Markets of New England Dinner Nov. 8

Check out a Book Dinner at Tavolo as it plays host to the Author of Markets of New England, Christine Chitnis, of Providence, RI. The event will be on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m., and will feature a cornucopia of local food with an Italian accent! Tavolo chefs Chris Douglass and Nuno Alves will present a three course prix five menu of foods from Boston's urban farm markets to herald the arrival of the book at area bookstores. The book highlights the best of what you can find at 50 artisan and farmers markets from all over New England.

Read on to see the menu for the evening at Tavolo, Dorchester’s Farm Market-Driven Restaurant! >> Read More

School Readiness Roundtable Oct. 26

Fields Corner Children Thrive invites parents, caregivers, community member and service providers to join the next Fields Corner Children Thrive "School Readiness Roundtable" on Wednesday October 26th,  from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester at 1135 Dorchester Ave. Lunch and childcare will be provided! $20 Target gift cards are available for parent and grandparent participants! RSVP to Tuyen Nguyen by calling 617.740.2586.

Kids Costume Party at Ledge Kitchen and Drinks

Kids Halloween Party at Ledge Kitchen and Drinks. Bring your kids to this free event this Saturday from 2 pm - 4 pm
We'll have prizes for best costumes, candy, face painting and more!

Free Basic Bike Maintenance Class, Oct. 30

Do you want to learn how to change a flat tire? Have questions about what you can do to get the best performance from your bike? Want to continue to ride even though the halcyon days of summer are gone? Come to Ashmont Cycles (551A Talbot Ave., Dorchester) at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, October 30th, for instruction/discussion about those and other bike-related matters. Bring your bike or a wheel from the bike and be prepared to get your hands dirty. Coffee and donuts/bagels will be provided. Please RSVP (email: jackATashmontcyclesDOTcom or telephone 617-282-6552) so Dot Bike will know how many people to expect.

This is a free workshop.

Community Meeting on Jobs, Healthcare, Housing Oct. 29

On October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mayor Menino and Dr. Judy Ann Bigby (Secretary of Health & Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts) will speak on job creation, neighborhood assistance, affordable healthcare and more. The event will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1076 Washington Street, in Dorchester. Stop by for job information, foreclosure prevention counseling, and information on affordable healthcare. Register by October 25 at 617-298-1886 or by email. This event is free and open to the public!

Clothing Donation Drive Nov. 5

On Saturday, November 5, drop off your slightly used clothing and pick up a tax deduction receipt at 780 Adams Street in Dorchester! Look for the truck right next to Greenhill's Bakery. All donations will help support programs and services for local patients and their families living with epilepsy. Donate! If you have any questions, please call 1.888.322.8209.

NHCS Health and Wellness Fair Nov. 3

Neighborhood House Charter School will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd. There will be presenters from Franklin Park Tennis, Healthworks, Boston Public Health Commission, children's author Irene Smalls, and many more! There will be face painting, healthy snacks, blood pressure and dental screenings, as well as fun healthy sports activities with the school's physical education teacher. Everything is free!


Neighborhood House Charter School is located at 21 Queen Street in Dorchester, MA. For more information, visit their website:

Friendship Social for Disabled Oct. 30

On October 30, at 4:00 p.m. The Friendship Social Event for the disabled will be held at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street in Dorchester! Everyone is invited to the event, including friends and neighbors with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, as well as anyone who would like to make a friend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to get together for an amazing night out filled with fun, food, dancing and socializing! A donation of $10 would be greatly appreciated but is not required. If you have any questions about this event please contact Dennis Walsh at 617-694-7990.

Dorchester Coalition Meeting Oct. 25

The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods adopted a new name this summer as the federal Weed & Seed program came to a close. Their monthly public safety meeting will be held on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m at the Cushing Auditorium in Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, MA 02124. The meeting will be hosted by Bill Walzcak & Barbara Couzens. This will be one of the few daytime public safety meetings held in Southwest Dorchester open to all residents, businesses, and community organizations. There will be updates on Dorchester Coalition partners and the Millenium Ten Initiative. You can find validated parking in the lot behind Carney Hospital. Enter Seton Medical building, follow signs to the main hospital, then follow the blue line to Colpoys library, turn left to auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided!

Preparing Your House of Worship for Winter, Oct. 29

"Preparing Your House of Worship for Winter: A Workshop by the Boston Preservation Alliance" will take place on Saturday, October 29th, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Ave. Dorchester. What can you do to protect your historic religious building from the rigors of the winter ahead? LOTS! Come hear Jeff Shaw of Donham & Sweeney, Architects, and Tom Nutt-Powell from Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light (MIP&L) discuss quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to minimize weather-related damage and save energy and money at the same time! Topics to be covered will include protecting foundations, walls and roofs, windows and doors; the different challenges facing masonry, wood, and metal; and how thermostats, interior "storm" windows, and added insulation can cut your energy costs and make your congregation and other users more comfortable. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but space is limited so advance registration is required. Please RSVP to Read more at

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