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Troops for Fitness Boot Camp

Parks Events Troops for Fitness is sponsored by Coca-Cola Company and the National Recreation and Parks Association and presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Work out for free during the calorie-burning Boot Camp taught by Navy Veteran Gary Forziati of Beantown Bootcamp. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Lauren Patrick. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM. Nazzaro Center 30 N Bennet St Boston, MA 02113.

Exhibition: Under Astral Skies

Ongoing Exhibition: Under Astral Skies January 1, 2015 - February 14, 2015 Featuring: Jim Nickelson - Pyrotechnics Amy Friend - Dare Alla Luce Christopher Wright - Night in Color Artist Reception and Gallery Talk - with light refreshments Saturday, February 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm 555 Gallery 555 E. 2nd St Boston, MA 02127 (857)-496-7234. Phone: 8574967234. Contact: Susan Nalband. Cost: FREE. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Broadway. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Visual Arts. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM. 555 Gallery 555 E 2nd St Boston, MA 02127.

Sea Squirts Preview: Programs for Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

Ongoing Mondays: 9:30am, 11:00am and 2:30pm Sea Squirts Preview introduces you and your child to the wonders of the Aquarium and the ocean world. Activities focus on developing motor skills, independence and socialization, as well as introducing your young one to new materials. Over the course of four weeks, your child will become more comfortable in the Aquarium classroom setting, and you will become more confident exploring the Aquarium with your children outside of class time. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes meet in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non-members for the series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost o… Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $50 for members, $95 for non-members. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Nature. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Sea Squirts Preview: Programs for Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

Ongoing Sea Squirts Preview introduces you and your child to the wonders of the Aquarium and the ocean world. Activities focus on developing motor skills, independence and socialization, as well as introducing your young one to new materials. Over the course of four weeks, your child will become more comfortable in the Aquarium classroom setting, and you will become more confident exploring the Aquarium with your children outside of class time. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes meet in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non­members for the series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is includ… Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $50 for members, $95 for nonmembers. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Nature. Story Time. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Consumer Affairs and Licensing - Violations

City Clerk Detail Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015012121320-34a49f.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4165. Contact: Patricia Malone. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Boston Parks and Recreation Commission

Parks Upcoming Meetings Detail Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015012103080-25eb74.pdf. Phone: 617-961-3074. Contact: Carrie Marsh. MBTA: Andrew Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:00 AM. Conference Room, 3rd Floor 1010 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02118.

Toddler Time

Central Library Join children ages 2-4 for stories, songs and rhymes. Siblings are welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Preschool Story Time

Faneuil Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage early literacy for preschoolers, ages 2-5 years, and their caregivers. Includes a simple craft. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, January 26, 2015, 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.

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, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Toddler Story Time

South End Songs, rhymes, story and a craft on seasonal themes for toddlers and caregivers together. During March - April and September - October story times, we focus on reading readiness. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

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, January 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Boston School Committee - Nominating Panel

City Clerk Detail Agenda Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015011601420-e69320.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3607. Contact: Laurie Ciardi. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #608, 6th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

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, January 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Seniors Connect! January Meetup at the Vilna

Public Event Calling all seniors! Come to the Vilna Shul this January as we disucss the State of the Union in 2015. Join our intereactive group discussion about the issues facing America in 2015, and how our government should act to resolve them. All opinions and topics for disucssion are welcome. About Seniors Connect! Seniors Connect! is a new group at the Vilna Shul especially for seniors in the Boston area who are looking to connect with other seniors for creative activities and resource sharing. We gather for compelling discussions and events that are relevant to our needs and life experiences. The Vilna Shul is a 5 minute walk from the Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line and an 8 minute walk from the Park Street stop on the Green Line. RSVPs are appreciated. Email Jessica Antoline, Program Manager, at jessica@vilnashul.org or call (617) 523-2324. As we are in the process of restoring our historic space, it is not yet fully accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need assistance to gain acc… Phone: 6175232324. Contact: Jessica Antoline. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Charles MGH. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. The Vilna Shul 18 Phillips St Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit vilnashul.org.

Love Your Library

Fields Corner We know you love your library, so send us a Valentine. Come into the library any time before February 1 and fill out a heart. Tell us why you love the library or the Fields Corner Community. We will post these in our display window during the month of February. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, January 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

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.  Mondays at 2:30 p.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 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, January 26, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street.

Teen 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, January 26, 2015, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Teen Room - McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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 Boston. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, January 26, 2015, 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.

Youth Woodworking Class

East Boston 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 seven weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the East Boston Branch at (617) 569-0271. Best for ages 6-10. Note: No class on February 16. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128. 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, January 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. South End Branch Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

BTU Homework Help

Adams Street 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: Back Bay. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. South Boston. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Boston Environment Department - Conservation Commission

Environment Detail Posting Attached........ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015012022010-0d8eca.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-3850. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Public Meeting / Hearing. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Developers' Presentations for 611 Columbia Road (Uphams Corner Comfort Station)

Neighborhood Development Former comfort station built in 1922 in the Uphams Corner section of Dorchester. This one story building has a stucco exterior, tiled roof, & is adjacent to historic Dorchester North Burial Ground. PLEASE JOIN US FOR DEVELOPERS' PRESENTATIONS ON Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6 PM at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester. Phone: (617) 635-0297. Contact: Bernard Mayo. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Meeting / Hearing. Talks & Lectures. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM. The Strand Theatre 543 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02125. For more info visit courbanize.com.

ESOL

Ongoing Classes are held on Monday and Wednesdays from 6-8:30pm. Phone: 617-542-7654 x36. Contact: Sarah Chapple-Sokol. Cost: $50.00. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line. Type of Event: ESOL. Workshops & Classes. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Irish International Immigrant Center 100 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110.

