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Jeff Gaynor Live
Pearson’s own Jeff Gaynor will be playing two great shows this week in Cambridge:  one playing keyboards with Samantha Farrell and the other solo.
Samantha Farrell
1912 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02140
Wed, Feb. 17th – 9pm
Solo – opening for the Nate Wilson Group
The Lizard Lounge at Cambridge Common
1667 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
Thu, Feb. 18th – 9pm

Haiti Fundraiser
Fauré Requiem to be performed by the CCC Adult Choir: Sunday, February 28, at 3:00 p.m.
As part of our mission work for the people of Haiti, The Christ Church Cambridge Adult Choir, with the direction and organ accompaniment by Stuart Forster, will perform the beloved Requiem setting by Gabriel Fauré at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28.  The one-hour program will also include solo and instrumental pieces to be performed by members of the choirs and The Decades (Christ Church’s resident barbershop quartet), as well as a reading of the prose-poem “Earthquake” by award-winning Haitian author, and CCC parishioner, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell.  Please invite friends and family to join us for this concert, where they may experience the incredible talent in our dedicated parish choir and make a contribution that will help the people of Haiti. Tickets (suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family) will be on sale at the door and on Sundays before the concert.

Pearson employees Ruth Berry, Annabel Cellini, and David Game all sing with this group.

Christ Church is handicap accessible, and is located in Harvard Square at Zero Garden Street, Cambridge;; 617-876-0200

The Washington Street Art Center presents “Alchemy and Ch’i” by Spiridoula Politis.
ON VIEW: February 6-27, Saturdays 12-4, and by appointment  
CONTACT: Washington Street Art Center, 617-623-5315 or

The First Law of Thermodynamics says that energy under normal conditions cannot be created or destroyed, simply transformed from one type of energy to another.

Alchemy and Ch’i is a collection of mixed media paintings and drawings that explore Universal energy, communication, and transformation through the use of form, symbology, and color. Symbols of earthly elements, the metaphysical, the spiritual, and the new age collide and intermingle with light, form, and movement in deep space; a space that welcomes the viewer to enter, feel connected, and possibly be transformed.

Alchemy and Ch’i is on display at Gallery 321 at the Washington Street Art Center during the month of February, with an opening reception on Saturday February 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. Normal gallery hours are Saturdays 12:00pm-4:00pm with additional viewings available by appointment.

Please contact Gretchen Graham at 617-671-3273 for more information.

The Washington Street Art Center is between Union Square and Beacon Street: a five-minute walk from Union Square and a ten-minute walk from Harvard Square (two blocks from Beacon Street). The Center is near or on the following bus routes: 87, 83, 86, and 91. Parking is free and ample.

Astronomy Lectures at Center for Astrophysics, Harvard

WGBH Forum Network
WGBH has a service called the Forum Network that webcasts local lectures in partnership with most of the educational and social institutions in Boston. All free. For more information, contact Eli Ingraham or 617-300-3446.

Ongoing Events

Restaurant deals for the recession
Recent article about local restaurants offering special, Restaurant Week-style deals to combat the current economy.

Gardner Museum After Hours
Third Thursdays of the Month
5-9pm, Isabella Gardner Museum

A new kind of night out, After Hours is live music, art, conversation, cocktails and more in an inviting atmosphere.

Open Studios Around the Boston Area
Open Studios occur around dozens of neighborhoods in and around Boston. Artists open their workspaces to display their works for free. See the link below to learn about dates for upcoming open studios.

A note about this list:
While this list has primarily been used thus far for social events, it has been suggested that we should seek out and include Boston area lectures or events at universities, colleges, or non-profits that are on the topics in education or subject areas such as science, history, math, or language arts. Many event or lecture announcements are on web sites or alumni mailings. This is one way that we can stay current in our fields and be inspired by others who are doing research. If you know of any such events, please pass them along.

These mailings are sent to the address “PE-US Site: Boylston” , “PE-US Site: Boston” , and “PE-US Custom InHouse: . Anyone who does not receive this mailing who should be on this list should ask their department head to be added.

Submitting Events
To submit an event, email me at, with a short description of the event, mentioning any particular connection to any employee(s) by Tuesday at noon each week.
Also, please try to answer the following questions:

Where is it?
When is it (date & time)?
How much does it cost?
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Events will be included at the discretion of the HR Office. Note: Solicitations are not permitted per the Solicitation Policy.

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