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24th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference at Harvard Business School

The 2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference will take place Saturday, February 21, 2015. The conference, hosted by Harvard Business School’s Women’s Student Association (WSA), is a powerful forum for women to learn from, share with, and inspire one another. This annual conference brings together over 1,000 women -- including students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members -- to explore the opportunities and challenges that women encounter in today’s business world.

If you are arriving early as a prospective or recently admitted student, you may also consider joining us on Friday, February 21st for a campus tour and information session. 


We look forward to seeing you at the 24th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference!

When: Feb 21, 2015 8 AM to Feb 21, 2015 6 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08 )
Bubbly wine aficionado and educator, Aimee Cronin, will take you through unique sparklings from around the world. Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Prosecco and new world sparklings - Discover what makes them each special and your personal style.  Do you prefer your sparklers bright and elegant?  Lively and fruity?  Soft and supple?  Aimee strongly believes that bubbles should not be limited to special occasions and mandates weekly consumption as a “house rule.”  From this tasting, you will learn how to identify sparkling styles from around the world that you will personally enjoy, and carve out a few “go to” bubblies that you can afford to always have on hand.
Your experience will include food pairings from chef/owner Michael Brisson at l'étoile, a vibrant modern restaurant.  The restaurant is located in a restored historic whaling captain's house in the heart of downtown Edgartown.  Chef Brisson has been at the helm of this creative French kitchen for about a quarter of a century, yet his dedication to fresh, exquisitely prepared local food remains as fervent as ever.
Ticket includes small culinary plates. All attendees will also receive a gift certificate to buy sparkling wine through the Drync app. 

Sponsored by Drync

When: Oct 17, 2014 12 PM in Edgartown, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12 )
PMP Classroom Training Boston, MA & Get An I-pad Mini

EZcertifications is happy to announce our upcoming 4 days PMP Boot Camp in Boston, MA, scheduled on 23rd – 26th Sep’14.This is an instructor-led classroom training which will help you in preparing for the PMP examination conducted by PMI, USA.

We conduct PMP classroom training once in every month.

Please click here to know the schedule of our upcoming PMP training.

About PMP:

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) ® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

About EZCertifications:

EZCertifications is a Global Enterprise Learning Provider in the area of professional certification courses. It provides high quality and cost-effective training solutions to meet individual and organizational training requirements in mission-critical areas of Project Management, IT Service Management, Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis and Agile/Scrum.

Enroll Now  and take advantage of our instructor-led classroom training and world class e-learning content.

Training Benefits from EZCertifications:

  • 4 days of face-to-face classroom sessions with highly experienced trainer
  • 35 contact hours certificate satisfying a key prerequisite of PMP® exam
  • Hardcopy of PMP® – Handbook
  • Hardcopy of PMBOK 5th Edition
  • Simulation test on 4th day to test your preparedness for the exam
  • 90 days online access to our e-learning content for self-study
  • 3 sets of full size PMP® online simulations prepared by PMI Global experts
  • Guidance to fill up the PMP Application Form
  • Trainer’s guidance to ‘clear the exam tips’ as post-workshop roadmap
  • Post-workshop support through e-mail, telephone and webinars.

Click Here to know more about our training.

For further queries please contact:

Kris Mohan, Training Manager

Contact No: +1 602 714 8039

When: Sep 23, 2014 8 AM to Sep 26, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08 )
Varnish Administration Certification Class
Course Format

This class is 60% theory and 40% labs and is held in classroom. This session comes with a certification opportunity included in the delivery, at the end of the second day. The course is held in English.Who Should Attend

System administrators using or about to use Varnish, application developers writing web applications that are going to work well with Varnish.Prerequisites

  • Basic command line knowledge on UNIX-like systems. 
  • Some programming or scripting experience is recommended but not required. 
Course Summary
  • Introduction to the Varnish architecture and concept 
  • Installing and starting Varnish 
  • Using the management interface 
  • VCL 
  • Purging 
  • Loadbalancing 
  • ESI 
  • Grace 
  • Monitoring Varnish 
  • Tunable Parameters 

Training is delivered by Training Partner: RealEyes

When: Sep 18, 2014 9 AM to Sep 19, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09 )
Dirty Water Fridays
Friday, July 18th Do you have what it takes to be the new face of Dirty Water TV or the cover girl for Dirty Water News? Come audition and show us what you got! Winners will model for the Dirty Water News newspaper and will have the chance to walk in fashion shows including the Venni Caprice show at the Revere Hotel. And of course, DJ Joshua Carl will be dropping the city's hottest beats! For Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays, or to Get Listed contact us at: Text or Call: 617-331-5071 Follow us on Instagram/Twitter: @GuestlistBos Like us on FaceBook: 262 Friend St. Boston, MA THEGREATESTBAR.COM

Place: Bar, Dance Club, Live Music, Pickup / Singles, Sports Bar

Age: 21 and over

Greatest Bar, The

When: Sep 26, 2014 9 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21 )
Hip Hop Freeze Dance Party + Free slice of ice cream cake from JP Licks!

