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Black & Green Celebration | April 6

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On Sunday, April 6 the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) and Montserrat Aspirers will host their 20th Annual Black and Green Celebration. This event will take place at the Montserrat Aspirers Hall located at 358 Washington Street in Dorchester from 2-5 pm. 

This event was established in 1994 as a way to foster trust and build bridges between communities in Boston. It brings together many cultures for an afternoon of great food, music, and discussion. The theme of this year's event is The Faces of Change in Boston: Our Community Challenges and Improvements. The discussion will be led  by two special guests, Massachusetts State Senator, Linda Dorcena Forry a native Bostonian and first generation Haitian-American to represent the 1st Suffolk District. The other guest is author/activist Michael Patrick MacDonald, a South Boston native.  >> Read More

Dorchester Bike Festival | April 26

Join the Dorchester Bike Festival on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9am to noon.
Location: Pedal & Park Bike Parking Facility on Dorchester Avenue by the Ashmont T Station

Breakfast will be provided!

Timeline:

9am-11am - enjoy some free breakfast and get to know the Ashmont Pedal & Park facility, which enables commuters to park their bikes before catching buses and trains at the Ashmont T Station. There will be free bike tune-ups and family friendly activities to raise awareness about safe bicycling practices. You can also enter to win prizes.

11am-Noon - Family friendly group bicycle ride around Dorchester.

Sponsored by St. Mark’s Area Main Street, Ashmont Cycles, BikeMilton, Bikes Not Bombs, Boston Bikes, Boston Cyclists Union, Boston Police Department, Green DOT, LivableStreets Alliance, MassBike, MBTA, MBTA Transit Police, Quincycles

Team MR8 fundraising party | March 16

Sunday March 16 at 6pm, John Hanlon and Sue Mcdevitt are having a team MR8 fundrasing Party at Blasi's in Admas Corner. There will be Irish music, free appitizer's raffles and great fun. Tickets are going for $20 in advance in $25 at the door.

If you would like to attend please contact John at (617)7338186 or by email at jshanlon9@gmail.com or you can reach Sue at (617)5487510.

KidsFest | March 15

BEFF presents KidsFest at the Adams Street Library located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester,Saturday, March 15 from 11am - 12:30pm. This event is suitable for children five and up. Come see funny and beautiful animations for kids. One hour of short films about our planet followed by a hands-on, take-home activity. Although registration is not required, there are limited seats for this free event. Children that will be participating must be accompanied by an adult.

Playful Paws Playgroups | March 12

Starting Wednesday, March 12 Playful Paws Playgroup will be taking place in the Franklin Park Zoo at One Franklin Park Road (Meeting Barn) form 10:15am - 11:00am. Ages for this play group ranges from 18 months – 3 year olds with a caregiver. Playful Paws Playgroup is as much for the caregivers as it is for the “cubs.” Get out of the house and bring your little one to the Zoo for some open play and animal exploration. At each class participants will learn through looking, touching, and movement. The possibilities are endless and may include storytimes, animal encounters, biofacts, simple crafts and more. And, if the weather is nice, we might go for treks outside! Registration is required use this link Cost: $32 for a series for Members, $40 for a series for Non-members. Sibling discount applies. Pricing is for an adult/child pair.

B-3 Police Community Meeting at Lee School | March 19

B-3 Police Community Meeting at Lee School Wednesday March 19 at 5 pm,the District B-3 Crime Advisory Meeting will be held at the Josesph Lee School, located at 155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester. Residents and merchants are invited to attend to meet members of the out and Boston Police Command Staff. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

JFK Library Celebrates St. Patrick's Day: Greene O'Leary School of Irish Dance | March 15

On Saturday March 15 between 10am and 11:30am, the Greene O'Leary School returns to the JFK Library for a youthful celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Dancers demonstrate athleticism, skill and poise while presenting traditional and contemporary styles of Irish Dance.

The Celebrate! series highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the performing arts. In order to optimize your comfort and enjoyment, reservations are required for all visitors to this free program. To make a reservation, please visit the Celebrate! page online at www.jfklibrary.org or call 617-514-1644 and leave your full name, the number in your party, and your contact information. >> Read More

St. Patrick's Day Brunch | March 15

Saturday March 15 at from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,the eighth annual Dorchester St. Patrick's Day Brunch will be held at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish Hall, 800 Columbia Rd.

Special guest: Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Three people will be inducted into the Dorchester Hall of Fame at the event:
FR. Richard 'Doc' Conway,
Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and
Superintendent-in-Chief Willie Gross, BPD.

All proceeds will benefit the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish. Seats: $100 per person, reservations will be held at the door.

Senior Citizen Coffee Hour with Councilor Frank Baker | March 13

On Thursday March 13 at 9:30am Councilor Frank Baker would like to extend an invitation to all Senior that would like to join him for coffee and conversation This Senior Citizen Coffee Hour will take place at 2243 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester MA.

Business Innovation Challenge

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Join the Center for Women and Enterprise and the Resilient Communities Resilient Families for the Business Innovation Challenge Entrepreneur Training & Contest. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 4th until June 27 from 6-9 pm.

Interested participants will have the opportunity to work with other entrepreneurs and experts to build a business plan, find options to finance your business and manage your finances, learn to market yourself and your business to target customers, win money to start your company. Priority will be given to residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.

For more information, contact Junior Gustavo by email at BostonSmallBusiness@lisc.org or by phone at 617-372-2228.

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