Dorchester's Special Athletes Benefit: "A Night at the Races," Mar. 19

Come to "A Night at the Races" and support Dorchester’s Special Athletes at the Special Olympics Summer Games. At 7 p.m. on March 19, the McKeon Post (4 Hilltop Street, Dorchester, MA) will host a slew of races, raffles, games, excitement and more! Tickets on sale for $10, available now or at the Door! Contact Cathy Cormican (home, 617-288-1682; cell, 508-667-3933) or Roberta Zaremski (617-288-3687) for more information.  >> Read More

Pancake Supper, Mar. 8

The Parish of All Saints invites all to attend the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner is $5 for Adults and $3 for children under 10. Entertainment provided by the All Saints choir boys.  All proceeds benefit the Men & Boys Choir Fund.

For more information contact Andrew P. Sheranian, Organist and Master of Choristers, at or call the church (617-436-3520).

The Parish of All Saints - Ashmont
209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124

Community Meeting on Public Safety, Mar. 8

Recently there has been some community concerns about safety and security at Shawmut Station in Dorchester.  A public meeting has been arranged to make sure these acts of violence are brought to the attention of the community and action is taken to prevent further attacks. This could happen to anyone who lives and works in Dorchester.  Therefore Viet AID would like invite you to a public forum to discuss how as a community we can best deal with this public safety issue.  Police leaders from C-11 Area and MBTA will be at the meeting and all residents are encouraged to attend and voice any concerns. For any further information please contact Nam Pham at

Tuesday March 8, 6 p.m.
Vietnamese American Community Center – Viet-AID
42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

Opening reception for new DAC gallery, Mar. 5

Come see the Dorchester Arts Collaborative's new gallery space, Studio D at Pearl Street, located at 11 Pearl Street, Dorchester! Join them on Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the opening reception for their inaugural show, featuring the work of Chuck Sullivan and Vincent Crotty.

2011 Boston Green Award Nominations, Mar. 18

Mayor Menino's Boston Green Awards recognize achievements in the City's residential and business sectors. Residential Awards recognize residents and residential organizations in Boston that are committed to sustainable living. Winners in this category demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices in their homes and communities. Business Awards recognize extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental practices. The four nomination categories are as follows; Green Business Awards, Green Residential Awards, Bike Friendly Business/Oganizational Awards, and Sustainable Food Leadership Award. 

The City of Boston will be accepting nominations through March 18, 2011. To recognize individuals and businesses taking green intiative in Dorchester or Greater Boston get in your nominations soon! Past winners and nomination forms are available at the City of Boston site here.

Women's Month Mini-Showcase & Party @ Hancock 309, Mar. 21

New African Company & Actors Refuge Repertory Theatre invites you to a mini-preview of their Spring theatre production, the "Towards a New Ecology for Women" play series. Come to Hancock 309 Gallery, 309 Hancock St., Dorchester, MA on Monday, March 21 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (showcase starts at 8:00 p.m.) Meet and greet the wonderfully talented cast and be astounded by models in Dawnamatrix Designs. Enjoy a potluck-style party! Email Valerie Owen with questions (
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Boston Budget Speakout, Mar. 22

A coalition of concerned groups invite Boston residents to "Stop Budget Cuts - Save Jobs and Services." Join your neighbors on Tuesday, March 22 for the Boston Budget Speakout, 6 to 8 pm at Hibernian Hall, 182 Dudley Street, Roxbury. Community members will gather to call on city councilors, state and federal officials to implement fair taxes, close the budget gap and spend money on the community. For more info, contact 617-265-7100 or, 617-282-3783 or

Sponsored by New England United for Justice, One Massachusetts, Dorchester People for Peace, 1199SEIU-Massachusetts, Greater Boston Central Labor Council, Mass Senior Action, Boston DSA, The Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, and Madison Park Development Corporation.

A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales, Mar. 22

Author and Storyteller Diane Edgecomb will present A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales at the Fields Corner Branch Library on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Diane will relate exotic legends collected from Kurdish tellers which reveal the folkloric riches of this ancient culture. Hear stories like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," which details the hazards and dangers of a Kurdish shepherd’s life, and "Fatima," a Kurdish Cinderella story. Diane will also present samples of Kurdish music, traditional dress and customs, as well as encourage audience participation. Call Cindy at 617-436-2155 for more information.

Fields Corner Branch Library
1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Field's Corner BPL, Mar. 15

The Fields Corner Branch Library will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. in the activities room. There will be Irish and traditional music by the South End Library Recorder Ensemble. Refreshments will be provided. Wear something green and get a free book from the library book sale. This event is free and open to the public. Call 617-436-2155 for more information.

Fields Corner Branch Library 1520 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 617-436-2155

Walkin' the Tightrope Art Show at the Good Life, Mar. 5

Support the art department at the John Marshall Elementary School while enjoying a display of artwork by their 3rd and 4th graders, good food, music and dancing.  Nike has donated 130 pairs of sneakers that the students have customized as part of a project called "Walkin' the Tightrope" launched by art teacher Olivia Chaffee.  The project is designed to be an outlet for students to express themselves creatively and to address the unique and difficult issues that many of the students are going through. 

Stuff Magazine wrote an article last month, Heart and Sole, in which Chaffee explains how"A vast majority of them have lost direct family members to gang violence or imprisonment...By nine or ten years old, these kids have been through some things many adults will never see in their lifetime. . .  This project is intended to get them on the right path." >> Read More

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