Full of off-the-cuff humor and unpredictable moments, Improv Jones Boston's outrageously fun comedy show turns audience suggestions into fast-paced and hilarious scenes and sketches. The Boston-based comedy troupe specializes in long-form improv comedy along with the popular short-form games made famous on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? And since the jokes and sketches are always made up on the spot, it's never the same show twice.
Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons has collected quite a few awards on his shelf, including four Daytime Emmys as a writer and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Jury Award for Best Comedian from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for hosting the MTV game show Idiot Savants. Fitzsimmons has appeared frequently on the late-night TV circuit -- Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn -- and is a regular guest on Chelsea Lately and Howard Stern, with more than 50 appearances on Stern's radio show. He wrote for HBO's Lucky Louie, ABC's Politically Incorrect and Comedy Central's The Man Show and hosts his own show on Stern's Sirius/XM radio station, as well as the popular FitzDog Radio podcast. Catch the comic and best-selling author live at Laugh Boston.
Take in the beautiful sights of Boston, discover the fascinating lock system of the Charles River and learn a bit of Boston history as you watch the sun set over Cambridge. With a panoramic-windowed boat offering great views as you cruise, the narrated Charles River journey will sail past Beacon Hill, the beautiful mansions of Back Bay, Harvard, M.I.T., Boston University and the Esplanade. You'll also get to pass under the Longfellow Bridge, listen to cocktail music and enjoy a drink from the full-service bar during this Charles Riverboat Company cruise.
When: Aug 30, 2015 5 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: $9.72 (Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17 )
Million Dollar Words: Salary & Equal Pay Negotiations Wednesday, September 16th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The offices of William Gallagher Associates, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA Let’s hear from a salary and career negotiation consultant for strategies, tactics and tools to negotiate salaries. As professionals we all have different career goals. Salary negotiation is however a common challenge – Equal pay is also a hot topic!! Come and learn the expectations, preparation, and the language of pay and benefits negotiation from Katie Donovan (Equal Pay Negotiations LLC). Registration: BWF members $15. Non-members $35. Lunch is included. Cancellation Notice: Refunds are offered for those attendees who notify us at least 48 hours prior to the event. If you do not attend the event and do not notify us of your non-attendance, we will not refund your payment. To cancel your attendance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. About Our Speaker: Katie Donovan is a salary and career negotiation consultant, equal pay consultant, and keynote speaker. Her company, Equal Pay Negotiations LLC, is dedicated to achieving equal pay by consulting for all the stakeholders: female employees, employers, and policy makers. Katie’s 360-degree background in employment, which includes working for a staffing firm, an applicant-tracking developer, and a trade association, brings a unique and pragmatic perspective to the work. Ms. Donovan’s helps her employee clients typically negotiate increases of $5,000 to $50,000. Katie expands the equal pay toolbox of employers and policy makers to include an end of using previous pay in the hiring process and other no-cost or low-cost to implement actions. Katie was part of the team that wrote legislation in MA and advised CA on similar legislation filed by both states in 2015. Ms. Donovan speaks and conducts workshops on equal pay, salary negotiations, and career management at such venues as Harvard Business School, NASDAQ, Women in Construction, Association of American University Women, University of North Carolina, and Mom Corps. She is frequently quoted by and contributes to media including Mashable, SELF Magazine, Forbes, NPR, and more. Ms. Donovan earned her MBA from McCallum School of Business, Bentley University in Waltham, MA and a BA in Economics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is a member of the Legislative Taskforce of National Organization for Women (NOW) Mass Chapter, the Steering Committee of 2020 Women on Boards Boston Chapter, the Board of Visitors of Miss Hall’s School, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), American Association of University Women (AAUW), Ellevate, and Boston GLOW. Katie grew up in Chelsea, MA and has stayed close to her roots, as has her extended family. She loves Boston and its two best sports, Red Sox baseball and politics. When not working, she can be found enjoying Boston and Cape Cod with friends and family, practicing yoga, kayaking, and baking.
When: Sep 16, 2015 11 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11 )
Boston History Cruise: Bridges & Locks of the Charles River
See the sights, discover the fascinating lock system of the Charles and learn a bit of Boston history on this exciting cruise. Featuring wraparound seating for great views as you cruise, the narrated journey will sail past the Leonard B. Zakim Bridge construction and under the B & M Railroad Bridge as it opens for the yacht. You'll also see the Craigie Bridge, Longfellow Bridge and Prison Point Bridge, in addition to shore-side landmarks including MIT, the Hatch Shell, the John Hancock Tower, the Prudential Tower and the Berkley Building. You'll learn about the locks and catch a glimpse of the Old North Church made famous by the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. The one hour and 45-minute cruise features a cash bar and stunning views from the open deck or in the shade.
