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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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Fern at TCAN- Natick, MA ($5)

Folk Open mic night, featuring various artists. Admission: $5.

Fernnanda.com

http://www.natickarts.org/



When: Aug 26, 2014 8 PM to Aug 26, 2014 10 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20 )
Demo Night - Apps, Prototypes, Ideas

Do you have a new idea, app or prototype you’ve been working on?


This event is a chance for you to show off your hard work, and generate some buzz around your latest project!

Check out the West of Boston Demo Night where you could present your latest innovation and see what others are doing in your industry. This is a chance for you to market your ideas, meet like-minded individuals, and even show off a bit!

Get some feedback, increase page views, and enjoy a night of networking with talented individuals in your field.

This is a free event and all are welcome to attend, but space is limited for those interested in demoing their product.


RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to present.


Hope to see you there!

http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-SaaS-New-technology-West-of-Boston-hangout/events/196845212/



When: Sep 2, 2014 6 PM to Sep 3, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18 )
PrimeTime Lacrosse

PrimeTime Lacrosse operates camps, clinics, select teams and tournament throughout New England.



When: Jul 27, 2014 12 AM to Sep 7, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00 )
Delicious Thai Cooking

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious, authentic Thai dishes at home? Join us and learn secrets for combining aromatic herbs and spices with seasonal ingredients to create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for making everything from sautéed shrimp to spicy cashew chicken and, of course, the perfect Phad Thai. Plus, we'll practice making a refreshing summertime dessert that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 21, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18 )
Spookapella XI

It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies performed by Five O'Clock Shadow and Pitch, Please!. The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, inspire, and are guaranteed to enchant. Pitch, Please!, the newest addition to the Northeastern University scene, is a ferocious group of women who are looking to push the boundaries of female a cappella.



When: Oct 25, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20 )
Splendors of the Summer Milky Way

Enjoy the dark skies of Broadmoor as we learn about the splendors of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. How do you find the Milky Way? Just what is a galaxy? Discover the wonders of the night sky as we search for summer constellations such as Pegasus and Sagittarius and learn the stories behind them. Find out how to choose and use binoculars and small telescopes for stargazing and practice using star charts and apps to easily locate some of the wonders of our summer sky. Instructions and Directions:
This program will run rain or shine as there are lots of activities that can be done inside or outside.



When: Aug 2, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 20 )
Opera del West presents Chekov's The Seagull

Join Opera del West for the New England premiere of The Seagull.  “Chekhov’s voice has resounded from stages all over the Boston area," according to Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe.  This post-romantic setting by Thomas Pasatieri, opera and film score composer, will be sung in English.  This comic tragedy tells the story of an aging actress, her rebellious playwright son, and the friends and lovers that visit them at their summer home. Stage Direction by Brenda Huggins. Music Direction by Eve Budnick.



When: Aug 3, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15 )
French Techniques at Home

If you think French cooking techniques are only for over-achievers and classically trained chefs, this class will change your mind. Our instructor will walk you through the steps for creating a menu of classics from pastry tart dough to pan-roasted chicken and ratatouille. You'll work alongside classmates learning to prepare savory grilled asparagus and your own homemade vinaigrette. Plus, we'll share secrets for achieving a perfectly risen soufflé. 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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 27, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18 )
Date Night: Summer in Provence

Celebrate summer’s bountiful produce with a menu of favorites from the sunny coast of southeast France. Our instructor will walk you through essential techniques for everything from pan searing scallops to perfectly grilling chicken. You’ll learn to easily prepare vinaigrette from scratch and make homemade pastry for a decadent apricot-almond tart. Join us and discover simple ways to incorporate the authentic flavors of Provence into your culinary repertoire.

*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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 22, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18 )
Science in the Kitchen for Teens

Calling all teens for an engaging week of cooking and learning scientific fundamentals behind the food they love to eat. All week we’ll get hands-on in the kitchen and engage teens with essential fundamentals such as basic knife skills, following a recipe, monitoring cooking temperatures and times, and kitchen safety. Best of all, we’ll get into the scientific details of cooking, including the importance of specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times. Teens will learn the science behind creating their favorite foods and be able to cook and share dishes with family and friends.

