Arts and entertainment

SouL Line Dance Classes @ the Holland Center

Beginner & Intermediate line dance classes are held weekly at the John P Holland School Community Center on Wednesdays in 8-week session durations. The next session begins 10/12 - 11/30 open to BCYF Members, contact the Holland Comm Center Staff if you are interested in attaining ADULT or SENIOR membership to attend the Soul line dance class.

We teach the basics in line dancing whether you dance SouL or Country.
Line Dance Class $40/8-week session due Oct 12 or $5 per class.  Read more
Class Instructors

Elma Lewis in the Park

Join Franklin Park Coalition along with youngsters and people of all ages to our annual Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park: Free Concert & Film series. Each Tuesday from July to August, Franklin Park will be bursting with the sounds of Jazz and Top 40, provided by the best local talent.
Morning concerts are geared towards kids and families and will feature dancing, drumming and interactive play. While the evening concerts will feature various genres of music and is open to the public. It is sure to be a great summer while enjoying great music and talent acts!  Read more

Lanae Handy

JazzBoston series comes to BPL branches

The Boston Public Library this week announced the launch of a series of free concerts in partnership with JazzBoston, a 5 year-old nonprofit organization serving artists and audiences throughout the Greater Boston area. Riffs & Raps: Jazzin' the Generations invites people of all ages to travel together on a live musical tour through time that will be stopping at eight neighborhood branches this December. Most especially welcome are senior citizens, who will recognize many favorite songs as their musical guides use jazz standards and originals to bridge the generations.  Read more

Neponset Health Center will be at Local Farmers' Market in August

Neponset Health Center will be present at local Farmers’ Markets throughout the month of August (August 6th-20th) from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The health center will have information on all of the services that the Neponset Health Center offers their current patients and community members.

Location: Thuan Dat Supermarket, 733 Hancock Street, Quincy

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park Children's Events

Come enjoy drums, batons, dance, and more for free in Franklin Park on Tuesdays, July 13th to August 17th, at 11 a.m. The Playhouse children events are great for families, summer camps, and youth groups. You can find the Playhouse by following signs along Circuit Drive in Franklin Park directing you to the Pierpont Road fork and the Playstead ballfields. For more information, please call 617-442-4141 or visit

Franklin Park Coalition

Photo workshops in city parks start June 29

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department introduces a series of free photography workshops called Pics in the Parks. Open to residents ages 9 and up, the program works toward developing tricks and techniques for taking great photographs in Boston’s picturesque parks. The eight-week photography workshops will be held every Tuesday beginning June 29 twice a day at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The morning session is for children ages nine to 16, while the evening session is geared toward adults. Please bring a digital or film camera and pre-register by calling (617) 961-3051.  Read more

Win your Pot of Gold!

Please join us for the 35th anniversary of the Murphy School and our 2nd Annual R.J. Murphy School Fundraiser.

Grand Prize....Trip for 4 to Ireland
Includes airfare for 4, one-week rental of home in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland and choice of a round of golf for 4 at the Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale or $500 in cash

2nd Prize......$500

3rd Prize...Celtics Tickets

March 26, 2010
IBEW Hall- 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester
7pm to 11pm~Drawing at 10pm
Donation $20
Winner need not be present to win
Ticket stub good for one admittance  Read more

617-287-1260 or 617-282-5461
Kathleen Dalton-Zammito OR Kerry Higgins

Registration for Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools registration for first round begins
January 4 -February 5, 2010 for kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 9. February 10 - March 26, 2010 is for all other grades.

Boston Public Schools
East Zone Family Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Ma 02125

Valerie Amis, East Zone Family Resource Center

Dorchester Arts Collaborative Seeks Members

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative, a local not-for-profit association, seeks members to join our organization. We are a membership organization that was founded in 2002 to develop and facilitate arts programming in Dorchester and to cultivate the social, cultural, and economic enrichment of Boston's largest and most diverse neighborhood. Our most visible activity is the organization of the annual Dorchester Open Studios along with other arts related activities and support. Please consider becoming a member.  Read more

Call to Artists: Dorchester Open Studios 2009

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative is accepting registration for October's Eight Annual Dorchester Open Studios. We invite all visual artists to go to our website and follow the online instructions for registering to participate. We are looking forward to another outstanding weekend of art in Dorchester and want you to be a vital part of it. Please go to and register now.
Donna Penn