Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:
Filmed in Boston
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen the indie cult that was filmed in Boston “Next Stop Wonderland” with Hope Davis from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.
Admission is free.
For more details, call 617-227-8135.
Tunnel of love
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are gearing up to turn Columbus Park’s well-known trellis into a Tunnel of Love in honor of Valentine’s Day. The trellis will be decorated for the entire month of February with cupids and lighted hearts.
From 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, each end of the trellis will become a heart-shaped entrance, with five-foot-tall, handmade “conversation hearts” lining the walkway. Visitors who venture into the Tunnel of Love should expect a few surprises as well. The park is located at 110 Atlantic Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Valentine’s Day visitors are invited to tag @foccp in their Columbus Park Valentine’s Day photos. #lovefoccp.
Music of amore
The North End Music & Performing Arts Center will present an evening of "Amore" opera dinner and concert from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Lucia Ristorante, 415 Hanover St.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, NEMPAC musicians and singers will delight the attendees with a selection of opera arias, duets and musical theater favorites, all on the theme of love. Tickets will include a three-course dinner, soup or salad, entrée, dessert and coffee, and a live performance featuring artists from the NEMPAC Opera project with sopranos Lindsay Conrad and Jennifer Jaroslavsky, tenor Joel Edwards, baritone Timothy Gorka with accompanist Melanie Rucinski. Cash bar or wine menu will be available. Valet parking will be available. For reservations of tables of four or more, please contact NEMPAC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-227-2270.
For online tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentines-amore-opera-dinner-concert-at-lucias-ristorante-tickets-41832189204?aff=efbeventtix.
Certified yoga instructor Maura Almy will lead a weekly yoga class for all levels at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during February.
The gentle flowing movements and passive and supported poses of this Vinyasa-style Yoga is appropriate for those working with an injury, limited mobility or those who prefer a softer approach to yoga. Proper yoga breathing will also be taught. Students will leave the class feeling rested and happy that they took some time out of the day to do something for themselves.
Admission is free.
Call 617-227-8135 for further details.
Valentine coffee house
The North Bennet Street School, 150 North St., will host “Poetry is in the Air: A Valentine Coffee House” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.
The coffee house program, ‘Love is …’ will feature local neighborhood talent warming hearts and touching the poetic souls in all of us or maybe just make us happy to be there. The community is invited to come in out of the cold, grab some coffee and sweet treats and plan on a fun evening of poetry and surprises.
For more information, visit www.nbss.edu or call 617-227-0155.
Chili Cup fundraiser
Ned Devine’s at 1 Faneuil Hall Market Place will host its ninth annual Chili Cup from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.
The evening will feature live music, prizes and all-you-can-eat chili. Participating restaurants will include Ned Devine’s, Cheers, Anthem Kitchen & Bar, Community Works Services, Reel House, Dick’s Last Resort, Mija Cantina, defending champions Causeway Restaurant & Bar, and many more.
Tickets are $15 if purchased by Feb. 8 and $20 after, for entry and chili. This program is for adults, ages 21 and older.
Proceeds will benefit Community Work Services, a non-profit founded in 1877 that offers job training, placement and support services to veterans, the disabled, the homeless and mature workers.
Visit www.cwsbos.com or call 617-248-8800 to purchase tickets or for more information.
Fun at the library
The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will host a series of free, fun activities for children during February.
Lego Club will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Steam Saturday will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 20. Fridays will feature baby story time with Becca at 10 a.m. and toddler story time at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 617-227-8135.
‘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. from now through Feb. 28 in the IMAX Theater.
The films include “Amazon Adventure,” “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” and “Great White Shark.” All will be presented in 3-D.
For more information, visit www.neaq.org or call 617-226-2149.
Free homework help will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.
Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.
Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-227-8135 for further information.