Memorial Mass at Cedar Grove Cemetery | May 29

The 36th Annual Memorial Day Mass in memory of the deceased will be celebrated by the Rev. John Connolly in the Gilman Chapel at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Following the Mass, coffee and pastry will be served on the chapel grounds. Everyone is welcome.

Where: Cedar Grove Cemetery, 920 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Sunday May 29, 11:00am (A concert of Patriotic music will begin at 10:45 a.m.)

The Force will be strong at Franklin Park Zoo | May 28

There’s no need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get into the Star Wars spirit – The Force will be strong at Franklin Park Zoo.  When members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base dressed as characters from the films roam the zoo! The costumed characters are local members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion; groups of Star Wars fans who, with the use of their movie-quality costumes, contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.

Guests are encouraged to wear their own Star Wars attire, take photos with the costumed characters and learn about how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the films through scavenger hunts and other activities. The animals will also join in on the fun as they enjoy treats and special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.

When: Saturday, May 28, 10am >> Read More

The Opioid and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Issue | May 25

Remarks from James Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg Foundation and Paula Gilligan, Burlington, MA Mother and Advocate. Panel discussion with Leonard Campanello, Chief of Police, City of Gloucester, and Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of the Dimock Center. Moderated by the Lowell Sun’s Todd Feathers.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: EMK Institute, Columbia Point 210 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125

The event is free and open to the public. Register here.


Guard Against Prostate Cancer Awareness Convention | June 4

The purpose of the event Is to have a conversation about the effects of Prostate Cancer and how the barbershop can play a role in decreasing the health inequities of men of color. Food will be available.


When: June 4, 12pm

Where: 663 Warren St • Dorchester, MA

For more info: Please call Mattapan's Finest Barbershop at (617)904-1101

Fresh Truck | May 25

Fresh Truck is a retrofitted school bus that operates as a mobile friendly food market.

When: May 25, 1pm-3pm

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

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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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

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

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