Teens ages 13-17 are welcome to join this popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each teen chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking with teens by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 18, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10 )
Uncomplicating Grief: Pathways to Hope and Healing

Riverside Trauma Center's 4th Annual Conference

Uncomplicating Grief:
Pathways to Hope and Healing

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Department of
Public Health's Suicide Prevention Program

Early Bird Registration Deadline 8/8/14


Conference Description:
Grief is a normal part of life, but when loss is sudden or traumatic, many people need the help of behavioral health providers to cope with their intense pain and sadness. This year’s conference will focus on typical and complicated grief following sudden loss and trauma. We will apply first-person accounts, theory, and research so that attendees can better understand and support people on their journey through grief. The day will include a discussion of how cultural background influences the experience of grief and healing.


Keynote Address by George A. Bonanno, PhD: 
"Beyond Resilience and PTSD: Flexibility and Heterogeneity Following Potential Trauma"

Highly aversive or potentially traumatic events (PTEs) are more common than is usually assumed. Indeed, most people are exposed to multiple PTEs during the course of their lives. Until recently, however, responses to such events have been understood using either psychopathological categories, such as PTSD, or measures of central tendency (e.g., average differences). George A Bonanno, PhD demonstrates that although both approaches have been useful, neither approach captures the true heterogeneity of responses to aversive events. Recent advances in latent trajectory modeling following such events have identified prototypical trajectories of outcome, including chronic dysfunction and a resilient trajectory of stable health (Bonanno, 2004). In this talk, he will describe studies from his research program that examine individual differences in response to demanding life events, including terrorist disaster, military combat, mass shooting, spinal cord injury, bio-epidemic, and cancer surgery. He will also describe research on predictors of the resilience trajectory and place special emphasis on recent research on various components of flexibility in coping and emotion regulation, resilience-promoting factors.

George A. Bonanno, PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Professor Bonanno’s interests center on the question of how human beings cope with loss, trauma, and other forms of extreme adversity, with an emphasis on resilience and the salutary role of flexible emotion regulatory processes. Professor Bonanno’s empirical and theoretical work has focused on defining and documenting resilience in the face of loss or potential traumatic events, including disaster, loss, terrorist attack, bio-epidemic, traumatic injury, and life-threatening injuries medical events, and on identifying the range of psychological and contextual variables that predict both psychopathological and resilient outcomes. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and featured in various print, television, and radio media. He recently authored The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss (Basic Books).


Additional Presentations:

“Complicated Grief After Traumatic Loss: A Clinician’s Perspective"
John R. Jordan, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in work with grief, bereavement, and survivors of suicide loss for more than 35 years. He is the Clinical Consultant for Grief Support Services of the Samaritans in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Professional Advisor to the Survivor Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). He is also an author, lecturer, and workshop facilitator.


 


"Creating Meaning from Sorrow: Pathways to Healing from
Suicide Loss"

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, is the Co-founder and Director of Riverside Trauma Center and holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. A Psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, as the Co-Chair of the Northeast Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and is a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's task force on the needs of suicide survivors.


 

 

There will also be a multicultural panel involving four individuals from different cultural backgrounds, representing mental health, clergy, and public health professions, who will discuss cultural considerations in responding to loss and promoting healing. Panel participants:

Saida Abdi, MSW, LCSW
Director of Community Relations and social worker at the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience

Radha Adhikari
Founder, Board of Directors
Bridges, Inc
.

Courtney Mark Grey
Director, Trauma Response and Recovery
Boston Public Health Commission

Reverend Steven Rodrigues
Director of Ministries
Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford


Cost:
Register by 8/8/14 to pay the discount rate of $125 per person or $112 per person for groups of 4 or more. The regular registration cost is $139 per person or $125 per person for groups of 4 or more. $75 per person for Riverside Community Care employees. The regular registration deadline is 9/3/14.

Continuing Education: Applications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credits have been submitted for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh (jhuynh@riversidecc.org) for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Early bird registration deadline is 8/8/14. Complete the registration online by filling in the appropriate information and paying by credit card or check or, if you prefer, visit http://www.riversidetraumacenter.org/events.html to print out and complete a hard copy of the registration form. If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494. The regular registration deadline is 9/3/14.

Please share this information with others who are interested in these topics.

Refund Policy: Refund requests received by 8/8/14 will receive a full refund. Refund requests received by 8/25/14 will get a 50% refund. Refunds not available after 8/25/14. Please use the Request Refund feature which is available to you once you log in to your Eventbrite account.


Lodging/Accomodations: The Verve, Crowne Plaza Natick can be contacted at (877) 384-0706.

