Here are the calendar items for neighborhoods in the rest of Boston:

February Vacation Scavenger Hunt

Need some new books to read during February Vacation? Pick up a scavenger hunt form from the Children’s Librarian and look for books that answer each question all day through Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave. Fill out the whole sheet and win a prize.

This program is intended for children under the age of 12.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Zoodunnit

Can you solve this ZOOdunnit and find out who’s been causing such mischief?

Brush off your detective hat and magnifying glass and head over to the Franklin Park Zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during School Vacation Week through Feb. 23.

Visit Detective Headquarters in the Tropical Forest, where you’ll make your trusty clue notebook, receive your mission for the day, and learn about the suspected animal culprits. Along to help you crack the puzzle is Mazine, the two-toed sleuth. Don’t be deceived by the slow reputation – Maxine is quite the quick-witted sloth, and ready to get to the bottom of this case as swiftly as possible.

Phillis Wheatley’s Unbelievable Story

Phillis Wheatley was born in 1753, was the first black woman and the third woman in the US to publish a book of poems. Phillis first liberation came when she learned to read and write and discovered her own voice as a poet.

Now come watch as local author and performer Valerie Foxx brings to life “Her Story” from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

This performance is a family-oriented educational experience and will include a fun game/quiz specifically for children in honor of Black History Month.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

‘It’s A Family Affair’ Book Club

“It’s a Family Affair” Book Club will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St. in Roxbury.

Parents, grandparents, and children are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend; after all, it’s a family affair!

The book selection for Feb. 22 is Malcolm XD: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers.

Visit frugalbookstore.net for other information.

Explore and Create in Roxbury

Children and families are invited to Explore and Create from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Roxbury Heritage State Park, 183 Roxbury St. at Eliot Square.

For more information, visit mass.gov or phone 617-445-0062.

Kids Cook

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury will present Kids Cook from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, Apr. 2, Apr. 30 and June 4.

Participants will learn to read directions and work together to create simple, tasty dishes. All dishes will be meat and nut free. Measure, mix, cook and enjoy.

This program is designed for youth, ages 7 through 13, and younger elementary-age children with adult assistance.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Koru Mindfulness

Koru Mindfulness will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 and Mar. 2 at the Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. in Allston.

The sessions will include chair yoga, guided meditation and discussion. Each session will combine meditation, guided practice and reflection, discussion, and home activities with the goal of helping participants manage their stress and focus their mind. Many people have reported a greater overall feeling of calmness and improvement in their sleeping habits after participating in Koru Mindfulness.

Prior experience in a mindfulness workshop is helpful, but not required.

Visit edportal.harvard.edu/events or eventbrite.com for registration and other details.

Songs & Games with Castle of Our Skins

Join Castle of Our Skins for an audience participatory workshop around African American and Caribbean songs and games.

Appropriate for youth grades three through five, the group will sing, dance, clap and let loose their inner child from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24 at the West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

‘Sing it to the Heights’

The Boston College Theater will present “Sing it to the Heights” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Robsham Theater Arts Center, Bonn Studio Theater, 140 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Visit events.bc.edu for other information.

The Seasons & Other Things

Join storyteller Valerie Stephens from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

She will tell cross cultural tales about the fascinating aspects of Nature using Anansi the Spider, Coyote, Raven and others as guides. Learn how tricksters have been used to explain the complexities of Mother Nature.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

‘From Migration to Discrimination’

From Migration to Discrimination: African American Workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard will be presented from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

During the Great Migration, thousands of African Americans Southerners traveled north with the hope of finding new economic opportunities and leaving behind Jim Crow. A small number made their way to Boston, and gained employment at the Charlestown Navy Yard. This program explores how these workers contributed to the war effort and what kinds of discrimination they experienced along the way.

For required registration and other information, visit bpl.org/events, call 617-298-9218 or email brede@bpl.org.

