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Thanksgiving Turkey Place Settings

Uphams Corner Be creative AND eco-friendly with your Thanksgiving place settings this year. Come make cute recycled paper turkey settings at the library. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, November 24, 2014 – Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Troops for Fitness Running Club

Parks Events Running Club- - This steady paced jog to promotes fat loss and improves cardiovascular fitness, where the entire family is invited. Please meet at 90 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02110. Contact: Gary. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: North End. MBTA: Blue Line, Aquarium Station. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM. Bean Town bootcamp 90 Canal St Boston, MA 02114.

Zoning Commission Business Meeting

City Clerk Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014111921411-79732e.pdf. Phone: 617-722-4300. Contact: Jeffrey M. Hampton. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:00 AM. City Hall, Room 900 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Dress to Express at Boston Children's Museum

Ongoing Express yourself. Put on a costume, mix and match, and strut down the runway. Dance to the music. Use your imagination and pretend. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5 Fridays 9-9 pm and weekends 10-5. Phone: 6174266500. Contact: info@bostonchildrensmuseum.org. Cost: $14, on Friday nights only from 5-9 pm $1. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Seaport. MBTA: Red line (South Station). Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Parks and Recreation Commission Public Hearing

Parks Upcoming Meetings Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014111905300-beaf23.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4505. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 AM. Parks and Recration, 3rd Floor 1010 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02118.

Reading Readiness Story Time

Faneuil Stories, songs, fingerplays and games to promote early literacy skills. Simple craft to follow. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESL Conversation Group

Jamaica Plain Practice speaking English with other new English language learners. All levels welcome. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Films for Preschool Children

Roslindale Preschool films are for children ages 3 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or cancelled. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Toddler Story Time

South End Nursery rhymes, songs, story, and a simple craft and play time for toddlers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Little Groove Music Classes

West End Little Grove music classes are designed to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers learn and interact through sound, sight, and touch in a live music setting. Children enjoy taking part in the musical experience, using their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs that help them build important motor and social skills. They will also have fun using real instruments such as drums, shakers, and tambourines. Children also interact with puppets, bubbles, balls, pom poms, building blocks, and one large parachute. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Committee on Public Safety Public Hearing (Murphy)

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Docket #1613 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014110602150-fe6e01.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3042. Contact: Ron Cobb. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 AM. City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Films for Children

North End On Mondays, come and watch children films at the North End Branch. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

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. Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Boston Public Market Sidewalk 136 Blackstone St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit bostonpublicmarket.org.

Tai Chi

Fields Corner Please join us for an 8-week course in Tai Chi taught by Kevin Leblanc. Mr. Leblanc is a practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi. He is a student of Vincent Chu, son of Gin Soon Chu, founder of the Gin Soon Chu School located in Chinatown. Participants are encouraged to wear loose clothing and flat foot wear. Please bring a towel and water bottle if desired. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information please contact the library at 617.436.2155, or Kevin at kevleb72@gmail.com. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

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. Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veteran Affairs ( McCarthy )

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Docket #1246 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014111003210-992b74.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3041. Contact: Juan Lopez. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:30 PM. City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

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 Mondays at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.; Fridays at 11:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street.

Teens Wii Gaming

Central Library Play Naruto or Mario Kart Galaxy. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Monday, November 24, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Fields Corner 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: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

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. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. North End. 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). Monday, November 24, 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.

BTU Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all grades. Library: Adams. Brighton. Central Library. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. East Boston. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Lower Mills. South Boston. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. South Boston. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Woodworking Class for Youth

Jamaica Plain 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. This program will run for 10 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Jamaica Plain Branch at (617) 524-2053. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Practice Speaking English

South End Join our English Conversation Group. Practice speaking English in a friendly setting with native English speakers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. South End Branch Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Thanksgiving Story Time

Lower Mills Children are invited to listen to Thanksgiving stories and make a silly turkey puppet. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

Dudley Join Bonita Jones, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor and certified massage therapist for an 8 week free stress reduction course. Learn mindfulness meditations and gentle yoga to improve health, reduce chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression. October 20 is an MBSR Orientation Class. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or email Bonita Jones at 617-445-8946, bbjbosma@aol.com. This program is funded by the Fellowes Trust Fund. Library: Dudley. Dudley Literacy Center. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Columbus Park Trellis Lighting

