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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By Mass Cities Staff

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It's easy. All you have to do is write up a news story or article based on what's happening in your local town. Then submit it using our form and we'll post it here after it's approved. This is your chance to talk about things that the local paper doesn't cover or that other people just don't know about. We can't wait to hear form you!

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Paper Marbling
When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM in Newtonville, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
Family Science Adventures
Free with museum admission!

Find the Roving Scientist and discover the wonders of science through activities and demonstrations.Part of the Summer Spectacular Series, sponsored by The Charles H. Hall Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.

When: Aug 12, 2014 12 AM to Aug 2, 2014 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00 )
Serve A Meal At Saturday's/Sunday's Bread and Help with Cleaning
Sponsored by: Saturday's/Sunday's Bread Minimum age: 15 Saturday/Sunday's Bread (SSB) serves meals every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine! We ask volunteers to come at 12:30pm and stay until 4:30pm: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Dining hall setup/Meal Preparation 2:30pm - 3:30pm Volunteers serve the meals to guests 3:30pm - 4:30pm Clean-up Dining hall preparation i

When: Aug 10, 2014 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12 )
Startup Legal Issues 101

Dave Cappillo (@DaveCappillo – Partner in Tech Group at Goodwin Procter) will lead a discussion on critical startup legal issues, including:
- Appropriate choice of entity (limited liability company vs. corporation) given certain characteristics of the business and fundraising needs
- Intellectual property ownership and protection
- Founder equity considerations (including equity split and vesting)
- Governance matters
- How to structure the initial capital infusion

Students are encouraged to review prior to the session. The goal is to arm students with the legal basics on start-up formation and co-founder matters.

When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM to Jul 29, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
The Shift
with Formula 5
For fans of: Cold Play, Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin"Music is the temple," states John Shannon, co-front man for transcendental rock band The Shift. Together with co-frontman Nick Cassarino, they resemble a modern day John and Paul of sorts, with each their own distinct approach to songwriting. Shannon's vocals seem the soft whispers of some rogue angel, lovingly feeding secrets of the divine and mysterious into the ears of listeners. Cassarino sings with the soulful, throaty swagger of a seasoned blues man, who's unstated mission is to channel the blood, sweat and tears of being alive. Shannon and Cassarino are also masters of the six-string in their own right, each capable of creating worlds of tangible melodic landscapes or shattering worlds around them like untamed animals. Add to the the mix bassist Benjamin Geis, whose poignant, crystalline bass licks provide a sturdy vibrational foundation; and drummer Matt Lambert, a truly explosive talent and the very definition of "in the pocket," capable of both the smallest, most sophisticated hits and hits so huge one risks the momentary deaf whine of shell shock when standing close to the stage. While The Shift is clearly a rock band first and foremost, they seek to stir awake the long dormant souls of listeners, to rekindle the curiosity and wonder for the unseen universe that exists in and around and beyond this world of dirt and concrete and walls. After all, The Shift is not only a change in how we listen, but how we SEE. The journey begins soon. Are you ready for The Shift? - Mike Longo, Writer and Music Documentarian

When: Aug 12, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20 )
Mark Epstein at Harvard Book Store
Mark Epstein at Harvard Book Store

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowed psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker MARK EPSTEIN for a discussion of his latest book, The Trauma of Everyday Life, new to paperback.

Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind’s own development.

Western psychology teaches that if we understand the cause of trauma, we might move past it while many drawn to Eastern practices see meditation as a means of rising above, or distancing themselves from, their most difficult emotions. Both, Epstein argues, fail to recognize that trauma is an indivisible part of life and can be used as a lever for growth and an ever deeper understanding of change. When we regard trauma with this perspective, understanding that suffering is universal and without logic, our pain connects us to the world on a more fundamental level. The way out of pain is through it.
Epstein’s discovery begins in his analysis of the life of Buddha, looking to how the death of his mother informed his path and teachings. The Buddha’s spiritual journey can be read as an expression of primitive agony grounded in childhood trauma. Yet the Buddha’s story is only one of many in The Trauma of Everyday Life. Here, Epstein looks to his own experience, that of his patients, and of the many fellow sojourners and teachers he encounters as a psychiatrist and Buddhist. They are alike only in that they share in trauma, large and small, as all of us do. Epstein finds throughout that trauma, if it doesn’t destroy us, wakes us up to both our minds’ own capacity and to the suffering of others. It makes us more human, caring, and wise. It can be our greatest teacher, our freedom itself, and it is available to all of us.

