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Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h | April 26

On April 26th, starting when the doors open at 6:30PM, the Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h will be held at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA). Proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. Tickets cost $100 each and it includes dinner at the drawing. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the parade committee by calling (857) 756-3675, or visit the website at DotDayParade.com

"Booms, Bubbles, Busts, Depressions, Recessions, and Panics: A History of American Financial Crises" | April 29

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John Horrigan, historical lecturer, has been called “New England’s Pocket Historian.”  Mr. Horrigan lectured previously at the Dorchester Historical Society on the history of New England weather - now he returns with:

"Booms, Bubbles, Busts, Depressions, Recessions and Panics: A History of American Financial Crises" which presents a chronology of recessions, bank crashes, slides, panics and manias in American finance. This event will take place April 29th, 2PM to 4PM, at the Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street). More information can be found by visiting the DHS's webstie: DorchesterHistoricalSociety.org.

A Salon of the Romantics with pianist Sarah Takagi | April 20

Greater Boston House Concerts is proud to present pianist Sarah Takagi on April 20th from 8PM to 11PM. Since making her debut with the orchestra at age 11, Sarah Takagi has performed numerous concerts in the U.S., Canada and Japan, including the the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. and at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Experience Ms. Takagi's music up close in a salon recital with Greater Boston House Concerts - location 21 Virginia Street, Dorchester, MA. Featuring music from her solo debut album by Chopin, Albéniz, Ginatstera, Brahms and improvisations by Sarah. A brief 'Talk-Back' with Sarah will follow the concert and then a meet-the-artist reception. Free parking is available on Virginia Street.    >> Read More

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop 4/14

 

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Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster | April 25

Fields Corner Children Thrive/Dorchester Cluster invites parents, caregivers, community members and service providers to join the next Fields Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable Weds. April 25, 2012 from 12:30-2:30pm at The Boys & Girls Club, 1135 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester Day Parade Planning for those interested in being part of the FCCT Planning Committee, time will be set aside at this meeting. A group will walk in the Dot Day parade to represent the Fields Corner Children Thrive. Lunch and childcare provided (RSVP REQUIRED FOR CHILDCARE) and there will be a raffle for $20 Target gift cards for PARENT AND GRANDPARENT participants. To be eligible for the raffle, you must attend the entire meeting. RSVP by April 20th to Tuyen Nguyen by email or call 617-740-2586. 

The Strike for Bread and Roses | April 23

An hour-long performance seen at over 200 venues,
 and commissioned by the Bread and Roses Festival Committee, about the women textile workers who changed 
the course of American labor history, 
including the actual testimony of four 14-year-old 
mill workers before the United States Senate. Celebrate the Bread and Roses Centennial year! With noted performer Sharon Kennedy.
Monday April 23, 2012, at 6:30 pm
Adams St. Branch Library/690 Adams St., Dorchester, 02122, 617-436-6900

Meet Author Emily Sweeney | April 25

Boston has had its share of bookies and loan sharks, gangsters and wiseguys, hoodlums and hit men. From the Great Brink's Robbery, which was hailed as the crime of the century; to the long-forgotten Cotton Club in Roxbury, where the legendary nightlife kingpin Charlie "King" Solomon was gunned down; to the infamous Blackfriars Massacre, a brutal gangland slaying that left five men dead, slumped over a backgammon game in a cramped basement office--all of these dark moments in time are a part of Boston's history that is rarely spoken about. Boston Organized Crime explores the region's shadier side and takes a closer look at the mobsters and racketeers who once operated in the Greater Boston area. >> Read More

Social Media Marketing | April 19

Dudley Square Main Streets and Greater Grove Hall Main Streets are sponsoring "Social Media Marketing", a continental breakfast at the Haley House Cafe (12 Dade Street).  The event is being held on April 19th from 8AM to 9:30AM and will focus on social media tools such as Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc. and how they can be utilized to make a business profile stronger and more connected.  To register for this event, please email rsvp@greatergrovehall.org.  Pre-registration is $5 and on-site registration is $10.  For additional information, please contact Dudley Main Streets (617.541.4644/joyce@dudleysquare.org) or Greater Grove Hall Main Streets (617.427.2560/info@greatergrovehall.org). 

Healthy Strides, Codman Walks! | April 21

Starting on Saturday, April 21at 9:30AM, Healthworks Community Fitness is inviting anyone in the community to meet at 450 Washington Street in Dorchester, for a 45 minute walk to raise awareness about the importance of being active, because an active community is a healthy community!  This is a FREE event, with snacks and water being provided.  Rain date: Saturday, April 28th.  

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