Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
A ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) on Sunday, Sept. 15 at East Boston Greenway, 5 Breman St.
Instruction and materials will be provided for budding artists, ages nine and up, with all skill levels to create an individual greenspace-inspired masterpiece.
For more information and to register, call 617-635-4505.
‘Jackie Robinson: A Civil Rights Story’
“Jackie Robinson: A Civil Rights Story” will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the East Boston Branch Library at 365 Bremen St.
In this lecture, Anthony Guerriero, historian and Massport’s Assistant Director of Community Relations will explore Jackie Robinson’s role and importance in the Civil Rights movement. Robinson is one of the iconic players in Major League Baseball History. His arrival in 1947 not only changed the game of baseball, it also changed American society. Yet, why is Jackie Robinson rarely mentioned as a key figure in this historic movement? Join historian Anthony Guerriero as he explores the answers to this important question.
For more information, visit bpl.org/events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-569-0271.
Oasis for birds walk
A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 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. The one-mile walk on easy terrain is recommended for adults and children, ages 10 and older (accompanied by an adult), but all ages and experience levels are welcome.
Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided, but bring these items if you have them. Dress for the weather in 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.
Nature Inspired Design
Nature Inspired Design (Bio-mimicry) will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at DCR’s Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St.
Learn how to design a new way to attach things or create another invention using lessons learned from observing local plants and animals. Wear footwear suitable for walking on the beach and paths.
This program is suitable for adults and teenagers accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 781-656-1485 or email Matthew.Nash@mass.gov. For program cancellations (rain or other) phone 978-937-2094, ext. 121, one hour before start time.
For the DCR Program Calendar, visit mass.gov/dcr/calendar.
FAPA Future Pilots Forum
The FAPA Future Pilots Forum will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Hilton Boston Logan Airport (One Hotel Dr.).
Future pilots of all ages including career changers, students in all grades, separating military personnel, spouses, parents, school counselors and teachers are invited to learn about pathways to professional pilot careers. The forum will include information about scholarships, veterans’ benefits, college choices, flight school options, an industry outlook and more.
This event is for aspiring pilots of all ages with 250 hours or less of flight time. For more information and registration, visit eventbrite.
For those with more than 250 hours and are a qualified, job-seeking pilot, register for free to attend the FAPA Pilot Job Fair at FAPA.aero/jobs.
East Boston Farmers Market at Central Square Park (across from Liberty Shopping Center, 200 Border St.) will be open every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 16.
In addition to the fresh, local fruits and veggies and local musicians providing a live soundtrack there are also family-oriented events.
Backpack giveaway for school-aged kids, free apple coupons for kids, special guests and other surprises will take place on Back to School Day (Aug. 28).
Community Programs Day (Sept. 11) will feature information about local youth, sports and fitness fall programs.
HIP/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons will be accepted.
For more information, visit ebnhc.org.
East Boston open market
East Boston Open Market at The Eddy, 10 New St. is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month.
There will be an assortment of local artisan items available as well as free iced tea and lemonade.
For more information, visit eastbostonopenmarket.com or email email@example.com.
Fresh truck food market
Stop by Maverick Square on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from the Fresh Truck mobile market.
Cash, credit, EBT and HIP are all accepted.
For more information, visit http://www.eastienow.com/event/fresh-truck-food-market.html.
Eastie Family Reunion
The Eastie Family Reunion will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the ICA Watershed presented by the East Boton Social Centers.
This fundraiser will celebrate East Boston’s Spirit of Family while Honoring the Stars Among Them.
Enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and food trucks, live music and meet the three honorees. Learn about the transformative impact of EBSC in the community – past, present and future and be the first to hear their big announcement of an upcoming new initiative.
For more information and tickets, visit ebsoc.org or squareup.com prior to Sept. 20.
