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Earth Hour, Saturday Mar 27 at 8:30 PM

Join MyDorchester in celebrating Earth Hour 2010!

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour 2010 asks participants to extinguish all non-essential lighting during this one hour. Lighting that is essential for public safety should be kept on.

Earth Hour Boston Flyer

Boston Public Library Demonstration/Protest, Mar 28

The Citywide Friends of the BPL, in coordination with several BPL Branch Friends groups and other interested community organizations are planning to hold a public information session this Sunday in Copley Square to protest the proposed closing of neighborhood branch libraries. As presently conceived, this will be a silent walk around the McKim/Johnson BPL complex with signs and leaflets. Petition points will be set up in front of all doors to solicit signatures on "Don't Close Our Libraries" petition papers.

The proposed timeframe for this event is one hour from 1:00-2:00 (the library opens at 1:00 on Sundays). At the end of the hour, the participants will perform an orderly and silent "walk-through" of the library, entering on the Dartmouth Street side of the building, circling the inner courtyard once, and exiting through the Johnson lobby. >> Read More

Seekers of Knowledge Presents 3rd Annual Spelling Bee, Mar 19

Participate in the Third Annual Spelling Bee on Friday, March 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Spelling Bee is for girls ages 6-12 years old. There will be three age categories for the spelling bee and winners: Ages 6 & 7, Ages 8-10, and Ages 11 & 12.

If you are interested in participating in the 2010 Spelling Bee please contact Cynthia Gaines @ 617-379-2421 or Dawn Martin at Codman Square Tech Center. Please leave a message if no one answers. >> Read More

Midnight Zumba, Mar 19

Do you love to dance? Do you love to have a good time with friends! Then come to the Dorchester YMCA this Friday night from 9 pm - 12 am for Midnight Zumba!

This will be the party of the year with good food, good friends, good music - and the chance to burn 500 calories per hour!

The cost is $20 per person with all funds going straight back to the Dorchester community of teens, youth, and families. >> Read More

Boston Ballet Free Performance, Mar 12

Boston Ballet, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Tourism and Special Events, and Boston Public Schools, present two free, interactive performances featuring Boston Ballet company dancers, Boston Ballet II dancers, and Boston Ballet School students at The Strand Theatre in Dorchester, MA on Friday, March 12, 2010.

The 4:30pm performance is free and open to the general public, while the earlier 10:00am performance is just for BPS students.

The performances, developed specifically for The Strand Theatre, will feature a dynamic introduction to a variety of dance forms through an interactive and diverse program. The performance will include contemporary dance, classical ballet, and new works created for The Strand Theatre. >> Read More

The Fairmount Greenway Meeting, Feb 27

Help shape one of the newest and largest "green" projects in the Dorchester community!

Share information about lots, green spaces, and other key community destinations near your home.

Saturday, February 27 from 10:00AM to 12:30PM at the Talbot Bernard Community Room, 193 Talbot Ave (Next to Lee School)

Light Breakfast will be served. >> Read More

ONEin3 Dorchester Neighborhood Night, Feb 24

Please join other local young people on Wednesday, February 24th for the first ONEin3 Dorchester Neighborhood Night of 2010 at the Blarney Stone!

A chance to meet your neighbors & other young people, have delicious snacks & refreshments, and get to know your community better.

Wednesday, February 24th 6:00 – 8:00 PM*
The Blarney Stone
1509 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
Light appetizers will be served. >> Read More

Great Chocolate Cook-off Extravaganza 2010, Feb 21

Baker Chocolate Talk & Great Chocolate Cook-off Extravaganza 2010! Learn about Chocolate. Eat Chocolate.

On Sunday afternoon at 2 pm Anthony Sammarco, well-known author and lecturer on Dorchester History, will present an illustrated talk on his (fifty-seventh!) book The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History that chronicles the history and development of this venerable and delicious industry in Dorchester's Lower Mills.

Afterwards, sample chocolate creations submitted by professional chefs and amateur bakers in competition for top bragging rights. Its all happening at the Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, 02125 - suggested donation $5 for non-chefs. Visit this link for details about this delectable event!

Free Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Clinic, Feb 18

AIDS Action Committee’s (AAC) Legal Services Department is holding a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) walk-in clinic in the Great Hall this Thursday from 6-9pm. AAC is offering assistance to Haitians looking to receive temporary protected status for immigration. The U.S. Government has officially announced that Haitians in the United States as of January 12, 2010 will be eligible to receive temporary protected status to remain in the U.S. for at least 18 months, and even to work.

AAC will be holding walk-in clinics to provide information about TPS and to assist in filling out the necessary forms.
Codman Square Health Center is hosting one of these clinics on Thursday, February 18 from 6-9 p.m. in the Great Hall - 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester. >> Read More

Potluck Fundrasing Dinner to Benefit AFAB, Feb 16

You are invited to attend a Potluck Dinner to raise money for the Association for Haitian Women (AFAB). The dinner will be at The Great Hall (6 Norfolk St, Codman Square, Dorchester) this Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.

Members of Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) are deeply saddened by the tragedies unfolding in Haiti. They are also aware that friends and neighbors among the Haitian diaspora in Dorchester are reeling from the shock.

Boston has the third largest Haitian community in the country, with Dorchester having the highest numbers. The Boston community is facing grief and loss with many family members dead, and they are already preparing for the large influx of Haitians expected to arrive who will need housing, employment, post-disaster relief and support. Their partner organization in Dorchester, Association for Haitian Women, (AFAB) is already providing much needed trauma counseling, advocacy and practical services. >> Read More

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