Help us Celebrate Our Parents Magazine Award with Special Events all week long!Hip Hop Freeze Dance Party + Free slice of Ice Cream Cake from JP Licks! 3:30 Hip Hop Freeze Dance Party
4:00 Free Slice of Ice Cream Cake from JP Licks, one of our Birthday Party Vendors

When: Jul 31, 2014 3 PM to Jul 31, 2014 4:15:00 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15 )

Artist ~ Jacie Del Fonso



can change colors of this if you like !

When: Aug 23, 2014 6 PM to Aug 23, 2014 9 PMin Mashpee, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 true Autism Speaks 35.00

(Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18 )
2014 Real Estate Roundtable

Burlington: Behind the Scenes

In the past two years, over 70% of Class A office space has changed hands in Burlington, MA. Existing buildings are being repositioned. New developments are popping up. All of this activity is essentially re-landscaping Rte. 128.

Our panel of top real estate developers will reveal what drew them to this particular spot and what it took from a transaction and deal structuring perspective to turn their visions into reality.

Individual panel participants will be announced soon. Projects to be discussed include:

Executive Place, Corporate Place and 55 Cambridge Street - RJ Kelly
NorthWest Park  - Nordblom Co.
Blanchard Woods - Duffy Properties
New England Executive Park - National Development and Charles River Investors

Program Agenda
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Welcome
8:15 - 10:00 a.m. - Project Discussions
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Q&A

When: Sep 24, 2014 7 AM to Sep 24, 2014 10 AMin Burlington, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 true 2014 Real Estate Roundtable 25.00

(Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07 )
JPTC Garden Party

Join us for our

1st Annual Garden Party

on the historic Loring Greenough House lawn!


Experience the beauty of Jamaica Plain’s historic Georgian mansion at the peak of summer!


This year’s Garden Party will feature:

  • Music
  • Lawn games
  • A “festive attire” contest
  • Silent auction
  • Beer provided by JP’s own Samuel Adams

 Your ticket purchase gets you:

  • Entrance to the property
  • 2 drink tickets redeemable for beer or white wine
  • Light snacks

 Be sure to bring:

  • Blanket or lawn chair for relaxing on the lawn
  • Sun protection (be it sunscreen or a large summer hat!)
  • Additional snacks and/or non-alcoholic beverages

 Please leave at home:

  • Pets
  • Alcohol

 Rain date is Sunday, August 31st 1-5 pm




What is the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club?


The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club was founded in 1896 by a group of women to discuss all matters of interest regarding the community. In July of 1924, the Club purchased the “homestead” of Joshua Loring (which was built in 1760). Until that time it had been owned by the Greenough family, who had inhabited it for four generations. Today, the Tuesday Club is looking toward a vibrant, new, community-oriented role for the Club and the House; as a center for historical, cultural and educational activities instituted by the Club and other Jamaica Plain organizations. We are a membership-based organization relying on volunteers to steward the property and plan events.

Proceeds from this event will support the community-focused activities of the Club. Thank you!


Do I need a ticket to get in?

Yes, you must print your ticket and show it at the gate.  Government issued IDs will also be required if consuming alcoholic beverages.


What if it Rains?

The rain date is the following Sunday, August 31st 1-5 pm. In the event of another weather-related cancellation, the event will be canceled. Tickets are non-refundable.


Can I get a refund?

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.


Will there be food?

Only light snacks will be provided.


Can I bring in alcohol?

No, outside alcohol is not permitted at this event. Your ticket to the event provides you two alcoholic drinks (Sam Adams beer or white wine) and access to non-alcoholic beverages.


Can I bring my dog?

We would like all attendees to feel comfortable, so please no pets.


Do I have to dress up?

While “festive attire” is encouraged, the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club wants you to have fun and enjoy the property however is appropriate to you. We are lucky to have a number of JP businesses that can help you find the perfect outfit. Here are some great places to start looking!


Where do I park?

There is free on-street parking in JP on Sundays. Our parking lot will not be accessible for the event.


Can I bring my children?

As there is alcohol being served, this event is geared towards adults. Children are welcome but they must have a ticket and please note there are no specific activities designated for children.


For more event information, click here.

When: Aug 24, 2014 1 PM to Aug 24, 2014 5 PMin Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13 )
Yes, Your Nonprofit Needs a (Printed) Annual Report!

Presented by Rick Schwartz. *Please bring a copy of your organization's most recent annual report with you (if your annual report is online only, please print out a copy)!

When: Nov 13, 2014 9 AM to Nov 13, 2014 12 PMin Wayland, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09 )
Boston Tech Security Conference


2015 Boston Tech Security Conference

 This conference qualifies for CPE credits!


Passes include a full lunch, entrance into the main conference room and all conference material.


Program Description: 

Data Connectors will be hosting the BostonTech Security Conference on Thursday, March 26th. The event will start at 8:15 AM with a check-in and opening introductions before presentation sessions begin at 8:45. Between the educational sessions that go throughout the day, there will be time to visit vendor booths to obtain information regarding product and service offerings. 

