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Weeds as Feed: Fall Foraging, Oct 17

On Saturday, October 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm there will be a Fall Foraging lesson and expedition in Franklin Park. There will be a time of finding edible and medicinal plants and herbs in the park with Pam Kristan, local naturalist and FPC member. Bring a trowel and bag for harvesting if you want. Pam will make a treat to sample. Meet at the Williams Street Entrance to the park on Forest Hills Street.

Please RSVP: mail@franklinparkcoalition.org.

Information provided by FranklinParkCoalition.org.

Polish Heritage Celebration, Oct 10

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On Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, Polish Heritage Month will be celebrated at the Polish Heritage Ball. The Heritage Ball will be in the "Polish Triangle" which was officially recognized just one year ago.

Join in celebrating this deeply rooted community in Boston at the Polish-American Citizens Club, 82 Boston Street.
Be part of the celebration of one of Boston's oldest ethnic communities. The Polish Triangle is the area between Andrew Square in South Boston and Columbia Road in Dorchester connected by Boston Street and Dorchester Avenue.

For more information, please call 1-800-668-0667.

And if you can read Polish, check out this great flier!

Two Great Youth Meetings!, Oct 5

phot cred:ochoco.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.htmlOn Monday, October 5 there are two meetings from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Dorchester House Teen Center:

-5:00 to 6:00 pm, Arts and Multi-Media Collective Meeting: this will be the first ever! If you are interested in film, drawing, painting, music, dancing, or comics and between the ages of 12 and 18, you are invited to attend. Pizza will be provided.
Contact Maggie Casey with any questions at 617.740.2580.

-6:00 to 7:00 pm, Dorchester Youth Council: hear how you can plan events and volunteer activities in your neighborhood. Be on the Youth Council and make positive changes to Dorchester. Space is limited.
Contact Keith Pernell with any questions at 617.740.2580.

Shirley-Eustis House Event, Oct 4

...An interesting and free event happening at a wonderful historic house located on the historic boundary between Roxbury and Dorchester...
You are invited on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 3:00 p.m to a joint Program between the Shirley-Eustis House Association and the Massachusetts Lafayette Society.

A tour of the carriage house containing the original carriage used to transport Lafayette from Rhode Island to Roxbury;

· a tour of the Shirley-Eustis House;
· a presentation by Architectural Historian Rick Detwiller entitled ”Massachusetts’ Governors Shirley and Eustis House and Its French Connections; and
· some light refreshments

Please RSVP to 617-442-2275 or shirleyeustis@verizon.net

www.shirleyeustishouse.org

The Great Pear Wash, Oct 3

It’s time once again for the Great Pear Wash!

The Clapp Pear sculpture at Edward Everett Square hasn’t had a bath in over a year, and the grime is getting thick! Please join at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm as the community gives it a soaping and a rinse and a wipe and a polish and an affectionate rub-down.
This will be a great party. Please call to rsvp or if you have any questions.

The Pear is located at the corner of Mass Ave and Columbia Road, Dorchester.

Contact: John McColgan from Friends of Edward Everett Square at 617-822-1091.

First Annual Cruise Night, Oct 4

www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/2908132429/This Sunday, October 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm there will be the First Annual Cruise Night sponsored by Meetinghouse Bank. The Cruise Night is taking place at Meetinghouse Bank on 2250 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester.

There will be Hot Rods and Antiques featured.

Live music! from The World Famous Frankie and the Hammer

It will be fun for the whole family with Balloons, Hot Dogs, and Italian Ice.

For more information visit Meeting House Bank or call Tony Paciulli at 781.307.2129.
Rain date is on Sunday, October 11 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Free Flu Shots in Oct and Nov

The Upham's Corner Health Center is offering free flu shots to the community at various times and places during October and November. Fall Flu Season 2009: Seasonal and H1N1 flu shots will be provided if available. To take advantage of this free service, please refer to the following information for place and date/time.

Location Date and Time
Upham's Corner Health Center
415 Columbia Rd, Dorchester
Saturday, October 17, 2009: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and
Tuesday, October 27, 2009: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Municipal building, Upham's Corner Health Center Teen Clinic
500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester
ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 3: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Upham's Elder Service Plan - Dudley Square
36 Dearborn St, Roxbury
Thursday, October 15: 4:30 to 7:30 pm and
Tuesday, November 3: 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Upham's Elder Service Plan - Savin Hill
1140 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
Thursday, October 22: 4:30 to 7:30 pm and
Wednesday, November 18: 4:30 to 7:30 pm

For more information on the flu and these times, please call 617.740.8213.

Roxbury Main Streets bike ride, Oct 17

Not Derek and Christine. photo cred:www.flickr.com/photos/bike/3532254875/On Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. FREE with RSVP!

Tune up your bikes and come for one more ride around Roxbury with Derek and Christine. On today's ride we'll visit Roxbury's four Main Streets programs, hear their directors explain why each is unique, and receive recommendations on places to eat and shop. Our tour will begin in Grove Hall and travel through the foliage of Franklin Park to emerge at Egleston Square. From there we'll bike along the Southwest Corridor to Mission Hill and then finish our ride in Dudley Square.

The 4-mile ride is open to bikers of all skill levels, but HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.

Limit 20 people.
Weather permitting.
Meeting location TBA.

Information provided by: DiscoverRoxbury.org.
Go to their website to RSVP.

School Fair to Promote Diversity, Oct 4

On Sunday, October 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Clubhouse (15 Talbot Avenue Dorchester) there will be a school fair for up to 50 boarding and day schools for various grades.

Come and learn more about:
The value of an independent school education.
The Admission Process for independent schools.
Financial aid, tuition assistance & scholarships.

You will have the chance to speak directly with school representatives from as many as fifty day and boarding schools, schools that enroll children of all ages, from Nursery School through Twelfth Grade. If you are considering the possibility of an independent school for your child for the fall of 2010, now is the time to start looking; AISNE's School Fair provides a unique opportunity to meet with a number of schools, at the same time, under the same roof.

No need for families and parents to register, and children of all ages are welcome.

For more information call AISNE at: (781) 843-8440
Information provided by aisne.org.

Youth Against Violence Summit, Oct 15

On Thursday, October 15 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm there will be a Youth Against Violence Summit at the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club (15 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA).

Partnering with Springfield College, the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting the first annual Youth Against Violence Summit. The goal for this event is to promote peace and bring violence awareness to the Dorchester community. The event hopes to give the youth the opportunity to voice their experiences and outlooks on violence in the City of Boston.

For more information, please contact Elaina Brin at 617-778-3826.

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