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Saturday, Sept. 15
Buying back the block
Hear about how racial minorities and low-income community members are purchasing local properties to start businesses. Attendees will learn how to keep money in their community. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m., Tabernacle of Praise Church, 535 South Main St., Randolph. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Social media for small businesses
Learn strategies for appearing authentic on social media at a workshop hosted by podcast Direct to Success. Attendees will learn what content caters to their target audience. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel and Conference Center, 55 Ariadne Road. Dedham. $125. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Support local businesses
See what New England farmers, restaurants, and food trucks have to offer at a local food festival. The event will also feature a seafood throwdown competition and do-it-yourself demonstrations. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Home buying for beginners
Learn the steps to buying a home at a seminar hosted by a group of local real estate professionals. Participants will learn how to navigate today’s market. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.