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CHARLESTOWN/NAVY YARD

Bubbles and ballroom

The community is invited to “Bubbles and Ballroom,” a dance party with Supershag, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the studio, 42 Eighth St. The evening will include a beginner dance lesson and professional shows. A swing and salsa class will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the dance party beginning at 8:15 p.m. All experience levels are welcome and no partner is required. RSVP to info@friendscny.org. For more information, visit www.friendscny.org or call 781-894-7424.

Colonial women merchants

The Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., will present a talk, “She-Merchants of Boston” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. A National Park ranger will introduce sisters Elizabeth and Ame Cuming, entrepreneurs of the 1760s who came to Boston from Concord to launch a fashionable shop for women, and what happened when they found themselves in the midst of Boston’s politics of rebellion against British authority. This free program is part of the National Parks of Boston outreach presentations. To learn more, visit www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm or call 617-242-1248.

A look at body shaming

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., will present “A Survivor’s Guide to Body Shaming” with Katie Boyd at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 in the Mary L. Fifield Gallery. Lifestyle entrepreneur, media celebrity and author Boyd will reflect on her personal challenges in the worlds of beauty pageants, reality television and fitness training to eventually find a healthier and non-negotiable sense of purpose, mission and wellbeing. A Q and A will follow the interactive presentation. Admission is free. Visit www.bhcc.mass.edu or call 617-228- 2000 for more information.

Power of the teenage girl

Author and professor Lynne Byall Benson will be the guest speaker in “Nancy Drew and the Power of the Teenage Girl” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the Mary L. Fifield Gallery. Benson will discuss her recent book, “Moxie and Good Sense of Balance: Nancy Drew and the Power of the Teenage Girl.” She will show how the literary character Nancy Drew has pushed boundaries, solved mysteries and served as role of model for confident, independent young women for more than 80 years. Admission is free. Call 617-228-2000 or visit www.bhcc.mass.edu for more information.