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Librarians on the Big Screen: The Mummy, May 24

Adams Street Library is showing The Mummy for FREE!

The Mummy (1999, 125 min) Brendan Fraser & Rachel Weisz
English librarian Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from death. Meanwhile, another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, they disturb the rest of the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake, and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from. >> Read More

Wanna Innovate? Drink Harpoon? And Chill with Mayor Menino’s Right Hand Man?, May 24

Sounds pretty sweet right? Join The Boston Harbor Association Young Professionals in getting the inside scoop on Boston’s plan for the amazing “Innovation District.”

Network with other young professionals as well as Mitch Weiss, Mayor Menino’s new chief of staff.

Not convinced this is an amazing event yet? There also will be free Harpoon Beers and hors d’oeuvres. >> Read More

Comedy Night on Meeting House Hill, May 23

Ready to laugh until your sides hurt? Come for an evening of comedy with three local talents. Adults only, please.

$25 for entrance, Cash bar
Buy tickets on-line at
Also available at the door

FEATURING Greg Boggis Tim McIntire Matt D. >> Read More

Bike Week, May 17-21

Bike Week is May 17-21!
On Friday May 21st DotBikers will meet up to form a convoy, then ride up the avenue to “Mayor Menino’s Bike Festival” at City Hall Plaza for a free breakfast from Boloco, free bike tune-ups, a bike festival and expo with music and tons of free giveaways.

Meet us for a 7:00 a.m. departure from Peabody Square near the Ashmont T station or join up with us at Fields Corner as we ride by around 7:10 a.m. Please sign up to ride with DotBike and the Dorchester convoy downtown to the Friday Bike Festival and Breakfast on City Hall Plaza. Help make Dorchester’s convoy the largest!

Other events happening during bike week include: >> Read More

Nat'l Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 26

Get Going...Get Fit...Start Today!

-Matter of Balance
-Vietnamese Stick Exercise
-Nutritional Bingo/Cooking Demo
-Diabetes Education
-Fitness Assessments by Certified Personal Trainers
-Information by Chiropractors and Physical Therapists
-Blood Pressure, BMI, and Body Fat Screening
-Prizes, games, and much more!!! >> Read More

"Kids Can..." Boston Children's Chorus Season Finale, May 23

Now an established Strand tradition, the All Choir Spring Concert celebrates one of the city's top choruses. Free event!

For "This is the Sound of Movies," more than 300 children’s voices will fill the Strand Theatre with songs from many of your favorite movies in the Boston Children’s Chorus spirited season-ending performance. From Silver Screen classics like “Gone with the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland,” to the more recent “Harry Potter” and “The Princess Diaries” there is something for everyone on the fun, family-friendly program. BCC is an award-winning children’s singing group with nine choirs and singers ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old. >> Read More

Dining on Main Street Walk, May 22

Take a stroll around Four Corners to taste fantastic food from some of our local restaurants! Meet the owners or managers. Learn about the variety of food offerings in Four Corners and how easy it is to WALK to them! This is a free event.

Confirmed Restaurants:
*Island Style Jamaican Restaurant
*Levi's Restaurant
*Right Taste Jamaican Restaurant
*Rosa's Kitchen >> Read More

Franklin Park Walk & Draw, May 22

Explore the park with your drawing pad! The Jamaica Plain Artists Association and FPC member, Mardi Reed, join with the Franklin Park Coalition & Discover Roxbury to offer a special sketching tour of the park for artists of all levels. You'll see old stone ruins, Puddingstone boulders, and maybe even a hawk in the park's 130-year-old oak forest. See the spectacular views from Schoolmaster's Hill where Ralph Waldo Emerson once lived and sheep used to graze.

Free! Bring a drawing tablet, pencils, eraser, sharpener, and water bottle. Wear walking shoes and expect to be surprised by this magical landscape in the heart of the city. Sponsored by the JP Artists Association and the Franklin Park Coalition. Meet at the Glen Road Entrance to the park at the end of Green Street in Jamaica Plain (up the hill from the Green Street T stop). >> Read More

Spring Festival & Perennial Divide, May 22

Celebrate the new gardening season with fellow gardeners at this popular spring event!

Bring plants to swap and share in the perennial divide. Pre-divide plants to donate and bring containers to take plants home. MUG volunteers will be available to offer plant and gardening advice. Shop for native plants, vegetable seedlings, gloves and other gardening products.

Saturday, May 22, 10am – 2pm
City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

Adult Education & Professional Development Open House, May 20

Are you looking for a job?
Do you need to develop or enhance your skill sets?

If yes, then do not miss the Adult Education and Professional Development Open House at the Grove Hall Branch Library.

Network and learn about opportunities in your backyard.

Meet Representatives from;
University of Phoenix, Roxbury Community College, GEDPlus, ADzZoo and more. >> Read More

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