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Bill Thompson and the Jazz Express, Aug. 14

JazzJoin Bill Thompson and the Jazz Express for an outdoor concert on August 14th! Don't miss this exciting event at Northeastern University’s Centennial Quad (near Ruggles Station)! Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity at (617) 373-2133.

Dorchester Music Clubhouse Summer Bash, Aug. 12

The Dorchester Music Clubhouse will be hosting an extraordinary event on August 12! The "End of the Summer Bash" will conclude the clubhouse's summer programming with a BBQ & Concert. Special guest performers, including a new recording artist "P'Tah" who will be doing a meet and greet, will provide entertainment. Please see the attached flier. You don't want to miss this!

BBQ begins at 6 p.m.; concert follows at 6:30 p.m. A meet and greet will follow. All events take place in the Nike Court. For more information, contact Ayeisha D. Mathis, Music Director, at 617.288.7120 x1410 or amathis@bgcdorchester.org. The Music Clubhouse is located at 1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Ciclopaseo and Cycling in Quito, Aug. 16

The Ciclopaseo in Quito, Ecuador, a 30km route closed to motorized traffic every week to allow space for cycling, walking, and other forms of transport, averages 40,000 participants each day it is held. Sally Sharrow, who helped out as an intern for Dot Bike this year, got a taste of the bicycle advocacy scene in Quito while studying abroad there last year. She will share her experiences working and riding with the people and organizations involved in making Quito una ciudad cicletera. This session takes place on Tuesday, August 16, at the William Devine Golf Course Clubhouse at Franklin Park (1 Circuit Drive, Boston) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact dotbike@bostonbiker.org, visit DotBike online or continue reading. >> Read More

RoxComp Family Fun Day, Aug. 20

Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc. (RoxComp) will hold a Family Fun Back to School Day on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Fun Day features raffles, games, giveaways and activities (including moon bounce and face painting). Get free school supplies! Take home health information you can use! Come to the Parking Lot of RoxComp & Warren Gardens Housing Cooperative, 50 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury on August 20! For additional information, contact Craig Bowden at 617-442-7400 ext. 2205.  

Good Morning Dorchester Workshop Series, Sep. 22

Dorchester Board of TradeThe Dorchester Board of Trade is hosting a "Good Morning Dorchester Workshop" series. Join them on Thursday, September 22, from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m., for a small business workshop designed to highlight various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current businesses in need of assistance in starting or expanding their business. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Event takes place at Work Inc., 25 Beach Street, Dorchester. >> Read More

Clemente Course Now Accepting Applications!

Clemente CourseThe Clemente Course, a comprehensive introduction to the humanities through the study of literature, art history, philosophy and American history, is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 season! During the course, students are coached in writing and developing critical thinking skills. The Clemente Course is accredited by Bard College and qualifies students for six college credits upon successful completion of the program. Accepted students receive the benefits of this wonderful program for free - please spread the word about this incredible opportunity for educational enrichment.

For more information, click here, view a program flyer, or download the 2011-2012 Clemente Course Application.

Greater Chamberlain Neighbors Annual Yard Sale, Aug. 6

Yard SaleJoin the Greater Chamberlain Neighbors for a GREAT BIG multi-family Yard Sale on Saturday, August 6! Tools, furniture, clothes, fine linen, toys, collectibles, clothing, jewelry, fabric, and maybe even some artwork will be available. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the work of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition. There will be refreshments available for a small donation. Yard Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Algonquin Bradlee and Chamberlain Streets in Four Corners, right by GFCAC's office. >> Read More

Canoe the Neponset from Lower Mills, Aug. 14

CanoeEnjoy a Sunday morning canoe adventure with Boston Natural Areas Network and the MA Department of Conservation & Recreation on Sunday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. This Neponset River paddle that ventures up to falls found at the base of the Baker Chocolate mills is limited to experienced paddlers who will meet at Milton Landing, off Wharf Street in Milton. Canoes and gear will be provided for this free event.

Reservations are required and anyone interested must call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or visit www.bostonnatural.org.

Food Coop Potluck Get-Together, Aug. 25

Collaborate for food access; cooperate for community. The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will hold a Pot Luck Dinner and general get together at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Nightingale Community Garden—recently renovated by the Boston Natural Area Network near the corner of Park St. and Washington St. in Dorchester. The garden is alive with activity, and is a model for creating a space that brings together the full diversity of Dorchester residents. Please come and bring friends and neighbors who are interested in a Food Co-op in Dorchester!

Be a Big Sister in Your Community

For women 20 and older: This one-to-one mentoring program matches girls (ages 7-15) with women who live in or around their community.  Big Sisters spend time with Little Sisters weekly for the first three months and a minimum of twice per month thereafter for at least 12 months.

 

Matches meet on days and times of their choosing and do activities that they both enjoy, such as playing games, watching movies or riding bikes.  They develop a special friendship based on trust and respect as they learn about and from each other! 

 

There are currently 119 girls waiting for a Big Sister in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods!

 

To apply, visit www.bigsister.org, call 617.236.8060, or email volunteer@bigsister.org.

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