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The North End Historical Society, 9 Hull St., will welcome journalist and author Jane Healy at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.
Healy’s debut historical novel is “The Saturday Evening Girls’ Club,” based on the true story of the real Saturday Evening Girls Club that existed in the North End in the early 1900s and the young Jewish and Italian immigrant women who forged lifelong friendships through the club and its pottery shop. With the help of the club’s three mentors, these women aspired to, and achieved, much more than society expected of them. After a great deal of research on the club and its history, Healey has written a novel based on these ambitious, inspiring young women.
Admission is free for members, and $10 for non-members. For further information, visit www.northendhistoricalsociety.org.
Kids’ musical theater
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will host a musical performance of “Seussical the Musical, Jr.” for kids and families at noon on Saturday, May 20 at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St.
The Music Theatre Troupe will present the story of favorite characters from Dr. Seuss, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle and more.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.nempacboston.org or by calling 617-227-2270.
Colonial dance tunes
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will host musicians Al Petty and Deirdre Sweeney from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.
Petty and Sweeney will perform popular 18th century tunes on the penny whistle, flute, fife and other instruments in the guise of itinerant musicians.
The program is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times.
Visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338 for further information.
State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz will host the second annual North End Cornhole Classic from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave.
The community is invited to join in the fun with better prizes and more than double the boards this year and with a new and improved tournament bracket that will play out on the expansion to Richmond Street for the block party style setup. There will also be a DJ, raffles and other activities.
Prices are $50 per team or $25 per person and include two guaranteed games, one drink ticket and one T-shirt. If available, walk-ins at the door are $60 per team ($30 per person.)
Proceeds will go to the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/north-end-cornhole-classic. Email NorthEndCornhole@gmail.com for more information.
Spring music concert
St. John School will host the annual spring music concert from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at St. Stephen’s Church, 401 Hanover St.
The concert will feature performances from all grades under the direction of Ms. Whittington and Ms. Dietrich.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/St-John-School-Boston.
Great white sharks
The New England Aquarium at Central Wharf Simons IMAX Theatre will present a program on great white sharks with Dr. Greg Skomal, senior scientist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.
Efforts to study the ecology of white sharks have been hampered by the inability of researchers to predictably find these sharks. However, the rebounding population of gray seals off the coast of New England is drawing white sharks in greater numbers to the shoreline. Cape Cod has now become the only known aggregating site for white sharks in the North Atlantic.
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries initiated a long-term white shark research program in 2009 to study the ecology and natural history of this species in the western North Atlantic. Skomal will tell the incredible story of how this shark lives in the North Atlantic.
The lecture is free, but registration is required and can be made at www.neaq.org or by calling 617-973-0235.
Loyalists and the Revolution
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present “A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution” at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.
Re-enactor Michael Lepage will take on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver and talk about the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of “patriots.”
The program is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times. Visit www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338 for further information.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks and Recreation Department will host the 19th annual neighborhood coffee hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Ave.
Residents will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats from Dunkin’ Donuts and Whole Foods Market while they discuss open space and recreational needs with the mayor.
There will be prizes, including gift certificates, swan boat rides, free downtown parking and gift baskets. Attendees will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses.
Call 617-635-4505 for more information.
Celebration of crafts
The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., is hosting the annual Celebration of Craft, an exhibition of works by students and alumni, now to May 31 in the Windgate gallery.
The exhibit will feature hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, ornate leather-bound books, violin making and more by alumni and students. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. It will be closed on May 29.
For more information, visit www.nbss.edu or call 617-227-0155.
Dark side of Boston
Boston By Foot is presenting guided walking tours of the darker side of Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reservations are not required.
Visitors will hear the stories of misery, misfortune and murder based on true, historical events, such as the Great Influenza, the vandalizing of the Royal Governor’s House, the Molasses Flood and the infamous Brink’s robbery, all against the backdrop of Boston’s oldest neighborhood.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children if purchased in advance and free for members.
For more information, visit www.bostonbyfoot.org or call 617-367-2345.
Carousel is open
The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy has opened the Greenway carousel from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for the summer season. This one-of-a-kind carousel features animals native to Boston such as lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, oarfish, whale, rabbit, harbor seal and more. It was designed to be accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities.
Rides are $3 each or $25 for a book of 10.
Visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more information.
‘Under the Sea’
The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, is presenting three films at 10 a.m. and 1, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. now through June in the IMAX Theater.
The films include “Humpback Whales,” narrated by Ewan McGregor, “Great White Shark” and “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland.” All will be presented in 3-D.
For more information, visit www.neaq.org or call 617-226-2149.
The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, will host a family fun day at 10 a.m. on Fridays during May.
Visitors will enjoy activities created especially for families with young children, joining staff in the Curious George Discovery Corner for stories, games and art projects that focus on favorite aquatic animals. The program is free with regular admission.
Call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org for more details.