NeuroSculpting Workshop | Anxiety
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Anxiety

Anxiety can be an overwhelming experience, but it is rooted in primal logic. In this Neurosculpting workshop you will learn why your brain does what it does and how to rewire your subconscious reactions for a more calm and centered existence.

Every human experiences trauma and stress, and our minds are filled with habits, judgements and preconcious reactions that may prevent you from being at your best. Neurosculpting uses the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to release these stresses and transform your habitual reactions.

This workshop will start with a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations. 

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Man On Land CD Release Concert
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Man On Land CD Release Concert

Man On Land, a trio made up of busy Boston jazz scene fixtures bassist Greg LoughMAN, drummer Austin McMahON and pianist Brian FriedLAND, will celebrate the release of their eponymous debut CD. The band's moniker is derived from each of the individual members' names, signalling that this group is a true collective, each member bringing compositions and arrangements to their repertoire. It's going to be a great night of melodically, harmonically and rhythmically engaging music. Even better: the evening will open with a short set of duos from bari sax player Kathy Olson and trombonist Randy Pingrey.

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Solidarity Salon
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Solidarity Salon

Join us for this reading/performance/exhibit to support our creative community. Light refreshments provided. Books, CDs, and art will be available to purchase. Admission $5.

Featuring:
Paintings by Andrea Lynne
Poetry by Robert Carr, Frances Donovan, and Kelly DuMar (with members of Playback Theatre)
Music by Robin Ginenthal (soprano) and Lisa DeSiro (piano)
Hard Stones, a song cycle written by Griffin Candey with texts by Lisa DeSiro,
performed by Ann Moss (soprano) and Lois Shapiro (piano)

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Taza Chocolate Annual Spring Block Party
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Taza Chocolate Annual Spring Block Party

We are ready to ring in spring, aren't you? Join us for our annual kickoff block party at the Taza Chocolate Factory! This year's lineup has a little something for everybody so don't miss out! 

*BRAND SPANKING NEW THIS YEAR* our friends from Notch Brewing are bringing their Mobile Biergarten along with Far From The Tree Cider to keep you refreshed! 

Hungry? We got you covered with Bartleby's Seitan Stand, North East of the Border, Taco Party, Buenas, and Honeycomb Creamery (Of course Honeycomb is bringing Choco Tacos!) 

Since it's not a party without music and dancing, we've got Kitzner Vassor spinning global beats to get you moving along with Bachata and Zouk dance lessons. For the live music lovers, Desperate Measures Street Band is bringing the brass! 

What are you waiting for? RSVP yes already

******RAIN DATE SUNDAY, MAY 5th******

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 Introduction to NeuroSculpting
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to NeuroSculpting

Every human experiences trauma and stress, and our minds are filled with habits, judgements and preconcious reactions that may prevent you from being at your best. Neurosculpting uses the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to release these stresses and transform your habitual reactions.

Join me for Introduction to Neurosculpting where you will use your brains neuroplasticity to create a new mindset with new neural networks of your choosing and leave with tools to recall these meditations anytime.

All classes are suitable for beginners. Join In-person or live online.

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Union Square Farmers Market: Opening Day!
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Union Square Farmers Market: Opening Day!

It’s our favorite time of year… the beginning of the Union Square Farmers Market season!

Join us for the one of the largest farmers market in the state, open rain or shine! The market runs every Saturday, from May 18 through November 23, 9-1PM at the Union Square Plaza.

The Union Square Farmers Market offers a wide range of locally produced vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, seafood, bread, cheese, baked goods, wine/hard cider, syrups, and other specialty foods in addition to weekly live music and activities. We are excited to invite over forty (40+) vendors throughout the New England area to come and join us at the Square.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Remnant Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Beer Fest
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Remnant Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Beer Fest

We've made it through our first year and we are ready to celebrate! Our friends and neighbors in the brewing industry are coming together to create a totally unique beer fest. Your ticket will include:

- Access to a 4-hour sampling session
- An exclusive 1 Year Anniversary Tasting Glass
- Interact with some of the most influential brewers in the region!
- First access to one-of-a-kind barrel-aged bottles of our Exquisite Corpse, our collab-brew with Dancing Gnome

The festival will take place in 2 large outdoor beer gardens of Bow Market, which includes a great variety of food vendors (pizza, pierogis, and poutine just to name a few!) a wine bar, cocktail bars, as well as locally made and vintage retail shops. Bow Market will be hosting a fun Fest-Day, where it will be possible to take drinks throughout the market for all guests.

