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EMK Institute Welcomes John Lewis| July 20th

Representative John Lewis is speaking this Monday the 20th at the EMK Institute on Columbia Point. John will be speaking about  the Voting Rights Act which was established 50 years ago. John will be also talking about the importance of civic engagement as well as his work with the late Sen.Kennedy. Dont miss this opportunity to hear why your vote matters from a man who knows his history.

Where: EMK Institute, Columbia Point

When: Monday, July 20th 

RSVP - www.dotnews.com/node/131717 

Earth Fest | July 18th

The annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest will be held at Boston Commons on July 18  this Saturday. Join them in hearing Guster, New Politics, Atlas Genius, and Alex Preston perform their hits and enjoy the tons of activities dedicated to all ages as all ages are welcomed to the show. It's going to be an amazing concert, you dont want to miss this at all. Learn how you can save the environment while jamming out to tons of live music for free!

Where: Storrow Drive, Boston

When: July 18th 10AM- 5PM

Gospel Fest Auditions| July 16th

On  Thursday, July 16th Mayor Marty Walsh is hosting auditions for this falls Gospel Fest at City Hall. Candidates should be 18 years old have prior choir experience, should also be prepared to perform 30 seconds of a gospel song of their own choice. This years Gospel Fest is going to be a tremendous time, Erica Campbell (From Gospel Duo Mary Mary) will be feauturing at the show! Dont miss this opportunity let your voice be heard.

Where: Boston City Hall 

When:  July 16th (This Thursday) from 5:30 to 8:3o PM 

Girls Night| July 15th

Boston Center for Youth & Families is hosting girls night tommorrow at 5PM in the Curley Community Center located right in South Boston. Girls will partake in numerous activites as well as gain access to resources while having a positive experience getting to know peers their own age . It's a good time be a girl! All ages are welcomed ! 


1663 Columbia Rd

South Boston, MA:

When:  Wednesday, July 15th at 5PM

Kick Start Your Summer| July 13-18

The Dorchester YMCA will be opening doors to the community today and the rest of this week (July13th- July 18th) . Stop by or bring a friend for free! Join anytime during the days given and they will waive the joiner's fee saving $25-$50. Dont miss the opportunity to save money when joining the gym.
Where: Dorchester YMCA 
776 Washington Street
When: July 13-July 18th 


Job Fair| July 14th

On Tuesday. July 14th at 60 School St. In Boston the dept. of Youth engagement and employment is putting on a job fair for ages 16+ for positions in retail at Primark. Primark is a European brand coming right to the US this Septmeber and they are looking for employees in preparation of the grand opening later this fall. Here is a list of some of the positions (not all) that they are hiring for (no minimum experience required)

  • Retail Assistant
  • Cash Office Assistant
  • Stock Room Supervisor 

Where : 60 School St (Omni Parker House Hotel)

When: July 14th          

8am-1pm and 2pm-7pm

text "RSVP" to 617.207.6382 to confirm attendance.  Dont miss this opportunity !

Public Annual Meeting| July 13

Codman Square Health Center will host a Public Annual Meeting today, July 13th at 6pm in the Great Hall in Codman Square.  Mayor Marty Walsh, longtime supporter of the Health Center and Dorchester native will adress the crowd. During this meeting some great partners of the Codman Square Health Center, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and State Representative Russell Holmes will be recognized. Community developements and new relationships with local businesses will be discussed and spotlighted. There will be food and refreshments. Tell a friend, bring a friend! 

Where:  6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Tonight at 6PM

Summer Reading Series| July 13

Dot2Dot Cafe is hosting, along side  Dorchester Arts Collaborative, a  reading series this summer starting monday the 13th ! for children ages 0-7 starting July 13  

Age Groups have various times! make sure your kid is in for the right one!

0-3 (10-10:45am),

ages 4-7 (8:30-9:30am).

Kids will have journals to document their new vocaboulary and they will also be having "book chats" with special exciting visitors. Get your kid exctied about books early! 

Where:157A Washington Street

When: Every Monday Until August 17th 

Register at info@onthedotbooks.com 


Boston Cyclist Union Open House| July 30th

The Boston Cyclist Union is having an open meeting on July 30th to ensure that Dorchester is a safer place for those who bike.  They want you to come and discuss ways to make Dorchester more biker friendly with the Boston Redevelopment Authority forming a plan that works for the community.


South Boston - Dorchester Avenue Corridor Study

Iron Workers Local 7 Building

195 Old Colony Ave.

South Boston

When: Thurs., July 30, 5pm - 8pm

All are welcome! 

5K Run/Walk | Sept.12

The Dimock Center is hosting a 5K run/ walk this September! Before the 5K they are having training days for those participating on September 12th. Training sessions will be held on various dates throughout this month and next month. They will always be held at Playstead Park in Roxbury starting at 9AM! Go get active with your community!

When: July 11th ,  July 25th, August 8th,

August 22nd, and September 5th at 9AM

Where: Playstead Park in Roxbury 

Register at www.roadtowellness5k.com and receive more info about the event. 

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