“Mark Epstein’s book is a rare and remarkable achievement. It fuses deep scholarship with deep tenderness—in the spirit of the greatest Buddhist teachers—to investigate the nature and psychic repercussions of trauma. The fact that Epstein can effortlessly transit between the ancient truths of Buddhism and the most contemporary understanding of trauma is a testament to his agility as a thinker. This is a wise and important book.” Siddhartha Muhkerjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies

When: Jul 29, 2014 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19 )
2014 Mass Insight Pre-AP/CCSS Training - North Shore

Please note: This Training is not free. Please confirm with your Principal/Administrator that you are eligible to attend this training.

Welcome to Online Registration for:

Mass Insight Education's Pre-AP/CCSS Training

North Shore - Swampscott High School



This training is open to all districts & teachers.  If your district is paying for you to attend, please confirm with your Principal/Administrator that you are eligible.

If you ARE AN ADMINISTRATOR, you may register MULTIPLE PEOPLE by emailing Keily Smith (



The cost to attend this training is $1,000.  This includes all instruction, materials, breakfast, & lunch. If you are paying with a personal check, please indicate this when you register, and bring the check with you on the first day.


If your district is paying for you to attend, you DO NOT need to bring any sort of payment.


*NOTE: The cost of attendance for lead teachers is $2,500.00. When lead teachers are determined, we will invoice an additional $1,500.00 for these teachers.



Swampscott High School

200 Essex St.

Swampscott, MA 01907



ALL participants are required to bring a laptop.



MIE is pleased to offer three graduate credits through Cambridge College for a fee of $200. 

We will have all the forms and course information at the training.

Participants seeking to apply for graduate credits will be expected to:

  • Attend all 4 days
  • Submit all forms and payment
  • Complete a 3-6 page paper, due one month after the end of the training

Please bring your checkbook (or a money order).  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not accept cash or credit card payments



MIE is pleased to offer 30 Professional Development Points for full attendance and completion of this training.  To receive this certificate, please email AFTER THE END of the training.



Please contact Keily Smith ( or Michael Dinger (


Mass Insight Education

18 Tremont Street, Suite 1010 | Boston | MA | 02108

P: 617-778-1500 | F: 617-778-1576

*AP, Advanced Placement, and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Board. 

When: Aug 12, 2014 8 AM to Aug 15, 2014 3 PMin Peabody, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08 )
Gary Fieldman's Field Effect at Beat Hotel
Gary Fieldman's Field Effect at Beat Hotel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:00pm

Feildman is a critically acclaimed jazz artist who has been thrilling audiences for years with his enthusiastic drum style. Educator, composer and performer in a community of sympathetic peers, Fieldman has recorded widely, including his first solo project “Field Effect,” The Gary Fieldman Quartet (Rotary Records), which has been received with enthusiasm by both the critics and the most important determiners, the public.

When: Jul 29, 2014 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20 )
Galactic feat. Maggie Koerner @ The Chicken Box
When: Jul 29, 2014 9 PM in Nantucket, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21 )
Comic Books Club - Franklin (4)

One day book club, each Tuesday the actual book selection will be made by the leader and participants in that day’s book club.

When: Jul 29, 2014 10 AM to Jul 29, 2014 11 AMin Franklin, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10 )
Comic Books Club - Franklin (6)

One day book club, each Tuesday the actual book selection will be made by the leader and participants in that day’s book club.

When: Aug 12, 2014 10 AM to Aug 12, 2014 11 AMin Franklin, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10 )
Dr. Seuss Club - Franklin (4)

One day book club, each Tuesday the actual book selection will be made by the leader and participants in that day’s book club.

