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Close to Home Annual Block Party, Aug. 11

Come meet your neighbors while enjoying free games, food & entertainment. Close to Home will hold its annual Block Party on Thursday, August 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Block Party takes place on Ditson Street in Fields Corner. Bring a friend, a chair, a dish and enjoy your time in the neighborhood. For more information, call (617) 929-5151. 

Boston Bike Friday, Aug. 26

DotBikeJoin the Dorchester Convoy for Boston Bike Friday on Friday, August 26. The group will ride up Dorchester Ave. to City Hall Plaza, enjoy a free breakfast and chat with bike exhibitors. Meet at Peabody Square plaza (in front of Ashmont Cycles) at 6:45 a.m. The convoy departs at 7:00 a.m. If you are further north, join up with the group along the way - Fields Corner at 7:10 or the intersection of Dorchester Ave. and Columbia Rd. at 7:20. Represent Dorchester and sign up online at With questions, contact

Candidates Forum at First Parish, Aug. 18

The Demoratic Committees for Wards 13 and 15 are sponsoring a candidates night for the District 3 City Council seat. The event takes place at the First Parish Church (10 Parish Street, Dorchester, on Meetinghouse Hill) on Thursday, August 18, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Come and hear the candidates and decide who you will vote for. Contact Eileen Boyle, Co-Chair of Ward 15, with any questions. She can be reached at (617)894-9952.  

(Photo Credit: Alan Keohan)

First Annual Dot-Rox Little League Cookout & Registration, Jul. 30

Photo Credit Ed Yourdon Flickr for the Dorchester/Roxbury Little League and Senior League during The First Annual DRLL Cookout on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. on. Registration will take place at the Baseball field directly across from 110 Talbot Avenue. The Cookout features baseball, music, food, drinks and other activities for children of all ages. Sign up for the 2012 season for baseball and the upcoming football season. This event is brought to you by Dorchester/ Roxbury Little League in conjunction with Boston Police & RBI league. For more information, call (617)799-9423 or email >> Read More

Savin Hill 2nd Annual Night Out, Aug. 2

Malibu BeachA Beach and Park Walk will take place in Savin Hill on Tuesday August 2, 2011, as part of the Savin Hill Night Out. The walk begins at 9 p.m. and leaves from the parking lot at Denny & Playstead. Contact for more information. Dogs welcome.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support in local crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that the neighborhood is organized and fighting back. It's also a perfect opportunity to get your neighbors even better. (Photo: MA DCR/Boston Harborwalk

Renew Boston Workshop, Aug. 13

Renew BostonMayor Menino’s Renew Boston initiative is hosting an energy efficiency workshop for Boston landlords. A Dorchester workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 13, at the Holland Community Center, 87 Olney Street, Dorchester! Pastries and coffee will be served! Information about no-cost home energy improvements available through the federal recovery act and utility-sponsored efficiency programs will be provided. >> Read More

Multicultural Festival @ Mary Hannon Park, Aug. 13

Celebrate the cultures of the Dudley neighborhood at Mary Hannon Park on Dudley St in Dorchester on Saturday, August 13, 2011. This youth-organized festival, which runs from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will feature stage performances by local artists, a fashion show, food, games and more! For more information, contact Jose Barros at (617)442-9670 x160 or Accessible by MBTA 15 and 41 buses. Download the attached file below for more info!

Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health, Sep. 22

Codman Square Health Center will proudly present its annual fundraising event, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health 2011, on Thursday evening, September 22, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m., to raise funds and awareness to improve women’s health in our community. The Health Center is dedicated to reducing health disparities in diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Each year, more than 1,000 supporters gather under the Gala Tent at 637 Washington St. in Dorchester, to enjoy delectable samplings from Boston’s finest restaurants, served by celebrity male chefs who represent a veritable "who's who" from Boston’s business, political, entertainment and hospitality worlds.

Visit for more information. You may also contact Nancy Petkunas at Michael P. Wasserman, Inc. (617-262-3424; or Candice Gartley at Codman Square Health Center (

Annual Community Beach Party, Aug. 13

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center and Neponset Health Center present the Annual Community Beach Party at Malibu Beach! This event, part of National Health Center Week, features activities and offering for children, youth and adults, including a drawing competition, games, music, temporary tattoos, balloon animals, refreshments, food samples, a free and healthy lunch and many giveaways. Come to Malibu Beach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

For more information, call 617-533-2242 or email You may also visit Geiger Gibson Community Health Center and Neponset Health Center are properties of Harbor Health Services, Inc. 

Bowdoin-Geneva Community Day, Aug. 13

Violence Intervention PreventionBowdoin-Geneva Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Reverand Allen Park in Dorchester across St. Peter’s Church from 12 to 4 p.m. (rain date, August 14, 2011). The community day features ample entertainment, free food (hamburger, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream) and fun. Boston Police K-9 dogs will be present, as will a fire truck, face painters and more. There will also be resources there for the community. This event is open to the whole Dorchester Community, for all ages, young and old. This event is being put on by Bowdoin/Geneva Violence Intervention Program, along with St. Peter’s Teen Center and St. Peter’s Parish. With questions, contact Susan Young by emailing

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