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Souls sounds in the park

The Friends of City Square Park and the Charlestown Cooperative Bank will host a free summer concert from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at City Square Park, Market Square.

The East Coast Soul Band will rock the park at 5:30 p.m. Juggler Steven Paananen and Dwayne the Parisian Mime will entertain at 5 p.m.

There will also be lawn games, bubbles, snow cones and other surprises. Blankets, low beach chairs and picnics are welcome.

Admission is free. Visit www.citysquarepark.org for more information.

Salute to maritime heritage

The USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, will host the annual Salute to Maritime Heritage from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9.

The 2018 Don Turner and Samuel Eliot Morison Awards will be presented. Honorees will discuss their vital contributions to nautical culture, followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. The celebration will conclude with evening colors pier side at 7:53 p.m.

The recipient of the Don Turner Award is the restoration team of the PT-305 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Completed in 2016, PT-305 is now the only fully operational PT boat accessible to the public.

The Morison Award will be presented to Naval historian and author James D. Hornfischer. He has published four books on the history of World War II in the Pacific theater, including his most recent work, “The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945.”

Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members, and can be purchased online at www.ussconstitution.org/event or by calling 617-426-1812.

Evening tour

A free walking tour celebrating the role of women workers at Charlestown Navy Yard will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Pier 1.

Thousands of women worked at the yard during WWII as painters, welders, riveters and sheet metal workers. Participants will learn about the SWONs (Shipbuilding Women of the Navy) and the part they played in winning the war.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov or call 617-242-5601.

Regatta fundraiser

Courageous Sailing will host the Flip Flop Regatta and after-party from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Pier 4, 1 First Ave., Charlestown Navy Yard.

The Flip Flop Regatta has been a highlight the Boston sailing calendar, a big boat pursuit race that begins in Broad Sound, heads out and around the Brewsters, then back past Deer Island and finishing in the Inner Harbor just off the airport. Following the race there will be an after-party from 6 to 10 p.m. at Courageous Sailing at Pier 4 in Charlestown.

The entry fee is $150 and includes admission for two to the post-race party. Skippers are encouraged to purchase additional crew bracelets for the post-race party ($40) with their entry fees.

All proceeds will go directly to support Courageous kids, providing more opportunities for kids from low-income families to participate in the summer programs.

Call 617-268-7243 or visit www.courageoussailing.org to purchase tickets or for more information.

Rosie’s at the Navy Yard

A two-day extravaganza celebrating the role of women workers at Charlestown Navy Yard will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12, at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Pier 1.

Thousands of women worked at the yard during WWII as painters, welders, riveters and sheet metal workers. The celebration will include music, swing dancing, special tours and talks, tours of the USS Cassin Young, a display of the different kinds of vehicles that were transported by landing ship tanks and many other family activities.

The Mood Swings Orchestra, Boston Swing Central and The Easy Winners will host swing dancing and a cappella vocal groups Accidental Charm and Soundscape will entertain.

Ladies are encouraged to dress as Rosie.

For more information and a complete schedule of activities, visit www.go.nps.gov/Rosies or call 617-242-5601.

Call for artists

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown is accepting applications now from artists interested in exhibiting in the 16th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Submissions of work must be original, created by the applicant and represent no other artist.

Applications can be found online at www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com or by calling 617-241-0130.

Public art exhibit

Massachusetts’ sculptor Dale Rogers’ whimsical art exhibit, “The Big Dog Show,” consisting of 20 eight-foot high steel sculptures, is on display now until Sept. 10 in Shipyard Park.

The big dog sculptures are installed throughout the Navy Yard in Shipyard Park, Boston National Historical Park, and along the Harbor Walk. Families can run, bike or boat to the Charlestown Navy Yard for a sculpture stroll along the two-mile route.

The Navy Yard Garden Association, the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Boston National Historical Park and the National Park Service are sponsoring this exhibit.

For more details, email info@navyyardgarden.org.