When: Jul 29, 2014 10 AM to Jul 29, 2014 11 AMin Franklin, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10 )
Eat, talk, and celebrate 2 years of SMBNS

Social Media Breakfast North Shore opened its doors on July 31, 2012 with an informal breakfast at the Boardroom Cafe in Beverly. Over the past two years, we rotated about a dozen times in restaurants, businesses, and conference spaces in Amesbury, Beverly, Haverhill, Peabody, and Woburn.

Our next event -- and our 14th -- occurs July 29 at the Century House on Rt. 114 in Peabody. Please bring cash (and an appetite) for breakfast. Bring your business cards and you're welcome to bring product samples to show and/or for people to take away.

Please show up on time -- because the breakfast will start with something new, something we haven't done in our two years together. It's a secret. All you should know is what happens at a social media breakfast lives on in social media.

The hashtag for the event (on Twitter, Facebook, etc.) is #smbns.

Hope to see you there!

Ari Herzog
SMBNS Founder 

When: Jul 29, 2014 8 AM to Jul 29, 2014 10 AMin Peabody, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08 )
A Flavorful Tour of the Seaport
On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is offering students a chance to learn the ins and outs of the Seaport’s booming food scene with Amy Traverso, Food and Wine Editor of Yankee Magazine. Diners will enjoy a truly sensory experience as they stroll through t[...]


When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $40 for non-members/ $34 for members/ $40 materials (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
Dever Beautification Days

Please join Blueprint Schools Network and the BPSN Americorps Math Fellows Program as we work to improve the conditions of the Paul A. Dever Elementary School! We will be painting classrooms, decorating the halls, and preparing the school to welcome students, faculty, and staff this fall.

Paul A. Dever is undergoing an exciting revitalization as it is entering its first year as a turnaround school under the receivership of Blueprint Schools Network.

Monday July 28th and Tuesday July 29th

9:00am - 4:00pm

When: Jul 28, 2014 9 AM to Jul 29, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09 )
The Day the Earth Stood Still at Brattle Theatre
The Day the Earth Stood Still at Brattle Theatre

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm

This iconic sci-fi film begins when a mysterious saucer lands in Washington D.C. and a humanoid alien, Klaatu (Rennie) emerges. He has come with an important message that he must share with the entire world but mankind’s suspicion and paranoia make it almost impossible.

When: Jul 29, 2014 3 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15 )
Dinosaur Trivia
Free with museum admission!

Spin the wheel and test your dinosaur knowledge. Questions appropriate for all ages.Part of the Summer Spectacular Series, sponsored by The Charles H. Hall Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.

When: Aug 12, 2014 12 AM to Aug 2, 2014 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00 )
Leo & Anto (Saw Doctors)

Saw Doctors fans are in for a treat once again as Leo Moran and Anto Thistlethwaite entertain again with a fun filled evening of songs and stories from the West of Ireland.

Tickets are limited to 100 per performance for this intimate "listening" experience.

When: Jul 29, 2014 8 PM to Jul 29, 2014 10 PMin South Yarmouth, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20 )
Beach Binge Tour featuring Joe Fletcher/Andrew Combs/Ron Gallo & the Hang Ten and a Half Band
Beach Binge Tour features a band consisting of nationally touring songwriters Joe Fletcher, Andrew Combs and Ron Gallo, with the rhythm section of Dom Billett and Jerry Bernhardt. They will be playing each of the main songwriters songs as one summertime fun band. ATWOOD'S TAVERN IS A MIX OF SEATING AND STANDING ROOM. PURCHASING A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE SEATING.

When: Jul 29, 2014 10 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22 )
Family Science Adventures
Free with museum admission!

Find the Roving Scientist and discover the wonders of science through activities and demonstrations.Part of the Summer Spectacular Series, sponsored by The Charles H. Hall Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.

When: Jul 29, 2014 12 AM to Jul 2, 2014 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00 )
Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center
Free with museum admission!

Try on costumes, play gallery games and more. Stop in and see what creative ideas are unfolding!

Today's craft: Dinosaur Gel PrintsPart of the Summer Spectacular Series, sponsored by The Charles H. Hall Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.

When: Jul 29, 2014 12 AM to Jul 4, 2014 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00 )
German Schauss: How Get More Notes Out of Your Guitar

Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss presents a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and improvisational concepts.  

