Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
A Peace Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 7 in the Lower Hall of St. Monica-St. Augustine Church, 331 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston.
The Good Samaritan Ministry offers monthly Peace Breakfasts where compassion and kindness heal hearts and spirits wounded by violence, addiction, poverty, oppression, chronic mental illness, and other injustices, and healthy food nourishes the body. All are welcome.
For more information, to volunteer and/or to make a financial donation to support this ministry, contact Deacon Paul at 617-268-8100 or visit “St. Monica’s Kitchen” at sbscatholic.org.
The 10th annual Shamrock Splash will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 8 at the BCYF Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Rd. at M St. Beach.
Join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a quick dip in the cold, clean harbor, a refreshing Harpoon beer, warm food, a great party, raffles, and an even better cause.
Check in will begin at 10 a.m., the Splash will start at 11 a.m. and the Boston Harbor’s best winter beach party will commence as soon as everyone is back on land.
All proceeds raised by the Harpoon Shamrock Splash directly benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and DCR’s better Beaches Program, providing free events and activities on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket, including East Boston, South Boston, and Dorchester.
Visit savetheharbor.org for registration and other information.
Peace by Piece
Peace by Piece is held on the first Monday of the month (accept for holidays) at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester St.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m., offering an open space in which people can share their stories or just listen.
Peace by Piece (for post-traumatic healing) provides free monthly trauma support programming using a community-based approach to foster recovery and healing from all sources of post-traumatic stress, grief, or losses of all types. This program is for adults from all backgrounds, faiths and orientations; just show up.
For more information, visit fourthboston.org/peace or phone 617-701-6281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EchoKids Music will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mar. 10 and Mar. 24 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
Children, four years of age and younger, will learn music fundamentals such a rhythmic counting and melodies through the performance of their favorite songs in English and Spanish.
Visit bpl.org/events for other information.
Traveling with the Green Book in Boston
Join City Mission for the first annual tour of The Green Book Tour of Boston from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 21.
The Green Book was considered to be the AAA guide for black motorist who took to American roads. First published in 1936, during the period of Jim Crow segregation, it identified establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, barber shops, and drug stores that would accept the business of African Americans. To stay safe black people never left home without a plan and a copy of the Green Book.
The group will meet at the South End House, 48 Rutland St. The Tour will include presentations; “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” documentary; a Walking Tour to several Green Book sites in the South End; and lunch at the historic Slade’s Restaurant, a Green Book site.
Cost $40 (includes tour and lunch). Deadline to register: Mar. 11
Visit citymissionboston.org for reservations and other information.
Murphy ice skating rink schedule
The DCR Murphy Memorial Rink at 1880 William J Day Blvd. is open for public skating through Mar. 21.
Public Skating Hours on the large rink: Sundays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesdays through Thursdays from noon to 1:50 p.m.; Friday from noon to 1:50 p.m. and 6 to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturdays from 7 to 8:50 p.m.
Public Skating Hours on the small rink: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays from noon to 5:50 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.
Phone 617-269-7060 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.
‘Little Big Dreamers’ book release
The book release of Little Big Dreamers by Lex Mongo will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 25 at Artists for Humanity, 100 W. 2nd St.
This will be a fun-filled night for the community with special guests, raffle giveaways, and more.
Proceeds from the event will go to the For TJ Foundation Inc. which provides better resources to inner city children; awards a yearly scholarship/grant for students to attend college; and does other events to uplift and improve the circumstances of the community.
Visit eventbrite.com for tickets: $20.
‘The House is Where the Heart’
The South Boston Neighborhood House, affectionately known as “The Ollie,” will hold its 33rd annual auction and gala “The House is Where the Heart is” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 27 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Harborview Ballroom, 200 Seaport Blvd.
The gala will include complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, music and dancing, and an awards presentation.
For event and raffle tickets along with other information, visit sbnh.org or eventbrite.com
For auction preview, go to facebook.com/southbostonneighborhoodhouse.
L Street Run Club Run
The L Street Run Club is currently training for the Boston Marathon from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sundays through Apr. 5 with a run on Saturday, Apr. 11.
All runs are varied in miles and routes and starting locations.
Volunteers are also needed on Marathon Monday, Apr. 20.
Visit lstreet.org and/or eventbrite.com for additional details.
Mobile market program
The Fresh Connect Truck is at 7 Joyce Hayes Way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 93 Preble St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.
For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.
Model room tours
The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.
Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.
For more information, visit bostonplans.org.
For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at eventbrite.com.
For groups larger than 15 people email email@example.com to arrange a tour.
Free Thursdays at ICA
Every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at 100 Northern Ave. is free.
The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process.
For more information, go to www.icaboston.org/visit.
SCSEP information sessions
If you are an income eligible job seeker, age 55 years or older from Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties, you can attend an information session to learn about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at 10 a.m. on most Fridays at Operation ABLE, 174 Portland St. (5th Floor).
This is an earn-while-you learn program which can led to a return to the regular workforce.
Pre-registration at opeationable.net is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.
ICA Pop-up art talk
A pop-up talk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.
Tickets are free with museum admission.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.
HUZZAH! Tavern Nights
HUZZAH! Tavern Nights – Boston’s only colonial tavern experience – will be held the first Friday of the month at Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum at 306 Congress St. (on Congress Street Bridge).
Revel with Sam Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and other prominent Bostonians as they lift their glasses in celebration, raise their voices in song and determine the fate of Colonial America. Sample rustic fare, play authentic games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. Let joy be unfettered and laughter unchained with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom.
From April through October, the doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. From November through March the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Visit bostonteapartyship.com for details and tickets.
Made in Fort Point
The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.
Call 617-423-1100 or visit www.fortpointarts.org for more information.
BTU homework help
The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
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.
Support St. Monica’s Good Samaritan Ministry
The Good Samaritan Ministry at St. Monica-St. Augustine Church, 331 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston supports individuals and families who are often overlooked by others. Violence, addiction, poverty, oppression, chronic mental illness, and other injustices often isolate victims and survivors from the blessings of a safe and welcoming community.
Their Peace Ministry offers monthly Peace Breakfasts, winter Pasta and Peace dinners, summer Peace Picnics and other gatherings where compassion and kindness heal hearts and spirits wounded by violence, and healthy food nourishes the body.
Their Recovery Ministry offers a sanctuary of support and spiritual nourishment for those seeking recovery from addiction and for their families and friends.
Their Food Security Ministry provides monthly groceries and emergency food for nearly 300 individuals and families living with hunger a month.
For more information, to volunteer and/or to make a financial/food/supplies donation to support this ministry, contact Deacon Paul at 617-268-8100 or visit “St. Monica’s Kitchen” at sbscatholic.org.
Two Dollar-A-Bag Sites
Fair-food Inc. provides fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag.
The trucks will be at the following Two Dollar-A-Bag Sites:
West Broadway Task Force, 115 Orton Marotta Way (between C & D Streets; near Broadway Red Line; inside Task Force bldg.) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; McCormack Task Force, 345 Old Colony Ave. (next to St. Monica's Church; near Andrew Red Line; inside Task Force bldg.) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays; Bellflower Apartments, 24 Bellflower St. (17 Bus from Andrew) from 2 to 3 p.m. on alternate Fridays; and La Alianza Hispana, 1000 Mass. Ave., Suite 101 from 11 a.m. to noon on alternate Wednesdays.
All people are welcome; no ID or sign-ups are required. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to unload, pack and clean up.
For other information, visit fairfoods.org.
For questions and concerns, phone 617-288-6185.