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Herbal medicine workshop

The Chinatown Branch Library, 2 Boylston St., will host “Do It Yourself Chinese Herbal Medicine” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Dr. De-Guang He, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and Qigong master, will introduce Chinese herbal medicines. These herbs have been used in Asian cultures for more than 5,000 years. The fundamental idea of living in harmony with nature and the environment is the basis for the use of Chinese herbs as well as the traditional Chinese approach to health. Knowledge of the healing power of herbal remedies is often passed down from generation to generation, and today represents one of China’s great gifts to mankind. Admission is free. Call 617-807-8176 for further details.

The First Amendment

The Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., will host “The First Amendment: From Hate Speech to Fake News – What is Protected by the Constitution?” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Attendees will look at the history of the First Amendment, and how freedom and regulation of speech have developed through the modern age. An overview of issues on the national scale will be followed by a Massachusetts-specific focus. This panel discussion will be moderated by Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. This free program is part of the series “The Constitution is For You: A Series of Conversations” co-presented by Old South Meeting House and the ACLU of Massachusetts Registration is requested for this free program, online at www.osmh.org or by calling 617-482-6439.

New art exhibition

The Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd., will host the newest exhibition “PRIED” from April 25 through June 30. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. The exhibition highlights LGBTQI-plus individuals who create works that may or may not be made based around the image of a queer person just as any other maker is not limited to creating works about their own identity. This exhibition highlights the hands, minds and voices of LGBTQI-plus artists in the greater Boston area and beyond, while also challenging the viewers and craft connoisseurs who seek it out. The opening and exhibition are free but reservations are recommended. Call 617-266-1810 or visit www.societyofcrafts.org  for more information.

Healthy Kids Day

The Wang YMCA at 8 Oak St. West will host a Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Kids can enjoy fun games, crafts, Chinese dance performances, a magic show, kids’ yoga, an obstacle course, kids’ Zumba, snacks and activities that promote health and wellbeing. Admission is free. Call 617-426-2237 or visit www.ymcaboston.org for more information.

Art association at City Hall

Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, is hosting new exhibitions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. The Scollay Square gallery will display the Hyde Park Art Association’s 30th annual exhibition from April 27 until May 10. The exhibition features a broad range of art, including photography, watercolor, oil paintings and sculpture. The Hyde Park Art Association is a nonprofit organization that believes that art is a necessary part of human life and they conduct programs that make art readily available in the neighborhood. “We Need the Storm,” paintings by Matt Brackett, are on display in the Mayor’s Gallery until May 31. Brackett’s paintings combine ice-locked landscapes and quotations of American leaders, philosophers and activists. For more information, visit www.cityofboston.gov/arts/visual/galleries.