Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Animal dance party

Bring a friend make new ones and get WILD on the dance floor with Girl Scouts from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Parents and caregivers are also invited.

This event will also be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Visit gsema.org for more information and registration to this free virtual event.

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 Monday, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 on Zoom.

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

SB Branch Virtual Book Discussion Group

The South Boston Branch Library’s virtual book discussion group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 via Zoom.

The group will discuss the book Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

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

Kick It Outdoor Workout

Join the Kick It Outdoor Workout for 13 rounds of cardio kickboxing to an awesome playlist from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Joe Moakley Park Softball Field, 1005 Columbia Rd.

Class will be donation based to support the instructor’s fundraising efforts for Zero Prostate Cancer. Donations can be made in any amount via Venmo to @ally-devoe as she closes in on her goal to run in the Chicago Marathon.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/kick-it-outdoor-workout-tickets-118647914105 for more information and registration.

Kanopy Club: ‘Exhibition’

The Boston Public Library invites everyone to watch the film Exhibition on Kanopy.com/video/exhibition and then join the discussion on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

About Exhibition: When D and H decide to sell the home they have loved and lived in for two decades, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. The upheaval causes anxieties to surface, and wife and performance artist D struggles to control the personal and creative aspects of her life with H.

Dreams, memories and fears have all imprinted themselves on their home, which exists as a container for their lives and has played such an important role in their relationship.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information, including registration. A Zoom invite will be emailed to people who register.

Robot building party

You’re invited! Bring a friend, make new ones and build a robot with Girl Scouts from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Parents and caregivers are also invited to join in.

Visit gsema.org for more information and registration to this free virtual event.

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.

Peace by Piece online

Peace by Piece is usually held on the first Monday of the month (except 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.

Facebook Live Story Time: Tuesday Tales

Join the Children’s Library team for a live-streamed story time for children, ages 2 to 4 years old, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 27 at www.facebook.com/BPLchildren.

Visit bpl.org/events 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. 16 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.

Facebook Live: Story and a craft

What will people create today? Children, ages 4 to 8, are invited to join the Boston Public Library for a live-streamed story time and craft from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 at www/facebook.com/BPLchildren.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

South Boston Branch Virtual Story time

Join Librarian Dani from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for Friday morning virtual story time through Sept. 25 on the South Boston Branch Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/bplsouthboston.

Each 20-minute program will include stories, songs, and movement, great for ages 0-5. Bring a shaker to shake along.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Historical tours of Fort Independence

The Castle Island Association offers free historical tours of Fort Independence from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with Boston skyline viewing from 7 p.m. to sunset (8:20ish p.m.) on Thursdays in June and July; from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in August; and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays in September and October until Columbus Day weekend.

Fort Independence is handicapped accessible on the first floor only.

Visit castleisland8.com for more information.

Waterfront Bingo 2020

Support small businesses in waterfront neighborhoods across Boston with the new Waterfront Bingo cards.

Each board contains 25 options of local businesses and restaurants in the neighborhood that are offering food pickup, delivery, or gift cards. Cross off a box each time you place an order. A completed board is five squares in a row, column, or diagonal.

Take a picture of your completed board and post it on Facebook or Instagram with #BostonHarborNow to enter to win. One winner will be chosen per week from the submitted entries.

Visit bostonharbornow.org for more information.

Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Boston Harbor Now and their partners present “Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt” running through Oct. 12 in Charlestown, Downtown Boston, East Boston, South Boston and Spectacle Island.

Each hunt has been carefully crafted to reflect the unique history and culture of the area and includes multiple choice, short-answer, and open-ended questions, as well as photo submissions. People can play by themselves or as a team and experience the harbor in a completely new way.

To play, visit https://edventurebuilder.com/BHN and/or bostonharbornow.org/Scavenger2020.

Select your hunt, participate as much or as little as you’d like and enter to win a prize.

The Boston Cyclists Union

The Boston Cyclists Union invites people to get involved and join a working group or committee.

Volunteer working groups (Activist Group and Programming Group) meet monthly and play an important role in planning and organizing the Bike Union programs and campaigns. Participation in these groups offers a more active, “on-the-ground” influence than traditional volunteer opportunities.

The three board committees (Development, Finance and Operations, and Governance) support the staff in long-term planning and strategy. Each committee meets monthly.

All meetings are open to all interested parties. Dates and locations along with other information can be found on their website at https://bostoncyclistsunion.org.

South Boston Farmers’ Market

The South Boston Farmers’ Market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays through October. The Farmers’ Market is located at 446 West Broadway (at the municipal parking lot). All shoppers will follow COVID guidelines.

Farmers accept EBT/SNAP and Healthy Incentive SNAP match program (HIP), WIC, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition coupons.

For more information visit sbndc.org/south-boston-farmers-market or follow on their social media sites.

Ferry service to Spectacle Island resumes

The public ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park has returned and tickets to Spectacle Island from Long Wharf in downtown Boston can be booked online or picked up at the kiosk (through Oct. 12).

Spectacle Island boasts some of the most magnificent vistas of the Boston skyline and is only a 20-minute ferry ride away from downtown Boston.

Restrooms, hiking trails, the swimming beach, moorings and the marina will be available for public use while the visitor center will remain closed.

Physical distancing and COVID-19 guidelines will remain in place while on the island and onboard the ferries.

Visit bostonharborislands.org for more information.

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.

Fresh Truck open air market

The Fresh Truck will be at West Broadway BHA, 7 Joyce Hayes Way from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and at Mary Ellen McCormack BHA, Sterling Square from 10 a.m. to noon

on Thursdays 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.

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.

Support 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.

South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie)

The South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) is the oldest continuously-operated community based non-profit in South Boston, and they’ve been going strong for 115 years. As a settlement house, they look to meet the needs of the community and offer programs for everyone in South Boston: infants, children, teens, families, and seniors.

Please support The Ollie’s efforts by:

- Making a financial donation

- Fulfilling an Amazon Ollie Teen Program and/or COVID Response/Teen Wish List

- Volunteering your time and talents

Visit sbnh.org for the link and more information, including the links to donate.

St. Monica’s Good Samaritan Ministry

The Good Samaritan Ministry (which encompasses the Peace Ministry, Recovery Ministry, and Food Security 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.

During this chaotic crisis, St. Monica’s Kitchen remains open and they continue to offer groceries to those in need. They anticipate the problem of hunger to increase as many more of their neighbors experience a food emergency.

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.

South Boston 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.