New Year, New You: Your Food-Decoding Food Labels

Dudley Learn to figure out food labeling and bring healthy, affordable food home to your family. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Families. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Neighborhood Services: Home-Sharing

Central Library The City of Boston is holding a community meeting to understand residents' views on the home-sharing industry, most commonly facilitated through online platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and FlipKey. City officials will kick off with a brief presentation about this emergent marketplace and its prevalence in Boston, after which the session will be open to public comment. For more information, please call Eleanor Joseph in the Mayor's Office 617.635.4459. Please enter the BPL's Central Library via Dartmouth Street. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

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, January 26, 2015, 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.  January 26 - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Atwater. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Author Talk with Dr. Nancy Goldner - Living Solo

Adams Street These days, being single has become a much more common life situation . In her book "Living Solo: A Practical Guide To Life On Your Own," Dr. Nancy Goldner responds to this emerging trend and provides many strategies for enhancing single life. Her book is based on personal interviews, her own personal experience and many years of clinical practice with single adults. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info visit www.living-solo.com.

Troops for Fitness Zumba

Parks Events Troops for Fitness is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and the National Recreation and Parks Association and presented by the Boston Parks and Recreatioin Department. Participants are invited to workout to the high energy Zumba class taught by US Military Veteral Meissa Jones. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Lauren Patrick. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Mattapan. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Perkins Community Center 155 Talbot Ave Dorchester, MA 02124.

Mendelssohn & More!

Public Event Harbison: Piano Quartet Beglarian: Of Fables, Foibles, and Fancies for cello and narrator Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, op. 18. Cost: $25 suggested donation/$10 for students; all proceeds benefit Food for Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Orange Line (Mass Ave) Green Line (Symphony). Type of Event: Performing Arts. Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. New England Conservatory (Brown Hall) 290 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115.

Adult Book Discussion

Connolly This month we will discuss Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

The Bold & Beautiful Women Circle Reads #Girlboss

Lower Mills The Bold & Beautiful Women Circle invites you to come join our book club.  Sign up for book club at www.thebbwcircle.com. You can also preview our Book Club discussion questions Light refreshments will be served. The Bold & Beautiful Women's Circle's goal is to empower and support women and our book selections reflect that goal. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Exhibition: Under Astral Skies

Ongoing Exhibition: Under Astral Skies January 1, 2015 - February 14, 2015 Featuring: Jim Nickelson - Pyrotechnics Amy Friend - Dare Alla Luce Christopher Wright - Night in Color Artist Reception and Gallery Talk - with light refreshments Saturday, February 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm 555 Gallery 555 E. 2nd St Boston, MA 02127 (857)-496-7234. Phone: 8574967234. Contact: Susan Nalband. Cost: FREE. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Broadway. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Visual Arts. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:30 AM. 555 Gallery 555 E 2nd St Boston, MA 02127.

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

Ongoing Ocean Babies! — NEW Being small in the big ocean isn’t easy. Come learn about how these little critters grow to be adults! Tuesdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes cover each topic over four weeks. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non member… Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $50 for members, $95 for nonmembers. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Nature. Story Time. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Boston Licensing Board - Violations

Licensing Re: Licensed Premise Violations: Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015012001152-e4f2fb.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Mary Carroll. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #809A, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

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, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury MA.

Preschool Story Time

East Boston A weekly story time with stories, songs, and movement. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Toddler Story Time: Winter Edition

Honan- Allston Stories, songs, stretches and crafts for children ages 2 to 4. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Large groups should pre-register. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Toddler/Preschool Story Time: Jack Frost

Jamaica Plain We'll read snowy day stories and make a paper snowglobe. For children ages 18 months-5 years. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

It's Story Time

Lower Mills Join Ms. Angela for story time. We will read stories, sing songs, dance, and make crafts. 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: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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 16 months to 3 years (walkers) accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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, January 27, 2015, 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, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Mother Goose on the Loose

South Boston Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.  For ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Please pre-register at the front desk in order to ensure enough props and instruments. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

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, January 27, 2015, 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: Downtown. West End. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Baby Yoga Rhymes

Charlestown Taught by our children’s librarian, this 20 minute class is a nurturing and fun way for caregivers to bond with babies. Caregivers will learn simple rhymes and accompanying yoga poses that can be practiced at home to stimulate language learning and soothe anxiety. Caregivers and babies will be active and should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to remove shoes. Babies may enjoy having a blanket and pillow. This activity is for babies up to seven months old only and requires preregistration. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Color, Mixing & Reactions

Ongoing Color, Mixing & Reaction — Exploring our world through our senses helps children develop important observation and language skills as they investigate, process, and come to understand new information. Mix colors using paint on textured surfaces such as tin foil, bubble wrap and contact paper. Learn how to make your own sensory recipes for home such as oobleck and play dough. Children will not only be exploring new sensations but developing dexterity and fine motor skills as we manipulate our materials using turkey basters, funnels, and eye droppers. Phone: 617-375-8159. Contact: Chelsea Revelle. Cost: $150. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Mass Ave Orange Line, Prudential Green Line, # 1, #43 bus. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM. United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre 48 Rutland St Boston, MA 02118.