When: Aug 29, 2015 1:15:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: COMP - $24.00 (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:15:00 )
When intimated, a porcupine spikes its quills, a cobra flicks its tongue ... and comedian Dan Soder? Well, his defense mechanism is to affect a Russian accent (because "Russians are the scariest white people"). His hilarious sets are full of such pro-tips and off-center insights, all illustrated with amazing impressions of oddballs, old people and toddlers-who-are-way-too-good-with-iPads. He's been on TBS' Conan and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and has hosted the Yahoo! web series Mansome, produced by Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman and Will Arnett. Lately, he has been a frequent guest and a "third mic" on the hit radio show Opie with Jim Norton. Now he steps back onto the stand-up stage at Laugh Boston.
When: Oct 1, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: COMP - $12.50 (Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20 )
Jumpstart your fun on Saturday night at the early show at Stage Nightclub, where you'll see burlesque, drag shows, song-and-dance performances and more. You don't have to wait till late at Boston's only variety show because the action begins at 7:30pm. Whether you're celebrating girls' night out, a birthday, bachelorette party or just out with a friend, go where the tassels are twirling, hips are shaking and drinks are flowing -- and you never know what talents will pop up on stage.
When: Aug 29, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: COMP - $10.00 (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19 )
Fine Line Comedy: Boston's Best Long-Form Improv
A talented trio of Beantown's best troupes team up for a night of long-form improv comedy every month at Fort Point's Boston Button Factory. You'll enjoy the off-the-cuff stylings of the two house teams, Summer Boyfriend and The Fury, along with a specially selected guest ensemble, who're more than ready to spin comic gold out of audience suggestions. The show comes courtesy of Catalyst Comedy and the Ministry of Theater, which also produces the city's popular and long-running Boston's Unscripted Musical Project.
Two Pairings: Wine and Beer Open Wed Sept 2, 2015, 5-7pm The Odd Couple The two wines on sale today, and open this evening, are an Odd combination in the sense that one is Old World, made from little known grapes (at least around here), and the other is New World, made from one of the classic and we[...]
Ernesto Burden, VP Digital at Newspapers of New England, will guide participants through key trends in digital marketing. He will leave attendees with immediate actions they can take to improve their businesses' web sites and digital reputation.
Changes to Google to boost mobile friendly sites
What is responsive design?
Changing audience behaviors for New England readers
Bonus: Social Media Session with Lois Dolley, NNE Digital Marketing Product Manager. Learn the top 10 engagement tips that you can use to boost your businesses' social media visibility today.
Please RSVP by September 29, 2015 – Space is limited.
Presented by the Daily Hampshire Gazette and NNEdigital
When: Oct 6, 2015 7 AM in Hadley, Massachusetts Cost: 0.0 (Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07 )
The only burlesque tribute personally approved by "Song Of Ice and Fire" author George R. R. Martin himself! After selling out venues up and down the mid-Atlantic last year, the houses of Richmonde, DeeSee and Bawlmer return with tantalizing teases, farcical follies, and more.
Bella La Blanc,
Dante the Inferno,
and Xander Lovecraft.
Hosted by Ego Von Hubris.
For the night is dark and full of rhinestones.
Arya gonna come see us? Aw, c'mon, you gotta have a Sansa humor!
No one will be seated during the harrowing Mountain vs Red Viper duel sequence.
When: Aug 30, 2015 8 PM to Aug 30, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: $12 (Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20 )
REACH! Presents - Join us for an evening at the coolest, hippest, most awesome boutique in South Boston, Dew Luxe owned by one of the most fabulous entrepreneurs you will ever meet, Michaela Bavis. She's a young, fashionable, mom who is building an amazing brand. She's everything that REACH! is about! She's got hustle. She's an amazing networker, business owner, and mom! I'm so proud to call her a friend. I hope you will join me for a gals night at her boutique. Here's what I promise: 1. The best hors d'oeuvres and champagne that Southie has to offer. 2. Designer fashion at affordable price tags. 3. Killer networking with the finest female entrepreneurs from around Massachusetts, all who support and promote women with REACH!. I hope you can make it...it's going to be an awesome night out networking with cool peeps....
William Shakespeare's sonnets and stage works overflow with some of the most vivid and vibrant texts ever written in the English language. Our Spring Concert will feature texts by Shakespeare, sung by the Heritage Chorale in a wide range of musical styles, from madrigals to jazz. To round out the program, the Heritage Chorale will present music by various 17th-century composers, the very music that resonated in the hearts and minds of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. There will be a post-concert reception Parking is free Satellite parking and a free shuttle bus will be available from 2pm to 7:30pm at: Woodward Elementary School Cordaville Road, Southborough
When: May 14, 2016 7 PM to May 14, 2016 10 PMin Southborough, Massachusetts Cost: 6 - 21 USD (Sat, 14 May 2016 19 )
Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is fervently cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation. Members of Soule Monde have appeared at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, and have shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Rolling Stones, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Victor Wooten, Mike Gordon, Viperhouse + Strangefolk. Ray and Russ are both current touring members of Trey Anastasio Band.
