Here are the latest Dorchester neighborhood notes:

Caribbean carnival

The 44th annual Caribbean-American carnival will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Blue Hill Avenue and Peabody Circle in front of the Franklin Park Zoo.

The cultures of Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands will be celebrated with food, music and dance, steel drum competitions, arts and crafts, King and Queen of the Carnival and a costumed parade. The 1.5-mile parade begins at noon on Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury and ends at the Franklin Park Zoo.

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Movie on the beach

Families can watch Stephen Spielberg’s thriller “Jaws” at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Malibu Beach, Savin Hill off Morrissey Boulevard.

Children’s events will start at 5:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Families can bring a blanket, picnic, chairs and friends and family to enjoy this end of summer free event.

Conversation with Misty Copeland

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library at Columbia Point will welcome Misty Copeland from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

Copeland, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her distinguished career with Meghna Chakrabarti, the host of WBUR’s Radio Boston.

A book signing with Copeland, the author of “Life in Motion, Firebird and Ballerina Body,” will follow until 8 p.m.

Registration is required for this free program, by calling 617-514-1644 or going online at

Musical evening

The Richie Parsons Trio will perform in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams St.

Dorchester native Parsons is known for his catchy tunes whose recent release “Honey & Tears” can be heard on CDBaby. His trio includes Elisa Birdseye on viola and Doug Harper on guitar, with Parsons on vocals and guitar.

Call 617-436-6900 for more details.

Hawaiian fun day

The community is invited to the annual Standish Hawaii Day at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Standish Village, 1190 Adams Ave.

Hawaii Day will feature the Hokupa’a Hula Collective. Admission is free.

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Movie at river’s edge

The Department of Conservation and Recreation will screen the Star Wars movie “Rogue One” at Pope John Paul II Park, Gallivan Boulevard, on Thursday, Aug. 31 as part of the 23rd annual Neponset River Greenway Festival.

The film is set immediately before the events of the original “Star Wars” film and follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire’s super weapon. Admission is free.

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Countdown to kindergarten

A special kindergarten day celebration will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave.

Children entering kindergarten in the Boston public schools and their caregivers are invited to attend the celebration and join in the fun. They should wear their yellow “I’m going to Kindergarten” T-shirts.

For more information, call 617-436-2155 or visit

Neighborhood yard sale

The annual Savin Hill neighborhood yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 10.

Dozens of Savin Hill homes will offer books, clothing, toys, furniture and other items for sale.

For more information and to request a copy of the map, email

Healthy eating

The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will host the sixth annual “Fresh Fridays” at 6 p.m. on Fridays during August at Bowdoin Geneva Community Hub, 191 Bowdoin St.

The event will feature live entertainment, children’s art activities, recipes, food demonstrations and healthy food prepared by locally owned businesses. A donation would be welcomed.

The rain location will be First Parish Church, 10 Parish St.

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Student art exhibit

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Blvd., is hosting a student art exhibit now to Sept. 1. The institute is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays.

“From Her Beacon” is an exhibition of original artwork by students from Boston International Newcomers Academy. The exhibition features nine original murals dedicated to the State of Liberty. More than 140 young people collaborated to create this tribute. The school is a Boston public school in Dorchester that embraces new immigrant adolescent English language learners and their families.

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Farmers’ market

The Dorchester summer farmers’ market is being held now to Oct. 21 at Codman Commons, corner of Washington and Talbot streets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Local vendors will sell meat, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, prepared goods, crafts, house wares and local farmers’ fruits and vegetables. Musical entertainment will be provided.

For more information, send an email to

Fields Corner market

The Fields Corner Farmers’ market is being held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays until Oct. 28 at the Park Street Shopping Center parking lot, Dorchester Avenue and Park Street.

The market will feature fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products and cheeses and prepared goods.

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