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Let's Talk About Food Festival

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

"The 4th annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Author and James Beard award winner Marion Nestle will join Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Seafood, Sheila Bowman of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chefs Jody Adams and Sara Jenkins and many more for this unique free event, bringing together more than 20,000 people for an all-day exploration of the food we eat. 

Presented by Let’s Talk About Food and The Boston Globe, the 2015 Let’s Talk About Food Festival will bring together celebrity chefs, farmers and fishermen, nutritionists, non-profits, public officials, parents and food experts to tackle topics of interest in a fun and meaningful way, mirroring the topics of food that are dominating the national agenda. 

Let’s Talk About Food Festival will offer something for anyone who cares about what they eat, with activities that are a mixture of fun, education, hands-on and mind-bending. The main stage program will feature conversations with leading food experts coupled with how-to cooking demos with a focus on food building blocks, including dairy, meat, seafood, produce and pasta, with a special focus on nutrition, sugar and school food."

 

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8th Annual Boston GreenFest

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

When: Friday, Aug 21, 2015 10:00a -  Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 5:00p

WhereCity Hall Plaza 

"Boston GreenFest is entering its eighth year! The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., creator and organizer of Boston GreenFest, is working hard with its grassroots planning team to bring lots of amazing new elements to Boston City Hall Plaza this summer. Check out our new Smoothie Garden, Food for Us Forum, and MIT FABGarden Display. 

This festival offers more than just great music and food. It has something for everyone and is FREE to attend. Boston GreenFest provides festival-goers with the chance to learn, connect, and celebrate. You have to be present to experience it. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your neighborhood! Most importantly, BE there. 

There will be interactive exhibits, forums, presentations, and special features: continuous live entertainment on three stages, Wine & Beer Garden, EcoFashion and ecoArt, BostonGreenFilmFest, EcoRide & Drive, Electric Car Showcase, lots of great kids' activities, delicious food, and much more." 

For more info on this event, click here

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September Home Buyer Class

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Aug 04, 2015

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Prepare for the fall market at our September Home Buyer Class!

Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

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Charlesgate Home Buyer Event - May

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, May 12, 2015

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Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

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Tags: charlesgate realty group, Back Bay, free event, 365 things to do in Boston, Boston Home Buyer Class

April 2015 Home Buyer Event

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Sign up by clicking the banner below!

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Tags: charlesgate realty group, Back Bay, free event, 365 things to do in Boston, Boston Home Buyer Class

Samuel Adams Flight Night at the Boston Brewery

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

4126394479_88cfa640ef_zWhat better way to kick off spring with a free flight of Sam Adams beer?

"Join us for Flight Night every Wednesday from 5PM to 7PM at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery during the Spring and Summer season! Create your own complimentary flight plan by choosing from our beers on tap and in growlers, ranging from experimental brews to our flagship Boston Lager and seasonal styles. Come by after work and have a beer with friends in our historic brewery. We'll also have our unique growler beers available for purchase."

This event is FREE, but you do have to RSVP, which you can do here

 

 

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North East All Retriever Rescue "Meet The Dogs" Event

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Looking to adopt a new furry friend? Don't miss the chance to meet your next pooch at North East All Retriever Rescue's event, Meet the Dogs on March 22nd at Especially For Pets – Newton, 1185 Chestnut Street, Newton, MA from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. 

About North East All Retriever Rescue:

"NEARR is a non-profit, 501c, all-volunteer group dedicated to rescuing and re-homing retrievers.  NEARR accepts purebred and mixed Labrador, Golden, Chesapeake Bay, Flat-Coated, Curly-Coated and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. All of their dogs live in NEARR-approved foster homes while awaiting their forever homes. They do not have a central facility, so this is a great opportunity to meet some of their available retrievers and find out more about NEARR, their volunteer opportunities, and ways to donate and/or support their wonderful rescued retrievers."   

For more information, visit  http://www.nearr.com and check out their facebook page here

 

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Nowruz 2015: The Persian New Year Festival at the MFA

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Celebrate the first day of spring by checking out Nowruz 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts. Don't miss this fun event filled with, dancing, music, performaces and art!

Here's a sample of what you'll get to see, thanks to the Boston Calendar:

Learn about Nowruz traditions 

Observe a traditional Haft Seen, a Nowruz holiday table; purchase Persian-inspired food at Taste Café; enjoy musical and dance performances by renowned dancer and choreographer Banafsheh Sayyad. 

Explore Persian art and culture 
Go on a thematic tour in the Ancient Near East gallery with Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art; join a 10-minute Spotlight Talk highlighting Persian art. 

Discover the ancient civilization of Persepolis 
View paintings depicting this ancient city by local artist and educator Hengameh Taraz; hear author Reza Zarghamee discuss the history of Persepolis and its influences on contemporary civilization. 

This event will be held on March 21, 2015, from 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

All events are free with Museum admission!

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Tags: family friendly, MFA, free event, 365 things to do in Boston, spring, Nowruz 2015

ICA First Fridays - Southern Exposure

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions.

This, Friday, March 6th is Southern Exposure: "Hey y'all! In conjunction with our exhibition When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, we celebrate Southern creativity in all its forms: art, music, cuisine, and cocktails. Thaw out with tunes by DJ Texas Mike and enjoy live blues by Berklee College of Music. Feeling the heat? Refresh with our specialty drink: the mint julep."

Admission is completely free for members of the ICA and only $15 for nonmembers.

These events are 21+

For a complete schedule of the event, click here

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Drawing in the Galleries at the MFA

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Tap in to your artistic side at Drawing in the Galleries at the MFA. Held each Wednesday evening until August 26th, the MFA hosts an event (with limited drawing materials supplied) where you're able to sketch live models or objects in their collections. "A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and the artist-model relationship as it informs the creation of artwork". These events are free with admission. Best part - admission to the MFA is free on Wednesdays after 4pm, so these events are very budget friendly. 

The next Drawing in the Galleries session is on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

The location changes each session, so be sure to check in at the Sharf Visitor Center. 

To check out this event and more of what's happening at the MFA, click here.

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