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Date: September 7, 2012

Sept 8: Somerville Bike Fest

Ride, repair and relish in Somerville’s bicycle culture! SPOKES 2012 will feature free bike maintenance workshops, bicycle goods, info on bike activism/awareness, bike art and more. Come share your love of all things bicycle and all things Somerville!

2:30-5:00pm: “Tasting Tour of Somerville.” The Somerville Bicycle Committee will lead a fundraising ride through the streets of Somerville. Check out the event page to RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/448226095198600/.

5:00-7:00pm: Free bike repair works

hops, bike-art, info tables on alternative transportation and more…FREE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
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5:00-5:30: Ace Wheelworks mechanics will offer a general maintenance clinic to teach riders about how to upkeep their own bicycle.

5:30-6:00: Ace will then dive more in depth to cover brake and gear adjustments.

6:00-6:30: Bike Boom will teach you how to fix a pesky flat tire. Never go stranded again!

6:30-7:00: Broadway Bicycle School will demystify the hub and demonstrate hub adjustment tricks and tips, giving insight into how all of the different bearing systems work. They will also cover how to remove a freewheel/cassette.

Ongoing: Tyler from Paramount Bicycle Repair will be offering a wheel building demo. Look for the Paramount tent and come say hi!
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7:30-9:00pm: Free “bike-in movie” screening of “PeeWee’s Big Adventure.” Dinner/snacks sold by Lefty’s Silver Food Cart, Culinary Cruisers, TAZA Chococycle, & more. Picnic blankets encouraged. This will happen right in the Union Square Plaza (parking lot in front of The Independent).

9:00pm: S.C.U.L. invites civilian bike craft to come along for a post-event night ride through the city. There will be music.

SPOKES 2012 is brought to you by ArtsUnion and the Somerville Arts Council. To sign up as a vendor or for more info email: jacy.edelman1@gmail.com.

Sept 8: Meet Me at the Mystic

When: Saturday, September 8th, 9am – noon

Where: Starting from the Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford (map)

Paddling, Art, Music, and a Bicycle Tour too!

The Mystic River Watershed Association a full family-friendly schedule of artists and music along the banks of the Mystic Lake and River for your morning enjoyment, as well as discounted boat rentals! 

Come by bike, boat, on foot or drive. Bring strollers and your dog – whatever usually brings you to the shores of this urban beauty.

Rent a canoe or kayak!

Boats will be available at 9AM at adiscounted rental fee - $15 for single kayaks and $25 for canoes and double kayaks, but you must reserve in advance.Reserve your boat here! Of course, you can also bring your own boat to join in the fun. Join others in a trip down to the Alewife Brook starting at 9:30 a.m.

Bicycle Tour

Join the fun of this movable festival along the Mystic River. Cyclists will meet near the canoe launch at the Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford at 9AM. Read the full details here. This is a fun, leisure paced ride for the whole family. Art bikes, fun bikes and fat tired cruisers recommended.

Calling All Artists!

Beginners or professionals, join artists on the banks of the Mystic River to draw, paint, sketch en plein air with a core group of accomplished artists. Bring your own easel and materials. Appropriate for children – simply bring a sketch pad and chair or blanket along with markers, pencils or crayons. Whether your art involves nature, light, trees, people, water, come find inspiration with a morning en plein air! Details here.

Join your friends and neighbors in an early morning cheer to the river and watershed ­ a resource that has brought so much enjoyment to our community. Meet us at 9:00AM on Saturday, September 8 at the parking lot beside the new dam between the Upper and Lower Mystic Lakes in Medford and Arlington.Download the brochure.

This event is part of the Mystic River Watershed Association’s 40th Anniversary! Read more about Meet Me at the Mystic and other special 40th Anniversary events here.

Student Projects Database Intern – Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

This position has been filled.

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) seeks an intern to create a database of student class projects related to environmental sustainability. The intern will be responsible for transforming this information into a searchable database for the OOS website. The intern will also be tasked with organizing a symposium for current sustainability research projects, to be held at the end of the semester or the academic year. This is a great opportunity for a student with experience in computer science to be involved with sustainability efforts at Tufts!

Requirements: Applicants must be highly capable in database design, as well as organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Written and event organization skills are also imperative. Previous experience with sustainability projects on Tufts campus preferred. This position is open to Tufts students who are studying at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Work-study or non-work-study students are welcome to apply. 5 hours per week anticipated. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to tina.woolston@tufts.edu.

Position to be filled as soon as possible. Applicants should apply early.

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