Elsewhere in the City
Silk flower arranging
The Mattapan Branch Library at 1350 Blue Hill Ave. will be offering a silk flower arranging workshop for adults from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The workshop will be facilitated by Jan Louissaint of Artful Meditation. All materials for this seasonal arrangement will be provided.
Call 617-298-9218 to reserve a spot.
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 Saturdays through Aug. 24.
The group will meet at UU Urban Ministry at 10 Putnam St.
Go to calendly.com to sign up for a slot.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Meeting/Sons of Levin Concert
Friends of Herter Park will be hosting the Town Meeting Concert with special guest Sons of Levin from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston.
There is plenty of parking and seats at this family-friendly Americana folk-band and classic rock event. The venue is wheelchair accessible and portable restrooms are on site. Bring a picnic/cooler.
Shirley-Eustis House opening
The Shirley-Eustis House (33 Shirley St., Roxbury) Association’s regular tour season is now underway and runs through Aug. 24.
Tours of the home, carriage house, gardens and historic fruit orchards will be conducted between 1and 4 p.m. every Saturday.
More information about rates and the regular tour season schedule can be found on SEHA’s website at www.shirleyeustishouse.org or by calling 617-442-2275.
Ruff & Tumblers
Ruff & Tumblers, a mixer for dogs and their humans, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 sponsored by Broken Tail Rescue and Studio Allston Hotel at 1234 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston.
Among the fun will be on-site dog training, obstacle course competition, raffle prizes for humans and pups, doggy snacks, light snacks and drinks for purchase.
The 826 Day End-of-Summer Shindig will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday Aug. 26 at 826 Boston, 3035 Washington St. Roxbury.
Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event where there will be games to play, machine-popped popcorn to eat and the latest publication by young writers to read.
Families can fill out their after-school tutoring paperwork, volunteers can get back into the school groove, and everyone can meet 826 Boston’s new service members and staff.
Boston 826 is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers underserved students ages 6 through 18 to find their voices, tell their stories and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life.
To learn more, visit 826boston.org.
Children's sing-a-long and crafts
Arts at the Amp: Children's Music and Crafts will be held every Tuesday through Aug. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston sponsored by the Friends of Herter Park.
There will be a children's sing-a-long (good for ages 3 and older, but all are welcome) featuring children's classics, art projects and snacks.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy your bare feet in the grass. Then, head on over to the Artesani splash park to cool off.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly. Portable restrooms are onsite.
There is plenty of free parking and seating.
For more information, visit www.herterpark.org.
Movies at Martini Shell Park
The following movies will be shown at DCR Martini Shell Park, 1015 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park on Tuesdays at dusk: “Dumbo” (8/27).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Remember to bring bug spray along with blankets, chairs and munchies. The park is wheelchair accessible.
For weather updates and movie info, phone 617-698-1802, ext. 4.
A jump start-back to school workshop for caregivers will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Family Resource Center (lower level) at the Home for Little Wanderers at 56 Dimock St. in Roxbury.
There will be activities, tips and tricks along with resources to get caregivers and kids back into the school routine.
Childcare and food/snacks will be provided; transportation will be available, if needed.
To reserve a spot, visit www.thehome.org or call 617-469-8501.
The Boston Transportation Department’s bike team will be hosting a family-friendly bike ride around Mattapan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The ride will begin and end at the Mattapan MBTA stop Bluebikes station (Bluehills Ave. at River St.).
Riders should feel comfortable riding a bike and ready to ride on-street with traffic while exploring the area.
Free helmets and Bluebikes for the trip will be provided to those who register in advance or you can use your own.
If plans have changed, contact email@example.com to cancel reservations and release ticket to someone else.
‘Lego Movie: The Second Part’
“Lego Movie: The Second Part” will be shown under the stars at the Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St., in Hyde Park starting at dusk on Thursday, Aug. 29.
This event is presented by Bank of America with support from Highland Foundation, Hot 96.9 and the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment.
Chocolate Milk documentary
A free screening of the documentary “Chocolate Milk” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at The Dewitt Center, 122 Dewitt Drive sponsored by the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition and Boston Association for Childbirth Education – Nursing Mothers Council.