Schauss is also a composer, author, and educator. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. Schauss also writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. The author of best selling books and videos like Shredding Bach and Shredding Paganini, Schauss also writes the popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine, Gitarre & Bass.

Please visit his website for more information.

When: Jul 29, 2014 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13 )
Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

Revels' "floating pub sings" return!  Join us for a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor as we sing sea chanteys and more from the Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs, your free for the evening.  Revels music director George Emlen and musician/song leader David Coffin lead the fun.  Bring a picnic dinner but no alcohol please, (Alcohol will be available for purchase on board.)  Boarding will begin at 6:30pm.  Due to the popularity of this event, reservations must be made in advance.

When: Aug 12, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19 )
Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center
Free with museum admission!

Try on costumes, play gallery games and more. Stop in and see what creative ideas are unfolding!

Today's craft: Foil EtchingPart of the Summer Spectacular Series, sponsored by The Charles H. Hall Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.

When: Aug 12, 2014 12 AM to Aug 4, 2014 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00 )
Seen on Bravo, VH1, TLC - SpeedBoston Dating & Matchmaking -Singles Events

Casually chic, at once vibrant and comfortable, a feast for the senses and everything in between. Mass Ave Tavern is the perfect spot to sip, sway and sizzle.

Mingle with our personable hosts, nibble on delightful treats from casually chic menu while enjoying an atmosphere just your speed.

"Now though, there’s an upgrade: Speed Dating the sophisticated British way. All SpeedBoston evenings are held at premier locations. The crowd? 'No riff-raff'. Gilt Luxury

The only speed dating company that routinely screens it's clients for niceness and politeness. If we meet a dater we don't think you'll fancy meeting, we'll say 'No thank you' so you don't have to.

Fancy a lovely bit of fun?

When: Aug 12, 2014 8 PM to Aug 12, 2014 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20 )
eEdge Lead Generation Course with Greg DeCristofaro

Session 4:  Tuesday July 29, 2014  (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) Internet Lead Generation – More leads means more $$$. Learn how to direct new traffic to your powerful eEdge consumer website and capture more leads! 

When: Jul 29, 2014 9 AM to Jul 29, 2014 12 PMin Plainville, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09 )
Student Showcase | STANDUP

 **NOTE: If a date does not appear in the drop down list, it's possible that show is SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • 8:00 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Jake McDowellFeaturing: Marc Amigone, Matthew Canver, Vanessa DeCollibus, Anthony DiRico, Lucas Frediani, Jehanne Junguenet, Breanne Kindred, Christine Locher, Brendan Martin, Vincent Vocke, Emma Voorhes, Samuel WeissTickets: Use ticket button at top of this page

Monday, July 28, 2014
  • 8:00 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Rob CreanFeaturing: Susan Buice, Hazel Butters, Adam Cerniglia, Thomas Clancy, Conor Garrison, Melanie Gonick, Matthew Kaye, Jesse Morgan, Palak Patel, Jenn Pipp, Victor van den Bergh, Alan Verly, Matt WittmanTickets: Use ticket button at top of this page

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • 6:30 PM - INTRO to STANDUP with Dana Jay BeinFeaturing: Justin Bell, Anthony Chaparro, Frankie Gibbs, Colin Jonielunas, Katie Leeman, Max Liboiron, Susan Merlino, Josh Rosenberg, Bil Sherrin, Juliet Tripaldi, Valena Wright
    Tickets: Use ticket button at top of this page


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When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM to Jul 29, 2014 7:45:00 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
Use of Force, Risk Management & Technologies Solutions Seminar - MA

This TASER Training Academy one-day seminar is specifically designed for law enforcement chiefs, sheriffs, executives and government risk managers, legal counsels, medical advisors and those individuals responsible for digital information management.  Topics covered include issues surrounding the use of TASER conducted electrical weapons (CEWs), on officer cameras, video storage and digital evidence management solutions, use-of-force legal and policy issues, medical research and arrest related deaths, stakeholder/media communication, and risk mitigation.


Attendees receive substantial factual information as to how TASER products fit into law enforcement use-of-force deployment strategies, training considerations, various policy recommendations relative to CEWs and on-officer video, current medical issues and research findings, the effects of TASER devices on liability exposures and on reducing officers’ and suspects’ injuries, civil rights issues and liability reduction, and current technology solutions available for digital evidence management.

