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Rock the Nation Book Signing, June 17

The Pope`s Hill Neighborhood Association Presents:

Join Boston College Professor and Dorchester resident Roberto Avant-Mier for the premiere of his first book "Rock the Nation".....

An Alternative History of Rock Music from a Latino/Hispanic Perspective, and what music tells us about America.

Discussion: 7:15, Book Signing: 8:00
Hors d'oeuvres - Cash Bar - Books will be available for sale >> Read More

West African Storytelling - Tales from the Rainforest, June 22

Come to the Mattapan Library to hear "Tales from the Rainforest," Traditional West African storytelling with Master Storyteller Won-Ldy Paye and Mayn Wontan. 

Tuesday, June 22, 6:30pm - 8pm
Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA


Women's $50,000 Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament, June 22

Women's $50,000 Pro Circuit Tournament - Compete for cash & chance at the US Open
This week-long tournament will bring women from around the world to Dorchester to compete for cash winnings and a chance to play at the US Open in August in New York. Singles matches begin Tuesday, June 22, Doubles matches on Wednesday, June 23. All matches begin at 10 AM, and each day there will be at least one match played at 5 PM.

Entry fee may be waived under special circumstances. Groups welcome. Children may sign up to be ball kids with training in late May and early June.

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2nd Annual St. Mark's Area Main Street Golf Open, June 21

2nd Annual St. Mark's Area Main Street Golf Open -Support SMAMS & win prizes!
Breakfast-Registration courtesy of Au Bon Pain at 7 AM.
Shotgun starts at 8 AM.

Best Ball scoring - as long as one of your group can hit the ball straight, you're in the hunt for the championship! After the round, enjoy the Texas BBQ awards lunch with great prizes. Hole-in-one contest to win a three-year lease on a Mercury Sable, courtesy of Century South Lincoln-Mercury.

Early Bird price $100 per golfer until June 9; $125 after.
You can register online via PayPal at or call the SMAMS office at 617-825-3846.

Save the Streets Palooza & Talent Extravaganza, Contest, June 19

No need to look any further -- it’s here! It is our pleasure to invite you to the Save the Streets Palooza and Talent Extravaganza held at the Perkins Community Center, inspired by 360 the change, on June 19, 2010.  The event is three hours filled with empowerment, talent, food, and acknowledgement of the wellness of our community for our youths and adults! 
Singers and Rappers
1st place: two hours of studio time, free beat and a $50 Bonus
2nd place: $25 Bonus and a beat
3rd place: Gift Card
1st place: $50 Bonus
2nd place: $25 Bonus
3rd place: Gift Card
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23rd Annual BIKE-A-THON and Green Roots Festival! June 20

CALLING ALL BIKE RIDERS and Volunteers! Ride or volunteer with Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) to support unique bicycle-based social justice work, through youth programs in Boston and the donation of over 5,000 bicycles annually to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. As a grassroots organization, BNB depends on YOU to join the ride to keep this work going in its 26th year!

Choose from three scenic rides: 15, 25, or 62 miles. Join hundreds of other riders and roll at your own pace! The 15-miler is especially great for families with children. We provide mechanics check-ups, rest stops with food and drink, maps of the beautiful routes, lead riders, support vehicles, great prizes, and a gourmet meal at your afterparty - the Green Roots Festival! Rides start and end in Jamaica Plain, 02130, Stony Brook T stop. >> Read More

Upcoming Events at Lower Mills Library!

For Teens:
June 21st from 5 -7p.m. Teen Trivia Night, Harry Potter Trivia.
June 30th, 1-3 p.m. Teen Video Game Afternoon
For Preschoolers: 
June 18th at 10:30 a.m. Sparky's Puppets- Stories in Trees
For School-aged  Kids: 
**June 14th  from 4-6 p.m. Father's Day Crafty Afternoon** >> Read More

Dot Symphony Orchestra Concert, Jun. 4

Celebrate the beginning of summer weather with a little night music!
You are cordially invited to a Dorchester Day Concert on Friday Night, June 4th, 7:30PM

Dorchester Symphony Orchestra
William Souchair, Artistic Director

Octet of Strings and Winds:

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Beethoven: Romance in F Major
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings. >> Read More

Open House at Historic New England's 1683 Pierce House Museum, Jun. 5

36 of the region’s finest historic sites are open free on June 5 to celebrate Historic New England’s centennial, including Dorchester's very own Pierce House Museum. Read more about the Pierce House here.

1:00-5:00, tours on the hour (last tour at 4:00)

Contact: Kate Hooper

MyDotTour: The Multicultural Tour of Fields Corner Kicks Off Jun. 5!

MyDotTour is a collaborative program that empowers youth and community through celebrating Fields Corner’s multicultural history. Based on a model made successful by mytown, inc. in the South End and Lower Roxbury, MyDotTour brings this innovative program to Dorchester—Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood, founded in 1630. MyDotTour youth meet weekly to learn about their community, research its history, and create a walking tour of the Fields Corner area. These youth will also serve as tour guides for the Field's Corner MyDotTour, developing leadership and public speaking skills in the process. The MyDotTour kick off event is happening on Saturday, June 5th 2010, Dorchester Day Weekend. Tours will continue by appointment on Saturdays in June. >> Read More

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