Event Sponsors/Vendors include:

 For a full Boston agenda go to:

When: Apr 2, 2015 8 AM to Apr 2, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08 )
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute

The Mass. Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute’s goals are to increase the number of service providers in the treatment and service of gambling disorders; increase the community’s access to comprehensive and competent care; increase service and treatment delivery; to improve treatment outcomes.  The Mass. Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute provides a comprehensive delivery of gambling-specific trainings for social services providers in order to build the capacity of knowledge in the area of gambling disorders.

The Training Institute meets from 3pm-7pm, once per week, for the following eight Thursdays:

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

At the conclusion of the eight-week training process, individuals will meet the MA PGS training standards and earn the certificate training requirements. The cost of the Training Institute covers the cost of CEUs and the MA PGS Application. CEUs - 32

When: Sep 11, 2014 3 PM to Sep 11, 2014 7 PMin Canton, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15 )
Treating the Problem Gambler: Learning Interview Techniques and How to Assess Risks (Part 1)

This training will explore effective engagement strategies in the clinical practice of gambling disorders. It will review interview techniques that allow for the establishment of a therapeutic alliance. This training will explore suicidal ideation and its relationship to gambling disorders as well as review treatment models. A case review and discussion will provide practical clinical insight into treating individuals experiencing gambling disorder.

When: Oct 3, 2014 12 PM to Oct 3, 2014 4 PMin Northampton, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12 )
TNB Roundtable: Surviving and Thriving during the Nonprofit Data Revolution

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Tech Networks of Boston (also known as "TNB") hosts Roundtable sessions every other Friday afternoon; these are informal discussions and presentations, on a wide range of topics of interest to TNB's staff, nonprofit clients, and friends.

We hope that you will join us on August 29th, when our featured speakers will be Rick Jakious (CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network) and David Gleason (vice president of strategic services at TNB).  The topic will be "Surviving and Thriving during the Nonprofit Data Revolution."

Here’s at bit more about the session:

Last October, Rick Jakious gave a plenary talk at MNN’s annual conference, in which he stressed that we are undergoing a nonprofit data revolution.  In this TNB Roundtable session, we will engage in dialogue among nonprofit professionals about what this means.  Rick will outline a few of the perils, opportunities, concerns, and unanswered questions that are on his mind, and David Gleasonwill be a resource and co-facilitator in the discussion that follows.   We expect to have a vigorous discussion, and encourage you to bring your concerns and questions to the table.

Here’s a bit more about Rick:

Rick Jakious is the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Rick joined MNN in January 2012, succeeding former state senator David Magnani.  Prior to MNN, Rick played critical leadership roles over 13 years at City Year, Inc., helping to establish a program in Seattle, Washington; turning around its founding site in Boston, Massachusetts; and refreshing its flagship national corporate sponsorship program.  Between two “tours of idealism” with City Year, Rick served in several roles with U.S. representative Brian Baird, including northern district drector and manager of the congressman’s successful 2004 campaign. He currently serves on the Massachusetts Health Connector board of directors as the small business representative. Rick resides in Swampscott, Massachusetts with his wife, a middle school math teacher, and two young boys.  He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Here's a bit more about David:

David Gleason provides strategic IT leadership to nonprofit organizations, helping them use information technology tools to serve human needs.  David bought an IBM PC in 1982 while in college, began helping organizations to adopt technology in 1984, and has never looked back.  David’s has comprehensive, hands-on experience in every IT department function, and over more than 30 years has served a multitude of nonprofit organizations and companies such as Commonwealth Care Alliance, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Planned Parenthood, State Street, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  David earned a BA from Connecticut College, a masters from Boston University, and PMP certification from the Project Management Institute. An internationally published author on the ethics of information technology, David loves working with clients to advance their missions and amplify their results.

Please note that session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. The TNB Roundtable series is an educational opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn along with their peers from other organizations.

We hope that you can join us for a lively conversation! Please respond to this invitation, to let us know whether you'll be attending. We are running a very popular series and have to track the head count carefully, so a definite YES or NO is real help to us.

Best regards from Deborah

Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist
Tech Networks of Boston
1 Wadleigh Place | South Boston, MA 02127
617.504.8188 | 888.527.9333 Fax |

When: Aug 29, 2014 3 PM to Aug 29, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15 )
VVM Pitch Camp #2

VVM is hosting a Pitch Camp, where 5 entrepreneurs will pitch their companies, using slides, and recieve both positive and lovingly critical feedback on how they can improve. All are welcome! 

