Take a New England Ocean adventure from 7 Seas Whale Watch & Harbor Tours sailing daily out of Gloucester Mass. Located just an hour north of Boston at the end of Route 128, featuring a state-of-the-art GPS system that lets you follow along on your journey through the whales feeding grounds. Visit the website for more information.
The Town of Weston was founded in 1713 and is located in Middlesex County on the perimeter of metropolitan Boston.
Travelers and visitors must stop and tour the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History as well as Lands Sake.
One other major point of interest is the Golden Ball Tavern Museum that was built in 1750. A Preservation Architect quotes "This is probably the most unusual and without a question the most reminiscent house museum in New England" The Golden Ball is not your standard house museum therefore their standard tour is not the standard house museum tour.
***Event open to outdoor industry employees and guests only *** Join us for an afternoon of friends, food, and piles of gear to demo in real and simulated environments. Exclusive for employees in the Outdoor Industry and a guest. Features GORE-TEX® Products from Adidas, Arcteryx, Asolo, Black Diamond, Brooks, Gore Bikewear, La Sportiva, Lowa, Mammut, Marmot, Nikwax, Nite Ize, Petzl, POW Gloves, Salewa, Salomon, Smartwool, Superfeet, The North Face, and Vasque. For a complete list of products click here. An RSVP is much loved but come anytime and leave anytime. Your RSVP here help us plan food accordingly. TROMP FAQs What is TROMP? TROMP is a different way to learn about the gear you sell. Rather than being lectured at, you get to create the knowledge of what each piece is for, who to sell it to, and how to sell it. You can compare 100s of different styles in a short amount of time so that when a customer asks you if you have tried it, you can say yes. What is there to do at TROMP? That’s a big question. You can: Try on shoes, jackets and gloves from 20 different brands Go outside and actually use the gear to get a feel for how it works. Browse the GORE-TEX® Technology Labs and play with a series of experiments to learn about the GORE-TEX® Technology. Test your meddle in one of our 5 challenge courses. Test out the gear in our simulated environments: rain room, wind room, and river ramp. Geek out with the reps of each brand. Stuff your face with yummy food. Hang out with your co-workers outside of work. What is the schedule? TROMP is a free form type event. But we do have some great 45 minute seminars that you are welcome to join: 1:00 Footwear Fitting with Marshall and Asolo 2:00 Running Mechanics and Fitting with Brooks 3:00 Arcteryx with Roger Strong How long should I plan to stay at TROMP? Last year, the average length of time someone stayed at TROMP was 3 hours. Plan at least that much time. However, if you can only do 15 minutes, that works too. You can at least come and grab some food. What brands are going to be at TROMP? Not every brand is coming to every TROMP, but mostly they are. In alphabetical order: Adidas, Arcteryx, Asolo, Black Diamond, Brooks, Gore Bikewear, La Sportiva, Lowa, Mammut, Marmot, Nikwax, Nite Ize, Pow Gloves, Petzl, Salewa, Salomon, Smartwool, Superfeet, The North Face, and Vasque. I’ve gone before, why would I go again? Here are the top reasons to come again: New Fringe Products from the brands: We’ve asked our partners to bring a bunch of fun styles that our TROMP community has never had before and they are delivering. New mainstream products: assortments have changed and what we have at TROMP reflects that. New simulated environments. GORE® C-KNIT Technology what? You probably have a bunch of new questions about product you may have seen last year. We feed you. We will miss you if you don’t come. I can’t make it to TROMP but want to learn about the gear anyway. What should I do? Glad you asked. We have a closed Facebook group specifically for TROMP. We will be updating this group with TROMP relevant information like Seller Reviews, Brand Webinars, Event Photos, Event interviews, New Product sneak peeks and information, and anything else you want us to put on there. If you really can't come, go to this page and let us know why. You will still be eligible for the the RSVP rafffle. Will I be walking home with armloads of schwag? We have giveaways but not a whole ton worth. We want TROMP to be about learning about the gear and not necessarily a schwag fest. That said, we recognize that you like some cool stuff so we have some. We will make sure we enough on hand but you need to do your part and