Community Calendar and Resources

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Courtesy of Boston Medical Center and other sources

Final Coffee Hours of 2012

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz hosts his final coffee hours of 2012 this Saturday, December 1, at the Appleton Cafe (123 Appleton Street) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Trauma Commission

State Representative Carlos Henriquez is proposing the creation of a Trauma Commission at the beginning of 2013. If you have thoughts concerning what PEOPLE, GROUPS, OFFICES, etc should be represented on such a commission, his office wants to hear from you.

Contact: or call 617-722-2060. Letters can be mailed to the MA State House, Room 33, Boston, MA 02133

Boston Public Schools Arts Initiative

BPS has launched an arts initiative. The new website has a blog and events for students (not just BPS students) interested in writing, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, spoken word, film, or other art forms. Check out this website for collaborative opportunities and advocacy toolkits.


Guide to City of Boston Winter Events

Guide to free and low-cost Boston events throughout winter.

Homicide Survivors Breakfast Series

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Martha Eliot Health Center, 75 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain,MA 02130

Contact: Patricia Knight, 617-919-3427,

Event Sponsors: Jamaica Plain Violence Intervention and Prevention Collaborative, Boston Children's Hospital at Martha Eliot Health Center

Music Making as Healing for the Caring Soul by Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

What: For providers/caregivers, a guided self-care session using the concepts of music and expressive therapies for care providers in the fields of Trauma Response & Recovery, Counseling, Victim & Witness Assistance, Violence Intervention/Prevention & Community Response

Where: Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (1452 Dorchester Ave, 3rd Floor, Dorchester, MA)

When: Fridays, Nov. 30 & Dec. 21. Contact: 617-825-1917 ext.102 or

Renew Boston Weatherization Open House & Winter Party

What: Treats & refreshments, No-cost energy assessments for single-family homes and 2-4 unit buildings, Find rebates for insulation and efficient heating, cooling and hot water equipment; Do-It-Yourself (DIY) discounted weatherization materials and training

When: Saturday December 1, Walk-in from 11a.m.-3p.m.

Where: Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

More Info: 617-524-3950

Boston Blinks - Light and Sound Extravaganza at Faneuil Hall

When: Through December 29

Where: Faneuil Hall

Teen Art in the South End at the Children's Art Centre

Where: United South End Settlements' (48 Tutland St, Boston)

When: Now until November 30th

Contact: 617-373-8159 or

Cutting Edge, Three Emerging Artists Exhibition

Where: The Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd Floor at 1 City Hall Sq, Boston, MA

When: Now till November 30th

Contact: 617-635-3911

Meetings and Trainings

Trauma Informed Response to Suicide in Multi-Cultural Communities (MA Dept of Public Health)

What: Registration Deadline is Nov 30th for this event. Register at

When: Thursday Dec 6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center

More Info: Allison Brill,


Metropolitan Baptist Church After School Program Open Enrollment

For children ages 5 to 14; 2 to 6pm, Monday thru Friday.

Contact Arnetta E. Baty, Program Director at 617-529-6768 x13 for more information

High School Juniors Encouraged to look at Bottom Line Application

To be eligible for Bottom Line's free, one-on-one, year-long college application and financial aid advising services, you must be a Boston, Worcester or New York City resident and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Also, you must be in the first generation of your family to attend college AND live in a household that meets Bottom Line's income eligibility requirements



Nominate a health worker for a REAL award until 11/29

Everyone has gone to a clinic, hospital or doctor's office and had an amazing experience with a health worker. You might even have a friend or family member who is a health care worker and goes the extra mile in their community. Now you can thank them and nominate them for the recognition they deserve and vote for this person who deserves a REAL Award. Nominees must be at least 18, employed in a healthcare field and legal US residents.

Holiday Support

Salvation Army

1472 Washington Street Boston, MA

(Begins November 16 - December 9 9:00 am -1:00 pm Monday - Friday)

Must go to 1472 Washington Street with an ID, Mass Health card for all children, Utility Bill, birth certificate for all children under 14 years of age.

Globe Santa

P.O box 55820, Boston, MA 02205

(Need to need verification from DTA or other agency approved by them)

(617) 929-1525 English (617) 929-8006 Spanish (November 30 deadline send letter before the 5th)

Thomas Menino

1 City Hall place, Boston, MA 02201

Write a letter with children's names, gender, age, address, phone number, child's interest on letter write "Holiday Help" (Starting November 1, 2012).

Grants & Scholarships

Scholarships available for Boston residents in or entering college

Students in or entering college may be eligible for a scholarship. Applications will go live in January 2013. Students should become familiar with the application as soon as possible.

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