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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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Drop-in Knitting
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:305:30pm

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


When: Aug 5, 2014 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00 )
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 11, 2014 6 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 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: Aug 14, 2014 6 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18 )
3 Steps in 30 Days

3Stepsin 30 Daysis a program byAction for Boston CommunityDevelopment Inc. (ABCD) to provide education, HIV Rapid testing and prevention planning to young women18-25.

Step 1Safety Net PartybeginsJuly 25thand August 1st 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

You MUST attend BOTH session to complete Step 1

Location: Roxbury YMCA 285 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury

Register & complete our Wellness and Safer Sex Workshopand survey to begin.

Step 2Know Your StatusYour HIV Rapid Test Results in 20 mins. from one of our testing partners (where you will receive a$10.00 Gift card)

Step 3is a One on One Session calledSister 2 Sisterit is appx. 45 mins You create a personal and confidential harm-risk reduction plan ($20.00Gift card at the end of the session)

Complete ALL of these 3 steps in 30 Days and our exit survey to receive a$50.00gift card and return for a 3-Month follow-up survey receive$50.00gift card!!

This program isFREEand open to all young women 18-25 Come get educated, talk and network.



When: Jul 25, 2014 6 PM to Jul 25, 2014 9 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18 )
Mad Scientist Lab
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11am12pm

Children unleash their inner scientist, and take their creation home.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Workshops & Classes
Cost:Free
Audience:Children (Ages 6-12)


When: Jul 29, 2014 11 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11 )
PeiYi Liu "15 Years" Jazz Album Release Concert

PeiYi Liu "15 Years" Jazz Album Release Concert

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Special Guests

Tenor Sax: Jerry Bergonzi

Pianist: George W Russel Jr

Suana: Yazhi Guo

Vocal: Jullia Wu

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Peiyi Liu is one of the most prominent saxophonists in China. Peiyi Liu began his studies in jazz saxophone at Berklee College Of Music and graduated in May 2013. At Berklee, he was fortunate to learn from world-renowned jazz masters including Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi and Hal Crook. He also collaborated with many world-class musicians such as Jerry Bergonzi, John Davis, Marko Djordjevic, Sam Newsome, Carlo De Rosa and Walter Beasley. As the saxophonist, he participated in several Music Festival in the US. He also toured with the new generation blues guitarist and singer Rafael Espinoza in America. Moreover, Berklee Dean of woodwind department also speak highly of Peiyi. Jerry Bergonzi is also convinced that Peiyi's talent and accomplishment is a treasure for Chinese music andthe world of jazz.If someone can push forward the eduacational level and performance of jazz by combining traditional Chinese music and Western jazz, and create world class modern music; It would have to be Peiyi. Besides music, Liu also influenced and inspired its audience with his dedication to music featured in a exclusive interview by a prestige music magazine "Mordern Musicians".



When: Jul 25, 2014 7 PM to Jul 25, 2014 9 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Printed Ticket or Bring ID 25.00 true Early Bird 25.00

30.00 true Entrance 30.00

(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19 )
Be a Baseball Buddy for a Young Adult with Special Needs this Season!
Sponsored by: Jason Roberts Challenger League Minimum age: 18 The Jason Roberts Challenger League is presently seeking young adults to serve as Buddies for special needs children for the upcoming 2014 season. Through the Jason Roberts Challenger League, players learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to be just like other children -

When: Aug 21, 2014 5 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17 )
"VEGAN BBQ - With or Without a Grill" cooking class for adults
PLEASE NOTE: DATE CHANGE TO SUN. AUG 3, 2014 This is both a demonstration and a practical hands-on cooking class with Chef Reva Haselkorn, where you will prepare and enjoy a satisfying and delicious 3-course vegan meal in celebration of the American cook out tradition, with the added twist of learning the technique of "stove-top smoke infusion" to impart smoky BBQ flavor into any meal, even without a grill or charcoal. You'll prepare a variety of BBQ delights, such as: - Creamy Corn Soup with Roasted Corn Salsa - Black Bean Burgers with Handmade Whole Wheat Tortillas - Stove-top Smoked Tofu and Quinoa Salad - Stone Fruit Tarts - a sparkling fruity cocktail (mock-tail version also available) Space is limited to 12, so register here, before July 31, 2014. On Line registrations only. No walk ups the day of. $45 per person, 21+ Sliding scale rate also available, email by July 25 to inquire. Proceeds beyond the price of registration help support our TAKE BACK THE KITCHEN (TBK) youth programming. Any Questions? Contact: TakeBackTheKitchen@haleyhouse.org



When: Aug 3, 2014 5 PM to Aug 3, 2014 8 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 55 USD (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 17 )
ReadBoston Story Mobile
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 78pm

The ReadBoston Storymobile visits 14 Boston Public Library sites once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. For ages 3-8.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Early Literacy
Cost:Free
Audience:Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12)


When: Jul 31, 2014 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00 )
Story Time and Art Class: Alien Spacecrafts
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:30am12pm

Space limited. Registration required.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Arts & Crafts
Cost:Free
Audience:Children (Ages 6-12)


When: Aug 1, 2014 10 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10 )
Boston Bikes Presents First Womens Learn-to-Ride Free Clinic
Boston Bikes new womens bike initiative is pleased to present its free first-ever Learn-to-Ride Womens Biking Clinic, Tuesday July 29th. This is the first of two summer clinics Boston Bikes is hosting, all geared towards those who cant remember the last time they were on a bike, or have never actually learned to ride.Participants can come to a free learn-to-ride clinic for women, taught by women. Boston Bikes experienced staff and volunteers will help each participant gain the skills and confidence to get on a bike and keep on rolling! Bikes provided upon request.

