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‘Equity in Education’

Historian Joseph D. Feaster, Jr. Esq. will speak on the work of the NAACP and Urban League to address equity in education in Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

This program is part of the Community Conversation Series hosted by the Unitarian Univesalist Urban Ministry in Roxbury and will include time for a facilitate Q&A period.

Go to www.uuum.org for more information and Zoom registration.

WR Book discussion: ‘Zero Zone’

The West Roxbury Branch Library virtual book discussion group will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to discuss Zero Zone by Scott O’Connor.

For information on how to join, email kprocyshyn@bpl.org.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information, including a book synopsis.

Teen book discussion: ‘March Book One’

Passionate about teen reads? Join a group of teen librarians from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 to discuss the graphic novel March: Book One, written by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

The book is presented in the form of a graphic memoir of John Lewis's life, depicting his early life in a sharecropper family, his dream of becoming a minister and his early involvement with the civil rights movement, all set against his role in 2009 as a Congressman as Barack Obama was about to be sworn in as the United States President.

Teens are encouraged to join the conversation whether or not they’ve read the book.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and link to the Twitch channel to join (no registration required).

PH Branch Virtual Book Discussion Group

The Parker Hill Branch Library Book Discussion Group will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month via Zoom.

On Thursday, Jan. 21 the group will discuss Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Desmond Hall – Your Corner Dark

Author Desmond Hall will speak about the writing journey, navigating through the publishing world, finding writing support and living as an artist while trying to navigate life in general. He’ll also be taking questions from teens and copies of his book will be given away to randomly selected attendees.

Presented by the Roxbury, Mattapan and Grove Hall branches in partnership with Grub Street Center for Creative Writing, this event will take place on Crowdcast from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information registration.

Family Book Group: 'The Book Itch'

Join friends, family and fellow Yearlong Reading Challenge participants at the Boston Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 to discuss the January Community Read for families – The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

The discussion will be moderated by a librarian and will take place on Zoom. Caregivers are also welcomed to participate.

People do not need to be participating in the Reading Together challenge in order to take part in this book group, but are urged to join. Learn about the different monthly challenges, get recommendations for books to read and find other ways to connect with the reading community on the website.

Go to bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

Kanopy Club: Tabu (2012)

Winner of Critic's Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2012, Tabu is the exquisitely surreal two-part tale of Aurora, who upon her death-bed will make a mysterious request to see a man no one had ever heard of, transporting us to the foothills of 1960s Africa in order to tell a story that occurred 50 years ago - the story of an irrational taboo and its extravagant consequences. Shot in lush black & white 16mm and 35mm.

Watch the film on Kanopy, then join a discussion on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

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

Winter Tree Identification

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan will host a winter tree identification program from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 23 following COVID-19 guidelines.

In this program, learn about the adaptations that help trees survive the harsh conditions of winter as well as identification techniques. Identification will focus on buds, bark and remaining leaves. Beginners welcome.

Visit massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/76299-winter-tree-identification for more information and registration (Members: $10 | Nonmembers: $12 | Free for Dot Rx Members).

Track and Signs

A family-friendly hike will be held at the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 to search for animal tracks and signs following COVID-19 guidelines.

The group will discover what animals may have left them and the stories they tell. You can even make your very own Animal Track identification Book.

Go to www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/76300-track-and-signs for more information and registration (Members: $10 | Nonmembers: $12 | Free for Dot Rx Members).

Taste of Israel 2021

Israeli food is so much more than hummus and falafel, and in 2019, JArts (Jewish Arts Collaborative) established Taste of Israel to celebrate this diverse cuisine. While there are a handful of Israeli restaurants already in Boston, Taste of Israel, which runs from Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Tuesday, Feb. 2, will feature restaurants from all culinary persuasions presenting their unique take on Israeli cuisine.

Each restaurant will create three to five special dishes that will be on the menu. Prices, hours and reservations will be set by the restaurant.

This year, particularly in light of the challenges the food industry is facing due to COVID-19, JArts is inviting all Boston-area food enthusiasts to support local restaurants while savoring the many flavors of Israeli food.

For a list of participating restaurants along with more information, visit jartsboston.org/taste-of-israel.

JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel shares thoughts on the restaurants at www.jewishboston.com/restaurants-matter-to-me.

Community Fridges in and around Boston

Community Fridges are meant to help people fill gaps for their food-insecure neighbors that are not being addressed by the state. They’re stocked with groceries by members of the community and can be accessed at no cost by anyone who needs food. They operate on a “take what you need, give what you can” basis, but organizers stress that contributing food to a fridge is not a precondition for taking food. The fridges will be stocked through the winter months (or beyond).

