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Codman Square Library Harvest Fair, Nov. 6

The Friends of Codman Square Library will hold a Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 6th from 10 am to 1 pm. The fair will feature craft and baked goods for sale, face painting and kids' crafts, raffle with a chance to win Zoo tickets, library membership, and collection of canned goods for a local pantry. Vendor tables available for minimum donation of $10 each; donations support library programs. >> Read More

Free Food, Fun, and Fellowship @ New Life, Nov. 6 (First Saturdays)

The New Life Restoration Temple Church located at 38 Centre Street in Codman Square is hosting a FREE breakfast and quality clothing distribution the 1st Saturday of every month 9 AM to 12 PM in their lower level church facility. Residents of the community are encouraged to enjoy breakfast and fellowship with neighbors.

Sat, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, 2010 are the next Breakfast and Clothing Distribution events. If you have any questions, please contact Deanna @ 857-399-7932 or email her.

ANS Wine Tasting, Nov. 6

Ashmont Nursery School will hold its annual Wine Tasting at the Dot 2 Dot Café, 1739 Dorchester Avenue, on Saturday, November 6, 7 – 10 p.m. Learn about new wines and sample cheeses for the holiday season at this fundraising event that also supports scholarships for Ashmont Nursery School students. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Info/tickets: Leslie MacKinnon at or 617-312-0009. For information about the Ashmont Nursery School, go to

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Care Package Drive at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center, Nov. 6

On November 6th, join community members for a Care Package Drive at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center from 10 am – 4 pm. Help fill the boxes for Dorchester service men with items such as: energy drinks, slim jims, canned fruit, sunflower seeds, tuna packets, mouse traps, reading materials, cheerios. >> Read More

"The Coca-Cola Case" Screening, Nov. 10

Please join IBEW Local 103 for a film screening of "The Coca-Cola Case" at 7 pm on Nov. 10. The highly controversial film, "The Coca-Cola Case," will be a followed by a meet-and-greet with Michael Blanding, author of "The Coke Machine––The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink," and Ray Rogers, who is featured in the film and described by Business Week as a "legendary union activist" and the Financial Times as Coca-Cola's "fiercest foe." The event is hosted by Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at 256 Freeport Street in Dorchester. It is open to the public and press, admission, and beverages are free.

Contact Bill Corley with any questions at Read about IBEW Local 103 at

(Image Credit: Agnieszka Mieszczak) >> Read More

Hamlet: Student Performance @ Dot2Dot, Nov. 5

On Friday, Nov. 5, students from Brook Farm Academy will be performing excerpts from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' at the Dot2Dot Cafe, 1739 Dorchester Avenue. The performance starts at 7pm, and there will be a buffet dinner included in the price of a ticket, which is $20.00. The restaurant will be open from 6pm for dinner. For reservations, please call the cafe at 617-436-2368.

(Image Credit: Phil Kalina for Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens) >> Read More

"Sojourner's Truth," Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall, Nov. 19 - 21

Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall proudly presents the Boston debut of Sojourner’s Truth: “I will shake every place I go to!” This extraordinary production takes place November 19 through the 21st at Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall.

Sojourner’s Truth is a touring, multi-media performance that explores the extraordinary life of Sojourner Truth. Integrating theater, music, dance, projected images and historical text, the play takes you on a multi-dimensional tour of Sojourner Truth’s life, exploring her experience as a Northern slave, her spiritual walk to freedom, her search for home and community, and her emergence as one of the foremost public speakers of our time. The performance explores major issues of the time, including slavery and abolition, equality and women’s suffrage and is suitable for ages 10 and up. More info after the break. >> Read More

CanShare Food Drive Returns! November Collection

Boston Can Share is an annual food drive sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Hunger, FedEx, and The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Can Share joins Boston's business and civic community and City departments in the effort to combat hunger by collecting donated food as well as monetary contributions. For the month of November, in office suites and businesses throughout the city, Can Share boxes are filled by our partners. Collected food as well as monetary contributions will help replenish the shelves of the Greater Boston Food Bank during the critical high demand holiday season. More info after the break.

Drop off food at Boston City Hall • local BCYF Community Center • Boston Public Library or
FedEx Express Ship Center • 775 Summer Street • South Boston or
call 617.635.4507 for pickup

2nd Annual Health Disparities Symposium & Health Awareness Fair, Hyde Park, Nov. 6

Angelicah Ministries, in collaboration with Boston Centers for Youth & Families, presents the 2nd Annual Health Disparities Symposium & Health Awareness Fair. Door prizes! Free health screenings & health information tables. Event will take place at the Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136 on Nov. 6 from 10am-2pm. For more info call 617-635-5178 or 857-719-6448.

Hyde Park currently has no health center & residents must seek care elsewhere.

Ignite Change: GLOW Boston Essay Contest for Young Women

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.

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