Cooking Matters at the Store Workshop | Feb 12

Join  Upham's Corner Health Center for a free workshop and practice healthy shopping on a budget.

Learn to:

  • Find healthiest options
  • Get best value for fruits and vegetables
  • Compare unit prices to find bargains
  • Understand food labels
  • Find whole grains, and
  • Stick to your budget!

Grab a $10 Gift card and free shopping bag just for attending!

When: Feb 12, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Uphams Corner Health Center, 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125

To RSVP Call Jose Cardoso at 617-287-8000 x8142 or Adelina Alves at 617-287-8000 x8349

Legal Workshop | Nov 4 & 11

Take advantage of the free legal workshop that will be hosted at the Fairmount Innovation Lab! This workshop will be a two part class educating soon to be or current business owners about business types, permits/ licensing, contracts, and intellectual property.


Each presentation will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m (Both Sessions) 

SESSION 1: Wed. November 4: Entity Formation (becoming an LLC, non-profit, corporation, etc.) and Permitting and Licensing.

SESSION 2:  Wed. November 11: Contracts (focusing on commercial leases) and Intellctual Property (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents). 



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Exercising in Your Community | June 25

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EXERCISING IN YOUR COMMUNITY Our meeting, facilitated by Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, will review fitness opportunities you can look for in your neighbor-hood, best practices for how to get members of your community active, and give you the opportunity to exercise with a great group of people! FREE EVENT. DINNER PROVIDED.


When: Thursday, June 25th


Where: The Foley
249 River Street, Mattapan

For more info: Contact Jamiah Tappin. l 617-279-2240 ext 508

Needle Felting Workshop | June 20


Kids and adults join us for a very cute needle felting workshop. When Kelley came a few months back, we filled the room! Sign up now for your seat at the table to make this very cute Puffin. This workshop is $40 and comes with the kit. If you you came last time, you can join us again for only $25 (kit price). This class is open to kids (8+) and adults... kids need to be accompanied by an adult!


When: Saturday, June 20th


Where: Stitch House Dorchester

840 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

Cost: $40

Returning members: $25

For more info: visit

To Your Credit | June 18

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Learn about the importance of credit scores: what can lower it, and what you can do to raise it. Understand how to read your credit report, and how to build or improve your credit history.


When: Thursday, June 18


Where: 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

For more info: Call the Boston Home Center at (617)635-HOME (4663)


Jumpstart Your Writing Workshop | June 17

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Discover Roxbury is partnering with Grub Street offering a writing workshop for new and practicing writers.  This class has a very clear mission: devote two hours to trying your hand at creating writing. Through a series of fun directed writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice.  


When: Wednesday, June 17th

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Where: ArtROX! Hub

Warren Street, Dudley Square

To register:


Raised Bed Gardening | May 30

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Raised beds can be simple to build and very productive to grow in. This hands-on demonstration will help you choose the best site, materials, soil, and plants for your garden.


When: Saturday, May 30th


Where: City Natives

30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

For more info:  call 617.542.7696 or email


Lean Marketing for Startups | May 20

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Brought to you by General Assembly & Fairmount Innovation Lab, Lean Marketing for Start-ups is a FREE workshop that will teach you how to market your company! 

If you're a startup or small business, you're likely time-poor and resource constrained, so on top of growing your business and acquiring users and customers, how do you also market your company brilliantly? 

If you want to reduce your marketing mistakes and increase your successes—this is the class for you. Packed with practical tips on how to fast track your business growth through proven lean marketing strategies, this session will help you get started on effectively getting the word out about your business.


When: Wednesday, May 20th

6:30PM – 8:30PM

Where: Fairmount Innovation Lab

584 Columbia Road, Dorchester

To register: CLICK HERE


Vegetable Garden Basics | May 9

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Want to grow your own food but don't know where to start? Come learn the best practices for soil building, water-smart gardening, composting, and harvesting.


When: Saturday, May 9th


Where: Woolson St. Community Garden .

44 Woolson Street Mattapan

For more info:


Family Jewels at Stitch House Dorchester | April 26

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Spend a Sunday afternoon developing your beading skills while making a beautiful gift for yourself or your mom!  You'll learn to quickly string beads onto yarn using a dental floss threader, follow pattern instructions, and create a beautiful necklace or bracelet just in time for Mother's day!

by Shaina Bilow or  Ribband by Laura Nelkin.


When: Sunday, April 26th


Where: Stitch House Dorchester

846 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

Cost: $40 (includes both patterns) plus $15 materials fee

OR bring your own scraps of fingering or sock weight yarn and size 6 beads. 

To register: Call 617.265.8013


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