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Meravelha presents Twelve Days of Christmas‏

It’s that time of year again, Meravelha has a concert for you.  These hardy souls are, amongst the insanity of December, putting on a concert featuring the music of the Christmas season.  Twice.  I’ll be at both concerts.

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Medieval Ensemble
presents

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A beautiful and storied ship, part two

So like I was saying in my earlier post, I managed to get a pretty-much full tour of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Cassin Young last Saturday.   I took a lot of pictures.

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A beautiful and storied ship, part one

As many of you already know, I am a lover of history.  Maritime history is especially one of my favorite sub-fields of history, and I love to see historic ships or reproductions of historic ships at any opportunity.  I am lucky enough to live in a state (and a region) that has many.

So I went to the old Navy Yard in Charlestown on Saturday, since my back was feeling a bit better and I was feeling up to doing some walking around.  And I am so very glad I did, because for the first time ever I got to take a tour of the inside of the USS Cassin Young, one of the museum ships kept there by the National Park Service.

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I got to meet @Neilhimself this week

One of my favorite things about living in Cambridge (and Greater Boston generally) is that I get to meet so many authors.  I have met more authors in the last five years here in Cambridge than I have over all of the rest of my life combined.  And although I have met a great many authors whose books I liked or even loved, sometimes I get to meet someone really, really great, whose work has a lot of special meaning for me.  One of my literary heroes, as it were.

I got to meet Neil Gaiman.

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Requiem for a Bookstore

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that independent bookstores are a bit hard to come by these days.  We’re lucky here in the People’s Republic, because we still have a lot of them.  But on Friday one of them went the way of the Dodo and the world is a little less fun for it.  So long, Lorem Ipsum.

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Plan your November, Boston! Start here.

There are all sorts of amazing things happening in November this year.  I just happen to be involved in one of them each weekend leading up to Thanksgiving.  Are you looking to plan your activities and maybe get a jump on some handmade Christmas shopping?  Look no further.

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Meditations on a “world unmade and remade by war and violence” November 16th 3:00pm

In a tribute to Veteran’s day and the current political climate, The Seraphim Singers are presenting The Short Twentieth Century: Choral Music from 1914 to 1990.

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Roslindale Open Studios 11/1 & 11/2

I’m lucky to be participating in Roslindale Open Studios this year.  This is the 10th year of ROS and they’re a great group to work with.  If you want to start your Christmas shopping with some handmade items and also want the chance to look around Roslindale, take a bike tour, and sample some craft food and beverage, the first weekend in November is it!

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I’ll be in the lower level of the Roslindale Congregational Church.  The excellent ROS website has my listing details here.  The weekend events listing is here and the directions are here.

There’s also ROS Home Studio Bingo.

You have to play to win and you have to be there to play.  Want to know more? Come to Roslindale on 11/1 & 11/2!

~Kelly

Autumn in New England

It has been kind of strange that we had such a dry, warm September, and there have been some warm days in October too.  But I think you can’t deny that fall has finally arrived in Greater Boston.

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Celebrate the Season!

No, not that season.  The one we’re in right now.  Autumn.

Somerville is celebrating the final SomerStreets of the year on Sunday October 19th with the Monster Mashed UP Festival.  Major streets will be closed, ghosts and goblins will walk among us, and fun will be had by all.  Also, there will be pumpkins, face painting, a parade, costume contests (for pets and their people) and, you’ve probably guessed it by now, craft vendors.

I’ll be there in my tent with all sorts of things to tempt you.  Things that make great host gifts, things that make gifts for yourself, and yes, things that make great holiday gifts as well.

Details are here.  Please come!  It’s a rain or shine event.  We’re hardy New Englanders after all, and this is only Autumn.  Winter is, as they say, still coming.

See you there!

~Kelly

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