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School Readiness Night | June 25

Dorchester Parents and Caregivers of Young Children School-Readiness Night
Featuring the play
‘DW Counts Down to Kindergarten’
Monday, June 25
275 East Cottage St, Dorchester, MA 02124
Light dinner will be served
Please RSVP by June 22nd to Marika Michelangelo by calling 617.740.2572 or emailing
Brought to you by Fields Corner Children Thrive and the Dorchester Cluster, a neighborhood initiative to ensure all children ages 5 and younger have the opportunities and support they need to enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and beyond. 

DBOT Scholarship Fundraiser | June 16

Visions by Sapphire Productions and the Dorchester Board of Trade present:

DOO-WOPP TWILIGHT, featuring Tony Funches longtime lead singer of Herb Reed's Platters
and Special Guests for a night of classic entertainment at a fundraiser to benefit the
DBOT Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, June 16, 2012
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Phillips Boston Banquet Hall, Windsor Room
780 Morrissey Boulevard

Cocktail reception ~ Hors d'oeuvres
Raffle prizes ~ Live entertainment ~ Music & dancing
$30 person ~ RSVP to reserve Tables

For more information, contact Joyce at 617-824-0194 or

Healthy Dorchester Summer Kick Off | June 28


Boston Garden Council Speaker Series | June 14

Boston Natural Areas Network and the Boston Garden Council are holding a panel discussion with food justice advocates, nutritionists, and representatives from hunger relief organizations on how a community can work together to increase access to fresh produce throughout Boston.
Anyone interested in community gardening and food access is encouraged to attend. Please join BNAN on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the office of Boston Natural Areas Network, 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110.

Please visit for more information or to register contact them at or 617-542-7696. Registration required.

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster | June 21

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster invites parents, caregivers, community member and service providers to join the next Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable.

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
At The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 288-1720

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to move the June Dorchester Cluster/Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable date and time.  The new proposed time will be on June 21st from 9-11am at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, so hopefully many of you can make it!

For the SRR:
*  Lunch and Childcare provided


Contact Information:
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2nd Boston Bike Friday | June 15

This Friday June 15 marks the 2nd Boston Bike Friday of the season, and DotBike is inviting all the bikers in Dorchester to meet up at 7AM in Peabody Square (on the plaza in front of Ashmont Cycles) or at 7:10AM in Fields Corner (intersection of Adams St. and Dot Ave) to ride together up Dot Ave and to City Hall Plaza where a festival/breakfast will mark the finish line.  Help make the Dorchester convoy the largest and enjoy a pleasent Friday morning ride with other bike enthusiasts.  See more details and RSVP HERE.

5th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance | June 24

Join Dot OUT as they host their 5th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance at DBar on Sunday June 24th from 4PM - 8PM.  The evening will consist of drinks, games, and music provided by Kiss 108's DJ Gay Jim.  There will be a chance to win amazing prize package for those that come and pay the suggested $10 donation, which will help support a Dorchester-based charity.  More information can be found by going to

Boston City Singers Magical Night of Music | June 23

South Africa meets Boston as Imilonji Kantu Choral Society and Boston City Singers combine for a special night of traditional and gospel song and dance. Johannesburg, South Africa-based Imilonji Kantu Choral Society have performed at numerous world events including state visits,  sporting events, the presidential inauguration of Nelson Mandela and his successor president Thabo Mbeki, and at the enthronement of Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The organization’s name loosely translates to “sweet sounds struggle for peace.”
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College Bound Dorchester 8th Annual Event | June 12

College Bound Dorchester will celebrate its students’ successes at its "We are college bound" event on June 12, 2012, from 6pm to 9pm, at the State Room in Boston. Governor Deval Patrick will be in attendance to honor Cubist Pharmaceuticals for its support of College Bound Dorchester programs.

Date: June 12, 2012
Start and Finish Times: 6:00PM to 9PM
Address: The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston

Name of Contact Person: Stacia Silvia
Contact Phone Number and Email Address: 617-506-5935,

Free Painting Workshop at Geneva Cliffs | June 9

ParkARTS of Boston is pleased to announce a free watercolor painting workshop for residents ages 9 or older at Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild Sat., June 9 from 12PM to 2PM. 

The free workshop is part of the Mayor's ParkARTS program which brings professional artists into Boston's neighborhood parks. Materials are generously supplied by Blick Art Materials. For more information about summer programs in the parks, please visit:

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