When: Jul 29, 2014 6 PM to Jul 29, 2014 8 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18 )
ReadBoston Story Mobile
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 78pm

The ReadBoston Storymobile visits 14 Boston Public Library sites once a week for six weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. For ages 3-8.

Library:West Roxbury
Neighborhood:West Roxbury
Type of Event:Early Literacy
Cost:Free
Audience:Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12)


When: Jul 24, 2014 12 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00 )
Be a Baseball Buddy for a Young Adult with Special Needs this Season!
Sponsored by: Jason Roberts Challenger League Minimum age: 18 The Jason Roberts Challenger League is presently seeking young adults to serve as Buddies for special needs children for the upcoming 2014 season. Through the Jason Roberts Challenger League, players learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to be just like other children -

When: Aug 7, 2014 5 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17 )
Be a Baseball Buddy for a Young Adult with Special Needs this Season!
Sponsored by: Jason Roberts Challenger League Minimum age: 18 The Jason Roberts Challenger League is presently seeking young adults to serve as Buddies for special needs children for the upcoming 2014 season. Through the Jason Roberts Challenger League, players learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to be just like other children -

When: Aug 28, 2014 5 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17 )
A Cultural Explosion

Grand Evening filled with Live Performances, Comedy, Music and Much more.


Featuring Queen of Caribbean ComedySusan Kennedy

and Comedienne Marvin George

Soulful Sounds ofPrincess Menen,

Braata Folk Dancers and Much More

For More info please contact Maureen @ maureensmitchell@gmail.com



When: Jul 26, 2014 6 PM to Jul 26, 2014 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18 )
Summer Arts Program

Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)

Session 2: July 7 - 18, 2014.....................$475

Session 3: July 21 - August 1, 2014.........$475

Session 4: August 4 - 15, 2014................$475

Session 5: August 18 - 29, 2014..............$475

Arts Activities: Each day, children will be given the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of visual arts projects and techniques ranging from crafts projects to painting, printmaking and sculpture. All artwork will be yours to take home at the end of each session. Children will be taught traditional technical skills but will also be encouraged to work on original creations and will be given freedom to use their imaginations for innovation and creative problem-solving. The Vacation Arts Program is a non-competitive environment that encourages each young artist to develop their interests, grow in their own personal style and work with others as they explore the world of art.

Field Trips: On Friday the groups will attend a field trip to a local arts & cultural institution. If applicable, children will be taking public transportation to and from this location. There is no additional cost of participating in field trips and a bagged lunch is provided. Specific information regarding field trips each session will be sent at the start of the program.

Yoga: Youth will participate in an hour long Yoga class by Urbanity Instructors that will help develop strength, flexibility, coordination and focus. Through the use of Yoga postures children experience new ways to move their bodies and express themselves.

Creative Movement & Dance: Through a partnership with Urbanity Dance Studio, children will learn a variety of contemporary dance techniques such as jazz, ballet and hip hop.

Musical Theater: Rhythm, beats and tones will provide an exciting, expressive, and fun environment to stimulate children's developing brains.

Jul 21, 2014: 8 am - 5:30 pm (Mon)



When: Jul 23, 2014 8 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08 )
Be a Baseball Buddy for a Young Adult with Special Needs this Season!
Sponsored by: Jason Roberts Challenger League Minimum age: 18 The Jason Roberts Challenger League is presently seeking young adults to serve as Buddies for special needs children for the upcoming 2014 season. Through the Jason Roberts Challenger League, players learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to be just like other children -

When: Aug 14, 2014 5 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17 )
Black All Year 2014

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B.A.Y. organizes some of the best talent in the BAY area. We feature live musicians, song, dance, fashion, spoken word and vendors, blending various elements of art and culture to ensure a rich experience for all ages and types. BAY is uniquely designed to harness the benefits of multiculturalism and diversity, bringing together artists, entrepreneurs, youth, families & all to celebrate as one community. Join us to connect with your community and be inspired by the rich culture within it.

