Here are the latest Dorchester neighborhood notes:

Introduction to Astrology for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join the BPL for an online class on astrology with Jenn Marcos from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

Have you ever wondered how your zodiac sign is determined? Do you want to know the different between your moon sign and your sun sign? Are you curious what your signs says about you? Learn the answer to all of that and more.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for required registration and more information. Connection information will be sent to registered participants.

WBUR Town Hall: Combating Misinformation About COVID-19

"Coronavirus was bioengineered in a Chinese lab."

"The conditions in New York City have been exaggerated to take away our freedoms."

How do we counter these myths and conspiracy theories?

Endless Thread podcast co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson speak with Harvard Professor Joan Davidson, who specializes in media manipulation, the effects of disinformation campaigns and adversarial media movements from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

This live-streamed event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested at www.wbur.org/events/578462/wbur-town-hall-debunking-covid-19-myths.

Link to YouTube live stream will be emailed to registered guests at 4 p.m. on the date of the event.

Want to submit questions before the event? Go to slido.com and enter event code #WBURVTH7

BPL book group for adults on the spectrum

Join the monthly Boston Public Library online book discussion group for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions or who identify as such from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

The event is hosted by the Boston Public Library and the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE).

The group will read and discuss Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary.

The link to join the meeting is available at https://bit.ly/2KPDJmp.

For more information, contact K. Devine at kdevine@bpl.org or Stephanie Birkdale at Stephanie.birkdale@aane.org.

For more information, visit www.bpl.org/events.

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group

The Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group will meet online from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

The group will read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

This BPL group which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month is geared toward young adults in their 20s and 30s.

You can find the book on hoopladitital.com via the BPL website.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for required registration and other information. An email with the video chat link will be sent out prior to the event.

'The Grimm Escape: A Virtual Escape Room for Teens'

The Boston Public Library has partnered with the popular escape room company Puzzle Break to transport its teen patrons to “The Grimm Escape,” their 100 percent virtual escape room experience. Teens, ages 13 through 18, will venture together from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 to a fantastic land which has fallen under the spell of a sinister witch. Only by banding together can they hope to break her curse in the 60 minutes before the land is forever hexed.

Visit bpl.org/events for required registration and Zoom information.

Library Supper Club

Join Chef Dave Nevins live in the kitchen from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Cook along with the Chef de Cuisine at Grand Tour.

To have some fun visit www.bpl.org/events for the You Tube link to join BPL Supper Club.

Facebook Live: Reader’s Corner

The next Facebook Live Reader’s Corner broadcast (for children, ages 6 through 12) will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at www.facebookcom/BPLchildren.

NAMIWalks goes virtual

The NAMIWalks Massachusetts 2020 will go Virtual on May 30.

NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event to help promote awareness of mental health and reduce stigma by sharing and stories and walking together; to raise funds for NAMI’s mission of advocacy, education, support and public awareness; and to build community and let people know they are not alone.

Visit namiwalks.org for more information, including ways you can help make this year’s event a success.

#ZooToYou

Tune in on Facebook at 1:30 p.m. for #ZooToYou: a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with the care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and lots more.

Visit zoonewengland.org for other information.

Maker Mondays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library Teen Librarians for Maker Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 1 (except May 25) in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Take a look at projects of the librarians own design, get ideas for at-home crafts, or learn how to make stuff online… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Lunch Break Yoga

Lunch Break Yoga – brought to you by the Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 26.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Gamer Tuesdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Gamer Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 2 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Discuss the latest release, trends, and strategies of every system on the map, or participate in some light online gaming… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Families Cooking with Miss Debbie

Join Miss Debbie as she bakes and cooks a variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and side dishes from scratch using fresh and often locally-grown and organic ingredients from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 9.

Let Miss Debbie show you that cooking can be a family activity. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision via Zoom.

Registration is required at www.facebook.com/BPLchildren. A link to the meeting and password will be sent via email on the day of the program.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

Twitch Remote Gaming for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Twitch Remote Gaming from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through June 4 in the Virtual Teen Room.

They’ll host a series of wacky, irreverent online games, all of which are designed to be played by large audiences.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Anime Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Anime Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 3 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Discuss and share tastes, trends, and experiences with all things anima an manga with certified otaku… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Mindful Minis

Mindful Minis (for ages 6 through 10) will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; (for ages three through five) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays; and (for ages 5 to 9) from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through June 11.