Parks Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 12th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellises. Christopher Columbus Park will be transformed into a holiday wonderland when the park’s 260 feet of trellis are set aglow with 50,000 blue lights along with decorated trees near Tia’s, the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and throughout the park. Entertainment provided by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Children’s Choir. Refreshments, holiday treats, and giveaways provided by the Marriot Long Wharf Hotel, Joe’s American Bar & Grill Waterfront, Starbucks, and Magic 106.7. Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Downtown. North End. West End. MBTA: Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Park Event. Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:15 PM. Christopher Columbus Park 110 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Family Craft Night

Dudley Bring your family to the Children’s Room for a Thanksgiving craft. All ages welcome. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Children's Room Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Crafty Mondays

Hyde Park Join us for make and take seasonal crafts. Free and open to the public. November 3 - Veterans Day Cards. Children will make cards to be sent to a local Veterans hospital. November 10 - Scarecrows. Use a paper plate and construction paper to make a scarecrow. November 17 - Celebrate National Young Readers Day. Assemble a foam bookmark. November 24 - Thanksgiving Decorations. Create a festive decoration for your holiday table or door. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

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. Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Second Steering Committee Meeting of the Neighborhood Innovation District Committee

Central Library 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 the second meeting for the steering committee. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Families. Businesses. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Energy Workshop

East Boston Learn simple ways to keep your energy costs down. Also find out how to compare energy suppliers to find the best company for you. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

ESL Conversation Group

West Roxbury Come practive speaking English with our conversation group at the West Roxbury Branch. This group is free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton ESL conversation group.Come practice your language skills with other new English speakers. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

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. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Savin Hill Park 25 Caspian Way Dorchester, MA 02125.

Neighborhood Innovation District Committee Steering Committee Meeting

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 the second meeting for the steering committee. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Phone: 617-635-2903. Contact: Kathryne Benesh. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Boston Public Library Commonwealth Salon 700 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116.

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. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Hyde Park Pageturners

Hyde Park A monthly book discussion group for children in grades 3 - 5. Books will be available one month in advance at the Hyde Park Branch. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Pajama Story Time

South Boston Come drop-in for stories and songs at a special bedtime storytime. Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal if you wish. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Adult Book Discussion

Connolly This month we will discuss Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:30 AM. Joe Moakley Field South Boston, MA.

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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM. Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse 1 Columbia Road Entrance Dorchester, MA 02121.

Sea Squirts - Polar Animals: Programs for Children 2 to 4 Years Old

Ongoing Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while encouraging the development of early science skills. Classes include free play, circle time, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non members as classes end in the Aquarium. Please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to reserve your space. A $2 service fee will be added to each non member ticket. Classes are held three times a day each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $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. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Nature. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Board of Appeals Hearing

Board of Appeals Phone: 617-635-4775. Contact: Derric Small. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Brighton. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Dorchester. Downtown. East Boston. Fenway-Kenmore. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. Seaport. South Boston. South End. West End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:30 AM. City Hall 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Licensing Board Non Hearing Common Victualler Transactions

Licensing Detailed Agenda Attavhed: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014112001370-babbc3.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Nancy Mickiewicz. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. City Hall, Room 809A 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Math Power

Dudley Improve your math skills & your understanding of Common Core Math Standards. Lessons cover Pre-K math through Algebra 1. Register online by going to www.mathpower.neu.edu. Click Math Games and then click Register Here. This program is funded by the Fellowes Trust Fund. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Preschool Films

Dudley Bring your child to the Dudley Branch for a preschool film. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury MA.

Toddler Story Time

East Boston Join us for stories, songs, games, and simple crafts. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Preschool Story Time

Egleston Square Share stories, songs, and other early learning activities with the children's librarian every week. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Preschool Films: Seasons and Thanks

Grove Hall Celebrate Autumn. Enjoy short films that celebrate the turning seasons and thanksgiving. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Tuesday, November 25, 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.

