Here are the neighborhood notes for the rest of Boston:

Studs of Comedy

Boston Rising celebrates comedians from the LGBT+ community who have broken barriers in comedy on both a local and international level. Come witness the historic events as Studs of Comedy come together to elevate the culture at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale.

For more information and tickets, visit theriottheater.com/bostonrising.

Food Day and Garlic Festival

The Food Day and Garlic Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, 487 Norfolk St. in Mattapan.

Celebrate the harvest with *UFI. There will be demonstrations, mini-workshops and activities for all ages.

*Visit urbanfarminginstitute.org for more information.

Boston Veg Food Fest

The annual Boston Vegetarian Food Fest will take place on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St. at Roxbury Crossing.

The Festival will bring together an array of vegetarian natural food providers, national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment.

Here’s a chance to talk to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them.

Free admission, free parking (T-Stop across the street), free samples, and more will happen from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the amphitheater-style auditorium and on two floors.

For more information, visit bostonveg.org/foodfest.

Roslindale Open Studios

The Roslindale Open Studios will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.

The event will feature over 100 artists at home studios, group sites and area businesses through the neighborhood.

Among the features will be a variety of arts and crafts including painting, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, photography, fiber arts and mixed media.

Some group sites will feature live music and/or events for children.

Saturday will feature a bustling farmers’ market in Adams Park.

Bring a gently used or new children’s book to Art Studio 99 at 99 Belgrade Ave. for the “Little Lending Art Library” and get a free gift.

For a list of exhibiting artists and locations, visit roslindaleopenstudios.org.

Head of the Charles Regatta

The Head of the Charles Regatta will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 20 along the Charles River Reservation.

In addition to the rowing action, the Regatta will offer a number of family-friendly activities for all ages. Along the three-mile course, spectators can celebrate at the Regatta’s rowing and fitness expo, take in all the action at Reunion Village, and indulge in some of New England’s best fare from local chefs and restaurants.

For a schedule of events and best viewing spots along the banks and on the bridges, visit hocr.org.

Podcast workshop

A podcast workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Ave. in Allston.

Some of the highlights in this interactive workshop will be the history of podcast technology, the basics of archival preservation and simple steps to preserve your podcasts.

To reserve a spot, visit eventbrite.com.

Walk for the poor

The annual St. John Chrysostom Friends of the Poor Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration will begin at noon and the walk will start at 1 p.m.

The 3.1 mile walk, coordinated with Holy Name Parish, will start and end at the Holy Name School Parking Lot at 535 W. Roxbury Pkwy. A free cookout will be held after the completion of the walk.

The Friends of the Poor Walk is part of the National Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences. All the funds raised will remain in the local conference providing emergency assistance to those in need.

For more information, or to volunteer assistance, contact Jack O’Connor at 857-544-2414 or mail jackoconnor74@yahoo.com.

Boston Book Festival

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, the annual Boston Book Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 in Dudley Square, Roxbury.

There will be author presentations and exhibitors at multiple venues including the Dewitt Center, Frugal Bookstore, Dudley Café and the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Bldg.

To learn more visit bostonbookfest.org.

Fall into Fashion fundraiser

Go wild this fall and attend the fashion event of the season. Fall into Fashion will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Elks Lodge, One Morrell St. in West Roxbury.

This will be an afternoon of shopping from local vendors, raffle, cash bar, food tastings from your favorite restaurants, and of course, a fashion show by the stylish boutique – Fabutique.

All proceeds will benefit Chefs Table Foundation that provides culinary scholarships to in-need veterans and young adults.

Tickets are only $20 per person; $25 at the door.

Visit chefstablefoundation.org for tickets and other information.

Mobile Market Program

The Fresh Connect Trucks will be at One New Whitney St. in Mission Hill from 4 to 7 p.m. on Mondays; at Beechland Circle in Roslindale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; at 551 Warren St. in Roxbury from noon to 2 p.m. and at 1137 River Way in Hyde Park from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays; and at 434 Warren St. in Roxbury from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.

Movie Mondays

After-school movies will be shown from 3 to 5 p.m. on select Mondays at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

For details on these family-friendly movies, geared for kids, ages 12 and under accompanied by a caregiver, stop by, phone 617-298-9218 or visit bpl.org/events.

Stop by the Children’s Librarian to vote on the Halloween movie to be shown in October.

