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Christmas Traditions | December 10

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Fields Corner Branch Library (1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester) would like to invite you to Christmas traditions, a presentation on how Americans celebrate the Christmas holiday and where those traditions were born. Cookies and beverages will be served. Sponsored by The Friends of the Fields Corner Library.
This event is free and is open to the public. For more details on this event contact Fields Corner Library at 617-436-2155.

Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles | December 11

Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 3 – 4pm at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, (690 Adams Street Dorchester)
Veronica Robles is a performer widely recognized as the most authentic representative of Mexican music and culture in New England. Known affectionately by fans as La Mera, Mera (The Real One), Veronica Robles will present a workshop for children to experience the Mexican culture through traditional dance, song and costume. For children ages 6 and up.
Space is limited; please register with the children’s librarian, by calling 617-436-6900.
This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Neponset Circle Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration | December 7

On Saturday, December 7 @ 4:00 pm there will be a Holiday Celebration and Tree lighing! Special guest: Santa Claus will be on available for pictures, Pizza, soda & surpises!
The Neponset Circle Tree Lighting Party will be at the Neponset VFW Post , 362 Neponset ave. Dorchester, MA.
There will be fun the whole family will enjoy, This event is free and is open to the public.

Visit with Santa inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest | December 7

Saturday, December 7, Come celebrate the holidays and meet Santa this December at Franklin Park Zoo! Children will want to make sure they visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, who will be available for photos the first three Saturdays in December from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the always balmy Tropical Forest building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant anteater and much more. There will be special story time with Santa @11:00 am. Guests can also warm up with free hot chocolate! Upon entering the Zoo, everyone will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be redeemed at the Zoo’s Giddy-up Grill.
 Zoo admission for the day will be: Adults $17.00 children 2-12 $11.00
For more information and details visit: Frankling Park Zoo

Bowling with Santa! | December 7

Saturday, December 7 from 9am until 11am, Bring you friends and family out to join Santa for some festive bowling at Boston Bowl 820 Morrissey Blvd.Dorchester, MA.
For additional information and how to reserve your lane call 617-740-1422 or click here.

Historical Society Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 8 at 2pm there will be a Holiday Open House at Dorchester Historical Society, at William Clapp House, 195 Boston St. Dorchester MA.
There will be food raffles, items for sale and holiday festivities the family will enjoy. Diane Taraz will sing music from the Victorian era, and talk about where the songs originated from.
For more information or details on the event visit Dorchester Historical Society

JFK Library Forum: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams | December 8

Sunday, December 8 at 2pm 12/08/2013 - 2:00pm, In honor of the Red Sox 2013 World Series Championship win, Ben Bradlee Jr. discusses his new biography of Ted Williams, The Kid, with former Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan. Bradlee is the winner of this year's PEN New England Cerulli Award for Excellence in Sports Writing.
All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.
Click here to make a reservation or call 617- 514-1643.

Christmas Fair at St. Gregory's Auditorium | December 8

Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will host its second annual Academy Christmas Fair, Sunday, December 8, between 9:30a.m. – 3p.m. at St. Gregory's Auditorium, 2214 Dorchester Ave. A full day of fun for the whole family including face painting, arts and crafts, and pictures with Santa! Tons of raffle items including theme baskets, restaurant gift certificates, and much more! For more information, please call the school at 617-265-0019.

Hearing to discuss tree removal on Centervale Park | December 5

Thursday, December 5 at 10:30am, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 11 Centervale Park in Dorchester.
The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury. The hearing will discuss an application to remove one Linden tree measuring 25 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) at 11 Centervale Park due to an application for a curb cut for a driveway.

Friends of the Library Book Sale | December 5

Thursday, December 5 at 6pm, The Friends of the Grove Hall Branch Library are pleased to host a holiday book sale to raise funds for library programming. Come browse a large selection of books for children, teens, and adults. All books priced at a dollar or less.
Refreshments will be provided.
Grove Hall Branch Library
41 Geneva Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121
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