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Remember the Explosion on Route 9 in 1970?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

By Carol Ann Berry
Contributor

This story is about my father, Richard Barker formally of 120 North Ave, Natick Mass.

When my parents were married they lost the house they were renting to own off of Route 9 in Natick, Mass there was a furniture store they were the owners of the house that blew up.

At the time of the explosion; the company that was hired to put tress in around the house were digging a trench and ended up hitting a gas line and knew it and started running the opposite direction.

My mom Janice around 21 to 22 at the time was pregnant and very sensitive to the gas that she smelled and ended up going out the front door saw the contractor running and yelled, "hey, I smell gas"; he must have felt guilty or didn't realize that anyone was home and saw that she was pregnant and told her to "get out of the house!"

She was going to go down the basement to get our family cat and realized that there isn't enough time; she grabbed me wrapped me up in a blanket and ran and ended up jumping over the huge trench and almost fell backwards...

just as she made it; the house blew from the basement about 30 feet in the air and the only thing that stood up to the explosion were the front door and the mail box.

Settlement Stolen From Richard Barket & Charles Prombain, ESQ.

The reason I am writing this is because no one seemed to have any answers for me while I was growing up as to why the attorney for my parents took off with the settlement money and no one did nothing about it? That is inexcusable!

I found the attorney down in Palm Beach Florida; unfortunately his wife answered the phone and said that he passed away. How can this have happened and no one did anything about it? I have been trying to find answers and can't seem to get anywhere.

I know that the statute of limitations has run out but I would like to know if my dad had part in this, and MAYBE hid the monies from the settlement and over time spent his share. He left my mom with kids and no where to go and he never paid child support and didn't care about us. We lived in the High Street projects and Egmont Street projects because we had no where to go.

If anyone remembers the story or has information please comment on this story. Thank you for your consideration in assisting me in any way that you can. This has been haunting me for years...

I know that one of my parents would have had to sign the settlement agreement and have to know that the attorney wasn't or shouldn't have been the one that was the payee... Please help me????

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Uncomplicating Grief:
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Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Department of
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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.


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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
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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
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Radha Adhikari
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.

Courtney Mark Grey
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Reverend Steven Rodrigues
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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
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Larry Berkowitz, EdD, "Creating Meaning from Sorrow: Pathways to Healing from Suicide Loss"

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4 pm
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Contact: jhuynh@riversidecc.org




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Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08 )
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Can You Believe It's Been 20 Years?

Let's reconnect!  

 

FAQ’s:

Q: How much do tickets cost?

A: $50 if you purchase by September 30, $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 for substantial hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.


Q: What's 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: Is there a special room rate if I would like to stay at the hotel?

A: Yes, it's $105 if you book by November 1.  Use this link:https://resweb.passkey.com/go/natickhs20reunion 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 there going to be a group attending the Nov 27th football game together?

A: Yes, the details will be on the Reunion Facebook Page. You can also contact ????? (---@yahoo.com) for more information.  Again, 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!



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

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


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*Please note: Class price is per person.*


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  • 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
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Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18 )
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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



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Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10 )
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*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



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Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18 )
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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 )
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When: Aug 1, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20 )
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 )
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 )
Great Pizza on the Grill

In this fun, hands-on class, you'll learn to make piping hot gourmet pizza right on your own grill. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing dough from scratch and show you secrets for shaping and grilling it. You'll work alongside classmates using seasonal ingredients to create unique flavor combinations. Finally, we'll assemble our pizzas, grill them to perfection, and then dig in! Once you see how easy and delicious grilled pizza can be, you'll never want to settle for delivery again.

*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 13, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Wed, 13 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 )
Seth Glier - Anna Nalick
Age Limit: All Ages

Seth Glier

Anna Nalickwebsite:

When: Oct 31, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $26.00 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20 )
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 )
Dana Fuchs

“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n'roll doesn’t get any better.” -- Stereophile Magazine

Whether playing the title role in the hit Janis Joplin musical “Love, Janis,” or taking a turn as Sadie in the highly acclaimed Beatles movie, Across the Universe, Fuchs’ talent and charisma are undeniable. She returns to the stage after the release of her 2013 album, Bliss Avenue. This third album from Fuchs shoots for the stars, runs with fans’ expectations and channels the blues, while simultaneously defying them.



