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Elma Lewis Playhouse Free Concert | July 10

Elma Lewis Playhouse concerts will take place every Tuesday evening at 6pm from July 10th – 31st at Franklin Park in Dorchester (1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121). Look for signs along the main park road directing you to Playhouse parking; take the #16 bus from the Orange Line / Forest Hills stop or the Red Line / JFK stop; or walk in and enjoy the park on the way. For more information, visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org or call 617-442-4141.

Loesch Park Family Fun Day | July 7

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Dorchester residents for the official unveiling of more than $1,000,000 in improvements to Dr. Loesch Family Park on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. The reopening of Dr. Loesch Family Park will be combined with a Family Fun Day beginning at 11 a.m. organized by St. Mark’s Parish and sponsored by park partners Codman Square Neighborhood Council and BOLD Teens. >> Read More

Civil Rights Tour of African American National Historic Sites | July 3

The National Park Service is hosting a Civil Rights Tour that is focusing on the local struggle for civil rights in antebellum Boston. The tour is on July 3rd and August 7th from 11am to noon. The event is located at 2-8 Smith Ct, Boston MA, 02114. For more information, contact (617) 742-5415 and click here.

Summer Sports Health and Safety Day at Madison Park | June 30

Summer sports health and safety day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BCYF’s Recreation Center at Madison Park, 55 Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury includes a series of workshops and trainings on how to stay healthy and safe during the upcoming summer months. For more information and to download the registration information, visit www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf or contact BCYF’s Recreation Division at (617) 635-5206 ext. 107.


Living Solo: A Free Workshop for Women | June 28

The Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB) is sponsoring a workshop for single women who want to explore the single life experience in a two hour interactive workshop led by Dr. Nancy Goldner, a trained workshop leader. In the workshop, we will identify strengths and resources and explore ways to enhance physical and emotional well being. To attend, please contact AFAB at: 617-287-0096. The event takes place at 330 Fuller St, Dorchester MA at 6pm.


Arthritis and You: Can We Talk? | June 28

The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring a free seminar in Dorchester! The event will be held on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church located at 378A Washington Street. The event will include a buffet from Carribean Rhythms Restaurant! 
The schedule will be as follows:
5:30: Dinner and Registration
6:15: Welcome and Invocation
"Treatments of Arthritis of the Hip and Knee"
Michael S. Thompson MD
Senior Orthopedist
Lahey Clinic, Burlington

7:15: "Exercise: A Magic Pill for Arthritis"
Cheryl McDermott
Exercise Coordinator and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Roxbury

7:50: Evaluation

Call 617-219-8218 to register,
or e-mail jlevine@arthritis.org >> Read More

Paw Sox Night | July 28

The Saint Ann Youth Ministry is hosting a Paw Sox Event. For the registration form, click here. The event is at 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 from 3p to 9:30p. For more information click here.

BPS Summer Music Program | July 2

A free summer music program for Boston Public School students will be offered at three school locations this summer, starting July 2.  The Advanced Band and Strings group, for students in Grades 7 -12, will be held at Boston Latin School.  Openings are still available!  Program hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays, from July 2 through July 27. The program is free, and a free lunch will be provided to students.

To download an application form or get more information about the BPS Summer Music Program, go to http://bpsarts.org/wp/  or contact Mr. Pitts directly at ppitts@boston.k12.ma.us. The BPS Summer Music Program will also include a general and vocal music group for students Grades 3 – 5 at the Condon School, and an intermediate band and strings group for students Grades 5 -9 at the Ohrenberger School.

Drop-in Art Studio, Sep. 14

ArtFree Drop In Art Studio this fall! Come join Codman Academy on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 til 7:30 beginning September 14, 2011 in Room 101 , Codman Academy Charter Public School. Visual artists Joan Green and Bobby Brown present a variety of media to explore. Atmosphere is relaxed, non-competitive, fun! Open to staff and board of the Codman Square Health Center; students, parents, alumni, board and staff of Codman Academy Charter Public School. For info, call Shalaun Brown  617-287-0700 ext 101.

3rd Annual Youth Conference, Aug. 29

PeaceCome to 35 Westville Street in Dorchester for the 3rd Annual Youth Peace Conference on August 29th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be workshops, entertainment, food, prizes, free t-shirts, and plenty of other activities. This event is hosted by the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition.

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