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The neighborhood of Roxbury Massachusetts was founded in 1630 and is located in the Metro Boston area.

One of the oldest neighborhoods of Boston, Roxbury is home to a great number of parks and schools as well as churches and much more.

It has been said that a drive through Roxbury is both a lesson and a tour of modern urban neighborhoods. The community thrives on its immediacy to downtown while retaining its neighborhood qualities.

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Wednesday Morning Book Discusssion Group
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 10:3011:30am

September Read: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from September to May, unless otherwise posted. Meetings take place in the Lecture Hall and begin at 10:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. Books and author/review materials are provided for each member. Coffee/tea/water & delicious refreshments are served courtesy of The Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library. Join our membership list for up-to-date information via e-mail or surface mail.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Book Group
Cost:Free
Audience:Adults, Seniors


When: Sep 16, 2015 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00 )
Drop-in Knitting
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 3:305:30pm

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Arts & Crafts
Audience:Adults, Seniors


When: Sep 1, 2015 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00 )
Preschool Story Time Registration
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stories, crafts, and songs for ages 3-5 on the following dates:
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 10 and 17' Dec. 1 and 8.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Story Time
Cost:Free


When: Sep 1, 2015 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00 )
History Camp 2016
Spend Saturday with some of the most interesting people in History. History Camp Boston 2016 is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other history enthusiasts throughout New England and beyond who are passionate and engaged with history. History Camp started in 2014 in Cambridge. The second History Camp was March 2015 at the Harriet Tubman House in Boston and we'll return there for History Camp Boston 2016. The Harriet Tubman House is 5minutes from the Mass Ave T stop and 5 - 10 minutes from covered parking. If you love history, don't miss History Camp. Register now to secure your spot. You'll be right at home. Interested in presenting? Add your topic, session description, name, and links (such as to social media, a personal site or blog, or your institution) to the Boston History Camp wiki. (Note that you must use the Chrome browser to use the wiki, but as you'll see, it's worth it. Very simple to use. Support for other browsers is coming.) Interested in helping organize or get the word out? The same: Read those pages on theBoston History Camp wiki. (Requires the Chrome browser.) If you'd rather e-mail this information, feel free, and we'll add it. More on History Camp Not familiar with History Camp. Start here: This is History Camp. Learn more at HistoryCamp.org. Here's what some of the people who attended earlier History Camps had to say: Excellent sessions, interesting people. Great sessions and panels. I hoped it would be good . . . and it was great. It was a lot of fun. Impressed by the level of interest, taking up all available places in advance. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was great to be surrounded by others who enjoy history. It was really fun! I liked the casual atmosphere a lot, and the size was just right--plenty of cool people to talk to, but not so many that it was overwhelming. I hope it happens again next year. It had the potential of being really disorganized and/or chaotic, but instead it felt like a great communal effort. The presentations were interesting, and felt intimate. Everyone felt like a colleague. There were a lot of different programs on a number of different topics. I liked that it was informal. The topics were great and varied enough that I wouldn't have gotten the breadth of knowledge at any other single event. The breadth and quality of the presentations, and the enthusiasm of the attendees, left a good impression. A note about helping to cover the costs of History Camp History Camp is run by volunteers who believe that fostering an interest in history and supporting historic places and institutions are vitally important. Our goal is just to cover costs; no one is making any money. There are registration and donation options at every level, including for students and volunteers. Money should not keep anyone from attending. Everyone is welcome. We're just hoping those who can will chip in to contribute to cover the costs. What to wear or bring A print out of your registration (or the Eventbrite attendee app on your smartphone) Enthusiasm! Reenactor? Come as you are! Optional Your laptop or tablet--We'll have wi-fi access Something to use to take notes Your preferred badge holder--We've purchased pin-type badge holders. If you'd prefer one with a clip, bring one you received at a previous conference and we'll give you the paper insert with your History Camp information. Getting to History Camp 2016 Registration will open at 8 a.m. and we'll start the 'round room introductions at 9 a.m. We'll wrap up the day with another session that brings us all back together and then pack up so that we're out of the building by 6 p.m. History Camp 2016 is at the Harriet Tubman House at 566 Columbus in Boston at the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues,a 5 minute walk from the Mass. Avenue T stop on the Orange Line and a 5 - 10 minute walk from two covered parking lots. Via mass transit:Take the T to the Mass Ave. stop on the Orange Line and then walk about a block. (See the map below andthe MBTA's interactive system map.) By car:Parking in the neighborhood is tight. For History Camp 2015 we had scouted out theGainsborough Garage before the event, only to find out that morning that is was full. Thankfully, there was a small garage that was closer that had space. We'll work with the Gainsborough to get a better idea of capacity and schedules for History Camp 2016. In addition, when we get closer to the event, we'll add information on the other nearby garage. From the Gainsborough Garage: When leaving the garage, turn right and follow a flight of stairs that takes you to a walkway over the railroad tracks. It's roughly two long blocks. (See the map below.) The garage is open 24 hours a day and is well-lighted and staffed. It's also expensive for those of us who don't regularly park in Boston(view their rates). One of the alternatives is to park at an outlying station (such as Alewife, where parking is $7 for the day) and take the T in. Using Alewife as an example and calculating in the roundtrip fare on the T, you would save roughly $10 over parking at the Gainsborough Garage and walking. (View the MBTA's interactive system map.)

