Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
Oasis for birds
A free nature walk will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Belle Isle Marsh. Walkers will meet at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.
Walkers can discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. They will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. The walk is recommended for adults and children, ages 10 and older, but all ages and experience levels are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided, but please bring these items if you have them. Dress for the weather in warm layers of clothing, sturdy hiking boots or shoes. Inclement weather may cancel; call 978-937-2094, ext. 121 one hour before the start time.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781-656-1485 for more details.
Traveling tide pools
Educators from the New England Aquarium will visit the BCYF Paris St. Community Center, 112 Parish St., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Kids can see and touch hermit crabs, snails, clams, oysters, sea stars and more and learn all about these creatures found in local New England waters. Admission is free.
For more information, call 617-9783-0281 or visit email@example.com.
Three Kings celebration
The Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 William F. McClellan Hwy., will host “Tres Reyes Magos” from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Three Kings Day on Jan. 6 is widely celebrated in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean, and for many U.S. Latinos, it is still a venerated tradition. The holiday comes from the traditional Christian feast day of Epiphany, when the Three Wise Men brought gifts to the baby Jesus.
Children celebrate by leaving their shoes out the night before for the Three Kings to fill with presents. The day is also celebrated by eating the roscon de los reyes, or ring-cake of the kings, that is decorated to look like a crown that a king would wear.
The center will celebrate this festive day with a fun party with hot chocolate and Three Kings’ cake.
Admission is free.
Call 617-558-5720 or visit https://veronicaroblesculturalcenter.org for further information and to register.
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 www.bpl.org or call 617-569-0271 for further information.
Fun at the library
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during December.
The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; baby lap-sit for children, younger than two, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and Yu-Gi-Oh Club at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Caregivers must accompany children to these programs.
For more details, call 617-569-0271.