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NeuroSculpting Workshop | Grief
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Grief

Grief can overwhelm the brain and body with the loss of our regular social structure. In this Neurosculpting workshop you will learn why the brain reacts so strongly to loss. You will be guided through two meditations that will reshape you relationship with grief, release it from the body and allow your mind and body to move toward healing. 

Neurosculpting® is a trademarked 5-step process fusing the latest in neuroscience within a guided meditation to help individuals easily harness the power of self-directed neuroplasticity for optimal healing.

Classes available either in-person or live online. All classes are suitable for beginners.

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NeuroSculpting Workshop | Navigating Change
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Navigating Change

Change comes in many forms - a job change, a new family makeup, a move, or even something more personal. A change in who we are at our essence. In this Navigating Change Workshop learn how to work with your brain to release old well-worn patterns to make room for your new path. And create a new neural network for an easier transition. There will be a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations with time for discussion.

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Somerville High Career Fair
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Somerville High Career Fair

Somerville High School will host the 6th Annual Career Fair, providing students with the very best career, training, and educational opportunities in our local area as they formulate their post-secondary plans. Last year 86 exhibitors participated and we hope you will join us for this important event. Exhibitors are welcome to share information with students about their business/industry such as educational requirements, skills needed, salary ranges, future job prospects as well as current job opportunities.

Your support to enhance the learning of our students will be greatly appreciated!

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A Night of Friendship-Matchmaking at the Speakeasy
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

A Night of Friendship-Matchmaking at the Speakeasy

How many parties have you been to where you got great energy from others, but didn't meet anyone that you'd be happy to make time for again? Finding friends shouldn't be a game of chance. Our startup matches you with friends that share similar values and priorities.

Come meet us at the speakeasy and enjoy:

  • Meeting a group of friend-matches curated just for you!

  • An elaborate, team social bluffing game inspired by Capture the Flag

  • Gourmet hors-d'oeuvres served buffet style [vegetarian options included]

  • A private lounge inside the Brass Union reserved just for us - dim + elegant

  • Cash bar with our own bartender + custom cocktails made with the power of friendship

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Parkour Spring Fling Workshop & Community Day
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Parkour Spring Fling Workshop & Community Day

Looking to move through the "winter blues" or for an excuse to hang out with fun, active people? Join us for the Boston Winter Parkour Workshop, our excuse to build a big parkour playground, invite friends from afar, and jump around!

The workshop is split into a few different parts to allow for lots of movement by all ages and abilities and to give maximum exposure and access to our special guest coach, Minh Vn from ParkourONE. Minh's video "Shine" was the inspiration for many early parkour practitioners and we're excited to bring his unique style of movement and coaching to the US for the first time.

Click here for more info on pricing and schedule.

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Boston Marathon Meditation
Apr
4
7:15 PM19:15

Boston Marathon Meditation

You've done the hard physical work of preparing for the marathon, but have you prepared your mind? Tune into your body and wire up your mind to stay focused and energized for the entire marathon in this 45 minute guided meditation. You will leave relaxed and ready for each and every mile.

All classes are suitable for beginners. Available either in-person or stream live online. 45 minutes - $5. Pre-registration required, space is limited for in-person.

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Kevin Harris Project: Fractal Interplay
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Kevin Harris Project: Fractal Interplay

Pianist Kevin Harris is back for the Mandorla Music Series! For these ‘Fractal Interplay’ performances, Kevin and longtime musical partner Steve Langone will offer a musical representation of fractals, the complex patterns found all around us that are self-similar and intricately beautiful. “Such patterns in life and music seek to remind us that we, in our uniqueness, are equally beautiful and complex,” says Harris.

