BPL Budget Roundtables, Mar. 15-16

This month, the Boston Public Library will host two budget roundtables that will provide a budget overview to interested community members and will cover topics such as FY12 revenue assumptions, library trust funds, capital budgeting, and the budget planning timeline. The dates of the March roundtables are:

· Tuesday, March 15, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Orientation Room, 6:30pm – 7:30pm 
· Wednesday, March 16, Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street in Dorchester, 6:30pm – 7:30pm >> Read More

Ashmont Hill @ Ashmont Grill: Artist Mike Ritter, Mar. 16

Mike Ritter of Dorchester’s Ashmont Hill presents his work at Ashmont Grill this month. The exhibit displays an assortment of framed photographs from his varied portfolio of portraiture, travel, Boston and architecture. A reception with the artist will take place Wednesday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Free snacks, cash bar, walk-ins welcome. Small, matted works will be available for sale.
Ashmont Grill
555 Talbot Avenue Dorchester, MA  617-825-4300

Neponset Greenway Last Day of Winter Bike Ride, Mar. 19

Come celebrate the end of winter and the start of beautiful weather on an epic bike ride of 27 miles! This event is cosponsored by the MassBike Metro Boston chapter and Boston Natural Areas Network with its community-based Neponset River Greenway Council, which have been working with the DCR to connect parklands along the river since 1990. The biking adventure will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot at Paul's Bridge and Brush Hill Road at the edge of the Blue Hills just off the Neponset Valley Parkway. The terrain is mostly flat and the pace will be relaxed, so all ages and fitness levels are invited to join. >> Read More

Seniors: Improve Your Health & Receive Compensation from The Life Study

Seniors! Do you have difficulty walking, getting in and out of a chair, or climbing stairs? If you have some trouble with these or other daily activities and are between the ages of 70 and 89, you may qualify for The LIFE Study at Tufts University. 

Eligible participants can choose to attend their intervention sessions in either downtown Boston at the Tufts University campus and nearby Boston Young Men’s Christian Union gymnasium or at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Avenue). Transportation options are available as needed. Study participants will receive monetary compensation for their time when screening and follow-up clinic visits are completed. For more information, please call 1-800-738-7555, write, or visit >> Read More

Sunday at Three Concert Series: Russell Hoffman Jazz Trio, Mar. 27

Sunday at Three is proud to present its last concert of the season featuring the Russell Hoffmann Jazz Trio (Russell Hoffmann, piano; Ron Mahdi, bass; Ron Savage, drums) on Sunday, March 27, at 3:00 PM. This Berklee faculty trio has performed on three continents and collaborated with distinguished artists like Marian McPartland, Kevin Eubanks and Bobbie McFerrin among many, many others. Their concert will include selection from the American Song Book as well as original compositions. A reception and meet and greet with the artist will conclude the afternoon. Concert is free (though donations are accepted). Contact Ana Popa, Organist and Music Director, with inquiries at

Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m.
First Parish Church,
10 Parish Street, 
Dorchester, MA
617 436 0527;

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Lufthansa Studios Presents: Lacombe, Wray, Molteni & Zacher; Mar. 26

Lufthansa Studios presents its second exhibition, featuring artists Michelle Lacombe, Michael Wray, Maria Molteni, and Chris Zacher. Collaborative, performative, historical, archival and socio-cultural, this show is certainly not to be missed! Come see the artists on March 26, from 6 - 10 p.m. at Lufthansa Studios, 29 Sturtevant Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Contact with inquiries. Artist bios after the break. >> Read More

Mary McCarthy for Mayor of Dorchester Kick–Off Party, Mar. 16

Who will be the next "Mayor" of Dorchester? If patrons of the Eire Pub have any say, it will be Mary McCarthy! Come to the Mary McCarthy for Mayor of Dorchester kick–off party - “Eire for Mary” - to meet and greet one candidate for the contested position while raising funds for the Dorchester Day Parade. Event takes place at the Eire Pub, 795 Adams Street, Dorchester on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. on. Enjoy “Goodie” Basket Raffles along with a “50/50” Raffle! All proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade. To learn more about the competition, see, view a flyer, or visit

Parent-Infant Playgroup begins Mar. 16

Photo by Rob of need friends too! The Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts invites Dorchester families to attend a Parent-Infant Playgroup. The group is free and open to all resident families with infants birth - 12 months of age. Playgroup meets on Wednesdays March 16 to May 4, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, John Marshal Elementary School, 35 Westville Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. For more information, contact Noemia at 617-474-1143 ext. 252 or email

Organized by the Dorchester Welcome Baby Program of the Family Nurturing Center.

DAC Breakfast at Dot 2 Dot, Mar. 18

Join the Dorchester Arts Collaborative for on March 18 for coffee or tea, Karen's incredible homemade scones and fresh fruit. Artist Renato A. D. Riccioni will discuss his artwork and journal for Sustainability Guild International$5 cover. 

Renato Riccioni is a recognized abstract painter and sculptor in the Italian contemporary arts community. He works with oil, acrylic, terracotta, stone, metal, concrete, paper, and plastic in an abstract and minimalist style. He spent over 20 years as an award-winning director of experimental theater in Rome, where he realized over eighty full-scale theatrical productions. Renato also conducts group and individual sessions on art as therapy. He is the Principal Teacher for the Boston Public School/Museum of Fine Arts Scholarship Program.

Join fellow artists of every stripe! Find out what's new, what's needed and discuss all things related to arts, in Dorchester and beyond. Share your news, work, ideas, and dreams. >> Read More

"Fine Art" - Patrick Ryan Photography at Flat Black, Mar. 18

Flat Black Coffee Company will have their second art opening this Friday, March 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carruth @ Ashmont Café, 1906 Dorchester Ave. Fine Art by Patrick Ryan is a breathtaking collection of long exposure photography. There are landscapes and scenes from London, unique views of the night sky. Traditionally framed prints will be featured alongside photos printed on stretched canvas.

March 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
Carruth @ Ashmont Café
1906 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
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