Monthly Archives: October 2011

Video: CEO Deborah Re & Former Little Sister Jesse Kwan on NECN’s CEO Corner

Deborah Re, CEO of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, talks about the agency’s 60 years of mentoring.

Jesse Kwan, a former Little Sister with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, discusses how the organization changed her life.

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Video: CEO Deborah Re on WBZ-TV’s What’s in the Community


CEO Deborah Re speaks on WBZ-TV’s What’s in Our Community

Since 1951, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston has been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women. CEO Deborah Re explains why this is such a special time for our organization.

Fun things to do with your Little Sister (October Edition)

Take your Little Sister on the Dear, Oh Dear nature walk at the Blue Hills Reservation. Photo by Charles Wohlers.

 

Breakheart Fall Festival

Saugus, MA
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring your Little Sister to the fall Festival at Breakheart Reservation! There will be fun activities including pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, arts & crafts, candy in the hay and more. Immediately following the festival, the local bluegrass band, Southern Rail, will perform from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. Meet at Christopher P. Dunne Visitors Center, 177 Forest St, Saugus, MA 01906. For more information about this event, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr.


Harvest Festival

Mattapan, MA
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Do you and your Little Sister have a green thumb for gardening? Bring her to the 6th annual Harvest Festival and Perennial Divide! Gardeners can exchange, donate or take home plants, as well as buy compost, honey, and hard to find plants. The festival will include live music, cider pressing, a beekeeping exhibit, and tours of a demo vegetable garden. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event is located at City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan, MA 02126. For more information about this event, please visit www.bostonnatural.org/evtHarvestFestival.htm.


Boston Local Food Festival

Boston, MA
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fun food-filled day with your Little Sister! During this free, zero waste festival, farmers, fisher folk, chefs, and producers will showcase local food along the Boston Waterfront. You and your Little Sister can participate in educational activities, engage with top local chefs, enjoy local music and art, and purchase local food. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event is located at 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210. For more information about this event, please visit bostonlocalfoodfestival.com.


Health and Family Day

Roxbury, MA
Sunday, October 2, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Take part in a day of health and entertainment! There will be music, gifts and prizes, health screenings, and a kid’s zone! This event is sponsored by Neighborhood Health Plan and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event is located at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Roxbury Community College, 1350 Tremont St, Roxbury, MA 02120. For more information, please call Rafael at 617-937-5912.


Fall Harvest Festival

Newburyport, MA
Sunday & Monday, October 9 & 10, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bring your Little Sister to a Newburyport tradition held for over 35 years! The Fall Harvest Festival features talented artisans selling handmade crafts and artwork, local food vendors, live music in Market Square, the annual scarecrow contest and a Kid’s corner. There will be many festive things to do, all in the beautiful setting of  downtown Newburyport! This event is open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event will be located in Downtown Newburyport, MA 01950. Please call 978-462-6680 for more information about this event.


Opening Our Doors Event

Boston, MA
Monday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Fenway Alliance presents the 10th Annual Opening Our Doors celebration, Boston’s largest single free day of arts, cultural and educational events. There will be over 60 events including music, theater and dance performances, walking tours, art and film exhibitions, indoor kite flying, and more! Each visitor will receive a free 10th birthday cupcake. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event will be held at the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, located near the intersection of Huntington Ave and Mass Ave. Please visit fenwayculture.org for more information.


Weather Observatory Open House

Milton, MA
Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Take your Little Sister to the Blue Hill Weather Observatory, the oldest continually operating weather observatory in the country! Enjoy the amazing view, fascinating history and fun activities at this open house. This event is open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event is located at Blue Hill Observatory, Milton, MA 02186. Donations for materials for some activities are requested. Please see details at bluehill.org or call 617-696-0562 for more information.


Boston Book Festival

Boston, MA
Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bring your Little Sister to the 2011 Boston Book Festival! There will be celebrated children’s authors, storytellers, and fun activities! This event will take place in various locations in Copley Square, Boston, MA. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters ages 7-13. For more information and to see a lineup of author’s attending, please visit www.bostonbookfest.org.


Coastsweep

Beverly, MA
Sunday, October 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You and your Little Sister can join other volunteers at the Coastsweep event to clean up our local beaches! The annual event has grown over the past two decades. In 2010 alone, nearly 3,000 volunteers removed 10 tons of trash from 130 miles of coastline! This event will be located at Brakenberry, Thissell, Endicott, President’s, Brindle, Mingo, Lynch Park, Dane St, and Independence Park beaches. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. To sign up to attend please contact Mereditch Doellman at mdoellman@endicott.edu or 978-232-2125. To learn more about Coastsweep, please visit www.coastsweep.umb.edu.


Head of the Charles Regatta

Cambridge, MA
Saturday, October 22, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.

Bring your Little Sister to one of Boston’s largest rowing events! Watch rowing teams from all over the country compete on the Charles River! In addition to the action, the regatta offers a number of family-friendly activities, including a rowing and fitness expo and food vendors serving delicacies from all over the world. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. This event is located at the banks of the Charles River, Cambridge, MA. For more information about this event, please call 617-864-8415.


Deer, Oh Dear

Milton, MA
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Deer have become a more common sight in the Blue Hills. Bring your Little Sister on this educational walk and learn more about these beautiful creatures from a DCR park ranger! Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and sneakers! This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. Meet at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum at 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186. For more information about this event, please see www.friendsofthebluehills.org.


Halloween Celebration

Dorchester, MA
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

M.Y.H.O.O.D. (Mentoring Youth Hold Onto Obtaining Dreams) is a nonprofit organization that provides a creative and educational outlet for youth striving to accomplish their goals and dreams. They are sponsoring a safe Halloween Party that you and your Little Sister can attend together! The party will feature games, food, and free candy. This event is $5 per person, open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. The event will be held at the Epiphany School at 154 Centre St, Dorchester, MA. For more information about this event, please call 857-284-2850 or email myhoodmentors@yahoo.com.