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Maritime festival

 

The USS Constitution Museum, Building 12, Charlestown Navy Yard, will host the Lego Maritime Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24.

 

Families can head to the museum to build their own ships with Lego and Duplo bricks. A pile of colorful bricks can become an aircraft carrier – or USS Constitution. The nautical fun continues with a “Float Your Boat” Lego challenge, “Picture Yourself” Lego selfie masks, a scavenger hunt through the “Masters of Miniature” exhibit and much more.

 

If your family no longer plays with Lego or Duplo bricks, the museum would welcome donations. All ages are welcome and admission is by donation. Groups larger than 10 should call 617-426-1812, ext. 146, for a reservation.

 

Visit www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org or call 617-426-1812 for further information.

 

Spoken word and visual art

 

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., will present an evening of spoken word and visual art at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Room A300.

 

Guest artist Hakim Raquib and published poet and professor Enzo Surin will share their individual works that express the determination and resilience of the African American experience.

 

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

 

Artist talk

 

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., will welcome local artist, activist and author Janet Cormier in a free program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Library and Learning Commons. Cormier will participate in a discussion about living in Boston and talk about her process of making deeply personal works of art that reflect the complexity of the modern world, with associate professor Henry Allen Jr. and adjunct professor Brandy Brooks.

 

An exhibit of Cormier’s artwork is on view now through Feb. 28 in the Library and Learning Commons. This free exhibit is open to the public. It is presented as part of the college’s Black History Month programming.

 

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

 

African American history

 

In honor of Black History Month, Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., is hosting an exhibit on African American history makers 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 illuminates the history and contribution of Massachusetts abolitionists, curated by college librarian Svetlana Ordian.

 

This free exhibit is open to the public. Call 617-228-2000 or visit www.bhcc.mass.edu for further information.

 

Kids’ concert

 

The Charlestown Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will welcome “Toddlerbilly Riot!” with Matt Heaton at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

 

Children, ages two and older, will enjoy Heaton’s songs, a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a sense of humor and sincere sense of fun.

 

Admission is free. Call 617-242-1248 for further information.