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Teen Substance Use: Risks, Trends and Resources

Codman Square Health Center will be hosting a workshop on Teen Substance Use in the community, on May 2nd, 2019 from 6-8pm.  The event will take place in the Black Box Theatre on 14 Epping Street in Dorchester. Refreshements will be provided by Juice and Jazz Cafe. Register HERE

Bump, Set, Spike!

All Dorchester Sports and Leadership will be starting their co-ed Spring Volleyball League for beginner to intermediate players, ages 7-14, on April 23, 2019. Register your child HERE

City Golf Courses Now Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019          


CONTACT:  Ryan Woods (617) 961-3015




Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses are now open for the 2019 season.

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Fairy House Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2019      


CONTACT:  Ryan Woods (617) 961-3015




Having made it through another winter, it will soon be the time of year when we see the magical creatures that reappear in New England’s fields and woods in the spring.  In order to welcome the local elf and fairy population, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host their sixth annual Fairy House Building family event on Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park.

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Love Your Block

To showcase the green initiatives happening in and around Dorchester there will be a block party in the Codman Square park! Learn from organizers, faith leaders and elected officials about how this community is building a sustainable future right here in Codman Square.





Head over on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, to Codman Square Park from 9am-2pm! There will be free food, music, arts & crafts, a children's parade, and gardening activities.


Event Schedule:

9:00am - 11:00am -- Park Clean Up! (Codman Square Park and Dr. Loesch Park)

10:00am - 11:30am -- Activities, Arts & Crafts

11:30am - 12:30pm -- Children’s Parade

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Citizenship Tutor Workshop

St Mark Community Education Program is offering a Citizenship tutor and teaching workshop! The workshop will prepare you to assist those who want to become citizens through their citizen preparation program.  

WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10 am – 1 pm

WHERE: All Saints Church Hall, 209 Ashmont St, Dorchester (near Ashmont T Stop and parking available)

St Mark Community Education Program has been conducting citizenship classes for over 15 years. In partnership with the Boston Public Library, we will be offering classes in 5 branch libraries during the Spring of 2019.  Prepare to join our team of volunteers in one of our classes.

To register or for more information, contact Mike Oliver at

Movement Filtration

Join Colleen Roddy and Sasso & Company for an evening of craft beer and contemporary dance at Dorchester Brewing Company!  This evening features new and exciting dance works created by both artists for this unique venue. In addition to great dance, audience members will experience delightful, bold craft beer in Dorchester Brewing Company's  tap room located right in the heart of Boston.  


When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where: Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave.

Boston, MA 02125 (Red Line T Accessible; Parking Available)


Tickets: $25 Advance, $30 at the Door (cash or Venmo only)

*Tickets include 1 Beer

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Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Opportunity

Title: Community Lactation Counselor Training

When: February 18th – 20th, 9am-3pm

What: Are you interested in learning the skills to support families in your community? Vital Village is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) Training to become a breastfeeding peer counselor!  During the training, you’ll learn the essentials for providing peer counseling in lactation management and facilitating breastfeeding support groups. Please fill out this application form and learn more here if you are interested, or  contact with questions.  >> Read More

Meet Boston Police Commissioner Gross at First Parish Dorchester

Meet Boston Police Commissioner Gross at First Parish Dorchester on January 11, 2019

First Parish Dorchester is pleased to announce that Boston Police Commissioner William Gross will be attending the monthly Community Dinner on January 11, 2019. Neighbors are invited to join us for the pot luck dinner. It will be held in the Parish Hall located at 10 Parish Street Dorchester from 6-8 PM. Please bring something to share or just come and enjoy an evening of food and conversation with the new Commissioner.  We look forward to hearing from the Commissioner on his plans for policing in Boston. >> Read More

Boston Baroque Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre

Boston Baroque presents Free Community Concert at Strand Theatre

Sunday, December 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, 02125


Mayor Marty Walsh has invited Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque to perform its sixth annual Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre on Sunday, December 30 at 2pm. Ring in the New Year with family and friends and enjoy Bach's sparkling "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4" and Vivaldi's "Violin Concerto," performed with virtuosic flair by Boston Baroque concertmaster Christina Day Martinson. Families are welcome! The event is free, but tickets are required. 



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