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Swing for Boston Golf Tournament at Franklin Park, Oct. 7

Hole-in-one! The City of Boston presents the second annual Swing for Boston Classic charitable golf tournament hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Thursday, October 7, at the William J. Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park, Dorchester. The tournament is presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Boston Centers for Youth and Families to raise funds for the year-round Junior Golf Program.

Honorary co-chairs Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino and UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Ph.D. will join Mayor Menino for this fun event. >> Read More

An Evening with the American Songbook: Works by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Ellington, Oct. 16

St. Mary's Episcopal Church on the hill is pleased to announce the first concert of the season: Nancy Armstrong singing American standards by Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, and Berlin. The event, a St. Mary’s building fund benefit, is free, but donations are encouraged, and will go towards maintaining the beautiful historic structure.

Nancy Armstrong’s luminous performances extend across the musical spectrum from early Renaissance to American musical theater. She has been lavishly praised in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and The New Yorker. Miss Armstrong has been Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice for the Brandeis University Theatre Arts Graduate Program since 1996. She also maintains a large private voice studio at her home in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Musical direction and accompaniment by F. Wade Russo. >> Read More

Evening of Jazz with Fred Woodard Trio, Oct. 5, 2010

The Fred Woodard Trio will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 5th at the Mattapan Branch Boston Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Boston-based Jazz guitarist, Woodard has been called a "master at combining jazz and blues" by music critic Ron Netsky, and his music has been described as "legant post-bop funk — thumb-picked, tensile lines spun from crafty tunes — with a contemporary spin of hip-hop and avant-garde" by The Boston Phoenix.

Mattapan Branch Boston Public Library
1350 Blue Hill Avenue >> Read More

"Planting Seeds of Hope": EV (Earthen Vessels) 30th Anniversary Gala, Oct. 10

Earthen Vessels, a faith-based non-profit, will host a Gala October 10th to celebrate 30 years of service with youth of Boston's disadvantaged neighborhoods. The Gala will feature a silent and live auction with Red Sox and Celtics tickets and memorabilia, a keynote address by Alan Khazei, City Year founder, candidate for Senate in 2009, and author of the new book Big Citizenship. Honorees include co-founders Marie-Claude and Brian Thompson; successful EVkid alumnus Uri Berenguer, NESN Daily Co-Host; and EVtutor alumnus Scott Murphy, U.S. House of Representatives (NY). The evening will be hosted by NECN anchor and EVkid alumna Latoyia Edwards, along with radio and TV personality Jim Braude (WTKK & NECN). >> Read More

"Illustrated Cocktails" Artist Reception at Ashmont Grill, Oct. 5, 2010

The Ashmont Grill will host a reception and Meet & Greet with artist Cynthia Marie Bogues, on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. Bogues was recently commissioned to create "Illustrated Cocktails" for the Grill.

Bogues' art has showed at the local Pearl Street Gallery and several paintings can be seen online here. She has also taken part in the Dorchester Open Studios, African Winter Gallery group exhibition, The Artist's Foundation and even painted a cow for the Jimmy Fund's Cow Parade in Boston in 2006. Her clothing and handbags have been featured in Stampington & Company's series of magazines: Altered Couture, Haute Handbags and Belle Armoire! >> Read More

Free Electronics Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal, October and November

The City of Boston will offer two Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days and two Free Electronics Recycling Events.

Electronics: On two separate days, residents and businesses may come to recycle various electronic materials, including computers, monitors, televisions, LCD panels, printers, and other computer/household electronics. Oct 8th will be open to businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, colleges & universities, and hospitals (pre-registration required: click here). Oct 9th will be open to the public (no appointment necessary). More info on electronics and waste disposal after the break. >> Read More

"Peace - What's it to you?" UMass/Mayor-sponsored event, Oct. 5

What does "peace" mean to you? Join UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Mayor Menino and Police Commissioner Edward Davis in Four Corners on Tuesday as they show you what peace means to the young people of Boston.

Boston youth will speak out against street crime and gang violence by sharing their messages of peace, tolerance, and love in their community. The Youth & Police Partnership/B-2 Summer Explorers Program created various posters which UMass Boston's Graphic Arts Department combined into two billboard designs. Eight billboards across the city, donated by Clear Channel, will showcase their work. >> Read More

Boston Local Food Festival, Oct 2., 2010

The Boston Local Food Festival will take place Oct 2, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Seaport District. Presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN), the festival is a delicious outdoor celebration of the many benefits of local food. Located on the historic Boston waterfront, along Fort Point Channel, the festival showcases affordable and scrumptious food grown and produced in the Boston area, Massachusetts, and New England. Festival-goers can engage with farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs, learn from exhibits and demonstrations, and enjoy activities and local music. >> Read More

Public meeting on Route 28 bus line changes, Oct. 5, 2010

A public meeting regarding the Route 28 bus line will be held on Tuesday, October 5, at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Avenue). The meeting is sponsored by Project RIGHT, Inc. Reception at 5:30 pm, meeting 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

For more information for this community meeting, call Project RIGHT, Inc. at 617.541.5451, x102. The Grove Hall Community Center is between the Jeremiah Burke High School and the Grove Hall Library on Geneva Avenue near Normandy Street. >> Read More

"Before It's Too Late!" Reunion at Florian Hall, Oct. 1, 2010

The Dorchester Reporter writes:

"If you remember Chas' 57 Chevy, DJ's Olds F85, Murph's Studebaker, O'Brien's in-ground pool....

If you remember Skeetza, Macka, Laddie and the cast of thousands that made up the mid - 60's in the parishes of Dot Ave....this one's for you!"

Cash bar, hors d'oeurves, and entertainment. 7:00 p.m. at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester Center, MA, in the lounge. >> Read More

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