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Charity Walks This May

Great Strides Walk For Cystic Fibrosis - May 29, 2011-40

Now that the beautiful weather is back the season for charity walks is up and running again!  These walks are the perfect way to give back to those in your local community that may be less fortunate than yourself.  Not only do you get to give back to a great cause, you can work on your tan outside, enjoy the sunshine, and get a workout in all at the same time.

Music For Life Rock N Run – The 7th Annual Music for Life Rock N Run will take place on Saturday, May 11th from 2:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Wachusett Village Inn in Westminster, MA.  This 5k run/concert raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is being presented by Aubuchon Hardware along with other local businesses in central Massachusetts.  Registration for both the race and concert is $25.00 while registration for the race only is $15.00.  Bands performing at this year’s event include the Jason Spooner Band, Take Two, and Woodford Way.

Miles Against Melanoma – Miles Against Melanoma is a nonprofit organization that is fighting melanoma one race at a time!  Save the skin you’re in and sign up for this event, this deadly disease claims the lives of young and old across the country, sadly no one is immune which is why it’s so important to do what you can to help.  Registration fees for this event are $25.00 for adults in advance ($30.00 on race day) and $10.00 for kids age 10 and under. The race begins at 11 AM on Saturday,  May 18th in Norfolk, MA at the H. Olive Day School.

CMHA Walk for the Homeless – The Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance is hosting their 28th Annual Walk for the Homeless on Sunday, May 19th at Elm Park in Worcester.  The walk begins at 2 PM and in addition to the 3.1 mile walk, there will also be a 5k run which is new this year!  Last year, 1,100 walkers raised over $124,000!  You can either register and set up a fundraising page, or if you can’t walk donate or volunteer!  All proceeds stay in the Worcester community and benefit many local organizations who fight homelessness.  When the walk began in 1985, the director of the Committee on Homelessness was quoted as saying “We will walk each spring until there are no more homeless left in Worcester.”  That promise has not been broken, join the walk this year and help them reach their fundraising goals at this family friendly event!

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk – This National Walking event takes place every year across the country.  Last year $40 million was raised for research, care, and educational programs.  This devastating disease cuts many lives far too short.  Sign up today and make a difference in the lives of families everywhere.  Register online and invite walkers to join your team, request online donations, and check your fundraising stats.   Dates, times, and locations vary in Massachusetts so find register for the walk closest to you!  Locations include Billerica, Boston, Hingham, Lexington, Northampton, Worcester, and many more.

All of these events support a worthy cause, whether you sign up for the one closest to you or one that you are more personally connected to, find a charity walk to participate in!  They are fun, healthy ways to help others and will leave you feeling good on the inside and out!

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Looking for Plans This Month? We’ve Got You Covered!

We recently posted a bunch of events taking place for free this March, but for those that have a few extra dollars to spend, today we’re listing the top events going on in Massachusetts all this month!

Dr. Seuss is responsible for many classic children’s stories which is why kids will love going to his 108th Birthday Celebration in Springfield, MA this Sunday, March 3rd. Activities for the day include scavenger hunts, Cat in the Hat games from PBS kids, cake contest, and a meeting with the Cat in the Hat himself!

We have all heard of the Boston Massacre, but on Sunday, March 10 you have the chance to see it for yourself! The Bostonian Society is performing their annual reenactment of the massacre in front of the Old State House where the original Boston Massacre actually took place. This event begins at 7PM and is about an hour long. Don’t miss this display of Massachusetts history that was a turning point in the American Revolution!

There’s no better excuse to go out than for a good cause! The 21st Annual Casino Royale takes place March 10 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston and all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests are invited to enjoy dancing, live music, a silent auction, and casino gambling! Who wouldn’t enjoy that? Tickets are $75 and include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. VIP tickets are also available and guests of this event receive a special room rate at the Seaport Hotel. This is a very worthy cause to come out and support while also enjoying a night of great food and entertainment!

One of Boston’s most popular attractions is the New England Aquarium. Popular with both children and adults, the aquarium is home to different species of animals including the African penguin which was declared an endangered species in 2010. These animals are a staple of the aquarium and one of the most popular exhibits. Recently, Paul Leonard, Senior Penguin Biologist and Johanna Blasi, Senior Educator, New England Aquarium traveled to South Africa to research and care for these animals and are sharing their experiences in a lecture series at the aquarium Thursday, March 15 at 7PM. Guests must pre-register for this event which is sure to be popular with both children and adults alike.

Who doesn’t love a good concert? Those of us celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year should look into the Dropkick Murphy’s concert taking place on St Patrick’s Day itself in Lowell, MA. The Dropkick Murphy’s are one of the most popular Irish Rock bands in the country and began in Quincy, MA in 1996. They have created many hit songs including “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” which was featured in the hit movie “The Departed”. This concert is guaranteed to be a great time and tickets are very reasonably priced.

Besides New York, Boston has one of the largest theater programs in the country and hosts many plays and talented artists throughout the year. Being performed is Les Miserables, one of the longest running Broadway plays in history and it is coming to the Boston Opera House from March 13 – April 1! Be sure to check out this touching story of love, justice, and sorrow while it’s here!

It’s that time of year again, Restaurant week is here! Many of us look forward to this event all year as popular restaurants across the city offer affordable dining prices and 3 course prix fixed menus from March 18-30. Over 200 restaurants are participating including both chain restaurants and popular local spots.

Whether you are looking to soak up some history, support a good cause, enjoy a delicious meal, or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered with this list of awesome events going on this month. If you attend one of these events, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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