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REVamp Training Workout and Brunch Celebration

Celebrate REVamp Training's second anniversary with a workout and brunch event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St. in Roxbury.

The 45-minute bootcamp class will be followed by food, drinks and great music.

Visit www.madison-park.org/event/revamp-trainings-workout-brunch-hosted-hibernian-hall for more information ($35).

Author Visit with Adria Karlsson

The Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St. will bring local author Adria Karlsson in for a special Story Time reading (and book signing) of her debut picture book My Sister Daisy from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Summer Fun at Thornton Street Farm

Join the Haley House for free family friendly farm fun at the Thornton Street Farm, 95R Thornton St. in Roxbury from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays as follows:

July 30: Mimic Makers with Fatima Seck | Aug. 6: Fairy Garden & Designing Planters with Michelle Carter | Aug. 13: Take Back the Kitchen Aug. 20: Summer Showcase! Support their Teen and Junior Farmers and celebrate the season.

The Highland Park Playgroup will host farm story time and activity at each event.

Go to Haleyhouse.org or email farm@haleyhouse.org for more information.

Wildlife in the City: City Food Webs

Learn about and discuss the food webs, some important and indicator species that can tell people about the health of the neighborhood food webs, and how to help the animals and plants in local neighborhoods from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/83107-wildlife-in-the-city-city-food-webs for more information and registration (Members: $10 | Nonmembers: $13 | Dot Rx members: Free).

OnStage 360°

The OnStage Dance Company will present the second annual OnStage 360°, a community showcase of dance in the round at 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Mass Motion Dance, 100 Holton St. in Brighton.

Visit www.onstagedanceco.com/360.html for more information and tickets ($15).

Dazed - Led Zeppelin Tribute Band

Dazed, a Led Zeppelin tribute band based out of Boston, will be at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 playing a vast variety of musical styles from the “greatest rock band of all time.” (RD: July 31)

Go to www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule for more information.

Go-Karting on Ice

Enjoy the thrill of driving on an exhilarating icy rink, the perfect way to have some unique and competitive fun with friends and family on Sunday, July 31 at the Warrior Ice Arena, 90 Guest St. in Brighton. (Saturday, July 30 is sold out).

There will be eight go-karts on the track at a time with five designated ride times within the hour session, slated from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Each ticket holder will get 12 minutes of kart time within their session. 

An expert team will be on hand to give participants tips on how to glide through corners and navigate on the rink. There are plenty of games on site to keep everyone entertained whilst waiting for ice time. Prizes will be given out for the best dressed ice karting costume. 

*Minimum 14 years old, over 52 inches tall, 225 pound maximum weight to participate

Visit https://explorehidden.com/event/details/go-karting-on-ice-boston-1552005 for more information and tickets ($55).

Free August Adventures with Highland Street Foundation

The Highland Street Foundation will partner with special Massachusetts museum, cultural and recreational institutions to provide one free activity each of the 31 days in August.

Boston Neighborhood venues include: Aug 1: The Sports Museum | Aug. 7: Out of the Park | Aug. 13: World Ocean School: Sail on the Roseway | Aug. 15: Nichols House Museum | Aug. 22: Swan Boats | Aug. 25: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Go to www.highlandstreet.org/programs/community-events/august-adventures for a complete list of venues, a printable calendar and links to RSVP.

Memoir Mini-Comic Cartooning Workshop for Teens

Join the Boston Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence, Katy Doughty, for a cartooning workshop for teens at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 at the Roxbury Branch Library, 149 Dudley St.

In this 45-minute workshop, teens will build their comic storytelling toolkit. They’ll see how combining words and pictures together can make the whole comic greater than the sum of its parts. Then they’ll dive into the process of making a mini-comic, leaving with their own short story. No drawing experience required. Materials will be provided.

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

ParkARTS Arts & Crafts Workshops in Brighton + West Roxbury                                         

Local artists will lead take-home craft projects from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 at Rogers Park, 30 Rogers Park Ave. in Brighton and from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 at Billings Field, 369 Lagrange St. in West Roxbury.

Perfect for children, ages 3 to 10. All materials are provided.