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When: Jan 25, 2015 1 PM to Jan 25, 2015 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13 )
"IN-DOOR VEGAN BARBEQUE" cooking class for adults
In this cooking class with Chef Reva Haselkorn, you'll learn how to infuse smoky BBQ flavor into a satisfying and delicious vegan meal even when you can't get outside to grill it. This is both a demonstration and a practical hands-on cooking class. You'll get a tour of the cafe kitchen and learn how to make a variety of summer vegan BBQ delights such as: - Creamy Corn Soup with Roasted Corn Salsa - Black Bean Burgers with Handmade Whole Wheat Tortillas - Stove-top Smoked Tofu and Quinoa Salad - Stone Fruit Tarts - a sparkling fruity cocktail (mock-tail version also available) Space is limited to 12, so register here, before July 20, 2014. On Line registrations only. No walk ups the day of. $45 per person, 21+ Sliding scale rate also available, email by July 10 to inquire. Proceeds from our TBK Adult Cooking Series help support TBK youth programming. Any Questions? Contact: TakeBackTheKitchen@haleyhouse.org



When: Jul 27, 2014 5 PM to Jul 27, 2014 8 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 45 USD (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17 )
Dancing with the Brookline Stars 2014

An event that you will not want to miss. Ask anyone who attended last year's event. Hors d'oeuvre and desserts will be served by last year's Dancing with the Brookline Stars Winner, Lisa Wisel, from the VIne Ripe Grill. This is a fundraiser to benefit, the Dancer's Charity of Choice, the Brookline Food Pantry and Coop, End Polio Now, and Brookline High School Scholarships.

This year's stars are the following:

Jerry Billow Harvey Bravman Nadia Chamblin-Foster Elaine Joseph

Daniel O'leary Phil Sandler Polly Selkoe Elaine Shannon



When: Nov 8, 2014 6 PM to Nov 8, 2014 10 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18 )
The Ark Dancers- Barrata Folk Singers- Marvin George- Susan Kennedy- Princess Menen
The Ark of the Covenant presents... A Cultural Explosion at Roxbury Community College in the Media Arts Building. Live Performances-Stand Up Comedy & Much More. Tickets & Info: Maureen 857 417-3170 Melissa 617 821-9484 Patricia 862 216-6325

When: Jul 26, 2014 6 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Jul 25, 2014 9 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09 )
ELNEC for Veterans End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium

ELNEC for Veterans
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium

Where: West Roxbury VA Hospital
1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132, Barsamian Auditorium 3rd Fl Bdg 1

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration | Program 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Register online at HopeHealthCo.org/ELNEC | Registration Deadline: September 16, 2014

Cost: $85 materials fee for class. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Faculty: Ellen McCabe-Hemberger, RN, CHPN

Participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the principles involved in achieving quality end-of-life outcomes for veterans and their families experiencing the impact of serious illness. It is meant to provide a core education with aspecific concentration on the unique needs of veterans for providing palliative care in various patient care settings.

ELNEC is a nationally recognized curriculum developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and City of Hope. It is a national education initiative to improve palliative care in nursing.

Six module format: This format was created to allow training to be completed in one day.Modules covered in this course: Nursing Care at End-of-Life, Pain Management, Symptom Management,Communication with Emphasis in Ethical and

Legal Issues in Palliative Care, Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Preparation for and Care at Time of Death.

Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses: Massachusetts Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, receive 8 contact hours of credit for this program. This program meets the Continuing Education requirements for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by theAssociation of Social Work Boards (ASWB, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Ste B, Culpepper, VA 22701) www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: Social Workers receive 8 continuing education clock hours in participating in this course.

Certified Case Managers: This program has been pre-approved for 6.5 education hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to providecontinuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

CEs are awarded for total completion of all modules. You must be present for all eight modules and complete evaluation of educational activity. Eight CE for total program for SW and Nursing, 6.5 CCM Credits for Case Managers, ELNEC certificate presented.

Materials are copyrighted by COH and AACN and are used with permission. Further information about the ELNEC Project can be found at www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC. This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 6.5 clock hour(s).

Learn more by calling (508) 957-0200, email Emccabe@HopeHealthCo.org or visit HopeHealthCo.org/ELNEC

Part of the HopeHealth family of services




When: Sep 30, 2014 8 AM to Sep 30, 2014 5 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cost: materials fee for class, continental breakfast and lunch provided 85.00 true Registration 85.00

(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08 )
Boston, MA Adoption Options

Join us! Weve brought together some of the most popular presentations and speakers
in animal welfare and mixed them with plenty of breaks and networking opportunities.

For more information, please visit pro.petfinder.com/adoptionoptions.

Please be sure to sign up no later than October 27, 2014.



When: Nov 6, 2014 9 AM to Nov 6, 2014 5 PMin West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09 )
Parks Count: Billings Field (West Roxbury)
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 18 Be a Part of Boston's first Parks Count! Do your part for better parks and a healthier Boston! Parks Count volunteers will team up at entrances to each of the 10 selected parks and keep a running tally of visitors. A subset of those exiting the park will be invited to take a quick survey about park

When: Aug 23, 2014 7 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07 )
Be a Baseball Buddy for a Young Adult with Special Needs this Season!
Sponsored by: Jason Roberts Challenger League Minimum age: 18 The Jason Roberts Challenger League is presently seeking young adults to serve as Buddies for special needs children for the upcoming 2014 season. Through the Jason Roberts Challenger League, players learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to be just like other children -

When: Jul 24, 2014 5 PM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17 )

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