The Fat Babies
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Fat Babies

The Fat Babies are an eight piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and 30s. Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm (cornet), John Otto (reeds), Jonathan Doyle (reeds), Dave Bock (trombone), John Donatowicz (banjo and guitar), Paul Asaro (piano), and Alex Hall (drums). Their debut album, “CHICAGO HOT”, and "18th & RACINE", plus their latest album “SOLID GASSUH”, feature the music of King Oliver, James P. Johnson,  Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Erskine Tate, Freddie Keppard, Jimmy Noone, Eddie Condon, Fletcher Henderson, and Bix Beiderbecke.

Show starts at 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $19.00 All Seats Learn More

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Aqualung
Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Aqualung

A Tribute to the Music of Jethro Tull

Tom Flynn channels the 16th century bard, vagabond & troubadour in this tribute to the music of Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull.  Progressive rock is a sub-genre that developed in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s as part of a mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of credibility.  Progressive rock bands pushed technical and compositional boundaries by going beyond standard rock or popular song structures. Jethro Tull was in the forefront of that movement.

Show starts at 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $28.00 Adult, $23.00 Senior, $18.00 Student Learn More

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Piano Man
Sep
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Piano Man

PIANO MAN brings the music of Elton John and Billy Joel to life in a show that pays them the ultimate tribute.  With some of the most versatile musicians and the uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these two mega-superstars, PIANO MAN is one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country.

Show starts at 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $28.00 Adult, $23.00 Senior, $18.00 Student Learn More

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The Addams Family
Oct
6
to Oct 22

The Addams Family

Friday, October 6, 13, 20, at 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 7, 14, 21, at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October  8, 15, 22 at 2:00 PM

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Presented by Woodstock Musical Theatre Company

TICKETS:  $24.00 Adults & $21.00 Students & Seniors

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Iron Invasion 2017
Oct
7
8:00am 8:00am

Iron Invasion 2017

THE season ending hot rod, vintage cycle, & kustom car bash returns to the McHenry County Fairgrounds. This is a Fund Raiser for children suffering from congenital heart defects. We will have vintage motocross, DIY Stunt show, classic cars, live bands, pin up girls, Icons of pinstriping exhibit and auction, swap meet, and vendors from across the country. Rain or Shine!

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Woodstock Ale Fest
Oct
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

Woodstock Ale Fest

The 4th annual Woodstock Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. The Woodstock Ale Fest will be a celebration of Craft Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass. The fest will feature over 80 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. So grab a brew, munch on some sizzlin’ bacon, and get your jam on with live Bluegrass music at the Woodstock Ale Fest.

The Woodstock Ale Fest will take place on the corner of Clay & Bartlett Street in Downtown Woodstock

The net proceeds from the fest will benefit Adult & Child Therapy Services.

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Second Monday Film Club: "Maudie"
Oct
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Second Monday Film Club: "Maudie"

Woodstock Theatre - Classic Cinemas Second Monday Film Club, which features special screenings of art, foreign, classic, and documentaries the second Monday of every month, will feature "Maudie" Monday, October 9. 

"“Maudie”---Based on the true story of an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but severely arthritic with crippled hands, yearns to be independent and live away from her protective family. She also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. “Maudie” charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man, and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter."

Bring your friends and family for this special screening at 1:00 & 7:00 PM

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Potions Class - Cocktails and Chocolate Pairing
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Potions Class - Cocktails and Chocolate Pairing

On Friday the 13th at 7:00 PM, join our potions master for a demo-style cocktail class featuring Harry Potter themed drinks & chocolate pairings.

Dress as your favorite character! Costume contest winner will receive an Ethereal gift certificate!

Must be 21 to Attend.

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Care 4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Oct
15
8:30am 8:30am

Care 4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk

From 8:30 - 10:30 AM on Saturday October 15, the 17th annual Care 4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will be at Woodstock North High School to raise money for the breast cancer fund at Family Health Partnership Clinic. This event assists people who are uninsured with breast cancer screenings, education and preventative care. 

Lace up your sneakers and come out for a good time for a great cause! Learn More

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Wheels for Whiskers Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
Oct
15
9:00am 9:00am

Wheels for Whiskers Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Join BGV Motorsports and Animal Outreach Humane Society for the first annual Wheels for Whiskers Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show on Sunday, October 15 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Woodstock Harley Davidson, 2235 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. 

