Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
Bark in the park
The community is invited to join National park rangers for a half-mile walk from Carson Beach to Dorchester Heights from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Walkers and their canine companions will meet at the Edward J. McCormack Bath House, 165 HarborWalk.
The walk will be followed by tips, treats by 2 Dogs Treats and fun activities for dogs and owners.
This event celebrates dogs in parks all across the country and promotes the benefit of getting outside for a walk with pets in nearby national parks. For the safety and comfort of all attendees dogs must be on a leash during the walk.
Participants must bring doggie bags for easy clean up, as well as leashes for pups and water bowls if necessary. At the conclusion of the event, dogs will take the B.A.R.K. Ranger Pledge and be sworn in as official B.A.R.K. Rangers.
Walkers are invited to come in costume on Oct. 27 and enter the costume challenge.
Further information can be found at www.bostonharbornow.org.
The Labouré Center, 275 West Broadway, will host “Hidden Treasures,” a Skinner appraisal day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Those who have ever wondered about the value of a family heirloom or a yard sale find can now discover just what they have with a professional Skinner appraisal. The public is invited to schedule an appointment to bring one item for a verbal appraisal and evaluation. The cost is $20 per object. Space is limited and appraisal will be by appointment only.
Proceeds will directly support Catholic Charities Labouré Center programs that focus on education and job readiness, family stabilization and youth and senior services.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.ccab.org/hiddentreasures or call 617-268-9670 for more information.
Artists for Humanity will host the 13th annual “Greatest Party on Earth” and the grand opening of the expanded Epicenter, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Epicenter, 100 West Second St.
A pre-party benefactor reception will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, fine wine and signature cocktails and a live auction.
From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the epicenter will rock with some of Boston’s most talented dancers, musicians and acrobats, including dancing to funk and disco band Booty Vortex, thrilling acts from the high-flying Boston Circus Guild and performances from dance crew CONcept Artists.
Festivities will also include wines and delicious food stations and desserts. Patrons can visit the painting studio to meet the young artists and designers and purchase artwork.
Valet parking will be available. This event is 21 plus. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Arts Enterprise Program.
For more information, visit afhboston.com or call 617-268-7620.
Master of suspense
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host a series of thrillers by Alfred Hitchcock, celebrated filmmaker and the “Master of Suspense,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during October.
Featured will be Daphne du Maurier’s classic “Rebecca” with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine on Oct. 16; “North By Northwest” starring Grant and Eva Marie Saint on Oct. 23; and “Vertigo” with James Stewart and Kim Novak on Oct. 30.
Call 617-268-0180 for further details.
A shadow puppet show and silly, spooky sing-along will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
This fun, free show will entrance infants, entertain adults and make little kids laugh themselves silly. The audience can sing along to children’s favorites with a Halloween twist – “Five Little Mummies Jumpin’ on the Bed” and many more.
For more information, visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180.
Women of Southie
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will welcome local authors Phyllis Karas and Anna Weeks in a free talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.
They will introduce their new book “Women of Southie: Finding Resilience During Whitey Bulger’s Infamous Reign,” which tells the story of six women who lived–and outlived–a criminal reign, all the while fighting the rarely-celebrated battles of romance, motherhood, grief and continuing hope.
Karas is a New York Times best-selling author, professor of journalism at Boston University, and a stringer for People Magazine. Weeks is a teacher in the Boston Public School system. She lives in South Boston with her husband and their three children.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing following the free program.
For more information, call 617-268-0180.
Fundraiser for Perkins Post
A special 100th anniversary celebration in memory of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael J. Perkins will be held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St.
There will be dancing, music, raffles and more. Tickets are $20. All proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Perkins Post in South Boston.
Call 617-269-5017 for more details.
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host the annual Friends’ fall book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The sale will feature outstanding adult and juvenile books and audio-visual items available at low prices. Proceeds will benefit the community programming of the branch library. Admission is free.
Call 617-268-0180 for further information.
A dance-a-thon benefit for the Jimmy Fund will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Curley Recreation Center, 1663 Columbia Road.
There will be raffles, food and drink available for purchase and plenty of dancing. All proceeds will go to the Jimmy Fund for the Chavarria Family.
For more information, call 617-635-5104.
New art exhibition
The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is displaying “Mantras,” works by Sneha Shrestha now through Oct. 28.
Shrestha is a Nepali artist who paints mindful mantras in her native language and meshes the aesthetics of Sanskrit scriptures with graffiti influences. When not painting these intricate pieces, she paints bold, larger than life murals. She has shown her work in several exhibitions and commissioned works and public walls around the world, including Boston, San Francisco, Bali, Istanbul, Geneva and Copenhagen. Currently she is working as the founder and senior advisor of the Children’s Art Museum of Nepal, where she is passionate about designing creative learning experiences for young people.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment.
Further information is available at www.distillerygallery.com.
The South Boston farmers’ market is being held from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Oct. 22 at 446 West Broadway in the municipal parking lot.
Local vendors will sell flowers, herbs, locally produced honey, baked goods, fresh fish, crafts, housewares and local farmers’ produce.
Call 617-464-5858 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Pop-up art talk
A pop up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.
Tickets are free with museum admission.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.