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Dorchester Speakers' Forum: Boston's Transportation Future | June 15

On June 15, 2012, the Dorchester Speakers' Forum will present: Boston's Transportation Future, A Panel Discussion with Fred Salvucci, Jeff Mullan, Shirley Delibero and Moderator Rick Dimino. The event is free, and will be held in Peabody Hall at All Saints Church in Dorchester, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Fred Salvucci is a civil engineer specializing in transportation, with particular interest in infrastructure, urban transportation, public transportation, >> Read More

Converse Presents "Passing the Mic" | June 16

On Saturday, June 16, Old-school rappers will perform alongside talented Dorchester youth, ages 10 - 15, when the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club hosts "Passing the Mic." Headliners include '80s and '90s rap stars, "Kid 'N Play" and Rob Base. Click here to view the event flyer. The event will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at The Strand Theatre, located at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester. >> Read More

Free Cookout at Metropolitan Baptist Church | June 30

On June 30th, Metropolitan Baptist Church will be hosting a free cookout for everyone. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Metropolitan Baptist Church is located at 393 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. For more information, please call 617.436.0479 or click on attachment below for flyer with information and sponsors of the event!

A Social Tea Event | June 16

Join Greater Four Corners Action Coalition for a great fundraiser! The organization is hosting a Social Tea at the Great Hall on June 16th. Join for tea, treats, music, and conversation! The event will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Great Hall is located at 6 Norfolk Street. For more information contact, or call 617.436.0289.

5th Annual Mattapan Moving For Life | June 9

Join Mattapan Food & Fitness Center and Boston Nature Center for the 5th Annual Mattapan Moving For Life! The event will include a two mile walk through the nature sanctuary, Zumba, Yoga-lates, healthy food demonstrations & Information, fun activities for children: meadow sweeping, nature nook, bird demonstration! Register early and receive a free T-Shirt! >> Read More

Groovin' to Motown with Four Corners Main Street | July 20

On July 20, Four Corners Main Streets will be hosting their annual benefit at the IBEW Local 103, located at 256 Freeport Street in Dorchester, MA 02122. The event will be held from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Dynell Andrews at 617.287.1651. The event will feature authentic Motown tunes from a live band, great food, silent and live auction items, a cash bar, Motown era threads, dancing and a little nostalgia. Check out the event's webpage here:

Homeowners' Expo in Dorchester | June 23

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) & Prince Hall Grand Lodge are sponsoring a Homeowners' Expo, open for everyone. The event will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 23rd. At the Expo, one can find a number of valuable services, including:

-One on one foreclosure intervention counseling
-Financial Literacy Workshop
-Small business development (loans and technical assistance)
-Rehab Loans
-Information on lead safe loans >> Read More

Bowdoin Geneva Food in the Hood Meeting | May 9

There will be a Food in the Hood Meeting on May 9 at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The meeting will focus on gearing up for the summer season! The group will host the fourth Healthy Corner Store Challenge - Transformed Fried Chicken and Healthy Mac & Cheese. The meal will feature whole grain breadcrumbs and reduced fat cheddar cheese, both newly available at America's Food Basket on Bowdoin Street!


Bowdoin Street Health Center is located at 230 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. For more information, contact Maura Beaufait.

Ronan Park Kite and Frisbee Festival | July 14

Join your neighbors for the annual Ronan Park Kite and Frisbee Festival! On Sunday, July 14, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm there will be great activities at the Ronan Park Baseball Field. There will be more details as the event gets closer, but there will definitely be a neighborhood cook-out, and free kites for the first 25 kids to arrive. The event is entirely free, and will involve lots of flying fun! For more information, visit, and email

Ronan Park Summer Festival | June 22

On Friday, June 22, the Friends of Ronan Park will be hosting a Family Festival! Celebrate summer in your local park with neighbors and a variety of fun activities. At 6:00 pm there will be a cookout, games, face painting, and maybe even juggling demos! The event is free of cost. For more information, contact Friends of Ronan Park at You can visit the group on the web at To get involved, visit their monthly meeting at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, at 6:30 pm the first Tuesday of every month!

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