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O Pioneer

Ongoing In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of change-makers and innovators. These thoughtful yet accessible exhibits encourage experimentation and interactivity, foster dialogue among diverse populations and emphasize the surprise, fun and joy of public art. The D Street ArtLAB features the following works: White Collar Avocados by Fort Point artist and graphic designer Joanne Kaliontzis, Signs of the Times from Pat Falco, Brian Kane and Norm Magnusson; What We Loved and Forgot: Installation by Megan and Murray McMillan; Fishing in the Sky by Will Pappenheimer’ and Local Funnies by Pat Falco, Silvia Chavez Lopez, Tim McCool, Karl Stevens and Maris Wicks. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: 7 Bus. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Lawn on D 420 D St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit lawnond.com.

Lead Summit, Childhood Lead Exposure and Housing Discrimination: Both Bad for Your Health

Human Services Cabinet This summit will bring together city, academic, private, and public stakeholders to develop an action plan for increasing awareness that lead is still a problem in Boston. This summit will develop strategies for reducing housing discrimination families face related to lead paint, increasing lead safe housing, lead safe renovations, and reducing the number of children with elevated lead levels. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Hibernian Hall 184 Dudley St Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Sea Squirts Ocean Adventurers: Programs for Children 2 to 4 Years Old

Public Event Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes cover each topic over four weeks. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non­members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non­members as classes end in the Aquarium. Please call Central Reservations at 617­-973-­5206 to reserve your space. A $2 servic… Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: See Description. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Take the Blue Line to the Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Environmental Events. Nature. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. New England Aquarium Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Licensing Board Public Hearing

Licensing Deatailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014101602201-0b71c4.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Jean M. Lorizio. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:00 AM. City Hall, Room 809A 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Children's Films

Connolly Short, fun films for young children. Groups welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Story Time

Dudley Bring your child to the Dudley Branch for story time. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Baby Lapsit

East Boston Come join us for bounces, rhymes, songs, and activities. For children under 2, accompanied by a caregiver. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bilingual Sing Along

Faneuil Songs, fingerplays and action rhymes in English and Spanish for young children. Groups, please preregister with Ann. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Preschool Films and Fun

Fields Corner Preschool fun for kids ages 2 and up. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us on the Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for stories and a paper craft. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration required. Free and open to the public. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Babies and Books @ the Library

Jamaica Plain Babies, ages 6-18 months, are invited to join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, and songs. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Circle Time

Lower Mills Bring your toddlers to the Lower Mills Branch for Circle Time. Children will listen to short stories, move along to fun songs, and play together. Appropriate for children three and younger, but all children are welcome.  Large groups must sign up in advance. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Fun With Books

Mattapan Kids up to age three with parents and caregivers join Jackie and Kate for story-themed songs, fingerplays and a simple craft. This program is geared to ages 0-3 and is a partnership with the Mattapan Branch and Early Intervention. Groups of five or more, please call the library in advance to register for this program as space and supplies are limited. Due to the hands-on nature of the program, we hope to have one adult present for every two children under the age of three. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Preschool Story Time

South End Stories, songs, and a craft based on seasonal themes. During September and October, we will focus on skills for reading readiness,  especially for preschoolers ages three to five. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Hour

West End Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Reading Readiness

Brighton Reading Readiness is an early literacy program for children ages 2 through 5 that combines participatory activities with reading aloud, with the goal of reinforcing key concepts that children need to learn in order to develop their pre-literacy skills. Each session incorporates stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different concept: Numbers, shapes, colors, etc. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

AGC Fall Art Exhibition

Ongoing The Artists’ Group of Charlestown is sponsoring a fall art exhibition, admission is free and open to the public. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 17th from 6:00- 9:00PM and the exhibit hours are from 11AM to 5pm daily, Saturday 10/18 through Sunday 10/26/2014 at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St, Charlestown. Over 20 artists from the Charlestown vicinity have works represented. Info at: http://artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. Contact: contact@artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Charlestown. MBTA: Sullivan Square, Orange Line. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. StoveFactory Gallery 523 Medford St Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

English Conversation Class

Faneuil Practice speaking English in an informal and friendly group setting with other ESL students and new English speakers. Groups are led by a native English speaker. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Baby Story Time: Mother Goose on the Loose

Uphams Corner Mother Goose on the Loose is an early-literacy program for children from birth to age 3 with their parents or caregivers. The program focuses on a 9-week series of stories, songs, flannel board stories, finger plays, music, and more. This is part of the Reading Readiness program with the goal of reinforcing key concepts that children need to learn in order to develop their pre-literacy skills. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Boston Public Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 617-973-4909. Contact: Cailla Quinn. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green Line - Haymarket. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Boston Public Market Sidewalk 136 Blackstone St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit bostonpublicmarket.org.

Mommy and Me Story Time

Hyde Park This story time is for little ones ages 1- 4 years old accompanied by an adult. Enjoy stories, a song, and a paper craft. Free and open to the public.No registration required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Council All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Comcast Channel 8, RCN Channel 83, and on webcast. Meetings are subject to change at the call of the Council President. Agendas are available within 48-hours of the scheduled meeting. Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staff. MBTA: Government Center. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Charlestown Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 6172418866. Contact: Terry Kennedy. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Charlestown. MBTA: Orange Line- Community College Station. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Austin and Main Plaza Closest Address: 175 Main St Charlestown, MA 02129.

Crafty Afternoon with Sherry

Grove Hall On Wednesdays we do Tween Stuff. Come in for a fun food craft if you have early release.  Ms. Sherry will help us create a fun treat. Quantities are limited, please see Ms. Maija to register. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Midweek Midday Matinee

Honan- Allston October 1: The House of Wax (1953). October 8: Ghostbusters. October 15: Beetlejuice. October 22: Frankenweenie (2012). October 29: ParaNorman. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Teen Crafty Afternoon

Central Library Got a fantastical world you created? Design your own flag to go with it. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Study Break

Dudley Take a break from your work. We’ll make a snack in the kitchen, then hang out in the auditorium – a food-allowed, drinks-allowed, noise-allowed space. You can work while you eat, play music, watch videos, or just talk with your friends. For teens ages 12-18. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Italian Heritage Film Series-- Caesar Must Die

West End Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with five films. Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Downtown. North End. West End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Boston School Committee Nominating Panel Meeting

City Clerk Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014102003040-b33275.pdf. Phone: 617-504-3607. Contact: Laurie Ciardi. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM. City Hall, Room 608 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Tea Time Stories

Honan- Allston Join us for our afternoon story time series this fall. Each session will feature a few stories; some songs and games; and a craft or two. For ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. Children's Room Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

After School Inside Outside Games

Lower Mills Kids and teens can play fun outdoor games inside the community room, such as jump rope, hula hoop, and hopscotch. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Future City

Mattapan Participants explore the core challenges facing our nation’s cities, including energy generation, pollution, transportation, and more. Activities include designing and creating a story about a city in SimCity 5 and constructing a scale model. Facilitated by Northeastern University Center for STEM Education. This program will run for 12 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Mattapan Branch at (617) 298-9218.  Ideal for students in grades 5-8. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Environmental Events. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Homework Help

Adams Street Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends. Library: Adams. Brighton. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Free Night at the Museum of Fine Arts

Arts & Culture Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25). Phone: (617) 267-9300. Cost: Free (Voluntary Contribution). Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green E Line: Museum of Fine Arts. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:45 PM. The Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.mfa.org.

