Youth Programs at Uphams Corner Library | All May

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Stop by the Uphams Corner Library for one of the many ongoing youth library programs we are offering in May:

Preschool Story Time-

Every Tuesday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Sing songs, read books, and make crafts to strengthen early literacy skills. Special dance guest on 3/10! Ages 3-6

Homework Help Mentor Program-

Monday - Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Come get *free* homework help from neighborhood high school students. No registration required. Ages 5-12

ENDS MAY 21!!!

Lego Builders-  

Tuesdays, May 5 and 17 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Come build with the library’s Legos. Ages 4 and up

Friday Family Film-

Every Third Friday 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. May 15: The Croods >> Read More

Zumba Classes at Codman Square Health Center | May 4 - August 3

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Zumba Fitness is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries. In partnership with the Healthy Weight Group at Codman Square Health Center. Open to all. Walk-ins welcome!


When: MONDAYS, May 4th, May 18th, June 1st, June 15th, July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd


Where: Codman Square Health Center

Black Box Theater

637 Washington Street, Dorchester

For more info: Contact Anne McDonald at (617)822-8303


REACH Coalition Meeting | May 4

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The REACH Coalition invites you to their monthly meeting! See agenda below.


When: Monday, May 4th


Where: Grove Hall Community Center

51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester

For more info: email


Item #1: Grocery Store Initiative Update
The Grocery Store Initiative is an opportunity for coalition members to be active in promoting healthy beverages through the Rethink Your Drink campaign. The REACH Coalition Health Champion teams will provide updates on five area grocery stores they are engaging.

Item #2: Parks Count Update 
Learn where the Parks Count process is taking us! On September 6, 2014, the Boston Public Health Commission, community stakeholders and over 300 volunteers came together for the City of Boston's first Parks Count. Parks Count tracked park usage to better understand who is using Boston's parks, what features the parks are being used for, and establish measures for new community programs and health initiatives.

Item #3: Physical Activity in Boston!
Hear from the Boston Public Health Commission and learn about the Summer Fitness Series, Playways and Fit Kits. These great resources are available to community members and residents to make your summer more active!

Item #4: Motivation and Exercise!
We will lead a group discussion about overcoming barriers to lead an active lifestyle. Learn about tips and tricks to incorporate movement throughout the day. We will discuss SMART goals, motivation and will end with movement exercises you can use at home or on the go!



Latin Dance Classes at the KROC | May 4

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Salsa your way to fitness while having fun! Beginner latin dance classes have begun at the KROC! For ages 16 and up!


When: EVERY Monday beginning April 6th


Where: KROC Community Center

650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

Cost: $20 Regular members, $100 Non-members

For more info: visit


Peek-a-Blue Hike | May 5

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Friends of the Blue Hills will host its first Peek-a-Blue Hike of the year.  The free, one-hour guided hike will start at 11 a.m. at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street.  Complimentary refreshments will be served, and there will be a simple scavenger hunt for parents and children with all children receiving a prize at the end.  The Milton Junior Woman's Club provides funding for these hikes, and volunteers from LL Bean Legacy Place in Dedham lead the hikes.  


When: Every other Tuesday beginning April 14th


Where: Houghton's Pond

840 Hillside Street, Milton

To register:

For more information: please visit

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation | May 6

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We are excited to announce the new Mindfulness Meditation group!

Instructor: Michael Gilroy has been involved in Buddhism, primarily Zen, since 1980. For the past 7 years, he has studied with an exceptional meditation teacher in the Theravada tradition (via Thicht Nhat Hanh) here in Boston and looks forward to sharing his experience with those who choose to join the FPD sitting. As to other background in spirituality, he has completed training in integrating body awareness (embodiment practice) and the study of Tantra; is part of a spiritual community at Easton Mountain in New York; and assists in retreats of "The Body Electric School" throughout the US.

All Are Welcome: We welcome you and anyone else who may be interested to join in. Both consistent and drop-in attendance are welcome. Folks who would like to be on the announcement email list should email to be added. 

Cost: As is traditional within Buddhism, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. Attendees will not be required to pay for the class, but everyone will be welcome to contribute at the end of each session via "dana," a practice of cultivating generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart, supporting not just the teacher, but also First Parish Dorchester, the larger community, and your own practice. 

What to Bring: Attendees may wish to bring a water bottle, a cushion or other prop to sit on, and a small blanket or shawl if you tend toward getting chill. You will also be welcome to use one of the limited number of cushions available, or sit on the floor or the provided benches or chairs, however you are most comfortable.

Childcare: Some folks who are planning to attend the Mindfulness Meditation circle are organizing a group of older children (at least 7 years old) who may gather for a homework club upstairs while their parent(s) meditate downstairs.


When: Wednesdays beginning April 22nd


Where: Allen Parlor at First Parish Dorchester

10 Parish Street Dorchester

For more info: contact Katherine at


Forum on Social Capital and Health | May 8

Dr. Sandro Galea

Social Capital Inc.(SCI)  is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on the links between social capital and health outcomes featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through increased social capital and collaboration.

The Forum is free but requires pre-registration


When: Friday, May 8th


Where: Boston University School of Public Health

715 Albany St, Boston

For more info: please contact SCI Forum committee coordinator, Jordan Caress:

To register:

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