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Through Our Eyes Opening Reception | January 23

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, between 6 – 7:30pm, the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library will host the Through Our Eyes Opening Reception event at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.

This exhibit features work by Elliot Lee. These photographs of Roxbury and Dorchester landscapes explore the history of gentrification in Boston and its impact on our community.

Patricia Patti Lee is a photographer who was born and raised in the South End and recently transplanted to Upham’s Corner, Dorchester. Her father Elliot Lee left her his works in slide and print form. His pictures cover the early ’70s to the late ’90s and include skylines, street scenes, and portraits. As a social worker, he was interested in murals, advertising billboards, and the many faces of the city.

This event is free and is open to the public for more information on contact Grove Hall Branch 617-427-3337

Circle of Light | January 23

Thursday, January 23, between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: MAMLEO BOSTON will host Circle of Lights at 61 Columbia Road

Your Source For Personal Rejuvenation, Grounding and Relaxation. A Natural methodology To Nurture, You- Self, As The Healer In The Home. Our Professionally Established Healers, Spiritual Guides, Doula's & Natural Practitioners Will Share With You, Their Skills With Love and Understanding to assist You Towards Your Personal Goals. We are Extending To Our Community,

This event is free and is open to the public (all ages welcome)

For more information on this event contact, Sister Re email: Circle.of.light@aol.com

Pop-In Showcase | Janaury 19

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12 – 4pm the Erick Jean Center for the Arts (located at 157 Washington St. Dorchester, MA).
The purpose of the Boston Pop-In Showcase is to showcase the artists and entrepreneurs to the community and to expose the community to artistic talents and businesses that resides within the streets of Boston. This also serves as an opportunity for the community to purchase goods and services from local talent and merchants.
Boston is STRONG with artistic talent and now is the time to showcase that talent.
LINK www.bostonpopinshowcase.org
This event is free and is open to the public
For more information contact the Erick Jean Center 617-777-6966

Dad's Autism Support | January 16

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30pm the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (located 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA).
Dad's Autism Support Group:
Invites male caregivers of children or adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder to the kickoff of their Dads’ Autism Support Group, sponsored by the Boston Medical Center. Enjoy dinner, relax, and talk with other dads who also have a child with an autism spectrum disorder.
 This event is free and is open to the public
For more information, contact Lauren Bartolotti (lauren.bartolotti@bmc.org; 617.414.3691) or Shari King (shari.king@bmc.org; 617.414.3666).

Family Film: Happy Feet | January 16

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5pm the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, will have the family film Happy Feet playing for the whole fmaily to enjoy. This event is free and is open to the public.
Celebrate winter with the fun-filled antics of Mumble and his friends in Happy Feet. Snacks provided.
For more information contact Uphams Corner Library at 6172650139

2014 Marathon Team Kick-off Party | January 22

Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Celebrate with the large FPC team of 2014 Boston Marathon runners and help them get a running start for their fundraising. It’s an all-you-can-eat pizza party at Bella Luna with door prizes, raffles, and cash bar. It’s 6-9pm with pizza till 7:30pm. Bella Luna is in the Brewery in JP, 284 Amory Street.
$15 individual tickets or $35 for families in advance, $20 and $45 at the door.
For more information regarding this event and ticket visit: www.franklinparkcoalition.org

MLK Day of Service | January 20

Monday, Jan. 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Come out and voluneer! Honor the Reverend Martin Luther King with a day of service, not a day off. The woods are beautiful in the winter and there’s lots that can be done. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot at 10am. We’ll gather tools and head into the forest to remove catbrier (a prickly vine that strangles young oak trees). At 12:30 we’ll head to the Golf Clubhouse together for hot chocolate and a reflection on Dr. King’s work, community service, and our day together. We’ll wrap up at 1:30pm.
Wear old clothes (layers are good), but leave your nylon jacket or anything that would easily snag at home. We’ll have gloves and tools, bring your own and a pair of garden clippers or shears if you prefer.
Hosted by: AmeriCorps, Social Capital Inc and Franklin Park Coalition

Benkadi Drum and Dance | January 20

Monday, January 20 between the hours of 10:30am & 11:30am, visit JFK Library on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as the multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group performs traditional rhythms and movement from the countries of Mali and Guinea.
Located in the Stephen E. Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorcherster, MA
To make a reservation, call 617-514-1644
For more information on this event visit www.jfklibrary.org

Identity Theft Program | January 30

Thursday, January 30 at 6:30pm, the Better Business Bureau’s Identity Theft program will cover the most common tactics that identity thieves are using to obtain our personal information, and the precautionary steps we can take in our everyday lives to protect ourselves.
For more information visit: Grove Hall
Location of the seminar will be:
41 Geneva Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121

Cyber-Crime Prevention for Seniors | January 30

Grove Hall Branch Library will host a Cyber Crime Prevention for Seniors seminar, Thursday January 30 at 12:30pm. Grove Hall Library is located at 41 Geneva Ave. Dorchester, MA 02121.
This seminar covers the most current trends, tactics, and procedures in use by cyber-criminals who target seniors on-line. Learn about several strategies for preventing and mitigating instances of cyber-crime, as well as initial steps to take if you believe you already are a cyber-crime victim.
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