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Brighton, MA
Post #: 6
The Japanese Society of Boston is having a bunch of different things free and open to the public this year, since it's the 50th anniversary of the Kyoto-Boston sister city relationship. I just found out about them this year, so I'm not sure if they've always had free things, but here's their website:­

They have a mailing list to get info on the events - next one is March 27th. I'm not sure how large their building is though. You can get there from the 51 or 37 buses, not really all that close to the T - closest stops are Reservoir (Green D) and Green Street (Orange).
Group Organizer
Cambridge, MA
Post #: 112

WGBH Studio Tours

Go behind the scenes for a free, 45–minute tour of WGBH's new all–digital studios, and get an up–close look at what makes WGBH "crackle with creativity," to quote The New York Times.

No need to sign up in advance, tours are open to the public on a first-come, first serve basis. For parties of 6 or more, please visit the WGBH Studio Tours page to learn more about group tours.

Directions and Parking
Free parking is available at WGBH, One Guest Street, in Brighton. Get driving directions and parking information.

The Shop at 'GBH
You can take it with you . . . DVDs, t–shirts, souvenirs of your visit to WGBH. Prefer to purchase WGBH merchandise online? Visit Shop WGBH online.

Membership has its benefits! Become a member after your tour and enjoy instant savings on items you purchase at the Shop, along with the satisfaction of knowing that your donation supports public broadcasting at its best.

Learn More Before Your Tour
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When: December 20, 2008 - December 9, 2010 on
Wednesday 2pm
Saturday 2pm (1st and 3rd Saturday of every month)

Where: WGBH
One Guest Street
Brighton, MA 02135
United States

Tickets: WGBH Studio Tours
Sarah D
Somerville, MA
Post #: 250
Anyone up for doing the Zombie march this Sunday, April 12th in Davis?

A former member
Post #: 9
Movie: "Consuming Kids"
Cost: Free
Location: Arlington
Website: http://consumingkids....­
Group Organizer
Cambridge, MA
Post #: 113
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Group Organizer
Cambridge, MA
Post #: 114
?Jerry Springer the Opera? ? Boston
May 1, 2009 to May 30, 2009
The only work in history to earn ?Best Musical? honors from all the major British award groups, Jerry Springer: The Opera is a fascinating mix of the high art and low culture. Shockingly funny and brilliantly original, the show introduces us to some unusual characters, each desperate for ?their Jerry Springer moment.? Location: SpeakEast Stage Company at the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton Street. Time: Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Information: 617-426-5225
Group Organizer
Cambridge, MA
Post #: 119
JFK Museum space exploration exhibit

New Exhibit on JFK and Space Exploration Opens

Mercury LaunchTo commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, the John F. Kenndy Presidential Library and Museum presents "Moon Shot - JFK and Space Exploration," a special new exhibit illustrating both the grand vision and the hard engineering that made that achievement possible.
In 1961, President Kennedy challenged the nation to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to earth before the end of the decade. Appealing to the spirit of adventure, to patriotic pride and to the cause of freedom, his words ignited one of the greatest technological mobilizations in U.S. history. Eight years later, on July 20, 1969, two American astronauts landed on the Moon's surface.

John Glenn Going Into Space CapsuleFeaturing original documents, photographs, and artifacts from the collections of the Kennedy Presidential Library, the National Archives-Southwest Region, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, and NASA, this exhibit illustrates the elements of imagination and engineering that combined to achieve the successful Moon landing.

The U.S. space program went full throttle in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to claim a leadership role in space and land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. The Soviet Union, America's rival in the Cold War, had surged ahead of the United States with spectacular achievements in space that struck fear into the hearts of many American citizens. Soviet leaders hailed these feats as a triumph of Communism. When a leading American physicist was asked what would be found on the Moon, he replied, "Russians."

JFK and John GlennPresident Kennedy was convinced that with a strong commitment of a free people, America could get there first. On May 25, 1961, he urged the nation to make that commitment. He appealed to the spirit of adventure, to patriotic pride, and to the cause of freedom. AstronautsIn the next eight years America responded with one of the greatest mobilizations of resources and manpower in U.S. history, realizing its goal on July 20, 1969 when two American astronauts walked on the Moon. It was a stunning achievement that boosted American confidence and prestige at home and around the world.

"Moon Shot - JFK and Space Exploration" is just one of the many exciting and inspiring exhibits visitors will find in the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The Museum's 25 multimedia exhibits and period settings from the White House offer an exciting "you are there" experience, and create a stirring account of President Kennedy's thousand days in office. Beginning with a 17-minute film narrated by President Kennedy, visitors step back into the recreated world of the early 1960s and witness the first televised presidential debate; accompany first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on her televised tour of the White House; sit in on press conferences with the President; stroll through White House corridors; witness Cabinet meetings during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and observe the president's televised address from the Oval Office on the Civil Rights crisis.

The Media Sponsors for "Moon Shot - JFK and Space Exploration" are WCVB-TV 5 and the Boston Phoenix.
Group Organizer
Cambridge, MA
Post #: 120
Cambridge, MA
Post #: 7
Anyone interested in this:­
A former member
Post #: 1
I've got an interesting event coming up that might match the interests of this group; let me know if any of the organizers want to plan a meet-up.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Bicentennial
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery (Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA)

Oliver Wendell Holmes was a medical doctor, scholar, professor at Harvard Medical School, author, and poet. He is most remembered for his early poem "Old Ironsides" (which led to the preservation of the USS Constitution, still in Charleston Navy Yard today) but he was also a major influence in medicine. He was the major voice that suggested the mortality rate of newborn babies (and their mothers) was due to infection spread by doctors, rather than the fault of mothers. He was friends with Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Russell Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many others. He outlived all of them.

To celebrate his birthday, we have an actor portraying Holmes which will be followed by a lecture on Holmes's legacy in the medical field. Light refreshments will be served. For more on the event, check out its listing here. For more on Holmes, see his Wikipedia article.
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