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park - A.M./P.M. Programs

Enjoy live performances from local artists for all ages on Tuesdays through Aug. 16 at the Elma Lewis Playhouse in Franklin Park.

– Children’s Morning shows will begin at 11 a.m.

Featuring interactive dance with OrigiNation and Music with Monet – great for summer camps, childcare programs and families. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day in the park.

– Evening concerts will begin at 6 p.m.

Aug. 2: Jamaican Independence Celebration with Roots Alley Collective featuring Dion Knibb | Aug. 9: E-Water Band | Aug. 16: Angelena Hightower and the Unit

Join Amanda Lady Emcee Merricks with Boston Rhythm Riders leading line dancing at intermissions. Bring a lawn chair and picnic supper. (or buy one from food trucks).

Visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org for more information.    

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Life of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Join Documentary Club at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug, 2 as they celebrate American Artist Appreciation Month.

The group will watch the Documentary “Boom for Real” which explores the pre-fame, late teenage years of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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

Creative Kids at Egleston Square

Youths, ages 6 and up, are invited to join the Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury in the backyard for weekly hands-on creative challenges from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 17.

The group will make ice cream, build marble runs, make slime and more. They'll even paint the library's windows.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Job Corps Info Session

Learn how to jump-start your career in the vocational/technical industries with Job Corps from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Fields Corner Branch Library, 520 Dorchester Ave.

Job Corps offer free on-site education, training, and career mapping in the trades for young people between the ages of 16 to 24 years old.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Golf Course Concerts: Grayson Ty

Enjoy live music by Grayson Ty at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the George Wright Golf Course patio, 402 West St. in Hyde Park.

Ty is known for his soulful voice - from R&B crooning and folk-inspired storytelling to masterful pop riffs and earnest lyrics.

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts: Angelena Hightower n the Unit

Angelena Hightower n the Unit will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Hunt Almont Park, 40 Almont St. in Mattapan.

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Preschool Summer Series: Keeping Water Safe and Clean

Join the Staff at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 to learn how water is kept safe and clean.

First, the group will read "Cutie Sue Fights the Germs." Then participants will compare the tools they use to fight germs in their own homes to the tools the waterworks uses to fight germs in the water system. They will then decorate their own "Chlorine Shields."

Finally, they will play a game using various tools - including their shields - to "fight the germs" and keep their water system safe and clean.

This program is recommended for kids, ages 3-6.

Visit eventbrite.com/e/preschool-summer-series-keeping-water-safe-and-clean-tickets-343052187327 for more information and registration (Free; Suggested donation: $5).

Thursday Crafternoons at WR Branch Library

Kids, ages 4 years of age and older, are invited to make their own fishing game with magnets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St.

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

Friday Crafternoons at Roxbury Branch Library

Join Librarian Brittany at Roxbury Branch Library, 149 Dudley St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 26 for open craft time for kids to create. Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your current project(s) in to work on as well. 

Playing Dead's 'Crazy in The Sunlight' Festival

Playing Dead will host the “Crazy in The Sunlight” Festival from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Herter Park Amphitheatre, 1175 So0ldiers Field Rd. in Allston. (RD: Aug. 7)

Joining Playing Dead (a Grateful Dead tribute featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Slipknot!, and Uncle John's Band) will be special guests DMB Project (Dave Matthews Band tribute), Neil Young Project (featuring Kenny Gibson from Rust Never Sleeps) and UkuLovers (Kat and Joe Leone playing Ukuleles and singing fun folky songs).

Go to www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule for more information.

Rozzie Flea Market

The Rozzie Flea Market on Birch Street Plaza will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20.

Visit www.roslindale.net/flea-market for more information about buying and/or selling “second-hand treasures.”

Oasis for Birds Walks

Both beginner and advanced birders will enjoy discovering and learning about the fascinating birds of Belle Isle Marsh and vicinity during a free nature walk, co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and the DCR.

The walks will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month (except on holidays).

Belle Isle Marsh is a restored wildlife habitat that attracts a yearly count of 265 species of birds. The group will meet at the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St. in East Boston.

Visit www.mass.gov/dcr or phone 781-656-1485 for more details.