8- 8:45 Tony Figueroa 9- 9:35 Dead Green Roses 9:45- 10:25 The Noble Impoverished 10:40- 11:10 Bill Dwyer (solo) 11:20- 12:00 Salient Point 12:10- 12:45 Diamond Machine 8:00 DOORS // 21+ // $7 at the door, $5 advance
When: Aug 29, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20 )
Community Connections is the JCC's popular networking group for local business owners an professionals. Check out our Fall 2015 events, including Ask the Experts: Book Writing and Publishing on Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:00pm. Spend an evening with authors, publishers and agents. You'll hear insights on how to get published - and you'll get a chance to ask them questions. Our Panel Barbara Rosenberg owns The Rosenberg Group literary agency, representing romance and women's fiction authors, trade and non-fiction authors and college textbook authors. Laurie Faria Stolarz has written several popular young adult novels, including the Dark House series published by Disney/Hyperion Books for Children. Julianna Thibodeaux is an award-winning journalist, freelance writer & editor, creative writing instructor and writing coach. She is currently working on a novel and a memoir. Look for her writing classes this coming fall at JCC of the North Shore. www.jccns.org . Lisa Sugarman writes the nationally-syndicated humor column "It is What It Is," featured in more than 400 GateHouse Media newspapers and websites around the country. She is also the author of the Boston Globe Local Bestseller, "Life: Is it What It Is." Kate Victory Hannisian - Moderator Kate Victory Hannisian is the owner of Blue Pencil Consulting (based in Danvers and a writer, editor and publishing consultant who helps clients create powerful, effective content for books, articles, websites and more. Send us your questions to be included in the program. You can add them in the Chat section below. Thank you! We would love to get questions from the public to discuss in the moderated session. Please put any comments below in the chat section. RSVP to Cammi at email@example.com or 781-476-9902.
When: Oct 8, 2015 6 PM in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18 )
Spirit Ball is Alex's Team second annual fundraising gala. It is a formal gala including cocktail reception, three course dinner, silent auction, live auction, and dancing to one of Boston's hottest bands! This event is sure to be a night that you won't forget! We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Nov 21, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Nov 2015 18 )
Harvard Graduate and Professional Student Government PRESENTS 3rd Annual Fall Kick-Off HARVARD BLOCK PARTY The Harvard Graduate and Professional Student Government is welcoming ALL incoming and returning students with an afternoon of festivities from 6pm till 10pm at Winthrop Park in the middle of Harvard Square. There will be LIVE MUSIC, PREFORMANCES, FOOD, BEERGARDEN, SPECIAL SUPRISES and MORE!!! Students from ALL 12 Harvard Graduate and Professional schools are welcome to this FREE event. Come out to kick off the semester with a bang: chill under the autumn sun, enjoy some great local artists, taste some exquisite brews brought to you by Grendel's and socialize with fellow Harvard students from all different walks of life. The event is free but registration is required!
Community Entrepreneurs Program: Business Planning - Getting Started – CWE Eastern MA – September 22-November 24 (classes) Mentoring December 1 – January 12 Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start? This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management. In this 10-week business planning course, you will: • Explore and assess the financial and market viability of your business concept • Learn how to market yourself and your business to target customers • Explore options for funding the start-up and ongoing costs of operating your business • Actively participate in class time and in one-on-one consulting sessions • Build a network of fellow entrepreneurs that can support you in launching and growing your new enterprise At the end of this program, you will leave with a completed business plan to guide you in the launch and growth of your new company. This course does not require any previous experience or education in business management. However, access to a computer and knowledge of MS Word and Excel is strongly recommended. When: Classes: Tuesday, September 22 – November 24 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Mentoring: Tuesdays, December 1 – January 12 Where: CWE Eastern MA 24 School Street 7th Floor Boston, MA 02108 Fee: $600 Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify. You may also be interested in: Legal Considerations for New Businesses • Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts Exploring Small Business Association Resources CWE Online Programs [link to Start Online: http://www.cweonline.org/bStartbYourBusiness/OnlineLearning/tabid/172/Default.aspx
Prevention Summit Friday, September 18th 9:30am - 2:00pm Boston Federal Reserve Bank with keynote speaker Douglas Brooks Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy p;us panels and discussion on the challenges and opportunities of moving prevention beyond the condom. We know that today prevention is more than a condom. And we know that the work of prevention falls into many fields: HIV prevention, STI prevention, pregnancy prevention, Hep C prevention and more. All of this work overlaps and intersects; each field of prevention work impacts another. Join us for a day of discussion with some of our communities leaders to explore the future of prevention work in all its complexities. The 2015 Prevention Summit is being held with support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
When: Sep 18, 2015 9 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09 )
