Elsewhere in the city neighborhood notes:

Link Boston Homes
David Bowdre entertains shoppers in Downtown Crossing with his outstanding drumming. He has been bringing joy to people with his musical skills for many years. To learn more about him, visit www.daveybeatz.com.

Spring Bird Walk    

Join a BNC Teacher Naturalist at Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan to observe resident birds and spring migrants in a unique urban habitat that is a favorite stomping ground for many bird species. Local bird enthusiasts will help the group find and identify birds through field marks, sounds, and behaviors. Birders of all levels will enjoy these guided walks.

The walks will be offered from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, May 1 and May 8 and on Sunday, April 25 and May 15 and on following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Go to https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/77354-spring-bird-walk for more information and registration (Members: $4 | Nonmembers: $6).

Brighton Outdoor Winter Farmers Market

Shop fresh produce, meat, fish, bread and pastries, coffee and more at the Brighton Outdoor Winter Farmers Market, PSF Community Center Parking Lot, 640 Washington St., Oak Square from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

Produce vendors accept HIP/SNAP.

Masks and social distancing are required.

Riot X: Live-ish 30 virtual plays in your real world                                

Riot X (The Rozzie Square Theater) has metamorphosed their monthly live show caterpillar into a beautiful video butterfly.

Watch it virtually flutter its wings spectacularly with a tantalizing hybrid of brand-new live plays, brand-new video plays, and brand-new-ish other video plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

Visit theriottheater.com/full-schedule.html for more information and Zoom registration (0-$15).

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance

Temple Emeth’s Yom Hashoah Holocaust remembrance will feature guest speaker Toby Levy, a Holocaust survivor. The program will also include remarks by Rabbi Alan Turetz, music by Cantor Michael McCloskey and readings by Binah B’emet students.

This Zoom event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 11. To register, call the temple at 617-469-9400..

Public Meeting and/or Rally: Fight the NEU Luxury dorm                               

Join Northeastern students and Roxbury community members from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 on Zoom to discuss the issue at hand and to build the best fightback. A rally is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at 840 Columbus Ave., Roxbury.

This campaign involves Boston Socialist Alternative, Northeastern YDSA, Northeastern for the Common Good, Graduate Employees of Northeastern-UAW, Northeastern Progressive Students Alliance, Northeastern Students for Justice for Palestine, Northeastern Latin American Students Organization and more.

Their demands:

1. Stop gentrification: Northeastern administration and President Aoun should halt the plans to build a luxury dorm at 840 Columbus Ave.

2. Build more affordable housing: the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Interim Mayor Kim Janey should construct a high quality, union built, publicly affordable housing complex for Roxbury residents at 840 Columbus Ave.

3. Make dorms affordable: no student should have to pay luxury prices; all dorms should be affordable to all students.

4. Implement rent control and tax corporations and the big universities to fund high quality public affordable housing for all.

Go to www.facebook.com/3943944078982866 for more meeting information and Zoom registration.

Visit www.facebook.com/3756908321085972 for rally info.

WR Movie Discussion Group: Purple Noon (1960)                                 

The West Roxbury movie group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 12 for a discussion of Purple Noon 

This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by Rene Clement, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) back to the United States.

What initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft and murder.

This movie is available via Kanopy at https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5fff099b7349512400c7a90a.

Eighth Annual Artemis Circle Spring Luncheon

Artemis Circle, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s women’s leadership group, will come together virtually from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 12 to support Club members and families this spring.

Join them for a virtual Club tour, hear from inspiring speakers and connect with like-minded women.

Visit https://www.bgcb.org/artemislunch for more information, including sponsorships, donations and tickets.

GBH Book Club: The Power of Poetry                             

April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a panel discussion with Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola, former Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros George, Brandeis Visiting Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen, and UMass Amherst MFA Program Director Dara Weir. They will discuss diversity in contemporary poetry and how poets use their art form to respond to the world around them.

Join GBH, in collaboration with Mass Poetry, at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 12 for a live conversation with a panel of local poets. They will take questions, talk about their approaches to poetry and the narrative aspects of their work.

A general admission ticket ($25) includes access to the Zoom webinar discussion and a special digital collection of curated poems from the panel.

Visit www.wgbh.org/events/the-power-of-poetry-virtual for more information and Zoom registration.

Virtual spring dance parties with Mini Movers Studio                           

Join Mini Movers Studio from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 13 and April 27 for virtual spring dance parties.

