Here are the neighborhood notes for elsewhere in the City of Boston:

Roslindale Tree Lighting Festivities

The annul Tree Lighting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Adams Park at 72 Poplar St. in Roslindale kicked off by the “Reindog” pet costume contest, judged by The Pet Cabaret.

There will also be live musical and dance performances; ornament-making; hot chocolate and treats; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive on the Ladder 16 truck; and the official lighting of the tree.

The annual Photos with Santa Fundraiser will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at The Pet Cabaret, 4404 Washington St. Schedule a time for photos before or after the contest on Nov. 30 or at other dates/times at the petcabaret.com. This fundraiser benefits Panda’s Prayer fund to help fight canine cancer.

Many local shops, salons, and restaurants will have special events and offers in support of Small Business Saturday.

Visit rolsindale.net for more information.

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 Nov. 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 www.theriottheater.com or phone 617-942-0294.

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.

‘Love Lives On…’

The local best-selling author, Valerie Foxx will share from her book Love Lives On! Life before and after death came “A Knockin” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

This non-fiction easy read is based on personal short stories with an emphasis on four separate tragedies and near death-experiences in 1974, 1993, and 2004. Listen as she shares heart-to-heart… Lessons about Life, Family, Love, Faith and Positive Thinking.

Visit bpl.org/events to learn more.

Midweek Midday Matinees

The Midweek Midday Matinees will present the Robert Langdon Trilogy on Wednesdays at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston as follows:

The Da Vinci Code from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 4; Angels & Demons from 1 to 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 11; and “Inferno” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18.

Visit bpl.org/events to learn more.

‘The Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos’

The Handel and Haydn Society will present “The Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Rd. in Brighton.

Experiencing six dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant and inspired pieces all in one program, performed – as they were meant to be – on period instruments with star-studded cast of principals as the soloists is priceless.

For tickets and other information, visit handelandhaydn.org.

Astaza fall concert

Astaza, Boston College Middle East Ensemble under the direction of Nizar Fares, will present its annual fall concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Gasson Hall, Room 100, 140 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Visit events.bc.edu/music for additional information.

Holiday Market on Birch Street

Roslindale Village Main Street will host the annual Holiday Market on Birch Street from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The Holiday Market will feature live music, local vendors, and delicious treats for all Rozzidents and visitors alike.

Birch Street will be shut down to traffic and open to pedestrians, food and caroling. Visiting vendors will sell all kinds of exciting and festive items. The surrounding shops and restaurants will be open and stocked with wonderful gifts, food and drinks for market goers to enjoy.

Visit Roslindale.net for other information.

Bryan Rafanell book signing

Portobello Road and Table & Tulip welcome Bryan Rafanelli, the acclaimed party and event designer, for a special evening of conversation and book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Portobello Road, 55 Boylston St. The Street, Chestnut Hill.

Voted one of the top wedding designers in the world by Vogue, Bryan has designed and produced some of the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events, including state dinners and the annual holiday decor for the Obama White House as well as Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Light bites and bubbly will be served.

Your $5 ticket, available at www.portobelloroadusa.com or at www.tableandtulip.com may be used as a coupon towards the purchase of the book.

A-B-C Celebration

The A-B-C Celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at 826 Boston, 3035 Washington St. in Roxbury.

Whether you volunteer once a week or once a year, or are interested in getting involved, you are invited to join the writing tutors at their A-B-C Celebration, a night of Appreciation, Board games, and Cookies.

They’ll supply the games and pizza. You can bring a friend and a batch of cookies (homemade or store-bought) to exchange with others, and get ready for some friendly competition.

Visit eventbrite.com for registration.

Visit 826boston.org to learn more about the organization.

BC Student Dance Showcase

The Boston College Student Dance Showcase will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at the Robsham Theater Arts Center, Main Stage, 140 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Visit ev9.evenue.net for tickets ($12) and other information.

BC Christmas on the Heights Concerts

The University Chorale of Boston College and Boston College Symphony Orchestra will present the annual Christmas Concerts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Trinity Chapel, 825 Centre St. in Newton.

Visit bc.edu/tickets ($12) or phone 617-552-4002.

Enchanted Trolley Tour

The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour will take place from Dec. 6 through Dec. 8. The festivities will include holiday performances, visits with Santa, tree lightings and more.

On Friday, Dec. 6 the trolley will stop at Mattapan Square, Mattapan at 5:30 p.m.; Wolcott Square, Readville at 6:30 p.m.; and Hastings Street Lot, Centre St., West Roxbury at 7:15 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 7 the trolley will stop at Brigham Circle, Mission Hill at 3:30 p.m.; Bolling Building, Roxbury at 4:15 p.m.; and Oak Square, Brighton at 6:45 p.m.

Visit boston.gov for a complete list of stops and other information.

Holiday Model Train Show

The Holiday Model Train Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum, 760 South St. in Roslindale Square.

This event will feature three operating model railroads featuring trains and trolley in N, HO and O scales.

Adults tickets: $5.00; Children under 12: free

Visit bsmrm.org for more information.

Bookmaking workshop

A Bookmaking Workshop for all ages will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. in Brighton.

All supplies will be provided for you to make your own, unique artist’s book to take home.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Winter fair

The annual Winter Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall, 1859 Centre St. in West Roxbury.

The tables will be filled with handmade crafts, knitted and sewn items, houseplants, jellies and preserves, honey, holiday ornaments, gently used jewelry, and an array of homemade tempting treats to go along with a hot cup of coffee, tea or cider.

Visit tparkerchurch.org for other information.

‘Wreaths, Tea Cups and Silk’

Join the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave. for a relaxing, two-hour, music-filled decorating and flower arranging workshop with Artful Meditations from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Participants at “Holiday Magic: Wreaths, Tea Cups and Silk” will take home a lovely seasonal arrangement vase, teacup, or wreath and a “Tips” handout. All materials will be provided.

Email Mattapan@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218 to reserve a seat.

Harmony & Hope Concert

The fourth annual Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Dewitt Center, 122 Dewitt Dr. in Roxbury.

The concert will include chamber and gospel music. A tea-light ceremony will be held in remembrance of homicide victims.

Visit riverviewchamberplayers.com for other information.

Boston Landing Holiday Stroll

The Boston Landing Holiday Stroll will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Boston Landing, 130 Guest St., in Brighton.

Sip and stroll while enjoying an afternoon of shopping, cookie decorating, sending letters to the North Pole, dreidel decorating and dreidel games. Among the other fun will be a holiday photo booth and pictures with Santa, holiday carolers, holiday bracelet making, and face painting.

Visit facebook.com for other information.

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.

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.

‘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.

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 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.

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.

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.

‘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.

SHVAM ‘Grant Us Thy Peace’

“Grant Us Thy Peace” a faith-based worship service hosted by True Vine Church at the Residence Inn, 2001 Washington St. in Roxbury will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 22 during Survivors of Homicide Victims (SHVAM) recognition month.

Contact Pastor Kim Odom at kimodom1@gmail.com or phone 857-869-4906.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flagship Clubhouse open house

The Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury is 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.

Reilly ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Reilly Memorial Rink at 355 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton will be open for public skating through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 1:50 p.m.; with public stick time from noon to 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Phone 617-277-7822 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

Bajko ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Bajko Memorial Rink at 75 Turtle Pond Pkwy in Hyde Park will be open for public skating through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours: Sundays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 2:20 p.m.; with public stick time from noon to 1:50 p.m. on Thursdays.

Phone 617-364-9188 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

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.