Here are the calendar items for the rest of Boston's neighborhoods:

DeeDee's Cry presents METCO and mental health

DeeDee’s Cry will present a discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 with former METCO students on how being in predominately White schools affected their mental health. This event will stream on Facebook.com/DeeDeesCry.

This presentation will help current METCO students whose mental health may not be considered or addressed, but overlooked.

Visit Eventbrite.com to register for this event.

To learn more about DeeDee's Cry, visit DeeDeesCry.com.

Linda Wellness Warrior

Linda Wellness Warrior will lead an outdoor Yoga series under the trees on School Master Hill (1 Circuit Dr. Franklin Park) for mixed levels from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 29.

Participants must bring their own equipment that may include a towel, shower curtain, blanket, and/or yoga mat and follow COVID guidelines.

The event is co-sponsored by 4 Corners Yoga and Wellness and Linda Wellness Warrior.

Donations accepted. Venmo: @LindaWarrior Cash App: $LindaWWarrior

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/linda-wellness-warrior-yoga-in-the-park-franklin-park-tickets for more information and registration.

Discover Girl Scouts

All girls entering Kindergarten through third grade in the fall and their caregivers are invited to learn about the Girl Scouts. Join a group from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on any Saturday through Aug. 29 to experience the fun first-hand and get some information on Girl Scouts, including about volunteer opportunities. Girls will be able to take part in a Girl Scout activity.

Register at https://form.jotform.com/201546527923154 to save a spot. A Zoom link plus any supplies needed will be sent via email.

Through Girl Scouts, girls can be the new leaders of tomorrow. They can try new things, learn about the outdoors, change the world, experiment with STEM and find out how be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader).

For more info on Girl Scouts visit:

- www.gsema.org/moreinfo

- www.facebook.com/DiscoverGirlScouts

Afrobeats & Soca Fusion: Sweat Dance Class

Get ready for fun vibes and good times as you dance your stress away with Sweat Summer Dance Classes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 30 at the Franklin Park Playstead, Pierpont Rd.

Join the host of the event, Key Michel, as the group dances to the latest and hottest Afrobeats and

Soca tracks. Come with positive vibes and a mask. Free parking is right in front of the field.

Visit eventbrite.com for more information and registration.

Book discussion: ‘Calypso’

The Boston Public Library will host a virtual book discussion of Calypso by David Sedaris from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31.

To sign up, email Tonya at tstafford@bpl.org.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Activist Kids Book Club with Innosanto Nagara

Calling all kids interested in working to make the world a better place. The Boston Public Library is kicking off a new Kid Activist Book Club with a special visit from activist and author Innosanto Nagara from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Sept. 5.

The group will read A is for Activist and talk about what it means to be an activist.

Through the 26-week Activist Kids Book Club, the group will focus on a different page in A is for Activist, read other picture books about the issues and movements discussed in the book, learn about kid activists throughout history and today, and talk about what everyone can do to make the world a little more just.

This group is best for kids, ages 6 and up.

Questions can be directed to the Roslindale Branch Children's Librarian Miss Celeste at

cchaudhri@bpl.org.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

Gallery show: Roxbury/South End juried exhibition

Following a lengthy shutdown due to COVID-19, the Piano Craft Gallery Board of Directors issued an open call for work from artists that live or work in the surrounding South End and Roxbury neighborhoods. Jurors "The Daughter of Contrast" Althea Krisiukenas Bennet, Jamaal "Barry" Bonnette, Rion Folan, and Erik Grau selected work to be exhibited onsite and online in order to showcase a large amount of diverse local talent.

These works will be on view at the Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont St. from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 27 following health and safety guidelines.

Gallery hours: 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment

Visit www.pianocraftgallery.com/category/2020-exhibitions for more information.

Suicide survivor support group

DeeDee’s Cry will host an ongoing weekly support group for suicide survivors. If you are a suicide attempt survivor seeking a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about the feelings that led you to attempt and the impact that your attempt had on your life visit DeeDeesCry.com to sign up.

DeeDee's Cry provide resources and programs to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention in communities of color.

DeeDee’s Cry is located in Roxbury and is associated with Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester.

Big Sister mentoring

Since 1951, the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston continues to make and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between thousands of women and girls each year.

The Big Sister professional staff matches a girl between the ages of 7 and 15 with a woman who is at least 20 years old, based on shared preferences and interests and continues to provide award-winning (virtual) support and guidance to each Big Sister, Little Sister, and Little sister’s family.

