Here are the latest Dorchester neighborhood notes:

Benefit walk

The Walk for Sickle Cell Disease will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Franklin Park, across from the Shattuck Hospital.

The annual walk is a part of a “Sickle Cellebration in the Park” that offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones and connect with others interested in the cause. In addition to the 2.5-mile walk, the day will feature free health screenings, free food, live dance and musical performances and a Kidz Zone.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K walk at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. a health fair and multicultural concert will begin.

To walk, donate or for more information, call 617-825-4595 or visit

Street festival

The community is invited to the 17th annual Art and Health Street Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 on Stoughton Street.

This free family event is about uniting the community through arts, food, musical entertainment, healthy eating, supporting local businesses and offering community services.

There will be an art market, health screenings, educational material distribution, a flu clinic, youth initiatives, prizes, performances, refreshments, child identification program and more.

Call 617-288-0970, ext. 8822 or send an email to for further details.

Celebrating red pandas

The Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, will celebrate International Red Panda Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Zoos worldwide are celebrating International Red Panda Day and families can enjoy red panda-themed activities and find out how they can help this species at this special celebration. They can stop by an education station or meet with a zookeeper and learn more about red pandas at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the new red panda exhibit within the new Children’s Zoo.

Zoo New England is committed to the conservation of these animals and is an active participant in the Red Panda Species Survival Plan. The Red Panda faces threats including illegal hunting and habitat destruction due to increased logging and farming.

Call 617-541-5466 or visit for more information.

Neighborhood yard sale

The annual Savin Hill neighborhood yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 16.

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

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

Poetry and music

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will welcome bass baritone Dashon Burton in the concert “A Poet Speaks” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Peabody Hall, All Saints Church, 200 Ashmont St.

Burton, accompanied by pianist Christopher Walter, will perform John Dowland’s “In This Trembling Shadow, No. 12 from A Pilgrimes Solace;” Robert Schumann’s “Dichterliebe, (A Poet’s Love), Opus 48;” “Riddle Songs, No. 24 (Solution: jay), No. 47 (Solution: bookworm)” by Scott Perkins; William Bolcom’s “Blue form Cabaret Song” and selections from Francis Poulenc’s “Chansons Villageoises” as well as spirituals and Gospel songs.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $18 for students, $3 EBT card holders and free for children under age 13.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-827-7857.

‘Groovin’ on Main’ fundraiser

The 16th annual “Groovin’ on Main” fundraiser organized by Four Corners Main Street will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at The Urban Guild, 260 Washington St.

Festivities will include food, musical entertainment and good company. Tickets are $60 each or $100 per couple.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call 617-287-1651 or e-mail

Starring Jane Wyman

The Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond St., will screen movies starring Hollywood star Jane Wyman from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 28.

Screenings are “All That Heaven Allows” co-starring Rock Hudson on Sept. 21 and “Larceny, Inc.” with Edward G. Robinson the following week. Admission is free.

Call 617-298-7841 for further details.

‘Bike and Brew Fest’

The third annual Dorchester Bike and Brew Fest will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 in Peabody Square West Plaza and a small portion of Talbot Avenue between Dorchester and Welles Avenue that will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the festival.

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, bike safety demonstrations, prizes and more.

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

Industrial School exhibit

The Commonwealth Museum in the Massachusetts Archives building at Columbia Point is displaying “An Extraordinary Look into Ordinary Lives: Uncovering Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls, 1859-1880” now through October.

History and archaeology combine to tell the story of Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls, a 19th century “child-saving” institution, and those who walked its halls. The middle and upper class managers of the school trained these young girls in the domestic arts and proper female virtue in hopes that they would become productive members of the working class.

Using school records and artifacts uncovered during a 2015 archaeological dig, the Commonwealth Museum’s new lobby exhibit brings this never-before-told story of Victorian moral reform to life. The girls’ individual experiences at and after the school take center stage, but the exhibit also explores class dynamics, gender roles, race relations, sickness and disease and leisure in 19th century Boston.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-727-9268.

Performance in the park

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is presenting “Lavender Ruins” with Neil Leonard at 7 and 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28 at Franklin Park’s Overlook Shelter Ruins.

This evening concert sound installation by Leonard was made in response to “Fog x Ruins,” Fujiko Nakaya’s site-specific fog sculpture for Franklin Park’s Overlook Shelter Ruins. The composition fills the site of the dancing fog with sound that also pays tribute to the visionary concepts of Nakaya and the sonic imagination of Duke Ellington. The work revisits selected themes by Ellington including “Lady of the Lavender Mist,” “The Kissing Mist,” “Atmosphere (Moon Mist),” “A Blue Fog That You Can Almost See Through” and “The Fog That Clouds It.”

More details are available at or by calling 617-522-2700.

Farmers’ market

The Dorchester summer farmers’ market is being held at Codman Commons on the corner of Washington and Talbot streets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays now through Oct. 20.

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