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Yard sale

Zumix at the Firehouse, 260 Sumner St., will host a yard sale from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Zumix will sell various instruments, audio equipment and other odds and ends that they have collected over the years. The community is invited to stop by, find some hidden treasure and walk home with some sweet cheap gear. Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

Further information is available at the Zumix Facebook page or by calling 617-568-9777.

Road to recovery

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Office of Recovery Services is partnering with RIZE Massachusetts to host free public book groups across the city in honor of National Recovery Month. This event will be held at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Patrons can choose from a selection of titles ranging from graphic novels to fiction to firsthand accounts from people in recovery. Print, ebook and audiobook options are available. Suggested titles are on the library website at www.bpl.org. At this meeting, they will discuss the books they have selected while enjoying light refreshments.

Call 617-569-0271 for further details.

Mayor’s coffee hour

Mayor Marty Walsh will host the third annual Latino coffee hour from 3 to 5p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Central Square Park.

Residents will have a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments, including the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Police Department and Boston Centers for Youth and Families.

Residents will enjoy coffee and treats from Dunkin’ Donuts and Whole Foods Market while they discuss open space and recreational needs with the mayor.

This free program is part of the city’s celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Call 617-635-4505 for more information.

Harvest festival

The Belle Isle Harvest Festival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Belle Isle Marsh, Bennington Street.

This annual event hosted by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and the Department of Conservation and Recreation will include horsedrawn hayrides; pumpkin decorating; live animals from Creature Teachers and the New England Aquarium touch tank; display tables; refreshments; arts and crafts; live musical entertainment with Lori Wadkins and Marcella Ciambra-Rosado’s “Second Nature;” vocalists from Winthrop High School and more.

Visit the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh Facebook page or call 617-567-5072 for more information.

Farmers’ market

A farmers’ market sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is being held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 31 at Central Square Park.

The produce, herbs, vegetables and fruit are all Massachusetts-grown. Fresh baked goods and fresh fish will also be available. The market will also feature performances by local musicians, information on healthy eating and activities for children.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/EastBostonFarmersMarket.