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Help Outdoor Access with Winter Activities
Sponsored by: Stavros/Universal Access Program
Minimum age: 15
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When: Feb 25, 2018 11am in Weston, MA
The Pajama Game

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tip-top model of efficiency – so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the troublemaking head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” Warm up your early spring with this Tony Award-winning, fun and fiery, romantic comedy.

When: Mar 3, 2018 7:30PM in Weston, MA
Cost: Free parking is available in the area surrounding Weston Town Hall.
Fiddle, banjo, and guitar music

Cathy Goode and Louis Kaplan are delightful, casual but extremely gifted musicians who have vast experience with bluegrass and Celtic music well as with other forms of folk music.  They are both teachers and explain both the music and their instruments happily and clearly.  They perform and teach in various festivals both in the US and in Ireland.

When: Mar 4, 2018 3pm in Weston, MA
Cost: The event is free and handicapped accessible.  Parking is also free, but it is advisable to arrive well in advance of the starting time of 3 pm
Tabletop Studio Photography
Interested in selling on Etsy or EBay? Want to create still-life images as the basis for paintings? Need product photos for your website, social media feeds, or promotional materials? Want to create photos of your artwork for an online portfolio or to preserve your child's artwork through digital images? Or perhaps you'd like to create professional-looking greeting cards?Whatever the need, this Tabletop Studio Photography class will take you through the process of using a small, portable tabletop studio "softbox" which we will practice using with both natural window light and simple studio lights.During the first portion of this workshop, we will put together our softboxes and set up a tabletop tripod and small studio lights. We will mount different colored fabrics inside the softbox to create seamless backgrounds for photographing products, artwork, jewelry, flowers or other small items that are under 22" in any dimension. Each participant will be able to take home this entire setup. Once our setup is established, we will use it to photograph a variety of different objects, experimenting with both natural light and studio light conditions. We'll begin with some easy, non-reflective objects and then move on to more challenging shiny objects. After working together on a few of the same objects, you are welcome to photograph your own objects. If you choose not bring your own, there will be plenty of practice items available to photograph.You may use any type of camera you wish for this workshop, including a smart phone camera. If you do bring a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera, please be sure you know how to operate the camera. There won't be much time in class for the instructor to help with adjusting camera settings.At the end of the class, the instructor will demonstrate some basic photo editing techniques that you can use to enhance your images. She will also demonstrate how to drop out the background of an image, expanding the ways you will be able to use your photographs. The formal part of the workshop will end at 1pm, but participants are welcome to enjoy two hours of studio time to continue shooting or practice editing photos. Materials The instructor will provide all materials for constructing the backdrop as well as some sample items to photograph. You need to bring: Camera or smart phone Fully charged battery Standard-size tripod (optional) - tabletop tripods will be provided Laptop computer for reviewing photos Small objects under 22" you would like to photograph (optional) Power strip or extension cord (if possible) About the Instructor Nicole Mordecai, owner of CreateWithPhotos.com, has been taking photographs for years as an amateur and has recently started a business selling home decor and gift items based on her photography as well as working as a professional photographer. Take a look at Nicole's Portfolio. Prior to focusing on photography, Nicole worked as a software designer and research scientist in the high tech industry. Nicole serves on the Advisory Board for the Weston Art & Innovation Center.

When: Mar 10, 2018 11am in Weston, MA
Amours Contrariées — Tragic Loves: Cantatas of Clérambault & Rameau

The period-instrument ensemble Les Bostonades has been sharing chamber music with New England audiences since 2005. Collaborating regularly with renowned Baroque specialists, the ensemble presents spirited, polished performances. Their playing has been described as “most engaging . . . generous, voluptuous, well delineated,” with “a poignancy of emotion” (Early Music America). An ensemble of flexible instrumentation, Les Bostonades has developed under the direction of Akiko Enoki Sato, an acclaimed harpsichordist who trained in Japan, the U. S. and finally Montreal, where her study of French Baroque music — stage works and music of the French clavecin school — influenced her artistic vision. The ensemble has an abiding interest in bringing to light the music of lesser-known French Baroque composers.

For this program, the performers will be Akiko Sato (director & harpsichord), Sarah Darling (baroque violin), Teddie Hwang (traverso) and Emily Walhout (viola da gamba). They will be joined by American tenor Zachary Wilder, who is recognized internationally on the operatic and concert stages in repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries. He works with many leading ensembles, including Les Arts Florissants, The Boston Early Music Festival, and The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra. With Les Bostonades, he will perform two much-admired cantatas by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (d. 1749). These are small dramatic gems inspired by ancient myths, stories of the tremulous hopes, tender joys, and utter despairs of star-crossed lovers: Pyramus and Thisbe (the story adapted for Romeo and Juliet), and Orpheus and Euridice. From Jean-Philippe Rameau, there will be a romantic-pastoral cantata in which an impatient lover awaits “the charming object” of his affection, as well as several pieces for harpsichord, which are charming objects in themselves.

