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Visiting Nurse Association of Boston Celebrate 125 Years of Service, Jun. 30

VNABA 125thOn Thursday June 30th, the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston (VNABA) celebrates its 125th anniversary as the oldest home health agency in the nation. The VNABA is exhibiting a historical traveling display at Codman Square Public Library. There will be a reception from 1 to 2 p.m. on June 30th honoring the history of the association. The VNABA welcomes everyone to attend, free of charge! >> Read More

Affairs of the Art Exhibition, Jun. 23

Museum Of ScienceArtmaking happens all year long at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and this summer the SMFA is pleased to present “Affairs of the Art,” the fifth annual Continuing Education Exhibition. It features 52 works—from drawing, metals and photography to animation, painting, sculpture and more. Admission is free.

An opening reception will take place June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 230 The Fenway. The exhibit will be open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and will be closed weekends. For more info, call 617-369-3644 or visit http://www.smfa.edu/exhibitions.

United for Elders Expo, Aug. 11

ElderlyOn August 11 at 8 a.m., Central Boston Elder Services will host the 6th annual Elders Expo. The 2011 Expo will feature EONs founder and creator of Monster.com's Jeff Taylor, over 75 resource exhibitors, an entertainment stage, health and wellness info, freehealth screenings, interactive activities, educational seminars, give-a-ways and raffles. Over 1,200 of Boston’s elders come from across New England as far as Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Expo Features:

 Expo with over 75 exhibitors (health, arts and crafts)

 Interactive Luncheon during the Exhibit Hall

 Compelling sessions with expert speakers

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Boston Bike Friday, Jun. 17

DotBikeThe weather is looking good for the upcoming Boston Bike Friday happening this week Friday June 17. Join the Dorchester Convoy to ride up Dorchester Ave. to City Hall Plaza for a free breakfast and bike exhibitors.  The Dorchester convoy will depart from Peabody Square plaza in front of Ashmont Cycles at 7:00 a.m.  Or if you are further north join us along the way - Fields Corner at 7:10 or intersection with Columbia Rd. at 7:20 or just jump on in.

Sign up online to be counted as part of the Dorchester Convoy at www.bikefridays.org. Boston Bike is always looking for new convoy leaders, especially for this month. Volunteer as a convoy leader by emailing BostonBikeVolunteers@gmail.com

Healthy Summer Kickoff, Jul. 7

Bowdoin Street Health CenterOn Thursday July 7, 2011 from 3 to 6 p.m. the Bowdoin Street Health Center at 230 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester will launch the 2011 Bowdoin Geneva Farmer’s Market. The kickoff event will include free samples, games, music, face painting, and prizes! Join us for an afternoon of fun, family and food! Fresh vegetables, fruits and baked breads are available from local farms and bakeries, including Land’s Sake, City Harvest and Ward’s Berry Farm.

The Farmer's Market events will run every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Bowdoin Street Health Center Parking Lot, starting July 7 and ending October 27. Cash, EBT, WIC and Senior Coupons are accepted and you save 50% when you use your EBT card at the market!

For more information: 617-754-0026, bgfarmersmkt@gmail.com.

3rd Annual Women of Courage event, Jul. 7

La Alianza HispanaLa Alianza Hispana is proud to present its 3rd annual Women of Courage event, a night to pay tribute to a group of extraordinary women who has gone above and beyond in their support of the Latino Community. They embody the vision and mission of La Alianza Hispana, and we are delighted to have them as part of our family. The event attracted more than 300 people and the attention of major media outlets. This year’s Women of Courage event will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 100 West 2nd Street, BostonMA 02127.

Again, this year we will honor another group of extraordinary women. Each of our awardees demonstrates leadership, character and a passion to advocate on behalf of the Latino community. They are leaders in education, health, media, philanthropy, and in the community. They serve as outstanding role models for all of us.

P.E.A.C.E. Night at Chez Vous 2011, Jul. 31

MusicChez Vous Rollerway will feature rappers Me, Myself & I who will be filming a video for their debut single "Crazy" on July 31st at 8 p.m. The duo is made up of twin brothers Herod and Jerod Brown who are managed by their aunt Carole Brown and mentored by their legendary uncle Bobby Brown all of whom are natives of Boston. This event will be a homecoming for the Browns who have selected Chez Vous as the location for their first music video.

For more information call 617-825-6877 >> Read More

Children's Artists in Residency Workshops

ArtistsThe Artists in Residence Program, run by the Bank of America-sponsored ParkARTS initiative, allows children ages three to 10 to enjoy crafts like painting, mask and jewelry making, and treasure bottle creations at workshops hosted by local artists from 9 a.m. to noon at parks across the city. Participation and materials are free and young children must be accompanied by an adult. Local workshops will take place on Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26, and on August 2 and 9 at Town Field and at the Hunt/Almont Playground in Mattapan. There will also be workshops offered on Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29, and on August 5 and 12 at Dorchester Park. >> Read More

Landmark Hearing, Jun. 14

Building at 232 Centre StreetDesigned by architect George Snell, the building at 232 Centre Street was built in 1858 for the Industrial School for Girls. The building is described as old but interesting. The Boston Landmarks Commission will host a hearing in response to a petition to accord the building at 232 Centre Street status as a Boston Landmark on June 14th.  Meeting begins at 5:45 pm in Room 900, City Hall.

Gospel Night at the Boston Pops, Jun. 18

MusicConductor Charles Floyd will rouse audiences and ignite spirits with the 120-voice Boston Pops Gospel Choir at Gospel Night at Pops. Brought back every year by popular demand, Gospel Night showcases energetic and uplifting gospel music, in a performance the Boston Globe once said, “leaves its performers and audience in…an exhausted state of total joy…” The June 18 concert will include a performance of The Voices of Renaissance, a 125-member children’s choir from the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School. Tickets cost $20. Event takes place at Boston Symphony Hall301 Massachusetts Avenue, on June 18th, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Contact: Visit http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/perf_detail.jsp?pid=prod3880208 or call 888-266-1200.

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