The Mindful Mini program is a series of classes designed to introduce children to mindfulness-based tools helpful for stress-reduction, self-management, and emotional awareness.

Classes are centered on relaxation, creativity, imagination, gratitude and awareness, all of which are scientifically proven to aid in children’s success in school, in relationships, and developing a connecting with themselves.

Activities include yoga, breathing techniques, drawing, mindful movement, sharing our experiences with emotions, and other interactive mindfulness games including sensory descriptions.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for Zoom registration and other relevant information.

Bollywood Funk Online

Bollywood Funk Online will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays through June 4.

Bollywood Funk is a high-energy dance with a mix of Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk fused with the hottest Bollywood beats and moves.

Join dance instructor, Chavi Bansai, and be ready to sweat, smile and have a lot of fun.

Class is fit for all levels, no prior experience required, but is intended for children and teens.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Jackbox Thursdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Jackbox Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 4 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Want a little funny in your bones? This chat room will run live during BPL Teen Services’ weekly Jackbox Twitch stream, at twitch.tv/BPL … laugh with them from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Facebook Live Storytime: PJ Storytime

Let's have a pajama party! Join Librarian Rebecca from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for a live-streamed Pajama Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at www/facebook.com/BPL children.

Bouncing Babies Livestream Storytime

The Boston Public Library will host Bouncing Babies Storytime for two year olds and younger, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays through May 29.

Please have a scarf, washcloth, cloth napkin, receiving blanket or other small piece of cloth handy for story time scarf songs.

Story time will be streamed live on their Facebook Page and the video will be available for a while.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

Finding grants using foundation directory online

Foundation Directory is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects.

Normally patrons would only have access to Foundation Directory within the main branch of the Boston Public Library. During the current health crisis the BPL is offering remote access to Foundation Directory Online Essential from 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays through May 29.

Patrons will need a library card and pin number to access Foundation Directory. If you do not have one you can apply for an eCard online.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-grants-using-foundation-directory-online-tickets-102691882184 for registration and more details.

‘Shake it Out’ Youth Dance Program

Join the BPL for eight weeks of dancing led by Oliver Arias a member of the Floorlord, the longest running hip hop dance troupe in the US from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays through July 3.

Each week, people will learn new dance moves that will get difficult and the weeks move on. No previous dancing experience required.

This class is intended for teens, ages 13 and older. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision. This program will occur on Zoom.

After registration at www.bpl.org/events, a link to the meeting and password will be sent via email on the day of the program.

Music Fridays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Music Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 5 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Can’t catch a tune…? This chatroom will feature music lovers and players of a number of genres and instruments. Come to listen, discuss, and play, all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Unwind with Gentle Yoga – brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library –from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Spectacle Island Virtual 5K

Run, walk or roll a 5K anyway you want from June 13 through June 30. You choose the time, the views and the surface. You can get up early and run along the Harborwalk in South Boston, go out on your lunch break and jog or walk the sidewalks in your neighborhood, or get on your treadmill as the sun is setting and crank out 3.1 miles while you binge your favorite show. You do not have to be local to participate – challenge your friends and family wherever they might be.

The registration fee is $20. All the proceeds will benefit Boston Harbor Now and help improve lives of 40,000 youth and their families: Register and learn more at bostonharbornow.org.

Massart Made Virtual Spring Market 2020

The MassArt Made Virtual Spring Market is a temporary online showcase of student and alumni artwork available through Etsy and other independent e-commerce websites through Tuesday, June 30.

Shop artwork, jewelry, fashion and more from more than 200 student alumni-owned businesses

For Dial-In Information: massart.edu/springmarket2020

For more information: https://calendar.massart.edu/event/massart_made_virtual_spring_market_2020#.XrWJAS8pChA

EMK Institute on YouTube

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate at Columbia Point, while temporarily closed, is now on YouTube.

You can view video highlights from the Institute, including Getting to the Point programs and Year in Review 2019 among other items.

Visit emkinstitute.org for more information, including quick links to You Tube.

JFK Library and Museum digital content and curriculum

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is adding a weekly digest of digital content for families to enjoy, including curriculum and content that parents and educators can easily incorporate into their daily lessons for K-12 students.

Visit www.jfklibrary.org for more details.

