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Your Weekend in Mattapan

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 16, 2011 09:56 AM

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The trees on the Neponset may be looking suspiciously less leafy, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of great activities happening in Mattapan this weekend. Here’s a look at some Mattapan events happening in your backyard.

If your bike is in good shape, how about joining the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for a bike tour of the Neponset Greenway in Dorchester on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.? The ride is free and open to the public, but participants must RSVP.

The tour will start at the Red Line’s JFK UMass station and will be about 12 miles long and will follow the coast of Dorchester Bay to Pope John Paul II Park. To RSVP or to find out more information go to MAPC’s website and make sure to check back to www.Boston.com/Mattapan for a full wrap up of the ride.

Maybe biking isn’t your thing and you are just looking to get out for some grocery shopping. The Mattapan Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. to provide residents with the best locally grown food available. Meet the farmers and the community at this one-of-a-kind event. SNAP and Bounty Bucks are accepted.

If you are looking to sing and dance this weekend, you’re in luck: The Church of the Holy Spirit is holding its 125th year Celebration "Gospel Explosion" Saturday. The program will feature musicians Bullock Brothers, CHS Sacred Dance Ministry, and Carl Smith. Tickets are $25 at the door and the event starts at 5 p.m.

Along with music, dancing and fun, the event is a great way for neighbors to meet each other and be involved in the community.

Email Patrick Rosso, patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com. Follow him @PDRosso.

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