Book Signing with Caroline Kennedy, Oct. 3

Members of the public are invited to join Caroline Kennedy as she signs copies of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. The deluxe book and CD set, published by Hyperion on September 14, 2011, makes available for the first time the audio and transcripts of seven interviews given by Mrs. Kennedy shortly after her husband’s death. Copies of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy will be available for purchase in the JFK Museum Store prior to the book signing. 

The book signing was originally to be held Monday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and was postponed to October 3d. It will still be held in the Pavilion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. For more information, contact: Rachel Flor at (617) 514-1662 or >> Read More

ROC Block Party, Sep. 17

The 3rd annual ROC (Reclaiming Our Community) Neighborhood Assn. Block Party will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come to Evans Street (between Corbet and Nelson streets near Codman Square) for free food, great fun and community updates. See attached flyer for complete details. Don't forget to check for details on the association. With questions, contact Steve Scott at

Grove Hall SNI, Sep. 8

Project Right, inc. The Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative asks: How can we make our community better? What are your ideas? Come to the Grove Hall Community Meeting on Thursday, September 8, to discuss these issues and give your input on safety, health and community enrichment activities. A 5:30 p.m. reception will be followed by a 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. meeting. The SNI meets at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester. For more information, call Project RIGHT, Inc. @ 617.541.5451, x102. >> Read More

5th Annual One Heart Festival, Sep. 10

Lorenz Island Kuisine presents The 5th Annual One Heart Festival in Codman Square, to be held on Saturday, September 10th from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 661 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. This free, all ages event features live entertainment, food and specialty vendors. The mission of One Heart Festival is to unite Boston’s diverse communities and visitors together for a fun day of live entertainment, food and shopping that all can enjoy. This concert is also a vessel that can be utilized by community organizations to reach out to the families and provide information about the services that are beneficial to community and will contribute to bringing peace to our streets. 

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Audition for The Nutcracker, Sep. 11

Tisn't the season just yet... but some Christmas shows have to get prepped far in advance! Children’s auditions for José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker will take place at 10 a.m. on September 11, at the Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road) in Uphams Corner. Ages 6 to 18 are invited to try out. For more information, call 617-354-7467 or visit

(Photo Credit: Mie Journal)

Area B-3 Senior Boat Ride and Breakfast, Sep. 13

Senior Boat RideThe annual Area B-3 boat ride and breakfast for seniors will be held on Tuesday, September 13. The event begins with an 8:00 a.m. continental breakfast at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club (1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125), followed by a bus to the boat tour of Boston Harbor. Tickets are on sale through the B-3 station by calling 617-343-4717 or Myrtle Huggins at 617-429-8531.

Missile Gap Forum & CIA Preview, Sep. 26

Preceding the Kennedy Library Forum on the 50th Anniversary of the Missile Gap Controversy, there will be a special CIA-sponsored conference. In September 1961, President Kennedy was officially notified by the CIA that the United States had surpassed the Soviet Union in missiles, dispelling the notion of Soviet superiority in the arms race. Both conference and forum take place on Monday, September 26: the former from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m., and the latter from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended. To make a reservation, you may either call 617-514-1643 or click here. Continue on for descriptions of the events. >> Read More

Irish Pastoral Centre Open House, Sep. 8

Irish Pastoral CentreThe Irish Pastoral Centre will host an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at Fr. Lane Hall at St. Brendan's, 589 Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester. The IPC's new address is 15 Rita Rd., Dorchester, 02124. 

The Irish Pastoral Centre (IPC) strives to assist Irish immigrants in varying capacities and facilitate their positive transition to life in America. Founded in 1987 in response to a large increase in the number of Irish immigrants in the Greater Boston area, the IPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part by the Irish government, as well as by donations from the Irish/Irish American Community. 

UCMS 2011 Annual Meeting, Oct. 25

Please join Upham's Corner Main Street for their 2011 Annual Meeting to learn about recent progress, meet members new and old, and weigh in on important issues! Members are eligible to vote in board elections, but all should come to see the unveiling of a new storefront office, recently completed strategic plan, and new UCMS initiatives. Want to join UCMS? Click here for a membership application.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m on Tuesday, October 25, at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester. Refreshments will be provided. Congratulations to Max MacCarthy, the new Executive Director of Upham's Corner Main Street!

9/11 Standout, Sep. 11

Honor the fallen by joining your friends and neighbors in an act of solidarity on a day of national mourning. On Sunday, September 11, community members will line up along Gallivan Boulevard in remembrance of 9/11 and in support of America. The line will extend from St. Brendan's, on Gallivan and Rita Rd., to Adams Corner; and the Standout begins at or around 11:00 a.m.

Bring your family, tell your friends, bring your flag. Line the boulevard.

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