Agenda:
8-8:40 am
Registration

8:45-9 am
Welcome

9-10 am
Larry Berkowitz, EdD, "Creating Meaning from Sorrow: Pathways to Healing from Suicide Loss"

10-10:15 am
Break

10:15 am-12:15 pm
George A. Bonanno, PhD, "Beyond Resilience and PTSD: Flexibility and Heterogeneity Following Potential Trauma"

12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:15-2:30 pm
John R. Jordan, PhD, “Complicated Grief After Traumatic Loss: A Clinician’s Perspective"

2:30-2:45 pm
Break

2:45-4 pm
Multicultural panel discussion

4 pm
Adjourn

Contact: jhuynh@riversidecc.org




When: Sep 12, 2014 8 AM to Sep 12, 2014 4 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08 )
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 )
Chronic Wound Management: Advancements in therapeutic options for dogs and cats - IVGMW

Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Location: IVG MetroWest, Natick, MA

Speaker: Nicole Amato, DVM, DACVS

This lecture will focus on the management of chronic open wounds in canine and feline patients. Examples of such wounds will include distal extremity shear wounds, decubital ulcers, wounds caused by postoperative dehiscence and other traumatic wounds.  Management strategies will focus on initial surgical management and new advances in bandage/dressing choices for healing of wounds by second intention. Closure techniques such as basic skin flap procedures will also be highlighted and reviewed. Advancements in wound dressings and topical treatment will be highlighted. Multi-drug resistant wound infections will be reviewed at the the end of the lecture. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. 

Approved by the MVMA for 2 CE credits.



When: Aug 5, 2014 7 PM to Aug 5, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19 )
Natick High School Class of 1994 - 20 Year Reunion

Can You Believe It's Been 20 Years?

 

Come join your fellow 1994 classmates at the Verve, Crowne Plaza on    November 28th for a fun evening. Reconnect with old friends, reminisce about good times and enjoy catching up on the past 20 years!

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: Can I bring a guest?

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

 

Q: What food and drink will be available?

A: The committee has arranged a delicious buffet for the event.  The Verve will serve salad, dinner, and scrumptious desserts.  We will have a cash bar.


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 very special rate for The class of 1994 attendees* for Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29th (subject to availability):

  • $99 per night (one night minimum)  
  • 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:   

 

or call the hotel's Group Reservations Department: 888-233-9527 and indicate you're with "Natick High School Class of 1994 Reunion."


Q: Is it possible to tour the NEW Natick High School?

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 )
Stateless - Premier Documentary Screening in Natick
Documentary about the emigration of Soviet Jews during the late 1980's. Description In the late 1980's, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy. Stateless. This documentary captures that unique slice of history from the point of view of the émigrés as well as expert accounts of the situation from influential Jewish leaders including David Harris of the AJC, Mark Handelman of NYANA and Mark Hetfield of HIAS among others. This film was made possible through a grant by the BluePrint Fellowship project of COJECO, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group. Plot Outline In the late 1980's, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy. Stateless. Learn more about the movie and purchase a ticket ($10 - Seniors, Teens, $15 - Adults): http://www.centermakor.org/makor-natick-events/stateless-screening-in-natick.html Followed by Q&A session with Film Director, Michael Drob

When: Aug 9, 2014 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 - Senior Citizens, Students, Kids $15 - Adults (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 11, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14 )
Easy Handmade Pastas

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 rolling out pasta in a variety of shapes and learn to create simple, delicious sauces that make the most of summer's bountiful produce. Once you learn 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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 11, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18 )
Science in the Kitchen for Kids

Calling all kids for a week of mad-delicious food experiments and learning how to cook your favorite foods! All week we’ll get hands-on and cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Best of all, we’ll get into the fun scientific details of cooking, including the importance of using specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times. Along the way, kids will learn how to make great food that will impress their family and friends.

Kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join this popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each young chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 11, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10 )
Date Night: Summer Surf & Turf

In this fun, hands-on class, you and your date will enjoy exploring new twists on a classic pairing. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for creating a surf and turf dinner using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients from land and sea. You'll work alongside other couples learning secrets for grilling steak and cooking shrimp to perfection every time. We'll practice making glazes and sauces from scratch and finish with an unforgettable crisp showcasing seasonal fruit. Once you discover how fun cooking together can be, you'll look forward to creating a lifetime of delicious meals.

