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Events This April!

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Looking for something new and exciting to do this month?  These local events are fun, exciting, opportunities to get out of the house and try something new!  Celebrate the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately by getting out and about, try your luck at trivia, celebrate Earth Day, stop by Comic Con, or enjoy a craft beer, as always, there is an event for everyone!

True Lies and False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston – How much do you know about Boston’s history?  Boston By Foot organized this trivia tour where you will hear wild and outlandish tales, some of them are true while some of them are false.  Use your knowledge of Boston’s history to discover the truth, after the tour participants will gather at the 6B Lounge where the answers will be revealed and those with the most correct will win prizes.  This historic tour takes place on Sunday, April 7th at 2 PM and costs $10 for members of the organization and $20 for non-members.  Participants will gather outside the Charles/MGH T station on the Red Line before the tour begins.  Celebrate April Fool’s day a little late this year and see if you can be fooled!  Reservations are recommended although walk-ups will be accepted if space allows, only cash will be accepted for payment on the tour day.

Spring Beer Fest – Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a crisp, refreshing craft beer!  The Spring Beer Fest will be taking place on Friday, April 19th at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts.  There will be beers available to taste from across the globe, guests will recieve a passport (event guide) that will enable them to travel from country to country sampling brews.  There will also be music and all guests will be entered to win great items valued at $1,000.00!  Guests can either purchase tickets for the Rush Hour tasting from 5 PM – 7:30 PM which cost $49 until 4/12/13 and then costs $69 until they sell out, or can purchase tickets for the Friday night Tasting Party from 8 PM – 11 PM which costs $59 until 4/12/13 and then costs $69 until they sell out.  There will also be a sushi rolling and saki class taking place for those that are interested!  There will be two sessions, one at 5:15 PM and one at 8:15 PM, tickets are $59 until 4/12/13 and then will be $69 until they sell out.  The class is one hour long and you will learn how to make sushi rolls and then enjoy complimentary pre-rolled items!  Get your tickets for this event before they sell out!

Party For The Planet! – Celebrate Earth Day with the Franklin Park Zoo this year on Sunday, April 21st at their Party for the Planet!  The Franklin Park Zoo has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and the Cambridge Science Festival for this event to raise awareness for our planet!  Take your little ones to the zoo for this event where they can learn how to contribute to and maintain planet Earth in a fun, engaging environment.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet the zookeepers, participate in a scavenger hunt, enjoy the live entertainment on site, and of course meet the many animals that live at the zoo!  There will also be animal enrichment activities and Magic 106.7 will be on hand from 11 AM – 1 PM with music, games, and prizes!

Boston Comic Con – This event takes place across the country and on April 20-21st it will be here in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center!  Comic book fans, get your tickets while they last, single day admission costs $25.00 but if you buy a ticket for admission on both days it will run you up $40.00 and tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the door the day of the event.  Fans of the hit series “The Walking Dead” will love the fact that favorites Lauren Cohan AKA Maggie Greene and Jon Bernthal AKA Shane Walsh will be on hand for autographs, photo ops, and some Q&A.  There will also be a comic art auction, costume contest, film festival, and stars and artists from many other famous comic books at the event.  Show hours are from 10 AM – 7 PM on Saturday, and from 10 AM – 5 PM on Sunday.

Which one of these events are you most excited about this month?  There is something going on to entertain every member of your family this April, so head into Boston and celebrate the warm weather at one of these events!

Photo By: NikiSublime

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Riley!

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Friday is here yet again and we’re back with another Furry Friend interview to celebrate!  Today I got to chat with Riley, a miniature black lab.  Personally, I have never heard of a miniature black lab, so I was very excited for this interview in particular.  Once I met Riley, I never would have guessed that he was 10 years old, he looks like a puppy!  This adorable guy was gracious enough to spare some time on this beautiful day for our interview, read below to see what he had to say!

So Riley, I have never heard of a miniature black lab, you must get a lot of attention from people when they see you out and about.

My breed is more common than you would think, you’ve probably seen us out and about and just thought we were lab puppies, my sister says I still look like I’m only a year old!

What is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I love to follow my mom around the house, she is my favorite companion and I love being by her side.  Other than that, I like to play with my cousin Marty, he is also a black lab, although not miniature.  He lives next door and is only 2 years old, but he is definitely bigger than me already!  He keeps me young though, we get to hang out almost every day.

Do you have a favorite toy that you like to play with?

My favorite toy would have to be my squeaky squirrel.  When I chew on him he makes a loud sound that I love, and  I can usually find someone to play tug of war with me!