BTU Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all grades. Library: Adams. Central Library. Egleston Square. Honan-Allston. North End. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Dorchester. North End. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Kids' Club: Seasons with Historic New England

Jamaica Plain Historic New England will be visiting today. Children will learn about the changing seasons through a reading of The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons and create their own fall tree with tissue paper leaves. For children ages five and up. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Taking Steps: Dance Movement Workshop

Parker Hill Taking Steps is an exciting arts education program that provides dance training. Participants experience a wide variety of dance forms such as ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, salsa, African, Indian, flamenco, and folk.  Facilitated by Boston Ballet. This program will run for 8 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Parker Hill Branch at (617) 427-3820. Ideal for students in grades 4-8. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Learn to Knit

Egleston Square Teens and adults are invited to learn how to knit with instructor Diane Ivey. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Adults. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

The Environment Department Public Hearing

City Clerk Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014101602200-8ac22d.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3245. Contact: Van Du. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM. City Hall, Room 801 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Fiddlehead Theatre Presents: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA

Ongoing Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present the exclusive Boston production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA from October 17-26, 2014, to kick off their 2nd season as resident company at Boston’s historic Strand Theatre. AIDA will be presented in collaboration with AIDS Action Committee, with 5% of every ticket sold going to support AAC’s programs. AIDA will be the first of three Tony-Award winning rock musicals on tap for Fiddlehead in 2014-2015, followed by The Wiz (February 13-22, 2015) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar (April 24-May 3, 2015). Phone: 6172296494. Cost: $25-$45 Student, senior and group discounts are available. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line to Andrew station, then either #16 (Forest Hills) bus or #17 (Field's Corner) bus to Upham's Corner/Dudley Street. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Strand Theatre 543 Columbia Rd Boston, MA 02125.

Aprenda A Usar Una Computadora Portátil

Egleston Square For Spanish speaking adults. Clase para adultos en español. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Troops for Fitness Zumba

Parks Events Zumba is an exercise that incorporates music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Please meet on the multipurpose court. Contact: Meissa Jones. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line, Savin Hill Station. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Savin Hill Park 25 Caspian Way Dorchester, MA 02125.

Italian Heritage Month -- Music Performance by Brian De Lorenzo

North End Italian Heritage Month -- Music Performance.  Presented by the Friends of the North End Branch Library. Brian De Lorenzo sings in celebration of Italian-American Heritage month in Boston's historic Italian neighborhood, the North End. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Dreamgirls

Public Event The Berklee Musical Theater Club presents Dreamgirls, the musical—and winner of six Tony awards—set in the 1960’s and ‘70s that follows the explosive career of “The Dreams,” a dynamite fictional R&B female singing trio. The musical was adapted into a popular DreamWorks motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and others. Cost: $12/$17. Audience: Adults. College Students. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Green line to Hynes. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

The Magic Flute

Ongoing South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:35 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

Shear Madness

Ongoing "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Troops for Fitness Running Group

Parks Events This is a walking/running group. If you would like to bring your strollers and children please feel free. We will start of slow and progressively increase our pace as we continue on our fitness journey. Contact: Alvin Morton. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Bus #28, BLUE HILL AVE & ELLINGTON ST. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM. Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse 1 Columbia Road Entrance Dorchester, MA 02121.

O Pioneer

Ongoing In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of change-makers and innovators. These thoughtful yet accessible exhibits encourage experimentation and interactivity, foster dialogue among diverse populations and emphasize the surprise, fun and joy of public art. The D Street ArtLAB features the following works: White Collar Avocados by Fort Point artist and graphic designer Joanne Kaliontzis, Signs of the Times from Pat Falco, Brian Kane and Norm Magnusson; What We Loved and Forgot: Installation by Megan and Murray McMillan; Fishing in the Sky by Will Pappenheimer’ and Local Funnies by Pat Falco, Silvia Chavez Lopez, Tim McCool, Karl Stevens and Maris Wicks. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: 7 Bus. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Lawn on D 420 D St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit lawnond.com.

Moderate Risk De-Leading Training

Human Services Cabinet Part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Call 617-534-5965 for an Information Packet! Homeowners, Contractors, and Agents! Learn About: How to safely bring your home into compliance with Lead Laws and Save Money Safe Renovations De-leading Resources. Phone: 617-534-5965. Contact: RSVP to Tom Plant at: tplant@bphc.org. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing / Green Line to Brigham Circle. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Boston Centers for Youth & Families 1483 Tremont St Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120.

2nd Antibody & Protein Therapeutics Conference

Public Event We welcome you to GTCbio's 2nd Antibody & Protein Therapeutics Conference, to be held on October 24-25, 2014 in Boston, MA. This conference strives to connect industry and academic researchers in the protein therapeutics field to facilitate discussion on the current state of the industry and discuss opportunities and challenges involved in therapeutic development. Phone: 6179121234. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Meeting / Hearing. Public Meeting / Hearing. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Hyatt Regency 1 Delafayette Ave Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.gtcbio.com.

2nd Protein Expression, Purification & Characterization Conference

Public Event GTCbio is proud to present the 2nd Protein Expression, Purification & Characterization Conference to be held on October 23-24, 2014 in Boston, MA. This meeting covers important topics including discussions on the expression of difficult proteins, new methods of purification, extended characterization of production cell lines, the production of reagents for biologic programs, and analytical tools & computational methods. Join us and stay connected with industry and academic leaders in the field! Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Visitors. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Community Meeting. Exhibition. Meeting / Hearing. Public Meeting / Hearing. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Hyatt Regency 1 Delafayette Ave Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.gtcbio.com.