ADLS programs

The All Dorchester Sports & Leadership (ADLS) Programs are looking for participants and volunteers to make this year a huge success.

ADLS offers a variety of sports, nutrition and enrichment programs including Baseball/Softball/T-Ball, Basketball and Rugby; Fitness Programs; Fit Kitchen; and Summer Programs.

Register to participate, to learn, to play, to volunteer, to mentor, to coach at alldorchestersports.org or phone 617-287-1601.

Boston Public Library resources

The Boston Public Library has an online calendar of virtual events to go with its other online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources.

Other details and links to remote library services can be found at www.bpl.org/news/remote-library-services.

For more information, email ask@BPL.org.

The Neighborhood Aid Network

Social Distancing does not Equal Social Isolation.

The Neighborhood Aid Network, coordinated by The Human Network Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has a simple goal: To provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.

State Rep. Liz Miranda Community Care Response Team is working hard to partner people in the 5th Suffolk District of Roxbury and Dorchester with the services we all need to deal with the effects of COVID-19.

Visit www.humannetworkinitiative.com/neighborhoods for more information.

COVID-19 testing at Codman Square Health Center

Codman is offering testing for community members who have symptoms of COVID-19.

Phone 617-822-8271 before coming in.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston ` `

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston provides a comprehensive array of services for people in need.

Please consider donating food, gift cards or hygiene items to keep their food pantries and basic needs operations open and fully stocked.

Donations can be made at Catholic Charities, Yawkey Center, 185 Columbia Rd., Dorchester.

Visit ccab.org or phone 617-506-6600 for more information.

Codman Square Health Center COVID-19 Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who helped raise more than $13,000 for Codman Square Health Center's Codman Fights COVID-19 Fundraiser so far.

Your donations help support their 23,000 patients and protect the staff on the front lines. Please spread the word and continue to support everyone on the front lines of COVID-19 at Codman.

Donate to their GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/codman-covid19?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR3Us6VWw2cmIRhZDu7kiNDT0ZBPY_fa3dqbR1uA4ZPiZIi6BZwCkCcBUWY.

Anyone who is looking to donate gloves, masks, and cleaning supplies, should fill out this survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Codman-Covid19-Supplies.

Franklin Park Zoo seeks donations

While the Franklin Park Zoo is temporarily closed, critical operations staff, including animal care teams and other selected employees, continue to be fiscally responsible while working at the zoo to provide vital care to their animals and infrastructure.

The Zoo has set up the “All Our Animals Fund” and is asking for donations to continue its mission.

Visit zoonewengland.org for more information, including ways to donate.

Free breakfast & lunch for all Boston students

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families and other community organizations, will provide free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

For a list of meal sites, visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston#map--409806 or www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8098.

Phone 617-635-3717 or email food@boston.gov with questions or concerns or for other information.

If you need additional food resources, contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.

BPS SpedPac meetings

The general meetings of the Boston Public School’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (BPS SpedPac) are typically held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month through May 28 at the Richard J. Murphy School, 1 Worrell St.

Until they meet again, visit their YouTube to watch past meetings and workshops.

Mobile Market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 398 Neponset Ave. from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and at 230 Bowdoin St. from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays; at 5 Kimball St. from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at 198 Geneva Ave. from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and at 100Ames St. from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and at 5 Kimball St. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year.

Visit aboutfresh.org for more information, including delivery status.

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:

Dorchester area

Franklin Field Senior Center, 100 Ames St. (off Westview Street) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays; Peabody Englewood Apt., 1875 Dorchester Ave. from 3 to 5 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays; New Franklin Park Apt., 282 Talbot Ave. at Aspinwall St. inside the community center from noon to 1:30 p.m. on alternate Fridays; Upham's Corner Health Center, 415 Columbia Rd. from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays; and the Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St. from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Grove Hall area

First Parish Church, 10 Parish St. Meetinghouse Hill (next to Mather School) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Fridays; Lena Park Community Center, 150 American Legion Hwy from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; and Bethel Hispanic Seventh Day Church, One Dix St. (corner of Dorchester Ave) from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

Field’s Corner area

Mohammed's Mosque No. 11, at 10 Washington St. (Unity Plaza) from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Grove Hall Senior Bldg., 51 Geneva Ave. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on alternate Fridays.

Visit fairfoods.org or phone 617-288-6185 for other information, including delivery status.