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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held every Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford at 7:00pm. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. and the world, call 781-932-6300 or locally at or visit:www.foodaddicts.org.

When: Jul 19, 2018 7pm in Medford, MA
Free Yoga Medford
A free weekly outdoor yoga program that runs annually from June to September. Classes are taught by Lauren and other volunteer teachers who donate their time to bring you quality yoga.   The 2018 season will begin on June 2nd and run through September 1st. Classes are Saturdays 10-11am at the Condon Shell Park in Medford, MA on Mystic Valley Parkway. There is parking available but walking, biking and carpooling are encouraged.  Classes are designed for all abilities, all levels of yoga, and everyone is welcome!  Lauren strongly believes that anyone can benefit from yoga and that it should be accessible to everyone so she founded the outdoor free yoga program Free Yoga Medford in 2017 to promote health and wellness in mhery hometown of Medford, MA. Join her every Saturday 10am all summer long! No registration necessary, just bring your own mat, water bottle and sun screen.  Healthy snacks are donated to the event and are offered after each class. See you there! Got a question? Email freeyogamedford@gmail.com Free Yoga Medford 

When: Jul 21, 2018 10am in Medford, MA
BLIND, Argentine Tango show and dinner
When: Aug 4, 2018 7:30PM in Medford, MA
CLASS: Become a "Certified Blockchain Consultant" Level 2 of 4 by BlockchainXperts
Today about 93% of all advertised positions for Blockchain Developers, Engineers, Consultants and Programmers go unfilled. The average salary in New York today for a Blockchain Developer is approx. $150,000/year. According to TechCrunch, Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer. This is your chance to get started in this industry. ABOUT THE CLASS: BlockchainXperts "CERTIFIED BLOCKCHAIN CONSULTANT": Level 2. Since this is an advanced course, it is assumed you already understand the basics of blockchain technology covered in Level 1. This course assumes you have introductory knowledge of computing, programming, databases, and networking concepts. That said, this isn't a programming course. We won't learn to code in Solidity (only at Level 4), a blockchain coding language, for example, or to program software that uses Bitcoin. If programming is where you want to go with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, then this course will help to prepare you. In this course we jump in and discover what's under the covers of this fascinating technology. At a fundamental level, blockchain is not complex technology but it can enable complex solutions. It can help solve some difficult computing challenges around security and it introduces capabilities that are disruptive to the status quo. For example, Bitcoin effectively eliminates the need for banks and a whole host of financial middle men, that's disruptive. Taken further, blockchain technology can be used as a foundation for a new generation of software that distributes code and enables transactions between individuals and machines without the need for complex server infrastructure. Blockchain forces us to think differently about technology and it presents exciting opportunities in a significant number of use cases and industries. TOPICS: - What are public and private keys? - Introducing nonces, hash functions, and mining - The immutable distributed ledger - The birth of bitcoin - How bitcoin is created and managed - Financial services and bitcoin - Altcoins, altchains, and ICOs - Blockchain in practice: Hyperledger and Ripple - Using Ethereum to write smart contracts - The energy sector and blockchain - Identity management and blockchain - The risks of blockchain HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT: • Gain deep understanding of Blockchain technology, applications and use cases • Start a journey in a new and lucrative career • Start consulting to businesses, individuals and organizations • Receive a Certificate as a BlockchainXperts "Certified Blockchain Consultant" after completion of 4-Courses and Certification Exam. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course is open only to Level 1 graduates of the Certification course. The full certification course, from Level 1, is open to anyone with an interest in learning about Blockchain technology, applications and implications for our future, particularly those who want to start consulting in this new field. REVIEWS: • "Far Exceeded Expectations" • "Loved examples of why blockchain is important" • "I loved the class!" • "Loved the blockchain game." • "Very good structure. Clear presentation. Good questions to get audience participation. Great job, thank you!" • "It was a great class. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about the blockchain." • "Excellent and very informative" • "Great analogies and role play" • "Exciting and Engaging!" IMPORTANT NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees will be required for this event. If the minimum is not reached by two hours prior to event start, then the event will be cancelled and enrolled attendees will have the option of either a full refund or credit for next session. PLEASE NOTE: Cost of food and drinks are not included. Bertucci's menu will be available for wide selection of food and drink to suit the preferences of each attendee. Looking forward to introducing you to Bitcoin & Blockchain technology. BlockchainXperts.com

