Here ate the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Coastal bird walk

Mass Audubon will offer free, guided coastal bird walks from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays, June 2 and 9. Participants will meet at Belle Isle Marsh, 1399 Bennington St, in the parking lot.

Walkers should bring binoculars if they have them, although there will be a few pairs to borrow. They should also dress appropriately for the weather and bring bottled water.

Register online at or by calling 617-983-8500.

Local author to visit

Author Emen Uko will be the guest of the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

Uko is the author of “Hers to Tell,” “Notice Me,” “Façade” and “Janus.” She has gained recognition for her unique plot twisting and suspense-filled writing style, which leaves readers wanting more.

Admission is free. Call the library at 617-569-0271 for further details.

Wine tasting fundraiser

The Pirandello Lyceum will host the third annual wine tasting event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at Spinelli’s, 282 Bennington St.

The evening will feature spectacular wines paired with great food and a knowledgeable sommelier, Tino Valdesolo.

Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Checks can be mailed to Dr. Domenic Amara, Pirandello Lyceum, P.O. Box 565, East Boston, MA 02128.

Proceeds will support the Pirandello Scholarship Fund.

To purchase tickets and for more information, e-mail to

Translation and social justice

GrubStreet and the Boston Public Library will host “Translation and Social Justice,” a bilingual creative writing workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Boston has always been a city of immigrants, and more than 50 percent of the population speaks a language other than English at home. When it comes to education, the legal system, medical care and social services, important, often critical things can get lost in translation. This workshop will use creative writing prompts, principals of literacy and simultaneous translations and visual thinking strategies to spark discussion and offer new ways to think about language access.

The workshop will be led by Denise Delgado, a fiction writer and artist who writes and teaches in English and Spanish, and Gabriel Sosa, a court interpreter and visual artist. It is open to participants comfortable in either English or Spanish and is open to anyone with any level of writing experience or skill.

Register online at or by calling 617-695-0075. Visit for more details.

Music for kids

Little Groove will present a fun, free musical morning for children from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Toddlers and preschoolers can sing, move, play instruments, watch puppets perform and more with staff from Little Groove. Caregivers must accompany children. Groups are welcome.

For more information, call 617-569-0271.

Gala celebration

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will host sixth annual gala celebration “The Art of Health Care” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at 20 Maverick Square.

The fundraiser will feature a reception, tasty fare, a silent auction, prizes and guided art tours highlighting the many pieces of exceptional artwork in the center. Special tributes will be given to John A. Nucci, senior vice president of external affairs, Suffolk University, and Doris V. Rubio, vice chair, EBNHC board of directors, for their contributions to the community.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 617-569-5800.

Legendary locals of East Boston

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will welcome author Regina Marchi in an author talk, “Legendary Locals of East Boston,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.

A fourth generation East Bostonian and professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, Dr. Marchi will tell the history of East Boston through the experiences of its diverse residents. East Boston is the site of the first naval battle of the War of Independence, the creation of the world’s fastest sailing ships, the nation’s first underwater tunnel and the country’s first public branch library, and famous residents include colonial governor John Winthrop, repentant Salem witch trial judge Samuel Sewall, clipper ship builder Donald McKay and Mary Patten, the world’s first woman clipper ship navigator.

Admission is free. Call 617-569-0271 for more information.

Fun at the library

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during June.

The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; tinkering and inventions for youth at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays; baby lapsit for children aged under 2 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.

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 through 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.