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MERCURY RISING 2016 - Springfield
*Sign up directly on our WEBSITE and use promo code EVENTBRITE to save 15% on your registration! Sign up HERE. WHERE WILL YOUR FEET TAKE YOU IN 2016?  We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to Mercury in 2016!  Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group.  Let's log enough miles to get to Mercury!  You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? “We will laugh with you, cry with you, comfort you, bolster you, praise you, give you pointers, answer your questions, celebrate with you, mourn with you.. we don’t HAVE to actually see your face to care. And knowing that we all care will make the paths we share smoother, easier and more fun!!”  -Carolyn Guhman, New Orleans         Sign up now! FULL FLEDGED participants will receive: Official Mercury Rising T-Shirt Mercury Window Decal & bib Mercury Rising Welcome Letter  Mercury Rising Participant's Medal 25% off all of our virtual races for 2016 Your own personal mileage log on our website Once a month, we will be drawing two to three names of paid participants and will be sending them a special Moon Jogger Care Package!  This could include new running shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc.  When you sign up there will be a place where you can fill out your Runner's Wish List and if we draw your name we'll see what we can do for you! We will also have other fun contests throughout the year, with great prizes, so be sure to join the Moon Jogger Facebook Group Page Participants that choose the MEDAL ONLY option will receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt. Participants may also choose the DECAL ONLY option and receive: Everything the full option will receive, besides the T-shirt and medal.     *A portion of all of the registration fees will be donated to one of our favorite charities: SOLES 4 SOULS!  For every $1 donated, Soles 4 Souls is able to give one pair of shoes to someone who needs them.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 with this event, which means we could help give 10,000 a pair of much needed shoes! How amazing is that!?! *All shipping costs included in registration. You will receive one shipment at the beginning of our mission (January 2016)  with your t-shirt and other goodies. Medals will be shipped out at the end of the year (December 2016)! Just like you get your medal at the end of a marathon, your medal will be shipped out at the end. Shipping costs are included in your participation fee. (Participants outside of the USA will be charged extra for shipping). Just to make things clear: ALL MEDALS WILL SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 2016).  Everything else will be sent out at the beginning of January.   How It Works: 1. You sign up and set a goal for how many miles you will run in 2016 and which ranking you will achieve. 2. During the year you log your miles on our website. You’ll move up the rankings as you reach your goal. 3. Along with achieving your personal goal, all of your miles contribute to our grand total of miles to get to Mars! *Check out the OFFICIAL RULES HERE (find out how to include biking and swimming miles too) *SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SIZING CHARTS FOR OFFICIAL SHIRTS   CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING VIRTUAL RACES HERE!       Sizing Charts for WOMEN'S, ADULT'S and YOUTH Shirts

When: Dec 9, 2016 1pm in Springfield, MA

BBC Foreign Correspondent Andrew Harding on The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia

The World Affairs Council of Western MA is pleased to present BBC foreign correspondent at a light buffet supper event at the Springfield Sheraton Hotel.  He will speak about his new book, The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia.   Please register by Friday, December 2.. The evening will begin at 6p.m with cash bar reception.  Dinner and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Andrew Harding has worked as a foreign correspondent for the past twenty-five years in Russia, Asia and Africa. He has been visiting Somalia since 2000. His television and radio reports for BBC News have won him international recognition, including an Emmy, an award from Britain’s Foreign Press Association, and other awards in France, Monte Carlo, the United States and Hong Kong. He lives in Johannesburg with his family. Copies of Andrew Harding's book The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of The Odyssey Bookshop. Media Sponsor:NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO   

When: Dec 9, 2016 6pm in Springfield, MA

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Springfield Technical Community College Arts, Humanities & Social SciencesPresents Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandStory by Lewis CarrollAdaptation by Deborah Lynn FrocktDirected by Greg TrochlilPerformed by STCC College Theatre WorkshopThurs, Dec 8 @ 11amFri, Dec 9 @ 7pmSat, Dec 10 @ 2pmMon, Dec 12 @ 1pmGeneral Admission Tickets:$5 Students/Children under 13$10 AdultsTickets available at the doorInfo @ 413-755-4232http://www.stcc.edu/thearts/theater.aspSpringfield Technical Community College Scibelli Hall Theater, Building 2One Armory Square Springfield, MA 01102

When: Dec 9, 2016 7pm to Dec 9, 2016 8:30PMin Springfield, MA
Cost: General Admission Tickets:$5 Students/Children under 13$10 AdultsTickets available at the door

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About Springfield, MA
Springfield is a major western Massachusetts city located at the junction of the Mass Pike I-90 and I-91 in the Connecticut River Valley.

Visit the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Easter States Exposition - The Big E - which hosts events that will attract over 1 million visitors per year.

Springfield is a multicultural community and a regional center for banking, finance, and courts. Other attractions includes the Springfield Symphony and Civic Center, Greek Cultural Center, Dr. Seuss National Memorial, Springfield Museum, zoos, and more.