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The Friendship Social | June 12

Since 2010 the Friendship Social has provided the oopportunity for enjoyment  for people of all disabilities. It also provides a much nneeded opportunity to socialize with others from the community. More sponsors, gguests and volunteers are welcome.

This event is for everyone with All Disabilities, as well as anyone who would like to make new friends.  Come and take advantage of this opportunity to get together for an amazing night out filled with fun, food, dancing and socializing.

Where:  Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA

When: Sunday June 12th, 2016, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Music Provided by “Gifted Fingers” Joe Peters And Tony Funches of “The Platters”

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Codman Square Farmers Market | June 18 - Oct 22

Come get fresh, locally grown food in your neighborhood! Fruits, veggies, meat, fish, bread, herbs, crafts, and more will be available at this year's Codman Square Farmers Market! Open EVERY Saturday this year! Some days will have picnics, entertainment, a walking group, and more!  AND you can use your EBT card and get up to $10 back in Bounty Bucks to use at the market!

When: Every Sat, June 18-  October 22 from 10am-3pm

Where: Codman Commons, Corner of Washington and Talbot, Dorchester

For more info: email

The Future of MyDorchester | June 2

We’re planning an evening to hear feedback from the community about the relevance, role and future of MyDorchester. We’re hoping to find out how we can continue to shape the website/program to best serve the neighborhood - whether that’s changing how the site is managed, what is on the site, whether to have a website at all, who we should be listening to and working with.


Where: The Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA

When: June 2nd, from 6:30pm-8:00pm 

Food Wil be provided.

For More Information: Email Daphney Mirand at or call at 617-822-8733

SCI Breakfast | May 25

There will be a free breakfast and conversation with SCI (Social Capital Inc.) President David Crowley, SCI AmeriCorps members, and partners at Codman Square Health Center. They will be discussing SCI's inspiring mission and programming, in Dorchester and throughout Eastern Massachusetts. 

SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. 

Jay Ash, Secretary for Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will join to offer some introductory remarks about social capital.

Come learn about how ways to get involved with SCI, including volunteering, being an SCI AmeriCorps host site or SCI AmeriCorps member, serving on our Board of Directors, or donating vital funds. 


When: Wednesday, May 25, at 8 a.m >> Read More

Holistic Health Fair | June 2

  • Learn about healthy eating.
  • Learn about and try free acupuncture.
  • Try free massages.
  • Try free Yoga.
  • Learn how music can be used for healing. 

Learn how these different methods can improve your overall well-being and transform your life!

When: Thurs, June 2nd, 10am-2pm

Where: Upham's Corner Health Center, 415 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02125


Please contact Tonita Watson at 617-287-8000 ext. 8343 with any questions

Bay State Bike Week | May 21

Join Neponset Health Center and the Boston Police Department for a bike ride through Dot. Bring your bike a take home free gear! 

Going to be great weather for a nice 6 mile ride. Young and old, new and experienced cyclists wanted!!

When: Sat, May 21 10am

Where: Doherty-Gibson Playground at Fields Corner (by All Dorchester Sports League) 

Free Debt Relief Legal Clinic | May 24

If you are suffering from anxiety and stress caused by debt, attend this free debt relief clinic to learn about your legal options for a fresh start. 

Meet with an attorney from the Volunteers Lawyers Project of Boston Bar Association. Discuss your debt related legal issues, including but not limited to,

  • Wage Garnishment
  • Medical Debt
  • Credit Card Debt
  • Collection Calls
  • Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments
  • Stolen Identity 
  • Consumer Scams

When: May 24, 4:00-6pm

Where: DotHouse Health DH Garden Wing, 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA

Walk-ins are welcome!

Call 617-423-0648x155 or email

Fete Toussaint | May 20

Mattapan Arts Council presents Fete Toussaint. Join Second-Liners, See Toussaint-themed art, Eat Haitan Pastries. 

When: Friday, May 20 3-6pm

Where: Mattapan Square

For more info: Call 857-333-3513 or email

How to Avoid & Report Immigration Scams and Unlawful Practice of Immigration Law | May 19

Are you interested in becoming an American citizen?
Don’t be taken advantage of by notarios promising to speed up citizenship for a big fee. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will teach you how to spot and avoid scams. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road • 

Children's Story Hour: Ouch Stories | May 26

Join Cindy of the Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library at Chill On Park for the May Children’s Story Hour: Ouch Stories!

Guests will first tour an ambulance vehicle, thanks to McCall Ambulance Service. Then head inside for stories and enjoy samples of chocolate and nut-covered banana pops!

Where: Chill on Park, 142 Park St, Dorchester 02122

When: May 26, 6pm

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