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Tom Petty Tribute Band Concert - Friday, September 28, 2018
Friday night, Sept 28, 2018, The Knights of Columbus is proud to be sponsoring a special event. Members of America’s best U2 band, Joshua Tree will do a one-time only show at Melrose Memorial Hall Friday night Sept. 28, 2018 to honor one of their heroes Tom Petty. It’s called Rebels The Tom Petty Tribute Band and as anyone that was at the Joshua Tree show this past November will attest, it’s as good as seeing Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers themselves. Joshua Tree will still be appearing in November to do their annual show, but this is their way of honoring one of the most beloved rock icons, Tom Petty. The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring this event to benefit The Knights of Columbus Food For Families Fund. This will be the only chance to see Rebels The Tom Petty Tribute Band. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. This is an all-ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets can be purchased at Melrose Knights of Columbus website at melrosekofc.org and click Upcoming Events. Tickets can also be purchased at Buckalews 504 Main St. Melrose (next to Turners Restaurant) or at The Wakefield Bowladrome 92 Water St. Wakefield or send check payable to Melrose KofC to: Melrose Kof C, PO Box 760828, Melrose Ma. 02176. Call 781-941-0995 for more info. Tickets only $25.00 per person ($30.00 day of show or at the door) or reserve a premium seating table of 10 for $250.00 by calling 781-941-0995. Tables are limited. For more information visit rebelsband.com. Don’t miss Joshua Tree honoring rock legend Tom Petty for one show only to benefit The Kof C Food For Families Fund.

When: Sep 28, 2018 6pm in Melrose, MA
Adobe Lightroom Basics- Melrose only
Developed by photographers, for photographers, Adobe Lightroom provides amateur enthusiast and photographers with the necessary tools for basic image management and high-level image post-production.  From highlight to shadow, contrast and brightness, then color correction to cropping, Lightroom provides all of the necessary tools to adjust and print your image files.  This course focuses on how to organize your images for quick retrieval via keywords, ratings, etc, demonstrates the basic tools and processes available within Lightroom to both manage and process images quickly and efficiently, and also briefly discuss the basis of the print module. The last portion of this class will take you through the entire process, from import to edit to export and printing. This course can be taken with or without a laptop. Power and tables will be available. Enrollment: 4-10 students  This class is offered in our Melrose store classroom.

When: Sep 29, 2018 9am in Melrose, MA
Medford Rotary Casino Night 2018
The Rotary club of Medford, MA is holding a fun filled, action packed, charity CASINO NIGHT on Saturday September 29, 2018 at Memorial Hall, Melrose, MA.  With professional dealers and gaming, dancing, drinks, and FUN. We have some amazing prizes for the top casino style gamers. The top five event winners will be the ones with the most chips at the end of the night. Choose between one of several amazing prizes.  Doors open at 7PM.  Come join us for a night of fun, laughter, and a nice libation if you desire.  How can you go wrong?  We have black jack, poker, craps, roulette, slot machines, raffles, lottery ticket raffle, and if you are on a roll, some great prizes.  All while helping the Medford Rotary Club raise money for it's numerous charities Even if you can't come, please click on the "Tickets" tab and make a TAX DEDUCTABLE donation to our club.  We are a registered 501c3 club, and we thank you for that.

When: Sep 29, 2018 7pm in Melrose, MA
Hunt's Photo Workshop: Capturing Your Pooch's Personality
Dogs are loving, dedicated, and unique souls that make us smile after our long days at work, encourage us to get out of the house on cold winter mornings, and stay embedded in our minds throughout our lives. Because of this, very few things melt the heart like a great photo of a dog, and photographing these loving companions can be a challenging endeavor. Join lifelong dog owner and Hunt's Photo Educator Emily Hojnowski as she covers the best practices for taking better photographs of dogs that will help you capture a more beautiful portrait of your pooch! This class will discuss both techniques on how to work with your camera as well as how to work with your dog. We will begin by discussing composition, exposure, and focusing techniques in order to get your photo sharp and properly illuminated. Next, we will talk about dog behavior, how to "read your dog", and how to appropriately use positive reinforcement training with your model. We will end the class by putting these techniques into action by photographing a live model, provided courtesy of a local shelter! We will have no prior interaction with our model, so the reactions will all be unique and spontaneous!

When: Sep 30, 2018 11am in Melrose, MA
Stamped from the Beginning Book Discussion
The Racial Justice Ministry of First Congregational Church in Melrose will host a discussion of Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. As it is a long book, we are going to try something new. There are five sections of about 80-100 pages, each focusing on a person and a period in history. You may choose one section to read and discuss, sharing with the group the main points in that section. Please also read the Prologue and Epilogue (25 pages total) as they give an overview of the themes in the book. There are several copies of the book in the NOBLE library system and it is available from Amazon (including e-book and audio) and other booksellers. We are looking forward to discussing this book with you. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award, it is a fascinating exploration of how racist ideas developed in our country. We will provide snacks and you are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

When: Sep 30, 2018 12pm in Melrose, MA
Beginner Photography Class- Melrose Only
Beginner Photography (Weeknight sessions run 2 hours over 2 evenings- Ex. July 7th/14th; Weekend Sessions run 5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch) Photography is about controlling light. Come and learn how to improve your images and picture taking techniques. Offered monthly, the Basic Photography Class is a two-session lecture and hands-on interactive workshop, teaching how to use the basic camera controls; and adjusting aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings to get a proper exposure. Also covered is using aperture for depth-of-field (controlling what’s in focus in the background); stopping action with shutter speed settings; selecting the correct White Balance for color correction management. In the second session, we pull it all together with an individual practical exercise using all of the elements presented during the training session.  Bring your camera with a fully charged battery. This class is offered in our Melrose store classroom.

