Kenneth E. Pollock @ Lower Mills Library, Feb 9

Kenneth E. Pollock will talk with parents about his book, Philosophy of Life: Stories for Young People, which features fableswith fun characters and strong morals. Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m., at the Lower Mills Branch, located at 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester.  For more information, please call: 617.298.7841.

Get Your Dream Job: HR Secrets Revealed, Feb 2

On February 2nd, Onein3’s Career Advancement team and Roxbury Community College (RCC) present Get Your Dream Job: HR Secrets Revealed at the 

Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center

1350 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02120.

rom 12:00-2:00pm HR professionals from all over Boston will teach participants the importance of personal branding, professional communication and how to write a winning resume. 

Hear first hand how to get ahead in the workplace from keynote speaker Ellen Mahoney, Chief Human Resources Officer at Harvard Business School. Mahoney started off as an entry-level assistant and worked her way up the ranks.

The skill-building sessions on personal branding and interview skills will be led by Oswald “Oz” Mondejar, Vice President of Human Resources/Community Relations at Partners Continuing Care, Diane Darling of Effective Networking, and Attorney Damien DiGiovanni of Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP.  

Volunteer experts from area employers will also offer one-on-one resume review sessions with participants, courtesy of the North East Human Resources Association (NEHRA).


All are welcome.  Participants are encouraged to come with their current resumes and lots of questions for the panelists.  Sign up today at: The event is free and lunch will be provided.



Community Garden Leadership 101, Feb 9

Boston Gardeners Council Speaker Series:
Community Garden Leadership 101
A Panel Featuring Experienced Community Garden Leaders

Discover tools and hear tips from long-time community garden leaders about how to develop and manage an effective leadership structure for your garden. Event is free and open to all. Registration required. To register and for more information email or call BNAN at 617-542-7696. 

Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Boston Natural Areas Network Office
62 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02110

Book Club @ Dot2Dot Café Jan 26

Thursday January 26. The chosen title is 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' by Jonathan Safran Foer.   Nine-year-old Oskar Schell goes on a mission to find the lock that will match a mysterious key that  belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11. The story, told from different perspectives and several different time frames is often sad but also hilarious as this young boy embarks on a journey that will ultimately heal him. Dinner from 6pm, discussion from 7pm.  All are welcome.

Seekers of Knowledge 1st Annual Silent Auction | March 23

The Seekers of Knowledge Inc., a Dorchester non-profit, will be holding their 1st Annual Fundraising Auction on March 23, 2012 to support their all girls organization. There will be an auction starting at 6p.m. at the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, including: Autographed Sports Memorabilia, Red Sox Tickets, Gift Cards, Fine Arts, Scholarships, and much more!

For more information, please contact Cynthia Gaines at 617.698.2421.

Boston Archdiocesan Choir School Open Auditions, Jan 26/Feb 2

In January and February the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School is offering open auditions for the next school year. One of the venues for the auditions will be Pope John II Catholic Academy, Lower Mills Campus, in Dorchester. Auditions there on Thursday, January 26, will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Boys currently in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade may audition. Families unable to be at the open auditions may schedule an audition at the school at another time by e-mailing Mr. John Robinson, Music Director, or by calling the school office at 617-868-8658.

The Choir School, located at St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, will also hold an open house on Thursday, February 2, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. Families may call 617-868-8658 to register. As the only Roman Catholic boys' choir school in the United States, the school provides unique musical and educational opportunities for local boys. Several boys from Dorchester currently attend the school.

Reflections on Haiti: Two Years after the Earthquake, Jan 30

Join Governor Deval Patrick, Representative Linda Dorcena Forry and leaders of the Haitian Community for:

Reflections on Haiti: Two Years after the Earthquake

To commemorate the two year anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake, Governor Deval Patrick will present a special proclamation in solidarity with the Haitian community. The event will take place on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Grand Staircase in the State House and will feature artistic performances and reflections from elected officials and community leaders.


Date:             Monday, January 30, 2012

Time:             11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where:         State House, Grand Staircase


For more information please contact Anny-Jean Jacques Domercant at 617-725-4020

Interested media should contact the Governor's Press Office at 617-725-4025

Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College - January 29, 2012


Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College!
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

High school seniors, families and adult-students who will be entering college in the 2012-2013 academic year are encouraged to attend FAFSA Day Massachusetts to get free help completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the federally required form for all students seeking financial aid, including grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. At FAFSA Day Massachusetts, financial aid experts will guide you through how to complete the FAFSA and answer questions about your specific circumstances. I encourage all seniors and their parents to attend this free event. The closest FAFSA Day site is at TERI College Planning Center at the Central Library – Copley Square on Sunday,January 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Visit to register and learn more.


Red Sox Raffle! purchase tickets by Jan 31!

Green Monster, Fenway Park

THINK SPRING!  >> Read More

Take a chance to win tickets to a 2012 Red Sox game!
Red Sox Raffle -- Sit in with the Scoreboard Crew!
Through the Boston Public Library Foundation, Friends groups across the BPL system are selling raffle tickets that entitle the winner to sit behind the Green Monster -- where no tickets are sold to the public! The winner and 3 guests (1 guest must be 16 or younger) will be entitled to watch 3 innings from this unique position and will watch the rest of the game from seats in the infield grandstand.
Tickets are just $2 each or 5 for $8 -- Purchase by 1/31/12
Tickets are available at the Adams St. Library (690 Adams Street, 02122) or send an email to:

Write on the DOT reading series: UMass Boston MFA students - Sun. Jan. 29th

Writers get to know your neighbors... Neighbors get to know your writers...

Come to Savin Bar & Kitchen on Sunday*, January 29th at 7PM for


featuring poetry and prose from UMass Boston MFA candidates Karen Locascio, Kathleen McKenna, and Jon Papas alongside Dorchester writers Johnny Diaz and Audrey Mardavich.

The event will be in the private downstairs space at Savin Bar & Kitchen, 112 Savin Hill Ave., from 7-8:30 PM with food and drink specials exclusive to Write on the DOT. Stick around after the reading and socialize! Write on the DOT was designed to bring neighbors and writers together, from Dorchester and UMass Boston alike. Everyone is invited!

Learn more about Write on the DOT (including soon to be posted reader bios) at:

*no NFL games scheduled (week before the Super Bowl)


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