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Somerville Garden Club Discusses Edible Landscape Design


somerville"The Somerville Garden Club was founded in 1994 by a group of Somerville residents to promote home gardening as well as the horticultural possibilities of Somerville’s public spaces."

The Somerville Garden Club holds meetings about once a month to discuss gardening tactics and concepts. On Wednesday, April 9th, the meeting's focus is Edible Landscape Design. The meeting will be held from 7-9pm at the Tufts Administration Building

"Barbra Emerson, a Principal Master Gardener and enthusiastic grower of both new and heirloom vegetables, will discuss concepts to consider when integrating edible plants into your ornamental garden or adding edible flowers to your vegetable garden. Her goal is to help you have fun and enjoy growing your own healthy food."

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and the public is invited to attend. Club member  experience ranges from beginner to expert and have over 200 members. Please click here for more information on the Somerville Garden Club and scheduled meetings.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Hubway ReOpens in Boston


hubwayReady for a bike ride around the Esplanade? Boston, Brookline and Somerville join Cambridge and open The Hubway, the city's bike sharing system, on Wednesday, April 2nd.

"The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2nd, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April. Please note: stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be deployed until after the Boston Marathon."

Participants can sign up online for a Hubway Membership. There are monthly and annual memberships available. There is also an option for a one/two day rental for those who are visiting or just want to have some fun touring the city on the weekend. 

Interesting in finding out more? Check out TheHubway.com.  

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

14th Annual Irish Film Festival


irish film festivalTickets for the 14th Annual Irish Film Festival are on sale now! The festival will be held from Thursday, March 20th to Sunday, March 23rd at the Somerville Theatre.

"Boston Irish Film Festival Productions, a non-profit entity with 501(c) 3 status, was set up in 1999 to celebrate and promote global Irish cinema. The festival quickly became the largest event of its kind outside Ireland. It provides exhibition, distribution, and educational opportunities for filmmakers; honors their work with awards; and produces original documentaries on contemporary Irish cinema."

Categories for the film festival include best drama, best breakthrough and director's choice. 

Guests can by individual tickets or a guest pass for the festival. For more information, please go to IrishFilmFestival.com.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Pets in Need 16th Annual Silent Auction


animals"Pets in Need Animal Rescue of Somerville cordially invites you to enjoy an evening of entertainment and giving at the 16th Annual Pets in Need Silent Auction!

There will be great items to bid on, a band, cash bar and complimentary food. Best of all, 100% of proceeds from the event will benefit the dogs and cats served by Pets in Need.

Admission is free! Get an early start on your holiday shopping while enjoying a fun evening and helping local homeless animals at Pets in Need's biggest fundraiser. 

Featured items include stays at fabulous area hotels like the Liberty Hotel and the XV Beacon, gift certificates at delicious restaurants, spa services, and admission to dozens of local sights, including the New England Aquarium!"

The Pets in Need Silent Auction will be at the Somerville City Club on Friday, November 15th from 7:00-9:00pm. There is no registration or admission fee required. 

For more information on this event, check out www.petsinneedanimalrescue.org

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Ugly Sweater Run Boston


sweater run

It's that time of year again. Although its only the beginning of November, CVS (notoriously) already has their Christmas display up and all holiday events are starting to come together. 

The Ugly Sweater Run, which will be in Somerville on Sunday, November 30th, is one of the large upcoming holiday events. This event is fun and festival and also works with Toys for Tots to bring joy to children in need during the holidays.

"The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets. The start line will have snow machines, reindeer games and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed aide stations every mile – EG – Sled hills (weather permitting), Hot Chocolate aide stations, Christmas Trees lining the streets and more snow.

After the run, participants are welcome to join in the post run festivities which include awards for best real mustache and worst sweater. There will be Sam Adams and hot chocolate after the event. Make sure you bring your ID if you are 21+. 

All participants should leave the donations for Toys for Tots under the large Christmas tree at the event.

Tickets for this event are $39 (registration fee may be applied). Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, two free Winter Lagers (if you’re of age of course!) and a mustache. 

Livingsocial.com is now having a special deal for registered users. Entry for one is only $22.00 for a limited time. Please click here to view special/sign up for livingsocial.com.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Boston Comedy Festival Finale 2013


comedyThe 14th Annual Boston Comedy Festival is back at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday, November 16th! Eight comedians will take the stage to win the Boston Comedy Festival Contest and the $10,000 grand prize! 

