Living Solo: A Free Workshop for Women | June 28

The Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB) is sponsoring a workshop for single women who want to explore the single life experience in a two hour interactive workshop led by Dr. Nancy Goldner, a trained workshop leader. In the workshop, we will identify strengths and resources and explore ways to enhance physical and emotional well being. To attend, please contact AFAB at: 617-287-0096. The event takes place at 330 Fuller St, Dorchester MA at 6pm.


Arthritis and You: Can We Talk? | June 28

The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring a free seminar in Dorchester! The event will be held on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church located at 378A Washington Street. The event will include a buffet from Carribean Rhythms Restaurant! 
The schedule will be as follows:
5:30: Dinner and Registration
6:15: Welcome and Invocation
"Treatments of Arthritis of the Hip and Knee"
Michael S. Thompson MD
Senior Orthopedist
Lahey Clinic, Burlington

7:15: "Exercise: A Magic Pill for Arthritis"
Cheryl McDermott
Exercise Coordinator and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Roxbury

7:50: Evaluation

Call 617-219-8218 to register,
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Paw Sox Night | July 28

The Saint Ann Youth Ministry is hosting a Paw Sox Event. For the registration form, click here. The event is at 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 from 3p to 9:30p. For more information click here.

BPS Summer Music Program | July 2

A free summer music program for Boston Public School students will be offered at three school locations this summer, starting July 2.  The Advanced Band and Strings group, for students in Grades 7 -12, will be held at Boston Latin School.  Openings are still available!  Program hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays, from July 2 through July 27. The program is free, and a free lunch will be provided to students.

To download an application form or get more information about the BPS Summer Music Program, go to  or contact Mr. Pitts directly at The BPS Summer Music Program will also include a general and vocal music group for students Grades 3 – 5 at the Condon School, and an intermediate band and strings group for students Grades 5 -9 at the Ohrenberger School.

Mattapan United Give Back Meeting | June 27

Join Mattapan United to kick-off a Summer of Action! Mattapan United is organizing action groups, including: Business development, Community fabric, Jobs, Safety, Open, clean spaces, Housing, and Health.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Young Achievers School, 20 Outlook Road, Mattapan, MA 02126


FFor the past year, Mattapan United has engaged in a neighborhood feedback process and has gathered information on what residents and stakeholders envision for an improved Mattapan community. In this meeting, you will learn about these recommendations and have the opportunity to join an action group to bring about these changes. For more information, contact Karleen Forcena, Mattapan United Lead Organizer, at or at 617. 298.2045 ext. 240.

Free Citizenship Clinic @ VietAID | June 30

Are you ready and eligible to become a US citizen? Join a free citizenship clinic for naturalization information and application assistance. On Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at VietAID, 42 Charles Street, in Dorchester MA 02122 (near Fields Corner T on the red line). To register, visit If you have any questions about the event call 617.657.3239.

To be eligible you must
•   be a legal permanent resident for 5 years OR 3 years if married to US citizen
•   have NO problems with the law
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St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England & Boston, Massachusetts | June 30

On Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 am, The Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting a discussion of St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. Wilfred Holton will discuss St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England the Founding of Our Boston. The talk will also feature a few notes from Earl Taylor about Dorchester, England, and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

This illustrated talk features the town of Boston, Lincolnshire that is the Mother Town of Boston, Massachusetts. The talk describes the center of Puritan religious activity that supplied political and religious leaders to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during its early Colonial period. Historical images and modern photos show sites in the town of Boston that have importance for the founding of our Boston, including the over 700 year-old St. Botolph's Church where Reverend John Cotton preached before coming to Massachusetts in 1633.
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Dorchester Artists Past & Present Opening Reception | June 29

On Friday, June 29, Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting the opening reception for the exhibit Dorchester Artists: Past & Present put on by Dorchester Historical Society and Dorchester Arts Collaborative. The show will continue through Saturday and Sunday, during other Dorchester Historical Society events! The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will feature work by present-day Dorchester artists as well as those from times past. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street in Dorchester, MA 02125. >> Read More

Mattapan Healthy Food and Fitness Tour | June 23

On Saturday June 23, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is hosting a Food & Fitness Tour. Meet in the parking lot of the church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Square, at 4:15. Join the Food & Fitness Coalition and experience community efforts to improve the food and fitness environment in Mattapan. Walk the future Neponset Greenway, and view the proposed Neponset Greenway with Guides from the Neponset Greenway Council. For more information, contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Council at 617.391.4017, or register online at

Port Norfolk Garage and Yard Sale | June 23

From 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, there will be a multi-unit garage and yard sale at the Estuary Condo Complex in Port Norfolk, Dorchester, located at 169 and 171 Walnut Street! Find treasures, discover a deck on the water, enjoy refreshments, and enjoy a special studio sale by resident artist Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper.

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