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Idealist Grad School Fair, Sep. 19 invites you to their upcoming Grad School Fair on Monday, September 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., in Boston University's George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Idealist Grad Fairs are for undergrads, professionals, and anyone thinking of going to grad school to further their social impact career. Join Idealist and meet representatives from 180 different graduate programs offering degrees in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, International Affairs, and Urban Planning, among many others.

For more details, to see the list of schools that will be there, and to RSVP (the event is free, but an anticipated headcount is necessary), please click here. This Idealist Grad Fair is generously hosted by the Boston University School of Management. For more information, contact Jeremy MacKechnie, Community Manager,, at

MassBike Spin Series & MetroFuture Neponset Greenway Bike Ride, Sep. 17

Join MassBike & DOT Bike of Dorchester for the first ever MetroFuture Walks & Talks Bike Ride at 10:30 a.m. on September 17! The bike ride will span about 12 miles along the coast, with some on road travel, including a visit to Victory Park and is suitable for adult riders of all abilities. Prior to the bike ride, learn about the work that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council does regarding bicycle planning, including more about the new Hubway Bike Share. Hear more about MassBike and about specific DOT Bike advocacy projects such as their work with the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) to push for closing the gap in the Dorchester Coast Trail. Bring your own bike and meet at JFK Station on the Red Line to learn about biking in Boston and to enjoy a pleasant coastal bike ride. If you don't have a bike and are looking into a rental, email Amanda Cleveland at

The number of participants is limited. RSVP at P.S. If you can help out as sweep or just an experienced rider for this ride let DotBike know at

"Chocolat" at Dot 2 Dot, Sep. 9

It's time for another Dinner and Movie Night at Dot 2 Dot Café (1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124)! Come by no Friday, September 9 to fill your belly while watching "Chocolat," starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. To make a reservation please call the cafe on 617 436 2368. Dinner from 6 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Continue on for the menu! >> Read More

Dot Ave. Zoning Meeting, Sep. 28

Bostom Redevelopment AuthorityThe BRA, in collaboration with the Mayor-appointed Advisory Group, has initiated a zoning update process for Dorchester Avenue. The second community-wide meeting for the Dorchester Avenue Zoning Update will take place on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, to be held at Viet-AID (42 Charles Street, Dorchester), will provide a broad overview at the mid-point of the planning process. >> Read More

Drying & Using Herbs from the Garden (CHANGED), Sep. 10

Workshop CHANGED. A pinch of fresh garden herbs can add spice, aroma, and health to your favorite meals, medicinal teas, and even your home. Learn how to harness the benefits of some common herbs you've grown to love. Meet at Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park St., Dorchester. This free event, open to the public, is organized by the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). To register and for further information, contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 or write to For updates, maps to locations and further details, visit This event replaces the 9/10 "Putting Your Garden to Bed" workshop, which was rescheduled for October 8th (see here).

(Photo Credit: Tim Sackton)

Book Signing with Caroline Kennedy, Oct. 3

Members of the public are invited to join Caroline Kennedy as she signs copies of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. The deluxe book and CD set, published by Hyperion on September 14, 2011, makes available for the first time the audio and transcripts of seven interviews given by Mrs. Kennedy shortly after her husband’s death. Copies of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy will be available for purchase in the JFK Museum Store prior to the book signing. 

The book signing was originally to be held Monday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and was postponed to October 3d. It will still be held in the Pavilion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. For more information, contact: Rachel Flor at (617) 514-1662 or >> Read More

ROC Block Party, Sep. 17

The 3rd annual ROC (Reclaiming Our Community) Neighborhood Assn. Block Party will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come to Evans Street (between Corbet and Nelson streets near Codman Square) for free food, great fun and community updates. See attached flyer for complete details. Don't forget to check for details on the association. With questions, contact Steve Scott at

Grove Hall SNI, Sep. 8

Project Right, inc. The Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative asks: How can we make our community better? What are your ideas? Come to the Grove Hall Community Meeting on Thursday, September 8, to discuss these issues and give your input on safety, health and community enrichment activities. A 5:30 p.m. reception will be followed by a 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. meeting. The SNI meets at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester. For more information, call Project RIGHT, Inc. @ 617.541.5451, x102. >> Read More

5th Annual One Heart Festival, Sep. 10

Lorenz Island Kuisine presents The 5th Annual One Heart Festival in Codman Square, to be held on Saturday, September 10th from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 661 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. This free, all ages event features live entertainment, food and specialty vendors. The mission of One Heart Festival is to unite Boston’s diverse communities and visitors together for a fun day of live entertainment, food and shopping that all can enjoy. This concert is also a vessel that can be utilized by community organizations to reach out to the families and provide information about the services that are beneficial to community and will contribute to bringing peace to our streets. 

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Audition for The Nutcracker, Sep. 11

Tisn't the season just yet... but some Christmas shows have to get prepped far in advance! Children’s auditions for José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker will take place at 10 a.m. on September 11, at the Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road) in Uphams Corner. Ages 6 to 18 are invited to try out. For more information, call 617-354-7467 or visit

(Photo Credit: Mie Journal)

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