4th Cops-4-Charity Cook-Off Sep. 23

Cook-OffThe Boston Police Department, District B-2, will be raising money to support children who need their support. So, this Friday, September 23rd, join them for a Cook-Off! Sample a variety of delicious foods for just a $10 donation towards a good cause. The event will be from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Boston Police Post, 500 Morton St. in Dorchester (American Legion Highway). For more information, contact the B2 Community Service Office, 617.343.4278.

Community Meetings: Urban Agr., Sep. 29 and Oct. 4

Fresh Fruits and VeggiesAs part of an ongoing effort to increase access to affordable, fresh food in Boston, the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development has solicited proposals from qualified farmers to cultivate on two City properties in Dorchester. Join the DND as these farmers present their proposals.

A proposal for development of 131 Glenway St. will be presented on Thursday, September 29, at 6:00 p.m. This community meeting will take place at the Erie Ellington Community Center, 31 Erie St., Dorchester, MA. A second proposal regarding 23-29 Tucker St. will be presented on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:45 p.m. The second meeting will be heled in the Great Hall at Codman Square, 6 Norfolk St. Dorchester, MA. View an event flyer or continue on for additional information. >> Read More

"Sickle Cellebration" Walk & Health Fair, Sep. 17

Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association

Come walk, talk, eat, dance, learn, laugh and stay healthy! Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association (GBSCDA) will hold the 6th Annual "Sickle Cellebration in the Park" Walk & Health Fair on Saturday, September 17th, 2011. The fair, which takes place in Franklin Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., features peformances, music, food and dance, free health screenings and a "Walk-A-Thon." Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the Walk-a-Thon kicks off at 12 p.m.

For registration and sponsorship opportunities please contact or call (617)427-4100. You may also wish to visit

"Chocolat" at Dot 2 Dot, Sep. 9

It's time for another Dinner and Movie Night at Dot 2 Dot Café (1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124)! Come by no Friday, September 9 to fill your belly while watching "Chocolat," starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. To make a reservation please call the cafe on 617 436 2368. Dinner from 6 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Continue on for the menu! >> Read More

Health Care Revival, Sep. 10

Come to the Mattapan Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 10 for "Health Care Revival," a free community event with health information, complimentary food tastings and more! The Mattapan Health Center is located at 249 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126. Thanks to the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition for sending notice of this great upcoming event! 

GH2 Back To School Cookout, Aug. 31

Join Grove Hall Getting Healther (GH2) for a Back to School Cookout featuring food, prizes, games, back to school supplies (bags, pens, notebooks, etc.) and celebration! The GH2 cookout takes place on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 320A Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121. Go up Lawrence Ave. and you will see the group in the parking lot.

Enjoy what is left of the summer and get ready for the new school year. Grove Hall Getting Healthier is a partnership between the Institute for Health & Recovery and Project R.I.G.H.T. For more information, contact Anton Joe-Yen, Youth Specialist at the Institute For Health and Recovery, at 617-955-6362.

Food Coop Potluck Get-Together, Aug. 25

Collaborate for food access; cooperate for community. The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will hold a Pot Luck Dinner and general get together at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Nightingale Community Garden—recently renovated by the Boston Natural Area Network near the corner of Park St. and Washington St. in Dorchester. The garden is alive with activity, and is a model for creating a space that brings together the full diversity of Dorchester residents. Please come and bring friends and neighbors who are interested in a Food Co-op in Dorchester!

First Annual Dot-Rox Little League Cookout & Registration, Jul. 30

Photo Credit Ed Yourdon Flickr for the Dorchester/Roxbury Little League and Senior League during The First Annual DRLL Cookout on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. on. Registration will take place at the Baseball field directly across from 110 Talbot Avenue. The Cookout features baseball, music, food, drinks and other activities for children of all ages. Sign up for the 2012 season for baseball and the upcoming football season. This event is brought to you by Dorchester/ Roxbury Little League in conjunction with Boston Police & RBI league. For more information, call (617)799-9423 or email >> Read More

Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health, Sep. 22

Codman Square Health Center will proudly present its annual fundraising event, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health 2011, on Thursday evening, September 22, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m., to raise funds and awareness to improve women’s health in our community. The Health Center is dedicated to reducing health disparities in diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Each year, more than 1,000 supporters gather under the Gala Tent at 637 Washington St. in Dorchester, to enjoy delectable samplings from Boston’s finest restaurants, served by celebrity male chefs who represent a veritable "who's who" from Boston’s business, political, entertainment and hospitality worlds.

Visit for more information. You may also contact Nancy Petkunas at Michael P. Wasserman, Inc. (617-262-3424; or Candice Gartley at Codman Square Health Center (

Brookview House Summer Sizzler, Sep. 18

Join Brookview House for the annual Summer Sizzler on Sunday, September 18. Enjoy food, wine and music at Ashmont Grill (555 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester Ctr, MA) from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $75, with proceeds benefitting homeless mothers and children served by Brookview House. For more information, visit You can RSVP to (617)265-2965 x. 207.

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