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

Ballot drop boxes

Ballot drop boxes will be available outside the main entrances of the following Boston Public Library locations - note, not the South End Branch, probably because it's relatively close to the Central Library:

Central (Johnson Building - on the right of the Boylston Street entrance), Brighton, Charlestown, East Boston, Fields Corner, Grove Hall, Honan-Allston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Parker Hill, Roxbury, South Boston and West Roxbury.

The boxes are in place now and available until 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 - Election Day. Please visit www.boston.gov/news/mail-voting-information-city-boston for the full list of ballot drop box locations and other information about voting by mail in Boston.

Note that these are drop boxes for mail-in ballots: the deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot is Oct. 28.

‘Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!’

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan, will host “Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!” from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2 p.m., and 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, Sunday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 31.

Celebrate the fall harvest by creating your own carved pumpkin with your family group (suitable for children 5 and up) at your own table, playing pumpkin games, and enjoying a fall socially distanced scavenger hunt. Learn about the history of pumpkins and the Jack-O-Lantern story.

Go to www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/75741-pumpkins-pumpkins-pumpkins!-october-24 for more information and registration. Mass Audubon members - $10, Nonmembers - $12 per person. Plus $6 per pumpkin or bring your own.

Zone 3 Skill Build Workshops with ABCDC

Learn about economic empowerment by following along throughout the fall as Zone 3 teams up with Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC). Workshops will be held online via Zoom + Facebook Live.

The Allston Brighton CDC’s current work includes providing and protecting affordable housing, developing community leaders, building family economic self-sufficiency, and fostering community cohesion.

Intro to Homebuying – Oct. 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Let’s get started on the road to homeownership! All are welcome to this introductory workshop. Allston Brighton CDC will cover the pros and cons of homeownership, budgeting for a home, anatomy of a mortgage payment, affordable opportunities, Massachusetts loan programs and down payment assistance, and much more.

Go to www.zone3westernave.com/project/abcdc for more information and registration.

Improv workshop with ComedySportz

Have you been interested in taking an improv class but not sure if it’s for you?

Are you looking to improve skills that will help you in your personal and professional life?

Is "take an improv class" on your list of things someone recommended to you?

If so, try the “CSz 00 - Open House" typically held at the Rozzie Square Theater in Roslindale.

This 75-minute online workshop is a fun, low-pressure, low cost, low carb way to get up on your feet, learn some improv basics and play ComedySportz-style improv games.

No experience required (though certainly welcome). Recommended for ages 18 and older.

The free classes will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28 and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 on Zoom.

Visit www.cszboston.com/see-comedysportz for more information and registration.

‘The art of sound design, podcasting, storytelling and more’

As natural storytellers and documentarians, humans have long understood sound as a medium to capture, interpret, and communicate ideas and feelings. Though society has had the tools to transmit voice and audio to mass audiences for more than a century, advents in technology within the past 10 years or so have placed those same tools onto many desktop computers, mobile devices and more. True audio engineering is more than simply hitting “Record,” however; there is an art form that emerges from a strong understanding of this widely available tech – one that has the potential to craft poems, stories and sonic experiences that stir the spirit and influence the mind.

Join audio producer Julianna Bradley, creator and host of the youth-centric Inherited podcast, for an introductory exploration of some of these tools and techniques. In this 90-minute session, teen registrants will use free audio tools Anchor and Audacity as well as sample audio clips – optionally including their own voices – to compose a variety of soundscapes or spoken-word explorations.

“Lost in Sound: The art of sound design, podcasting, storytelling and more” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 for teens, ages 13-18.

You can also join Bradley in her full-length, four-session audio course slated from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Nov. 18.

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

Halloween Fest

The Friends of Herter Park will be hosting a free Halloween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 24.

All ages welcome. No reservations required. Plenty of free parking.

Visit http://www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule.html for more information.

Outdoor “Spooktacular” Movie Nights

The Friends of Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston invite you to a free spooktacular "walk-in" movie series on select Sundays as follows:

Oct. 25: Hocus Pocus – A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. (6:30 p.m.)

Nov. 1: Rocky Horror Picture Show – Costumes [not just RHPS] welcome & encouraged to help make it a zany, fun night. Come do the Time Warp … it's just a jump to the left... (Time TBD)

The movies will start as soon as it gets dark – above times are approximate.

All ages welcome. No reservations required. Plenty of free parking.

Seating is first come, first served (limited to 50) following strict health and safety guidelines.

Visit friendsofherterpark.org/schedule.html for more information.

Author Talk for Teens

The Boston Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 as they host author and artist Ngozi Ukazu for a talk and Q&A about her bestselling graphic novel series Check, Please!

Check, Please! follows Bitty throughout his four years at college as he falls in love, comes out and competes for an NCAA ice hockey championship.

