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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

Skin Cancer Screenings | July 21

Join the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center for a first time ever skin cancer screening.
Did you know that the lifetime risk of getting melanoma is about 1 in 50 for whites, 1 in 200 for Hispanics, and 1 in 1,000 for blacks? Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases. But it causes most skin cancer deaths. This event is free! 
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Urgent Care
Address: 1353 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 
For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at 617-740-2419, or email her at mary.truong@dorchesterhouse.org
 

"The Weight of a Nation" Screening & Discussion | June 28

The Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library will be holding a screening of the four-part HBO documentary series "The Weight of the Nation" during the month of June. Each screening will be accompanied by a talk and discussion. Further information below:
Weight of the Nation: Film Screening and Discussion
This four-part documentary series examines the obesity epidemic in America.
 
June 7, 6-8: “Consequences,” with presentation by community nutritionist Lauren Johnson
June 14, 6-8: “Choices,” speaker TBA
June 21, 6-8: “Children in Crisis,” speaker TBA
June 28, 6-8: “Challenges,” with presentation by community nutritionist Lauren Johnson
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Location:
Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

DSAC Presents "Learning to Cope" | June 19

Tuesday, June 19th from 6-8pm at the Leahy~Holloran Community Center, 
Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition (DSAC) 
will host “Learning to Cope”, a forum for parents and teens with several guest speakers, including local men and women in recovery and Ms. Joanne Peterson from www.learntocope.org. 
The Forum’s goal will be to educate, help build skills and offer supportive resources to both youth and parents (parents and teens will be in separate meeting areas). >> Read More

Adams Street Library Annual Book Sale | June 9

The Friends of the Adams Street Library (690 Adams Street, Dorchester) will host their annual book sale on Saturday, June 9 from 9am – 1PM.
Books are gently used and reasonably priced. Students who bring their school summer reading list and find a summer book at the book sale will receive that book for FREE. >> Read More

Soulful Sounds Second Saturday | June 9

Soulful Sounds 2nd Saturdays is a new monthly event at Gallery G of the Black Indian Inn! starts June 9th from 8pm to 12am | 38 Bicknell St. Dorchester, MA 02121 and each 2nd Saturday after that. Hosted by Radiant Jasmin, Terry Orlando Jones and Simone Iman. Gabrilla Ballard is the featured performer for the Joyful June Jump Off!

To find out more information on Gabrilla and her music, visit her website HERE.

$5 -$10 donation, all ages welcome. Earlier in the day from 5-7pm, Gallery G has Soulful Sights 2nd Saturdays with a visual art reception for Zouljah Art by Q. 

For more info: www.blackindianinn.com or call: 617-419-5042 and 617-971-7233.

 

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