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Watercolor Painting

The ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop for children, ages nine and up, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) on Sunday, June 9, at Allandale Woods, 19 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury. The workshops welcome artists of all skill levels to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces, with instruction and materials provided. For more information on this workshop and other programs ParkARTS, visit, call 617-635-4505 or email

ASD workshop

Has your child recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Boston Children’s Hospital offers a 90- minute workshop for parents and caregivers to connect with each other and to learn more about your child’s diagnosis, including: common recommendations, therapies and services plus resources and tips. The next workshop is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. Others will follow: 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29 and Aug. 12; 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Oct. 3; 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 and 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The workshops are held at Boston Children’s Hospital Longwood Campus at 300 Longwood Ave. in the Byers Conference Room B (in the Enders Building, to the right of the main hospital emergency department entrance). For more information, call Kelly Federico at 617-355-5999. Parking validation is provided for the main Children’s Hospital parking garage.

‘A Night with Friends’

“A Night with Friends” is a fundraiser to support the Boys and Girls Club of Boston’s summer camp programs. The Friends Council’s 10th annual summer benefit party will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Hyatt Regency at 1 Ave de Lafayette. Join youth supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a celebratory evening with a silent auction, fun games, DJ dancing and a special performance by the Boys and Girls Club members. Proceeds will support affordable summer camp for 2,300 Boston and Chelsea youth. The Friends Council is a young philanthropy group that supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, contact Gena Ricciardi at For more information, including ticket prices, check on line at

Grilled Cheese Fundraiser

The Great Grilled Cheese Festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Adams Park in Roslindale and on Saturday, June 15 at St. Theresa’s Parish in West Roxbury. This fun, family fundraiser will include a variety of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches (cooked at the event), chips, drinks and dessert. Among the activities will be a clown or juggler, face painting, raffles and live music. For more information regarding this foodie-family, all you can eat fundraiser, contact Carol O’Connor at 617-323-0670 or email The Chefs Table Foundation provides scholarships to veterans and youth in need who have a passion for the culinary arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

‘Line to Freedom’

“Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative” will be held at First Church in Roxbury at 10 Putnam St. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 with a pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. In celebration of Juneteenth, Boston Lyric Opera and Castle of our Skins reprise this impactful concert series showcasing the lives and stories of legendary liberators through the music of opera. Paired with spoken word, art song, spirituals and history, these inspiring lives take center stage: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Marian Anderson, Roland Hayes, and Paul Robeson. Music of composers such as Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore will be featured. For more information, visit

Opioid Boot Camp

An Opioid Boot camp will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave. in Richards Hall, Room 236, presented by Students for Health Justice at NEU and the SCA. The Opioid Boot camp is an inter-disciplinary event that will engage students in healthcare, social work, law and public policy in the intricacies of policy and practice surrounding the opioid epidemic. The program will utilize case and problem-based scenarios, simulation and other teaching methods for an interactive day of learning and cooperativity.