Carney hosts free flu shot clinics

Carney Hospital will sponsor free flu shot clinics at the following locations around Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan:
St. Peter’s Church, 309 Bowdoin St.—Sun., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to noon.
Blessed Mother Theresa Church, 800 Columbia Rd.—Sun., Oct. 16, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd.—Sat., Oct. 22, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
St. Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave.—Sat., Oct. 22, 3 to 5 p.m.
St. Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave.—Sun., Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
St. Patrick Church, 10 Magazine St., Roxbury—Sun., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to noon.  Read more

Learn to Skate classes

Ice Skating: Learn-To-Skate classes as well as figure and hockey skating skills for children ages 4½ and up and adults are now starting at 14 Greater Boston rink locations: Brookline Cleveland Circle & Larz Anderson, Cambridge, Hyde Park Dedham, Medford , Newton-Brighton, Quincy, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth. Use either hockey or figure skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes taught by professional instructors. 43 Years Experience.  Read more

SouL Line Dance Classes @ the Holland Center

Beginner & Intermediate line dance classes are held weekly at the John P Holland School Community Center on Wednesdays in 8-week session durations. The next session begins 10/12 - 11/30 open to BCYF Members, contact the Holland Comm Center Staff if you are interested in attaining ADULT or SENIOR membership to attend the Soul line dance class.

We teach the basics in line dancing whether you dance SouL or Country.
Line Dance Class $40/8-week session due Oct 12 or $5 per class.  Read more
Class Instructors

Blood Cancer Support Group

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to offer a monthly support group for adult patients and family members who are coping with a blood cancer diagnosis. Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Boston Medical Center Moakley Bldg, 3rd floor conference room, 830 Harrison Ave., Boston. Parking is available at 710 Albany St Garage. Light supper is provided. For more information or to register for this group, please call Lynne Morin at 800-688-6572 X1340.

Thank you.

800-688-6572 X1340.
Lynne Morin

Good Food Market at Gallivan

Every Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm, from July 13 through October 26 on the outdoor basketball court located on Standard Avenue in the Gallivan Housing Community. For $5, fill up a grocery bag with all the vegetables and fruits you want. Fresh, local produce is provided by Brookwood Farms, located in Milton, MA, in partnership with the Gallivan Task Force and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. Produce bags are half off ($2.50) when you use your EBT/SNAP/ Food Stamp card. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.

Mattapan Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am to 1pm, from July 9 through October 15 in the parking lot of The Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Station. Fresh, local produce is provided by City Natives in partnership with The Trustees of the Reservation in Canton, MA. We accept EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps cards, WIC Coupons and Senior Vouchers. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market

Every Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., from July 8 through October 14, on Ashmont Station Plaza.

Fresh, Massachusetts-grown produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, local artists right here in the neighborhood: vendors include Spring Brook Farm from Littleton, Langwater Farm from North Easton, and our own Cedar Grove Gardens, Dot2Dot Cafe, and Dorchester Arts Collaborative.

SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, and Senior Nutrition coupons accepted; SNAP shoppers can get up to $20 worth of produce at half price through Boston Bounty Bucks.

Organized by St. Mark's Area Main Street

Contact: 617-825-3846 or


Boston Centers for Youth & Families Recreation, Sports, & Fitness Division, in partnership with BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center and the Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner organization, are hosting the Boston Flag Football League at Almont Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, April 19th. This league is open to boys and girls ages 10-15. This is a FREE program. To register, please contact Donald Caisey at (617) 756-1319 or Hajji Glover @ BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center at (617) 635-1328.

Donald Caisey

Survey to guage alcohol use among pregnant women

The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition has begun a survey focusing on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) that impact children whose mothers consume alcohol while pregnant. The online survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. As an added incentive, any person who fills out the survey will have a chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card. The Survey can be found at and any questions can be forwarded to Samir Islam at 617-533-2400 ext. 3049 or

Compassionate Friends of Boston

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
Our newest chapter is in Boston. It meets at the Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St., Boston, MA., every first Tuesday of the month. The meeting is from 6pm-7:30pm. Refreshments are provided.

Ray Strother