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Tornado Relief Fundraiser, Jul. 12

TornadoOn Tuesday, July 12 from 7 to 9 p.m., Ledge Kitchen and Drinks (2261 Dorchester Avenue, Lower Mills) is hosting a tornado relief fundraiser for Saint Patrick's Parish, Monson and Springfield. Come to support the victims of tornados and have some fun while you're at it. Great activities and delicious food will be available. There will even be some beer tasting! The event is $30 per person. To learn more about this event, call 617-825-6180 or email SaintAnnNeponset@gmail.com.

Felix Arroyo to Hold Campaign Kick-off Event, Jun. 29

Felix ArroyoAt 26 West Street - 2nd Floor, Downtown Boston on June 29 from 6 to 7 p.m., Felix Arroyo is holding his campaign kick-off event. Don't miss this event if you're interested in Felix or want to know more about him! Music and food will be available to all as well as fun things to do for friends and families. If you'd like to help Felix, donations will be accepted at www.felixarroyo.com, but donations are not required. For more information, email stuart@felixarroyo.com.

(Note - MyDorchester.org is politically neutral. Please feel free to send along event information for all politicians whose civic service pertains to residents of Dorchester)

National Wildlife Federations Great American Backyard Campout, Jun. 25

CampEnjoy the outdoors and encourage your kids to explore. Spend a night under the stars! The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a widespread camping event for anyone who'd like to join. The camping is free of charge as long as you bring your own equipment. The National Wildlife Federation encourages parents and kids alike to trade their website for a campsite and screen time for green time to experience a night under the stars with Mother Nature! For more information visit http://www.backyardcampout/ or call (617) 436-0527.

Wii Sports Resort Triathlon, Jul. 21

WiiGood at video games? Enjoy playing the Wii? Why not join a video game competition for prizes? Compete in Archery, Swordplay, and Table Tennis in a single-day video game tournament. Contestants with the best combined scores win prizes. Ages 8 to 18. Limited seating. Refreshments provided. The tournament will take place at the Adams Street Branch Library (690 Adams Street, Dorchester) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 617-436-6900 for more information.

Mystic Drumz presents The Legend Of Marshmallow Island, Jul. 14

MarshmallowThe Adams Street Library is hosting a show for kids! The Legend Of Marshmallow Island is a show that includes musical blends multicultural music themes and interactive audience participation with high tech projections, sound effects, and unique instruments from around the world. Don't miss this free event for kids! Be there at 2 p.m. to join the fun! (Children ages 5+ are welcome.)

Summer Reading Kick Off with Norah Dooley, Jul. 6

Norah DooleyThe Codman Square Branch Library is hosting a summer reading kickoff. Summer reading material will be given out and there will be a performance by Norah Dooley the storyteller. There will be plenty of snacks to eat for everyone and all are welcomed to join. Be there at 4 p.m. to join the fun! For more information, contact 617-436-8214.

New England Aquarium Presents: Sharks, Jul. 6

SharkThe New England Aquarium is introducing sharks to the Adams Street Library! Learn about sharks and their life styles, including adaptations and habits! This event will be happening on July 6th at the Adams Street Branch Library (690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122). Be there at 3 p.m. to learn about sharks. Children must be at least 6 years of age. For more info, call 617-436-6900.

Beer, Grease, and Roll it Forward (RSVP!), Jun. 28

BikeThere is a great opportunity on Tuesday, June 28 for anyone who feels like getting their hands a bit dirty for an outstanding bike cause. Roll it Forward (http://rollitforward.blogspot.com/) is the branch of Boston Bikes that rescues and rehabs old bikes in order to give them away to needy members of the community. RIF gave bikes to groups in Dorchester last year and has planned three more upcoming bike giveaways for Dorchester community groups this summer. RIF needs some help fixing up the bikes which have been collected from donors, and Dot Bike has volunteered to round up a crew for this coming Tuesday, June 28th, starting at 6 pm. Food, and beer from the conveniently located Harpoon Brewery, will be provided!  

Even if you're not an expert mechanic, any extra hands will be a big help--and you may even learn some new skills! If you do have mechanical experience, even better - bring whatever basic tools you happen to have.
RSVP to dotbike@bostonbiker.org to get the exact address. Don't forget to bring friends!

The Small World Magic Show, Jun. 27

MagicMagician and story teller Debbie O'Carroll performs international magic tricks, linked through fables and stories from around the world. The magic show will take place at the Adams Street Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children ages 6-12 are recommended, but all kids are welcome. Don't miss this free event! Call 617-436-6900 for question or info.

Franklin Park Zoo Children's Concert, Jun. 26

MonkeysTo officially kick-off the summer, the Franklin Park Zoo will be hosting an opening concert on June 26th. Be there at 10:30 a.m. to see one of Boston's favorite musical groups, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys! Kids will be strutting like peacocks, hooting like owls, cockadoodle-dooing like roosters, and of course, jumping like monkeys! Zoo Admission is: Adults $16.00, children (ages 2-12) $10.00, Seniors $13.00. Children under age 2 are free. Call 617-541-5466 for more info or visit www.franklinparkzoo.org.

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