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Lights for Bikes, Nov. 11

Don’t have lights for your bike? Daylight Savings Time ended this past weekend, making for a darker ride home. The evening of Thursday November 11th, DotBikers in several locations along Dorchester Ave. will be distributing free lights to riders.

Afterwards, gather at the Blarney Stone in Field’s Corner, and hear some ideas for opening a bike shop in Dorchester. Read more here.

10/27 - Free Sustainability Workshop in Mattapan

The Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness invites you to attend "Sustainability: Sustaining your Social Change Organizing Initiatives." In this session, participants will:

- Learn and share strategies to build and sustain your coalition’s or organization’s strength and impact.
- Explore techniques to recruit and support new and emerging leaders.
- Gain understanding on how to effectively collaborate with other organizations in the food & fitness movement. >> Read More

10/28 - Lead Action Collaborative Celebration

Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 24-30, 2010This week, October 24-30, 2010, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, and on October 28 the Lead Action Collaborative is celebrating success in working towards eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Boston! The event is happening in Dorchester, from 9AM - 1PM, at the new Carpenters Union building, 750 Dorchester Avenue. See the flyer by clicking here: this is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future

3rd Annual Environmental Education Showcase 10/29 - sign up today!

Boston Youth Environmental Network and the BPS Science Department
request your presence at the 3rd Annual Environmental Education Showcase

* Engage with Boston Public School teachers
* Showcase your organization’s work, and see other examples of model environmental learning
* Be part of the dialogue around the future of EE in Boston
* Enjoy free hors d'oeuvres, open bar, desserts, and breathtaking views of Boston and the Harbor
* Celebrate the hard work and successful partnerships between Boston's Environmental Organizations and BPS teachers!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday Oct. 22 at 5pm.

* Individuals can RSVP to this e-mail or sign up online here:
* To request table space for your organization to exhibit, please also visit:

Please see the attached invitation below for additional details and visit the event web page to see a list of currently registered organizations and schools that will be represented at the event.
DEHC will be at the event.

Fairmount Greenway Community Meeting, Oct. 6

Come see a presentation of new detailed design options for the FAIRMOUNT GREENWAY!
A meeting is planned for Wednesday, October 6th, at 6 PM, at 193 Talbot Ave.
At previous community meetings with the Fairmont CDC Collaborative, local residents determined their preferred routes for the greenway and identified potential locations for development into parks and other open space.

Click here to see complete article or see flyer attached below.

Art Dedication in Edward Everett Square, Oct. 16

The Friends of Edward Everett Square & Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Cordially invite you to attend the dedication of
Edward Everett Square Public Art and Historical Interpretive Signage

Ten new bronze artworks – complementing the nearby “Clapp’s Favorite Pear” statue – symbolize the rich legacy of aspiration, activism and hope in the experience, voice and history of Dorchester’s people from the first inhabitants to the present. >> Read More

Oct 1st- NO Ashmont Farmers Market Today

Due to the forecast of heavy rain and high winds Friday Oct 1, the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market has been canceled for this week.  Looking forward to seeing you October 8!

Fall Harvest Festival and Perennial Divide, Oct. 2nd, 2010

FREE PLANT SWAP: Gardeners are invited to exchange, donate or simply take home perennial divisions and other plants. Please pre-divide plants into smaller pieces and bring containers to take your plants home. Master Urban Gardeners will be available to give advice on plant care.

PLANTS FOR SALE: Select native plants propagated at City Native Nursery will be available for purchase.

MUSIC: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Live music by Two for the Show.

TOUR: Take a self-guide tour of the Learning Garden or stop by the BNAN table and ask for a MUG volunteer to give you a guided tour.

BEEKEEPING DEMONSTRATION: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ongoing beekeeping demonstration by beekeeper Mike Graney.

INCREDIBLE CROP OLYMPICS: Enter your prize produce in the Incredible Crop Olympics. Categories are Biggest Tomato, Heaviest Zucchini, Largest Sunflower, Most Voluminous Vegetable. Enter your selection by noon, awards with prizes announced at 12:30 p.m. More after the break! >> Read More

Bike Safety Summit Sept 29

From Mayor Menino’s BostonBikes: Bike Safety Summit II is happening on Weds., September 29th, 6-8 PM, in the BRA Board Room, 1 City Hall Plaza, 9th Floor. Please join the City of Boston Transportation Department, Police, EMS as well as the Boston Public Health Commission, MassDOT and the MBTA to follow-up on safety issues discussed in our August summit. Each department will present on changes made since the last summit and an open discussion will follow. RSVP by Monday September 27, 2010 at 5 PM [mandatory] at

ReVision Urban Farm Stand: Thur-Sat, 12-4

Top-quality fresh veggies offered at Low Prices! Much of our produce is grown locally in Dorchester at The ReVision Urban Farm Location: 1062 Blue Hill Ave At the corner of Arbutus and Blue Hill, 3 blocks north of Morton Street Every Thursday through Saturday—12pm to 4pm EBT Customers: Receive 50%OFF through Mayor Menino’s Bounty Bucks Program. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 617-822-FARM (3276)

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