Flagship Clubhouse Anniversary Party

The Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury is hosting the 26th anniversary Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. All are welcome to the celebration.

To learn more, visit flagshipclubhouse.org.

Trick-Or-Treat at The Street

Trick-Or-Treat at The Street will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 33 Boylston St. in Chestnut Hill.

Trick or treat at the stores, snap pictures with your favorite characters at the giant Pumpkin Patch on The Green, enjoy live music and catch all the spooky surprises including giveaways, treat and more. Kids and canines in costume are encouraged.

Visit thestreetchestnuthill.com to learn more.

A-B Food Pantry

The Allston-Brighton Food Pantry, held at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year, with the exception of November and December (with one holiday distribution), for eligible Allston-Brighton residents.

For more information on how and when to receive services or to volunteer, visit abfoodpantry.com, brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046.

Family story time

Family story time will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

There will be a variety of stories, songs and finger plays and other fun things for children (birth to five years of age with their caregivers) to engage in.

For more information, phone Thea at 617-427-3820, email tploetz@bpl.org, or visit bpl.org/events.

Intermediate knitting

Intermediate knitting will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. Brighton.

Knitting experience is required. Materials will be supplied at the first class.

Preregistration is required. Phone 617-782-6705 or visit bpl.org/events.

Not-So-Creepy Crawlies

Not-So-Creepy Crawlies will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill.

Drop by anytime to deign your own microscopic creatures, see microscopic water dwellers under a microscope, create a fuzzy microbe to take home – and of course, no celebration of the creepy and crawly would be complete without making some slime. Halloween candy will also be available to all participants.

For other information, visit waterworksmuseum.org.

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Gather at the farmers market’s kids’ area (Adams Park) for traditional dances, games and crafts by La Piñata, along with a kids’ costume parade. Photos of your deceased loved ones are welcome on the Community Alter. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de Muerto will be served.

In the event of inclement weather the event will take place inside the BCYF Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events or phone 617-635-5185.

John Eliot Square walking tour

The youth-led history walking tour of the John Eliot Square neighborhood in Roxbury will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23.

Learning about the First Church in Roxbury’s role in the Revolutionary War and the architectural styles in the Square are just a couple of the highlights of the tour.

The group will meet at UU Urban Ministry headquarters at First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St.

For tickets, visit calendly.com. For questions, email tours@uuum.org.

‘Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence’

Dialogues on Diversity will present “Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence,” at the dinner theater to be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 28 at UU Urban Ministry Meeting House, 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury.

This original play highlights the history of Roxbury since the 1960’s in an effort to de-stigmatize the neighborhood and showcase its vibrancy.

Tickets are free and should be reserved by emailing Monique Marshall-Veale at mveale@uuum.org.

Sensory Hour

Sensory Hour will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays through Oct. 31 at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St.

Different sensory items including sensory bins, water bottles, shakers, fabric and other items will be available for babies and toddlers to play with.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

EverWalks

The Boston Area EverWalk group will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

The group will meet opposite the Charles River Canoe & Kayak, 1071 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston-Brighton for a 2.5-mile scenic walk (shorter routes will be available for new walkers).

EverWalk is open to all ages and levels of fitness – a time for walking, sharing their lives, enjoying the feeling of being outside, and getting fit.

For more information, visit everwalk.com.

SuperHero Gala

The Brighton Main Street’s SuperHero Gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Cleveland Circle, 395 Chestnut Hill Ave.

Raise a glass to the SuperHeroes and celebrate the great work they do in the Brighton community.

The evening will include a small-plate style dinner, cash bar, music, plus superhero games and win prizes.

Tickets, ranging in price from $75 to $2,500 are available on eventbrite.com.

All donations will help keep the work of Brighton Main Streets and the community alive and well.

If you’d like to volunteer before/during/after this event, email director@brightonmainstreets.org.

Creator Club

Creator Club will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on most Thursdays at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

A different creative project will be offered each week, from making glittery slime to building cardboard castles, for kids, ages 6 through 12.

For more information, email tploetz@bpl.org, phone Thea at 617-427-3820 or visit bpl.org/events.

Full STEAM ahead

Stop by the children’s room at the Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday for pop-up activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

This program is recommended for children, ages 5 and older with caregiver supervision or ages 8 and older without supervision. Different activities will be scheduled each week.