When: Aug 23, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $22 public / $18 members (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20 )
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 )
The Swingle Singers

The Swingle Singers celebrate 50 years an an acappella institution and a new album "Weather to Fly."

The a cappella ensemble has pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe. Five decades on from their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album "Jazz Sébastien Bach" in 1963, today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion. As part of their 50th year celebrations, the Swingles invite you to join them for the next stage of their extraordinary journey.



When: Oct 3, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20 )
Howie Day

“A dazzling gem…exposed and beautifully alive…” – PopMatters

With to 40 hits, including “Collide” and “She Says,” Howie Day’s skillful guitar chops and poignant lyrics have won him a legion of fans who adore the humor and charm speckled throughout his live performances.  

A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. He wrote, financed and released his first album, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene.

After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, which was certified gold in the U.S. and helped pave the way for the success of the emotionally complex Sound the Alarm.   After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.

Also appearing: Shayna Leigh



When: Aug 16, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20 )
Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means pure melody, has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely phrasing” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).  First Prize Winner of the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Zhou will give major debut recitals in New York and Washington, DC in the 2014-15 Young Concert Artists Series.

This season, Mr. Zhou joins YCA clarinetist Narek Arutyunian in a special program at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presented by Musical Armenia. Upcoming appearances include educational outreach and recital engagements on the Harriman-Jewell Series, the Friends of Music Series, Saint Vincent’s College, the Lied Center of Kansas, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

At the YCA Auditions, Mr. Zhou was awarded seven concert prizes, including the Sunday Musicale Series, and Vancouver Recital Series, as well as the John Browning Memorial Prize, Ruth Laredo Memorial Award, and the Slomovic Prize, which provides support for his debut in Washington, DC.

The TCAN Young Masters Series is sponsored by the Roy L. Komack Memorial Fund.



When: Sep 14, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15 )
Loudon Wainwright III

"...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - Mojo Magazine

Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by 22 album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and two previous Grammy nominations for “I’m Alright,” 1985 and “More Love Songs,” 1986. His most recent recording, “Older Than My Old Man Now” was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of 2012.

Wainwright is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding (the “singing surgeon”) on the American television show, M*A*S*H.

His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. He has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, composed topical songs for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC's Nightline, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.



When: Sep 11, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20 )
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

"One of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Earl King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Allman Brothers, legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl performs with an intensity that hasn't cooled in close to four decades of playing.

His discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc. Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, his 1996 Bullseye Blues release, won DownBeat's Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 his song "Hey Jose" won the award for Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards.

After a period releasing albums on his own in the mid-'00s, Earl reunited with The Broadcasters for his 2009 release Living in the Light. His record, Spread the Love, came out in 2010, and his latest 2013 release, Just for Today, is a sizzling live recording.



When: Sep 12, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20 )
Charlie Farren and Sarah Blacker

Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s, including fronting the Joe Perry Project.

“Female Performer of the Year” in the New England Music Awards, Boston-based 2012 Boston Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the year, Sarah Blacker is also a current nominee for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year for 2013's single, “Shiver,”  in the New England Music Awards.  Sarah was recently called “one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently,” by No Depression magazine.  The Boston Herald called her, “Boston’s delightful folk nymph,” yet he also said of her, “Sarah Blacker makes some of the most interesting folk music in Boston — mostly by making folk the starting point and reaching out toward rock, Americana and prog.” She is a prolific singer/songwriter currently touring behind her 3rd album in just three years.



When: Sep 5, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 29, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 11, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14 )
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 )
Summer Photography: Focus on Butterflies, Wildflowers & more
When: Aug 9, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09 )

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