When: Jul 29, 2014 8 AM to Jul 29, 2014 5 PMin Worcester, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08 )
Stickleback Special – White & Red
Stickleback Email Special – White & Red   Tues. July 29, 2014, 5-7 pm The Stickleback blends (from Australia) are chosen for optimum flavor and texture, with each variety bringing a unique character to the wine – see their rationale below. Same price for White or Red.   Full C[...]

781 721 9463

When: Jul 29, 2014 5 PM in Winchester, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17 )
Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics with RapidMiner

Tuesday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 13th from 8:30 am to 5 pm

A light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided.

Be sure to check out our Intermediate Data Mining and Predictive Analytics course being held in the same location on August 14 and 15. Register for both at the same time to get a special discount.

Class size for this event is limited to 12 students. If the class is sold out and you wish to be added to a waiting list, please contact the event organizer.

This course is a two-day introduction to the foundations of data mining, predicitve analytics, and RapidMiner software. To support a business context for these topics, we will develop a specific business scenario as a through line during the course.  The class follows a learn-do model, allowing students time to focus on the new material as it is explained, then apply that understanding in a lab exercize on their own.

After successfully completing this training, participants will have an understanding of how RapidMiner Studio and RapidMiner Server work and are used. They will be able to create predictive models in the standard data environments found within most analyst positions.

Practical exercises during class prepare the participants to transfer the knowledge gained and apply it to their own data mining problems, solving them more quickly and easily.  Since the class labs are hands-on, performed on the students' own laptops, the students will be taking their actual classwork home with them to jumpstart their application to the real world.

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • perform basic data preparations
  • build initial predictive models
  • evaluate model quality
  • score new data sets


  • Target audience: newcomers, analysts, developers, administrators
  • Previous knowledge: basic knowledge of computer programs and mathematics
  • Methods: lectures, discussions, individual and group work, exercises on realistic data.

Participants may introduce their own work and project specific questions in order to find particular solutions together with the trainer and other participants. The training course addresses beginners and intermediate learners.



  • Overview
    • Business Scenario
    • Analytics
    • Data Mining in the Enterprise
    • CRISP-DM
  • Basic Usage
    • User Interface
    • Creating and handling RapidMiner repositories
    • Starting a new RapidMiner project
    • Operators and processes
    • Loading data
    • Storing data, processes, and results
  • EDA: Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Data Types
    • Data Hierarchy
    • Quick Summary Statistics
    • Visualizing Data
    • Charting
  • Data Preparation
    • Normalization and standardization
    • Basic transformations of value types
    • Handling missing values
    • Sampling
    • Filtering examples and attributes
    • Handling attribute roles
  • Building Better Processes
    • Organizing
    • Renaming
    • Relative Path
    • Flow Control
    • Subprocesses
    • Building Blocks
    • Breakpoints
  • Predictive Models
    • Correlations
    • k-Nearest Neighbor
    • Naïve Bayes
    • Linear Regression
    • Rules
    • Decision Trees
    • Importance of attributes
  • Model Evaluation
    • Applying models
    • Overfitting
    • Splitting data
    • Evaluation methods
    • Performance criteria
  • Sharing and Collaboration
    • Exporting images
    • RapidMiner Server


You must bring a laptop to class (Windows, Mac or Linux OS).  For Windows, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7 is required.  For Mac and Linux, Java Development Kit (JDK) version 7 is needed.  Students will be provided with links to install RapidMiner Studio 6 prior to the class.


David Weisman, PhD

David Weisman is a data scientist consultant with over 35 years of experience in the software field. In addition to consulting, he is a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Boston, working at the intersection of molecular biology and data mining.  David is searching for cancer biomarkers in enormous volumes of DNA sequence data, identifying biosensors of environmental pollutants in bacterial and plant transcriptomic data, and teaching bioinformatics courses.  Prior to obtaining his recent Ph.D. in molecular biology, David ran a long-term successful software consulting firm, specializing in distributed system development, compiler design, operating system development, quantitative finance, network security, and health care informatics.


