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Greenway Fest: Neponset River by Boat and Train, Jul. 10

CanoeNeponset River Greenway Festival presents "Neponset River by Boat and Train" at 1 p.m. on July 10! Paddle canoes downstream and then hop the trolley back to discover the rich history of the area. Boats will launch from the 7 Brush Hill Road site, Milton, near Mattapan Square. (Paddling experience is required. Registration is required.) Co-sponsored by MA DCR.

To download a Neponset River Greenway Festival brochure please click here. For more information or to register for a program (unless otherwise noted) please call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email info@bostonnatural.org. BNAN programs and events are free, all are welcome. Click here to see a map of this event location.

Good Cooking at Nightingale Community Garden, Jul. 14

CookingHey, Good Cooking! (5- 7 p.m., Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park Street). Don't know what to do with all the fresh vegetables you are growing? In these interactive cooking demonstrations, volunteer chefs and nutritionists from Cooking Matters will provide you with useful tips and lots of delicious - and nutritious - recipes for making the most out of your garden bounty! Don't miss out on this! Registration is required to join. See www.bostonnatural.org to register and for more info.

Dorchester Community Gardens Bicycle Tour, Aug. 6

BikeJoin Dot Bike, Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition and Boston Natural Areas Network and explore Dorchester’s Community Gardens from your bicycle on Saturday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m. The 2.5 hour tour begins at the Charles Street entrance to the Fields Corner MBTA station and will visit four community gardens and pass by several other gardens. The highlight of the ride will be when the group stops to experience the grand opening of Nightingale Community Garden, Dorchester’s newest and largest community garden. Enjoy cycling through Dorchester and visiting Community Gardens along the way. Riders will meet gardeners and learn about each garden's history, and current activities.

Co-sponsored by DotBike and the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition. Helmets are required. A guardian must accompany children under 14. Program is free but requires registration. To register, contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 or info@bostonnatural.org.

The Cultural Party, Aug. 12

MaracusOn August 12, come to the Fields Corner Branch Library (1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122) at 10 a.m. for a cultural party! Enjoy various cultural instuments such as a rainstick, Mexican drums, maracas and more. Have fun with activities like playing instrument games and creating Guatamalan worry dolls. You can even practice dances from around the world. Be there and don't miss this party!

Norah Dooley tells Folktales from Around the World, Aug. 5

Norah DooleyNorah Dooley tells live folk tales from around the world. Her stories make audiences sing, laugh, and think. Noodleheads, legends, tricksters, and heroines are well represented as Norah shares engaging traditional tales from Haiti to India, from Japan to California, and from the Mediterranean traditions of Italy, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Algeria – including Mullah Nasreddin stories. Kickoff your summer reading with a story from Norah and don't miss this event! The event will take place August 5th, 2011 at the Fields Corner Branch Library (1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Around the World Folktales with Diane Edgecomb, Jul. 1

BooksKickoff the summer reading club today! Join in and travel the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Take a journey from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the forests of the Czech Republic to the villages of Africa. This event will take place at the Fields Corner Branch Library (1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122) at 10:30 a.m. For more info, call 617-436-2155.

NAACP Golf Tournament Marks 100th Anniversary, Jul. 22

GolfThe NAACP Boston branch plans first annual golf tournament (William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester) to kick off a year of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the oldest chartered branch in the Nation. This is your opportunity to support the Branch, network with Boston's most prominent political and business leaders while enjoying the great game of golf.

  • Registration and Breakfast - 7 a.m.
  • Shotgun Start, Scramble Format - 8 a.m.
  • Lunch and Awards - Noon
  • Raffle Prizes and Entertainment - 1:30 p.m.
  • End - 4 p.m.
  • Single Golfer - $150
  • Four Golfers - $500

For more information contact 617 427 9494 x 160 OR Register online at: http://www.bostonnaacp.org/


Send your questions to: events@bostonnaacp.org

Performance Series at Ryan Playground, Jul. 28

PlaygroundThe Neponset River Greenway "Especially for Children Performance Series" begins! Starting July 7, every Thursday morning in July, enjoy this series of kid-friendly performances from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All kinds of entertainment will be featured at Ryan Playground in Mattapan. Amazing musicians, live animals, and even storytelling! That's not all! After every event kids will be allowed to play in the park's wading pool. The next performance takes place on Thursday, July 28. Check www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696 for more information and performance schedule. >> Read More

Extreme Esteem Awards, Oct. 12

DiscoOn October 12, The 2011 Extreme Esteem Awards will benefit Self Esteem Boston. This event will be honoring Stephanie Lee, Gloria Fox, and Evelyn F. Murphy. There will be 3 main parts of the event. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. will be the reception. From 7:15 to 8 p.m. there will be awards given out. Finally, from 8 to 10 p.m. there will be a disco dance party. Everyone is welcome to join this fun filled event so don't miss it! Be there at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on October 12. For more info call 617-872-2850 or email michelle@plumproductionsinc.com.

Fire Pit Patio Grand Opening Celebration, Jun. 29

FireGas Tiki torches surround our brand new patio while flames dance and flicker in the fire pits. Enjoy good cheer with friends along with expertly prepared drinks, gourmet delights and live entertainment. This celebration will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Phillips and the Freeport Tavern (780 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester). If you have any questions about the event, call the general manager at 857- 488-7541.

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