2nd Protein-Protein Interaction Conference

Public Event GTCbio's upcoming 2nd Protein-Protein Interaction Conference to be held on October 23-24, 2014 in Boston, MA will have sessions that cover novel techniques, new algorithms and databases for PPIs, and potential druggable sites for disrupting protein-protein interactions. Attendees will gain an enhanced understanding of the molecular basis of peptide and protein aggregation and insights into the design of inhibitors of peptide and protein aggregation. Some focused topics we will discuss is how inhibiting PPIs can be a promising therapeutic target, PPI interactions within the TNF family, the first small-molecule inhibitors for the CD40–CD40L, and much more including the fundamental aspects of protein-protein interactions. Phone: 6179121234. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Visitors. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Public Meeting / Hearing. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Hyatt Regency 1 Delafayette Ave Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.gtcbio.com.

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee Listening Tour

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee The City of Boston's "Neighborhood Innovation District Committee" will work to expand innovation and entrepreneurship in the City of Boston by identifying policies, practices, and infrastructure improvements to support the development of innovation districts throughout the City.  This is part of several listening tours that will be held throughout the neighborhoods.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Phone: 617-635-2903. Contact: Kathryne Benesh. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. JP Licks Jamaica Plain, 659 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Sea Squirts Ocean Adventurers: Programs for Children 2 to 4 Years Old

Public Event Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes cover each topic over four weeks. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non­members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non­members as classes end in the Aquarium. Please call Central Reservations at 617­-973-­5206 to reserve your space. A $2 servic… Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: See Description. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Take the Blue Line to the Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Environmental Events. Nature. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. New England Aquarium Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

College of Public and Community Service Morning Information Session

Public Event Attend an Information Session and find out more about our degree programs in Human Services and our new major in Community Development. Learn about our certificate programs in Labor Leadership, Gerontology, Evaluation Research. Our classes explore Social Justice, Civic Engagement and Service Learning and empower individuals to make a difference in their communities. Parking available at the UMass Boston Bayside Lot. Walkable from JFK/UMass MBTA. Register on our website: www.cpcs.umb.edu. Phone: 617-287-7115. Contact: Kaitlin Thurlow. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: JFK/UMass. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Corcoran Jennison Building 150 Mt Vernon St Dorchester, MA 02125.

Public Improvement Commission Public Hearing

City Clerk Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014102020540-585a01.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4960. Contact: Todd M. Liming. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM. City Hall, Room 801 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

The Glass Menagerie

Ongoing "The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfields, a disconnected family living in illusions. Amanda basks in her days as a young Southern belle through countless retellings of all her gentlemen callers. Her son, Tom, spends his time writing poetry and longs for the adventure he finds in movies. And Tom’s sister, Laura, spends her days caring for her collection of glass animals. But the arrival of gentleman caller awakens possibilities for Laura, as well as Tom and Amanda. Will illusions be shattered or crystallized? For better or for worse? Robbie McCauley directs this quintessential Tennessee Williams play. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors. Mainstage is wheelchair accessible. For tickets and information, please contact Pamela Green at (617) 541-5380 or pgreen@rcc.mass.edu. Phone: 617-541-5380. Contact: Pamela Green. Cost: $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing. Type of Event: Theatre. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM. Mainstage Theater at the Media Arts Center 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. For more info visit rcc.mass.edu.

CANCELED - Drop-In Tech Instruction

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Licensing Board Non Hearing Common Victualler Transactions

Licensing Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014102000260-49140e.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Nancy Mickiewicz. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM. City Hall, Room 809A 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Licensing Board Public Hearing

Licensing Detailed Agenda Attached: Special 1 Day Hearings. http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014102100551-eb6b51.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Jasmin Winn. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM. City Hall, Room 809A 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Baby Lapsit

Faneuil Special story times for the youngest children: Bounces, songs and fingerplays for babies, ages 0-2 years, with caregivers. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Babysing -- Fall Session

Honan- Allston Come join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more as we sing for young children. For ages 8 to 36 months. Adult participation required. Limited seating. Large groups must inquire about available space. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Children's Room Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

AGC Fall Art Exhibition

Ongoing The Artists’ Group of Charlestown is sponsoring a fall art exhibition, admission is free and open to the public. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 17th from 6:00- 9:00PM and the exhibit hours are from 11AM to 5pm daily, Saturday 10/18 through Sunday 10/26/2014 at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St, Charlestown. Over 20 artists from the Charlestown vicinity have works represented. Info at: http://artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. Contact: contact@artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Charlestown. MBTA: Sullivan Square, Orange Line. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. StoveFactory Gallery 523 Medford St Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.

ESL Intermediate English Class

Dudley Literacy Center This is an ESL Intermediate English class for people who already have a basic understanding of the English language. This class will introduce more complex grammar, and offer several opportunities for reading, writing, and speaking. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information, please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Dudley Literacy Center. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Literacy Center Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Computers for Beginners

Faneuil Join us for a relaxed, informative series of classes for beginning computer users. This class is ideal for seniors who want to learn about computers, the internet, email, social media, ebooks and more. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135.

Halloween Craft

North End Make a fun and easy craft for Halloween. For ages 2 and up accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Mission Hill Brigham Circle Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 6174276919. Contact: Barry Twomey. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Roxbury. MBTA: Green Line - Brigham Circle Station. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Hanlon Square Closest address: 735 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115.

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee Listening Tour

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee The City of Boston's "Neighborhood Innovation District Committee" will work to expand innovation and entrepreneurship in the City of Boston by identifying policies, practices, and infrastructure improvements to support the development of innovation districts throughout the City.  This is part of several listening tours that will be held throughout the neighborhoods.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Phone: 617-635-2903. Contact: Kathryne Benesh. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fornax Bread Co, 27 Corinth St, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Dewey Square Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 617-973-4909. Contact: Cailla Quinn. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Downtown Crossing. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM. Dewey Square 700 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit bostonpublicmarket.org.