To learn more about how to become a Big Sister or to enroll a girl to become a Little Sister, visit www.bigsister.org.

Parks Fitness: Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga with Born Bi-Kim will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 27 at Marcella Playground, 260 Highland St. in Roxbury.

Born Bi-Kim leads a series of restorative yoga and light meditation offerings throughout the summer. These classes, open to all ages and levels, offer light, self-body massage techniques. There will also be question and answer time after each session.

Registration is required at apm.activecomunities.com. Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Early literacy playgroup (on Zoom)

Parents and caregivers with children, ages 3 years old and younger (although older siblings are welcome as well), to join Boston Public Library for an interactive program that includes playtime, conversation, and early literacy information from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Aug. 31 on Zoom.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for more information, including required registration. Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Parks Fitness: Penalty Box with Anthony

Penalty Box with Anthony will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Sept. 28 at Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St. in Hyde Park.

Registration is required at apm.activecomunities.com. Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Virtual Roslindale Open Mike

Roslindale Open Mike Nights will be held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays.

Performers will use Zoom. The audience can watch the live or recorded performance on the new Roslindale Open Mike YouTube channel.

Visit roslindaleopenmike.org for more information, including all links.

Parks Fitness: Cardio and Core with Ella

Cardio and Core with Ella will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 28 at Walker Playground, 550 Norfolk St. in Mattapan.

Registration is required at apm.activecomunities.com. Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Bookmatch Duo on Facebook Live

Join Bookmatch Duo on Facebook Live from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for an as-long-as-we're-cooped-up.

Bookmatch Duo plays a range of original, traditional and contemporary instrumental music, including old-time, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, waltzes, contra dance tunes and English country dance tunes.

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

Jackbox Party Gaming for Teens on Twitch

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Jackbox Party Gaming on Twitch from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 2 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.

Just Writing: A poetry workshop

When the world gets delayed and your truth sits silent inside, just write!

Join the Boston Public Library for Just Writing, an online poetry writing workshop hosted by Toni Bee – storyteller, community advocate and Poet Populist emeritus, of Cambridge from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 16.

Topics will include nature, free writes, Prince and “the things you miss.”

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

Beach Yoga with daisyface flow

Join Morgan of daisyface flow & the daisyface Space Studio for her third season of Beach Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at Pleasure Bay Beach, 1918 William J. Day Blvd.

This year may look a little different... with mats six feet apart and face masks (optional)…

But the same incredible experience will be offered: Warm sand, sun on your skin and the background sounds of waves crashing into the beach.

And the same stellar deal - $10 – Venmo is preferred @daisyfaceflow (cash if need be).

Got questions? Morgan has answers at morgan@daisyfaceflow.com.

All are welcome – kiddos, grandmas, any level of yogi – especially first timers.

Visit www.daisyfaceflow.com for more information.

Facebook Live Storytime: PJ Storytime

Let's have a pajama party! Join Librarian Rebecca from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 29 for a live-streamed Pajama Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at www.facebook.com/BPLchildren.

Parks Fitness: Afrobeats Dance

Afrobeats Dance with Afrobeats Dance Boston will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 1 at Malcolm X Park, 150 Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Registration is required at apm.activecomunities.com. Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Kids bowl free

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Sign your children up – registered kids (ages 2 to 18) can enjoy two free games of bowling each day at participating bowling centers during the summer as part of the nationwide KBF Program. More than 21 million kids have participated.

Boston Bowl at 820 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to midnight and from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays following social distancing guidelines. There are 16 other participating bowling centers located across Massachusetts.

Visit www.kidsbowlfree.com and/or bostonbowl.com for more information and registration.

Reading the Rainbow

Reading the Rainbow – a Boston Public Library online-exclusive book group geared towards members of the LGBTQ+ community – will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on second Thursday of the month.

Join the group on Sept. 10 for a lively discussion of Me, Myself, They by Joshua M. Ferguson.

All communication will take place on the messaging platform Slack: no webcam or microphone needed. All book club titles are available on hoopladigital.com.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

‘The Struggle for Freedom: Patriots of Color at Bunker Hill’

The Shirley-Eustis House Association, Boston National Historical Park and the Gibson House Museum will host an online presentation followed by a Q&A at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 highlighting the lives of four Black men – some enslaved, some free – who fought against the British at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775.

