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Free Winter Coats!, Jan 25

The Dorchester Youth Council is partnering with the Burlington Coat Factory (BCF) on their annual Warm Coats Warm Hearts Coat Drive.

Clients being served at DotWell and partner health centers (Dorchester House and Codman Square) who are in need of a warm coat are invited to the Warm Coat, Warm Heart event at the Dorchester House gym on Monday, January 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

BCF donated 600 new coats for children and adults, in all sizes for most seasons. >> Read More

Survivors Support, Jan 19

A call to survivors - As the Nation is reaching out to support our neighbors in Haiti through this traumatic experience, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute would like to open our arms to survivors.

While there are many resources available for the relief efforts, we are also opening our doors as a safe space for families. As an organization who deals with Trauma, Grief and Loss we recognize this traumatic event can re-traumatize us and bring up feelings from our loss and grief. Please know this Tuesday, January 19, 2010 we are opening our doors during our Tuesdays Talks time if you would like support during this trying time. >> Read More

Celebrate the Life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan 18

The Mather Elementary School 1st and Finest School Parent Council and the First Parish Church invite families, students, community members and leaders to come as a community and celebrate The Life and the Memories of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be inspired by students, parents families, and community leaders who will sing, dance, and share spoken words. Free admission!

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:00 am
First Parish Unitarian Church
10 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Light refreshments will be served.

Haitian Earthquake Fundraiser, Jan 15

Click here for a list of organizations accepting donations to fund their relief efforts in Haiti.

BIG CITY 101.3FM has also said it will be hosting a benefit fundraiser for the Haitian Earthquake Rescue and Relief Fund this Friday, January 15 at Parkview Restaurant, 994 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA.

So You Think You Can Dance?

Or even if you don't, the DotWell Teen Center has got the thing for you!

Starting on Monday, January 11 there is a Dance Program starting at the Teen Center (Dorchester House, 1353 Dorchester Ave) and it will run every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm-7pm for 12 weeks.

No commitment necessary, just stop by. And...

Get your groove on! >> Read More

Redesign a Neighborhood Garden, Jan 14

Ever heard of the Nightingale Community Garden? It's a large plot of land with a lot of potential as a Community Garden at 512 Park Street. Join in the conversation to renovate this community space.

A community meeting to discuss re-design of the Nightingale Community Garden is happening on Thursday January 14 at 6:30 PM at the Codman Square Health Center Tech Center 450 Washington Street (corner of Park Street, across from KFC). Everyone in the Park Street/Washington Street vicinity is invited to participate in this open community meeting hosted by the Boston Natural Areas Network to discuss proposed renovations at the large open space community gardens located at 512 Park Street. >> Read More

New Year's Walk, Jan 2

Ring in the New Year with a brisk walk around the Loop Path (2.5 miles) in Franklin Park. See Frederick Law Olmsted's historic designs and views and hear park lore from the past 125 years. Meet at the Golf Clubhouse at 10:00 am.

Dress for the weather!

Visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org for more info.

Don't Start the New Year Sick!...

Flu Clinics Are Free and All Over DOT

All Boston Flu Clinics are now open to the General Public. Get your H1N1 Vaccine (and at select clinics your Seasonal Vaccine) to ward off that sickness in advance!

Check out all of these local Dorchester Clinics around the new year:

Mon, Jan 4
9am to 5pm - Codman Square Health Center

Tues, Jan 5
5pm to 9pm - Codman Square Health Center >> Read More

Start off the New Year with Science & Magic, Jan 3

Free Entrance to the Museum of Science and Discounted Harry Potter: The Exhibition

In celebration of Mayor Menino’s inauguration, on Sunday, January 3 from 4-7pm residents of Boston will be given free admission to the Musuem of Science!

Participants will need to present identification confirming residency.

Also, special pricing for "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" will be available to Boston Residents. >> Read More

Experience The Dragon King, Dec 29

Venture under the sea this winter with a fantasy based on Chinese folklore. On Tuesday, December 29 the JFK Library and Museum brings Tanglewood Marionettes to present the play The Dragon King.

Journey with a wise grandmother to the bottom of the ocean as she seeks the Dragon King. Why has he forsaken the land above? Find out in this delightful story featuring sea creature marionettes.

The show starts at 10:30 am and seating is limited. >> Read More

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