Community Fridges in The Boston Area: (www.thebostoncalendar.com)

– Allston Community Fridge at 1 N Beacon, Allston

– Cambridge Community Fridge at 52 Church St., Cambridge

– Dorchester Community Fridge at 1471 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester

– Jamaica Plain Community Fridge at 366 Centre St., Jamaica Plain

– Lynn Community Fridge at TBA

– Mattapan Community Fridge at 1290 Bluehill Ave., Mattapan

– Roslindale Community Fridge at 4140 Washington St., Roslindale

– Somerville Community Fridge at 35 Prospect St., Somerville

Read more about Community Fridges in and around the Boston area at boston.eater.com/2020/10/2/21497298/boston-community-fridges-free-food-aid.

Allston-Brighton Winter Market (Virtual)

The fourth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market will be held virtually through Sunday, Feb. 28.

Celebrate local creative entrepreneurship by browsing fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind commissions and handcrafted gifts. Support local musicians, too – listen while shopping. All of the proceeds from all sales go directly to the vendors.

To shop on the website edportal.harvard.edu/virtual-winter-market, click the shopping cart icon below each photo. A new window will open to an individual artist's website where you can make a purchase directly or view more work.

All of the vendors offer shipping (note: turn-around time varies per artist). Some artists also offer local pickup, personalization, custom commissions, gift certificates and/or gift wrapping. Many donate a portion of their sales to charity.

The Reggie Lewis Center virtual classes

The Reggie Lewis Center at the Roxbury Community College will offer virtual fitness classes to help you stay in physically and mentally active and fit during these challenging times.

Here is a small sampling from an array of classes:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Sensational Seniors

Health, strength, and laughter are the main attributes of this program. The program increases the mind, body, and soul of the seniors who take part. The foundation of the program is an extensive cardiovascular workout that gets seniors on their feet so the blood flows, muscles move, and lungs get stronger.

Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. – Pilates

An exercise class that will develop a strong core and build strength and stamina through coordinated movements and breathing.

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. – Basketball X&Os

Participants will learn to develop a coaching philosophy and X & O training to improve coaching practices and create a coaching system that works at any level of basketball.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Soul Line Dance

Choreographed dance moves that help improve cardio, endurance, and also teaches you all the latest dance moves.

Visit rcc.mass.edu/reggie-lewis for a full class listing and registration instructions, or contact David Jordan at djordan@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1707 for more information ($90 per class | Seniors $30 per class).

Roslindale Winter Farmers Market

Farmers markets remain essential in Massachusetts to provide access to healthy produce and food items while maximizing social distancing in an "open-air" setting.

The RVMS Winter Farmers Market will be open from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays at the ABCD Parking Lot, 32 Birch St. in Roslindale with a new format and safety guidelines in place (as long as it is safe to do so).

As an essential food access point, the market will continue offering SNAP/HIP for qualified shoppers. Visit the SNAP/ EBT and HIP tab for more info.

The vendor list will be posted in the RVMS E-newsletter each week with updates on social media, when possible.

Go to roslindale.net/pre-order-for-the-farmers-market for more information.

Mindful Minis

Children’s mindfulness teacher, Lauren Masse, will lead the group in fun exercises to help develop emotional awareness, relaxation, stress reduction and more.

This program is intended for children, ages 4-10, and caregivers. No pre-registration required. Mindful Mini classes will be available at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Feb. 16 via the Parker Hill Branch Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bplparkerhill.

Good Day Nubian Square!: After-School Stories & Crafts

Children (ages 6-12) are invited to join the Boston Public Library from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays through Feb. 16 for virtual stories, film shorts, poetry, neighborhood walks and more, finishing up with a craft that you make at home.

Craft kits for each session will be available for pick-up at the Roxbury Branch Library.

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

LRC: Self-Care Series

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of your mind, body and soul by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances the ability to live fully, vibrantly and effectively. The practice of self-care also reminds people that their needs are valid and a priority.

Join this facilitated living room conversations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays through Feb. 24.

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

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston @ Home

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston provides all after-school programs such as academics, arts and music, character & leadership and healthy lifestyles on their Facebook and YouTube platforms in an interactive setting.

Go to bgcb.org for more information and registration.

Virtual Roslindale ‘Open Mike’

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

Interesting in performing? There’s a link to sign up. 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.

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.

2020 Allston-Brighton Winter Market (Virtual)

The fourth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market will be held virtually through Sunday, Feb. 14.

The marketplace celebrates local creative entrepreneurship by uniting buyers with fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind commissions, and handcrafted gifts. Each vendor’s shop will be featured on the Harvard Ed Portal website in an interactive showcase.

In addition to wares, the market will feature experiential items, commission or service-based businesses, vendor workshops and other interactive online programming.

Visit edportal.harvard.edu/winter-market for more information and viewing.

#ZooToYou/Kids’ Corner

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 the Kids’ Corner for more fun at zoonewengland.org.

