Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
Marine Corps honor run
The 18th annual Boston Marine Corps honor run will be held on Saturday, May 11 at Carson Beach, William J. Day Boulevard.
Registration and number pickup will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. followed by a pre-race warm-up at 8:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.
This flat 5K race will follow the scenic views along Carson Beach. Race participants will include active duty officers and veterans of all branches of the military and law enforcement, but all are welcome, from beginner runners and walkers to elite runners.
Local honor guards will be on site as well as Marine Corps cadets to help with the warm-up. Runners and volunteers will receive an official race T-shirt.
Proceeds will go toward the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation that provides scholarships to children of military families, with particular attention to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat.
For further information and to register, visit www.mchonorrun.com or call 888-767-7223.
A fundraiser for Julie’s Family Learning Program will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St.
This annual spring event is the perfect venue to celebrate and support Julie’s in a memorable evening with a short presentation about Julie’s and a speech from a Julie’s alumna.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.juliesfamily.org or call 617-269-6663, ext. 11.
Ida Lupino, actress and director
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will celebrate actress and director Ida Lupino in a film series from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during May.
Featured will be “The Sea Wolf” starring Lupino and Edward G. Robinson; “The Hitchhiker” starring Edmond O’Brien and directed by Lupino; and “Private Hell 36” starring and co-written by Lupino.
Admission is free. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.
World Music/CRASHarts and the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will present BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 11 and 12.
BalletX unites distinguished choreographers and dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion and grace. One of the Boston Globe’s “Top Ten of the Year in Dance in 2016,” the company returns with a diverse program featuring Matthew Neenan’s “Increasing,” Cayetano Soto’s “Schachmatt” and a new work.
Tickets are $44 for members and $48 for non-members.
Further information can be found at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3100.
Trial of Whitey Bulger
Author Janet Uhlar will be the guest of the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13.
Uhlar will talk about her book, “Truth Be Damned,” a fictionalized account of her experience as juror #12 in the case of United States v. James J. Bulger and correspondence with Bulger after the trial.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 617-268-0180.
Celebrating Ida Lupino
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will celebrate actress and director Ida Lupino with a film series from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during May.
Featured will “The Sea Wolf” starring Lupino and Edward G. Robinson on May 14; “The Hitchhiker” directed by Lupino and starring Edmond O’Brien on May 21; and “Private Hell 36,” starring and co-written by Lupino.
Admission is free. Call 617-268-0180 for more information.
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will offer a free citizenship class from 5 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.
Project Citizenship will provide applicants free technical and legal help in completing their applications for citizenship. The class prepares students for all parts of their citizenship test and will cover the literacy test, 100 questions about U.S. history and government and help students improve their speaking and listening abilities in English.
Requirements are basic level English and legal permanent resident card for five years or three years if married to an American citizen. This program is in partnership with the St Mark Community Education Program.
Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180 for further details.
Bands and benefit run
Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., will host the annual summer festival from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 17 and 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The 18th annual five-mile road race will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.
Festivities will include food and choices of beer, held outside and under tents. Participants can take a tour of the brewery, keg bowl for charity, try food from local vendors and enjoy a brew. Popular up-and-coming bands, musicians and DJs will perform on multiple stages.
A cover charge of $25 will include a souvenir pint cup and one drink ticket. Attendees must be 21-plus with an I.D. A shuttle service will run from South Station.
On Sunday at 10 a.m., the five-mile road race will take place along the South Boston waterfront with proceeds benefiting the Angel Fund in its fight against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The run will feature a well-run course, costumes, kegs of beer and the largest Sunday morning dance party in town. Runners of all levels will compete.
Early access passes will be available for $30 and $42.
For a full schedule of activities, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com or call 888-427-7666.
Boston Harbor Islands will celebrate their opening day with a free ferry day, a special one-day ferry schedule to two of the most popular Boston Harbor Islands - Georges and Spectacle Islands - on Saturday, May 18.
Visitors can have a picnic, take a tour of historic Fort Warren, hike the trails, explore the beach or just enjoy the views of scenic Boston Harbor.
The ferries depart from Long Wharf North. Tickets are first-come, first-served and are available from 8 a.m. on the day at the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry center on Long Wharf North. Boats for Georges Island will leave at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and return at 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Boats for Spectacle Island will leave at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and return at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Each adult may pick up a maximum of four tickets.
Visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 617-223-8666 for more details.
The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 on Thompson Island. The boat will depart from Long Wharf, north dock.
Volunteers will join other park stewards to help maintain and enhance the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They will work on the edge of the freshwater wetland to control invasive non-native species of plants, enhance natural processes and improve habitat for island wildlife and birds.
Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.
To register, visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 617-223-8106.
Pop-up art talk
A pop-up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.
Tickets are free with museum admission.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.