discussing the analysis of color, density, refractive index, and pH levels in food, flavor, fragrance, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical applications. This educational seminar will enhance each guest’s knowledge of evaluating a sample’s physical and chemical properties through an efficient and streamlined process to produce high quality

Register at: products.

When: Oct 29, 2014 9 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09 )
Office Volunteer Night at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Sponsored by: Big Sister Association Of Greater Boston
Minimum age: 16
At Big Sister’s Office Volunteer Night, volunteers will work on a variety of administrative tasks such as envelope stuffing, photocopying, data entry, filing, and other projects. Teen-Friendly, 16+. All volunteers under 18 years old must bring a Permission Form signed by a parent or guardian to give . . .

When: Dec 17, 2014 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17 )
Paint a Halloween Tote Party at LAER Andover

LAER Realty Partners Presents


Kids of all ages invited!

Bring your Ghosts, Goblins, Witches, and Warlocks, to our Halloween Party at LAER Realty Partners in Andover. 

* Each child will receive a Lindsay Tia Burlap Tote plus everything needed to decorate it at the event including paint, decals, ribbons, studs, and more!

* We will have painting aprons but make sure to wear casual clothing.

* Food, candy, snacks, and drinks for kids and adults.

* Kids can wear a Halloween costume and enter our contest.

* Spooktacular music, visits by local spookebrities, and much, much, more.

This is going to be an awesome event that your kids won't forget.  Not only that, each child will walk away with a beautiful hand-crafted Halloween Tote!

* The LAER Realty Partners office is adjacent to Dresscode, a fashion boutique.  Feel free to mix, mingle, and shop next door with local Andover moms while your little ones enjoy making their bags.

* Ticket price is for the cost of the ticket is needed for adults or children who are not painting a tote.

* A portion of each tote purchase will go to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell.

- No Refunds for No-shows.

Sample Tote Below:

When: Oct 17, 2014 3 PM to Oct 17, 2014 7 PMin Andover, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 true Paint a Tote 3-4pm 20.00

20.00 true Paint a Tote 4-5pm 20.00

20.00 true Paint a Tote 5-6pm 20.00

20.00 true Paint a Tote 6-7pm 20.00

(Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15 )
AMA Boston Volunteer Team Meeting 2014
Join us for a Volunteer Team Meeting! 

We're hosting an AMA Boston meeting for all volunteers to highlight the chapter strategic plan for 2014-2015, get your input on the direction we are headed, and publicly recognize the essential role that you all play in supporting the chapter. Hope you can make it! If you can stay past the hour, we'll be holding a Volunteer Recruitment Event directly following our team meeting.  

Event Details

Date:        Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time:        5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location:  LIR
                903 Boylston Street
                Boston, MA 02115
                (Limited on-street metered parking, MBTA accessible via the Hynes Convention Center Green Line) 

When: Oct 1, 2014 5 PM to Oct 1, 2014 6 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17 )
ASID New England Industry Partner Focus Group

When: Oct 15, 2014 6 PM to Oct 15, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18 )
Quincy Center for Innovation 1st Anniversary and Expansion Celebration Open House

Join us as we celebrate the

1st Anniversary of the Opening of the Quincy Center for Innovation!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Quincy Center for Innovation 180 Old Colony Avenue, Suite 300 Quincy, MA 02170

The Quincy Center for Innovation (QCI) is a unique co-operative work environment located just 7 miles south of Boston and minutes from the Wollaston MBTA Red Line. It is the ideal environment for co-working and collaboration, with programs supporting start-ups and early phase companies from across industry sectors.

Visit for more information.



When: Oct 1, 2014 5 PM to Oct 1, 2014 7 PMin Quincy, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17 )
Sickness & Pelf, The Baffler no. 26 release party

Lift a glass for our sickness issue at the Lily Pad in Cambridge. Maybe more than one, come to think of it, because we will be discussing George Scialabba’s strange and wonderful contribution, "The Endlessly Examined Life"—scenes from forty-five years of his treatment for major depression, told through his psychiatrists' notes. If you've ever wondered what your shrinks are saying about you, then come and listen to what George's have been saying about him.

There will be a doctor in the house; his name is Gary Greenberg, and he will be on hand to discuss the changing modalities of care for this most mysterious disease. There will be a film, even—the new animated flick Rocks in my Pockets, a "funny film about depression" in a family of five women, written and directed by Signe Baumane. 

