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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)

"A World of Bridges" at Grove Hall, Aug. 11

Bridge"A World of Bridges" is coming to Grove Hall Branch Library on Thursday, August 11, 2011! This Museum of Science program allows kids to construct bridges as they are done all over the world. Children ages 4-10 will find this program very exciting. Shows are at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

The Grove Hall Branch Library is located at 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121. Call the library at (617)427-3337 or visit to learn more about upcoming events.

"Just So Stories" at Fields Corner, Aug. 10

What's popping up at Fields Corner Branch Library on Wednesday, August 10? More than "just" puppets! The Mighty Tatterdemalian Puppet Co. will present an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's famed "Just So Stories." Come by at 10:30 a.m. for a terrific show!

Fields Corner Branch Library is located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester. You can reach the library at (617)436.2155. View upcoming events at


Ladies First Film Screening, Jul. 29

Ladies FirstLadies First presents a film screening of work by young female directors at Hancock 309 Gallery & Consignment Street on July 29! Come to 309 Hancock Street at 7 p.m. to see the films of directors Veronica Wells, Elizabeth Tambascio, Paloma Valenzuela, and Sheen Quintyne. The entire "Ladies First" exhibit will also be on display. Contact for more information about the exhibit.

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Family Fun Days at Wainwright Park, Jul. 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20

Family Fun DayEnjoy Family Fun Days in Wainwright Park this summer! The fun takes place on Saturdays July 23, August 6 and August 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Fun Days are sponsored by St. Mark Parish and the City of Boston, with support from community organizations such as the BOLDTeens, local residents, and Area C-11 Police. These summer cookouts feature a DJ, games, sports, cotton candy, a moon bounce, and an ice cream truck. Food from the grill is provided, but those who are willing and able are asked  to bring some food to share (salad, fruit, side dish, or dessert).

Wainwright Park is located between Welles Avenue and Centre Street, surrounded by Melbourne, Brent, and Wainwright Street, one block from Shawmut T station. If you need more information, please contact St. Mark Rectory at 617-825-2852, ext. 19 or via email (

(Photo Credit: Dan Lundmark)

"Gnomeo and Juliet" in Garvey Park, Jul. 22

Thanks to BCYF, Garvey Park will be on July 22. The Leahy-Holloran Community Center has secured equipment to host a FREE outdoor movie in right field of Garvey Park @ 8:20 p.m. Bring some snacks, a blanket or chairs and bug spray and enjoy Gnomeo and Juliet. The more families and neighbors that come out and enjoy this great evening, the more likely it will happen again! While there, ask about all the great programming that is taking place thanks to the Leahy~Holloran Community Center and their partners: BCYF, Boston R.O.C.K.S., St. Ann CYO/Youth Ministry, PHNA and the Bostonian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

(Photo Credit: Flickr User kmoney56)

Bigger Harvests, Healthier Soil: Aug. 4, 6, 13

BIGG Logo Want to grow more food in a small space? Learn how to plant and tend an incredibly productive, small garden, while taking care of your soil. Join BIGG (Boston is Growing Gardens) for a series of workshops in community gardens around Dorchester. To register for a program, call (617)542-7696 or email See attached PDF for a schedule of Boston Natural Areas Network's Summer Gardening series, or continue on for Dorchester "Bigger Harvests" workshop dates. >> Read More

My Dot Tour Kicks Off! Tours Aug. 6, 7, 13, 14

My Dot Tour
The Fields Corner Collaborative is pleased to kick off My Dot Tour, a multimedia, youth-led walking tour of Fields Corner in Dorchester this August! The free tours will take place Saturday August 6 and 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday August 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. Tours depart from Gallagher Insurance (~1471 Dorchester Ave) and Pho Hoa (1356 Dorchester Avenue) will host a reception after each tour where participants can cool off indoors and enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine. There is a 20 attendee-maximum at each tour – RSVP today! For media inquiries and to RSVP with your preferred tour date and time, contact You may also call (617) 855-8687. >> Read More

Codman Square Farmers' Market Kick Off Event, Jul. 21

Food and fun descend upon Codman Square! Come to Codman Commons (corner of Washington St. & Talbot Ave.) for the Codman Square Farmers' Market Kick Off Event! The kickoff, which begins at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011, features food demonstrations; presentations from community members, youth and elected officials; resource tables; entertainment and of course the market itself!

Vendors include Silverbrook Farm a co-op of 6 farms which grows sustainable crops without herbicides or pesticides in Dartmouth, MA; and Iggy's Bread of the World, which bakes old-world, breads fresh, every day, using the organic, natural ingredients.

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