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Etiquette of Step | April 27


Save Our Streets-Boston, Inc (SOS), in conjunction with Boston Centers for Youth & Families, will host their first annual step showcase, Etiquette of Step, at the Madison Park Community Center. The show will begin at 2pm and it will act as one of many ways the city will heal itself and recover. Roughly eight teams, ranging between churches, community groups, high schools and colleges, will entertain and help heal their family, friends and local community with their talents. This show is free and open to the public. >> Read More

Bird Street Community Center Gala | May 7

Bird Street Community Center's 1st ever gala dinner celebration! Honoring their Past

 Alumni, Amazing Youth of Today, and the Future of this inner-city community center. Celebrating 35 years (1978-2013) of progressive programming for youth in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. A heartfelt thank you as well to our departing Executive Director, Andrea Kaiser. Food, drinks, and youth performances. MC Bill Forry of the Dorchester Reporter..

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Spring Seedling Sale | May 11

Saturday May 11th marks the Spring Seedling Sale  including vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. SNAP/EBT Cards accepted.

9am - 3pm

38 Fabyan Street Dorchester.

Call 617-822-3276 for more infomation

Victory Programs Revision Urban Farm is an innovative urban agriculture project, the mission of which is to increase access to local affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for shelter residents and our extended community

Boston Shines | April 27

The eleventh annual citywide neighborhood clean-up is happening April 26th and 27th. Over 5,000 volunteers pitch in every year.  Join in again and plant flowers, sweep, rake and pick up trash to make our communities more beautiful. 

Volunteer as an individual

Volunteer as a business

For more information contact the Mayor's office of Neighborhood Services at 617-635-3485

Conversation with US Senate Candidates | April 20


Hear from your US Senate Canidatese in a community forum. Free and Open to All. Spread the word and bring questions for the candidates about issues affecting our community!

All candidates have been invited; Congressman Lynch and Congressman Markey have confirmed

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, doors open at 4:00 pm event starts at 4:30pm

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Chic Fashion Meets Innovative Art | April 27

Chic fashion meets innovative art at Hancock Gallery’s “Fashion Cafe:  The Show” on April 27th at 7:00 PM.  The evening will highlight works by Dorchester artist Elaine Croce-Happnie and Drea of Drea Design Couture, as well as a live performance by pop singer songwriter Sophia Moon and DJ Karma Lee.
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Don't Weight | May 8th

Sign up for a Weight Management Group for Adults beginning on May 8. Learn to make changes to your diet and your activity in order to lose weight in a supportive group setting! Session will cover: Energy balance, goal setting, stress eating, smart shopping, physical activity resources, sugar, fat, sleep and more

Wednesdays From 5pm-6pm begining May 8

Codman Square health Center | 637 Washington St, Dorchester Codman Square Conference room

For More Information contact Anne Mcdonald

(617) 822-8303 |


The rollicking adventures of Astrid Lindgren’s red-haired rascal will delight audiences of all ages. Determined to live life as she sees fit, Pippi Longstocking teases, surprises, and exasperates the pompous and condescending adults who wish to rein her in. Best known as “the strongest girl in the world,” Pippi has become an icon to many generations of young women who aspire to be independent.

Story by Astrid Lindgren.
Adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson.
Music by Roberta Carlson.
Directed by Wendy Lement.
Scenic design by Matthew T. Lazure.
Lighting design by John Malinowski.
Costumes by Melissa Miller. >> Read More

Celebrating Jazz and Poetry | April 8


National Poetry Month and the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month coincide in April, making it the perfect time for a project that celebrates both. 

Celebrating Poetry and Jazz Together, a collaboration of JazzBoston, New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, remind us the pairing of poetry and jazz has a long history. 

Hear NEC students read jazz-influenced poems selected by Pinsky, and then perform the music that inspired them. You can even step up and read one of the poems

April 8th 7pm

Adams St. Branch Boston Public Library - 690 Adams St. Dorchester

Contact (617) 436-6900 for more info

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