Sports Concussion: Boston’s experts talk prevention and treatment in children and adults Whether you’ve been knocked out cold during a basketball game or had your “bell rung” while playing soccer, you may be among the 5-10% of athletes who have sustained a concussion during the past year. The CDC estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in the United State every year, and many result in serious brain injury. Some studies show that female athletes are twice as likely to get a concussion as males. In this session, some of Boston’s foremost concussion and brain injury experts will discuss what we know about sports concussion in adult and child athletes, explain what happens when the athlete has a history of depression or other psychiatric illness, and take on challenging questions about treatment and return to play. We’ll also be joined by athletes who’ll talk about their own experience with concussion. FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We encourage attendees to take public transportation. HUBweek at MGH events are a short walk from the Charles/MGH Station on the MBTA Red Line. Parking at Mass General garages is limited to patients, their families and visitors. When visiting HUBweek at MGH events, you may use on-street metered parking or nearby parking garages. Mass General does not offer validated parking for HUBweek events. Will I need to bring my ticket? Pre registration is requested for this event and ticketed attendees will be given seating priority. What is HUBweek? HUBweek is a new annual festival designed to enhance Boston’s reputation as a center of innovation, learning, medicine, technology, and the arts. Massachusetts General Hospital joins Harvard University, MIT, and The Boston Globe in presenting HUBweek. Is MGH hosting any additional events during HUBweek? A complete list of MGH-hosted HUBweek events can be found at www.massgeneral.org/hubweek Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact MGHhub@partners.org with any questions. www.hubweek.org
When: Oct 9, 2015 3 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15 )
Protecting the Legacy of your Family-Owned Business Tuesday, October 27, 8:00 am – 10:00 am | Free What happens to a family business when the founder or president is no longer there? Planning for succession is critical for a smooth transition in the case of retirement or continued operation in the event of a death. Plan ahead to avoid potential operating, legal and tax headaches. Presenters: Maureen Woodman, Director of Catering Sales, Woodman’s, Inc. Co-sponsored by MA Small Business Development Center
When: Oct 27, 2015 8 AM in Salem, Massachusetts (Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08 )
Kick off your week in Boston by meeting up with your fellow Franklin/Nashville HUG* members! Come enjoy drinks and maybe get a bite to eat, and gear up for an amazing week at Inbound15 with us! We'll have several folks who have been doing Inbound awhile and can share tips. We'll also have a few veteran Inbound attendees that can give you pointers on the convention center (hint - wear comfortable shoes) and the schedule (hint - get to rooms early). We're going dutch but the first 5 that RSVP will earn a drink on us. We'll send you a note to confirm and then just find one of the Rebeccas that evening to redeem. *prior HUG attendance nor HubSpot usage required. If you love Inbound, you'll love this group.
You Are Cordially Invited To The Second Annual “Night In Colombia” The Tip Tap Room in Boston’s Beacon Hill will host this fundraising event with Colombian-inspired cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres Ten Renowned Boston Chefs: Jason Cheek Chris Coombs Jose Duarte Jason Heard Andy Husbands Rodney Murillo Michael Scelfo Lydia Shire Douglas Rodrigues Brian Poe Are donating three-course paired dinners for 10, which will be up for bid during the nights live auction. All proceeds will benefit the MGH Global Surgical Initiative And support Dr. Jay Austen, Jr.’s mission that assists children with facial deformities. Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6pm The Tip Tap Room, 138 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114 *Tickets can be purchased for $50.00 at EventBrite or $75.00 at the door Facebook-The Tip Tap Room Twitter-@PoesTipTapRoom
*Please note this event takes place Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm and is followed by tours of local facilities on Thursday from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Wednesday will be spent at the Cloud Partner Expo taking place in Boston, as our trainer, Sean Patrick Tario, will be on a panel "Future of the Cloud Broker" that day and hosting an event that evening. Tactical Infrastructure Sales Training The advanced training received during this 2 day seminar is designed to educate and equip you with the most relevant and unbiased intelligence on the Data Center Colocation Industry. “The volume of knowledge and experience brought to the table during these events is impressive to say the least. Even if you only retain a fraction of the materials covered, you can not help but walk away a more sophisticated and savvy seller… or buyer for that matter.” Farrah Kashef, VP Business Development, Unitas Global You will learn from some of the most experienced and successful executives and consultants in the business and have the opportunity to speak directly with seasoned Data Center buyers. “I recently attended one of Delta Force IT’s data center bootcamps. I found the content and speakers engaging, and really enjoyed touring some local facilities to better understand the data center as a business. These events are also a great way to network with peers in this space. I highly recommend any events put on by these guys.” Dustin Romney, Account Executive - Tach Tech You will walk away with tangible materials to ensure you stay informed even after the seminar is over. You should without question be at this seminar if you are: Working for an IT Infrastructure provider and wanting to engage on a deeper level with your clients about their needs. Exploring data center options for your company and looking for a crash course on the industry and what questions you need to be asking. Working for a commercial real estate firm and looking at becoming more educated on the data center specific transactions you see happening around you. Working for a hedge fund, private equity or venture capital firm and looking for an unbiased understanding of what the drivers are in the data center industry. Looking for employment within the data center industry. For more information visit www.deltaforceit.com
When: Sep 15, 2015 8 AM in Canton, Massachusetts (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08 )
HOW GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CAN HELP EVERY BUSINESS Thursday, October 29, 8:00 am – 10:00 am | Free Good governance is not just for big corporations. It can help a founder CEO overcome many challenges inherent to a young, rapidly growing organization and do so in a way that facilitates growth, creates transparency and promotes positive perceptions among both customers and employees. Presenter: Patricia Negron, Partner, Newport Board Group LLC Co-sponsored by MA Small Business Development Center Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development
When: Oct 29, 2015 8 AM in Salem, Massachusetts (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08 )
