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Boston Brunchers Meet at Ashmont Grill, May 7

Join the Boston Brunchers at Ashmont Grill on Saturday, May 7, to enjoy a delicious brunch meal with fellow foodies! The Boston Brunchers group was recently created in October of 2010 by ten avid food bloggers who decided to take their love of food to the next level and make it a social occasion!

The Brunchers have been all over the city from Cambridge to South Boston and are finally making a stop right here in Dorchester! Let's hope for beautiful weather so attendees can relax out on the patio and take in the spring air. Satisfy your sweet tooth this weekend with a stack of banana pancakes or try a scrumptious serving of apple pie french toast, yum! So come by the Ashmont Grill this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate good food with the Boston Brunchers, all are welcome.

RSVP with Boston Brunchers here

And Still We Rise Theatre Production, May 6

And Still We Rise is a collaborative theatre project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones. Join this powerful theatrical event on May 6th at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. 

And Still We Rise will weave their story-telling into performances that move audiences to greater understanding and compassion for the struggles of these and other individuals who get caught up in the criminal justice system then strive to rebuild their lives. The public is invited to enjoy these moving stories and poetry on Friday evening. Donations are gratefully accepted. >> Read More

2011 Boston Kidney Walk at the Franklin Park Zoo, May 15

Did you know that there are 11,552 patients on dialysis in New England? You can help by walking for The National Kidney Foundation's 2011 Boston Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 15. The Kidney Walk provides an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to participate in an inspiring, community-based event while raising funds for the National Kidney Foundation's programs and services. The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and increasing availability of organs for transplantation.

This is a short and fun walk for the whole family, registration is now open at
On May 15 registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin Park Zoo. So come to this inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.

The 350th Birthday of the Blake House, Jun. 24 & 25

Join the Dorchester Descendants and the Dorchester Historical Society to celebrate the 350th Birthday of The James Blake House, the oldest standing house in Boston! Home to many Dorchester ancestors, and "Descendants" too, and spectacular jewel of Boston archaeology and history. To learn more about the Blake House click here On the evening of Friday, June 24 come enjoy cocktails and dinner at The Boston Winery in Port Norfolk. On Saturday there will be a talk by Rhonda McClure from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Come enjoy open houses and house tours at the Lemuel Clap House, the William Clapp House, the Clapp Barn, and The Blake House! Historian Virginia Myhaver of Boston University will tells us all about doing family and oral histories. Last but not lease a great big birthday bash at the Blake House, including cake and ice cream for all! If only houses could enjoy birthday cake... Mark your calendars! Come meet your cousins! James Blake House 735 Columbia Road (Richardson Park) Dorchester, MA 02125

Paper Bag Art Benefits Close 2 Home, Apr. 11 to May 20

Dorchester artist Richard Inonog is partnering with non-profit Close to Home in his most recent installation, "Take the message Home," at The Boston Common Coffee Co. on Salem Street in the North End. Sale of the artwork will benefit the organization's mission to foster community-wide responsibility to prevent and reduce the impact of domestic violence in Dorchester.

The installation, which is currently on display and running through May 20, 2011, is a collection of 19 hand-painted paper bags featuring the faces of famous women including: Angela Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis and wild animals. "Take the Message Home," is part one of a two-part project which will initially extend through the summer of 2011.   >> Read More

Dorchester House's Pool Temporarily Closed, Other Pools Available!

The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center's pool is temporarily closed from April 6th to April 20th due to required sprinkler installation, but fear not there are many other community pools in the Dorchester area! Below is a list of pools available to the publis with fairly inexpensive membership fees.

Swimming Pools Open to the Public in Dorchester: >> Read More

Arabiqa with Karim Nagi, Apr. 18

On Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host a special presentation of Arabiqa by Egyptian-American master percussionist and dancer Karim Nagi.  Children will learn about Arab and Muslim culture through a variety of traditional instruments, folk music, and traditional dance.  Karim uses authentic costumes, maps, Arabic words, lots of audience participation, and humor as he enlightens audiences about a captivating world beyond the headlines.

This Kennedy Library Celebrate! performance will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Stephen Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

Solar PV & Hot Water in Codman Square, Apr. 23

Are you interested in learning about how to make a green home and installing solar panels? Join Codman Square Neighborhood Council at 81 Brent Street on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in an educational solar panel installation. Learn about the green, healthy development within the community on Brent Street. Hear from the residents building the home and how you can get involved with installation through Co-op Power. 

For more info, call Kerri at (617) 645-7298 or email

Dorchester Park Easter Egg Hunt, Apr. 23

With spring just around the corner it's that time of year when the Bunny comes out and hides eggs filled with delicious treats! Bring your children, your grand-children and your smiles to Dorchester Park on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. for one of the biggest Easter Egg Hunts in Boston. It's a free-for-all but the stakes are higher than ever. There will even be a guest appearance by the big guy himself, the Easter Bunny! Come early and ready for adventures!

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Park, Dorchester MA

Mattahunt Communitywide Planning Meeting, Apr. 14

The Mattahunt Community Center Partnership invites you to envision the future of the Mattapan community. Help revitalize the Mattahunt Community Center and show how important it is for a neighborhood to have a community center! This is the final Mattahunt Communitywide Planning Meeting and it will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 100 Hebron Street, Boston MA 02126. There will be translation in Haitian Creole and Spanish. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Come and show that your opinion matters!

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Photo provided by Dorchester Reporter

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