5 Things To Know in Dorchester This Week – NBC Boston

Here are some things that happen in the neighborhood

Try something new

The Stitch House offers various handicraft courses such as sewing and knitting. Try the Crochet 101 course where you will learn the art of crocheting! The course takes place on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To find out more, visit here!

Register to run!

It’s the 25th anniversary – Charbo’s Run – This 5-mile road race starts on Sunday, March 24th at 11am at Florian Hall. Mark S. Charbonnier, a native of Dorchester and a Massachusetts State soldier, was shot dead while on duty on September 2, 1994. In 1995 a street race was started in his memory. After a 15-year hiatus, the street race is back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his death. Here you can sign up!

To be trained

SchoolFacts Boston is a new organization founded and led by Boston families who are committed to working together to improve education for all Boston families and help navigate through the complicated and confusing system of BPD. You can find out more here!

The heat is on

It’s the 13th annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off. Visit the IBEW hall on Sunday March 24th and get ready to taste the heat! More than 20 participants, including restaurants, civic associations and local organizations, share their chilli pots and compete for the coveted best chilli in Dorchester! In addition to delicious chili, enjoy live entertainment, games, and prizes. All proceeds go to the Dorchester Day Parade! Tickets cost $ 20 and can be purchased here!

Let’s escape to the tropics

Escape the tropics at Franklin Park Zoo! Put on your best luau gear as you dance and soar through the tropical forest with friends! Watch the ring-tailed lemur discover tropical themed areas in their decorated exhibit and don’t miss the special opportunity to meet some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. Join the zoo staff to learn about the free flying birds including scarlet ibis, yellow-billed storks, hadada ibis and more! This is an event for ages 21 and up and includes a drinks menu, appetizers, and a bar for barber and wine. Western lowland gorillas, pygmy hippos, and a Linne two-toed sloth are just a few of the animals that call the 72-degree tropical forest home.TICKETS: The Wild Things member price is $ 25. For non-members $ 40

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