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ESOL for Human Services Information Session | Jan 29 - Feb 17

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Do you want to help people with disabilities? Are you interested in the Human Services field? Do you want to take classes in English and Job Training?

ESOL for Human Services provides job training and ESOL classes for people interested in the Human Services or disabilities services field. These FREE classes begin the last week of February and continue until June. 

Information sessions will be held weekly for anyone who is interested and wants to learn more.

 

When: Thursdays January 29th to February 17th

Where: Catholic Charities Yawkey Center

185 Columbia Road, Dorchester

Requirements: 

-18 years or older

-High School Diploma or GED

-MA drivers license or Permit

Questions?: Contact Alice Nelson at (617)506-6910 or email her at alice_nelson@ccab.org

 

FREE tax clinics at Codman Square Health Center | Jan 26-April 15

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OPEN TO ALL DORCHESTER RESIDENTS WHO MAKE $53K AND UNDER!

This FREE tax clinic is sponsored by the Boston Tax Coalition to help YOU get your tax refund without paying a dime! Just bring proof of ID, residence, and income!

 

When: Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 26th

4:00PM-8:00PM

Saturdays 9:00AM-2:00PM

Where: Codman Square Health Center 

450 Washington Street, Dorchester

Questions?: visit http://www.bostontaxhelp.org/

 

*There is also a tax clinic held at the Dorchester House/ DotHouseHealth. This site is located at 1353 Washington Street on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00PM-8:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM.*

Fit Kitchen at All Dorchester Sports League | Jan 24 - Feb 21

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Dear Friends of ADSL,

We are excited to inform you that our second round of Fit Kitchen nutrition programming begins this January! Fit Kitchen is a series of free cooking classes aimed at teaching youth and their families easy ways to create healthy snacks and meals on a limited budget while requiring only very basic equipment!

Fit Kitchen is for kids ages 10-18 and their parents, space is limited so sign up now online! 

You may sign up for one or all sessions. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn some great cooking tips and to work with some of our exciting celebrity chefs! 

When: Saturdays from January 24th to February 21

10:00AM-12:00PM

Where: All Dorchester Sports League

1565 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester,

To sign up:  www.alldorchestersports.org or call 617-287-1601 >> Read More

REACH Coalition Meeting | Feb 2

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The mission of the Boston REACH Coalition is to promote health equity and eliminate
racial and ethnic health disparities in Boston. Join this organization at their meeting as they discuss the year in review and current health issues surrounding specific racial and ethnic groups.

 

When: Monday, February 2nd

6:00-8:00PM

Dinner will be served at 5:30PM

The meeting will begin at 6:00PM

Where: REACH Coalition Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Mass. Ave, Boston

Questions?:  Call the REACH Coalition at (617)534-2291

Emancipation Trail Lecture | Feb 7

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Local historian and Beacon Hill resident Vincent Licenziato gives a presentation about the Emancipation Trail and the stories behind 23 statues, sculptures, and monuments relevant to the African American experience in America.

When: Saturday, February 7th

1:00PM

Where: Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

Questions?: Call the Codman Square Branch at (617)436-8214

Romance & Mystery Book Club | Feb 5

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Participants discuss Sandra Brown’s Standoff, which tells the story of a reporter caught in a deadly hostage drama while investigating a kidnapping. All are welcome to join in the discussion!

When: Thursday, February 5th

6:30PM

Where: Lower Mills Library

27 Richmond Street, Dorchester

Questions?: visit bpl.org

Arborway Bicycle Facilities Public Meetings | Feb 2 and 5

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CALLING ALL BICYCLISTS!

If you feel strongly that cycletracks are the safer alternative to the biking infrastructure created in the Arborway, now is your chance to let the Department for Conservation and Recreation hear! Tell them why you support bikelanes throughout the cities and outer cities.

"It is extremely important that the DCR hears from people like you who would prefer cycletracks on Mon., Feb. 2, and also that you or your friends or family also show up on Thurs., Feb. 5 to support the cycletrack alternative moving forward."

 

When: Monday, February 2nd

6:30 to 8:30pm

        AND

Thursday February 5th

6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Arnold Arboretum Visitor Center/Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway, Boston >> Read More

Brilliant Branding Workshop with Discover Roxbury | Feb 14

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Join Discover Roxbury, The Arts and Business Council, and Boston Women in Media and Entertainment as they teach you how to brand yourself and your organization! This workshop is FREE for members of Discover Roxbury, the A&BC, or the BWME!

 

When: Saturday, February 14th

10:00AM-12:00PM

Where: AAMARP, 76 Atherton Street, Boston

Cost: $15

Questions?: email info@discoverroxbury.org

Soulstice Music at Dot 2 Dot Cafe | Feb 7

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Come out to support great local talent, eat good food and they may even be able to serve you a beer at the Dot 2 Dot cafe! Hosted by Alexi Paraschos.

 

When: Saturday, February 7th

doors open at 7:00PM

Where: Dot 2 Dot Cafe

1739 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

Questions?: Call the Dot 2 Dot Cafe at (617) 436-2368

 

Mega-Midweek Meltdown/Newbie Party | Feb 4

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Call it a first date... or call it the perfect opportunity to warm up! DotOut and The Welcoming Committee (Boston's LGBTQ nightlife/events/travel takeover group) are joining forces for a mega-Midweek Meltdown/Newbie Party!

When: Wednesday, February 4th

6:30PM-8:30PM

Where: Savin Bar & Kitchen

Questions?: visit the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1536047896674033/

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