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Natick Massachusetts was established in 1650 and is a suburban industrial town located on the upper basin of the Charles and Concord Rivers. It is nestled beside the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 9 making it very convenient.

Form its earliest colonial days Natick was a prime target for development because it had good agricultural land as well as fish runs and water power. Natick also supported itself with some lumbering and grist and sawmills were established. Local lore claims that several loads of men from Natick journeyed out to the California gold rush in 1849 and returned with enough capital to start their independent businesses. With the first shoe sole maker in 1827 the shoe industry dominated the community by the early 19th century and shoes were shipped to the western and southern markets by 1830. By the 1880’s Natick was the third largest manufacturer of shoes in the country.

Today Natick has become an industrial Boston-oriented suburban community that includes intense strip mall development on Route 9.

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Music Go Round Boston's Grand Re-Opening
We hope you'll come and jam with us to celebrate our Grand Re-Opening at our brand new location. Festivities begin Friday, 9/19 at 12 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the schedule is packed Saturday & Sunday with clinics and performances. Sampling of the line-up: * Global Youth Groove * Johnny Fireseed & The Junkyard Dogs * Garvy J. Mark Walker Artist Page Schedule: Friday, 9/19 * 2 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce- food & celebration begins! Come on by! Saturday, 9/20 10-11 a.m.: Dan Armstrong's Guitar clinic - Bring your guitar & questions! 12-1 p.m.: Josh Hager a.k.a, Garvy J. is an accomplished record producer, tour producer, composer and performer. He's currently playing guitar and keyboardist for Devo. His clinic will be Q&A on record production, touring, promotion and the many ways to make a living creating music. 2-3 p.m.: Mark Walker: Demonstration and discussion with Berklee instructor, author and award-winning drummer Mark Walker. Sponsored by Vic Firth, Yamaha, Paiste and Remo, Mark will be set up with two drumkits providing interactive workshop on drum kit technique for Rock, Funk, Jazz, Afro-cuban, and Latin genres. Come to listen, ask questions, and jam with a percussion master. 4-5 p.m.: Johnny Fireseeds & The Junkyard Dogs: The band will use instruments made entirely from trash, recycling, and re-purposed items to perform original music with an upbeat eco-message. Sunday, 9/21 * 12 p.m. - Student performances * 1 p.m. - "Just Kids" live performance * 1:30 p.m. - Open Mic * 2 p.m. - Dave Lieb live performance * 2:30 p.m. - Open Mic * 3 p.m. - The Inebriations live performance * 3:45 p.m. - Open Mic * Raffle tickets will be sold all weekend - $5/each of 5/$25. The prize is a guitar or a 5-pack of lessons. The proceeds from the raffle will benefit Global Youth Groove, a locally based non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of youth and children in Kenya by providing them with an opportunity to develop their musical abilities. Shout out to Support Local Music Boston for all the help!

When: Sep 19, 2014 12 PM to Sep 20, 2014 6 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sep 27, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09 )
Hawk Watching at Pack Monadnock

Join us at one of the best hawk watching locations in New England! This peak provides a broad view of the surroundings and is a magnet for migrating raptors. Watch for falcons, broad-winged hawks and other raptors. Birds often come close, feeding on migrating dragonflies. We will also keep our eyes open for migrating songbirds, cover bird identification, migration, and the behavior of hawks and the other birds we encounter. Currently, September 13th is the date for the rehabilitated hawk release. Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email
 



When: Sep 20, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10 )
The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance skills.

Students learn basic chart reading, time-keeping, improvisation scales, soloing, phrasing, and improvisation techniques.

What do you need to participate in the Jazz Workshop? Some proficiency on your instrument, a love of jazz! Instruments welcome to participate include drums, bass (electric, acoustic or upright,) piano, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, flute, guitar (electric or acoustic,) vocals and percussion.

The studio will provide drums, percussion, guitar amp, bass amp, piano. Workshops will also be video recorded and available online for participants to review.

