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Davis Square Somerville Food Tour
Learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. Do you like off-the-beaten-path finds? On our gastronomical food adventure, sample food from 5-6 Davis Square, Somerville locations in one tour. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will lead you on a quirky, fun and delicious walk through the colorful, historic Davis Square. Together you will hear stories from local entrepreneurs and understand the most interesting tidbits from the rich history of this hip New England neighborhood where Boston locals live and dine. We will sample innovative eats as well as family recipes such as gyros and nuts packed with flavor. You may even get to try your hand at New England's candlepin bowling as we indulge in the area's favorite pizza. Wrap your day up with a sweet award-winning treat. We can't wait to show you around the neighborhood! Guests must purchase tickets in advance. Tours run: Fridays: 10am, 2pm Saturdays: 10am, 2pm Sundays: 10am, 2pm Private tours, corporate tours available! Tour sold out or can't make it this time? Join us on another tour! We also offer: - Harvard Square Chocolate Tour on Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm - Harvard Square Food Tour on Sundays at 11:30am - Union Square, Somerville Food Tour on Sundays at 2pm - Jamaica Plain Food Tour on Sundays at 11am - Jamaica Plain Vegan* Food Tour on Saturdays at 2pm $60/pp

When: Apr 15, 2018 12am to Dec 30, 2018 12am in Somerville, MA
Union Square Somerville Food Tour
Union Square, Somerville Join us for a fun foodie adventure through Union Square, Somerville - a neighborhood like Brooklyn, NY that is bursting with culture, historical significance, and an exploding food scene! Home of the infamous Fluff Festival because marshmallow fluff was invented here, the quirky Union Square celebrates its diversity with many community events and festivals. Celebrating entrepreneurs of all kinds, there are lots of creative new concepts here. This historical area is home to the raising of the first American flag in 1776, allegedly by George Washington himself. We are excited to show you around! We will sample a diversity of foods from local favorites, ethnic restaurants, and hand-crafted specialty foods that are sure to wow! This tour is suitable to all ages. Guests must purchase tickets in advance. ​$60/pp Tours run: Sundays: 2pm

When: Apr 15, 2018 12am to Dec 30, 2018 12am in Somerville, MA
Stock Food at the Elizabeth Peabody House Food Pantry
Sponsored by: Elizabeth Peabody House
Minimum age: 15
During this volunteer opportunity, the EPH Food Pantry coordinator and volunteers travel via van to the Greater Boston Food Bank to pick up our weekly food order.Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Elizabeth Peabody House Food Pantry office building (275 Broadway, a pink house building) by 9:30am . . .

When: Jul 16, 2018 9:45AM in Somerville, MA
Discover Belly Dance: Level 1 - Monday Offering in Somerville
DISCOVER BELLY DANCE: LEVEL 1 - MONDAY OFFERINGDoes Your Life Need More Sparkle?Shake off your troubles and find your joy in belly dance class.This class will get you moving, starting from the ground-up. It emphasizes safe and correct technique, creativity, and fun!In the spring semester, we'll prepare a group piece for our annual recital.In the process, you'll learn:- Dance posture, so you can do the moves correctly, safely, and beautifully- Classic belly dance moves- Traveling steps- Graceful arm movements- Introductory finger cymbalsLevel 1 is a good choice for complete newbies and beginners with up to a year of recent classroom experience.Suitable for all ages (preteen+), shapes, sizes, genders, and fitness levels. To maintain a safe learning environment, a strict body-positive policy is in effect.Mondays, 6-7:30pm10 weeks: 6/11/2018 – 8/20/2018(No class on July 2nd)Please keep August 27th free as a back-up date. If I have to cancel one of our regularly-scheduled classes, I’ll hold an extra class on that date. We have classes sell out in 75% of semesters, so early registration is recommended!Register here now and learn more at:http://www.BellyDanceSomerville.com/join-the-class/STILL NOT SURE?Check out my free online class (beginner level) at:http://www.BellyDanceSomerville.com/take-a-free-class-online/Or contact me at nadira@nadirajamal.com I'll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns.Not a beginner? Check out our other offerings at:http://www.BellyDanceSomerville.com/join-the-class/

When: Jul 16, 2018 6pm to Jul 16, 2018 7:30PMin Somerville, MA
Cost: $225 for the session or $28/class (space permitting). A payment plan is available.
