Seniors' Luncheon on Community Health and Safety April 17

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center will be hosting the first ever Seniors' Luncheon, which will include an informative discussion about community safety and health. Speakers will include a representative from Police Station Area C-11, as well as a Dot House provider. The event, taking place from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m., is free, and lunch will be served! It will take place in the multi-purpose room of Dorchester House. Dorchester House is located at 1353 Dorchester Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mary Truong at 617.740.2419 or by email at mary.truong [at]

Chili Cookoff, March 25

The 6th Annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off is happening Sunday, March 25, 3 to 6 p.m., at the IBEW Local 103 Hall, 256 Freeport Street. Civic associations, local merchants, politicians, and other community groups around Dorchester are invited to submit their chili and compete for "Best Chili" Awards. Tickets are $20 per adult and $30 for a family (up to 4 people) at the door. Tickets purchased in advance receive a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit this year's Dorchester Day Parade! The event is fun and family-oriented. Read on to find out more about Dot Chili Activities! >> Read More

Raise Your Glass to Codman Academy | March 26

Support Codman Academy by enjoying a meal, wine, and great company at Ashmont Grill, Monday evenings in March! Codman Academy is a college-preparatory public charter school in Dorchester. $5 of every $38 wine club meal will be used to purchase books for Codman’s new library. Guests are also invited to donate a book at the event. Wine club meals feature four courses, off-menu specials from Chef Chris Douglass! Read after the break for March themes: >> Read More

Stage Reading of Wednesday Double @ Dot2Dot, Feb. 23

Can't Wait Productions, a new theatre company in Dorchester, is presenting A Staged Reading of Wednesday Double, written by Gabriella Ciambrone, an actress, playwright, and cofounder of CWP!
The play takes a hilarious look at the clandestine restaurant industry through the eyes of the employer, employee and customer. Performed at Dot2Dot Cafe, February 23rd at 6:30pm. Dot2Dot is located at 1739 Dorchester Ave. $15 with reservation $20 at the door - Dinner Included! Please RSVP to this event with us at
Don't Miss it!  Come and support your local artists and have a tasty meal at Dot2Dot Cafe prepared by Chef Extraordinaire Karen!

Food in the 'Hood Meeting Feb. 8

The second Food in the 'Hood meeting of 2012 is happening on February 8, at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street. Come to the meeting to discuss food possibilities in your Dorchester neighborhood! Do you travel outside of the neighborhood to buy better quality and/or affordable food? Are you interested in helping to improve access to healthy food in the neighborhood through community supported agriculture (CSA), urban agriculture, farmers' markets and healthy corner store initiatives? This meeting is free and open to all - healthy snacks will be provided. If you have questions, comments, would like to attend but can't, please call Maura at 617.754.0026. Cape Verdean Creole translation is available.

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.

Boston Winery Post-Holiday Event Jan. 13

On Friday, January 13th, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Boston Winery will again be hosting its Annual Post Holiday Event for the 5th year! Tickets will be $50 per person and will get you food, music, raffles, and a selection of Boston Winery's outstanding wines! It is sure to be a fun night. Marc Antonelli will provide fitting entertainment for the evening. Please RSVP by January 12. Credit card payment is accepted by phone at 617.265.9463.


SMAMS' Business Networking Breakfast Jan. 19

SMAMS' Business Task Force will be holding their Quarterly Business Networking Breakfast on Thursday, January 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave. This free event is sponsored by Eastern Bank, and a great chance to learn about services available from SMAMS and the City of Boston! There will be more detailed information soon - but if you are planning to attend, please email SMAMS. To learn more about SMAMS, visit their website at

Food in the 'Hood Meeting Dec. 14

On Wednesday, December 14th, Food in the 'Hood Committee will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bowdoin Street Health Center. Plans for next year and some developments with the Healthy Corner Store Initiative will be discussed! For more information, contact Maura Beaufait at 617.754.0026 or by email.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the Mayor's Boston CAN Share campaign in which BSHC is participating. This year's drive will help to support food pantries across the city and to support Boston Bounty Bucks, the program that provides low-income families with access to healthy fresh foods by doubling their SNAP benefits at farmers' markets! For more information about CAN Share, visit this city website's link at

Holiday Gift Wrap @ Carruth Dec. 18

The Carruth will be hosting their 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Wrap this Sunday, December 18! Join local merchants and artists for an annual holiday marketplace and gift wrap to benefit Saint Mark's Area Main Street. Tavolo will be selling gift certificates at a discount of 20% off! Bring gifts you have already purchased to have wrapped while you finish off your gift list. The Carruth is located at 1912 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, 02124. Tavolo, located next door, will open early at 2:00 p.m. - drop by for appetizers or drinks!


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