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Bird walk


Mass. Audubon’s Boston Nature Center at 500 Walk Hill St. will host a winter bird walk from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.


Participants will see resident birds at a unique urban habitat. Local bird enthusiasts will lead the walk and help find and identify birds through field marks, sounds and behaviors. Birders of all levels are welcome on this gently paced walk. Binoculars will be provided, if needed. Pre-registration is encouraged.


Register online at or by calling 617-983-8500.


Youth symphony to perform


The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Intensive Community Program will host a free program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.


Students from BYSO’s Chamber Music Program will bring an educational and interactive music performance, in collaboration with the Boston Public Library.


Registration is suggested for this free concert, online at


Maple sugaring


A program on the classic New England tradition of maple sugaring will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St.


Attendees will tap, collect and boil down sap from the maple trees, learn about the different techniques and equipment used across New England and why sugar maples are unique. They will also delve into the history of maple sugaring and discuss the current state of maple sugaring all while enjoying a tasty treat. The program is suitable for children, ages 4 to 18.


Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.


Call 617-983-8500 or register online at


Folk, open mic


A Roslindale open mic will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Hwy.


Musical performances will begin at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., jazz duo Roberto Mighty and Kathryn Howell will perform standards and originals with a distinctive blend of guitar, vocals, bass, ukulele and occasionally spoken word.


Chris Toto Zaremba will open the evening with a mini-set at 8:45 p.m.


This is a family-friendly event, and donations for the guest performers are encouraged. A potluck supper will be served.


Visit for more information.


Reading series


Rozzie Reads will host a free literary reading series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Roslindale House, 120 Polar St.


Gloria Mindock and Dzvinia Orlowsky will read from their works, followed by an open mic. A reception with refreshments and a chance to chat with the writers will follow.


Email or visit for more information.


King tribute


In celebration of Black History Month, the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert featuring the Boston Children’s Chorus will be repeated at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury.


In “She Persisted,” the chorus will tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement’s hidden women, from Coretta Scott King to Jo Ann Robinson of the Women’s Political Council of Montgomery. The concert will bring to light and celebrate the women who persisted and dreamed for a more just world. It will feature the Premier Choir, Young Men’s Ensemble, Central Intermediate Advanced and Roxbury Training.


The concert is “pay what you can.”


Further information is available at or by calling 617-778-2242.


Broadway musical


Riverside Theatre Works, 45 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park will present the musical “All Shook Up” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays from March 1 to 10.


Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, the musical takes the audience on a journey to a square little town in 1955, when a guitar-playing young man rides in to change everything and everyone he meets.


Tickets are $33 general admission and $27 seniors and students.


Further information is available by calling 866-811-4111 or online at