Computer Classes

Dudley Learn the basics of computer use including using a mouse, the keyboard, and Internet searching. This workshop series is best for those who have little to no experience using a computer. Registration is required. Please call 617.442.6186 or stop by and talk to a librarian to sign up. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Computer Class: Medicare Part D Plan Finder

Grove Hall Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website to search Medicare Part D Plans for 2015. Bring to Class: Medicare card and prescription drug list (dosage and quantity. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Computers for Beginners

Grove Hall Do you feel like the information age is leaving you behind? Are you new to computers? Would you like to learn some basic technology skills to help you compete in today’s world? Come to our computer classes; no registration necessary. Drop-ins are welcome. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Computer Class for Beginners

Jamaica Plain In these beginner classes you will learn the basics of using a laptop computer. Please register at our Circulation Desk or call 617-524-2053. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Beginner Spanish Refresher Class

West End Have you forgotten your elementary Spanish? A 6 week refresher course is being offered at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library beginning October 9th. The one hour classes will start at 1 p.m. and those interested in participating should be there on the first class October 9th. The Mango Language Program offered by the library will be used. Bring your own laptop, or tablet, or the library will allow you to use one of their laptops. Hasta luego amigos. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. East Boston. North End. Seaport. West End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee Listening Tour

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee The City of Boston's "Neighborhood Innovation District Committee" will work to expand innovation and entrepreneurship in the City of Boston by identifying policies, practices, and infrastructure improvements to support the development of innovation districts throughout the City.  This is part of several listening tours that will be held throughout the neighborhoods.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Phone: 617-635-2903. Contact: Kathryne Benesh. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Sugar Bakery, 1884 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132.

Never Too Late Group

Central Library The Undiscovered Divas: Lisa Yves, Lynda Bussgang, and Marni Levitt present an entertaining repertoire of Broadway tunes and pop songs. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Chess and Checkers with Charlie Cleary

Hyde Park Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 5-13 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 6177540026. Contact: Grantley Payne. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line- Fields Corner Station. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Bowdoin Street Health Center 230 Bowdoin St Dorchester, MA 02122.

Teen Advisory Group

Central Library Come meet with other teens to make a difference in your Teen Room. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Creative Drama @ the Library

Jamaica Plain Children, ages 7-12, are invited to join Creative Drama @ the Library on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. Zohar Fuller of Library Creative Drama directs the program which includes storytelling theater, acting out scenes from favorite books, and lots of imagination. No previous theater experience necessary. Feel free to come to one or many. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Dudley Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 6174421322. Contact: Allegra Lovejoy. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Bus Route 45. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Dudley Town Common Closest address: 350 Dudley St Roxbury, MA 02119.

East Boston Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 6175684783. Contact: Katie Tong. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: East Boston. MBTA: Blue Line - Maverick Station. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Lewis Mall 209 Sumner St Boston, MA 02128.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 2154982852. Contact: Morgan Houk. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. MBTA: Bus Route 32. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cleary Square Closest Address: 1269 Hyde Park Ave Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Art Explorers

Central Library Children ages 4 and up join us in a weekly series, exploring different kinds of art. Siblings welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Rey Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Computers for Beginners, Week 4

Fields Corner Learn to use the mouse, the keyboard, how to search and organize files, and how to cut and paste. This four-week course is for those with little or no computer experience. Registration is required, please call 617.436.2155. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

After School Tutoring with 826 Boston

Grove Hall 826 Boston, a nonprofit youth writing center, is providing free one-on-one tutoring to students ages 6-18 at the Grove Hall Branch. 826 Boston tutors work with students on their homework assignments, reading, and writing. Registered students are guaranteed a seat for a 3:30-4:15pm or 4:15-5:30pm session - email Edwin Gonzalez at edwin@826boston.org or call 617.442.5400 to sign up. Drop-in tutoring is also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit www.826boston.org to learn more. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121. For more info visit www.826boston.org.

Drop-In Craft

Mattapan Join Miss Meghan in the Craft Room as we do fun crafts that you can take home. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Fashion Tales

North End Tweens and teens explore fashion and reading through drawing comics and superheroes, designing fashion and textiles, writing fairy tales and poetry, and creating collages and zines.The program is facilitated by author Jay Calderin who teaches at the School of Fashion Design and is the founder of Boston Fashion Week. This program will run for 4 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the North End Branch at 617.227.8135. Ideal for ages 10-15. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Homework Help

Brighton Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends. Library: Brighton. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Jamaica Plain Loring-Greenough Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Market runs until sundown. Phone: 617-524-3158. Contact: Elissa May. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. MBTA: Orange Line- Green St. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: EBT. SNAP. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Loring Greenough House 12 South St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more info visit loring-greenough.org.

BTU Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all grades. Library: Brighton. Central Library. Charlestown. Codman Square. Dudley. East Boston. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. Uphams Corner. West End. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Thursday After School Club -- TASC

Honan- Allston Done with homework for the day or for the week? Join us weekly for games, building and design, crafts and fun. Includes table-top games; LEGO Club - Design Challenges; Video Games; and Craft Building. Call the library to learn about specific details -- activities rotate monthly. For ages 8-13. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Mother Goose on the Loose

South Boston Mother Goose on the Loose is an early-literacy program for children from birth to age 3 with their parents or caregivers. The program focuses on a 8 week series of stories, songs, fingerplays, music and more. This is part of the Reading Readiness program with the goal of reinforcing key concepts that children need to learn in order to develop their pre-literacy skills. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Databases for US History Research

Central Library Watch a demonstration on how to use Boston Public Library databases to research US history. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square Commonwealth Salon 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

Geometric Origami Workshop

Egleston Square Join Egleston Square Main Street's Luis Cotto for a 5-week origami workshop that blends artistic expression with applied geometry. Over the course of this 5-week workshop, children ages 7-12 will learn basic origami folds, discover how to incorporate them into more complex designs, and contribute to a large-scale cooperative polyhedron project. All materials are supplied by the library. No registration required. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Fiber Arts Class for Youth

Uphams Corner The Eliot School fiber arts program teaches students the basics of working with wool, cotton, thread, yarn, felt, and more. Projects include rugs, potholders, ornaments, or simple keepsakes through weaving, tying, or gluing. Students also learn about history, different cultures, and creativity by reading books about fiber. Best for ages 6-10.This program runs for seven weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Uphams Corner Branch at (617) 265-0139. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Make Music Boston

Public Event Make Music Boston will not be available on September 18, 19, 25, 26; Oct 2 and 31. Live music performances every Thursday and Friday from local talent enliven the area with home-grown indie rock, fiery fiddlers, an electronic marimba and more. Check out The Lawn on D website www.lawnond.com for artist lineup. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM. Lawn on D 420 D St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit lawnond.com.

Free Night at the ICA

Ongoing FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Phone: (617) 478-3100. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Seaport. South Boston. MBTA: Red Line: South Station. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.icaboston.org.

