Close to Home's Know Your Neighbor Campaign Launch, Feb. 24

Getting to know our neighbors better is an important way to pre­vent violence in our homes and on our streets. Join Close2Home and SCI Dorchester @ DotWell in building a community of peace by celebrating the launch of the new Know-Your-Neighbor Campaign. Thursday, February 24th, from 6 to 8 (or more likely, 9) p.m., at the Vietnamese-American Community Ceter, 42 Charles Street Dorchester. RSVPs are appreciated. Call Aisha at 617.929.5151 or email Details after the break. >> Read More

YMCA Open House, Feb. 26 - seeking local artists

The YMCA is having an Open House that will run from 10:00AM – 1:00PM on Saturday 26 February 2011. They are looking for local artists both musical and graphic to showcase some of the brilliance in Dorchester.

The time blocks are as follows:

10:00 – 10:30AM
10:30 – 11:00AM
11:00 – 11:30AM
11:30 – 12:00AM
12:00 – 12:30AM

If you are interested in participating in this Open House and would like to sign up or have any questions please contact:
David Murray-McCarthy
857 220-2166

Early Childhood Screening, Feb. 28

Early Childhood Screening is a comprehensive "peek" in the window of your child's development. Specialists will observe your child perform a variety of tasks to screen communication, cognitive, fine and gross motor development. On February 28, come to the Campbell Resource Center between 9 and 1 p.m. with your three or four year old child to have them screened. Screening includes vision, hearing, speech balance, motor health, & a parent interview. Children need not be registered in the Boston Public Schools. Contact Maryann Molloy for more details at 617-635- 8599 or >> Read More

Hancock Gallery Featured in Boston Art Magazine, Abstraks

Abstraks is a new Boston based online art magazine, focusing on artists and the art realm in Massachusetts. The magazine is free and will showcase a new issue every month that covers a wide spectrum of artistic mediums. For March 2011's edition our new favorite local gallery Hancock 309 Gallery & Consignment is featured! The writer is a Dorchester native and boasts, "Hancock Gallery stands out as something refreshingly different. There isn't another gallery for miles, and it adds a new and exciting characteristic for the area." Sounds like we aren't the only ones giving local art galleries recognition! Way to go Hancock 309!

Check out the March 2011 edition of Abstraks here.

"Mayor of Dorchester" Competition, Info Session Feb. 22

Come one, come all! The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is looking for a few good Dorchester residents to compete for the honorary title of Mayor of Dorchester. The winner will receive the coveted Mayor’s medallion and will be named honorary mayor for one year. The Mayor will also walk at the front of the parade on Sunday, June 5, 2011 and will be invited to participate in all of the Dorchester Day events for 2011. All Dorchester residents that are interested in being in the race for Mayor are asked to come to the next Dorchester Day Parade Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 22, at the Comfort Inn, 900 Morrissey Blvd. in the conference room at 7:00 p.m. The committee will take your contact information and will explain the rules and timeline. >> Read More

Jazz Brunch: Muse Stew @ Dot 2 Dot Cafe, Feb. 27

Hear live jazz from Muse Stew at Dot 2 Dot on Sunday, February 27th and enjoy a delicious brunch! The band will play from 12 - 2 p.m. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Catch Muse Stew again on March 12 at First Parish Church of Dorchester (more info here). Dot 2 Dot Café 1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124 617-436-2368 (phone) 617-436-2369 (fax)

Childrens' Story Hour - Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Feb. 23

Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Children’s Story Hour
Come hear stories about the food people grow and eat all over the world.
Discover how gardening is a way to find adventure, make new friends and stay healthy.

Wednesday, February 23 from 1:00 ‐ 2:00 p.m.
Uphams Corner Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester
Recommended for ages 4‐10
A collaboration between Boston Natural Areas Network and The Uphams Corner Library
For more information contact Karen at (617)542-7696 or

Community Education Forum @ AFAB, Feb. 23

A Community Education Forum will be held on February 23rd from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at 330 Fuller Street in Dorchester. Learn about the current state of public education, voice your concerns, and have an opportunity to talk to a member of the Boston School Committee. This forum is being sponsored by the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and the Association of Haitian Women. For more information, contact Guerdine at 617.830.5084 or Rose at 617.287.0096.

Open Mic at Dot2Dot, Feb. 25

Dot2Dot Café will host an Open Mic on Friday, February 25th. Here's your chance to shine with humour, music, spoken word and anything else that takes your fancy (within the boundaries of good taste, of course). If you wish to reserve a spot, please call the Café at 617-436-2368 to be put on the list. Starts at 7 p.m., seating for food @ 6:30 p.m. – head over to 1739 Dorchester Avenue for food and great talent!

MyDorchester nominated Dot2Dot our Jan. 2011 Business of the Month >> Read More

Tuesdays with Michael: Oscar Trivia, Feb. 22

This Tuesday, February 22nd, join Michael for some Oscar Trivia! Get ready for the biggest award show this year! Enjoy mini cocktails, a savory buffet and prizes for the winning teams! $25 per person - RSVP to

Ledge Kitchen & Drinks
2261 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124

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