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22nd Annual Youth Peace Conference | May 24

The Strand Theater (543 Columbia Rd in Dorchester) is hosting Teen Empowerment's 22nd Annual Youth Peace Conference on May 24 at 6pm. 35 Dorchester and Roxbury teens have been working to create this year's conference. These dedicated teens have put in countless hours to create a dynamic play dealing with social and historical issues, interspersed with original songs, dance, poems, raps and reflections. The quality of their work and the sincerity of their efforts are truly inspiring. Tickets are $2 in advance, $3 at the door and $1 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are sold at the Strand Theatre Box Office and at any Teen Empowerment site. For more info, call 617-905-2828 or email sheri@teenempowerment.org. Event schedule: >> Read More

21st Annual Boston Walk for Epilepsy | May 31

Epilepsy New England is hosting the 21st Annual Walk for Epilepsy on May 31 at Pope John Paul II Park! The walk will start at 10am, register as early as 8:30am. Online registration (ending May 29) is $15 and on-site registration is $20. Pre-registration guarentees a T-shirt and BBQ lunch voucher! For more information or to register, call 617-506-6041 or visit www.epilepsynewengland.org.

Franklin Park Improvements | May 21

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to an update on ongoing improvements to pathways at Franklin Park. The proposed project includes renovations to selected pathways as defined in priority setting meetings back in 2012. If you are a community enthusiast, you won't want to miss this! For more information, please call 617-961-3019. The meeting will take place at 1 Circuit Drive and will start at 6pm.

Business Breakfast | May 15

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets will be hosting a Small Business Owner's breakfast on May 15 from 8am to 10am. This meeting will allow business owners to receive current information on the available services through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Small Business. The event will take place at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave in Dorchester). For more info, call 617-869-7418 or 617-460-2326.

Dorchester Historical Society BTS | May 18

On May 18, Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street) goes behind the scenes to allow visitors of all ages a peak at spaces in its properties that are not usually open to the public. From 11am to 4pm, anyone and everyone is invited to explore the nooks and crannies... from attics to basements, kitchens to barns... that give the Society's buildings their special character and historical significance.

Hancock Civic Association Monthly Meetings | May to April

Monthly meetings of the Hancock Street Civic Association will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at 540 Columbia Road in Dorchester. For more information, email hancockcivic@gmail.com.



MAY 15, 2014 
JUNE 19, 2014
JULY 17, 2014
AUGUST 21, 2014
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
OCTOBER 16, 2014
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
DECEMBER 18, 2014
JANUARY 15, 2015
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
MARCH 19, 2015
APRIL 16, 2015

STRIVE for the Future | June 2

The next cycle of STRIVE for the Future starts on June 2 for youth ages 18 to 24 at 651 Washington Street in Dorchester. Earn up to $75 a week! Prep for the HiSet Test & College! Become certified in Microsoft Word & Excel! Save a life and become CPR/AED/First Aid Certified! Help people and become a Certified Nursing Assistant! Get started in Culinary Arts! Work on the Construction field! For more info, call 617-514-7007 or 617-825-1800. For more info about Boston Strive, visit www.bostonstrive.org.

Upcoming cycles: June 23, July 14, August 4, August 25, Sept 15.

Family Health and Nutrition Fair | May 17

Carney Hospital (2100 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a free Family Health & Nutrition Fair on May 17 from 10am to 2pm. The event will include health screenings, education, family activities and nutritious food for the community. In addition, the participating chefs will share their recipes and ingredients so that visitors may prepare the healthy recipes at home. For more info, contact Bill Howland at 617-506-2852 or Bill.Howland@Steward.org

Arts & Culture in Four Corners | May 17 to Sept. 12

Four Corners Main Streets is hosting a series of art & culture events from May 17 to September 12. Discover artists living in the neighborhood, try your hand at drawing and writing, tell us what kind of public art interests you, purchase hand-made jewelry, books and artwork! Artists will be working on and talking about their projects! Please see the schedule below or click on the attached image.



May 17: Arts & Culture Events at Mt. Bowdoin Green (12:30pm to 4:00pm)

June 14: Community Celebration at 157 Washington Street (12:30pm to 4:00pm)

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Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | POSTPONED to May 18

Due to the forecast rain the Kite & Bike Festival has been postponed to Sunday, May 18.


Come fly a kite! Come ride a bike! Don't miss the 4th Annual Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival on May 18 from 12pm to 4pm. This is a historic family and community event that has thrived for years! There will be kites for sale, free bike rentals for all ages from Boston Bikes, bike repairs by Bikes Not Bombs and local food trucks. Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch as well! For more information, call 617-442-4141 or click HERE.

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