Yoga Story Time

Honan- Allston A series of story times where we teach kid-friendly yoga poses inbetween stories about trees, fish, dogs, camels, cows, rabbits, the moon and more. Includes lots of motion-based activities; mindfulness & breathing exercises; and other guided physical play. For ages 2-5. No prior experience required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

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. November 12 - Whales. November 18 - Sing Along with Scott Kepnes. November 19 - Time to Shop. November 25 & 26 - Lots of Thanks. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Reading Readiness: Shapes

Jamaica Plain We'll read Square Cat and other shape-ful stories and make square cat puppets. 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: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Story Time

Lower Mills Join Ms. Angela for Story Time. We will read stories, sing songs, and play. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 and younger. Large groups must sign up in advance. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Toddler Story Time

North End Rhymes, stories, and movement for those ages 16 months to 3 years (walkers) accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Family Story Time

Parker Hill Ages 1-5 enjoy story time and a craft. Siblings are welcome. Groups must register in advance. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Tuesday Morning Baby and Toddler Story Time

Roslindale Babies through two-year-olds and their adult companions are invited to join music therapist Sharin Horvitz in song and dance each week. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Preschool Story Time

Uphams Corner We will sing songs, read books, and make crafts together as we strengthen early literacy skills. Best for ages 3-6. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Preschool Story Hour

West End Stories, songs, rhymes, movement and crafts for children ages three to five accompanied by an adult. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Reading Readiness

West 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: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Preschool Story Time

Adams Street Join us every Tuesday morning at Adams St. Library for stories, action songs, fingerplays, and more. Create your own story-inspired craft to take home. This program is recommended for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Committee on Post Audit and Oversight (Yancey)

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Docket #1607 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014111702401-6102d9.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4644. Contact: Kate Sullivan. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM. City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Literacy Center Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Harvest Story Time with Madeleine Hall

West Roxbury This story time is for ages 2-5. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Beginning Internet Classes

Brighton Mystified by the net? Don't know how to surf? Help is available on a one-on-one basis to get you started. Please call the Brighton Branch for an appointment and ask for Alan. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Copley Square 560 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.massfarmersmarkets.org.

Baby Story Time

North End Bounces, rhymes, and songs for those ages birth to approximately 15 months (pre-walkers). Stay after to mingle with other caregivers and let your babies play. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:05 AM – 11:30 AM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Mission Hill Roxbury Crossing

Farmers Markets Phone: 6174276919. Contact: Barry Twomey. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Orange Line - Roxbury Crossing Station. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. SNAP. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Roxbury Crossing Station 1400 Tremont St Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120.

Starring Leslie Howard Adult Film Series

South Boston The Starring Leslie Howard Adult Film Series features the British actor in two films.  November 18- The Petrified Forest, co-starring Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart (1936/82 minutes/B&W). November 25- The Scarlet Pimpernel, co-starring Merle Oberon and Raymond Massey (1934/97 minutes/B&W). Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:40 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

West End 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: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Downtown. North End. Seaport. West End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

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). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

CANCELED - Teens Wii Gaming

Central Library Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Future City

Hyde Park 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 Hyde Park at (617) 361-2524. Ideal for students in grades 5-8. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Yoga for Seniors

West End Low-impact yoga for seniors. Classes are led by Tatiana Nekrasova, a certified yoga instructor. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

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 3:30-4:15 p.m. or 4:15-5:30 p.m. 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). Tuesday, November 25, 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.

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. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. North End. 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). Tuesday, November 25, 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.

BTU Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all grades. Library: Central Library. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Mattapan. South End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Brighton. Dorchester. Mattapan. South End. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Anime Club

Dudley Join Veronica in the Auditorium to watch and discuss your favorite Japanese shows. All series requests will be considered. For teens ages 13-18. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street 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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Drop-in Chess

Roslindale Drop-in after school. Learn how to play or just play a game of Chess. Mr. Neiditz will be on hand to assist all players. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Craft Time

South Boston Come by for a drop-in craft you will make with your very own hand or footprint. Babies will love the sensory experience of paint on their feet or hands and older kids will love decorating their creation. Ages 0-5. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Fiber Arts Class for Youth

South End 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 8-12. This program runs for 10 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact South End Branch at (617) 536-8241. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

After School Crafts with Sherry.

Codman Square Sherry Eskin will do a variety of after school crafts with kids. Free and drop in. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

College of Public and Community Service Evening Information Session

Ongoing 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. Register on our website www.cpcs.umb.edu Session located in the Campus Center, Room 2545. 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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. University of Massachusetts, Boston 100 Morrissey Blvd Dorchester, MA 02125.

