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Benefit dinner

The West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place will host its 17th annual community dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury. The fundraiser will benefit Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, and the Roslindale Food Pantry, as well as provide summer camperships for homeless and needy children. Gift certificates, gift baskets, sports items and more will be raffled during silent and live auctions. Reporter Beth Germano will be the emcee for the evening. DJ Patrick McIntyre will provide musical entertainment. Admission is $30 and includes dinner and beverages. For more information, visit www.westroxburyfriendsofrosiesplace.org.

Comedy fundraiser

A fun evening of comedy will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Rozzie Theater, 5 Basile St., Roslindale. Roslindale Arts Alliance, It’s All About Arts and ComedySportz will host a night of comedy, raffles and a silent art auction. Proceeds will benefit the Roslindale Arts Alliance youth arts scholarship program. The Alliance is looking for donations of gift certificates, gift baskets and artwork for the auction. Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for students. To purchase tickets and for more information, call 617-710-3811 or visit www.roslindalearts.org.

Musical fundraiser

Music for Food will host a benefit concert for the Women’s Lunch Place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1859 Centre St, West Roxbury. Musicians including Leonard Fu and Haruno Sato, violins; Daniel Orsen, viola; Jamie Clark, cello; and Damien Francoeur- Krzyzek, piano, will present “An Evening of Chamber Music.” They will play the “Piano Quartet in E-flat Major” by Mozart, “Piano Quintet in F minor” by Brahms and “Piano Quintet” by Benjamin Park. The suggested donation is $30 or $10 for students. Further information can be found at www.musicforfoodboston.org.

William Dawes’ Secret’

The Roxbury Historical Society will host “William Dawes’ Secret” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the First Church of Roxbury, 10 Putnam St. William Dawes, Jr. is the other rider who carried news of the British Army march to Lexington in April 1775. Like the more famous Paul Revere, he was deeply involved in the Patriot movement for years before and after 1775. Speaker J.L. Bell will reveal Dawes, the militia organizer, arms smuggler and even fashion icon, whose secret missions for the Patriots’ Committee of Safety helped start the Revolutionary War. Bell is the author of “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War.” Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more details, visit www.roxburyhistoricalsociety.org.

Blues concert

A Roslindale open mic will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Hwy. Musical performances will begin at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., blues duo Annie Raines and Paul Rishell will perform selections in a wide range of blues styles. Folk singer Neal Braverman will open the evening with a mini-set at 8:45 p.m. This is a family-friendly event, and donations for the guest performers are encouraged. A potluck supper will be served. Visit www.roslindaleopenmike.org for more information.