EDUCATOR: Erika Frey Italy and Spain both have long traditions of winemaking. Both countries are known for some highly acclaimed wines and also for good values. Their wines, however, are not always the easiest to understand. What is the difference between Tempranillo and Rioja? How does Vino Nobile di Montepulciano differ from Montepulciano d'Abruzzo? Begin to unravel these mysteries and more at the Italy vs. Spain Wine Taste-Off. We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of classic wines representing these two regions and let you be the judge of your favorites. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. At the end, you can cast votes for your favorites, and we will declare a victor of this installment of the Taste-Off. Sample Menu TASTING MENU Prosecco vs. Cava Pinot Grigio vs. Albarino Chianti vs. Rioja Nero d'Avola vs. Monastrell
Growing Bonds: New Moms Group (3 - 6 months) - Meet a group of other moms in your area - Talk, listen, laugh, bond Mommybites Boston is proud to offer Boston-area moms support groups launched in NYC in 2008! In our new moms groups, each week you’ll share experiences, engage in parenting discussions, gather valuable resources, and ask your parenting questions on order to make this time of major transition smoother, saner, easier and more enjoyable! After these warm, informative, and friendly sessions, you’ll be fully connected to a great group of other trusted moms and feel empowered with essential skills such as dealing with sleep deprivation, feeding strategies, developmental milestones & balancing life's demands. Mommybites' support groups are led by facilitators who will guide you to embrace your new role & identity as a mom with more confidence, compassion and humor. -When: Six Fridays 9/11 - 10/16 -Time: 9:30-10:45am -Where: Dance Place, Arlington -Fee: $170 Led by Katherin Hudkins, former Isis Instructor and Founder of Seedlings: Katherin has been studying childbirth since her first year at Smith College, where she received her BA in Anthropology with a focus in the Anthropology of Reproduction. Katherin has over a decade of extensive childcare experience, worked as a birth doula in Ecuador and Massachusetts, and spent a summer as a traditional midwife’s apprentice in Guatemala. Her passion for emotional support of expecting and new parents brought her to Isis Parenting in June of 2010, where she worked as an assistant center manager and a staff trainer. Her natural gift with moms and babies drew her into the field of postpartum support as a doula and Isis facilitator of new moms groups. Her teaching style is warm, upbeat, and positive, and informed by her cross-cultural and evolutionary studies of childbirth and parenting. What if I have to miss a session? Life happens (especially as a new mom!) Do what you can to make it each week, but know that the program is valuable even if you have to miss some sessions. We don't prorate our support groups for missed sessions as it's really about getting 6 weeks of support & resources (vs 6 sessions). One of the best parts? Developing friendships with so many supportive moms. What Mommybites Moms are Saying: Becoming a new mom was the most exhilarating, exhausting, and intense journey I'd ever experienced. What I found I needed most was a sense of community, which is what this group offers. Meeting up, learning from, and laughing with other new mothers helps turn an uncertain and potentially scary time into a shared adventure... The New Mom's Support Group for babies is a fun and easy way to bond with other moms. The focus is really on the mom, which is so unique in the vast universe of mommy and me classes in NYC... I enjoyed taking part in the support group. It is great to be with moms and their little ones born around the same time as my daughter. We shared and learned a lot from each other, but the best thing is that we made friends!
When: Sep 11, 2015 9 AM in Arlington, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09 )
Growing Bonds: New Moms Group (3 - 6 months) - Meet a group of other moms in your area - Talk, listen, laugh, bond Mommybites Boston is proud to offer Boston-area moms support groups launched in NYC in 2008! In our new moms groups, each week you’ll share experiences, engage in parenting discussions, gather valuable resources, and ask your parenting questions on order to make this time of major transition smoother, saner, easier and more enjoyable! After these warm, informative, and friendly sessions, you’ll be fully connected to a great group of other trusted moms and feel empowered with essential skills such as dealing with sleep deprivation, feeding strategies, developmental milestones & balancing life's demands. Mommybites' support groups are led by facilitators who will guide you to embrace your new role & identity as a mom with more confidence, compassion and humor. -When: Six Fridays 7/24 - 8/28 -Time: 9:30-10:45am -Where: Dance Place, Arlington -Fee: $170 Led by Katherin Hudkins, former Isis Instructor and Founder of Seedlings: Katherin has been studying childbirth since her first year at Smith College, where she received her BA in Anthropology with a focus in the Anthropology of Reproduction. Katherin has over a decade of extensive childcare experience, worked as a birth doula in Ecuador and Massachusetts, and spent a summer as a traditional midwife’s apprentice in Guatemala. Her passion for emotional support of expecting and new parents brought her to Isis Parenting in June of 2010, where she worked as an assistant center manager and a staff trainer. Her natural gift with moms and babies drew her into the field of postpartum support as a doula and Isis facilitator of new moms groups. Her teaching style is warm, upbeat, and positive, and informed by her cross-cultural and evolutionary studies of childbirth and parenting. What if I have to miss a session? Life happens (especially as a new mom!) Do what you can to make it each week, but know that the program is valuable even if you have to miss some sessions. We don't prorate our support groups for missed sessions as it's really about getting 6 weeks of support & resources (vs 6 sessions). One of the best parts? Developing friendships with so many supportive moms. What Mommybites Moms are Saying: Becoming a new mom was the most exhilarating, exhausting, and intense journey I'd ever experienced. What I found I needed most was a sense of community, which is what this group offers. Meeting up, learning from, and laughing with other new mothers helps turn an uncertain and potentially scary time into a shared adventure... The New Mom's Support Group for babies is a fun and easy way to bond with other moms. The focus is really on the mom, which is so unique in the vast universe of mommy and me classes in NYC... I enjoyed taking part in the support group. It is great to be with moms and their little ones born around the same time as my daughter. We shared and learned a lot from each other, but the best thing is that we made friends!