Is there anything that scares you?

The only thing that makes me nervous is new people.  Whenever someone comes to the door that I don’t recognize, it makes me a little nervous because I am very protective of my family.  I bark A LOT and sometimes my family gets mad, but I’m just looking out for them.  Once I get to know someone I am very friendly though, I am a lab after all!

What’s your favorite place to go for a walk?

We live right near Black and White Beach in Manchester and that is by far the best place to explore.  So many sights, smells, and sounds on the ocean, I can’t get enough!  We usually walk about a mile on the beach, now that I’m a little older that’s the perfect length for me, not too long but still long enough to tucker me out. 

Do you have any health concerns for the future, or have there been any instances where pet insurance might have come in handy?

Well, I do have quite a few cysts that make me a little nervous.  Most of them are fatty tumors but I can’t stand going to the vet’s to get them diagnosed!  Thinking about the possibilities of what it could be is scary, and it’s also expensive so I feel a little guilty when my mom has to pay.  I hear that cysts are common in labs though, and I’m sure my family will be keeping a close eye on me!

Riley is an older dog, and as he said cysts are common in labs and paying for biopsies can get expensive after a few tests.  Don’t let your pet’s health suffer because of finances!  Give us a call at MassDrive for a pet insurance quote, your furry friend (and your wallet) will thank you next time they need to go to the vet!

 

Free Events This April

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We’re back with one of our favorite posts, free events this month!  Who doesn’t love getting something for free?  Take advantage of these events this month and listen to a concert, attend a seminar, watch the Boston Marathon, or learn to cook, all for FREE.  How can you say no to that?  Check out this list of upcoming festivities and choose which one(s) you’ll be attending!

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Free Concert –  Head over to Jordan Hall in Boston on Wednesday, April 3rd for Berklee’s free spring concert!  There will be various musical selections performed by the Symphony Orchestra, and during the second half of the concert, acclaimed guest musicians will also perform with the orchestra including pianist Danilo Perez who serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival.  Many talented musicians will be performing at this event so don’t miss your chance to see these highly trained and talented artists perform for free!

First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar – First time home buyer?  Prudential Unlimited Realty is hosting this free seminar where there will be many tips, strategies, and statistics from professionals.  The seminar is in Jamaica Plain from 10 AM to 12 PM and there will be a home inspector, mortgage consultant, real estate attorney, financial planner, and buyer’s agent all on hand for discussions.  This course is an extremely valuable resource for first time home buyers and when it comes to understanding the process, while you’re at it, give us a call at MassDrive for a homeowner’s insurance quote!

Cooking Demo and Discussion with the author of ‘Homemade Summer – Take a stroll along Newbury St this April before heading to Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boston on Tuesday, April 16th at 7 PM for this unique event.  Yvette van Boven, author of the cookbook ‘Homemade Summer‘ has previously found success when it comes to writing cook books, and now she’s back to share her knowledge with participants at this event.  She will be presenting her favorite recipes for spring and summer and of course there will be samples for all attendees.  For the demo she will be preparing Mint Lemmo cocktails, arugula cake with pine nuts, and feta & olive cake.  You’d have to be crazy to turn down this party, so enjoy the beautiful scenery in Boston during the spring and then head over to Trident Booksellers, you won’t be sorry!

Boston Marathon – This event is a Boston legend, and you can watch it live!  This race begins in Hopkinton, and the course runs through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and finally Boston where tired runners cross the finish line right in Copley Square.  Unlike most sporting events, spectators don’t need tickets!  Find a spot on the route where you would want to watch from and get there early.  Fans can watch the race live on TV or along the route itself.  You can view a map of the course here.  Race day is Monday, April 15th and the first participants leave the finish line at 9 AM.

Whether you’re going out on the town with friends, family, little ones, or your significant other, there’s a free event for you to enjoy this month!

Photo By: Rob React

Furry Friend Friday With Bear!

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Here we are again with another Furry Friend Friday interview!  We finally got a beautiful, sunny Friday for an interview and today I chatted with Bear, and no he’s not actually a real bear, just an adorable seven year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

So Bear what is your favorite way to spend the day?

I actually have a few pastimes, I’m a fan of the great outdoors, so I love going hiking or doing anything related to nature.  My absolute favorite thing to do outside is go crabbing! I’m a big seafood fan, so whenever we go to the beach I always look out for any dead crabs I can munch on.  They’re pretty good too so don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!

