2.3 min readBy Published On: October 21st, 2018Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Week of October 22nd

Support the arts! Commemorating 100 years of Dorchester’s original movie palace, The Strand (1918 – 2018) it’s the Dorchester Short Film Festival on October 25th from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience a fast-paced line-up of comedy, drama, action, and animation. Films are presented in two acts with an intermission, showcasing an eclectic combination of Oscar nominees, Sundance winners, Aspen Shorts winners, US Film Festival “Best of Show” winners/runner ups, and International honorees. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Yellow Door will be serving up cocktails too! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here!

Halloween fun! Halloween’s creeping up, and celebrations are starting soon! Carve your pumpkin, get your costume ready, and head to these local spots for plenty of tricks and treats.  Checkout our roundup here! 

Crack the code to college! College planning is exciting but can be confusing at the same time. For this reason, City of Boston Credit Union has compiled a panel of experts to help guide parents and students through the process.Complimentary light refreshments and Door Prizes! Don’t miss this opportunity to have your college questions answered! This program is FREE & open to the public, but space is limited so please be sure to register at the link below. Get more details here! 

Family friendly Halloween Fun! Celebrate at the Children’s Magical Halloween Castle at Fort Independence. Castle Island’s Fort Independence will transform into a spooky, but kid-friendly, magical haunted castle. Stop by on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th from 12pm-4pm for drinks, snacks, story tellers, and tour the magic castle in your best costume.

Cocktails and Duck boats! Dotini returns to Dot Ave on Thursday, October 25th at 7pm!  Ducktini – will celebrate the shops, stores and organizations in and around Fields Corner with the help from the Boston Duck Tours. Enjoy specialty martinis, take selfies with an on-site Duck Boat and come dressed in your best nautical casual themed outfits! Advance tickets are $50 for a standard ticket or $75 for a VIP ticket which comes with a future trip on a Fields Corner VIP Duck Boat Tour of Boston and a small gift. Tickets at the door are $60 for a standard ticket or $85 for VIP. You can purchase your tickets here!

Be informed. Get involved. A special community workshop will take place on Saturday, October 27th at Dorchester Park at 3:15pm. This workshop discussion will include upcoming playground upgrades. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is interested in hearing about desired improvements to better serve neighborhood families. In the event of inclement weather the meeting will be held at the Boston Public Library – Adams Street Branch located at 690 Adams Street. For more information, please call Lauren Bryant at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department 617-961-3019 or email [email protected]

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