DotOUT OSCAR Fashion Dish, Feb. 27

What are doing the evening of the Academy Awards? Sitting around in your sweat pants wishing you could wear a sleeveless gown outside? Why not step out in Dorchester! DotOUT presents a red carpet event at the glamorous Harp & Bard on Dot Ave.

Take a liitle time at home to freshen up and arrive in your hottest red carpet look for a chance to win a two night stay for two in Provincetown or Fort Lauderdale. DotOUT will supply the red carpet and paparazzi booth with the cameras and flashes, you supply the celebrity realness.

The TVs will broadcast the red carpet starting at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. The DotOUT red carpet winner will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Expect the awards to go until about 11 p.m.

Sunday, February 27th, 6 - 11 p.m.
Harp & Bard Bar/Restaurant
1099 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

Benefit for Troop 28, Feb. 19

The James Rice Amvet Post will host "The Blue(s) & Gold & Green Event," a benefit for the Cub Scout & Boy Scout Pack / Troop 28 on Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature music from “the Duke Blues Machine” and a cash bar. There will be raffles for Celtics & Bruins tickets, 50/50, prizes and much more. Tickets are $20.00. Contact for more info. The Rice Post is located at 33 Romsey Street, Dorchester.

Alexi Paraschos at Dot2Dot Café, Feb. 11

Soul-pop singer/songwriter Alexi Paraschos, who performed at the last Dot2Dot Open Mic, will perform solo at the Café tonight! Dinner from 6 p.m., music begins at 7. Check out Alexi's music here!

Also note: Dot2Dot is taking orders for Valentine's Day cup cakes: a gift box set of 3 for $6, personalised with your message. Place orders now for Sunday (February 13th) collection.

Dot2Dot Café was featured as our January 2011 Business of the Month!

Bach for Boston: Free Concert @ St. Mary's, Feb. 15

Come hear two Bach Masterpieces, the sublime Oboe and Violin Concerto and the Brandenburg Three, at a free concert presented by MusiConnects. The concert opens with the Spiritual Deep River, with special guest student musicians from MusiConnects Chittick.

Tuesday February 15th 2011
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Ave., Dorchester, MA >> Read More

"Health Care Proxy" @ Cardinal Medeiros Manor, Feb. 24

Staff from Dorchester House reach out to the community! On February 24nd, staff will give a talk on Health Care Proxy at Cardinal Medeiros Manor, 11 Woodcliff St., Dorchester. Swing by any of the community sessions to say "Hi," and improve your health while you are there! Call Mary at 617-740-2419 for more information. More session dates, times, and topics after the break. >> Read More

Lufthansa Studios Presents 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mar. 3 - 19

Lufthansa Studios, a new gallery located at 29 Sturtevant Street (Fields Corner) invites the public to join them in March for an exhibition of four graduate student artists' linked thesis works. Daniel Cevallos, Kirk Amaral Snow, John C. Gonzalez and Garett Yahn of the Tufts/School of the MFA combined Master of Fine Arts program, will premiere their art in an exhibition that reflects three years of interdisciplinary exploration including sculpture, performance, photography, and painting. An opening reception will take place Thursday, March 3rd, from 6 – 9 p.m, and the artists will speak about their work on Friday, March 18, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Exhibit Hours: Saturdays (3/5, 3/12, 3/19) 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. and by appointment at Visit for more info or continue on after the break. >> Read More

Free Mortgage Assistance, Feb. 15

Is your mortgage stressing you out? Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is hosting a FREE Mortgage & Foreclosure Assistance Clinic on Tuesday, February 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. Dorchester Bay EDC works closely with neighborhood residents and partners to address the problems resulting from unemployment, economic disinvestment and the shortage of quality and affordable housing in Dorchester and Roxbury communities. At this event you will be educated on how to lower your current interest rate, prevent foreclosure, forebearance, short sale and deed in lieu of foreclosure. Come to this event to learn all about your options and solutions to avoiding foreclosure.

For further information about the assistance Dorchester Bay provides or to make an appointment please contact Mariam Rodriguez at 617-825-4200 ext. 226 or 617-825-0561. >> Read More

"Ideals and Explorations of Black Beauty" at Dot 2 Dot, Feb. 24

Fantastic art at a delicious local eatery: "Ideals and Explorations of Black Beauty," an art exhibition by Stephen Hamilton and Destiny Palmer, will show at Dot 2 Dot Cafe on Feb. 24. Come meet the artists and enjoy a light buffet. The exhibition starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Please call the cafe to RSVP. Dot 2 Dot Cafe 1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124 617-436-2368 (phone) 617-436-2369 (fax)

Books & Brownies Sale, Feb. 12

The Friends of the Uphams Corner Branch Library is sponsoring the Books & Brownies Sale as both a fundraiser for the library and as a way to encourage members of the community to join their group and get involved in advocating for the library! All kinds of goodies will be available from cookies and muffins to books and videos!

The Books & Brownies Sale will be held in place of our usual monthly meeting on Saturday, February 12 at 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Uphams Corner Branch Library on 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125. Please come and support your local library, you may even find some great Valentine's Day gifts!

Community Meeting re: Improvement to Cronin Wainwright Park, Feb. 16

Park renovation provides a unique opportunity to create a space for all. Come share your ideas and opinions at an open meeting held by Boston Parks and Recreation regarding improvements to the Cronin Wainwright Park. The Parks Department is very interested in what the community has to contribute to the design process, and will convene Wednesday, February 16 at the Epiphany School Assembly Hall, 154 Centre Street, Dorchester, MA.

For more information please call Cathy Baker-Eclipse at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (617) 961-3058 or email

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