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Tai Chi

Tai Chi will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Kennedy Family Service Center at 55 Bunker Hill. All ages and levels are well at this free class.

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Sled Hockey

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital offers Sled Hockey from 2 to 4 p.m. on select Wednesdays through March at the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink, 150 Rutherford Ave. for $5 per session/free to Veterans or $100 for a Season’s Pass.

The sport of sled hockey enables youth and adults to play hockey n a seated position with blades beneath them. Players propel themselves by using sticks with picks on the end, or with the assistance of a designated pusher. Sessions are open to able-bodied friends and family members as well. Coaching and equipment are provided to participants in all sled hockey sessions. Practices and clinics consist of group drills, small games, scrimmaging, and individual coaching.

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Historic neighborhood tour

The Charlestown Preservation Society hosts a self-guided historic neighborhood tour, with information available at

The 1.5-mile route winds through Boston’s oldest neighborhood, through charming neighborhood squares and street and past historic houses and monuments. Read about Charlestown’s history and people and peek inside many buildings through interior photographs.

USS Constitution hours

The USS Constitution is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays with free admission to all until spring. All guests, age 18 and older, will be required to show a valid state or federal I.D. or a passport to board the ship.

While aboard, guests may walk the ship at their own pace and ask questions to the ship’s active-duty Navy Sailors. The sailors will give presentations on the ship’s history every 30 minutes.

The USS Constitution Museum hours from Nov. 1 through March 31 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Toddlerbilly concerts

The Toddlerbilly concerts with Matt Heaton will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 17 and Apr. 21 at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.

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Winterfest 2020

The Spaulding Professional Council will present Winterfest 2020 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 100 Federal Street, 100 Federal St.

This seasonal celebration brings together a vibrant group of Boston-area professionals for an evening full of chilled cocktails and warm conversation. Slip into some festive party attire to savor tasty treats and enjoy live entertainment – all while supporting a very special life-changing cause. Proceeds from the 5th annual Winterfest will benefit Spaulding Research Institute, which is advancing rehabilitation science at a record-breaking pace to make impossible recoveries possible.

Visit to learn more and to purchase tickets: $100-$150.

Food pantry requests

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal, beef stew, soup and cans of coffee. Any donation on non-perishable foods would also be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St., The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129.

For more information, call 617-990-7314.

Inclusive Fitness Training

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave. offers an Inclusive Fitness Training program from 11 to 11:45 a.m., from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on most Tuesdays through April for $45 per session.

This one-on-one fitness program will offer accessible personal training for individuals of all abilities. You will work with Recreational Therapists who are Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainers to set goals to increase strength, endurance, balance, and any other fitness goals that you are looking to achieve.

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Indoor cycling

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave. offers Stationary Cycling from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays through April for $10 per session.

Stationary Cycling is an excellent way to maintain cardiovascular fitness in the winter months. Join other cyclists and Spaulding clinicians for a class environment workout that can be easily individualized to each person fitness level and goals. high level cyclists and beginners are welcome. Recumbent, upright, handcycles and stationary trainers provided. Clinicians at each session will be available to assist with set up, fitting and transfers.

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Upper Body Pump

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave. will offer Upper Body Pump from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on select days through April for $10 per class.

This strength and conditioning program is for individuals who wish to carry out a group-based exercise program targeting strength and conditioning of the upper body. Taught at an intermediate level and designed as a circuit training class with stations for arm strengthening, core training, and aerobic endurance training. Exercises can be performed sitting or standing. Some help with set up will be available, but participants must be able to complete exercises on their own or bring someone to assist during class.

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Chair yoga

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave. offers chair yoga from 11 a.m. to noon on most Thursdays for $5 per session/free to veterans.

Learn and practice gentle yoga poses and appropriately adapted variations in a safe, supportive environment with experienced yoga instructors while sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and coordination through yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindfulness to enhance physical and mental well-being.

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Disaster relief donations

The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South.

All proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative costs. Checks may be made out to Charlestown Lions Club – LCIF and sent to: P.O. Box 290474, Charlestown, MA 02129.

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BTU homework help

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K- 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May 28 at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

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Marine museum

The Boston Marine Society at Building No. 32, Charlestown Navy Yard, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

The society hosts a large collection of art and artifacts depicting maritime history and life on the sea, as well as a research library, detailing the history of sailing and marine commerce and the history of one of the oldest and most important ports in the country.

Its website includes selected objects from its collection and the history of the organization. Visit or call 617-242-0522 for more information.