Rugby play for kids at ICC

Boston Irish Wolfhounds Youth (7-15) Rugby
Rugby is one of the fastest growing youth sports in America, and at this program kids from ages 7-15 will learn ball handling, passing, and kicking skills, along with offensive and defensive strategies. All coaches are experienced players themselves, and the program is run in coordination with USA Rugby.  Read more

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market

Open Thursdays from 3-6:30 beginning June 28 and continuing through the end of October.

A top priority of the market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone. Vendors are local farms and small-scale food businesses that provide area residents with affordably-priced fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and – BRAND NEW this season – fresh-caught fish.  Read more

Maura B., Market Manager

Register now for fall youth soccer

Registration for the 2012 Fall House League for Dorchester Youth Soccer has begun. The last day for registration is June 30, 2012. Registration for one child costs $50, for two children $90 and for a family $105.
This year DYS will provide the game shirt and socks for each child. Each child will need black shorts, shin guards and cleats. The season will begin on Sunday, September 9, 2012.  Read more

Essay contest prize is on-field play at Gillette Stadium

An essay contest sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester has a big pay-off for young football fans: Their winning entry could get them a chance to play on the field at Gillette Stadium with Tedy Bruschi on June 20. The contest is open today through May 11. Entries should be 3-5 paragraphs in length on the importance of teamwork. Essays should be submitted to Emily Capurso at Call Mary Kinsella Scannell with questions: 617-288-7120.

School Choice/Student Assignment meetings

Come join parents, students, family members and school leaders to share your ideas about how we can improve SCHOOL CHOICE and STUDENT ASSIGNMENT to help ensure great choices and quality schools, and build a stronger community.

Improving School Choice in the Boston Public Schools
Thursday, March 22:
Irving Middle School
6:30-8:30 pm
105 Cummins Highway, Roslindale
Spanish interpreters

Saturday, March 31:
Mildred Avenue K-8 School
9 am-Noon
5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan
Haitian creole interpreters

West Roxbury Education Complex
9 am-Noon  Read more

Registration for Savin Hill Little League

Savin Hill Little League offers four divisions of baseball for youths ages 5-15 at McConnell Park in Savin Hill. 2012 Spring Training is held on Sundays— March 4, 11 and 18— at the Boys & Girls Club gym on Deer Street. Mandatory tyouts will be held on March 24-25 at the Boys and Girls Club. Players must be registered by March 17. See this website for the details.

Cedar Grove Baseball sign-ups underway this weekend

Parents can register their children for the 2012 season of Cedar Grove Baseball beginning next Friday, March 2 at one of two local elementary schools. The baseball league — which plays on city fields at Dorchester Park and Ventura Park in Lower Mills— begins with T-Ball for boys and girls age 5 and extends up to a senior division, for those at least 13 years of age.  Read more

Life on the Big Pierce Farm

Life on the Big Pierce Farm

Looking for something different in the neighborhood to do with children? Visit the historic Pierce House for stories and projects geared toward kids under 5.

Every other Friday,
March 9–April 20,
11–11:45 am

The Big Red Barn – March 9
The Pierce House was once surrounded by farmland. We read Big Red Barn and discuss what kinds of animals the Pierces would have kept on their farm and what types of food, labor, and products the farmers would get from each animal. Each child gets a red paper barn to fill with his or her favorite animals.  Read more

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.

1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school.  Read more

(617) 412-9822
Marty Hogan

Homework tutors sought for Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester are in need of tutors to assist children in grades K-12 who need homework assistance after school for 1-2 hours per week. Tutors need not be teachers or “experts” in a subject. High school students can fulfill their community service hours through our tutoring program. Call Emily Capurso, Education Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, at 617-288-7120 or