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About Buzzards Bay
Buzzards Bay is located in southern Massachusetts along the north western side of the Cape Cod Canal. The tidal salt water bay is bordered on its entire east side by the towns of Upper Cape Cod and on its entire west side by 6 towns in southernmost Massachusetts. Buzzards Bay was established by Congress in 1985 as an "Estuary of National Significance".

The bay is home to many water and land recreational activities. On the water they include sailing and fishing, swimming and sunbathing. On the vast land surrounding Buzzards Bay you can visit State Forests and Reservations and take part in field trips based on nature and environmental studies. There are also numerous hiking and bike trails that lead to the bay from all of the surrounding communities.

Plan to attend or participate in the Buzzards Bay Regatta or just spend a leisurely vacation in and around Buzzards Bay. It will prove to be a memorable and pleasurable experience.

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STUDIO AND GALLERY VISIT | Raymoun Elouza Studio and Jack Shaiman Gallery
Visit Raymon Elozua’s studio in Mountain Dale, NY, and the Jack Shainman Gallery: The School in nearby Kinderhook. Trip and transportation organized by Independent Art Projects.

When: Aug 8, 2015 12 PM in Cummington, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12 )
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When: Aug 8, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 00 )
Comedian Bob Marley Live at The Plymouth Memorial Hall!
Bob returns to Plymouth! Always a different show! Great night out!

When: Jul 24, 2015 8 PM in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20 )
Introduction to Programming with Imagination Toolbox 2015
In this fun, intensive, hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to program 3D games and/or science simulation models using StarLogo Nova, an online educational software tool with a graphical programming interface. If you have never programmed before, this workshop will be a great introduction. For people with prior programming experience, this workshop will provide you with experience in an easy-to-use, powerful programming tool to add to your repertoire. 2015 Dates and Locations (all @ MIT Campus in Cambridge, MA): August 10* Room 56-154   Time: 9am-3pm Cost: $30 per person - covers breakfast, lunch, and all materials. Parking is available for an additional $25. * Family Edition - parents/teachers may bring their middle school age and older children/students, and mature high school students can register on their own. Family Edition is also open to general attendees.  All sessions provide identical material, but a beginner can easily take 2 or 3 sessions without repeating anything due to the facilitated, self-paced structure of the workshop. There is a minimum of 6 participants to hold a workshop. If you'd like us to run a session at your school that isn't scheduled here, please contact us. Eligibility Requirements: Educator, parent, hobbyist, or researcher. Middle school age and older kids/students welcome to register with their parents/teachers. Some computer knowledge - browsing the Web, saving files, and switching between different programs No prior programming experience required (but experienced programmers are also welcome).   Registration The workshop is open-admission, however, advanced sign-up is required. The $30 per-person registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and all of the workshop materials. The best way to get to MIT is via public transportation. If you require parking, we can purchase a parking pass for you for an additional $25, cheaper than nearby parking garages. Please bring a laptop with Chrome already installed on it. If you do not have a laptop capable of running the software, say so on the registration form; we will have a limited number of loaner laptops available for the workshop. Feedback from Past Participants "This was a good day. The written directions were specific and the facilitators were very helpful. I learned a lot!" "Great software. Can't wait to use it at school. It was a struggle, at first, understanding the relationships between the different parts of the software, but as we worked through the activities, it became much clearer." "Cook book + extensions = self learning. Great model." "Well organized. Staff were super helpful. My partners were wonderful. My table partners were supportive." "This workshop was extremely helpful and the helpers at our fingertips was great!"

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Student Showcase | StandUp [Neon]
**NOTE: If a date & time does not appear in the drop down list, it is possible that that show is SOLD OUT. (FULL STUDENT SHOWCASE SCHEDULE BELOW; CHECK FOR THE NAME OF THE STUDENT YOU WANT TO SEE AND CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO BUY TICKETS. PLEASE CONFIRM DATE AND TIME BEFORE YOU PURCHASE.) Monday, July 20, 2015 7:00 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Jake McDowell Featuring: Bradford Alves, Amy Barrett, Zachary Brazao, Kristin Carnes, Nate Davis, Lindsay Firger, Luba Futoransky, James Gallivan, Jeff Simons, Isaac Stoner, Aparna Sud, Ian Woodward Tickets: Use ticket button at top of this page Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Rob Crean Featuring: Morganna Becker, Erin Benson, Chris Bolin, Kevin Broderick, Heidi Brooks, Jaimil Choudhry, Sophie Hadingham, Lisa Lang, Maryanne McInturf, John Penney, Colin Quinn, Marie Wetmore Tickets: Use ticket button at top of this page 9:45 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Dana Jay Bein Featuring: Tredick Goodman, Keith Hollis, Sharvari Johari, Celeste Lamarre-Vernale, Cristian Machado, Olivia McCormick, Zack Miller, Lawrence Oak, Claudia Robinson, Sandra Rossi, Tony Turecki, Ryan Wall Tickets: Use ticket button at top of this page Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Dana Jay Bein Featuring: Gayle Buff, Michael Davol, Sam Dubal, Taylor Flood, Matt Kapolka, Jay Karthik, Michael Lodato, Gail McCarthy, Kerri Montgomery, James Owen, Sean Robbins, Ryan Yochim Tickets: Use ticket button at top of this page 8:30 PM - STANDUP WORKSHOP with Dana Jay Bein Featuring: Brian Agosta, Jessica Cerretani, Linda Champion, Dennis Donovan, Uchechukwu Egesionu, Jessica Hendel, Noreen Lacoy, Mark Lacoy, Elaina Rice, Kevin Schwartz, Brian Scully, Nils Vaule Tickets: Use ticket button at top of this page   TICKET INFORMATION   Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of the theater. Your e-ticket(s) will be attached to your order confirmation email.  No need to print! Just give your name at the door. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, click here to access the Eventbrite help center. If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order, click here to contact Eventbrite.  Need to view or update the information on your order? Click here for instructions.

