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Model railroad museum


The Bay State Model Railroad Museum will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3 at 760 South St., Roslindale.


The museum features three large operating model railroads: “N” scale; “HO” scale, (including narrow gauge); “O” scale, (including trolley cars). These railroads have been featured in national model train publications and provide views of past and present railroading throughout North America. The exhibit is on the second floor of building.


Admission is $5 adults; $3 children, ages 5 to 12; free for children younger than 5.


For more information, call 617-327-4341 or visit


Urban animals


Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., will offer a family-friendly program on animals in Boston from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 3.


The BNC is home to a wide variety of urban animals, from deer and foxes to owls and weasels. Families can learn about how these animals are adapted to live in urban areas, and explore the trails looking for signs of their presence.


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


Call 617-983-8500 or visit for more information and to register.


Beethoven and Borodin


The Parkway Concert Orchestra will continue its 74th season with “Beethoven and Borodin” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at Holy Name Parish Upper Church, 1689 Centre St., West Roxbury.


Guest conductor Thomas Kociela will conduct a lively program including “Evening Prayer” from “Hansel and Gretel,” Beethoven’s “Coriolanus Overture,” Borodin’s “Symphony No. 3 (Unfinished),” music from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Ballade” from “Karelia Suite” by Sibelius. The program will also feature the Holy Name Children’s Choir performing “Dona Nobis Pacem.”


During intermission, the audience will have a chance to meet and learn about the orchestra instruments at an instrument petting zoo. Concert admission is free. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.


For more information, please call 617-792- 4277 or visit


Backyard birding


Mass. Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St. will host a backyard birding program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.


Winter is a wonderful time to observe and appreciate the birds that live in Boston’s urban habitat, such as chickadees, red cardinals and dark-eyed juncos. Families will learn how to use binoculars, go on a bird hike and create some seed and fruit art for the birds to enjoy. Binoculars will be provided if needed.


Pre-registration is encouraged. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.


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


Community concert


MusiConnects will host a Community Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the Mattahunt Community Center, `00 Hebron St., Mattapan.


Resident musicians and renowned pianist Joy Cline Phinney will present a quintet performance. The musicians will explore the range of the piano quintets as an ensemble with music for piano and strings by Shostakovich, Dvorak and Brahms.


Admission is free. Call 617-522-0043 or visit for further details.


Poetry and hip hop


The Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave., will offer a free workshop for teens “Poetry vs. Hip Hop: Choose Your Words” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during March.


Teens ages 13 to 18 can explore poetry through songs and lyrics, write their own songs, listen to their favorites and jump into the differences and similarities between poetry and hip hop. GrubStreet Writing Center will host this fun and interactive class. Snacks, notebooks and pens will be provided. Writers of all levels are welcome. Call 617-298-9218 for more details.