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MAFCU Financial Literacy Seminars, Sep. 15 and Sep. 17

MAFCUThis fall, learn financial literacy with MAFCU! As the school year kicks off, MAFCU will present "Keeping Debt Under Control" on Thursday, September 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and "Banking 101 for Parents and Kids," on Saturday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MAFCU’s Dorchester Lower Mills branch, 1205 Adams Street. The seminars will cover basic banking concepts, responsible money management and debt ameloriation. These seminars are part of MAFCU’s ongoing commitment to help members achieve financial well being through financial education.

"Financial literacy is a key to future financial success," says Kerri McLaughlin, MAFCU Assistant Director of Credit Management. “We want to spark a conversation between kids and their parents focusing on a range of personal finance issues. We believe this can be a big step toward a path of financial wellbeing.” To register, call 617-278-5611 or email Space is limited. The registration fee for each session is $10. Financial assistance is available if needed. Proceeds support MAFCU's Financial Education programs. >> Read More

Kennedy Library Forum: "Protecting Jacqueline Kennedy," Sep. 12

Clinton Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service detail, shares memories of the Kennedy White House and his service protecting the first family with Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This forum will be held on Monday, September 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Stephen Smith Hall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

All forums are free and open to the public. To make reservations and for further information, visit the Kennedy Presidential Library web page at or call (617) 514-1643.

Free Cuts, Curls and Locks Back To School Event, Sep. 4

Mattapan’s Finest Barbers presents the 2nd Annual Free Cuts, Curls and Locks Back To School Event on Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 653 Warren St., Dorchester, MA. There will be hair cuts, press and curls, wash and sets and re-twist of locks. There will also be food and school supplies for children 12 and under (while supplies last), all free of charge. Once again: this is a FREE event. 

(Photo Credit: Dave Fayram)

Special City Announcement Re: Housing Development, Sep. 1

The Fayston Street Residents Association, Lawrence Avenue Group and Blue Hill Ave., Quincy St., Magnolia St. and Howard Ave. Neighborhood Association invite you to an announcement by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and HUD at 10 a.m on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at the intersection of Quincy St. and Magnolia St. Please join Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Project RIGHT, Inc. and your neighbors!

Parking is available at the former Pearl Meats lot on Quincy Street (across from Dunkeld and Mascoma). For more info, call Project RIGHT, Inc. @ 617.541.5451.x102, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation @ 617.825.4200 or Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation @ 617.442.5711.

GH2 Back To School Cookout, Aug. 31

Join Grove Hall Getting Healther (GH2) for a Back to School Cookout featuring food, prizes, games, back to school supplies (bags, pens, notebooks, etc.) and celebration! The GH2 cookout takes place on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 320A Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121. Go up Lawrence Ave. and you will see the group in the parking lot.

Enjoy what is left of the summer and get ready for the new school year. Grove Hall Getting Healthier is a partnership between the Institute for Health & Recovery and Project R.I.G.H.T. For more information, contact Anton Joe-Yen, Youth Specialist at the Institute For Health and Recovery, at 617-955-6362.

7th Annual Hub on Wheels Bike Ride, Sep. 25

Join your neighbors and city officials for the 7th annual Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. Experience a car-free Storrow Drive, explore hidden pathways and historic neighborhoods, and take in views of the Boston Harbor that you've never seen before. Codman Square is one of the stops along the route! The same day, the Boloco Block Party, featuring music, games and fun; and the TD Bank Mayor's Cup, a professional race; will enliven City Hall. >> Read More

Dorchester Open Studios Invites Performers, Application Deadline Sep. 2

Interested in performing or showing unique art forms during the annual Dorchester Open Studios event? This year's Open Studios 2011 (October 22 and 23) will include not only the largest collection of visual artists in Open Studios history, but also two days of performance art. Dancers, singers, poets, actors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians are all invited to participate. Write the Dorchester Arts Collaborative at by September 2 with a brief description of your presentation; include video, website links, etc., to give us an idea of your art. Venues include the Great Hall at Codman Square and the chapel at Pilgrim Church in Uphams Corner, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Call 617-839-6734 or 617-922-1396 for more information.

Public Service Announcement: Mural Needs Your Brainstorm

Dot Ave trotters take note: the Boston marketing firm Cone will be doing its annual Service Day on Dorchester Avenue from Fields Corner to Peabody Square on Thursday, October 6. More than 100 Cone employees will volunteer to help Fields Corner Main Street plant bulbs, landscape, clean up litter and paint murals! Area residents are encouraged to come out to welcome the volunteers, spend a little extra time sprucing up their business storefronts or join FCMS if able. (Image Credit: Artists for Humanity) >> Read More

Louisa May Alcott Performance, Sep. 21

The Civil War gets old and history marches proud in Dorchester! On Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m., Jan Turnquist will perform as Louisa May Alcott at the Adams Street Branch Library as part of the Boston Public Library’s extensive efforts to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Adams Street Branch is located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Read more about the Civil War commemoration programming at or continue on for the program description. >> Read More

Fall Resource Fair, Sep. 13

Get informed! Smart from the Start and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are putting together a Fall Resource Fair. The fair will be held at the Franklin Field Resource Center, 70 Ames St., Dorchester, MA 02124 on September 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Pre-Registration Form for organizations interesting in tabling is attached. For more information, contact Rachelle Eddins at (617)858-4687 or

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