When: Mar 26, 2016 8 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08 )
Commonwealth Chorale presents '"Exile & Miracles", Handel's Israel in Egypt
We launch our debut season as Commonwealth Chorale with Handel's monumental Israel in Egypt. Beloved by audiences worldwide for the dazzling breadth and variety of its choral movements, this powerful work contains some of Handel's most vivid writing. Through text painting and the masterful interplay of orchestra and chorus, Israel in Egypt brings us frogs and flies, hailstones and fire, not to mention a memorable horse and rider. Few choral works can match the sweep of this 18th century masterpiece. With drama and stillness, despair and triumph, Israel in Egypt has it all. Soloists: Dana Lynne Varga | soprano Vera Savage | mezzo-soprano Matthew Anderson | tenor Bret Aarden | baritone Mathew Rippere | baritone



When: Nov 21, 2015 8 PM to Nov 21, 2015 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 30 USD (Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20 )
The Missing Generation
This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by conducting oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater performed by Dorsey's stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US. Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey's own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.



When: Oct 25, 2015 2 PM to Oct 25, 2015 4 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 10 USD (Sun, 25 Oct 2015 14 )
The Missing Generation
This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by conducting oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater performed by Dorsey's stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US. Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey's own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.



When: Oct 22, 2015 7 PM to Oct 22, 2015 9 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 10 USD (Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19 )
The Missing Generation
This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by conducting oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater performed by Dorsey's stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US. Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey's own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.



When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM to Oct 23, 2015 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 10 USD (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
The Missing Generation
This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by conducting oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater performed by Dorsey's stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US. Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey's own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.



When: Oct 24, 2015 8 PM to Oct 24, 2015 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 10 USD (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20 )
Commonwealth Chorale 2015-2016 Season Ticket Subscription
Newton Choral Society is now the Commonwealth Chorale! DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING SUBSCRIPTIONS IS November 1, 2015! TICKETS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU. SEE all three CONCERT DESCRIPTIONS BELOW. Location for all concerts: Church of the Holy Name 1689 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132 EXILE & MIRACLES Israel in Egypt - George Fredric Handel Saturday, Nov 21 2015 - 8:00pm We launch our debut season as Commonwealth Chorale with Handel's monumental "Israel in Egypt". Beloved by audiences worldwide for the dazzling breadth and variety of its choral movements, this powerful work contains some of Handel's most vivid writing. Through text painting and the masterful interplay of orchestra and chorus, Israel in Egypt brings us frogs and flies, hailstones and fire, not to mention a memorable horse and rider. Few choral works can match the sweep of this 18th century masterpiece. With drama and stillness, despair and triumph, Israel in Egypt has it all. Soloists: Dana Lynne Varga | soprano Vera Savage | mezzo-soprano Matthew Anderson | tenor Bret Aarden | baritone HISTORY & NATURE The Revelations of Divine Love - Carson Cooman Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016 - 3:00pm Performed only twice in Boston, "The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky)" has delighted audiences across the country and beyond since its premiere in 2009. Based largely on the texts of Julian of Norwich, a 14th c. English female mystic, it evokes a landscape of sea and sky. Filled with atmosphere and color, this remarkable oratorio creates a strong sense of mood and place specifically Nantucket, which provided the composer's inspiration for this large-scale work with orchestra. LOVE & DEVOTION Dharma Chant - Richard St. Clair Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00pm We conclude our season with a world premiere by Boston-area composer Richard St. Clair. Written and revised over a 20-year period, "Dharma Chant: A Buddhist Oratorio in Three Parts" tells the story of a deeply personal search for enlightenment. Based on spiritual texts, including the Buddha's celebrated teachings on lovingkindness, this moving work is both inspiring and uplifting. Weaving vocal lines of counterpoint and canon in a rich tapestry of four-part a cappella, this is an exciting new addition to the choral repertoire and a concert not to be missed.



When: Nov 21, 2015 12 AM to May 21, 2016 12 AMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 75 - 75 USD (Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00 )
Commonwealth Chorale presents "History and Nature"
Carson Cooman "The Revelations of Divine Love" Date and Time: 13-Mar-2016 3:00pm Location: Church of the Holy Name 1689 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132 Performed only twice in Boston, "The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky)" has delighted audiences across the country and beyond since its premiere in 2009. Based largely on the texts of Julian of Norwich, a 14th c. English female mystic, it evokes a landscape of sea and sky. Filled with atmosphere and color, this remarkable oratorio creates a strong sense of mood and placespecifically Nantucket, which provided the composer's inspiration for this large-scale work with orchestra.