When: Jul 16, 2018 7pm in Somerville, MA
Figure Drawing Single Session 2018
Event Time: Sessions will run on most Tuesday nights, 6:30-9:30pm. For specific dates and times available, check the drop-down menu in the Ticket box: this ticket will be good for one class with the date of your selection, two ticket types available:  Plan Ahead: Early Bird Tickets purchased up to 24 hours in advance of class are $19 Be Spontaneous: Drop In Tickets 24 hours or less in advance of the event are $22 Monthly Passes at $60 are now available for 2018 - Ticket Sales for those passes (sold separately in events with "Month Pass" in title) will end at 7pm second session of the corresponding month so even if you miss the first class, you'll still get 3 classes with one convenient ticket!  Description: Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity to keep your artistic skills sharp whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner: learn the basics of drawing from the nude form! Students are free to draw however they like. The model will strike and hold various poses for varied lengths of time: you will have the opportunity to work on quick sketching skills as well as longer studies.  Prerequisites: No experience necessary -- all-levels class open to anyone interested in practicing their drawing skills. Students must be 18 years or older. Materials Provided: Artisan's Asylum will provide the model and the space. What to Bring: Drawing and painting supplies of your choice. Drawing surface. For beginners charcoal and large paper pad are recommended. Instructor Biography: Aliza Vaida has 10 years of figure drawing experience. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University. She is a freelance artist who works in mixed media and found object art. Check out her work at http://alizavaida.com/home.html   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/ Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/ Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/ Students: we love getting your feedback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jul 17, 2018 6:30PM in Somerville, MA
Entrepreneur Digital Marketing Bootcamp 2018
Event Schedule: This a two-session class taking place on consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00pm each night. Choose your dates from the drop down menu!  Session 1: Tuesday, 7/17/2018 6:30 PM - 9PM  Session 2: Thursday, 7/19/2018 6:30 PM - 9PM *or* Session 1: Tuesday, 8/14/2018 6:30 PM - 9PM Session 2: Thursday, 8/16/2018 6:30 PM - 9PM  *or* Session 1: Tuesday, 9/18/2018 6:30 PM - 9PM Session 1: Thursday, 9/20/2018 6:30 PM - 9PM Class Description: In this interactive 2-day digital marketing bootcamp, you will learn how to build your brand on the fastest growing platforms on social media in 2018. This class is geared to the on the go entrepreneur: most topics covered will be teaching you how to run your business from your smartphone. We will cover essential topics you need to know to succeed as an artist in today’s digital world. You’ll dive right into the action steps you can take right away to grow your business online. Bring your smart phone (or laptop) and listening skills, and let’s get to work! Class Goals: Students will learn: how to find the right digital platforms for their brand, how to master DIY photography to sell their work online, the best apps for editing, animating, and marketing their products, how to get the most of Instagram, how to merchandise their products, writing descriptions that sell, and more!  DAY 1 Understanding the 5 Branding Fundamentals of successful marketing  Using Instagram For Business  Creating a business account vs. personal account Using Instagram stories and highlights to create connection between your brand and audience Breaking down the data to learn about your followers demographics, impressions, and engagement Applying the secret of successful content using 3 key strategies How to promote a post in less than 5 minutes Using Facebook For Business  Creating a winning Facebook cover page that attracts new followers How to create Facebook Ads that drive the most ROI Using client testimonials to build credibility and drive new sales leads Creating a Facebook Shop to sell products directly from your page Why using Facebook Live is a great way to engage with your audience Building community using Facebook Groups & Events Introduction to Facebook Blueprint for extended learning Mastering DIY Photography with your smartphone  How to take high quality photos to market your products  How to edit photos quickly and easily using free and highly-rated apps Creating a content calendar using Planoly  How to create a content plan to keep your business consistent with daily content that inspires, educates, and engages with your target audience DAY 2 Setting up your website using Shopify For Business Choosing a website theme for your product/service Managing your inventory and customer database Creating sections that inform customers about who you are, what you do, and why they should choose you over competitors Designing an email subscriber list on Mailchimp Integrating your social media channels to your website  Understanding your business metrics and KPIs to define customer behavior patterns and implementing key strategies to drive web sales Using a blog as content marketing funnel to drive organic traffic using keywords and hashtags relative to your market BREAKOUT SESSION  5 minutes one-on-one consultations Q + A Recap of topics covered Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. All levels welcome. Anyone who is interested in developing their brand's online presence through proven and effective marketing strategies. Materials: A smartphone (preferred) or laptop, any questions you have on marketing for your business.  Apps will be discussed and it will be helpful to have these downloaded on your phone and an account created.  Class Minimum:  This class will not run with fewer than 3 students so sign up and bring a friend!  Testimonials:  "This was my first introduction to social media in a focused way. I always thought Facebook was for 12 year-old girls and avoided it, but I realize I was wrong.The workshop gave my thinking a complete transformation about what social media is, and how it connects supply and demand through inspiration. What an idea!   I'm really inspired to learn more about it and connect on a wide level with people from all areas of life with what I have to offer, and for me to learn what's available at a touch.  You presented the workshop in a way that took much mystery out of the medium- not only technical processes, but how people think today in the marketplace, which was a surprise for me.  I feel empowered now, to begin a serious presence on social media.  