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Hardy Perennials Lunch and Carol Sing

Join the Hardy Perennials, a group of Trinity parishioners and friends, ages 59 and older, on the second Thursday of the month for fellowship, study, reflection, prayer and education.

After attending the 12:10 p.m. Eucharist in the Chapel (206 Clarendon St.), they gather for soup and bread. All are welcome to bring other items to share as well.

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Boston Ballet School Open Studio Week

Join the Boston Ballet School for Open Studio Week, Jan. 10 through Jan. 16.

Children, 16 months to age 7, are invited to experience a free class led by professional faculty and learn about Boston Ballets School’s expertly designed curriculum. Reregistration is required and space is allocated on a first come-first served basis.

Students, ages 8 through 18, interested in joining the Classical Ballet Program for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend a placement class from 3 to 4:30 on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Boston Ballet Studios are located at 19 Clarendon St.

There are also Boston Ballet studios in North Shore and Newton.

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‘Slaughter in the Speakeasy’

The ‘20s are back! Everyone is a suspect, including you!

Join the Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury St. for a 1920s-themed, interactive murder mystery dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

Everyone who is anyone in the 1920s (especially the literary scene) will be in Trident’s café, transformed into a Speakeasy for the evening. Costumes highly recommended.

Visit for tickets ($25) and other information.

Bach Institute

The Bach Institute will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 4 through Jan. 18 at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St.

Collaboration among Emmanuel Music, Oberlin College and Winsor Music, it promotes undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals from all over the world with the opportunity to explore and perform Bach cantata arias.

These rehearsals will be followed by a brown bag lunch (bring your own) and discussion.

Sunday Bach Cantatas will be held at the 10 a.m. service on the Sundays following the rehearsals.

Conversations with Bach scholar Christoph Wolff will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9.

An evening of Bach Arias and Cantata BMW 116 conducted by Ryan Turner will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

All rehearsals and cantatas are free at attend.

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‘Building Your Genealogical Skills’

A three-session workshop, “Building Your Genealogical Skills,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11, Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 at the American Ancestors Research Center, 99-101 Newbury St.

Take your research skills to the next level. Whether you are new to genealogy, want to refresh your skills, or learn best practices this course will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research.

Among the topics included are how to record your findings, strategies for analyzing records, and online research. Each class includes skill-building exercises to help students apply their new found knowledge.

Visit to register ($75).

Co|So New Members Show opening reception

An opening reception for the New Members Show will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Copley Society of Arts, 158 Newbury St.

The 15 newly accepted members into the gallery in 2019 will represent a great diversity of styles, media and techniques.

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‘Jane Anonymous’ author talk

Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury St. will present an author talk from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz will return with Jane Anonymous, a gripping tale of a seventeen-year-old girl’s kidnapping and her struggle to fit back into her life after she escapes. Laurie will be in conversation with YA author, Rebecca Podos.

Visit for other details, including authors and book information.