BPS Community Gathering, Jun. 8

Boston Public Schools Office of English Language Learners is hosting an opportunity to meet ten new parent liaisons who will be working with you, other community agencies, and families. At this community gather you will also meet the NACC staff and learn how all ELL students new to the district are assessed. The public is invited to an inciteful look into Boston Public School's dedicated staff and programs. To RSVP or for more information, contact Vera Johnson or Ramona Narvaez at (617) 635-1565.

NACC in Building 3
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
75 Malcom X Blvd, Roxbury MA 02120
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Workshop, Jun. 11

Asian Longhorned BeetleGames, interactive learning, tree surveys and saving the environmental - all at the same time! A free outdoor presentation for school-age kids on the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) will be given on Saturday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Brookwood Community Farm near the Milton/Canton town line (11 Blue Hill River Rd., Canton). The presentation will be given by Ms. Stacy Kilb, Asian Beetle Outreach Coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Ms. Kilb works on curriculum development regarding invasive forest pests, and is currently offering ALB workshops throughout the state. 
For more information, contact Bob O’Brien at 781-267-5371 (cell) or The rain date (if needed) is Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m.

NAACP Racial Discrimination Training, Jun. 8

Boston NAACPWhat is racial discrimination? How do you prove it? On Wednesday, June 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Boston Branch NAACP will hosting a Racial Discrimination Training at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located at 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester. The training is co-sponsored with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts' Young Professional's Network (YNPN) and the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, and supported by the Attorney General's Civil Rights Division and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). RSVP to >> Read More

Grove Hall Community Meeting, Jun. 9

Project Right, inc.How can we make our community better? What are your ideas? Come to the Grove Hall Community Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2011 to share your thoughts on neighborhood improvement. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and announcements and program updates follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Community Meeting will be held at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA. For more information, call Project RIGHT, Inc. at 617.541.5451, x102.

GHSNI is a former graduated Weed and Seed Site and is provided support through the Department of Public Health, Boston Police Department, Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor Thomas Menino, MassHousing and the Hayden, Hyams, Boston and Citizens Bank Foundations

Intern This Summer With My Dot Tour!

My Dot TourFields Corner Collaborative is currently seeking summer interns for My Dot Tour, a multimedia walking tour through Fields Corner led by local youth. The tour will highlight the community's past, present, and future and will need the help of tour guides (ages 14-18) to develop content and choose tour stops. This is a paid internship, participants will receive a stipend and will work 10 hours per week from July 5 to August 14. Auditions are at 4 p.m. on June 20 at 1452 Dorchester Avenue 3rd Floor. Please prepare a 2-minute monologue to act or sing and be ready to read from a script. RSVP to or by calling 617-855-TOUR.

Boston is Growing Gardens Spring Meetings and Workshops, Jun. 4 & Jun. 9

BIGG LogoWant to grow healthy, tasty, & organic vegetables in your neighborhood? Community garden plots are available in Dorchester! Join Boston is Growing Gardens now for a series of workshops and community meetings to help you get started. A community garden plot sign-up will take place Saturday, June 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park Street, Dorchester 02124. A "Planting Seedlings and Helping Them Thrive" workshop will take place Thursday June 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Barry Street Garden, 39 Barry Street, Dorchester 02125. If you have any questions please contact Grantley Payne at 617-542-7696 x. 21. >> Read More

Read Your Way to Fenway with the BPL, Deadline Jul. 22

By spending some of their summer days reading, hundreds of Boston young people between the ages of 5-17 will earn the chance to win tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park. Beginning June 1, young readers can visit any Boston Public Library location or go online to to pick up an application for the annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer essay contest. Kids need only read a minimum of three books and write a brief essay about a favorite. Applications and essays are due to any Boston Public Library location by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22. Winners will watch the Red Sox up close on the afternoon of Sunday, August 28, against the Oakland Athletics.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Wally the Green Monster will celebrate the contest at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. The Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester, 617.427.3337. In addition to meeting the Mayor and Wally, young readers at the June 15 celebration will hear children’s author David A. Kelly read the first chapter of The Fenway Foul-Up, part of his Ball Park Mystery series.  >> Read More

"A More Intimate Viewpoint" at Savin Bar and Kitchen, Jun. 16

Cassandra Schramm at Savin Bar and KitchenGet up close and personal! Savin Bar and Kitchen will host a reception for "A More Intimate Viewpoint," an Honors Exhibition by artist Cassandra Schramm, on June 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Come to 112 Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester for an evening of art, music, appetizers and drinks. For more information on the venue, call Savin Bar and Kitchen at (617) 212-7500 or visit Cassandra Schramm can be found online at

Uphams Corner Wksp on Preserving Historic Property, Jun. 9

Historic Property at 65 Pleasant StreetCommunity members are invited to attend a FREE Workshop presented by the Boston Preservation Alliance. Relax and enjoy light refreshments with your neighbors in a beautiful historic church! Contribute to a Final Report that will inform education, advocacy and real estate development in Uphams Corner. Workshop takes place on Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Marys Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester; content concerns the Historic Property at 65 Pleasant Street. Please RSVP to Erica Lindamood, Education Coordinator at the Boston Preservation Alliance: contact or 617-367-2458. Visit their website at  

Kroc Center Open House, Jun. 2 to Jun. 4

The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center of Boston, the largest health, fitness and community center of its kind in New England, will host an open house from June 2 to June 4. Members of the public and media are welcome to tour the expansive new center, register for summer programs and explore the Kroc’s exciting offerings – from swim and CPR lessons to arts & enrichment…basketball and rock climbing to a range of dance and fitness classes, including hip hop, ballet, aerobics, and much, much more!

Open House hours will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3; and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Saturday, June 4. The Kroc Center is located at 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester, MA. For more information, contact Colleen White of Elevate Communications at 617-861-3679 or

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