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Irish dancing

The Greene-O’Leary School of Irish Dancers will present a special program for St. Patrick’s Day at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Stephen Smith Center, John F. Kennedy Library, Columbia Point. Exuberant dancers will demonstrate athleticism, skill and poise while presenting traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance. Reservations are required for this free program and can be made by calling 617-514- 1646 or by sending an email to JFKcelebrate@nara.gov. Adults must accompany children. Further information can be found at www.jfklibrary.org or 617-514-1646.

Citizenship information

The Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave., will host a free USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9. 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.

Boston in the Revolution

The Dorchester Historical Society at the William Clapp House, 195 Boston St., will welcome author Brooke Barbier in a free talk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Between 1775 and 1776, Boston was a town under siege and the heightened tension made life unstable and frightening for all – Loyalists, rebels and British soldiers alike. Barbier, the author of “Boston in the American Revolution: A Town versus an Empire,” will look at what led to the siege, what life was like during those months and how Boston was liberated on March 17, 1776, known as Evacuation Day. Admission is free. For more information, call 617-293-3052 or visit www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org.

Pathways to residency

Attorney Norah Alaraifi Softic of Catholic Charities will be the guest speaker in a free program “Know Your Rights: Interacting with ICE and Pathways to Residency” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Uphams Corner Branch Library, 500 Columbia Road Softic discuss how to exercise rights if approached by immigration enforcement. She will also explain the different avenues to obtaining legal permanent resident status. A Q&A will follow the program. Call 617-265-0139 for further information.

Starring Gene Kelly

The Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond St., will screen starring iconic song and dance man Gene Kelley from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during March. Featured will be the MGM musical “Brigadoon” with Cyd Charisse on March 15; the courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind” costarring Spencer Tracey and Frederic March on March 22 and the musical “The Pirate” with Judy Garland on March 29. Admission is free. For more details, call 617-298-7841.

Children’s chorus

The Boston Children’s Chorus will host the 11th annual “Celebrating Families’ Voices” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Strand Theatre, 453 Columbia Road. Choirs performing will include the Central Intermediate Advanced Choir, Central Intermediate Choir, Central Training Choir, Dorchester Advanced Training Choir, Dorchester Intermediate Choir, Roxbury Training Choir, South Boston Training Choir and West End House Training Choir. Tickets are $15. Further information is available at www.bostonchildrenschorus.org or by calling 617-778-2242.

Gala fundraiser

The Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association will host the Red Ribbon Gala and Scholarship Awards at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Venezia Waterfront, 20 Ericsson St. Festivities will include a reception, delicious three-course dinner, dancing to live music and an auction. The Red Ribbon Gala and Scholarship Awards recognizes those who have been strong advocates in the fight against sickle cell disease and the presentation of scholarship awards to two deserving students who are living with sickle cell disease and are currently in high school or attending a college of their choice. Tickets are $65. Call 617-825-4595 or visit www.gbscda.org to purchase tickets and for more details.