*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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 9, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $85.00 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18 )
Vegetarian Cooking: Summer Favorites

With summer's bounty of fresh flavors, it's easy to create delicious vegetarian dishes to please even the pickiest eaters. In this hands-on class, you'll learn a variety of techniques for preparing vegetables–from grilled to marinated, fritters to pesto. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of cooking with ancient grains and preparing your own homemade vinaigrette. Plus, we'll explore flavor profiles and show you how to make the most of seasonal produce. Join us and discover how easy it can be to make sure everyone eats their veggies.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 9, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14 )
Fresh Berries: Fabulous Desserts

Berry lovers, rejoice! Now's the time to enjoy plump, juicy raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries at their peak of ripeness. In this fun, hands-on class, we'll use fresh summer berries to create decadent desserts sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing everything from creamy cheesecake to an elegant trifle. Plus, you'll learn the secrets for creating a smooth, refreshing sorbet.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 9, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10 )
Beatlejuice and Friends
When: Aug 9, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20 )
Date Night: Havana Nights

Spice up date night with an evening of fun, laughter, and sumptuous food–Havana style! Our instructor will show you how to combine fresh summer produce with authentic ingredients and spices to create a menu of delectable Cuban favorites. You'll work alongside your date and other couples learning how to perfectly cook steak and chicken, make your own aioli, and create traditional sofrito rice. We'll finish off on a sweet note with the quintessential Cuban dessert–caramel flan. Join us and ignite your passion for cooking together more often.

*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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 8, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18 )
Girls Night Out: Farmers Market Flavors

Invite your girlfriends for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and fresh flavors. In this hands-on class, we'll show you how to make a variety of dishes that highlight the best of this season's produce. You'll work alongside friends and classmates learning the secrets for making everything from creamy panna cotta to homemade tart dough. Once you discover how deliciously simple cooking fresh produce can be, the local farmers market may become your favorite shopping destination.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 7, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18 )
3rd Annual Crossroads 5K


When: Sep 28, 2014 12 AM to Sep 28, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00 )
GI Lecture Series - IVG MetroWest

Date: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Time: 7pm-9:30pm (please note that this evening runs later than usual)

Location: IVG MetroWest, Natick, MA

Speaker: Marie Chartier, DVM, Internal Medicine

This GI Lecture series consists of 2 one-hour lectures

Canine protein-losing enteropathies:
The first hour of this lecture series will review the most common canine protein-losing enteropathies and the diagnostic approach to gastrointestinal disease. We will briefly discuss some of the current research regarding diagnostic approach to suspected protein-losing enteropathies. The focus of the lecture will be on the treatment and long-term management of inflammatory bowel disease and lymphangiectasia. Prognosis and prognostic factors will also be discussed.

Feline inflammatory bowel disease versus small cell lymphoma:
The second hour of this lecture series will review the most common feline small intestinal diseases. We will discuss common clinical signs and the most recent advances in the diagnostic approach to differentiating cases of inflammatory bowel disease from small cell lymphoma. We will briefly discuss the differences in diagnostic results and prognosis between small cell lymphoma and large cell lymphoma. The focus of the lecture will be on the treatment, long-term management and prognosis for inflammatory bowel disease and small cell lymphoma.

Lecture series approved by the MVMA for 2 CE credits.



When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM to Nov 4, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Landry's Triathlon Club 2014 Membership Dues
Online Registration Closes
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time

When: Feb 28, 2014 12 AM to Jan 1, 2015 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 15, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11 )
Date Night: Summer in Provence

Celebrate summer’s bountiful produce with a menu of favorites from the sunny coast of southeast France. Our instructor will walk you through essential techniques for everything from pan searing scallops to perfectly grilling chicken. You’ll learn to easily prepare vinaigrette from scratch and make homemade pastry for a decadent apricot-almond tart. Join us and discover simple ways to incorporate the authentic flavors of Provence into your culinary repertoire.

*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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 30, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18 )
Summer 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, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). We'll celebrate summer's bounty of fresh fruit by creating a variety of seasonal flavors and filling. 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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 30, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10 )
Baking Around the World for Teens

Travel the globe indulging your sweet tooth while learning how to make scrumptious international desserts. In this fun exploration of world treats, you’ll join a group of other teens and an expert Sur La Table chef instructor for a full week of dessert-making instruction. Teens will master core basics of baking to develop creativity for a lifetime foundation of cooking skills and fun in the kitchen, including how to follow recipes, measuring, mixing, monitoring cooking temperatures and timing and kitchen safety. At the end of each class students will eat their creations.

