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Medication Disposal Oct. 29

Want to get rid of unused and expired medication? On Saturday October 29, the Boston Police Department will hold a safe disposal day at District C-11 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Hypodermic needles, used or unused, will not be accepted. District C-11's headquarters are located at 40 Gibson Street in Dorchester.

Education Policy Conference Nov. 19

On November 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Freedom House will be hosting the first Annual Educational Policy Conference! The theme is college preparedness, and there will be some of the best leaders in the field to discuss education reform. At the conference, you will be able to see leaders in the field engage with the community in a conversation about reform. For parents and students with the goal of graduation, this venue provides an opportunity to ask questions and get resources that will help you on your way to high school, college, and career success!

The event will include keynote speakers: Secretary Paul Reville, Massachusetts Secretary of Education, and Dr. Ronal Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Policy at Harvard University. There will also be A Success Boston Panel with Freedom House, Inc, Hyde Square Task Force, ACCESS Boston, Bottom Line, Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), and the Education Resources Institute (TERI).

There will also be roundtable discussions for parents and community! Youth and families are encouraged to attend. The event will begin with registration and light breakfast at 8:30.

For more information, contact Marie Hovis by email or call 617.445.3700. Freedom House is located at 14 Crawford Street in Dorchester, 02121.

Plant Daffodils with Greater Grove Hall Oct. 29

Help beautify Grove Hall with Greater Grove Hall Main Streets! On Saturday, October 29, residents will be planting daffodils that will bloom in the springtime! Meet at 320B Blue Hill Ave. Breakfast will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and planting will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Have questions? Ideas for planting locations? Contact Axel Starke at 617.427.2560. or by email for more information. Check out www.greatergrovehall.org for more information about the organization. Attached is a flyer about the event.

Hey, Good Cooking! Nov. 5

Don't know what to do with all of your fall vegetables? Simply want some new ideas? Boston Is Growing Gardens and Cooking Matters invite you to Hey Good Cooking! a workshop on healthy, quick and affordable cooking. The workshop will be on November 5th, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Meet at the Nightingale Community Garden at 512 Park Street in Dorchester. In this interactive demonstration, volunteer chefs and nutritionists will provide you with useful tips, delicious and nutritious recipes for you to make the most of your garden!

For more information or to register, please call 617.524.7696 or email grantley@bostonnatural.org

Book Talk @ Florian School Nov. 10

On Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Dr. Bill Henderson (former principal of the Patrick O'Hearn, now the Dr. William Henderson Inclusion School) will present a short book talk at Florian Hall. The talk will be on his recently published book, The Blind Advantage. Dr. Henderson will also be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. There will be entertainment, hors d'oeurves, a cash bar, silent auction and raffle items.  Donation is $20.00 per person at the door or in person.  Contact the Henderson School at  617-635-8725 for more information or tickets.  Checks can be made payable to the Henderson Inclusion School.

Boston Public School Showcase Nov. 10

Looking for a K-12 school for 2012?  Check out a Boston Public Schools Showcase to help you decide! In November, city residents will have the opportunity to meet many schools all under one roof, see student work, and ask questions to find the best fit for your student.  Enjoy student performances, snacks from school and community offerings, and free face painting for the kids!

The Dorchester BPS Showcase is Nov. 10, following are details for the entire schedule of showcases: >> Read More

Can we Talk? Oct. 27

Do you remember Boston's busing / desegregation crisis? Were you or other members of your family affected? Do you think the history has an impact on public education or on our community today?

 

There will be a free screening of a new film, “Can We Talk?,” on Thursday, October 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Great Hall of Codman Square Health Center. The film features personal stories from Boston’s busing and school desegregation crisis and invites you into a project to seek truth about that era, learn from it,  and work for change in the schools and in the city based on what we learn.

 

To find out more or to host a screening in your area, contact donnabivens@umnunity.org or call 617-830-508.

The Strand turns 93! Nov. 11

Celebrate the Strand Theatre's 93rd birthday! The event will happen on Friday, November 11th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will feature a musical artist showcase, scavenger hunt, birthday cake tribute, and more! The event is free of cost. Read on to learn more about what's happening at the event. >> Read More

Hazardous Waste, eWaste, and Paper Shredding Oct. 29

Got some stuff to get rid of? October 29th is the day for you to recycle electronic waste, and safely shred documents with confidential information. Come to 200 Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester (the Bayside Expo Center Parking Lot) and recycle your unwanted documents and waste for FREE - residents can bring up to 10 boxes to shred! Don't forget, you can also get rid of any hazardous waste you may have on October 29th as well, at UMass Boston in Dorchester. See the City of Boston's website for particulars: http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/recyclingandsanitation/hazardous.asp

Kroc-o-Treat Oct. 31

Looking for a safe place to enjoy All Hallow's Eve this year? The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will open its doors for a FREE Kroc-o-Treat holiday bash! The event is open to all area youth, both members and non-members of the center. About 350 children are expected to attend! The evening will offer trick-or-treating, a bouncy house, pumpkin-inspired arts and crafts and carnival games! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, and, group lessons for dancing to "Thriller" will be taught in the gym every half hour. All children must be accompanied by an adult and will receive a wrist band when they enter our secure building, along with a decorative bag for trick-or-treating.

 

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31. The Kroc Corps Community Center is located at 650 Dudley Street in Dorchester. For more information, please call 617.318.6900. For more information about the center, visit www.boston.salarmykroc.org.

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