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Read across the USA

Children’s entertainer Judy Pancoast will be the guest performer from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St. Kids can make their way out from Maine across the U.S. on a road trip that includes upbeat songs, interaction, dancing and a great geography lesson. Pancoast will engage children in a musical literary adventure taking them from “Make Way for Ducklings” in Boston, to “Balto” in Alaska and everywhere in between. Groups should e-mail to register. Families will be admitted on a first come, first served basis the day of the program. Call 617-569-0271 for more details.

Senior social club

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a senior social club from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Patrons can make new friends and meet old ones over a cup of coffee, snacks and fun activities, such as film screenings, games, dancing or a book discussion. Call 617-569-0271 for further details.

Healthy Kids Day

The East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen St., will host a Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27. Festivities will local high school students leading workouts, visits from members of the fire and police departments, bouncy house, snacks and much more. The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, the Department of Parks and Recreation, East Boston Farm Stand and the East Boston YMCA Summer Camp will staff information tables. Admission is free. Call 617-569-9622 or visit for more information.

Two artists to display

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is displaying “Clutter” and “There’s no reason to think…” now through April 27. In the exhibition, “Clutter,” Melissa Shook displays archival color prints taken of various areas in her apartment. On each, she’s written the names and sometimes the significance of the objects – piles of paper, cameras and cases, books, dozens of pens for writing on self-portraits, pill bottles, clothes and shoes, pots and pans and more. In “There’s no reason to think…,” artist Walter Kopek takes conceptual works in which he breaks letters into parts and reassembles them to create new words and phrases. He invites the viewer to notice what’s left out of a message – or what’s implied. In addition to his word-based art, Kopec will be showing recent abstract paintings and sculpture. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. Visit for more information.

Pet clinic

The City of Boston and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a dog licensing and low cost rabies vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Pino Community Center, 86 Boardman St. Pets must be held by a person, ages 18 years or older. Cats must be in a vari-kennel or similar pet carrier. Pets will get a three-year rabies vaccine if owners can show written proof that the last vaccine was given 9 to 12 months prior to the clinic date or that the pet has had a three-year rabies vaccine at any point in the past. The vaccine fee is $5, $2 for senior owners. Dog license fee is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $30 for intact male/females. Call 617-635-5348 or visit for more details.

Music walk fundraiser

Zumix will host the 16th annual Walk for Music fundraiser from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, meeting at the Zumix Firehouse, 260 Sumner St. Registration will be from 12:30 p.m. and the walk and celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. and the route will take walkers through three of East Boston’s green spaces – the East Boston Greenway, Piers Park and Bremen Street Park. The route will end in Piers Park on the Boston Harbor waterfront with a concert at 3 p.m. featuring Zumix youth participants. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to play during the walk. The registration fee is $5 per family. Participants who raise $25 or more will receive a free T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to set a goal of $100 or more (youth) or $200 or more (adults). All pledges will benefit the award-winning programs of Zumix. Email  or call 617- 568-9777, ext. 102 to register or for more information.