When: Jul 27, 2015 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20 )
Plymouth 400 Captain and Crew Event Featuring Greg Skomal
This year's Bass & Blue tournament will kick off with the Captains and Crew Event featuring Great White Shark Expert Greg Skomal, who has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week". Join us at Brewer Plymouth Marine on Union Street in Plymouth from 6-9pm on Thursday, July 9, 2015 to hear Greg Skomal talk about his research into Great White Sharks and their habits in Massachusetts coastal waters. Attendees can also participate in a raffle featuring more than $2,000 in fishing and outdoor sports items, as well as restaurant gift certificates and gift baskets. Food will be provided by Alden Park Bar and Grill. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 7-15), and free for children ages 6 and younger. Ticket prices include one free drink ticket and one complimentary raffle ticket. This event is produced by the Plymouth 400 Bass and Blue Committee as a fundraiser for Plymouth 400, Inc.

When: Jul 9, 2015 6 PM in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18 )
LOFT Boston Grand Opening Reception
On the evening of July 8th we will be celebrating the launch of the LOFT’s first physical lab space, along with all of the initiatives it will continue to drive and support. In our quest to spark innovation within our internal organization, as well as within the Greater Boston community, we want to take this opportunity to open our doors to the larger entrepreneurial and university communities in Boston. This innovation capability will reach far beyond the thriving Seaport District and support both the company as well as the city of Boston in becoming a renowned leader in advancing technology. We hope to find ways to support the wider innovation ecosystem here in Boston and identify areas for collaboration as we launch.   This reception will also mark the completion of Unleash Boston, the first of a series of hackathons hosted by the LOFT. Reception attendees will have the opportunity to network with some of our own innovative minds from across North America, who will have just wrapped up two days of brainstorming, prototyping and pitching new business products and/or services! It will also be a great opportunity for those who participated in the hackathon to hear how innovators outside the company are moving things forward in their own respective realms.   To tie it all together, we are excited to announce that we will be joined by David Rose who will be speaking at the reception. David is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on making the physical environment an interface to digital information. He is a major speaker on The Internet of Things - the concept where everyday items become "enchanted objects," able to anticipate our needs, talk with each other, and make life simpler.  Event Agenda: 5:15 PM Guest Arrival 5:45 PM Guest Speaker & Ribbon Cutting 6:30 – 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception

When: Jul 8, 2015 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17 )
Raise The Roof - A Plimoth Cinema Special Event
THEY SET OUT TO RECONSTRUCT A LOST SYNAGOGUE. THEY RECOVERED A LOST WORLD. a feature documentary by Yari & Cary Wolinsky  Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio to embark on a 10-year pursuit—to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue. Leading over 300 students and professionals from 16 countries, the Browns grapple not just with the echoes of World War II when these buildings were destroyed by the Nazis, but also with warped timbers, tricky paints, and period hand tools. By the end of the project, they have done more than reconstruct a lost synagogue: they have recovered a lost world. In 2014, the Gwozdziec roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

When: Aug 2, 2015 6 PM in Housatonic, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18 )
ABRHS Class of 1980 35th Reunion
The Acton Boxborough Regional High School Class of 1980 will hold their 35th Reunion on October 10th from 7pm to midnight. We will serve hot & cold appetizers and cake for dessert. There will be a cash bar.

When: Oct 10, 2015 7 PM in Acton, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19 )
Barstool Sports Party Summer Cruise
Come join Barstool Sports for our only Party Cruise of the Summer This year we are hopping aboard the Provincetown II. What does that mean? Oh just the biggest party cruise ship in New England with 3 floors a capacity of 1,000 people. We will have multiple DJ's including DJ Costa on multiple floors. The whole Stool crew will be there. Booze, Music, Smokeshows, The Stool..It's what America is all about. The Provincetown II is located @ 200 Seaport Blvd (Next to Whiskey Priest) on the west or left hand side of the building if you are facing it. The ship is located just beyond the Dunkin Donuts. Boarding time is 7PM. The boat departs at 8PM. I suggest getting there on time because we will leave your ass on the dock if you're late. The will return to the docks at 11PM. Date: Friday, July 31st Time: 8-11PM (Boarding at 7PM) Age: 21+ Where: 200 Seaport Blvd (Next to Whiskey Priest) How much: $25 No Refunds - Rain or Shine

When: Jul 31, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19 )
Expressing Motherhood Boston Show
Expressing Motherhood is the hit, ongoing stage show that has been showcasing people sharing their stories about motherhood onstage since 2008. Watch our videos on YouTube and Vimeo. It was created in Los Angeles by two SAHM Lindsay Kavet and Jessica Cribbs.The moms took it to New York City in 2009, just one year after it’s conception and it performed to sold out audiences off-off Broadway.