For more information, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Hieroglyphs of Landscape art tour

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College (2101 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill) will offer free docent tours of the “Hieroglyphs of Landscape” exhibition every Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. through Dec. 8. No prior registration is required.

The works of William Trost Richards (1833-1905) will include more than 180 oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketchbooks, plus many seldom-seen works owned by descendants of the artist.

To learn more about the tours, presentation and the curator, visit events.bc.edu.

Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

The Haley House is taking orders for Pecan, Apple Crumb, Blueberry Crumb, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pies for their annual Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser.

The order deadline for the pies will be on Wednesday, Nov. 20. All the pies are made from scratch using local and organic ingredients whenever possible and are $30 each.

Become a Pie Captain – for every 20 pies sold, receive a coupon for 20 cookies with your next catering order. The Group order deadline will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Pies can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 at Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade St. in Roxbury.

Free local delivery within Boston/Cambridge will be available for orders of ten or more.

To order pies, visit haleyhouse.org or phone 617-318-6008.

Audio described movies

Audio described movies will be shown from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Mondays at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St.

The movies have an additional audio track describing actions and scene settings giving context to the dialogue for the visually-impaired viewer. The Film Club composed of members of the Adult Attendees of the day group of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind are the core audience of this series; the general public (blind or sighted) are welcome.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

ASD workshop

Has your child recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Boston Children's Hospital offers a 90-minute workshop for parents and caregivers to connect with each other and to learn more about your child's diagnosis, including: common recommendations, therapies and services plus resources and tips.

The next workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 and 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.

The workshops are held at Boston Children's Hospital Longwood Campus at 300 Longwood Ave. in the Byers Conference Room B (in the Enders Building, to the right of the main hospital emergency department entrance).

For more information, call Kelly Federico at 617-355-5999.

Parking validation is provided for the main Children's Hospital parking garage.

Farmers’ market

The Roslindale Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 16 in the refurbished Adams Park.

With more than 30 vendors, including six local produce farmers, two farms featuring locally raised meat, cheese and fresh eggs, locally baked breads and goodies, and an array of other specialty food and craft vendors, this year’s market also brings music and children’s entertainment to Roslindale Village every Saturday.

Free parking is available.

For more information, visit www.roslindale.net/farmersmarket.

Teen Anime Club

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) will be hosting the Teen Anime Club from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

There are hundreds of current favorites and classic titles as well as feature length films to watch streaming on line.

Bring your favorite snacks and enjoy the show with other friendly Otaku.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524.

ESL conversations

ESL conversations, hosted by a native English speaker in an informal and friendly group setting, will take place from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on most Mondays at the West Roxbury Branch Library at 1961 Centre St.

For more information, email mtheroux@bpl.org or phone 617-859-2446.

Family board game nights

The Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) will be hosting family board game nights from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Board games, card games and puzzles for kids under 12 and their families will be available in the children’s room.

For more information, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Crafternoons

Crafternoons will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

There will be a new make-and-take craft each week. Follow the tutorial or make your own craft with provided materials.

This is suitable for children, ages 5 and older with caregiver supervision, or ages 8 and older without.

For the craft schedule, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Teen video gaming club

The teen video gaming club (for youth, ages 13-18) meets from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

There will be video gaming on three different consoles, Wii, XBox 360 and PS3. Some of the game titles include Guitar Hero, Halo, NBA2K, Forza and Naruto Ninja Storm.

Bring your favorite snacks and enjoy friendly competition with other gamers.

For more information, visit bpl.com.

Flagship Clubhouse open house

The Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury will be open to families and youth, ages 8 through 14, on the first Saturday of every month from noon to 6 p.m.

The open houses are designed to give families a sense of what goes on in the Clubhouse as well as give younger children a taste of what is to come in a few short years.

Make a beat in the music studio, create a custom sticker using a vinyl cutter, create a button with the button machine and play in Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift headset are a few of the activities available.

For more information, visit flagshipclubhouse.org.

Senior legacy activities

The Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project at the BCYF Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St. Mission Hill) will be hosting a variety of activities for seniors, ages 55 and older. Some of the activities will include computer lab, field trips, workshops, Bingo, along with health and wellness activities. Contact Carmen Pola for more information at 617-820-1089.

A-B Community Supper

The Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton will host a Community Supper from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls will provide bags of fruit, vegetables, breads and desserts to all dinner guests.

Everyone is welcome to attend these suppers which have been held for the past 40 years.

Visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.

