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Race to the Row
The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the 5th annual Race to the Row in Assembly Square in our hometown of Somerville, MA. It's a series of fun events through Assembly Square and along the Mystic River. We have a Fast Mile, a 5K and a FREE Kids Fun Run! The 5K is open to runners, walkers, teams and families of all ages and abilities, ending with a fun-filled post-race party with food, drinks and beer served from the local restaurants and businesses! All proceeds will benefit East Somerville Main Streets, Somerville TrackPAC as well as the Somerville Auxiliary Police.We'll start off with the Fast Mile at 9:00am, a 1 mile loop race in Assembly Row open to all ages. Runners in the mile must be able to complete the distance in 10 minutes or less. Next is the free 1/8 mile Kid's Fun Run (age 9 and under) before the race with all kids getting a medal! And then at 9:30, we kick off the 5K. If you'd like to run both the Fast Mile and the 5K, it's only $5 more!The first 400 registrants to the 5K are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt, and all 5K and Mile registrants, and all volunteers will get free food, drinks and dessert afterward! But everyone can participate in the post-race festivities. Others can pay $10 to be able to eat and drink along with them. There will be an awards ceremony following the race for top finishers and age-group winners in Mens, Womens and Wheelchair divisions as well as team awards.

When: Aug 20, 2017 9am to Aug 20, 2017 1pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: Registration for the Fast Mile is $20, which includes the post-party but no t-shirt. On the day of the race, registration increases to $25. Registration for the 5K is $25 through Memorial Day (May 29), $30 through July 31, and $35 afterward, which includes the post-party and a t-shirt if you're one of the first 400. On the day of the race, registration increases to $40. If you're planning on running both races make sure you choose that option. You can pre-register for both the 5K Run, 5K Walk and Fast Mile at RaceMenu until Saturday, August 19 at 10:00pm.

Davis Square Somerville Food Tour!

Do you like off-the-beaten path finds? Our gastronomical food adventures give you the opportunity to sample food from many local Davis Square restaurants and shops in one tour. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will lead you on a quirky, fun, and delicious walk through the colorful, historic Davis Square. Together you will hear stories from local entrepreneurs and understand the most interesting tidbits from the rich history of this hip New England neighborhood where Boston locals live and dine.You'll learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. We will sample innovative eats as well as family recipes such as gyros and crepes packed with flavor. You may even get to try your hand at New England's candlepin bowling as we indulge in the area's favorite pizza. Wrap your day up with a sweet award-winning treat.​This tour is suitable for all ages.

When: Aug 20, 2017 10am to Aug 20, 2017 1pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: $60 includes all tastings

Wearable Interactive Electronics 2017

Event Schedule: This is a one session workshop that runs every third Sunday from 10:15am - 2:45pm, with a half hour break for lunch (not included). Select your date from the drop-down ticketing menu.  Class Description: Learn about the latest awesome widget from Adafruit Industries, the "Circuit Playground", a wearable microcontroller that has ten multicolor RGB LEDs, a microphone, speaker, accelerometer, light sensor, and other goodies that can make any piece of clothing an interactive light and sound show.   The Circuit Playground is an Arduino compatible device, and uses the same well known interface that has been taught previously.   This course will additionally teach you:  The basics of how to work with the Circuit Playground and the Arduino development environment Simple programming elements (looping, conditional statements, functions, state machines) that make it easier to put a project together, How to document and maintain your project. No previous experience necessary. Class Goals: Students will learn:  The Arduino platform basics,  How the Arduino is programmed,  How to use the sample included programs,  The basic four elements of digital input, digital output, analog input and analog output,  Basic sensor types included on the Adafruit Circuit Playground; accelerometer, microphone, light and temperature sensor  Basic output devices - Neopixel LEDs for lights, piezo speaker for sound  How to hook up external devices  How to use the Circuit Playground in wearables Prerequisites: Students should have a working familiarity with their computer (Mac or Windows) - i.e. how to install programs and device drivers. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Kits are built in to ticket price and provided for the class to work with and take home. The class has access to the Artisan's Asylum computer lab, but it is recommended that students bring their own laptop. Class Minimum:  This class will be canceled if fewer than 5 students have signed up 48hrs in advance of class start: don't wait till the last minute, sign yourself up and bring a friend!  Instructor Biography: Andrew Anselmo is a consulting engineer and a member of Artisan's Asylum. Some of his work and consulting philosophy can be seen at www.clipboardengineering.com.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/   Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feedback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Aug 20, 2017 10:15AM in Somerville, MA

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About Somerville, MA
Somerville Massachusetts is located just northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. The easy access to Boston and Cambridge by public transportation and it's great parks and neighborhoods, makes Somerville a perfect choice to settle down and call home. Search local Somerville homes for sale and join the local community.

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals, college students and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles of residential homes and commercial properties.

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!