When: Sep 25, 2015 8 PM in Dedham, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20 )
Workshop - Data Science for Behavior Analysts and Teachers - Fort Walton, FL
Data Science for Behavior Analysts Sponsored by Beyond Expectations Join us on July 11th, 2015, as we endeavor to break new ground in improving behavior by leading a one-of-a-kind workshop on data science. Offered to behavioral analysts, special education teachers, school psychologists, and parents of students with disabilities, we will teach you how to use data to improve the outcomes of all students.  The Chartlytics Workshop offers 7hrs of Type 2 BCBA credits Lead by Richard M. Kubina Jr., Ph.D., BCBAD, co-founder of Chartlytics, and Professor of Special Education at Pennsylvania State University, we will delve into the world of data analysis and how it can be applied to meaningfully improve current and future behaviors data analysis skills.  Identifying and describing behavior Today’s behavior analysts must observe, visually display, and determine the function of behavior. However, problems have started to creep into contemporary behavior analysis such as defining behavior using nouns (e.g., aggression, tantrum), improper verb forms (e.g., yelling, hitting), targets that lack movement (e.g., sitting still, being quiet), ambiguous verbs (e.g., understanding math facts, transition to social studies class), and social constructs (e.g., forgetting to use manners).  Our workshop helps participants learn by focusing more on how to “pinpoint” behavior. Chartlytics pinpoints have a movement cycle (action verbs plus noun) and context for where the behavior occurs, which make behavior analysts more effective when detecting behavior and communicating results to stake holders (e.g., parents, insurance companies, fellow behavior analysts).  Data recording Two major complications exist for counting and recording behavior, 1. using percent correct as the main decision making metric and 2. using interval records which do not reflect the fundamental properties. Research shows interval recording either under or overestimates the occurrence of behavior. Workshop participants will learn how to easily measure behavior with frequency, latency, and duration of these factors, as well as engage in data recording exercises to understand why frequency, latency, and duration serve as an eminently better data medium than interval records.  Graphical display Nonstandard linear graphs (NLG) pervade behavior analysis. Recent research show numerous problems associated with NLGs including improper scale proportions (leading to exaggerated or depressed trend and variability), scaling and labelling errors, and illegible data points. As a result, visual analysis is negatively affected. The present workshop will provide all attendees the skills to use the Standard Celeration Chart (SCC). The SCC not only rectifies all the previously mentioned problems, but it elevates the science of behavior by providing a true standard for judging the significance of behavioral change. Many other advantages will be discussed and demonstrated. About the Presenter Richard M. Kubina Jr., Ph.D., BCBA-D, taught special education in private schools specializing in post-acute brain trauma rehabilitation for three years. Currently, Dr. Kubina is the Professor of Special Education at Pennsylvania State University and teaches courses on methods for teaching reading, informal assessment, behavior analysis, and single case design. Dr. Kubina also conducts wide-ranging research in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis, Precision Teaching, and graphical display of data. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral level, and serves on a number of editorial boards for behavioral and special education journals.  Dr. Kubina is also the cofounder of Chartlytics, a company dedicated to making the world a better place through science and thoughtful, behavior engineering. FAQs  What are the objectives of the workshop? What will I learn? -State how pinpointing is used to make daily instruction/practice targets. -Compare interval recording and frequency data and state how frequency adds more precision and accuracy for observing behavior. -Count behaviors and calculate frequencies. Identify limitations nonstandard linear charts have for analyzing time-series data. -Chart behavioral data on a Standard Celeration Chart and identify the celeration value. -Develop a celeration-based analysis of problem behavior. -Discuss applications of Standard Celeration Charting for common acceleration and deceleration targets. -Identify how to manage replacement and prosocial behaviors in a structured manner.  Is there an abstract of the workshop I can share with colleagues?  Behavior analysts must observe, visually display, and determine the function of behavior. Workshop participants will learn how to “pinpoint” behavior. Pinpoints have a movement cycle (action verbs plus noun) and context for where the behavior occurs. Workshop participants will also learn how to easily measure behavior with frequency, latency, and duration. Participants will take part in data recording exercises and see how frequency, latency, and duration provide more information than interval records. The present workshop will demonstrate common problems with data display and subsequent data analysis in nonstandard line graphs. Learning how to use the Standard Celeration Chart for time series behavior has several advantages for the practicing behavior analyst, all of which will be discussed and practiced with workshop attendees. Participants will use the Standard Celeration Chart to chart behavioral data, employ basic data analysis (e.g., celeration, bounce or variability), and communicate data in a standard fashion with staff, clients, and parents. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We are hosting the workshop at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. You can park for free. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email us at  Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, you may transfer your ticket to another person to go in your place. Can I update my registration information? Yes.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No.  What is the refund policy? Generally no, we encourage you to transfer your ticket if possible.  The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes.  Are you serving lunch? Lunch is on your own, or with a new friend you met at the workshop. There are many nearby restaurants. We will have snacks for break however.