I'm an old guy, raised on straight capitalism, but I can see how contemporary thinking includes giving, not just taking.  I now see it as a genuine step of progress in the evolution of how society operates- inclusive, generous, quality mindfulness, accountability, giving people choices, and communication on an inspired level.  I so appreciate these insights!  I Iook forward to learning more." -Craig Elliott, founder of Craig Elliott Studio " Your workshop was wonderful!!" -Lori Messenger, jewelry designer for DNA Studios Instructor Biography: JACKELYN DACANAY, founder of THE ART OF FATE graduated from FIDM, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA with a degree in Merchandise Marketing where she learned through real industry research projects and presentations what it takes to succeed in the business of fashion. In 2010, she transferred to New York City and became one of the top sales stylists for luxury fashion brand Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue. With 7 years of marketing and sales experience under her belt, she decided to leave the corporate fashion world, and move back to her home-state of Rhode Island to start her own fashion brand. Over the last 3 years, THE ART OF FATE has evolved from a concept to a reality, with curated collections available online, in-stores, and at exclusive events throughout the Northeast. Her brand has been featured for best products in both fashion and self-care and has collaborated with independent artisans on exclusive products as well as non-profit organizations. Many of these opportunities came from having a strong web presence and knowledge in marketing and business practices. Educating yourself with proven marketing techniques and learning through hands-on-experience is an investment in your business that will empower you to take the lead and share your work with the world. Professional Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackelyndacanay/ Business Websites: https://www.theartoffate.us & https://www.boxoffate.com   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/ Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/ Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/ Students: we love getting your feedback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jul 17, 2018 6:30PM in Somerville, MA
Wearable Electronics 2018
Event Schedule: This is a one session workshop that runs for 2 hours on one Tuesday a month from 7 - 9pm. Select your date from the drop-down ticketing menu, either:  Session 1: Tuesday, 7/17/2018, 7PM - 9PM or Session 1: Tuesday, 8/14/2018, 7PM - 9PM or Session 1: Tuesday, 9/18/2018, 7PM - 9PM (The amazing Adafruit Circuit Playground!) Class Description: This is a 2 hour class, focusing on the Adafruit Circuit Playground, an ideal Arduino-like microcontroller (built for the wearable electronics world) that has a wide variety of built in sensors and outputs.  This is a great class to start learning Arduino-like systems, because the sensors and outputs are all integrated into one package.  The class will go over: What is a microcontroller, and why the Arduino and its kin can be so useful How to use the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) How to work with the Adafruit Circuit Playground, an ideal platform for wearable electronics Digital input and output, analog input and output How to structure programs and basic software sanity tricks, using freely available tools The use of library functions; not having to re-invent the wheel Using the Circuit Playgroud with external servomotors, for building interactive wearables We will go over a few classic examples in class, and give you a broad feel for what you can build. Students will take home their very own Circuit Playground, battery pack and batteries, and a few other elements so they can build their own projects. From a technical perspective, the Adafruit Circuit Playground is an amazing "piece of kit," and has the following features: 10 Multicolored LEDs, which can display any color A three axis motion sensor, to detect the orientation of the wearer A temperature sensor (thermistor) A light sensor (phototransistor), which can act as a color sensor and pulse sensor A sound sensor (which can act as a microphone) A small speaker Two pushbuttons A slide switch Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required for this course.  Computers in the lab will be provided that have all the software for connecting to the Circuit Playground.  If students wish to install the Arduino environment on their own laptops (highly suggested), students should have a working familiarity with their computer (Mac, Windows, or Linux) - i.e. how to install programs and device drivers. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Class Goals: After an introduction to the Arduino ecosystem, and wearable electronics in general, you will dive right in to hands-on work. You will learn how to use the the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to upload programs, and basic programming structures.  We will focus on learning the capabilities of the Adafruit Circuit Playground with working, robust programs, and tweaking them.  Students will also learn how to approach problem solving with the sensors and capabilties of the Circuit Playground.   Students will take home a wearable device at the end of the class, which can be configured in many different ways. Materials: Kits are built in to ticket price and provided for the class to work with and take home.   The kits include an Adafruit Circuit Playground, a microUSB cable, a battery pack, some conductive cloth and thread, and a few other assorted widgets.  The class has access to the Artisan's Asylum computer lab, but it is highly recommended that students bring their own laptop, so they can work on projects easily after the class. Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 5 students. Instructor Biography: Andrew Anselmo is a consulting engineer and a member of Artisan's Asylum, and has taught a well-received (but longer) introductory One Day Arduino Workshop course.   He has also taught how to use the Adafruit Circuit Playground at a variety of other venues (Fabville) as well as at universities and corporate clients.  Some of his work and consulting philosophy can be seen at www.clipboardengineering.com.  He also helps co-teach the popular Hands On Basic Electronics class, as well as mentoring at the free Artisan's Asylum Circuit Hacking Night.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/   Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feedback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jul 17, 2018 7pm in Somerville, MA
Heavy Metal Tuesday
When: Jul 17, 2018 7pm in Somerville, MA
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