Sep 13, 2014: 9 am - 11 am (Sat)



When: Sep 20, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09 )
3rd Annual Crossroads 5K


When: Sep 28, 2014 12 AM to Sep 28, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00 )
Fabulous Fish in 30 Minutes

Cooking fish at home may seem a little challenging, but in this class we'll show you how quick, simple, and satisfying it can be. Our instructor will share tips for taking advantage of what's available at market, then walk you through the steps to attaining the perfect sear, grill, and roast on an assortment of fresh fish. Plus, you'll learn how to enhance flavor with your own homemade vinaigrette, salsa, aioli, and pan sauce. Best of all, each fabulous fish dish takes just 30 minutes start to finish!


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 17, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18 )
Best of Sur La Table: Desserts

We scoured our recipe archives to bring together our customers' favorite Sur La Table desserts. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll work alongside other students learning techniques for creating flaky tart pastry dough, a perfectly risen soufflé, and a creamy pot de crème featuring seasonal flavors. We'll practice making almond paste and bake a delicious fall fruit tart. Plus, our instructor will walk you through all the steps for salted caramel ice cream–from homemade caramel and ice cream base to proper churning techniques. Once you master this menu of Sur La Table's all-time best desserts, prepare to hear a chorus of "oohs" "ahhs" and "mms."


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 20, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10 )
Date Night: An Evening in Paris

Join us for an evening of fun, laughter, and amour as you and your date immerse yourselves in elegant Parisian cuisine. Our instructor will walk you through essential French techniques for everything from marinating and cooking steak to creating a savory compound butter. You'll enjoy working alongside your date and other classmates preparing vinaigrette from scratch and learning the secrets for creating a decadent–and foolproof–chocolate soufflé.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 19, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18 )
Family Meals: Fast, Fresh, & Delicious

Expand your weeknight dinner repertoire with a menu of healthy, flavorful meals designed to fit your schedule and budget. In this hands-on class, you'll learn techniques for creating quick and easy dinners without sacrificing nutrition. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing perfectly cooked chicken, pork, and fish. Plus, you'll discover the secrets for cooking ancient grains and making your own homemade marinades and glazes. You'll rely on these techniques again and again to deliver your family a lifetime of delicious meals.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 20, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14 )
Homemade Pasta from Scratch

If you love fresh pasta but think you could never make it yourself, this class will change your mind. Our instructor demystifies the process, walking you step by step through techniques for making perfect dough every time. You'll practice hand rolling pasta in three different styles and learn the secrets for drying and cooking it. Plus, we'll make three simple, delicious sauces that make the most of this season's fresh produce. Once you discover how easy it is to make fresh pasta at home, you'll want to say ciao to pre-packaged noodles forever.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 16, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18 )
Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

This is an After School Program in Natick, MA that is designed for 8th - 10th graders.

Explore Computer Science through  an exploration of engaging topics, use conceptual ideas of computing, and discover why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. (The National Science Foundatin has funded the development and implementation of two new computer science courses: this is one of those courses.)

Build upon computational practices of algorithm development, problem solving techniques in programming that are relevant to today’s students. (Introductiory units on: Web Design, Computational Thinking, Programming, Robotics, and much more!)

Other topics discussed:
  - interface design
  - limits of computers
  - societal and ethical issues

Location and *Times:     Mondays   & Thursdays       4:30-6:00 PM at 145 Hartford St., Natick, MA  (Temple Israel)
                                         Wednesdays                         7:00-8:00 PM via Conference Call                                       
                                                                                      *Total online or in-class/lab hours per semester = 48-50 hours/course
                                                                                                                 Please, see syllabus or calendar for exact dates.

Please, check out our website: www.MyScienceClassroom.org for contact and more information.



