Arabiqa with Karim Nagi, Apr. 18

On Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host a special presentation of Arabiqa by Egyptian-American master percussionist and dancer Karim Nagi.  Children will learn about Arab and Muslim culture through a variety of traditional instruments, folk music, and traditional dance.  Karim uses authentic costumes, maps, Arabic words, lots of audience participation, and humor as he enlightens audiences about a captivating world beyond the headlines.

This Kennedy Library Celebrate! performance will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Stephen Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

Dinner and Movie at Dot 2 Dot, Apr. 22

Come to Dot 2 Dot Café on April 22nd for their first dinner and movie night with a $25 per head, three course menu. The theme is food and the featured movie is "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" by Ang Lee. This event is by reservation only. Call the Café with questions at (617) 436-2368. >> Read More

Solar PV & Hot Water in Codman Square, Apr. 23

Are you interested in learning about how to make a green home and installing solar panels? Join Codman Square Neighborhood Council at 81 Brent Street on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in an educational solar panel installation. Learn about the green, healthy development within the community on Brent Street. Hear from the residents building the home and how you can get involved with installation through Co-op Power. 

For more info, call Kerri at (617) 645-7298 or email

1st Annual Walk & Healthy Egg Hunt, Apr. 23

Corner stores bring fresher fruit, vegetables and whole grains at great prices to Mattapan! Celebrate and support healthy food in all of Boston's communities. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and the City of Boston Healthy on the Block initiative present the 1st Annual Walk & Healthy Egg Hunt on Saturday April 23, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet at noon at Mattapan Library, then walk to Mamma’s Market, Lili’s and then back to the Library! Taste samples of healthy food from the stores at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call (617)696.2900 or email >> Read More

Dorchester Park Easter Egg Hunt, Apr. 23

With spring just around the corner it's that time of year when the Bunny comes out and hides eggs filled with delicious treats! Bring your children, your grand-children and your smiles to Dorchester Park on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. for one of the biggest Easter Egg Hunts in Boston. It's a free-for-all but the stakes are higher than ever. There will even be a guest appearance by the big guy himself, the Easter Bunny! Come early and ready for adventures!

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Park, Dorchester MA

18th Dorchester Community Seder, Apr. 23

Join your neighbors for a night of merriment and reverence: the 18th Annual Dorchester Community Seder will take place at First Parish Church (10 Parish Street) on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. This Community Passover Seder is intended to unite residents of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury in peaceful celebration; all are welcome to attend. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 4 to 12) or seniors, and free for children under 4. Email or call Sarah (617/282-4892) for information and reservations.

(Image Credit: Alan Kotok

Meetinghouse Restoration Project Info Session, Apr. 28

First Parish Church of Dorchester invites the community to join them for an information session and reception for the Meetinghouse Restoration Project on Thursday, April 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m at the Church (10 Parish Street, Dorchester). Designed by the respected Boston architects Cabot, Everett and Mead in 1896, the church building is one of the few and finest churches built in the Christopher Wren style during the Colonial-Revival period.

For more information and to learn how you can support the campaign, please contact the church office by email: or by telephone: (617)436-0527. You can read about the restoration project at >> Read More

Spring Fling for FSH Muscular Dystrophy, Apr. 16

The Spring Fling for FSH Muscular Dystrophy will be held at Florian Hall in Dorchester, MA on Saturday evening April 16 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets for this event are $30 ($35 the night of the event, so please purchase your tickets in advance) with proceeds to benefit the FSH Society, a non-profit organization. You can check out the website The $30 ticket price will include appetizers, music, dancing, and surprise entertainment. There will also be a cash bar, raffle (tickets $5 each or 5 for $20) live and silent auction.

Purchase tickets and pay by credit card at or by going to, clicking on fundraisers and clicking on the event. If you cannot attend, but would still like to make a contribution, you can do that on the website as well.

UMass Boston Construction Work, Apr. 18 on

UMass BostonUMass Boston is entering the construction phase of the first new academic facility on campus in nearly 40 years. This week contractors are fencing the property, bringing in equipment, and preparing for a week-long test pile-driving task beginning Monday, April 18, as the initial significant construction activity for the new Integrated Sciences Complex. If you have particular concerns or questions about this initial work, please call the Customer Service line at 617.287.4000, or email For more information, visit the construction activity website at A description of the project follows after the break. >> Read More

"Common Security Clubs" Presentation, Apr. 25

Economic Worries? Hey, join the club! Chuck Collins will introduce The Dorchester Common Security Club at First Parish Church (10 Parish Street) on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The session, entitled "Common Security Clubs: Building Resilience During Tough Economic Times," will introduce the concept of Common Security Clubs and discuss issues of debt, foreclosure, unemployment, evaporating savings and rising costs. Contact for more information.

Common Security Clubs are groups of people who have come together to support each other in hard times by offering mutual aid, taking social action, and learning about the economic forces that impact their lives. Sometimes called “Resilience Circles,” clubs meet for six initial sessions to learn, support each other, and take action in order to create a new economy that serves everyone in harmony with the planet. Visit to learn more about the initiative. Event sponsored by FPC’s Social Justice Committee’s Justice Speaks! Film and Speaker Series. 

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