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Marines in action

The National Park Service will present “1812 Marines in Action” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 on the great lawn by the flagpole in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Visitors will witness the pageantry of early 19th century militia life with the re-enactment group the 1812 Marine Guard, an all-volunteer division of Historic Marine Education. They will see the cannon and musket firings learn some of the trades and drills practiced by the uniformed Marines.

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Music of Melba Liston

Historic New England will host a free program on the music of Melba Liston from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.

Using the book, “Little Melba and her Big Trombone,” students will meet Liston, an extraordinary jazz trombonist who faced numerous challenges in her life to create toetapping tunes. They can look at instruments from the past, listen to Melba’s music, and create a musical instrument to take home with them.

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Public safety

A Charlestown safety meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the Charlestown Police Station District 1-A, 20 Vine St.

The community is invited to meet the police to discuss public safety issues.

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Navy Yard family day

The USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, will host a family day from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.

Families can enjoy, play and learn at the Charlestown Navy Yard during the family days this summer. Various family-friendly activities will include rope making, block and tackle, monkey’s fist throw and knot tying stations.

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Concert on the lawn

The Boston National Historic Park and Summer on the Waterfront will host “Swinging Summer Nights: Berklee Concerts on the Navy Yard” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at the Commandant’s House lawn, Charlestown Navy Yard.

Headliner Jose Soto is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter studying at Berklee College of Music. A versatile performer, he blends Latin music with pop and jazz. He has performed in shows, festivals, acoustic showcases and media tours in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala and the United States.

Food will be available for purchase. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Admission is free.

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