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2nd Boston Bike Friday | June 15

This Friday June 15 marks the 2nd Boston Bike Friday of the season, and DotBike is inviting all the bikers in Dorchester to meet up at 7AM in Peabody Square (on the plaza in front of Ashmont Cycles) or at 7:10AM in Fields Corner (intersection of Adams St. and Dot Ave) to ride together up Dot Ave and to City Hall Plaza where a festival/breakfast will mark the finish line.  Help make the Dorchester convoy the largest and enjoy a pleasent Friday morning ride with other bike enthusiasts.  See more details and RSVP HERE.

5th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance | June 24

Join Dot OUT as they host their 5th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance at DBar on Sunday June 24th from 4PM - 8PM.  The evening will consist of drinks, games, and music provided by Kiss 108's DJ Gay Jim.  There will be a chance to win amazing prize package for those that come and pay the suggested $10 donation, which will help support a Dorchester-based charity.  More information can be found by going to dotOUT.org.

Boston City Singers Magical Night of Music | June 23

South Africa meets Boston as Imilonji Kantu Choral Society and Boston City Singers combine for a special night of traditional and gospel song and dance. Johannesburg, South Africa-based Imilonji Kantu Choral Society have performed at numerous world events including state visits,  sporting events, the presidential inauguration of Nelson Mandela and his successor president Thabo Mbeki, and at the enthronement of Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The organization’s name loosely translates to “sweet sounds struggle for peace.”
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Food Truck Festival @ UMassBoston | June 10

Sunday, June 10, 2012: General Admission – Noon to 4pm; 30 vendors $35 = one serving from each truck >> Read More

Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls | June 9 & 10

The 6th Annual Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls aims to create a space for Boston area girls to have open conversations in the face of a male-driven society. Workshop topics will include: Real Talk Sex & Sisterhood, Mental Health, Nutrition & Physical Fitness, and Self-Esteem. >> Read More

Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group: 1st meeting | June 14

The Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group (FIPI) will hold their first meeting on Thursday, June 14 from 8am to 9am in the BRA Board Room on the 9th floor of City Hall. FIPI is a two year BRA study that will look at short and long term strategies for improving capital investment and job access along the 9.2 mile Fairmount Indigo commuter rail line, which links South Station to Readville, crossing through Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and the South Bay, Upham's Corner, Four Corners and Codman Square areas of Dorchester.

All FIPI advisory group meetings are open to the public and will be posted at the BRA website www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org and at the FIPI website at www.fairmountindigoplanning.org. The public is also encouraged to sign up for meeting notifications by contacting the co-directors of the planning study, Ines Soto-Palmarin, Ines.Soto.BRA@cityofboston.gov, or Jeremy Rosenberger, Jeremy.Rosenberger.BRA@cityofboston.gov.  >> Read More

Spruce-up Party & Barbecue @ Sharon's Park | June 9

Sharon's Park crew

Sharon's Park Spruce-up Party, Saturday, 9th June 2012, from 10AM - 2PM.

The park's landscape advisor is amping up the plant collection already in place, so more annuals and perennial flowers and shrubs are on their way. Saturday, help is needed to plant and help with trimming. For those who work, there will be a bbq and refreshments. If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP here. Sponsored by The Polish Triangle's John W. McCormack Civic Association, 72 Roseclair Street, Dorchester, MA 02125, Tel: (617) 710-3793

 

Highland Park Garden Walk | June 30

On Saturday, June 30, join Discover Roxbury for a Garden Walk through Highland Park and Fort Hill. Walk behind the scenes - literally - into the verdant backyard gardens and green spaces of Highland Park/Fort Hill. View a rich profusion of flowers, a working farm, an orchard, and community gardens. Tour begins at the Cooper Garden and Education Center, 34 Linwood Street, Roxbury, MA. >> Read More

"Pathways to Success" Seminar at Bunker Hill | June 12

Are you an Immigrant? Do you work with the Immigrant Community? A "Pathways to Success" Seminar will be held at Bunker Hill Community College on Tuesday, June 12 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Room C202. Register online at www.globaltalentbridge.org/bhcc. Did you attend university in your home country? Make your education count in the US! The program will feature a panel of experts who will provide information and resources to help skilled immigrants pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment in the US.

Bunker Hill Community College is located at 250 New Rutherford Avenue  Boston, MA 02129. For more information, visit their website at http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/.

Sip, Sup, Sashay: Governor's Afternoon Tea at Shirley Eustis | June 15

You are invited to the third annual annual afternoon tea at the historic Shirley-Eustis House! Enjoy sweet and savory small bites, lemonade and a selection of iced teas. Spend a gracious two hours in great and engaging company. The dress code is smart casual, with hats for ladies and absolutely no spiked heels. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here. The event is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Shirley Eustis House, located at 33 Shirley Street  Roxbury, MA 02119.

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