Training Facility Logistics

The training will be held in Cambridge, MA at the RapidMiner Headquarters training center. The facility is near the Alewife T (metro) stop and other public transportation. Map and directions.  

There are a variety of lodging options locally and in other parts of Cambridge and Boston that are accessible to the facility either on foot, bike, or by public transportation.

The closest reliable public parking is at the Alewife T station.  From Alewife to RapidMiner HQ, there is a free public shuttle, but it is only a short walk away (perhaps ten minutes).


Classes require a minimum of 3 students by August 4 to be held.  If there are insufficient registrants, the class may be cancelled and all students will be refunded the full registration fee.  Students should organize their travel arrangements accordingly and with this proviso.  RapidMiner will promptly notify registered users as soon as the 3 students quota will be met. 


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Our Refund Policy: Plans change? We get it. But if you can't make it to the class, please email us at no later than August 4.  No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

When: Aug 12, 2014 8 AM to Aug 13, 2014 5 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08 )
Charles Flanagan's Senior Recital

In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Charles "CJ" Flanagan presents an evening of powerhouse rock 'n' roll.

When: Jul 29, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19 )
Swift Technique
with APEL Beats
While Swift Technique draws from all world influences, their genre is uniquely Philadelphia. The idea of combining traditional jazz and funk with hip-hop seems almost too obvious, but artists are not pushing the boundaries. The music scene needs sincere, soulful performers that audiences of all age, race and background can enjoy collectively. By combining old influences with young, raw energy, Swift Technique is the collaboration of six souls on a mission to flip the music scene upside down.

When: Jul 29, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20 )
MLK Summer Scholars: Registration Team
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 18 MLK Summer Scholars Registration Volunteers Join us for the 2014 session MLK Summer Scholars program as a Registration Volunteer. For three Fridays this summer, 10-12 registration volunteers are needed to greet, check-in, update attendance, and distribute materials for 650 youth Scholars. Time commi

When: Aug 15, 2014 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08 )
Select Books for Prisoners at Prison Book Program
Sponsored by: Prison Book Program Minimum age: 14 The Prison Book Program has been supplying individuals and groups of prisoners with quality reading material since 1972. With more than 2 million people locked up in American prisons and jails, and with limited educational programming available, the need for the Prison Book Program's services is gre

When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
Anesthesia Monitoring part 2 (BVH)


Anesthesia Monitoring, part 2

Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP

Tuesday 8/12/14 at BVH


This 2 hour lecture will discuss the following:

Quick review of part 1

Pulse oximetry, how does it work, difference between Sa02 and Sp02 and Pa02, limitations, how to use, trouble shooting

Physiology of capnography, how does it work, mainstream/sidestream, evaluating waveforms, deadspace

MVTA approved for 2 CEU

When: Aug 12, 2014 4 PM to Aug 12, 2014 6 PMin North Andover, Massachusetts
Cost: 0.00 false Anesthesia Monitoring, part 2 (BVH) 0.00

(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16 )
Port to Port: 4th Annual Community Party


Join us for Harbor Health Services, Inc.'s 4th Annual Community Celebration in honor of National Health Center Week! Our weeklong, nautical themed adventure through our Boston, Plymouth and Cape Cod health centers will launch at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, the First Community Health Center in the Nation! FREE games, yoga, raffles, yogurt bar, New England Aquarium Tidepool and health screenings await!

Follow the adventures of the S.S. Harbor on Facebook and Twitter using  #SSHarbor

When: Aug 12, 2014 11 AM to Aug 12, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11 )
Boston PubCrawl
Boston might be known around the country as the home of baseball and some die-hard Red Sox fans. But if it’s one thing that Boston loves, it’s definitely pub crawls! This year’s annual Halloween pub crawl will be no different. Boston’s best bars have all signed up to the official Beantown Halloween pub crawl in order to give every crawler in Boston an epic Halloween experience they’ll cherish for the entire year. While it's tough to organize a pub crawl amongst your friends, we've done all of the work for you. All you need to worry about is your costume, and your stamina, because you'll probably be drinking for hours on end.
Rather than opting for the stereotypical Halloween experience in Beantown, we're giving you the option to shake things up and enjoy a little variety. With all the bars and pubs participating this Halloween, there are plenty of choices for you. We’ve enlisted over 10 bars to visit during this magnificent party fest. With bars such as Stadium Bar and Grill, Mija Cantina, and The Times Irish, the Halloween weekend bar crawl is the best option this year. Now's your chance to get your tickets and enjoy the most festive holiday of the year in style!