Meet the Beekeepers

Drop in at the Boston Nature Center in Mattapan on Saturdays through Aug. 27 and learn all about honey bees from the Boston Area Beekeepers.

Arrive at 10 a.m. and stay as long as you wish. (Geared for families with children, ages 4 and older).

They host an apiary at the sanctuary and the beekeepers will “bee” more than happy to help guests explore all aspects of bee life. Learn how they make honey, how they survive the winter and much more.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/83100-meet-the-beekeepers for more information and registration.

CommonWheels Open Shop 

Open Shop is a free, DIY, bike-maintenance skill-share hosted by CommonWheels. They provide the tools and guidance needed to keep bikes working.

Their goal to help people fix their own bikes. Open Shop is also a great chance to hang out with fellow cyclists, trade stories of biking adventures and share knowledge.

Join them from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays (weather permitting) at The Grove on Western Avenue in Allston (corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue).

Visit www.commonwheels.org for more information.

Special Access Tours at Waterworks Museum

Take a one hour guided tour to the basement level pumps and upper levels of the engines at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. at 1:45 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2:45 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/waterworks-museum-special-access-tour-tickets-167096124005 for more information and tickets ($15).

CSz Happenings at the Rozzie

Comedy Sportz Boston will host the following programs at The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale:

– ComedySportz competition at 5 p.m. on Saturdays (from $13)

– Drop-In Improv Class at noon on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 and at noon on Thursday, Aug. 11 (Free)

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

Chestnut Hill Reservoir Historic Walking Tours

Explore the historic buildings and structures around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on a one-hour outdoor walking tour with the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum at 10 a.m. on select Sundays through Oct. 2.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chestnut-hill-reservoir-historic-walking-tour-tickets-328204266797 for more information and registration ($15).

Performance & Recovery presents Summer Outdoor Fitness Series

Performance and Recovery will offer outdoor fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon on Sundays at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston through Sept. 25 (weather permitting).

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-outdoor-fitness-series-tickets-340078944277 for more information and registration ($20).

Nick Presents Sunset Series Free Jazz R&B

Nick Laudani and fellow musicians will play free live music (Jazz-R&B) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays in historic Fort Hill at Highland Park in Roxbury. All are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicksunsetseries/nick-presents-sunset-series for more information.

Virtual Roslindale ‘Open Mike’ Nights                                                                 

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.

Knitting/Crochet Circle at Roslindale Branch Library

A Knitting/Crochet Circle will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Roslindale Library, 4246 Washington St.

Bring projects and enjoy company of other crafters. Crafters of all levels welcome. 

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Write Your Way: Creative Writing Club for Tweens and Teens

Your imagination contains an ocean of possibilities. Tweens and Teens are invited to join "Write Your Way!" a creative writing club for kids, ages nine and up, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Aug. 30 at the Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St.

Each week participants will play creative writing games, do writing prompts and work on stories in the way that you want. At the end of the summer, writing created by the Write Your Way participants will be collected in a zine to take home. 

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

Chapter Chat: Family Book Club

Dive into the world of early chapter books for kids, ages 5-8, in this fun family book at the Roslindale Branch Library 4246 Washington St. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 31.

Each week Miss Celeste will read the first chapter of a book aloud and lead the group in an activity related to the book. Copies of the week's book will be available for families to check out to continue reading at home.

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

Art Explorers at Roslindale Branch Library                                                        

Come learn about the life and work of famous (and not so famous) artists with Miss Celeste from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St.

After reading and listening to a short biography and looking at the artist’s work, kids will have an opportunity to make their own art inspired by the artist of the week. The group will explore painting, collage, clay, and more.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Kids' Craft Club at Brighton Branch Library

The Kids’ Craft Club (recommended for ages 6-12) will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 25 at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd.

Bring your latest crafting project or try out an optional weekly activity – the library will have supplies available for fun, free crafting in a friendly setting. ​

​Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Mindful Movement at PH Library

The Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. in Roxbury will present yoga classes for adults, ages 55 and older, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 25.

Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels are welcome.

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

Summer Nights with DCR at Boston Nature Center

Discover how people, culture and the ecosystem come together to create unique communities through art and guided nature walks. End the evening with a sweet treat from a local restaurant.  

