Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Introduction to Astrology for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join the Boston Public Library 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 Boston Public Library monthly 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.

Help make a difference.

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

Perform-a-thon on May 30

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will host its sixth annual Perform-a-thon for Music Scholarships and Educational Programs all day on Saturday, May 30 through Zoom.

NEMPAC will schedule back-to-back performances throughout the entire day and are encouraging every student to participate. This Perform-a-thon online event is open to the public and will include raffles, silent auctions and special hosts.

Students and faculty participants of the Perform-a-thon are collecting pledges through the “Pledge Me” campaign.

All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the NEMPAC Youth Scholarship Fund; help retain exceptional faculty; expand and sustain the school’s programs; and maintain tuition costs that are lower than any other community music school in and around Boston.

The NEMPAC Youth Scholarship Fund provides need-based tuition assistance to students from North End, Charlestown and surrounding neighborhoods of Boston. Students are given awards to pursue artistic studies in private music lessons, summer programs, or an after-school program of their choosing.

To support these musicians, visit www.nempacboston.org/performathon.

For more information about this event, contact Educational Programs Director Allie Meek-Carufel at ameek@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270 or visit online at www.nempacboston.org.

Free virtual crochet classes

Cindy at Fresh Cut Yarn (East Boston) is hosting free crochet classes from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sundays on Instagram @freshcutyarn.

Join in and create fun projects together – all experience levels are welcome.

Visit www.freshcutyarn.com/learn-more for more information.

Maker Mondays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL 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 more 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.

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 you will learn new dance moves which 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.

Happy Hour live performance

The Clippership Wharf virtual live stream concert series will be held anytime between 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Directions for a good time: Grab your favorite libation; relax on your balcony or couch; tune into @ClippershipWharf Instagram Page; and enjoy the sounds of local Boston musicians.

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

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.

EB Community Soup Kitchen offers vouchers

The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen typically serves free hot meals at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 28 Paris St. Lunch is usually served from noon to 2 p.m. and supper is served from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Because of “social distancing” the soup kitchen is offering a one-time per week restaurant meal voucher to their guests and those facing food insecurity.

Visit www.facebook.com/eastbostonkitchen for more information.

EB Food pantry – donations and distribution

The Grace Church Federated hosts a food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in the church basement, 760 Saratoga St. Donations of non-perishable food, hygiene products and cleaning supplies are most welcomed.

Visit gracechurcheastie.org or phone 617-569-5358 for more information.

‘Sing a Song – Send a Song’

ZUMIX may not be able to entertain you at one of their events right now, but they are still committed to bringing joy to everyone, especially in this time of need. That is why ZUMIX has started a new at-home campaign called “Sing a Song/ Send a Song!”

Participants are asked to sing a song dedicated to someone they're not able to see right now and nominate three friends to do the same.

They are hoping people will consider donating $10 to ZUMIX through their First Giving page with the post and asking your nominees to do the same.

To take part, visit www.firstgiving.com.

Mutual Aid Eastie Network

Social Distancing does not Equal Social Isolation. In these fast moving an uncertain times, it’s important that we show up for each other and remember that we are not alone.

Mutual Aid Eastie is a powerful way to build strong connections – we all have something to offer and something we need.

For information and to get involved in the Mutual Aid Eastie Network, visit whatupestie.com where you will find, among other information, links to:

Resource List – a centralized place for individuals, families, service providers and others to find information

Current Offerings List – a public non-editable “offerings” spreadsheet that people can view and reach out to others directly for support (the list is growing and you can add your information as well).

Current Needs List – if you are in need of something that is not found on the Current Offerings List, you can add your information/needs.

Neighborhood Pods – hyperlocal test message groups or phone trees of you and your neighbors.

Helpful links: whatsupeastie.com/coronavirus – one stop shop for all things Corona and Eastie and managing the fallout of decisions like school closure

Email mutualaideastie@gmail.com with questions about the Network and/or ways to participate.

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.

More 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.

East Boston Open Market

East Boston Open Market at The Eddy, 10 New St. is typically open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month with an assortment of local artisan items available.

Visit eastbostonopenmarket.com, facebook.com, or email info@eastbostonopenmarket.com for more information.

EB Sports Center summer registration open

The East Boston Sports Center at 143 Porter St. is taking online registration for the free summer programs providing an array of supervised sports, activities and games for children, 7 through 13 years of age.

The drop-in programs are offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from July 6 through Aug. 21. Participants can register at apm.activecommunities.com for and attend one or more weeks.

Lunch will be provided; transportation is not. For more information, contact Cheryl.brown@boston.gov or phone 617-961-3085.

Peace walks

Peace walks will be held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursdays of the month starting at A-7 Police Station, 69 Paris St.

Walkers can dedicate a song, art, recite a poem, sing a song, or simply walk and pray.

Pizza & Comedy Night Fundraiser – New update

East Boston Social Centers has decided to postpone rather than cancel their annual Pizza and Comedy Fundraiser which was scheduled for April 15 because they are “hearing when social isolation has ended, our community wants to share a night of friendship, love and laughter.”

They will honor any tickets already purchased for the rescheduled date, which has yet to be determined. They are also still receiving many great raffle prizes from their generous vendors and will post the updated list on their website.

East Boston Social Centers says “thank you so much for those that have sent sponsorships and donations, we are so very grateful for you all – particularly in this time!”

Visit ebsoc.org for other details.

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.

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 East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 120 Liverpool St. from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and at Shore Plaza east, 500 Border St. from 2:30 to 3 on alternate Fridays.

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

Mobile Market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 201 Summer St. from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and at 343 Saratoga St. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year.

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

Drum Circle

The East Boston Drum Circle will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the East Boston Meditation Center, 113 Cottage St.

The group welcomes teen and adult drummers of all ability levels.

Bring frame drums, Native American (style) flutes, tongue drums, sabars and other similar instruments along with the usual djembe, ashiko, dunduns and doumbeks. Facilitator Cathy Stacy will provide shakers, bells, clave and other instruments.

There is a minimum $5 donation per person.

There is plenty of street parking on Cottage and Maverick streets as well as the school parking lot across the street.

For more information or to request a drum rental ($5), email stache3@yahoo.com or visit http://eastienow.com/event/east-boston-drum-circle.html.

'Water: Medium & Mirror' exhibition

"The Water: Medium & Mirror" exhibition, curated by Stephanie Arnett, will be on view through June 16 at the ClipArt Gallery at the Clippership Wharf, 65 Lewis St.

Water is essential to all known life. It was the medium within which the first simple organisms moved and thrived. It comprises the majority of the cells in our bodies. We build our cities around it and search the outer reaches of our galaxy for signs of its presence.

The artists of the exhibition allude to this relationship in their materials and subject matter, to form a portrait of this simple elemental fluid, from which all life’s complexity has arisen.

Gallery hours: Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Visit clipartboston.com for other information, including the gallery’s current schedule.

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library by the corner of Princeton Street and Eagle Square is open every Sunday. All people of all ages are welcome to browse, take a book and leave a book.