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President Obama: Year One, Jun 1

Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor and Columnist for Newsweek, discusses his new book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One with his Newsweek colleague, Eleanor Clift.

Click here to register!

Tuesday, Jun 1, 5:30pm – 7pm
Kennedy Library
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

Hope for Haiti Public Art Installation, May 27

Hope for Haiti: Unveiling of public art installation by Codman Academy Charter Public School's studio art class. Teacher: Joan Green.

Thursday, May 27th at 9:15 am
The Great Hall
6 Norfolk Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Companion Planting at City Natives, May 29

Discover companion planting concepts to help you organize your plants for an improved gardening experience and harvest. Participants will learn the interactions of plants on a biological and ecological level and get hands-on practice planting a garden bed with a companion theme.

Saturday, May 29, 2pm –3:30pm
City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

Early Words Program at Codman Square Library, May 27

If you are the parent of a 0-3 year old or know anyone who is the parent of a 0-3 year old, you are invited to a free early words session hosted by Read Boston and the Boston Public Library!

Work with Read Boston Staff to find ways to promote your child's growth in language and reading. This hands on workshop will focus on the importance of talking to your child, how to turn everyday activities into fun literacy activities, and the importance of reading aloud to your child. A light supper and childcare will be provided.

Participants will receive free gifts! Again, this program will take place at the Codman Square library, Thursday May 27th at 6:30 pm.
RSVP to Janice Knight at 617-436-8214.

Pelagic Sailing Club Meeting, May 27

Monthly meeting featuring Brian Hancock talking about extreme sailing and his book, The Risk in Being Alive.

Pizza and social 6:30 p.m., business meeting 7:30 p.m. followed by speaker.

400 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA, 02111

3rd Annual Cops for Charity Cook Off, May 27

Please join the officers of Boston Police Districts B-2 & B-3 in helping to raise money for the children in the community who need support, by sampling delicious food prepared by police officers and police personnel. Proceeds of this event will support the Districts' summer and holiday programs.

The Cook Off is on Thursday, May 27th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM at Boston Police Post, 500 Morton Street, Dorchester, MA.

$10 Donation
Hosted by District B-2 & District B-3

For more information please contact: PO Nicole Allen & PO Stephanie Gaines (617-343-4278)
PO Cynthia Brewington & Mrs. Annie Wilcox (617-343-4717)

31st Annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale! May 22

Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

40-plus locations throughout the neighborhood.
Find everything from antiques and collectibles to tools to computers to housewares to books to children's name it, you'll probably find it here! Click here to see the flyer!

Maps showing all locations available at every participating house the day of the sale.
By car, start at Welles Avenue/Alban Street or Welles Avenue/Ocean Street. Park, stroll, and shop in one of Dorchester's charming Victorian neighborhoods. By public transportation: MBTA Red Line to Ashmont Station.

Info: 617-288-6626 or

Dorchester Arts Collaborative Spring Soiree, May 20

The Spring Soiree will be a creative gathering to be remembered! The Dorchester Arts Collaborative invites you to an inspiring evening of food, fun, whimsey -- and fabulous home-grown art.

Come mingle with other local artists . Have your artwork digitally displayed. Trade extra art supplies in our art supply swap . Meet the new co-presidents of the DAC and other members of the board and learn what's coming up.

A creative, fun, and affordable time for all!
At the event local artists will be able to join the Dorchester Arts Collaborative and pre-register for Dorchester Open Studios 2010, which will take place on October 23-24, 2010.
Artists, come help us set up and add your artistic touch between 6-7 p.m. >> Read More

Drop In Science at Fields Corner Library, May 26

Drop in Science
The Fields Corner Library will help children build and test a cool science experiment-and when you're done, you can take it home with you! Space is limited. Appropriate for students in grades 2-7. Free!

Please call to register - 617-436-2155.
About Dorchester's Libraries
When: Wednesday, May 26, 4pm – 5pm
Where: Fields Corner Branch, 1520 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122

The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers, May 26

Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is joined by composer Peter Boyer to discuss and play their new composition honoring John, Robert and Edward Kennedy. Radio/Internet host Christopher Lydon moderates. 5pm - 6:30pm

Click here to register for the event!

Kennedy Library, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 >> Read More

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