Barzillai Lew, Cuff Blanchard-Chambers, Cuff Whittemore and Jude Hall were among the thousands of men of color who chose to fight with the Patriots in a war that seemed to hold no explicit promise of liberty for Black people.

Boston National Historical Park staff members Merrill Kohlhofer and Gabriella Hornbeck have combed through archival records and recent research to piece together the stories of these four men and their reasons for supporting the Patriot cause. The presentation offers a sample of the growing efforts among historians to revisit and revise the conventional stories we tell about the American Revolution.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information and registration, visit www.shirleyeustishouse.org or

www.eventbrite.com/e/the-struggle-for-freedom-patriots-of-color-at-bunker-hill-tickets-116343682085.

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience at Franklin Park Zoo

Experience the wonder of more than 50 magnificent large scale displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted large scale lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres. The first of its kind in New England, this lantern experience will dazzle and delight guests of all ages.

The Zoo invites you to walk (socially distanced, of course) through a luminous 66-foot-long shark tunnel, dramatic entrance arches, radiant flower gardens and traditional Asian lantern scenes. Glimmering butterflies, whimsical ocean scenes, a 26-foot-tall giant panda and a majestic 197-foot-long dragon will light up the night sky. Little entertainers can even make their own music on a giant step-and-play piano.

Boston Lights will also shine a light on the importance of conserving the incredible biodiversity on the planet. All of the lanterns are illuminated with energy saving LED lights.

This dazzling and delightful show can be enjoyed from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Visit www.zoonewengland.org/engage/boston-lights for more information and tickets.

Price: Non-members - $19.95 | Members - $17.95

#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 more information.

Summer on the Emerald Necklace goes virtual

The Emerald Necklace signature series of summer programs will be offered online as a variety of live and on-demand events – including virtual tours and concerts, contests, online yoga and more.

Make the most of your summer by exploring, connecting with and learning more about one of the many historic parks that make up the Emerald Necklace and the natural world. Whether at home or on a socially distanced stroll in a favorite park, they have an activity for everyone.

New resources and live virtual events will be released regularly throughout the summer.

Visit emeraldnecklace.org frequently for the latest announcements.

Free Bluebikes passes for essential workers

To assist re-opening efforts, the City of Boston is offering free Bluebikes passes to help people get to work at hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies, or at restaurants and retail establishments in Boston (and other nearby areas) through Sept. 30.

Visit www.boston.gov/news/free-bluebikes-passes-essential-workers for more information, including pass applications.

Free summer ‘grab-and-go’ meals for children and adults

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” meals for Boston residents (adults and children) in need. No ID required.

Visit www.boston.gov and/or www.bostonpublicschools.org for a list of meal sites. There will also be a list of food pantries and soup kitchens.

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.

Zoos are open

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are open for a roarin’ good time following COVID guidelines.

At each park, guests will be invited to experience an Outdoor Safari Walk, a one-way trail through many of the zoos exhibits. The playground and play stations are open.

Online reservations and timed tickets that can be scanned are required for your visit.

Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and major holidays

Virtual tours and activities will continue.

Visit zoonewengland.org to learn more about the re-opening procedures before you visit.

Brighton Farmers’ Market

The Brighton Farmers’ Market will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. with senior shopping from 3 to 3:30 p.m. – following COVID guidelines.

The Market will feature produce, eggs, meats, fish, breads, ready-to-eat foods, coffee, and face masks. Russian and Chinese interpretation will be on site.

SNAP/HIP, WIC and Senior Coupons are accepted.

Safely shop for healthy food and support small farmers and local producers supported by Franciscan Children's, Brighton Main Streets and Harvard Ed Portal.

Updates can be found on Facebook, including ordering in advance and yummy photos.

Dudley Town Commons Farmers’ Market

The Dudley Town Commons Farmers’ Market at the intersection of Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue (427 Dudley St.) in Roxbury is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 29. COVID guidelines apply.

The market features fresh produce from The Food Project's farms and free bike repairs from Boston Cyclists Union.

The Market welcomes SNAP, P-EBT, Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market nutrition coupons, cash and credit cards.

Visit www.facebook.com/events/2664552990317922 for more information.

Brigham Circle/Roxbury Crossing Farmers’ Markets/Fair Foods

The Roxbury Crossing Farmers’ Market (1400 Tremont St.) will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays through Nov. 24.

The Brigham Circle Farmers’ Market (1530 Tremont Street) will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 19.

Both Markets will offer fresh & locally grown fruits and vegetables, local honey and baked goods.