During each session, the group will read a spring-themed book, learn some dance moves, and do other fun activities together. This program is intended for children ages 3-5 and their families or caregivers, including older siblings. 

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

Gentrification in our communities (Mattapan)

Local Voices Network (LVN) will host an online conversation on gentrification in our communities from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

This event will provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences, hopes and concerns within their communities, reflect and re-imagine the community evolving from this moment.

For more information about LVN, go to lvn.org.

Register at https://lvn.org/conversations/?partner=bostonPublicLibrary.

Growing Food at Home 101                                                

From raised beds to pots and everything in between, learn the ins and outs of growing vegetables and fruits successfully in small spaces and unconventional containers.

Zannah Porter, Director of Operations for Green City Growers will cover everything you need to know about setting up for success, including location, design, light and containers from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

Learn how to choose edible plants, planting methods, seasons, crop mapping, seeds and starts, where to get plants, soil mix and define goals for the season.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Faneuil Library and the Brighton Garden Club.

Email friendsoffaneuil@gmail.com for more information and Zoom registration.

Cost effective phosphorous removal

An holistic presentation followed by a moderated panel discussion on the role of existing stormwater infrastructure in eliminating prosperous pollution in a cost effective manner will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 14 hosted by the Charles River Watershed,

Topics will include:

– Using alum treatments on existing stormwater ponds for enhanced phosphorous removal

– From Waste to Reward – The case for using water treatment residuals to support enhanced stormwater treatment for nutrient reduction in the Charles River Watershed

– Optimizing Stormwater Management with CMAC

Visit www.crwa.org/virtual-events.html for more information and Zoom registration.

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 Thursday, April 15.

The group will discuss Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Go to https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/605bae52998bd5440099fb96 for Zoom registration.

Teen Book Discussion Group: ‘The Fire Never Goes Out’           

The Boston Public Library Teen Book Group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 to discuss the graphic memoir The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson.

In this collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world, including the success of her hit comic Nimona.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and the link to Twitch.

Trivia for Cheaters                                                                

Trivia for Cheaters, the competition that invites you to cheat, drink and be merry – all for a good cause will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

Meredith Goldstein of The Boston Globe will set the tone for the evening as participants join together to raise $30,000 to provide students with the resources to advocate for themselves, make their voices heard, and become published authors through 826 Boston’s free writing programs.

A twist on pub trivia, participants are encouraged to register as teams and fundraise to unlock helpful cheats that will give them a leg up on the competition. Speed and accuracy will also determine how quickly you’ll climb the leaderboard. 

Each member of the winning trivia team will receive a free class to learn the art of the handmade dumpling with Mei Mei, two-time winner of Boston’s Best Dumplings from Boston Magazine, so sign up now!

Visit https://826boston.org/news/trivia-for-cheaters for more information and registration.

Facebook Virtual Story Time                                             

Join Miss Hope from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every other Friday (April 16, April 30, May 14 and May 28) for songs and stories on www.facebook.com/bplhonanallston.

This program is geared towards children, ages one to five, but all children are welcome. The recording of the live stream will be available for viewing after the program has concluded.

Revels Virtual Pub Sing

An evening of song led by Revels Artist-in-Residence David Coffin will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16 at Revels Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/therevels/live).

No-Till Gardening Workshop (In-Person or Virtual)                              

Want to grow a garden with fewer weeds, less watering and healthier plants? Learn how to reduce or eliminate tillage in your garden to accomplish all of that. No-till gardening allows soil food web to thrive, reducing pests, diseases and weeds. Plus, it’s less work and even sequesters atmospheric carbon.

Boston Community Gardens will host this workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17.

Join them in the Dorchester community garden at 10 Josephine St. to see how to implement no-till practices in a garden of any size – or join them on Zoom.

This is a free event – donations welcome.

In-person event registration: https://thetrustees.org/event/61521

Zoom event registration: https://thetrustees.org/event/61522

Davey the Clown Show                                                         

Join Roslindale's own Davey the Clown on Zoom for a morning of fun with juggling, unicycling, songs on the accordion and other clown antics performed in Davey's living room. This interactive performance will have kids laughing themselves silly from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 17.

Go to https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/60622532998bd544009a5213 for more information and Zoom registration.

Earth Day Festival

A family-friendly Earth Day celebration at the Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 following safety guidelines. Suitable for children 5 & up.

Together the group will create environmentally friendly gardening take-home projects, design land art, and learn about how they can advocate for the environment. Explore the trails during a self-guided story book walk and enjoy being outside with friends and family.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/78520-earth-day-festival for more information and registration (Members: Adult - $10, Child - $10 | Nonmembers: Adult - $12, Child - $12; Dot Rx Members: free).

