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Dot Art Meeting, Jan. 8 -- Cancelled due to Death of Vince Droser

Dot Art is eyeing a new direction and a change in leadership and wants YOUR input. The board has already made some moves, suspending Dot Art’s staff in September. Leslie MacWeeney, one of the founders of the program, is no longer executive director and is serving on a volunteer basis. This is part of a series of community meetings for Dot Art, the previous discussion was held in Codman Square’s Great Hall in December. The next meeting on Dot Art’s future is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at All Saints Church in the Ashmont neighborhood. >> Read More

Neponset First Day Hike, Jan. 1

Boston Natural Areas Network presents a First Day Hike for 2011, a fun way to start off the New Year! Join friends, neighbors, DCR Park staff, and BNAN for a guided First Day Hike at Pope John Paul II Park and the Neponset Greenway. This easy walk is approximately 4.4 miles long and will last one and a half hours. Meet at 12:00pm at the DCR Shore District Headquarters, 475 Neponset Ave, at the far end of the parking lot at Pope John Paul II Park. >> Read More

The Solstice Lunar Eclipse, Dec. 21

Around 1:30 am EST on the winter solstice the earth will pass between the moon and the sun. The appearance of the moon as it passes through the shadows of the earth combines the subtle red glowing light inside the umbral shadow with the smaller dimming in the penumbral shadow. In simple terminology, an exquisite site to see! The beginning of the total eclipse will be visible from northern Europe just before sunrise. The end of the total eclipse will be visible rising at sunset for Japan and northeastern Asia.

Totality commences at 02:41 am EST and lasts for 72 minutes. If you're planning to dash out for only one quick look -­ it is December, after all -­ choose this moment: 03:17 am EST. That's when the Moon will be in deepest shadow, displaying the most fantastic shades of coppery red. Not the most convenient time of the day to be out and about, but it should be worth the beautiful view!

Information provided by NASA Science

Foreclosure Relief Forum, Dec. 16

Boston Community Capital's Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative invites you to our Foreclosure Relief Forum on Thursday, December 16. This forum is for anyone who may be experiencing the hardships of foreclosure. You can come learn what options may be available to you. If you are not dealing with foreclosure learn how you can become a front line of defense in helping someone else. Speakers include Patricia Hanratty, President, Aura Mortgage Advisors and NSP Residential. The Program run from 6pm until 8pm at the Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury. Refreshments will be served.

Please come and support SUN Initiative and your community, foreclosure impacts all of us.

Four Corners Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival, Dec. 11

The City of Boston, Great Four Corners Action Coalition, Four Corners Main Street, and The Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church are all hosting The Four Corners Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 11th. The Tree Lighting will take place at Mother's Rest Park on Washington Street at noon and then everyone will head over to the Greenwood Memorial United Mothodist Church for the Holiday Festival. Families that may need help with gifts this year for children up to twelve years old may register at this event. >> Read More

Melville Park Holiday Caroling, Dec. 19

Come join your neighbors for Holiday Caroling in the Melville Park area. The group will sing a few songs as a group and enjoy some hot cocoa, visit about 4 or 5 houses to sing some songs (preferably folks who don't get out much or live alone and would appreciate some holiday carolers), and then go to Andrea Eisenberg's house (18 Melville) for some treats and more hot cocoa, tea, and to get out of the cold. The whole event will be fun, energetic, festive and very kid-friendly! >> Read More

All Saints Ashmont Presents Holiday Lessons & Carols Event, Dec. 19

The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont invites you to attend A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on December 19. The Choir of Men & Boys will be singing carols and there will be seasonal readings. Works will be by Cleobury, Darke, Malcolm, Mendelssohn, Parsons, Tavener, Willan, Willcocks and more. >> Read More

Pope's Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Party, Dec 4

Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association, Richard Duchaney Memorial Committee and Neponset VFW Post present a Christmas Tree Lighting Party in Neponset Circle on December 4. This event will be fun for the whole family, Santa Clause will even be on hand for pictures as well as passing out treats to all the good boys and girls. There will be pizza, soda and surprises so don't miss out on the holiday fun!

362 Neponset Ave

Dorchester Historical Society Holiday Open House, Dec. 5

The Dorchester Historical Society invites you to an Open House to celebrate the holiday season heading this way. Join us as we Deck The Halls of the William Clapp House in Vistorian Style. There will be refreshments served, songs sang, raffles and other fun activities! You can also start on your holiday shopping in the museum sales shop. The festivities will begin at 2 pm on Saturday, December 5th. So come and have some magical holiday fun and this family event! December 5th, 2 - 4pm 195 Boston St, Dorchester MA 02125

Give Back For the Holidays - Dare Family Services

It's Christmas morning and you wake up excited as you run downstairs to open your gifts. However, instead of gifts, you find yet another Christmas has come with no presents for you. This depicts a typical Christmas morning for our children at Dare and that is why we need your help this holiday season.

Dare Family Services, a Specialized Foster Care Agency, is dependent on corporations and people like YOU and your family to help out. Your help can make this holiday brighter for one child who has experienced a degree of sadness, loss and disappointment that few people can even comprehend. >> Read More

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