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10K Cocktail$ & Ca$h “GOLDEN GALA" | May 24

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee presents the 10K Cocktail$ & Ca$h Golden Gala 2013. Come out and support the Dorchester Day Parade.



Cash Bar

$10,000 drawing 

April 18th Florian Hall 55 Hallet Street Dorchester

Doors Open at 6pm

For Tickets contact OR Jean Donovan (617) 909-6451 - Lisa Zinck (617) 512-8690


The 10k Golden Gala not only continues to honor and support the efforts of the Veterans who re-established the Dorchester Parade but also in a special recognition honoring the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund >> Read More

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | May 18

Join thousands of people in Franklin Park for the annual Kite & Bike Festival on Saturday, May 18th. Get outside for kite flying, free bike rentals for all ages, bike tours of the park, food trucks, vendors, face painting, and more!

Looking for a fun outdoor volunteer opportunity? The Kite and Bike Festival depends on the helping hands of volunteers. More info at

May 18th 11am -3pm 

Franklin Park - Shattuck Picnic Grove

More info at OR OR call 617-442-4141

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2nd Annual Dorchester House Swim Down Challenge | March 22


Please help the Dorchester House Stingrays Swim Team raise funds to compete in Cary, North Carolina this spring. The 2nd Annual Dorchester House Swim Down Challenge Anyone wishing to swim against Stingray members in a friendly competition is welcome 

When: Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 5:30pm (Warm-ups at 5:00pm)

Where: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Swimming Pool, located at 1353 Dorchester Ave. (the DH pool is located in the rear of the building)

Why: To help send our swim team to compete in the 11th National Black Heritage              Swim Meet in Cary, North Carolina!

Swim Down Races: Freestyle, Back stroke, Breast stroke, Butterfly, and Relays!!!!! >> Read More

D.A.C. Artist Reception: Destiny Palmer March 21

This is your chance to meet & see new works by Destiny Palmer. Learn about her ambitious work in progress and plans for curating the new DAC gallery. Enjoy some good wine, light snacks, the gorgeous new gallery, friends and conversation.

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location : EJCA, 157 Washington St, Dorchester MA 02125
Contact :

DFSI Fundraiser | March 28

Five runners will represent the Dorchester Family School Initiative in the Boston Marathon on April 15th. There will be a fundraiser on March 28th at the Blarney Stone. Food and entertainment is free.  Donations at the door. 
By donating to the DFSI Marathon Fundraiser, you will directly support students at DFSI's three partner schools, the Lee Academy Pilot School, Joseph Lee Elementary and the Oliver W. Holmes. Your continued support will provide before and after school programming and enrichment activities throughout the school year.
Date: Thursday March 28th
Time: Starts at 7:30pm

Give Kids a Smile | March 16

This Saturday Give Kids a Smile at the Codman Square Health Center. Free Educational, Preventative, and restorative dental service for Children up to18 years old. No appointment necessary

Stop by anytime between 9am-1pm

Codman Square Health Center Dental Department

637 Washinton St. Dorchester MA 617-822-8142

Breaking the Cycle | March 12


Join the inspiring coauthors of the book Not Meant To Live Like This, renowned Professor William Julius Wilson, and Katrina survivors as they speak about their experiences in relation to the following topics: Health, Education, Violence/ Safety, Housing, Sustainable Development.
March 12th -  2pm - 4pm 
UMass Boston 3rd Floor CC Confernece room

Girl Power Event | March 3


Mother Caroline Academy’s Mentoring Program's 2nd Annual will be this Sunday, March 3 at 2:30pm. This year's theme is, "Better Health, Better You!" Guest speakers are Dr. Cheryl Clark and Jasmin Johansen, former soccer player. There will also be a Zumba dance class and a vendor health fair after the speakers. We hope to see you there!

Mother Caroline Academy

515 Blue Hill Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02121

 For more information, please contact Dulce DePina: 617-427-1177 X205 or

Free Dental Clinic | March 2

Organized by The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) Free preventative dental care, oral health education and lots of great activities! The purpose of the event is to focus attention on the epidemic of untreated oral disease among children.

Sat, March 2, 2013 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 188 Longwood Ave, Boston 02115
Contact Information: or call (857)209-4963 for information or to schedule an appointment.

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