Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
Box Not Found, Boston's premiere violin and clarinet duo, will present a free concert “Stories!” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.
This performance will feature brand new works by composers Camila Agosto, Ariel Friedman and Ian Wiese. Each composer has written a musical piece inspired by a story that has a significant impact in his/her personal life. They include “Paper House” by Agosto, “Joshua Fit the Battle” by Friedman and “What a Fast Little Engine!: Scenes from ‘Choo-Choo’” by Wiese.
Call 617-569-0271 for further details.
Oasis for birds
A free nature walk will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 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 www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781-656-1485 for more details.
Traveling tide pools
Educators from the New England Aquarium will visit the BCYF Paris St. Community Center, 112 Parish St., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Kids can see and touch hermit crabs, snails, clams, oysters, sea stars and more and learn all about these creatures found in local New England waters. Admission is free.
For more information, call 617-9783-0281 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABCD: East Boston APC, 21 Meridan St., and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, 143 Border St., are hosting free tax clinics now through April 13.
Taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 can have their taxes prepared and claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Call for an appointment: ABCD at 617-567-8857 or NOAH at 617-567-5882.
The free tax preparation is offered in partnership with the Boston Tax Help Coalition.
Further information can be found at http://www.bostontaxhelp.org.
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 www.bpl.org 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 January and February.
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.