DOT BY THE DAY August 7 – 16, 2014

Thursday (7th) – Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offer a guided walking tour of Pleasure Bay and Marine Park in South Boston at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 617-566-1689, extension 206 for more info.

• WBZ Radio & the Department of Conservation & Recreation present the first in a series of Free Family Flicks at Pope John Paul II Park in Neponset, sunset. Tonight’s film is Men in Black 3. For pre-movie fun come one hour early for games and nature discovery. Call DCR at 617-333-7405 or see mass.gov/dcr for more programs and events.

Friday (8th) – In Dudley Square, Hibernian Hall, in association with the Community Music Center of Boston, will be presenting an original work, “Children of the Gods: The Legend of Old Higue.” Performances run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

• Composting workshop at Grove Hall Branch Library, 3 p.m. Participants will learn how the Grove Hall Branch’s worm composting program supports our outdoor garden and will help harvest the worm compost for use in our garden. The rain date is Fri, Aug. 15.

Saturday (9th)
– The Association Haitian Women in Boston will host its annual Domestic Violence Forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whittier Street Health Center at 1290 Tremont St., in Roxbury. For more information, please contact AFAB at 617-287-0096 or cbonhometre@afab-kafanm.org.

• Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program at Lower Mills Library with Animal Adventures from 11:30-12:30. In this fun and unique presentation, participants of all ages will get up close with variety of animals. Large groups must register in advance. 27 Richmond St., Dorchester.

Sunday (10th)
– JFK Library Forum: On the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation, Rick Perlstein discusses
his new book, “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.” Free. 4:30 p.m. To register visit jfklibrary.org or call 617-514-1643.

• Lincoln Day and 4th annual Civil War Concert at Forbes House Museum, 215 Adams St., Milton, 2-4 p.m. Tickets are required for a fee. Call 617-696-1815 or go to forbeshousemuseum.org.

• The 14th annual GospelFest on City Hall Plaza (4-8 p.m.) begins with a set by Anointed Biblical Scripture, a trio of female vocalists from Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from Norfolk Street in Dorchester. The concert is headlined by JJ Hairton & Youthful Praise. More, page 6.
Thursday (14th)– Free Family movie Lego Movie is screened at Pope John Paul II Park, Neponset at sunset.

Saturday (16th)
– Girls invited to citywide summit on Aug 16: Boston girls ages 11-15 are invited to BCYF’s annual Citywide Girls Summit at Simmons College The theme of the summit is “The Arts.” Workshops, a panel discussion and guest speakers will focus on using poetry, performing arts, graphic design, songwriting and more to empower girls to develop the skills they need to be positive role models in their communities. Also included are lunch, resource and program information and more. The summit is free but pre-registration is recommended. Please e-mail BCYF’s Girls Initiative Coordinator at erika.butler@boston.gov, to reserve a spot or call 617-635-4920, Ext. 2314. For updated information follow @BCYFCenters and like BCYFBoston. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway.