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"Allegorical Outfits, Fool's Play" at Hancock 309, Apr. 9-13

"Allegorical Outfits, Fool's Play" presents contemporary art and live performances created by SMFA Queer Students taking place at the SMFA and two new Boston galleries.

Works at the intersection of photography, video, performance, painting and sculpture cite references and influences from surrealist women painters, sculptural fashion, Leigh Bowery's expansive drag, Care Bears to ACT UP and Queer Nation’s theatrical protest tactics and graphics. A range of imagery and material can be found in these lively and sophisticated works by young artists: architectural pillars covered with crocheted elements and colored Vaseline, a sculpture made from bland beige carpet topped by a fish, Gatorade packages refashioned out of lead, stylized colorful photos of boys with floral themes and a hand made wooden chair with plumbing. >> Read More

Savin Scoop Ribbon Cutting Event with Mayor Menino, Apr. 6

Savin Scoop will be having its official ribbon cutting ceremony as the spring season approaches us on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. Savin Scoop specializes in locally made ice cream, smoothies, frappes, coffee, espresso and many other scrumptious treats right here in the Savin Hill neighborhood. So, in hopes of a wonderful spring season of ice-cream indulgence right around the corner, join Savin Scoop and Mayor Menino as they cut the ribbon!

Menino will also be stopping by four other businesses which have new signage provided by the "ReStore Program"; MTV Hair & Nails, At home Real Estate, McKenna's Cafe, and the newly opened Savin Bar + Kitchen at 112 Savin Hill Ave.

AVBA Wine Tasting Event, Apr. 12

The Adams Village Business Association will host a Wine Tasting Event on Tuesday, April 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Bank. Come enjoy a variety of delicious wines and appetizers while mingling with your community. Tickets are $20.00 and wines will be provided by Supreme Liquors. Hors d'oeuvres provided by local businesses will be served.

The Adams Village Business Association was formed in 2008 to develop, promote and protect the business interests of the neighborhood and to support the work being done by local civic associations. Come support an innovative community organization this Tuesday evening! Contact Mary at for additional info.

April 12, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
489 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester MA

Tree Party Inauguration, Apr. 10

On Sunday, April 10th, The Boston Tree Party will officially launch with the Boston Tree Party Inauguration event on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Inauguration will be the ceremonial planting of the first pair of trees in this city-wide planting campaign. The Delegation sign in begins at 12:30 near the intersection of High St. and Atlantic Ave and the tree planting fun will go on until 3:30 p.m. >> Read More

Dedication Weekend at The Kroc Community Center, Apr. 1-3

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open and is celebrating by having a Dedication Weekend featuring family fun events. The Kroc Community Center aims to host programs to serve the mind, body, and spirit. These programs serve all ages and are designed to address the unique needs of the Boston Community. 

These events are FREE and open to the public. The Kroc Center will be hosting a ribbon cutting, dedication ceremony, arts festival, worship service and much more! The center will be closed for all other activities this weekend. >> Read More

Recession & Recovery Forum, Mar. 28

The Boston Globe is sponsoring a moderated forum titled Recession & Recovery: A Forum on Smart Policies for Sustainable Growth at the JFK Presidential Library on Monday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy a lively and informative discussion on a topic that remains of concern to so many; what is the best path to putting the economy into a sustainable growth pattern. The forum is free and open to the public. >> Read More

Free Hatha Yoga Classes at Fields Corner Library, Apr. 5 - May 31

Free Hatha yoga classes will be resuming Tuesday, April 5th at The Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, from 6:30 - 8pm and will run for 9 weeks through Tuesday May 31st.  Taught by Integral Yoga instructor, Alicia Zipp, the classes will be held in the multipurpose room located opposite the front doors. There is plenty of parking in the lot across the street in the areas designated for two hour parking.

Open to participants of all levels, including beginners, the class incorporates a gentle, meditative style of yoga. This class has met in the Codman Square neighborhood for more than 20 years, first at the library, then in the Great Hall, and recently at 450 Washington St. A special thanks to Ms. McCleary, the director at the Fields Corner library, for offering these classes a new home. >> Read More

Codman Square NDC Youth Programs: Girls Talk, Boys 2 Men, More

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation is offering three free programs for youth and are currently looking for new students. Girls Talk is an all girls group for girls between the ages of 13-18. The group meets every Wednesday for workshops and group discussions on topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, becoming involved in the community and many more. The program also allows members to create a business of their own that promotes anti-violence, breast cancer awareness, anti-drugs, and saving the environment.

Boys 2 Men is an all male group for boys between the ages of 13 - 18. The group meets every Tuesday for workshops and group discussions on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, becoming active in the community and many more. The program also allows members to create a business of their own that promotes saving the environment, civic engagement and anti-violence.  The boys current business involves selling T-shirts, that they design themselves, that contain positive messages.  They also plan on holding Teen Nights throughout the year as a healthy safe way for their peers to have fun! Continue after the break for more info. >> Read More

Run, Women, Run! Forum at UMASS Boston, Mar. 23

The public is invited to attend a forum titled Run, Women, Run! discussing and encouraging women to run for office. Sponsored by The Hispanic Studies Department at UMass and the League of Women Voters of Boston. The discussion is taking place at UMass Boston, Healey Library, Room 11B, Wednesday, March 23rd, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

State Senator Katherine Clark, Middlesex and Essex Districts

Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Suffolk County

State Representative Gloria Fox, Suffolk County

Former Mayor and City Councilor E. Denise Simmons, Cambridge


Carol Hardy-Fanta, Director

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

The Red Thread Fellowship

Applications for 2011-2012 Red Thread Fellowship Program are now Open! The Red Thread Fellowship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds who will be entering an American college or university in fall 2011. The fellowship consists of two parts: a scholarship award and year-long mentorship support. The Red Thread Foundation for Women's mission is to provide women of under-served, international backgrounds with financial support and mentorship to help them succeed academically and professionally.  >> Read More

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