When: Jul 11, 2015 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09 )
Seaside Brewfest
Come on down to Broadway at Salisbury Beach, August 22, from 4 to 7 PM for Salisbury's first annual Seaside Brewfest! This event will be hosted by the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Commission. All proceeds will support the building of Salisbury's new Partridge Brook Park. Come support a great cause! Attendees will get to enjoy twelve 4oz glasses of beer, with over twelve brewers to select from! There will also be live music courtesy of Evolvement Radio! After the Brewfest ends, there will still be plenty to do at Salisbury Beach! Stay to enjoy the fireworks, live music, and local businesses. Brewers in attendance so far: Goose Island, Blue Point, Yuengling, Serria Nevada, Wachusett, Kona, Redhook, and Shock Top Location - Broadway, Salisbury Beach, Salisbury MA Date - August 22nd 2015 Time - 4PM to 7PM Event Fees - $30 General admission in advanced $35 Day of event general admission $10 Non-drinker admission Must PRINT ticket and bring to the event for admission. Please note: All sales are final. Purchasers must be 21 years of age and must have proper identification at the event.

When: Aug 22, 2015 4 PM in Salisbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16 )
The Wolfpack
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.

When: Jul 2, 2015 7:35:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:35:00 )
Babies and Books at the Library
Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
12 Sedgwick Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 10:30 – 11am

Babies ages 6-18 months are invited to join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, and songs.

LibraryJamaica Plain
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
Type of Event: Story Time
Cost: Free
Audience: Children (Ages 0-5)

When: Jul 15, 2015 12 AM in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00 )
CAMBRIDGE || The Paint Party UK Tour

When: Sep 30, 2015 10 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22 )
A Night of Endurance Love & Determintation - A Benefit for Eric Donovan
Join us October 2, as friends of Eric Donovan will gather at Indian Ponds, to support his fight. On March of 2003 Eric was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancer that attacks bone and soft tissue. He was given a 30 percent chance to live; despite all odds Eric fought relentlessly and entered remission six years later. The same summer he turned twenty-one and tragedy struck Eric and his family again. Eric was paralyzed from chest down in a diving accident at the Spit in Scituate, a sandbar at the mouth of the North River. After multiple surgeries to realign and stabilize his cervical spine, he gained sensation in one of his arms. Eric received physical therapy at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston in the months to follow. Eric is now going to Journey Forward a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program. Eric is one of the most inspirational people whose positive can-do attitude allows him to  persevere through any obstacle that he faces. The community of Scituate has a very strong bond, always coming together to support each other during the time of tragedy. We hope to benefit Eric as much as we did in 2010 at the House of Blues. The money we raise will help assist Eric in his rehabilitation process and the equipment that is needed for him to some day walk again.

When: Oct 2, 2015 6 PM in Kingston, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18 )
Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium
On October 2-3 2015, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators,  librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for the 2015 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium,  a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature. We’ll take a close up look at transformative life cycle of a book: how manuscripts morph into books, how old stories shift into new forms, how youth literature responds to a changing world, and how books transform readers. Attendees will leave with an insider’s look into award winning books to excite and inspire young readers.  Register today to receive the $99.00 USD early bird rate!

When: Oct 2, 2015 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17 )
Opera Night - Dirk Hillyer Orchestra
An Evening of Opera Arias presents some of the greatest music ever written including works by Mozart, Puccini and Verdi. Every song is a favorite from the classics, recognizable and soaring in its lyricism. Bathe in the beauty of each melody as you relax under the stars. Don't miss this very special opportunity presented by the popular Hillyer Festival Orchestra returning for its second year.

When: Jul 18, 2015 7 PM in Newburyport, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19 )
Fourth of July Favorites
On the menu: Feta & Radish Dip; BLT Turkey Sliders; Red, White & Bleu Potato Salad; Simple Berry Crumble The Fourth of July is all about good food, cold drinks and summer fun, but the old standbys full of red and blue food coloring are a bit out-dated. You’ll learn to prepare a few tasty recipes that are easy to make and that all of your guests will love! This is a hands-on class.

When: Jul 1, 2015 6 PM in Dedham, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18 )
Beyond the Basics with Speedlights
This course is a further exploration into our Lighting with Speedlight Basics class. This course specifically focuses on using flash OFF-camera with light modifiers and gives a more hands-on opportunity to use flash. We will be discussing: -Internal vs. external triggering systems -Modifying light on those flashes -Weather permitting, photographing outside using flash mixed with ambient light. We will be using a model during the class. This class is geared towards anyone interested in understanding "beyond the basics" using their flash. (Recommended: Taking Lighting with Speedlights Basics prior to this class.) This is a 4-hour class with a 30-minute break.

