Community Calendar and Resources
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.
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: Carlos.firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 www.uses.org
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
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 http://www.cvent.com/d/8cq3cz
When: Thursday Dec 6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
More Info: Allison Brill, Allison.email@example.com
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.
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.
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)
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.
More Information: http://www.cityofboston.gov/scholarship/