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EH Chocolate

Chocolate Class Demonstration with EH Chocolatier
Thursday, May 19
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$50/pp
Somerville, MA
Purchase by May 6

Chocolate Class includes: Beyond the Bar. Discover the secrets of making a remarkable chocolate bonbon or truffle in EH Chocolatierís Beyond the Bar Demonstration Class. Expert chocolatiers reveal the process behind the products in this step-by-step class where you get to sit back, relax, observe and (of course) ~ taste! Get a sneak peek at how EH Chocolatier crafts its confections. Discussion includes how to choose a chocolate, how to put flavors together, and the finishing touches that make these chocolates so special all while demonstrating making ganache, framing, cutting and dipping. Tasting and sampling an assortment of fresh chocolates and confections included from EH Chocolatiers ~ voted Best Chocolate in the U.S. (Food and Wine magazine). Note: Tour requires walking up a few steps to the chocolate class demonstration. Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.


Bonsai

Introduction to Bonsai Design
Tuesday, May 31
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$15/pp
E51- 149, MIT Campus, Cambridge
Purchase by May 13

Lecture/demonstration. A one-hour demonstration with New England Bonsai Gardens illustrating the basics of bonsai care, design and technique. The first part of the lecture is a brief discussion about care, history and basic techniques. This is followed by a hands-on bonsai demonstration- where nursery stock is transformed into bonsai. Questions and audience participation are encouraged. A lively presentation, always pleasing results. Cost includes talk, light refreshments, and gift bag.



Music Library

MIT Music Library Tour and Talk w/ MIT Music Librarian Peter Munstedt
Friday, May 20
2:00pm -3:00pm
14E-109, MIT Campus
Free! MUST SIGN UP WITH MIT ID
Sign up by May 6

Did you know that MIT has a music library? Come tour the Lewis Music Library (14E-109) and find out why this is such a popular place on campus. Renovated in 1996, this library features a striking architecture and an impressive collection of music consisting of 36,000 scores, 15,000 books, and 20,000 recordings. The library collects a wide range of music including classical, world, jazz, popular, folk, electronic, and film music. During the tour, you will have an opportunity to listen to various kinds of music from Handel to HipHop. You will also see hidden treasures from the library's Special Collections. Space is limited.



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.


Green City

Starting Your Garden: Gardening for Everyone
Thursday, May 12
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$20/pp
E51- 149, MIT Campus, Cambridge
Purchase by May 6

With "Getting Started" Container Farming 101, by Jessie Benhazl of Green City Growers (linked above). From raised beds to pots and everything in between, learn the ins and outs of successfully growing vegetables and fruits in small spaces and unconventional containers. Everything you need to know about setting up for success-location, design, light, containers. Learn about choosing your edible plants and the planting methods-goals, seasons, crop mapping, seeds and starts, where to get your plants and soil mix. Cost includes light refreshments and gift bags.


Tea

Summer Afternoon Tea in the McLaurin Room
Friday, June 24
2:15pm-3:30pm
$22/pp
McLaurin Room 10-300, MIT Campus
Purchase by June 10

Spend a relaxing summer's afternoon with fine tea, treats and conversation at the MITAC Afternoon Tea. Start off your journey with seasonal treats, selected from the the best of what's on the market and prepared by our very own MIT Chef Tim Healy. Menu includes a variety of Tea Sandwiches, Scones, Sweets & Petit Fours. And of course, a variety of tea bags for your tasting pleasure! You may wish to wear tea attire to complement your tea experience! Tea hats are optional. Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.


Symphony Hall Tour

Symphony Hall Art & Architecture Tour
Saturday, June 18
2:00 p.m.
$11
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 27

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of America's premier concert hall. Experienced members of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers unfold the history and traditions of the Boston Symphony Orchestra-its musicians, conductors, and supporters-as well as offer information about the Hall. Tours include viewing of public spaces in Symphony Hall, as well as select behind-the-scenes areas when available. Tours begin at the Massachusetts Avenue lobby entrance and last approximately one hour.


Taza

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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