Here are the latest South 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 say 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 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 Boston Public Library 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.

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.

Peace by Piece online

Peace by Piece is usually held on the first Monday of the month (accept for holidays) at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester St. They are now meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. online via Zoom.

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 – facilitated by Rev. Katie Cole & the Peace by Piece Team – is for adults from all backgrounds, faiths and orientations and all are welcome.

Visit fourthboston.org/peace, phone 617-701-6281, call or text at 919-924-1170, or email peace@fourthboston.org for more information, including the Zoom information.

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 Boston Public Library 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.

‘Celebrating What Unites Us: Cooking with Oldways’

Join the special at-home “Celebrating What Unites Us!” program at 10 a.m. on Fridays through June 5 to keep us all connected, coming together.

Each week a Chef from Oldways will show you how to prepare a delicious meal, celebrating the cultural heritage of many residents of Boston and beyond. Mediterranean, African, Latin America, Asian, and Vegetarian/Vegan themes will be featured.

This program is hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway.

Visit ArmenianHeritagePark.com to register for Zoom link, recipes and more details.

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 storytime scarf songs.

Storytime 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 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 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.

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

South Boston Sports Center summer registration open

South Boston Sports Center is taking online registration for the free summer programs providing an array of supervised activities in sports, activities and games for children, 7 through 14 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 at Lee Playground (M Street).

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 Woodley Auguste at Woodley.auguste@boston.gov or phone 617-961-3094.

South Boston Neighborhood Aid Network

A group of South Boston non-profit organizations have organized a new group called South Boston Neighborhood Aid Network.

Here is a list of links that the group has created thus far:

Resource List – a centralized place for individuals, families, service providers and others to find information: bit.ly/3d8w53n

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.

Facebook Page – for sharing new information as it becomes available and to direct people to the South Boston Neighborhood Aid Network Resources: fb.me/SouthBoston

Hotline – A number for those who prefer to call or text. Offerings, needs, and information shared to the hotline will be added to other lists: 617-286-2463

The South Boston Neighborhood Aid Network is a powerful way to build strong connections and there are several ways that you can be a part of the group.

Email SBNeighborhoodAid@gmail.com or leave a message on the hotline with questions about the Network and/or ways to participate.

Support South Boston Neighborhood House (“The Ollie”)

Through their “Ollie Calls” Initiative, staff continues to check in with all participant families and seniors, providing a listening ear, self-care resources, deliveries of food, diapers & wipes, and gift cards for restaurant meal deliveries along with “Friday Night Grab and Go” boxes of food and supplies to tide them over for the weekend (BPS Schools and Meals on Wheels are weekday programs only).

Please support Ollie’s effort and help them get immediate relief to families and seniors by donating to the Ollie Outreach COVID Relief Fund.

Visit shnh.org for the link and other information.

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 these ministries, contact Deacon Paul at 617-268-8100 or visit “St. Monica’s Kitchen” at sbscatholic.org.

Boston Design Week

The official Boston Design Week 2020 Guidebook and the event listings (that were canceled) are online for your perusal. A festival such as this requires the work of hundreds of individuals, participating organizations, Sponsors and others, and they hope that you will thank them and continue to support them once this crisis has passed.

Nominations for three BDW 2020 Design Awards will remain open indefinitely: Mentor of the Year (co-sponsored by the Over My Shoulder Foundation), Innovator of the Year, and the Social Impact Award.

The recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award is Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez: a master furniture maker and President Emeritus of the North Bennet Street School. The Producers Choice Award goes to The Society of Arts and Crafts.

Selected nominees will be invited to attend the awards’ event, which is co-sponsored by Artists for Humanity.

To learn more about the awards and how to take part, visit www.bostondesignweek.com/awards.

Next year’s annual Boston Design Week is slated for April 7 through April 21, 2021.

For more information and updates about the plans for Boston Design Week programs, visit www.bostondesignweek.com.

Visit Boston Design Week on Facebook.com to explore the innovation and diversity of Boston’s design community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Southie Bikes

Come meet other South Boston bike advocates and get involved from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Caffe Nero, 416 West Broadway.

Visit bostoncyclistsunion.org for more information.