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Traveling tide pools

 

Educators from the New England Aquarium will visit the BCYF Paris St. Community Center, 112 Parish St., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

 

Kids can see and touch hermit crabs, snails, clams, oysters, sea stars and more and learn all about these creatures found in local New England waters. Admission is free.

 

For more information, call 617-9783-0281 or visit communityprograms@neaq.org.

 

Wabi-Sabi art tradition

 

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is presenting a new exhibition of works, “Wabi- Sabi” from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

 

Artists Christine Palamidessi and Bo Petran have stirred the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. The results are flowing, visual umami tempered with classical beauty, existential grace and two Zen gardens.

 

Advanced art students of East Boston High School made 108 leaves for the exhibit. The leaves are suspended from bamboo poles, which hang from gallery ceiling.

 

Visit www.atlanticworks.org for more information.

 

Citizenship information

 

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a free USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.

 

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will give general information on immigration issues such as naturalization and citizenship, eligibility requirements, permanent residency, filing procedures, avoiding scams and finding low cost and safe advice. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement and Boston Public Library.

 

Call 617-565-9430 for more information.

 

Cooking for babysitters

 

Debbie Alsebai will offer a free class “Cooking for Babysitters” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

 

Debbie from Kidz Cooking will teach kids how to cook some healthy and delicious meals perfect to prepare when babysitting. This class is for kids in grades 6 to 12. Space is limited; call 617-569-0271 or see a librarian to sign up.

 

Tax help

 

ABCD: East Boston APC, 21 Meridan St., and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, 143 Border St., are hosting free tax clinics now through 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.

 

Call for an appointment: ABCD at 617-567- 8857 or NOAH at 617-567-5882. The free tax preparation is offered in partnership with the Boston Tax Help Coalition.

 

Further information can be found at www.bostontaxhelp.org.

 

Homework help

 

Free homework help is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

 

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University’s Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of- School Time program.

 

Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-569-0271 for further information.

 

Fun at the library

 

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during March.

 

Caregivers must accompany children to these programs.

 

For more details, call 617-569-0271.