Farmers take cash, credit, SNAP, HIP, WIC and other food supports at both locations.

Fair Food brings its $2 a bag program to the Tobin Community Center on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Visit www.fairfoods.org for more information about Fair Foods.

Visit www.massfarmersmarkets.org and/or www.mhhm.org for more information about the Farmers’ Market.

Roslindale Village Grab-and-Go Farmers’ Market

The Roslindale Village Grab-and-Go Farmers’ Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through November at Adams Park, 72 Poplar St.

SNAP/EBT and HIP accepted.

Visit www.Roslindale.net/rvms-farmers-market and/or their social media pages for more information, including the shopping guidelines.

Fresh Truck open air market

The Fresh Truck will be at Faneuil Gardens BHA, 45 Faneuil St. in Brighton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays providing fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables following health and safety guidelines.

Cash, credit and EBT/HIP accepted.

Visit www2.thefreshtruck.org for the most updated schedule.

Connect with nature

Many of the trails in the Audubon sanctuaries are open (with specific guidelines) and a list of trails with trail maps by region are available for your enjoyment.

The Boston Nature Center (Mattapan) and other Audubon properties have a variety of summer programs planned for children, youth and adults, including a counselor-in-training program. Learn more in their program catalogs.

Find out what Mother Nature has in store for the coming weeks with Mass Audubon’s monthly guide to the natural world.

Check out their array of online programs as well.

Visit massaudobon.org to learn more.

BPL To Go and more

The Boston Public Library has launched the new “BPL to Go” program at 22 of the 26 locations.

Using the library website, phone line or the “BPL to Go” iPhone app, patrons will be able to “order” (place a hold on) items such as books, DVDs, and CDs and pick them up at the library. BPL has “Printing to Go” as well.

All branches will continue to offer a wide range of digital events and online resources.

Visit bpl.org/takeout to learn more.

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 products to keep their food pantries and basic needs operations open and fully stocked.

Phone their administrative offices at 617-464-8500 for donation guidelines.

Visit www.ccab.org for a list of places that they service along with more information.

Franklin Park Zoo seeks donations

Although the Franklin Park Zoo is partially open, donations to the “All Our Animals Fund” can still be made to keep the Zoo’s mission alive, to provide vital care to their animals and maintain the Zoo’s 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.

Support Haley House & Haley House Bakery Café

During this period of social distancing, here are a few ways you can continue to support the Haley House community:

Donate to their Emergency Fund – to purchase food and materials; Haley House Soup Kitchen (23 Dartmouth St. South End) serves an average of 70 take-out meals a day.

Purchase Gift Cards or Order Take Out/Delivery at Haley House Bakery Cafe (12 Dade St. Roxbury). Make sure to follow them on social media for live-streamed concerts and ways to support artists through virtual programming in collaboration with SIDE Presents.

Donate Non-Perishable Food or Sanitizing Items – See the list of in-kind donations and/or Amazon Charity Lists.

For 54 years, the Haley House has and continues to believe in #FoodWithPurpose and the #PowerOfCommunity. Visit http://haleyhouse.org/covid19response for more details.

MTW online purchases and book/textile donations

More Than Words stores are accepting donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and Video Games along with gently used clothing and shoes to keep their youth-run business in operation. All donations are fully tax deductible. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

You can also shop online for books, music, home goods and décor, collectibles, and other fine products.

Every donation and purchase support their mission to empower youth!

Visit mtwyouth.org for more details, including the list of locations and COVID-19 safety guidelines for drop-offs and links to purchase.

A-B Community Supper – Call for status

The Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton is serving take out suppers outside from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information, including the status of this ministry.

A-B Food Pantry – Open

The Allston-Brighton Food Pantry at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays for eligible Allston-Brighton residents and food distribution is taking place. Call if you need delivery service.

Visit abfoodpantry.com, brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046 for updated information on how to receive services or to volunteer.

A-B Thrift Shop – Temporarily closed

The Thrift Shop at the Brighton-Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, is usually open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, but it is now temporarily closed.

Visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046 for more information.

Me2/Orchestra

Me2/Orchestra is a welcoming, multi-generational, inclusive classical music organization. The focus is on a supportive music-making environment and stigma-erasing performances for all ability levels. There is no audition and no participation fee to join.

New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. To join the orchestra, email info@me2orchestra.org, call 802-238-8369 or visit www.Me2orchestra.org.

The Neighborhood Aid Network

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.

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