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Halfway to Dot Day 5k I December 10, 2016

This is a family friendly event and all kids 12 and under who bring an unwrapped toy register for free. Adults are $20 and all proceeds go to helping Dorchester families and charities during the holiday season. This is the link to sign up https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6610 and we also have a Facebook event on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/318632431848247/

 

When:

12/10/16 9am

 

Where:

PJP Park

 

Cost:

$20

Enchanted Trolly tour and Tree Lighting I December 2, 2016

When:

Fri December 2, 2016

 

Where:

Codman Commons, Dorchester

 

Cost:

Free

Vital Village Leadership Summit | Dec 13-14

Vital Village Leadership Summit:Are you interested in making a difference in your community?

 

The Leadership Summit

Day 1- Restorative Justice

Restorative justice is a practice growing in popularity as our community seeks conflict resolution techniques that focus on healing instead of punishment. A 1/2 day workshop featuring a design-thinking session and 90-day challenge planning session (participation limited to 30 individuals)

 

Day 2- Connected by H.O.P.E.  

Shifting the conversation by highlighting the assets of our communities that are often overlooked and celebrating our many successes as we work collaboratively to improve the places where we live, work, and play. 

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Baby & Toddler Circle Time I November 15 -16, 2016

Baby and Toddler Circle Time is for children ages 0-3 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to come sing, rhyme, and play as we learn and have fun together. Not appropriate for large groups as this program's success relies on having a 1:1 ratio of child to adult. Please call 617.265.0139 for more information.
 

When:

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.

 

Where:

500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125

 

Cost:

Free

Harry Potter Week: Build a Beast I November 12 - 18, 2016

For ages 6 and up: As a part of National Novel Writing Month young writers can come prepare for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a week of fun Harry Potter Themed Activities.

 

When:

Monday November 14, 2016

3:30 to 5:30

 

Where:

500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125

 

Cost:

Free

Annual Peabody Square Tree Lighting I November 26 2016

At the end of the pop-up holiday market, light the Peabody Square Holiday Tree with Santa, Mayor Marty Walsh, and other special guests on Ashmont Station Plaza. Feel free to bring an ornament to add to the ones Dot Art is helping children make to adorn the tree!

When:

November 26, 2016
6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Where:

1900 Dorchester Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02124

 

Cost:

Free

Make it Matter Market Place

The one-stop-shop local holiday time saver. We have a Fair-Trade women owned spice company, organic turkey CSA, musicians, calligrapher, kids events, artisans, tasty foods, jewelers, personal trainers, personal bra fitting company, crafts, etc.

When:

Sunday November 13, 2016

11:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Where:

26 Ericsson St, Boston,
Massachusetts 02122
 

Cost:

$8.00

Holiday Gift Givaway Celibration I December 10, 2016

Each year Codman Square Health Center gives gifts to over 600 children and their families. This year they are expanding the giveaway to a party for all of Dorchester to celebrate. Bring the whole family to enjoy food and festivities

 

When :

Saturday December 10, 2016

Where:

The Great Hall

6 Norfolk St. Dorchester

 

Cost:

Free

Master the Marketplace I November 7, 2016

With the holidays approaching, small businesses have unique opportunities to vend products and demonstrate services at expos, fairs, markets, and pop-ups.

 

Join Lynne Zagami Riquelme, who has led workshops for startups at MassChallenge, helps run SheStarts and is also the Head of Customer Success at Shoobx, as well as Sierra Rothberg, co-founder of Lusterity and Fields Corner Main Street hosts of the Make It Matter Pop Up Marketplace on November 7 at the Home.stead Cafe from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Fields Corner Main Street, a nonprofit representing one of Boston's most diverse communities and vibrant business districts, and Lusterity, a special events company that helps hosts design gorgeous gatherings and do social good.

 

When:

Monday, November 7, 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

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Dotout's Harvest Mixer I November 6, 2016

It's the ONE DAY of the year you can legitimately don your gayest flannel shirts and buff up those tan Timberlands for a wonderful fall afternoon—celebrating the season of sharing and giving thanks with your nearest and dearest and your friends at DotOUT.

Last year, Dorchester peeps rocked the donation jar with their generous holiday spirit and a suggested $5 donation! DotOUT donated $2,000 to DotHouse Health's Fields Corner Children Thrive holiday gift program.

This year, Dotout is donating all monies from the event to St. Mary's Center for Women & Children. (Two years ago we raised $440 in cash and almost a $1,000 worth of new presents and housing items for St. Mary's!)
 

When:

Sunday November 6, 2016

3:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Where:

Ashmont Grill >> Read More

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