Doing Small Things in Great Ways

The National Parks Department will present Doing Small Things in Great Ways from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

Melnea Cass, was at the forefront of the fight for civil rights and school integration for the African American community of Boston in the 1960s and ’70s. By the time she was the “elder stateswoman of Roxbury,” never elected to public office, she was widely known and well liked community activist and advocate for civil rights.

The discussion will include the nature of community activism, the life of Melnea Cass, and the influence of her mother-in-law, Rosa Brown, on Cass’s journey as a community activist.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

Parker Quartet: ‘Spectrum’

The Parker Quartet will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. in Allston.

The evening will include classical music that explores 300 years of the string quartet genre and its history of inspiring great composers to create their most personal and dynamic works.

Covering a wide spectrum of artistic thought and expression, from humor and mysticism to a holy song of thanksgiving, the program will highlight select works from the exciting and unique medium.

All are welcome to this free concert.

Visit edportal.harvard.edu and/or eventbrite.com for other information.

‘Empire Falls’ book discussion

Join the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd. for a lively book discussion of Empire Falls by Richard Russo from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Books are available at the front desk. New members are welcome.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Classic Films Series

“Best Man Holiday” will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury in honor of Black History Month

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

Midweek Midday Matinees

Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston will show “Hail Caesar” featuring the Coen Brothers at the Midweek Midday Matinee from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

‘I Give to my Mullato Woman Margaret…’

The National Parks Department presents “I Give to my Mullato Woman Margaret…: Female Independency and African American Dependency in a Colonial Massachusetts Household” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd.

Two extraordinary women lived in the same Charlestown household at the beginning of the 18th century. This program will explore the unusual legal measures that widow Elizabeth Thomas inscribed in her will. It will also delve as deeply as possible into Margaret’s world, following her to the end of her life.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Boston Black Excellence Awards

The Union of Minority Neighborhoods (UMN) will host the second annual Boston Black Excellence Awards from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the First Church Roxbury, 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury.

This year’s theme is Unsung Heroes & Sheroes: UMN will celebrate the people of the diaspora who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and commitment to community, including those who often carry on without being noticed or much more than a thank you.

Visit eventbrite.com for the speaking program, keynote, and honorees along with other details and registration.

Book Club Jrs.

Join the Faneuil Book Club for third and fourth graders from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. in Brighton.

The book selection for Feb. 27 is The Friendship War by Andrew Clements.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

‘Still I Rise’ MLK Tribute Concert

The Boston Children’s Chorus will present “Still I Rise” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St. in Roxbury.

This 17th annual concert honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shines light on the historic artists who fought to be seen and recognized. Maya Angelou’s anthemic poem reminds us our hidden power to transcend boundaries. Featuring pieces by composers like Florence Price, Undine Smith Moore, and Rosephanye Powell, their performance will inspire you to rise and reach for your sky.

Visit bostonchildrenschorus.org for other information.

‘Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America’ screening

The screening of Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church parish hall, 70 Corey St. in West Roxbury.

This film takes an unflinching look at the role US economic and military intervention played in triggering an unprecedented wave of Latino migration that is transforming our nation’s socio-economic and cultural landscape.

The film is appropriate for high school age and older. This event is free with popcorn and beverages provided.

The screening is sponsored by the Racial Justice Task Force. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Visit tparkerchurch.org for more information.

Youth Arts for Social Change Summit

The Boston Youth Arts for Social Change Summit will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St. Roxbury. This year’s theme is “Representation in the Arts!”

All organizations and youth – along with the public – will start the day together with lunch as the guest speaker explores how youth have the power to take ownership over how their stories can be shared in the world.

Participants will then have the opportunity to engage in teen-lead interactive workshops that focus on representation in the performing, visual and multimedia arts from 1 to 3 p.m.

From 3 to 4 p.m., watch art come alive on stage with an Open Mic session.

Visit eventbrite.com for other information. Reservations are encouraged but not required.

