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Jazz Fest with a Taste of the Caribbean @ Strand Theater | July 26

The Boston Foundation is partnering with the Berklee College of Music Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement to help revitalize arts and ethnic culture in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner.

Among the activities produced by Berklee will be a concert of jazz and Caribbean music on Friday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Strand Theater, located at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester. The concert is free.  >> Read More

Compassionate Friends 36th National Conference | July 5-7

July 5-7 2013  Compassionate Friends 36th National Conference  

Tina Chery will be the keynote speaker at the Compassionate Friends 36th National Conference on July 6  in Boston, MA.

Address: Boston Sheraton 39 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02199. 

1500 persons from the across the country are expected at Conference. The conference will incorporate the 14th annual Walk to Remember which begins at 8 a.m. Sunday July 7.     

This is the nation's largest self-help bereavement conference.  "This  is a unique conference because everyone attending has experienced the ultimate loss, the death of a child in their family, whether it happened two weeks or 40 years ago," says TCF Patricia Loder, executive director of The Compassionate Friends.              >> Read More

Dorchester Bay EDC Summer Block Party | July 13

Save the date. Dorchester Bay EDC & Maloney Properties Annual Block Party is coming up July, 13, 2013.

12-4pm Cottage Brook (624 Dudley Street)

Please call 617.825.4200 ext 212 if you would like to volunteer or be on the planning committee.

Take the Test Boston 2013

27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair | July 6

The 27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair takes place on July 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

  This year’s theme, “Reading in the Path to Success,” represents the belief that every child needs support, encouragement, and nurturing not only from their families, but also from their teachers, business leaders, elected officials, and community activists. “The education and development of our children and future leaders will take team effort,” Councillor Yancey said. >> Read More

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park 2013 Season

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park is a beloved Franklin Park institution with free concerts and performances from local artists on Tuesdays in July. Morning shows are for summer camps and families. We are partnering with OrigiNation and Boston Rhythm Riders this season to bring fitness and movement to the Playhouse with a mix of line dancing and youth performances. Evening shows are for everyone with a sizzling lineup of jazz, soul, world music, dance and drums – perfect for a summer night in the park!

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Free Family Community Cookout | June 29

Metropolitan Baptist Church FREE Annual Community Cookout

June 29th, 2013 // 11am to 5pm

393 Norfolk Street, Dorchester MA 


YWCA Boston's Community Dialogue Circle | June 25

Are We So Racist?:   Exploring Boston's Reputation as One of America's Most Racist Cities

Over the years, Boston has become known as a "racist city". But, where does this story start? How does one of the most "liberal" cities in the country earn a title like this? And more importantly, what can we do about it? Come join your fellow dialogues participants in an open discussion about the race dynamics in our city and the changes we want to make in the future.    

Don't forget to join us this Tuesday, June 25th, to: express your point of view, share in meaningful dialogue around a difficult topic, and to identify opportunities to take action.     Relevant articles will be distributed via email to those who RSVP 

When: June 25, 2013 from 6:00-7:30PM  >> Read More

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day | June 29

Saturday, June 29: 9:00AM to 2:00PM  
Location: West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner St, West Roxbury (near Home Depot and Millennium Park.)

Latex or Acrylic (water-based) paints are no longer accepted at hazardous waste days.  They are not hazardous and can be safely disposed of in your trash. Boston's trash is incenerated in waste-to-energy facilities.

To dispose of water-based paints, please let the paint dry out completely and put the dried paint in with your regular trash. To accelerate drying process, use kitty litter or a paint-drying product that you can buy at a hardware store. >> Read More

Asian Longhorn Beatle Info Session | June 26

the Asian Longhorn Beatles that is
30,000 acres in Worcester have already been destroyed
learn what to look for to prevent this in our precious parks, natural area and backyards
WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 at 6:30p.m.
Cedar Grove Gardens
911 Adams Street, Dorchester
call to save a seat
Meet Samantha Stelmack from the Mass Department of Agricultural Resources.

A free Event sponsored by the Dorchester Park Association

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