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Game Day!. Oct 2

This Friday, October 2 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm there will be a community game day. It will be held at the Codman Square Public Library (690 Washington St, Dorchester).

All ages are invited to come!

There will be a variety of board games for you to choose from.

Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled, 617-436-8214.

Infromation provided by City of

Halloween Booo-wlathon, Oct 30

On Friday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm there will be a Halloween Booo-wlathon! The Halloween Booo-wlathon is sponsored by Raphael & Raphael and is a Boston Cares event. It will help to support various neighborhood needs and activities throughout Boston. It is taking place at Boston Bowl, 820 William T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester.

Sign up with a bowling team of two to six people, or be matched up to a team.

Each team is asked to raise an average of $100 person per team (i.e. a team of five must raise a minimum of $500 for a combined total). Prizes will be awarded to the top three individual fundraisers and top team fundraiser.
Wear your Halloween costume when you bowl! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Information provided by Boston Cares.

Piano/Violin Concert, Oct 18

On Sunday, October 18 at 3:30 pm there will be a concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church (14 Cushing Ave, Dorchester). The concert will feature the music of the greats, Mozart and Beethoven, played by musicians Stephen Lowell Swanberg on Violin and Kathleen Forgac on Piano.

Donations are welcome to help maintain the building.

Trick or Treat!? Trick or Eat!

Don't just collect candy this Halloween, join our effort to collect cans of food and non-perishables to supply our local food pantries with provisions for the winter months.

On Saturday, October 31 (that's Halloween!) starting at 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm we are having our annual Trick or Treat Canned Food Drive in the neighborhoods of Meville Park, Ashmont Hill, and Fields Corner.

We are in need of adult volunteers! Want to help students collect cans of food?
Please email Lauren Ames for more information.

Help Solve the Puzzle, Volunteer Training with SESPP

Thursday, October 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, the Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP) is hosting a New Volunteer Training Day. For those who would like to become an important member of the special education team, please attend this free volunteer training. SESPP works with students ages 3-22 who have special needs and are in the custody of the MA Department of Children and Families.

Register today!
Call 508-792-7679

Irish Heritage Festival

This whole day, FREE, festival on Sunday, October 11 will be filled with exciting Irish entertainment, shopping, food and culture in Massachusetts' most Irish neighborhood, Adams Corner in Dorchester.

There will be two stages set up, with events begining at 9 am and going until 8 pm, including lots of LIVE music and entertainment. There will also be great Irish shopping and food.

The Irish Heritage Festival is an open invitation for the Irish, the Irish at heart and the Irish-for-a-day and those OFD (originally from Dorchester) and OFI (originally from Ireland) to experience the dynamic “village area” of Adams Corner. Boston’s Irish community is very much alive and hundreds, if not thousands, are expected to turnout for this first annual event. >> Read More

End of Summer Sizzler, Wine-Tasting Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 26 from 3:30 to 6 pm enjoy great wine and food for a great cause at Ashmont Grill (located at 555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA)!

A three-course tasting will feature affordable reds and whites paired with taste treats from chef Sam Putnam and chef/owner Chris Douglass.

Tickets are $40.00 each and benefit homeless moms and kids served by Brookview House, Inc.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, call 617.265.2965 x207.

Health Celebration and Moon Festival

Join in this fantastic celebration from 10 am to 2 pm at the Vietnamese American Community Center, 42 Charles Street, Dorchester.

The Festival will include Lion Dancing, a Youth Fashion Show, Youth Singing and Dancing, and Traditional Music Performances. There will be Free Lunch and Moon Cake! Great Prizes to Win! Fun and Healthy Give-Aways!

Additional Free Health Services:
-Health Screenings for Diabetes and Blood Pressure
-Safe Nail Salon Health and Safety Trainings
-Cervical Cancer Trainings for women ages 40-64
-Information on H1N1 and seasonal flu, Bike Safety, and Oral Health

The Mayor’s Health Line will provide onsite assistance with insurance enrollment, applying for food stamps, finding a doctor, and other important health services.

For more information (information provided by) visit the Boston Public Health Commission.

Dedication Ceremony at Edward Everett Schoolyard

This Wednesday, September 30, you are cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Kathleen S. Flannery Memorial Fence and Edward Everett Schoolyard Outdoor Classroom. The dedication will take place from 10:30am to 11:30am at 71 Pleasant St, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Please RSVP by email to or call 617-635-8779.

Learn to Paint with Watercolors

Continuing in her art classes, on Monday, September 28 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm Sam Thompson will teach participants the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Call 617-298-7841, or visit the branch for a list of materials to bring to class. It is the second of two classes, but you needn't have attended the first to attend this class. The class is at the Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA.

Visit the Boston Public Library to see lots of other great activities and programs at Dorchester's libraries.

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