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Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group: 1st meeting | June 14

The Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Advisory Group (FIPI) will hold their first meeting on Thursday, June 14 from 8am to 9am in the BRA Board Room on the 9th floor of City Hall. FIPI is a two year BRA study that will look at short and long term strategies for improving capital investment and job access along the 9.2 mile Fairmount Indigo commuter rail line, which links South Station to Readville, crossing through Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and the South Bay, Upham's Corner, Four Corners and Codman Square areas of Dorchester.

All FIPI advisory group meetings are open to the public and will be posted at the BRA website www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org and at the FIPI website at www.fairmountindigoplanning.org. The public is also encouraged to sign up for meeting notifications by contacting the co-directors of the planning study, Ines Soto-Palmarin, Ines.Soto.BRA@cityofboston.gov, or Jeremy Rosenberger, Jeremy.Rosenberger.BRA@cityofboston.gov.  >> Read More

Spruce-up Party & Barbecue @ Sharon's Park | June 9

Sharon's Park crew

Sharon's Park Spruce-up Party, Saturday, 9th June 2012, from 10AM - 2PM.

The park's landscape advisor is amping up the plant collection already in place, so more annuals and perennial flowers and shrubs are on their way. Saturday, help is needed to plant and help with trimming. For those who work, there will be a bbq and refreshments. If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP here. Sponsored by The Polish Triangle's John W. McCormack Civic Association, 72 Roseclair Street, Dorchester, MA 02125, Tel: (617) 710-3793

 

Highland Park Garden Walk | June 30

On Saturday, June 30, join Discover Roxbury for a Garden Walk through Highland Park and Fort Hill. Walk behind the scenes - literally - into the verdant backyard gardens and green spaces of Highland Park/Fort Hill. View a rich profusion of flowers, a working farm, an orchard, and community gardens. Tour begins at the Cooper Garden and Education Center, 34 Linwood Street, Roxbury, MA. >> Read More

"Pathways to Success" Seminar at Bunker Hill | June 12

Are you an Immigrant? Do you work with the Immigrant Community? A "Pathways to Success" Seminar will be held at Bunker Hill Community College on Tuesday, June 12 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Room C202. Register online at www.globaltalentbridge.org/bhcc. Did you attend university in your home country? Make your education count in the US! The program will feature a panel of experts who will provide information and resources to help skilled immigrants pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment in the US.

Bunker Hill Community College is located at 250 New Rutherford Avenue  Boston, MA 02129. For more information, visit their website at http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/.

Sip, Sup, Sashay: Governor's Afternoon Tea at Shirley Eustis | June 15

You are invited to the third annual annual afternoon tea at the historic Shirley-Eustis House! Enjoy sweet and savory small bites, lemonade and a selection of iced teas. Spend a gracious two hours in great and engaging company. The dress code is smart casual, with hats for ladies and absolutely no spiked heels. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here. The event is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Shirley Eustis House, located at 33 Shirley Street  Roxbury, MA 02119.

Eliot Square to Franklin Park Bike Ride | POSTPONED

Due to tomorrow's forecast, this ride has been postponed until late June. Stay tuned for a new date!

On Thursday, June 7, there will be a bike tour that runs from Eliot Square to Franklin Park. The event will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Helmets are required! Tickets will be $10, with a rain date for Friday, June 8.

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College Bound Dorchester 8th Annual Event | June 12

College Bound Dorchester will celebrate its students’ successes at its "We are college bound" event on June 12, 2012, from 6pm to 9pm, at the State Room in Boston. Governor Deval Patrick will be in attendance to honor Cubist Pharmaceuticals for its support of College Bound Dorchester programs.

Date: June 12, 2012
Start and Finish Times: 6:00PM to 9PM
Address: The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston

Name of Contact Person: Stacia Silvia
Contact Phone Number and Email Address: 617-506-5935, Ssilvia@collegebounddorchester.org

Free Painting Workshop at Geneva Cliffs | June 9

ParkARTS of Boston is pleased to announce a free watercolor painting workshop for residents ages 9 or older at Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild Sat., June 9 from 12PM to 2PM. 

The free workshop is part of the Mayor's ParkARTS program which brings professional artists into Boston's neighborhood parks. Materials are generously supplied by Blick Art Materials. For more information about summer programs in the parks, please visit: cityofboston.gov/parks.

Community Health Dialogue | June 20

The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Avenue) will host a community dialogue on June 20th from 5:30 - 8:00PM to discuss health issues affecting our neighborhood. Last year's dialogue focused on Asthma and Obesity, and this year's discussion will begin with a report back on those issues and continue on to future steps. There will be a light dinner served and interpretations available for those that speak Vietnamese and Spanish.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at 617.740.2419 or mary.truong@dorchesterhouse.org.   

MS: The Multicultural Connection | June 9

The Jubilee Christian Church, located at 1500 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan will  be hosting an event called: "MS: The Multicultural Connection. Connect to Research, Connect to Others, Connect to Stay Well!" Explore how MS affects YOU through presentations and round table discussions. Meet others from your community and empower yourself to live well with MS every day. Free! Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Amber Stalker at amber.stalker@nmss.org or at 800.344.4867.

 

Co-hosted by the Multicultural Council of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter for Africans, African-Americans, and those of Caribbean descent living with MS.

 

Program Agenda:

9:30 am     Arrival and Registration Check-in >> Read More

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