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Race for Rehab Fundraiser

The Spaulding’s Race for Rehab – Marathon Fundraiser will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Flywheel Sports Back Bay, 800 Boylston St.

All ticket prices will be donated directly to Spaulding Hospital to help reach the fundraising goal which supports Spaulding’s mission to give all of their patients the power of hope. The 2020 Race for Rehab Team will support Spaulding’s dedication to improvements in patient care, teaching and research advancements in rehabilitation medicine.

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Family History Benefit Dinner

American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society will host a Family History Benefit Dinner featuring NPR’s Scott Simon with Sunnyside Plaza in conversation with Margaret M. Talcott, curator of the American Inspiration author series on Thursday, Jan. 30 at The Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner and the program will start at 7 p.m.

One of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters, Scott Simon has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars; his books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.

In the afternoon, Simon will make a special appearance at the WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library, where he’ll be interviewed live streaming by Craig LeMoult.

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Back Bay Mobile Soup Kitchen

The Back Bay Mobile Soup Kitchen BBMSK (“Bumsk”) is a group of young adults who minister to the homeless on the streets of the Back Bay. They take sandwiches, fruit, socks, and Rosaries to distribute, and take time to listen to the stories of the men and women they encounter. Pope Francis has exhorted us not to adopt a “throw-away” culture that neglects people’s basic human need, and this is an answer to that call.

The group meets Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. on the front steps of the St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, 1105 Boylston St.

They are always looking for volunteers to help. For more information, contact Eli at 703-638-2019 or visit for other information.