The gates open at 8:00 am, and registration is from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, unless the lot fills earlier. Awards and fundraising announcement around 1:45 pm. 

All cars, trucks, motorcycles and clubs are welcome! There is a $15 entry fee per show vehicle. The fundraising proceeds will benefit 501(c)3 charity, Animal Outreach Humane Society of McHenry County. Adoptable pets will be on site! No personal pets at the event, please. Donations will be happily accepted for paper towels, garbage bags, blankets, dry food, canned food, brushes, bowls, and toys at the event!! 
Enjoy live music, free lunch (while supplies last), auction tables, a 50/50 raffle, and vendors (limited vendor space available). 

Dash Plaques for the first 75 vehicles and 33 Awards:
Top Vehicle (Car, Truck or Motorcycle) 
Charity’s Choice Award
Dealership’s Choice Award
Modern Domestic Stock - 1990's & Up (1st/2nd/3rd) 
70's & 80's Domestic Stock (1st/2nd/3rd) 
1960's Domestic Stock (1st/2nd/3rd)
1959 & Older Domestic Stock (1st/2nd/3rd)
Antique Domestic - Modified (1989 & Older - 1st/2nd/3rd)
Modern Domestic - Modified (1990 & Newer - 1st/2nd/3rd)
Custom/Hot Rod (1st/2nd/3rd)
Trucks (1st/2nd/3rd)
Imports (1st/2nd/3rd)
Motorcycles (1st/2nd/3rd) 

Invite your friends out for a great cause and we'll see you there!

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Judy Collins - A Modern-Day Renaissance Woman
Oct
19
9:00am 9:00am

Judy Collins - A Modern-Day Renaissance Woman

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Judy Collins is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday, October 19, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

Famous worldwide for her sublime vocals and boldly vulnerable songwriting, Judy Collins is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, and committed social activist, as well as the author of Sanity & Grace and Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music. Her latest book, Cravings, details her struggle with compulsive overeating and the harrowing journey to wellness. Her personal life triumphs have made her an in-demand keynote speaker. Still performing at age 78—some 125 live concerts a year—she continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. Learn More

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Autumn Drive
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Autumn Drive

  • 16105 Garden Valley Road Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
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Local farms are offering fall produce like pumpkins, honey, jams, soaps, and vinegars, as well as “tastefully simple” products. Experience tractor rides, petting zoos, hay rides, and even pumpkin and apple launchers. Pick your own apples right from the trees or pumpkins in the fields. Many stops include visiting crafters selling: pottery, jewelry, lawn ornaments, and dozens of other crafts. Some stops are mini craft fairs in themselves. Antique dealers are selling refurbished furniture, trunks, cook books, tools, white elephants, and vintage jewelry. Scattered throughout the drive are garage sales and barn sales where treasures can be found.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, rain or shine.  Learn More

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Masquerade on Main
Oct
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Masquerade on Main

Join Friends of the Old Courthouse for a Masquerade on Main Murder Mystery Dinner at Mia Passione on 228 Main Street, Woodstock, Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM. It’s a night of great food and entertainment! The $50.00 per ticket price includes your dinner, murder mystery show, and a unique party favor; a handmade dessert plate courtesy of the Clay Guild! There will also be a cash bar and you’ll have a chance to bid on wonderful silent auction items and be entertained to boot! Seating is very limited, so put on your mask and order your tickets. We hope you’ll join us!

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Ethereal Elementary: Halloween Edition!
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Ethereal Elementary: Halloween Edition!

Introducing Ethereal Confections Elementary: Halloween Edition. No tricks, just treats! A 2-hour guided chocolate making class from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM catered specifically to young minds. The Ethereal team will guide you & your pupil through a brief introduction to the origin of chocolate, followed by some messy chocolate-making fun! Together we'll dip gummy worms in chocolate, make some chocolate pumpkin suckers, and to finish off our confectionary adventures, we'll make a chocolate bark with your child's choice of toppings! All students will leave with their handcrafted confections, and the title of chocolate sorcerer/sorceress! 

Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided for the students, and every adult will receive one complimentary beverage of their choice from our menu (excluding alcohol). 

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing (that you don't mind getting chocolate on - we might get messy!) and closed-toe shoes. We are a fragrance-free facility. Please do not wear perfume, scented lotion, or jewelry. Long hair must be pulled back. Content is geared towards any child between the ages of 8 and 12. 

