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Astronomy and telescopes

 

The Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., will present “Astronomy and Telescopes’ from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.

 

Robert A. Gonsalves, professor of engineering at Tufts University, will show the universe as seen through the Hubble telescope. He will also discuss the design of telescopes over time, including the James Webb Space Telescope scheduled for launch in 2021.

 

A Q&A will follow this free program.

 

Call 617-242-1248 for further details.

 

Five artists

 

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown will display “Five Artists in Search of a Portrait” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 to 3 at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St.

 

The show is free and open to the public. On-and off-street parking will be available.

 

For more information, visit www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com or call 617-241- 0130.

 

Quilt exhibition

 

In honor of Black History Month, Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., is displaying a new exhibit “Call of the Ancestors,” now through Feb. 28 in the Library and Learning Commons E300.

 

The exhibit hosts richly textured fiber art quilts by local artist and educator Susan Thompson that celebrate the connections between community, spirituality, history and other shared cultural experience.

 

This free exhibit is open to the public.

 

Call 617-228-2000 or visit www.bhcc.mass.edu for further information.

 

Ship model show

 

“Masters of Miniatures,” the 40th annual Model Shipwright Guild show, is being held now 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.

 

Afrofuturism

 

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., is hosting an exhibit in honor of Black History Month, now through Feb. 28 in the second floor corridor, E-Building and Library and Learning Commons E300.

 

This is a special display of books from the BHCC collection that illuminate the history and the future with regards to the intersection of African Diaspora culture and technology, curated by Lena Gluck.

 

This free exhibit is open to the public.

 

Call 617-228-2000 or visit www.bhcc.mass.edu for further information.

 

Revolutionary moments

 

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., is displaying “Revolutionary Moments: Art, the Word and Social Action,” works by Robin M. Chandler, now to June 14 at the Mary L. Fifield Gallery.

 

For the last decade Dr. Chandler has experimented with multimedia applications and digital technology to explore studio production and 2 and 3-D projects.

 

As a collage artist, she uses sketches, hand cut ‘drawings’, photographs, digitized images and handmade papers to construct traditional and digital collage works, some large scale.

 

She has produced several series with seven or nine works in each series such as “The Seven Valleys,” a meditation on spiritual journeying produced in France in 2009, the “Peace Series,” a set of nine collages that demonstrated humanity’s evolution in the stages of peace and war, and the “Stone Tablets” series.

 

Her themes cover broad global issues of peace making, the meaning of freedom and trans-cultural heritage and identity.

 

The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Call 617-228-2093 or visit www.bhcc.mass.edu for more information.

 

Tax help

 

Charlestown Works, 76 Monument St., is hosting free tax clinics now until April 13.

 

Taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 can have their taxes prepared and claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

The free tax preparation is offered in partnership with the Boston Tax Help Coalition.

 

Further information can be found at http://www.bostontaxhelp.org or by calling 617-635-5221.

 

Call for artists

 

The Artists Group of Charlestown is calling for artists for the annual spring art exhibition to be held from April 5 through 7.

 

The deadline for submissions is March 29.

 

Send an email to stovefactorygallery@gmail.com for further information and an application.

 

Food pantry requests

 

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of boxes of cereal, beef stew and soup for a hot meal 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.