Boston Landmarks Commission Public meeting

BLC Revised Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014112104070.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3850. Contact: Tonya Loveday. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Public Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:45 PM. City Hall, Room 900 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

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. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

WorldBoston: Islamic Awakening

Central Library The aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. How have the countries in the Maghreb reacted, including Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began? Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region? Note: This event was rescheduled from its original November 10th date. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Wii Gaming

Mattapan Join us in the children's room as we play some of your favorite Wii games. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

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 Boathouse. Contact: Jessica R. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Jamaica Pond Boathouse 507 Jamaicaway Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

All Boston Public Library locations open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Central Library All Boston Public Library locations are open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, which is the day before Thanksgiving. Library: Adams. Brighton. Central Library. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. Dudley Literacy Center. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. North End. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. South End. Uphams Corner. West End. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Brighton. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Dorchester. Downtown. East Boston. Fenway-Kenmore. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. Seaport. South Boston. South End. West End. West Roxbury. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Sea Squirts - Polar Animals: Programs for Children 2 to 4 Years Old

Ongoing Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while encouraging the development of early science skills. Classes include free play, circle time, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non members as classes end in the Aquarium. Please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to reserve your space. A $2 service fee will be added to each non member ticket. Classes are held three times a day each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $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. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Nature. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

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, November 26, 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, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

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, November 26, 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, November 26, 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. November 12 - Whales. November 18 - Sing Along with Scott Kepnes. November 19 - Time to Shop. November 25 & 26 - Lots of Thanks. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

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, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Toddler Story Time

South Boston Please join us for twenty minutes of songs, rhymes and stories with free play afterward. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

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, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Toddler Story Hour

West End Stories, songs, rhymes and movement for children 18 months to 3 years accompanied by an adult. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

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, November 26, 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, November 26, 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Charlestown 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 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: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

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, November 26, 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 papercraft. Free and open to the public. No registration required. November 5 - What Time is It? November 12 - Whales. November 19 - Time to Shop. November 26 - Lots of Thanks. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Council NO MEETING (Thanksgiving Day). Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staff. MBTA: Government Center. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, November 26, 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, November 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Drop In Computer Help

Lower Mills Drop in with your computer questions or for help downloading e-books or magazines to your device. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Midweek Midday Matinees

Honan- Allston Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) 90 min. Star Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Wii Gaming Club

Grove Hall Join us as we play some of your favorite Wii games. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

American Politics Film Series-- Game Change

West End Celebrate Election Day with our American Politics Film Series. Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library.Special start time due to early closure at 5 p.m. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. West End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge St Boston MA 02114.

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, November 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

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. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Family Movies

Brighton November 26 - Maleficent: In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. Rated PG. November 28 - Planes: Fire and Rescue. This heart-pumping comedy-adventure features a dynamic crew of elite aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires. Rated PG. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

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, November 26, 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.

Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments

Faneuil Inquiry based, hands on science experiments for young learners. ages 4-10. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

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, November 26, 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.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 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, November 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Thanksgiving Day (City Holiday)

Holidays City offices closed. Sunday parking rules in effect. Boston Public Libraries closed. BCYF Community Centers are closed. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Thanksgiving Day Week

Sanitation Holidays No trash or recycling collection will take place in all sections of the City on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27th) Thanksgiving week: Regular collection schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in all sections of the City. Regular trash collection schedule in the North End, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Chinatown, Fenway South End, Mission Hill. Section of Roxbury, who have trash collection on Tuesday and Friday, no delay Thursday and Friday recycling and trash collection delayed a day in Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, South Boston, Jamaica Plain*, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. *If you live in Jamaica Plain and your trash is picked up 2 times per week [Monday, Thursday], Thursday collection day is cancelled.  Back Bay, Roxbury and your trash and recycling is picked up on Monday and Thursday, Thursday’s collection is  also cancelled, not delayed Report Missed Pickup. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:00 AM – Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 PM.

Boston Volvo Village Thanksgiving Day 5k Run for MS

Public Event Your participation in the Boston Volvo Village 5K Road Race provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through education, support, advocacy, and research funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter. And that makes a huge difference to the nearly 18,000 people and their families in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont who must live with MS every day of their lives. $20 online registration through 12 noon on Tuesday, November 25, or $25 on-site registration at the event. You can pick-up your registration packet with your bib and timing chip starting at 7:30am on Thursday morning. Phone: 781-693-5129. Contact: Jared Wayne. Cost: $20 online/$25 Day of. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. MBTA: http://www.bostonvolvo.com/about-us/about-us/hours. Type of Event: Non-Profit Fundraiser. Sports. Walks & Races. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Boston Volvo Village 75 N Beacon St Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit eventmam.nationalmssociety.org.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot, 5K