Teens ages 13-17 are welcome to join our popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each teen chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking with teens through an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 11, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14 )
Delicious Thai Cooking

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious, authentic Thai dishes at home? Join us and learn secrets for combining aromatic herbs and spices with seasonal ingredients to create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for making everything from sautéed shrimp to spicy cashew chicken and, of course, the perfect Phad Thai. Plus, we'll practice making a refreshing summertime dessert that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 24, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15 )
Demo Night - Apps, Prototypes, Ideas
Do you have a new idea, app or prototype you've been working on? This event is a chance for you to show off your hard work, and generate some buzz around your latest project! Check out the West of Boston Demo Night where you could present your latest innovation and see what others are doing in your industry. This is a chance for you to market your ideas, meet like-minded individuals, and even show off a bit! Get some feedback, increase page views, and enjoy a night of networking with talented individuals in your field. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend, but space is limited for those interested in demoing their product. RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to present. Hope to see you there! http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-SaaS-New-technology-West-of-Boston-hangout/events/196845212/

When: Sep 3, 2014 6 PM to Sep 3, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18 )
Grilled Seafood Made Easy

Grilling seafood may seem daunting, but this class will show you how simple and satisfying it can be. We'll share tips for taking advantage of what's available at the market, then walk you through the steps for preparing perfectly grilled shrimp, fish, scallops, and fish. Our instructor will introduce you to a variety of techniques from traditional grilling to enhancing flavor with a salt slab or cedar plank. Plus, you'll learn how to take seafood to a whole new level with a homemade vinaigrette, aioli, and relish.

*Please note:In most locations, local restrictions require we grill indoors.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 6, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18 )
Easy & Delicious Baking

Join us and discover how easy it can be to transform summer's bountiful fruits into delectable desserts. In this hands-on class, our instructor will walk you through the steps for everything from mixing batters to rolling pastry dough. After mastering a few universal baking techniques, you can easily create a variety of seasonal cakes, cobblers and tarts that are sure to impress.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 2, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 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 )
Natick Artists Open Studio

There are both individual studios and group showing throughout the Natick community. Close to 70 artists and artisans in a wide variety of mediums will be presenting their creative works for the public's enjoyment. Pictures and a map of locations will be on line by October 1, 2014 at www.natickopenstudios.org.



When: Oct 18, 2014 11 AM to Oct 19, 2014 5 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11 )
GI Lecture Series - IVG MetroWest

Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Time: 7pm-9:30pm (please note that this evening runs later than usual)

Location: IVG MetroWest, Natick, MA

Speaker: Marie Chartier, DVM, DACVIM

This GI Lecture series consists of 2 one-hour lectures

Canine protein-losing enteropathies:
The first hour of this lecture series will review the most common canine protein-losing enteropathies and the diagnostic approach to gastrointestinal disease. We will briefly discuss some of the current research regarding diagnostic approach to suspected protein-losing enteropathies. The focus of the lecture will be on the treatment and long-term management of inflammatory bowel disease and lymphangiectasia. Prognosis and prognostic factors will also be discussed.

Feline inflammatory bowel disease versus small cell lymphoma:
The second hour of this lecture series will review the most common feline small intestinal diseases. We will discuss common clinical signs and the most recent advances in the diagnostic approach to differentiating cases of inflammatory bowel disease from small cell lymphoma. We will briefly discuss the differences in diagnostic results and prognosis between small cell lymphoma and large cell lymphoma. The focus of the lecture will be on the treatment, long-term management and prognosis for inflammatory bowel disease and small cell lymphoma.

Lecture series approved by the MVMA for 2 CE credits.



When: Aug 19, 2014 7 PM to Aug 19, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19 )
Date Night: Italy Al Fresco

When the weather heats up, you'll find Italians taking lunches and dinners outdoors to fully savor the delectable flavors of summer. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn tips and techniques for creating authentic Italian fare with fresh seasonal produce. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of perfectly grilling salmon and vegetables, making salsa verde from scratch, and creating a classic panna cotta featuring ripe summer fruits. After mastering a few basics, you’ll love treating family and friends to delectable Italian feasts under the sun or stars.

*Please note:In most locations, local restrictions require we grill indoors. 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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 31, 2014 5 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17 )
Summer Fruit Pies

Celebrate summer's bounty of fresh fruit with delectable homemade pies. Our instructor will show you how to easily prepare pastry dough from scratch and transform seasonal ingredients into scrumptious fillings. You'll enjoy working alongside classmates learning secrets for making vanilla pastry cream, crumble topping, and even a lattice-top pie. Once you master a few basics, you'll be ready to wow family and friends at your next summertime gathering.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 31, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11 )
Date Night: Summer Surf & Turf

In this fun, hands-on class, you and your date will enjoy exploring new twists on a classic pairing. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for creating a surf and turf dinner using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients from land and sea. You'll work alongside other couples learning secrets for grilling steak and cooking shrimp to perfection every time. We'll practice making glazes and sauces from scratch and finish with an unforgettable crisp showcasing seasonal fruit. Once you discover how fun cooking together can be, you'll look forward to creating a lifetime of delicious meals.