Jackbox party gaming for teens on Twitch

A small team of the friendly Boston Public Library teen librarians will host wacky, irreverent

online party games from the Jackbox suite - all of which are designed to be played by large audiences from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays using Twitch stream.

Kids in 6th through 12th grade are invited to join the fun, joke around in chat and even recommend the next game.

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

Tween Time (on Zoom)

Tweens, ages 8-12, are invited to join librarians for games and activities from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays over Zoom. There will be something different every week and it’s a great way to hang out with kids your age.

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

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.

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.

Donate blood and save a child’s life

Donating blood is the easiest way to save a child's life.

Donate blood or platelets at their Blood Donor Center at 333 Longwood Ave.

The Children's Blood Donor Center is an independent collection facility serving the needs of the pediatric patients in the Longwood Medical Area.

Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome (subject to staffing and availability) during hours of operation (every day except Mondays).

To schedule an appointment, go to www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org or phone 617-355-6677.

Critical shortage at Kraft Family Blood Donor Center

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St. is approaching a critical shortage of Type-O positive and negative whole blood.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit the Kraft Center website or phone 617-632-3206.

You can also schedule a blood drive in your community or business by emailing blooddonor@partners.org or calling 888-LETS-GIV (538-7448).

When you donate blood or donate platelets at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, or give blood on board the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile, you are making a life-saving difference for patients in need.

Visit brighamandwomens.org/patients-and-families/blood-donation/blood-donation-center and/or dana-farber.org/how-you-can-help/get-involved/donate-blood-and-platelets for more information.

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. 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. A list of food pantries and soup kitchens is also included.

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.

JP Flea Market

Shop online at the JP Flea Market to support local artists and small businesses.

Go to jpfixandflea.com/upcoming-events.html to view a fine assortment of treasures –

local honey, records, jewelry, pipes, pottery, art, kids’ books, vintage clothing and accessories, teas, hand-printed apparel, candles, printed cards, handmade knits, bags, zines, woodwork, crystals, handmade soaps, organic dog treats, prints, patches, hand-stitched wallets, baskets, home décor, children's clothing, body-care and more – available from the 2020 Vendors who are located in a variety of Boston neighborhoods and beyond.

Community Read Book Group

Join friends, family and fellow Yearlong Reading Challenge participants at the Boston Public Library 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 to discuss the January community read for adults – An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. The discussion will be moderated by a librarian and will take place on Zoom.

People do not need to be participating in the Reading Together challenge in order to take part in this book group, but are urged to join. Learn about the different monthly challenges, get recommendations for books to read and find other ways to connect with the reading community online.

Go to bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

Zoo recent update

With the rising cases of COVID-19 and the continued concern for public health and safety, the Tropical Forest and Bird’s World buildings, the Franklin Farm barn, chicken coop and brooder building will be temporarily closed to the public. People can still visit the Zoo, enjoy the fresh air and see the winter hardy animals such as lions, tiger, red pandas and more.

Online reservations and scannable timed tickets are required for your visit.

Zoo winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Oct. 1-March 31)

Virtual tours and activities will continue.

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

Online ESL conversation groups

Practice speaking English with other adult learners in an informal and friendly group setting from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on most Mondays, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on most Tuesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on most Wednesdays, and from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on most Fridays through Aug. 31. The group is led by a native speaker and will take place online.

Online intermediate and advanced ESL classes are also offered at select times.

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

Home: Poetry reading, open mic and workshop series

HOME is a poetry reading, open mic and workshop series led by Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola. A featured reader and brief open mic will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month followed by a writing workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the following Saturday through June 4. Anthony Febo will host the readings and open mics. Home will culminate in a Roxbury poetry festival in the summer of 2021.

The theme, HOME, is born out of our current space, time, crisis and future-shaping. What does home mean? What isn’t home? Who is lacking home? Now that we are all home so much, how do we like our homes? Ourselves? Our families? What is home, in the literal and figurative sense? Is the body a type of home? How so? Is a poem a type of home? How do we integrate this into content and craft?

Go to www.boston.gov/calendar/home-poetry-reading-and-open-mic-series for more information, including a roster of readers and workshop themes, and registration.

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.

BPL online Homework Assistance Program (HAP)

The Boston Public Library offers online homework help, mentorship and afterschool activities provided by trained high-achieving high school students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays through May 14 (except during school holidays and vacations).

Students in grades K-8 are welcome on a drop-in basis, no registration required.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information, including the Zoom link.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Go to https://commonstreet.org/rainbow-peace-flag-project for more information.

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.

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.

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 zoo exhibits. The playground and play stations are open.

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

Zoo winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Oct. 1-March 31)

Virtual tours and activities will continue.

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

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.

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.

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.