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Beautify Revere to kick off on April 22

After a successful series of cleanup events in 2016, Beautify Revere returns to kick off 2017 with a citywide, Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM.

“Revere residents showed their pride in their community at every Beautify Revere event in 2016,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “I greatly appreciate all of the neighborhood groups, organizations, and dedicated volunteers who helped make last year a success. I’m looking forward to another great event on Earth Day.”

Neighborhood groups around the City will host multiple staging locations for the event, which will have cleaning supplies, first aid, t-shirts, and light refreshments for volunteers. At each location’s check-in table, residents will be assigned to a clean up a street or a park.

Volunteers are needed both for cleanup on the day, and to help with outreach by delivering flyers in the neighborhoods advertising the event in advance. Those interested in volunteering should contact Elle Baker, Neighborhood Organizer for Revere on the Move, at 781-286-8188, or [email protected]

A full list of staging locations will be published in local newspapers and at www.revere.org/beautify-revere two weeks prior to the event date. That website will also update volunteers on any weather-related changes leading up to the event.

Later this year, the Beautify Revere series will continue with a citywide graffiti wipeout event, as well as a public art initiative. The date and details of these efforts will be announced in the coming months

 

Community Art Show featuring Alex Gerasev

Join us in celebrating the work of muralist Alex Gerasev. His work is featured throughout Revere. His paintings transform vacant space into celebrations of the life of the city.

There will be a Community Art Show featuring Gerasev on March 9th 6-7:30 pm at 1 Beach St. Revere. For more information contact Vanny Huot at 617.889.1375 or [email protected]

 

St. Vincent DePaul help available

The St. Vincent dePaul Conference of St. Mary of the Assumption, Revere is available to assist members of St. Mary’s Parish by offering services to persons in need. Member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentians, are at the church hall every Thursday between the hours of 10-11:15 a.m. If you are in need or know someone who is, come by and discuss your needs.

 

Volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit leaders, community officials, and other residents interested in getting involved in the community, Mayor Brian Arrigo wanted to make everyone aware of upcoming volunteer opportunities in Revere.

Special Olympics: The Special Olympics Young Athlete program for kids age 2-7 with special needs starts up again on March 11 from 11 AM-12 PM at the Paul Revere School. This six-week session is free thanks to the support of volunteers like you! If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Enza Goodwin at 781-485-7163 or email [email protected]

Beautify Revere cleanup: A city-sponsored cleanup event will take place on Earth Day, April 22. For more details click here. Volunteers will be needed all over the city to help make this a success; contact [email protected] for more details.

Revere Runs 5K: The Revere Runs 5K returns on Saturday, June 10. Volunteers are needed to staff the pre-race registration area, ensure the safety of the course, and help with setup/cleanup. If you’re able to assist, contact Julie DeMauro at [email protected]

Commission on Disabilities: The Commission on Disabilities is working on establishing a constituent services drop-in office to help residents with questions about services for persons with disabilities. Those interested in volunteering once this office opens, or offering their support to the Commission in any way, should contact commission co-chairs David Hahesy and Ralph DeCicco at [email protected]

 

Jazzing the Blues

Musician Paul Speidel will be giving a concert on Saturday, March 4 at 2 pm in the Revere Public Library, 179 Beach St. He will take attendees on a lively excursion through the history of American Jazz & Blues music with commentary and performance. Admission is free and the concert is sponsored by the Revere Cultural Council.

 

Harpoon Shamrock Splash Satellite Event at Revere Beach   

On Saturday, March 5, 2017, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Revere Beach Partnership is hosting a satellite event at Revere Beach for the Harpoon Shamrock Splash in South Boston. This fundraiser will challenge its participants to a cold water plunge into the frosty waters of Revere Beach. The Revere Beach location is a great alternative to still participate in a great cause. What better way to get ready for the spring months ahead and support a great cause!

Participants should come dressed in their finest and most outrageous costume Additionally, the person who raises the most money will also win a round-trip ticket on JetBlue Airways to any non-stop destination from Logan Airport. In addition to the Jet Blue tickets, all registered participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Harpoon T-Shirt, $250 or more will receive a Harpoon Hoodie and $500 or more will receive a custom Harpoon Shamrock Splash Mug and get entered into the Elite Raffle to win a round trip ticket on JetBlue.

Last year’s Shamrock Splash raised more than $40,000 to support 30 free events and programs on the region’s public beaches, including sand sculpture competitions, beach parties, and family reading and movie nights. So come pledge, plunge enjoy great company and support our local beaches!

Simply visit http://shamrocksplash.org to register and make a pledge!

 

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