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, January 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Classroom Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Little Movers Yoga Rhymes

Charlestown Taught by our children’s librarian, this 20 minute class is a nurturing and fun way for caregivers to bond with babies. Caregivers will learn simple rhymes and accompanying yoga poses that can be practiced at home to stimulate language learning and soothe anxiety. Caregivers and babies will be active and should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to remove shoes. Babies may enjoy having a blanket and pillow. This activity is for caregivers with babies from 7-18 months only and requires preregistration. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Baby Story Time

North End Bounces, rhymes, and songs for those ages birth to 15 months (prewalkers). Stay after to mingle with other caregivers and let your babies play. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:05 AM – 11:30 AM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Starring Sir Alec Guinness

South Boston British actor Sir Alec Guinness stars in four films: January 6: Great Expectations, co-starring John Mills (1946/B&W/118 min.) January 13: The Horse's Mouth, co-starring Kay Walsh (1958/color/97 min.) January 20: Our Man in Havana, co-starring Maureen O'Hara (1959/B&W/111 min.) January 27: The Scapegoat, co-starring Bette Davis (1959/B&W/91 min.). Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, January 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Watch & Listen to Streaming Media

Central Library Learn how to borrow free digital video, music, and audiobooks using Hoopla. Bring tablet or smartphone, library card, and PIN. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square Commonwealth Salon 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

Love Your Library

Fields Corner We know you love your library, so send us a Valentine. Come into the library any time before February 1 and fill out a heart. Tell us why you love the library or the Fields Corner Community. We will post these in our display window during the month of February. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston ESOL Conversation Group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

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, January 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Yoga for Seniors

West End Low-impact yoga for seniors. Classes are led by Tatiana Nekrasova, a certified yoga instructor. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Bay Village. Beacon Hill. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

LEGO Builders Club

Central Library Create with our LEGO Builders and make cool creations. LEGO and DUPLO blocks are available. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Children's Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

New Year, New You: Container Gardening Planning

Dudley Starting a garden can seem like a lot of work, but with some planning, it’s very doable. Hosted by ReVision Urban Farm, this workshop will show you how to build a bed/prepare containers for a garden, how to pick your plants for the garden, and basic maintenance of your garden. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Nature. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Families. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

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, January 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Kids Chess Club

North End Advanced beginners and intermediate players ages 6 - 14, enjoy a challenging chess match with other kids and learn some new tactics from our friendly, knowledgeable chess mentor. Call 617-227-8135 to sign up with the children's librarian. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Homework Help

Adams Street Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends. Library: Adams. Brighton. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. North End. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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. Dorchester. Mattapan. South End. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston ESOL Conversation Group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Youth Woodworking Class

Mattapan 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 ten weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Mattapan Branch at (617) 298-9218. Best for ages 10-13. Note: No class on February 17 and March 17. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

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, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Visual Arts Class for Youth

South End The Eliot School visual arts program teaches important skills including observation, visualization, and imagination. Students learn to embrace unusual materials and unfamiliar tools and to transform recycled scraps into beautiful art. Projects include bookmaking, murals, and shadow puppets. This program will run for 7 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the South End Branch at 617.536.8241. Note: No class on February 17.Ideal for youth ages 6-9. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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.

Lego Builders

Uphams Corner Make your imagination a reality with lego spaceships, lego dragons, and lego buildings – anything and everything lego. The first 15 kids are guaranteed to have enough materials. Ages four and up. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Fiber Arts Class for Youth

Charlestown 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. This program runs for 10 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Charlestown Branch at 617.242.1248. No class: February 17 and March 17. Best for ages 6-9. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Boston Landmark Commission - Business Meeting

Landmarks Commission Detail Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015011422280-0d5d3c.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3850. MBTA: Fanueil Hall Market Place (orangeline). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:45 PM – 7:35 PM. The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall Market Place Congress St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

FITCAMP with FIT BODY SQUAD #Operation100

Ongoing FITCAMP with Fit Body Squad GOES DOWN EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY at 6PM FITBODYSQUAD Health Coaches...will be ready for the HEALTHY TURN UP!!! Come ready to put in WERK and HAVE FUN!!! We meet at Madison Park Village.. 122 DeWitt Drive Boston, MA 02115. Bring yourself...a friend...and water (Bring a mat if you have one-not required) FitBodySquad in FULL affect with a fun warmup and some amazing circuits to start your day off powerfully! FREE! Fun and full of Fitness! Be there and bring your HAPPY HEALTHY TURNNNNNNN UP! Post Nutrition Talk right after to fuel your muscles and make the FAT FALL OFF!!! FitBodySquad@gmail.com or Text 857.264.1799 This is for ALL fitness levels, ALL ages...come ready to get in the bst shape of your life... Health is a life long journey and fitness is a piece of the puzzle. Phone: 857.264.1799. Contact: Katia Powell. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Ruggles Station. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Social Networking. Sports. Walks & Races. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Madison Park Village 122 Dewitt Dr Boston, MA 02120. For more info visit fitbodysquadfitcamp.eventbrite.com.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library The Boston Public Library offers free tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The tours last about an hour. They are led by volunteers and begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESL Conversation Group with Miss Cannon

Mattapan ESL Conversation Group with Miss Cannon. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Sitting Ducks Author Talk

South End Longtime South End resident Alison Barnet has written a new mystery, Sitting Ducks. Who is beating up elderly woman homeowners in the 1970s South End? Two neighbors, Roxanne and Andrea set out to investigate with the help of police Sgt. Cox and Calvin. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Vital Connections

Fields Corner Learn how to get the most out of your visit to the doctor’s office. Dr. Dennis Rosen will join us to discuss the importance of good communication between physicians and patients. He will also read from his book Vital Connections. For more information please contact the branch at 617.436.2155. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Families. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Olympics Community Meeting

Special Events The city will hold it's first public meeting on the Boston 2024 effort on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St. The meeting will be to discuss the benefits and impact on the City. The rest of the meetings are as follows: February 24, 6:30 p.m. - Condon School Cafeteria, 200 D St. South Boston March 31, 6:30 p.m. - Harvard Business School, (building to be determined) April 12, 6:30 p.m. - Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave. Roxbury May 19, 6:30 p.m. - Cleveland Community Center, 11 Charles St. Dorchester June 30, 6:30 p.m. - English High School, 144 McBride St. Jamaica Plain July 28, 6:30 p.m. - Mildred School, 5 Mildred Ave. Boston August 25, 6:30 p.m. - Orenberger School, 175 West Boundary Road, W. Roxbury September 29, 6:30 p.m. – East Boston High School, 86 White St. East Boston Meetings and additional steps in the community process will be announced on an ongoing basis. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Downtown. MBTA: Park Street Station. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Public Meeting / Hearing. Sports. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Suffolk Law School 120 Tremont St Boston, MA 02108.

