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  • 2020 Jan 21

    Crimson Toastmasters Club

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jul 07 2020 except Tue Jan 14 2020, Tue Jan 28 2020, Tue Feb 11 2020, Tue Feb 25 2020, Tue Mar 10 2020, Tue Mar 24 2020, Tue Mar 31 2020, Tue Apr 14 2020, Tue Apr 28 2020, Tue May 12 2020, Tue May 26 2020, Tue Jun 09 2020, Tue Jun 23 2020, Tue Jun 30 2020.
    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Room 610, 6th Floor, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

    We are a group of Harvard University staff, graduate students, and faculty members who meet to practice public speaking.  Meet every first and third Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Learn more.

    We invite anyone from the Harvard community to visit our upcoming meetings. Read the FAQs and How It Works.

  • 2020 Jan 21

    Gallery Talk: Ben Shahn’s Street Photography

    1:25pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    This talk will focus on Ben Shahn’s photographs of the lively streets of American cities and towns during the 1930s.

    Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

    Offered by:
    Katherine Mintie, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research...

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    HGSE FreeCycle

    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Gutman Commons Café

    Come Freecycle with us during course previews week!  Donate items you no longer need and pass them along to someone who could use them, and/or pick up something you didn’t know you needed, choosing to reuse instead of buying new.  Perennially popular Freecycle items include: books, office supplies, clothing, tools. toys, furniture, and plants.  Leave off donations in the Freecycle collection bin in the Gutman Vestibule between January 2 – 22, or just drop them off with the Green Team the morning of the Freecycle between 9:30-11am.  No need to donate to pick up...

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    Landscape for Life

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Feb 13 2020 .
    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for people and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (sustainablesites.org), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of topics, including soils, water, plants, and landscape materials. (Note: This is not a garden design class, but a practical class on how to garden and care for sites that is most beneficial for the...

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    Gallery Talk: Walk Like an Egyptian

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    Fellow Jen Thum explores the basics of ancient Egyptian representation, including why their bodies seem to “walk like an Egyptian.”

    Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

    Offered by:
    Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow,...

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 05 2020 except Thu Feb 20 2020.
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
    You may have the desire to make a garden, but then grapple with how to start designing your home garden spaces. Why not get some help in designing a layout for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class? Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. In the final class, Christie will present various ways to work with... Read more about Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
  • 2020 Jan 25

    Winter Tree Identification

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Without their leaves, trees can be challenging to identify in the winter. However, if you consider a tree’s branching structure and buds, you can often determine its species. Former Arboretum horticulturist and now a high school teacher, Sue Pfeiffer will speak about the clues to look for and the keys available to help you definitively identify specific trees. Dress in layers for indoor and outdoor learning.
    Fee $40 member; $52 nonmember

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  • 2020 Jan 27

    Plaza WinterFest 2020

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center Plaza

    Beginning Monday, January 27, 2020 the Harvard community is invited to the Science Center Plaza to find warmth through the coldest months of the year during Harvard Common Spaces' fourth annual Plaza WinterFest.

    Play free ice lane games including curling, shuffleboard, and bowling, along with classic year-round games like giant chess, ping pong, foosball, and cornhole. Enjoy ample seating, fire pits to warm up and roast marshmallows, and try the many treats available for purchase through the Common Spaces food truck program. S’mores supplies and hot chocolate will also be sold...

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  • 2020 Jan 28

    Gallery Talk: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    Join curatorial assistants Casey Monahan and Heather Linton on a walk through the galleries to discover creatures real and imagined.

    Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

    Offered by:
    Casey Kane Monahan, Cunningham Curatorial...

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  • 2020 Jan 28

    Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Most of us have an intuitive sense of what counts as "biodiversity" and why it is important to live in a biodiverse world, but these questions have also powered decades of revelatory and complex ecological research. Join Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow Jake Grossman for an exploration of the world of biodiversity research. Our focus will be on how scientists define and quantify biodiversity and how biodiversity loss affects the way that ecosystems work. Jake will share highlights from his dissertation research, which entailed the use of experimentally planted "forests" to study the role of... Read more about Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

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