When: Mar 16, 2018 8pm in Weston, MA
Commonwealth Ballet Company: "Beauty and the Beast"
Beauty and the Beast: The Ballet Tale as Old as Time

Once upon a time, a merchant lived with his three daughters ... In this classic tale of true love, when Belle asks her father for a simple rose, the seemingly harmless act of plucking the beautiful flower from a bush during his travels results in a death sentence from The Beast. Belle courageously offers her life in place of her father's, and thus sets the stage for the discovery that true love is based on inner beauty. Commonwealth Ballet Company dancers are joined by a cast of young dance students and guest artists, performing to the music of Respighi. This narrated tale of charity, honor, grace and true love comes to the stage of the Regis College Fine Arts Center.

When: Mar 17, 2018 6pm in Weston, MA
Cost: $11.50
Building Wealth in Real Estate
Description RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, **PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE EVENT IS LOCATED IN DAVIE** TEXT (954) 372-5275   Are you interested in Real Estate Investments? Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Register Now for a FREE 2hr real estate investing orientation. You will learn how to become financially free by working alongside national and local real estate investors.   With 51 offices nationwide and still expanding we are looking for people who are interested in working with us.  Join us to learn about the dual-income opportunity available through the sales and investor training systems in which you set your schedule as Full Time, Part Time or Spare Time. We have live events nationwide, which allows you to meet with a team in your local area. Our meetings are facilitated by local real estate investors that are dedicated to help and guide individuals that are interested in learning and earning. You can join our team of real estate investors, get trained online & attend local events and workshops sponsored by leaders and community members so you too can start investing in real estate.   At this orientation, we will show you How Real Estate Investing Education can be used to create passive income streams through real estate investing. The plan that has helped members in our community to a net worth over a million dollars in controlled assets. How you too can be involved in the real estate transactions that we are involved in. A working business model where you can work from home or our local offices instead of fighting traffic! How you could be done interviewing for jobs for the rest of your life! Don't just come for the presentation. Make sure you register for the follow up meetings and network with other members of the organization. Real Estate Investing is a Team Effort. When YOU have an Educated and Structured team to work within your local area, then you can accomplish so much more as a team. Networking and learning with expert investors will help you build the skills you need to succeed. Local events across the country give you the opportunity to network with like-minded people. We create successful real estate investors and we have the results to prove. You must be coachable, willing to work very hard, dedicated, and most importantly passionate about creating long lasting, secure wealth through business ownership and real estate working with our national community of real estate investors. Our Community members have a goal of creating an educated community of Real Estate Investors nationwide!! For more information about our future events check out https://www.eventbrite.com/o/real-estate-einsteins-13246883600

When: Mar 21, 2018 6:30PM in Weston, MA
Sugaring Off
Tour our Sugar House, watch maple sugaring demonstrations, and enjoy a maple-y breakfast, all led by student in our Maple Education programs. *Location: The Bill McElwain Sugar House at Weston Middle School (456 Wellesley St, Weston MA)*

When: Mar 24, 2018 9am in Weston, MA
Cost: Included in admission
Learn to Design a 3D-Printed Solar Car
March 24 - May 5, 20186 Saturdays (no class on April 14th) In this 6 week course you will learn a 3D modeling tool in order to design your own prototype solar-powered car. Working within the design constraints of the provided solar panel and solar-powered motor, you can use your imagination to design a unique car of the future. Part of the design process will involve thinking about how best to design a car to meet a set of challenges posed by the instructor. For example, how can you build the fastest possible car? How can you build a car that stays upright around tight curves? How can you build a car that can go over obstacles without tipping over? Once the design is complete, you will learn to prepare your design for a 3D printer. Once printed, you will assemble your car and then test it out to see how well your prototype car meets the design challenges. ​The course is limited to 10 participants, 14 years or older, and the price includes a $40 materials fee for a solar kit and 3D printing supplies. Computers and software will be supplied. This course is taught by Tinker & Create instructor Doug Tepe who is an experienced 3D printing, game design, and web development instructor.

When: Mar 24, 2018 2pm in Weston, MA
Nyle's Tri for Camp No Limits
Thank you for supporting Nyle's Tri for Camp No Limits! Tickets are $50pp and include one drink ticket.  If you cannot join us, but would like to donate, please follow http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nyle-linnard-2/2018 Every dollar helps and whatever you can give is much appreciated.  Camp No Limits has never turned a child or parent away for lack of being able to pay. Let's help them continue to live their mission!

When: Apr 6, 2018 7pm in Weston, MA