When: Jul 12, 2015 11 AM in Melrose, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 11 )
Open edX Con 2015
Join Open edXers from around the world for the second Open edX Con! Open edX users, developers, and enthusiasts will gather at Wellsley College in Wellesley, MA for two days of talks, panels, and discussions around the free and open source education platform that powers learning and education everywhere. Following the conference, there will be a hackathon in Cambridge, MA, near the edX office. If you would like to know more about the registration options, please see the conference website. Learn more about the conference. Learn more about us.

When: Oct 12, 2015 9 AM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09 )
Bright New Stars: Tall Heights & Gabriel Morton

When: Jul 18, 2015 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19 )
Caitlin Moran at the Brattle Theatre
Harvard Book Store welcomes CAITLIN MORAN, author of How to Be a Woman, reads from her new-to-paperback novel, How to Build a Girl. The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel. What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself. It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes—but without the dying young bit. By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.

When: Jul 8, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18 )
Music on the Misselwood Lawn
Enjoy an evening of Music on the Misselwood Lawn at Endicott College Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:30-8:00pm Misselwood Estate Endicott College 407 Hale Street Beverly, MA 01915 Pack a picnic and bring your friends and family for a fun filled evening of music from Horizon and the Horns on Endicott’s oceanside lawn at Misselwood. Gates will open at 5:30pm for picnicking and the entertainment will begin at 6:00pm. Please feel free to pack a blanket or chair to enjoy the evening. There will be a cash bar provided and outside alcohol is not permitted. Cost: $5 per person* Children under the age of 12 are free   *A small portion of the ticket price will be used as support for Endicott College’s Annual Fund  

When: Aug 11, 2015 5 PM in Beverly, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17 )
SeaSideAffair w/ Joyner Lucus
BENT X P.U.S.H Ent Presents...  Seaside Affair With LIVE Preformence by Joyner Lucus and Jamn 94.5 own DJ EDUBBLE along with DJ Papadon x DJ TGIF x DJ Amarie  Saturday July 18th 2015 from 9pm-12pm  boarding at 8pm  departing at 9pm sharp!  60 ROWES WHARF BOSTON MASS , GATE C 21+ Event  For more information please contact (774) 244-9058, (518) 337-0626 or (617) 513-8193  EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ONLY $35!!!!! 

When: Jul 18, 2015 9 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 21 )
Sizzling Summer Fiesta with Nola’s Fresh Foods
On the menu: Steak Fajitas; Mango & Avocado Shrimp Tacos; Quinoa with Kale & Salsa Fresca Join us for this fun and festive class with owner of Nola’s Fresh Foods--and one of our favorite salsa-makers--Sherie Grillon! You’ll watch and learn as Sherie introduces you to a few of her favorite Tex-Mex-inspired dishes and, of course, her outstanding locally-made salsa! This is a demonstration-style class.

When: Jul 2, 2015 6 PM in Dedham, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18 )
2015 New England HIMSS Showcase Event
Join us for the New England HIMSS Showcase Event at the UMass Club on Tuesday, August 25th. This event will offer a chance to visit our sponsor showcase, network with industry professionals, and enjoy some food and beverage.  We hope to have a keynote speaker/presentation as well.  More information will follow!  Event Sponsor         Premier Sponsors                                           Corporate Sponsors                          In-kind Sponsors         

When: Aug 25, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18 )
Cape Cod Brew Fest l 2015
Fourth Annual Cape Cod Brew Fest We look forward to hosting the third annual Cape Cod Brew Fest on September 26, 2015 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. Join us for this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 75+ micro breweries with an emphasis on local brewers. The event will have one session from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. The festival will feature live music and food trucks & vendors will be on-site for purchase. Every attendee will receive a custom glass. A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Barnstable County Agricultural Society. The Cape Cod Brew Fest is a 21+ event. No one under the legal age will be admitted, including minors, children, infants and babies. No pets allowed.

When: Sep 26, 2015 3 PM in Falmouth, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15 )
Extreme Makeover Life Edition
Ladies… are you in need of a MAKEOVER? Better yet, a Spiritual Extreme MAKEOVER? Then get ready to experience a MAKEOVER like none other on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Beauty tips include: Mind Over Matter, Emotional Build Up & An Extreme Overhaul. This is a FREE event so ladies bring your family & sista-friends! Light refreshments will be served.    *Registration accepted for the RBWomen Retreat 2015

When: Jul 11, 2015 12 PM in Abington, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12 )
Dogs & Storks: Preparing Families with Dogs for Life with Baby
Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone involved, including the family dog. Dogs & Storks is the first national program that offers positive, practical, and fun solutions to help families with dogs prepare for baby before baby arrives. If your dog has never spent significant time around babies, toddlers, and children, don’t wait until baby comes home to discover potential problems. Preparing ahead decreases stress and increases success! Our two hour presentation workshop covers: Preparing your dog before baby arrives Introducing your dog after baby arrives Reading your dog’s body language and recognizing signs of stress Creating a safe environment for everyone Workshop fee is $30.00. Maximum of two people may attend per registrant. Workshop includes an informational booklet. Please do not bring your dog to the workshop.

