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Weeds as Feed: Edible Plant Walk, Bird Watching, May 2

In the morning:
Bird Walk to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day
Join Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site birders and the Brookline Bird Club for a stroll in the park to see the everyday and the unusual bird life around Scarboro Pond and in the woodlands. Meet at the Resting Place / Shattuck Picnic Grove.

In the afternoon:
Weeds as Feed
Tour the park as you would the produce aisle in your grocery store looking for tasty edibles! Learn what plants will liven up your salad or baking. One of the most challenging invasives, Japanese Knotweed, can be turned into a wonderful tart compote tasting a little like rhubarb. Bring a trowel and bag for harvesting. Led by local naturalist, author, and FPC member, Pam Kristan. >> Read More

The South Sea Bubble and the Public Sphere Lecture, May 3

The Research Center for Urban Cultural History and the UMB History Department present "The South Sea Bubble and the Public Sphere," a lecture by Professor Carl B. Estabrook, History Dept, Dartmouth College on Monday, May 3rd, 4:00-5:30 in W-6-47 (English Lounge) at UMass Boston. Free and Open to the Public.

For more information, contact or call Meagan Conway at 7-6733. >> Read More

2nd Annual Taste of Dorchester, Apr. 29

This reception-style event will bring together Dorchester’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries to showcase the many culinary delights available in our wonderful neighborhood. Last year over 400 event attendees gathered to sample food while celebrating Dorchester’s diversity and community spirit. All proceeds from the event will benefit Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance. Raffle - Free Parking - Cash Bar - Music all night provided by The Kevin Harris Project! $35 general admission - $20 kids/seniors - $40 at the door! >> Read More

Fitness and Feast Fundraiser Extravaganza, May 1

Get fit for a great cause! Join Tito Jackson on Saturday, May 1st for a Zumba, Turbo Kick, or Hip-Hop Hustle class and help support the Haiti relief effort by making a $10 donation to Partners in Health!

There'll be raffle prizes and tasty, healthy snacks available. Entry to classes is first come, first serve. Men, women and children are welcome so bring your friends and family!

Sat May 1, 1pm – 3pm
Healthworks at Codman, 450 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02124

Jill and the Beanstalk Marionette Show, May 1

Jill and the Beanstalk Marionette Show with Rosalita's Puppets: Free and open to all!

Telephone 617.427.3337

Saturday, May 1, 1pm – 2:30pm
Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester

First Parish Church in Dorchester Building Restoration Benefit Gala, May 1

The Benefit Gala features:
- notable speaker: Maureen Feeney
- elegant dinner
- silent auction
- live music
- see church restoration plans

First Parish Church founded in 1630 and continues to serve the community today.
More information is available at the church website:
Office open Tue and Wed 10 AM - 2 PM, 617-436-0527

Saturday, May 1, 6:30pm – 9pm
10 Parish Street, 02122

El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros, Apr. 30

Celebrate El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros with bilingual stories, rhymes, and crafts.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida.

Friday, Apr 30, 3pm – 4pm
Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Climbing Contest, Apr. 30

The City of Boston and the Massachusetts Arborists Association will join together in Franklin Park for the city’s official Arbor Day celebration. Seven major tree companies with over 30 arborist volunteers will participate in the event. Spectators will get a firsthand look at the arborists’ tree pruning expertise including tree climbing, bucket work, and crane work. In addition, participants will also help to eradicate one of New England’s most invasive plants, the Glossy Buckhorn.

The day will include the thrill of a tree climbing contest being held at 1 p.m. outside Franklin Park’s White Stadium for professional arborist volunteers from Arborway Tree Care, Tree Tech Inc., Royer Tree Service, Inc., C&C Maltby Tree Care, Barrett Tree Service East, Inc., Northern Tree Service, Inc., and Hunt Landscape Co. Mayer Power Products will provide prizes for the winners of the tree climbing contest.

When: Friday, Apr 30, 8am – 3pm
Where: Franklin Park, Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

How to Live Within Your Means, Apr. 29

Come for a two-hour seminar to help you evaluate your current financial status, and learn how to adjust your finances to accommodate your personal situation.

Learn how to determine your Needs vs. Wants and how to save on:
*Debt Elimination Strategy
*Savings >> Read More

Trivia Night - New Moon, Apr. 29

Are you a New Moon expert? Test your knowledge at Trivia Night! Enjoy pizza, prizes and fun.

Thu Apr 29 5pm – 7pm
Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

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