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UMass Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | April 20

The University of Massachusetts Boston Dept. of Performing Arts presents the 2005 Tony Award Winning Musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Performances are in the McCormack Theatre, located at 100 Morrissey Blvd. There will be a special community night performance held on April 19th at 7PM.

Seating is limited, so RSVP by April 10th by email to Questions? please call Mona Connolly Casper at 617-287-5304.

Tickets purchased at the door: Student $10/General $20. 

Full List of Performances:

4/17 @ 6PM: Student Appreciation Night ($10 ticket with free pizza after the show)

4/18 @ 6PM

*4/19 @ 7PM: Special UMass Boston Community Night with complimentary refreshments

4/20 @ 8PM

4/21 @ 2PM and 8PM

4/22 @ 2PM


Close to Home Improv Night | April 6

Close to Home invites the community to Improvisation Night, an opportunity to meet neighbors, show off any talents, and watch Fields Corner's Finest Performances. FREE ADMISSION, FREE REFRESHMENTS, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT FOR ALL.

Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 ~ Time: 6:30pm - 8:15pm ~ Location: 42 Charles Street, Suite A (Inside the VietAID Community Center)

MBTA Community Meetings | April 30

Bus Routes 15, 22 and 28 Community Meetings
The MBTA has been introducing their Key Bus Route Improvement Program at a series of community meetings - they want community feedback on how to improve bus routes 15, 22 and 28. Preliminary recommendations include adding customer amenities and bus stop consolidation - bus stops may be relocated and/or eliminated.

Last meeting is Mon. 4/30/2012, 
6-8 PM
 at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 
650 Dudley Street, Boston - can be reached by Bus Routes 15, 16, 17, 41 and 45.

Project handouts will be available for viewing shortly before the meeting. Public input will help create a better bus service for our community! >> Read More

Howard Art Project: Peer Pressure | April 5

The Howard Art Project presents: Peer Pressure, is an MFA Thesis Exhibition with artists Alaina Gurdak, Anthony Montuori, Christopher Ford, Erik Benjamins, Leah Craig, Joanna Tam, Jordan Tynes, and Michael Gaughran.

The Opening Reception is on April 5 from 5-9PM, but will be open from April 6th to the 22nd, and is located at 1486 Dorchester Ave.  Hours: Fridays-Sundays 12 - 6PM and by appointment.

Visit their website: 

Hear a radio tidbit from the organization: >> Read More

Boston Shines 2012 | April 27 & 28

Please join Mayor Thomas M. Menino for Boston Shines 2012, 10th annual two-day citywide neighborhood clean-up event, part of the Mayor’s year-round program, Boston Shines 365. Lots of clean-up events are happening throughout Dorchester, listed below are those we've heard of so far, we'll add others so please check back! 

On Friday, April 27th there will be clean-ups at the Clap School on Harvest St., the Russell School on Columbia Rd. and at the Dorchester Historical Society on Boston St. And on Saturday April 28 >> Read More

DOT Out Annual Spring Event | April 2

A Monday evening out to learn about DotOUT or connect with friends. Mix business with pleasure for our annual membership meeting and cocktail hour. 

Have some complementary Italian fare and a chance to win some special prizes. 

Arrive between 6:30PM and 7PM with a short meeting at 7p. 
Bylaw amendments\Elections\Parade Updates  >> Read More

Dorchester Symphony Orchestra Board Meeting | April 3

Please come to the Dorchester Symphony board meeting this Tuesday, April 3rd, 7 PM at Spukies Pizza - 1159 Washington St Dorchester, Lower Mills. All who are interested in helping the orchestra in some capacity are invited to come! See you then!

REACH Coalition Meeting | April 2

The next Coalition meeting will take place on Monday, April 2nd at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue, Roxbury MA between Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue.
Dinner will be served at 5:30pm and the meeting will begin at 6pm. >> Read More

The Food Fests of Italy | April 4

One Wednesday a month, Regional Pasta Tour is devoted  to one of Italy’s countless annual food festivals.

Wednesday, April 4- Artichoke Festival Pasta Tour (Sagra del Carciofo Romanesco)

Raw Artichoke Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Lasagna of Confit Artichokes (recipe appears below) and Pancetta with Bechamel, Cynar-Green Tea Granita >> Read More

Rally to Restore MassHealth Adult Dental | April 4

Please join co-chairs of the Legislative Oral Health Caucus Representative John Scibak and Senator Harriette Chandler, along with Health Care for All's Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce will hold a rally on April 4 to advocate for the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits. It has been nearly two years since cuts to MassHealth adult dental benefits left more than 700,000 adults, including low income seniors, disabled adults, and people with serious chronic disease, without access to dental care >> Read More

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