Kevin’s shows have been among Mandorla’s most popular, and have generally sold out. We don’t want you to miss this, so this time we’re offering two separately-ticketed shows at 7 and 9pm.

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NeuroSculpting Workshop | Social Media
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Social Media

The newest technology taps into our most primal instincts. Learn what is going on in the brain when it reacts both positively and negatively to social media. In this Neurosculpting for Social Media workshop there will be a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting Meditations where you will be able to rewire your brain with new neural networks to have a better relationship with social media.

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A Slow Foods Conversation: Race, Gender and Food Justice
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

A Slow Foods Conversation: Race, Gender and Food Justice

Slow Food Boston is highly committed to supporting food justice, celebrating diverse communities, and sharing the belief that benefits of the good food movement are to be enjoyed by everyone. That is why we are excited to host our first Slow Food Conversation on the intersectionality of race, gender, and food justice! With Black History month still visible in our rear-view mirror and in the midst of Women’s History Month, join us for a lively conversation in recognizing these impressive women who have made a name for themselves as entrepreneurs on the local food scene, hear about the challenges they overcame to achieve success in a male-dominated food industry and take part in a thoughtful discussion on how the Slow Food community can work collectively in developing a more equitable food system that's inclusive of everyone.

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Bow Market gets Irish!
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Bow Market gets Irish!

We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a full day of festivities. You'll be able to wander the courtyard with drink in hand while enjoying music, spectacular food, and drink and retail specials!

Nibble Kitchen pops up at Remnant Brewing
Bailey's Irish Cream Macarons by maca
Pop Up Bars by Remnant Brewing and Rebel Rebel Somerville in Bow Market Lobby
Matcha Green Whipped Cream Hot Chocolate by Gate Commes Des Filles
St. Patrick's Day themed cocktails by Variety Bar and Tanám

Check our events page for more unique event offerings!

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Introduction to NeuroSculpting
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to NeuroSculpting

Every human experiences trauma and stress, and our minds are filled with habits, judgements and preconcious reactions that may prevent you from being at your best. Neurosculpting uses the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to release these stresses and transform your habitual reactions.

Join me for Introduction to Neurosculpting where you will use your brains neuroplasticity to create a new mindset with new neural networks of your choosing and leave with tools to recall these meditations anytime. This workshop (online or in person) will start with a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations. 

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A Night of Friendship-Matchmaking at the Speakeasy
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

A Night of Friendship-Matchmaking at the Speakeasy

How many parties have you been to where you got great energy from others, but didn't meet anyone that you'd be happy to make time for again? Finding friends shouldn't be a game of chance. Our startup matches you with friends that share similar values and priorities.

Come meet us at the speakeasy and enjoy:

  • Meeting a group of friend-matches curated just for you!

  • An elaborate, team social bluffing game inspired by Capture the Flag

  • Gourmet hors-d'oeuvres served buffet style [vegetarian options included]

  • A private lounge inside the Brass Union reserved just for us - dim + elegant

  • Cash bar with our own bartender + custom cocktails made with the power of friendship

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One Stop Shop for Small Businesses
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

One Stop Shop for Small Businesses

Whether you are starting your business, renovating your space, changing your name or anything in between, this One Stop Shop for Small Businesses will answer any questions you have about licensing, permitting, zoning, events, City programs, and financing. Representatives from Inspectional Services, the City Clerk's Office, and the Planning Department will be attending.

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Somerville Sangha II
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Somerville Sangha II

Escape from the cold and join us inside Warehouse XI for a heat-building Power Yoga class followed by brunch, music, art, and prize giveaways! After class, Goldilox Bagels will satisfy your appetite while you quench your thirst with beverage options from Aeronaut Brewing Co., Waku Wellness Tea, and Willie’s Superbrew. You'll also get a chance to meet some local artists who will be showcasing, selling, and giving away pieces of their amazing work. Our live DJ will keep the vibes moving as you mingle with fellow yogis and entrepreneurs in this unique venue nestled in the heart of Union Square.