Preference will be given to our teams for participation. 5 teams will pitch and receive feedback. There will be networking time and food provided. If you are interested in pitching, see the text below, and then email Jake at

Here is how it works for Pitchers (attendees, you can just come listen/particiate, no pre-work necessary): 

  1. Sign up by emailing Jake ( Dress code = none.
  2. Watch these videos on how to pitch (technically the videos are about an executive summary, but the rules are the same):
    1. Part I: Introduction, company, need, solution
    2. Part II: Market
    3. Part III: Competition, business model
    4. Best practices for Presentations
  3. Develop your pitch slides & presentation.  Aim for 2 minutes.  If you run a little over during this Pitch Camp, that is all right.  Follow the template outlined here:
    1. Company - Describe your venture in a tweet/sentence | describe what kind of skill set you bring to a job in a tweet/sentence.
    2. Credibility - Talk is cheap, SHOW us you are someone with more than just an idea / someone we should continue listening to.  If you have no credibility yet (very common!), skip this section.
    3. Customer Segment(s) - Give us a quick feeling for who your target market is and that they have enough money to make your venture worthwhile.
    4. Pains - What is the pain (for your target market) you are solving?
    5. Gains - What benefits can you deliver to the target market that alleviates their pain?
    6. Competitive Advantages - How are you positioned better than the competition? Remember the positioning triangle.
    7. Next Steps / Ask - ALWAYS end a pitch with some kind of ask.  It can be explicit or implicit, but it must always be there.  A great way to do it implicitly is to show the audience what your next step is. Note: never ask for money. It can be illegal and is usually not classy.
  4. To maximize the value of the pitch session, come with the best version of the pitch you can make (both slides & accompanying speech).  Winging it will be a waste of everyone's time.
  5. Come to the event with your presentation slides, in PDF format, loaded on a thumb drive.  
  6. Come equipped to take notes because we'll give you a fire hose of feedback and won't have time to repeat :).

When: Aug 27, 2014 4 PM to Aug 27, 2014 6 PMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16 )
Historical Plaza Walking Tour

Discover the changes that have occurred on the Christian Science Plaza since the 1800s. A researcher will lead groups on a walking tour of the Plaza, highlighting architectural and design changes since the 19th century.

Take a sneak peak! Visit our gallery on Facebook:

When: Oct 4, 2014 2 PM to Oct 4, 2014 3 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14 )
Women's Empowerment NAACP Lean In Series: Show Me The Money!
Have you thought about a long-term savings plan? Or have you considered becoming an entrepreneur in your field? Join financial services expert and author, Teri Williams for an evening of candid conversation about financial planning, overarching concepts about money, and managing financial risk. As the President and COO of OneUnited Bank and entrepreneur, Williams has a wealth of knowledge and personal experiences to share in helping you on your way to financial literacy and planning for a more secure future. Come prepared to get your questions answered and network with likeminded women of color. On behalf of OneUnited Bank, Teri will be raffling off a $200 UNITY Visa secured credit card to help build or rebuild your credit!

When: Aug 20, 2014 6 PM to Aug 20, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18 )
RHS 09: 5 Year Reunion

Hello 09ers!

Mark your calendars because the 5-year-reunion has been booked!

Friday OCTOBER 3rd, 2014


There will be food set out for everyone to enjoy and a DJ will be playing all your favorite hits. 

Please don't forget to tip your server/bartender!!! :) 


There is plenty of incentive to buy your tickets early!

Advanced purchased tickets come with discounts and/or drink specials.

And every ticket includes a plus one (21+).


* We don't want to have to charge you this much so please try to buy in advance so we can get a head count and you can get a lower price :)



For questions, comments or concerns:

Post in the Facebook group




Please bring your ticket with you, paper or electronically.

Refunds will be offered in the event of an emergency.

Please note that these tickets cover the price of this reunion and

any left over amount will go towards our 10 year.

When: Oct 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 3, 2014 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19 )
Lip Balms and Bath Salts, and Scrubs, OH MY!

Lip Balms and Bath Salts, and Scrubs, OH MY!:

Come enjoy a fun Arts and Craft Summer Social with your friends as you learn how to make beeswax lip balms and other bath and body products during this fun and unique class. Feel free to bring wine and we'll provide the snacks as Sara Coblyn, of Sweet Roots Garden, instructs the class on how to make these revitalizing body products.  

Sweet Roots Garden Bio:

We are a small farm collective of 3 moms of young children dedicated to growing produced

We are a small farm collective of 3 moms of young children dedicated to growing produce and herbs to nourish families. We work together, often with our little ones by our sides, to grow herbs and veggies; harvest, dry and infuse herbs into organic oils and use them to craft our all natural, organic and herbal body products. We use all natural, certified organic. locally grown and handmade ingredients in all of our products. Our products are handmade in small batches throughout the season to ensure the freshness and vitality of all of our ingredients. 

At Sweet Roots Garden  our herbal products promote well-being for parent and child. All of our products use herbs grown, hand picked and dried with our little ones by our side. 

At our farm our intention is to create a working environment and products that are healing and nurturing to mothers, children, and the larger community

Price: $35

Date: Friday, August 1st, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Venue: Art Alive

35 S. Pleasant St. 

Amherst, MA 01002


When: Aug 1, 2014 6 PM to Aug 1, 2014 7 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18 )
Come and Paint "Beer and Barley" at Newburyport Brewing Co.

