Here are the latest Dorchester neighborhood notes:

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

Country music concert

The Savin Hillbillies will perform in a free concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the Reading Garden at the Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams St.

The band features Rob Atterbury on guitar and vocals; Joe Lutz on banjo; James Hanford on fiddle; Jonathan Keller on bass; and Bill Walczak on accordion, guitar and vocals. The family friendly concert will feature music that is a blend of Irish traditional and country classic sing-alongs. People of all ages are welcome.

Call 617-436-6900 for more details.

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

Antique cars, picnic

The fifth annual antique and exotic car show and family picnic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Dorchester Park, 2174 Dorchester Ave.

The car show will be held on the lower field on Adams Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when awards will be given for the best in various categories. Games and activities for all the families start at noon on the upper field and continue to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of fun, family-friendly activities including games, prizes, musical entertainment, nature walks and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase and families are welcome to bring their own picnics.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-371-6085 for more information.

Bike and brew fest

The second annual Dorchester Bike and Brew Fest will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Peabody Square, Ashmont.

This free, family-friendly festival will showcase the growing cycling community in Dorchester. There will be beer sampling with several local brewers, food trucks, live musical entertainment, workshops, prizes and more. The fun for all ages opening act, the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band at 7 p.m. and the Nephrok! Allstars will headline the event playing their funk and soul sounds at 7:50 p.m.

Visit or call 617-825-3846 for more details.

Surgeon General to speak

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Blvd., will welcome Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States from 2014-2017, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Murthy will explore the role of government in promoting the nation’s public health and the opportunities and challenges facing the nation with Alison Kodjak of National Public Radio.

The free program is open to the public and advance registration is suggested.

Visit for further information and to register.

Citizenship information

The Uphams Corner Branch Library, 500 Columbia Road, will host a free USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will give general information on immigration issues such as naturalization and citizenship, eligibility requirements, permanent residency, filing procedures, avoiding scams and finding low cost and safe advice. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement and Boston Public Library.

Call John McCarthy at 617-565-9430 for more information.

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.

Visit for more details.