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Compelling conversation

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., will welcome author Seng Ty in a “Compelling Conversation” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in auditorium room A300. Ty was born in Cambodia, the son of a respected physician. At age 13, he made his way alone to a refugee camp in Thailand. His story was featured in the TIME magazine article “Children of War,” and was read by a family in Amherst, who adopted him a year later. Now he is a citizen of the United States, a husband, a father and an educator in the Lowell public schools. Ty wrote “The Years of Zero – Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge” in 2014 to expand his message beyond the circle of his students in Lowell to people all over the world who need a little hope. Reservations are required for this free program, online at www.bhcc.mass.edu/speakers or by call 617-228-2000.

Independence Day lottery

The Commanding Officer and crew of USS Constitution invite the community to enter into the annual Independence Day Underway lottery for a unique opportunity to go aboard America’s Ship of State as she goes out into Boston Harbor on July 4. Entries must be received by midnight, May 15 and the drawing is scheduled for June 3. The 150 lottery winners will engage with active-duty sailors throughout the turnaround cruise to gain an understanding of the Navy’s enduring mission, learn of Constitution’s historic legacy and enjoy one of America’s finest cities from the sea. Each winner is allowed up to one additional guest. All passengers must be at least 8 years of age and be physically able to travel up and down steep ladder wells and stand for prolonged periods of time exposed to the environment, rain or shine. Attendees, age 18 and older, must possess a state or federally issued ID. Lottery entries are limited to one per household. Visit www.ussconstitution.org for further details.

Golf clinic

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will offer free indoor golf clinics for both beginners and experienced players from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays until April 30, at the Charlestown Boston Center for Youth and Families, 225 Medford St. The clinic series is six weeks long, with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. The first hour of each clinic is the junior session (ages 7 to 17), the second hour is the adult session (18 and up). There is a maximum of 25 people per session; all others will be placed on a waiting list. Equipment is provided, but attendees may bring their own clubs. Clinicians are highly qualified golf instructors. To register, call 617-635-5169.

Revolutionary moments

Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., is displaying “Revolutionary Moments: Art, the Word and Social Action,” works by Robin M. Chandler, now through June 14 at the Mary L. Fifield Gallery. For the last decade Dr. Chandler has experimented with multimedia applications and digital technology to explore studio production and 2 and 3-D projects. As a collage artist, she uses sketches, hand cut ‘drawings’, photographs, digitized images and handmade papers to construct traditional and digital collage works, some large scale. She has produced several series with seven or nine works in each series such as “The Seven Valleys,” a meditation on spiritual journeying produced in France in 2009, the “Peace Series,” a set of nine collages that demonstrated humanity’s evolution in the stages of peace and war, and the “Stone Tablets” series. Her themes cover broad global issues of peace making, the meaning of freedom and trans-cultural heritage and identity. The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 617-228-2093 or visit www.bhcc.edu for more information.

Food pantry requests

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of boxes of cereal, beef stew and soup for a hot meal and cans of coffee. Any donation on non-perishable foods would also be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St., The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call 617-990-7314.