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Physi-Kids Youth Wellness Programs Enrollment, Dec. 4

Healthworks at Codman presents PHYSI-KIDS Youth Wellness Programs. Enter the Youth Fitness Zone Dec. 4th, 9:30am - 12pm. and enjoy free class demonstrations in Fitness Fusion, Hip Hop Dancercise, Tennis, and Karate for Kids!

Physi-Kids Enrollment Day
December 4th, 9:30am-12pm
450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 825-2800

Diamonds of Dorchester Gala, Nov. 17

Celebrate young families making lasting change! Join the St. Mary's Center for Women and Children at "Diamonds of Dorchester," a gala to benefit SMWCC and and honor Carolyn Lynch. Event will take place at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, Nov. 17 at 6pm.

Corcoran Award honoree Carolyn Lynch, philanthropic entrepreneur and president of The Lynch Foundation, will be recognized for her dedication to improving the lives of children and families. >> Read More

Green Perspectives II, Nov. 20 (CHANGED from Nov. 6)

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition presents Green Perspectives II! Hop on down to the Holland Community School on November 20th for green resources including job training, contractor certifications, weatherization, green programs, & more!

Nov. 20, 10 am - 3 pm.
Holland Community School
85 Olney Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124-3535

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Maureen Feeney Pre-Thanksgiving Breakfast & YALA, Nov. 21

The Maureen Feeney Committee will announce the recipients of the Young Adult Leadership Awards at the annual pre-Thanksgiving Breakfast, on Sunday, November 21st at Florian Hall. The awards are two $500 scholarships presented each to a young man and young woman between the ages of 14-21, whose accomplishments and contributions through civic, school, religious or personal activities in the Dorchester community have been outstanding.

There will be live music, and fun activities and face-painting for the kids. Free for seniors and children. $25 suggested donation for all other guests. Proceeds to benefit Maureen Feeney Youth Fund. All are encouraged to attend. Location info after the break. >> Read More

School Readiness Roundtable Meeting: Fields Corner Thrive, Nov. 15

Providers, parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends: Thrive In 5 invites you to the 1st School Readiness Roundtable for Fields Corner, Nov. 15 6-8 at 18 Samoset Street. Help create a plan that support early childhood education and care. Dinner provided. Childcare available upon request. RSVP to Marika Hewes by Nov. 12 at 617-740-2572 or at More info after the break. >> Read More

St. Brendan's 3rd Annual Holiday Festival and Bazaar, Nov. 20

St. Brendan's 3rd Annual Holiday Festival and Bazaar will take place Saturday, November 20th from 11am-4pm, at the Church Hall (15 Rita Road off Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester). Start your holiday shopping here, for wares including Parish/Dorchester signs, Dorchester Ornaments, OFD Ornaments, Mary Kay Gift Baskets, Baked Goods, Holiday Centerpieces & Wreaths, Pocketbooks, Knit Products, Scarves, Jewelry, Doll Clothes, Veteran’s T-shirts, kids toys, sports memorabilia and much more. Pictures with Santa from 1-3. Kids prize wheel, raffles and door prizes. $2.00 Admission – Seniors and Kids free.

Please contact Christine Bailey, Chairperson at for more information.

Sunday at Three Concert Series Presents Pianist Ana Sorina Popa, Nov. 21

The third concert of the 2010-2011 Sunday at Three Concert Series will feature pianist Ana Sorina Popa! The pianist, also organist and choir director at First Parish Church, will perform works of L. V. Beethoven and R. Schumann, illustrated by Sonata op. 10 no. 3 and Kreisleriana, Op. 16, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth. The afternoon will conclude with a reception and conversation with the artist. Event to take place 3:00 PM at the church, 10 Parish Street.

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Demanding Justice for Haiti: A TEACH-IN for accountability in aid and U.S. policy, Nov. 12

Unity Ayiti will hold a "Demanding Justice for Haiti" teach-in from 4-7 pm, November 12, at Encuentro 5 (33 Harrison Ave, Boston). Speakers, film clips, music & discussion on the major questions affecting Haiti, 10 months on. Despite the earthquake, cholera, and hurricanes, why is aid money still held up? What do Haitians see as a vision for their future? How can the U.S. support them? >> Read More

Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative: Funds for Youth, Neighborhood Builders, Local Heroes

Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative has applications open for several of its philanthropic grants and paid youth positions. The NEI recognizes, nurtures, and rewards community-based organizations, local heroes and student leaders working to improve their communities. They focus on areas such as: education, community development/neighborhood preservation, arts and culture, and health and human services.

Read more about the Neighborhood Builders, Local Heroes, and Student Leaders programs here.

Aware for All: National Clinical Research Education Day, Nov. 6

Is Clinical Research Right For You? The goal of this November 6 event is to educate about clinical research. Attendees will hear from volunteers who have participated in research studies. They will share what worked for them and what was challenging. Information tables with free information about local trials in cancer, HIV, alzheimer, and diabetes. Free Breakfast and Lunch provided.

To register for this free, limited-seating event, email >> Read More

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