Kids visit for FREE Franklin Park Zoo | January 4 & 5

Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5, join Franklin Park Zoo as they kick off a New Year of fun and adventure! All kids will receive free admission, when accompanied by a paying adult, to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo (this promotion does not include the event Zoolights at Stone Zoo).
It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo.
For more information on this event please visit Franklin Park Zoo

Annual Holiday Coat Drive | December 19

Healthworks Community Fitness will be holding their Annual Coat Drive on Thursday, December 19th, 5:30PM -8PM. As the weather is becoming increasingly cold and frigid, a warm coat is crucial.  Last year, Healthworks Community Fitness gave away over 400 winter coats and are hoping to surpass that this year. 
If you or anyone you know is in need of a winter coat there will be one, provided that there are still some left. Coats will be given out to men women and childre,
The location:
Healthworks at Codman
450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617.825.2800 • Fax: 617.825.9300


Defensive Aids in Situations of Help | January 22

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is empowering women* to protect themselves, and each other through DASH ( Defensive Aids in Situations of Help).
D.A.S.H. is a free self-defense training seminar for women who seek a greater sense of security and confidence.
The seminar will be held  Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave in Dorchester, Ma 02121).
For more info, contact Zakiyyah Sutton at 617-704-6656 or
*Open to women ages 18 and up
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins ● 200 Nashua Street, Boston, Ma 02114


JMF Enterprises presents: “MEET THE FACE BEHIND THE BADGE ”
Xmas extravaganza!!!
Basketball Tournament
Monday, December 23, 2013
10:00 am– 5:00 pm
at Jeremiah E. Burke High School Gymnasium
(Enter through 51 Geneva Ave, GH Community Center)
We’re bringing the best tournament in the City to Dorchester!!
Watch as some of Dorchesters’ best ball players show their skills on some of Bostons Finest !!
It’s Christmas Vacation, no school; so come on out! Free event!
Fun and music for the entire family.
Winner gets all
Bragging rights and trophies!!!
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Grove Hall Tree Lighting and Celebration | December 19

Join in for the tree lighting Thursday, December 19, 5 PM, at Unity Plaza at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street. Continue the celebration and fun at the Grove Hall Branch.
Sponsored by:
Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Project Right, Inc.,  Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corporation, Touch 106.1, GotSole, One United Bank, Narman Construction, City of Boston Office Business Development, Watson’s Health and Sports Rehab, and Zoo New England.
For more information contact or visit the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (41 Geneva Ave, ) or call 617.427.3337

African Drumming Workshop with Mohamad Kalifa Kamar | December 19

African Drumming Workshop with Mohamad Kalifa Kamar, Thursday, December 19, 2013, 4 – 5pm. This event will be held in the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121)
Mohamad Kalifa Kamara, a master drummer and dancer, began his career in Gambia where he started his own dancing and drumming group. For this workshop, Mohamad will explain to youth the history of drumming and how drums are used as a form of communication in African villages. Participants will also have the opportunity to play Mohamad’s various drums. For children ages 6 and up.
This event is free and is open to the public. Space is limited; please register with the children’s librarian.
This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Rose Kennedy's Family Album | December 16

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 6:00pm
On Monday December 16 between, 6- 7 p.m. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Thomas Fitzgerald share stories of Rose and Joe Kennedy (Townsend's grandparents and Fitzgerald's aunt and uncle) to launch the new book, Rose Kennedy's Family Album, featuring the Kennedy matriarch's personal photos spanning more than 60 years, from 1878 to 1946. Pulitzer Prize-winning former Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara moderates.
This forum will be held at the:
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum 
Boston, MA 02125 
This event is free but you must call 617-514-1643 to reserve a seat.

Lucky Friday the 13th | December 13




Friday, December 13 there will be a free family fun day at the Kroc from 5pm-8pm. Bring the family down they will have access to the indoor gym, the indoor rockwall and the indoor waterpark.


For more information contact  the Kroc Center at 650 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02125

(617) 318-6900

A Tribute to Mayor Menino | December 3

Tuesday December 3, Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; Brian McGrory, Editor of The Boston Globe; and Jack Beatty, WBUR's On Point commentator, pay tribute to outgoing Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
The forum will take place at the 
The John F. Kennedy Presidential
Library and Museum 
Columbia Point
                        Boston, MA 02125 
All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.

Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers | November 29

Friday, November 29 at 10:30am the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers will share their stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a full audience powwow.

The celebration will be located at:

JFK Library
Columbia Point 
Dorchester, MA 02125 
To attend this free event you have to register at
Space is available on first come first serve basis
Please arrive by 10:15am to be seated. late arrivals will not be allowed to enter after 10:45
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