$2 fresh food
The Fair Foods Organization has sites across the city called "two-dollar bag sites." At these sites, bags of fresh fruits and vegetables are sold for just $2 each (usually more than a $12 value) and loaves of fresh bread for $1 each. Fair Foods is open to all and is aimed at increasing access to fresh, affordable, healthy food in Boston communities.
These $2 bags will be available at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, at the Let's Get Movin' office, 120 Liverpool St., from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month.
The Fair Foods event at EBNHC is a first-come, first-served, cash only opportunity. The variety of food changes weekly. Bring bags, as they are always needed.
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated as well.
For more information, phone 617-288- 6185 or visit ebnhc.org or www.fairfoods.org.
Peace walks will be held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursdays of the month starting at A-7 Police Station, 69 Paris St.
Walkers can dedicate a song, art, recite a poem, sing a song, or simply walk and pray.
Little free library
The Little Free Library by the corner of Princeton Street and Eagle Square is open every Sunday. All people of all ages are welcome to browse, take a book and leave a book.
Free hot meals
The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen serves free hot meals at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 28 Paris St.
Lunch is served from noon to 2 p.m. and supper is served from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday.
These meals are available for anyone in the community who are housing and/or food insecure.
This group believes in community, service and kindness. All are welcome at the table.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/eastbostonkitchen/?fref=ts.
Senior Social Club
The new Senior Social Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday and fourth Thursday of the month at the East Boston Branch Library at 365 Bremen St. 617-569-0271.
Make new friends and meet old ones over a cup of coffee, snacks and fun activities. Some of the activities that will be offered include film screenings, games, dancing and book discussions.
For more information call 617-569-0271.
Yacht club accepting members
The East Boston Yacht Club is currently accepting new members. The East Boston Yacht Club is a not-for-profit family-oriented social and boating club supported and run by members in the organization, located in the well-protected channel in Boston Harbor just minutes from the Islands at 0 Rice St.
For more information, visit eastbostonyachtclub.com or phone 617-567-9698.
The Magical Realism Writing Workshop Series is held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at the East Boston Library, 365 Bremen St.
In this course, presented by GrubStreet, people will explore the relationship between the real and unreal by workshopping a short story or a novel chapter. Each week participants read their classmates' work and receive feedback on their own with a particular focus on symbolism, character arcs and real-world connections.
This class is a natural extension of “Magical Realism to Process Real Life,” but new students are more than welcome. Ideally, people will come to class with two-to-five pages ready for the workshop.
For more information and to register, visit bpl.com or phone 617-569-0271.
The East Boston Drum Circle will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the East Boston Meditation Center, 113 Cottage St. for teen and adult drummers of all ability levels.
Bring frame drums, Native American (style) flutes, tongue drums, sabars and other similar instruments along with the usual djembe, ashiko, dunduns and doumbeks. Facilatator Cathy Stacy will provide shakers, bells, clave and other instruments.
There is a minimum $5 donation per person.
There is plenty of street parking on Cottage and Maverick streets as well as the school parking lot across the street.
For more information or to request a drum rental ($5), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://eastienow.com/event/east-boston-drum-circle.html.
A 60-minute Vinyasa flow class will be held every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at The Point EB, 20 Orleans St.
The classes are free to members and $5 for non-members.
For more information, visit the pointeb.com.
Baby shower invitation
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) at 10 Maverick Square (4th floor) invites all expectant or new mothers for a baby shower held from noon to 1 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month.
There will be OB/GYN and Pediatrics health and other resource information, healthy lunches, baby gifts and an opportunity to meet other moms and moms-to-be.
To register, phone 617-568-6444.
For learn more about the health center, visit ebnhc.org.
Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island will be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join other park stewards to enhance native ecosystems and natural processes by studying and influencing changes in park plant biodiversity. People will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as stewards work side-by-side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.
For more information about the program (which happens rain or shine), what to wear and bring, directions to the EDIC Ferry Terminal (which is notoriously difficult to find the first time) and confirmation (program destination is subject to change based on field conditions), call 617-913-5349 or call/ text email@example.com.