Public Event Run or walk off calories with your relatives, friends, and neighbors before you sit down to dinner! Chip-timed this year with fun prizes for winners and best costume. Adults $25 / $30 day of race. Kids $10. Bib pick-up starts at 8am, Star-Spangled Banner and race at 9am. Proceeds benefit Franklin Park Coalition youth crew, Playhouse in the Park concerts, and woodlands restoration. Meet at Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121. For more information: www.franklinparkcoalition.org / 617-442-4141. Phone: 617-442-4141. Contact: Asia G.; asia@franklinparkcoalition.org. Cost: Adults $25/ $30 day of the race; kids $10. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. MBTA: http://www.cityofbostongolf.com/directions_wd/. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Sports. Walks & Races. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Franklin Park William J. Devine Golf Clubhouse Columbia Road Entrance Dorchester, MA 02121. For more info visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org.

Sea Squirts - Polar Animals: Programs for Children 2 to 4 Years Old

Ongoing Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while encouraging the development of early science skills. Classes include free play, circle time, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non members as classes end in the Aquarium. Please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to reserve your space. A $2 service fee will be added to each non member ticket. Classes are held three times a day each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $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. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Nature. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

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, November 27, 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.

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, November 27, 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.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 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. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

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, November 28, 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, November 28, 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, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

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, November 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Lecture Hall East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen 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, November 28, 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, November 28, 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 Eager to see snow? Enjoy these short films about winter at 10:30 a.m. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, November 28, 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, November 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Preschool Films

Lower Mills Children will enjoy short animated films based on popular picture books. November 7, Paper Bag Princess. November 14, Edwina. November 21, Where the Wild Things Are. November 28, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

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, November 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Newbury Handmade Market

Ongoing Pop-up shop independently organized by Etsy artists. Shop runs Black Friday through Xmas eve. Newbury Street storefront filled with artist booths. Products to include watercolor paintings, scarves, eco-conscious furs, cookies, salsa, jams, jewelry for men and women, handmade clothing, pottery, candles, home decor, vintage home decor, sea glass, photography, and hair accessories. New artists every Friday. Some artists working on-site and on-the-spot customization available. Open 11-7 daily. Close at 3p on xmas eve. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center or Copley. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 301 Newbury Street 301 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115.

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, November 28, 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, November 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington 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, November 28, 2014, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Classic Originals & Remake Film Series: Bundle of Joy

Lower Mills Bundle of Joy, 1956: G, 98 min.Friday, November 28, 1 p.m. After an over-eager clerk in a large department store gets fired from her job, she finds an adorable baby on the steps of the foundling home and the folks inside mistake her for the mother. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, November 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Noir Fridays

South End November 7. Inherit the Wind with Spencer Tracy and Frederic March. November 14. Lady Eve with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. November 21. The Searchers with John Wayne. November 28. Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino and John Cazale. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Board Game Afternoon

Uphams Corner Get out of the house and head to the library to challenge friends, family, or a librarian to a board game of your choice. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

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, November 28, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Anime Club for Teens

Central Library Watch an episode of anime, learn some Japanese, and play Wei Qi. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 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, November 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Family Movies

Brighton November 26 - Maleficent: In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. Rated PG. November 28 - Planes: Fire and Rescue. This heart-pumping comedy-adventure features a dynamic crew of elite aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires. Rated PG. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Glass Fridays

Public Event Are you 21+ and interested in trying new things!? On the last Friday of every month Diablo welcomes you to an evening full of glass and wine! This event is perfect for a night out with friends, a fun date, or a way to meet new friends. Spend three hours in one of our studios to experience an introductory taste of working with hot glass in either glassblowing ($95) or bead-making ($75). Have fun learning new skills, making a glass keepsake of your own. Afterwards, you are invited to watch a glassblowing demonstration by our talented glass artists while socializing with the other attendees and a glass of wine! 6:30 – 9:00 Workshop (You play with glass!) 9:00 – 9:30 Glassblowing demonstration with wine and talk. Space is limited! Call now to reserve your spot! Phone: 6174427444. Contact: Doris Martinez. Cost: $75-$95. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing (train stop and 66 bus). Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Food & Dining. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Diablo Glass School 123 Terrace St Boston, MA 02120. For more info visit www.diabloglassschool.com.

