Country in the City History Tour | October 6

Sunday, October 6th 10:00am, Join a National Olmsted Historic Site ranger for a history tour of Franklin Park. You’ll learn about the early designs and plans of Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned park architect, who built the park in the 1880s. See beautiful views, old stone ruins, and the picturesque home of migrating birds, Scarboro Pond. Meet at the Resting Place (Shattuck Picnic Grove). This event id free and is open to the public. 
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Fall Forest Festival | October 5

Saturday October 5 between 1pm -4pm come celebrate the season and outdoors with art, nature and recreation at Franklin Park (Glen Road and Circuit Drive Dorchester, 02121). Hike through the Wilderness or let kids, 9 and under ride the bike rodeo between 1-4pm. Bikes for loan or bring your own. You may win a bike from Boston Bikes in the raffle at the close of the event!
Take a wild edible tour led by wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen from 2:30-4pm. Capture the Franklin Park’s beauty at a watercolor landscapes workshop taught by local artist, Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper from 1-3pm.
For more information about this event contact: Franklin Park Coalition 617-442-4141
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Third Annual Farm Day | October 6

This family event is to join Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street Dorchester, MA 02125) and the Roger Clap Innovation School to celebrate the agricultural history of Dorchester. They will have pony rides, kids activities, a scavenger hunt and an archeological activity to celebrate archeology month in Massachusetts. There will also be a bake sale and raffle items to support the Roger Clap Innovation School. 


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Early Explorers | October 3

Every Thursday at 10:30am the Boston Nature Center will give children an opportunity to explore the nature around them. The children will have hands on experiences with outdoor and indoor activities. This Event is suitable for children ages 3-6 years of age. Register online or call 617-983-8500 to register by phone.
Cost: Members: Adult free, Child $5.00
Nonmembers: Adult free, Child $7.00
For more information contact: Boston Nature Center
                                                     500 Walk Hill Street
                                                     Mattapan, MA 02126
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Peabody Slope Annual Yard Sale | October 5

Peabody Slope Neighborhood Association is having their first annual Yard Sale this Saturday October 5 between the hours of 9am - 3pm. (Raindate October 6). This event will be located on the corner of Mercier Avenue and Dorchester Avenue. Come out and see what tresaures can you find.


Contact Peabody Slope Neighborhood Association at 617-533-8123

Open Mic Night | September 27

Friday September 27 – Open Mic Night, Doors open at 6pm. This Open Mic will be hosted by the Boston School of Music Arts. 
The school, launched in 2010, is located in the Lower Mills and provides professional-quality music education to adults and children of all ages and levels. With over 200 student families, studying everything from voice, piano, guitar , drums, saxophone just to name a few.
 Everyone is welcome to perform. Dot 2 Dot Cafe would like you to support them  by purchasing something from their dinner menu (minimum spend $10 for adults, $7 children up to 12 years). 
For more information feel free to contact: 
Karen Henry-Garrett
Dot 2 Dot Cafe
1739 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
617-436-2368 (phone)

FREEstyle Texture Painting | September 28

FREEstyle texture painting for all ages to enjoy. There will be funky brushes, sponge shapes, q-tips, leaves, rollers & even an array of 'regular' paintbrushes and more to explore. Feel free to bring in any interesting tools you may have as well.

Time: 2pm

Location: 191 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester (corner of Bowdoin and Topliff Street)

Private School Fair to Promote Diversity | September 29

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 1:00-3:30 PM,  Association of Independent Schools in New England, will be at the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club, 15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester doing a Private School Fair.
This School Fair is an opportunity for families and students to meet with representatives from upward of fifty different private schools, boarding schools including day schools in the Boston area.  No registration required.
For more information about this event call 781-843-8440 or visit 

Family Science Night | October 2

Come out and get your hands in motion with the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester's "Family Science Night." Wednesday,October 2, 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Col. Daniel Marr Clubhouse, location on 35 Deer Street Dorchester MA.  Engage yourself with hands-on science activities, games and more. Dinner will be provided and there will be prizes for the whole family to enjoy. You can also earn FCCT points!!! 


RSVP with number of children/adults who will be attending by September 30

RSVP/Questions: Mary Kinsella (617) 288-7120


Birthday Bash for Beau the giraffe! | September 22

Franklin Park Zoo will be celebrating Beau The giraffe's  15 birthday on September 22 between 11am - 3pm. Guest can sign his birthday card, while enjoying his birthday cake (provided by Konditor Meister). This a great opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the Giraffe Savannah exhibit.


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