Science Books Reinvented – A Reading and Discussion

Public Event Trident welcomes Amanda Gefter and Tasneem Zehra Husain for a discussion of their books and the shift in science writing. In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of science writers who have broken out of the traditional non-fiction mold to explore more creative avenues, framing ‘real’ science in fiction, memoir or biography. Why is this shift happening? What does it add to the readers’ experience, and what does it mean for writers? Join science journalist Amanda Gefter and physicist/author Tasneem Zehra Husain for an exciting discussion on the changing face of science writing. Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn By Amanda Gefter Description of book: In a memoir of family bonding and cutting-edge physics, Amanda Gefter tells the story of how she conned her way into a career in science journalism and wound up hanging out, talking shop, and butting heads with the world’s most brilliant minds. For more information about Amanda:www.amandagefter.com Only the Longest Threads… Phone: 6172678688. Contact: Matt LaBombard. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center Stop - Green Line. Type of Event: Author Talk. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Trident Booksellers and Cafe Trident Booksellers and Cafe 338 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit tridentbookscafe.com.

Caleb Hawley / Barnaby Bright / Susan Cattaneo

Public Event Harlem’s Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer, songwriter, and performer. Like savvy throwback crooners Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Hawley channels early Stevie Wonder and other Motown sounds into a complete, magnetic package. Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and brains behind Barnaby Bright, are modern-day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled a year. You can find them on streets as far away as London or Amsterdam and as remote as St. Paris, Ohio, toting their massive haul of instruments, including multiple guitars, a harmonium, a floorboard bass, thumb pianos, and keyboards, among others. Because of the great number of shows they’ve played (as well as their unique instrumentation, powerful harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics), this duo has mastered the original goal they set out to attain: to create a sacred, magical space for their audiences, a momentary escape from the outside world. Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting profe… Phone: 617 747-2261. Contact: Yitzi Peetluk. Cost: $10 in Advance / $12 Day of Show. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Red Room @ Cafe 939 939 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit tinyurl.com.

Kaleidoscope: An Open Genre Battle of the Bands

Public Event Berklee's Songwriting Department is excited to host Berklee's first Battle of the Bands at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) on January 27, 2015. This battle of the bands contest will feature the best bands in the Berklee community playing original music. Bands will be chosen to perform in the final battle live on the BPC stage. Four bands will be awarded titles and prize packages, chosen by a panel of music industry professionals along with faculty from the Songwriting Department and other Berklee faculty who will judge the competition. For any students interested in participating, the submission deadline is Friday, November 21, 2014. For more information, email songwriting@berklee.edu. Cost: $12. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Families. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

Kaleidoscope: An Open-Genre Battle of the Bands

Public Event Berklee’s Songwriting Department will be hosting Berklee’s first Battle of the Bands at the Berklee Performance Center. More than four-dozen groups submitted their music in 18 categories but only eight bands will be chosen to perform in the final battle live on the BPC stage. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be awarded with accommodating prize packages by a panel of judges, and the audience will vote to deliver a “People’s Choice” award. Cost: $12. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

Exhibition: Under Astral Skies

Ongoing Exhibition: Under Astral Skies January 1, 2015 - February 14, 2015 Featuring: Jim Nickelson - Pyrotechnics Amy Friend - Dare Alla Luce Christopher Wright - Night in Color Artist Reception and Gallery Talk - with light refreshments Saturday, February 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm 555 Gallery 555 E. 2nd St Boston, MA 02127 (857)-496-7234. Phone: 8574967234. Contact: Susan Nalband. Cost: FREE. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Broadway. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Visual Arts. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9:30 AM. 555 Gallery 555 E 2nd St Boston, MA 02127.

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

Ongoing Ocean Babies! — NEW Being small in the big ocean isn’t easy. Come learn about how these little critters grow to be adults! Tuesdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes cover each topic over four weeks. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non member… Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $50 for members, $95 for nonmembers. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Nature. Story Time. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Boston Licensing Board - Common Victualler Transactions

Licensing Detail Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/201501231024-6c59af.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Nancy Mickiewicz. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #809A, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Boston Licensing Board - Petitions

Licensing Re: Changes for Holder's of a C.V.7-Day All Alcoholic Beverage Licenses / Common Victualler Permits, Etc. Detail Posting Attached.... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015012301010-6383c2.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Carolyn Twomey. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #809A, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Children's Films

Connolly Short, fun films for young children. Groups welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 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, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Baby Lapsit

East Boston Come join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, songs, and activities. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bilingual Sing Along

Faneuil Young children are invited to our bilingual sing-along featuring songs, fingerplays and action rhymes in English and Spanish. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 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.