A-B Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

There will be an assortment of seasonal clothing for children and adults, books, kitchen items and much more, always fresh, always changing.

A “free store” will also be available for out-of-season clothing and over-stocked books and toys.

For more information, visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046.

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 Hyde Park (35 Harvard Ave.), Mattapan (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) and West Roxbury (1961 Centre St.) Branch Libraries 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.

BTU Homework Help – Allston-Brighton

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 and Thursdays at Brighton (40 Academy Hill Rd.), on Tuesdays at Faneuil (419 Faneuil St.), and on Mondays and Wednesdays at Honan-Allston (300 North Harvard 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.

BTU Homework Help – Roxbury

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. through May 28 on Tuesdays at Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and on Thursdays at Parker Hill (1497 Tremont St.) Branch libraries in Roxbury.

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.

BTU Homework Help – Hyde Park - West Roxbury

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the Hyde Park (35 Harvard Ave.) and West Roxbury 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.

BTU Homework Help – Mattapan

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 28 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

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.

Homework Help in Roxbury

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 Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and Parker Hill (1497 Tremont St.) Branch Libraries in Roxbury 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.

Homework Help in Allston & Brighton

Free drop-in homework help and mentorship for students in grades K-8 will be provided by trained, high-achieving high school students Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch Library (419 Faneuil St.) and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Honan-Allston Branch Library (300 North Harvard 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.

Allston-Brighton Heritage Museum

The Allston-Brighton Heritage Museum, on the lower level of the Veronica Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave. (next to Brighton Commons) will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year, excluding holidays.

Planned, organized and hosted by the Allston-Brighton History Society, the two exhibition galleries, Gallery A and the Inner Gallery designated “The Winship Gallery,” will feature an array of photographs, artifacts, books, maps, signage, letters, portraits, interactive web-based stations, oral history stations, models, dioramas and historical ephemera that serve to broaden the local and regional history, a microcosm of a national experience.

To learn more, visit bahistory.org.

Test Prep Volunteer needed

The UU Urban Ministry at 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury is seeking a Test Prep Volunteer to help Roxbury Youth Program students prepare for the ACT and SAT college admissions tests by tutoring a small group of students bi-weekly in the fall. The ACT/SAT Test Prep Volunteer will join students from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19.

To learn more, visit www.uuum.org.

‘Conditions of Faith’

“Conditions of Faith” will be on view through Dec. 8 at the McMullen Museum of Art on the Boston College Campus at 2101 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Nature and memory inspired Mary Armstrong’s layered, complex compositions. Oil and wax depict forces of nature, both imagined and real, in the seascapes. For Armstrong, roiling currents, sunlit estuaries, and particularly rising waves are “a perfect visual metaphor for change, both desired and feared, destructive and regenerative, personal and political.”

Tumultuous Maine waters are replaced with swirling clouds over the California Borrego Valley, capturing the shifting relationship between earth and sky in the oil pastels.

For more information on the artist and her work, visit events.bc.edu, email artmuseum@bc.edu or phone 617-552-8587. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

‘Afterschool building challenge’

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) will be hosting an “Afterschool Building Challenge” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec. 18.

Put your skills to the test with various building materials each week including wood blocks, magnetic blocks, KAPLA planks and Bristile blocks.

This event is geared for children, ages 6 and up, with their families. No registration is required.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524.

Riot stand-up comedy

The Riot Theater Company will present prime time Stand Up Comedy featuring local and touring acts from 10 to 11:30 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 29 at the stage of The Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St. in Roslindale. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit theriottheater.com or phone 617-942-0294.

Riot Improv

Riot Improv, the flagship group of The Riot Theater Company at the Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St., Roslindale will present a variety of shows that come in many delicious and hilarious flavors from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday through November 30 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.).

Mainstage: Your Quirky Family, inspired by the quirks of your family is slated for the first and second Saturday of each month; Songs to Scenes, an eclectic and hilarious mix of improv comedy and live music is planned for the third Saturday; and Stories to Scenes, improv comedy with a narrative twist, on the fourth Saturday are among the line ups.

For more information, visit https://www.theriottheater.com or phone 617-942-0294.

Chess and checkers

Charlie Cleary will be teaching children and youth how to play chess and checkers from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 28 at the Hyde Park Branch Library at 35 Harvard Ave. in Hyde Park.

For more information, visit bpl.com/events or phone 617-361-2524.