Community Events

32nd Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl Presented by Walgreens. At the Corner of Happy & Healthy.
 
Join us and Support The Jimmy Fund for the 32nd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl presented by Walgreens, serving up all-you-can-eat ice cream and frozen yogurt from the country's leading frozen dessert companies. 
 
Purchase tickets now and get your spoons ready for ice cream, frozen yogurt, entertainment, and family fun!
 
When: June 3-5, 2014
 
Time: Noon- 8:00pm each day
 
Where: City Hall Plaza, Boston
 
Tickets: 
 
Adults: $10
 
Ages 3-9: $5
 
Kids under 3 free!
 
Purchase tickets, HERE!

 

La Chic Mentoring Plus' 3rd Annual Fundraiser, Fashion show & Silent Auction
 
Join us for a fun-filled night of cocktails, food, music, autographs, a fashion show, silent auction & 50/50 raffle! We will have a fashion show promoting eco-friently clothing. Last year we had approximately 3,000 attendees. We are looking for donations for the event such as monetary donations or items for our silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit La Chic Mentoring Plus and the "at risk" girls. Special Guest, Dennis Ray "Oil Can" Boyd Former Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers star pitcher will be there!
 
When: Saturday, June 7th
 
Where: Lynn Museum & Historical Society
 
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
 
Attire: Cocktail/Evening
 
Visit La Chic Mentor Plus' Website, HERE.

 

Edwina Martin House Sixth Annual Fundraising Event
 
This year, Edwina Martin House will celebrate 31 years of service to women from all over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our on-going mission is to provide women with a second chance, offering residential substance abuse treatment, family counseling and employment training to help them build a foundation in recovery.
 
We are also celebrating the opening of The Blake House which is our new graduate house. This house gives graduates the step they need to re-enter the community. 
 
This event will feature Comedians such as Dick Doherty and Patty Ross, as well as the musical act from Peking and the Mystics, a variety of auction items and a raffle.
 
When: April 12, 2014
 
Where: IBEW Local 103 Hall at 256 Freeport Street Dorchester, MA
 
Time: 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $50.00 per ticket.
 
If you have any questions, please call Judy at 508-583-0493

 

5K Road Race to support Matt Bruce
 
Several months ago Matt Bruce woke up and realized it was difficult for him to speak without slurring his words. At just 26 years old  he has been diagnosed with ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
 
Since Matt has known his diagnosis he has never once complained or asked "Why Me?" Instead he is focused on raising awareness and spending quality time with his family and friends. He is now faced with the biggest challenge of his life and handling it like a true champion . Matt  has more energy and heart then anyone i have ever met in my life.
 
Bruce has reached his dream of traveling to Ireland with his family and continues to be a wonderful inspiration to all of his family and friends. We want to continue to help support Matt and take any costly burden away from him and his family . We will Never Give Up on finding a cure for ALS and will continue to stand by Matt's side during this trying time.
 
All money raised for this benefit will be going directly to Matt towards his Home Health Care.
 
When: April 5, 2014
 
Where: The Proctor Elementary School, 26 Jefferson Rd, Northboro, MA 01532
 
Time: Registration -8:30am, Race- 10:00am 
 
More Info & to Register: Click here.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Auction to benefit Cardinal Cushing Centers.

South Shore bank is proud to be the major sponsor of this year's St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Auction to benefit Cardinal Cushing Centers for the 8th consecutive year. Cardinal Cushing Centers includes two special needs schools that provide nurturing academic and vocational environments to children ages six to 22, of all faiths and backgrounds. Funds raised at the event will go directly towards the cost of sending the 2014 graduating class on a trip of a Lifetime to Disney World. More Info
 
Event: St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Auction to benefit Cardinal Cushing Centers.
 
When: March 15, 2014
 
Where: Granite Links Country Club, Quincy, MA
 
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

When: March 9, 2014; 9:30 AM
Where: One International Place, Boston, MA
 
• Climb 46 floors
• Professionally timed
• Training and fundraising tools
• Individual or team; Repetitive, Weight of the World, and General Registration
• $25 registration fee ($35 after Feb 1, 2014)
• $100 fundraising minimum
    
Event Information
Join us for the 3rd Annual Climb for Kids. The Wediko Climb for Kids is a fun stair climbing and fundraising event that children and families to overcome obstacles and get back on track socially, emotionally, and academically. Climb at your own pace or compete for prizes in each category. Add to the fun and bring a team of family, friends, and co-workers to join you in climbing the 46 floors of One International Place, Boston! Participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in order to climb. The fundraising minimum is due by the day of the event. However, the deadline to be eligible for fundraising prizes is May 15. 
 
Make the statement that children’s mental health matters – Climb the stairs or volunteer at the Climb for Kids on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Register HERE.


An evening of dancing, casino gambling and fabulous food!

Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:00 pm at the Seaport Hotel Boston.

