Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Trio Of Bandits Hosts 2nd Charity Clothing Swap

BROCKTON--Sunday, Jan. 30 Brockton area fashionistas will head to Tamboo Bistro for the second "Cosmos & Couture" high-end, lightly-used clothing swap.
The event has been organized by the so-called "Trio of Bandits," three women who work and live in the Brockton area, Raena Camacho, Shayna Barnes and Anne Marie Belrose.
"A Trio of Bandits is thrilled to be hosting its second Cosmos & Couture event, 'New Year, New You,'" said Anne Marie Belrose. “It's a great opportunity to shake off the winter blues, get dressed up, have a great time with your friends, and recharge your wardrobe," she added.
This season's event takes place Sunday, Jan. 30 at Tamboo Restaurant, 252 Main St., from 5 to 9 p.m.
The price of admission is at least one article of clothing that can be swapped. Attendees will also receive a ticket for one free Cosmopolitan mixed drink and chances at gift certificates and other prizes.
Participants--who will have a red carpet to walk on only it will be inside unlike the first event in July when it was outside--are asked to bring high end, lightly used items of clothing, whether they be dresses, pants, suits, belts, shoes, socks or jewelry, that would be suitable for women and men to wear in job interviews or work.
Donations from Sunday's event will be made to Penelope's Place, a women's shelter that provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“It’s important to feel and look good during a job interview. We want to give these women the tools they need to feel fabulous and at the same time make life easier, so that they can make decisions, and begin to take control of their lives,” said co-organizer Raena Camacho.
All are invited and should arrive with clothing to swap and a party attitude.
For more information visit "Trio of Bandits" website.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Third Annual Event Set For Thursday

BROCKTON -- The Caring Adults Committee of Brockton’s Promise will host the city’s third annual Mentor Recruit Rally Thursday, Jan. 27th.
This free event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Shaw’s Center, 1 Feinburg Way.
Attendees at the event will be able to learn about mentoring opportunities available in the city, at no cost.
Pre-registration is recommended.
The event will feature keynote speaker Ron Burton, Jr., director of Community Relations for the Boston Red Sox, and director of the Ron Burton Training Village. There will also be a performance by the Brockton High School Jazz Band, and the announcement of the Promise in Action Award for Exceptional Mentoring.
Dinner is also included.
There is a $25 fee for interested in reserving a resource table for their agency or organization.
To register to attend the Mentor Recruitment Rally, or for more information about reserving a resource table, contact Amanda Trask at (508) 894-2516 or email her at
Brockton’s Promise is an Alliance for Youth that works toward providing all youth, and their families in Brockton with the tools they need for success. Begun in 2003, the program is modeled after America's Promise. Brockton’s Promise focuses on five promises: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and the opportunity to help others. To learn more visit

Friday, January 14, 2011

MLK Reading And Reflection At Tamboo

BROCKTON--MOSAIC Arts and Culture Inc., in partnership with Tamboo Restaurant is honored to announce and extend an invitation to the community as they present…
2011 AT THE END OF THE DAY…..Tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 17 at Tamboo beginning at 5 p.m.
This 2011 event will feature special guest speaker, Prof. Vernon Domingo from Bridgewater State University as well as invested community stakeholders…The Greater Brockton Society of Poetry and the Arts, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Norfolk Plymouth Area Alumnae Chapter who will follow with a poetry “Open Mic.”
This event is open to the public and admission is Free.
Our special guest speaker, Professor Vernon Domingo will give a reflection on MLK & Nelson Mandela….Troublemakers for Justice. Prof. Domingo has a unique story to tell.
Professor Vernon Domingo is a professor of geography at Bridgewater State University. Professor Domingo was born in South Africa, where, under the apartheid system, he was classified as non-white or "coloured", having no vote or civil rights and earning 72% of what a white person would earn.
While he was a student at a “coloured” university, he was involved in a campus uprising, opposing the apartheid system of racism. He was expelled from the university in 1973 and blacklisted by the South African government.
In 1975 he left South Africa on a U.S. Fulbright scholarship to do graduate studies at Clark University in Worcester. He completed his doctorate in 1980. Since South Africa’s political liberation in 1994, he returns regularly to South Africa, researching the related issues of social inequality and unequal access to water.
Professor Domingo is interested in how the ideas of social justice crosses barriers and oceans and how Dr. King’s ideas of racial and economic justice influence and are influenced by movements in Africa, in Asia and around the world.
Reading & Reflection tribute to honor
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
DATE: JANUARY 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Day Events

BROCKTON—In observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 17, area organizations, colleges and churches will host several events on the weekend and on Monday.
Here is a round-up of those celebrations:
*Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Brockton Chapter of the NAACP will host the 25th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration. The event will be held at The Shaw's Center, 1 Lexington Ave., Brockton. Speakers include, Rev. Lehlohonolo H. Montjane, the minister of Pearl Street United Methodist Church in Brockton and Whitman. There will be food and breakfast. Cost is $30. Tickets available at the door.