This hour-long yoga class is built for ALL levels of experience and created to be challenging and fun. Please bring your own mat or reach out to @arsavino directly to borrow. Please arrive no later than 1PM to set up your mat & settle in. 

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Neurosculpting Workshop | Health
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Neurosculpting Workshop | Health

The one organ that every illness has in common is the brain. Even if the brain is not the source of the illness it is orchestrating the reaction to the illness through immune system functions, the stress response, physical reactions and thoughts. In this Neurosculpting workshop you will learn why the brain does what it does and learn how to create new neural networks which you can activate at any time for better health.

Available both in-person and live online.

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Après Ski at Bow Market
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Après Ski at Bow Market

Do you want to visit the base of a mountain without the hassle of going skiing first?
Are you itching to warm your hands by a fire in this wintry weather?
Love to hang out in snow pants?
Après Ski at Bow Market has got you covered!

Together with our partners PolarFleece, we're turning the Bow Market courtyard into the base of a Ski Mountain: they'll be fire pits, they'll be neon clothes, they'll be snow (no matter what!) and they'll be delicious drinks to enjoy throughout the courtyard. So buy your lift ticket now and make a day of it!

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The Fringe
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Fringe

Boston free jazz legends The Fringe (George Garzone on tenor, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Gullotti on drums) come to Mandorla Music! For forty-something years' worth of Mondays, The Fringe has played legendary weekly late night sessions at a series of venues. This one's especially for those whose lives don't easily fit that schedule!

Claire Daly wrote for NPR's 'A Blog Supreme' that "Frankly, on first hearing The Fringe, I wasn't sure what was happening. The trio took the stage, and I don't think I was even sure when the set started. At some point, I realized that this music was not like the other jazz I had heard... Many times, I've likened it to therapy. No matter what's going on in my life, I leave a Fringe gig and know that everything is going to be all right."

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Somerville Entrepreneur Network: How To Use Photography To Build Your Brand
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Somerville Entrepreneur Network: How To Use Photography To Build Your Brand

Join us for our February Somerville Entrepreneur Network event! This month, hear from Randi Freundlich, a local Photographer specializing in Branding for Your Business.

Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, you are probably thinking about your brand and how to best communicate this to potential clients and customers. Your brand is defined by a customer’s overall perception of your business. Visuals are essential to telling your brand story, and to connecting with your ideal clients. You might be overwhelmed with getting good images, struggling with selfies and stock photos. Come and learn more about using quality photos for your business.

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The Future is Now: An Innovation Panel
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Future is Now: An Innovation Panel

Somerville is thriving in a period of accelerating change, with new transit, new development, new zoning, and new businesses in town. What are current and future residents, startups, and employees seeking during this extraordinary period of opportunity?

Join a panel of homegrown talent and recent arrivals in the local business and entrepreneurial scene for a discussion and audience Q&A, moderated by WBUR Senior Innovation Reporter Callum Borchers:

Nadia Cheng, RightHand Robotics
Zach Baum, Bow Market
Julia Travaglini, Greentown Labs
Dan Bartman, City of Somerville

Doors will open at 5:30 PM, with the program starting at 6 PM. Beer and appetizers will be served.

Submit your RSVP and questions to the panelists.

Sponsored by: Somerville Chamber of Commerce New Group
Organized by: Somerville YIMBY, Union Square Main Streets, & Greentown Labs

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A Whirlwind Romance By The Silver Unicorn Bookstore
Feb
13
to Feb 18

A Whirlwind Romance By The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

In partnership with bookseller Clarissa Murphy and the extreme help of former bookseller Katie Eelman, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore is delighted to present A Whirlwind Romance: a pop-up bookstore devoted to all things romance-genre.

Shop hundreds of romance titles, including contemporary, historical, LGBTQIA+, regency, fantasy, western, urban, paranormal, mystery, young adult, graphic novels, and romantic comedy, plus love-themed gifts and children's books. Step into our photo booth and use props to create your own romance novel cover.

This pop-up will run at Bow Market at February 13th to 18th.

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Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections
Feb
4
7:00 AM07:00

Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections

Vote for your community representatives on the Union Square Neighborhood Council Board! Voters will have up to 15 votes to cast between the 16 candidates - 1 vote per candidate. There are reserved board seats: 3 for homeowners, 5 for renters, 3 open seats, 1 for local brick-and-mortar workers, 1 for brick-and-mortar business owners, and 2 seats for immigrant candidates.

Voting will take place over two days: February 2 and February 4.

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Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections

Vote for your community representatives on the Union Square Neighborhood Council Board! Voters will have up to 15 votes to cast between the 16 candidates - 1 vote per candidate. There are reserved board seats: 3 for homeowners, 5 for renters, 3 open seats, 1 for local brick-and-mortar workers, 1 for brick-and-mortar business owners, and 2 seats for immigrant candidates.

Voting will take place over two days: February 2 and February 4.

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Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase has been a mainstay voice in creative music in Boston for decades. Mandorla Music is thrilled to present the full eight-piece version of his Explorers Club, a band made up of many of Boston's best players performing Charlie's original compositions and inventive arrangements.

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#CarpeyourDiem: Play Friendship Poker
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

#CarpeyourDiem: Play Friendship Poker

How many parties have you been to this month alone where you got great energy from others, but ultimately didn't meet anyone that you'd be happy to make time for again? Finding friends shouldn't be a game of chance. Our newly launched startup matches you with friends that share similar values and priorities, for wherever in your life you are right now. Join us for Friendship Poker and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar serving local craft beer and coffee at Remnant Brewing.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Bully Prevention Seminar
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Bully Prevention Seminar

Join Villari’s Martial Arts Center for their 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bully Prevention Seminar. The focus will be understanding and embracing differences, creating peace, and being the change you want in your school or workplace by leading by example. This class will be part lecture, part exercises and, of course, some self-defense techniques.

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Cacao and Cardio at Taza Chocolate
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Cacao and Cardio at Taza Chocolate

Let us help you shake off any winter doldrums and join us at the Taza Chocolate Factory for a little Cacao and Cardio! Step up your heart rate with a POUND - Rockout Workout where you can get inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Finish up your workout and you get to walk away with a goodie bag of treats (Yes that includes bold, satisfying Taza Chocolate!) to keep that post-workout glow going well into the work week. 

While you're at the factory, you'll get to check out some of our favorite better-for-you-vendors like Tesse Goods, Made Organics, Buenas, and more... You'll also have the opportunity to try out a new super-duper-top-secret-too-cool-to-name-it-in-this description product we're working on so make sure you snag your ticket to check it all out!

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John Kordalewski Trio at Third Life Studio
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

John Kordalewski Trio at Third Life Studio

Pianist John Kordalewski leads the acclaimed Makanda Project, a large ensemble comprised of top players from the Boston and NYC jazz scenes. Don’t miss his return to Mandorla Music for a rare trio appearance, with NYC-based bassist Carlos Pino and drummer Royal Hartigan. The music will have an international dimension, drawing from Carlos' Colombian background, Royal's extensive experience exploring the rhythm traditions of West Africa, and John's musical experiences in South Africa, along with the jazz tradition of the United States.

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Ethiopian Stews Night: Nibble Pop-up at Remnant Brewery
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ethiopian Stews Night: Nibble Pop-up at Remnant Brewery

Come join Nibble for two nights of delicious Ethiopian stews made by entrepreneur Meqdes Mesfin! As part of the 2-month (Jan to Feb) pop-up series at Remnant Brewing, Meqdes will be bringing you both vegan- and carnivore- friendly dishes! 

*Siga Wot: spicy beef stew
*Kik Alicha: split pea stew
*Gomen: braised cabbage
*injera

Come hungry and ready for some good food and good beer!

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