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FREE Tax Clinics | 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!

Things you will need to bring:

· Social Security Card (or Taxpayer ID Number-ITIN) for you, your children, and your spouse
· Proof of Health Insurance- bring your 1099HC or Health Insurance Card(s) for you and all family members
· All W-2 forms
· All 1099 forms-1099G for unemployment and/or 1099R for pension payments
· All 1098T forms for tuition payments and receipts for books and materials
· Total childcare expenses last year and the name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number for your child care provider(s)
· 1098E forms for student loan interest paid
· Total rent paid last year
· Any mail from the IRS
· A copy of last year’s tax return
· Your bank account and routing numbers to directly deposit your refund
· Total real estate paid last year (if applicable)
· Proof of sales tax and fees paid if you bought a car after February 16th, of last year (if applicable)
· All closing documents for all first-time homebuyers (if applicable)

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LAST Dorchester Winter Farmers' Market | March 27

Dorchester Winter Farmers' Market

Do you like fresh and delicious food? Are you looking for more organic, home-grown options in your diet? The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market can help! Come meet with your fellow community at the ONLY winter farmers market in Dorchester and learn about all the delicious natural food vendors have to offer! Kids activities will be provided as well!

When:  March 27th

3:00PM-7:00PM

Where:  Codman Square Health Center

Great Hall (next to health center)
6 Norfolk St. Dorchester

Questions?:  Visit the Dorchester Community Food Co-op website at https://dotcommcoop.wordpress.com/

See you there!

 

Dorchester Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt | April 4

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Spring is Coming to Dot Park and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is on!

Snow or no snow, the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Dorchester Park will be taking place! Please dress appropriately! RTN Credit Union will set up a photo booth there at 9:00 AM. Volunteers are asked to be there at 8:00 AM. Anyone wishing to volunteer is invited and welcomed!

 

When:  April 4th, 2015

10:00 AM

Where: Dorchester Park

Tennis

2180 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

For more info: Visit Dorchester Park Facebook Page

 

Reading Readiness Story Time | April 7 - May 26

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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 Thursday, 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

Youth Programs at Uphams Corner Library | All April

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Stop by the Uphams Corner Library for one of the many ongoing youth library programs we are offering in April:

Preschool Story Time-

Every Tuesday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Sing songs, read books, and make crafts to strengthen early literacy skills. Special dance guest on 3/10! Ages 3-6

Homework Help Mentor Program-

Monday - Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Come get *free* homework help from neighborhood high school students. No registration required. Ages 5-12

Lego Builders-  

Tuesdays, April 7 and 21 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Come build with the library’s Legos. Ages 4 and up

Friday Family Film-

Every Third Friday 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. April 17: The Lorax Get in the mood for Earth Day with this gentle warning from the Lorax, adapted from the Dr. Seuss classic. All ages. >> Read More

New England Aquarium Lobsters | April 23

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Come learn about (and touch!) these amazing animals with fun and friendly staff from the New England Aquarium. For ages 6 and up.

 

When: Thursday, April 23rd

4:00PM

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the BPL

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester

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

 

Women in World Jazz | April 30

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Women in World Jazz performs an interactive musical concert in celebration of El Día de los Niños, an annual celebration of children and reading for families of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Audiences enjoy a taste of different cultures from around the globe, such as Cape Verde’s Coladeira and Brazil’s Samba.

 

When: Thursday, April 30th

6:00PM-7:30PM

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of BPL

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For more info: call Uphams Corner branch at 617-265-0139

Mother Goose on the Loose Baby Lapsit | April 1 - May 7

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Children ages 0 – 3 and their parents or caregivers are invited to the library for a special story time developed especially for the youngest children. Come sing songs, make music, discover books, and develop key early literacy skills! 

 

When: Every Wednesday, April 1st - May 27th

11:30-12:00PM

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the BPL

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For more info: Contact Uphams Corner Branch at 617.265.0139

 

A People's History of New Boston | April 13

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Author Jim Vrabel will speak about his book, A People’s History of the New Boston.

 

When:  Monday April 13th

6:30PM

Where: Adams Street Branch of the BPL

690 Adams Street, Dorchester

For more info: Call Adams Street Branch at 617-436-6900

Boston Cyclists Union Spring Neponset Ride | March 28

Neponset Bike Path

From Paul's Bridge at the Milton Readville line, we'll follow the bike lanes on Truman Parkway north along the Neponset River, then cut through Milton along the river to the first section of the Neponset Trail, which we'll follow to Tenean Beach in Dorchester. We'll follow the route of the future Dorchester Coast Trail to Columbia Point, where we'll pick up the existing paved path along Boston Harbor past UMass/Boston, the Kennedy Library, and the Harbor Point Apartments to Carson Beach and Castle Island. Then we'll head back through South Boston and Malibu Beach to Freeport St., where we'll head through Dorchester to Adams St. and paths through Dorchester Park. We'll cross the Neponset on Dorchester Ave and Adams St. and follow Eliot St. above the trail to Central Ave., where we'll cross back to Boston and take River St. to Mattapan Square, where we'll pick up the Truman Parkway stretch of the trail and follow it south to the starting point.

 

When: Saturday, March 28th

10:00AM

Where: Paul's Bridge

Milton, MA
 
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