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Community suppers

The Grace Church Federated, 760 Saratoga St. hosts a monthly community supper at 5 p.m. on the last Saturday. It’s free and open to all.

For more information, visit or phone 617-569- 5358.

Oasis for birds walk

A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Jan. 4 and Jan. 18 at Belle Isle Marsh, recommended for adults and children, ages 10 and older, but all ages and experience levels are welcome.

The group will meet near the bulletin board at the main parking lot on Bennington Street. Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary on this family-friendly one-mile walk on easy terrain. The group will look for Snowy Owls and other raptors, native sparrows, finches and waterfowl. Bring your binoculars and/or spotting scopes if you have them. A spotting scope will also be available for viewing.

Call 978-937-2094, ext. 121 one hour before the start time in case of inclement weather.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Visit or call 781- 656-1485 for more details.


The Boston Parks and Recreation will host a family-friendly Yoga class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 6 p.m. on Mondays from Jan. 6 through April 27 at the BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Park St.

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India that releases stress and increases your energy. Instructors will provide flow movement for all abilities.

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

‘Boston BIG Bring-A-Friend’

Interested in standing up with your neighbors to defend the potential of kids of Boston? Already an East Boston Big and looking to meet others? Ever think about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister but need to learn more?

The “Boston BIG Bring-A-Friend, or Two, or Three, Social” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the ReelHouse, 6 New St.

Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while networking, having fun, and supporting the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Visit Michael Wright with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts on to learn more.

One Night Band – a ZUMiX benefit concert

One Night Band – a benefit concert for ZUMiX will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Sinclair, 52 Church St. in Cambridge.

The 40 musicians taking part in One Night Band represent a diverse cross section of what’s currently going on in Boston. They’ve got indie veterans, hip hop upstarts, metal giants, and everything in between who donate their time and talent for the day to help spread the word about ZUMiX. One of the best parts of One Night Band is having a ZUMiX ensemble of students open the show every year.

Visit to get your tickets ($15+) for one of the most unique and funnest family-friendly nights of the year.


Storytime will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Storytime features books, songs, movement and a craft for children, ages one through five accompanied by an adult.

Visit for other information.

MOAR meeting

The MOAR East Boston meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the North Suffix Mental Health Association, 14 Porter St.

The mission of MOAR – Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery – is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.

For more information, visit