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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.


Kings Bowling Discounts
$16/pp- Ticket includes 2 games of bowling and Shoe Rental
Various MA locations
(reg. $18/pp, before 6pm; $20/pp/after 6pm)

Kings, "The Classy Bowling Joint," focuses on rekindling the fun and escape of bowling by creating a memorable entertainment experience, emphasizing good comfort food, great music & more! Valid at any MA Location (Boston, Burlington, Dedham, and Lynnfield). Valid anytime. No expiration. Award-winning fun year after year! Certificate of Excellence Winner, Trip Advisor; 2016 Diamond Award Winner; Best of Boston & more! Challenge your friends, family, colleagues to some great games at the lanes!


King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire: 35th Anniversary Season
August 31-Oct. 20 (Note: Tickets are valid on the following dates only: Sept. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & October 1, 8, 10, 15, 22, & 23).
$23 (reg. $31)
South Carver, MA
Purchase by October 21

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!


Dinner Dance

MIT Harvest Dinner Dance
Saturday, November 5
6:30pm - 11:00pm
$25/pp
Montvale Plaza, Stoneham, MA
Purchase by October 21

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.


Nichols House Museum Tour
Saturday, October 15
2:00 pm
$15/pp (12 and under free)
Boston, MA
Purchase by Sept. 30

Join us for this customized tour just for MITAC. Described as a "local treasure" by Yankee Magazine, the Nichols House Museum's collection provides a window into the everyday life of Bostonians at the turn of the last century. All furnishings are original to the Nichols family or specifically to Rose Standish Nichols. Every effort has been made to maintain the house just as its owners lived in it in the early 1900s, a bustling period in Boston history, when Beacon Hill was home to many artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. Please note: the Nichols House is only accessible by stairs.


Salem Trolley Tour
Sunday, September 25
1:00pm
$13.75 (reg. $18)
Salem, MA
Purchase by September 2

Salem Trolley Tour includes eight-mile ride around the Witch City past Charter Street Burial Ground, The House of Seven Gables, along the historic waterfront and along historic streets of Salem, past several Witch museums, and much more. Professional driver and local tour guide will be entertaining our group with factual history and other tidbits about the city of Salem. After the tour, you are welcome to walk around Pickering Wharf, see the Peabody-Essex Museum, get your palm read, go to Salem Willows, eat at one of many restaurants or just sit back and watch people go by. Guidebooks for Salem will be included with the tour. Take advantage of the Peabody Essex Museum discounted tickets at MITAC for $10/each! You provide your own transportation to Salem. Parking is available locally in Salem at an adjacent parking garage for $0.70 an hour. Salem is also easily accessible by the MBTA Commuter rail, and via ferry via Boston Harbor Cruises.


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

Taza Chocolate Tours

$5 (regular $8) 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.


Topsfield Fair- Discounted Tickets and/or Food Vouchers
September 30 - October 10
Tickets: $9/ages 8+ (reg $11 weekdays, $15 weekends)
Food Vouchers (new this year!): $6.50 (reg. $8)
Topsfield, MA
Purchase by October 7

Begun in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society, don't miss this year's nearly two century old New England Fall tradition ~ the 198th Topsfield Fair! Don’t miss the Giant Pumpkin Contest; the Beekeeping Exhibit; sheep shearing; Hallamore Clydesdales; horse and oxen pulling; Cider Mill; Maple Sugar House; Furniture Institute of New England; Blacksmith Shop; hands-on digging for potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police & more!




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