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#RedSoxMoms updates and happenings

Del’s Lemonade!

  • Del’s is currently serving their lemon (classic) and watermelon flavors at Fenway Park. This is the first year it is being served at the ballpark and is available at 3 locations – Yawkey Way next to Gate D, Kids  concourse and the 4th level pavilion on the 1st base line. Del’s is also served in the seats.

Red Sox Promos!

Hashtag: #SoxPromos

  • Tuesday, September 13 – Fan Vote T–shirt: First 15,000 fans in attendance
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  • Wednesday, September 14 – Bruins Night (Special Ticket): Get ready for the Bruins season and show your pride for Boston sports with our first ever Bruins Night at Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 14 when the Red Sox face the Orioles. Fans who purchase tickets through this special offer will receive a Red Sox and Bruins co-branded t-shirt. Join us early for a special pre-game ceremony honoring the Bruins on the eve of their 2016-17 season and celebrating the September opening of their new practice facility in Brighton where the team’s rookie and full training camps will be held. Full Details: http://m.mlb.com/bos/tickets/info/bruins-night; bruinsnight

Red Sox Showcase Locations!

Full details: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/mobile-showcase/

Hashtag: #SoxShowcase

  • Monday, September 5  NH Fisher Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (Manchester, NH)
  • Friday, September 9  Lawn on D (South Boston)
  • Saturday, September 10  Riverfest 2016 at Baxter Riverfront Park (Somerville, MA)
  • Friday, September 16  Hamden Town Center Park (Hamden, CT)
  • SaturdaySeptember 17  Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park
  • Saturday, September 24  Central MA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Worcester, MA)
  • Sunday, September 25  Faneuil Hall (Boston)

Baseball in September is the best!

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#liveunlimited Bracelet for the MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is kicking off a fantastic campaign this summer. “Live Unlimited is all about transforming our perceived limits into unlimited possibilities to live life to the fullest; the campaign is inspired by the strength and courage of MDA families who do remarkable things every day despite the physical and societal limits diseases like muscular dystrophy and ALS often create.” Christine Koh at Boston Mamas

I’m spreading the word about MDA and its amazing families, and also inspire everyone to view every day as an opportunity to overcome challenges, doubts, and obstacles and live life to the fullest. We all have obstacles, some more apparent than others. Some we hide. Anyone overcoming an obstacle, big or small should get the encouragement and praise they deserve.

The MDA has developed a partnership with Endorphin Warrior. Endorphin Warrior is making a special limited edition Live Unlimited bracelet — they are stylish, inspirational, and guy-friendly too. During this campaign, Endorphin Warrior will sell these bracelets ($22) with $6 of each sale going directly to MDA.

 

 

I was particularly excited to get my bracelet on the very day that I did something I never thought I would do…run a 5K! I signed up the whole darn family and WE DID IT! Everyone finished. The littlest among us pushing the oldest. It was awesome.

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Teach them not to rape.

Between the peanut flour in the pretzels I used to let Theo eat, the possibility that my kids have been drinking lead water for YEARS, and the end of school year crazy: I have not given the proper outrage to the Standford case.
 
Please read the victim’s statement. We need her to know that we see her and that we believe her. That we know this case is about misogyny and white privilege, and RAPE (not “action”).
 

I vow to her that I will raise boys that chase down the rapist of an unconscious girl and hold him down until the police arrive. I will teach them NOT TO RAPE. They will be the boys that help, not harm. This has to stop.

 

I was not only told that I was assaulted, I was told that because I couldn’t remember, I technically could not prove it was unwanted. And that distorted me, damaged me, almost broke me. It is the saddest type of confusion to be told I was assaulted and nearly raped, blatantly out in the open, but we don’t know if it counts as assault yet. I had to fight for an entire year to make it clear that there was something wrong with this situation.

A life, one life, yours, you forgot about mine. Let me rephrase for you, I want to show people that one night of drinking can ruin two lives. You and me. You are the cause, I am the effect. You have dragged me through this hell with you, dipped me back into that night again and again. You knocked down both our towers, I collapsed at the same time you did. If you think I was spared, came out unscathed, that today I ride off into sunset, while you suffer the greatest blow, you are mistaken. Nobody wins. We have all been devastated, we have all been trying to find some meaning in all of this suffering. Your damage was concrete; stripped of titles, degrees, enrollment. My damage was internal, unseen, I carry it with me. You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/heres-the-powerful-letter-the-stanford-victim-read-to-her-ra?utm_term=.adV8Xzvm7#.qfgax2gPA
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You should be off to see The Wizard of Oz in Boston

You should go to this show.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Wizard of Oz is at the Citi Center Wang Theatre in Boston through April 24th.

My family and I went to the show on Wednesday night and it was SO GOOD! I had three generation of Oz fans in attendance. My mother, me and my three kids. We all loved it. Four out of five of us had seen the movie. The 5 year old had seen it but didn’t remember it. It didn’t stop him from enjoying the show. He only started to fade in the last two minutes of the show. It was 9:25 after all. So it was to be expected. My mom had a smile the whole show. The 9 year old was literally sitting on the edge of his seat. My 7yo girl sitting next to me was squeezing my hand evertime Dorothy sang.

We’re off to see the Wizard! @citicenter #wizardofoz

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In my time as a blogger I have been able to see many shows and come back here and tell you all about them.  I like some, really like others, but this one…I loved.  Like I would go see it again, loved. We attended the yellow carpet arrival of Dorothy, Toto, and the Muchkins.

Dorothy, Toto and a munchkin getting ready to walk the “yellow carpet” @citicenter #wizardofoz

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Getting an autograph from Dorothy!! #wizardofoz #Boston #citicenter

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The show stayed true to the movie and gave it a few new songs and some new, funny modern dialogue. I’ll let you see for yourself how they handle the tornado and the flying monkeys. It’s good stuff. The Wicked Witch even makes an appearance in the audience at one point.

If you’d like to go visit http://citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/wizard-of-oz for tickets!

“This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

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The Wizard of Oz at Citi Wang Boston – Giveaway

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“We’re off to see….” The most magical adventure of them all! At the Citi Wang Theater in Boston.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Wizard of Oz will play a 2-week engagement at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre, running April 12-24, 2016. This new production is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Would you like to win tickets to see the opening night? Dorothy and Toto will arrive at the Wang Theatre at 6 pm in an antique pickup truck (like on the farm!), where Munchkins will be waiting to escort her up the ‘yellow brick road’ and into the theatre.

Enter here!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Already know you want to go? How about a discount?
Save 25% on tickets to see The Wizard of Oz at the Citi Wang Theatre! Visit http://citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/wizard-of-oz and enter code OZMOM to buy your discounted tickets. Discount applies to select performances (4/12 7 pm, 4/13 7 pm, 4/14 7 pm, 4/15 7 pm, 4/17 6:30pm ) while supplies last. Valid on all levels, excluding Orchestra Pit.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day, and do or make something good today wouldya?!

Thank you for reading and for supporting the brands and companies I partner with, which allows me to create more content for you. As always, all opinions are my own, yo.  

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Thanks for reading and remember to subscribe to the ViolaCay loveletter.  (Okay, it’s a newsletter but doesn’t that sound nicer?)

Disclosure: This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by The Wizard of Oz at CitiCenter I have been given tickets to this event. 

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