DOT BY THE DAY Sept. 5 - 13, 2015

Saturday (5th) – City of Boston’s Poet Laureate visits the Dudley Branch Library at 2 p.m. This fall,Danielle Legros Georges will meet and engage with aspiring and practicing poets. Interested participants can bring examples of their work for discussion. 65 Warren St. Roxbury.

Tuesday (8th)
– Preliminary election in the city of Boston in city council districts 4 and 7 only. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Absentee ballots are also available for those who wish to vote in person at the Election Department, located in Room 241, at Boston City Hall. For voters who have any questions about absentee ballots, please call 617-635-2211. For all other concerns call 617-635-3767.

Thursday (10th)
– Public meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Boston English High School to discuss upcoming 15th annual B.A.A. Half-Marathon set for Sun., Oct. 11, starting and finishing at White Stadium in Franklin Park. See or email Participants will run along New Washington Street and Forest Hills Drive with street closings from 7 a.m.-10 a.m.

• Information session for prospective volunteers to help students in grades K-3 in a local school or after-school setting. If you are age 50 or over, attend today’s meeting at the Boston Teacher’s Union from 1-3 p.m., 180 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester. Please call 617-399-4699 or email See

Saturday (12th)
– Savin Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information or to obtain a map, please send a request to If interested in participating, deadline to get on the map is Sept. 5.

• Upham’s Corner 4th annual Street Festival, 12-4 p.m.
Stoughton St. (between Columbia Rd and Everett Avenue.)
Live music, local food vendors. For more information please contact the Upham’s Corner Main Street office at 617-265-0363.

• The Dimock Center will partner with HoodFit and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) to host the first annual ‘Road to Wellness 5k Walk/Run.’ The event will kick-off at The Dimock Center and continue through the Roxbury community. Contact Katie Gallagher at 617-442-8800 x1285 for more information.

• End of Summer Beach Party at the Boston Centers for Youth & Family (BCYF) Curley Community Center’s M Street Beach in South Boston from 12-5 p.m. Features a barbecue by Sweet Cheeks, beach games, kayaking, stand-up paddle boards, family activities and live music by the Endless Summer Band. For further information please call 617-635-3911, or visit

Sunday (13th)
– The third annual Dorchester Park Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day will begin at in the smaller ball field at the Adams Street entrance to the park. The Family Fun Day goes from 12 to 4 p.m.on the larger ball field in the upper park. Walk up the path from the cars to the back of the park to enjoy food trucks, entertainment, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, facilities, face painting, balloons, puppets and games for the kids. See for more info.

Boston College High School hosts school fair from noon to 2 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to meet middle and high school representatives from institutions throughout Massachusetts. Over 30 middle and high schools will be in attendance including Catholic, independent, public, single-gender, co-ed, boarding, day, large, and small schools. Visit to register.