When: Sep 8, 2014 4 PM to Dec 18, 2014 6 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16 )
Tobin School Admissions Open House
The Tobin School is a small, independent day school serving children in preschool through grade 4 in our homey, warm setting. Join us for a chance to learn more about The Tobin School and what makes is such a "wonderful place for children to grow, learn, and be inspired." RSVP to ldavis@thetobinschool.org www.thetobinschool.org

When: Nov 11, 2014 6 PM to Nov 11, 2014 8 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18 )
Tobin School Admissions Open House
The Tobin School is a small, independent day school serving children in preschool through grade 4 in our homey, warm setting. Join us for a chance to learn more about The Tobin School and what makes is such a "wonderful place for children to grow, learn, and be inspired." RSVP to ldavis@thetobinschool.org www.thetobinschool.org

When: Jan 7, 2015 9 AM to Jan 7, 2015 10 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09 )
Tobin School Admissions Open House
The Tobin School is a small, independent day school serving children in preschool through grade 4 in our homey, warm setting. Join us for a chance to learn more about The Tobin School and what makes is such a "wonderful place for children to grow, learn, and be inspired." RSVP to ldavis@thetobinschool.org www.thetobinschool.org

When: Oct 26, 2014 10 AM to Oct 26, 2014 11 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10 )
Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course TPI Fitness Program


When: Jun 14, 2014 12 AM to Sep 29, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00 )
Downtown Cabaret

Hosted by Program Director and vocalist Lisa Hall, Downtown Cabaret is an evening where musical theater performers and vocalists of all ages are invited to to sing on a professional stage with a skilled accompanist for a community of performers and music lovers. Bring your sheet music to sing from shows, the Great American Songbook, jazz and even blues!

Sign-up for 20 singers begins at 6:45pm and is first come - first serve, so please arrive promptly to ensure a slot. The performance will begin shortly after 7:00pm. A professional accompanist will be provided for you. Singers must provide sheet music. Tickets sold at the door.

Featured at this performance of Downtown Cabaret will be Bonnie MacLeod. Accompaning performers on piano will be Paul McWilliams.



When: Sep 16, 2014 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19 )
Date Night: Fall Dinner in Tuscany

Invite your special someone to a romantic dinner in Tuscany–no passport required! Our instructor will teach you techniques for using seasonal ingredients to create bold, authentic Tuscan flavors. You'll work alongside your date and other students learning to how to perfectly cook chicken and easily prepare vinaigrette from scratch. Then we'll practice pastry-making skills with a delectable tart featuring flavorful seasonal fruit. Once you discover how easy it is to create a sumptuous Tuscan meal, you'll want to share your passion for cooking with family and friends.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 26, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18 )
Family Meals: Fast, Fresh, & Delicious

Expand your weeknight dinner repertoire with a menu of healthy, flavorful meals designed to fit your schedule and budget. In this hands-on class, you'll learn techniques for creating quick and easy dinners without sacrificing nutrition. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing perfectly cooked chicken, pork, and fish. Plus, you'll discover the secrets for cooking ancient grains and making your own homemade marinades and glazes. You'll rely on these techniques again and again to deliver your family a lifetime of delicious meals.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 26, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11 )
Delicious Vegetarian Cooking

In this class you will learn how to make incredibly delicious and comforting fall dishes with winter produce and grains that result in delicious meals without meat. Join us as we create an entire menu bursting with great flavors in this hands-on class and discover how satisfying and sophisticated cooking vegetarian can be for everyone.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 23, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18 )
Natick High School Class of 1989 25th Reunion

25th Class Reunion!  

 

Dear Classmates,

Please join us at for our 25th Class Reunion!  

Our celebration includes: festive food/appetizers, dessert, music and cash bar.   

Tickets are $XX per person in advance and $XX at the door.* 

Advanced Tickets can be purchased by:

  • Paying online at the eventbrite site.  There is a $XX processing fee per ticket.

                                                        OR

  • Send a check with amount due and note how many tix in the memo line. Checks should be made out to NATICK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1989

Mail check to:

NHS 25th Class Reunion

c/o Rodney Spinazola

XX Street. Natick, MA 01760

*It is most helpful to pay in advance so we can supply our vendor with the deposit. This also saves you money!

Advance ticket sales will be accepted through Thursday, November 27.

Tickets sold at the door are $XX each and can be paid for with cash or check.


Our 25th will be great, ...but it can't be great without YOU! 

We hope you can make it! 


Questions:  please email   natick1989@gmail.com





When: Nov 29, 2014 7 PM to Nov 29, 2014 11 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19 )
Natick High School Class of 1994 - 20 Year Reunion

Can You Believe It's Been 20 Years?

 

Wow, time sure flies! Twenty years ago we graduated Natick High School as the class of 1994! Now it is time to take a trip down memory lane, reconnect with old friends, and reminisce about high school.  The reunion committee has planned a special night!  The event will be catered by the Verve and include a delicious dinner and dessert buffet. We have also hired a DJ so we can all dance the night away!   

Please purchase your ticket(s) early so we can prepare for the festivities.  The revenue from these tickets will directly support our reunion.  Please share this invitation with everyone that graduated NHS in 1994.  We are looking forward to a memorable night!  

 

FAQ’s:

Q: How much do tickets cost?

A: The reunion ticket prices are $50 per person.  Please purchase your tickets early as prices will increase after September 30th ($55 from October 1-October 31, and $65 from November 1-November 15). 

 

Q: Can I buy tickets at the door?

A: Due to the fact that the room, food, and DJ must be paid in advance, all tickets must be purchased by November 15.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

 

Q: What food and drink will be available?

A: The committee has arranged for the Verve to cater the event which will include a delicous dinner and dessert buffet.  We will have a cash bar.

 

Q: Can I bring a guest?

A: Yes, in fact we encourage it. Just remember to RSVP for 2 and purchase two tickets.


Q: What is the attire?

A: Dress as you wish, but if it's helpful to have a guideline: somewhere between business casual & a little dressy.  It's not the prom, but we're also not painting the garage.

 

Q: What are the hotel accommodations?

A: The Crowne Plaza is offering a special rate for The class of 1994 attendees* for Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29th (subject to availability):

  • $99 per night   
  • Rooms must be reserved by Friday, October 31,2014 to secure the special 1994 NHS reunion rate.

All hotel reservations can be booked through this link:  

Natick HS Class of 1994 -20th Reunion 

or call the hotel's Group Reservations Department: 800-265-0339

and indicate you're with "Natick High School Class of 1994 Reunion."


Q: Is it possible to tour the NEW Natick High School while I am in town?

A: Yes, NHS is working on arranging a tour for anyone interested.  This is separate from the reunion event, but we thought it would be fun to see the new NHS.  You can find more details about this on the Facebook Reunion Page.


Q: Is there going to be a group attending the Nov 27th football game together?

A: Yes, the details will be on the Facebook Reunion Page. This is separate from the reunion event, but we thought it would be fun to kick off the reunion weekend at the Homecoming game with friends and families!



When: Nov 28, 2014 7 PM to Nov 29, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19 )
Robin Spielberg
Robin Spielberg returns to The Center for the Arts in Natick with a beautiful selection of songs and funny and enlightening stories.

When: Dec 7, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15 )
Dave Davies
When: Nov 19, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20 )
Natick Collection Mall - Teacher Tuesday

Calling all teachers! Join us for Marbles Teacher Tuesday – our monthly event that gives Teachers like you an opportunity to network and brainstorm with other teachers, and leave with a free gift and lesson plan with ideas on how to use that product in the classroom. 

who: limited to first 30 teachers who RSVP (click 'Register' above)
what: discover the power of play in the classroom
time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

5:00 – 5:15   Check in
5:15 – 6:00   Break into groups & rotate to play stations
6:00 – 6:15   Receive your FREE gift
6:15 – 6:30   Lesson plan brainstorming & networking

IMPORTANT INFO:

  1. For teachers only; School validation at store day of event is required
  2. You must attend entire event to be eligible for giveaway
  3. Offer valid day and time of event only; must be present to receive free gift
  4. One per person

Looking for another Marbles location closer to you?
Click here for all Teacher Tuesday locations



When: Sep 16, 2014 5 PM to Sep 16, 2014 6 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17 )
Watercolors in Nature

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish list! Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. As the weather warms, we will head outside as the weather allows. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create!
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



When: Sep 16, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10 )
Folk Open Mic

Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Performer sign-up begins at 7:30pm.

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining open mic nights on the East coast. Each Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night features a variety of new and experienced performers, followed by concert presentations by the featured artist of the evening. Come and see why TCAN has become the gathering spot to see and meet local artists and nationally recognized touring performers.