Do you have any favorite toys or treats?

I’m not really a fan of toys, haven’t been ever since I was a young pup.  Just because I don’t like toys doesn’t mean I don’t like to play though; I have a lot of friends both human and K-9 and we always have a great time.  When it comes to treats though, that’s a totally different story.  You know those baked pig ears? Those are my favorite snack ever! My mom thinks they’re weird because sometimes they have hair on them and are from a real pig, but I can’t get enough! I could happily eat those things all day if I had the chance.

What about any fears?  Does anything scare you?

I have to admit that water does make me very nervous, I don’t like to go near it but I always seem to get thrown in! I don’t know why people think it’s funny to scare me, they wouldn’t like it if I scared them!  I do have a life vest that is just for dogs though, so I’m safe when I go in the water, I just don’t like it.

Do you have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Well as I said, I’m very into the outdoors and I love going to the golf course near my house.  I get to run free in those wide open spaces and take in the fresh air.

Have you ever been in a situation where pet insurance would have come in handy?

Well, about four years ago I had a near death experience that cost my family A LOT of money.  It all started when I tore a ligament in my thigh, which was painful enough to begin with!  I needed surgery to fix it and unfortunately my vet messed up the procedure and I got a serious infection.  I couldn’t even go to the bathroom and eventually my family had to take me to the animal emergency room.  After that I spent two weeks in the ASPCA hospital before I could finally go home.  It was very traumatizing.

Medical issues can happen at any time, and in this situation Bear’s pain was all due to the vet’s mistake during surgery.  This whole situation cost his family thousands and thousands of dollars, a cost which would have been covered if he had pet insurance.  Give us a call at MassDrive today and get a quote for pet insurance, if your furry friend were ever in trouble, you wouldn’t want finances getting in the way of life saving treatment!

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Maya!

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Happy Friday everyone, we’re here to kick off your weekend with another furry friend interview!  Today I got to interview an adorable dog named Maya, she is the second girl that I’ve interviewed that is lucky enough to live in Phoenix, Arizona.  Maya is a very unique dog as she is both a rescue pup and deaf!  Although she’s had some challenges so far, she has overcome them and is living in the lap of luxury!

So Maya, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well, the first thing I do every morning is to go for a walk with my friend Bruno, he is my neighbor’s dog and we love to walk over to the park near our condo complex.  The park right inside the complex it pretty run down, so we go to the one about a block away.  The grass is beautiful and it is so clean there, they even have a doggie water fountain for us!  After my walk, I love coming home to my new bed and taking a nap!  It’s a luxury king size dog bed, I have so much room to lounge and could stay there all day.

Do you have a favorite toy?

I guess you could say I’m pretty spoiled, because I have A LOT of toys to choose from!  My favorite in particular are the ones that I can use for tug of war, as long as I can find someone to play with me.

What about a favorite treat?

My dad says I am just like him because I love to eat so much, and as I said I am pretty spoiled so I get a lot of treats.  Out of all of them, I like milk bones a lot, they aren’t too rough on my teeth and taste delicious!

Is there anything that scares you?

My biggest fear is definitely water!  I won’t go near it at all, not the rain, shower, or any large body of water.  My dad is so good to me though, he even washes me with water-free shampoo so I don’t have to get near the water at all.  Other than that, the vacuum is my other nemesis, it is always trying to chase me!  I’m deaf so I can’t hear it coming, but I always stay a few steps ahead of it because I’m pretty quick.

It’s not every day we interview a deaf dog, how did everyone find out you were deaf?

It’s a funny story actually, when my dad adopted me from the local pound, he had no idea I was even deaf!  A few days after he rescued me, we went over to his friends house to relax and watch the movie “Inception”, you may have heard of it.  Anyways, I was a little sleepy and dozed off for a bit, I guess a huge action scene came on and my dad was shocked that I was able to sleep through it.  Eventually he brought me to the vet for a check up and that’s when they told him the news.  He loves me just the same anyways, who could ever resist my cute little face?

Do you have any health concerns for the future?  Or have you ever been in a situation where you wish you had pet insurance?

Well as I said, I’m deaf so that poses an issue, however that would not be covered by pet insurance since it is a pre-existing condition.  I still worry about going to the vets though, and a month after I was adopted I had to go because I got an ear infection.  Soon after that I was also diagnosed with severe allergies as well.  I can’t catch a break, can I?  Well, it’s really my dad who can’t catch a break, he did not get pet insurance for me so he had to pay for those costs out of pocket!  If he had just signed me up for a policy, those costs would have been covered.