Mike, the Bubble Man

Mike, the Bubble Man will bring magic and science to the stage with an interactive show about bubbles from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles – in all different shapes and sizes – come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. You’re never too old for the love of bubbles, especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside of one. Suitable for children, ages 6 through 12.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

An Evening Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

Embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes and hone your sleuthing skills from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the WGBH Studios, One Guest St. in Brighton.

The night will be chock-full of mystery and intrigue as you travel around the studios collecting clues and maybe even solving a mystery or two. The evening includes hands-on activities that will engage your deductive reasoning skills, educational talks from local experts, signature Sherlock cocktails and bite-sized treats. Sherlock inspired attire is strongly encouraged. Grab a 21+ friend, and get ready for some serious fun.

Visit wgbh.org for tickets ($65 members; $75 non-members) and other information.

Dudley Reads Book Club

Dudley Reads Book Club will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 2 at the Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St. in Roxbury.

The group will discuss Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (1994).

In 2025 California, an eighteen-year old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others’ pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details. Email aeneh@bpl.org with any questions.

Waterworks Book Group

The Waterworks Wednesday Book Group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 4 at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill to discuss Boston’s Immigrants: 1840-1925 by Michael Price and Anthony Marrarco.

All are welcome to join the lively discussion about Boston history – even if you haven’t read or finished reading the book. All you need to bring is your curiosity – and maybe your coffee.

After the discussion, you are welcome to explore the museum on your own or join a guided tour.

Visit waterworksmuseum.org for other information, including the book and the museum.

Book discussion: ‘Beloved’ by Toni Morrison

The Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library invite you to the book discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, and Mar. 28 hosted by the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St.

The novel is about the horrors of American slavery as told by the protagonist Sethe. Sethe was born enslaved and escaped to Ohio; but eighteen years later, Sethe is still not free.

Registration for all three meetings is required. Visit bpl.org/events to learn more.

CSzBoston open house/workshop

CSzBoston will hold an open house/workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Mar. 7 and Apr. 4 at The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale.

The 90-minute workshop is a fun, low-pressure, low cost, low carb way to get your feet wet, learn some improv basics, and play ComedySportz-style improve games with experienced instructors.

They teach improv, driven by their mission and guided by their values of Collaboration, Inspiration, Gratitude and Fun.

For more information and registration, visit cszboston.com or email Courtney@cszboston.com.

Food & Book Club

The Food & Book Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

The Food & Book Club pairs together two great activities – reading and cooking – to make a special variation on book clubs. Participants will pick up a copy of the book and a theme of foods for each month; then they will meet to discuss the book, cooking stories and sharing of the foods that you made.

March book title: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Food theme: The group will pair the author’s tale of supporting your sister no matter the consequences with Nigerian dishes.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

Book discussion group at WRL

The West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St. will hold a book discussion group from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 18.

The group will discuss In the Heart of the Sea – The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. Stay after to view the movie.

Visit bpl.org/events to learn more.

Fun in the tropics at Franklin Park Zoo

Longing for an island getaway? Escape to the Tropics with the Zoo’s emerging leaders group, The Wild Things from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 21 at the Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Rd.

Wear your best luau gear to dance and limbo your way through the Tropical Forest with friends. Watch the ring-tail lemurs as they discover tropical themed enrichment in their decorated exhibit, and catch the special opportunities to meet some of the Zoos animal ambassadors.

Join Zoo staff to learn more about the free-flight birds, including scarlet ibis, yellow-billed storks, hadada ibis and others.

This 21+ event includes one drink ticket, appetizers and a cash beer and wine bar.

Early Bird Admission through Mar. 7: $30; Regular and Day of Admission: $40.

Visit zoonewengland.org for tickets and other information.

Parkway Concert Orchestra in West Roxbury

The Parkway Concert Orchestra presents “Sounds of the Symphony Orchestra” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 8 at the Holy Name Parish Upper Church, 1689 Centre St., West Roxbury.