When: Sep 11, 2015 11:15:00 AM in Arlington, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:15:00 )
Strategies to Achieve Your Goals and Reduce Stress – CWE Eastern MA – November 18 This innovative, transformational group workshop fuses guided visualization with re-energizing neck/shoulder massage (designed to help participants go more deeply into their subconscious minds). During this session, participants will learn to: Clarify, set and achieve professional goals Reduce stress and find harmonious balance between mind, body, and soul Leverage self-assessment tools and self-motivational techniques Enhance their sense of self-worth as an individual Develop skills to take 100% responsibility for their lives Recognize and seize the opportunities that are right in front of them everyday Participants will leave with a road map to get from where they are to where they want to be in life…with vision, courage, determination, and passion. When: Thursday, October 8, from 10:00am to 12:00pm Where: CWE Eastern MA 24 School Street 7th Floor Boston, MA 02108 Fee: $10 Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify
When: Nov 18, 2015 10 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10 )
Come experience a true farm to table meal, cooked over open flame in the sprawling fields of Taft Farms. Enjoy 5 courses of delicious, just harvested food, perfect wines and stunning views. CHARCUTERIE - LOCAL CHEESES - SWEET SUMMER CORN -JUICY HEIRLOOM TOMATOES - LINE CAUGHT STRIPED SEA BASS - CRISP FARM LETTUCE - WHOLE ROASTED MUTTON - EGGPLANTS AND MANY MORE For More information and tickets call: 413-329-6522 Check out Heirloom Fire's Blog Post about this event for more detailed information http://www.heirloomfire.com/#!Summer-Farm-Supper/c12ca/55b4f01d0cf25466c2a9ca49 Young Head Lettuce Foraged Purslane, Wild Lamb’s Quarter + Farm Onion Leahey Farm Ricotta Gnocchi Sweet Summer Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes + Basil Hay Roasted Striped Sea Bass Swiss Chard, Foraged Wild Grapes, Ash Roasted Vinegar Beets + Cucumber Lila’s Whole Roasted Mountain Mutton Coal Roasted Eggplants + Summer Farm Succotash Wood Grilled Yonder View Stone Fruits Berkshire Wildflower Honey, Lavender, Old Chatham Sheep Camembert Six Depot Chemex Coffee Service
When: Aug 29, 2015 6 PM in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18 )
Our goal is to change the way you think about building software. Certified Scrum Product Owner Course Description This 2-day course highlights how strong Product Ownership is key to a successful agile transformation. Not only will the course enable you to understand the product owner role in depth, it will also enable you to learn the practices necessary to succeed as a product owner. In this course we will explain how particular agile or Scrum roles typically manifest themselves in enterprise environments. The course is an interactive workshop filled with lots of exercises whose goal is to demonstrate the difference between traditional and agile approaches to product management and software development. We will also discuss real-world organizational changes such as managing large or multiple teams, release planning and tracking progress through the right metrics. Most importantly we will answer your specific questions regarding your individual situation and organization. What You Can Expect to Learn Product Owner (PO) duties and responsibilities The PO’s interaction with other Scrum roles and stakeholders (such as customers, users, sales, marketing and management) Understand how product planning, product discovery and product definition work in Scrum including taking advantage of early customer feedback and emergent requirements Establishing and maintaining a product backlog Writing user stories with clear acceptance criteria Estimation of business value How to effectively collaborate with the ScrumMaster and team in sprint meetings How to predict the delivery date of a project (or the features that will be complete by a given date) How to manage your product portfolio How to successfully scale the role of the PO Pricing The cost of the two-day workshop is $1,300 per person, which includes: Printed course materials A one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance Recognition from the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks provided 10% off any future Agile Velocity workshops Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a discount for groups of 4 or more Who Should Attend and Preparation The course focuses on Scrum from a Product Owner’s perspective and is ideal for those who are responsible for the functional definition and delivery of products or services. Also individuals of all management levels, such as CEO’s, CIOs, product managers, analysts, customer representatives and account managers will benefit from the course. They will learn how the project will be managed and why the attributes concerning product definition and prioritization are important Workshop Facilitator David Hawks, Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) David is focused on helping technology organizations accelerate their ability to deliver value. David brings his broad experience working with Fortune 50 companies and early stage startups to challenge software organization to think differently about how they build software. He is a Certified Scrum Coach and serves as the Education Chair of Agile Austin. Onsite Workshops Don’t see a date or location which works for you? Have a team which needs to be trained? Want training to come to you? Don’t sweat it! Agile Velocity does onsite training workshops at reasonable prices. Contact us at 512-298-AVEL- or via email at email@example.com to see what we can arrange to meet your needs. Professional Development Units (PDUs) PMPs: You can claim 14 PDUs for this course. Scrum Alliance members (SEUs) Claim 14 SEUs towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). Note: Workshop is held at St. Edward’s Professional Eduction Center, 9420 Research Blvd, Echelon III, Austin, TX 78759 If you are having problems with the tickets below, please click here.