Yes, it's an evening with The Baffler’s new issue, featuring . . . chronic depression.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The conversation begins promptly at 7 p.m. The film screens at 8:30 p.m.

When: Oct 30, 2014 6 PM to Oct 30, 2014 10 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18 )
Parents' Comedy Night Out

Join the parents of Skills for Living for an (irreverent!) night of comedy fun!

Dinner, Bounce House (for adults!), games, silly photo booth, wine grab bag, cash bar, and a comedy show. 

Colleen McCauley and friends will return for a shockingly funny night. Skills for Living teacher Greg Roaf will balance things out with his debut set of squeaky-clean hilarity.

Every dollar in proceeds goes to benefit The Chapman Farm School- specifically, the site planning phase of our campus development. 

Join us! Enjoy dinner, grab a drink, bounce, laugh at fresh jokes, hang out with some other great parents, and raise money for an awesome school. 

When: Nov 22, 2014 6 PM to Nov 22, 2014 9 PMin Norwell, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18 )
Joseph's Project Halloween Party

We’re having our 7th annual Halloween costume party and fundraiser on Friday, October 24. The party starts at 7:00pm and ends when the last ghoul goes home. (It’ll be around 11:00; many of the creatures work the graveyard shift.) Tickets are $20..00

When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM to Oct 24, 2014 11 PMin West Boylston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 true Admit One 20.00

(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Matt Taibbi: The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Date and Time:   Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100
Event URL:
Of Interest to Particular Audience:   Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Categorized as:   Lectures & Readings
Sponsored by:   Lowell Humanities Series
Contact:   Carlo Rotella
Contact's Phone:    617-552-2203
Contact's Email:
Admission fee:   Free
Parking & Directions :

In New York Times bestseller The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice: the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source, and unveils what we need to do to stand up against the troubling trend of the Divide.

Taibbi is the author of Griftopia, one of the most entertainingly quotable, scathing, and illuminating histories of the economic crisis. In 2008, he won the National Magazine Award for his columns in Rolling Stone (where he was a contributing editor). He was recently sought out by First Look Media to launch a digital magazine focused on financial and political corruption. He is also the author of The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion.

When: Oct 1, 2014 7 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19 )
Wild Rose Beach

Artist ~ Jackie Del Fonso

When: Oct 19, 2014 1 PM to Oct 19, 2014 4 PMin Mashpee, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 true Wild Rose Beach 35.00

(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13 )
Is college loan DEBT getting in the way of your FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE? Let us HELP...

Financial Workshop with Trilogy Financial Services

Are student loans getting in the way of your financial independence?

Trilogy Financial, one of our KSA corporate sponsors will be hosting a Workshop designed for our Kendall Square community professionals. Learn about college loan forgiveness plans for the professional community. Register early – space is limited.

When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 8 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
First Armenian Church of Belmont Fall Harvest Bazaar

The annual Fall Harvest Bazaar returns to Belmont on Saturday, October 25 from 12 noon to 8 PM. at the First Armenian Church of Belmont!

Fresh lamb and beef shish kebab, chicken kebab and ground beef “losh” kebab will be grilled all day. Dinners start at $15 for adults and include two skewers with ample rice pilaf, salad, bread and coffee. Children’s meals with one skewer and sides will also be available. 

Vegetarian options of yalanchi, (grape leaves stuffed with rice, lemon, onions and spices) and cheese boreg are available by the piece. Soda and bottled water are available for sale. 

Enjoy Armenian delicacies skillfully and lovingly prepared on site. Manti, kufte, choreg, and string cheese are packaged for your freezer and provide quick, healthy suppers on busy nights. Mouthwatering hand-made pastries, including paklava, kadayif and specialty cookies of the Middle East go great with a demitasse of Armenian coffee. Enjoy your meal in our hall, or let us package it for take-out. 

Browse The Marketplace for that perfect Christmas gift or hard to find household item. New or gently used children’s books, toys and favorite “attic treasures,” are offered at great prices. While you shop, supervised children’s activities are available - a free will donation is appreciated. 

The Fall Harvest Bazaar will take place rain or shine and all are welcome to attend. Information is available through the Church office by calling 617- 484-4779, or visit the Church’s website, First Armenian Church has a handicap ramp and is located on the MBTA bus and commuter rail lines. Parking is available on the street and in nearby lots.