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, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Babies and Books @ the Library

Jamaica Plain Babies, ages 6-18 months, are invited to join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, and songs. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Toddler Time

Mattapan *Formerly Fun with Books* 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, January 28, 2015, 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, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Preschool Story Time

South End Songs, stories - fiction and nonfiction, and a craft on seasonal themes and more for preschoolers and caregivers together. During March - April and September - October story times, we focus on reading readiness. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 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, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Preschool Story Time

Brighton Stories and a simple craft for children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Toddler Story Yoga

Charlestown Taught by our children’s librarian, this 30 minute class is an active and fun way to explore favorite stories and picture books. Together, adults and children learn yoga poses that bring stories to life. Children can show off their new poses at home and retell the stories. Caregivers and children will be active and should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to remove shoes. This activity is for caregivers with toddlers from 18-36 months only and requires preregistration. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

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, January 28, 2015, 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 Story Yoga

Charlestown Taught by our children’s librarian, this 30 minute class is an active and fun way to explore favorite stories and picture books. Together, adults and children learn yoga poses that bring stories to life. Children can show off their new poses at home and retell the stories. Caregivers and children will be active and should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to remove shoes. This activity is for caregivers with children ages 3 and up only and requires preregistration. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Book Discussion Group

Brighton The featured selection for January 28th, will be My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. Copies of the book are available at the branch. Everyone is invited and new members are welcome. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Council All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Comcast Channel 8, RCN Channel 83, and on webcast. Meetings are subject to change at the call of the Council President. Agendas are available within 48-hours of the scheduled meeting. Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staffing. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston ESOL Conversation Group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Midweek Midday Matinee

Honan- Allston Sean Connery as James Bond January 7: Dr. No January 14: From Russia With Love January 21: Goldfinger January 28: Thunderball. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:10 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

How to Find Population Data

Central Library Use library databases and online resources to find population data. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square Commonwealth Salon 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

Love Your Library

Fields Corner We know you love your library, so send us a Valentine. Come into the library any time before February 1 and fill out a heart. Tell us why you love the library or the Fields Corner Community. We will post these in our display window during the month of February. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Teen Craft Hour

Central Library Make comic book magnets. Library: Central Library. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00 PM. Teen Room: McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Study Break

Dudley Take a break from your homework. You can help make a snack in the kitchen and then play video games or just hang out with your friends while you eat. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Kitchen/Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Teen Afternoons

Grove Hall Stop by and see what we are doing. Every week we will have something different: Cooking, crafts, guest speakers, games, art, movies and more. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton Film Series-- The Comedians

West End Join us for our Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton Film Series. Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Chinatown / Leather District. North End. West End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Story Time

Central Library Join us for after-school storytime for children ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. Children's Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Homework Help

Adams Street Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends. Library: Adams. Brighton. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Free Night at the Museum of Fine Arts

Arts & Culture Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25). Phone: (617) 267-9300. Cost: Free (Voluntary Contribution). Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green E Line: Museum of Fine Arts. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 9:45 PM. The Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.mfa.org.

BTU Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all grades. Library: Adams. Central Library. Egleston Square. Honan-Allston. North End. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Dorchester. North End. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments

Faneuil Inquiry based, hands-on science experiments for young learners. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Kids' Club: Winter Animals

Jamaica Plain We'll read poems about animals in winter and make a woodland animal mask. For children ages five and up. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Wii Gaming for Kids and Teens

Lower Mills Kids and teens play Wii games at the library. Game include Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Sports. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Visual Arts Class for Youth

Egleston Square The Eliot School visual arts program teaches important skills including observation, visualization, and imagination. Students learn to embrace unusual materials and unfamiliar tools and to transform recycled scraps into beautiful art. Projects include bookmaking, murals, and shadow puppets. This program will run for 7 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Egleston Square Branch at 617.445.4340. Ideal for youth ages 6 and above. Note: No class on February 18. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Teen Gaming Group

Egleston Square Danger, heroics, and adventure await. Experienced gamers and newcomers alike are welcome to join this weekly roleplaying game group at the library, led by local teen author Brendan Halpin. Make new friends and fight epic battles as you navigate the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Get Started on Your Family History

Central Library The basic tenet of researching family history is to work from the known to the unknown. With that motto as a guide, Rhonda R. McClure outlines the first steps to uncovering your genealogy and gives pointers that make getting started less daunting. McClure is a nationally recognized professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in New England and celebrity research as well as computerized genealogy. She has compiled more than 120 celebrity family trees and has been a contributing editor for Heritage Quest and Biography magazines. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of ten books, including the award-winning The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy, now in its second edition, Finding Your Famous (& Infamous) Ancestors, and Digitizing Your Family History. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Abbey Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston ESOL Conversation Group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Italian Film: Cesare Deve Morire

North End Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die). 2012, 77 min. Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Copley Place Expansion Public Meeting

Central Library Copley Place Expansion Project is amending its Planned Development Area with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. This is the public meeting component of this process. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Allandale Woods Urban Wild Community Meeting

Parks Upcoming Meetings ​THE PROJECT: As part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Departments continuing efforts to provide quality natural and passive recreation areas for use and enjoyment by city residents, efforts are underway to make access improvements to the Allandale Woods Urban Wild. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for interested community members to help us in determining how access and way- finding improvements will look and function in the future. Urban wild renovations such as this represent a unique opportunity to make improvement which better enable residents to explore and enjoy nature in the city, while still managing the areas for plant and wildlife conservation purposes. WHAT TO EXPECT: Representatives from Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, as well as the Parks Department Project Manager, will be on hand to give a brief presentation of the project scope including improvements to the trailheads, site access, signage, and vegetation, as well as of the existing site conditions. Following thi… Phone: 617.961.3029. Contact: Paul Sutton. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30 PM. Arnold Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building 1300 Centre St West Roxbury, MA 02131.

