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Fall foliage

Fall Foliage Trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Yankee Candle Co.
Saturday, October 29
$60/adult, $56/child 3-17
South Deerfield, MA
Purchase by October 14

Cost includes round-trip bus and admission to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. Join us as we travel scenic roads to the historic Western Massachusetts Town of Deerfield, nestled in the Pioneer Valley. Our first stop will be at the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens. Marvel at the lush tropical butterfly garden inside a 4,000 square foot conservatory with over 800 native and tropical butterflies! Lunch is available (on your own) at either the Monarch Restaurant or Food Court, located at Magic Wings. The final stop of the day includes a visit to the Yankee Candle Company and its Bavarian Christmas Village and Kringle Market. Bus leaves Cambridge at 7:00am and Linc. Lab at 7:30am; returns approx. 5:30pm, Linc. Lab and 6:00pm in Cambridge.

MITAC Grilling

MITAC Presents: Healthy and Safe Grilling with Lisa Lamme
Tuesday, June 21
12:00noon - 1:00pm
MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by June 10

Stop killing with bad grilling!! Our leader is Lisa Lamme, owner of Gypsy Kitchen Gourmet & Cheese Shop in Quincy, MA (Best of Boston Award). Lisa has appeared on NBC'S Today Show, The Food Network and Chronicle and has authored articles for USA Today, The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur, Boston Magazine, Bon Appetite and Food & Wine. Learn safe grilling with your charcoal or propane grill. Learn how to add flavor to grilled foods by using different woods. Participants will also learn about marinades, sauces, dry rubs and herbs to enhance grilled meats, fish, shellfish and veggies. Handouts and recipes will be provided. The Gypsy Kitchen: Transform Almost Nothing into Something Delicious with Not-So-Secret Ingredients will be available for purchase as well as the famous Gypsy Kitchen hot sauce "Gypsy Juice." Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.

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.


Summer Afternoon Tea in the McLaurin Room
Friday, June 24
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.


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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