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Boston City Singers Annual Winter Stars Holiday Concerts

Celebrate the season with Boston City Singers as they perform their annual Winter Stars Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 15, in Jamaica Plain, and Sunday, December 16, in Dorchester.

The Jamaica Plain concert will be held at 11:00 a.m., December 15, at Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave., and will showcase the singing talents of children aged 4 to 11 from the organization’s Jamaica Plain and Dorchester Kodaly and Training Choruses.

The Dorchester concert will take place at 3:00 p.m., December 16, at St. Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave., and feature performances by Boston City Singers Carolers, Cantare, Harmony and Tour Choir, along with a performance by the Saint John Paul Catholic II Academy String Ensemble. >> Read More

Healthworks Community Fitness Family Holiday Party

The wonder of the holiday season is here, and Santa Claus is coming to town!

Join Healthworks Community Fitness for holiday cookie decorating, hot cocoa, arts and crafts, stories, and of course...SANTA. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

This event will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM at Healthworks Community Fitness | 450 Washington Street, Dorchester.

More info and registration here.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K 2018

Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park! The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park. >> Read More

Community First Aid Workshop

Family Nurturing Center/ Dorchester CARES Coalition invites you to participate in the Community First Aid workshop!


The workshop has been designed as a community healing approach to assist individuals, families and young people affected by traumatic events to create stronger bonds with one another, and begin the recovery & healing process.


This trauma informed discussion is being offered at the

Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy 35 Westville Street in Dorchester

Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Please contact, Tara Register@  or 617-474-1143 x263 for additional information.


Fuel Registration Assistance

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation and Action for Boston Community Development will be hosting a one day event for fuel assistance registration! Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole speaking staff will be available. By appointment only. Contact Durrell Harris to make your appointment, at 617-288-2700 or

WHERE: 15 Elmhurst Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

WHEN: November 5, 2018, 10am-5pm


1. Photo ID for person who is applying

2. Social security card for everyone in the household 

3. Proof of income for everyone in your household who is 18 years or older for the past 30 days, and if someone is 18 years or older and is a full time student, submit a letter from the school or college

4. Current (most recent) gas and electric bill or oil bill >> Read More

5th Annual Vital Village Leadership Summit - Community Resilience: Roots of Empowerment

This is an event flyer.

When: Friday, November 9th from 8-4pm

Where: Kroc Corps Community Center – 650 Dudley St. Boston, MA 02125

What: "Vital Village Network is excited to offer the Fifth Annual Leadership Summit. This summit will focus on civic engagement, criminal justice, and more than a story through workshops, panelist, and presentations to provide practices and policies to increase your impact on community and family wellbeing. We hope you can join us to build connections and be inspired by amazing entrepreneurs, experts, and community champions who are making a difference in the Boston community and beyond. The Leadership Summit will be Co-Hosted by Boston Alliance for Young Children Social Emotional Wellness, Boston Family Engagement Network, Phenomenal Moms, Father Friendly Initiative, and Vital Village Community Partnership." >> Read More

Who is She?

Join Healthworks Community Fitness on Saturday, 10/20/18 from 9am-1pm for their women empowerment expo! 'Who is She?' is an event created to help women feel empowered through a day spent with massage therapists, make up artists, hair professionals, personal trainers, retailers, skin care specialists, and more. This is a FREE event that is open to the public! There will also be food and door prizes. Don't miss out! The location is 450 Washington Street, 02124.

Dorchester Short Film Festival

Join in on 10/25 at 7:30pm, to commemorate 100 years of Dorchester's original "movie palace", The Strand Theatre (1918-2018) with an evening of world renowned, award winning films at Dorchester's FIRST Short Film Festival!

The DORCHESTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL provides a rare opportunity to experience a fast-paced line-up of comedy, drama, action, and animation.

Films are presented in two acts with an intermission, showcasing an eclectic combination of Oscar nominees, Sundance winners, Aspen Shorts winners, US film festival "Best of Show" winners/runner ups, and International honorees.

To purchase tickets and for more details, visit

A Sweet Fairy Tale

You are invited to the performance of “A Sweet Fairy Tale”!

This innovative, modern musical adapted from “Peter and the wolf” educates children and their families on the danger of added sugars. 

EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation hopes to raise people’s awareness of the role that added sugars play in childhood obesity. With this performance, we are one step further to eradicating childhood obesity in Massachusetts. To be the first group to see this performance will be an exciting and memorable moment of your life!

The performance is FREE to attend and open to the public. Bring your family and friends this Saturday 10/13 at 2 PM at the Black-Box Theatre.  >> Read More

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