Open to teens, preteens and their families from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 18 at the

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan. Drop in for part or all of the program. 

Visit www.massaudubon.org/news-events/special-events for more information.

Free Summer Yoga with Higher Love Yoga Project

Higher Love Yoga Project will hold free outdoor yoga classes at 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 25 on the green in front of Lululemon/Shake Shack at The Street Chestnut Hill, 33 Boylston St.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/free-summer-yoga-with-higher-love-yoga-project-tickets-333239246557 for individual class descriptions and registration.

Free Bowling for Kids/Families

Kids, ages 2 to 18, enrolled in the program can bowl two games free from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays through Sept. 23 at Boston Bowl, 820 Morrissey Blvd.

Add on an affordable Family Pass which allows adults and teens to bowl free with a registered child. Coupons will be available 48 hours after registration.

Visit www.kidsbowlfree.com for more information and registration.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Virtual Classes

Free fitness classes will be held in neighborhood parks and on Zoom through Saturday, Oct 1.

Here are the virtual classes:

Virtual Dance Fit: Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. | Virtual HIIT Training: Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. | Pre- and Postnatal Friendly Barre from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays | Fit Fusion: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays | Virtual Chair Yoga: Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. | Virtual Zumba: Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. | Virtual Yoga: Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Visit boston.gov/fitness for full details/schedule and Eventbrite registration. 

Parks Summer Fitness Series: On-site Classes

Free fitness classes will be held in neighborhood parks and on Zoom through Saturday, Oct 1 including:

– Yoga from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at Adams Park, 72 Poplar St. in Roslindale Square

– Kick It from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton

– Family Zumba from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Hunt Almont Park Playground, 40 Almont St. in Mattapan

– Zumba Tone from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Billings Field, 369 Lagrange St. in West Roxbury

– Afrobeats from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Gertrude Howes Playground, 73 Moreland St. in Roxbury

– Gentle Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays at McLaughlin Playground (across from 170 Parker Hill Ave)

– HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at Iacono/Readville Playground in Hyde Park

Visit boston.gov/fitness for full details/schedule and Eventbrite registration. 

BCYF Summer Program Registration is Open

A variety of land and pool programs will be offered at the BCYF community centers across the city this summer.

Go to Boston.gov/BCYF-Registration for more details and registration.

Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals 2022

Charles River Canoe & Kayak offers paddleboard, canoe and kayak rentals, sales, instruction, 

guided tours and trips, kid's paddling camps, and a wealth of knowledge and experience.

All of their rental locations have canoes and stable recreational kayaks, plus faster sea kayaks and a variety of other boat types, accessible for all.

Go to https://paddleboston.com for more information.

Boston Summer Camp Listings

For a comprehensive listing of and links to Boston Summer Camps – Art, Sports, Academic and Specialty – visit https://bostonsummercamps.com.

Registration for Summer Sports is Open    

The Sports Centers at Whites Stadium in Franklin Park, East Boston Memorial Stadium, M Street Park in South Boston, Garvey Playground in Dorchester, and Almont Park in Mattapan

will offer instruction in a variety of popular sports for children, 7 to 14 years of age, on weekdays from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 19.

Register by the week or the entire summer. Lunch will be provided; transportation will not.

Visit boston.gov/sports for more information and online registration.

Online/Onsite ESOL Conversation Groups and Classes 

The Boston Public Library offers a variety of elementary, intermediate and advanced ESOL conversation groups and classes on select days and times throughout the week. Practice speaking English with other adult learners in an informal and friendly group setting.

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

Immediate Need: Type-O Positive + Negative Blood

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a critical shortage of blood and especially needs Type-O positive and negative blood donors.

When you donate blood or platelets at the Donor Center or Blood Mobile you are making a life-saving difference for patients in need.

Visit www.brighamandwomens.org/patients-and-families/blood-donation/blood-donation-center or phone 617-632-3206 for more information and/or schedule an appointment.

RVMS Farmers Market

The Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market will be held at Adams Park (4236A Washington St.) in Roslindale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through November.

The Roslindale Farmers Market is the perfect place for merriment; families can gather for live music, kid-friendly activities, and natural produce.

