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Annual Great Pumpkin Float, Oct 25

Join Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) at the
Annual Great Pumpkin Float Rescheduled!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
5:30 p.m.
Pope John Paul ll Park
Gallivan Blvd. Entrance, Dorchester

In October the salt marshes of the Neponset River in Dorchester develop an eerie orange glow as illuminated jack-o-lanterns float down Davenport Creek toward the Neponset River Estuary.

Participants are invited to bring a 6 - 8 inch pumpkin that has been carved at home to the park to be mounted on a special individual float. Each jack-o-lantern will have a candle inserted and lit before being launched en masse in the water. Floats and candles are provided. Event is FREE. >> Read More

Boo Bash, Oct 31

The Mayor's Annual Halloween "Boobash" is on Saturday, October 31 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Strand Theatre in Upham's Corner.

There will be... Haunted House, Trick or Treating, Costume Parade, Spooky Crafts, Magician and Mad Scientist, and Sing-along Scareoke

*13 and under must be accompanied by an adult >> Read More

Neighbors For Neighbors Launch Party!, Oct 24

This Saturday, October 24th at the Milky Way Restaurant in Jamaica Plain is the official Launch Party for Neighbors For Neighbors. The Milky Way is located minutes away from the Stony Brook MBTA Station at 284 Amory Street. The Party begins at 10:30 AM.

The Mayor and the Boston Police Department will announce the partnership and the allocation of resources to the Neighbors For Neighbors efforts.

It would be awesome to have a big Dorchester crew to represent the NFN network and community (utmost and foremost). >> Read More

Teen Center GRAND re-OPENING, Oct 19 to 23

Today from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm is the Grand Re-Opening of the DotWell Teen Center. Located at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Ave.

*A Place for Teens to Develop, to Explore, and to Give Back to Their Community*

Teen Members Drive, all this week: October 19 to 23 (this Monday through Friday) 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Check out some of the new clubs, including the Drawing Club and the Film Crew. >> Read More

Upham's Corner Main Street Annual Meeting, Oct 20

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of Upham’s Corner Main Street (UCMS), I am pleased to extend an invite you to the UCMS’ 2009 Annual Meeting. The event is one of UCMS’ most integral opportunities to address its membership and inspire the Upham’s Corner community for its process of neighborhood revitalization. At the meeting, the membership will elect the UCMS Board of Directors for the upcoming year, and the current Board will share its successes from the previous year. In addition, UCMS will welcome guest speaker John Barros, Executive Director of Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). John will speak about the collaborative partnership that has been developing between our organizations.

UCMS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to empower the Upham’s Corner community by supporting the development of a strong neighborhood and business center. UCMS is a community based organization; its board and committees are made up of neighborhood residents, businesses, property owners, and institutional representatives. It is the financial contributions of our membership and our other public and private partners which enable us to continue our important community based work.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place on October 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester. UCMS anticipates welcoming 75 guests to the event. The event is open to the public. Prior to the meeting, UCMS invites people to join us for a 5:30 guided tour of the Strand Theatre!"

Zachary Cohen
Executive Director
Upham's Corner Main Street
594 Columbia Road, #302
Dorchester MA 02125
(Tel) 617-265-0363 (Fax) 617-825-3522

Upham's Corner Walking Tour, Oct 17

Did you know that Upham's Corner was known as "Cemetery Corner" in the 18th century? And that by the early 1900s it was a bustling center of commercial activity, immigrant success stories, and performing arts venues? How about the fact that the "world's first supermarket" was established in this very neighborhood? This mobile workshop will give neighborhood business owners, residents and visitors a chance to explore the lively history of Upham's Corner. From the establishment of Amos Upham's dry goods store in 1804 - to the 1918 opening of the Strand Theatre, hailed as Dorchester's "Million Dollar Photoplay Palace" - find out how the neighborhood became a mecca for immigrants and a vital city center, and look at how its past successes can contribute to its future prosperity. Refreshments will be served.
When : Saturday, October 17, 2009, 9:30am-12:30pm
Where : Meet at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA

This event is FREE , but space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to Jin Ho Kim, Upham's Corner Main Street's Project Manager: or 617-265-0363

Co-produced by Upham's Corner Main Street and Boston Preservation Alliance with support from Historic Boston Inc. and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Annual Neponset Fall BBQ, Oct 17

Saturday, October 17 from 11:00am to 3:00pm there will be the annual Neponset Fall BBQ at The Bostonian Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 337 Neponset Ave, Dorchester. There will be Information Tables showcasing Local Health Resources.

Free Health Screenings:
Diabetes, Cholesterol, HIV, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Kids Area: Balloonist, Face Painter, Games

*Music and Live Entertainment*

Fall Harvest Menu

Guest Speakers: State Senator Jack Hart, City Councilor Maureen Feeney, State Rep Marty Walsh, Dr. Barbara Ferrer-Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History, Oct 15

Thursday, October 15 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Lower Mills Public Library, 27 Richmond St, Dorchester, Anthony Sammarco will present an illustrated lecture and book signing on his new book on the Baker Chocolate Company, the oldest manufacturer of chocolate in the United States.

Books sell at $21.99, but the lecture is FREE!

Come here about this historical company from Dorchester.

Fall Family Fun, Oct 24

Historic New England presents Fall Family Fun at the Pierce House on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fall Family Fun features craft and other activities connected to harvest time and the history of the Pierce House as a working farm. Make a leaf rubbing, design a pressed leaf card, practice spinning and weaving, or step back in time with colonial clothing, toys, and games. Tours of the Pierce House are on the hour, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. >> Read More

Scavenger Hunt & Disco Dance Party, Oct 17

This Saturday returns the St. Brendan Guild 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt/Disco Dance Party! This is an event NOT to be missed!

All you need is one camera per team, running shoes for the hunt and dancing shoes for the disco!
Saturday, October 17th at 6:00pm Start (HUNT) and 8:30pm Start (DANCE). There is a $5 Admission to the Dance. (*Those who participate in the hunt will not have to pay admission to the disco party!) The Dance will be at St. Brendan's Church, 15 Rita Rd, Dorchester, MA.

The cost for all events:
$150 per team, or $30/person depending on the number of team members: includes scavenger hunt, admission to disco, Chinese food buffet and one free cocktail.
Teams of 3, 4 or 5 are welcome (no more than 5).

If interested please contact:
Christine Bailey @ 617-825-6638 or Kelly Fullam @ 617-436-8252 or IMMEDIATELY to register your team.

Extra 10pts per person dressed in 70's or 80's clothing!

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