Come enjoy a night out hosted by Creative Company Art Parties and Newburyport Brewing Co.!  Gather with your friends for tons of fun, creativity, and beer, and leave with your very own masterpiece!  You will be guided with step-by-step instruction through the selected painting for the evening.  There is no experience necessary!

**This is a 21+ Event  ***  Beverages are not included in the ticket price***

When: Aug 6, 2014 6 PM to Aug 6, 2014 9 PMin Newburyport, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18 )
Kangas (Fall Session 1 Sat)

Kangas is a class for Bouncy Babies & New Moms – babies between 12 and 20 week will enjoy coming along with their moms to learn more songs, read stories and let their mom meet old friends and new to discuss topics close to their hearts, such as: sleep; back to work – or not?; childcare; getting out and about as a family; finding time for herself as well as for her partner & friends; and other issues the group chooses.

Instructor: Nancy Gair

  • Age: 3-6m
  • Day: W
  • Dates: 9/13-10/25, no class on 10/11
  • Time: 10:00-11:15am
  • Price: $190
Class will be held at our new location 778 Tremont St Boston, MA 02118If you've already taken Kangas, you can move forward with taking Seekers no matter the age

When: Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to Oct 25, 2014 11:15:00 AMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10 )
Small and Medium Enterprise Loyalty Program

Join us on Wednesday July 30th!  Marketing expert Noreen Trudel from Trudel Marketing Group and the Franchisor of Extra Innings Rob Nash will be presenting the new Small Medium Business Loyalty Program that is helping business owners drive new and loyal customers to their business.  

Powered by the amazing sales tools that delivers and coupled with a relationship with Mastercard, this program is like nothing you have ever seen before!

You will hear testimonials from many local seasoned business owners as to the success they are having  with the program.  Join us to hear how your business can benefit!


When: Jul 30, 2014 6 PM to Jul 30, 2014 9 PMin Danvers, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18 )
How Cops Die- "Understanding and Preventing Duty Related Deaths" 2 Day

This course is designed for police personnel at all levels of a police agency who want to learn strategies to reduce duty-related injuries and deaths.  This course is divided into two days.  On day one students will receive an overview of police officer homicides and traffic-related deaths and will be provided with strategies to reduce them.  On day two students will receive an overview of physical and mental health issues faced by police and will be provided with strategies to improve them.  Successful strategies are separated by rank within an agency; officer, mid-level supervisor, and administrator.

When: Aug 20, 2014 8 AM to Aug 21, 2014 3 PMin Milton, Massachusetts
Cost: 100.00 true Training Admission- Two Day Training 100.00

50.00 true MLPO Members Only-Two Day Training 50.00

(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08 )
Boston Urban Idiotorama 2015

When: Mar 7, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 08 )
Introduction to 3D Modeling NOVEMBER/DECEMBER


3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools (such as the CNC mills, routers, plasma cutters, and 3D printers available at Artisan's Asylum) or develop a set of drawings that allow you or other people to create your parts from plans. In this class, students will learn 2D sketching techniques, 3D modeling techniques for parts and assemblies, and 2D display of 3D models in drawings, using Solidworks 2012. Students will have opportunities to model and recreate real parts and assemblies, create drawings that can be used in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, and prepare files for 3D printing.

Class Goals:

By the end of class, students will be able to create well-constrained 2D sketches, 3D parts and assemblies, and 2D representations of 3D parts and assemblies. Students will know how to create files for transfer to CNC tools, and will know how to prepare files for 3D printing.


Experience with a Windows environment. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Solidworks software and example objects for modeling will be provided.

What to Bring:

If possible, students should bring a project or an idea for projects to model in class as an informative exercise.

Instructor Biography:

Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals. Gui recently competed in the Discovery Channel's design/build reality show, "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius".

Made Possible By: Solidworks & CADD Edge

Solidworks is a computer-aided design tool that allows you to quickly design and revise 2D or 3D parts, assemblies, and dimensional drawings of parts and assemblies with minimal training. It is used by over 1.7 million product designers worldwide to design and create manufactured parts, from the introductory hobbyist level to top end engineering firms.

CADD Edge has been offering SolidWorks CAD Software since 1995. Each year since then, SolidWorks has named CADD Edge, Inc. the largest SolidWorks provider in the Northeastern United States. Over this time, CADD Edge has helped over 7,500 users become more productive with SolidWorks.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, November 5, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 2: Wednesday, November 12, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 3: Wednesday, November 19, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

**NO CLASS Wednesday, November 26 -- Day before Thanksgiving**

Session 4: Wednesday, December 3, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 5: Wednesday, December 10, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 6: Wednesday, December 17, 7:15PM - 9:45PM 


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, 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: Nov 5, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Dec 17, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:15:00 )
Three-Speed Repair & Overhaul Workshop: DECEMBER 2014


In the first hour of this workshop the instructor will demonstrate how to disassemble and reassemble a classic Sturmey Archer three speed hub. Students will be introduced to each of the parts, including which ones are most likely to fail and need replacement. The group will go over full overhaul procedures and techniques used to properly adjust the hub and its shifter cable.