When: Oct 3, 2018 6pm in Melrose, MA
Basic Digital Printing- Melrose only
When is the last time you printed your pictures? Are you convinced you can't make printed images look as good as those done in a lab? What are you doing with the empty wall space in your home?! The time has come to tame digital printing! With the low price of excellent quality digital printers, what was once an elite craft is now much more manageable for the average photographer. This course briefly covers the basics questions of printing, including editing suggestions, color management tools and settings, paper styles and finishes, printing recommendations, and troubleshooting on how to avoid those nasty pitfalls that can occur along the way. Whether you use Canon, Epson or HP, the concepts in this course remain the same. While the time is limited, we invite you to bring one or two potential images with you (on a memory card or thumb drive) that may be used in the class for demonstration. Enrollment: 4-10 Students This course is offered in our Melrose store classroom.

When: Oct 6, 2018 10am in Melrose, MA
Melrose Octoberfest 5k Road Race to benefit the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation
When: Oct 7, 2018 12am to Oct 8, 2018 12am in Melrose, MA
Beyond the Basics: Composition in Photography
After learning “the basics” of digital photography, become more comfortable in the world of digital photography by taking the next step. Understanding composition in the field can make or break a photograph. Many photographers want to show off their creativity through their photography. The more elements of composition one builds into their repertoire, the greater the depth of options that will be available to the photographer. Beyond the Basics: Composition in Photography discusses those creative options, as well as tips on how to pull it off in the field. While our Beginner class scratches the surface of composition, our Beyond the Basics class goes over in-depth many different elements of Composition in photography. Understanding composition is a necessity to improving your flexibility when photographing in a variety of situations. This course is designed to help you feel more comfortable about how to frame your photographic vision in those situations. It is recommended as a follow-up to our Beginner Photography course.

When: Oct 9, 2018 6pm in Melrose, MA
Barry Goudreau's Engine Room w/John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band benefit concert event
On Friday October 12, 2018, V is for Veterans and Alive & Kicking Productions present a benefit concert at Melrose Memorial Hall 590 Main Street, Melrose, MA. The show one of their Classic Rock Experience “Concerts for a Cause” will feature New England favorites John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band along with Barry Goudreau, former Boston guitarist whose signature sound helped sell over 30 million records, along with his new band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room.The event, sponsored by V is for Veterans, a local organization that presents events for groups throughout New England providing services for Veterans will be doing this show as a benefit concert for PAARI (paariusa.org) and Guitars for Vets, (guitars4vets.org). The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) is an organization started locally to assist those people working on the front-lines assisting those suffering with opiate addiction. While, Guitars 4 Vets (G4V), local operation, deals with Vets suffering with PTSD through the power of music instruction. These organizations could not seem more different, but both actually deal with a base of people suffering from many of the same issues.Cafferty and the band, New England favorites, are best known for their movie soundtrack to “Eddie and the Cruisers”, which featured band member Michael “Tunes” Antunes in one of the roles. Hits include “On the Dark Side”, “Tender Years” along with “Hearts on Fire” featured in the movie “Rocky IV”. The evening will also feature Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room, as the co-headliner. Goudreau, a rock guitar legend and former member of the multi-platinum selling band, Boston, defined the classic rock guitar sound for a generation. The band featuring Brian Maes and Tim Archibald both of Peter Wolf’s “House Party Five”, Tony Dipietro, Mary Beth Maes, Terri O’Soro and Joanie Cicarelli are hitting the road throughout New England in support of their new CD “Full Steam Ahead”. The CD best described as a look back to the acts of the late sixties and early seventies when they were reinventing the blues in new and exciting ways. Barry learned to play lead guitar playing along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s records and then Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin and other English acts with big guitar and big drum sounds. The Allman Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie along with Derek and the Dominos were also big influences on his playing style. Barry says, “I think we achieved that feel on this record”.In addition to the band’s new material they will be playing songs touching on all of the acts Goudreau has been involved with over the years, covering songs from his time in Boston, to his solo recordings with Orion the Hunter, RTZ and Delp/Goudreau. Goudreau says “this will be the first time he has performed songs from all of the acts he has been part of and is really looking forward to it."To showcase an example of this success a graduate of this remarkable program, along with a friend, will be opening this event. These performers, because in this sense that is what they have become are called “Jack and John” and have said they look forward to the opportunity to participate in such a great event and look forward to sharing the experience of their performingTickets for this event are available through GimmeLive.com (gimmelive.com/ClassicRock.cfm). All seating is reserved and there are a limited number of VIP Meet & Greet tickets for the pre-show event with the featured performers. More info on the VIP tickets can be found at the ticketing site.Proceeds after expenses to benefit both PAARI and G4V.For more info contact jim@alivenkickingprod.com #StayAlive&Well

When: Oct 12, 2018 7pm to Oct 12, 2018 11pm in Melrose, MA
Cost: $39.00 - $99.00