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Music for kids

 Little Groove will present a fun, free musical morning for children at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. Toddlers and preschoolers can sing, move, play instruments and more with staff from Little Groove. Caregivers must accompany children. Call 617-227-8135 for further information.

Lantern ceremony

The 244th annual lantern ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Old North Church, 193 Salem St. A fundraising reception with food, drinks and history will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony at 7 p.m. The church will host the annual ceremony that commemorates Robert Newman’s lighting of two lanterns in the steeple on April 18, 1775, that signaled the beginning of Paul Revere’s ride to Lexington and the start of the American Revolution. This colorful ceremony will include a special performance by the First Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, a reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride” and a recitation of Revere’s personal account of his historic ride. Members of the colonial militia and the Color Guard from the USS Constitution will take part. Attorney General Maura Healey will be the keynote speaker. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “Community and Courage.” General admission is $40 by ticket only, as space is limited. Tickets to the pre-ceremony reception and ceremony are $300. Proceeds will help the Old North Foundation continue to offer historical tours and educational programs at this historic site. For more information, call 617-523-6676 or visit

Movie and discussion

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will welcome author David Blair in a free talk and film screening from 5 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Blair’s new book of essays “Walk Around” discusses Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film “Mean Streets” as a poetic text and touchstone towards understanding urban geographies and as an introduction to personal art. He will join library film series curator Barry Marshall in introducing the movie with a reading from his entertaining work about watching “Mean Streets” in Pittsburgh. For further information, visit or call 617-227-8135.

Fife and drums

The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, will present a concert of music by David Vose and Sue Walko from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Vose and Walko will perform music that accompanied colonists as they marched, danced, wooed their sweethearts and waged war, providing insight into each selection as they perform. Admission is free with museum admission. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times. Visit or call 617- 523-2338 for further information.