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Memorial Day service

The 50th annual Memorial Day service will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28 at the Gardens at Gethsemane, 670 Baker St., West Roxbury.

The ceremony will feature speeches by local community leaders, the firing of the volleys, playing of taps and a wreath-laying ceremony.

A full complimentary breakfast will be served following the service.

For more information, call 617-325-0186 or visit

Open mic, folk concert

A Roslindale open mic will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at the Boston School of English, 814 South St.

Musical performances will begin at 7 p.m. Folk musicians David Jackson and King Yee will perform at 8:30 p.m.

This is a family-friendly event, and donations for the guest performers are encouraged. A potluck supper will be served.

Visit for more information.

Coffee hour

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks and Recreation Department will host the 20th annual neighborhood coffee hours from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St., Hyde Park.

Residents will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats from Dunkin’ Donuts and Whole Foods Market while they discuss open space and recreational needs with the mayor.

There will be prizes, including gift certificates, swan boat rides, free downtown parking and gift baskets. Attendees will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses.

Call 617-635-4505 for more information.

Family concert

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble will present a family concert “Songs in Brilliant Hues” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave.

In the same way that artists create scenes with shapes and colors, composers paint pictures with sound. This colorful, creative afternoon of fantasy, memory and landscapes near and far, will feature chamber music by Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, Joan Tower and others.

An instrument petting zoo and demonstration will follow the performance, where children will be able to handle and play orchestral instruments as guided by members of the ensemble.

For more details on this free concert, visit or call 617-361- 2524.

Gardening basics

The Food Project will host a garden basics workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2 at the Dudley Greenhouse, 11 Brook Ave., Roxbury.

Attendees will learn some basic techniques for gardening in a raised bed garden and other small spaces. They will create a garden map, learn the square foot method and try some hands-on gardening techniques. Nataka Crayton-Walker, professional gardener/farmer, and youth from The Food Project will lead the free workshop as part of the “Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well 2018” workshop series.

For more information, visit

Nature photography

A nature photography series will be held  from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, June 2, 9 and 16 at Mass. Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St.

Local photographer Steve McGrath will lead a series of three photography workshops. All abilities and equipment are welcome. Camera phones are the exception and will not suffice
Arnold Arboretum is co-sponsoring this program.

Session 1 will cover up close photography, session 2 will look at panoramic photography and session 3 will feature garden photography.

Admission is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

Visit or call 617- 893-8500 to register and for more information.

Road race

The 25th annual Corrib Classic 5K Road Race will be held at noon on Sunday, June 3 at Billings Field, LaGrange Street, West Roxbury.

This popular race will host an average of 1,600 runners and 150 volunteers, with even  more attending the post-race cookout and celebration at Billings Field. The Corrib Charitable Trust has donated more than $1 million to Parkway charities.

The Kids’ Fun Run takes place at 10 a.m. The kids’ race is free for boys and girls between the ages of 4 to 12. Fun Run applications are available at the YMCA, the Cooperative  Bank branches or the Corrib Pub. Kids can also register on the day of the race.

Comprehensive information on the race, post-race cookout and activities, and volunteer opportunities is available at or by calling 401-724-5944.

Farmers’ market kickoff

The Roslindale Farmers’ Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays from June 2 to Nov. 17 in the refurbished Adams Park.

With more than 30 vendors, including six local produce farmers, two farms featuring locally raised meat, cheese and fresh eggs, locally baked breads and goodies, and an array of other specialty food and craft vendors, this year’s market also brings music and children’s entertainment to Roslindale Village every Saturday.

Free parking is available.

For more information, visit