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Garden tour returns

Explore 12 gardens in the historic Charlestown neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Nestled behind stately brick facades and tidy clapboard homes, these gardens are hidden oases of beauty and calm. One such home on the tour abuts the historic Bunker Hill Cemetery, which itself will be open during the tour, giving rare access to this important place. The tour begins at the Gardens for Charlestown Community Garden, located at the intersection of Main and Bunker Hill Streets, where you will receive the guide book that will gain you admission to all the gardens on the route. There are links on the map to participating shops, restaurants and cafes for a break along the route. “Gardens for Charlestown” is a beautiful open space hosting 65 individually worked plots tended by 85 Charlestown gardeners. The garden hosts numerous community programs and events, including a partnership with the Harvard Kent School which brings hand-on gardening and nutrition experiences to BPS children, while enhancing reading, math and science skills. All proceeds from the tour support Gardens for Charlestown’s 501(c)(3) educational programs, garden maintenance, and mission of greenspace preservation. For more information and tickets, visit www.GardensforCharlestown.org or Chris@gardensforcharlestown.org.

Pool opens

The Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) will open the outdoor Clougherty Pool at 331 Bunker Hill St. in Charlestown on Saturday, June 22. The Clougherty Pool will have open swim from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 11 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, including early-bird rates, phone the BCYF Charlestown 617-635- 5169 or Clougherty Pool at 617-635-5173 or visit boston.gov/BCYF.

NMO Wellness Day

The Sumaira Foundation for NMO presents NMO Wellness Day, sponsored by Alexion Pharmaceuticals and B.GOOD, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, 300 1st Ave. Education and conversation surrounding wellness for the NMO community will be led by the interdisciplinary experts at Spaulding. This event is open to NMO/MOG/Transverse Myelitis/CRION patients and family members. Food and beverages will be provided courtesy of B.GOOD. For more information, visit spauldingrehab.org or call 617-952-5000.

Learn celestial navigation

In the GPS age, steering a ship by the stars can seem like a mystical lost art. How did ships possibly manage to cross huge expanses of ocean and still make their intended landfall? What do you actually see when you look through a sextant? What do latitude and longitude really represent? Spend Saturday morning with the USS Constitution Museum’s public historian and expert navigator Carl Herzog to explore the mysteries behind celestial navigation. Learn about the skills that ship captains relied on and hear about the difficulties ships faced in the eras before GPS. This program at the museum takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22. For more information, visit https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

Chair Yoga

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (6th floor Lantern Room, 300 First Ave.) offers Chair Yoga from 11a.m. to noon on June 27 for $5 per session. Learn and practice gentle yoga poses and appropriately adapted variations in a safe, supportive environment with experienced yoga instructors while sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and coordination through yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindfulness to enhance physical and mental well-being. For more information, visit https://sasc.spauldingrehab.org/activitydescription.aspx?event=5474.

Riders club

Riders Club is a group-based cycling ride offering three wheeled hand cycles or recumbent leg cycles. Riders are paired with similarly able riders and volunteers to enjoy an evening of exercise and camaraderie. Stationary trainers are also available for those who do not want to cycle on the path. Open to children and adults of all abilities, the approvals are done one week prior to session dates. The cost of each session is $10. Participants will meet at the putting green behind the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Ave. The program runs through Oct. 6. The next session will be from 5 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. For more information and to register, visit https://sasc.spauldingrehab.org or call 87 7.976.7272.