Space is limited to 6 child/guardian duos. Get your tickets now! 
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TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

 Tickets: $100 (includes one adult and one child) Learn More

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Not-Too Scary Ghost Stories for the Whole Family
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Not-Too Scary Ghost Stories for the Whole Family

Jim May tells and writes stories for all ages.  Come hear many funny (and a bit scary), ghostly adventures of the Boo Baby Girl and her sidekick, Bootsie, the Bilingual Cattle-Herding Chihuahua in a sneak preview of his new chapter book: The Further Adventures of the Boo Baby Girl. Jim’s children’s stories are favorites across the Chicagoland area and America.  Join us for this family friendly Halloween show and book signing event.

Show starts at 10:00 AM

Presented by Jim May

TICKETS:  $8.00 All Seats

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DRACULA - with Storyteller Megan Wells
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

DRACULA - with Storyteller Megan Wells

Experience the emotional thrill of Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece in this elegantly horrific one-woman show by Megan Wells (resident Storyteller - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Jefferson Award - Chicago Theater).  With depth and charisma Megan brings the Monster to life as you have never experienced him before.

“Bram Stoker’s adrenaline-laced, dark and thrilling ride portrays Mina Harker as heroine rather than a victim. Mina understands we are, each of us, one bite away from the Vampire Hunger.” --Megan Wells

(This program is recommended for Adults and Young Adults)

Show starts at 8:00 PM
TICKETS:  $26.00 Adults & 21.00 Students

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Sunday Funday Coffee, Whiskey, & Pastries!
Nov
5
11:00am11:00am

Sunday Funday Coffee, Whiskey, & Pastries!

Join us Sunday morning from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for coffees, whiskeys, and pastries. We're featuring our nitro latte, a single origin coffee, small batch whiskeys, and a specialty coffee cocktail paired with our gluten free house-made pastries.

Space is limited to 25 people. Get your tickets now! 
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TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

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Annie Polland: Common Ground - Orchard & Delancey Streets, NYC
Nov
16
9:00am 9:00am

Annie Polland: Common Ground - Orchard & Delancey Streets, NYC

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Annie Polland is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday, November 16, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

The tenement buildings on Manhattan’s Lower East Side have been home to immigrants since the 1850s. Two of those buildings are now the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Annie Polland, senior vice-president for programs and education, brings us its newest exhibition, featuring three families that lived at 103 Orchard Street in the 1950s and 1960s: the Epsteins, European refugees of the Holocaust; the Saez-Velezes, migrating from Puerto Rico; the Wongs, immigrants from China. Sharing the stories that inform the exhibition, Dr. Polland gives us a glimpse into the families’ fragile existence as they crossed international and cultural borders to become new Americans. Learn More

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Chocolate and Stout Pairing with Bell's Brewery
Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Chocolate and Stout Pairing with Bell's Brewery

On Friday, November 17, at 7:00 PM, come taste Bell's seasonal stout lineup paired with our chocolates! Get your tickets now and experience these amazing pairings! 

Space is limited to 25 people. Get your tickets now! 
Must be 21 to attend

Select pick up for shipping option. Tickets are will call. 

TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

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Lighting of the Square
Nov
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lighting of the Square

Come out to the beautiful, historic Square on the Friday after Thanksgiving when Christmas officially comes to Woodstock as a flip of the switch illuminates tens of thousands of lights on the Park trees and the Square buildings.  While the lighting itself takes place at 7:00PM in the Park-in-the-Square, there are many wonderful holiday activities planned, including holiday carolers, street musicians, holiday sweets and favors, and special goodies and displays in the Square shops and restaurants.  Enjoy caroling too, plus Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available in their Square home that evening to greet children and even pose for pictures.  Learn More

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It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
24
to Dec 3

It's A Wonderful Life

Friday & Saturday, November 24 & 25 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 26 at 4:00 PM
Friday, December 1 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 PM

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of sound effect technicians, Stage Manager, and an ensemble of actors that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Presented by Woodstock Musical Theatre Company

TICKETS:  $24.00 Adults & $21.00 Students & Seniors

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Ladies Night Out
Nov
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ladies Night Out

At 5:00 PM, come out to the historic Woodstock Square on this special night just for the ladies!  The Square will be a wonder to behold with thousands of twinkling lights illuminating the trees and buildings.  The retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues will be offering specials designed just for this special occasion.   Learn More

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Holiday Gift Class
Dec
16
10:00am10:00am

Holiday Gift Class

Chocolate is always the perfect gift! Learn how to make truffles and other chocolate treats! We'll hand make chocolates, and wrap them for gift giving. 

