August 16, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 1
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The Red, Black & Green Affair
In Honor of the Honorable Marcus Garvey filled with speakers, poetry, music, rhymes, drummers, dancers, etc. At the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, 300 Walnut Ave., Roxbury. 6 p.m. - until Free to the people! For more info contact VCR at 617-480-7663 or Or Sile The 1rst at 617-959-6030. A presentation of BloodSkinLand Productions (in conjunction with Black Community Information Center).


RAP Brings Jazz to Eliot Square
The Makanda Jazz Project appearing at 3 and 5 p.m. Included on the program: Local poets, young musicians and “The Music of Makanda Series” Part II at the Dillaway Thomas House, Eliot Square, Roxbury. Free of charge. For information, call RAP at 617-442-4400 or

Dress to get the job
Codman Square Neighborhood Development is hosting a free fashion show themed “Dressed to Get the Job” It will be an information fashions show which will be held at the Great Hall in Codman Square, Dorchester and will focus on giving advise and tips on how to dress for work and an interview. Information will be provided on helping people to get their financing in order after they get the job. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Phoenix Project Walks for Peace
The Phoenix Project will hold the first annual Greater Boston Walk for Peace. The Phoenix Project is a national youth initiative sponsored by the non-profit Dahn Foundation. The Project is based in Boston, and promotes mind-body practice along with community outreach and social services. The Greater Boston Walk for Peace will encourage mindful walking through techniques that engage the body and breath, as well as gather individuals and organizations seeking peace in Boston. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the boathouse on Jamaica Pond, and end with a festival at the Spontaneous Celebrations Community Center. The $10 registration fee can be paid at: http://bostonwalkforpeace.
or on the day of the event. All funds will support the Phoenix Project, which will in turn donate a portion to Spontaneous Celebrations, in order to help both organizations continue their ongoing quest to promote peace in Boston. For more information, please email phoenixproject


The Language of Flowers
August Walking Tours at Forest Hills Cemetery. In the 19th century, flowers and plants were given special associations and were used to convey feelings and emotions. Popular books about the meanings of flowers, often under the title “The Language of Flowers,” were not only lovely picture books, some representing flowers in exquisite detail, but were also guides explaining the various meanings of popular or beautiful flowers, such as roses and lilies. Join Elise Madeleine Ciregna, Curator of Historical Collections, on a walk through Forest Hills Cemetery as we look at some of these motifs. Learn how the Victorians communicated coded messages with poppies, lilies, ivy and oak leaves on their beautifully sculpted memorial stones. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring sunscreen and a bottle of water. 4 p.m. This is a two-hour walk over varied terrain. Admission: $9. Forest Hills Educational Trust, 95 Forest Hills Ave. Boston. 617-524-0128 x 22.


Free Summer Dance Camp for Teens
The city’s premiere dance program, Boston Youth Moves, is hosting a free week-long dance workshop for teenagers interested in hip hop, jazz, musical theater and modern dance. Never danced before? No problem. The workshop is designed for beginners and no experience is necessary. Students will participate in warm ups, learn choreographed routines and create their own original dance piece. The program focuses on developing technical skills, including flexibility, strength and balance. The workshop runs from 1-4 p.m. August 20-24 at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, 261 Friend St., 5th floor, Boston. The studio is located at the North Station MBTA stop on the Green and Orange lines. To register for the workshop, contact the studio at (617) 523-1355 or visit or

Summer 2007 Family Fun Film Series at Lower Mills Branch Library
Happy Feet (2006). 109 minutes. Rated PG. All movies start at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Bring your own popcorn and drinks! Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond St., Dorchester, 617-298-7841.

Look Good — Feel Better Seminar
The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good . . . Feel Better seminar from 10 a.m. – noon, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, SW 400, 44 Binney St., Boston. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Julie Durmis at 617-632-2211. Look Good — Feel Better is a free program that teaches cancer patients hands-on techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Wig care, scarf and hat use, skin care and nail care will all be discussed, and all participants will receive a free makeup kit. Cosmetologists certified or trained by the American Cancer Society will conduct the seminar, which is non-medical and does not promote any product line.



Boston Children’s Festival
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the Boston Children’s Festival featuring free activities and treats for Boston youngsters ages 15 and under. At The Playstead in Franklin Park (located between the Franklin Park Zoo and White Stadium in Dorchester. By MBTA, take Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the zoo. By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Ave., Seaver St., or Circuit Drive. Ample free parking. Full handicapped accessible. For information please call 617-635-4505.


Landmarks Festival at the Shell
FREE classical music concerts every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Rain location for all concerts at the Hatch Shell will be Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston. August 22 – Musical Magic – Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan McPhee, conductor, featuring the winner of the Chinese Performing Arts Foundation’s piano competition in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano No. 1, plus John William’s Suite from “Harry Potter” and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.


Violence Awareness Event and Health Fair
The Center for Young Women’s Health at Children’s Hospital Boston will be hosting a violence awareness event and health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Children’s Patient Entertainment Center at 300 Longwood Ave. The fair will feature the displays from the Division of Adolescent Medicine art and poetry contest to raise awareness about community and family violence. Participating organizations include Martha Eliot Health Center, AWAKE, Family Violence Prevention Fund, and many others. All are welcome to attend. For questions or if you are interested in participating, please call Emily Wolfe Roubatis at 617-355-2994.

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