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JFK Library Forum: Thomas Jefferson, The Politician | Jan 16

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham discusses his latest book, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, with veteran journalist Mike Barnicle. This forum will be held on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Stephen Smith Hall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorchester.

All forums are free and open to the public. To make reservations and for further information, visit the Kennedy Presidential Library web page at or call 617-514-1643.


Valentine’s Day Dance Party for LGBT Youth | Feb. 9

On February 9th, 2013, Boston Latino Pride is hosting their very first Valentine’s Day Dance Party for LGBT Youth with Special Guest from RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars Mystique Summers. DJ Lady Spindrift will be spinning the Hottest Latin, Hip Hop and Top 40 Music. 

Doors open at 7PM at The Harriet Tubman House: 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Only 125 Youth are allowed at this event due to capacity limitation, we are offering online ticket sales  You can buy pre-sale Tickets by Clicking Here for $5. If you plan to buy your ticket at the door it will be $7 dollars.

If you have any question regarding this event please contact

This event is sponsored by Boston Pride, Latino Pride and Boston Pride Hockey Boston Pride Hockey

Viet-AID Tet Festival | Feb 23

Join Viet-AID in celebrating the 2013 Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 11:00am until 3:00pm. There will be Lion Dances and Firecrackers to start the New Year the right way! Come meet your neighbors and enjoy some fun times.

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Franklin Park Snow Festival | Jan. 26

Enjoy winter at the Franklin Park Snow Festival Saturday, February 2nd from 1:00-4:00pm at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse.  Go sledding, try out snowshoes, build snow people, and track animal prints with a Boston Nature Center naturalist. Bring your own cross country skis for park touring at 1:30pm. There will be some sleds to borrow, but brings yours if you have one. You can warm up with hot chocolate and board games in the clubhouse. 

Wish List for the Festival: - sleds - board games for all ages - snow shoes to lend - volunteers! (call or email if you can help out)  617-442-4141 / 

This snow is good for something! Tell all your friends, bring your cousins, and be sure to bundle up!

Community Health Education Speaker series | Jan 8

Join Upham's Corner Health Center for a special year-long Community Health Education Speaker series next Tuesday at at UCHC's ground floor, from 6 - 7 PM, to talk about Childhood Asthma.  A speaker from Boston Medical Center will speak on the topic, and a light dinner will be provided. RSVP recommended:

Codman Academy Open House | Feb 2


637 Washington, Dorchester MA

Saturday Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 1:00pm

Currently recruiting:

Grades K1, K2, 1st & 6th (pending state approval) & Grade 9 

*Tour of the New School Building

*Application available on site

*All your questions answered 

Please contact Porsha Olayiwola at or 617 287 0700 ext 120 for more info.

Fulani Haynes and the Jazz Collaborative | Jan 3

The CoffeeHouse at Haley House Bakery Cafe if off to a wonderful start with Fulani Haynes and the Jazz Collaborative! The evening will start at 7:00pm with guest speaker Vickie Meredith and will continue from 8:00-10:00pm with live jazz. Arrive early for dinner, served anytime from 5:00pm on!

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Free Family Zumba | Jan 19

Another Family Zumba Party in the Neighborhood!!!
*Children must be accompanied with an adult*

Lets shake, jump and wigggle with dancing and games that will get your heart rates pumping. Any age, any level, any ability.

When: Saturday January 19, 2013 (9:00am-10:00am)
Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
35 Deer St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Mary Kinsella Scannell

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration and Open House | Dec. 26

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration and Open House

Learn about and celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa at the Dudley Branch Library. Refreshments will be served. Open to all ages and families. FREE

Where: Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren Street , Roxbury

When: Wednesday December 26, 12P - 2P

Contact: 617-442-6186


Touching Heart: Young Women's Health and Wellness | Dec 13

Learn the 8 components of wellness and self-love. Make your own vision board for your future. Register for one of our prevention programs. Recieve a gift bag and have a lot of fun! Also there will be the opportunity to recieve a $10 gift card for HIV rapid testing AND a $10 gift card for completing a program survey.

Every second Thursday 5-7:45pm at the Grove Hall Library (41 Geneva Ave)

RSVP: (617-348-6268)

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