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing (that you don't mind getting chocolate on) and closed-toe shoes. We are a fragrance-free facility. Please do not wear perfume, scented lotion, or jewelry. Long hair must be pulled back. While content is geared toward adults, guests aged 14-17 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

Saturday, December 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Space is limited to 12 people. Get your tickets now! 
Select pick up for shipping option. Tickets are will call. 
TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

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Richard Cahan & Michael Williams - Richard Nickel Dangerous Years: What He Saw and What He Wrote
Jan
18
9:00am 9:00am

Richard Cahan & Michael Williams - Richard Nickel Dangerous Years: What He Saw and What He Wrote

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams are set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday January 18, 2018, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

Richard Nickel is an urban legend, of sorts. The photographer and preservationist is remembered for his brave and lonely 20-year crusade to protect Chicago’s architectural heritage from the wrecking ball, as well as for his dramatic death, at age 43, in the rubble of the Stock Exchange Building, one of Louis Sullivan’s greatest works. Richard Cahan and Michael Williams bring Nickel’s remarkable personal story to life through compelling photographs that highlight the structural and decorative details of the buildings he loved and document his relationship with his city and his lifelong effort to preserve its architectural treasures. Learn More

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Lindsay Mican Morgan - Thorne Rooms: Tiny Grandeur
Feb
15
9:00am 9:00am

Lindsay Mican Morgan - Thorne Rooms: Tiny Grandeur

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Lindsay Mican Morgan is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday February 15, 2018, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

In the basement of the Art Institute of Chicago are 68 houses, none bigger than a shoebox. All are scale replicas of home interiors, from the Middle Ages to the Art Deco era: a Jacobean bedroom, a Shaker living room, a Biedermeier sitting room. Thorne Rooms curator (and housekeeper) Lindsay Morgan gives us a tour of this American art in miniature— revealing the immaculate detail of shelved volumes in a Regency library, faithfully reproduced screens in a Japanese Traditional interior, trompe l’œil diorama backdrops visible through tiny French doors—and explains why it has remained one of AIC’s most popular features. Learn More

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Test Event 3
Feb
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Test Event 3

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Test Event 1
Feb
24
11:30am11:30am

Test Event 1

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Mary Skinner - Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers
Mar
15
9:00am 9:00am

Mary Skinner - Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Mary Skinner is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday March 15, 2018, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

Filmmaker Mary Skinner, the daughter of a Polish World War II orphan, spent seven years making Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers. The documentary tells the story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler, who was part of a clandestine network of social workers and nuns. Working together to outwit the Nazis, they were able to save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and almost certain death at Treblinka. Skinner recorded over 70 hours of interviews with Sendler and other eyewitnesses to history, including people who were active in the Polish Resistance. The award-winning film had its National PBS premiere in 2011 on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Learn More

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Melissa Hannon - Peace and Paws Dog Rescue: Accent on the Smiles
Apr
19
9:00am 9:00am

Melissa Hannon - Peace and Paws Dog Rescue: Accent on the Smiles

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Melissa Hannon is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday April 19, 2018, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

How does a nonprofit run by a skeleton crew stay engaged with tens of thousands of social media fans? Peace and Paws co-founders Melissa and Bo Hannon have had remarkable success using the notion that people would rather laugh than cry. Recurring posts such as “Monday Morning Staff Meeting,” “Windowsill Wars” and “Tip of the Day” feature her dogs Giddy, Twinkle and Nugget wearing odd headgear and offering their (often sarcastic) thoughts on signboards created by humans. The resulting smiles and shares have gained the organization a Facebook following of over half a million animal lovers and resulted in the adoption of over 3,000 shelter dogs. Learn More

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Test Event 2
Apr
24
11:30am11:30am

Test Event 2

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Free Social Media Workshop, Presented by Promote Woodstock
Sep
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Free Social Media Workshop, Presented by Promote Woodstock

On Monday, September 18 at Stage Left Cafe, Promote Woodstock will hold a free Social Media Workshop for small business owners and organizations that would like to know more about the benefits of Facebook and Instagram advertising. 

From 6:00-8:00 PM, four social media experts will highlight benefits of promoting your business through Facebook and Instagram, as well as demonstrate how to target specific audiences important to one's business.

Space is limited to the first 40 attendees. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please email pcasey@a5inc.com.

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