After Work Tai Chi

West End Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo. If you have any questions you can contact Nicky & John Collins at tai-chi@macheads2.net. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. Seaport. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Troops for Fitness Cardio and Strength

Parks Events Cardio mixed with strength Bursts of cardio combined with intervals of strength training. Please meet at the main entrance. Contact: Jessica. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM. Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

English Second Language Course for Local Businesses

Dudley Do you need to communicate better with your customers? Can you make a two hour, twice a week time commitment beginning this fall? Register for DSMS’s English Second Language Course for local businesses. Co-sponsored by the Fellowes Athenaeum Fund, The Boston Main Streets Foundation & Dudley Square Main Streets. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Businesses. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Landlord Seminar: Rental Housing Ordinance and Lead Paint

Human Services Cabinet Part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Property and Home Owners! Learn About: The recently amended Rental Housing Ordinance Focus on Lead Issues Process of Lead Inspection and De-Leading How to locate a good contractor. Contact: RSVP to: (617) 635-1010. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Busses 8, 10. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Inspectional Services Department 1010 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02118.

Sitting Down to Table: Visualizing the Daily Meal in a Pennsylvania Coal Town

Public Event Karen Metheny, scholar in food studies, anthropology, and archaeology, will explore ways that material culture can be combined with oral and historical sources to interpret the content, context, and significance of the daily meal. Using archaeological evidence of food consumption from her nineteenth-century coal town study, Dr. Metheny will discuss the significance of food sharing and commensality in the context of household stability and community formation. Phone: 617-353-9852. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line (Boston University West). Type of Event: Food & Dining. Talks & Lectures. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM. Boston University Food & Wine Experiential Programs 808 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215. For more info visit www.bu.edu.

Public Improvement Commission Public Hearing

City Clerk Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014101520482-a6abfd.pdf http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014101520480-74cce8.pdf http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014101520481-3de73b.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4960. Contact: Todd M. Liming. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM. City Hall, Room 801 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Fiddlehead Theatre Presents: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA

Ongoing Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present the exclusive Boston production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA from October 17-26, 2014, to kick off their 2nd season as resident company at Boston’s historic Strand Theatre. AIDA will be presented in collaboration with AIDS Action Committee, with 5% of every ticket sold going to support AAC’s programs. AIDA will be the first of three Tony-Award winning rock musicals on tap for Fiddlehead in 2014-2015, followed by The Wiz (February 13-22, 2015) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar (April 24-May 3, 2015). Phone: 6172296494. Cost: $25-$45 Student, senior and group discounts are available. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line to Andrew station, then either #16 (Forest Hills) bus or #17 (Field's Corner) bus to Upham's Corner/Dudley Street. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Strand Theatre 543 Columbia Rd Boston, MA 02125.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Commonwealth Avenue Green Line Improvements Public Meeting

Central Library This public meeting will outline a proposed project to consolidate four Green Line stops along Commonwealth Avenue (BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant) into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety. The proposed new B Line stops would better serve the Boston University and Commonwealth Avenue community as well as all MBTA customers in this very congested corridor. MBTA personnel will give a presentation on the project and answer questions from the public. The meeting is hosted by State Senators Will Brownsberger and Cynthia Stone Creem; Representatives Kevin Honan, Michael Moran, and Frank Smizik; and Boston City Councilor Mark Ciommo. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Adults. College Students. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books

East Boston Kenneth Gloss, owner of the historic Brattle Book Shop and frequent appraiser on PBS Antiques Road Show, will join us to explore the topic of rare books. Ken will talk about the history of his bookshop, share some of the joys of the hunt and show some of his favorite finds. He will also explain what makes a book valuable. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own books with them for free verbal appraisals. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Fall Yoga Series

Grove Hall This fall, join us every other Thursday for a beginner’s yoga class taught by local instructors. Comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and a towel or yoga mat are recommended. Drop ins are welcome. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Book Sale Members Preview

Hyde Park Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library members preview takes place on the evening before the Hyde Park Branch Library annual book sale. Open to members of the Friends group with new members encouraged to sign up this night. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Social Justice and Civil Rights Community Discussion Series

Mattapan This series will engage the community on current issues of racism and violence in communities of color through art, music, film, literature, and discussion sessions led by community activists and organizations addressing these issues. This event will include a film showing of Fruitvale Station followed by discussion. Other events in this series: 9/25, Boston Strong? Exhibition closing at Grove Hall Branch, 6:00 p.m. 9/27, Fruitvale Station film showing at Dudley Branch, 2:00 p.m. 10/16, Fruitvale Station film showing at Grove Hall Branch, 6:00 p.m. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Families. Visitors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

ESL Conversation Group

Roslindale A weekly open conversation group, led by volunteers, for those who want to improve their English. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Adult Room Alcove Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4238 Washington Street 02131.

Read Aloud Shakespeare

South Boston Read Aloud Shakespeare is an opportunity for people of all ages and reading levels to read and share some of the Bard's greatest plays. Our first reading will be Macbeth, followed by Julius Caesar. Participants may bring their own copy of the play or pick one up at the branch, and be prepared to read aloud. Please note: We are an informal group who invite drop-ins at any time; weekly attendance is not mandatory. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Calling All Writers

South End Whether you are a published professional, a novice, thinking about writing someday or just interested in the writing process, please join our new writers group. We will discuss such topics as where to get help, discovering your own voice, where to publish, finding an agent, and marketing your works. All genres are solicited and encouraged. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton Come join other new English speakers and practice your language skills. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

ESL Conversation Group

Charlestown Practice speaking English with other new English language learners. All levels welcome. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Harvest Party With Magician Debbie O'Carroll

Codman Square The most wonderful magician ever, Debbie O'Carroll will perform her spooky magic show. There will be candy and games as well. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Families. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Auditorium Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

ESL Conversation Group

East Boston Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. These groups are free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Author Talk: The Widows' Handbook

Jamaica Plain Please come to hear readings from The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival. This is an anthology of poems by contemporary widows, many of whom have written their way out of solitude and despair. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Intercambio English/Spanish-Ingles/Espanol Conversation

Jamaica Plain Casual conversation group for English speakers who want to learn Spanish and Spanish speakers who want to learn English. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Reading by Ariadne Ross

West End Ariadne Ross will read from and discuss her cutting-edge, non-fiction book Goddess Liberated: Feminine Love & Empowerment in a Post-patriarchal World, at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. Goddess Liberated offers a thought-provoking, patriarchy-smashing, no-holds-barred, modern feminist look at the state of our society and planet, and then explores the three realms of consciousness -physicality, mentality, and feelingality - and how each of us can engage our intuition to harness our immense creative power in these realms to fix the mess we are in. Ariadne will present material and read brief excerpts from her book to facilitate a lively audience discussion and Q & A. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. Seaport. West End. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Aquarium Lecture Series: Kelp and Climate Change; Reef Life in Your Backyard