When: Jul 26, 2015 10 AM in Springfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10 )
Tribe1187 goes to Fenway! (20's-30's @ Temple Ohabei Shalom)
Join Tribe1187 (20's-30's @ Temple Ohabei Shalom) Tuesday July 28th at Fenway Park!  JUST ANNOUNCED: RED SOX TO RETIRE PEDRO MARTINEZ'S JERSEY! Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox @ 7:10pm 5:30-6:30pm: Meet the Tribe before the game (Bar TBD) Get to know us and grab a drink and/or some food before the first pitch. Not able to meet beforehand? Not to worry, electronic tickets will be sent via email so you can meet us at Fenway. Tickets for the game are $40. If you would like to be seated with a friend please purchase your tickets together. (Or meet someone new!)  6:45-7:10pm: We will be in our section ready for an amazing night!   Tickets will sell out fast so get them now! For more information please e-mail or visit our website.  Your Town. Your Tribe. Tribe1187@Temple Ohabei Shalom

When: Jul 28, 2015 7:10:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:10:00 )
4th Annual Samuel Adams Independence Bash!
Kick off 4th of July Weekend with us & Samuel Adams at the 4th Annual Independence Bash!!  * Tap Takeover with Specialty Craft Brews & Sam Classics *  The Sphinx Belgian Pale Ale Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA Brick Red Irish Red Ale Curious Traveler Shandy Boston Lager Summer Ale   * Giveaways *  * Live Music by Under The Covers * PLUS Enter to win the Ultimate Sam Adams - Red Sox Fan Experience PreParty with Sam Adams: 9-10pm Beer samples & special giveaways What better place to celebrate our independence than where it all began – the Cradle of Liberty! #RedWhiteBrew This ticket guarantees FREE entry until 10pm  (first come, first admitted) $10 after 10pm Must be 21+

When: Jul 3, 2015 9 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21 )
Summer Daze Bar Crawl Sponsored by The Collective Clothing
Who doesn’t love outdoor drinking?   Summer Daze Bar Crawl brings you Boston’s best outdoor drinking venues. Whether it is an outdoor patio or a roof deck we will be stopping by to party   The event will run 12PM-9PM   With ticket purchase you will receive a Summer Daze Tank Top designed by The Collective Clothing, entry into all the locations no cover, party shades, koozis and bar specials. You will check in with your ticket and pick up you items between 12-3 at Tias. Tanks are unisex with size options starting at XS and running to XL   Join the Facebook event page for updates     Stop List Tias (Check In Location 12-3PM) The Landing Market Roof Deck Sterlings Patio Society on High Patio The Littlest Bar Patio The Times Patio Whisky Priest Roof Deck Atlantic Beer Garden Roof Deck     Location Photos           This is a 21 Plus event....All sales are final....Bars have the final choice regarding entry related to all patron

When: Jul 18, 2015 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12 )
Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Outlook 2015
North America experienced a boom in private equity activity last year, with over 1,000 buyouts taking place on the continent for the first time since 2007. According to Preqin’s Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, last June saw PE and VC assets under management reach a new high of US$3.8tn. At the same time, dry powder for these companies rose 11.9% in 2014, to US$1.2tn.   Looking at the US in particular, Preqin research also found that US-focused buyout funds make up nearly two-thirds (63% of the total), compared with 56% over the last decade. Yet despite this, there are some concerns. The increasing amount of capital and investor demand is creating pressure around valuations, and the exit market, after a solid 2014, is slowing down somewhat. How has this changed the PE/VC landscape in North America, and what does the future hold?   Join Mergermarket and RR Donnelley’s panel discussion to look at these topics in depth, and more, followed by a cocktail reception.    Register now for this complimentary event   Topics include: What has been driving North America’s private equity and venture capital boom in the last 18 months? How can PE firms stay ahead in the extremely competitive North-American market? What is attracting private equity to North American tech, industrial and chemicals and business services companies? How can VCs decide at what stage to invest in a company? How are VC firms in North America dealing with competition in the shapes of new forms of finance, such as angel investors, crowdfunding and accelerators? Will the fall in the number of PE/VC exits continue, and what does effect will this fall have?

When: Jul 14, 2015 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16 )
MassChallenge Presents: 1000 Pirates
One ship. A thousand buccaneers. Carousin' on the high seas of the Boston Harrrrbor! Come Aboard for 1,000 Pirates! Ahoy there!  If ye haven't heard the squawk on the street, we're weighing anchor on July 1st to parrrrty with the most dastardly startup scoundrels!   This affair ain't fer landlubbers! We're going on a two-hour trip around Boston Harrrbor. There's gonna be plenty of grub, grog, and jiggin'.... Jiggin' not yar thing? Use the chance to meet other pirates just like yourself and sing the finest of sea shanties. Of course we want you to dress like a pirate! So pick out yar finest eye-patch and polish your hook -- there'll be plenty o'booty fer the best gear!  Pigeon Tag: #1000Pirates DETAILS:  WHERE: World Trade Center Pier – 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210 WHEN: Wednesday, July 1st, Boarding begins at: 6:30PM Ship leaves at: 7:00PM Ship returns at: 10:00PM WHAT: A Pirate Party WHO: All MassChallenge alumni classes, current finalist class, mentors, community members and the MassChallenge staff! Thank you to -  OUR SPONSORS:  OUR EVENT PARTNERS:   FAQs Will people dress up? You bet your arse they will. In fact, there will be a 1,000 Pirates Costume Contest where the top 3 contestants will be awarded prizes (TBD) for their efforts!  Will tickets be sold at the door?   Tickets are $10, and will NOT be sold at the door. So purchase your tickets on Eventbrite before they sell out!  Will there be food?  Larry J’s BBQ Cafe is providing us with some seriously good eats (free with your ticket).  Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?  You must be 21 years old or over to attend.  Will the cash bar accept credit card payments?  There are no credit cards accepted on the boat and there is one ATM on deck.  For convenience, we recommend you to bring cash with you on the boat.  Other ATMs are located at: Whiskey Priest (outside) Sovereign Bank (right inside the World Trade Center front entrance) Bank of America at 601 Congress Street (two blocks away)