Mapping and placing 18th century Roxbury, New England and the imperial Atlantic

Garret Dash Nelson of Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center will explore just how Boston, New England and the Shirley-Eustis House were situated in the British Empire’s Northern Atlantic ambitions.

Garrett will introduce participants to some of the most important maps and collections of maps of the era to explore how Governor William Shirley and others tried to measure and shape those ambitions. Paying special attention to the historical geography of the Shirley-Eustis House, Garrett will situate the house itself in the stories of various spatial scales, from the town of Roxbury to the Atlantic seaboard.

This Zoom lecture will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/mapping-and-placing-18th-century-roxbury-in-the-atlantic-world-tickets-138498868845 for more information and registration.

The Woodcock Skydance

One of the most unique birds of spring is the American woodcock (Scolopax minor) and its beautiful mating dance. Each spring, males engage in an elaborate mating ritual in which they slowly fly up in large circles and then fall back to earth like leaves. Upon landing, they strut around “Peenting.”

Woodcocks require a very specific habitat, and the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan have some of that habitat.

Join them from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 for a magical evening as participants learn about and witness a great spring tradition. Suitable for children 5 & up.

Go to www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/77305-the-woodcock-skydance for more information and registration (Members: Adult - $10, Child - $10 | Nonmembers: Adult - $13, Child - $13).

Riot Improv: Stories to Scenes                               

Riot Improv will collaborate with MassMouth in a unique mash-up to create hilarious improv comedy with a narrative twist from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. 

The improv scenes are inspired by real-life tales of humor, tragedy, love, and more performed live by MassMouth storytellers.

MassMouth is non-profit organization founded in 2008 that promotes the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts and the greater Boston area. 

Check them out at MassMouth.org. Visit theriottheater.com for more information and Zoom registration (0-$15).

WR Book discussion & Author Chat: ‘Child Bride’                                                        

The West Roxbury Branch Library book discussion group will meet from 10:30 to noon. on Wednesday, April 21 to discuss Child Bride by Jennifer Smith Turner.

After the Child Bride book discussion, Jennifer Smith Turner will pop in to chat and answer questions.

Visit https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/604573936fb99b2e0095446e for more information, including a book synopsis and Zoom registration.

Run Wild with Zoo New England's First Virtual 5K Series                    

On your mark, get set … Run Wild with Zoo New England’s first virtual 5K series.

Join the pack and set out for a run, walk or stroll on a route of your choosing while providing support for Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo’s animals.

The first race, “Run Wild 5K.” will take place in April (registration is open).

The second race, “Run Wilder 5K & 10K,” will take place in July (registration opens May 1).

The third race, “Run Wildest 5K, 10K, Half Marathon,” will take place in October (registration opens Aug. 1).

Registration costs $30 to enter an individual race or $75 to register for the Run Wild series.

Visit www.zoonewengland.org/engage/run-wild-virtual-5k-series for more information and registration.

BGMC: ENCORE 2021 Gala                                 

Heart thumping ...  Hooves stomping ...  Hopes rising ...  And They’re Off!

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus’s (BGMC’s) signature fundraiser is going virtual this year – live from the Regent Theatre on Saturday, May 1. The pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the live stream will start at 7 p.m.

A silent auction will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 and will close at 7 p.m. as the live stream begins. The live auction will take place during the live stream.

Catherine Peterson, Immediate Past Chair of Chorus America and Executive Director of ArtsBoston, will host this fun and interactive live experience that includes amazing and diverse entertainment, including music, comedy, a hat competition and more.

Some ticket packages will include the BGMC pod-pack with food, decor and everything to make ENCORE 2021 fabulous.

Go to https://www.bgmc.org/2021/03/04/encore-2021-gala/ for more information and tickets.

Waterworks Museum World Water Day Virtual Race               

World Water Day celebrates the importance of freshwater in our lives. The people at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum are committed to telling the stories of the struggles to access safe water in history and how people are still working to combat this issue today.

With water at the heart of many present and future global concerns, this Museum aims to not only share how we can learn from the experiences in the past, but to shine a light on the many water challenges being faced today as well as the tools we can use to tackle them.

Please support this non-profit museum and mission by participating in their World Water Day Virtual Race. All proceeds will support museum programs, operations and exhibits.

