Fit Kitchen at All Dorchester Sports League | Jan 24 - Feb 21


Dear Friends of ADSL,

We are excited to inform you that our second round of Fit Kitchen nutrition programming begins this January! Fit Kitchen is a series of free cooking classes aimed at teaching youth and their families easy ways to create healthy snacks and meals on a limited budget while requiring only very basic equipment!

Fit Kitchen is for kids ages 10-18 and their parents, space is limited so sign up now online! 

You may sign up for one or all sessions. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn some great cooking tips and to work with some of our exciting celebrity chefs! 

When: Saturdays from January 24th to February 21


Where: All Dorchester Sports League

1565 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester,

To sign up: or call 617-287-1601 >> Read More

FREE tax clinics at Codman Square Health Center | Jan 26-April 15

info on free tax clinic


This FREE tax clinic is sponsored by the Boston Tax Coalition to help YOU get your tax refund without paying a dime! Just bring proof of ID, residence, and income!


When: Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 26th


Saturdays 9:00AM-2:00PM

Where: Codman Square Health Center 

450 Washington Street, Dorchester

Questions?: visit


*There is also a tax clinic held at the Dorchester House/ DotHouseHealth. This site is located at 1353 Washington Street on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00PM-8:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM.*

ESOL for Human Services Information Session | Jan 29 - Feb 17

esol for human services flyer

Do you want to help people with disabilities? Are you interested in the Human Services field? Do you want to take classes in English and Job Training?

ESOL for Human Services provides job training and ESOL classes for people interested in the Human Services or disabilities services field. These FREE classes begin the last week of February and continue until June. 

Information sessions will be held weekly for anyone who is interested and wants to learn more.


When: Thursdays January 29th to February 17th

Where: Catholic Charities Yawkey Center

185 Columbia Road, Dorchester


-18 years or older

-High School Diploma or GED

-MA drivers license or Permit

Questions?: Contact Alice Nelson at (617)506-6910 or email her at


Fair Housing Art Contest | NOW until March 1

fair housing flyer

 Mayor Marty Walsh welcomes students grades 1-12 to create a work of art and win prizes! All artwork must represent the theme surrounding Fair Housing which is "opening doors for all."

Acceptable mediums of art include:

posters- 22"x28"with paint, water color, color pencils, markers, etc

paintings- 16"x20" canvas or 22"x28 poster paper

collages- 22"x28"

to submit: email


The top 3 winners will receive prizes, from iPads to gift cards and more!

Finalists will be invited to an award ceremony in April


*All entries must be submitted by March 1st for consideration. 

YMCA Basketball League sign-ups | NOW until Feb 8

Dorchester YMCA basketball info

Want to get active this winter? Do you love basketball? Want to form a team to play in an adult league?

The Dorchester YMCA basketball league begins February 8th. Don't miss out on your chance to sign up and play ball with your friends and fellow community members!

About the league:

-20 years old and up

-10 teams with 7-10 players each

-5 on 5 with 20 minute halves

-15-week session including playoffs

When: FINAL DAY TO SIGN-UP is February 5th.

Season begins February 8th

Where: Dorchester YMCA

776 Washington Street, Dorchester

To sign up: contact Rick at (617)436-7750 ext. 219 >> Read More

YMCA Summer Explorers Day Camp Open House | Jan 31

ymca day camp open house flyer

Get ready for summer early and come to the Dorchester YMCA's open house for their Summer Explorers Day Camp! Learn about all the fun activities your kids will be engaging in, from athletics to arts to music and more! 

*REGISTER at the open house to get 50% off your weekly deposit!*


When: Saturday, January 31st


Where: Dorchester YMCA

776 Washington Street, Dorchester

For questions or to register: email or call (617)436-7750 ext. 231

Franklin Park Snow Festival | Jan. 31st

SNOW PERMITTING: Come celebrate the snow at the Franklin Park Snow Festival! Kids can sled, build forts and snowmen while outside, and play board games and enjoy hot chocolate inside the golf clubhouse!


When: Saturday, January 31st



Saturday, February 7th


Where: Franklin Park

Questions?:  Call (617)908-4002 or visit

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DotOUT Bowlarama | Jan 31

DotOUT puts on their Bowling Bonanza to raise money for Partners in Education! Compete with your fellow community members and enjoy pizza for this great cause!

$20 will get you shoes, 2 strings, and pizza!


When: Saturday, January 31st


Where: Boston Bowl

820 Morrisey Blvd, Dorchester

Questions: Visit the facebook event

Youth Programs at Uphams Corner Library | All February

ongoing february events at UCL

The Uphams Corner Library continues their youth programs throughout the month of February!


Homework Help Mentor Program: for students ages 5-12

Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM

Boston Teachers Union Homework Helper: for students of all ages!

Every Thursday from 4:00-6:00PM

Preschool Story Time:  preschoolers can make crafts and sing songs, too!

Every Tuesday, 10:30-11:15AM

Lego Builders:  ages 4 and up

Tuesday February 10th, 4:00-5:30PM

Tuesday, February 24th, 4:00-5:30PM

Saturday, February 7th 11-12:30PM

Laptop Lab:  ages 8 and up

Wednesday, February 11th, 4:00-5:00PM 

Friday Family Film: all ages welcome to watch The Lego Movie!

Friday, February 20th, 2:30-4:00PM


Questions? Contact the Uphams Corner Library at (617)265-0139 >> Read More

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