“Chocolate Milk” explores the racial divide in breastfeeding and seeks to understand why more black families are not breastfeeding.
The screening will be followed by an open discussion on what can be done collectively to uplift Boston's Black breastfeeding families. Local organizations will also be present to highlight what is already being done to support Boston families.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is in celebration of the nationally recognized Black Breastfeeding Week.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-414-3674 with questions or to reserve a spot.
Free lunch for kids
The Mattapan Branch Library at 1350 Blue Hill Ave (Mattapan) will be serving a free lunch for children and teens from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 30.
For more information, visit bpl.com.
Parkway Concert Orchestra openings
Parkway Concert Orchestra has openings in all positions with emphasis on violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe and bassoon.
Parkway Concert Orchestra is a 50-piece community orchestra under the musical direction of Thomas Kociela which performs a mix of classical and pops music six times per year in multiple locations around the southwest suburbs of Boston.
The orchestra rehearses on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St. in Norwood.
Experienced volunteer musicians are invited to email email@example.com or phone 781-444-5041 to join open rehearsals in September.
For more information about the orchestra, visit parkwayconcertorchestra.org.
First Corps of Cadets
The Museum of the First Corps of Cadets, 227 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston will be open on Aug. 30 for Free Fun Friday. Tours will run hourly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The mission of the Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets is to preserve the artifacts and archives and to promote the history of one of our nation’s oldest continuously active volunteer militia units, which was established in 1741. The 211th Military Police Battalion of the MA Army National Guard is currently the “First Corps of Cadets.”
For more information, including parking and tour procedures, visit https://www.vafcc.org/free-fun-fridays or call 617-267-1726.
Free Fun Fridays is supported through the Highland Street Foundation.
Music and movie
Friends of Herter Park will be sponsoring an evening of music and a movie from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 at Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston.
Paco, a 70-year old crooner will play Oldies from the 50s, 60s and 70s with a full band of young college guys from Berklee.
The movie, “Back to the Future,” will start at dusk, sometime between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
There is plenty of parking and seating at this family-friendly event. The venue is wheelchair accessible and portable restrooms are on site. Bring a picnic/cooler, if desired.
Magician Debbie O’Carrol will present a magic show filled with colorful costumes, fun props, hilarious comedy and amazing magic from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.
Kids of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend this final summer reading program. Some audience members will even get to participate in some magic tricks.
Visit bpl.com/events or phone 617-298-9218 for more information.
The first open mic night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Fasika Restaurant, 51 Roxbury St. in the heart of Roxbury’s Dudley Station.
All positive poets, hip hop artists and vocalists are welcome join the featured artists, Vibrent, Sleasuz and Nalitza V on the mic.
Ethiopian delicacies and beverages will be available for sale.
Youth photo exhibition
The Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 30 South St. is hosting “Summertime: A Youth Photo Exhibition” through Aug. 31.
This show features the work of 19 youth photographers in the Big Picture Art House program.
The young artists range in age from 11 to 15 years old, hailing from Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Roslindale and other Boston-area towns.
The gallery on the Lower Level is supported by the Friends of the Library in partnership with Uforge.
The exhibition is sponsored by Optical Designs, Inc.
For more information, visit bpl.bibliocommons.com, bigpicturehearthouse.com, uforgegallery.com and opticaldesignsgroup.com.
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 workshop is at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. Other workshops are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3; 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 and 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.
Roslindale open mike
The Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) meets from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at The Boston School of English, 814 South St. (across from the Roslindale commuter rail station).
ROM will also be at the Roslindale Village Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.
For more information, visit roslindaleopenmike.org.
Jazz on the Green
Jazz on the Green featuring The Makanda Project will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the UUUM in John Eliot Square on the First Church in Roxbury Green, 10 Putnam St.
In addition, there will be a family friendly fair featuring ice cream, children’s activities, art projects, vendors and information tables as well as sound healing and chair massages by The Anthony P. Clay Healing Project.
This event will take place, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chairs.
To learn more about the event and Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, visit uuum.org or call 617-318-6010.
To learn more about the Makanda Project, visit makandaproject.com.
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.
