3rd Annual Tweed Ride Oct. 16

On Sunday October 16th, DotBike will be hosting the 3rd Annual Tweed Ride! The ride departs from the Frog Pond located in Boston Commons. Meetup at 10:00 a.m., ride departs at 10:30. The ride will go through Jamaica Plain, taking the Emerald Necklace to Franklin Park.  >> Read More

Open Mic @ Dot2Dot Sep. 30

At Dot2Dot Friday evening, there will be an open mic MC Jeff back on the mike. He is very excited to be back after the summer break, and see you have a go in the spotlight!   To make a reservation at Dot2Dot, call 617.436.2368. Visit the website here! Dot2Dot is located at 1739 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124.

Dot2Dot Dinner and Book Club Sep. 29

Tonight, September 29, Dot2Dot Cafe is hosting the book club, with a discussion of "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson after a scrumptious dinner at 6 p.m. Check out the menu for tonight here. The book club will follow at 7 p.m. Dot2Dot is located at 1739 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, MA 02124. You can call at 617.436.2368.

Parent-Child Playgroup and Storytime

Free play time for parents and toddlers with a short story and song session at 11:30. Every Friday from 11-12:30 p.m. at The Fields Corner Branch Library. We will have live music with Su Eaton on October 28th. This is a collaboration between Countdown to Kindergarten Play to Learn playgroups and The Fields Corner Branch Library.

Music @ the Ashmont Farmers' Market, Sept 30

Enjoy music at the September 30, 2011 Ashmont / Peabody Square Farmers Market!

The Pan United Steel Drum Orchestra will provide the musical theme for the farmers' market this Friday, performing starting at 5 p.m.

Market vendors include Spring Brook Farm of Littleton, Langwater Farm of North Easton, and Dorchester's own Cedar Grove Gardens and Dot-2-Dot Cafe! Representatives from the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition (DEHC) will also be there as usual, with interesting information and freebies.

The market runs every Friday, 3 - 7 PM through October 14 on the Ashmont Station Plaza. It accepts SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, WIC and Senior Nutrition coupons. SNAP shoppers can get up to $20 worth of veggies at half price through the Boston Bounty Bucks program!

Hike4Life Breast Cancer Walk 10/2

Hike4Life is a Dorchester-based organization that encourages getting outside, exercising, and of course, hiking! The group is leading a group of 30 walkers at the DCR Hatch Shell, this Sunday 10/2 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. To register online, or donate for the event, visit the registration page here. The team will be meeting at 8AM at the Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line. The walk length can be 5 miles or 2 miles - it is up to you.

Ernest Hemingway and the Sea 10/12

Paul Hendrickson will be discussing his new biography of Ernest Hemingway. The book highlights Hemingway's relationship to the sea and his beloved boat, Pilar. The forum will be held in the Stephen Smith Hall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. All forums are free and open to the public. To register, or to see more information, visit the listing of upcoming forums on the library's website here. Or, you can call 617.514.1643.

Adult Scavenger Hunt 10/1

On October 1st at 6:00, St. Brendan's Guild is hosting their annual scavenger hunt for adults! Meet at Father's Lane Hall. Participants will leave around 6:30 with a "list of objects to find." Teams are also required to have a digital camera to photograph the "visual tasks." Team themes and costumes are encouraged and can earn your team bonus points. After the hunt, there will be light refreshments, a DJ, and prizes will be awarded in the hall.


Admission is $20.00 a person for the hunt, and $5.00 for non-competitors who would simply like to attend the after-party.

Pierce House Fall Family Fun Oct. 22

The Pierce House is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 22nd. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., enjoy crafts, practice spinning and weaving, and press cider! Get a hands-on look at colonial toys, games, and clothing. Discover the history of the Pierce House. There will be tours scheduled every hour.  The event will be $2, free for Historic New England Members. For more information, see attached flyer. Or call 617.288.6041 or visit
The Pierce House is located at 24 Oakton Avenue in Dorchester.

3rd Annual Boston Police Department B-3 Comedy Night Oct. 8

Boston Police Department will be hosting a Comedy Night on October 11th hosted by District B-3 at the Boston Police Post at 500 Morton Street. Enter from American Legion Highway. The Boston Police Department is in need of auction and raffle prizes for the event. If you have any questions, or would like to donate, or purchase or reserve tickets call the office at 617.343.4717.


The event will be held from 7pm to 12 am, and will feature buffet food, stand up comedians, a cash bar, music, a 50/50 raffle, a regular raffle and silent auction items.

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