During the second hour students who would like to bring their bicycle or specific three speed challenge with them will have the opportunity to try and stump the instructor and/or share it with the group.

Class Goals:

Students will leave this workshop with a demystified idea of what's in their Sturmey Archer three-speed hub and knowing the proper tools and techniques for getting in there.


Students should have a basic knowledge of bicycle maintenance to benefit from this workshop. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

What to Bring:

Students should bring their Sturmey Archer three speed to class if they'd like.

Instructor Biography:

“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.


Event Time:

This is a one-session class, running Thursday, December 11, 7PM - 9PM


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, 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: Dec 11, 2014 7 PM to Dec 11, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19 )
The Bridgewater Triangle at Cinema Salem in October

This October, The Bridgewater Triangle is coming to Salem, MA!  See the film taking the paranormal genre, New England, and the nation by storm at Cinema Salem on Friday, October 24th, one week before Halloween!  Following the film will be a question and answer session with the filmmakers and any cast members in attendance.

10:00 PM:  Doors Open - Concessions & film merchandise will be available

10:15 PM:  The Bridgewater Triangle documentary plays

11:45 PM:  Brief intermission

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM:  Q&A with the filmmakers, and any cast members in attendence

The Bridgewater Triangle sits within the Southeastern portion of Massachusetts, and includes a number of locations known for unexplained occurrences; the most prominent of which include the legendary Hockomock Swamp and the infamous Freetown-Fall River State Forest.  The triangle’s traditional boarders are revealed by connecting the dots between the town of Abington to the North, the town of Freetown to the Southeast, and the town of Rehoboth to the Southwest.

The area hosts an unusually high volume of reports involving strange happenings, baffling mysteries and sinister deeds.  From ghostly hauntings and cryptic animal sightings, to UFO encounters and evidence of satanic ritual sacrifice, the Bridgewater Triangle serves as one of the world’s most diverse hotspots for paranormal activity.

The first-ever feature-length documentary on the subject, The Bridgewater Triangle explores the history of this fascinating region.  The film features a number of local residents providing first-hand accounts of unexplained occurrences.  In addition, an all-star assembly of paranormal researchers, folklorists and authors provide expert analysis regarding the many mysteries of the triangle.

The Bridgewater Triangle has been featured in The Boston Globe and Rue Morgue magazine, and on WCVB's Chronicle and Coast to Coast AM radio.

When: Oct 24, 2014 10 PM to Oct 25, 2014 12 AMin Salem, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22 )
ITS - Annual Technology Showcase

Join us on Thursday September 11th at the Hilton in Woburn for an exciting Technology Show full of cutting edge Xerox Technology and featuring many of our solution providers who will be on hand to demonstrate their products throughout the day. This is always a great show, one of our biggest of the year!

We will have hands on demonstrations of the brand new Xerox J75 Production Color multi-function device and Xerox Secure Access Unified ID System which provides a flexible and convenient authentication system with "Follow-Me" printing. 

We will also discuss Managed Print Services, an amazing program that allows us to manage your fleet of printers while saving you money and IT resources and you do not have to spend a dime to get started! 

Breakfast & Lunch will be served.


You will be amazed with our spectacular offerings!

  • Audio Visual Equipment - Smartboards & much more!
  • Managed Print Services and information our revolutionary 360 APP!!
  • Production/High Volume Equipment
  • Wide Format
  • B2C MFD's
  • Phasers

Here is a list of just a few of our Solution Providers and Partners who will be in attendance:

  • Square 9 - Smart Search
  • Nuance
  • Smart Technologies
  • EFI Fiery
  • KIP Wide Format
  • Objectif Lune
  • Image Communications
  • Mohawk Paper 

When: Sep 11, 2014 9 AM to Sep 11, 2014 4 PMin Woburn, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09 )
The Data Economy Institute Workshop

A day-long conference featuring panels and workshops focused on how to create competitive advantage through the effective use of data and analytics. 

We are building a community of leading practitioners and researchers drawn together to help each other develop global best business practices for the data economy. Our goal is to optimize the value chain, using data and analytics to uncover and understand opportunities, conceive relevant business model innovations, design, test, and deploy new products and services, all while improving management practices and operations. Because transforming organizations for the data economy requires cross-functional collaboration, membership will necessarily be diverse. Strategists, HR managers, IT executives, product managers, and knowledge management experts – all those with key roles to play in organizational transformation -- should participate. CEOs may also take a particular interest in leading these efforts.

When: Sep 30, 2014 8 AM to Sep 30, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08 )
Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB Baseball

When: Aug 18, 2014 7:10:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:10:00 )
Boston University Terriers Mens Ice Hockey vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hockey

When: Feb 20, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00 )
Hallows Eve 5K Fun Run & Walk

When: Oct 26, 2014 7 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07 )
Radius Ensemble: ECHOES

Complete concert details at

All sales final.

