Events Calendar

Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants


Fairmount Innovation Lab Coat Drive- Ongoing
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm

Fairmount Innovation Lab Coat Drive- Ongoing NOW through Dec. 11, 2018

Fairmount Innovation Lab Coat Drive- Ongoing
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

Fairmount Innovation Lab Coat Drive- Ongoing NOW through Dec. 11, 2018

HCFA Leading Education and Open Enrollment Event in Somerville!
Dec 11 2018 @ 12:00 am – Jan 23 2019 @ 11:45 pm

Open Enrollment for 2019 runs from November 1st, 2018 to January 23rd, 2019. We are hosting a health care enrollment and education session where we will answer questions about immigrants’ access to health care on Sunday, December 9th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at St. Benedict Parish in Somerville (9 Hathorn Street, Somerville, MA, 02145).

Health Care enrollment help as well as immigration assistance will be provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

For more information, please see our website here.

Our very own Suzanne Curry, Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations is pictured below reminding MA residents to #staycovered this Open Enrollment season.

Fairmount Innovation Lab Coat Drive- Ongoing
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

Fairmount Innovation Lab Coat Drive- Ongoing NOW through Dec. 11, 2018

Community Housing Clinic
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Office of Housing Stability’s Community Housing Clinic is a tremendous resource for residents — tenants and landlords — to talk one-on-one with a housing professional about landlord-tenant laws, learn how to access affordable housing opportunities and discover housing resources available to landlords and tenants. Tenants can learn about their rights if their building is sold, their rents are rising or they’re facing eviction. Landlords can get information on enforcing lease provisions, cost-effective resources to resolve disputes and programs to support home repairs and maintenance.

English for Advancement Program
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Community Engagement
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

MAPC Community Engagement Division
Are you kicking off a community planning process and beginning to think about outreach and engagement? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Have you had little success in engaging more than the usual suspects?

This hands-on interactive training proposes 5 Steps that break down the process of creating a public participation strategy. Learn best practices for thoughtful community engagement including examples of meeting design and engaging ways of getting public participation outside of the traditional public meeting format.

Done right, community engagement builds trust – even when consensus is out of reach. It brings fresh thinking, new voices, and creates a more informed, involved public. It brings people into the process, and brings the process to them. That means new ideas, new participants – and plans with wider support.

This training is for anyone who wants to enhance their outreach practices, including municipal staff and others doing similar work. It includes a Community Engagement Guide, a Strategy Chart, example activities and more!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is promoting smart growth and regional collaboration. Making sure we are working for the best interests of everyone in the Metro Boston Region is a critical component of MAPC’s mission. Therefore, effective community outreach and civic engagement is at the core of our success!

Registration fee:
$100 Regular, $50 Student/Americorps/Intern


Holiday Feast
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Join us as we bring in the holidays with three warm meals and cheer throughout the day. Want to give back? Create Bags of Giving for our guests!  Want to give back? We Need

  • Heavy Winter Cots
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Pants
  • Undergarments etc


Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims Providers Network Breakfast
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims Providers Network is a professional homicide response network for service providers serving families and communities impacted by violence. The network was established to build trust and foster collaboration among service providers, to develop and maintain a clear homicide response process for all families and communities, and to provide a space for service providers to practice self-care and receive guidance and support from their peers.

Beginning Internet Classes – Brighton Branch Library
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mystified by the net? Don’t know how to surf? Help is available on a one-on-one basis to get you started with beginner internet classes.

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