Music Director Thomas Kociela will conduct a lively program, including the first movement of Schubert's Symphony in C major, selections from Elgar's Enigma Variations, music from “Hamilton” and “The Sound of Music” and the finale from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. The program will feature Moises Carrasco in Giovanni Bottesini's Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor.

A pre-concert talk will take place from 2:35 to 2:50 p.m. with Resident Conductor Brian Bell.

During intermission, the audience will have a chance to meet and learn about the orchestra instruments at an instrument petting zoo.

Concert admission is free. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call 617-792-4277, visit parkwayconcertorchestra.org/content or visit facebook.com/parkwayconcertorchestra.

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.

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.

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, including Your Quirky Family, Stories to Scenes, and Songs to Scenes, that come in many delicious and hilarious flavors from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday.

For tickets ($10-$15) and other details, visit theriottheater.com or phone 617-942-0294.

Ice Chips Celebration

The Skating Club of Boston will present Ice Chips Celebration 2020 at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 12 at Harvard University’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center, 65 N. Harvard St. in Allston.

This year’s show will feature two-time World Champion and three-time US Champion, Nathan Chen; a stunning cast of skaters and specialty performers; and the Club’s very own national and international competitors including soloists, group production numbers and teams.

Visit icechips.org for tickets and other information.

All proceeds will benefit Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.

Winter Fitness Series: Strength training

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family-friendly Strength Training class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays through April 28 at the BCYF Gallivan Community Center, 61 Woodruff Way in Mattapan.

This class is designed to increase lean muscle tissue, improve structural strength, decrease excess body fat, increase endurance and more. All fitness levels are welcome.

Visit Boston.gov/events or phone 617-534-2355 for other information.

Winter Fitness Series: Yoga

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family-friendly Yoga class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays through April 28 at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton.

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India that releases stress and increases your energy. Instructors will provide flow movement for all abilities.

Visit Boston.gov/events or phone 617-534-2355 for other information.

ESoL Conversation Group

Practice your English with other English learners with the guidance of a native English speaker at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston.

Groups will be held from 2 to 3:45 p.m. and from 4 to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

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.

Visit bpl.com/events for more information.

Flagship Clubhouse Girls Day

The Flagship Clubhouse, 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury hosts Girls Day, for ages 14 through 18, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on (most) Tuesdays.

Clubhouse members get access to the latest technology, including a 3D printer, a professional music studio, digital cameras, Pro Tools, Logic, Sculptris, Adobe, and much more. There are also special events held throughout the year.

Visit flagshipclubhouse.org for other details.

Bingocize

Bingocize is offered from 3 to 4 p.m. through Apr. 1 at BCYF Roche Family Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (followed by lunch, included) through Apr. 2 at Blake Estates, 1344 Hyde Park Ave.in Hyde Park.

Bingocize is a 10-week program that combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education. This new evidence-based program is designed to increase the physical fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement of older adults by combining exercise, health trivia, and bingo.

For more information or to register contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or email aglora@ethocare.org or rsvp@ethocare.org.

Crafty Tuesdays

Crafty Tuesdays is held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

Children, ages 12 and under, can drop by the children’s room for a make-and-take a seasonal craft.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524 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.

‘Afterschool building challenge’

The Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave. is hosting an “Afterschool Building Challenge” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524.

Winter Fitness Series: Barre

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family-friendly Barre class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 29 at the BCYF Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley St. in Roxbury.

Inspired by elements of ballet, yoga and Pilates, these low-impact, high intensity movements are designed to strengthen and tone your body. All fitness levels are welcome.

Visit Boston.gov/events or phone 617-534-2355 for other information.

Teen Anime Club

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) hosts 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.

Visit bpl.com/events for more information.

Creator Club

The Creator Club will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through May 28 at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

This drop-in program is designed for children, ages 6 through 12, to tackle a different creative project each week. From making glittery slime to building cardboard castles, they will have plenty of fun projects to make together.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Family board game nights

The Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) will host 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.

Visit bpl.com/events for more information.

