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Community Asthma Forum, Nov 21

Learn how to take control of your child's asthma (and yours!) this Saturday. Codman Square Health Center is hosting a Community Asthma Forum this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Great Hall, 637 Washington St, Dorchester.

There will be:

T-shirt giveaway!
Stop and Shop gift card raffle for holiday meals!
Free lunch! >> Read More

Hidden Heroes Banquet, Nov 20

This Friday, join your fellow community members as they commemorate the often unrecognized heroes and servants in the Codman Square and Four Corners community. Whether you know them personally or not, come out and regonize these great individuals! The Banquet will be at the Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, 02124.

The 2009 Hidden Heroes:
Faith Bascom
Oscar Moreno
Mary Greene
Doreen Treacy
Deb and Eric Hall
Sister Damian Powers
Lewis Johnson
Rupert Moore
Ashley Deleon-High School senior
Sharron Smith-High School senior >> Read More

Lower Mills Holiday Stroll, Nov 19

Second Annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll! This Thursday November 19, from 5:30-8:00 pm.

Start at St. Gregory’s Auditorium (2214 Dorchester Ave) to get your map, Free Eco Shopping Bag, Food, & enjoy Live Music & Exhibits; Free raffle!

-Anthony Sammarco signs his new book on The Baker Chocolate Company
- Resident Artists' Exhibit at the Walter Baker Artist's Lofts
-Wine & Cheese Tasting by Esprit du Vin at Milton Hill Sport and Spa
-Tour the Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House in Milton
-Hot Chocolate Stops to keep you warm!
-Stop by the patio at the Ledge for some treats! >> Read More

Educate Yourself on the Flu

Wondering what you can do to keep you and your family healthy this flu season? Have questions about seasonal flu, 2009 H1N1(Swine flu), and the safety of vaccinations?
The Boston Public Health Commission in collaboration with the Boston Public Library is offering information sessions on Influenza/2009 H1N1 at City of Boston Library branches.
Information sessions will include:
- Basic information about influenza/H1N1
- What you can do to prevent the spread of the flu
- How to take care of someone who is sick with the flu
- Myths and Fact about the flu
- Location of free flu clinics

These information sessions are free and open to the public. No registration required. >> Read More

Youth Talent Show, Nov 20

This Friday come and see local youth displaying their talents from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Anthony Perkins-Lee School (155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester). Acts will include spoken word, dance ensembles, and a short stage play. Performers include local Boston youth acts: Teen Empowerment, SOK, Mattahunt Steppers, WEATOC, and more.

Representatives from City Year, Ten Point, Mayor’s Youth Council, Teen Empowerment, Big Brother/Big Sister, and the YMCA will be in attendance as well to connect the youth and their families with various community resources and volunteer opportunities. >> Read More

H1N1 Flu Clinic, THIS Saturday

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center has announced it will hold a Free Public H1N1 Flu Clinic this Saturday, Nov 14 from 9 am to 1 pm. The vaccine is in short supply, so they ask for your patience as you wait to receive your shot. Dorchester House encourages only those at higher risk of getting the flu (i.e. pregnant women, children, and adults with respiratory problems or immune problems) to attend. For additional information, please call 617.740.2553.

Holiday Fair, Nov 14

On Saturday, join in the festive holiday spirit at First Parish Church Dorchester (10 Parish St, Meetinghouse Hill). From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm buy gifts for all occasions from local artisans, craftspeople, organizations and vendors.

Gingerbread cookie decorating for kids - pictures with Santa - tasty refreshments - Fair Trade items - Gift Certificates.

After the fair, come for a Turkey Dinner with all the Fixin's at 6:00 p.m. Adults $15, Children under 12 $10, free under 5, Seniors $5. Family maximum $40.
RSVP for dinner to

Call (617) 436-0527 for more information.

Visit the Clapp Family Farm, Nov 15

Dorchester Historical Society – Clapp Family Farm
195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

The historic houses of the DHS - Lemuel Clap House (1765) and the William Clapp House (1806) - on Boston Street are house museums showing the domestic side of nineteenth-century life. On this special day, we will open up a historic carriage house and barn still standing from their agricultural past. >> Read More

Dorchester Flu Clinics Update

Dorchester House is offering a Public H1N1 Flu Clinic this Saturday, Nov 7 from 9 am to 1 pm. They are encouraging those at higher risk at getting the flu (i.e. pregnant women, children, and adults with respiratory problems or immune problems) to attend. For additional information, please call 617.740.2553.

Upham's Corner Health Center is offering a Public H1N1 Flu Clinic on Monday, Nov 9 from 3 to 7 pm. Due to a limited supply, vaccine will be available for the following people ONLY: pregnant women, children, caregivers of infants, healthcare workers with direct patient contact, young adults up to 24 years old, and adults 25-64 with chronic health problems. >> Read More

Dorchester Historical Society Tide Mill Conference, Saturday Nov 7

The Tide Mill Conference for 2009 is scheduled for Saturday November 7, 2009. The venue will be the Dorchester Historical Society's William Clapp House at 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA. On Friday evening, November 6, there will be a reception for socializing. The Tide Mill Institute, under the auspices of The Dorchester Historical Society is hosting the fifth Annual Tide Mill Conference. Please check the website. Cost = $25, which includes lunch.
To register to attend the conference, e-mail Earl Taylor at >> Read More

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