Boston Shines in Dorchester! | May 2

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Be a part of the community-wide clean up! Below are all of the opportunities for you to join the Boston Shines event and help make Dorchester shine!


Codman Square: Boston Shines will be happening in several different locations of Codman Square!

  • 9:00AM- Codman Square Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St (MyDorchester)
  • 9:00AM- Loesch Family Park, Wainwright Street (Codman Square Neighborhood Council)
  • 9:00AM- Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, 587 Washington Street (CSNDC)


  • 9:00AM- Corner of Richfield and Puritan (Bowdoin-Geneva Residents Association)
  • 10:00AM- St. Peter’s Teen Center, 278 Bowdoin Street 

Fields Corner:

  •  9:00AM- Toohig Park, 40 Gibson Street
  • 9:00AM- Ronan Park flag pole, Adams Street (Friends of Ronan Park)

Four Corners:

  • 8:00AM- 367 Washington Street (Greater Four Corners Action Coalition)


Uphams Corner:

  • 9:30AM- Uphams Corner Main Street main office, 545 Columbia Road (Uphams Corner Main Street)
  • 9:00AM- Wendover Street (Dorchester Bay EDC)
  • 9:00AM- St. Mary's Women and Children Center,  90 Cushing Ave (Jones Hill Civic)

Ashmont Adams: 

  • 9:00AM- 319 Ashmont Street (Ashmont Adams Association)


Franklin Field  area:

  • 10:00AM- Sportsman Tennis Club, 950  Blue Hill Avenue (Sportsman Tennis Club)

Elsie Frank 5K | May 30

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Come show your support for Kit Clark Senior Services! The Elsie Frank 5K will benefit senior programs at Kit Clark! Run, walk, or volunteer for this great cause!


When: Saturday, May 30th

9:00 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. Start

Where: DCR Pope John Paul II Park
Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester
Preregistration: $25 before Race Day

$30 on Race Day

Register now:
For more information: contact

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Spring Friday Dinners | May 1

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Dinner is made easy on Fridays thanks to the Kroc Center! Come get some ready-made meals every Friday!


This Friday's dinner options will be: Fried Chicken and Fish Dinner!


When: every Friday starting May 1st

Where: Salvation Army Kroc Center of Boston

650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

For more info: visit 


Free FICO Seminar | May 28

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What is a FICO score?
FICO is a 3 digit number designated by the 3 credit Bureaus that allow lenders to qualify or disqualify you for a financial purchase..i.e. a car, mortgage or credit card at the most favorable rate. 

Learn more at this FREE FICO seminar!


When: Thursday, May 28th


Where: The KROC Center of Boston

650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

To register: 

Blues for a Change | May 21

Join the KROC center of Boston in support of The Culinary Arts Training Program as The Salvation Army Kroc Center presents: Blues for a Change! 

Following the performance will be a brief meet and greet along with savory refreshments prepared by the chef and students in the program.


When: Thursday, May 21st


Where: Salvation Army KROC Center of Boston

650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at door

For more information: contact Chef Timothy Tucker at 617-318-6954 or


Boston Brass Blast | May 1

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Join the KROC Center of Boston for their 2nd Annual Divisional Music Celebration: Boston Brass Blast! FREE ADMISSION!
When: Friday May 1st
Where: Salvation Army Kroc Center
650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

Mayor Marty Walsh Coffee Hour | May 26 and June 9

Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the 17th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from May 6th - June 17th. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts along with a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses!


When: Tuesday May 26th


Where: Martin Playground

95 Myrtlebank Avenue, Dorchester




When: Tuesday, June 9th


Where: Ronan Park

92 Mount Ida Road, Dorchester


For more info:


Boston City Farm Fest | May 9

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Come to Boston City Farm Fest!
Purchase seedlings, compost, fertilizer, and other supplies for your garden and have gardening questions answered by community volunteers. Bring a soil sample for your garden to make sure your soil is safe to grow in, and learn what to do if it's not. (Instructions here.) Bring along children to explore the flourishing greenhouse and participate in children's art projects. Seedlings are sold on a sliding scale from $3-5 per pack, and compost is available at $5 per bag (in our bags) or less in your own containers. 
When: Saturday, May 9, 11am to 2 pm
Where: Dudley Greenhouse
11 Brook Ave, Roxbury
For more info: contact Allegra Wiprud, 781-259-8621 x68,

Mother's Day Breakfast | May 9

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Young Men Success Series hosts a Mothers Day breakfast! Celebrate motherhood and community!


When: Saturday, May 9th


Where: the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Ctr

RSVP (by May 6th):


Mother's Day Celebration | May 7

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Join Whittier Street Health Center for their Mother’s Day Celebration! Refreshments will be served along with a nice back massage. Kids activities will be provided as well, so feel free to bring the family.


When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015


Where: Whittier Street Health Center

1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury 

To RSVP: contact Judy Heithmar @ 617-989-3211


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