When: Aug 8, 2018 12pm in Medford, MA
Yogi Foodie Party!
Mindfulness, Yoga and Eating go hand in hand,  this workshop will show you how! In a beautiful park by the Mystic River join Lauren for a fun outdoor yoga practice to detoxify the body and promote healthy digestion. Then Karen makes smoothies and we enjoy a tasty mindful eating exercise, followed by make your own Summer Buddha Bowls! $35/person (cost of food included. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and meat options will be available.) This event will be outside and is open to yogis of all levels. Bring your own mat, towel and  water bottle. Bring a folding chair if you are not comfortable eating on your mat.  www.laurenfarenga.com/events  Lauren is a yoga teacher and believes that healthy eating and yoga are the key to wellness. Karen is a private chef committed to food that supports optimal health without sacrificing flavor. They met through yoga and are both passionate about delicious food and healthy living.  Join Lauren and Karen for Yogi Foodie where we practice yoga and mindful eating and devour healthy summer foods!  FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? You will be required to sign a waiver and sign in for the event so bring your ID. This event is open to yogis age 16 and up. All levels and abilities welcome. What should I bring to the event? Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water. If you prefer not to sit on the ground bring a folding chair to sit on while you eat.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email: lauren@laurenfarenga.com  What's the refund policy? No refunds.  

When: Aug 12, 2018 2pm in Medford, MA
The MastaDonis Project- Summer Concerts at the Condon Shell

We are thrilled to welcome jazz piano player Adonis Martin and his band to the Condon Shell in Medford as the final concert in the Summer Concert Series. Martin’s piano chops earned him a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and since graduating he spends his time performing, teaching, composing and producing music.  Don’t miss this awesome band as they bring their sweet sound to the banks of the Mystic River.



When: Aug 16, 2018 6:30PM in Medford, MA
Cost: Free Admission
Taliban Killer and Muslim friend; The Life and Legend of Dostum
After 911 the world waited for victory over the Taliban. A few months later a team of Green Berets teamed up with a warlord and defeated the new enemy of America.  This story was classified....until now Brian Glyn Williams will discuss his book, 'The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum.' Williams was an adviser to the new film, '12 Strong,' starring Chris Hemsworth. Many of the characters from his book are portrayed in the film.'The Last Warlord' details how the CIA contacted the mysterious Afghan-Mongol warrior after 9/11 to help US Special Forces wage a covert war in the mountains of Afghanistan that ended in a stunning victory. It sheds light on how the desperate Special Forces–Afghan cavalry campaign succeeded against all odds in liberating Afghanistan's holiest shrine and brought warriors from vastly different cultures together to fight their common Taliban enemy. 'The Last Warlord' shows that, far from serving as a mere backdrop for American heroics, it was the horse-mounted descendants of Genghis Khan that allowed the American military to overthrow the Taliban regime in just two months. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Free and open to all.Location: Medford Public Library 

When: Aug 18, 2018 7pm in Medford, MA
Yoga for All: Celebrating All Bodies
This gentle practice focuses on fostering mindfulness, increasing quality of life, and lowering symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Led by yoga instructor Sarah Hoffman, this class includes conscious breathing, physical movement, and guided relaxation. It will be accessible to all, regardless of physical limitations, fitness, or yoga experience. This is a class hosted by Zencare and Project HEAL. Zencare.co is a website to find vetted talk therapists in Boston. Individuals can check insurance and availability, browse videos of therapists, and book a free initial call to find a great fit. To get matched with a therapist, visit www.zencare.co or email hello@zencare.co. Project HEAL is a non-profit that provides access to HEALing for all people with eating disorders. There is a suggested cash donation of $5/person on the day of the event, with part of the proceeds going toward Project HEAL.‌

When: Aug 26, 2018 12:30PM in Medford, MA