Handel Messiah

Public Event A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours! A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. “Rejoice greatly” in H+H’s stellar performance of Messiah, the heralding of the Christmas season. Harry Christophers, conductor Joélle Harvey, soprano Tim Mead, countertenor Allan Clayton, tenor Brindley Sherratt, bass Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus HANDEL Messiah. Phone: 617 266 3605. Contact: boxoffice@handelandhaydn.org. Cost: Varies. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Symphony. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit handelandhaydn.org.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

Moonbox Productions presents THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)

Public Event Moonbox Productions opens its fourth season with the delightful and hilarious musical parody The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. This witty and irreverent celebration of musical theater features send-ups of works by Stephen Sondeim, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Rogers & Hammerstein and more. Directed and choreographed by IRNE award-winner Rachel Bertone, and music directed by IRNE award-winner Dan Rodriguez, the cast includes Katie Clark (June), Meredith Stypinski (Abby), Peter Mill (Bill), and Phil Tayler (Jitter) with ensemble members Julianne Daly, Nick Davis, Matthew Kossack, Caroline Lellouche, Allison Russell, and Andrew Winans. For more company information visit www.moonbox.org. For tickets visit: http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/Musical-of-Musicals-The-Musical/. Contact: info@moonbox.org. Cost: $30 - $35. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Back Bay. Type of Event: Theatre. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM. BCA Plaza Theatre 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit moonboxproductions.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. Friday, November 28, 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 Bootcamp

Parks Events A circuit style class incorporating strength and cardio into one high-impact workout. Contact: Justin P. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Mattapan. MBTA: Bus #28, Blue Hill & Almont. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Hunt Almont Park 40 Almont St Mattapan, MA 02126.

Gentle Yoga

South Boston Join us every Saturday for a beginner’s gentle yoga class taught by local instructors. Comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and a towel or yoga mat are recommended (we have mats if you don't have one). Drop-ins are welcome. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Laptop Class Fall/Winter

Mattapan Laptop Classes are held every Saturday in Study Room 3. Please call ahead for more information or visit the Mattapan Branch for a schedule of topics for each class. Please call 617.298.9218 for more information. Call the Mattapan Branch library at 617.298.9218, to reserve your seat for the laptop class. Space is limited. If no space is available you will be placed on a wait list. Please check before the class date to see if a place has become available. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Fall Book Sale

South Boston The Friends of the South Boston Branch will hold a book sale featuring lots of used books and audio-visual items available for sale at low, low prices. One-stop holiday shopping for the book lovers on your list. All proceeds from the sale benefit the South Boston Branch Library. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Egleston Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 617-669-4891. Contact: Kate Peppard. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. MBTA: Orange Line - Stony Brook Station. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 29 Germania Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more info visit eglestonfarmersmarket.org.

Newbury Handmade Market

Ongoing Pop-up shop independently organized by Etsy artists. Shop runs Black Friday through Xmas eve. Newbury Street storefront filled with artist booths. Products to include watercolor paintings, scarves, eco-conscious furs, cookies, salsa, jams, jewelry for men and women, handmade clothing, pottery, candles, home decor, vintage home decor, sea glass, photography, and hair accessories. New artists every Friday. Some artists working on-site and on-the-spot customization available. Open 11-7 daily. Close at 3p on xmas eve. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center or Copley. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 301 Newbury Street 301 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115.

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: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McKim Lobby Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Troops for Fitness Family Yoga

Parks Events Three types of yoga will be offered: family, therapeutic and Beats & Breath. Participants will learn easily accessible yoga postures (poses), teachings and practices that can ease the body and the mind. This yoga program can assist in reduction of stress and emotional, physical and metal pain. All levels and experience welcome. Contact: Jessica C. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Green Line, Copley Square. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Copley Square Bay.

Homework Help

Central Library 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: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Spanish/English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español

Connolly English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class. Hablantes de español pueden aprender inglés y hablantes de inglés pueden aprender español en esta clase divertida e informal de conversación. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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: Adults. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

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). Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Handel Messiah

Public Event A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours! A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. “Rejoice greatly” in H+H’s stellar performance of Messiah, the heralding of the Christmas season. Harry Christophers, conductor Joélle Harvey, soprano Tim Mead, countertenor Allan Clayton, tenor Brindley Sherratt, bass Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus HANDEL Messiah. Phone: 617 266 3605. Contact: boxoffice@handelandhaydn.org. Cost: Varies. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Symphony. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit handelandhaydn.org.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

"Mommy and Me" Infant Massage Class

Ongoing “Mommy and Me” – Infant Massage Class (This class teaches mothers how to massage their infant baby to help improve digestion, circulation, relief for teething pain, help waste elimination and more). Space is limited! Phone: 617-391-7179. Contact: Reed Wazorko. Cost: $40. Audience: Adults. Families. Neighborhood: North End. MBTA: Haymarket T Station. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Next Level Fitness 133 Endicott St Boston, MA 02113. For more info visit clients.mindbodyonline.com.

