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June Events @ Dot 2 Dot Cafe | June 19 & 20

On June 19, Dot 2 Dot Cafe will be hosting live music featuring Alexi Paraschos and his band. If your heart is in music but life has taken you down a different path, this is your chance to come and jam with fellow musicians. Showcase your talents and be a part of a community that uses music to forge alliances. This event will begin at 7pm.

On June 20, Dot 2 Dot Cafe will be hosting a spoken word performance of 'For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf' by Ntozake Shange. This amazing piece of work will be performed by the Pariah Theatre Company. Tickets are $12 and the age limit is 13+. To purchase tickets, visit the Cafe or email dot2dotmanager@gmail.com. >> Read More

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market | Fridays

The Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market starts on June 20th and continues every Friday until October 17. The market will go from 3pm to 7pm at the plaza of the Ashmont T Station. This is a local farmers' market that provides fresh produce, fish and grass fed meat to our community. For more info, call 857-212-3477 or email pruedunce@gmail.com.

Out of the Park | June 22 & June 27

On June 22, the Franklin Park Coalition will host Out of the Park at 4pm on the Playstead Ballfields between the Zoo & the Stadium. This is a FREE event to watch a Red Sox game on a HUGE screen. Mascot Wally will be there along with many activities for kids and Fenway hot dogs. Bring your team, bring your family, bring your  neighbors! Another Out of the Park event will take place on June 27 in the Boston Common at 1:40pm. For more info, call 617-442-4141 or visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org.

7th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance | June 22

DotOUT's 7th Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance will be hosted at DBar Restaurant in Dorchester on June 22 from 4pm to 8pm. Help celebrate 10 years of DotOUT and 7 years of Summer Solstice Tea Dance! For more info, please email info@dotout.org. To RSVP, click HERE.

Dudley Common Farmers' Market | Thursdays

The Dudley Common Farmers' Market starts on June 19 from 3pm to 7pm and continues every Thursday at the Dudley Town Common (Corner of Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue). This is a weekly farmers' market offering fresh produce grown right in Dorchester at affordable prices. The market will also feature children's activities! For more info, please call 781-259-8629 ext 68 or email awiprud@thefoodproject.org.

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson | June 20

On June 20, the Kroc Center is hosting The World's Largest Swimming Lesson. Registration goes from 10am to 11am and is FREE! The lesson starts at 11:30am in the Salvation Army Kroc Center (650 Dudley Street). For more info, please call 617-318-6973 or email caley.walton@use.salvationarmy.org.

Neighborhood Watch | June 23

On June 23, the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be hosted at 1310 Dorchester Ave. The meeting will start at 6:30pm. Boston Police have said that crime has gone down since the meetings started... So don't miss this chance to positively impact the community! Safety should always be your number one concern! You're welcome to join and unite together to address public safety. For more info, please call 617-288-0818.

Peabody Square Improvement Session | June 24

In April, St. Mark's Area Main Street held a Walk Audit with Walk Boston.  Participants learned about best practices for making neighborhoods welcoming and safe for pedestrians. Then the group took a walk in and around Peabody Square to identify issues and opportunities. At the upcoming session, we will plan implementation of recommendations that arose from the Walk Audit. This session will take place at the St. Mark's Area Main Street Office (1914 Dorchester Ave) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on June 24. Please RSVP by clicking HERE.

Food Co-op Meet & Greet | June 16

Wondering what is going on behind the scenes at the Food Co-Op? Join the Dorchester Food Co-op for a Summer Meet & Greet at Restaurante Cesaria (266 Bowdoin Street) on June 16 from 6pm to 8pm. This event will feature good company and good food. Furthermore, the Spring Membership Drive will be extended one more week. There are great raffle prizes to be won... which will be drawn at the Meet & Greet.

Volunteers Needed! The Dorchester Community Food Coop needs volunteers for outreach, planning and preparing for events, and participating in our upcoming Fresh Fridays 2014. To volunteer for general co-op work, please email silverman.jen@gmail.com or klynnmurray@gmail.com.

Fathers Against Guns And Violence Walk | June 15

Join The Anointed Church for a march on Father's Day for peace and to end violence. Fathers Against Guns and Violence is calling on all fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, friends and Pastors in Boston. The meeting place is Stop & Shop Supermarket at South Bay (1100 Mass Ave) on June 15 from 7am to 8am. For more info, please call 617-288-8866.

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