RSVP so we can have enough. Logisitcs What are the hours of the event? Depending on your market, TROMP is generally held over a 4-5 hour period giving you the luxury of coming when you can and leaving when you want. Do I need to print out and bring a ticket to get in? You don’t need a paper ticket to come. If you RSVP we will have you on our check-in iPad. Do I have to RSVP? What if I didn’t and still want to come? You don not have to RSVP but it really helps us to get the right amount of food and giveaways. We won’t turn anyone away at the door but our worst nightmare is to run out of food. O.K., our worst nightmare is to be eaten by a werewolf, but it is still useful for us if you were to RSVP 3 hours ahead of the event. But don’t delay. RSVP now! What happens if it rains? This event is put on by GORE-TEX® Products. Do you think we care if it rains? Can I bring a guest? Can Kids come? Yes, kids and friends are welcome to come. We recommend 1 guest per attendee but if you have a couple of kids (or friends who act like kids) who want to come just email us and let us know. Is there food? I love food! I only eat certain kinds of food. Oh… is there food? We love to source good food for TROMP. We understand that a) food is a carrot to get you to come and b) no one can learn on an empty stomach. We try hard to accommodate any eating restriction you might have, however we don’t nail it 100% of the time. Seriously, if you see food labeled “for vegetarians only” and you aren't vegetarian, then please don’t eat it. It will leave your vegetarian friends hungry. What should I wear to TROMP? Most likely you will be changing in and out of shoes, boots, and outerwear throughout the day so bring clothes that make it easy to do that in. Smartwool provides a pair of socks for everyone who comes but wear shoes that are easy to get in and out of… or not. We don’t care. History Who puts on TROMP? TROMP is put on by WL Gore and Associates in cooperation with the brands that participate. Who is TROMP for? TROMP is designed to be relevant for retail shop employees. We work to have experiences that are specific to helping people who are selling the gear. When did TROMP start? TROMP began in its current form in 2007 in Seattle. We wanted to figure out a better way to bring you product knowledge than the traditional clinic. Knowing that you learn best from experience we came up with the idea to minimize talking and maximize the touching and feeling. In it’s first year, TROMP was only footwear focussed and had just 5 brands. It was cute. What does TROMP stand for? TROMP stands for Try On My Products. The word TROMP means ’to walk heavily as if on an excursion.’ The idea is to learn about the gear by trying it on and condensing a full day’s experience into a series of short TROMPs.
When: Oct 12, 2015 12 PM in Weston, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12 )
Actual event runs 12 - 6 pm (rep hours include set up/pack up). What is TROMP? TROMP is a different way to educate about the gear you sell. Rather than lecturing to folks, you get to put your product on people and let them experience it in a dynamic learning environment. They can then bring that first-hand experience and learning back to their stores and customers. Do I have to RSVP? Yes, please, register/RSVP above by simply following the easy steps. If you are not personally the one who will be attending from your rep group, please include the name/email/phone number of the person(s) who will be attending when you RSVP. For all events (but especially the larger events; Seattle, N. Cal, Denver, Bloomington, Zappos.com, Backcountry.com) we definitely recommend 2 people. Please note, if someone from your rep group/brand is not present at TROMP we cannot display/use your product for the event. Who is invited to TROMP? In the past we targeted REI employees for TROMP. We now involve all and any specialty accounts in each market but it can be hard to get them to come. We mail posters and invites to every store in the market, but this often isn’t enough. Let us know who you want to invite and we can make sure they know about it. Are my specialty accounts coming? See above. It is sort of up to you. What do I need to bring? You don’t need to bring much! The TROMP truck will be driving around the country with your demo product. For most brands we will also transport a table cloth, table top POS and any free standing banners. However, it never hurts to bring some with you in case. You will need to bring any shwag or collateral you want to give out. If you are Outerwear brand, then please bring a branded 