Family Night: Holiday Cookie Decorating | Dec 22, 2016

Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us for an evening of cookie decorating and Rugrats holiday episodes!


When:Dec 22, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: 41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121

Cost: Free

Contact: Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library

Teen Girl Program: Girl Almighty |

Healthworks Community Fitness is a non-profit community fitness center for women and children located in Codman Square. This January they are piloting a new fitness program designed for teen girls--- Girl Almighty! Girl Almighty(GA) is a physical activity and nutrition intervention designed to address the prevention and management of teen girls at risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Our inaugural cohort will begin this January! Our first GA session starts on Wednesday, January 4th.

When: Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.


Fitness Program for children: Fitspiration! | Jan 9, 2016

Healthworks Community Fitness is a non-profit community fitness center for women and children located in Codman Square. This January we will host our winter youth fitness programming for children 6-12 years old--- Fitspiration!

Fitspiration! is a 6- week physical activity program focused on sports drills, cardio-respiratory training, and developmentally age-appropriate fitness skills that will get children moving and having fun!


Winter Session:
January 9th- February 15th
Mondays and Wednesdays

Ages: 5-8 years old from 5:30-6:25pm

Ages: 9-12 years old from 6:30-7:25


Cost: $20 HCF Members or $35 Nonmembers of HCF

Artisanal Comedy Night | Dec 28, 2016

Sexy, new & improved earlier time for your premium quality, handmade comedy! presented by bethany van delft, with:

kendall farrell – comedy and crepes @ the skinny pancake
katie mccarthy – women in comedy festival, the gas
corey rodrigues – 30 jobs later podcast
sam evans – just 4 laughs festival
carmen lagala – bridgetown comedy festival
dan crohn – boston comedy festival
wes hazard – the moth, massmouth

Suggested donation $5, all proceeds go to starving comedians (and comedians who eat enough too). >> Read More

Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre | Jan 2, 2017

Mayor Marty Walsh has invited three-time Grammy nominee Boston Baroque to perform its fourth annual Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester) on Monday, January 2 at 2pm. Bring your family and friends as the orchestra plays “Music for Royal Fireworks” by Handel and two sparkling works by J. S. Bach, featuring violin virtuoso Christina Day Martinson. Opening up the imagination to the sights and sounds of an actual fireworks display, "Music for Royal Fireworks" was written for King George II of England in 1749. The event on January 2 is free, but tickets are required. 


When: Mon January 2,  2:00 pm.

Where: The Strand Theatre

Cost: Free

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Halfway to Dot Day 5k I December 10, 2015

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 and we also have a Facebook event on our Facebook page



12/10/16 9am



PJP Park




Enchanted Trolly tour and Tree Lighting I December 2, 2016


Fri December 2, 2016



Codman Commons, Dorchester




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.


Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.



500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125




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.



Monday November 14, 2016

3:30 to 5:30



500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125




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