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MITAC at Stata
has temporarily moved!

while the MITAC Desk
undergoes renovations this summer.

As of Tues., July 14th,
the MITAC Desk at Stata
has moved to
the Dreyfoos Lobby
in Stata —
across from the Child Care Center

(adjacent to the elevators
and the Child Care Center)
Our Hours are the same:
Open Tues-Fri., 11am-4pm
Please visit us!

MIT Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show
Sunday, October 11
10:00am - 2:00pm
In Advance: $8/Adult; $4/children, ages 4-12
At the Door: $10/adult; $5/children, ages 4-12
Hayward Lot, MIT Campus
Tickets available at the MITAC desk
(Campus & Lincoln Laboratory locations)
& via adMIT One* at
(*Tickets available for purchase 24/7 on adMIT One;
Visa and Mastercard payment accepted)
Sign up by October 9

Start Your Engines! MITAC hosts its first MIT Vehicle Show for the MIT Community! As cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are an evolution of art, technology, engineering, and design, the MIT Vehicle Show will showcase some of the powered and unpowered vehicular standouts, both at MIT (products/subjects of MIT research), as well as interesting collectors' vehicles owned by members of the MIT community. Participation includes the MIT Age Lab (Center for Transportation and Logistics), MIT AeroAstro, MIT Mechanical Engineering, MIT ROTC, MIT Facilities; with vehicles including an autonomous car, Army HMMVV, one of the MIT AgeLab's instrumented vehicles (older driver and new in-vehicle technology), electric vehicles from MIT Facilities (including the Electric Transit, GEM, and Kubota), and other interesting, fun, vintage, unusual, or otherwise distinctive vehicles.

King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire
September 5 - October 25
(Note: tickets are not valid on Oct. 4, 11, or 18)
$21 (reg. $29)
Carver, MA
Purchase by October 23

See the Renaissance era brought to life! With the Sturdy Beggars ("The Mud Show"); Daniel Duke of Danger; A Bit o' Bard – Shakespeare Scenes; Rafferty the Piper – Scottish Music & Mirth; Musicians of the Realm; Sheriff's Court; the Royal Zoo; Avalon Apothecary; King of Crowns; The Crystal Garden; Medieval Metal; StarFire Swords; Hans Dipper's Wax Works; Fairytale Fynery; & more!


MITAC Goes Out for Comfort Food at Craig's Cafe
Sunday, November 1
4:00 pm
$33 (includes tip and tax)
Craig's Cafe, Quincy, MA
Purchase by October 23

We'll enjoy a cooking demo, and buffet of Craig's Cafe favorites, which will include: fish & chips, meatloaf and mac & cheese!!

Dinner Dance

MIT Harvest Dinner Dance
Saturday, November 7
6:30pm - 11:00pm
Montvale Plaza, Stoneham, MA
Purchase by October 23

Dance the night away with our fall dinner dance! Cost includes music by the Tom Pittman Band, featuring a variety of ballroom, Latin, & modern dance music; and a family style dinner with choice of stuffed breast of chicken, roast beef, or vegetarian option, salad, dessert, coffee & tea. Adults only. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire. Limit 10 tickets per person. Sponsored by MITAC and the MIT Federal Credit Union.

Newport Mansions

Newport Mansions at Holiday Trip
Saturday, December 12
$65/pp/adults (includes round-trip transportation, and visit to both the Breakers and Elms Mansions)
Purchase by November 13

Bus leaves Linc. Lab, Lexington at 7:00am; and Hayward Lot, Cambridge at 7:45am; returns approx. 8:00pm. Step back in time to the Gilded Age and tour two magnificent mansions adorned in Yuletide finery ~ the Breakers and the Elms Mansions. The houses will dazzle with "glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver" celebrating Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commissioned in 1893, The Breakers is a 70 room Italian Renaissance- style palazzo inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. The Elms, built between 1898 to 1901 at a cost of $1.4 million, was designed by Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris. It is home to a collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.,.and elaborate Classical Revival Gardens. After touring the Mansions, spend the afternoon (12noon-3pm) in downtown Newport browsing/walking/window-shopping (lunch is on your own). The route home will include driving along the picturesque Ocean Drive in Newport.


Pi(e) Day for MIT ~ Pie Making Class!,
Sunday, November 15
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Craig's Cafe, Quincy, MA
Purchase by October 30

There is an extra Pi(e) Day this year! MITAC is pleased to offer a Pie Making Workshop with Tom Anacone of Craig's Café, Quincy. Tom will demonstrate pie making techniques with the classic apple and pumpkin pie and then you will practice making two pies of your own.

Skywalk Observatory
$12 (reg. $16/adult; $13/senior; $11, children under 12)
Prudential Center, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, the Skywalk is located at the pinnacle of the Prudential building on the 50th floor. Experience Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston & beyond. An awe-inspiring, breathtaking panoramic view of Boston! Ticket includes a self-guided Acoustiguide, Dreams of Freedom Museum, and a Multimedia Movie Theatre featuring the exceptional film, “Wings Over Boston.” Tickets valid anytime and do not expire.


Taza Chocolate Tours

$3 (regular $5) Saves money on ALL AGES (infants included)
Somerville, MA
Valid any time, No expiration date

Use these tickets to make your own reservation online. Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville has just opened up its doors for regular public tour offerings! Please join us for a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of Taza Chocolate's manufacturing facility and chocolate making process. You will be able to sample chocolate, learn about cocoa beans and see the amazing machinery used to make traditional stone ground chocolate in this artisan bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The tour is approximately one hour long.

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