Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles | December 11

Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 3 – 4pm at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, (690 Adams Street Dorchester)
Veronica Robles is a performer widely recognized as the most authentic representative of Mexican music and culture in New England. Known affectionately by fans as La Mera, Mera (The Real One), Veronica Robles will present a workshop for children to experience the Mexican culture through traditional dance, song and costume. For children ages 6 and up.
Space is limited; please register with the children’s librarian, by calling 617-436-6900.
This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Neponset Circle Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration | December 7

On Saturday, December 7 @ 4:00 pm there will be a Holiday Celebration and Tree lighing! Special guest: Santa Claus will be on available for pictures, Pizza, soda & surpises!
The Neponset Circle Tree Lighting Party will be at the Neponset VFW Post , 362 Neponset ave. Dorchester, MA.
There will be fun the whole family will enjoy, This event is free and is open to the public.

Visit with Santa inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest | December 7

Saturday, December 7, Come celebrate the holidays and meet Santa this December at Franklin Park Zoo! Children will want to make sure they visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, who will be available for photos the first three Saturdays in December from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the always balmy Tropical Forest building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant anteater and much more. There will be special story time with Santa @11:00 am. Guests can also warm up with free hot chocolate! Upon entering the Zoo, everyone will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be redeemed at the Zoo’s Giddy-up Grill.
 Zoo admission for the day will be: Adults $17.00 children 2-12 $11.00
For more information and details visit: Frankling Park Zoo

Bowling with Santa! | December 7

Saturday, December 7 from 9am until 11am, Bring you friends and family out to join Santa for some festive bowling at Boston Bowl 820 Morrissey Blvd.Dorchester, MA.
For additional information and how to reserve your lane call 617-740-1422 or click here.

Historical Society Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 8 at 2pm there will be a Holiday Open House at Dorchester Historical Society, at William Clapp House, 195 Boston St. Dorchester MA.
There will be food raffles, items for sale and holiday festivities the family will enjoy. Diane Taraz will sing music from the Victorian era, and talk about where the songs originated from.
For more information or details on the event visit Dorchester Historical Society

Friends of the Library Book Sale | December 5

Thursday, December 5 at 6pm, The Friends of the Grove Hall Branch Library are pleased to host a holiday book sale to raise funds for library programming. Come browse a large selection of books for children, teens, and adults. All books priced at a dollar or less.
Refreshments will be provided.
Grove Hall Branch Library
41 Geneva Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121

World AIDS Day Event 'Getting to Zero' Heroes | November 30

Saturday November 30 from 1-4pm at the Codman Square Library (on 690 Washington Street) will host the Worlds AIDS Day Event 'Getting to Zero' Heroes.Where are our Heroes? How can you get to "0" (new infections, death & stigma) when prevention and education money have been slashed? We need to raise our voices and help make HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention.


For more information or to register for event please call 781.308.1552 or email:


Volunteers needed This event is FREE to the community                                                                 

Half Price at Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo | November 29

Friday, November 29 Citizens Bank will sponsor half price admission day at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.


Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house. Admission will be half-price the day after Thanksgiving, thanks to the generous support of Citizens Bank. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo.

 Franklin Park Zoo regular addmission:

Adults: $17.00, Children: $14.00, Seniors:$14:00 Children under 2 free 
Stone Zoo Regular Admission:
Adults:$14.00 Children:$10.00 Seniors:$12.00 Children under 2 Free

for more information visit:

Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers | November 29

Friday, November 29 at 10:30am the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers will share their stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a full audience powwow.

The celebration will be located at:

JFK Library
Columbia Point 
Dorchester, MA 02125 
To attend this free event you have to register at
Space is available on first come first serve basis
Please arrive by 10:15am to be seated. late arrivals will not be allowed to enter after 10:45

Four Corners Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration | December 7

Saturday, December 7 between 1-4pm the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Four Corners Main Street & Greenwood Memorial  United Methodist Church will host their Tree lighting & Holiday Celebration.

There will be Light refreshments, live music, entertainment, fun activities the whole family will enjoy, including... A visit from SANTA!!!

Invited speakers will be Mayor Marty Walsh and other politicians

The location of festivities  will be at:

Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church

378A Washington Street, Dorchester

The location of the Tree Lighting will be at:

Mother's Rest Park 

(on Washington Street)


**Registration for families that need help with gifts for children up to ten years old may register at the end of the program**

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