Adult Anger Management Course | April 27 - July 6

anger management group flyer

Do you often find it difficult to control your anger? Do you want to find more productive ways to respond to situations where you feel yourself getting angry? Do you have excessive mood swings? Come meet others who want to manage their mood swings, aggression, and hostility.


When: Monday, April 27th - July 6th


Where: Child and Family Counseling Center

780 American Legion Highway, Roslindale

To register: Please fill out attached form and send it to Carmen Cruz, LICSW

Reading Readiness Story Time | April 7 - May 26

reading readiness flyer

Children ages 3 - 6 and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for a two-month Reading Readiness story time session every Tuesday at 10:30. Come sing songs, read books, play games, and develop key early literacy skills! 


When: Every Tuesday, April 7th - May 26th

10:30AM - 11:15 AM

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the BPL

For more info: Call the Uphams Corner Branch at (617)265-0139

DotHouse Health Ribbon Cutting Event | April 28

dothouse health ribbon cutting event

Join DotHouse Health for their ribbon cutting event! The community will celebrate the new name change from Dorchester House to DotHouse Health! Former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II will officiate the ribbon cutting! 


When: Tuesday, April 28th


Where: DotHouse Health

1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

To RSVP or for more info: Contact Amy Ebozue at (617)740-2526 or email


All Dorchester Women's Professional Network Inaugural Event | April 28

ADWPN inaugural event

Ladies, we have an exciting networking event coming up on the 28th! Join the All Dorchester Women’s Professional Network for their inaugural event, with special guest speaker Carol Conway Bulman of Jack Conway, Realtor-Dorchester

This is a new organization devoted to developing, promoting and protecting the interests of professional women in the Dorchester community, and we’re thrilled to be hosting them on this day!


When: Tuesday, April 28

Where: Ester Restaurant and Bar

Cost: free for members, $50 for non-members 

2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

For more info: contact Mary Kelly at (617)697-3019, or Maria Pina at (617)298-2250 ext. 122


Weekly Mindfulness Meditation | April 29

peaceful rocks

We are excited to announce the new Mindfulness Meditation group!

Instructor: Michael Gilroy has been involved in Buddhism, primarily Zen, since 1980. For the past 7 years, he has studied with an exceptional meditation teacher in the Theravada tradition (via Thicht Nhat Hanh) here in Boston and looks forward to sharing his experience with those who choose to join the FPD sitting. As to other background in spirituality, he has completed training in integrating body awareness (embodiment practice) and the study of Tantra; is part of a spiritual community at Easton Mountain in New York; and assists in retreats of "The Body Electric School" throughout the US.

All Are Welcome: We welcome you and anyone else who may be interested to join in. Both consistent and drop-in attendance are welcome. Folks who would like to be on the announcement email list should email to be added. 

Cost: As is traditional within Buddhism, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. Attendees will not be required to pay for the class, but everyone will be welcome to contribute at the end of each session via "dana," a practice of cultivating generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart, supporting not just the teacher, but also First Parish Dorchester, the larger community, and your own practice. 

What to Bring: Attendees may wish to bring a water bottle, a cushion or other prop to sit on, and a small blanket or shawl if you tend toward getting chill. You will also be welcome to use one of the limited number of cushions available, or sit on the floor or the provided benches or chairs, however you are most comfortable.

Childcare: Some folks who are planning to attend the Mindfulness Meditation circle are organizing a group of older children (at least 7 years old) who may gather for a homework club upstairs while their parent(s) meditate downstairs.


When: Wednesdays beginning April 22nd


Where: Allen Parlor at First Parish Dorchester

10 Parish Street Dorchester

For more info: contact Katherine at


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