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Frog Pond skating

The Frog Pond on Boston Common is now open for skating. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit

‘Big Bird’s Adventure’

“Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky” will be presented on Jan. 5 at the Museum of Science.

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from “Sesame Street” and follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.

Enjoy the special showings in the Planetarium with softer volume, lights left up, and relaxed house rules. Timed tickets are required.

Visit for tickets and other information.

King’s Chapel Art & Architecture Tour

The King’s Chapel Art & Architecture Tour (58 Tremont St.) will be held at 10:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Guests will explore both floors of the sanctuary to discover the stories the building shares about its history focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King’s Chapel’s 332 year history.

For other information and tickets ($2 to $5), visit

Prayer Circle

A Prayer Circle is held at noon on Fridays at St. John’s Chapel at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St.

Everyone is welcome to come and pray, or be silent, and/or sit and talk for a while.

Visit for more information.

Yoga for Adults

A gentle yoga class for adults of all ages who prefer slow, low-impact exercises will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

Visit for other information.

Active Shooter/Violent Intruder Presentation

An Active Shooter/Violent Intruder Presentation by MassHire Department of Career Services will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Charles F. Hurley Building, 19 Staniford St., Minihan Hall, 6th floor.

This presentation is disseminated under the guidelines of the Department of Homeland Security and is the same training given by the Massachusetts State Police. Participants will learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of an Active Shooter situation. The knowledge gained from this presentation will be beneficial to you and your family should an unforeseen situation ever occur.

Visit to register.

The Con of Art: Documentaries

The Friends of the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St. will look into art fakes, frauds, and the merely questionable as they present The Con of the Art film series from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows:

“Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?” (Jan. 8); “My Kid Could Paint That” (Jan. 15); “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (Jan. 22); and “Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery” (Jan. 29).

Visit for other details.

Tony Luong: Capturing Everyday Moments

Tony Luong, a Boston-based photographer, will be at Upstatement, 137 Portland St. (4th Floor) from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 to discuss how his photographic practice and personal vision of the everyday applies to his editorial and commercial projects.

Mundane and banal subject matter excite him the most, as they provide an opportunity to make the ordinary extraordinary.

His work relies on happenstance, while attempting to retain a sense of cohesive visual integrity.

Hang around after the talk for Q&A and drinks.

Go to to learn more.