*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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 15, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $85.00 (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18 )
Violet Jam presents: 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs are one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.By producing, manufacturing and marketing their own recordings 10,000 Maniacs were the original “indie” band before signing with Elektra Records and making The Wishing Chair in 1985.

Doors and DJ 7p. Band 9p. Show is 21+.

Dine at our restaurant, Pantry, and have drinks in our bar, Violet Thorn, before and after the show!



When: Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to Oct 17, 2014 11 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19 )
Treating the Problem Gambler: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Other Evidence- Based Treatment Modalities (Part 2)

The treatment of gambler disorder presents various unique challenges. This training will explore the clinical challenges that are both similar to and different from other disorders. Also, this training will provide an introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a way to treat gambling disorder, and will provide practical information for treatment. 



When: Nov 7, 2014 12 PM to Nov 7, 2014 4 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12 )
Date Night: Summer in Tuscany

Take date night to a whole new level by inviting your special someone to a romantic dinner in Tuscany–no passport required! Our instructor will teach you tips and techniques for creating bold, authentic Tuscan flavors with summer's bountiful produce. You'll work alongside your date and other students learning to how to perfectly cook salmon and easily prepare vinaigrette from scratch. Then we'll practice pastry-making skills with a delectable dessert featuring ripe and flavorful summer 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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 2, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18 )
Grilling Made Easy

Get up to speed on the basics of grilling and learn how to transform seasonal ingredients into a variety of crowd-pleasing dishes. Our instructor will walk you through the steps for preparing moist and flavorful grilled steak, chicken, and salmon. We'll show you how to easily create your own salsa and vinaigrette from scratch. Plus, you'll practice using a salt slab to make the most delicious asparagus you've ever tasted. Once you discover how easy, versatile and fun grilling can be, you'll look forward to showing off your skills for family and friends this summer.

*Please note:In most locations, local restrictions require we grill indoors.


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
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 2, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14 )
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 )
Redbird featuring Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey

"A record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground." – Minor 7th

The brainchild of folk singers Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey, Redbird is a real-time, unstaged love letter to the body of American song. Across a collaborative tour that started 10 years ago, the three discovered musical affinity and a shared love of a fairly diverse spectrum of Americana. The diverse singer-songwriters combine their talents into a show filled with spontaneity, complex harmonies, and a warm relatability that only established folk singers can bring.



When: Nov 22, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $30 / 25 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20 )
Running for Your Cause Weekly 5k


When: May 5, 2014 12 AM to Sep 29, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 05 May 2014 00 )
David Wax Museum

“Joyful Mexo-Americana fusion, with virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.”- The New Yorker

Fusing traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock is the specialty of duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak.  On several trips south of the border, David Wax immersed himself in Mexico’s rich traditional music culture, while Suz Slezak was homeschooled by her father on a small farm in rural Virginia.  The two met in 2007 and began blending their unique musical perspectives to form the band.

With the release of Knock Knock Get Up in 2012, David Wax Museum reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that now allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own.   From being ranked #8 on Paste Magazine’s list of the Best Live Acts of 2011, to receiving  a nod from TIME magazine as one of the top ten acts of 2011’s South by Southwest, David Wax Museum has become the hottest of America's indie bands.

David Wax Museum was nominated for three Boston Music Awards in 2012: Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Harder Before It Gets Easier”), and Folk Artist of the Year, winning the award for Song of the Year.



When: Aug 15, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20 )
Violet Jam Presents: The Outlaws

 

For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.

 It’s About Pride is the new album from The Outlaws, a record 4 years in the making and perhaps 20 or more in the waiting.  Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era. Known as ‘The Florida Guitar Army’ by their fans, The Outlaws earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act touring with friends The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Charlie Daniels Band as well as The Doobie Brothers, The Who, Eagles and The Rolling Stones. 

Doors and DJ 7p. Band 9p. Show is 21+. Show is mostly Standing Room Only. 

Dine at our restaurant, Pantry, and have drinks in our bar, Violet Thorn, before and after the show!

Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.




When: Sep 5, 2014 7 PM to Sep 5, 2014 11 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19 )

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