Public Event The Aquarium has been providing lectures and films by scientists, environmental writers, photographers and others since 1972. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute, which has been providing funding for free public lectures at universities and museums since 1836. Registration is requested. All programs start at 7 p.m. in the Aquarium's IMAX Theatre unless otherwise noted. Programs last approximately one hour. Registration and Information: For more information and to register for these free lectures, visit us online. Phone: 617-973-6596. Contact: AquariumLectures@neaq.org. Cost: Free to the public. Registration is required. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Take the Blue Line to the Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. New England Aquarium Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Art Is Life Itself

Public Event Nina LaNegra & The Roxbury Media Institute Present "ART IS LIFE ITSELF!" a performance series embracing Food, Art, Culture & Spirituality. AiLi is EVERY Thursday from 7pm-10pm, free of charge, donations welcome, cafe kitchen is open from 5-8:30pm. Each week, poets, authors, artists, community members, singers, actors, activists and more participate in workshops, discussions, lectures, screenings, performance, featured artists and open mic. This warm and friendly community event is open to everyone, all ages, genders, races and abilities. Friends and family welcome. For more information please call or go online www.facebook.com/AiLiRox to Facebook page. Phone: 617.445.0900. Contact: Cafe Manager. Cost: Free Donations Welcome. Audience: All Ages. Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: All buses leading to Dudley Square, Silver Line. Type of Event: Author Talk. Concerts / Live Music. Exhibition. Film. Food & Dining. Performing Arts. Social Networking. Talks & Lectures. Theatre. Visual Arts. Volunteer Opportunity. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Haley House Bakery Cafe 12 Dade St Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

How to Paint a Sculptor's Portrait

Public Event The self-portrait by Renaissance sculptor Baccio Bandinelli is one of the most unusual portraits in the Gardner Museum collection. In this lecture, Oliver Tostmann will discuss the provenance, history, and context of this painting, one of the central works in the Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors' Drawings from Renaissance Italy exhibition. A series of related public programs will complement the Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors' Drawings from Renaissance Italy exhibition, and will present new findings and insights from scholars of history and art history, conservators, and artists. Cost: $5-$15. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green line to MFA. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.gardnermuseum.org.

Charlestown Neighborhood Council's Development Committee Meeting (Parcel 39A)

City Clerk Representatives from Consigli and Kavanagh Development will be on hand to give updated construction information on Parcel 39A (Starboard Place). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Institute of Health Professions, Building 36, Room 322 36 1st Ave Charlestown, MA 02129.

Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall

Public Event TRUTH TO ACTION: MEDIA FREEDOM Protecting Human Rights Globally "Everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart ideas without fear and interference. Yet throughout the world, journalists, bloggers and others face harassment and imprisonment for exercising their right to free speech…Freedom of expression is essential to the attainment of all other rights…and is closely linked to the right to hold opinions and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion…" - Amnesty International 2014 Mayor’s Remarks Martin J. Walsh Mayor, City of Boston Introduction Courtney Radsch, PhD Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists Speakers Ray Suarez Host, Inside Story on Al Jazeera America and America Abroad on Public Radio International Stephen Kurkjian Founding member and former chief, Investigative Spotlight Team of The Boston Globe and editor of its Washington Bureau Thomas Mucha Editor, GlobalPost Participating Organization Boston University College of Communication… Phone: 617 803 8785. Contact: Barbara Tellalian. Cost: Free and open to the public. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green and Red Lines to Aquarium. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Faneuil Hall Boston, MA.

The Magic Flute

Ongoing South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:35 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

We're Still Here: The Secret World of Bunker Hill's Historical Spirits

Charlestown Join the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library for a presentation by Charlestown resident and psychic MaryLee Trettenero. Since 2006, Trettenero has been listening to the spirits of Charlestown. We're Still Here will reveal who is actually haunting City Square Park, John Harvard Mall, and the Warren Tavern, locations that exhibit paranormal criteria for different types of genuine hauntings. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Shear Madness

Ongoing "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

The Glass Menagerie

Ongoing "The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfields, a disconnected family living in illusions. Amanda basks in her days as a young Southern belle through countless retellings of all her gentlemen callers. Her son, Tom, spends his time writing poetry and longs for the adventure he finds in movies. And Tom’s sister, Laura, spends her days caring for her collection of glass animals. But the arrival of gentleman caller awakens possibilities for Laura, as well as Tom and Amanda. Will illusions be shattered or crystallized? For better or for worse? Robbie McCauley directs this quintessential Tennessee Williams play. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors. Mainstage is wheelchair accessible. For tickets and information, please contact Pamela Green at (617) 541-5380 or pgreen@rcc.mass.edu. Phone: 617-541-5380. Contact: Pamela Green. Cost: $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing. Type of Event: Theatre. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM. Mainstage Theater at the Media Arts Center 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. For more info visit rcc.mass.edu.

Troops for Fitness Core & Strength Conditioning

Parks Events Core Strength & Conditioning- Target your core muscles (abs, back, trunk) with moves to strengthen and tone with a combination of cardiovascular training to burn calories and tone muscles. Please meet at the track. Contact: Justin G. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Bus #5, #16 Old Colony Ave @ Msgr O'Callaghan Way. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:30 AM. Joe Moakley Field South Boston, MA.

O Pioneer

Ongoing In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of change-makers and innovators. These thoughtful yet accessible exhibits encourage experimentation and interactivity, foster dialogue among diverse populations and emphasize the surprise, fun and joy of public art. The D Street ArtLAB features the following works: White Collar Avocados by Fort Point artist and graphic designer Joanne Kaliontzis, Signs of the Times from Pat Falco, Brian Kane and Norm Magnusson; What We Loved and Forgot: Installation by Megan and Murray McMillan; Fishing in the Sky by Will Pappenheimer’ and Local Funnies by Pat Falco, Silvia Chavez Lopez, Tim McCool, Karl Stevens and Maris Wicks. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: 7 Bus. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Lawn on D 420 D St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit lawnond.com.