Featured Artist: Doug Kwartler and Susan Levine



When: Sep 23, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20 )
George McCann Band

Join us for this special CD Release Party! Fiery lead guitarist George McCann is a longtime member of the James Montgomery Band. A native of the MetroWest area, George has played stages from Mississippi to Portugal. He has also performed with many diverse artists, from Blues legends James Cotton and Kim Wilson, to Rock Icons Steven Tyler and Billy Squier. Inspired by the Blues greats, his playing is intense and articulate as well as melodically inventive. On this special night George will be leading his own four-piece band in celebration of the release of his first solo CD, Shades of Blues. The album features George singing and playing his own original compositions including the atmospheric mood piece Shades of Green and a couple of choice Blues covers. The performance features: Tom West on keyboards, Russell Keyes on Bass, and Forrest Padgett on drums. As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this performance. For this performance only, each CD purchase will include a high-quality 8.5x11" photo print poster of the album cover artwork, a Shades of Blue guitar pick, and a special collectible bag to take it all home in.



When: Sep 25, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20 )
Fair, Yates and Betschart

Now an annual event at TCAN, expect another "spirited" reunion of friends at this special FYB concert event. It was 1977 when Inky Fair, Tom Yates, and Doug Betschart started performing weekly at a spooky little mansion in Framingham called Timothy's Spirits Company- and five years later they were still "packing the house" to a dedicated following.

With an unusual combination of bass pedals, drums, organs, and guitars they perform originals and an eclectic mix of covers ranging from David Bowie to Genesis, Pure Prairie League to Frank Zappa, Hendrix to Neil Young.

As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this performance.



When: Sep 19, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20 )
Carlene Carter
When: Oct 11, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20 )
Totally 80's Costume Bash to Benefit Three United Way of Tri-County Food Pantries
Re-live the fabulous 80's to the MAX and dance to the music you love at the Totally 80's Costume Bash, a high energy costume dance party to benefit the United Way of Tri-County's Food Security Program. Pull out your legwarmers and Members Only jackets or come as your favorite 80's celebrity or character. Participate in one of our contests for favorite costume, best air guitar player or the moonwalk competition. All proceeds will benefit the United Way's three food pantries in Greater Clinton, Framingham and Marlborough. Help feed struggling families and have a Totally Radical time! Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 each or 2 for $75. Tickets at the door the night of the event $50 each.

When: Oct 24, 2014 8 PM to Oct 24, 2014 11:59:00 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20 )
Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America

Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America, written and performed by Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D., focuses on issues of concern to everyone, ranging from the erosion of the doctor-patient relationship to "superbugs."

Greg and Barry have performed their show in 28 states and Canada over the past 18 years, including for the American Medical Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, on Capitol Hill, and Off-Off-Broadway in New York. Damaged Care has been featured in the Boston Globe and the New York Times, on CNN Headline News and ABC Nightline, and elsewhere. More information about Damaged Care can be found at: damagedcare.com.

They are thrilled to be giving this benefit performance for the Natick Service Council.

Refereshment will be available before event.  Show will begin at 7:30.  Contact Natick Service Council at info@natickservicecouncil.org with any questions.



When: Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to Oct 25, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19 )
Fall Cooking with Scanpan + Free Skillet

Making healthy, great-tasting food is simple when you're working with the most advanced nonstick cookware available. In this fun, hands-on class you'll discover how versatile a Scanpan skillet can be. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for searing, sautéing, and making a deliciously easy skillet soufflé. You'll enjoy working alongside classmates learning secrets for preparing perfectly cooked scallops and seasonal vegetables. Join us, and see for yourself why many chefs consider Scanpan to be an indispensable kitchen tool!

*Class bonus: Included with the class price is an 8-inch Scanpan CTQ skillet (a $172 value), so you can bring home all that you learned and recreate these fantastic dishes for your family and friends.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 30, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $100.00 (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18 )
Fantastic Fall Soups

On a chilly autumn evening, there's nothing quite as comforting as a hot bowl of homemade soup. In this hands-on class, our instructor will walk you through essential soup-making techniques, from selecting a base to complement your meat and vegetables to combining spices for maximum flavor. You'll work alongside other students learning to transform seasonal ingredients into a variety of savory soups. After mastering a few basics, you'll look forward to creating delicious soups featuring your own unique mix of ingredients and spices.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 29, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18 )
Violet Jam presents: Eddie Money on Black Friday!

