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Healthy Strides, Codman Walks! | April 21

Starting on Saturday, April 21at 9:30AM, Healthworks Community Fitness is inviting anyone in the community to meet at 450 Washington Street in Dorchester, for a 45 minute walk to raise awareness about the importance of being active, because an active community is a healthy community!  This is a FREE event, with snacks and water being provided.  Rain date: Saturday, April 28th.  

The Right Brain Guitar Method | April 15

The Howard Art Project (1486 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA) invites anyone and everyone to join James McVay, the author of The Right Brain Guitar Method, on Sunday, April 15th at 7pm for a workshop that teaches a revolutionary approach to guitar. Understand music in a whole new way!

For more information and to reserve a spot for the workshop, email $25 at the door / The Right Brain Guitar Method

Food in the 'Hood Meeting | April 11

There will be meeting at the Bowdoin Street Health Center (230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA) this Wednesday, April 11th from 6-7:30 for our monthly Food in the ‘Hood meeting.  This month’s Healthy Corner Store Challenge? Better-for-you Pizza Pie!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest | April 11

Don't miss the Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest this Wednesday April 11 starting at noon at the Vargas & Vargas Dorchester office (1133 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124), the winner will walk away with a 100.00 prize money and bragging rights to having won the best chocolate chip cookie contest. Enter to win a pair of Boston Red Sox versus NY Yankees tickets, all the proceeds will be matched and donated to the Milton, Massachusetts Community Food Pantry. 

#Roxtweet @ Haley House | April 18

Are you working in the arts? Looking to connect to others? The Haley House Spring 2012 #RoxTweet at the Haley House Bakery Cafe (12 Dade St, Roxbury, MA 02119) on Weds, April 18, 2012 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, is a social networking opportunity for folks who are working in the arts or arts management and using social media to promote their work. It is also a great opportunity for those who are looking to learn more about how to use social media to promote their work.
The Arts Economy conversation has intensified recently with the proposal of cultural districts by Boston elected officials - hopefully they will come to this event to share their visions for the arts in Roxbury! >> Read More

STEC Health Screening | April 14

On Saturday, April 14, Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, in partnership with Brigham & Women’s Hospital Cardiovascular Wellness Service, will be hosting a FREE health screening from 10am – 3 pm.
Come in for a screening, also available - a free meeting to discuss your screening results. STEC is located at 950 Blue Hill Ave (the big green building), with lots of parking and located near several bus stops.
If you have any questions, please contact Anne Greenbaum by phone (617 288-9092), or email (

Dorchester Cultural District Working Committee Meeting | April 10

The Dorchester Cultural District Working Committee meeting will be held tomorrow April 10 from 4-6PM in the Riseman Auditorium at Carney Hospital. Riseman Auditorium is located in the Seton Building of Carney Hospital. There is plenty of parking in the back of the building.  

Below is a letter from the offices of Ayanna Pressley and Frank Baker, followed by links to further information.

Dear Friends, >> Read More

Duo Diavolo @ 1st Parish | April 15

The First Parish Church is proud to present another installment of the Diavolo Duo, a pair of musicians made up of Orlando Cela (flute/Venezuelan cuatro) and Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar).  This free concert, consisting of music from Ravi Shankar, Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Lauro, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Jose Elizondo, will take place on Sunday, April 15 @ 3PM. Please visit Diavolo Duo's website:

Or the event posting here:

Boston Career Link Green Jobs Fair | April 11

Boston Career Link will be hosting a Green Jobs Fair on Wednesday, April 11th from 3:30PM to 6:00PM.  The fair wil take place at 1010 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119. To pre-register with your membership card please call 617.541.1400.  Participating employers include: New Ecology, Next Step Living, Green Beginnings, Rose Kennedy Conservancy, Massachusetts Water Resources, and more...

Community Meeting on Issues in Edward Everett Square | April 11

The Edward Everett Square Residents Committee invites you to a meeting at the William Clapp House to address the chronic vagrancy, crime, panhandling, drinking, drug use, and other obnoxious behaviors that have plagued the Square of late, its residents, and its beautiful sculpture park. Local civic associations, businesses, elected officials, and the appropriate public officials will be invited to discuss ideas for solutions to this problem.  

The meeting will take place at 7PM on April 11th at the Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA). 

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