Monthly Archives: April 2012
Beginning on April 23, the Dudley Square-based nonprofit Haley House will display a series of artwork by and about girls who take part in Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s programs. Pieces will include dolls constructed of recycled materials, professionally shot photographic recreations of famous works of art featuring Little Sisters as present-day subjects, collaged plates, and portraits painted by and of Big and Little Sisters.
Most of the artwork was created throughout 2011 at different events organized by Big Sister Association for Big and Little Sister matches. During these activities, Big and Little Sisters spend time together while having fun and learning new ways to express themselves.
The collaged plates were created by Little Sisters from Big Sister Association’s Life Choices program, in which teen girls come together in a group setting to explore the choices and challenges that they face as adolescents.
The Artists’ Reception will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 4:00-6:00 PM, and the artwork will remain on display through June 1. Haley House Bakery Café is located at 12 Dade Street in Roxbury. Make sure to stop by and check it out!
Big Sister is very excited to be a part of this year’s charitable partnership between Eastern Bank and all-star slugger Adrian Gonzalez, who have teamed up to support youth mentoring in Eastern Massachusetts. In addition to Big Sister, four other organizations will benefit from this year’s campaign: Old Colony Y, Family Service, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, and Children’s Friend and Family Services of Salem. Eastern Bank and Adrian chose these five organizations because they believe that a good mentoring program can help children stay focused, stay in school, stay off drugs, and build self-confidence. Of course, Big Sister strongly agrees!
If you watched the Opening Day baseball game on NESN last Thursday, you may have seen a TV spot starring Adrian and promoting this partnership. If you missed it, you can still check it out here.
The next thing you’ll want to do is take a look at Eastern Bank’s Facebook page and “like” them. Eastern Bank’s Facebook page is a great community forum, and often provides opportunities for fans to share their thoughts on a range of topics and even promote the work of their favorite nonprofit (whether that is Big Sister, or another organization). Liking Eastern Bank’s Facebook page will also help keep you in the loop as the next phase of the campaign kicks off. Eastern Bank will be holding a summertime sweepstakes only on their Facebook page, and every entry received will generate money towards a fund that will benefit the five mentoring organizations (including us)!
Stay tuned for more details!
Birding Belle Isle
East Boston, MA
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bring your Little Sister to Belle Isle Marsh. This is a hot spot for bird sightings! Join a DCR Ranger and look for spring migrants in and around Belle Isle, and also enjoy a leisurely hike. Please bring binoculars. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters of all ages. Meet at Belle Isle Marsh main parking area, off Bennington St, East Boston, MA. For more information about this event please visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/events.htm.
Terrific Tree Treasure Hunt
Friday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit Breakheart Reservation for a fun treasure hunt with your Little Sister during her school vacation week! You will learn about trees and Asian Long Horned beetles while searching for hidden treasure! Drop in anytime during the allotted time periods for the 45 minute hunt. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters ages 8-14. Meet at Christopher P. Dunne Vistor Center, Breakheart Reservation, 177 Forest St, Saugus, MA. For more information about this event please visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/events.htm.
Teen Matches Give Back
Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Earth Day Recycling
175 N Harvard St.
Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Science of Sports
Madison Park High School
Sunday, April 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Inspiring Minds: Meet Women in Science
Museum of Science
Sunday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What are the opportunities and obstacles for women in science? Hear from inspiring women who are taking on challenges in science and technology. Meet these extraordinary scientists and entrepreneurs and learn how you can start your own career in a scientific field. This event is free and open to the public and is for Little Sisters ages 14 plus. This event is located at the Museum of Science Blue Wing Level 1. For more information about this event please visit http://cambridgesciencefestival.org/Home.aspx.
Arnold Arboretum Drop-In Activities
Sunday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.