Elsewhere in the city

Staff Writer
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Here’s the Boston sign carved on wood outside of City Hall.

BC Chamber Music Society

The Boston College Chamber Music Society under the direction of Sandra Hebert will perform at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Gasson Hall, 100, 140 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Visit events.bc.edu/music for additional information.

‘Noises Off’

The theatrical performance of “Noises Off” will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. through Nov. 23 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, 140 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

A manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On, doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Visit ev9.evenue.net for tickets ($12 to $17) and other information.

Personal storytelling

“Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Dudley Café, 15 Warren St. in Roxbury.

Twelve participants have participated in a four-week workshop at the PRX Podcast Garage to learn about storytelling skills and will share their personal stories.

Suggested donation: $10

To learn more, visit bcnc.net or phone Chavi Bansal at 617-863-9072.

John Eliot Square walking tour

The youth-led history walking tour of the John Eliot Square neighborhood in Roxbury will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Learning about the First Church in Roxbury’s role in the Revolutionary War and the architectural styles in the Square are just a couple of the highlights of the tour.

The group will meet at UU Urban Ministry headquarters at First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St.

For tickets, visit calendly.com. For questions, email tours@uuum.org.

SHVAM ‘Grant Us Thy Peace’

“Grant Us Thy Peace” a faith-based worship service hosted by True Vine Church at the Residence Inn, 2001 Washington St. in Roxbury will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22 during Survivors of Homicide Victims (SHVAM) recognition month.

Contact Pastor Kim Odom at kimodom1@gmail.com or phone 857-869-4906.

Turkey Time

Snoods, wattles, and gobbles – learn these terms and more about turkeys in an entertaining program designed for kids, ages 5 through 12, from 10:30 to noon on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan.

Create turkey track posters, examine feathers under a microscope, and create a craft to take home. Kids can search the sanctuary for turkey signs and maybe even catch a glimpse of the flock.

To learn more, visit massaudubon.org.

Free tennis lessons

The Franklin Park Tennis Association offers free tennis lesson from 3:30 to 5 p.m. through Nov. 24 at the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex, 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Roxbury.

This is a drop-in program for beginner players – kids (ages 5 and older) and adults (of all ages) at the same time, but on different courts – designed to introduce and reinforce the fundamental skills.

Visit franklinparktennis.org or eventbrite.com to register.

‘American Factory’ documentary

The documentary screening and panel discussion of “American Factory” will be held from 1:25 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Harvard Business School, Klarman Hall, Kresge Way.

Visit eventbrite.com for other information and registration.

ARC blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center – Seton Auditorium, 736 Cambridge St. in Brighton.

To register, phone 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org/Rapidpass or just show up.

Shake Before You Bake

The annual turkey day dance-a-thon will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Parkway Community YMCA, 1972 Centre St. in West Roxbury.

The event is free; in the spirit of giving, bring a canned good or non-perishable item to be donated to Roses Bounty Food Pantry in West Roxbury.

Visit eventbrite.com for other information and registration.

Riot stand-up comedy

The Riot Theater Company will present prime time Stand Up Comedy featuring local and touring acts from 10 to 11:30 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 29 at the stage of The Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St. in Roslindale. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit theriottheater.com or phone 617-942-0294.

Reilly ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Reilly Memorial Rink at 355 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton will be open for public skating from Nov. 29 through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 1:50 p.m.; with public stick time from noon to 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Phone 617-277-7822 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

Bajko ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Bajko Memorial Rink at 75 Turtle Pond Pkwy in Hyde Park will be open for public skating from Nov. 29 through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours: Sundays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 2:20 p.m.; with public stick time from noon to 1:50 p.m. on Thursdays.

Phone 617-364-9188 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

Roslindale Tree Lighting Festivities

The annul Tree Lighting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Adams Park at 72 Poplar St. in Roslindale kicked off by the “Reindog” pet costume contest, judged by The Pet Cabaret.

There will also be live musical and dance performances; ornament-making; hot chocolate and treats; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive on the Ladder 16 truck; and the official lighting of the tree.

The annual Photos with Santa Fundraiser will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at The Pet Cabaret, 4404 Washington St. Schedule a time for photos before or after the contest on Nov. 30 or at other dates/times at the petcabaret.com. This fundraiser benefits Panda’s Prayer fund to help fight canine cancer.

Many local shops, salons, and restaurants will have special events and offers in support of Small Business Saturday.

Visit rolsindale.net for more information.

Riot Improv

Riot Improv, the flagship group of The Riot Theater Company at the Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St., Roslindale will present a variety of shows that come in many delicious and hilarious flavors from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 30 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.).

Mainstage: Your Quirky Family, inspired by the quirks of your family is slated for the first and second Saturday of each month; Songs to Scenes, an eclectic and hilarious mix of improv comedy and live music is planned for the third Saturday; and Stories to Scenes, improv comedy with a narrative twist, on the fourth Saturday are among the line ups.

