Renew Boston Workshop, Aug. 13

Renew BostonMayor Menino’s Renew Boston initiative is hosting an energy efficiency workshop for Boston landlords. A Dorchester workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 13, at the Holland Community Center, 87 Olney Street, Dorchester! Pastries and coffee will be served! Information about no-cost home energy improvements available through the federal recovery act and utility-sponsored efficiency programs will be provided. >> Read More

Multicultural Festival @ Mary Hannon Park, Aug. 13

Celebrate the cultures of the Dudley neighborhood at Mary Hannon Park on Dudley St in Dorchester on Saturday, August 13, 2011. This youth-organized festival, which runs from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will feature stage performances by local artists, a fashion show, food, games and more! For more information, contact Jose Barros at (617)442-9670 x160 or jbarros@dsni.org. Accessible by MBTA 15 and 41 buses. Download the attached file below for more info!

Geneva Cliffs Community Celebration, Jul. 30

Geneva Cliffs Urban WildGreater Four Corners Action Coalition & The Friends of Geneva Cliffs invite you to join them Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a Community Celebration. Bring your Bicycle! Boston Cyclists Union will help with free bike repairs and safety tips!

Come celebrate the new gateway arch at the entrance of Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild funded by the City of Boston Browne Fund. Activities! Refreshments. For more information, call 617 436-0289 or check the website: www.genevacliffs.com.

Grow Greens All Fall @ Nightingale Community Garden, Aug. 27

Boston is Growing GardensNot ready for the growing season to end? In this hands on workshop, participants will learn the easy, affordable techniques for growing delicious salads into the cold months. Workshop takes place on Saturday August 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park Street, Dorchester, MA. Sustain your greens for months to come with this Boston is Growing Gardens/Boston Natural Areas Network program!

Nightingale Community Garden Meeting, Jul. 28

Nightingale Community Garden - MusicBoston Natural Areas Network will hold a Nightingale Community Garden Council meeting on Thursday, July 28. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in The Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Nightingale Community Garden, located at 512 Park Street, Dorchester, is a newly opened community garden and 4th largest in the city. Check out great programming, such as free music performances, Garden Coaching every Saturday a.m., an August 11 water conservation workshop (6 to 8 p.m.), an August 20 cooking demonstration (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and more.

Dorchester Park Gala V, Sep. 23, 24, 25

Dorchester Park AssociationGala in the Park is happening on Friday September 23d! This popular dinner/dance event is the 5th Annual Dorchester Park Gala order tickets today! The evening begins at 6 PM with cocktails and background music by several members of the Soul City Band, followed by an excellent dinner by Gourmet Caterers and an auction. Dancing and relaxing to the outstanding music of the Soul City Band complete the evening.

After Friday evening there is still a weekend full of Dorchester Park events - come back on Saturday morning >> Read More

IBEW Wind Turbine Fest, Jul. 28

Wind TurbineMass Energy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers invite you to come learn more about wind and solar power by visiting IBEW's wind turbine! On Thursday, July 28, 2011, come to the IBEW Local 103 building (256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA 02122) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a relaxing evening of free snacks and discussion. Don't forget to pick up your FREE Mass Energy "WIND" T-SHIRT!

Please RSVP by July 27th. Feel free to contact Mass Energy at 1-800-287-3950 or emily@massenergy.org with any additional questions! Register at http://ibewwindfest.eventbrite.com/.

Food Coop Potluck & Steering Committee Meeting, Jul. 20

The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will hold a public steering committee meeting on July 20. Please come at 6:30 p.m. and bring your own dinner. Wine and iced tea will be provided. Please RSVP to Jhana Senxian if you are planning to come (jsenxian@sustainabilityguild.com; 617.930.6508). Location info after the break.

The Dorchester Community Co-op is an organization currently being established by residents of Dorchester, MA and surrounding communities. The Co-op is committed to inclusivity, healthy food, building community, sustainability, local economy, youth and jobs for the local community. >> Read More

Biodiversity by Eating Bugs, Sep. 20

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills on Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. to explore the native and invasive plants of Ponkapoag Pond. About a mile into the walk, the group will take a guided walk through the unique ecosystems of the Ponkapoag bog, where soft peat extends through the ground and insect-eating plants await you. Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course, 2173 Washington St, Canton for this wildlife tour! Don't worry - no bug-munching required. To register or with questions, contact biodiversity@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or 781-828-1805.

What’s on Brookwood Farm? Aug. 24

Brookwood Farm has historically been both farmland and wetland. What are the special native plants of this part of the Reservation and what threatens them? Join a naturalist on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. to explore this historically and ecologically significant portion of the Reservation. Meet at Brookwood Farm, 11 Blue Hill River Rd., Canton, MA.

(Brookwood Farm is one of several farms present at the  Mattapan Farmers' Market this year. For more information, check out the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition blog here).

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