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Flat Tire Repair Workshop

Flat tires can impact every rider on every surface. If you want to be ready to fix your next flat join REI's expert bike techs in this hands-on workshop. From start to finish you will work through everything you need to know to change a tire and reduce the chances of a repeat flat. Bring your own bike a busted bike tire or practice on some of ours.

When: Apr 22, 2019 6:30PM to Apr 22, 2019 8:30PMin Reading, MA
Cost: 40.0 - 60.0 USD
Women's Flat Tire Repair Workshop

Flat tires can impact every rider on every surface. If you want to be ready to fix your next flat join REI's expert bike techs in this hands-on workshop. Join like-minded women as you work through everything you need to know to change a tire and reduce the chances of a repeat flat. Bring your own bike a busted bike tire or practice on some of ours.

When: Apr 23, 2019 6:30PM to Apr 23, 2019 8:30PMin Reading, MA
Cost: 40.0 - 60.0 USD
How to Pack a Backpack Workshop

Being able to comfortably pack and carry all the basic essentials for your next adventure doesn't have to be difficult. Join an REI expert to learn the best ways to distribute gear in your backpack what fits best where and the key elements to good backpack fit. You are encouraged to bring your own pack packed with your gear and we'll show you how to make it carry as comfortably as possible. An REI fit expert will also help you identify what to look for in good pack fit and how to achieve that light-as-a-feather feel on your next trail adventure.

When: Apr 24, 2019 6:30PM to Apr 24, 2019 8:30PMin Reading, MA
Cost: 20.0 - 40.0 USD
Half Day Meditation Retreat - April 27, 2019
Half Day Meditation Retreat The Buddhist Meditation Group @ UUCR invites you to a half day meditation retreat on Saturday April 27th  from 9AM – 1PM at the Unitarian Universalists Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street ,Reading, MA 01867 The retreat will consist of a combination of Dharma, chanting, silent and walking meditation, and other activities.  It is recommended you wear loose comfortable clothing.  Please bring a meditation cushion if you prefer one over a chair.    FAQs Does this event cost money? No, the event is free.  Donations are gratefully received, but not required. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? No What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading is a 10 minute walk from the Reading stop on the Haverhill Commuter Line and the Reading Depot Stop on the 136 and 137 bus lines There is parking in the church lot, accessible from Summer Street, on the east bound side of Woburn Street, on Temple and Prospect Streets.  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email questions to anfurst@gmail.com  Can I update my registration information? Yes, Eventbrite allows you to edit your information.    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. In fact please save the paper and don't print any tickets.  Your name at the door will suffice.  

When: Apr 27, 2019 9am in Reading, MA
Songs of Hope and Heart Saturday, April 27th 8:00pm
Artistic Director Mary Cunningham leads the 39-voice Halalisa Singers in Songs of Hope and Heart, a timely concert offering messages of hope in adversity and the power of love to bring joy and healing. Accompanying the singers will be pianist Trevor Berens and percussionist Bertram Lehmann. The ensemble will repeat the diverse program showcasing American value of inclusiveness and justice on a May 2019 tour of Ireland with performances in Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney, and Galway.

When: Apr 27, 2019 8pm to Apr 27, 2019 10pm in Reading, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD
Music Street
Come early for dinner, band plays 9pm-12am

When: Apr 27, 2019 9pm in Reading, MA
Women's Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop

A well-tuned bike can help make your riding smooth and efficient. Grinding gears rubbing derailleurs and squeeky chains are your bike's cry for help. Ready to learn how to prevent or eliminate these annoyances from your beloved bike? Join REI's expert bike techs for a workshop on how to care for and maintain your bike's derailleurs and chain. We'll tune derailleurs adjust barrel adjusters and diagnose common chain issues. Along the way you'll learn best practices for care and cleaning surrounded by like-minded women. You'll get plenty of get-your-hands-dirty chances to practice. Bring your own bike or practice on one of ours.

When: Apr 30, 2019 6:30PM to Apr 30, 2019 8:30PMin Reading, MA
Cost: 40.0 - 60.0 USD
Children’s Book Release Celebration

Meet the authors and their service dog, the illustrator, and learn more about people living with physical disabilities doing remarkable things as they celebrate the release of their new picture book Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, published by Candlewick Press.  Come celebrate this real-life, Boston-based story as Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes and illustrator Scott Magoon talk about their inspiration, and meet ASPCA dog of the year Rescue! Reading’s Understanding Disabilities organization leads a conversation on compassion and how people with physical disabilities are doing remarkable things.  Books available for purchase at post-event book signing.

          



When: May 1, 2019 12am in Reading, MA
Beginner's Camping Workshop

It's always the season for campfires s'mores and spending time in nature. Join REI's expert guides for this hands-on introduction to tent camping. Sleeping under the stars has never been easier. In this workshop you'll practice setting up tents get help selecting the best sleeping bag for you and get practical experience to help you camp for the first (or second or fifteenth) time. No experience necessary. All gear will be provided.

When: May 1, 2019 6:30PM to May 1, 2019 8:30PMin Reading, MA
Cost: 15.0 - 35.0 USD
Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop

A well-tuned bike can help make your riding smooth and efficient. Grinding gears rubbing derailleurs and squeaky chains are your bike's cry for help. Ready to learn how to prevent or eliminate these annoyances from your beloved bike? Join REI's expert bike techs for a workshop on how to care for and maintain your bike's derailleurs and chain. We'll tune derailleurs adjust barrel adjusters and diagnose common chain issues. Along the way you'll learn best practices for care and cleaning with plenty of get-your-hands-dirty chances to practice. Bring your own bike or practice on one of ours.

When: May 4, 2019 11am to May 4, 2019 1pm in Reading, MA
Cost: 40.0 - 60.0 USD