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Melrose LGBTQIA+ Pride Event
Join the Melrose Human Rights Commission for our second annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Celebration. We will have food, live music, a pop up library, a photo exhibit and more! The NoH8 Campaign will be there, and will have table presentations and resources for guests to learn more about LGBTQIA+ issues. 5:30 - Reception & mingling 6:30 - Speaking program featuring a variety of youth through adult speakers, including Arline Isaacson, and music by Grammy-nominated artist, Alastair Moock.  8:30 p.m. - Event concludes Rain date Thursday, June 20th

When: Jun 19, 2019 5:30PM in Melrose, MA
MS Melrose Run Club
Join the Marathon Sports Melrose Run Club! Runners of all ability levels are welcome for our group run. Thursday nights, 6:30pm! ABOUT MARATHON SPORTS RUN CLUBS: MS Run Clubs are free, all-inclusive weekly events out of our store locations. We'll track your mileage for you, and as you hit significant milestones you'll become eligible for a special Marathon Sports Running Group discount, unique members-only gear, and other great kickbacks. All for just running, and FREE of charge.

When: Jun 20, 2019 6:30PM in Melrose, MA
MHS Class of 72 OMG We're Eligible for Medicare! Reunion
Please join us for a garden party to celebrate our 65th birthdays. BBQ, entertainment provided by CIA, Melrose’s favorite rock band, beer, wine and soft drinks too! Registration/RSVP required by June 18th.  Spouse or significant other welcome.  Due to limited space, only MHS class of 72 graduates are invited!  Rain date will be Sunday, June 23 from 5 PM to 10 PM.

When: Jun 22, 2019 5pm in Melrose, MA
TTG in 24 Hours!
Theatre To Go, Inc. is proud to present.... TTG in 24 Hours! Come see 6 original plays written, directed, and performed by members of TTG! Here's the catch - they were only written the night before, rehearsed during the day of, and performed for you for one night only! Here's how it works; teams are chosen at random on Friday evening, and given one line of dialogue and a random set piece that must be used in each show. Playwrights send out their scripts first thing Saturday morning, directors cast the show right after receiving the script, and the actors begin to learn their lines for the performance.  Later in the afternoon, the tech crew comes in to work their magic.  After a brief dinner break, everyone is anxiously waiting in the green room for the audience to arrive. At 8sharp on June 22nd, the lights go down and the curtain goes up on TTG in 24 Hours! Witness a truly unique evening of theatre that was all put together, from start to finish, in 24 hours! All proceeds from this event will help TTG with upgrading the current location at Trinity Episcopal Church.

When: Jun 22, 2019 8pm 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: Jun 23, 2019 11am in Melrose, MA
Yoga for Runners Community Class
Join us for a free Yoga for Runners class led by Dani of Yoga In Me! All levels of yoga experience are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, but we will have extras if you do not have one. Never tried it before? This is the perfect, stress-free way to enter the world of yoga. See you there!

When: Jun 23, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Master your lighting with Jason Lanier! [Boston]
Master continuous lighting, understand the versatility of High Speed Sync flash and find out how you can capture that perfect shot with renowned photographer Jason Lanier, in collaboration with Rotolight and Hunts in Boston.  In just a matter of years, Jason Lanier has grown from hobbyist to Internet superstar and famed photographer; amassing a following of over 300,000 photographers of every skill level and producing a whole range of stunning images ranging from portraits, weddings and landscapes. Now running workshops in every corner of the world, there is no one better equipped to guide you on the path to professional photography and mastering your lighting. Without lighting, a picture simply can’t exist, yet so many photographers leave it as the very last element to consider. Lighting is a vital element of any shot; it sets the tone, directs attention and can tell a story all on its own. Let Jason Lanier teach you how to light a shot simply and effectively to produce stunning results! Supporting this event is British LED lighting manufacturer, Rotolight. The award-winning LED lighting manufacturer to deliver an array of industry-first innovations; combining the ‘shoot what you see’ benefits of continuous lighting alongside the added power of High Speed Sync flash, Rotolight’s lighting does it all. All LEDs offer fully adjustable brightness and colour temperature from 3150-6300K, meaning you can match it to your environment to get the shots you need first time. From the on-camera NEO 2 to the ultra-portable AEOS and pioneering Anova PRO 2, Rotolight offer a range of solutions for every shooter no matter their needs or skill-level. Be prepared to learn, have fun and don't forget to bring your camera for the opportunity to shoot with Jason and a model at the end! This is the ideal situation for those looking to invest in Rotolight equipment but want to get hands-on with the equipment and see just how much it offers you - Vistek will even be offering special discounts on the day!

When: Jun 24, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
"Pasta 101" 6/25 Fresh Pasta Making Class
"Pasta 101" Fresh Pasta Class focusing on technique mixed with Italian traditions & history of pasta making in Italy. Join Seven Hills Pasta Co.'s very own chief "pastaio" Giulio Caperchi in a hands on pasta making experience. Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Giulio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience making pasta with his Nonna ever since he was a child and later while studying at Rome's A Tavola Con Lo Chef, a chef school in the heart of Rome. Our approach is fun and casual - no experience necessary!  Students will make their pasta dough from scratch and learn tips and tricks along the way. After we make our own pasta, the group enjoys the fruits of their labor in a delicious pasta tasting paired with a local & seasonal homemade sauce.  You'll go home with not only your own fresh made pasta, but a new outlook on how such a simple food can really bring folks to the table. Buon Appetito! Seven Hills Pasta Co. is a family owned artisan pasta company located in Melrose, MA. Husband and wife team, Carol & Giulio Caperchi are excited to welcome you into their "pastificio" and enjoy a fun class making pasta. Ci vediamo presto! (See you soon!) *Please note: there is no alcohol served at this event*

When: Jun 25, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Edit to Print
How do we edit an image to make the best print possible? Which images work for print and which do not? What paper should we print on? How should we edit for each paper? In this roundtable class, we will work with your images, discuss and process them, and discuss the printing process. We ask attendees to bring in three images on a USB drive (RAW, if possible) that they may want to print. We will review the images and choose one to edit in Adobe Lightroom and then send it to print. Attendees will leave with one print, 11x17 in size (printed on 13x19 paper) and a bit more knowledge on the process of editing and printing, not to mention the knowledge of how to take the photograph better in the field for next time.This is a class that you can take as many times as you’d like. Since you’re constantly working with new images, you’re always working out new challenges!In the class, we will have a variety of paper options to choose from, including Moab Fine Art papers. (The cost of an 11x17 or 13x19 print on fine art paper is $35-$40; the cost of this class includes the cost of that print!) Come see your images, printed vibrantly in a large format!

When: Jun 26, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Our annual memorial concert is in honor of long time Temple member and jazz fan, Irving Smolens. Bruce Gertz returns with his Trio, Steve Hunt and Jack Diefendorf, and special guests, vocalist Cassandra McKinley and jazz violinist Jason Anik. Our intimate room with fantastic acoustics provides a fabulous venue. Beer and wine will be available, and a raffle of the artists' CDs will take place. Come and listen to high quality jazz without the high cost of city tickets and parking!  Tickets are also available at the door for $25, also Melrose locations: Miter Biter, Bohemian Cafe and Hourglass. This event is partially funded by the Mass Cultural Council

When: Jun 29, 2019 8pm in Melrose, MA