The Youth Connection at the BCYF Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St. Mission Hill) will be showing different movies each week followed by a discussion for teens, ages 13 through 18.
Contact Hector Galarza or Charles Davis for more information at 617-635-5216 or email TobinCC@boston.gov.
Coastal wildlife discovery station
A Mass Audubon naturalist or skilled park staff member will host a pop-up station from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 30 on Spectacle Island.
Children of all ages are invited to learn about wild birds, sea life and other creatures that call Boston Harbor home.
There is often a touch tank present with various creatures from the harbor.
For more information, visit http://www.bostonharborislands.org/event/coastal-wildlife-discovery-station.
Meet a beekeeper
The Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary at 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan will host an evening with one of the beekeepers at the Apiary. This event will be held every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31.
This is a family-friendly event geared towards those who are interested in being introduced to honey bees and beekeeping. Tones of extra veils will be available for everyone who attends.
For more information and to register, visit massaudobon.org or phone 617-983-8500.
‘Reflection’ art exhibit
The Reflection art exhibit, presented by Mission Hill Artists Collective, will be on display at the Parker Hill Branch Library (1497 Tremont St.) through Aug 31.
This year’s theme gives the artists the opportunity to work and develop their creative piece using their chosen media – from photography to mixed media to painting – to explore their own definition of Reflection.
The Parker Hill Branch Library gallery hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Artesani wading pool
The Artesani Wading Pool at the Artesani Playground (1255 Soldiers Field Rd.) in Brighton will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 2.
For more information, call 617-626-4973.
Yoga on Brighton Common
A free yoga program, for people of all ages and abilities, will be provided by local yoga instructor Ivor Edwards, owner of Taireiki Yoga and Wellness at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 25 on Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave.
Yoga supports mental and physical well-being, releases stress and increases energy.
The Brighton Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. offering fresh local produce, dairy, meat, fish, local honey and artisanal foods as well as crafts and live music. SNAP and HIP benefits will be accepted.
Mattapan Square Farmers' Market
Mattapan Square Farmers' Market will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
City Municipal Parking Lot 14 (in front of Burger King) at 885 Cummins Hwy in Mattapan through Oct. 12.
In addition to the local vendor and fresh farmer fare, there is also live music, performances, fitness as well as children’s activities at the Kids’ Corner. Free programs include Healthy Initiative Programs (HIP), SNAP Benefits, Project Bread (free meals for kids & teens 18 and under) and bike repairs.
This event is sponsored by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mattapan-square-farmers-market-tickets-64529217627.
The Roslindale Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 16 in the refurbished Adams Park.
With more than 30 vendors, including six local produce farmers, two farms featuring locally raised meat, cheese and fresh eggs, locally baked breads and goodies, and an array of other specialty food and craft vendors, this year’s market also brings music and children’s entertainment to Roslindale Village every Saturday.
Free parking is available.
For more information, visit www.roslindale.net/farmersmarket.
Brighton Farmers Market
The Brighton Farmers Market (Brighton Common) at 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 25.
The Farmers Market offers fresh seasonal, local produce, sustainable meat, fresh fish, sweats local honey and artisanal foods as well as crafts.
SNAP, WIC and Bounty Bucks are accepted.
Riot stand-up comedy
In collaboration with long time comedy producers Anderson Comedy, the Riot Theater Company is bringing prime time Stand Up Comedy featuring both local and touring acts to the stage of The Rozzie Square Theater at 5 Basile St. in Roslindale every Friday from 10 to 11:30 p.m. through Sept. 13. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
For more information, visit https://www.theriottheater.com/full-schedule.html or phone 617-942-0294.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer Fitness Series
Summer Fitness Series will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 28 at Fallon Field, 910 South St. in Roslindale.
For more information, visit email@example.com or phone 617-635-4505.
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.
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.
Test Prep Volunteer needed
The UU Urban Ministry at 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury is seeking a Test Prep Volunteer to help Roxbury Youth Program students prepare for the ACT and SAT college admissions tests by tutoring a small group of students bi-weekly in the fall. The ACT/SAT Test Prep Volunteer will join students from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19.
To learn more, visit www.uuum.org.
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.