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The Neighborhood Children's Theatre Presents Cinderella | April 20

Under the direction of Michelle Barri-McCourt and Assistant Director Elizabeth Rouse, The Neighborhood Children's Theatre is proud to present Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. There will be three different shows taking place this upcoming weekend at the Saint Ann Parish Hall (239 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, MA), with the first one taking place on Thursday April 19th, the second on Saturday April 20th, and the last on Sunday April 21st. Start time 7PM.  

Little Miss Dorchester/Young Miss Dorchester | May 5

The Little Miss Dorchester Contest and the Young Miss Dorchester Contest, events that have been part of the annual Dorchester Day celebrations for decades, have the shared goal of bringing girls into the annual event to have fun and build confidence in public speaking. This year the contests will both be held at the First Parish Church (10 Parish Street, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, MA) on May 5th. The Little Miss Dorchester Contest will begin at 9:30AM, and all girls entering the contest must be residents of Dorchester between the ages of 7-9. Applications are due May 1st, and can be downloaded from the forms section of the Dorchester Day Parade website HERE. >> Read More

"Conscious Cafe" | April 26

ADK Productions, a new production company out of Boston that consists of Aginah Monique, Dani Baptista, and Kushelia Sukhu, is hosting " Conscious Cafe". This event is a variety talent show inclusive of all forms of entertainment (singing, dancing, spoken word, skits, monologues, etc). It is a "family friendly" atmosphere in which all ages are welcome. The event will take place at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave. Dorchester MA) on April 26th - from 6:30-8pm.

Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h | April 26

On April 26th, starting when the doors open at 6:30PM, the Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h will be held at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA). Proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. Tickets cost $100 each and it includes dinner at the drawing. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the parade committee by calling (857) 756-3675, or visit the website at

"Booms, Bubbles, Busts, Depressions, Recessions, and Panics: A History of American Financial Crises" | April 29

John Horrigan, historical lecturer, has been called “New England’s Pocket Historian.”  Mr. Horrigan lectured previously at the Dorchester Historical Society on the history of New England weather - now he returns with:

"Booms, Bubbles, Busts, Depressions, Recessions and Panics: A History of American Financial Crises" which presents a chronology of recessions, bank crashes, slides, panics and manias in American finance. This event will take place April 29th, 2PM to 4PM, at the Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street). More information can be found by visiting the DHS's webstie:

A Salon of the Romantics with pianist Sarah Takagi | April 20

Greater Boston House Concerts is proud to present pianist Sarah Takagi on April 20th from 8PM to 11PM. Since making her debut with the orchestra at age 11, Sarah Takagi has performed numerous concerts in the U.S., Canada and Japan, including the the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. and at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Experience Ms. Takagi's music up close in a salon recital with Greater Boston House Concerts - location 21 Virginia Street, Dorchester, MA. Featuring music from her solo debut album by Chopin, Albéniz, Ginatstera, Brahms and improvisations by Sarah. A brief 'Talk-Back' with Sarah will follow the concert and then a meet-the-artist reception. Free parking is available on Virginia Street.    >> Read More

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster | April 25

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster invites parents, caregivers, community members and service providers to join the next Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable Weds. April 25, 2012 from 12:30-2:30pm at The Boys & Girls Club, 1135 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester Day Parade Planning for those interested in being part of the FCCT Planning Committee, time will be set aside at this meeting. A group will walk in the Dot Day parade to represent the Fields Corner Children Thrive. Lunch and childcare provided (RSVP REQUIRED FOR CHILDCARE) and there will be a raffle for $20 Target gift cards for PARENT AND GRANDPARENT participants. To be eligible for the raffle, you must attend the entire meeting. RSVP by April 20th to Tuyen Nguyen by email or call 617-740-2586. 

The Strike for Bread and Roses | April 23

An hour-long performance seen at over 200 venues,
 and commissioned by the Bread and Roses Festival Committee, about the women textile workers who changed 
the course of American labor history, 
including the actual testimony of four 14-year-old 
mill workers before the United States Senate. Celebrate the Bread and Roses Centennial year! With noted performer Sharon Kennedy.
Monday April 23, 2012, at 6:30 pm
Adams St. Branch Library/690 Adams St., Dorchester, 02122, 617-436-6900

Meet Author Emily Sweeney | April 25

Boston has had its share of bookies and loan sharks, gangsters and wiseguys, hoodlums and hit men. From the Great Brink's Robbery, which was hailed as the crime of the century; to the long-forgotten Cotton Club in Roxbury, where the legendary nightlife kingpin Charlie "King" Solomon was gunned down; to the infamous Blackfriars Massacre, a brutal gangland slaying that left five men dead, slumped over a backgammon game in a cramped basement office--all of these dark moments in time are a part of Boston's history that is rarely spoken about. Boston Organized Crime explores the region's shadier side and takes a closer look at the mobsters and racketeers who once operated in the Greater Boston area. >> Read More

Social Media Marketing | April 19

Dudley Square Main Streets and Greater Grove Hall Main Streets are sponsoring "Social Media Marketing", a continental breakfast at the Haley House Cafe (12 Dade Street).  The event is being held on April 19th from 8AM to 9:30AM and will focus on social media tools such as Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc. and how they can be utilized to make a business profile stronger and more connected.  To register for this event, please email  Pre-registration is $5 and on-site registration is $10.  For additional information, please contact Dudley Main Streets (617.541.4644/ or Greater Grove Hall Main Streets (617.427.2560/ 

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