Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Gala fundraiser

Zumix will host its inaugural gala-style event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St.

The evening will include a VIP cocktail reception, live musical performances, a silent auction and a spectacular dance party.

Will Dailey, Simon Rios and Cindy Lopez will be honored for their inspirational work.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 614-568-9777.

Dinner fundraiser

The Salesian Boys and Girls Club’s 12th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser, a night of friendship, food and fun, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at the club, 150 Byron St.

The delicious traditional pasta dinner will be provided by Jevell’s Restaurant, Sammy Carlo’s Delicatessen and Muffin Town.

A donation of $10 is requested. There will be prizes and raffles of gift baskets.

Proceeds will benefit the children’s programming.

For more information, call 617-567-0863 or visit or

Oasis for birds

A free nature walk will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 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 or call 781-656-1485 for more details

Two artists to exhibit

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., will present a new exhibition of works by Audrina Bell Warren and Michael St. Germain, now to Nov. 25.

A Third Thursday reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The work in “AS IS” speaks to immediacy and the responsibility of individuals to accept a frame reference in said form. Deferring to intuition and gut responses, the artist makes rapid mechanical decisions, which explore aesthetic territory beyond the edges of logic and reason.

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

Visit or call 857-302-8363 for more information.

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.

Fun at the library

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

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.