Boston City Council's Committee on Education (Jackson)

City Council The subject of this hearing is: Docket #0719 Order re: hearing to discuss diversity in post-secondary institutions........ Detail Posting Attached........ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014092120463-ff2d3b.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-1273. Contact: Cora Montrond. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM. Boston City Halll, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floorq 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston Transporation Department's Off-Street Parking Facilities Board Meeting

City Clerk Meeting Agenda Attached. Phone: 617-635-4680. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall - Room 721 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

The Glass Menagerie

Ongoing "The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfields, a disconnected family living in illusions. Amanda basks in her days as a young Southern belle through countless retellings of all her gentlemen callers. Her son, Tom, spends his time writing poetry and longs for the adventure he finds in movies. And Tom’s sister, Laura, spends her days caring for her collection of glass animals. But the arrival of gentleman caller awakens possibilities for Laura, as well as Tom and Amanda. Will illusions be shattered or crystallized? For better or for worse? Robbie McCauley directs this quintessential Tennessee Williams play. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors. Mainstage is wheelchair accessible. For tickets and information, please contact Pamela Green at (617) 541-5380 or pgreen@rcc.mass.edu. Phone: 617-541-5380. Contact: Pamela Green. Cost: $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing. Type of Event: Theatre. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM. Mainstage Theater at the Media Arts Center 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. For more info visit rcc.mass.edu.

Baby Playgroup

Central Library Friday mornings are a special time for young children and their caregivers to play and socialize in the Central Library. Developmentally appropriate toys will be available for families with children ages 3 and under. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Rey Children's Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups please call 617-859-2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library Book Sale

Hyde Park Browse and shop at an extensive selection of books and more. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Toddler Dance Party

Charlestown Get ready to move and groove with your toddler at this music and movement session with Baby Wiggles. Babies, toddlers, and preschool children are all welcome to join in for this brain-stimulating activity complete with baby instruments for little hands to shake and rattle. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.babywiggle.com.

ESL High Beginner English Class

East Boston This is an ESL High Beginning English Class for people with some experience. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Lecture Hall East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Meridian Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Baby/Toddler Music Time

Egleston Square Sing, dance, read, and play with the children's librarian in this musical story time designed for children ages 0-2. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Lapsit Story Time

Fields Corner Join Miss Cindy as she reads books and shares rhymes, stories, and songs parents and caregivers can use at home. For families with children ages birth to three. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Preschool Films

Grove Hall Join Ms. Maija for a fun spooky (not scary) film at 10:30 a.m. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Children's Activity Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

JP Jubilee: A Voice Class for Older Adults

Jamaica Plain Come learn to sing, keep your voice healthy, and occasionally perform in the community. This vibrant group is taught by JP resident Liz Anker and welcomes new members, especially new English speakers. All levels of singing and musical backgrounds welcome. For seniors, ages 55 and older. Preregistration required for new members. Call 617-524-2053. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Slightly Scary Preschool Film Series

Lower Mills Children will enjoy short animated films based on slightly scary pictures books. Oct. 3-The Teacher from the Black Lagoon. Oct. 10-Slightly Scary Stories. Oct. 17-Day of the Dead. Oct. 24-Teeny Tiny Witch Woman. Oct. 31-It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Preschool Reading Readiness

Mattapan Reading Readiness is an early literacy program for children ages 2 through 5 that combines participatory activities with reading aloud, with the goal of reinforcing key concepts that children need to learn in order to develop their pre-literacy skills. The Reading Readiness program typically meets for 6-8 weeks of participatory storytelling sessions. Each session incorporates stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different concept: Numbers, shapes, colors, etc. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Preschool Reading Readiness

North End Reading Readiness is an early literacy program for children ages 2 through 5 that combines participatory activities with reading aloud, with the goal of reinforcing key concepts that children need to learn in order to develop their pre-literacy skills. The Reading Readiness program typically meets for 6-8 weeks of participatory storytelling sessions. Each session incorporates stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different concept: numbers, shapes, colors, etc. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Reading Readiness

Roslindale The Reading Readiness program meets on Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for six weeks. For children ages 3-5 years. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4238 Washington Street 02131.

Baby Lapsit

Brighton Stories, songs, and lapsit activities for children under two years of age with a caregiver. Adult participation required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Story Time

Codman Square Every week we read three books on a particular theme,do finger plays, and sometimes make crafts. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

AGC Fall Art Exhibition

Ongoing The Artists’ Group of Charlestown is sponsoring a fall art exhibition, admission is free and open to the public. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 17th from 6:00- 9:00PM and the exhibit hours are from 11AM to 5pm daily, Saturday 10/18 through Sunday 10/26/2014 at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St, Charlestown. Over 20 artists from the Charlestown vicinity have works represented. Info at: http://artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. Contact: contact@artistsgroupofcharlestown.com. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Charlestown. MBTA: Sullivan Square, Orange Line. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. StoveFactory Gallery 523 Medford St Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library The Boston Public Library offers free tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The tours last about an hour. They are led by volunteers and begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. The full schedule of Art & Architecture tours is available online at http://www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Preschool Films

Codman Square Come watch three films for preschoolers every week in our auditorium. Camp groups and preschools are welcome. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Copley Square Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 7818938222. Contact: Peter Bowne. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green Line- Copley. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Copley Square 560 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.massfarmersmarkets.org.

Email Basics

Lower Mills Set up an email account with Google or Yahoo and learn how to send emails to friends. Please register in advance to attend workshops and ask about individual trainings to fit your schedule. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Guided Imagery Meditation with Polly Fletcher

West End Want more energy and focus? Join Polly Fletcher, Get Your Vibe On Coach and Occupational Therapist, for Guided Visualization Meditation. Strengthen your Mental Focus and transform limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Downtown. North End. West End. Type of Event: Nature. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Classic Fantasy Film Series: Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Lower Mills Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Friday, October 24, 1 p.m. 1941: G, 94 min. Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Community Room Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Committee on Public Safety Public Hearing

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Dockets: #1594, #1596, #1599, #1600, #1601, #1602 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014102202150-e673f3.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4562. Contact: Cora Montrond. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:30 PM. City Hall, 5th Floor, Iannella Chamber 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Arte y Cultura Hispana for kids

Hyde Park In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month local educator Maria Conte will offer an after school workshop for kids each week introducing the art of a Spanish artist. Participants will also try simple art techniques and also learn several Spanish vocabulary words based on the lesson plan. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Noir Fridays

South End October 3- The Ox-Bow Incident , October 10- Murder My Sweet , October 17- Lured , October 24- Friendly Persuasion , October 31- All About Eve. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Friday Films

Mattapan After a long week at school, come relax in the Mattapan Teen Room with Friday Films. Every Friday afternoon come kickoff your weekend with a great movie. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Taking Steps: Dance Movement Workshop

Connolly Taking Steps is an exciting arts education program that provides dance training. Participants experience a wide variety of dance forms such as ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, salsa, African, Indian, flamenco, and folk.  Facilitated by Boston Ballet. This program will run for 8 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Connolly Branch at (617) 522-1960. Ideal for students in grades 4-8. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Anime Club for Teens