Boston Parks and Recreation

Parks Upcoming Meetings Re: Third and final meeting for the renovations to: Allandale Woods Urban Wild. Detail Posting Attached......... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015011323170-83d896.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Marchelle Jacques-Yarde. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Arnold Arboretum's Weld Hll Research Building 1300 Centre St Roslindale, MA 02131.

Troops for Fitness Zumba

Parks Events Troops for Fitness is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and the National Recreation and Parks Association and presented by the Boston Parks and Recreatioin Department. Participants are invited to workout to the high energy Zumba class taught by US Military Veteral Meissa Jones. Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Lauren Patrick. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Mattapan. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Perkins Community Center 155 Talbot Ave Dorchester, MA 02124.

Led Zeppelin 2

Public Event Come hear this performance of Led Zeppelin's album Led Zeppelin 2 in its entirety. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

Led Zeppelin 2

Public Event Come hear this performance of Led Zeppelin's album Led Zeppelin 2 in its entirety. Cost: $12. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

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, January 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Exhibition: Under Astral Skies

Ongoing Exhibition: Under Astral Skies January 1, 2015 - February 14, 2015 Featuring: Jim Nickelson - Pyrotechnics Amy Friend - Dare Alla Luce Christopher Wright - Night in Color Artist Reception and Gallery Talk - with light refreshments Saturday, February 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm 555 Gallery 555 E. 2nd St Boston, MA 02127 (857)-496-7234. Phone: 8574967234. Contact: Susan Nalband. Cost: FREE. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Broadway. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Visual Arts. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 9:30 AM. 555 Gallery 555 E 2nd St Boston, MA 02127.

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

Ongoing Ocean Babies! — NEW Being small in the big ocean isn’t easy. Come learn about how these little critters grow to be adults! Tuesdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Classes cover each topic over four weeks. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. A minimum of five children will be required to run a session. Please tell your friends to sign up! There is a fee of $50 for members and $95 for non member… Phone: 617-226-2123. Contact: kids.ed@neaq.org. Cost: $50 for members, $95 for nonmembers. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium Stop. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Nature. Story Time. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. New England Aquarium's Ocean Center Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110. For more info visit www.neaq.org.

Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee Public Hearing

City Clerk Detailed Agenda Attached: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015012202430-ed4c8b.pdf. Phone: 617-988-4119. Contact: Housing Committee. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Alice Hayward Taylor Public Housing Development, Unit 2016 290 Ruggles St Roxbury Crossing, MA 02115.

Baby Story Time

Central Library Children ages 0-18 months are welcome to join for a lapsit experience with rhymes, singing, and puppets. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Children's Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new English speakers. All levels are welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Babysing -- Winter Edition

Honan- Allston Join us for weekly songs, puppet play, active rhymes and fun for children ages 8-36 months. Adult participation required. Limited seating. Large group must call ahead. No Babysing session on Christmas and New Year's Day. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Thursday Morning Sewing

Honan- Allston Adult sewing classes each Thursday morning for all levels of sewers. Beginners will make a tote bag for their first project. We supply the sewing machines. Email or call Carin to register and for the supply list. coconnor@bpl.org , 617-787-6313. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Nature, Shapes & Patterns

Ongoing Nature, Shapes & Patterns — Did you know that when children learn with all of their senses, their brain connections are stronger and their memories last longer? Explore animal habitats such as the arctic, ocean, desert and forest and engage our five senses in creative play using instant snow, ice, soapy bubbles, play dough, and natural materials like sand, sticks and leaves to build your own imaginative worlds. Phone: 617-375-8159. Contact: Chelsea Revelle. Cost: $150. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Mass Ave Orange Line, Prudential Green Line, #1, #43 bus. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM. United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre 48 Rutland St Boston, MA 02118.

ESL Intermediate English Class

Dudley Literacy Center This is an ESL Intermediate English class for people who already have a basic understanding of the English language. This class will introduce more complex grammar, and offer several opportunities for reading, writing, and speaking. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information, please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Dudley Literacy Center. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Classroom Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Boston City Council's Committee on Rules and Administration (Murphy)

City Council The subject of this hearing is: Docket #0180 Order re: directing City Council to examine amendments to the 2014-2015 City Council Rules....... Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42015011601030.pdf. Phone: 617-635-1185. Contact: Christine O'Donnell. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:30 AM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Introduction to Watercolor and Creative Problem Solving

Adams Street As part of the Creative Aging program, the Adams Street Branch Library is once again offering a sequential class in art instruction for people 55 and up. You will learn how to draw and paint in watercolor, as well as have a fun time socializing with your class members. Materials will be provided. Registration and regular attendance recommended. Space is limited. Call 617-436-6900 to sign up, or if you have questions. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Citizenship Classes

Ongoing The Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) is pleased to announce its Citizenship Classes. The six-week course begins on January 29 and runs through March 5. The two-hour classes are offered twice on Thursdays in the afternoon from 1:00PM-3:00PM and again in the evening from 6:00 PM-8:00PM. The course covers all of the 100 naturalization test questions and writing sample requirements. Students gain a deeper understanding of the principles of U.S. history and civics. The entire process of U.S naturalization is reviewed including the interview that the applicant will undergo. IIIC citizenship specialists and immigration attorneys are also available to answer any questions. Course materials are provided and the requested class fee is $30.00. For more information and to register for a class, contact Sarah at 617-542-7654, Ext. 36. You may also visit the IIIC Downtown Crossing office between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. *** Made possible by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants and the G… Phone: 617-542-7654. Contact: Sarah. Cost: $30. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Downtown Crossing. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Irish International Immigrant Center 100 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110.