Maya is a young girl who has had some tough luck in the health department.  At a young age, this is pretty unusual but pet owners should always be prepared for anything!  That’s why calling us up at MassDrive for a pet insurance quote is so important.  Pet insurance ranges in price based on the age and breed of your pet, and in most cases is less than $80 per month which may sound like a lot, but when it comes to your furry friend, their health is priceless.  Coming up with a few extra dollars per month for your pet’s benefit is much easier than paying a huge bill upfront, and we don’t want anyone to have to deny their pet the care they need because of finances.  So, call us up for a quote and get your furry friend insured!

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Mya!

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We’re back again and today we’re bringing you yet another exciting interview despite the snow storm.  Today I got to interview Mya, and let me tell you she is a very lucky girl!  Mya lives out in Arizona with one of the sales representatives from our office in Phoenix, so fortunately for her she’s hasn’t had to step foot in any snow!  I let her know that those of us here in Massachusetts are very jealous of the beautiful weather they have out there!

So Mya, what is your favorite thing to do?

Well, I am a very curious girl.  Anywhere I go I love to explore my surroundings and investigating every new sight and smell.  I also love being around my people, they are so much fun and are always doing something interesting or eating something new, I’m sure you can imagine how much I love finding scraps of left over food if they spill some around the house.  After thoroughly investigating my surroundings, I like to take a nice long nap.

Do you have a favorite toy that you like to play with?

My favorite toy is my pink monkey!  She is my best friend and I try to bring her everywhere with me.  Whether I’m taking a snooze or hanging around outside, my pink monkey is by my side.  My people always play with me and sometimes they even try to throw my monkey, but don’t worry; I always run after her and pick her up as fast as I can!

Is there anything you’re afraid of?

Well I’m not afraid of much, the only thing that makes me nervous is my brother, Andre.  We don’t live together, but I still get to see him a lot because my owner and his owner are brothers!  Ironic isn’t it?  Anyways we got into a little scuffle when I was younger and he is a lot tougher than I am so I try to stay out of his way.  I’m not saying he’s mean or anything, sometimes he just doesn’t know his own strength and gets a little too rough.  I just hope people aren’t afraid of me, I’m a pitbull and we may look tough, but I’m really just a big love bug and wouldn’t hurt a fly!

What’s your favorite place to go for a walk?

I love walking all over our neighborhood, the weather here in Phoenix has been perfect for dog walking lately!  There’s a grassy field near our house that we go to a lot, I love running around and playing fetch on a nice warm day!  Even when it gets hot out, it’s not as humid here as it is for you all in Massachusetts!

Do you have any health concerns?

Not at the moment, I am a very healthy young girl!  The only time I had to go to the vet (besides yearly check-ups) was after I got into that scuffle that I already told you about.  Like I said, sometimes my brother just doesn’t know his own strength and it started off as playing but eventually I ended up at the vet’s office and needed a few stitches.

Lucky for her owner, Mya is a happy healthy four year old girl.  However, dogs of any age can get injured accidentally, whether it’s by another dog or something else, and the vet bills that follow such injuries can be expensive!  Give us a call at MassDrive for a pet insurance quote, there are no restrictions on any type of breed so all cats and dogs (including pitbulls) are welcome!

 

 

 

Be A Force Of Nature!

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Did you know that we’re in the middle of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week?  Perfect timing considering this storm that’s currently hitting the east coast!  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partnered up to designate the week of March 3-9th as National Weather Preparedness week and are urging Americans to Be A Force Of Nature.

There are three steps to being a force of nature; first you need to know your risk.  Here in Massachusetts, our biggest risks are from snow and flooding.  Storms can have a major impact on families across the state; from losing power, to damage caused by the wind and flooding, there are many risks that come along with these storms we have here in Massachusetts!  Make sure you are checking the weather reports regularly as well, we all know how unpredictable the weather in New England can be.  Click here to find out how you can protect your family and be better prepared for emergencies!

The next step to being a force of nature is pledging to take action!  Sign the Pledge To Prepare and take the first step to making sure you and your family are prepared for severe weather in your area.  This pledge includes filling out your family communications plan, putting together an emergency kit, and keeping important valuables and papers in a safe place.  Another tip to keep in mind; make sure you have multiple ways to get weather alerts!  You should make sure that your phone is able to receive wireless emergency alerts and sign up for alerts from different emergency management officials.  You might also consider obtaining a battery-powered radio that you can listen to for updates if the power goes out.  You can sign up for email and SMS alerts from the National Weather Service and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration here.