For more information, visit https://www.theriottheater.com or phone 617-942-0294.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Trucks will be at One New Whitney St. in Mission Hill from 4 to 7 p.m. on Mondays; at Beechland Circle in Roslindale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; at 551 Warren St. in Roxbury from noon to 2 p.m. and at 1137 River Way in Hyde Park from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays; and at 434 Warren St. in Roxbury from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.

Movie Mondays

After-school movies will be shown from 3 to 5 p.m. on select Mondays at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

For details on these family-friendly movies, geared for kids, ages 12 and under accompanied by a caregiver, stop by, phone 617-298-9218 or visit bpl.org/events.

ASD workshop

Has your child recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Boston Children's Hospital offers a 90-minute workshop for parents and caregivers to connect with each other and to learn more about your child's diagnosis, including: common recommendations, therapies and services plus resources and tips.

The next workshops are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.

The workshops are held at Boston Children's Hospital Longwood Campus at 300 Longwood Ave. in the Byers Conference Room B (in the Enders Building, to the right of the main hospital emergency department entrance).

For more information, call Kelly Federico at 617-355-5999.

Parking validation is provided for the main Children's Hospital parking garage.

Family story time

Family story time will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

There will be a variety of stories, songs and finger plays and other fun things for children (birth to five years of age with their caregivers) to engage in.

For more information, phone Thea at 617-427-3820, email tploetz@bpl.org, or visit bpl.org/events.

EverWalks

The Boston Area EverWalk group will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

The group will meet opposite the Charles River Canoe & Kayak, 1071 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston-Brighton for a 2.5-mile scenic walk (shorter routes will be available for new walkers).

EverWalk is open to all ages and levels of fitness – a time for walking, sharing their lives, enjoying the feeling of being outside, and getting fit.

For more information, visit everwalk.com.

Creator Club

Creator Club will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on most Thursdays at the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

A different creative project will be offered each week, from making glittery slime to building cardboard castles, for kids, ages 6 through 12.

For more information, email tploetz@bpl.org, phone Thea at 617-427-3820 or visit bpl.org/events.

Full STEAM ahead

Stop by the children’s room at the Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday for pop-up activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

This program is recommended for children, ages 5 and older with caregiver supervision or ages 8 and older without supervision. Different activities will be scheduled each week.

For more information, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Hieroglyphs of Landscape art tour

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College (2101 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill) will offer free docent tours of the “Hieroglyphs of Landscape” exhibition every Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. through Dec. 8. No prior registration is required.

The works of William Trost Richards (1833-1905) will include more than 180 oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketchbooks, plus many seldom-seen works owned by descendants of the artist.

To learn more about the tours, presentation and the curator, visit events.bc.edu.

Audio described movies

Audio described movies will be shown from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Mondays at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St.

The movies have an additional audio track describing actions and scene settings giving context to the dialogue for the visually-impaired viewer. The Film Club composed of members of the Adult Attendees of the day group of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind are the core audience of this series; the general public (blind or sighted) are welcome.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

Teen Anime Club

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) will be hosting the Teen Anime Club from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

There are hundreds of current favorites and classic titles as well as feature length films to watch streaming on line.

Bring your favorite snacks and enjoy the show with other friendly Otaku.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524.

ESL conversations

ESL conversations, hosted by a native English speaker in an informal and friendly group setting, will take place from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on most Mondays at the West Roxbury Branch Library at 1961 Centre St.

For more information, email mtheroux@bpl.org or phone 617-859-2446.

Family board game nights

The Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) will be hosting family board game nights from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Board games, card games and puzzles for kids under 12 and their families will be available in the children’s room.

For more information, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Crafternoons

Crafternoons will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

There will be a new make-and-take craft each week. Follow the tutorial or make your own craft with provided materials.

This is suitable for children, ages 5 and older with caregiver supervision, or ages 8 and older without.

For the craft schedule, email aboglarski@bpl.org or phone 617-298-9218, ext. 1506.

Teen video gaming club

The teen video gaming club (for youth, ages 13-18) meets from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

There will be video gaming on three different consoles, Wii, XBox 360 and PS3. Some of the game titles include Guitar Hero, Halo, NBA2K, Forza and Naruto Ninja Storm.

Bring your favorite snacks and enjoy friendly competition with other gamers.

For more information, visit bpl.com.

‘Conditions of Faith’

“Conditions of Faith” will be on view through Dec. 8 at the McMullen Museum of Art on the Boston College Campus at 2101 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Nature and memory inspired Mary Armstrong’s layered, complex compositions. Oil and wax depict forces of nature, both imagined and real, in the seascapes. For Armstrong, roiling currents, sunlit estuaries, and particularly rising waves are “a perfect visual metaphor for change, both desired and feared, destructive and regenerative, personal and political.”

