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Take a Break: Tour de France Viewing @ Tavolo, Jul. 21

Tour de France 2004 Haystack Bike Take a break from the Heat! Chris Douglass and Dot Bike invite you to join DotBike at the bar at Tavolo (1918 Dorchester Ave.) to watch prime time coverage of the exciting stage 18 of the Tour de France on Jul. 21 from 8 - 11 p.m. The race is still wide open! Most of the top favorites are still within minutes of each other. And this 'queen' stage of the race includes three 'hors categorie' - that means really really hard - climbs including a mountain top finish on the famed Col du Galibier. Can Voekler keep the yellow Jersey or can the Schlecks or Evans snatch it off his back? Even if you have no idea what any of that means, Tavolo has great food, drink and air conditioning so come on down and join the fun!  

Domestic Violence Prevention Forum, Aug. 6

Haitian Women of BostonHaitian Women of Boston (AFAB) will hold their annual Domestic Violence Prevention Forum on Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The forum, entitled "Healthy Families Ensure Healthy Communities," features workshops on "Protecting your body," "TPS (Temporary Protected Status): the future of Haitian immigrants," "Family Stabilization Team" and "Advocates navigating for DV clients in health centers & beyond." Mary R.Lauby, ED of Jane Doe, Inc. will give a keynote speech. All events take place at Codman Square Health Center's Great Hall (6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124). RSVP with AFAB by calling (617)287-0096 or emailing by July 29th, 2011.

Sponsored by The Haitian Round-table on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

"The Dish" gets Jamaican: Lorenz Island Kuisine

Lorenz Island Kuisine logoChris Graham from Lorenz Island Kuisine was recently featured on Channel 7’s The Dish. In the video posted online, Graham discusses his background and then gives a cooking demonstration for Lorenz's signature Jerk Chicken! The Dish also provides Graham's Jerk Chicken recipe so you can try it yourself (note: it probably won't  be quite as delicious; this cook is a professional). Hungry? Visit Lorenz Island Kuisine at 657 Washington Street - just down the street from MyDorchester's office and practically next to the Codman Square Health Center

Speak Out with Mass Uniting, Jul. 20

Dave Goodman of I.B.I.S. Radio writes: Massuniting, a grassroots coalition of community groups and concerned neighbors, and a recent addition to a growing list of Boston area social justice organizations collaborating across various political, economic, and environmental issues, is facilitating a public speak-out in Dorchester on Wednesday July 20. The event takes place at Prince Hall, 24 Warshington Street, Dorchester. A 6 p.m. gathering and discussion will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. action.

The community gathering, sponsored by the four-month-old organization, comes as Congress and the Obama administration debate massive budget cuts - possibly never before seen in American history - that will have repercussions throughout the city and state. RSVP here.

Dot Bike Summer Meeting, Jul. 27

Celebrate warm, "bikey" weather with an enjoyable evening of bike talk and mingling! DotBike will hold their Summer Meeting on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. There's a number of hot topics for updates, and of course the more informal chatting the better. DotBike has been involved in various projects and is excited to share updates and discuss. Additionally, the group needs your help with some important tasks. If you've never been to a Dot Bike event before, all the more reason to come and learn! Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP for the event on Facebook ( or the DotBike website ( Contact Sally Sharrow for details (513.652.2490; Continue on for meeting agenda after the break. >> Read More

Dorchester Park Gala V, Sep. 23, 24, 25

Dorchester Park AssociationGala in the Park is happening on Friday September 23d! This popular dinner/dance event is the 5th Annual Dorchester Park Gala order tickets today! The evening begins at 6 PM with cocktails and background music by several members of the Soul City Band, followed by an excellent dinner by Gourmet Caterers and an auction. Dancing and relaxing to the outstanding music of the Soul City Band complete the evening.

After Friday evening there is still a weekend full of Dorchester Park events - come back on Saturday morning >> Read More

DotPark Classic Car Show, Sep. 25

Classic CarThe Dorchester Park Classic Car Show will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2011 (Rain Date: October 2, 2011). The park's gates open at 10:30 a.m. and show hours are noon to 4 p.m. Come to Historic Dorchester Park through the Adams Street entrance for a fantastic day juxtaposing public green space with vintage automobiles. Admission is free. Enter a car in the show online here.

To register go to or call Tony Paciulli, at (617)296-7039; Robert Ferrini, at (617) 298-1031; or Paul Mooney, at (617)282-8447. (Photo Credit: Rosemary Dukelow)

3rd Annual Outside Movie Night: Jul. 22, Jul. 29 & Aug. 12

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey, B.O.L.D. Teens, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Council present Codman Square’s third annual Outside Movie Night series this July and August at the Second Church of the Nazarene in Dorchester.

The movies, which will be shown every Friday at 8:00 p.m. at 600 Washington Street in Codman Square, include Wall-E on July 22, Peter Pan on July 29, and Despicable Me on August 12. The Second Church of the Nazarene (44 Moultrie St., Dorchester) provides space on the side of its building for the movie’s projection and for community members to sit on the grass. In case of rain, movies will be shown inside Great Hall (6 Norfolk St.) across the street. >> Read More

Puerto Rican Festival Parade, Jul. 24

Celebrate the warmth and life of Puerto Rico! The 45th annual Puerto Rican Festival runs from July 22 through July 24. On Sunday, July 24, the festival parade will leave from Madison Park High School (75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury) and march to the playstead area of Franklin Park, ending at approximately 3 p.m. For more information, call 617-820-4113 or visit the City of Boston calendar entry at

Ground Breaking Ceremony at First Parish Dorchester, Aug. 2

Please join First Parish Church in Dorchester (10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122) to celebrate the start of The Meetinghouse Restoration Project. A Ground Breaking Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Mayor Menino will attend as featured guest speaker. 

The work on the Meetinghouse Restoration Project is funded in part by Partners in Preservation with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Henderson Foundation. For more information call (617)436.0527. You may also visit

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