Events

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Nov, 2018

Thu., 11/15/18
At 6:30 p.m. join readers at the Lower Mills Branch Library for a discussion of Zadie Smith's latest novel, NW. The novel concerns four Londoners as they navigate the path to adulthood.
Thu., 11/15/18
Thursday (15th) — The Savin Hillbillies— Rob Atterbury, Bill Walczak, James Hanford, Jonathan Keller and Joe Lutz— will perform at Homestead Bakery and Café, 1448 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner at 7 p.m. More online at http://www.savinhillbillies.com.... Read more
Fri., 11/16/18
Break out some popcorn and join the folks at the Lower Mills Branch Library on Nov. 19th for the Humphry Bogart film series. At 1 p.m. watch a Hollywood screenwriter becomes a suspect in the murder of a nightclub hatcheck girl.
Fri., 11/16/18
The Urban Farming Institute of Boston will open a pre-Thanksgiving farm stand from 3-6 p.m. at the Fowler-Clark-Epstein farm, 487 Norfolk St., Mattapan. By fresh greens, squash, sweet potatoes, cranberries, cider and more. Info at urbanfarminginstitute.... Read more
Fri., 11/16/18
The Codman Square Neighborhood Council and Greater Four Corners Action Coalition recognize their 2018 “Heroes & Sheroes” on Friday, November 16, 6–8:30 p.m., in the Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street. Honorees include Boston City Council President Andrea... Read more
Sat., 11/17/18
Whether it’s finding food, protecting one another, or simply a form of housing, many of the animals that live at Franklin Park Zoo depend on their unique family dynamics to survive. Did you know Prairie dogs have unique “barks” to warn their colony from... Read more
Sun., 11/18/18
On Sunday Nov.18th , Fenway Park will once again feature the Irish sport of hurling when four top teams from the Emerald Isle will engage in a day-long tournament featuring Clare, the reigning champion and current holder of the Players Champions Cup;... Read more
Sun., 11/18/18
On Sunday, November 18, at 2 p.m., the Dorchester Historical Society presents Brigadier General Leonid Kondratiuk, Director of Historical Services in the Adjutant General’s Office and an expert in Massachusetts military history, who will talk about the... Read more
Mon., 11/19/18
On November 19th join the Dementia Friends Massachusetts organization at the Lower Mills Branch Library for an hour-long information session about dementia. Beginning at 6 p.m. come and learn about what living with dementia is like, and how to best... Read more
Mon., 11/19/18
Examine the rise in populism in the US and Europe with Salena Zito and Brad Todd, authors of The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Shaping Contemporary Domestic Politics, and John Judis, author of The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession... Read more
Thu., 11/22/18
Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of our “crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park! The scenic 3.1mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park. All ages and paces welcome!... Read more
Fri., 11/23/18
Attend an hour of modern Wampanoag storytelling to celebrate the final days of American History Month at the JFK Library. The event, which takes place on Friday, Nov. 23rd, will end with a traditional powwow.
Sat., 11/24/18
The first flurry of holiday tree lightings sponsored by Mayor Martin Walsh’s office and the Dorchester Holiday Celebration Committee will be held on Sat., Nov. 24. with the first stop in Neponset Circle at 4 p.m. Subsequent tree lightings will happen at... Read more
Sun., 11/25/18
The second season of The Bach Project at Ashmont Hill Chamber Music begins on Sunday, November 25, 4 p.m., in the sanctuary at All Saints Church. Under the direction of Andrew Sheranian, an ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists from the... Read more
Sun., 11/25/18
Program Choral, orchestral, and organ works, including: BWV 159 Anh. Motet: Ich lasse dich nicht BWV 1056: Violin Concerto in G minor BWV 548: Fugue in E minor “The Wedge” BWV 234. Mass in A major Tickets: Adult: $25; Student: $18; EBT Card Holder: $3,... Read more
Thu., 11/29/18
Join in the Lower Mills Branch Library on Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to make a holiday mosaic in this hands-on beginner mosaic workshop. Participants will design and make a 6” x 6” glass mosaic art panel to keep. Each student should bring ideas about... Read more
Fri., 11/30/18
Join the Lower Mills Branch Library for the final installment of the Humphry Bogart film series on Nov. 30th. At 1 p.m. watch the story of a man who murders his wife so he can woo her sister.

Dec, 2018

Sat., 12/1/18
Drag Queen Story Hour is a program for children ages 3–8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. This program will be led by local Boston drag queens who will sing... Read more
Sat., 12/1/18
The Polish American Citizens Club is hosting its annual Kids Christmas Party and Potluck on Saturday, December 1st from 1pm to 4pm in their upstairs hall. Parents can sign up to bring a dish HERE and should also bring a wrapped gift for Santa to give... Read more
Tue., 12/4/18
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act of 1968 with a discussion at the JFK Library with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. The event will explore key... Read more
Wed., 12/5/18
Join Jared Bowen, host of WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, at the JFK Library as he hosts a discussion with Todd S. Purdum, staff writer at The Atlantic, regardings Purdum's new book, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution... Read more
Thu., 12/6/18
Join in the Lower Mills Branch Library on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to make a holiday mosaic in this hands-on beginner mosaic workshop. Participants will design and make a 6” x 6” glass mosaic art panel to keep. Each student should bring ideas about a... Read more
Thu., 12/13/18
Join in the Lower Mills Branch Library on Dec.13 at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to make a holiday mosaic in this hands-on beginner mosaic workshop. Participants will design and make a 6” x 6” glass mosaic art panel to keep. Each student should bring ideas about a... Read more
Thu., 12/20/18
Join in the Lower Mills Branch Library on Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to make a holiday mosaic in this hands-on beginner mosaic workshop. Participants will design and make a 6” x 6” glass mosaic art panel to keep. Each student should bring ideas about... Read more
Thu., 12/27/18
Through artisanal marionette puppets and handmade scenery, watch the story of Peter and the Wolf unroll alongside music from Prokofiev's original musical score. The performance of the traditional Russian tale will take place from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on... Read more

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