*Sunday, Jan. 16 beginning at 1:15 p.m. Temple Beth Emunah to host award-winning film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North." A Story From The Deep North was one of the few documentaries chosen from 953 submissions to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2008. It traces a journey by Katrina
Browne, the filmmaker, and nine of her cousins into the dark past of the slave trade which enriched their white New England family. Dain Perry, one of the nine cousins, and his wife, Constance, will screen the film and facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. The temple is located at 479 Torrey St. Call 508-583-5810for reservations.

*Monday, Jan. 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bridgewater State University. The 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast. The event will be held in the Flynn Dining Commons, Tillinghast Hall. Cost is $5 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free.
This year's keynote speaker and Distinguished Service Award recipient is Roosevelt Smith, a partner in WeResource LLC.
The event will be followed by volunteer opportunities on campus, including the making of fleece blankets for local homeless shelters, brown bag lunches for a local soup kitchen, packages for U.S. troop serving overseas, and coloring books for children hospital. The university invites all breakfast attendees and members of the community at large to participate in these events.

*Monday Jan. 17 beginning at 2 p.m. Massasoit Community College's 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Buckley Performing Arts Center, Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus, Brockton. Guest speaker will be Rahsaan D. Hall and there will be performances by the Mary E. Baker School Chorus and “One Objective” dance group. Admission is FREE, and all are invited to attend, light refreshments will be served. Call 508-588-9100 x1309 for more information.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Moms Wanted For Health, Parenting Blogs

BROCKTON--Signature Healthcare and Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring a Mommy Blogger Contest from January 3, 2011 to February 11, 2011.
All mothers in the South Shore area of Massachusetts are invited to enter.
Through the contest, the hospitals plan to select four area moms to be featured as permanent mommy bloggers for the region. Each month their posts will appear on the mommy blog.
Winning moms will also receive a $250 cash prize.
“Today’s moms thrive on exchanging ideas and connecting with one another. Whether if it’s about the latest toy, advice on work-life balance, new learning activities, the latest movie, sharing cooking recipes; they love to learn from one another,” said Vice President of Business Development for Signature Healthcare, Marie Gross.
“We want to help foster this environment where moms can learn and share from one another--especially moms in our part of Massachusetts,” she said.
In addition to bloggers being chosen from Signature Healthcare’s service area, four bloggers will be selected from the organization’s employee base. With Signature Healthcare and Tufts Medical Center as the two sponsors of the blog, readers can expect to find an abundance of helpful health information as an essential ingredient in the forum’s content.
To enter the contest, visit Signature Healthcare’s Facebook page at and become a fan by clicking the Like button. Upload a video or post a short paragraph on why you’d be a great mommy blogger. If your post is persuasive - whether if it’s funny, touching or engaging, you could be one of four area moms selected for a $250 prize and the opportunity to become a featured mommy blogger on the Signature Moms Blog –
Each featured blogger will write at least one post a month.
The topics will vary greatly, depending on the personalities of the bloggers and their daily experiences in the community.
Visitors can expect some of the posts will be in the form of video posts. The bloggers will meet in person every other month at ‘blogger brunches’ to share ideas and brainstorm upcoming topics.
The Signature Moms Blog will serve as an essential resource for moms to share views, experiences and tips with area moms.
Dads are also welcome to read the blog and submit their comments as well.
For more information, please visit

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Brockton's Promise Rally, Awards Jan. 27

BROCKTON--Brockton's Promise will present the third Annual Mentor Recruitment Rally and awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Shaw's Center, 1 Feinberg Way.
Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required.
The event will feature keynote speaker Ron Burton, Jr., Director of Community Relations for the Boston Red Sox, and Director of the Ron Burton Training Village. The event will also feature the presentation of the Action Award for Exceptional Mentoring, a performance by the Brockton High School Jazz Band, and dinner.
For more information, or to register, contact Amanda Trask at (508) 894-2516 or email