VIP Reception - 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Seaport Ballroom General Reception - 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Plaza Ballroom Cocktail Chic Live and Silent Auctions General Admission $70 ($37 tax deductible)
VIP Tickets $150 ($75 tax deductible) 
800-966-0444 http://mass-ri.cff.org/casinoroyale

An evening of dancing, casino gambling, fabulous food, unique auction items, andlive music by The Pulse of Boston to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia ( B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings.These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation’s knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit www.cff.org.


Love Runs Through Boston

 
Locally owned boutique wedding planning firm, Gracie Lou Events announced that they have partnered up with some of Boston's premier wedding vendors to donate an all expenses paid wedding to a deserving couple that was affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. According to Gracie Lou Events Owners Adrienne Duys Mendonca and Elizabeth Dunderdale, "It is our hope that spreading love during this time of healing, we can strengthen the camaraderie that ties our great city together."   
An all expenses paid wedding, valued at over $40,000 will be awarded to one lucky couple to be chosen later this year. Official entry forms can be found on the Gracie Lou Events website. Entries will be accepted until January 20th, 2014.
 
Gracie Lou Events has assembled an all-star team to provide vendor services for this event. The Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury Boston Back Bay boutique hotel near Fenway Park has graciously donated the use of their luxurious ballroom for this event  including their creative culinary artistry and exemplary service. Additional contributions come from: Nicole Chan Photography, Promessa Films, Persona Jewelry, Bella Bridesmaids, Rentals Unlimited, Dj Raffi music production, Megan Chapin Calligraphy, Mimosa Fresh Floral Design, Demiche Beaute, and Cookie Creatives by Jennifer.   
 
We are still looking for donations of a bridal gown, tuxedo rental, invitation suite and wedding day transportation. Interested parties should contact Gracie Lou Events Owner and Lead Event Planner, Adrienne Duys Mendonca at 617-365-6438.
 
About Gracie Lou Events
Gracie Lou Events is a fresh, contemporary, boutique event planning and consulting firm that was born out of Elizabeth & Adrienne's love of organization, personalization and all things beautiful. The two share a fierce passion for all stages of the event planning process - from event design and conceptualization through watching a great event unfold.

Boston Marathon Tragedy

Our thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Below is information to be aware of:

  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. Click here for more info and how to donate.
  • AT&T has set up a text to donate line to support The One Fund. Customers who want to support The One Fund can text BOSTON to 80108 to give $10 (standard message and data rates may apply).

 

Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times

Current world events are very unsettling. The war, economic difficulties, and the nation's heightened state of alert can cause justifiable anxiety. The uncertainty of terrorist warnings can be especially unnerving. Children may be confused or fearful that they or their loved ones are at risk. Adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.

Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need, but following suggestions may help children cope.

Learn more HERE

Sandy Hook School Support Fund

Newtown, CTUnited Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to several staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this tragic event as we face the days and weeks ahead.

United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to providing support and resources where and when they become identified and needed. As people from our area and beyond respond to this heartbreaking tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.

Check donations may be mailed to:

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470

To donate online, click here.


Massachusetts Designated Driver Program "Good to Drive?"

Every year alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts kill nearly 200 people and seriously injure thousands more. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented through the greater use of designated drivers. The program is designed to promote the use of designated drivers and reduce drunk-driving related deaths and injuries in Massachusetts. The program was launched in Boston and Worcester in June and is now being rolled out to additional communities. In conjunction with the extended roll-out, the Lieutenant Governor has recorded a PSA about the program. To learn more about the program, log onto www.mass.gov/goodtodrive.


Running the Race Against Cancer

Running the Race Against Cancer is a program in which you can run in any race, of any distance, in any city around the globe, while supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund's mission to conquer cancer. All you need to do is go to www.jimmyfund.org and click the drop down and go to "Running the Race Against Cancer" for your online application. You can also join the official Dana-Farber teams in the Falmouth Road Race, New York City Marathon, or the Chicago Marathon. For more information, contact Dana-Farber Marathon and Running Programs at (617) 632-1970 or email dfrunners@dfci.harvard.edu.


Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) launch party for their MBTA ad Campaign for the Models Against Pet Shop & Puppy Mills

This event will feature the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Spokes model Beatrice, the Basset hound from the CAPS Transit Ad Campaign. The event will also be an opportunity to support and learn more about this national animal protection campaign. Attendees will also enjoy free Cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres, complimentary gift bags, silent auction, and raffle for valuable gift baskets. Tickets to the event are $50.
 
When: April 30th, 2014
Where: Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
 
Founded by President Deborah Howard in 1992, the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills.  CAPS actively addresses the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance, and pet industry employee relations.  Please visit www.caps-web.org
 
The Models Against Pet Shop & Puppy Mills campaign is designed to educate the public about atrocities in puppy mills and the risks associated with buying dogs at pet shops supplied by these facilities.

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