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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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Microbusiness Panel Discussion | March 5

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Want to start a business, but don't think you can afford it?

Come listen to a panel of experts on how to start a business for $1000 or less. These men and women have either accomplished starting their own microbusiness or can help you start yours! 

 

When: Thursday, March 5th

6:30PM

Where: Uphams Corner Library

500 Columbia Road

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

L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K Leadership Training | March 7

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LIPSTICK Leadership Trainings equip YOU with tools and information to keep illegal guns out of your neighborhood.  Learn how we can prevent women and girls from enabling gun traffickers, educate friends, get our voices heard, and become part of the solution today!

 

When: SATURDAY MARCH 7th

10:00 AM-12:00PM

Where: Grove Hall Public Library

41 Geneva Ave. Dorchester

For more info: visit www.operationlipstick.org

Ashmont Nursery School Silent Auction | March 7

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Join the Ashmont Nursery school for a night of mingling, music, hors d'ouevres, and a silent auction to benefit the school! This year's giveaways include Sox/Yankees tickets, a lunch cruise for 4 on the Spirit of Boston, a 2-night stay at Eco-Cabin with a sauna, and more!

 

When: Saturday, March 7th

7:00PM-10:00PM

Where: First Parish Church

10 Parish Street, Dorchester

For more info: email fundraising@ashmontnurseryschool.com

Intimate Apparel | March 6th

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Join the cast, crew, and designers of Intimate Apparel for a dessert reception celebrating the March birthdays of Derek Lumpkins, executive director at Discover Roxbury, and Matt Chapuran, managing director at Lyric Stage Company. Enjoy a Show & Tell Salon featuring costume designer Amanda Mujica and sound designer Kelsey Jarboe, who will share about their work on the show, allowing time for your questions.

 

When: Friday, March 6th

8:00PM Show

10:00PM Reception

Where: Lyric Stage,140 Clarendon St.

For tickets: http://lyricstage.com/

*Use code DISCOVER for $20 discount/ ticket

 

Immigration Changes Forum | March 19

What does President Obama’s executive action on immigration mean for undocumented immigrants? What is the process for applying for a work permit and driver’s license for those who qualify? How can you assist undocumented clients? Come to this meeting and listen and learn about resources available!

 

When: Thursday, March 19th 

12:00PM-2:00PM

Where: Community Health Education Center

860 Harrison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston

To RSVP:  Call 617-534-2432 org email ltavares@bphc.org

"Making Healthy Connections" Resource Fair | March 4, 9, and 17

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Have you ever wondered what resources are in your neighborhood? Making Healthy Connections is a series of resource fairs to help you get connected with and learn about the resources in your neighborhood! FREE EVENT. FOOD AND CHILDCARE PROVIDED!

 

When: WEDNESDAY, March 4th

5:30-8:00PM

Where: East Boston Social Center 68 Central Sq, East Boston, MA 02128

 

When: MONDAY, March 9th

5:30-8:00 PM

Where: USES’ Harriet Tubman House 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

 

When: TUESDAY, March 17th

5:00-7:15 PM

Where: Mattapan Branch Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

 

For more info: Contact Emily Conwell at 617-279-2240 ext 504

Youth Programs at Uphams Corner Library | All March

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Visit the Uphams Corner Library for a variety of fun youth programs and activities to help keep busy and welcome spring:

 

Lion/Lamb Craft: All ages welcome!  Celebrate the beginning of March as it roars in like a lion and, hopefully, prances out like a lamb! 

When: Monday, March 2 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

World Read Aloud Day: All ages welcome! Participate in World Read Aloud Day by reading with Miss Emily from the library’s big book collection.

When: Wednesday, March 4 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

 

Rainbow Loom Bracelets: Ages 6 and up! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, come make a colorful bracelet that even a leprechaun would be proud of.

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Immigration Clinics | March 4 and 18

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The Mayor's Office of New Bostonians is continuing its FREE immigration clinic sessions at Boston City Hall! Get consulted by a volunteer attorney to see what you need to become a citizen!

 

When: March 4th and 18th

12:00PM-2:00PM

Where: Boston City Hall

Room 804

Questions?: Call (617)635-2980

Turkey Giveaway Volunteer Appreciation Dinner | March 2

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TO ALL VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2014 TURKEY GIVEAWAY:

Tito Jackson cordially invites you to a night of appreciation! Enjoy a free dinner and cash bar with your fellow Turkey Giveaway volunteers! Celebrate the selfless and heart-warming service you provided to hundreds of local families!

 

When: Sunday, March 2

6:00PM-9:00PM

Where: Slades Bar and Grill

958 Tremont Street Boston

Questions?: Contact the Tito Jackson Community Fund at 857-269-9340

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