Community

IJDH Office Opening Event, Sep. 14

A great friend to Haiti has a new home! Join the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) on Wednesday, September 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to celebrate the establishment of a Boston-based headquarters. Come mingle with members of the Boston Haitian community and non-Haitians supporting Haitians’ fight for justice at home and in the United States, including activists, lawyers, advocates, healthcare professionals and political leaders. The office is located at 666 Dorchester Ave, South Boston, MA 02127. Please RSVP to info@ijdh.org with "office opening" in the subject line.

Write on the DOT Reading Series, Sep. 5

Neighbors, get to know your writers; writers, get to know your neighbors. The 2nd Write on the DOT reading features an outstanding lineup of Dorchester writers presented by students in UMass-Boston's Creative Writing MFA Program sharing pieces in poetry and fiction. Readers includey Danielle Fontaine, Nathaniel Forsythe, Calvin Hennick, Sandra Kohler, Mitch Manning, and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo. View their bios at http://www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com/. The event takes place Monday, September 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Studios (11 Pearl Street off Dorchester Avenue; see map & directions at http://www.savinhillyoga.com/directions.html). Come kick off the new academic semester & bring Labor Day weekend to a close in the company of neighbors and the well-chosen word. Questions or more info needed? Contact Aaron: aajamde[at]yahoo[dot]com. You can also check out the event on Facebook

3rd Annual Youth Conference, Aug. 29

PeaceCome to 35 Westville Street in Dorchester for the 3rd Annual Youth Peace Conference on August 29th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be workshops, entertainment, food, prizes, free t-shirts, and plenty of other activities. This event is hosted by the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition.

Community Clean-Up, Aug. 13

CleanupFriends of Codman Square Library and other partners have planned a community-wide clean-up for Codman Square Library grounds with volunteers to help. The community clean-up is planned on August 13th at 8:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m at the codman Square Library. If you have left over mulch, flowers, gloves, and/or items as it relates to the up keep for the Codman Square Library, we will accept them. For more information call 617-436-1591.

Greater Chamberlain Neighbors Annual Yard Sale, Aug. 6

Yard SaleJoin the Greater Chamberlain Neighbors for a GREAT BIG multi-family Yard Sale on Saturday, August 6! Tools, furniture, clothes, fine linen, toys, collectibles, clothing, jewelry, fabric, and maybe even some artwork will be available. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the work of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition. There will be refreshments available for a small donation. Yard Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Algonquin Bradlee and Chamberlain Streets in Four Corners, right by GFCAC's office. >> Read More

Be a Big Sister in Your Community

For women 20 and older: This one-to-one mentoring program matches girls (ages 7-15) with women who live in or around their community.  Big Sisters spend time with Little Sisters weekly for the first three months and a minimum of twice per month thereafter for at least 12 months.

 

Matches meet on days and times of their choosing and do activities that they both enjoy, such as playing games, watching movies or riding bikes.  They develop a special friendship based on trust and respect as they learn about and from each other! 

 

There are currently 119 girls waiting for a Big Sister in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods!

 

To apply, visit www.bigsister.org, call 617.236.8060, or email volunteer@bigsister.org.

Close to Home Annual Block Party, Aug. 11

Come meet your neighbors while enjoying free games, food & entertainment. Close to Home will hold its annual Block Party on Thursday, August 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Block Party takes place on Ditson Street in Fields Corner. Bring a friend, a chair, a dish and enjoy your time in the neighborhood. For more information, call (617) 929-5151. 

First Annual Dot-Rox Little League Cookout & Registration, Jul. 30

Photo Credit Ed Yourdon Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/3583958756/Register for the Dorchester/Roxbury Little League and Senior League during The First Annual DRLL Cookout on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. on. Registration will take place at the Baseball field directly across from 110 Talbot Avenue. The Cookout features baseball, music, food, drinks and other activities for children of all ages. Sign up for the 2012 season for baseball and the upcoming football season. This event is brought to you by Dorchester/ Roxbury Little League in conjunction with Boston Police & RBI league. For more information, call (617)799-9423 or email dorchester.roxburyLL@yahoo.com. >> Read More

Savin Hill 2nd Annual Night Out, Aug. 2

Malibu BeachA Beach and Park Walk will take place in Savin Hill on Tuesday August 2, 2011, as part of the Savin Hill Night Out. The walk begins at 9 p.m. and leaves from the parking lot at Denny & Playstead. Contact savinhillotb@gmail.com for more information. Dogs welcome.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support in local crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that the neighborhood is organized and fighting back. It's also a perfect opportunity to get your neighbors even better. (Photo: MA DCR/Boston Harborwalk

Annual Community Beach Party, Aug. 13

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center and Neponset Health Center present the Annual Community Beach Party at Malibu Beach! This event, part of National Health Center Week, features activities and offering for children, youth and adults, including a drawing competition, games, music, temporary tattoos, balloon animals, refreshments, food samples, a free and healthy lunch and many giveaways. Come to Malibu Beach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

For more information, call 617-533-2242 or email marketing@hhsi.us. You may also visit www.hhsi.us. Geiger Gibson Community Health Center and Neponset Health Center are properties of Harbor Health Services, Inc. 

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