When: Jul 1, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18 )
Merchandise Vendor - South Shore Irish Festival - September 12, 13 - 2015
South Shore Irish Festival - September 12, 13th with major entertainment from Ireland to Include Johnny McEvoy, Plus Celtic Tenor John McDermott, McLean Ave - Over 20 Irish Bands Also Featuring The Dunleavey Shaffer Scholl of Irish Dance - We expect Great Attendance wirth World Class Entertainment! First In - Gets the best Location! Includes Power Bring your Own Tent - Tables - Chairs Rain or Shine

When: Sep 12, 2015 11 AM in Marshfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11 )
Framingham, MA TLI (July 8, 2015)
Toastmasters Leadership Institute Toastmasters Leadership Instittute (TLI) is open to all members. Club officers also have an opportunity to earn credit towards the distinguished club program (DCP) through their attendance and participation in the training. Topics discussed include how to run a club, excellence as a club officer, toastmasters standards, best practice discussions, leadership training, and more.   Regardless of whether you’re a club officer, you are welcome to attend, join in the fun, and meet the leaders and future leaders of your district. A club must have 4 officers trained at both the summer and winter TLIs to complete DCP (Distinguished Club Program) goal 9.

When: Jul 8, 2015 5 PM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17 )
Big Country Boston Pub Crawl
Big Country Boston is proud to present our annual COUNTRY PUB CRAWL! Come join us before the big show @ Fenway Park as we hit every bar in the Fenway area! The crawl starts at 10am at Baseball Tavern. Here's what your bracelet gets you: -Free Admission to every bar on the list -10+ Bars & 10+ Bands -Free Cowboy Hat -Registration at Baseball Tavern at 10am -Drink Specials -Pub Crawl schedule will be released at Baseball Tavern! -Much, Much More! ***Ticket does not guarentee entry to bars that are over capacity. Each bar has right to refuse entry to any patron. This event is 21+. NO REFUNDS***

When: Aug 8, 2015 10 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10 )
Introduction to Leatherworking: Leather Carving JULY
Description: In this four-week introduction, students will be introduced to the basics of leather carving and have the opportunity to hone their skills on a small project which they will take all the way from design to completion. Students will select from among a series of projects that could involve extensive carving, such as a wallet or belt. We will go over the fundamental tools and techniques for leather carving and coloring, becoming comfortable with use of the tools and techniques. Class Goals: By the end of this class, students will be comfortable with the fundamental tools and techniques for leather carving and coloring, and will have designed, fabricated, and finished their own original leather project. Prerequisites: No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Tools from the Intro to Leatherworking class can be used. A basic materials kit can be purchased for a minimum of $45 but it is recommended that students purchase additional materials which may cost significantly more depending on student preference. The full materials list is: head knife, swivel knife, mallet, awl, needles, thread, dye, belt buckle/other hardware, leather (or a project kit), granite slab, poundo board, jeweler's rouge, vellum, paint/dye, edger, groover, spacer, beveler, skiving tool, anvil, paint brushes, a notebook, and a ruler. Instructor Biography: Emily Lamkin is a professional artist and designer. Her leather working business, Curious Alchemy (, specializes in leather masks and accessories. Emily has a broad range of artistic schooling and background which she brings to all her projects. She has been a leatherworker for many years and is well versed in the plethora of tools and techniques required in leather craft; knowledge which she is excited to be able to share with others! Event Time: Session 1: Wednesday, July 8, 6:30PM - 8:30PM Session 2: Wednesday, July 15, 6:30PM - 8:30PM Session 3: Wednesday, July 22, 6:30PM - 8:30PM Session 4: Wednesday, July 29, 6:30PM - 8:30PM   REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.   CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.

