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Community Health Dialogue | June 20

The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Avenue) will host a community dialogue on June 20th from 5:30 - 8:00PM to discuss health issues affecting our neighborhood. Last year's dialogue focused on Asthma and Obesity, and this year's discussion will begin with a report back on those issues and continue on to future steps. There will be a light dinner served and interpretations available for those that speak Vietnamese and Spanish.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at 617.740.2419 or   

Skin Cancer Screenings | July 21

Join the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center for a first time ever skin cancer screening.
Did you know that the lifetime risk of getting melanoma is about 1 in 50 for whites, 1 in 200 for Hispanics, and 1 in 1,000 for blacks? Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases. But it causes most skin cancer deaths. This event is free! 
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Urgent Care
Address: 1353 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 
For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at 617-740-2419, or email her at

"The Weight of a Nation" Screening & Discussion | June 28

The Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library will be holding a screening of the four-part HBO documentary series "The Weight of the Nation" during the month of June. Each screening will be accompanied by a talk and discussion. Further information below:
Weight of the Nation: Film Screening and Discussion
This four-part documentary series examines the obesity epidemic in America.
June 7, 6-8: “Consequences,” with presentation by community nutritionist Lauren Johnson
June 14, 6-8: “Choices,” speaker TBA
June 21, 6-8: “Children in Crisis,” speaker TBA
June 28, 6-8: “Challenges,” with presentation by community nutritionist Lauren Johnson
Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

DSAC Presents "Learning to Cope" | June 19

Tuesday, June 19th from 6-8pm at the Leahy~Holloran Community Center, 
Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition (DSAC) 
will host “Learning to Cope”, a forum for parents and teens with several guest speakers, including local men and women in recovery and Ms. Joanne Peterson from 
The Forum’s goal will be to educate, help build skills and offer supportive resources to both youth and parents (parents and teens will be in separate meeting areas). >> Read More

Adams Street Library Annual Book Sale | June 9

The Friends of the Adams Street Library (690 Adams Street, Dorchester) will host their annual book sale on Saturday, June 9 from 9am – 1PM.
Books are gently used and reasonably priced. Students who bring their school summer reading list and find a summer book at the book sale will receive that book for FREE. >> Read More

Soulful Sounds Second Saturday | June 9

Soulful Sounds 2nd Saturdays is a new monthly event at Gallery G of the Black Indian Inn! starts June 9th from 8pm to 12am | 38 Bicknell St. Dorchester, MA 02121 and each 2nd Saturday after that. Hosted by Radiant Jasmin, Terry Orlando Jones and Simone Iman. Gabrilla Ballard is the featured performer for the Joyful June Jump Off!

To find out more information on Gabrilla and her music, visit her website HERE.

$5 -$10 donation, all ages welcome. Earlier in the day from 5-7pm, Gallery G has Soulful Sights 2nd Saturdays with a visual art reception for Zouljah Art by Q. 

For more info: or call: 617-419-5042 and 617-971-7233.


Can't Wait Productions Presents "Show Up" | July 6 + 7



"Give a face to the girl who might never show up”

While discovering the lives of women-sex symbols in popular rap videos, we see the stress that  'The Ripper' goes through after realizing his booty shaking models are never going to show up to the video shoot. The Ripper is forced to find creative ways to shoot his music video without them. Show Up plays with this concept through abstract monologues and multimedia while revealing something intimate about these women.

Performances: June 28, 30 AND July 6, 7 at 7:30pm.  Doors at 7:00pm
Location: The Codman Square Great Hall | 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester MA 02124
*wheelchair accessible*

A 5 min bus ride on routes 22, 23 and 26 from Ashmont on the Red Line. 

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Summer Safety Day & Bike Rodeo | June 9

Join the Boston Police District C-11 for the Summer Safety Day & Bike Rodeo being held on June 9th from 10AM to 2PM at the McKeon Post Parking Lot / 4 Hilltop Street / Dorchester.  Children ages 4 - 12 years and parents are welcome to join in on bike safety info, fun bike games and agility tests, as well as cool bike helmets (while supplies last) and FREE raffle for two 20" kids bikes! Call the C-11 Community Service Office at 617.343.4524 for more information.

Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party | June 21

Join DotArt on the longest day of the year, Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 6:30pm until 9:30pm
, for the 2012 Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party.

Swingin' Music • Fabulous Art • Historic Architecture • Delicious Food & Drink • Silent Auction

This snazzy event will happen at First Parish Church, Meetinghouse Hill | 10 Parish Street | Dorchester, MA 02122 (Silent auction closes at 8:30 PM)
Tickets are $60 per person, and benefit scholarships in DotArt’s Programs. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but a sell-out is anticipated, so purchase early by clicking HERE.  *If you would like become an event sponsor or donate to the silent auction, please contact, or call 617.265.3503.

Main Street Open Golf Tournament | June 18

Swing into Summer at the Main Street Open June 18!
Start your summer right with a great day of golf at the St. Mark's Area Main Street (SMAMS) fourth annual Main Street Open golf tournament! Presented this year in partnership with Mass Affordable Housing Alliance and Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester.

Monday,  June 18, at the beautiful Franklin Park Golf Course, Dorchester. 

Registration and breakfast by Au Bon Pain 7:00 AM, shotgun start at 8:00.

Best Ball scoring - as long as one of your group can hit the ball straight, >> Read More

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