When: Oct 25, 2014 12 PM to Oct 25, 2014 8 PMin Belmont, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12 )
Slow Supper with Eat Boutique's Maggie Battista & Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson

This pop-up dinner party, hosted in a unique, non-traditional location, embodies The Brooklyn Brewery Mash. In each city we visit, we bring together some of our favorite people to create a memorable meal and moment. The curated evening joins people around a common table to share in a multi-course feast crafted by Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson in collaboration with a member of the local community, each course paired with Brooklyn beer styles both familiar and rare.

Maggie Battista founded Eat Boutique as a blog that's grown into a small batch food brand awarded the 2013 IACP award forBest Culinary Brand. She sells an ever-changing collection of food gifts, hosts pop-up boutiques and hand-packs indie food gifts for private clients. She's written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Spencer Magazine, and Snippet & Ink. You can follow her homemade food gift adventures on Twitter at@mizmaggieb or in her first cookbookFood Gift Loveto be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in fall 2015.

Food Gift Love is a collection of more than 100 recipes for you to make, wrap and share. The chapters span all types of food, from something you might give in the moment to a potluck dish that you plan the night before, all the way to gifts you may make a few weeks in advance in time for a big celebration or the holidays.

Brooklyn Brewery Chef, Andrew Gerson, brings to the table ten years of culinary experience as a cook, educator and activist. As a graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo, Italy) and an active member of Slow Food, Andrew demonstrates and represents Brewmaster Garrett Oliver's philosophy on beer and food. Andrew is currently travelling his way around the States, collaborating with some of the country’s most innovative chefs, like Marcus Samuelson (NYC), Chris Shepherd of Houston’s Underbelly, from Sea Change in Minneapolis Jamie Malone, and Paco Roberts of NOLA’s Dinner Lab. During The Mash tour, Andrew has picked up new culinary ideas and shared his own from Stockholm to Las Vegas and everywhere in between, bringing you farm-to-table cuisine steeped in regional flavors, with a dash of Brooklyn fortitude sprinkled in for good measure.

When: Oct 17, 2014 8 PM to Oct 17, 2014 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20 )
Spooktacular Halloween Party - Ages 3 to 8

Attention all GHOSTS & GOBLINS ages 3 to 8!  Join us for a Spooktacular Halloween Party at OWL-ways Creative Studio!  This 2.5 hour SPOOK-TACULAR HAUNT will be a night to remember.  All children should come dressed in their boo-tiful Halloween costume.  Join us for a fun night filled with Halloween themed arts & crafts, story time, games, pumpkin decorating, mysterious snacks and ghoulish treats!  This is the perfect opportunity for the parents to enjoy a peaceful night out without their little monsters and goblins in tow!

$20 for the 1st child and $10 each addition child.

You can also register at:

When: Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to Oct 25, 2014 8 PMin Carver, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18 )
Bijou Wednesdays: Apollonia "Tour a Tour" World Tour

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Sharing the same musical roots, tastes and creative vision, Apollonia was a natural, if not inevitable progression for the trio. Serving as a platform for their productions, the label represents new beginnings based on a solid family that have already done much to shape the underground house scene, in Paris and beyond.

Apollonia DJ set - the boys present their new live performance at exclusive parties (DC10, fabric, Panorama Bar, BPM Festival) around the world, DJing together for an extended set of five hours or more. This is a one-vinyl-each, back2back concept for the full duration of the show. Boom!

When: Oct 15, 2014 10 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22 )
Moira Lo Bianco: Improvisation for Classical Pianists - Session 2

When: Oct 15, 2014 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13 )
Collect & Sort Donations at Catie's Closet
Sponsored by: Catie's Closet
Minimum age: 15
Volunteers will assist in our Distribution Center accepting donations and sorting, hanging and folding clothing in preparation for our school partners. This project is not T-accessible. This project is open to Boston Cares members who have completed an orientation. About Catie's Closet: Catie's Clos . . .

When: Oct 4, 2014 9 AM in Dracut, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09 )
Exact's Grand Opening / MFG Day Celebration
Exact, the business software partner for manufacturers and wholesale distributors, will host an event to promote New England manufacturing and celebrate the upcoming national Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) at the grand opening of its new office on October 1. Located in Waltham, Mass., the new office will help launch the company’s cloud-based product, Exact Online, in the U.S. Special guest, The Honorable Jeannette A. McCarthy, Mayor, City of Waltham, will attend for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and photo opportunity to help unveil Exact’s new office. Dave Lechleitner, principal at Exact and chair of the Software Technology Council for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, will give a presentation entitled “New England Manufacturing: The Five Year Outlook and Skills Gap.” Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and live music will follow

When: Oct 1, 2014 5 PM to Oct 1, 2014 7 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17 )
CPSM-Only Night (and Fellows too!)

