Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

New England artists

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., will display “Here and There,” New England artists investigating place, from Saturday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 27.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and a reception and artist talk takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Vermont College of Fine Arts offers a low-residency MFA in Visual Art program. In “Here and There,” 13 alumni of the program offer their interpretations of place and what it means to them. In addition to attending VCFA, Renee Lauzon, Muriel Angelil, Heather Park, Chip Rutan, Sumru Tekin, Kim Darling, Valerie Hird, Sabrina Fadial, Brian Zeigler, Samantha Eckert, Wendy Powell, Maggie Nowinski and Leah Grimaldi have lived or currently live and work in New England.

Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.

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Women artists and social change

Zumix will host “Souls of Women: Womanism, Arts, Music and Social Change” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Firehouse, 260 Sumner St.

The community is invited to a panel discussion with Boston’s black and brown female artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs as they discuss their definition of womanism and how they each use their creative work to engage diverse audiences, shift culture and/or contribute to social movements across Greater Boston.

The evening will include networking opportunities with the panelists, light bites and beverages.

General admission is $20 and $12 for students. Boston Art and Music Soul Fest, Inc. is sponsoring this program.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call 617-568-9777.

Latino heritage

The Latino Heritage Awareness Project will present a performance of folk dances from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McClellan Hwy.

Young Latino dancers of the Veronica Robles Cultural Center and high school student Daniela Alarcon-Diaz will perform Latin folk dances from several Latin American countries with the aim of promoting and celebrating Latin culture. Admission is free.

For more information, visit or call 781-558-5102.

Nature walk

A free nature walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Belle Isle Marsh. Walkers will meet at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.

Sean Riley of the Department of Conservation and Recreation will lead the walk.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Visit or call for more details.

Citizenship information

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a free USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23.

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will give general information on immigration issues such as naturalization and citizenship, eligibility requirements, permanent residency, filing procedures, avoiding scams and finding low cost and safe advice. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement and Boston Public Library.

Call John McCarthy at 617-565-9430 for more information.

Hurricane collection

The Sam Adams School at 165 Webster Street has partnered up with Elmore Elementary School in Houston, Texas to collect “Hoodies for Houston” for students who have lost possessions due to Hurricane Harvey. When asked what they needed, the principal said that they were in need of Houston’s version of a winter coat, a hoodie. Please consider donating a new or gently used hooded sweatshirt for a student in Houston. The Adams School will collect the sweatshirts, sizes 5T to adult large, until Nov. 1.

Call 617-635-7822 for further details.

Homework help

Free homework help is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit or call 617-569-0271 for further information.

Farmers’ market

A farmers’ market sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is being held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 25 at Lewis Mall, behind the Maverick MBTA station on Sumner Street.

The produce, herbs, vegetables and fruit are all Massachusetts-grown. Fresh baked goods and fresh fish will also be available. The market will also feature performances by local musicians, information on healthy eating and activities for children.

For more information, visit