10x10 tent, as you will be outside in the sun (or even rain). We will not be tranporting tents around the country. Your tent will go home with on the day of TROMP. What will my area consist of? If you are a footwear brand: We will supply you with two tables to set up in an L-shape. You will will be inside the main hall. See this lovely picture to see what a nice looking booth looks like. If you are an accessories brand: You will get 1-2 tables depending on how much stuff you have in your fleet. You will also be inside the main hall. If you are an outerwear brand: Depending on the venue, you will most likely be outside (hence the need to bring a branded tent) and around our simulated environments. You will get 1 table and how ever many rolling rack your brand supplied. Why do I need to arrive 1.5 hours before TROMP begins? Although we bring your product to each event, you will need to set it up. And even though we have a start time for each event, REI employees always show up at least 30 minutes early….so we need to be ready for them. We also feed you so you want to have enough time to eat – because once TROMPers start arriving, you may not have time to stop and eat! How long do I need to stay after TROMP? Breakdown is pretty quick, so as soon as you can pack up your product and any other materials you are free to go…. What do I wear? Check the weather forecast and definitely pack for whatever conditions are forecasted. TROMP happens rain, shine, or wind (it’s a GORE-TEX® & WINDSTOPPER® event after all). We typically have footwear vendors inside, and outerwear vendors outside. However, each venue is unique and we cannot ensure that you will be inside. It goes without saying to wear comfortable footwear, as you will not be sitting much (or at all) at this event! How many people will attend? The number of people we are expecting varies by market but here is our best estimate: •REI/OS Denver, CO: 175 • REI/OS N. California: 175 • REI/OS Seattle: 125 • REI/OS Bloomington: 125 • REI/OS Detroit (Moosejaw): 100 • REI/OS Boston: 75 • REI/OS DC: 75 • REI/OS NY/NJ: 75 • BC.com, Salt Lake City: 200 • Zappos.com, Las Vegas: 400 Why is my brand included in TROMP? Probably because your brand uses GORE-TEX Technology and because you are considered an a-tier brand within the industry. But maybe also because REI specifically asked for you to be at TROMP. How long do the attendees spend at TROMP? The average attendee spends 3+ hours of their own time at TROMP. The vast majority are not paid to come which we like. It make them more internally motivated to learn. What brands are at TROMP? It varies by market. You can see the brands for each market at gore-tex.com/tromp. Click on your market and read the prose there. What if I have other questions about TROMP? We will have a rep conference call approximately 4 weeks before your event to go over all the details and answer any questions you have. And, as always, you can email us at email@example.com. What if I have questions or a problem the day of the event? Call Marshall Balick’s cell phone: 206.228.5268
When: Oct 12, 2015 10 AM in Weston, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10 )
Free farmyard fun for everyone! Open Farmyard is now in session for summer 2015! Join LandÌ_s Sake Educators on the Farm for a summer adventure and a story. Weekly activities include crafts, picking and planting in the Education Garden, exploring the Chicken Coop and more! Thurs 3:00 _ 5:00 pm in the ChildrenÌ_s Garden. This is a free program. Donations welcome. Open Farm Yard will be cancelled if it is raining.
When: Aug 6, 2015 3 PM in Weston, Massachusetts Cost: Included in admission (Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15 )
Mark your calendars for September 19, 2015 to celebrate another successful season at Land's Sake! Our fall dinner event is hosted at the farm to reinforce the connections between you, this special place, and the work Land’s Sake does. Feast on a delicious farm-to-table meal by Forklift Catering, listen to live bluegrass music, bid on homemade pies and fine wine, enjoy dancing with delicious late-night snacks, and celebrate community with close friends under a tent in the beautiful fields. Included in your ticket is a tax-deductible donation to help Land's Sake kick off their 36th year of farming in the heart of Weston. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable. If you'd like to volunteer for or sponsor the event, please contact Alix Mackey firstname.lastname@example.org or Holly Ameden email@example.com.
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