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Stock Food at the Elizabeth Peabody House Food Pantry
Sponsored by: Elizabeth Peabody House
Minimum age: 15
During this volunteer opportunity, the EPH Food Pantry coordinator and volunteers travel via van to the Greater Boston Food Bank to pick up our weekly food order.Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Elizabeth Peabody House Food Pantry office building (275 Broadway, a pink house building) by 9:30am . . .

When: May 22, 2017 9:30AM in Somerville, MA

The Splinters

Chris was born in Texas, grew up in Arizona, and migrated to Boston to study Jazz and guitar. There he met J, from Cleveland, he of the punk, new wave band, Unction. Having played jazz and rock together for years and then folk for a time, they decided to explore bluegrass fiddle tunes and then the classic bluegrass songs of love, life, death, anguish, longing, drinking, desolation, death again, desolation, cheatin', lyin', and heartbreak.

When: May 22, 2017 6pm in Somerville, MA
Cost: $0

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course (MSC)Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being. We welcome you to explore Mindful Self-Compassion tools and resources, including guided meditation and a course overview, through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website.MSC is an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, co-developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, a senior adviser of our CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.Instructors: Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, Ph.D. and Elyse Simon, MAOrientation Session (required): Monday, March 27, 20178-week Course: Mondays April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and June 5Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 - 1:30 p.m.Time: 6PM – 8:45 PM Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion26 Central Street, Community Room, 2nd Floor, Somerville MA 02143 Register and learn more - mscspring2017.my-trs.com/Course Rate:Early Registration (Until March 10th)..............................................$550 Regular Registration (From March 11st until March 26th)........... $600Late Registration (March 26th until April 3)...............$650 CHA Employees and patients, contact us at cmc@challiance.org for more information about course discounts.For further information and to register: mscspring2017.my-trs.com/

When: May 22, 2017 6pm to May 22, 2017 9pm 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!