Participants can select the 1K, 5K, or 10K distance to be completed anytime through Sunday, April 25. The walkers and runners can time themselves and submit their results online.

Go to waterworksmuseum.org/events for more information and registration ($29).

25th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace

The Mother's Day Walk for Peace is a beloved Boston tradition and celebration of the potential to create more peaceful communities. It is the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s (LDBPI) largest fundraising event to grow and sustain services, advocacy and training. 

This year’s virtual walk is all about celebration and remembrance of 25 years of walking for love, unity, faith, hope, courage, justice and forgiveness while honoring lives impacted by homicide. 

Join the 25 Days of Walking, beginning in April, leading up to the online broadcast at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 9.

Visit https://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org for more information and registration. 

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.

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 is approaching a critical shortage of Type-O positive and negative whole blood.

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

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.

Egleston Square Branch Virtual Story Time 

Join Librarian Claire to explore a different theme every week in an interactive online story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through May 25. Ideal for children, ages 2-4.

The group will read books and sing songs together, followed by an optional group craft and show-and-tell session.

Optional related book bundles, song sheets and/or craft kits can be picked up at Egleston Square Branch Library (2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury) during BPL To Go hours.

Visit bpl.org/events and/or email cgross@bpl.org for more information and Zoom link.

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.

Matt Heaton - Musical concert                                                                   

The Roxbury, Grove Hall and Charlestown Branch Libraries will host an 11-week series, “TWINKLE TWINKLE: Performers, Songs, Stories & Crafts” for children, ages 0-5, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays through June 9.

Matt Heaton will kick off the series with a musical concert on April 7.

Matt Heaton songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun for all ages.

The performance will be available on Zoom and will also be streamed on Facebook Live via the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library FB page.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and 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.

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.

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 Kid Activist Book Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through April 17.

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.

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

Free virtual tutoring at RYP

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM) partners with local colleges and universities and members of the community to provide free quality, comprehensive and accessible tutoring in all core subjects, including mathematics, science, ELA, modern foreign languages and social studies from 2 to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. They also offer additional college prep support.

If you are interested in this virtual Roxbury afterschool youth program (RYP), contact PTAM@UUUM.org.

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.

Virtual YMCA                                                                     

Go anytime, anywhere with your 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.

Ethos Live                                                                             

Ethos hosts an online Wellness on the Web program. Health and wellness presentations, conversations with elected officials, exercise classes and other activities will be streamed regularly on their website and social media platforms.

Visit ethocare.org for more information and quick links to the programs.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston onsite/online

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston provides in-person day-time learning support during school hours and in-person and virtual interactive after-school programs such as academics, arts and music, character & leadership and healthy lifestyles on their Facebook and YouTube platforms.

Go to bgcb.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 to help you stay physically and mentally active and fit during these challenging times.

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).

#ZooToYou/Kids’ Corner and onsite fun             

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 online for more fun.

Franklin Park and Stone zoos are open for a roarin’ good time following COVID guidelines and online reservations. Virtual tours and other activities will continue.

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

Free ‘grab-and-go’ meals/food resource information                              

Boston Eats provides 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. A list of food pantries and soup kitchens, along with other information 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.

A-B Community Supper – take out

The Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton serves take out suppers outside from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bags of fruit, vegetables, breads, and desserts will also be available.

Visit brightonucc.org, phone 617-254-4046 or email baccoffice@verizon.net for 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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.

Visit abfoodpantry.com and/or brightonucc.org for more information, including ways to volunteer or make a donation.

The Daily Table                                                                    

The Daily Table is a nonprofit community store and kitchen with a mission of making healthy food affordable to everyone.

The Daily Table sources nutritious, delicious food options at prices that every budget can afford, including grab-n-go, ready-to-eat meals from their kitchen.

The Daily Table offers delivery and in-store pick up at the same prices as the stores.

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

Store hours: Mon–Sat: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday noon to 7 p.m.

Customers 60+ hours begin at 9 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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

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.

MTW book/textile donations (drop offs and pickups) and online purchases

More Than Words stores are still accepting 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.

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

All donations are fully tax deductible. Every donation and purchase support their mission to empower youth!

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

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 (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.

Roxbury artist directory

The first edition of Roxbury Artist Amplification Project's Artist Directory features 17 Roxbury-based artists of color and offers a sample of their paintings, photographs, handmade jewelry, fiber art, journals, children's books and much more.

To peruse and purchase some incredible local art, the artist directory is available to download

at uuum.org/arts-and-humanities-programming.

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.

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.