Calling all SMPS Boston Chapter CPSMs and Fellows. You are all cordially invited to a fun and free networking event upstairs at GEM. This laid back event, complete with 2 free drink tickets each and appetizers, will offer a relaxing atmosphere for our CPSMs and Fellows to chat, unwind a bit, and get to know each other a little better.

When: Oct 15, 2014 5 PM to Oct 15, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17 )
Red Wine for White Wine Lovers
Suitable for White wine and Red wine lovers alike, this class will be an exploration of red wine for those looking to broaden their wine tastes or learn why they love red wine so much. We will start the evening with some Rosé and then try a variety of red wines which highlight some of classic[...]


When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $55 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
Digital Safety Session

Having trouble keeping up with the technology your kids are using? Worried they might not be safe online? This event is for you! 

We're going to focus on the different technologies teens of different age groups are using. We're then going to give you ideas of Apps, tracking methods, and help give insight for parents to ensure your kids are protected.

This event will start at 6:00 pm and run until 7:00 pm. Schedule will be as follows:

6:00 - Focus on 10-12 yr old presentation, Q&A

6:20 -Focus on 13-15 yr old presentation, Q&A

6:40 -Focus on 16-18 yr old presentation, Q&A

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Oct 23, 2014 6 PM to Oct 23, 2014 7 PMin Plymouth, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18 )
Pakachoag Halloween Party 2014

Come celebrate Halloween at Pakachoag!  Dress up in your costume and enjoy crafts, food and music with other little ghost, goblins, and ghoulies!  Free and open to all.  Please register ADULTS and CHILDREN so that we may prepare crafts and refreshments accordingly, as well as observe the legal ocupancy limits in the function facility.  Thank you!

When: Oct 17, 2014 6 PM to Oct 17, 2014 8 PMin Auburn, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18 )
Whitney Cummings
Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Cummings co-created and co-wrote, along with Michael Patrick King, the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which will return this Fall for a 3rd season. She also wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons between September 2011 – April 2013. Cummings appears regularly on E!’s, Chelsea Lately and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Roasts. Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year.

When: Dec 13, 2014 7 PM to Dec 13, 2014 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19 )
MA The Residential Energy Code - HVAC and Indoor Air Quality 10/22/2014

This training will focus on HVAC, indoor air quality, and the new energy code, including right sizing for mechanical systems. The content is grounded in the reality of what is being built in the Northeast and which current practices do not comply with the code.

When: Oct 22, 2014 1 PM to Oct 22, 2014 4 PMin Barnstable, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13 )
29 September - 1 October Boston KPI Professional Certification
General presentation

This certification course trains participants in how to establish and work with KPIs and offers them the opportunity to get certified on the ability to deploy and use KPIs in accordance with The KPI Institute's Key Performance Indicators Management Framework, the main body of knowledge on the rigorous use of KPIs in business.

Over the last 3 years, the team at The KPI Institute:

  • Documented 7,000+ KPIs from 15 functional areas and 24 industries
  • Reviewed 1,000+ performance reports from 125 countries
  • Referenced 20,000+ resources (books, articles, performance reports) as part of the documentation process
  • Developed over 150 KPI Dashboards and Balanced Scorecards.

Key Business Benefits
  • Have a clear understanding of the KPI management challenges and how to address them
  • Facilitate the KPI selection process and establishment of scorecards and dashboards at a functional and organisational level
  • Choose the right tools from the KPI management toolkit to maximise the impact of performance management in practice
  • Deploy and promote good practice in KPI activation, reporting and visualisation
  • Provide advice and coach colleagues on the rigorous approach to establish and use KPIs.

Reasons for attending this course
  • 10s of performance management system implementations informing the course content
  • 18 hours of technical training, complemented by over 2 hours of interactive discussions
  • 15 key concepts clarified
  • 13 insights into implementing and using KPIs smartly
  • 12 templates to support deployment of course learning
  • 11 years of experience in performance management synthesized in the course material
  • 10 smartKPIs explored in detail
  • 9 interactive exercises and group activities
  • 8 quick reference guides
  • 6 months of free access to the premium content.