Central Library Watch an episode of anime, learn some basic Japanese and play Wei Qi. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Lego Club

East Boston Come create, build, and imagine at Lego Club. Ages four and up. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Feature Movie: Muppets Most Wanted

Lower Mills Muppets Most Wanted, Friday, October 24, 3 p.m. PG, 107 min. While on a grand world tour, the Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Community Room Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Harry Potter Party

Uphams Corner Come celebrate one of the most well-loved children's book series as we make our own wands and test our potion-making skills. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Woodworking Class for Youth

Fields Corner The Eliot School woodworking program teaches basic woodworking skills using simple hand tools. By making objects out of wood, students learn to measure, sand, saw, hammer, join, glue, work with texture, and more. Projects include making a nameplate, building a tic-tac-toe board, and making a book safe. Ideal for ages 10-15. This program will run for 10 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Fields Corner Branch at (617) 436-2155. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Make Music Boston

Public Event Make Music Boston will not be available on September 18, 19, 25, 26; Oct 2 and 31. Live music performances every Thursday and Friday from local talent enliven the area with home-grown indie rock, fiery fiddlers, an electronic marimba and more. Check out The Lawn on D website www.lawnond.com for artist lineup. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM. Lawn on D 420 D St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit lawnond.com.

Note-By-Note Cooking with Herve This

Public Event Building on his pioneering work in the science of molecular gastronomy, physical chemist Hervé This introduces us to the next profound revolution coming to our kitchens: note-by-note cooking. Just as a modern composer builds a symphony out of waves of pure sound, so a meal can be created by a modern chef using pure molecular compounds to introduce novel consistencies, colors, flavors, and tastes. For instance, imagine the possibilities of limonene—a colorless liquid hydrocarbon that smells like citrus—in imparting citrus notes to a dish where it was not feasible before; imagine using sotolon, with its wonderful odor of nuts; imagine a blue food having the freshness of cucumber, the pungency of wasabi, or the crunchiness of an apple. In freeing us from the limits imposed by animal and plant tissues, note-by-note cooking encourages experimentation with the realms of color, consistency, odor, shape, and taste. This opens up cooking to new forms of art and scientific exploration, but also new ways to feed h… Phone: 617-353-9852. Cost: $10. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line (Boston University West). Type of Event: Food & Dining. Talks & Lectures. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM. Boston University Food & Wine Experiential Programs 808 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215. For more info visit www.bu.edu.

Fiddlehead Theatre Presents: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA

Ongoing Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present the exclusive Boston production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA from October 17-26, 2014, to kick off their 2nd season as resident company at Boston’s historic Strand Theatre. AIDA will be presented in collaboration with AIDS Action Committee, with 5% of every ticket sold going to support AAC’s programs. AIDA will be the first of three Tony-Award winning rock musicals on tap for Fiddlehead in 2014-2015, followed by The Wiz (February 13-22, 2015) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar (April 24-May 3, 2015). Phone: 6172296494. Cost: $25-$45 Student, senior and group discounts are available. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line to Andrew station, then either #16 (Forest Hills) bus or #17 (Field's Corner) bus to Upham's Corner/Dudley Street. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Strand Theatre 543 Columbia Rd Boston, MA 02125.

Author Megan Marshall

West Roxbury The Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library kick off their 40th year by featuring author Megan Marshall, renowned biographer (Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, The Peabody Sisters, etc) at their annual meeting. Join us for an exciting evening. Refreshments will be available at 6:00 p.m. and the author talk takes place at 7:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Lecture Hall West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

New Beginnings Fall Gala

Boston Main Streets BRIGHTON MAIN STREETS INVITES YOU NEW BEGINNINGS FALL GALA with special guest Mayor Marty Walsh and our host for the evening Comedian Jimmy Tingle FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT 6PM COMMUNITY ROWING BOATHOUSE 20 NONATUM ROAD BRIGHTON, MA 02135 A Taste of Brighton will be served compliments of Athan's Bakery, The Corrib Pub, Devlin's Restaurant, Fiorella's, and The Stockyard Cocktail Attire. Phone: 617-635-0293. Contact: Bik Ng 617-635-0293. Cost: $75. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Businesses. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Food & Dining. Performing Arts. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. COMMUNITY ROWING BOATHOUSE 20 Nonantum Rd Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.paperlesspost.com.

The Magic Flute

Ongoing South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:35 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

Between the Lines: A Work in Progress by Anna Myer and Dancers

Public Event A mixed-genre artistic collaboration created by Anna Myer and Dancers in association with North American Family Institute featuring dancers, poets, actors, and musicians from the Boston community. The evening will conclude with an open, facilitated dialogue about race and identity with the producers, case and audience, as well as audience feedback about the show. Date October 17 at 4.30 pm October 18 at 4.00pm October 19 at 4.00pm October 24 at 8.00pm October 25 at 4.00pm October 26 at 4.00pm Tickets free for high school students on Friday October 17 $25 general admission $15 senior/student tickets available online at www.hibernianhall.org or at the door. For more info call 617.541.3900 Website www.annamyeranddancers.org, www.hibernianhall.org. Cost: $25 general admission $15 senior/student. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Bus 15, 41, or 45. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Roxbury, MA Hibernian Hall 184 Dudley St Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit www.annamyeranddancers.org.

Much Ado About Nothing

Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 2pm. Phone: (617) 933-8600. Cost: $14.75-$30. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Copley, Arlington, Back Bay Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.bostontheatrescene.com.

Shear Madness

Ongoing "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

The Glass Menagerie

Ongoing "The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfields, a disconnected family living in illusions. Amanda basks in her days as a young Southern belle through countless retellings of all her gentlemen callers. Her son, Tom, spends his time writing poetry and longs for the adventure he finds in movies. And Tom’s sister, Laura, spends her days caring for her collection of glass animals. But the arrival of gentleman caller awakens possibilities for Laura, as well as Tom and Amanda. Will illusions be shattered or crystallized? For better or for worse? Robbie McCauley directs this quintessential Tennessee Williams play. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors. Mainstage is wheelchair accessible. For tickets and information, please contact Pamela Green at (617) 541-5380 or pgreen@rcc.mass.edu. Phone: 617-541-5380. Contact: Pamela Green. Cost: $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing. Type of Event: Theatre. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM. Mainstage Theater at the Media Arts Center 1234 Columbus Ave Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. For more info visit rcc.mass.edu.