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, rocker/songwriter Eddie Money began his early years as a cop studying at the New York Police Academy before relocating to San Francisco and becoming a popular fixture around the Bay Area rock scene. On his 1977 eponymous Columbia Records debut, fans were introduced to Money’s unmistakable emotive voice and blue-collar rock ‘n’ roll appeal, with songs such as “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” quickly rising on the charts and catapulting the hard-working musician to stardom. When MTV hit the American masses, Money ingeniously began creating humorous video narratives which in turn found huge successes for “Shakin’” and “Think I’m in Love.” Five albums later in 1986, he released the smash album Can’t Hold Back which featured two of Money’s best known classics, “Take Me Home Tonight” (feat. Ronnie Spector) and “I Wanna Go Back.” 1988’s Nothing to Lose included the driving single “Walk on Water,” and from there the rocker continued to release several impressive hit albums during the 1990s and into the 2000s. With a long and incredible career of platinum sales and Top 40 hits, Eddie Money’s music continues to transcend generational gaps and shape the music of today.

Violet Jam is the place to be seen! This Pop & Roll Cocktail Party features creative cocktails and national music acts in the chic new VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel.



When: Nov 28, 2014 7 PM to Nov 28, 2014 11 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19 )
French Favorites from Burgundy

Renowned for classic French favorites like gougères and boeuf bourguignon, the Burgundy region comes alive during the last summer harvest. In this hands-on class, you'll learn traditional French techniques for transforming seasonal ingredients into the rich, delicious cuisine of Burgundy. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing choux pastry, sautéeing green beans, and braising beef. Plus, you'll discover secrets for making perfect tart pastry filled with delectable chocolate custard. Bon appetit!


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 28, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15 )
Celebrating Fall: Fast, Fabulous Dinners

When the weather begins to cool, it's time to celebrate the incredible flavors of fall – from apples accented with sage to sweet butternut squash. Our instructor will show you quick and easy ways to transform seasonal ingredients into a variety of classic fall favorites your family will love. You'll work alongside classmates learning techniques for roasting chicken, preparing tender and juicy pork chops, and creating perfectly cooked salmon with a homemade glaze. Plus, you'll learn the secrets chefs use to create rich, creamy risotto.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 28, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11 )
Zeta Youth Sabre Tournament Y10/12

Zeta Youth Sabre Tournament Y10/12 Sep 28, 2014

All fencers born 2002 or later are eligible to fence, beginners welcome. Tournament fee of $20 (cash or check) is paid at the door on day of tournament. Close of registration is 2:00 PM. Preregistration REQUIRED, deadline: Wednesday, September 24.
Zeta Fencing Studio: Natick, MA

Preregister
Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 11 South Main Street Natick MA 01760


When: Sep 28, 2014 12 AM to Sep 28, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00 )
Large Puppy Socialization
Large Puppy Socialization
02:00PM - 02:30PM
A FREE socialization seminar for young puppies learning how to interact with each other and new situations. Puppies must be between 15 and 30lbs with current vaccinations.


When: Sep 28, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14 )
Alastair Moock

"A Tom Waits for your tots, a Woody Guthrie for your progeny."- The Boston Globe

Alastair Moock is a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, three-time NAPPA Gold Award Winner, and now a 2014 Grammy Nominee for Best Children’s Album. Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. The Boston Globe calls him "a Tom Waits for your tots" and Time Out New York calls him "a musical descendant of Woody Guthrie who refreshes the classic brand of acoustic folk with a zany sense of humor." Alastair Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family!



When: Sep 28, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14 )
Frozen Party with Elsa & Anna at Jam Time - Natick
Ages: 3-6

Reserve your child’s space for this special event with Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen! There will be a meet and greet with the characters, a sing-a-long, craft, ending with make your own ice cream sundaes. Plus unlimited Jam Time playtime for this private event for ticketholders. Space is limited to 30 kids so please register in advance online or by phone.