Newbury Handmade Market

Ongoing Pop-up shop independently organized by Etsy artists. Shop runs Black Friday through Xmas eve. Newbury Street storefront filled with artist booths. Products to include watercolor paintings, scarves, eco-conscious furs, cookies, salsa, jams, jewelry for men and women, handmade clothing, pottery, candles, home decor, vintage home decor, sea glass, photography, and hair accessories. New artists every Friday. Some artists working on-site and on-the-spot customization available. Open 11-7 daily. Close at 3p on xmas eve. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center or Copley. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 301 Newbury Street 301 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115.

Homework Help

Central Library 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: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

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. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Handel Messiah

Public Event A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours! A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. “Rejoice greatly” in H+H’s stellar performance of Messiah, the heralding of the Christmas season. Harry Christophers, conductor Joélle Harvey, soprano Tim Mead, countertenor Allan Clayton, tenor Brindley Sherratt, bass Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus HANDEL Messiah. Phone: 617 266 3605. Contact: boxoffice@handelandhaydn.org. Cost: Varies. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Symphony. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit handelandhaydn.org.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

Committee on Ways and Means Public Hearing

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Docket #1746 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014112104050-a82956.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4644. Contact: Kate Sullivan. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:30 AM. City Hall, Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Dress to Express at Boston Children's Museum

Ongoing Express yourself. Put on a costume, mix and match, and strut down the runway. Dance to the music. Use your imagination and pretend. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5 Fridays 9-9 pm and weekends 10-5. Phone: 6174266500. Contact: info@bostonchildrensmuseum.org. Cost: $14, on Friday nights only from 5-9 pm $1. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Seaport. MBTA: Red line (South Station). Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Boston Children's Museum 308 Congress St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Computers for Beginners, Week 1

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. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Music and Movement with Little Groove

Faneuil Music and Movement for young children with Little Groove. Part of our Reading Readiness Program. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESL Conversation Group

Jamaica Plain Practice speaking English with other new English language learners. All levels welcome. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Films for Preschool Children

Roslindale Preschool films are for children ages 3 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or cancelled. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Toddler Story Time

South End Nursery rhymes, songs, story, and a simple craft and play time for toddlers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Committee on Public Safety Public Hearing (Murphy)

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Dockets: #1556, #1557, #1558, #1559, #1560, #1657. http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014111704230-397f71.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Christine O'Donnell. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Public Meeting / Hearing. Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00 AM. City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Newbury Handmade Market

Ongoing Pop-up shop independently organized by Etsy artists. Shop runs Black Friday through Xmas eve. Newbury Street storefront filled with artist booths. Products to include watercolor paintings, scarves, eco-conscious furs, cookies, salsa, jams, jewelry for men and women, handmade clothing, pottery, candles, home decor, vintage home decor, sea glass, photography, and hair accessories. New artists every Friday. Some artists working on-site and on-the-spot customization available. Open 11-7 daily. Close at 3p on xmas eve. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center or Copley. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 301 Newbury Street 301 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115.

Films for Children

North End On Mondays, come and watch children films at the North End Branch. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Tai Chi

Fields Corner Please join us for an 8-week course in Tai Chi taught by Kevin Leblanc. Mr. Leblanc is a practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi. He is a student of Vincent Chu, son of Gin Soon Chu, founder of the Gin Soon Chu School located in Chinatown. Participants are encouraged to wear loose clothing and flat foot wear. Please bring a towel and water bottle if desired. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information please contact the library at 617.436.2155, or Kevin at kevleb72@gmail.com. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

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. Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Vetrans Affairs Public Hearing (Murphy)

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Docket #1246 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014111703400-b1bd1f.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3041. Contact: Juan Lopez. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:30 PM. City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

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 Mondays at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.; Fridays at 11:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street.

