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Third Annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll, Nov. 18

This season, take part in the Third Annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll! Stroll begins 5:30pm at St Gregory's Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 18 and will proceed past resident artists' exhibit at Walter Baker Lofts and through the Forbes House in Milton. Event will feature a Wine & Cheese Tasting by Esprit du Vin. Over 30 merchants in Lower Mills and Milton Village will participate. Free raffle! Cityview Trolley to provide transportation. Co-sponsored by The Lower Mills Civic Association & Lower Mills Merchant’s Association. More after the break.

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"Let's Eat and Talk": Close 2 Home Potluck Dinner, Nov. 18

Fill your stomach, feed your friends, and engage in meaningful discussion at "Let's Eat and Talk"! Join the Close To Home Network for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Thursday, 18th November, 2010, at 5:30 pm. Come share a meal with your family, friends, and neighbors. Bake a pie, and enter the Best Pie contest! Event will be held at the Vietnamese American Community Ctr., 42 Charles St., Dorchester. For more information contact us at 617.929.5151 or >> Read More

MBTA Public Meeting: Talbot Ave. Station, Nov. 18

The MBTA is pleased to announce a community meeting to introduce the contractor for the Talbot Avenue Commuter Rail Station and Talbot & Woodrow Bridge Replacement Project, Barletta Heavy Division. 11/18, 6-7:30 at 193 Talbot Avenue. More info after the break!

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Upham's Corner Main Street Open Board Meeting, Nov. 11

Every fall, UCMS membership elects a Board of Directors for the year ahead. This year, Board elections will take place at a special open Board meeting. Come and be a part of this exciting community process! Meeting will take place 6 pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester, MA.

Urbanity Dance Presents "The Story of Stuff" special BPS performance Dec. 3

After two sold out seasons, Urbanity Dance, Boston's Contemporary Dance Company, is back with their first annual holiday revue. Inspired by Annie Leonard's animated documentary, The Story of Stuff blends professional contemporary dance with entertaining music, costumes and sets, promising to inspire all ages and leave the audience dancing in their seats! A special Boston Public Schools show will take place at The Strand, at 10am on December 3rd.

(Performances & ticketing info after the break) >> Read More

DotPark4, Nov. 10

DotPark4, a festive benefit for Dorchester Park's endowment fund, will be held Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at Ledge Kitchen, 2261 Dorchester Avenue. Enjoy complimentary wine and beer from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner, DJ, dancing, an auction, and great company. Tickets are $65 for the first ticket, $60 for each additional. Free parking at Meetinghouse Bank and at the REAR of the CVS parking lot. Tickets and additional information are available at the group's website,

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1891, Dorchester Park is one of the area's most beautiful public spaces. Proceeds from the benefit will go towards supporting Dorchester Park Association's work maintaining the park's ecosystem, nurturing old plants and rooting out invasive species. Event location after the break! >> Read More

Clapp Farm Day, Nov. 14

All are invited to the 2010 "Farm Day" Open House at the Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street) from 2-4pm. Attendees may view the 1710 Lemuel Clapp House, 1806 William Clapp House, and 1840s barn, examine needlework, pewter and pottery exhibits, witness a wool-spinning demonstration, and engage in various activities across the property, such as pony rides! Music performed by the Beck-Bryant Duo, who will play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and banjo.

Refreshments available. Event is free of charge. >> Read More

Matt Hosey: 3-Dimensional Urban Paintings @ Grove Hall BPL through Dec. 11

Have you seen artist Matt Hosey's 3D urban paintings at the Grove Hall Branch BPL? Says Hosey: "The urban environment serves as a source of inspiration for my work. However, my paintings are not necessarily a direct representation or replication of the urban landscape. Instead, I use the environment as a vehicle to inform my paintings and as a reference for structure and form." The sculptures are up through December 11th.

Check out Matt Hosey's website for more info and images. >> Read More

"Pote Mak Sonje" (Whoever Bears the Scar Remembers) screening Nov. 10

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti will hold a screening of "Pote Mak Sonje" (Whoever Bears the Scar Remembers) at 6:15 pm, Nov. 10, 666 Dorchester Avenue (by Andrew station). The film explores how a community mobilized against formidable obstacles-a long history of impunity, corruption, lack of infrastructure, extreme poverty, and illiteracy-to bring about the best criminal prosecution ever in Haiti, and one of the most significant human rights trials in the Western hemisphere in the last 20 years. Weaving emotional interviews and extraordinary trial footage with more abstract lyrical images, the documentary shows the significance of the trial for Haiti and for the victims of a massacre who finally confront their attackers. Email Andrea Jamison for more information. More after the break. >> Read More

DAC Breakfast, Nov. 19

Susan Collins, new Executive Director of The Art Connection, an organization that connects art to life, placing artwork in non-profit organizations, and offering contributing artists the benefit of publicity and exposure, will be joining DAC members and friends for breakfast on November 19th, 8-9:30, in the back room of Victoria Diner, 1024 Massachusetts Avenue.

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative breakfasts are a place to get together with fellow artists and join in discussions about all matters pertaining to art, artists, the business of arts and current arts events and thought. >> Read More

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