Never Too Late Group

Central Library Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution. Join author Barbara Berenson and learn about Boston's central role as the Hub of Abolitionism in the war that transformed the nation. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new English speakers. All levels are welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Love Your Library

Fields Corner We know you love your library, so send us a Valentine. Come into the library any time before February 1 and fill out a heart. Tell us why you love the library or the Fields Corner Community. We will post these in our display window during the month of February. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Chess and Checkers with Charlie Cleary

Hyde Park Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 5-13 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Creative Drama @ the Library

Jamaica Plain Children, ages 7-12, are invited to join Creative Drama @ the Library on Thursdays from 3-4. Zohar Fuller of Library Creative Drama directs the program which includes storytelling theater, acting out scenes from favorite books, and lots of imagination. No previous theater experience necessary. Feel free to come to one or many. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Drop-in Art for Kids

Parker Hill Kids of all ages are welcome to drop in anytime on Thursday afternoons for a fun art project. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

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). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Drop-In Craft

Mattapan Join Miss Meghan in the Craft Room as we do a fun project that you can take home. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

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. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. North End. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 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: Brighton. Central Library. Charlestown. Codman Square. Dudley. East Boston. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. Uphams Corner. West End. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roslindale. South Boston. West End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Fiber Arts Class for Youth

Faneuil 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. This program runs for 7 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Faneuil Branch at 617.782.6705.Best for ages 6-9. Note: No class February 19. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 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.

Creative Drama

Roslindale Ann Adams of LCD, Inc. will lead a free drop-in after school program for children ages 7-12 years. Join us for fun activities such as story-telling, role-playing and improvisation. Sorry, we cannot accommodate groups. The program does not meet during school vacations. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Mother Goose on the Loose

South Boston Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.  For ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Please pre-register at the front desk in order to ensure enough props and instruments. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Weekly STEM Challange: Recycled Racers

Uphams Corner Test your engineering skills in this weekly series where we will build race cars from recycled materials. Ages 8 and up. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, January 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.icaboston.org.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club

East Boston Are you a teen who enjoys Role-Playing Games (RPG)? Or have you been curious about trying Dungeons &3ill be hosting sessions of Dungeons & Dragons every week at our library. No previous knowledge of the game is necessary. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

New Year, New You: Health Fair

Grove Hall Kick off the new year with a new you. Stop by our health fair for yoga and tai chi demonstrations, massage therapy, Medicare assistance, HIV testing, health and nutrition advice, healthy snacks, and much more. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

After-Work Tai Chi Group

West End Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo. If you have any questions you can contact the branch at 617.523.3957 or email Nicky & John Collins at tai-chi@macheads2.net. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. Seaport. South End. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Info Session on Executive Order- What I need to know about applying and filing taxes

New Bostonians Cost: Free. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brazilian Women's Group 697 Cambridge St Brighton, MA 02135.

Citizenship Classes

Ongoing The Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) is pleased to announce its Citizenship Classes. The six-week course begins on January 29 and runs through March 5. The two-hour classes are offered twice on Thursdays in the afternoon from 1:00PM-3:00PM and again in the evening from 6:00 PM-8:00PM. The course covers all of the 100 naturalization test questions and writing sample requirements. Students gain a deeper understanding of the principles of U.S. history and civics. The entire process of U.S naturalization is reviewed including the interview that the applicant will undergo. IIIC citizenship specialists and immigration attorneys are also available to answer any questions. Course materials are provided and the requested class fee is $30.00. For more information and to register for a class, contact Sarah at 617-542-7654, Ext. 36. You may also visit the IIIC Downtown Crossing office between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. *** Made possible by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants and the G… Phone: 617-542-7654. Contact: Sarah. Cost: $30. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Downtown Crossing. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Irish International Immigrant Center Irish International Immigrant Center 100 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110.

Citizenship Classes

Ongoing The classes will be held on successive Thursdays both from 1-3pm and 6-8pm. Phone: 617-542-7654 x36. Contact: Sarah Chapple-Sokol. Cost: $30.00. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Irish International Immigrant Center 100 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110.

FITCAMP with FIT BODY SQUAD #Operation100

Ongoing FITCAMP with Fit Body Squad GOES DOWN EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY at 6PM FITBODYSQUAD Health Coaches...will be ready for the HEALTHY TURN UP!!! Come ready to put in WERK and HAVE FUN!!! We meet at Madison Park Village.. 122 DeWitt Drive Boston, MA 02115. Bring yourself...a friend...and water (Bring a mat if you have one-not required) FitBodySquad in FULL affect with a fun warmup and some amazing circuits to start your day off powerfully! FREE! Fun and full of Fitness! Be there and bring your HAPPY HEALTHY TURNNNNNNN UP! Post Nutrition Talk right after to fuel your muscles and make the FAT FALL OFF!!! FitBodySquad@gmail.com or Text 857.264.1799 This is for ALL fitness levels, ALL ages...come ready to get in the bst shape of your life... Health is a life long journey and fitness is a piece of the puzzle. Phone: 857.264.1799. Contact: Katia Powell. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Roxbury. MBTA: Ruggles Station. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Social Networking. Sports. Walks & Races. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Madison Park Village 122 Dewitt Dr Boston, MA 02120. For more info visit fitbodysquadfitcamp.eventbrite.com.

Free Computer Drop-In Workshop

Ongoing The Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) is pleased to announce its ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Free ¬Computer Drop-in Workshops. These two hour workshops will take place every Thursday from 6pm-8pm, beginning January 15th, 2015. These on-going drop-in workshops allow participants to receive individual help based on their specific needs. Participants can learn how to use a computer, set up an email account, create a resume and cover letter, or learn other computer skills related to life skills and job readiness. Workshops are free and pre-registration is not required. For more information and to register for a class, contact Sarah at 617-542-7654, Ext. 36. You may also visit the IIIC Downtown Crossing office between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Phone: 617-542-7654. Contact: Sarah. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Downtown Crossing. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Irish International Immigrant Center 100 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110.

