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Free Sunset Yoga at Bowdoin-Geneva Hub

This summer, bring your day to a close with peaceful yoga poses and breathing exercises during weekly outdoor classes at the Bowdoin-Geneva Community Hub. Great for all levels, ages, sizes and identities.

Classes take place every Thursday from 6:45 - 8p beginning July 10th.

These classes are FREE thanks to a partnership with Sustainability Guild International and the Dorchester Community Food Co-op.

For more information or to register, visit earthseedyoga.com, email earthseedyogi@gmail.com, or call/text 857.312.9941.
Earthseed Yoga

‘Sober home’ regulations sorely needed

Last week’s arrest of a substance-abuse recovery home operator who has been at the center of a recent dispute in Port Norfolk is just the latest bad turn for the so-called “sober home” community in the Commonwealth— and another sign that this budding industry needs more regulation – quickly – from state officials.  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

mssoniaevents@aol.com
Class Instructors

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market

The Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market, sponsored by St. Mark's Area Main Street, runs every Friday, July 9-October 29, 3-7 p.m., at Ashmont Station Plaza, corner of Dorchester Ave and Ashmont Street. The market features locally grown fruits & vegetables, fresh flowers, and creations by local artists. Most vendors accept SNAP (food stamp) benefits, which can be doubled up to a $20 total value through the Boston Bounty Bucks program.  Read more

617-825-3846
Dan Larner

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market

The Bowdoin Geneva Farmers' Market is a non-profit market run by the Bowdoin Community Health Center in Dorchester, MA. A top priority of the market is to make high quality produce available and accessible to everyone as part of a community effort that encourages a healthier urban lifestyle. Our vendors, The Food Project and Land's Sake Farm, are local non-profit farms with an interest in providing healthy, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to area residents.  Read more

bgfarmersmarket@gmail.com
BG Farmers Market

Mattapan Farmers Market

The Mattapan Farmers Market is held each Saturday through October 10th from 10am-2pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River St. in Mattapan Square.

Find fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables from local farms. All EBT purchases up to $20 are 50% off! Senior and WIC Farmers Market coupons accepted.

More information at http://www.mattapanfoodandfitness.org

simca@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org
Simca Horwitz

Harvard Street Health Center adds hours

The Harvard Street Health Center, a comprehensive health delivery organization serving the demographically diverse and underserved Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan has expanded the operating hours of its clinic to make it easier for local residents to receive top notch medical care on a schedule that works for them, and with no appointment necessary.  Read more

Focusing on Mental Health in July

The U.S. House of Representatives has proclaimed July as “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.” The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn (D- MD) and co-sponsored by a large bipartisan group, including NAMI National (National Alliance on Mental Illness), was passed in recognition that:

• Improved access to mental health treatment and services and public awareness of mental illness are of paramount importance; and  Read more

Activists take aim at adult buyers in teen drinking crackdown

A coalition of activists who have been working to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the neighborhood are taking direct aim at adults who buy booze for under-age drinkers this week. The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition (DSAC) will roll out a “sticker shock” campaign today, placing warning labels on cases of beer and brown bags at Harbor Point Liquors on Morrissey Boulevard. The stickers read, “Hey You!!  Read more

Cases cited in state; health officials on swine flu watch

Citing an outbreak in Lowell as well as clusters of cases that have popped up across the country, state and local health officials and neighborhood caregivers are bracing for the possible serious incursion of a deadly swine flu strain into the region this week. Said Dr. Salvatore Molica, a longtime family physician at the Codman Square Health Center: “Vigilance is going to be the word of the day the next several weeks.”  Read more