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FOCUS ON EAST BOSTON: OPEN HOUSES, NOTES AND TRANSACTIONS
Cornhole tournament

The East Boston Athletic Association will host the second annual Cornhole Tournament from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Don Orione Function Hall, Gladstone Street entrance.

This is a bracket style tournament with cash prizes for the top four places. Each team is allowed two players, and must register in advance so that officials can keep track of attendees and make brackets in advance. Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar as well as raffles.

Proceeds will benefit the community programs of the EBAA.

Call 617-285-6901 or email ebathletic@gmail.com for more information.

Venezuelan harp

The Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McClellan Hgwy., will host Venezuelan harpist Eduardo Betancourt in concert from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

The concert celebrates the release of Betancourt’s original and innovative harp project “Ad Libitum.” With this innovative project he shows the versatility and the different facets of the harp. Using the new harps camacec and electric llanera, he explores new sonorities applied to traditional Venezuelan music giving a refreshing contemporary sound.

As part of the ArtWeek Spring 2018 there will be a pre-concert session with the artist to learn more about Venezuelan harp styles.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/venezuelan-harpisteduardo-betancourt-cd-release-concerttickets.

Visit www.veronicaroblesculturalcenter.org for further 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 28 at the Martin Pino Community Center, 80 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 threeyear 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 www.cityofboston.gov/animalcontrol for more details.

Music walk fundraiser

Zumix will host the 15th annual Walk for Music fundraiser from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 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 kdawson@zumix.org or call 617- 568-9777, ext. 102 to register or for more information.

Children’s Day

The community is invited to come to celebrate El Dia de NiƱo (Children’s Day) at Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McClellan Hgwy., from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

As part of the ArtWeek the center will be offering free art activities and mini dance workshops including folklorico and salsa for all.

Visit www.veronicaroblesculturalcenter.org for further information.

Nature walk

A free nature walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Belle Isle Marsh. Walkers will meet at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.

Sean Riley of the Department of Conservation and Recreation will lead the walk.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call for more details.