Neighborhood News & Notes
13th Annual Spring Festival and Perennial Divide: Saturday May 17th 10:00 am to 2:00pm, 30 Edgewater Drive Mattapan, off of River Street. Bring Perennials to share and containers to bring home new plants for your garden. Shop for annual seedlings. City Natives, the BNAN Nursery grows perennials, offers plant supplies, soil compost for sale.
Free Tree!: Apply for a FREE TREE at bostonnatural.org Check BNAN and BUFC Face book pages for updates and applications. Application deadline is April 4. If youâ€™re selected for a free tree; Pick up is April 19. Open to all Boston residents and non-profits.
Save Water and Money: BNAN is again officering discounted Rain Barrels from the Great American Rain Barrel company to Boston residents for $60.00. To Order go to www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/c-158-boston.aspx or email Bill Stanton, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-542-7696 . Deadline for ordering is April 4. There is one day pickup organized for Saturday April 12th at the companyâ€™s warehouse at 1715 Hyde park Ave in Hyde Park; 9-11 am.
Healthy Olympics 2014: The Peer Leadership Institute presents the Get Healthy, Get Moving, Healthy Olympics of 2014! Enjoy fun filled day of music, Zumba, fitness obstacle courses & more exciting events to get you moving! Sat, May 10, 12-4pm. Harambee Park, Franklin Field. 100 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester. Linda Phifer, 617-534-2061, Lphifer@bphc.org
City of Boston Preservation Month 2014: Preservation Month is sponsored annually each May by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our historic communities. Check out the tours and learn about the history, people and places across Boston. http://www.cityofboston.gov/landmarks/
Saint Williams Dorchester Fund Scholarship: Application period is now open. Deadline for submissions is May 16th. If you will be attending college in the fall of 2014, live or go to school in Dorchester, have good grades, give back to your community and participate in musical or other artistic pursuits, we encourage you to submit an application for one of our (4) $1,000 scholarships as soon as possible. Graduating high school seniors, who plan to attend a fouryear college, are encouraged to apply. Scholarships will be awarded at an awards/social gathering to be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at the Phillips Banquet Facility (Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester). Please visit: http://www.stwilliamsdorchesterfund.org/scholarshipfund.html for complete details.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families Summer Guide: Check out all of the summer programs that BCYF community centers are offering for the summer of 2014. This guide includes information about a variety of summer camps, sports leagues, and more. www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf
Boston Environmental Film Festival: This year's festival will feature films on environmental issues, panels, speakers, and more! Cost: $10. May 18, 11am-1pm & 2:30-4:30pm. At 4 venues: Atlantic Wharf, Castle Square, Charlestown Navy Yard, and Goethe Institute. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/654179
Harry McDonough Sailing Program: The Harry McDonough Sailing Program is open from May until early October. Castle Island, Day Blvd, South Boston. Special programs for visually impaired people. 617-268-8556, www.mass.gov/dcr/recreate/sailing.htm