Uphams Corner Open House | January 22

Wednesday, January 22 at 5pm, As the end of the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative draws near, please join the open house to learn about recommendations for economic development, street improvements, and housing in Upham's Corner. Your input will help create a final report to help us collectively work to implement the recommendations.
Located at the: Salvation Army KROC Center
                            650 Dudley Street
                         Dorchester, MA 02125                                     
Light refreshments will be served, and interpretation services available.

KROC Holi-daze Kidz Bazaar | January 2

Thursday January 2, take your family to the Holi-daze Kidz Bazaar and enjoy interactive activities during the extended holiday break. Open special vacation hours for you and your child can take part in activities like "You Craft It" workshop, "Dance, Dance December" and even fun videogaming at Game Central.


This event will be held at The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center (650 Dudley Street

Dorchester, MA 02125) between the hours of 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
All members are free and non member can join in the fun for only & $5
For more info: Call 617.318.6900

Defensive Aids in Situations of Help | January 22

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is empowering women* to protect themselves, and each other through DASH ( Defensive Aids in Situations of Help).
D.A.S.H. is a free self-defense training seminar for women who seek a greater sense of security and confidence.
The seminar will be held  Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave in Dorchester, Ma 02121).
For more info, contact Zakiyyah Sutton at 617-704-6656 or
*Open to women ages 18 and up
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins ● 200 Nashua Street, Boston, Ma 02114


JMF Enterprises presents: “MEET THE FACE BEHIND THE BADGE ”
Xmas extravaganza!!!
Basketball Tournament
Monday, December 23, 2013
10:00 am– 5:00 pm
at Jeremiah E. Burke High School Gymnasium
(Enter through 51 Geneva Ave, GH Community Center)
We’re bringing the best tournament in the City to Dorchester!!
Watch as some of Dorchesters’ best ball players show their skills on some of Bostons Finest !!
It’s Christmas Vacation, no school; so come on out! Free event!
Fun and music for the entire family.
Winner gets all
Bragging rights and trophies!!!
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Grove Hall Tree Lighting and Celebration | December 19

Join in for the tree lighting Thursday, December 19, 5 PM, at Unity Plaza at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street. Continue the celebration and fun at the Grove Hall Branch.
Sponsored by:
Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Project Right, Inc.,  Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corporation, Touch 106.1, GotSole, One United Bank, Narman Construction, City of Boston Office Business Development, Watson’s Health and Sports Rehab, and Zoo New England.
For more information contact or visit the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (41 Geneva Ave, ) or call 617.427.3337

African Drumming Workshop with Mohamad Kalifa Kamar | December 19

African Drumming Workshop with Mohamad Kalifa Kamar, Thursday, December 19, 2013, 4 – 5pm. This event will be held in the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121)
Mohamad Kalifa Kamara, a master drummer and dancer, began his career in Gambia where he started his own dancing and drumming group. For this workshop, Mohamad will explain to youth the history of drumming and how drums are used as a form of communication in African villages. Participants will also have the opportunity to play Mohamad’s various drums. For children ages 6 and up.
This event is free and is open to the public. Space is limited; please register with the children’s librarian.
This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

3rd Annual Tree Lighting | December 4

Wednesday December 4 from 5:30 til 7:30, the Salvation Army Kroc Center (located at 650 Dudley St.) will host their 3rd Annual Tree Lighting event.


There will be:

                              Carol Singing with a Brass band

                              A short devotional 

                              Light refreshments

                              Ringing of the "official First Bell"


This event is free and open to the public. For more details on this event contact the

Salvation Army Kroc Center

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Who's Tracking You Online? | December 2

Monday December 2 at 6:30pm the Lower Mills Library (27 Richmond Street) will have a program discussing online tracking.

Every mouse click, every keystroke, and every tablet or smart phone selection that we make helps data collectors paint a picture about who we are.

During this interactive presentation, Greg Page will talk about the positive, negative, and uncertain implications of the era of Big Data.  He will also discuss ways that individual web users can minimize their online footprint.
click HERE to get more information on the program.

R.O.C Neighborhood Watch | November 21

R.O.C.'s mission is to make the community a safe place to live, raise family awareness on violence, and reduce the occurrence of violent crime in the community. Ongoing activities and events are provided by R.O.C to increase the unity and solidarity of the community.
Their community meeting will take place this Thursday, November 21st, 6-8pm at 40 Norfolk St, Dorchester MA
More Info: Contact R.O.C. Neighborhood Watch at 617-593-7887 or visit http://www.rocn​ 

Hidden Heroes/Sheroes | November 22

The Hidden Heroes and Sheroes Community Event recognizes individuals in the community who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and commitment to improving the quality of life in their neighborhood. The celebration will be held in the Great Hall of Codman Square (6 Norfolk Street) November 22 from 6-8 p.m.
They will be handing out the Neighborhood Leadership Awards, Civic Leadership Awards, the Millennium Award, and the Youth Leadership Award. Help support your neighbors for all their hard work.
The event funds two $1,500 scholarships for two high school seniors.
Dinner is included. Tickets are $30 each. For more information contact or call 617-650-2049. See
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