When: Oct 28, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08 )
Want to get your tough questions answered? Join us for this event. OVERVIEW How much leverage is too much? Is management fungible? Is it ok to buy a company at a high price? Do I need committed capital to complete a deal? How much do I tell my investors? Can I run a company while looking for others to buy? How do I find a company to buy? These are the hard questions – that are not always asked. Join us to hear a diverse panel of private equity investors, investees and advisors uncover misconceptions and discuss the latest thinking in private equity. Questions will be answered and raised but this interactive session will shed new light on a sometimes misunderstood industry. Please feel free to probe the panel for answers you either did not know or were afraid to ask. With appreciation to Grant Thornton, LLP and Nixon Peabody, LLP, Premier Sponsors of the HBSAB. LOGISTICS Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Check-in, social hour, light sandwich buffet 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.: Discussion and Q+A Location: HBS, Hawes 102 (Map / Directions) Parking: HBS Campus Lot - Enter Batten Way or Gordon Road Entrance. Announce to attend you are attending the Boston Alumni event in Hawes. Check HBS Membership Status Before Registering REGISTRATION (Limited capacity. Please register early!) President's Club Member: Free HBSAB Member: $30 Guest* of HBSAB Member: $30 (Guest - if you are eligible to join HBSAB, please join) Non-member: $60 HBS MBA Student Member: $15 (HBS Student - please make sure your free membership is activated to purchase ticket) Refund Policy Refund request must be received by 5:00 p.m. September 7, 2015. BIOGRAPHIES Moderators Ben Brandes, National Director|Private Equity, Grant Thornton LLP, is an accomplished private equity manager, transaction specialist and strategic advisor. He helps lead Grant Thornton’s Private Equity Group, working with a dedicated team of industry specific professionals for investors and portfolio companies. Ben’s career includes leading successful new business development and investment efforts, completing over $1B in transactions as a lead investor and running a small cap LBO fund. He has served on the boards of numerous private companies and has worked with management teams in a wide range of industries including media, telecommunications, franchise operations, health care services, and real estate. Christopher P. Keefe, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP, represents funds and companies in private equity, venture capital, and asset-based finance transactions. He also represents buyers and sellers in private and public company mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. During his tenure with the firm, Christopher has been involved in mergers and acquisitions transactions having a total value in excess of several billion dollars, and has helped close hundreds of millions of dollars of private equity and venture capital investments. Christopher is a Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Global Business and Transactions team, and leads Nixon Peabody’s Big Data team. Christopher has extensive experience acting as outside general counsel to companies, partnering directly with senior management to drive the growth and success of a wide range of clients through organic growth, joint ventures, and accretive transactions. Panelists Howard Wu is a Director for THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. He leads transaction origination, underwriting, execution, and portfolio management for the Boston investment team and also co-leads the consumer and healthcare industry verticals for the Direct Lending platform. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Wu worked in the Corporate Finance department at Yahoo! Inc. where he executed mergers & acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He was previously in the Investment Banking Division at Bear, Stearns & Co. in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mr. Wu is a board member of Thibaut, Inc. and maintains board observer roles for various other portfolio companies of THL Credit. Mr. Wu holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Phil Mazzini, Tiger Financial Management (formerly at H&R Block). Formerly Phil was the president of H&R Block’s retail business and one of the growth strategies at H&R Block was to purchase individual tax practices, and they did about 200 of those acquisitions in a couple years, to contribute to some of the growth we had at H&R Block. Currently, Phil is Chief Operating Officer at Tiger Financial Management, which is a holding company for a fast- growing network of short-term consumer lending operations, both with physical outlets and through websites, in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It is about a $700 million business and growing now at about 30% to 40%. And a lot of that is coming from acquisition, recent acquisitions. So the growth pattern looks a lot like it did at H&R Block in terms of horizontal buildout, where the company we acquire gets the benefit of a known brand, and we put our technology platforms into it, as well as management expertise in the business and investment capital. Carlo von Schroeter. Carlo entered the private equity business in 1990 and has a successful track record investing in middle market companies across a diverse range of industries. He currently serves as Managing Partner of WestView Capital Partners, a growth oriented PE firm he founded in April 2004, which manages three funds and approx. $1 billion in capital. Prior to WestView Capital, Carlo was a General Partner of Weston Presidio for 12 years and a Vice President at Security Pacific Capital for 2 years. Prior to Security Pacific, Carlo was a District Engineering Manager at Shell Canada Limited responsible for Eastern Ontario. Carlo received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Queen's University (Ontario, Canada) and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He graduated as a member of the New England Chapter of YPO and is a past Director of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA).