Ukazu began the project as a webcomic and it went on to become the most funded webcomics Kickstarter ever as well as a New York Times best seller. She was a 2019 YALSA Morris Award Finalist for Check, Please!

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration. A Zoom link will be provided to all registered teens, ages 13 through 18, prior to the event.

Writing Scary Stories for Halloween – for Teens! with KL Pereira

Halloween will likely be very different in 2020 for many of us, but one thing stays the same: this day is all about scary stories. Join author KL Pereira from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 to get tips and writing prompts on shaping your own creepy tales to make your own thrills and chills.

Presented by the Roxbury, Mattapan, and Grove Hall Branches, in partnership with Grub Street Center for Creative Writing, this event will take place on Zoom.

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

Kanopy Club: ‘Carnival of Souls’ (1962)

The Boston Public Library invites everyone to watch the film Carnival of Souls on Kanopy.com/video/carnival-souls-1 and then join the discussion on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

About Carnival of Souls: In this surrealist cult-classic, Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) mysteriously survives a car wreck. In an effort to put this traumatizing incident behind her, Mary moves to Utah where she takes on a job as a church organist.

However, her fresh new start is interrupted by the haunting, relentless presence of a strange man (Herk Harvey) who seems to follow where ever she goes. As her sightings of the man increase, she finds herself drawn to the dilapidated carnival on the outskirts of town. It isn't long before she discovers the terrifying secrets it holds...

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

The Spooky Slimy Science of Magic

Join the Education Staff at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill for a Spooky Slimy Halloween adventure from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 30 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

First, they will read Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. Then they’ll examine some tricks that look like magic, but actually work thanks to science! Finally, they’ll make their own Oobleck (or slime). Come in costume if you like. This program is recommended for kids, ages 3 to 10.

These spooky, slimy, activities will last about 30-40 minutes and for the remaining 20-30 minutes, families are welcome to explore the museum – all following health and safety guidelines.

Go to waterworksmuseum.org for more information and registration (Starting at $5). Please note that you only need to purchase one ticket for each participating child. Each participating child can be accompanied by up to two adults for no additional charge.

Día de los muertos with La Piñata

Join Roslaba Solis from La Piñata for a virtual Día de los muertos/Day of the Dead celebration on Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Participants will get a custom Zoom background, interactive padlet, and more. The group will recognize the indigenous peoples of America who are still here and are an essential voice in Hispanic culture and their quintessential celebrations like Dia de Los Muertos. This program will include a DIY altar-building workshop and interactive traditional Meso-American music where participants will be taught how to sing Meso-American music and play Meso-American rhythms. Participants will be invited to use commonplace home goods to put together ofrendas or home alters.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library and the Roslindale Village Main Streets. All are welcome.

Go to bpl.org/events for more information and registration. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to the event one day before.

BLM Community Kickback

For the People will host the BLM Community Kickback from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and Dec. 26 at Titus Sparrow Park, 300 Newton St.

Blacks and Allies are invited to enjoy performances by local artists Seefour and Nate Nics.

Food, produce and thrift shop will be free for black folks.

Go to www.facebook.com/events/838170773655457/?event_time_id=838170776988790 for more information.

Community Servings: ‘Pie in the Sky’ fundraiser

Community Servings (Jamaica Plain) will be selling “Pie in the Sky” pies, baked fresh to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Apple and Pecan Pies will be available for purchase via pieinthesky.org beginning Thursday, Oct. 22.

Community Servings has taken many steps to streamline "the world's greatest bake sale." All pies sold through their website will be scratch-made by Community Servings' kitchen and a local gourmet pie bakery they've partnered with to help fill orders.

As professionals serving immunocompromised clients for more than 30 years, they always adhere to stringent health and food safety practices, including taking temperatures upon arrival, wearing face masks, and working in a socially distant manner in our kitchens. Once baked and cooled, individual pies will be boxed up, sealed and transported untouched directly to select outdoor pick-up sites across eastern Massachusetts.

In mid-November, Apple and Pumpkin Pie in the Sky pies will also be available for purchase at all Whole Foods Market locations across Massachusetts. $5 from each in-store sale will go directly towards feeding their critically and chronically ill clients across the Commonwealth.

As always, people can help feed a critically ill neighbor in need for a week this holiday season by making a $30 'Pie for a Client' donation when their shopping cart opens.

Visit pieinthesky.org and/or servings.org for more information.

YMCA of Greater Boston fall preview

The YMCA of Greater Boston is offering all members and non-members an opportunity to preview their Fall 2020 programs with a free preview week at all 13 YMCA of Greater Boston branches. The fall preview will provide parents and children the opportunity to experience a program with the Y and see how fun and safe it can be.

Fall programing will run through December and will consist of two sessions. Each session will include soccer, basketball, t-ball, sports sampler, swim lessons, semi- private & private swim and physical education. The Jr. Celtics skills and drills program is back and will run for10 weeks through Dec. 20.