Gentle Yoga

Adults are invited to join the Hands to Heart gentle yoga instructor for some relaxing and energizing poses from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Mar. 26 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Crafternoons

Crafternoons is 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.

Winter Fitness Series: Cardio fitness

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family-friendly Cardio Fitness class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 6 p.m. on Fridays through May 1 at the Bubble at Carter Field, 687 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

Cardio Fitness is a fun, high-energy dance class that incorporates Dancehall moves with cardio combination. All fitness levels are welcome.

Visit Boston.gov/events or phone 617-534-2355 for other information.

Friday Fun Tennis

The Franklin Park Tennis Association will host Friday Fun Tennis from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex, 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Roxbury.

The goal of this program, designed for adults and youth, 12 years of age and older, is to build and expand individual skills and provide opportunities to practice play based skills. Must be able to rally and play points.

Visit franklinparktennis.org or eventbrite.com to register prior to attending.

ComedySportz

Check out ComedySportz at 8 p.m. on Fridays and at 5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Rozzie Square Theater, 6 Basile St. in Roslindale.

At ComedySportz, two teams of improvisers will compete in a head-to-head battle to be crowned the funniest – the players will make it up based on suggestions, a referee will keep things moving, and the family-friendly audience will determine the winner.

Visit cszboston.com for tickets ($12 to $25).

EverWalks

The Boston Area EverWalk group is 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.

Yoga for Older Adults

Yoga for Older Adults (55+) is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels are welcome.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Winter family gym

A free drop-in play program for families with children, ages three through eight, is held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays through Apr. 11 at the BCYF Gallivan Community Center, 61 Woodruff Way in Mattapan and the BCYF Menino Community Center, 125 Brookway Rd. in Roslindale.

Visit boston.gov, phone 617-635-5256 or email familygym@foundationforbcyf.org for other information.

Roslindale Winter Farmers Market

The Roslindale Winter Farmers Market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Mar. 28 at the Sons of Italy, 30 Birch St.

The Market will feature a rotating roster of about 15 vendors showcasing fresh veggies, prepared specialty foods and crafts.

Visit Roslindale.net for more information.

‘Building Our Lives Together As One’

The Boston-Suffix County Family Resource Center (lower level) at the Home for Little Wanderers, 56 Dimock St. in Roxbury hosts a drop-in support group from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

The support group “Building Our Lives Together As One – Healing Transformation and Empathy” will focus on self-reflection, compassion, and appreciation of other perspectives. Light refreshments will be served.

Visit thehome.org, phone 617-469-8501 or email FRC@thehome.org for registration and other information.

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.

Winter Fitness Series: Walking Group/Snow Shoeing

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family-friendly Walking Group/Snowshoeing group as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 9 a.m. on Sundays through April 26 at Franklin Park.

Experience the strength-training and cardio benefits of walking or snowshoeing through Franklin Park. Meet at the William J. Devine Clubhouse, One Circuit Dr., Jamaica Plain, for a group walk that is sure to work your core, quads, and lung capacity. All fitness levels are welcome. Distances may vary. Dress for the weather.

Visit Boston.gov/events or phone 617-534-2355 for other information.

TILL Autism Workshop

The TILL Autism Workshop: Dorchester Neighborhood and Social Skills Playtime will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, and June 11 at the Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave.

This workshop offers parents and care providers of people with autism a chance to build and create an inclusive and supportive environment and network for people with autism and their families.

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Winter Wellness Walk

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway will host a Winter Wellness Walk from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Mar. 15 and Mar. 29.

Take a brisk walk this winter and stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. This walk emphasizes fitness with a healthy dose of information on seasonal highlights. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained Arboretum docents.

After the tour, stay on for a warm drink and more conversation with your guide and staff in the Visitor Center.

For more information, visit my.arboretum.harvard.edu.

LEGO Builders Club

The LEGO Builders Club will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mar. 17, Apr. 14 and May 26 at the Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

Children, ages 4 through 12 are invited to build LEGO structures, individually or as a team, related to new themes every month and take home a picture of their creations.

