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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: Dec 18, 2018 3:15PM in Reading, MA
Real Estate Salesperson License Course (4 Days) DEC. 22, 23, 29 & 30
HOLIDAY SPECIAL FOR ONLY $300 EXPIRES ON 1/1/19                                                                               Use Discount Code: "FROSTY"  Only applies to purchases made after 11/2/18. * Class Dates:  December 22, 23, 29 & 30  * Class Time: 8am - 6pm  NOTE: When you purchase a ticket to this event, it will only show the first day of class, however, all dates advertised in the event above are included in the course fee. Completing this 40 hour state required pre-licensing course, qualifies you to sit for the State of MA Real Estate License examination. The course fee includes: textbooks, practices exams and a PowerPoint of the entire course. Some of the topics you'll learn: Property Ownership, Land Use Controls & Regulations, Valuation & Market Analysis, Financing, Principles of Agency, Property Condition / Disclosures, Contract Law, Transfer of Title, Fair Housing, Antitrust, Consumer Protection Laws, Real Estate Calculations, etc. Naturally, students learn far more from in-person instruction and interactive discussions than they will watching tedious videos or podcasts. For this reason, all of our licensing courses are taught in-person; face to face. Greenwood Real Estate School prides itself on delivering a unique learning experience. You will learn how to prepare for the exam through various group discussions, break-out sessions, practice tests and fun games. Students educational experiences are further enhanced with guest lectures from mortgage & legal experts from time to time. Classes are taught by real estate professionals who bring their real world experiences to the classroom. Students learn much more than what is on the test. They learn how to survive in the industry and have thriving real estate careers. * Student must attend all dates & times outlined above to receive their Certificate and qualify to sit for the state examination. If you can't make all of the scheduled dates, students can make up missed classes. All payments are non-refundable. Sign-up TODAY! Disclaimer: Greenwood Real Estate School reserves the right to cancel and or reschedule class(es) in the event of an emergency, hazardous weather conditions or in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In any event, the school will work with the students to reschedule missed classes.

When: Dec 22, 2018 8am in Reading, MA
Julie Kinscheck
Join us for a marvelous and heart felt Christmas service of the Northern regions if The Biston Church of Christ. I will be singing and playing with tge praise band.

When: Dec 23, 2018 10am in Reading, MA
Irish Whispa
Bunratty Tavern !! 8pm. Get ready for New Years early !!

When: Dec 29, 2018 8pm in Reading, MA
REI New England's Stores to Slopes Shuttle

Join REI for the one-of-a-kind ski trip! This full day experience includes transportation to and from the mountain, your lift ticket, coffee, snacks, and a hearty dinner at one of our favorite local eateries. We'll meet at your local co-op and head north to the slopes. Along the way, we'll stop by our favorite local coffee shop, then drop you off at the resort. No need to wait in line for lift tickets - REI has you covered. After a fun day of skiing or snowboarding, we'll collect you from the resort and head over to a great local eatery for dinner, then drive you back into town. If you've got your own gear, feel free to bring it along, otherwise please bring cash or a credit card to rent gear at the resort. Please also note that lunch is not provided, so bring your own food, or come prepared to purchase from the resort cafe.

When: Jan 5, 2019 6:45AM to Jan 5, 2019 7:30PMin Reading, MA
Cost: 229.0 - 249.0 USD
Miles of Portraits: Alaska | REI Reading, MA
Come watch a couple episodes of the film, Miles of Portraits: Alaska and hear about the many ways the bicycle brings people together.

When: Jan 11, 2019 6:30PM in Reading, MA
Halalisa Singers: Come Fly With Me!
The Halalisa Singers present Come Fly With Me: Songs of Travel from Around the World on Saturday, January 12, 8 p.m. at the UU Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St. and on Sunday, January 13, 3 p.m. at First Church in Littleton, 19 Foster St. Tickets are $20. The program features jazz standards, gospel classics, folk hymns, and other songs from far and near. For information visit www.halalisa.org.

When: Jan 12, 2019 8pm in Reading, MA
Exam Cram: Library Open Late Just for High Schoolers
Midterms are in full-swing, and we've got you covered. For one night only, beginning at 5:00pm, we'll provide study space, brain food, de-stressing activities, and coffee! Lots and lots of coffee! No registration necessary though all attendees will be required to sign in. Drop in and stay as long as you need. We'll be open late just for high schoolers until 11:00pm. High school students only (grades 9-12). Rooms reserved for studying include Community Room A&B, Conference Room, Teen Area, Studio & History Room. This event made possible through the generous support of Friends of Reading Public Library.

When: Jan 23, 2019 5pm in Reading, MA
Leading SAFe 4.6 with SA Certification - Reading
Summary During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA). Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) Accelerate your SAFe adoption with the SAFe® Learner Subscription for enterprises. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to: Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train Topics Covered Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader Establishing Team and Technical Agility Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning Releasing on Demand with DevOps Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems Implementing Lean Portfolio Management Leading the transformation What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam. Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management Program and Project Managers Product and Product Line Management Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects Prerequisites All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam: 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management Experience in Scrum SAFe Certification Kit Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive: SAFe Agilist certificate A SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey Annual Renewal Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee is $100 Exam Details Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam Format: Multiple Choice Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course More Exam Details Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam Number of Questions: 45 Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score) Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications. Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

When: Jan 29, 2019 8:30AM in Reading, MA
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 6:30PM in Reading, MA