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Kids in the Garden: Make Your Own Worm Compost Bin | June 14

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As part of our family-friendly open garden day, come learn how worms can turn kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden or houseplants. We'll talk about how to feed, house, and care for worms.


When: Sunday, June 14th


Where: Woolson St. Community Garden

44 Woolson St. Mattapan 

Cost: Free to learn; $10 to take home your own supplies.

For more info: call 617.542.7696 or email 


To Your Credit | June 18

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Learn about the importance of credit scores: what can lower it, and what you can do to raise it. Understand how to read your credit report, and how to build or improve your credit history.


When: Thursday, June 18


Where: 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

For more info: Call the Boston Home Center at (617)635-HOME (4663)


Boston Home Center Information Session | June 8

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Join the Boston Home Center for a brief info session and learn how we can help you buy a home, followed by a networking opportunity where you can meet with local mortgage lenders and realtors!


When: Monday, June 8th


Where: Grove Hall Community Center

51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester

For more info: Call the BHC at (617)635.HOME (4663)

Families Cooking Together | June 6

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Miss Debbie of KIDZ COOKING reads If You Give A Moose A Muffin By Laura Numeroff, then helps kids work with their parents to make muffins! Space is limited..Pre-registration is required. 


When: Saturday, June 6th


Where: Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library

27 Richmond Street

For more info/to register: Call the Lower Mills branch at (617)298-7841


Web Marketing for Small Businesses | June 16

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Introducing: Web Marketing for Small Business! A  FREE 8-week course for small businesses and entrepreneurs! Beef up your web marketing skills through social media tactics, web optimization, and more! *Get a brand new iPad mini or Chromebook laptop for only $50 for completing the course!*


*class is currently full!


When: Tuesdays beginning June 16th


Where: Dorchester Bay EDC

594 Columbia Road, Dorchester

To register: Contact or call (617) 447-1759


Dorchester Day 5K | June 7

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Run to celebrate Dorchester Day and support Project D.E.E.P and Blarney Stone! Race begins and ends at the Blarney Stone and runs down Dorchester Ave. towards Lower Mills and back along the same route. Awards, raffle, and cookout immediately after the race! 


When: Sunday, June 7th

Registration: 11:00AM

Race: 12:15PM Sharp!

Where: Begins and Ends at Blarney Stone

1505 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

To register:


STEC Wellness Center GRAND OPENING | June 9


It's a new day at Sportsmen's, full of opportunities for the youth, adults and families of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.  Come out to see the new Center for Community Wellness, learn about planned programs and services, and thank the funders who made it all happen! ity Wellness, Dorchester Opens Tuesday!


When: Tuesday, June 9th


Where: Sportsmen Tennis and Enrichment Center

Wellness Center

950 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester

For more info: contact STEC at

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Family Field Day | June 5

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You and your family are invited to a day of fun at Family Field Day! There will be food, a bouncy house, dental screenings, WIC info, face painting, games, activities, and more! Come on down for a fun-filled morning!


When: Friday, June 5th


Where: Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester

35 Deer Street, Dorchester

For more info/ To RSVP: 617-740-2586 

OR Mary


Leap into Literacy Storytime | June 11

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The Leap Into Literacy Story Time Team will be welcoming summer with fun stories, songs and giggles, lots of wiggles, and a free book for each family that comes!  We will also have a drawing for some play-filled prizes! This story time is for young children under the age of 5 and their favorite adult caregiver.  Rain or shine, we plan to have a great time!  See you there!



When: Thursday, June 11th


Where: Fields Corner Library 

1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

For more info: contact Luci Davis at 580 583-3833 or

For Vietnamese language contact Huong Vu at 617 740 2586

For Cape Verdean Creole or Spanish language contact Maria Troutman at 617 740-2335


FAMILY Movement Clothing Drive | June 6

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The F.A.M.I.L.Y Movement is back for their SPRING Community Clothing Drive! For adults and children! Items will be $1-$5 for a bag of clothes, $1 for a pair of shoes, and $1 for a pair of accessories! 



When: Saturday, June 6th


Where: DotHouse Health
1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

For more info: email


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