April 3, 2008 — Vol. 43, No. 34
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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Presents Teen Night
ICA Teen Arts Council will hold a Teen Night called “Reverb” from 6-9 p.m., at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), 100 Northern Ave., Boston. For details, go to www.icaboston.org. Teen Night is free with an all-you-can-eat candy lounge. The ICA Teen night will include: A dance party with a breakdancing competition — Scion’s Slamming the Brakes — with cash prize during 7:30-8:30 p.m. DJ DieYoung, Baltimoroder, Volvox, and DJ Leanski are the DJs of the party. Performances by Boston Hoop Troop, 7 Spades from O’Bryant, Boston Latin Academy Step Squad, and Floorlords will be presented, and Kaitlyn Explosion will give free hairstyling sessions at the night. Teen Night is the ICA’s art happening organized and promoted for teens by teens. Teen Night is inspired by the new ICA exhibition Street Level, and new work by William Cordova.


The Rules of the Game: Boston Public Schools (BPS) Male Engagement Conference
Workshop to help fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and other men learn more about helping the Boston Public Schools students in their lives reach their academic goals. Scheduled discussion groups will be led by representatives from ACCESS, Project Reconnect, the Boston Public Health Commission and others. Hosted by: BPS Office of Family & Community Engagement Location: Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, 270 Columbia Rd., Dorchester. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration and breakfast begin at 9:15 a.m. Contact: For more information or to register, call Jasmine Raynor, 617-635-9661.

Gospel Fest
Gospel Fest 2008: Featuring 9 local college gospel groups: Berklee, BU, BC, Brandeis, Harvard, NEU, MIT, Tufts, and Wheaton. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) MIT Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. $10 in advance (available online), $12 at door. http://boston gospel.com/gospelfest.


Story Sharing Publishing Party
Poet Ted Thomas hosts a Publishing Party featuring ten families who will each read the book they created in Hawthorne Youth and Community Center’s Story Sharing Project. The free event takes place at the Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren St., from 2-4 p.m. and features books for guests, a “what color is your card” contest, refreshments, and recognitions of project participants and supporters. Call 617-427-0613 for information.

The 15th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic
A free health fair for children and families in Central New England, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greendale Mall, 7 Neponset St., Worcester. UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center doctors, nurses and staff will teach children about health, safety and visiting the doctor, and children may bring a teddy bear or toy for a “check up.” The event is sponsored by 104.5 WXLO, Charter Communications, WCTR-TV3 and Greendale Mall. For more information, call 508-334-8291 or visit http://www.umassme morial.org.

Franklin Park Annual Spring Clean-up
Clear the park of winter grunge and welcome the first buds of spring! We’ll clear invasives in the woodlands, pick up litter, rake leaves, and spruce up Boston’s largest park. Bring your church, neighborhood or youth group. All ages welcome. Coffee and donuts to start the day. Bring work gloves, a rake, and clippers if you have them, there’ll be plenty for those who don’t. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along the main park road at 10 a.m. For more information and directions: 617-282-2881/www.franklinparkco alition.org.

The Citywide Friends of the Boston Public Library Book Sale
The Citywide Friends of the Boston Public Library will be holding a half price used book sale on Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Copley Square location in the Mezzanine Conference Room. Lots of paperbacks, hardcover books and magazines in the fifty cents to one dollar price range with specials going for a little more. Proceeds go towards the off budget “wish list” items of the Boston Public Library at Copley Square and its neighborhood branches. All are welcome. Citywide Friends of the Boston Public Library, 617-536-5400 x2341 CWFBPL@hot mail.com.



Coming to America: National Archives Free Genealogy Workshop
National Archives, 380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham offers free workshop. They came for freedom and for opportunity, voluntarily and involuntarily. And some had been here 10,000 years already. The stories of our nation and our people are told in part in our Federal records, and these documents are maintained in the National Archives. The information contained in “Census, Passenger Lists, and Naturalization Records,” is the subject of a free lecture suitable for novice genealogists and family historians that takes place at 2 p.m. A tour of the facility precedes the lecture at 1:30 p.m. The National Archives in Waltham, one of 14 regional facilities, is open free to the public 5 days a week and offers 2 free workshops each month. Staff are available to assist with genealogy and historical research. All for free. Call toll free 866-406-2379, local 781-663-0121, or email waltham.archives@nara.gov.


Next Steps in Starting-up and Growing Your Business
Free workshop in your neighborhood! We offer technical and legal assistance on building your new business or growing your existing business with information on finding and obtaining capital. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Roxbury Community College, Room 300, Student Center 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury Crossing. Workshops are free! To register or for more information call: 617-305-8096 (English), 617-305-8094 (Español).


Susan G. Komen for the Cure Rallies Massachusetts Activists
to Close Gaps in Breast Cancer Care
Susan G. Komen for the Cure invites the public to attend two major events designed to intensify the fight to find a cure for breast cancer and save lives. Called the Komen Community Challenge, the two day initiative features a research symposium at Harvard Medical School, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, on Thursday, April 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and a legislative luncheon at the Massachusetts State House Great Hall, on Friday, April 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Both events are free and open to the public — but RSVPs are required for each event: e-mail kcc@komenmass.org or call 781-341-3800.

The American Blandscape: Risky Writing and the Forces that Silence It
PEN New England’s Freedom-to-Write (FTW) Committee, in partnership with the Cambridge Forum, will host The American Blandscape, a panel discussion about the forces in the world of publishing, society at large, and our own psyches that work to silence “risky writing,” the most dangerous but also most important of an author’s works. The discussion takes place at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at 3 Church Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Books by the participants will be available for sale and signing courtesy of the Harvard Bookstore.

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