When: Mar 7, 2015 8 PM to Mar 7, 2015 11 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20 )
Radius Ensemble: INSIGHT

Complete concert details at

All sales final.

When: May 2, 2015 8 PM to May 2, 2015 11 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
John Legend
When: Aug 9, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 - 75.00 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19 )
HHS Class of 1994 Reunion

Early Registration active until 9/15/14. Price will go up to $35 per ticket after.

When: Nov 28, 2014 7 PM to Nov 28, 2014 11 PMin Hudson, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19 )
Jackson Browne
When: Aug 16, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 42.00 - 96.00 (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19 )
Radius Ensemble: PLUCK

Complete concert details at

All sales final.

When: Nov 22, 2014 8 PM to Nov 22, 2014 11 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20 )
FRAK Fashion Show

FRAK Fashion Show:


I don't know about you, but I love clothes, fashion, makeup, and music…oh yah and corsets too :)  Who doesn't love this stuff?  Grumpy people, that's who.  If you're not a grumpy person and you want to come have fun while watching us strut our stuff, then come to the 1st FRAK Fashion Show!  This may become a yearly thing if we get a good response.



We will have up to 10 models, with 3 different looks, Lingerie, Fetish, & Halloween.  


7:30 PM doors open, Fashion show will start promptly at 8:00PM.



When: Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to Oct 18, 2014 9 PMin Fall River, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 true FRAK Fashion Show 12.00

(Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19 )
Led Zeppelin 2
When: Sep 13, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 16.00 - 16.00 (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20 )
CSL 10 Hour Day 2

When: Oct 17, 2014 8 AM in Leominster, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08 )
Getting Started Homeschooling

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The program will be held in the Jefferson Cutter House, Arlington, MA center on Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Topics to be covered include getting started, filing an education plan, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and an opportunity for questions will follow the presentation.

The program will be presented by Milva McDonald, a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events.

Cost is $15/person to reserve your spot; the full price will be refunded to you at the meeting, making your participation FREE. If you don’t show up, your money will be donated to support the non-profit mission of AHEM.

Those with email will receive directions about a week before the meeting.

Event participants will be added to the Friends of AHEM list unless they specifically opt out.

IMPORTANT: If you sign up for this event, please do your best to attend. Remember:

  • When you sign up, you are reserving a spot that then cannot be given to someone else.
  • If you sign up and do not show up, AHEM reserves the right to no longer treat your reservation request on a first come, first served basis for future AHEM events, only assigning you a spot should there be room after the deadline has been met.

When: Aug 13, 2014 7 PM to Aug 13, 2014 9 PMin Arlington, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General Admission 15.00

Optional Donation to AHEM

(Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19 )
2014 North America Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Championship

 Come spectate, cheer and vote for your favorite dance couple!

2014 North America Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Championship lands in Boston! 

Ballroom dancing is so popular these days. All those shows on the TV, spectacular costumes and fancy moves....makes you want to dance!

Here is the second year, very untraditional Same-sex ballroom dance competition! Couples will be competing in all styles of Ballroom, Latin and Country Western. 



When: Oct 11, 2014 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13 )
Moon Taxi
When: Oct 22, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20 )
Introduction to Raspberry Pi: SEPTEMBER


The Raspberry Pi is one of the most groundbreaking pieces of electronics of the last year. This single board computer is inexpensive yet comes packed with ethernet, USB, a high powered graphics engine, digital I/O ports and enough CPU power to accomplish your projects. In this class, learn how the Raspberry Pi can bridge the gap between the Internet and the physical world as the brains behind all your projects.

This class will cover the basics of setting up and installing the Raspberry Pi. It will also show you how to use the Digital input and outputs to control LEDs, motors, and sensors. The class will build on these skills to make the Raspberry Pi accessible over the Internet and to interact with existing web pages.

Learn how the Raspberry Pi differs from an Arduino and when to use one over another, and even how to use Raspberry Pi together with an Arduino. The class will conclude with some advanced topics, such as overclocking your Raspberry Pi and experimenting with graphics (great for building your own arcade games).

This class is targeted at those who are interested in learning more about using the Raspberry Pi in their own electronics/software projects and who have some basic programming experience. Students will leave the class with the ability and knowledge needed to build their own ground-breaking Raspberry Pi based projects.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to set up and program a Raspberry Pi using Python. Experience will be gained with the general purpose inputs and outputs, using sensors. We will also practice controlling an Arduino, and communicating with other devices over the Internet.


Students should have some basic experience with programming.


Student will need to purchase from the instructor or provide:

- Raspberry Pi Model B ($35)

- Raspberry Pi Starter Pack ($70)

- breadboard, LEDs, switch, resistors, transistor, breadboard wires, etc.

All materials will be available for sale from the instructor at cost for $110. Students should bring cash or a check made out to Eric Friedrich to the first class to cover the materials fee. If students wish to provide their own Raspberry Pi board, advance arrangements can be made with the instructor.

