free event

Winter Wildlife Tracking & Snowshoe @ Gladeside Urban Wild

Follow evidence of winter wildlife through the woods on snowshoes in Gladeside Urban Wild, a special Mattapan forest, on February 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Gladeside Urban Wild is located at 250 Lorna Road in Mattapan (click here to see it on a map). In the event that there is not a good layer of snow on the ground, this will be a walking tour. Dress warmly! Snowshoes for borrow are limited and registration is required. Contact Boston Natural Areas Network at 617.542.7696 or email info [at]

Men of Color To Arms! The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

Labouré College and Carney Hospital, In partnership with the Boston African American National Historic Site, will present "Men of Color To Arms! The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment." On February 9th, 2012, see the event at Carney Hospital Riseman Lecture Hall, 2100 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester 02124. There will be refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation at 6:00 p.m. This presentation will be jointly led by Lt. Col. David Hencke, Executive Officer, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment; Sgt. Emmett Bell-Sykes, President, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A; and Ryan McNabb, Acting Site Manager, Boston African American National Historic Site. See flyer attached below:

50th Anniversary of the White House Tour Feb. 15

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, the John F. Kennedy Library will be hosting a forum in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Tour with Jacqueline Kennedy. Join the JFK Library for a screening and discussion of Mrs. Kennedy's famous televised tour of the White House with current White House curator William Allman. This forum is happening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Stephen Smith Hall at the JFK Library, Dorchester. All forums are free and open to the public. To make reservations and for further information, visit the JFK Library web site or call (617) 514-1643.

Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College - January 29, 2012


Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College!
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

High school seniors, families and adult-students who will be entering college in the 2012-2013 academic year are encouraged to attend FAFSA Day Massachusetts to get free help completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the federally required form for all students seeking financial aid, including grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. At FAFSA Day Massachusetts, financial aid experts will guide you through how to complete the FAFSA and answer questions about your specific circumstances. I encourage all seniors and their parents to attend this free event. The closest FAFSA Day site is at TERI College Planning Center at the Central Library – Copley Square on Sunday,January 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Visit to register and learn more.


'Voices of History' at Adams Street Branch Library Jan. 30

Members of the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston will be at the Adams Street Branch Library on January 30, 2012! Starting at 6:30 p.m., a quartet of singers will be performing music from different periods of an entire millenium, from 1100 to 1994 with the motifs of classical, folk, and multi-cultural genres. The concert is sure to be original and entertaining... don't miss it! The Adams Street Branch Library is located at 690 Adams St. in Dorchester. Contact the branch for more information at 617.436.6900

"Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." at Second Church in Dorchester Jan. 25

On Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Second Church in Dorchester will be presenting "Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Adelle Banks, as part of the Sacred Conversations Series. Adelle Banks is a production editor and national reporter for the Religion News Service in Washington, D.C. She has won numerous awards for her journalistic work and has recently been investigating Dr. King's prayer life and favorite hymns. Banks is a native of Newport, RI and a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She has received many honors, and her work was featured in the 2006 book Good News: The Best Religion Writing in North America. Second Church is located at 44 Moultrie Street in Dorchester. For more information, please call 617.825.2797 or visit Second Church's website here.


Financial Aid Night Jan. 17

On January 17, a representative from American Student Assistance will be here to explain the basics of FAFSA, different types of financial aid, and searching for scholarships! Opportunities for individual financial counseling and FAFSA completion will also be discussed. Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Dorchester Boys & Girls Club McLaughlin Building, next to Dependable Cleaners on Dorchester Avenue at 1135 Dorchester Ave!







Tuesday January 17, 7pm

In the Teen Center


    Family members are welcome

C.R.A.K. Poetry Youth Speaks Open Mic!

On Thursday, January 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. C.R.A.K. (Creativity Revolutionized Around Knowledge) "Youth Speaks" will be hosting an open mic! This open mic is open aimed for youth ages 3 - 20, but everyone is welcome to support and be a part of the audience! The event is to be held at the Fields Corner Branch Library, located at 1520 Dorchester Ave. For more info, check out C.R.A.K.'s facebook page at

The Final Family Fun Friday! Jan. 20

Mattapan Food & Fitness

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition / Healthy on the Block - Mattapan, Mattahunt Community Center, Wheelock College, and the Strategic Alliance for Health present the FINAL Family Fun Friday! On Jan 20, 4:30 to 6 PM, there will be healthy tasting demonstrations by Chef Rhonda from "Seasoned with Soul," along with fitness by Irina Martinez of "Xclusive Double Dutch." At the Mattahunt Community Center, 100 Hebron Street - don't forget to bring sneakers! See event flyer attached below.

Dinner On The Corner Feb. 3

Celebrate the New Year with Viet-AID at the Vietnamese American Community Association! On February 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Vietnamese American Community Center will be hosting food, drinks, and cultural performances! To RSVP, please do so by email or call 617.822.3717x10. VietAID is located at 42 Charles St. in Dorchester, 02122.

Syndicate content