Franklin Park Tot Lot Opens, Jul. 30

Franklin Park CoalitionThe Tiffany Moore Tot Lot at Franklin Park is opening! The fence is down and a grand opening with the Mayor will take place Saturday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. (The Lot is located at Seaver St. between Elm Hill Ave. and Humboldt). There opening ceremony will feature ice cream and refreshments, Boston Breakers women's soccer star Kristine Lilly and maybe even Celtics player Ray Allen! Come check out this beautiful Tot Lot, constructed with the aid of a generous playground foundation.

RDM Transit Study at Mattapan/Ashmont, Jul. 26 and 27

RDM What would you do to improce the MBTA in Roxbury, Dorchester, or Mattapan? Now's your chance to make a change! Give suggestions for short, medium or long-term projects. If you'd like to share your idea in person, you can also visit one of MassDOT's RDM Study outreach tables. The team will be out at Mattapan Station on Tuesday, July 26 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and at Ashmont Station on Wednesday, July 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Whether it's a minor modification to a bus schedule, or the introduction of a new rail line, please share your idea with us today at! For more information, contact Scott Hamwey, MassDOT Project Manager, at 617.973.7210 or by email at

Lobster Bake @ Ashmont Grill, Aug. 14

With temperatures in Boston hot enough to steam a lobster, Ashmont Grill celebrates the last of its special summer events with an old fashioned, all-you-can-eat lobster bake, complete with all the trimmings: clams, potatoes, corn salad and blueberry crisp on Sunday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Cost is $40 per person. Samples of Long Trail Brewing Company summer beers and ales will be offered a special prices. The party takes place on the backyard patio; opposite the MBTA Ashmont Station. 

Saving Water Saving Seed, Aug. 11

Boston is Growing Gardens

The hot month of August is the perfect to implement water saving techniques in your garden. Learn how to conserve water and how to collect seeds for next year's garden! Workshop takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 11 at Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park Street, Dorchester, MA 02124.

Grow Greens All Fall @ Nightingale Community Garden, Aug. 27

Boston is Growing GardensNot ready for the growing season to end? In this hands on workshop, participants will learn the easy, affordable techniques for growing delicious salads into the cold months. Workshop takes place on Saturday August 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park Street, Dorchester, MA. Sustain your greens for months to come with this Boston is Growing Gardens/Boston Natural Areas Network program!

Nightingale Community Garden Meeting, Jul. 28

Nightingale Community Garden - MusicBoston Natural Areas Network will hold a Nightingale Community Garden Council meeting on Thursday, July 28. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in The Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Nightingale Community Garden, located at 512 Park Street, Dorchester, is a newly opened community garden and 4th largest in the city. Check out great programming, such as free music performances, Garden Coaching every Saturday a.m., an August 11 water conservation workshop (6 to 8 p.m.), an August 20 cooking demonstration (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and more.

DotOUT City Council Candidate Forum, Aug. 29

Join DotOUT for a city councillor candidate forum on Monday, August 29 and hear from the candidates on issues important to the GLBT community and to the Dorchester community at large. Light food will be served with cocktails on the outdoor deck. Forum takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Ledge, 2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, Massachusetts.

DotOUT will have a roster of candidates attending soon and answers to our "questionnaire" from each. Candidates will have a chance to present briefly and answer questions at the event. Sue O'Connell, a publisher at OutAtNight, Bay Windows and South End News, will serve as moderator again this year.  >> Read More

"Building Bridges to Business," Aug. 10

On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., The Boston, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT), will host its first annual “Building Bridges to Business” reception at the UMass Club (225 Franklin Street, Floor 33) in Boston. Consider supporting this annual fundraising event by becoming a sponsor or attending.

Matthew K. Thompson, Executive Pastor at the Jubilee Christian Church, will give the keynote speech. Carole Copeland Thomas, Co-founder of LOT, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Special invited guests include Governor Deval Patrick and Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson. For more information viist, join the Ning Community, or email >> Read More

Charlotte Dore Puppetmaking Workshop, Aug. 11

Rosalita's PuppetsThe story's in your hands! Come to Lower Mills Branch Library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 for a puppetmaking workshop with Charlotte Dore (of Rosalita's Puppets). Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

The Lower Mills Branch Library is located at 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester. Call the library at (617)298.7841 or visit to learn more about upcoming events.

Stories, Crafts & Film at Lower Mills Branch Library, Aug. 8

Two great events at Lower Mills Branch Library make Monday, August 8, a blast for families with kids! At 3 p.m., you can enjoy "One World, Many Stories: Storytime & Craft w/ The Pierce House" as part of the Boston Public Library's Summer Reading program. Show up at 6 p.m. for Lower Mills's Monday Night Movie - this time, the film will be "Gnomeo & Juliet." 

The Lower Mills Branch Library is located at 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester. Call the library at (617)298.7841 or visit to learn more about upcoming events. (Photo Credit: Flickr User kmoney56)

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