Here are the latest Beacon Hill - West End neighborhood notes:

Classical guitar

The Boston Classical Guitar Society will present Ana Vidovic in concert from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley St.

Vidovic has given more than 1,000 public performances since first taking the stage in 1988. Her international career includes recitals in Europe and the United States. Her most recent CD is “Guitar Artistry in Concert,” a journey through the music of Torroba, Piazzolla and Pierre Bensusan, Sergio Assad, Stanley Myers, Villa-Lobos and Agustin Barrios Mangoré. She has also released “Guitar Virtuoso,” a performance of works by Bach, Torroba, Paganini and Walton.

Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 seniors, students and members and $20 for BCHS seniors.

To purchase tickets and for more details, visit or call 617-420-2247.

Walk fundraiser

The Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Hatch Memorial Shell, 1 David G. Mugar Way.

The rolling registration and start will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Walkers can choose a two- or five-mile walk. The day will also feature speakers and entertainment with The Boston Pops Esplanade Brass Quintet, a cappella groups, the In the Pink Fashion Extravaganza, Nicole Michelle, Havins featuring American Idol alum Dillon Havins and Ally Fuller, the Dance Inn and the Rainbow Tribe dance troupes and more.

An informational health tent, merchandise tent and photo booth will be available.

Visit for further information.

Hispanic heritage

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, a special family concert will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

The Grammy-winning 1, 2, 3 Andres will perform songs inspired by the diverse music of Latin America in an interactive, multi-lingual concert. Kids will sing, dance and jump in this high-energy show.

Admission is free. Call 617-523-3957 for further details.

Music of Bach

A lunchtime recital will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at King’s Chapel, corner of School and Tremont streets.

Aaron Larget-Caplan will perform works by Bach and Cage.

A donation of $3 is requested; all contributions are given directly to the musicians.

Visit or call 617-227-2155 for further information.

Boston Ballet story time

The West End Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will offer story time with the Boston Ballet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Children and families are welcome to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Boston Ballet faculty dance educators will lead the program, which is for children, ages two and older. Younger children will need parental supervision.

Call 617-523-3957 for further details.

Italian film series

The West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St., will screen a series of films in honor of Italian Heritage Month from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays during October.

The films will include “Roma” on Oct. 3; “Night of the Shooting Stars” on Oct. 10; “Caro Diario” on Oct. 17; “I Am Love” on Oct. 24 and “Bellissima” on Oct. 31.

For more information, call 617-523-3957.

Boston activist

The Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., will present “Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist” at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Elizabeth Fideler will talk about Welch, who defied the mores of her social set and got away with it. Known as a debutante, dancer, world traveler and hostess, she was also an indefatigable activist, writer, lecturer, lobbyist, fundraiser and opinion shaper.

She was the quintessential socialite who established Waltz Evenings in her Louisburg Square drawing room and also the beauty whose marriages and divorces caused ostracism. At the same time, she worked tirelessly on women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, world peace, environmental protection, monetary reform, land conservation and more.

Members are admitted free, with a $10 fee for non-members.

Visit or call 617-227-0270 for more details.

Video interview

The West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., will host a “Conversation with Jerry Rappaport” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The museum will premier “A Conversation with Jerry Rappaport,” a wide-ranging video interview of the developer by museum board member and former Boston Globe reporter Tom Palmer.

Admission is free.

Call 617-416-0718 or visit for more information.

Beacon Hill walking tour

Historic New England will offer a new tour “Beacon Hill History through the LGBTQ Lens” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Participants will meet at the Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge St.

Participants will join The History Project, Boston’s independent LGBTQ archives, for a walking tour of LGBTQ history on Beacon Hill, learning about historic LGBTQ civil and political rights organizations, protests and the lives of activists and boundary-pushers, including Prescott Townsend, Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Fields and the Boston Bohemians. Highlights will include Sporters and Gerry Sawyer Square, Charles Street Meeting House and the homes of several Boston Bohemians.

Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration is recommended, by calling 617-994-5920.

Visit for more details.

Nichols House collections

The Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon St., is displaying “Their Objects, Their Stories: The Nichols Women as Collectors, 1870-1960” now through Oct. 13. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The museum explores two generations of art collecting and the treasured objects that tell stories that are at once both familiar and unique. Mother and daughter Elizabeth and Rose Nichols are celebrated for their autonomy and individualism in what they chose to collect and their collections were in step with the aspirations of the Gilded Age and the women’s rights movements of the early 20th century.

The collections spans nearly 400 years of art across three continents and include a 16th century Flemish tapestry and 20th century bronze works by sculptor Paul Manship.

Visit www.nicholshousemuseum or call 617-227-6993 for further information.

Photographs of the West End

The West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., is displaying a new exhibition “Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord.”

The exhibit features photographs from a collection donated by Ira Tarlin that depicts the West End at the time of demolition. Eli Tarlin, Ira’s father, was an original resident who came to own numerous properties in the neighborhood. The demise of the community, says the family, was also Eli’s demise.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 617-416-0781 or go online to

Coloring for adults

“Color Your World,” coloring for adults, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Fridays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

Studies have shown the relaxing benefits of coloring for adults as well as children. Patrons are invited to drop in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring. Coloring pages, pencils, crayons and markers will be provided.

For more details, call 617-523-3957.

Picturing Douglass

The Museum of African American History is presenting a new public exhibition “Picturing Frederick Douglass” at the African Meeting House, 46 Joy St., now through December.

Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century, more frequently photographed than Abraham Lincoln, and was immediately recognizable to millions in his own lifetime. Douglass used photography as a tool of reform and to elevate the image of the African-American in contradiction to the demeaning depictions of black life often seen in the 19th century.

Based on the book of the same name by Drs. John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd, co-curators of the exhibit, it features more than 90 objects, including historic photos, books, newspapers articles and original letters by Douglass.

Further information can be found by calling 617-725-0022, ext. 222 or online at