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FOCUS ON SOUTH END/BAY VILLAGE

‘Just Cause’

 Laura Neill will share her work, “Just Cause,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Deane Hall at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St. Neill’s work in part of The Boston Project, SpeakEasy’s new work development initiative, which commissions and provides dramaturgical support for Boston-based playwrights to develop new plays that explore what it means to live in our great city today. To learn more at http://laurajneill.wixsite.com/home. For more information about The Boston Project, an initiative of Speakeasy, visit speakeasystage.com.

Free workouts

Free outdoor workouts and free fitness assessments will be presented by Personal Trainers Ja’ Furtado and Suhair Abualsaoud, creator of REVIVE Health and Fitness, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 and June 29 at Carter Field, 687 Columbus Ave. There will be a challenging, full body workout that will leave you feeling strong and revived. Two hour street parking and meter parking is available near the park. Healthy snacks and water will be provided. For more information, contact REVIVEinfoprogram@gmail.com.

‘I Give a Wag’

“I Give a Wag” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, 274 Southampton St. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness of the Dog Meat Trade in a non-graphic way and encourage participation in creating, organizing, funding and growing the “I Give a Wag” movement to curb this horrific practice. This event will take place at the same time as the yearly Yulin Dog Meat Festival is taking place in China. For more information about this event, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-give-a-wagtickets-62815402560. For more information about the Yulin Dog Festival, visit yulindogfestival.com To sign a petition to end China’s Dog Meat Festival, visit https://secure.humanesociety.org.

‘Into the Jungle’

Boston novelist and essayist Erica Ferencik will give a talk accompanied by a slide show about her month-long sojourn in the Peruvian Amazon where she researched her latest suspense novel, “Into the Jungle” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St. It’s Ferencik’s second book after “The River at Night” and describes a woman’s terrifying journey of survival in the Bolivian Amazon. Publishers Weekly called it a “ferocious fever dream of a thriller…Ferencik delivers an alternately terrifying and exhilarating tale.” Books will be available to borrow or purchase. For more information, visit bpl.bibliocomons.com or call 617-536-8241.

Rooftop Farm

Experience the intersection of food and health on a tour of Boston Medical Center’s rooftop farm, 750 Albany St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Learn about rooftop farming and green roofs, bee keeping and how Boston Medical Center utilizes their farm in multiple ways to improve the health of their community. Hosted by Boston Medical Center, Higher Ground Farm and Recover Green Roofs. The farm has two active beehives onsite so please use caution. Register to secure your spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-medical-center-rooftop-farm-tour-tickets-63395688210.

Social Knit Night

Third Piece Studio at 631 Tremont St. hosts Social Knit Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on select Fridays. They will meet during the summer on June 28, July 12 and 26 as well as Aug. 9 and 23. Social Knit Nights are a fun, social time for knitters of all levels to hang out with other knitters in the area. They coordinate drinks and snacks from time to time to enjoy while knitting and chatting. For more information, visit thirdpiece.com or email hello@thirdpiece.com or phone 857- 250-4908.

Introducing Makerfest

The More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore, 242 East Berkeley St., will be introducing Makerfest, a local market with a mission to empower young people and support small businesses from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Shop a curated selection of 15 local artisans and food makers alongside a selection of books at the bookstore. More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Contact Aida at events@mtwyouth.org or visitmywyouth.org.

Underground Block Party

The Undergound GetDown Block Party will culminate and celebrate the week’s installation of new murals at Underground Ink Block from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. The murals were created by local, national and international artists and curated by Street Theory. Underground at Ink Block is an eight-acre active urban park located beneath Rte. 93 between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods just steps from the Broadway T. This space includes a dog park, biking paths, world-class street art, curated retail, fitness, food and beverages, as well as other amenities. Underground at Ink Block is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit undergrundinkblock.com.