All sports clinics and group swim lessons will be included in family memberships through the end of the year (*Due to limited capacity, one clinic and lesson per child, per session). Members of the East Boston YMCA can take advantage of group swim lessons at any other YMCA of Greater Boston locations.

For more information about memberships, visit ymcaboston.org.

Registration for all YMCA fall programs can be booked online at https://ymcaboston.org/active-programs. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Boston Lights: A lantern experience at Franklin Park Zoo – Extended

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.

Franklin Park Zoo invites people 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.

All of the lanterns are illuminated with energy saving LED lights.

This show can be enjoyed from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 15.

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

#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.

Early literacy playgroup (on Zoom)

Parents and caregivers with children, five years old and younger, are invited to join Boston Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays for an interactive and informal program that includes playtime, songs, conversation, and early literacy information.

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

‘Girls Who Code’

Girls in Grades 3 through 5, come together weekly to learn simple computer programming, make new friends and learn to change the world with computer science.

“Girls Who Code” is a free eight-week afterschool Zoom club, taught by computer whiz Jennifer Greenberg.

Join for all eight classes being held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Dec. 7.

Those interested in registering should email Librarian Rebecca at rfox@bpl.org.

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.

Online ESL conversation group

Practice speaking English with other adult learners in an informal and friendly group setting from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays through Aug. 31, 2021. The group is led by a native speaker and will take place online.

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

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 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 28 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.

Online ESL reading & discussion group

An online ESL reading and discussion group will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 17, hosted by the Boston Public Library.

Each week the group will read aloud a news article or short story, review new vocabulary from the reading, and discuss the article/story content.

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

Facebook Live: 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.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Unwind with Gentle Yoga – sponsored by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays through Oct. 30.

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.

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

Family Book Club

Book lovers entering Grades K through 3 and their families can come together on Zoom to discover new chapter books, chat and tackle book-inspired games and crafts from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month.

Email librarians Patty and Rebecca (rfox@bpl.org) to register and receive the link to the Boston Public Library’s Zoom room.

Activist Kids Book Club

The Boston Public Library is hosting the Kid Activist Book Club from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Mar. 20

Throughout the 26-weeks, 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 six 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.

Online Homework Assistance Program

The Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. Open to K-8, no registration required.

Visit bpl.org for more information.

BPL Teens Book Club on Twitch – K-POP the Question

Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn't dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn't call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop and to do that, she's about to break all the rules that society, the media and even her own mother have set for girls such as her. She'll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she'll do it better than anyone else.

Join a group of teen librarians as they discuss I'll Be the One, the November Teens Book Club pick and the YA debut of author Lyla Lee on BPL's Teen Services Twitch Channel,

Twitch.tv/BPLts, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Whether or not they have read I'll Be the One, teens are encouraged to join the conversation, sharing their favorite content from Adventures in Fandom teen booklist or other great sources.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and the link to join.

Free ‘grab-and-go’ meals/food resource information

Boston Eats will continue to provide free nutritious breakfast and lunch to city kids and youth - 18 years of age and under - through Dec. 31. No ID or registration required.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-eats or phone 1-800-645-8333 for a list of meal locations and other information.

Visit foodpantries.org for a list of current food pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

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

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.

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 and food distribution takes place between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays. Call or email the church if you need delivery service.

Visit abfoodpantry.com, brightonucc.org for updated information on how to receive services or to volunteer or make a donation.

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

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, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.

Rainbow Peace Flag Project/City Peace Project

The mission of the Rainbow Peace Flag Project is to extend kindness and caring across national borders, with love that includes people of all sexualities, genders, abilities, religions, races and cultures, and to condemn acts of violence and hatred, embracing peaceful dialogue instead.

The City Peace Project (part of the Rainbow Peace Flag Project) – an effort of individuals and local groups in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan to share the message of peace, inclusivity and non-violence – is inviting people to display Peace Flags at homes, spiritual institutions, schools, businesses and throughout their communities.

This is an ambitious effort and they welcome all who would like to volunteer to help package, distribute, promote, display, and share their story of why this symbol is important for them, their family, loved ones or community.

Donations are accepted, but not required to receive a flag or flag display.

Request for flags or offers to volunteer can be sent to citypeaceproject@gmail.org. Donations can be made at secure.givelively.org.

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.

Suicide survivor support group

DeeDee’s Cry is hosting 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.

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 onsite and online programs for children, youth and adults.

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

Visit massaudobon.org to learn more.

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 are required for your visit.

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.

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 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 – Since they switched their soup kitchen (23 Dartmouth St. in the South End) to take out, members of the Live-In Community have served more than 1,000 meals each week. Funds will be used to purchase food and materials for their take-out meals and as emergency support for their staff.

- 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 events and ways to support artists through virtual programming.

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

For more than 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.

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.