East Boston neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes

Healthy kids day

The East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen St., will host a healthy kids day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29.

Festivities will include family yoga, zumba, Bollywood dancing, water table activities, face painting, relay races, a scavenger hunt and healthy snacks.

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Kool Smiles, the Department of Parks and Recreation, East Boston Farm Stand, and the East Boston YMCA Summer Camp will staff information tables. Admission is free.

Call 617-569-9622 or visit www.ymcaboston.org for more information.

Hero awards

The Bay State Foundation of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will present hero medals to two Boston police officers who saved the life of a colleague at the 38th annual luncheon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Spinelli’s, 282 Bennington St.

Sgt. Noberto Perez and SWAT team officer Clifton Singletary will be honored for their extraordinary and life saving act in attending to a wounded colleague during a shooting incident in East Boston. Twelve-year old Mia Martucci will be awarded the George Washington Honor Medal for her five years of fundraising for Boston Children’s Hospital Cancer Research Center.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 617-539-3092 or 617-650-3442 or by email to mdipietro@ebsoc.org.

Pet clinic

The City of Boston and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a dog licensing and low cost rabies vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the Martin Pino Community Center, 80 Boardman St.

Pets must be held by a person, ages 18 years or older. Cats must be in a vari-kennel or similar pet carrier. Pets will get a three-year rabies vaccine if owners can show written proof that the last vaccine was given 9 to 12 months prior to the clinic date or that the pet has had a three-year rabies vaccine at any point in the past.

The vaccine fee is $5, $2 for senior owners. Dog license fee is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $30 for intact male/females.

Call 617-635-5348 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/animalcontrol for more details.

Music walk fundraiser

Zumix will host the 14th annual Walk For Music fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, meeting at the Zumix Firehouse, 260 Sumner St. Registration will be from 1 to 2 p.m., and the walk and celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m. and this year’s new route will take walkers through three of East Boston’s green spaces – the East Boston Greenway, Piers Park and Bremen Street Park. The route will end in Piers Park on the Boston Harbor waterfront with a concert at 3 p.m. featuring Zumix youth participants.

Musicians of all levels are encouraged to play during the walk.

The registration fee is $5 per family. Participants who raise $25 or more will receive a free T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to set a goal of $100 or more (youth) or $200 or more (adults).

All pledges will benefit the award-winning programs of Zumix.

Email jkim@zumix.org or call 617-568-9777, ext. 103 to register or for more information.

Zumix center talk

The Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, will present “From Firehouse to Art Center: Zumix East Boston” at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, May 5.

The Engine Company 40 Firehouse in East Boston’s Jeffries Point neighborhood operated from 1924-1977, after which it stood vacant for almost 30 years. Today the historic firehouse contains an inspiring cultural and performance space for participants in Zumix music programs and the East Boston community at large. Executive director Madeleine Steczynski will reflect on how the nonprofit transformed a long-abandoned firehouse into a Gold LEED certified youth development center with award-winning programs, featuring a state-of-the-art recording studio, radio station and performance hall.

Admission is free for members and $6 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.osmh.org or call 617-482-6439.

New art exhibition

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., will display “Replacements” from May 6 to 27.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 and a Third Thursday celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.

This group art show features art, life and beauty in a time of overwhelming unbalance.

Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. Visit www.atlanticworks.org for more information.

Fun at the library

A series of fun, free children’s activities will be held during May at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Featured will be sing along at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, family story time at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays, baby lapsit story and games at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Countdown to Kindergarten playgroup at noon on Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

Homework help

Free homework help will be available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-569-0271 for further information.