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Veterans of Foreign Wars George Dilboy Post 529
371 Summer St, Somerville, MA 02144

This local branch of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States organization, VFW Post 529, is namedMore for George Dilboy, a onetime Somerville resident of Greek descent who received the Medal of Honor for his efforts in World War I. 

The George Dilboy Post is located on Summer Street just outside of Davis Square in the Winter Hill Bank building, with its entrance on Summer Street adjacent to the parking lot. This local branch holds monthly meetings, hosts fundraisers, does community service projects, participates in national scholarship contests and reaches out to local veterans. The George Dilboy Post also rents out its hall for functions and events. 

Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
13 Garden Ct, Somerville, MA 02143
The Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture provides families and residents of Cambridge and the surrounding areaMore with education on the Jewish faith and culture, with classes and events designed to explore Judaism's various aspects. Hebrew language classes, bar and bat mitzvah preparation classes and more. Regular classes are designed for children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and summer camps are also available. 
Rosebud Bar & Grill
381 Summer St, Somerville, MA 02144
Rosebud Bar & Grill offers a full bar with classic fare in a casual environment behind the Rosebud Diner. The menuMore features pizza, sliders, snacks and plates, with selections that include nachos, baby back ribs, steak, macaroni and cheese and Caesar salad. The bar regularly features live entertainment, including music, karaoke and a trivia night. The facility also has pool tables, seven big-screen TVs, dart boards and Keno. A full calendar of events is available on the website.
Somerville Arts Council
50 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

In some towns, the Local Cultural Council (LCC) restricts itself to one important task: they award state grant moneyMore to local arts and culture organizations for worthy projects. But in Somerville, our LCC blossomed into the Somerville Arts Council, a full-fledged arts organization that programs community events year-round. They are best-known for ArtBeat, a two-day summer arts festival that fills Davis Square with live music, dance, arts, crafts, food stands—and the occasional electric-guitar-wielding mummy. But that's not all they do. 

Their Art Without Walls initiative brings art activities directly to youths in their neighborhoods. Via their Switchbox Project, they are transforming Somerville utility boxes into public works of art. And all summer long, their ArtsUnion initiative presents numerous cultural events in Union Square that range from Haitian or Punjabi cultural festivals to movies screened in Smell-o-Vision and an annual techno dance party under the McGrath Highway overpass.

With Union Square Main Streets, ArtsUnion also hosts the rather unusual fall Fluff Fest, which celebrates the Somerville-born snack food Marshmallow Fluff. Finally, special Arts Council events throughout the year include the popular holiday lights Illumination Tour.

In short, this is an organization bubbling over with creative ideas, and lucky for us, they tend to make them happen.

 

Mystic Learning Center
530 Mystic Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

The  Mystic Learning Center strives to " improve the lives of low-income children andMore families living at the Mystic Public Housing Development."

Offering an after school program as well as basketball and soccer leagues and a Teen Choice Club, the center has activites for all school-age children. Located on the first floor of the Mystic Activity Center, "children participate in reading, math, nature studies, crafts, game groups and computer" activites throughout the year. Offering family trips, picnics and summer camps, the center also holds fundraising events throughout the year.

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