When: Sep 27, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $30 per child (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14 )
Meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell at Dzian Gallery

DZian Gallery will be hosting a meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell on Friday, September 26th from 5:00-9:00PM and Saturday, September 27th from 4:00-8:00PM in the Natick Mall. Featuring Robert's highly sought-after works that will be on display. There is no fee to enter the event however; Bissell’s artwork and books will be for sale. Furthermore, Robert Bissell will be available to sign a personal dedication on any purchases made that evening.

Imaginary Realist Robert Bissell creates a completely different atmosphere from our daily experience, inviting us to learn more about ourselves. In his paintings the world of animals is a mirror for human existence, self-definition and reflection.  These are not mere children's tales - quite the contrary.  Bissell's work causes us to reflect on the environment, life, death, renewal and the stages of transition - departing from the safety of family, and making our way in the world.



When: Sep 26, 2014 5 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17 )
Learn to Cut Like a Pro

Become acquainted and adept with the most classic and important of chef's tools, and your time in the kitchen will be transformed. Hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables—mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet and julienne—and acquire a few advanced techniques, too. Plus, learn how to select a knife that fits your needs, and gain tips for keeping all of your knives maintained and sharp.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 27, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $59.00 (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14 )
Mastering Macarons

Talk about love at first bite! From the moment a macaron's crisp meringue crunch gives way to a smooth, delectable filling, you may forget all other cookies exist. These colorful French confections can be tricky to make, but after you master techniques from meringue making to macaronage, you'll love creating your own macarons at home. Our instructor will share the secrets for incorporating food colors and unique flavors, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). Plus, we'll explore fillings like flavored buttercreams and ganaches so you can create your own tasty variations. When you present these scrumptious and spectacular treats to friends and family, they're sure to say "Ooh la la!"


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 27, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10 )
Date Night: An Evening in Paris

Join us for an evening of fun, laughter, and amour as you and your date immerse yourselves in elegant Parisian cuisine. Our instructor will walk you through essential French techniques for everything from marinating and cooking steak to creating a savory compound butter. You'll enjoy working alongside your date and other classmates preparing vinaigrette from scratch and learning the secrets for creating a decadent–and foolproof–chocolate soufflé.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 27, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18 )
Autumn Photography: Focus on Colors and Landscapes
When: Sep 27, 2014 1 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13 )
Harvest Dinner & Auction
Lakeside tasting of sustainable wines, local beer & sodas, oysters, locally-made cheese, tasty hors d'oeuvres--buffet meal of NCOF's finest produce & meats plus offerings from dozens of other Massachusetts farms, dairies, fishermen & producers. silent & live auctions and Fund-the-farm, live music. Due to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, 80% of your reservation directly supports NCOF's mission and is tax-deductible. See the website for the newest information and to make reservations online.

When: Oct 2, 2014 5 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $125 (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17 )
Small Puppy Socialization
Small Puppy Socialization
02:00PM - 02:30PM
A FREE socialization seminar for young puppies learning how to interact with each other and new situations. Puppies must be under 15lbs, with current vaccinations.


When: Sep 27, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14 )
Rock Off Main

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. Tickets are sold at the door for all performances. This performance of Rock Off Main will feature: TBD.



When: Sep 26, 2014 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19 )
Girls Night Out: Seasonal Small Plates

Invite your girlfriends for an evening of fun, laughter and fabulous flavors. Work alongside your friends, learning to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to make an assortment of scrumptious small plates. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for preparing perfectly cooked shrimp and chicken. Plus, we'll show you how to make delicious fritters, a savory tart, and your own sauces and glazes. Join us and learn how easy it is to prepare a menu of delicious dishes perfect for family gatherings, parties, or even the next Girls Night In.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 25, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18 )
Secrets of Handmade Gnocchi

Who can resist fresh, handmade gnocchi? Those pillow-soft dumpling melt in your mouth and quickly vanish from the plate. In this technique-driven class, we'll show you the secrets for creating traditional potato gnocchi, along with some delicious variations. You'll work alongside classmates learning how to properly roll and cook this classic pasta. We'll practice making three great sauces that pair perfectly with gnocchi, and then enjoy sampling our scrumptious creations. Buon appetito!


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 24, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18 )

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