South Boston neighborhood notes
Miles for Miracles fundraiser
A Boston Marathon Fundraiser BTone Class will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Btone Fitness Southie, 416 W. Broadway.
The $30 donation at this 45-minute Pilates class will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital – Miles for Miracles Boston Marathon 2020 campaign.
There will also be raffle prizes with additional donations.
Visit eventbrite.com to reserve a spot and/or make a donation.
William Holden movies
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway will show “Stalag 17,” the classic movie about WWII starring William Holden and Don Taylor on Nov. 19; and “Paris When it Sizzles” with William Holden and Audrey Hepburn on Nov. 26.
The movies will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
To learn more, visit bpl.org/events.
Book Reading with Allison Barnet
A Book Reading with Allison Barnet will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Haley House Soup Kitchen, 23 Dartmouth St.
Visit haleyhouse.org for other information.
JQOP Salon Series ‘Autumn Leaves’
The monthly JQOP Salon Series “Autumn Leaves” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Ink Block, 300 Harrison Ave.
The South End lobby will come to life with an evening of live music featuring a quartet of Teaching Artists from the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program playing iconic jazz and bluegrass musical selections from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Light refreshments, beer and wine will be served throughout the event.
For free tickets and other information, visit eventbrite.com.
Pie in the Sky volunteers needed
Community Servings is looking for volunteers to help with various jobs from Nov. 25 through Nov. 27 in preparation of delivering 25,000 pies in the Greater Boston area.
Jobs include setting up and breaking down the work stations; carefully moving pies to and from quality control check; and completing pie orders at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St.
Volunteers are also needed from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 to help staff a pick-up site around Greater Boston, hand out pre-ordered pies to buyers, and sell delicious, heartwarming holiday treats to passersby. One of the sites will be at Bin Ends, 236 Wood Rd in Braintree.
For information and sign up visit servings.org, phone 617-522-7777 or email email@example.com.
Pie in the Sky QA/sorting/packaging volunteering
Get into the holiday spirit by working alongside hundreds of volunteers at Pie Central.
Join the BYHP members and volunteers in supporting Community Servings for their 27th annual Pie in the Sky event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 and other groups from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St.
More than 25,000 pies need to be quality-checked, sorted by flavor and packaged for delivery to pick-up sites.
To learn more about Community Servings and the work they do, visit www.servings.org.
To learn more about Boston Young Healthcare Professionals, visit www.byhp.org.
To sign up visit servings.org, phone 617-522-7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register at eventbrite.com.
Pie in the Sky volunteer drivers needed
Community Servings is looking for an army of volunteers to help during the home stretch of the annual pie sale event with the very important task of picking up and delivering pies to select locations around Greater Boston.
Pie Pick-up and Delivery volunteers will be needed for various shifts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, starting at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St. and from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, beginning at Community Servings, 79 Armory St. in Jamaica Plain.
Come and fill your vans, mini-vans and SUVs, turn your GPS on and away you go…
For information and sign up visit servings.org, phone 617-522-7777 or email email@example.com.
Migration and walls
Interactive tours of the exhibition “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr. will be held at select times through Jan. 26.
“A Wall is a Wall” will be shown at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 and from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 in conjunction with the exhibition. The selection presents abstract meditations on, and sobering documentation of, border walls and the lived experiences of those who journey from one side to another.
Visit icaboston.org for additional information including other related programs.
Pop-up art talk
A pop-up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.
Tickets are free with museum admission.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.
Mobile market program
The Fresh Connect Truck is at 7 Joyce Hayes Way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 93 Preble St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.
For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.
Peace by Piece
Peace by Piece will be held on the first Monday of the month (accept for holidays) at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester St.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m., offering an open space in which people can share their stories or just listen.
Peace by Piece (for post-traumatic healing) provides free monthly trauma support programming using a community-based approach to foster recovery and healing from all sources of post-traumatic stress, grief, or losses of all types. This program is for adults from all backgrounds, faiths and orientations; just show up.
For more information, visit fourthboston.org/peace or phone 617-701-6281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea Party reenactment
Celebrate the 246th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment with Old South Meeting and the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.
The event will begin at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St. and end at the Harborwalk behind the Intercontinental Boston Hotel, Congress Street Bridge (rain or shine).
Visit oldsouthmeetinghouse.org for an event schedule and tickets.
Free Thursdays at ICA
Every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at 100 Northern Ave. is free.
The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process.
For more information, go to www.icaboston.org/visit.
Model room tours
The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.
Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.
For more information, visit bostonplans.org.
For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at eventbrite.com.
For groups larger than 15 people email email@example.com to arrange a tour.
SCSEP information sessions
If you are an income eligible job seeker, age 55 years or older from Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties, you can attend an information session to learn about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at 10 a.m. on most Fridays at Operation ABLE, 174 Portland St. (5th Floor).
This is an earn-while-you learn program which can led to a return to the regular workforce.
Pre-registration at opeationable.net is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.
“Kusama: Infinity” will be shown on select dates through Mar. 1 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr.
The film explores artist Yayoi Kusam’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in American during the 1960s (where she rivaled Any Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international acclaim she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 90s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan.
The “Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama” exhibition will be on view through Feb. 7.
For other information, visit icaboston.org.
BTU homework help
The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).
For more information, visit bpl.org/events.
Made in Fort Point
The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.
Call 617-423-1100 or visit www.fortpointarts.org for more information.
HUZZAH! Tavern Nights
HUZZAH! Tavern Nights – Boston’s only colonial tavern experience – will be held the first Friday of the month at Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum at 306 Congress St. (on Congress Street Bridge).
Revel with Sam Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and other prominent Bostonians as they lift their glasses in celebration, raise their voices in song and determine the fate of Colonial America. Sample rustic fare, play authentic games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. Let joy be unfettered and laughter unchained with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom.
From April through October, the doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. From November through March the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Visit bostonteapartyship.com for details and tickets.