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Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy's 100 Violinists | June 11

On Monday June 11th @ 6PM, Boston Landmarks Orchestra will be presenting a concert featuring 100 violinists from Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, along with Brass Favorites and Penny Whistle Band. Among the musical pieces being played are "This Land is Your Land" and "America the Beautiful". 

The concert will take place in Dorchester Park (next to 2200 Dorchester Avenue) with a rain location set at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Gymnasium (2214 Dorchester Avenue). 

More information can be found HERE, or by contacting / 617.987.2000x11. 

Wind Turbine Tour, "Dirty Business" at IBEW | June 16

See the exciting film Dirty Business - a screening is happening at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 building in Dorchester, MA. IBEW boasts its very own wind turbine, which is a landmark seen by thousands daily from I-93. Get an up-close and personal look at the turbine around 6pm.

At 6:30, State Representative Lori Ehrlich is guest speaker! Following Rep Ehrlich's remarks, a screening of 'Dirty Business'. This film investigates the production and usage of coal, >> Read More

Peace Night | June 8

PEACE NIGHT Friday, June 8th 2012 @ 8pm

Michael Brinkley Management in Association with Keri D. Singleton Presents P.E.A.C.E. Night 2012 at the Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink, featuring a video for Hip-Hip Phenom Kaviar's hit single "I'll' Eat Ya Food".

Special Guest Performances: JaQuay, Ko King, PKa$h & THEE SLAP BRACELETS  OFFICIAL PEACE DANCERS. >> Read More

Early Words for Early Birds | June 7

Early Words for Early Birds: Stories and Singing for Infants, Toddlers and their Families
Literacy activities parents can do now to prepare their young child for the school years!
Join ReadBoston for this FREE event.
Dinner will be provided. Parents will receive a selection of new children’s books and other literacy materials.
WHEN: Thursday, June 7th, 2012 @ 5-7:00 pm                        

WHERE: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
             1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester >> Read More

Fathers Family Fun Day | June 9

Please join Dorchester CARES on Saturday, June 9th  2012 in Harambee Park to celebrate Fatherhood at the 3rd Annual FATHERS FAMILY FUN DAY. DETAILS:

-10:30AM SHARP - meet at 200 Bowdoin St. for registration and a Dorchester CARES Rally!  (Morning refreshments provided)

-PARADE to Harambee Park (15 Talbot Ave.) for the Family Fun Day: 12 noon - 4pm!!!

Entertainment for the whole family: BBQ, Music, Face painting, Sack races, etc! White Ribbon Pledge: Men Pledging to end violence against Women*. To RSVP please call: Karla Walker, PATCH Community Coordinator @617-474-1143 x223 >> Read More

Dot Day Sale at Ashmont Cycles | June 2 - 3

There will be a Dot Day Sale at Ashmont Cycles this weekend from Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3.  Deals include: 5% off of all bikes and 10% off of all accessories (parts and labor not included in sale).
Ashmont Cycles is located at 551A Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA. Please call 617.282.6552 if you have any questions.

Cultural District Meeting | May 23

The Dorchester Cultural Districts Meeting will now take place on  Wednesday May 23 from 4-6pm  at the Strand Theater in Uphams Corner. Meri Jenkins from the Massachusetts Cultural Council will again join the group and give a presentation and answer questions on the Cultural Districts Program and how to get started.

Boston Youth Fund Budget Hearing | May 24

Boston Youth Fund Budget Hearing
Thurs, May 24 at 2:00 pm (come by 3:30 pm, and earlier if you can)
at Boston City Hall, 5th Floor

Our Campaign Goals: 14,000 Summer Jobs (1/3 from the City) and Year-Round Jobs!

Come to Boston City Hall (near Government Center and State Street train stops} for the budget hearing is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm. Councilor Mark Ciommo's office has indicated that they are looking into rescheduling it later or making sure people can testify later, and said they will let us know by today. So please still come by 3:30 if you can't come at 2:00, and we'll update you soon! >> Read More

Dorchester Lacrosse Starts | May 25

Just a reminder that registration for the summer league is open. We are working on playing at BC High this summer, fingers crossed.…..another reminder that the kids can bring the packets to practice or drop them off 181 Milton Street for our fundraiser.  MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND: HERE.

The boys U11(5:15p) and boys U13(6:15p) are both playing at home on Wednesday night 5/23 please have theboys down there as early as possible.  

If your son/daughter have not received a packet please see your coach at practice.  If you need more tickets please ask your coach at practice and we will provide more for you to sell. We are offering all kinds of prizes for the highest sellers.

Thanks for supporting Dorchester Lacrosse!!

NOTE: >> Read More

Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative Celebrates | June 13

On Wednesday June 13th the Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative is celebrating a year of hard work with a fundraiser! DFSI is trying to reach a $25,000 goal via the Marathon Fundraiser and everyone is invited! There will be a raffle for all guests attending.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / 4-7PM

The Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Ave
(near Fields Corner T Station)

Light refreshments will be served.

Raffle Prizes signed Bruins Hockey Stick and Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants

Tickets are $10.  To purchase a ticket contact Colin Hunt at (617) 740 2598 or  

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