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WUMB Music Festival, Jun. 6

After the Dorchester Day Parade, head over to UMass Boston for the WUMB Music Festival on Sunday, June 6th from noon to 7:00 pm!

Attendees will hear music on three different stages, both indoor and outdoor, from artists David Bromberg, The Angel Band, Amy Speace, The Kennedys, Cliff Eberhardt, Gandalph Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Guggenheim Grotto, Winterbloom, Chris O’Brien, Les Sampou, Michael Troy, Anais Mitchell, Danielle Miraglia, Scott Ainslie, Brendan Hogan, Geoff Muldaur & Jim Kweskin, Dala and many more. This is a day for the whole family with children's activities, arts and crafts, and food vendors. Tickets start at $15. >> Read More

Dot Art Student Art Exhibit, Jun. 4

On June 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Dot Art will host a performance and exhibit showcasing the work of students at four Dorchester schools: the Henderson, Holmes, Kenny and Murphy. This annual event will take place at the Great Hall in Codman Square, and brings together students and their families from all across Dorchester to applaud the creativity and hard work of these students.

Great Hall - 6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA 02124

Rally at the Boston City Council Budget Hearing, Jun. 3

You can have a voice in keeping the Lower Mills Library from closing. The Budget Hearing for the Boston Public Library is scheduled for Thursday June 3rd at 6pm in the Iannella Chamber in City Hall. Help stand up for the Boston Public Library system and the workers who make it a world class institution!

Rally - 5PM
Hearing - 6PM

Sponsored by AFSCME Local 1526, Boston Public Library Professional Staff Association, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, People Of Boston Branches
For more information contact or visit

Robust Robotics Rollout, Art Show & Sale, Jun. 3

A Wine Reception, technology exposition, and art sale.

Witness a wheelchair that listens, talks and follows commands. Find out how artists with paralysis paint. Buy watercolor paintings by The Boston Home (TBH) artists. Join us as we celebrate the staff and residents of TBH and the faculty & students of MIT who work together to support the personal independence and creative self-expression of adults with disabilities.
Art sale proceeds will support applied arts and adaptive technology programs at The Boston Home, a residence and center for care of adults with advanced, progressive neurological diseases. >> Read More

Memorial Day Events, May 30, 31

Mt. Hope Memorial Day Ceremony
Sunday, May 30, 11am
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mattapan (off 355 Walk Hill Rd.)
A short parade from the cemetery to the ceremony.
(617) 635-7361

Cedar Grove Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade-
“A Salute to the Enlisted Men and Women of Dorchester”

Monday, May 31, 10am
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester (Granite Ave and Milton St.)
Marine Corps Sgt. Patrick Callahan, a Savin Hill native, will address the gathering of veterans and neighbors who assemble near the entrance to the cemetery around 10:30 a.m. The 24 year-old Callahan completed two tours in Iraq before his discharge from the Marine Corps last September. >> Read More

From Dottie Hottie: Where to get your WIFI on in Dot!

Check out the Dottie Hottie's list of WIFI hot spots in the Dot!

And remember, Boston's public libraries (including ALL of Dorchester's) have free internet access and WIFI!

Free Financial Coaching, Wednesdays, 6-8pm

DotWell, in partnership with the Boston EITC Coalition, wants you to strengthen your financial future - FREE FINANCIAL COACHING.

Meet one-on-one with your own personal and professional financial coach. Wednesdays, 6-8pm at the Codman Square Tech Center, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester.

For more information and to make an appointment, email Shauntell Foster, Fiscal Health Coordinator, or call 617-822-8171.

Dorchester Community Blood Drive, May 28

Free Red Sox T-shirt for each presenting donor!

All presenting donors have the CHANCE TO WIN 2 Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored as the BLOOD DONOR OF THE GAME at Fenway Park!

For an appointment please visit or call 1-800-REDCROSS

Sponsored by Dorchester Academy
Friday, May 28th, 2010
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dorchester YMCA
776 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Meet, Greet, and Eat in Codman Square, Jun. 2

Join the Codman Square Neighborhood Council for the annual Meet, Greet and Eat with Silverbrook Farm. Bring dishes to share!

Time: June 2, 2010 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, 02124
Contact: 617-265-4189, Cynthia Loesch

Japanese Manga & Anime Workshops at Dorchester Libraries, Jun. 2

Japanese manga workshop with Andy Fish, Illustrator, appropriate for ages 10 and up. Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 4pm. Call 617-436-2155 for more information.

Wednesday, Jun 2, 4pm – 6pm
Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA
Do you love Anime and Manga? Then join Grove Hall Library every Wednesday for anime screenings and lively discussion. For teens, ages 13-18.

Wednesday, Jun 2, 3:30pm – 5pm
Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester

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