Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

May 11 -The City of Boston Mayor Walsh, stopped at the Mattapan Family Service Center as part of his Coffee Hour Series, to talk to the elderlies of  Mattapan. > Read more

Pathways to Prosperity: Creating Living Wage Jobs in Your Community

Join MAPC, the City of Boston, and UNITE HERE Local 26 for a conversation about creating living wage jobs in your community.
MAPC will present key findings from its Regional Prosperity Indicators report, which highlights regional trends in jobs and economic growth; Local 26 will provide insights into the thriving hospitality industry and its potential for workforce development; and the City of Boston will share best practices municipalities can take to preserve and create good jobs in the region. 
Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM EDT
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
60 Temple Place
3rd Floor Conference Room
Boston, MA 02111
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Fostering Entrepreneurship Through Shared Workspace Models

Upcoming TrainingUpcoming Training
Fostering Entrepreneurship Through Shared Workspace Models
Incubators, accelerators, makerspaces, and coworking: these buzzwords are all the rage in the tech space to facilitate the rapidly growing innovation ecosystem. How can we leverage these models to develop successful locally based enterprises in urban, rural, immigrant and other traditionally underserved markets?
Find out at this training, where we will review the concepts and business models behind these existing models, learn how to create a project plan and garner support for them, as well as learn about the strategies that lead to success.  The first half of the day will feature speakers to provide an overview of the new models and the second half will be an interactive incubation session where experts will provide feedback on business and program ideas.
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Mattapan Patriots Online Registration

Online registration for football players and cheerleaders will be available on Friday, May 1st.  Payment of the $140.00 registration fee for "returning players and cheerleaders only" is paid using your credit card (F Squad price is $125.00).  
Online Registration is available May 1 through July 31, 2015.  After July 31, you must register in person.  
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Museum of Fine Arts

Memorial Day Open House 
At the Museum of Fine Arts 
Monday, May 25, 2015 | 10:00am-4:45pm 
Free Admission for All!! 
Please join us this Meorial Day for free admission and family fun at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston! 
Highlights include: 
Four different art-making activities, where you can try your hand at drawing in the galleries and the outdoor courtyard
Specialized tours including those for families, highlights of Arts of Japan, American Sign Language, and Tours en espanol
Special exhibitions Hokusai, in the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott, and Community Arts Initiative "Elemental"
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Memorial Day Open House 
At the Museum of Fine Arts 
Monday, May 25, 2015 | 10:00am-4:45pm 
Free Admission for All!! 
Please join us this Meorial Day for free admission and family fun at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston! 
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ABCD Financial Futures Initiative Money Basics Bootcamp

On May 16, FFI will be kicking off its adult financial literacy programs with the Money Basics Bootcamp. The bootcamp will lay the groundwork for clients' financial wellness and serve as an introduction to FFI's specialized Financial Success Passport program, which includes a series of financial wellness sessions taught by certified financial advisors. Please share the attached flyer with your clients and encourage them to register.

What: ABCD Financial Futures Initiative Money Basics Bootcamp

When: May 16, 2015 at 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: ABCD Parker Hill / Fenway NSC

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Spring Festival and Plant Sale

The Trustees of Reservations Boston Region/Boston Natural Areas Network presents...
The 14th Annual Spring Festival & Plant Sale 
When: Saturday, May 16th from 10AM – 2 PM 
Where: City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan, 02126   ​
Learn about beekeeping and herbal medicine, buy local vegetable, herb and flower seedlings, swap perennials plants, listen to soul and blues music, play games, and enjoy great food!

Community Arts Night


Tour the world in your own backyard! WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-5 pm. Admission is free. International artwork and crafts will be available for purchase, as well as food from around the world. Sample Brazilian sugarcane juice, Persian sweets, and Indian delicacies. Performers entertaining the crowd this year include Gund Kwok Troupe Lion Dance, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Hakuna Matata Dancers, Winchester Chinese School, Indian Bollywood Dancers, and the Korean School of New England.
Free children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can fold origami, create Día de los Muertos masks from Mexico, enjoy face painting, make African toys, and explore the world with a whole host of activities. Children earn passport stamps that will get them a free treat from Orange Leaf of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street.
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SCI Health Forum

Social Capital & Health Forum on May 8


Social Capital Inc.(SCI)  is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on the links between social capital and health outcomes featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through increased social capital and collaboration. This event will take place at 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, May 8th at the Boston University Medical Campus. The Forum is free but requires pre-registration (there was a waiting list for the previous Social Capital Forum). > Read more

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