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The Magic words of Influence.. Linda O’Koniewski
When: Mar 21, 2018 8:45AM in Reading, MA
Blockchain Class: A Non-Technical Introduction to Blockchain Basics
This class is for curious business leaders as well as people who are in business support functions. We invite finance, technology, supply chain, manufacturing professionals to evaluate this course. You will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This class bridges the gap that exists between purely technical programs about the blockchain and purely business-focused courses. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios The class provides an overview of the blockchain: how transactions are stored on the blockchain, how mining works through consensus, the differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains and why these differences are important. We'll also explain current use cases and opportunities this technology provides in terms of include smart contracts, payment rails, immutable ledger, proof of ownership, remittances and micro-transactions. It also discusses alternatives to bitcoin and the Bitcoin blockchain. This class provides attendees with an insight into the future of this technology in terms of innovation and disruption of existing traditional systems and processes Class offered by: BlockchainXperts

When: Mar 22, 2018 5:30PM in Reading, MA
Blueprint for Educational Excellence National Institute
LODGING: Special Lodging rates available at the Online Reservations Link: Hilton, Boston/Woburn Or call 781-932-0999 or 800-445-8667 FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have questions, please contact info@blueribbonschools.com  What's the refund policy? You must request a refund by March 16.  After that date, an alternate person may attend by sending a notice to info@blueribbonschools.com. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes.  Please send name change to info@blueribbonschools.com  

When: Mar 23, 2018 8am in Reading, MA
"The 39 Steps"
Hilarious Adaptation of Hitchcock Thriller

This Tony award-winning play is packed with intrigue, murder plots, double-crossing secret agents, government secrets, classy dames, old-fashioned romance and even an onstage airplane chase. How is this all possible on stage? And with only four actors playing 150 different characters, no less? Well, a whole lot of ingenuity and a lot of love for Alfred Hitchcock, film noir and the magic of theater, of course. Be there when, pining for excitement, the hero of The 39 Steps finds himself the target of a global espionage plot that takes him from the shadowy streets of London to the foggy moors of Scotland, as he tries to solve a dire mystery and clear his name. Enjoy all the madcap mayhem at the Quannapowitt Players Theater in Reading.

When: Mar 23, 2018 8pm in Reading, MA
Cost: $10
John Arena for Selectman CAMPAIGN RALLY
You're invited to a campaign rally and fundraiser for Board of Selectmen candidate for re-election: John Arena Please join us Monday, March 26th at 7pm at Bunratty Tavern for a motivational, informative, fun night! Enjoy appetizers, conversation, and words from John and your fellow Reading residents. There'll be just 8 days left before votes are cast—let's come together, get organized, and Get Out The Vote for John! RSVP by clicking the green 'register' button to the right. Suggested donation: $25/person Any donation is welcome. Checks should be make payable to "The Committee to Elect John Arena."

When: Mar 26, 2018 7pm in Reading, MA
Rodan and Fields Cocktails & Conversations
Join us for a Rodan + Fields®Business Presentation, and learn how to redefine your future by launching your own business on your own terms. Come hear what’s possible when you combine acclaimed global leaders in skincare with clinically proven products and an innovative business model. Create your own journey with R+F’s Life-Changing Skincare™

When: Mar 29, 2018 7:30PM in Reading, MA
Meet the Author - Judge Michael Ponsor
The One-Eyed Judge draws on Ponsor’s thirty years as a US district judge, offering readers an insider’s view of one of the most harrowing kinds of cases faced by the courts. Fast-paced, thrilling, and thought-provoking, this is legal fiction at its most realistic and compelling. Judge Ponsor will read from his work and take questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The One-Eyed Judge is the 2nd book in the Judge Norcross Novels, following The Hanging Judge, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

When: Apr 5, 2018 7pm in Reading, MA
Best Of Halalisa April 8, 2018 3:00 PM
The Halalisa Singers under the direction of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham reprise highlights from their extensive repertoire in Best of The Halalisa Singers: Favorites from 25 Years of Singing. The groups 30 singers hail from Arlington, Ayer, Boston, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lincoln, Lowell, Maynard, Medford, Newton, Reading, Sudbury, Watertown, West Roxbury, Winchester, and Woburn. They will be accompanied by percussionist Bertram Lehmann and pianist Trevor Berens. Tickets are $20, $15 advance. For information call 781-648-5579, email info@halalisa.org, or visit www.halalisa.org. Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. at Follen Church, 755 MA Ave., Lexington. Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St., Reading. The groups name, Halalisa, is taken from a Zulu word meaning celebration, and reflects the ensembles mission to deliver music that uplifts, energizes, comforts, and brings joy. According to Artistic Director Cunningham, vocalizing is an international tool for human synergy. In every culture of the world, singing together has served as a means to connect people spiritually and communally. She adds that it can also help unite disparate groups and plays an important role in our increasingly diverse society. Music brings us together through common experience of heart and mind, bridges what divides us, and unites us in common purpose. Through the support of community we can go out and build a better world. Among the pieces to be performed are Eric Whitacres luscious Seal Lullaby, Nick Pages lively arrangement of Hamishar Asar, Joan Szymkos African-influenced It Takes a Village, and Paul Halleys monumental Freedom Trilogy, a piece that weaves Western classical music, popular South African songs, and Amazing Grace in a tour de force of choral power. Abun Dbashmaiyo presents a gorgeous setting of the Lords Prayer in Aramaic. The Macedonian Sto Mi e Milo offers the unparalleled rhythmic joy of Balkan music, while Morten Lauridsens choral classic Sure on This Shining Night overflows with lush, exquisite harmonies. Spirituals have long been a Halalisa staple, and the group brings back some of its most crowd pleasing with Home in dRock, Lord, I Know I Been Changed, This Little Light of Mine, and Sweet Honey in the Rocks poignant and powerful Ellas Song. Comic relief comes in the form of the Irish song Rakes of Mallow, about the cads and rascals from the town of Mallow in County Cork. The Japanese round Hotaru Koi invites smiles with its precise and delicate homage to the firefly. The group goes south of the border with a rousing rendition of the Cuban favorite Guantanamera.

When: Apr 8, 2018 3pm to Apr 8, 2018 5pm in Reading, MA
Cost: 15 - 20 USD
"Cans" Short Film Festival
Celebrate cinematic excellence while also giving back to Reading!  Watch a series of short family films, and vote for your favorite at the end. Admission price is one can of non-perishable food per person. The library will donate all cans of food to the Reading Food Pantry. Which film will win?!

When: Apr 17, 2018 10am in Reading, MA
MA Pre-License Real Estate Class (4 Days) April 21 & 22 AND April 28 & 29, 2018
Included in the fee are the study books & sample exams. Dates for this class are April 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2018 The instructor will be able to share their knowledge in a broad range of "real life" examples of real estate as we know it today. Please remember to bring enough food and drinks to last a 10 hour working day; lunch is a working lunch. Payment is non-refundable.

When: Apr 21, 2018 8am in Reading, MA