Venders accept SNAP/EBT and HIP.

Visit www.roslindale.net/farmers-market for more information.

Brighton Farmers Market

The Brighton Farmers Market will be held on Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in October.

Enjoy the Concerts in the Common series at the market.

Most vendors accept EBT/SNAP/HIP.

Visit https://abhealthcollaborative.org/farmers-market for more information.

Critical shortage – 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 the Children's Blood Donor Center at 333 Longwood Ave. - 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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Programs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston offers accessible and affordable after-school and summer programming to children and teens in Boston and Chelsea.

Activities include music, art and crafts; science and technology projects; sports, fitness and recreation; and field trips. Life Skills, Leadership Training and Ready to Work programs are also offered.

Visit www.bgcb.org for more information and registration.

BCYF Programs and Services                                                        

The Boston Center for Youth and Families offers a variety of arts and computer activities,

recreational programs, virtual field trips, workshops and services for children, youth, individuals and families at 36 facilities, including community centers and pools.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families for more information and registration.

Food Access and Resources Information                          

The Mayor's Office of Food Access works to improve the accessibility and affordability of healthy food that reflects the diversity of the residents of Boston.

– Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access for a list of programs and initiatives, including food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers markets, school meal and summer eats sites, among others.

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

– Visit www.projectbread.org/get-help or contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333 if you need additional food resources.

Virtual YMCA                                                                     

Go anytime, anywhere with an all-access pass to health and fitness from the YMCA of Greater Boston which includes access to all YMCAs across the Commonwealth. 

Get the full YMCA GO experience for free.

Go to ymcago.org for more information and registration.

The Reggie Lewis Center Virtual Classes                         

The Reggie Lewis Center at the Roxbury Community College offers virtual fitness classes.

Visit rcc.mass.edu/reggie-lewis-programs/virtual-fitness-classes for class listing and registration ($90 per class | Seniors: $30 per class).

Allston Brighton Community Supper (take out) + Food Pantry

The Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton serves take out suppers from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays along with bags of fruit, vegetables, breads, and desserts.

The Allston Brighton Food Pantry’s food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.

Visit brightonucc.org and/or abfoodpantry.com, email baccoffice@verizon.net or phone 617-254-4046 for more information, including ways to volunteer or make a donation.

The Daily Table                                                                    

The Daily Table is a nonprofit community store and kitchen that sources nutritious, delicious food options at prices that every budget can afford, including grab-n-go, ready-to-eat meals. Delivery is also available at no additional charge.

Store locations: 450 Washington St., Dorchester; 2201 Washington St., Roxbury; 684 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Store hours: Mondays to Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit dailytable.org for more information.

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 toiletries 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 more information, including a list of places that they service.

Support Haley House & Haley House Bakery Café

For more than 54 years, the Haley House has continued to use food with purpose and the power of community to break down barriers between people, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods.

The non-profit organization operates the Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Live-In Community at the Haley House, 23 Dartmouth St. in the South End and the Haley House Bakery Café, Catering, TEP, TBK, and Arts & Culture programming at 12 Dade St. in Roxbury.

The Haley House accepts in-kind donations (see list of needed items) and money and uses volunteers to help fulfill their mission.

Visit https://haleyhouse.org/give/in-kind for more details.

MTW Book/Textile Donations and Online/Onsite Purchases

More Than Words stores accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and video games along with gently used clothing and shoes to keep their youth-run business in operation. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at one of their facilities or donation bins or can be scheduled for a contactless pickup.

People can also shop online or onsite for books, music, home goods and décor, collectibles, and other fine products.

All donations are fully tax deductible.

Visit mtwyouth.org for more details, including the locations and links to purchase items.

PEACE Flag Movement

This is a growing grassroots group of humans working to bring everyone together as one global community. They teach, they learn, they’re nonpartisan, and they welcome you to join them in this journey. Raise a flag in the name of change. When equity is fundamental, justice is unprejudiced, and conflict is resolved without violence, kindness will heal humankind.

Visit https://peaceflagmovement.org to request a flag, volunteer, join the team, share your story, make a donation or 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 (Roxbury) hosts 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.

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.