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Yard games

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave. will offer backyard games, including boccia, ladderball and cornhole, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Mar. 31 and Apr. 7 for $5 per session/free to veterans.

These classes will run only if there are a minimum number of participants available. Adaptations will be provided to accommodate all functional abilities in these games of strategy and accuracy. Games switch off weekly depending on group preferences.

For more information and registration, visit

Zumba Gold

The Boston Parks and Recreation will host a family-friendly Zumba Gold class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 8 through April 29 at Charlestown Golden Age, 382 Main St.

Zumba Gold is perfect for active older adults or beginners who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity.

Visit or phone 617-534- 2355 for other information.

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare’

The Actors’ Shakespeare Project will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (abridged) through Jan. 12 at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St.

This is a hilarious summary of all Shakespeare’s plays, using reenactments and audience participation. It is famous for holding the (self-proclaimed) record for the shortest production of Hamlet at 43 seconds.

Post-show discussions will take place after the Sunday’s 3 p.m. matinee performance.

For show times and tickets, visit

Book Discussion: ‘Conviction’

Join the Charlestown Branch Library (179 Main St.) book discussion group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6.

Copies of the book Conviction by Denise Mina will be available at the branch.

Visit for other information.

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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EHO ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Emmons Horrigan O’Neil (EHO) Memorial Rink at 46 Union St. is open for public skating through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours: Sunday from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays from noon to 2:20 p.m.; Fridays from 6 to 7:50 p.m.; with public stick time from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Phone 617-242-9728 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

BGCB Annual Dinner 2020

The annual dinner hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St.

Each year, corporate and civic leaders gather for BGCB’s Annual Dinner to help build a better Boston. Attended by more than 800 people, Annual Dinner raises critical funds to support our city’s young people who need us the most. These funds immediately work to help their members succeed academically, make healthy choices, build strong character, and practice good citizenship.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Visit for tickets and sponsorships.

KINnections support group

The Charlestown KINnections support group will meet on the third Wednesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kennedy Center’s Community Resource Center, 55 Bunker Hill.

The KINnections program at MSPCC connects grandparents raising grandchildren and relatives caring for children to resources, information and activities in their community that support and strengthen families.

KINnections provides monthly support group, trainings and worships, information assistance, family focused activities and respite care support.

For more information, contact Crystal Galvin, Director of Community Services at 617-241-8866, ext. 1352 or

Bunker Hill history

The community is invited to free talks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Bunker Hill Monument, 43 Monument Square.

Participants will learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the first real battle of the War for Independence.

Although the battle was a loss for the colonists, the high number of casualties on the British side, including a significant portion of the officer corps, demonstrated that inexperienced militia could stand up to the regular army, which eventually led to the withdrawal of the British from Boston.

Visit or call 617-242- 5601 for more details.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 150 Medford St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit