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Food for Thought Cookout: Scoops n Hoops, Jul. 16

Youth In Crisis invites the community to come get your 'hoops and scoops' on Saturday, July 16th. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mildred Community Center the 6th Annual Food For Thought Cookout will feature free food, ice cream, basketball games and trophies on the court. All are welcome to this summer event for the whole family. Stop by for a day of fun filled activities!

Mildred Community Center
5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126

Savin Bar and Kitchen Tequila Party, Jul. 8

Savin Bar and Kitchen is celebrating the Kick-Off Party for their Tequila Bar in style! Stop by on the evening of July 8 for some tasty cusine and delicious drinks and you may even take home prizes. Come check out their extensive tequila collection, special margaritas, tequila girls and giveaways. Word on the street is that the new watermelon margarita is the perfect summer beverage. SBK's kitchen is now open until 11 p.m. so eat late and feel great.

Savin Bar & Kitchen. 112 Savin Hill Ave, Dorchester MA.

Boys & Girls Club 2nd Annual Roof Party, Jun. 16

You are cordially invited to the Boys & Girls Club of Boston's Second Annual Roof Party! Join other young professionals for dancing, hors d’œuvres, silent auction, open bar, a bird’s-eye view of the city skyline, and a dance performance by Boys & Girls Club members from Dorchester. All proceeds support vital programming for Dorchester youth who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs. Ticket price $75 members, $95 non-members. Come in cocktail attire and ready to dance the night away.

Thursday, June 16, 2011
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Taj Boston Roof Top, 15 Arlington St., Boston
Contact: Meshe Rey,, (617) 994-4700

Drop-in Youth Sports Night at Franklin Park

Every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to dusk, come by Franklin Park to play sports with youth in the community. There will be free food, basketball, flag football, kickball, double dutch, tennis, and more! All sports equipment will be provided, just bring your friends and good spirits. All this fun will be happening at the basketball hoops next to White Stadium. Youth groups and youthworkers are welcome! This program is part of Boston R.O.C.K.S, in collaboration with The Boston Foundation - My Summer in the City, Good Sports, Franklin Park Zoo, Franklin Park Tennis Association, MBTA, and Boston Police. This program will run from July 8 - August 12 of 2011.

Any questions? Contact the Franklin Park Coalition at 617.442.4141 or visit

Free Karate Summer Camp

Looking for an after hours camp for young children and teens? Karate Ka for Peace presents a summer camp program filled with field trips, knowledgable instructors, physical fitness and fun! The summer program is open to all kids ages 11 - 15 and scholarships are available. The camp will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. They are now accepting applications, so sign up for Karate Ka for Peace Summer Camp now! For more information call (857)919-7676 or email

You can register for summer camp online NOW at

BPS Community Gathering, Jun. 8

Boston Public Schools Office of English Language Learners is hosting an opportunity to meet ten new parent liaisons who will be working with you, other community agencies, and families. At this community gather you will also meet the NACC staff and learn how all ELL students new to the district are assessed. The public is invited to an inciteful look into Boston Public School's dedicated staff and programs. To RSVP or for more information, contact Vera Johnson or Ramona Narvaez at (617) 635-1565.

NACC in Building 3
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
75 Malcom X Blvd, Roxbury MA 02120
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Chubb Rock presents: "Passing the Mic", Jun. 23

Old-school rappers will be performing alongside talented Dorchester youth, ages 10-15, on June 23 when the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club hosts “Passing the Mic.” 80s and 90s rap stars Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Gizmo and Milk Dee of Audio 2, Joeski Love, and guest host Celtics center Glen “Big Baby” Davis will be headlining the event. Come watch talented locals get the opportunity to collaborate with established rap artists at the historical Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. Tickets are $20, and proceeds benefit “Studio Heat,” the Music Clubhouse at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester.  >> Read More

Living S.M.A.R.T. Community Health Fair, Jun. 11

Young Professionals Network of ULEM invite you to attend the Living S.M.A.R.T. Community Health Fair.

This is a FREE event at the Perkins Community Center open to the public. The Living S.M.A.R.T. Campaign is designed to help change behaviors to improve our health. S.M.A.R.T. activities are designed for us to take small, but important steps in adapting a healthier lifestyle. S.M.A.R.T. stands for: SELECT healthy foods, MAKE an appointment with your doctor, ADOPT and exercise routine, REDUCE your stress, and TELL others about living S.M.A.R.T. !  >> Read More

Dress Addressed 3rd Annual Prom Dress Drive, May 10, 24, 31

Ladies - do you need a dress or accessories for prom? The Grove Hall Community Center is hosting its third annual Prom Dress Drive to ensure all young women can attend their prom and look fabulous at the same time! You may keep the dress you find at the drive. This event will take place at 51 Geneva Ave from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m on Tuesday, May 10; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24; and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. See you there!

For more information please contact: 
Project RIGHT Community Coordinator Nicole N. Flynt Thomas 617.541.5454 or
City of Boston Streetworker, Kendall Bruce 617.438.2077
Boston Police Department, Sgt. Lisa Holmes 617.594.5698

PHNA Presents, "State of the State" Meeting, May 25

Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a State of the State meeting where neighbors will discuss what to look forward to in the upcoming fiscal year. Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and State Representative Martin Walsh will join this discussion, which will take place at The Leahy-Holloran Community Center. There will also be donations accepted to the LHCC Care Package Drive, all items collected will be sent to local soldiers serving abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers are in need of sun-screen, aloe, any type of toiletry, undergarments, books, magazines, playing cards and any other light recreational activities. 

May 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester MA 02122

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