THE KIDS MENU- November 2

Now that we’ve got Halloween over and done with, we can look ahead to the chilly holiday season!

So, look, I know I promised to stick to Family-Friendly events around the area, but there are a few grown-up only parties happening in the ‘hood, and let’s face it, the kids got to enjoy the bulk of fun last week. I also happen to believe that a healthy family starts with happy adults. So check out the fun stuff below, book your sitters now, and enjoy a date night (with just yourself or with a significant other) so you can truly enjoy the family stuff. And man, there’s a lot of that on the docket!

As always, if you know of any events you’d like to see included in the Kids Menu, email me at

Friday, November 3 at 7 PM.

7th Annual - Boston Nature Center's Bird Hop, Hosted by Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126. Ticket Information
Join the Boston Nature Center for a fun night of beer tasting, live bird demonstrations, trivia, music by The Daniel Ian Smith Quartet, appetizers, raffles and more all to support urban environmental education in our community.

Saturday November 4, 9am-12pm

“Everybody Cooks Rice” Story Walk at Town Fields Park, Fields Corner, 1565 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122
This is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a wonderful children’s book by Norah Dooley while taking a healthy walk and learning
about community resources. After the Story Walk, families will have a chance to explore different styles of rice used in various traditions and cultures around the world.
10am: Free snack at Chill on Park, 142 Park St, Dorchester, MA 02122.
10:30 Learn about Rice Cooking from Restaurants in the
Community at Fields Corner Branch Library
1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122
For more information, please contact or 617.436.2155

Saturday, November 4, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Last 2017 Shawmut Tunnelcap Cleanup.
Shawmut Station walkways between Melville Ave. & Centre St. We all need to pitch in to keep Dot beautiful!

Saturday November 4

Girls Day, Physics Matters at MIT Museum 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.
Join us for Girls Day, our bi-annual event celebrating women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
This Girls Day, Physics Matters, will focus on the fun and fantastic world of physics. Draw secret messages and see the rainbow with diffraction glasses; visualize air flow with light and see differences in air density caused by the heat of your hand and the air flow of your exhale; make batteries magically move through a coil of wire while exploring magnetic fields; and learn about orbits and small satellites through a hands-on paper folding activity. That's just a start. All hands-on activities, informal talks and demonstrations are included with admission. for more.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

Lauded as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups” and first winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, the Claremonts will perform Mozart's Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502, "Queen of Hearts" by Kati Agócs (written for the Claremont Trio in 2017), and Mendelssohn's Trio in D minor, Opus 49. Peabody Hall, All Saints' Church, 209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester. A reception follows the concert and everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday, November 5.
Kids Learn to Skate! Classes for kids 4.5years to 18 years. Classes at Shea Memorial Rink, on Willard Street in Quincy, start Sunday, November 5th at 11:00 AM. Classes are also available at 11 area rinks. For information and to register, call Bay State Skating School at 781-890-8480 or visit online at Celebrating 49 Years!

Monday, November 6 at 7pm
Pajama Storytime: Three Little Pigs at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library
27 Richmond St, Dorchester Center.
We will be exploring the story of the Three Little Pigs through books, songs, puppets, crafts, and more!

Tuesday, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21. 3:30pm-6:30pm

Ornament making workshop at the Fields Corner Public Library. Led by local artist Leslie MacWeeney, registration is suggested. Call (617) 436-2155

Thursday, Nov 9, 7:30 PM

Dot Jazz Series: Elis Roseira & Catherine Bent. 209 Ashmont Street, Boston, MA
Greater Ashmont Main Street and Mandorla Music Series are very pleased to co-present the 2017-2018 quarterly Dot Jazz Series at Peabody Hall in the Parish of All Saints Ashmont. Doors open at 7pm and the $15 ticket includes dessert as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Wine will be available too.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm Dotini 2017: Presenting the New-Tini
at the Blarney Stone. Tickets at the door are $60 for a standard ticket or $85 for VIP. Sponsorships of all levels are available, email us at for details. Donations are always accepted, if you would like to buy a ticket but cannot make the event and want us to offer it to a member of the community please let us know and we can set something up. All proceeds go towards the mission of Fields Corner Main Street.
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Wednesday, November 15, 6-8pm,
Greater Ashmont Main Street Fall Meeting, at Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Dorchester (Shawmut MBTA stop). Join us for our fall informational meeting to visit with neighbors and friends over light dinner from Caffe Zia Gianna, our newest Boston Main Streets district business, while you hear what our committees have been up to and learn more about specific topics of general interest to the neighborhood.