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MOMs Club of Reading - Friday 10.19.18
Welcome MOMs Club of Reading! Come and stylize Mason Jars for the holidays or everyday. Mason jars are cute, functional, and super versatile. You can use them to decorate or use them to party! And we make it easy to create these because we supply all the paints, supplies, know-how and instruction. With all the pins out there - including DIY candleholders, vases, party favors, and more - the hard part will be deciding YOUR design. Pictured are just SOME of the Pinterest inspirations we gathered.  Class includes 3 mason jars for you to decorate as you wish! BRING YOUR PINS! DON'T WAIT to sign up - ticket sales close 24 hour prior. $35. As usual, we'll have a Signature Spritzer drink for the night and we also sell beer, wine and soft drinks. At The Art Lounge On Haven, you will be led step-by-step to "make & take" an awesome take project. All supplies and materials needed are included; just sign up and show up!

When: Oct 19, 2018 7pm 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: Oct 25, 2018 5:30PM in Reading, MA
2nd Annual PAWS on the Trail 4K Fun Run/Walk and Kitty Kat Dash
Join us for a fun morning that includes a 4K Trail Fun Run, 4K Trail Walk, and a FREE Kitty Kat Dash for kids under 12. The Trail Fun Run/Walk is open to runners, walkers, teams and families of all ages. All proceeds of this event will be used to ensure PAWS can cover the medical expenses and extra-care needs of our homeless animals.  Over the past couple of years, we have experienced greater-than-usual medical expenses for emergencies, diagnostics, surgeries other than the normal spay/neuter operations, and prescription foods and medicines for the animals in our care.  In addition, the requests for help with rehoming pets, caring for moms and kittens, and taking in stray or abandoned cats have been non-stop this year. So, bring your family and friends and help us make a difference for more local animals! Register now for what promises to be a fun-filled day on the trails! Kids must also register for the Kitty Kat Dash.  If you can’t join us this year, or if you have registered but would like to help us help even more cats and kittens, please CLICK HERE  to make a donation. Stay tuned for exciting details about prizes for individuals and teams who raise additional money to help our PAWS animals!   PAWS thanks our generous sponsors      Course: The 4K, out-and-back, course takes you along scenic hiking trails and gravel, rocky roads that wind through the wetlands and woodlands of the forest (depending on weather, some trails may be wet/muddy) Registration Fees: $35 pre-Entry $40 on race day Children, 12 and under, free Schedule of Events: 7:15 am – 8:30am - Registration & Bib Number Pick Up, Reading Town Forest, Wood End School 8:40 am – Youth 5 and under, 100 yards 8:45 am – Youth 6-12, .2 mile 9am – Fun Run 9:15 am - Walk Race Amenities: T-Shirts to the first 100 registered adults (sizes NOT guaranteed) Prizes to all children Post-run/walk snacks and beverages Race Parking: Limited Parking is available at Wood End School What to Bring: Bring your energetic self, your smile, and feel free to bring canned cat or kitten food for donations! WISHLIST Tickets & Donations are Tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. All ticket sales are final This event is rain or shine TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DAY OF EVENT   FAQs   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You can print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device at time of check-in.

When: Nov 3, 2018 9am in Reading, MA
Sensory Storytime
This program is designed for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and activities with visual supports might be just what you are looking for. Contact our children's librarians (rdgchild@noblenet.org) if you have questions about this storytime.

When: Nov 10, 2018 10am in Reading, MA
Chantelle's Private Party- 11.11.18
Welcome to a private party workshop organized by Chantelle. Remember the ceramic tree Grandma used to have? Come paint your own!  With the help of artist Suzanne Pollack, choose your own glaze colors and paint your own heirloom tree that you’ll enjoy every Christmas. This Christmas tree is a majestic 14″ high and comes with a ceramic base, a light kit, colored bulbs and a star.  DON'T WAIT to sign up - ticket sales close 48 hour prior so we can prepare materials. Your piece will be fired and ready for pickup a few days later. Just $79. At the Art Lounge On Haven, you will be led step-by-step to create an awesome take project. All supplies and materials needed are included; just sign up and show up!A Fizzy Wine Spritzer will be the signiture drink of the night along with wine, beer and soft drinks available at our bar.

When: Nov 11, 2018 5pm in Reading, MA
Girl Empowerment Book Group
Girl Power! Celebrate your authentic self and the strength and spirit of being a girl in this free Girl Empowerment Book Club! Join Sophie & Rachelle, RMHS National Honor Society members, as they lead interactive discussions and activities centered around the best-selling book Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by photographer Kate T. Parker. This club will meet for 8 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, October 30, with activities building upon each other. Attendance for all 8 sessions is strongly encouraged. For girls in grades 4-6 only and those who have not previously participated. Registration required and space is limited, with preference given to Reading residents. Registration opens October 2.

When: Nov 13, 2018 3:15PM in Reading, MA
Boston area- AAPC Approved Medical Coding Exam Preparation and Review Conference-8 CEU's
*This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 8 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. Integrity Coding is holding a LIVE, AAPC Approved CPC Exam Prep and Review Class in the Boston Area on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10 am until 5 pm. This has been approved for 8 CEU’s for both coder’s who hold a credential as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Outpatient Coder (COC). The cost for this eight-hour class is $250.00 and includes your AAPC Practice Exam and lunch. Our pass rate, after attending our live events, is over 82% so make your plans now AND DON’T MISS THIS CONFERENCE. This will be taught by two Certified Professional Coders: Danita Ruszkowski, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC and Erin Herlihy, CPC.   Both of us are trained in every aspect of the exam preparation and work in the industry.   You will leave this class feeling confident and clear!   Student’s will receive notes, tips and test-taking strategies that will help give you the edge to succeed on your exam. Space is limited.   To register, please go to:   If you have any questions, please contact Danita@integritycoding.com or call us at 781-835-7804.   Thank you.   Danita M. Ruszkowski, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC Integritycoding.com

When: Nov 24, 2018 10am in Reading, MA
Confetti Glassware 11.24.18
Grab a friend and come create your own glassware. Break away from the ordinary; enjoy some good music and our signature drink for the evening – a Wine Spritzer, festive, fizzy, light with fresh ingredients. In this workshop you will create custom glassware for celebrations or just everyday fun.1) Choose your glass style: Margarita, Champagne Flutes, Martini, Stemmed Wine or Stemless glasses.2) Design your color palette the night of: Pick colors to match your eyes, your favorite cocktail or make them all different.Skill level is easy. Workshop includes S/4 glasses. Dishwasher safe.No matter which glass style you choose, you will serve in style. DON'T WAIT to sign up - ticket sales close 24 hour prior. $45.As usual, we'll have a Signature Spritzer drink for the night and we also sell beer, wine and soft drinks At the Art Lounge On Haven, you will be led step-by-step to "make & take" an awesome take project. All supplies and materials needed are included; just sign up and show up!

When: Nov 24, 2018 7pm in Reading, MA
Black Belt Extravaganza Morning Show
The morning show for Elite Freestyle Karate's annual Black Belt Graduation! Come see the future black belts of EFK take their final steps to achieving their goal. Enjoy stage demos from not only the candidates, but our leadership and demo teams as well as our talented instructors. A fantastic family event and people of all ages. Assigned Seat - $16.50

When: Dec 2, 2018 12pm in Reading, MA
Cost: $16.50
Black Belt Extravaganza Evening Show
The evening show for Elite Freestyle Karate's annual Black Belt Graduation! Come see the future black belts of EFK take their final steps to achieving their goal. Enjoy stage demos from not only the candidates, but our leadership and demo teams as well as our talented instructors. A fantastic family event and people of all ages. Assigned Seat - $16.50

When: Dec 2, 2018 4pm in Reading, MA
Cost: $16.50