Here are the latest Jamaica Plain neighborhood notes:

Lantern making

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts (24 Eliot St.) will offer a drop-in lantern-making class from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14.

Create colorful lanterns from soda bottles and tissue paper, ready to light with candles for the Spontaneous Celebrations’ annual Lantern Parade to be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.

All ages are welcome. Suggested donation is $5 per lantern.

For more information, visit eliotschool.org.

‘Pie in the Sky Kickoff Party’

“The Pie in the Sky Kickoff Party” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Community Servings, 179 Amory St.

In the blink of a PIE, fall is here, and so is the “World’s Greatest Bake Sale.” Help Community Servings launch their 27th year of “Pie in the Sky” at their new Jamaica Plain facility.

Enjoy fall themed refreshments while meeting your fellow pie friends and supporters. You bring your coworkers, family, and friends and they’ll bring the fun.

For more information, visit servings.org and pieinthesky.org.

‘L’Merchie Frazier’

Galatea Fine Art (460 Harrison Ave. #B-6) will host the “L’Merchie Frazier: New Urban Monuments” exhibition through Oct. 27.

There will be an artist talk at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 with Eliot School Artist in Residence L’Merchie Frazier and Teen Bridge participants who created the art in collaboration with the community on the theme of “new monuments.”

For more information, visit eliotschool.org.

Chill on Park book group

The first meeting of the Chill on Park book discussion group will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 142 Park St.

The group will be discussing the horror classic “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson.

Come for the conversation and stay for the complementary ice cream and help decide on what to read for next month.

Books can be picked up at the Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events or phone Liz at 617-436-2155.

ATK Boston Eats Festival

The ATK Boston Eats Festival will be held from Oct. 24 through Oct. 26 at 21 Drydock Ave.

“The Chef’s Table” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. A first-ever – cocktails followed by an intimate seated dinner at their set kitchen hosted by the cast of their TV shows.

“Cheers to 20 Years” will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a VIP seating at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The show’s hosts and cast will be on hand, celebrated chefs will be cooking up amazing food and the area’s most innovative bartenders will serve signature drink creations along with picks from the test kitchen’s new cookbook “How to Cocktail.”

“ATK Boston Eats: Main Event” will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. with early access/entry at 1 p.m. Enjoy unlimited food from Boston’s best chefs, craft cocktails, beer and wine, and a test kitchen stage with multiple cooking demos featuring the TV hosts. An on-site pop up shop offers cookbooks and limited edition merchandise and book signings and photo ops are scheduled throughout the day.

Mix and mingle with the hosts and test cooks and see demos up close in their working and on-set kitchens at “The Backstage Experience” from 7 to 9 p.m.

The proceeds will benefit Community Servings and Future Chefs (servings.org).

For more information and tickets, visit bostonatkeats.com.

Core 4

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (1153 Centre St.) will offer Core 4, a registered dietitian-led six-week weight management program for adults, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday nights through Nov. 4.

The program will focus on boosting your overall health and relying on evidence-based methods, such as behavior modification and mindful eating, to help you improve your eating habits, lifestyle and activity choices for life.

The total cost for the six sessions is $150 and includes a course manual and an appetite awareness workbook.

Call the Nutrition Clinic at 617-983-4455 or email amlang@bwh.harvard.edu to sign up.

Creative drama

Children, ages 7 through 12, are invited to join Creative Drama from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Dec. 17 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 30 South St.

This program will include storytelling, theater, acting out scenes from favorite books and lots of imagination.

No previous theater experience is necessary.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

BTU Homework Help

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. through May 28 on Mondays at the Connolly (433 Centre St.) and on Thursdays at the Jamaica Plain (30 South St.) Branch libraries.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

Shorts for tots

The Connolly Branch Library (433 Centre St.) will be hosting short and fun films for preschoolers based on children’s books from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

For more information, phone 617-522-1960 or email slugo@bpl.org.

JPKS Bookclub

The JPKS Bookclub will meet the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre St.

For more information, visit jpknitandstitch.com.

‘Singing our Way to Longevity!’

“Singing our Way to Longevity!” with the JP Jubilee will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St.

JP Jubilee is a class for all seniors who want to learn new songs and musical skills, make friends, promote good health and perform for the community.

No registrations or auditions are required. New English speakers are welcome.

For more information, visit facebook.com/events or call the library.

A Matter of Balance

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays through Nov. 21 at Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St.

Designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults, the classes will include fun videos, group discussion, a safe surroundings survey, and mild exercise to increase strength and flexibility.

For more information and registration, contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or aglora@ethoscare.org.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K

The annual family-friendly Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Registration and number pick up will start at 8 a.m. at the golf clubhouse (1 Circuit Dr.).

The race will begin at 9 a.m.