Instructor Biography:

Eric is a software engineer at a large corporation by day and enjoys getting his hands dirty at night. He has several years of experience working with microcontrollers and embedded systems. He has worked on line-following robots and shape shifting airplane wings. He was also part of the Asylum’s winning Laser Harp team in the Radioshack Hackerspace Challenge.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 10, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 2: Wednesday, September 17, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 3: Wednesday, September 24, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 4: Wednesday, October 1, 7:15-9:15PM


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, 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: Sep 10, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Oct 1, 2014 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:15:00 )
Estate Planning 101: Rules for Effective Estate Planning

Estate Planning 101: Rules for Effective Estate Planning

This class is an exploration of the basic things that must be done to create an effective estate plan.  It answers the questions:  What is probate?  What is a will?  What is a trust?  How much do they cost? How do I decide which approach is right for me?

The class reviews the seven reasons why most plans don't work as intended, and offers a strategy to address those problems. Particular focus is placed on the importance of proper titling, the need to train your helpers, and the need to update the legal and financial parts of the plan.

The class is highly interactive; questions are welcome.  Participants will receive a loose leaf binder containing forms and checklists to begin their planning, or to review an existing plan. 

The class is held in Suite 102 at 160 Gould St., Needham, MA.  It generally lasts about 1 ½ to 2 hours, depending on the level of interaction, and the number of questions.

To inquire about the availability of late registrations, call 617-624-3350.

When: Aug 13, 2014 2 PM to Aug 13, 2014 4 PMin Needham Heights, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14 )
Introduction to the Multicam Industrial CNC Router: OCTOBER


Want to build big? Learn to use the industrial Multicam CNC router! Able to cut 2- and 3-dimensional shapes from full-size, inches-thick sheets of wood, plastics, and aluminum, this machine is the largest computer-controlled cutter currently in our shops. In this month-long intensive training, learn everything you need to know to operate the machine safely and independently.

The class will cover topics including:

  • processing HSMWorks files through the controller, 
  • setting appropriate spindle speeds
  • modifying tool paths
  • allowable materials and thicknesses
  • loading material onto the table
  • identifying failure modes and trouble-shooting

Class Goals:

The successful student will be able to take an existing file and run it through the machine independently without hurting themselves, others, or the machine. Additional run time may be necessary in order for students to feel comfortable addressing various failure modes of the machine without consulting the instructor.


Should have completed the HSMWorks for CNC Machining class here at Artisan's Asylum or have equivalent experience with HSMWorks.

Materials Provided:

Registration covers the cost of basic training materials and tool maintenance. Students have the option of working on an independent project, in which case they will be responsible for obtaining the necessary additional materials.

What to Bring:

Students should have a means for taking notes in class. Students should wear closed-toe shoes and avoid dangling jewelry, clothing, or hair. Students have the option of bringing their own file for cutting.

Instructor Biography:

Douglas Ruuska is a recovering physicist whose pendulum has swung back, once again, to the realm of art. He has worked at CERN and Fermi Lab, the Antarctic and many, many places in between. He has done such things as DAQ and control coding, stained glass, motorcycle and Landrover mechanic, Bio-Tech instrumentation design, 1-MeV neutron radiation damage studies, photography all over the planet and kinetic sculptures such as his Galaxy and Let's Go Fly a Bike for the Burning Man Festival, among other things. He tends to stay busy and enjoys good beer very much...

Event Time:

Session 1: Friday, October 3, 6-8pm 

Session 2: Friday, October 10, 6-8pm 

Session 3: Friday, October 17, 6-8pm 

Session 4: Friday, October 24, 6-8pm 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, 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: Oct 3, 2014 6 PM to Oct 24, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18 )
3 Steps in 30 Days

3 Steps in 30 Days is a program by Action for Boston Community Development Inc. (ABCD) to provide education, HIV Rapid testing and harm reduction planning for Young Women of Color, Latinas and Black Women 18-25


Step 1: Safety Net Party begins August 9th 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

(Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)

(Free childcare can be available with RSVP)

Location : ABCD Health Services 105 Chauncy St. 4th Floor Boston MA

Register & Complete our Wellness and Safer Sex Workshop


Survey to begin.

Step 2: Know Your Status  Your HIV Rapid Test Results in 20 mins. from one of our testing partners

( where you will receive a $10.00 Gift Card )

Step 3: Sister 2 Sister is One on One session it is appx 45 mins. You create a personal and confidential harm-risk reduction plan

( recieve $20.00 Gift Card at the end of the sessions )

Complete ALL of there 3 Steps in 30 Days and our Exit Survey to recieve an additional $50.00 Gift Card in 3 Months do our follow up survey to recieve yet another $50.00 Gift Card!

This program is FREE and open to all

Young Women of Color, Latinas, Black Women ages 18-25

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided and Childcare can be available with RSVP

If you have any questions please email

When: Aug 9, 2014 9 AM to Aug 9, 2014 3 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09 )
Fujiya And Miyagi
When: Sep 3, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19 )
Boston University Terriers Mens Ice Hockey vs Maine Black Bears Hockey

When: Nov 21, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00 )

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