Participant Certification

Participants will be pre-tested by using a multiple choice questionnaire at the beginning of each session. On Day 3, delegates can opt in to attend a final test to obtain the Certification from The KPI Institute.
Schedule overview

 Day One: Establishing KPIs

When: Sep 29, 2014 9 AM to Oct 1, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09 )
Stephin Merritt discusses 101 Two-Letter Words

Harvard Book Store welcomes singer-songwriter STEPHIN MERRITT of the Magnetic Fields for a presentation of Two-Letter Words—his one-of-a-kind celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble—in conversation with the Boston Globe's ETHAN GILSDORF.

Rolling Stone has called Stephin Merritt “the Cole Porter of his generation”; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as “the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker’s.” Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts—and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language.

With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 two-letter words included inThe Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at,gohino, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aakaoeqixu). And every one of the 101 poems is accompanied by a full-color illustration by the incomparable cartoonist Roz Chast.

101 Two-Letter Words is perfect for any language lover or Scrabble player (it may even improve your score!).

Tickets are also available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515.

When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 7 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
Burlington Quilters' Guild 31st Annual Quilt Show & Boutique

The Burlington Quilters’ Guild will host its 31st Annual Quilt Show, Boutique and Vendors.  Local quilters will display their handiwork at the Middlesex Community College, Campus Center,  591 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

This year’s show will feature our guild made, queen size, raffle quilt "Gemini" (pattern by Janine Burke) and  the Boutique has guild member made quilted crafts for sale.  We also have a large selection of raffle baskets to take chances on.  The raffle drawings will be Sunday at 3:30 pm, you do not need to be present to win.  Admission is $6.00   Buses welcome!   Free parking and handicap accessible. For info:  burlington_show@burlingtonquiltersguild

When: Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to Oct 26, 2014 5 PMin Bedford, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10 )
Building Inclusive Communities: Engaging with Our American-Muslim Neighbors

The events of 9/11, the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and most recently, the atrocities committed by ISIS forces in Iraq have all placed tremendous strain on American-Muslims’ relations with non-Muslims in communities across America.  Mutual suspicion on both sides of the divide has limited opportunities for meaningful interaction on issues of common concern, and challenged our deeply-cherished American identity as a “melting pot” nation built by immigrants from all walks of life.  Even in the Pioneer Valley - a region nationally-recognized for its diversity, tolerance, and wealth of top-tier academic institutions - these global events have had a palpable impact on community relations.  The high-profile trial and conviction of Muslim-American Ayyub-Abdul Alim on charges of illegal firearm possession in Springfield, the arrest of two Somali sisters over a physical altercation with a classmate over alleged bullying in West Springfield, and the protests and counter-protests these events spawned illustrate the extent of divisions within our community

Approximately 2% of Pioneer Valley residents practice Islam, and many of those identifying as Muslim are recent immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa.  Assimilation into American life can be difficult and confusing process that discourages many Muslims from connecting with Americans outside of their tightly knit immigrant community. Likewise, Muslims’ presence in the community can be a source of tension for many native-born residents who have never met a Muslim before, and who base their impressions of the culture and religion on such high-profile events as the Boston Marathon Bombing or 9/11.  Public sector officials who come into contact with Muslims may struggle to provide appropriate support without a contextual understanding of the familial or cultural dynamics at play.

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Critical Connections invite you to attend a free, full-day conference entitled Building Inclusive Communities: Engaging with our American-Muslim Neighbors.  Join the Pioneer Valley’s leading policy makers, academics, and opinion leaders as they explore how divides between American-Muslims and the broader American public have manifested in our community post-9/11.  This gathering of religious and community leaders, educators, social service providers, and law enforcement and media personnel is intended to provide public sector workers with an opportunity to improve their understanding of the American-Muslim experience, and identify strategies each sector can play in building safer, more inclusive communities.

Event highlights include:

  • Panel discussions chaired by local leaders in the education, law enforcement, faith-based, social service sectors on the problems, struggles, and opportunities faced by Muslim-Americans and non-Muslims in relation to one another;
  • Sector-specific working groups on strategies for building safer, more inclusive communities, drawing on best practices developed in other regions of the country;
  • A review of practical skills and competencies for engaging with resident Muslim and immigrant refugee communities.
  • A free networking lunch catered by Cedar’s Restaurant in Springfield, Massachusetts.

**Please note: Karuna Center and Critical Connections will limit registration to social workers, faith leaders, educators, and law enforcement officers based in the Pioneer Valley until October 17th at which point we will open registration up to the broader public to fill any remaining seats.

Conference Schedule

When: Nov 7, 2014 8 AM to Nov 7, 2014 4 PMin Holyoke, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08 )

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