Must be 21 years old to participate; valid State ID required. Advertised drink specials are available at specific venues, at specific times, are subject to change, and may not be available at every venue. 2 for 1 drinks means you get 2 drinks for the price of 1. Actual drinks offered are at the venue's discretion. Participating venues and advertised times are subject to change. promotes safety and urges all participants to drink responsibly. Participants must bring their Print At Home Ticket to the registration venue. No refunds. All sales are final.

When: Oct 30, 2014 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17 )
New Volunteer Orientation: Downtown Boston
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 13 Boston Cares is a flexible volunteer agency that connects individuals with volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Boston. To become a Boston Cares member and begin signing up for projects online, you must attend a brief, one-time New Volunteer Orientation. Every orientation covers the same mater

When: Jul 30, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18 )
Come and Paint "Tropical Tiki Sunset" at Slap Shot Pub in Chelmsford, MA

Come enjoy a night out hosted by Creative Company Art Parties and Slap Shot Pub!  Gather with your friends for tons of fun, creativity, and cocktails 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!    


***Must be 21+ for this event**

When: Aug 12, 2014 7 PM to Aug 12, 2014 10 PMin Chelmsford, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19 )
8th Annual New Teacher Academy
Date and Time:   Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
Ongoing Event:  This series will repeat every day 3 more times through August 14, 2014
Location: Stokes Hall, Chestnut Hill Campus
Event URL:
Of Interest to Particular Audience:   Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Public
Categorized as:   Conferences, Seminars, Workshops
Sponsored by:   Lynch School of Education
Contact:   Dr. Amy Ryan
Contact's Phone:   
Contact's Email:
Admission fee:   $35 per teacher; Registration Required
Parking & Directions :

The 8th Annual New Teacher Academy, a conference for K-12 beginning teachers, will be held on August 12-14, 2014 at Boston College. This engaging professional development conference brings together elementary and secondary teachers from throughout Massachusetts. Be inspired by this opportunity to gain access to practical tools and strategies for your classroom from experienced educators from public and private schools. These classroom experts are prepared to engage you in lively discussions about the upcoming year and to support your transition into a full-time teaching position!

Open to all new K-12 teachers.

When: Aug 12, 2014 8 AM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 per teacher; Registration Required (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08 )
Vineyard 201 (8/12, 8/19, 8/26)

Vineyard 201: Essentials Of Following Jesus

In these three sessions, through Bible study and discussion, we’ll look at seven habits to making the most out of a life of following Jesus. 201 is also a prerequisite for leadership at the Vineyard.

Vineyard 201 includes a free meal.

Free childcare is available upon request.

Prerequisites: Vineyard 101

Registration Deadline: One week before the first class.

Questions: Email Adam Bakun at


Aug 12, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Aug 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Aug 26, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

We realize that it is not always possible to attend all three sequential sessions of 201. If you must miss a class, then you can make-up the weeks you miss the next time 201 is offered. 201 is taught several time per year.

You can see all scheduled Vineyard 201 classes on the Vineyard website at:

When: Aug 12, 2014 7 PM to Aug 12, 2014 9 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19 )
Quincy Chamber Millennials Q-Up for Summer at Waterclub, Marina Bay

Join us at Waterclub in Marina Bay as we kick off the summer in style!  Network with fellow Quincy Chamber Millennial members while enjoying some great food and fabulous views.  

When: Jul 29, 2014 5 PM to Jul 29, 2014 7 PMin Quincy, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 true Quincy Chamber member 10.00

15.00 true non-member 15.00

(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17 )
Forage to Fork: Summer Produce

On the menu: Pork & Plum Kabobs; Shrimp & Zucchini Tostadas; Margherita Pizza with Sweet Corn; Baked Stuffed Apricots

Summer is all about fresh, vibrant produce and we’re here to show you what to do with it. You’ll learn how to work seasonal favorites like zucchini, stone fruit, corn and tomatoes into new and interesting recipes that will totally expand the way you think of dining during the warmer months.

