19th Annual Youth Peace Conference, May 14

Teen Empowerment presents the 19th Annual Youth Peace Conference entitled, "The Open Book: Same Cover, Different Stories." Every year this momentous occasion draws in 500-800 Boston youth. The conference will feature youth speaking truth in theatre, speeches, raps, poetry and more! Lunch and ice cream will be provided and there will be opportunities for youth to get resources and information on how to get more involved. This year the Youth Peace Conference is being held at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Grove Hall. Tickets are only $2 in advance and $3 at the door. You can get tickets at 2010 Columbus Avenue or from any Teen Empowerment Youth Organizer.

Saturday, May 14 2011 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jeremiah E. Burke High School, 60 Washington Street, Boston MA

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The 2011 Mobius Wearable Art Runway Show, May 6

Come out to support students from the John Marshall Elementary School as they rock the runway at Mobius this Friday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. Four students, Deandre Dewhollis, Xavier Barrientos, Jose Pena, and Rayauna Martin-Milton, will strut their stuff and represent their school in the 2011 Mobius Wearable Art Runway Show that will display "wearable art" of all types created by artists and designers from Boston, San Francisco, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Spain! >> Read More

Lambert's Fitness Offers Day Pass

Come check out a class or the gym at Lambert's! Attached is a free One Day Pass. Like what you see? Enroll for 30% off! Lambert's offers KettleBells, Zumba, Kickboxing, Circuit Training, Bootcamp, Pilates, a fully equipped gym, Women's Boxing and much more! 

Have a College or a High School daughter home for the summer? Keep them active! Lambert's is offering 3-month memberships for $99 (June/July/August only). School ID required. Check out for details. Print out your free pass and stop by today!  

Boston Brunchers Meet at Ashmont Grill, May 7

Join the Boston Brunchers at Ashmont Grill on Saturday, May 7, to enjoy a delicious brunch meal with fellow foodies! The Boston Brunchers group was recently created in October of 2010 by ten avid food bloggers who decided to take their love of food to the next level and make it a social occasion!

The Brunchers have been all over the city from Cambridge to South Boston and are finally making a stop right here in Dorchester! Let's hope for beautiful weather so attendees can relax out on the patio and take in the spring air. Satisfy your sweet tooth this weekend with a stack of banana pancakes or try a scrumptious serving of apple pie french toast, yum! So come by the Ashmont Grill this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate good food with the Boston Brunchers, all are welcome.

RSVP with Boston Brunchers here

Community Meeting on Redistricting, May 14

Massachusetts Seal Redistricting is coming to your community! Redistricting is the process of redrawing the districts that public officials, including Congress, state Senate, state House of Representatives, and Governor's Council are elected from and represent. It is required by the state constitution to be conducted every ten years. A Dorchester meeting will take place on May 14, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Joseph Lee Elementary School, 155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester Ctr, MA 02124-2904. Why participate? Redistricting determines who will represent you and affects election outcomes. Fair redistricting will give your community a voice and access to the political process. Finally, redistricting can encorage civic engagement.

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Write on the DOT reading series, May 3

Locals, get to know your writers. Writers, get to know your locals. Join your fellow literary aficionados on Tuesday, May 3rd at the first "Write on the DOT" reading of poetry and fiction by UMass Boston Creative Writing MFA students and local Dorchester writers. The reading kicks off at 7 p.m. at The Blarney Stone Bar/Restaurant in Fields Corner (1505 Dorchester Ave., 1 block from the Fields Corner T Stop on the Ashmont Red Line). Come raise a glass and join your neighbors as our readers unfurl beauty and darkness, ideas and inspiration. Tuesday's readers are: Rad Thie, Kurt Klopmeier, Andra Hibbert, Betsy Gomez, Zachary Bos, and Mark Rotondi. If you're a writer living/working in Dorchester and would like to read at an upcoming Write on the DOT, please send an email to - we'd love to hear from you. For more info, visit

Dorchester Garden Council meets every 1st Tuesday

Boston Natural Areas NetworkAs community gardening gains momentum with the renovation of the Nightingale Community Garden, Boston Natural Areas network (BNAN) has created the Dorchester Garden Council, the first neighborhood garden council in the city. The Dorchester Garden Council is comprised of gardeners and garden supporters and staffed by BNAN, and will be a local clearinghouse of support and ideas for gardening in Dorchester, connecting to residents, local groups and institutions and programs serving all ages.  The council meets in Dorchester the first Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you would like to learn more about the garden council, or how to get involved in community gardening in your Dorchester neighborhood, please contact BNAN at or call the BIGG Project Manager Grantley Payne at 617-542-7696 x21. >> Read More

Plan Bike Week! DotBike Meeting, May 3

DotBike The next Dot Bike meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Bike Week (May 15 - 21) is just around the corner and while there are great events planned by the city of Boston and other big groups, Dot Bike would like to make bike week fun right here in Boston's best neighborhood. There are a few ideas for rides and gatherings, and, whether you can attend or not, Dot Bike wants any and all ideas you may have for bike week - a contest, outreach to another Dorchester group, participation in another event, anything "bikey," it would be great to include your idea for bike week - or beyond! Email >> Read More

Special Ed. Transitional Services Clinic, June 4

Disability Law Center, Inc.Disability Law Center, Inc. will hold a free training and clinic for parents on special education transition services for children with disabilities, ages 14-22. The training will take place Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Haitian Multi-Service Center, 185 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA and will be conducted in both Haitian Creole and English. Konferans sou sèvis tranzisyon nan edikasyon espesyal pou timoun andikape ki gen laj 14-22 ane. Pou enfomasyon ak enskripsyon an Kreyòl, vizite

Register online or by one of the following means:

Mail: DLC, 11 Beacon Street, Ste 925 Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (800) 872-9992
Fax: (617) 723-9125
TTY: (800) 381-0577 >> Read More

Spring Planting Festival & Perennial Divide, May 21

Boston Natural Areas NetworkToo much hosta and not enough irises? Dig up the excess perennials in your garden and bring them to the Perennial Divide where you can exchange them for someone else’s overage. Sponsored by the Boston Natural Areas Network. This celebration of spring also offers a sale of vegetable seedlings, native trees, shrubs, and perennials and plenty of great gardening advice. Event takes place Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan (Off River Street in Mattapan Square).

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