The awards, prizes and result will take place inside the clubhouse at approximately 9:50 a.m.

This signature fund-raising and fitness event brings to life the three pillars of the Franklin Park Coalition: Work, Play and Engage. The runner registration will support the coalition’s programs and events including conservation and stewardship, arts and health, and advocacy that happen year-round.

To register, visit racemenu.com.

For other information, contact TurkeyTrot@franklnparkcoalition.org or call 617-442-4141.

Sacred harp singing

Sacred harp singing will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Wednesdays at St. John’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Roanoke Avenue and Revere Street (1 Roanoke Ave.).

Participants will sing four-part hymns and anthems using “The Sacred Harp,” an American tunebook.

With strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, these songs have spread throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.

For more information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org.

Youth Open Mic

The First Friday Youth Open Mic night will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. and dinner will be served.

Open mic will begin at 7:30 p.m. All ages and talents are welcome.

Free for people, age 25 and younger; suggested donation for people, ages 26 and older is $10.

Community vigil

A community vigil will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

The purpose of the vigils is to stand out and speak up for racial justice and human rights while speaking out against white supremacy and will include speakers amidst moments of silence.

These Black Lives Matter vigils have been ongoing since Dec. 2015.

Stitch Night

StitchNight will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays at the JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre St.

Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery or quilting and hang out with others who are passionate about their craft for a night of fun.

Bring your beverages and snacks

For more information, visit jpknitandstitch.com.

Beginners’ yoga

Community Yoga for Beginners with Shirronda will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Parish Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Roanoke Avenue and Revere Street (1 Roanoke Ave.).

Investment: $5.

Help fight climate change

The BCAN Action Team will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

BCAN is working towards fighting climate change through improved energy policy and education at the local level.

Meet the Communications Team, the Arts Team and other dedicated climate campaigners to help plan outreach for the Community Choice Energy campaign.

To learn more about Community Choice Energy, visit bostoncan.org

For more information email bostonclimateaction@gmail.com or phone Andy Wells-Bean at 617-971-8568.

Me2/orchestra

Me2/Orchestra is a welcoming, multi-generational, inclusive classical music organization. The focus is on a supportive music-making environment and stigma-erasing performances for all ability levels. There is no audition and no participation fee to join.

New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, email info@me2orchestra.org, call 802-238-8369 or visit www.Me2orchestra.org.

Homework Help

Free drop-in homework help and mentorship for students in grades K-8 will be provided by trained, high-achieving high school students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Connolly Branch Library (433 Centre St.) and Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.) through May 21.

Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team, the developers of SmartTALK, a program that uses research-based tools, strategies, and resources to support students during homework time.

No registration is required.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

Loring-Greenough tours

The 1760 colonial mansion Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., offers guided tours of the house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through Nov. 24. Tours will begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

The last surviving 18th century residence in Sumner Hill, a historic section of Jamaica Plain, the Loring Greenough House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated both a Massachusetts Landmark and a Boston Landmark.

Visitors will learn about the rich history of this well-preserved mid-Georgian mansion. They will see the newly acquired portraits of David Greenough II and his wife Maria, as well as other historic treasures. Reservations are not needed, but visitors can contact a docent with any special inquiries at docent@loring-greenough.org. A donation of $5 is suggested.

For further information, visit loring-greenough.org or call 617-524-3158.

Arboretum tours

Free, guided walking tours of the Arnold Arboretum will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Walkers should meet at the Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway.

Volunteer docents will lead tours of the 285 acres, pointing out seasonal highlights, the science of trees, arboretum history and points of interest. These tours last 60-to-90 minutes and are geared toward adults.

Registration is not required.

Call 617-524-1718 or visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu for more details.

Jamaica Pond parkrun

The Jamaica Pond parkrun, a free, weekly timed 5-km run around the pond, is held every Saturday at 9 a.m.

The group meets at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway.

All ages, all abilities, all paces welcome to join in the weekend fun.

After the run, the group goes out for coffee and chat at City Feed & Supply on Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.

Visit www.parkrun.us for information including the latest run results, photos and the weekly Run Report.

Gender-free contra dancing

The Lavender Country and Folk Dancers – the community for gender-free dancing – meet at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. (by the monument).

Fragrance-free dances normally run from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month September through June. All dances are taught, no partner necessary; beginners encouraged, come early.

The fee is sliding scale ($5 to $15). A bucket is passed to cover the live music fund.

For more information, including the music lineup, visit lcfd.org.

JP Food Pantry

The JP Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month from Sept. through June at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St.

The Food Pantry is open for people of all ages and circumstances.

If you would like to donate non-perishable items, cleaning supplies and/or hygiene products or make a monetary donation, email firstchurchjpoffice@gmail.com or phone 617-524-1634.