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Parkinson’s Symposium

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Department of Neurology and 110 Fitness will host the second annual Parkinson’s Symposium for Veterans, First Responders and Caregivers from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Mar. 20 at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St. in Dorchester.

Registration is required at eventbrite.com.

X-tet debut

Boston Baroque will introduce its first-ever period string chamber ensemble, the X-tet, with its first performance on March 20 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH in Boston.

This is a unique opportunity to hear Boston’s most celebrated musical artists performing in a chamber setting, the group’s premiere program will feature masterworks by Haydn and Mozart. Drawing membership from Boston Baroque’s world-renowned orchestra roster, this performance features core members Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons and Sarah Darling on violin; Jason Fisher on viola and Michael Unterman on cello.

The program features Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4 in D Major and Mozart’s String Quintet No. 4 in G minor.

Single tickets for the X-tet performances are $50 and can be purchased online at bostonbaroque.org or by calling the Boston Baroque offices at 617-987-8600.

Chess and checkers

Children and youth are welcome to come and learn to play checkers with Charlie Cleary from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

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Mosque tours

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center at 100 Malcolm X Blvd. in Roxbury offers group tours by appointment between the hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For individuals who are not part of a group, they offer the option to attend their Islam 101 class or Living Islam class, or to observe the weekly sermon at 1 p.m. each Friday.

The objective of a tour is to provide visitors a general overview of Islam & Muslims and allow time for Q&A. Tours can also be customized based on a group’s specific interests.

Their tours normally begin outside the facility to discuss the architectural features and setting and then proceed inside to discuss the multiple activities that typically take place in the building.

If the tour coincides with the prayer service, visitors can sit and observe if they wish. The tour guide will address any questions or comments after the service.

The tour guides are knowledgeable ISBCC community members who are dedicated to educating people on the basics of Islam.

Visit isbcc.org/tours for other details.

Coloring for Adults

Stop by the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston whenever they are open and ask the reference desk staff for coloring pages, pencils and markers. It’s a great way to relax while adding creativity and color into your life.

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ESL Conversation Group – Brighton

Come practice your language skills in an informal and friendly setting with other new English speakers at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd. Days and times vary.

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Senior legacy activities

The Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project at the BCYF Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St. Mission Hill) hosts a variety of activities for seniors, ages 55 and older. Some of the activities 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 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.

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.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 495 Western Ave. in Brighton from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays; at Beechland Circle in Roslindale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; at 8 Elm Hill Ave. in Roxbury from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursdays; 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.

Two Dollar-A-Bag Sites

Fair-food Inc. provides fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag. All people are welcome; no ID or sign-ups are required. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to unload, pack and clean up.

The trucks will be at the following sites:

Hyde Park:

Malone Apartments, 11 Gordon Ave. from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays; and

Hassan Apartments, 705 River St. (enter via Thorn St.) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on alternate Fridays.

Mattapan:

Harbor Health Elder Services, 1135 Morton St. (enter back of building, near garden) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. alternate Wednesdays (from Sept. 11); and

Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Ave. first floor lobby area from 4 to 5 p.m. on alternate Thursdays.

Roslindale and West Roxbury:

Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays; and Ohrenberger Community Center., 175 W. Boundary Rd. in West Roxbury from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on alternate Fridays.

Roxbury:

First Church of Roxbury, 10 Putnam St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays; Yawkey Boys & Girls Club, 115 Warren St. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays;

Dimock Health Center, 45 Dimock St. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on alternate Thursdays;

Walnut Park Apt., 1990 Columbus Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays;

Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont St. (second floor Community Room) from 1 to 2 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays; Roxbury Tenants, 805 Huntington Ave. from 3 to 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month; and Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. (in Front Lobby) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

For other information, visit fairfoods.org.

For questions and concerns, phone 617-288-6185.

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.