Finally, be an example!  Once you know your risk, and have taken the pledge to Be a Force of Nature, be an example!  This is the final step of being a force of nature and is arguably the most important.  Share your knowledge on any and all social media sites and let your friends know what you’re doing to prepare for upcoming storms!  Social media and today’s technology make it easier than ever to share our experiences and knowledge with friends and family, so spread the word!

Know your risk, take action, and be an example for friends and family!   Another way to prepare for a storm?  Give us a call at MassDrive and get a quote for homeowner’s and auto insurance! Extreme wind and flooding can cause major problems for you, your home, and your car so make sure you have the appropriate coverages in the event of any damage!  Achieving a Weather-Ready Nation is a major goal, but it’s possible with help from all of you!

Photo By: Cara StHilaire

 

 

Our First Feline Furry Friend Friday!

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Today is a very exciting day here at MassDrive, it’s our first ever feline Furry Friend Friday!  I’ve never interviewed a cat before, and many of them are known to have an attitude so I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this interview.  Luckily I was pleasantly surprised and had a very interesting conversation with Faith, a four year old girl who was rescued from the MSPCA.

So Faith, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Personally, I take my hygiene VERY seriously so I spend a fair amount of time cleaning my fur, which is why it looks so beautiful in case you were wondering.  Other than that, I like to sit near my back window and look out at the birds.  My mom says I try and chirp at them every time I see them, I didn’t think she could hear that!

Are you an indoor or outdoor cat?

I am strictly an indoor cat.  Do you know how dangerous it can be out there for a pretty young girl like me?  I was actually rescued by the MSPCA and they require that cats be kept indoors for their own safety.  I don’t have a problem with this at all, especially when it’s cold out, or raining, or too hot.  I’m very happy to stay inside, lounge around, and watch the world go by.

What’s Your Favorite Toy To Play With?

I’m too mature for toys.  They honestly don’t interest me, I have a very furry blanket that I enjoy laying on and I guess that is the closest thing I have to a toy.  I also use the couch as a scratching post if need be, but toys are for kittens.  You think you can fool me with that laser pointer trick?  Been there, done that and I’m over it.

You are a very sassy kitty, is there anything that scares you?

As I said I was rescued by the MSPCA, before I came to my wonderful home with my mom, I was kept on a chain in my old yard for a very long time.  Eventually it got embedded into my skin, and the healing period was a painful process.  Ever since then, I get very nervous whenever anyone tries to touch my neck.  If I know the person, I’m fine with them rubbing my neck but only after I come over to them.  I don’t enjoy having people pet me unless it’s on my terms.

Do you have any health concerns at the moment?

Right now I am in tip top shape, the only thing that bothers me is all of the hairballs that get stuck in my throat.  I eat hairball control food which does help somewhat, but other than that, I am very healthy.

Lucky for Faith, and her mom, she hasn’t had any major health issues after being rescued, however, as the years go by problems creep up on everyone.  Having pet insurance gives you peace of mind and is a lot less expensive than paying for surgery, x-rays, blood tests, and any other health related expenses that might come up.  Give us a call at MassDrive and get a quote for your furry friend!

 

Give A Little, Get A Lot!

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Ever feel like you want to volunteer or give back to your community but just don’t have time?  We all have busy schedules, managing friends, family, work, and finances; as busy as we get it’s still so important to remember those in need.  This month it’s easier than ever to help those that are less fortunate, and as always you will have a great time doing it!

Mustachio Bashio – Yes you read that right, head over to City Table in the Lenox Hotel on Wednesday, March 6th, for an event you won’t forget anytime soon!  For the past month, dedicated ‘stache growers have been growing out their beards/mustaches tirelessly, all in the name of charity.  Now’s your chance to join them for a night of drinks, food, and good times!  Tickets for the event itself are $50.00 and include live entertainment, complimentary drinks, and lite bites, however, if you want to do more than purchase a ticket to this event, you can sponsor one of the growers and whatever amount you donate will bring them that much closer to reaching their fundraising goal.  This event is hosted by Community Servings, and every $25 donated will feed a critically ill neighbor who is too sick to shop or cook for themselves or their families.  Not only are you giving back to those in need, you can enjoy a great event with food and friends!