This year's conference includes free training on mobile testing, Agile performance testing, and NeoLoad API & advanced actions. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to meet and learn from other Neotys customers as well as our own NeoLoad and NeoSense experts. Additional Benefits Influence the Neotys product roadmap. You can be part of a Neotys Customer or Partner Advisory Council Learn about best practices and use cases from current customers and Neotys experts - get the most out of your NeoLoad deployment! Network with your peers at other companies that use NeoLoad and NeoSense, as well as the Neotys Team. Our CEO, Head of Professional Services, and representatives from Product Management, Support and Services teams will all be there. Hear about Neotys' technology strategy and the newest product releases so that you can be prepared to take advantage of new capabilities Did we mention free training? Agenda: Location: The conference will be held at: Taj Boston 15 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 Overlooking the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Taj Boston is arguably the most prestigious address in the city. Enjoy the Neotys User Conference in unparalleled comfort at the Taj! (Dinner for Tuesday evening will be on the rooftop with the best views of the city. We promise, you don't want to miss it!) Book Your Hotel Room: There is a limited conference room block rate of $395 per night, available for the nights of Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6 (check-out on Wednesday, October 7). Only a limited number of rooms remain available in our room block for our attendees, so book yours soon! Please note that the Taj is sold out to the public online, so can only be booked through our room block. Please call 1-877-482-5267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the "Neotys Conference" to get our rate and reserve your room. Rooms must be booked by 5:00PM EST, September 14th, 2015. (If you have questions about booking with our room block, please contact Molly Shotwell at Molly.Shotwell@neotys.com) Sponsors:
When: Oct 5, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19 )
Come join other park stewards at Thompson Island to defend the park against invaders and study changes in park biodiversity. We will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology and natural history of the park as we work side by side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands. Directions: Click here to open directions in google maps. What to wear: Long-sleeved clothing and closed-toe shoes. Please wear pants and a belt. Conditions can be unpredictable so please monitor the weather in the days leading up the event and dress appropriately. What to bring: Please bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Suncreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools will be provided. Event will run rain or shine, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather. *NOTE: Work consists of natural or cultural resource field stewardship. Potential hazards include transit by boat, the use of hand tools, carrying moderate weight, working in varied terrain, dense brush, thorns, poison ivy, and/or ticks. Tasks may include data collection, clearing vegetation, debris, and/or trash, consolidating cut material into bags or piles, carrying materials, planting, trail clearing and/or light maintenance. Work may be conducted in extreme heat or cold. Program destination is subject to change based on field conditions. For questions please call 617-223-8106 or email email@example.com
When: Sep 5, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 08 )
Show your Patriotism. Teach your kids to be Patriotic. Help us honor the memories of the Massachusetts men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Celebrate America and Freedom Join Team Mass Fallen Heroes for a Kid’s Fun Run and American Celebration. Sunday, September 13th 2015 Hingham Rec center Fields Hingham MA 10:00a-12 Fun Run -Bounce Houses – Food/Drinks-Prizes And much more! JOIN THE FUN Dress is Red andBlue!
When: Sep 13, 2015 10 AM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10 )
Pure FIT is Expanding... We heard you... We are pleased to announce Pure FIT Barre Classes start early September 2015 Join us this weekend for our FALL OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION Saturday & Sunday August 29th & 30th From 9am-4pm Special Class Package Discounts for New Members 40% OFF ALL AVEDA PRODUCTS FOR ALL Be the FIRST to see our NEW PURE FIT BARRE STUDIO! Bring a Friend or two! Let us know your preferred class times! Pure FIT Studio | 781 942 PURE |firstname.lastname@example.org | purefitstudio.com 34 Gould Street Reading MA (across from Bangkok Spice)
When: Aug 29, 2015 9 AM in Reading, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09 )
KOOBA (board game), will be partnering with F’real foods for a back to school ?Campus Tour will host students for a night food, fun and competitive KOOBA gaming and the chance to win t-shirts, sunglasses or their very own KOOBA game set. The Campus Tour will take place at Boston Colleges south campus on September 2nd from 5pm -8pm. The party is free of charge and will feature:A specially made 60”x60” KOOBA game, F’real signature shakes in Cookies n’ Cream, Mint Chip, Reese’s flavors and free prizes.
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