"During the week long festival, 96 comedians from all over the world have competed in a no-holds-barred stand up comedy contest.

"Jim McCue will be awarding comedian BCF comedian of the year Marc Maron, Marc has pioneered pod casting with his podcast WTF and his new television show Maron. The Boston Comedy Festival Contest is one of the most prestigious Comedy Contests in the world!"

For further information on this event and ticket availability, please check out the Boston Comedy Festival website here

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

Free Pinkberry!


The Pinkberry craze is taking over Boston! Pinkberry will be coming to Somervillepinkberry and will be offering free frozen yogurt during their grand opening! 

The grand opening event will be on Thursday, September 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The event will include free frozen yogurt, giveaways, live DJ and a presentation of a donation check to the Somerville Homeless Coalition

The Davis Square location is partnering with the Somerville Homeless Coalition during the opening and hosting events for the non-profit throughout the year. "The organization offers supportive services and tailored housing solutions to homeless and near-homeless persons with the goal of finding and maintaining affordable housing. "

Regular hours of operation will start on Friday, September 6th.

Charlesgate Realty Group   Boston First Time Home Buyer Class

"Odysseo" Under the White Big Top


odysseo"Odysseo" will be in Somerville until the beginning of September at the White Big Top. Performances are Tuesday-Sunday with an afternoon & evening performance. 

"The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment with its newest production that is now touring the globe. Cavalia Odysseo is a theatrical experience, an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts, awe inspiring acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects. Set under a 38-meter tall White Big Top, audiences will be transported around the world as more than 50 horses and an international cast play and demonstrate their intimate bond. The 1,393 square meter stage features a real carousel and a magically appearing 302,000-liter lake in front of a stunning video backdrop the size of three IMAX screens. Odysseo is a two-hour dream that will move the heart and touch the soul. It is an evening that the audience will never forget."

Please go to the Cavalia website for further information about this show and ticketing.


Sign Up For A Rec Sport!


flag footballFor those of you who aren't familiar with Social Boston Sports, it is a great organization was created for other young professionals who are "active, fun-loving and are always up for a great time."

SBS provides members with the opportunity to organize events, parties, and coed recreational sports leagues and activities throughout Boston. The mission of SBS is to "provide young professionals with the opportunity to live life to the fullest by staying active through sports leagues, social events, and weekend adventure trips, friendly atmospheres, and opportunity to hang out with/meet new friends and old, all while having as much fun as possible. "

Below is a list of sports that are currently available for sign up. League registration close one week prior to the league start date, unless the league is sold out.  Please check the SBS website for pricing and details

Flag Football 7/21/13 Sun Cambridge - MIT
Softball 7/21/13 Sun Somerville
Kickball 7/21/13 Sun Somerville
Softball 7/28/13 Sun MGH
1 team spot left
Kickball 8/2/13 Fri Boston Common
Soccer (Outdoor) - Novice 8/11/13 Sun Somerville
Soccer (Outdoor) - Intermediate 8/11/13 Sun Somerville
Kickball 8/21/13 Wed South End



Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest


Hyper Local Beer FestThe Boston Local Food Committee of The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts will be having their annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest June 14th & 15th. The Hyder-Local Craft Brewfest will be held at the Armory in Somerville and will promote various local brews such as beer & cider. 

This event is a major fundraiser for Boston's Local Food Program which brings awareness to the benefit of having locally grown products. Aside from just having unlimited beer, there will also be local food vendors distributing samples and displaying their products for purchase. 

"What’s more, Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is a unique event that not only showcases local beverage producers, but also showcases local brews incorporating local ingredients! Examples in the past have included brews made with TAZA Chocolate, local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even local oysters! While having unlimited 2oz tastings from local brewers, you can also sample and purchase delicious local food from vendors like Q's Nuts, Valicenti Organico, Vermont Smoke and Cure, and more. To see our most up to date list of brew and food vendors, check out our webpage."

Eat Local. Drink Local. Be Local.

Tickets are available through eventbrite. Individual tickets are $35 and a two ticket package can be purchased for $65. 


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