ESL Conversation Group

Fields Corner 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: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, December 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

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. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. North End. 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). Monday, December 1, 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.

Committee on the Environment and Parks Public Hearing

City Council Detailed Agenda Attached: Docket #1730 http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014112104340-d54a9e.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4203. Contact: Kate Sullivan. MBTA: State Street Station. Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM. City Hall, Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

BTU Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all grades. Library: Adams. Brighton. Central Library. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. East Boston. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Lower Mills. South Boston. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. South Boston. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Woodworking Class for Youth

Jamaica Plain 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. This program will run for 10 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Jamaica Plain Branch at (617) 524-2053. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Practice Speaking English

South End Join our English Conversation Group. Practice speaking English in a friendly setting with native English speakers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. South End Branch Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting

Parks Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join Back Bay residents at Arlington Street for the lighting of Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Trees along the Mall will be illuminated through April 1 with elegant white lights made possible thanks to community support and private donations raised by the Committee to Light Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Entertainment will feature the Boston University Singers and hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Taj Boston. Phone: (617) 635-4505. Contact: Parks Dept. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. South End. MBTA: Green Line - Arlington Station. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Park Event. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:00 PM. Commonwealth Avenue Mall Commonwealth Ave & Arlington St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

Dudley Join Bonita Jones, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor and certified massage therapist for an 8 week free stress reduction course. Learn mindfulness meditations and gentle yoga to improve health, reduce chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression. October 20 is an MBSR Orientation Class. Preregistration is encouraged. Call or email Bonita Jones at 617-445-8946, bbjbosma@aol.com. This program is funded by the Fellowes Trust Fund. Library: Dudley. Dudley Literacy Center. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Meet The Lenders

Boston Home Center $hopping for the best deal in Boston? Meet The Lenders is a one-stop shopping opportunity to meet different mortgage lenders and learn about special mortgage programs, money to close, free mortgage pre-qualification, affordable homeownership listings applications, home repair, lead paint assistance and signup for a free homebuyer and credit course. Phone: 617-635-4663. Contact: The Boston Home Center. Cost: FREE. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Connolly Branch Library 433 Centre St Boston, MA 02130. For more info visit dnd.cityofboston.gov.

Crafty Mondays

Hyde Park Join us for make and take seasonal crafts. Free and open to the public. December 1 – Christmas Countdown Paper Chain. Each day you can tear one strip off the chain, and before you know it, Christmas Day will be here. December 8 – Snowy Owl. This cute owl on a will look great hanging on your front door this winter. December 15 - Paper Menorah for Hanukkah. Assemble a paper menorah for the holidays. December 22 – Gingerbread Men Tree Ornaments. These sweet smelling ornaments are made by rubbing a cinnamon stick on sandpaper. December 29 – Happy New Year Hat. Create a festive hat just in time for the big night. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Book Discussion Group

South Boston Join our book discussion group. At our next meeting, we will discuss: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. The meeting will take place Monday, December 1, at 6 p.m. All adults are welcome to participate in our book discussion group, which meets once a month on Monday evenings. If you are interested, please pick up your copy of The Light Between Oceans at the circulation desk. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

West Roxbury Come practive speaking English with our conversation group at the West Roxbury Branch. This group is free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton ESL conversation group.Come practice your language skills with other new English speakers. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

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. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Book Discussion: The Hare with Amber Eyes

Charlestown Join us for discussion of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal. Copies of the book are available at the branch. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Retirement Insecurity

Central Library Dr. James W. Russell, author of Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis is an authority on retirement policy. He led one the first employee movements to successfully challenge the dominant trend to replace traditional pension plans with 401(k)-like plans. He argues the new retirement plans are essentially scams that mainly benefit the financial services industry through the various fees that are charged. Presented by the Kirstein Business Library www.bpl.org/kbl. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

The Trip to Bountiful

Ongoing Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. Phone: 617.824.8400. Contact: tickets@emerson.org. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Park Street - Boylston - Chinatown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM. Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit artsemerson.org.

Vocal Jazz Festival

Public Event Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, The Real Group, The Andrew Sisters, and The Swingle Singers as well as original arrangements. Featuring David Scott's vintage vocals and special guest Jeff Ramsey. Festival Lasts 2 days: Buy tickets for Day 1 here: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=45df63dec42d33b47aedcae81415e521 Buy tickets for Day 2 here: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=11fd46073c203a746ef760d0166e6f91. Cost: $12. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.