DOT BY THE DAY June 26 - July 2, 2014

Thursday (26th) – The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation invites all to their 33rd annual meeting and celebration at Codman Common Park, 6 p.m.

Friday (27th) – Senator Elizabeth Warren is the keynote speaker at Friday’s noontime annual meeting for the Codman Square Health Center. The health center will convene the gathering in the Great Hall on Norfolk Street. The event is free— but reservations are required. RSVP with Lisa Hamblin, or call 617-822-8329.

A Mass Audubon teacher naturalist will introduce children to the wonders of the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art at the Lower Mills Library. This opportunity is open to age groups 3 and up. Large groups must register. 27 Richmond St. 617-298-7841.

Saturday (28th)
– Annual Pope’s Hill Lawn Party takes place on McKone Street from 12-6 p.m. Vehicles must be moved from street by 11 a.m. Free, includes food, music and games for kids. Email:

Boston Natural Areas Network offers a free workshop on How to Grow and Preserve Herbs from 10 a.m.- noon at its City Natives
30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan. Reservations required. Contact 617-542-7696 or

Sunday (29th)
– Mayor Martin Walsh and the City of Boston host the Neighborhood Youth Challenge – an international youth boxing competition – pitting a team of fighters from Connemara, Ireland against a team of fighters from Boston on City Hall Plaza. Sponsored by Boston Police Athletic League (PAL), TNT Boxing, Peter Welsh’s Gym, Murphy’s Boxing and the Claddagh Fund. The first fight on City Hall Plaza is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Monday (30th)
– Mattapan Branch Library hosts summer reading program kick-off at 2 p.m. with a visit from Dr. Can-Do Science, 1350 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan.

Wednesday (2nd)
– National Park Service ranger from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site conducts a two-hour guided walk of Franklin Park, 6 p.m. Meets at the Resting Place picnic tables across from the Lemuel Shattauck Hospital, a short distance inside Franklin Park’s Forest Hills Entrance. Rain or shine. Free. No advance reservations are necessary. For more information call 617-566-1689 ext. 216.

Coming up: Thursday, July 10
— The first in a series of Thursday block parties at city community centers begins with the Holland Community Center, 85 Olney St.
Dorchester, 5-7 p.m. The parties can include inflatable obstacle course, DJ, ice cream, an interactive arts activity, an animal petting zoo, swimming, a cookout and more. Other stops locally will include the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on July 24 and Mildred Avenue Community Center on July 31. For more information contact Sandy Holden at 617-635-4920 x2213.