Charity Date Auction – This event was originally scheduled for February 9th, but was later rescheduled to March 9th so the excitement  has been building for months!  Are you ready to meet your match?  Taking place at the Estate, one of Boston’s most happening party spots, this charity auction features Boston’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes!  Project Cupid is hosting this fourth annual auction, and proceeds benefit pediatric leukemia research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Dates aren’t the only thing that will be up for auction, sporting event tickets, signed memorabilia, hotel stays, and salon gift packages will also be offered for bids as well.  Whether you’re single or happily taken, stop by the Estate from 6PM – 9PM to support a good cause and have a great time!  Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door.

Fashion Show To Benefit Big Sister Association – Alright ladies, grab your girlfriends and get your tickets to this fashion forward event benefitting a great cause!  Taking place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on Tuesday, March 19th, this fashion show will feature Boston’s leading men walking the runway dressed by Classic Tuxedo, accompanied by models in Denise Hajjar’s Spring 2013 Collection.  There will be a cocktail reception from 6-7PM and the show itself will be from 7-9PM.  In addition to cocktails, there will also be hors d’oeuvres and auction prizes!  Tickets for this event are $250 each and although they are a bit pricey, it goes towards a wonderful cause, and you definitely don’t want to miss seeing Jason Varitek walk the runway!

Cookies For Kids – Stop by participating Panera Bread locations from March 18-31st and get one of their delicious Easter Egg Cookies!  10 cents for every Easter Egg cookie sold will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital, so now you can get your sugar fix without feeling guilty!  This makes it easier than ever to do a little something special for others.  Maybe even pick up a dozen for your office, friends, and family.  Participating locations include Boston, Everett, Watertown, Saugus, Waltham, Dedham, Burlington, Hingham, Stoughton, Danvers, Hanover, and Plymouth.

These charities rely on donations from generous community members like yourselves to help others and you can be sure that your donation is going towards a worthy cause.  Grab your family, friends, co-workers and spread the word!

Photo By: JD Hancock

 

 

Head In To Boston For These Events In March!

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Can you feel it in the air?  We’re getting closer and closer to spring!  What more reason do you need to celebrate than that?  In honor of the upcoming change of seasons we’ve found the best events going on in the Bay State this March.  Grab your friends, family, or significant other and head to one of these events this month! Celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s day or just head out for a night on the town, either way, these events are guaranteed to provide lots of laughs and good times!

Pics In The Parks: Photography Workshop – Head over to the tennis courts in Porzio Park, East Boston this Sunday, March 3rd for an informal photography workshop hosted by the Boston Parks And Recreation Department.  Participants will be taught various techniques and instructors will assign a theme to focus on each week.  All ages and skill levels are welcome at this free event!  The workshop is from 11 AM – 12 PM, contact lauren.patrick@cityofboston.gov to register!

2013 National Golf Expo – Even though it’s not golf season yet, all of you golfers in the area can get an early fix.  The 2013 National Golf Expo is heading to Boston March 1-3 so stop by and enjoy a day of anything and everything golf! There will be exhibits, displays, interactive features, and not to mention the nation’s largest driving range and demonstration stage.  Head over to the Seaport World Trade Center for this event and pick up some tips to help your golf game and check out some of the latest equipment there is to offer.  There will be great deals on merchandise and you may even stumble upon a few unique items that are typically not sold in local pro shops.  Tickets are $12 for adults and can be bought at the door or online in advance, children 12 and under are free, and seniors (65+) tickets are $10 but must be bought at the door since an ID is required to receive the senior ticket price.  This event will be going on all weekend so if you’re a golfer or a fan of the sport don’t miss this!

“Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE” – Help Clifford celebrate his 50th birthday this year by getting tickets to see his show! Clifford will be performing at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Saturday, March 9th at 11:30 AM and then again at 3 PM.  Take a trip to Birdwell Island where Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and their friends will learn about sharing, respect, working together, helping others, being kind and much more.  Parents, this is a great event for your little ones!  Children will love learning these important life lessons through song, dance, and one of the most beloved dogs of all time.  Tickets range from $17-$39 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Dropkick Murphys Concert – If you’re from the Boston area, you’ve definitely heard of this Irish punk rock band.  Formed in Quincy, MA in 1996, the Dropkick Murphys have been headlining events across the country for years now and are well known for hits such as “Tessie” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”.  Now you can see them perform these hits and more LIVE on Friday, March 15th at the TD Garden.  The show starts at 7:30 PM so get your tickets before they sell out! There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patty’s day than by enjoying a pint and listening to some not so traditional Irish music!

There are events for everyone to enjoy in Boston!  Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, these events are sure to please every member of your family!

Photo By: Rusty Clark

 

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