Gideon Ansell at Flat Black, Sep. 9

This Friday, September 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., Flat Black Coffee Company's Ashmont location (1906 Dorchester Ave.) will be hosting an Opening Reception for Gideon Ansell. This work is really dynamic: photography inspired by the rich symbolism and color of Mexican art, in a series based on the Mexican card game, La Lotería. Please join the community in supporting this local artist! The espresso bar will be open, coffee will be abundant, and pastries and other refreshments will be served.

The show is already hanging at Ashmont. You can also check out Gideon's work at And speaking of Dot Coms: if you haven't visited Flat Black's website in a while, be sure to check out They are currently giving a 10% off discount on online orders when you create an account.

Savin Hill Yard Sale, Sep. 10

The annual Savin Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale will be on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (rain date: 9/11/11) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To obtain more information and to receive a personal copy of the map, please email:

BYEN Urban Environmental Education Workshop Series, Sep. 6, 7, 8

Participate in the BYEN Urban Environmental Education Workshop Series! These workshops are part of "BYEN's Everyday Explorers: Science in After School" program and now available to network members free of charge. Register for individual sessions or attend all. Workshops take place on September 6 from from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m and September 7 and 8 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125. Sessions are open to after school program staff and environmental educators. Specifically, they address professional development in teaching hands-on science and environmental education in after school settings Pre-registration is required. For questions and/or to RSVP contact Helen Christou at or 617-345-5322 ext. 110. The flyer is posted on the BYEN News & Events page at

Boston City Singers Registration, Sep. 14

Registration for The Boston City Singers classes will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Ashmont, 209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester, MA. Classes start at 4:00 p.m., after registration. Boston City Singers uses a distinctive curriculum that trains children as young as three years old to learn to sing well. No other major area chorus program starts with children so young! Each singer progresses through several levels: Kodály Singing Class, Neighborhood Training Chorus and Concert Chorus. The singers learn about diverse communities and cultures by performing an extensive repertoire including gospel music, international folk music, opera, jazz, and medieval chant.

For more information and class times at other locations, please call Jane Money, Founder, Artistic and Educational Director (617-825-0674 / or Melissa J. Graham, Managing Director (617-265-6700 /  >> Read More

Ashmont Adams Yard Sale, Oct. 1

It's time for bargain hunters and treasure seekers to come and enjoy a wonderful community event! The Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association annual yard sale is happening on October 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Sunday, October 2).

Interested in selling? Contact Patricia O'Neill for more information:

Nabewise features Lower Mills/Cedar Grove in 9/2 "Best Shopping" List

Nabewise, an online service detailing the personality, attitude, environment, amenities and offerings of "nabes" in Boston and other cities nationwide, has featured Lower Mills/Cedar Grove in its September 2 Boston-area email. Lower Mills is recognized as one of "Boston's Best Shopping Neighborhoods. The text from the email reads as follows: 

Dorchester's Lower Mills/Cedar Grove is enjoying a renaissance as new houses, condos, and small businesses continually crop up. Rents and mortgages are affordable and residents like having all the amenities of the city--easy T access to downtown, and cool places nearby to shop and eat--while feeling like they're in a suburban town. Sitting close to Milton Village, its ritzier neighbor, Lower Mills/Cedar Grove boasts gourmet coffee shops, antique stores, a boutique, and restaurants. Multifamily housing is scarce, but the neighborhood has plenty of green space. Lower Mills/Cedar Grove is served by the Red Line T and MBTA bus lines.

D3 Candidate Forum in Mattapan, Sep. 20

Harbor Health Services, Inc. invites you attend a candidate’s night for the District 3 City Council seat. The event takes place at Harbor’s Elder Service Plan location, 1135 Morton Street in Mattapan on Tuesday September 20 at 6:00 p.m. Your voice is your vote, so please join the community for this unique nonpartisan forum to discuss the health of the district and meet the seven candidates who are running to represent you. Location features plenty of free parking and light refreshments will be served. Contact Kate Audette, Policy Analyst at Harbor Health, for more information: 617.533.2358. >> Read More

Caribbean Sounds of Steel Pan Music at Nightingale, Sep. 7

Close out the summer in Caribbean style! Enjoy the sounds of Trevor Comma’s steel pan music originated in the West Indian Island of Trinidad and Tobago. Invite family and friends for a relaxing evening at Nightingale Community Garden (512 Park Street, Dorchester) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. This event is free and open to the public!

For more information, please call Boston Natural Areas Network at 617.542.7696 or online at You may also email Grantley Payne, Project Manager, Boston Is Growing Gardens (BIGG) at

National “Dot Day” Story and Artsy Afternoon, Sep. 15

Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind. You, too, can discover how the mind can foster beautiful artistic creation! Come to the Grove Hall Branch Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 to celebrate Peter Reynolds' book, The Dot, and learn about art and imagination. Then, make your very own dot to be displayed in the library! Meet in the Grove Hall Children's Activity Room. 

The Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library is located at 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester and can be reached at (617)427-3337. View a schedule online at

CHAMPS Boston All-Girls Celebration, Sep. 24

CHAMPS BostonOn Saturday, September 24, CHAMPS Boston will be hosting an "All Girls Celebration of CHAMPS" which will include physical activity classes (hip hop dance, step, zumba, etc), healthy cooking demonstrations and a coaches clinics for the adult coaches/youth workers/chaperones who work with young girls. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Holland Community Center; 85 Olney Street in Dorchester, MA. Any coaches interested in being trained or bringing in female participants, should alert CHAMPS in order to be added to the invitation list. The capacity is 200 participants (ages 8-16 years old). Space is limited so please sign up ASAP (orgazation sign-up attached). Continue on for additional details and contact information. >> Read More

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