When: Mar 13, 2016 3 PM to Mar 13, 2016 5 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 30 USD (Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15 )
West Roxbury Farmers Market
1857 Centre Street
1857 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Sunday, August 9, 2015, 11am2pm

Accepts Boston Bounty Bucks

MBTA:35, 36, 37
Type of Event:Farmer's Market


When: Aug 30, 2015 11 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11 )
Drop-in Knitting
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 3:305:30pm

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Audience:Adults, Seniors


When: Sep 15, 2015 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00 )
Commonwealth Chorale presents "Love and Devotion"
Richard St. Clair "Dharma Chant: A Buddhist Oratorio in Three Parts" Date and Time: 21-May-2016 8:00pm Location: Church of the Holy Name 1689 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132 We conclude our season with a world premiere by Boston-area composer Richard St. Clair. Written and revised over a 20-year period, "Dharma Chant: A Buddhist Oratorio in Three Parts" tells the story of a deeply personal search for enlightenment. Based on spiritual texts, including the Buddha's celebrated teachings on lovingkindness, this moving work is both inspiring and uplifting. Weaving vocal lines of counterpoint and canon in a rich tapestry of four-part a cappella, this is an exciting new addition to the choral repertoire and a concert not to be missed.



When: May 21, 2016 8 PM to May 21, 2016 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 30 USD (Sat, 21 May 2016 20 )
Exiles & Miracles
When: Nov 21, 2015 8 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20 )
You Look like a Roz
In this solo show, Boston born and L.A. shaking Comedian/Actress Roz Browne gives you a fun evening filled with Laughs and poignant personal stories.



When: Sep 2, 2015 7 PM to Sep 2, 2015 8 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 17 - 17 USD (Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19 )
Ted D'Amato Chess Club: Chess with Charlie the Chessmaster

Join us on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for chess! Players of every ability level are welcome.Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.



When: Aug 31, 2015 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00 )
One City One Story: Home Movie-Discussion
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
Lecture Hall
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Friday, September 25, 2015, 11am12pm

The West Roxbury Branch library will be participating in the Once City One Story(1C1S) annual event offered through the Boston Book Festival (BBF). Please join us for a discussion of this year's selected title:
"Home Movie" by Jennifer De Leon on Friday, September 25th at 11:00 a.m. in the Library Lecture Hall.
The mission of the Boston Book Festival is to celebrate the power of words, to promote a culture of literature and ideas, and to enhance the vibrancy of the City of Boston. One City One Story is the BBF's version of an all-city read. Instead of a book, they print and distribute a short story and make it available to all free of charge, to help spread the joy of reading for pleasure and to create a community around a shared reading experience.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Book Group
Cost:Free
Audience:Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors


When: Sep 25, 2015 11 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11 )
Sort & Tag Clothes at Boomerangs for the AIDS Action Committee
Sponsored by: AIDS Action Committee
Minimum age: 12
Boomerangs is owned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc., New England's leading provider of HIV prevention and wellness services.All proceeds from Boomerangs support AIDS Action's work to prevent new infections, support those affected, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS. Learn more . . .

When: Sep 9, 2015 6 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18 )
Sort & Tag Clothes at Boomerangs for the AIDS Action Committee
Sponsored by: AIDS Action Committee
Minimum age: 12
Boomerangs is owned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc., New England's leading provider of HIV prevention and wellness services.All proceeds from Boomerangs support AIDS Action's work to prevent new infections, support those affected, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS. Learn more . . .

When: Nov 11, 2015 6 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18 )
Sort & Tag Clothes at Boomerangs for the AIDS Action Committee
Sponsored by: AIDS Action Committee
Minimum age: 12
Boomerangs is owned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc., New England's leading provider of HIV prevention and wellness services.All proceeds from Boomerangs support AIDS Action's work to prevent new infections, support those affected, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS. Learn more . . .

When: Oct 7, 2015 6 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18 )
Homebuying 101 September 26 and October 3, 2015 Roche Family Center
HB101 Homebuying 101 is an8-hour course over 2 days to prepare first time homebuyers for homeownership. Topics covered include Information on preparing for the mortgage process First time homebuyer mortgages How to find a home The legal aspects of buying a home How to work with professionals during the homebuying process. Graduates of this course are given a certificate that allows access to Boston Home Center Financial Assistance, Mass Housing Partnerships ONE Mortgage, MassHousing mortgages, HUD mortgages, home ownership lotteries, and lender first time homebuyer mortgages. The certificate is accepted statewide for first time homebuyer education. Each person attending must purchase 1 ticket for the series. All sessions listed in the title must be attended for the certificate. No refunds. Makeup class attendance permitted. Sales end when event is at capacity or at ticket sales end date. This program is supported by the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development Boston Home Center.

When: Sep 26, 2015 10 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10 )

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