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Ignite Change: GLOW Boston Essay Contest for Young Women Jan. 7 deadline

Young women: show your power with a pen! GLOW (Girls' Leadership, Organized Women) Boston is holding an essay contest for girls in grades 7-12 (or ages 12-19). The contest calls for an answer, in 1500 words or less, to the prompt "If you could, what would you change about your school, community, or city?" What is needed to put the plan in action? What makes it an important change? Glow Boston offers publishing opportunities, scholarship money, books and other prizes to competition winners. Finalists will also be paired with a local female author who will mentor them and give the student free copies of her book. Cash prizes and gift certificates for teachers and youth workers who collect the most submissions. The essay's final deadline is Jan 7, 2011. Contact Leah Moschella for more information.

Boston City Singers Seeks New Managing Director

Managing Director – new position
Available now

Boston City Singers
The mission of Boston City Singers is to unite children and families
from all neighborhoods, ethnic and socio-economic groups through the
power of music, 340 singers in FY10. We believe that by exploring the
world of singing, our singers develop stronger leadership and teamwork
skills, experience the power of self-esteem and self-discipline, enjoy
the beauty of artistic expression, and develop the heart to live in a
world of differences. Since our founding in the Dorchester
neighborhood of Boston in 1995, we have established an extraordinary
track record of achievement. Highlights include:

Clemente Course in the Humanities - Apply Now!

 
The Clemente Course provides college level instruction in the humanities, with the award of college credits, to individuals at no cost and in an accessible and welcoming community setting. Participants study four disciplines: literature, art history, moral philosophy, and American history. Students explore great works of fiction, poetry, drama, painting, sculpture, architecture, and philosophy, while learning also about the events and ideals that define America as a nation.

Calling all artists!

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) invites you to participate in our 2010 Open Studios on October 23rd and 24th!
If you are an artist and live, work or play in the Dorchester area, please consider registering for Open Studios. Participate at one of four group sites, or open your home studio.

Pics in the Park. FREE Photo Workshop

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department introduces a series of free photography workshops called Pics in the Parks.

Open to residents ages 9 and up, the program works toward developing tricks and techniques for taking great photographs in Boston’s picturesque parks. The eight-week photography workshops will be held every Tuesday beginning June 29 twice a day at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The morning session is for children ages nine to 16, while the evening session is geared toward adults.

Please bring a digital or film camera and pre-register by calling (617) 961-3051.
First session at Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park, Dorchester.

For full information and the rest of the locations, please see the Dorchester Reporter - http://www.dotnews.com/directory/photo-workshops-city-parks-start-june-29

Learn to Sew

Stitch House is holding a four week introduction to sewing class. Learn how to follow pattern instructions, make alterations and add creative flair to your favorite clothing! Materials not included. First class is Tuesday, June 8th From 6:00- 8:00 pm. Cost $75.00. Located at 846 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125. (617) 265-8013. For more information visit Stitch House's website

Photo Workshops in City Parks

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department introduces a series of free photography workshops called Pics in the Parks. Open to residents ages 9 and up, the program works toward developing tricks and techniques for taking great photographs in Boston’s picturesque parks. The eight-week photography workshops will be held every Tuesday beginning June 29 twice a day at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The morning session is for children ages nine to 16, while the evening session is geared toward adults. Please bring a digital or film camera and pre-register by calling (617) 961-3051.

Pics in the Park photography instructor Betty Jasper, a Northeastern University undergrad majoring in Digital Arts and Photography, is a third-year student currently completing her internship with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Betty has taken a variety of photography courses at Northeastern and this past summer traveled to Venice, Italy for additional learning opportunities.

Summer Photo Workshops for Teens

The Teen Photo Workshops were created by Globe photographer Mark Ostow eight years ago with the goal of sharing his unique energy and vision. Many of the original workshoppers are now studying photography in college!

How do you look at the world as a photographer? What are the differences between different photo specialities? What's the value of photography in society? How do you talk to someone on the street who you'd like to capture on film? Is film really better than digital? Where do you get the best Tibetan buffet in Cambridge? Why do we eat matzoh during passover? What makes a good photograph? Is it really in the eye of the beholder?

If you're signing up be prepared for an intense week. We don't stop. Past sessions have included:

Call to Singers, Choruses & Choirs!

Call to SINGERS, CHORUSES, and CHOIRS!

Anna Myer and Dancers, a Cambridge dance company is looking for singers, cohruses, and choirs to perform in the production of Street Talk Suite Talk, a rap opera of contemporary urban life with live music, street poets, and modern dancers.

Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15
at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremonth St. (across from Park St. T)

See it on YOUTUBE!

www.annamyeranddancers.org

For information, please call Anna Myer at 617-513-9314 or email Anna.

Dot Art Class Offerings

Dot Art Offerings

Trompe L’oeil Techniques: A workshop
for adults introducing traditional
French “trick the eye,” including rag
painting, marbling, wood graining,
aging, and strié, applied to walls or furniture.

Ceramics Classes: For beginners,
experts, and everyone in between.
Gather a group (seven people minimum)
and set your own class schedule.

Parties: Art-making parties for children
or adults include a seasoned
instructor, studio space, and all the supplies
needed for a unique celebration!

Info and full course catalog:
www.dotart.org or 617-265-3503.

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