Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Woodlands volunteer

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a woodlands volunteer day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, meeting at the Shattuck Visitors’ Center, 125 The Fenway.

Volunteers will help implement a comprehensive woodlands management program and promote a healthier forest through activities ranging from removing invasive plants to conditioning forest soil.

Visit or call 617-522-2700 for more information.

Tom Petty tribute

The Berklee College of Music will host “Full Moon Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the Colvin Recital Hall, 1140 Boylston St.

Drum set principal Luke Appleton-Webster and his band will celebrate the music of the late Tom Petty with various hits, including cuts from “Full Moon Fever.”

Admission is free. Call 617-747-2261 or visit for more details.

Jazz band to perform

The Rosenfeld Concert in the Courtyard will welcome musical group Sinkane in concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway.

Sinkane fuses New York jazz band rhythms with Bob Marley, the repetition of Sudanese desert sounds and funk rock to spread their message of community and social justice.

The courtyard opens for dining at 6 p.m. Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.

Tickets are $24 for members and $30 general admission.

Visit or call 617-267-9300 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Guitar concert

Berklee College of Music and Harvard University will present a free summer concert with finger-style guitarist Brooks Robertson at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Longwood campus, Longwood Avenue.

Robertson utilizes superb technical ability to play bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously and surpass the borders of conventional genres.

Further information can be found at by calling 617-747-2261.

Life of the party

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 the Fenway, will host a Third Thursday program, “Life of the Party” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.

Visitors will enjoy the outdoor garden, music, art making and friends. Festivities will include music in the courtyard with SUAZ3, led by saxophonist Jonathan Suazo; gallery games; botanical concoctions in the studio; and gallery talks. There will also be a cash bar and musical entertainment.

Tickets include museum admission and are $15 general, $12 seniors, $5 for students and free for members. Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Community day

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will open its doors to the public for a free community day from 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Friday, July 20.

Highlights of the day include free admission to the special exhibitions, eight different tours, curators’ talks, films and workshops. This program is part of the Free Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

For more information, call 614-267-9300 or visit

French film festival

The French Film is being held now to July 29 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

The festival will offer a variety of movies from crowd-pleasing comedies to artful drama. Highlights include Léa Mysius’s “Ava,” about a teenage girl who learns that she will soon go blind; Xavier Legrand’s heart-pounding drama “Custody”; and Claire Denis’s romance “Let the Sunshine In” with Juliette Binoche. The festival will close on July 29 with the clever costume comedy “Return of the Hero,” starring Mélanie Laurent and Jean Dujardin.

Passes to see several films as well as individual tickets will be available.

For a complete schedule of screenings and other events, visit

Tuesdays with roses

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help take care of the roses in the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during July.

Training, tools and gloves will be supplied. Pre-registration is required, by calling 617-522-2700 or online at