Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Musical afternoon

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will welcome Nicole DeMaio and Bradley Frizzell in concert from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Local musicians DeMaio and Frizzell will present a clarinet concert with selections by Mozart, Dorff, Russ, The Beatles and more. This family-friendly concert is free and open to all ages.

Call 617-569-0271 for further information.

Valentine’s serenade

Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 William F. McClellan Hwy., will offer a Valentine’s Day Serenade from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

This dinner show will feature a delicious gourmet dinner of Mexican food and music by Veronica Robles and her Mariachi.

Proceeds will help to offer more programs to provide jobs for youth on the cultural field in East Boston. Tickets are $100 per couple and include the dinner and show, and are available at

Museum art heist

The Pirandello Lyceum will welcome author Anthony M. Amore discussing the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

On March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers robbed the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of 13 valuable works of art, including three works by Rembrandt, five by Degas and a Vermeer masterpiece, valued at more that $500 million. This was the largest art heist in history, carrying the largest reward offer and has been on the FBI’s list of unsolved art crimes longer than almost any other.

Amore, a security expert and investigator, is the author of “Stealing Rembrandts.”

Coffee and biscotti will be served.

For more details, call 617-569-0271 or visit

New members to exhibit

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is displaying a new members’ exhibition now to Feb. 23.

The gallery welcomes the work of Diane Modica and Justin Rounds.

A Third Thursday reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.

East Boston native Modica is presenting “Point of View.” Her work is both abstract and representational in all media – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, textile and whatever else calls out to her.

Rounds is a trans-media artist, musician and educator living and working in Boston. Employing painting, performance and interactivity, his work investigates dynamics of power and control in culture and society, using processes emerging from the intersection of art and technology.

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

Visit for more information.

Nature walk

A free nature walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 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.

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.

Library fun

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun children’s programming during February.

On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. kids, ages 1 to 5, can enjoy Reading Readiness with stories, songs, movement and a craft. Wednesdays will feature Baby Lapsit Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Babies under age 2 will enjoy bounces, rhymes, stories and songs. On Fridays at 10 a.m. the library will host a Parent-Child Playgroup/Grupos de Guego. Children, ages 1-5 years, will start to build on their school readiness skills.

Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome.

For more details, call 617-536-0271.