Free Computer Workshops

Ongoing Classes will be held on successive Thursdays from 6-8pm. Phone: 617-542-7654 x36. Contact: Sarah Chapple-Sokol. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Irish International Immigrant Center 100 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESL Conversation Group

Roslindale A weekly open conversation group, led by volunteers, for those who want to improve their English. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Adult Room Alcove Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4238 Washington Street 02131.

Boston Girl Geek Dinner 18 (sponsored by Blade)

Public Event Join Blade and Boston Girl Geek Dinners for a fun evening of networking, learning, eating and drinking. You’ll walk away with more knowledge, new connections, and a full belly! Expect a fun time with like-minded ladies. We look forward to seeing you there! Please note that this is a women-only event that is welcoming and respectful of trans women. We'll be talking about all issues related to lady geekdom! Contact: nicole@thewc.co. Cost: $8. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: South Station. Type of Event: Social Networking. Talks & Lectures. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM. Blade 250 Summer St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Camping Family Story Time

East Boston It may be cold outside, but we will be toasty as marshmallows while we camp indoors.  Wear your pajamas and come read some stories and sing silly songs with us. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

ESL Conversation Group

East Boston Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. These groups are free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Intercambio English/Spanish-Ingles/Español Conversation

Jamaica Plain Casual conversation group for English speakers who want to learn Spanish and Spanish speakers who want to learn English. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Israel / Palestine Report Back

Jamaica Plain Join us for a talk given by three JP residents who travelled recently to Israel / Palestine. Eleanor Roffman, Susan Jacoby and Janet Nicholas will discuss their experience. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Recycled Paper Workshop with Ronni

Uphams Corner Back by popular demand Ronni Komarow will lead us in a project making cool stuff from recycled paper products. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

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, January 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

CANCELED - Troops for Fitness Running Club

Parks Events Phone: 617-635-4505. Contact: Lauren Patrick. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Workshops & Classes. Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM.

Exhibition: Under Astral Skies

Ongoing Exhibition: Under Astral Skies January 1, 2015 - February 14, 2015 Featuring: Jim Nickelson - Pyrotechnics Amy Friend - Dare Alla Luce Christopher Wright - Night in Color Artist Reception and Gallery Talk - with light refreshments Saturday, February 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm 555 Gallery 555 E. 2nd St Boston, MA 02127 (857)-496-7234. Phone: 8574967234. Contact: Susan Nalband. Cost: FREE. Neighborhood: South Boston. MBTA: Broadway. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Visual Arts. Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:30 AM. 555 Gallery 555 E 2nd St Boston, MA 02127.

Baby/Toddler Play Group

Adams Street Baby/toddler play group is the perfect time for young children and their caregivers to play and socialize. Developmentally appropriate toys, crafts, and activities will be available for families with children ages 3 and under. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street 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. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston ESOL Conversation Group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Music and Movement

Charlestown Join Mr. Sean from Baby Wiggles for stimulating music and movement. Shake maracas, wave scarves, and sing along. Preregistration is required for this popular event. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

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. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Classroom 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 0-3. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, January 30, 2015, 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, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Friday Preschool Films

Lower Mills Children will enjoy short animated films based on popular picture books. Large groups must register in advance. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Story and Craft Time

Mattapan Weekly story time with stories, songs and craft time. For children ages three to five years old, accompanied by an adult. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Baby Lapsit

Brighton Stories, songs, and lapsit activities for children under 2 years of age with a caregiver. Adult participation required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

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, January 30, 2015, 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, January 30, 2015, 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, January 30, 2015, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Cary Grant Classic Films: I Was a Male War Bride

Lower Mills Classic Film for everyone. I Was a Male War Bride, 1949: G - 105 min.   Friday, January 30, 1 p.m. Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieutenant Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM. Community Room Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Love Your Library

Fields Corner We know you love your library, so send us a Valentine. Come into the library any time before February 1 and fill out a heart. Tell us why you love the library or the Fields Corner Community. We will post these in our display window during the month of February. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Arte y Cultura Hispana

Hyde Park Local educator Maria Conte offers a drop in workshop to introduce a visual artist from the Spanish speaking world. Participants will also try a simple art technique and learn Spanish vocabulary words based on the lesson. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Experimental Painting

Uphams Corner Get creative with how you paint by using different "paint brushes" including Q-tips and pine needles. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Anime Club for Teens

Central Library Watch an episode of anime, learn some Japanese, and play Wei Qi. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Teen room - McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Computers for Beginners Week 4

Fields Corner Learn to use the mouse, the keyboard, how to search and organize files, and how to cut and paste. This four-week course is for those with little or no computer experience. Registration is required, please call 617.436.2155. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Dorchester Winter Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Phone: 617-272-5917. Contact: Jen Silverman. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Red Line- Shawmut. Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Payment Types Accepted: $$$. Bounty Bucks. EBT. SNAP. Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Codman Square Health Center Great Hall 6 Norfolk St Dorchester, MA 02124. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Brown Box Theatre Project presents ECHOES

Public Event ECHOES By N. Richard Nash Directed by Kyler Taustin A young man and woman build a paradise through imagination, only to have it shattered by the intrusion of the outside world. The two characters search to determine the difference between illusion and reality while under constant surveillance. Each struggles to balance their memories of the outside world and the joys of their own reimagined lives together. Cost: FREE. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Seaport. MBTA: Red/Silver Line, Commuter Rail (South Station). Type of Event: Theatre. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Atlantic Wharf 290 Congress St Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.brownboxtheatre.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, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.