When: Jul 8, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18 )
The Sixth Annual Mass Brewers Fest
Kick off the Labor Day Weekend at the 6th Annual Mass Brewers Fest. Featuring more than 100 different beers from 30+ member breweries in the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, the Mass Brewers Fest provides an excellent opportunity for craft beer lovers to sample local favorites, as well as some specialty beers brewed exclusively for this festival. The Mass Brewers Fest will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 4th at the World Trade Center Head House Concourse, located at 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston. This beautiful indoor/outdoor venue offers great views of the skyline and harbor. Past Breweries: Amherst Brewing Company Bad Martha Beer Banner Beer Company Beer Works Berkshire Brewing Company Blue Hills Brewery Bog Iron Brewing Boston Beer Company Buzzards Bay Brewing Company Cambridge Brewing Company Cape Ann Brewing Company Cape Cod Beer Cisco Brewers Clown Shoes Beer Do Can Brewery Harpoon High Horse Brewing Hopsters Idle Hands Craft Ales/ Enlightenment Ales Independent Fermentations Brewing Ipswich Ale Brewery Mayflower Brewing Company Newburyport Brewing Company Notch Brewing Paper City Brewery Portico Brewing Company Riverwalk Brewing Somerville Brewing Company The Tap Brewing Company Wachusett Brewing Company Wormtown Brewing   RAIN or SHINE 21+, proper ID required   No Refunds

When: Sep 4, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18 )
Beginner Photography Class
Beginner Photography (Weeknight sessions run 2 hours over 2 evenings- Ex. July 7th/14th; Weekend Sessions run 5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch) Photography is about controlling light. Come and learn how to improve your images and picture taking techniques. Offered monthly, the Basic Photography Class is a two-session lecture and hands-on interactive workshop, teaching how to use the basic camera controls; and adjusting aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings to get a proper exposure. Also covered is using aperture for depth-of-field (controlling what’s in focus in the background); stopping action with shutter speed settings; selecting the correct White Balance for color correction management. In the second session, we pull it all together with an individual practical exercise using all of the elements presented during the training session.  Bring your camera with a fully charged battery. This class is offered in our Melrose store classroom.

When: Jul 11, 2015 10 AM in Melrose, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10 )
The Mystix
Noted for their impeccable musicianship as well as their soulful, spirited and lighthearted performances, THE MYSTIX never fail to deliver a thrilling show. The Mystix continue to headline major venues throughout New England, performing their unique interpretations of the music of rural America, as well as inspired original material. Their four previous CDs have enjoyed critical acclaim as well as substantial airplay across the country and around the world, consistently appearing on major Americana/Roots charts in the US, UK and Europe.

When: Aug 8, 2015 7 PM in Newburyport, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 19 )
Kids Camp 25th Anniversary
"We're all part of FACE's Army..." If you remember this song (and can still sing it at the top of your lungs), your presence is requested at the 25th Anniversary of St. Gerard's Kids Camp. Join Mike & Judie Mahan, and the rest of the Kids Camp family for a night of FUN (and probably an Ooogie Ooogie Ooggie). There will be heavy hors d'oevres, cash bar, dancing, trivia, and a whole lot of reminiscing.  Please note this event is for Kids Camp Alumni (18+) If you have old Kids Camp pictures - please send them our way! We hope you can make it!  

When: Jul 18, 2015 7 PM in Canton, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19 )
2015 Hawthorne Hotel Halloween Party: A Night to Dismember
If you have not been to the Halloween Party at the Hawthorne, you have not really experienced Halloween. A tradition for over 20 years, this party sells out every year and is the "place to be" in Salem on All Hallows' Eve. The Hawthorne Hotel's annual Halloween Party is the biggest and best Salem has to offer. Enjoy three floors of food, fine costumes, live music, DJs, dancing, psychics, and of course the big Hawthorne costume contest. This year's theme is "A Night to Dismember," so start planning your costumes early. Winners of categories such as best individual, best group, best themed costume are awarded with cash prizes and, most importanlty, claim to a 12-month bragging right. Doors open 7:30PM.

When: Oct 30, 2015 8 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20 )
Show International Visitors the Home of the Boston Red Sox
Sponsored by: HI-Boston
Minimum age: 18
Do you enjoy meeting new people and showing off Boston's coolest attractions/neighborhoods? Then sign-up to be a Fenway Guide at the Boston Hostel!HI-Boston is looking for individuals interested in leading tours to Fenway for groups of travelers from all over the world. At Fenway, staff will lead th . . .

When: Aug 13, 2015 11 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11 )
Powderhouse - Band Without Hands
Age Limit: 21+


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When: Jul 18, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19 )
Hike Spectacle Island with Universal Access
Sponsored by: Stavros/Universal Access Program
Minimum age: 16
Come take a hike and explore beautiful places and meet great people! We are an accessible recreation organization providing year round unique opportunities for people with varying abilities so that family and friends can play together. We have custom adaptive equipment including mountain wheelchairs . . .

When: Sep 1, 2015 9 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09 )
Show International Visitors the Home of the Boston Red Sox
Sponsored by: HI-Boston
Minimum age: 18
Do you enjoy meeting new people and showing off Boston's coolest attractions/neighborhoods? Then sign-up to be a Fenway Guide at the Boston Hostel!HI-Boston is looking for individuals interested in leading tours to Fenway for groups of travelers from all over the world. At Fenway, staff will lead th . . .

When: Dec 17, 2015 11 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11 )
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.Catie's Closet is 2014 MassChallenge Diamond Winner! This project is not T-accessible.This project is open to Boston Cares members who have completed . . .

When: Aug 15, 2015 9 AM in Dracut, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09 )

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