About Get Your Hands Dirty: From sautéing seasonal vegetables to kneading scratch-made dough, join us for fun, hands-on classes that offer the perfect balance of education and entertainment. We’ll walk you through basic tips and techniques and you’ll indulge in your creations before the night is through, making your hard work well worth it!


When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM to Jul 29, 2014 8 PMin Dedham, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 true Forage 25.00

(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
"Paint The Willows" with Creative Salem and Painting Under the Influence at Opus Restaurant in Salem MA

A paint and sip party with a purpose! Join Creative Salem,Painting Under the Influence, and Opus Restaurant and learn to paint this gorgeous view of the Salem Willows.  This painting is a rendering of a Social Palates photo and a portion of all ticket sales goes to Salem Childrens Charity.  Paint ,Sip, Dine, and maybe even win a print of the original!  Ticket purchase includes simple step by step professional artist instruction and all the materials you need in creating your masterpiece! Paint party starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm, but we encourage you to come early for dinner or grab a pre-paint cocktail/beverage for a little liquid encouragement! No artistic experience necessary...we love our newbies!

***Food and drink is not included in ticket purchase Must be 21 or older to attend.*****

*****Groupon, living social, rush49, and amazon deals do not aplly to this event****

for additional info please visit creativesalem/paint-the-willows-2014

When: Aug 12, 2014 7 PM to Aug 12, 2014 9 PMin Salem, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true General Admission 30.00

(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19 )
Gloucester Summer Evening Cruise

A narrated evening cruise aboard a classic New England schooner.

When: Jul 29, 2014 6:15:00 PM to Jul 29, 2014 8:15:00 PMin Gloucester, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:00 )
Night Lights / Public / Cordelia & the Buffalo / Animal Flag
With members from Mexico, Texas, Japan, California, and Norway, Night Lights brings together an eclectic assortment of indie, rock, and soul influenced sounds to make people dance and feel feelings. The Boston-based band met in 2012 and has since discovered a balance between profound lyrics, hook-heavy melodies, danceable music, and intriguing harmonic progressions. Their songs touch on existentialism and the confrontation of the self, hoping to discover a truth grounded in music, community, and conversation. With warped soundscapes, intricate riffs, melodic bass lines, colorful rhythmic creations, and captivating melodies and other-worldly vocal effects, it all comes together to take you on an unparalleled audio adventure. Animal Flag is the musical project of songwriter Matthew Politoski. Starting in 2011, the band has self-released two full length albums, four EPs, and toured on both East and West coasts. Being based in the Northeast, it has acquired loyal home based followings in Boston and New York with packed and energetic live shows. The band also has a growing fan bases in places like Nashville, Philadelphia, Florida, and Georgia from relentless East Coast touring. In 2013 Animal Flag played at the National Association of Music Merchants convention in Anaheim.

When: Jul 29, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, $5 with student ID (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20 )
When: Sep 25, 2014 8 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20 )
TrialMatch Outreach Volunteer - Northeastern Massachusetts Walk
Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association - MA/NH Chapter Minimum age: 14 On behalf of the Massachusetts / New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, I would like to extend to you a volunteer opportunity to accelerate clinical research on Alzheimer's disease. This opportunity involves educating others and spreading the word about TrialMatch. TrialMatch is the c

When: Sep 20, 2014 8 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20 )
AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Services
Sponsored by: WORK Inc Minimum age: 18 Apply now to join the AmeriCorps Financial Services program. You will serve 1 year providing financial coaching and money management services to low-income individuals and families. You will also provide general benefits education services and process tax returns as a VITA volunteer tax preparer. Ca

When: Sep 14, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20 )
Parks Count: Noyes Playground (East Boston)
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 18 Be a Part of Boston's first Parks Count! Do your part for better parks and a healthier Boston! Parks Count volunteers will team up at entrances to each of the 10 selected parks and keep a running tally of visitors. A subset of those exiting the park will be invited to take a quick survey about park

When: Aug 23, 2014 7 AM in East Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07 )

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