Nine holiday trees in Dorchester will be lit on Sat., Nov. 25 starting in Neponset Circle at 4:20 p.m. See graphic here for full schedule.

First Parish Dorchester is holding a homemade pie sale on Sat., Nov. 18, in time for your Thanksgiving holiday dinner.  Fruit and savory pies will be available for $10-$25 at the Meetinghouse, 10 Parish St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — or until supplies run out. For more information call 617-436-0527. 

BPDA plans a virtual public meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 to discuss a proposal by Wharf Partners to demolish and reconstruct portions of the existing Ellsworth Supply HVAC retail supply business at 1334 Dorchester Ave. See bostonplans.org for more info.

The annual Hidden Heroes and Sheroes dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Codman Square Neighborhood Council and the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition will take place on Fri., Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St., Dorchester. Tickets are $45. Go to codmansquarecouncil.org to purchase or sponsor.

The 4th annual 3 Point Foundation gala and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. at the Fairmount Copley Hotel. Awardees include Alfreda Harris, Joe Cooper, Susan Levine and Bain Capital. Tickets at 3pointfoundationgala.org.

Franklin Park Coalition Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is Thurs., Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Chip-timed 5k fun run. Walkers welcome. This annual fundraiser supports the coalition’s programs. Adults $35, kids/teens $18, children under 5 are free. Go to runsignup.com/Race/MA/Dorchester/FranklinParkTurkeyTrot.

All Dorchester Sports and Leadership’s 40th anniversary gala is set for Wed., Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. at Venezia Restaurant, 20 Ericsson St., Dorchester. Email ADSL@AllDorchesterSports.org.

The BPDA will host a virtual IAG meeting on Wed., Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the 135 Morrissey Blvd. project, including the construction of an additional six-story wing connected to the former Boston Globe building by an elevated pedestrian walkway, with associated below-grade parking. Go to bit.ly/135Morrissey-Boulevard for more info.

The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia is scheduled to arrive by police escort at Boston Common at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.  The tree will be lit at approximately 7:55 p.m. on Nov. 30, as the City of Boston’s Official Tree Lighting is celebrated on Boston Common from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live on WCVB Channel 5 starting at 7 p.m.

Join the third annual children’s celebration holiday celebration on Sat., Nov. 25, from 4-6 p.m. in Martin’s Park hosted by the Friends of Martin’s Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Santa Claus and The Grinch will arrive by boat with the Boston Police Harbor Unit at the Harborwalk and enter the park to switch on the lights.

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