Tumultuous Maine waters are replaced with swirling clouds over the California Borrego Valley, capturing the shifting relationship between earth and sky in the oil pastels.

For more information on the artist and her work, visit events.bc.edu, email artmuseum@bc.edu or phone 617-552-8587. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

‘Afterschool building challenge’

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) will be hosting an “Afterschool Building Challenge” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec. 18.

Put your skills to the test with various building materials each week including wood blocks, magnetic blocks, KAPLA planks and Bristile blocks.

This event is geared for children, ages 6 and up, with their families. No registration is required.

For more information, phone 617-361-2524.

Chess and checkers

Charlie Cleary will be teaching children and youth how to play chess and checkers from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 28 at the Hyde Park Branch Library at 35 Harvard Ave. in Hyde Park.

For more information, visit bpl.com/events or phone 617-361-2524.

A-B Food Pantry

The Allston-Brighton Food Pantry, held at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year, with the exception of November and December (with one holiday distribution), for eligible Allston-Brighton residents.

For more information on how and when to receive services or to volunteer, visit abfoodpantry.com, brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046.

Flagship Clubhouse open house

The Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. in Roxbury is open to families and youth, ages 8 through 14, on the first Saturday of every month from noon to 6 p.m.

The open houses are designed to give families a sense of what goes on in the Clubhouse as well as give younger children a taste of what is to come in a few short years.

Make a beat in the music studio, create a custom sticker using a vinyl cutter, create a button with the button machine and play in Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift headset are a few of the activities available.

For more information, visit flagshipclubhouse.org.

Senior legacy activities

The Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project at the BCYF Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St. Mission Hill) will be hosting a variety of activities for seniors, ages 55 and older. Some of the activities will include computer lab, field trips, workshops, Bingo, along with health and wellness activities. Contact Carmen Pola for more information at 617-820-1089.

A-B Community Supper

The Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton will host a Community Supper from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls will provide bags of fruit, vegetables, breads and desserts to all dinner guests.

Everyone is welcome to attend these suppers which have been held for the past 40 years.

Visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for more information.

A-B Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at the Allston-Brighton Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

There will be an assortment of seasonal clothing for children and adults, books, kitchen items and much more, always fresh, always changing.

A “free store” will also be available for out-of-season clothing and over-stocked books and toys.

For more information, visit brightonucc.org/whatwedo or phone 617-254-4046.

Homework help

Free drop-in homework help and mentorship for students in grades K-8 will be provided by trained, high-achieving high school students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Hyde Park (35 Harvard Ave.), Mattapan (1350 Blue Hill Ave.) and West Roxbury (1961 Centre St.) Branch Libraries through May 21.

Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team, the developers of SmartTALK, a program that uses research-based tools, strategies, and resources to support students during homework time.

No registration is required.

For more information, visit bpl.org /events.

BTU homework help – Allston-Brighton

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. through May 28 on Mondays and Thursdays at Brighton (40 Academy Hill Rd.), on Tuesdays at Faneuil (419 Faneuil St.), and on Mondays and Wednesdays at Honan-Allston (300 North Harvard St.) Branch libraries.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

BTU homework help – Roxbury

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. through May 28 on Tuesdays at Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and on Thursdays at Parker Hill (1497 Tremont St.) Branch libraries in Roxbury.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

BTU homework help – Hyde Park - West Roxbury

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the Hyde Park (35 Harvard Ave.) and West Roxbury Branch libraries.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

BTU homework help – Mattapan

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 28 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.

Homework help in Roxbury

Free drop-in homework help and mentorship for students in grades K-8 will be provided by trained, high-achieving high school students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and Parker Hill (1497 Tremont St.) Branch Libraries in Roxbury through May 21.

Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team, the developers of SmartTALK, a program that uses research-based tools, strategies, and resources to support students during homework time.

No registration is required.

For more information, visit bpl.org /events.

Homework help in Allston & Brighton

Free drop-in homework help and mentorship for students in grades K-8 will be provided by trained, high-achieving high school students Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch Library (419 Faneuil St.) and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Honan-Allston Branch Library (300 North Harvard St.) through May 21.

Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team, the developers of SmartTALK, a program that uses research-based tools, strategies, and resources to support students during homework time.

No registration is required.

For more information, visit bpl.org /events.

Allston-Brighton Heritage Museum

The Allston-Brighton Heritage Museum, on the lower level of the Veronica Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave. (next to Brighton Commons) will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year, excluding holidays.

Planned, organized and hosted by the Allston-Brighton History Society, the two exhibition galleries, Gallery A and the Inner Gallery designated “The Winship Gallery,” will feature an array of photographs, artifacts, books, maps, signage, letters, portraits, interactive web-based stations, oral history stations, models, dioramas and historical ephemera that serve to broaden the local and regional history, a microcosm of a national experience.

To learn more, visit bahistory.org.