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Call for artists The Artists Group of Charlestown is calling for artists for the annual spring art exhibition to be held from April 5 to 7. The deadline for submissions is March 29. Send an email to stovefactorygallery@gmail.com for further information and an application.

 

Artists’ flea market

 

The StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St., will present the greatest artists’ flea market ever from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.

 

The market will feature artists’ supplies, artwork, gadgets and more. Spaces are available for $30 per space, first come, first served. T

 

his free event is open to the public.

 

Further information can be found at www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.

 

Food pantry requests

 

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal and small bags of rice, two items that empty the shelves fast. 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.

 

Ship model show

 

“Masters of Miniatures,” the 40th annual Model Shipwright Guild show, will be held from Saturday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, March 22 at the USS Constitution Museum, Building 12, Charlestown Navy Yard.

 

More than 50 different ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display. There will be a variety of reproductions of War of 1812 vessels, modern ships and ships-in-bottles. Modelers have masterfully captured the richness of maritime history in miniature.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to view the prize-winning models from the last five years, partake in family activities including a scavenger hunt, learn how to get a ship into a bottle, observe a model ship restoration every Wednesday, and much more.

 

Volunteers from the USS Constitution Shipwright Guild will be on hand for visitors to watch them in action and ask questions.

 

Admission to the museum and exhibit is free with donations welcome.

 

Further information can be found at www.constitution-modelshipwrights.org.

 

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.

 

Send an email to Towniemoe@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

Visit www.nps.gov/boston or call 617-242- 5601 for more details.

 

Ironsides’ winter hours

 

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, offers tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.

 

It will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Verbal presentations will be given on the ship and will kick off every 15 minutes.

 

Admission is free.

 

For more information, call 617-242-7511 or visit www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution.