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Music for winds

The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society will present “High Winds of the BSO” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at historic Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market St. The program will include Vivaldi’s “Piccolo Concerto” with soloist Cynthia Meyers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Molter’s “Clarinet Concerto” with clarinetist Thomas Martin; “Duettino Piccolino (Variations on a Theme by Mozart)” by Lipsitt, a duet by Meyers and Martin; and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 49 (La passione).” Tickets range from $20 to $70. Visit www.bbbsociety.org or by call 617- 423-3883 for more information.

Climate resiliency

The City of Boston will host a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at Pilot House, 32 Atlantic Ave. The meeting will discuss the latest project the Climate Ready plans for the North End and Downtown to prevent future coastal flooding due to climate change. District-level planning for Climate Ready Boston, an initiative to prepare Boston for the long-term impacts of climate change and rising sea levels, has already begun in East Boston, Charlestown and South Boston. Projects in the North End will likely include new designs for Christopher Columbus Park, Langone and Puopolo Parks and Sargent’s Wharf. This open house will be an open poster session for attendees to learn about the projects, talk to experts and provide feedback. RSVP to http://www.boston.gov/calendar/climate-ready-downtown-and-north-end-open-house.

String quartet at the library

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with the Boston Public Library will present the MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts in Communities) Concert Series from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. MOSAIC concerts are free, fun and educational musical experiences for everyone. Each session includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians and a chance to try to play these instruments in the instrument petting zoo. This week will feature a string quartet. Further information can be found at www.bostonphil.org or by calling 617-227- 8135.

New England quilts

The Old North Foundation and the New England Quilt Museum will welcome Pamela Weeks exploring “Quilts for the Cause: Community Actions” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the church, 193 Salem St. “Quilts for the Cause” include those used to promote social issues such as anti-slavery or Prohibition and for charitable or patriotic purposes, including quilts made in time of war. Following the talk there will be a reception and community conversation with Weeks and Sue Bleiweiss of Threads of Resistance for a discussion on the parallels between the communal and activist nature of quilting in the 19th century and quilting today. The newest exhibition in Patriots Corner “Piece-ful Voices,” will be on view in March in honor of Women’s History Month. Separate registration is required for this reception. Donations would be welcome. Registration is required for this free program, online at www.oldnorth.com or by calling 617-858-8231.

St. Patrick’s Day party

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day party at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the 1 Michelangelo St. location. Admission is free. Call 617-523-8125 for more details.

Hollywood blacklist

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen films made by blacklisted Hollywood directors and writers from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during March and April. Featured will be the war story “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” by screenwriter Dalton Trumbo on March 15; the romantic comedy “Roman Holiday,” also by Trumbo, on March 22; the Oscar-winning “A Place in the Sun” written by screenwriter Michael Wilson on March 29 and the Oscar-winning “Bridge on the River Kwai,” also by Wilson, on April 5. Admission is free. For more details, call 617-227-8135.

Boston Ballet story time

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will offer story time with the Boston Ballet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18. Children and families are welcome to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Boston Ballet faculty dance educators will lead the program, which is for children age 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision. Call 617-227-8135 for further information.