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First Parish Church Annual Square Dance | April 28

Want to show off your square dancing skills? Want to just learn how? First Parish Church will be holding their Annual Square Dance on April 28, 2012 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Dancers of all ages and experience will be joining together under the guidance of New England Dance Caller, Tony Parkes! This event is for dancers of all ages. Tickets will be $10 each or $20 for a family. The Meetinghouse is located at 10 Parish Street in Dorchester. For more information about First Parish Church, visit their website here!

$5 Hubway Membership!

A great deal for those Dorchestrians who want to hook up with a bicycle short-term downtown, or in other Boston neighborhoods like Somerville. (Maybe if enough folks sign up it will convince the powers-that-be to expand Hubway into Dorchester.) Eligible residents pay only $5 for an annual membership and receive a free helmet. 

Interested? take a look at the flyer attached below (also in Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese) or call 1-617-918-4458, or 1-617-534-5690 for non English speakers.

Boston Compost Visioning Meeting @ BNC March 29

Boston Nature Center will be hosting a Boston Compost Visioning Meeting on Thursday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m. Come together with others interested in working together to improve and expand composting in the City of Boston. Explore the history of composting in Boston, the status of current Boston leaf composting program, which will involve a viewing or tour of the site. At the meeting, the group will also work on determining what needs to be done to achieve their vision. Boston Nature Center is located at 500 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan, 02126. >> Read More

Annual Spring Neponset Cycle | March 18th

On Sunday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. join in the Annual Spring Neponset Cycle! The ride will commence at the concession stand at Fort Independence/Castle Island, and Day Blvd. in South Boston. Usher out winter and welcome spring by riding the entire Neponset Greenway, end to end, exploring the present and future paths. A 13-mile flat ride (one way) both on-road and on paths. You cannot ride without a helmet! Pre-registration is recommended - do so by contacting

Ayiti Cherie March 24

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will be hosting a special event on March 24, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., “Ayiti Chérie - from Boston to Haiti: The work continues...”. This event will provide an opportunity to recognize the great work that was done to support Haiti and Boston's Haitian residents following the tragic earthquake of 2010, as well as the work that continues in the City of Boston! The event will be held at Mildred Avenue Middle School, 5 Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. For more information, please call 617.635.3846.

An Urban Photography Exhibit @ The Great Hall April 15th

On Sunday, April 15, The Point Event Committee and Codman Square Neighborhood Council will be presenting An Urban Photography Exhibit and Backdrop Showcase Event! The event will feature photography, live music, photo shoots, and refreshments - space will be limited, so arrive early. A $5 donation is required at the door to support the professional photographers who will be coming out to take pictures. The event will be held in the Great Hall of Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. >> Read More

Dorchester Neighborhood Party in Adams Corner March 20th

Join Boston City Councilor At-Large John Connolly for his Dorchester Neighborhood Party! The event will take place on Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Blasi's Cafe & Fat Belly Deli in Adams Corner. Come by Blasi's to catch up with friends and neighbors and show your support for John. For more information, please email Will Herberich at will [at] or call 617.413.8621. The suggested contribution is $25 / $50 / $100.

Spring Talent Showcase at BCYF Cleveland Community Center Apr. 27

Seekers of Knowledge and BCYF Cleveland Community Center will be presenting their Spring Talent & Cultural Showcase! All are welcome to participate. The event will be on Friday, April 27, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is open to youth ages 5 to 18. The BCYF Cleveland Community Center is located at 11 Charles Street in Dorchester. For information on signup or registration please contact Cynthia Gaines at 617.698.2421. Please see attached flyer to spread the word!

Change in the Air, March 28

Are you interested in breathing cleaner air and preventing asthma? You are invited to attend a community forum concerning the change in Boston's air quality with National Environmental Health Official Linda Birnbaum, PhD and local panelists. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the forum will be from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, located at 1353 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Light refreshments will be available! The event is sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health - NIEHS Center for Environmental Health. See press release and flyer attachments below. >> Read More

Boston Children's Chorus | May 19

The Boston Children's Chorus is a leading provider of after school choral training programs for diverse youth and children ages 7 to 18. The Boston Children's Chorus will be hosting their All Choir Season Finale at the Strand on Saturday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Boston Children's Chorus at info [at] or call 617.778.2242. To contact the Strand Theatre, email melodi.greene [at] or call 617.635.1403. The Strand Theatre is located at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester.


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