Survivors Outreach Services Open House, Mar. 24

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute will host an open house for its Survivors Outreach Services on March 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Come to the 2nd Floor of 1452 Dorchester Avenue to tour LDB's amazing space for healing, learn about programs and services, network with survivors of homicide victims, and stay informed to better advocate for yourself and for family members. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Marisa Luse, Director of Survivors Outreach Services at 617-825-1917 or

1452 Dorchester Avenue, 2nd Floor
Fields Corner ∙ Dorchester

Summer Camp Fair at Washington Heights, Mar. 26

Another opportunity to find something for your child to do this summer!  Washington Heights Tenants Association is hosting a Summer Camp Fair this Saturday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A few programs that will be there are the Roxbury YMCA, UMASS Boston, Girls Scouts, Tenacity, Jose Mateo Ballet, Boston Center for Youth & Families, Bird Street and MIT.  There will also be refreshments, raffles and giveaways. Have a good time for yourself, while looking for a good time for your kids.  This event is free and open to the public.

When: March 26, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Washington Heights, 69 Ruthven St., Dorchester
Contact Ms. Jessie at 617-445-8731 for more information

Dot Day Kick-off Meatloaf Dinner, Mar. 24

Come celebrate the kickoff of Dorchester Day events on March 24, 2011 with Gerard's Restaurant's famous meatloaf, entertainment and a reading from the winners of the Dorchester Day Essay Contest. Meatloaf dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church of Dorchester. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children or $30 for a family of four. For more information, please contact: Ed Geary, Jr. (617) 265-5376. See for more info.

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Big Apple Circus Tickets at Washington Heights, Deadline Mar. 25

Washington Heights Tenants Association is selling tickets for the Big Apple Circus show, "Dance On," for April 15.  See the excitement under a "big top" where no seat is further than 50 feet from the action.  This family-friendly show guarantees laughter and amazement with acts from all over the world that include monocyclists, lasso twirlers, contortionists, animals, jugglers and clowns. While the show runs April 2 - May 15, 2011, Washington Heights Tennants Association is selling discounted tickets this week at $15 for the April 15 performance.  The show starts at 6:00 p.m. and is located at the City Hall Plaza.

Deadline to Purchase Tickets: Friday, March 25, 2011 by 5 p.m.
Purchase tickets at: 69 Ruthven Street, Suite #2 Dorchester or call Ms. Jessie @ 617-445-8731

Larry Doyle Memorial Fundraiser at Florian Hall, Mar. 25

Exceptional Citizens’ (E.C.) Week is a co-ed weeklong camp for children and adults ages 9+ (campers) with mental and/or physical challenges. This special week is held every August at Camp Fatima on Suncook Lake in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. The camp is funded by contributions and is entirely free to all campers. Larry Doyle was a volunteer at EC Week and he loved being there and being a part of it because the most important things to him in life were his Family, Friends, and Faith and that’s what EC Week @ Camp Fatima represents. 

Please contact Stephen Doyle @ 617-642-7009 or to buy tickets ahead of time or to make a donation to this great cause. The event entails a light buffet, cash bar, a DJ and live Irish music. Auctions and raffles will also take place so come out and have a blast while helping out a great cause! >> Read More

Codman Square NDC Youth Programs: Girls Talk, Boys 2 Men, More

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation is offering three free programs for youth and are currently looking for new students. Girls Talk is an all girls group for girls between the ages of 13-18. The group meets every Wednesday for workshops and group discussions on topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, becoming involved in the community and many more. The program also allows members to create a business of their own that promotes anti-violence, breast cancer awareness, anti-drugs, and saving the environment.

Boys 2 Men is an all male group for boys between the ages of 13 - 18. The group meets every Tuesday for workshops and group discussions on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, becoming active in the community and many more. The program also allows members to create a business of their own that promotes saving the environment, civic engagement and anti-violence.  The boys current business involves selling T-shirts, that they design themselves, that contain positive messages.  They also plan on holding Teen Nights throughout the year as a healthy safe way for their peers to have fun! Continue after the break for more info. >> Read More

"Behind the Music" Evening Tea, Apr. 5

Boston City Singers will host a second "Behind the Music - Inspiring Young Voices" on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for evening tea. This event is free of charge and not a fundraiser - rather, it's an opportunity to showcase all of the Boston City Singers' achievements, what the group is today and how these kids make a difference in our neighborhoods. Call 617-265-6700 to RSVP or with questions.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
All Saints Ashmont Church
209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Community Forum on Racism and Health, Mar. 25

Are you concerned about your treatment in the health care system? Have you been discriminated against? Are you concerned about the impact of racism on your mental, physical, and spiritual health? To discuss these questions and more, come to a community forum on racism and health entitled "Recognizing the Pain. Honoring Our Stories. Moving Towards Action!" Talk and think about the ways individuals, families, and communities can educate and advocate for themselves while addressing the complexities of racism and health. This open event for community members, providers, and allies will take place Friday, March 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Franklin Park Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester. Dinner will be provided promptly at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cherishing Our Hearts and Souls at (617) 287-5685.

Sea Breeze Mexican Grill Opens!

Please join SMAMS in wishing Bienvenido (Welcome) to Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, opening on Wednesday, March 23, at 1782 Dorchester Ave (corner of Shepton Street). They will open for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Starting March 24, Sea Breeze will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. - with a wide and affordable menu. In addition to beef, chicken, pork and veggie items, Sea Breeze carries a great selection of seafood choices. They also a offer a kids' menu for children under 10.

Owners Yomiris Rodriguez and Luis Perez have done an outstanding job of renovating the interior, and the storefront will soon be graced by custom-designed signage. Please stop in this week and say Hola/Hello!

PACT - Public Safety Meeting, Mar. 23

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, the Ella J. Baker House, and the Washington Street Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) invite community members to attend an important meeting on Public Safety. Superintendent Paul Joyce from the Boston Police Department will present details about the Partnerships Advancing Communities Together (PACT) program to the Four Corners Community. Come meet the members of The Safe Neighborhood Initiative, who will update the community on their progress in the Washington Street Corridor. Ella J. Baker House will also report on the City Wide Violence Prevention Committee. 

Meeting will take place from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on March 23, at the Greenwood Memorial UMC, 378A Washington Street, Dorchester. Child care and light snacks will be provided. For more information about this meeting please contact Greater Four Corners Action Coalition: call Ralph Ortiz at 617-436-0289. >> Read More

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