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The Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Committee Trolley Tour, Nov. 27

The Holiday Celebrations Committee is hosting their annual Trolley Tour, which will be making ten stops at Tree Lightings in the community of Dorchester. Mayor Menino and other special guests will be riding throughout the town. Many of the Tree Lightings will feature hot chocolate, carol sing-a-longs and other special treats. The trolley will depart from Florian Hall and it ends at Peabody Square. This family-friendly event will get you in the holiday spirit! So come out and celebrate! >> Read More

Community Event at St. Peter's Teen Center, Nov. 14

On Sunday, November 14th a group of guest speakers will discuss their work together in protecting all citizens of Boston. Guy Thomas, Special Agent in the Boston Division of the Bureau of ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) will be introduced by Superintendent Bruce Holloway, of the Bureau of Investigative Services of the Boston Police Department. >> Read More

Open Studios Preview with Fields Corner Main Street Oct 21

Dorchester's newest art gallery, The Hancock 309 Gallery, is hosting an evening to support Fields Corner Main Street on Thursday night. Fields Corner Main Street invites you to come get a preview of Open Studios and check out the new artists in Dorchester who exemplify the vibrancy and diversity of this community!
Local artists features include Candace Cotterman, Chelsea DaSilva, Stephen Hamilton, Eric Wade Johnson, Angela Napolitano, William Osorio, Destiny Palmer, Chris Saunders, Seba Art and more! There is a suggested donation of $10. >> Read More

Castle Island Association's 28th Annual Halloween Celebration! Oct 23-24

In cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Castle Island Association will be putting on a great Halloween event once again! The weekend will be full of fun stuff to do, complete with magicians, storytellers and the spooky Children's Magical Mystery Castle! There will be free refreshments and lots of goodies for all the kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free of charge, although donations are welcomed. So dress up in your costumes and come out to Fort Independence, Castle Island for some spooky Halloween fun! >> Read More

The Boston Public Library Compass - Oct. to Nov. Meetings for Feedback

The Boston Public Library (BPL) is beginning the second phase of its strategic planning process "the BPL Compass" which includes six strategic planning sessions held across the City.

The library’s strategic planning process began in Fall 2009, during which over 1,000 comments were collected. These ideas came from public sessions in Hyde Park, Mattapan, and South Boston, BPL staff sessions, blogs, a Trustees Compass committee, meetings with BPL affiliates and friends, and more. From this engagement a set of draft principles were developed to guide the Boston Public Library to future success. >> Read More

Family Fun at the Pierce House - Oct 9, 2010

Historic New England presents Fall Family Fun at the Pierce House Museum on Saturday, October 9. The Pierce House was built in 1683 and is one of the last surviving examples of seventeenth-century architecture in Boston. The Family Fun event will feature crafts and other fun activities connected to harvest time and the Pierce House as a working farm. Come design a pressed leaf card, make a leaf rubbing, practice spinning and weaving, or step back in time with colonial clothing, toys and games. There will also be tours of the Pierce House available on the hour from 1:00-4:00 pm. >> Read More

Viet-AID’s After-School Program is Now Accepting Students

Viet-AID is launching its first after-school program for the 2010-2011 school year. It is designed to provide youth from Boston’s Vietnamese community and Field’s Corner neighborhood an opportunity for academic and cultural enrichment after-school. It offers affordable programming for youth, with instruction in literacy, math, and other academic subjects, five days a week. >> Read More

Codman Square Energy Fair, Sept. 25, 2010

Sponsored by the Green Neighbors and The Second Church in Dorchester, come attend the First Codman Square Energy Fair! Free workshops on how you can save money by saving energy at home and have fun while you do it!

Together we can fight climate change. The fair is completely FREE and includes music, food, great energy saving ideas and devices, a bicycle clinic, and lots of fun activities! >> Read More

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