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Friday flick

 

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will screen the award-winning film “Good Night and Good Luck” starring George Clooney from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

 

Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for further details.

 

Tree, wreath sale

 

The Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association and the Friends of Blackstone/Franklin will be selling trees, wreaths and garlands from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Blackstone Square.

 

Santa Claus will visit for photos with all the children and there will be refreshments and musical entertainment. Trees should be preordered online through Nov. 26 for the best prices, greatest selection and guaranteed availability.

 

All proceeds will go toward neighborhood improvement and programming as well as maintenance and historical renovation of the parks.

 

For more information, visit www.blackstonefranklin.org.

 

Park lighting celebration

 

Childe Hassam Park, Chandler Street, will host the annual park lighting celebration at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

 

Admission is free; attendees are asked to consider a donation to help maintain the park and showcase more art in the neighborhood.

 

Visit www.childehassampark.com or send an email to childehassampark1@gmail.com for more information.

 

‘Velveteen Rabbit’

 

The Boston Children’s Theatre will present “The Velveteen Rabbit” at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 1 through 15 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

 

The “Velveteen Rabbit” will return for its 10th anniversary production. Actors and puppets will bring this popular children’s tale by Margery Williams to life, with original music and puppets created by Marjorie Tudor of the Tasha Tudor family. It tells the tale of a strong bond between a young boy and his beloved stuffed rabbit; a story of love, friendship and hope that is perfect for the entire family.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or by calling 617-424-6634.

 

Caroling in the park

 

The Friends of Hayes Park will host an afternoon of caroling from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the park at the corner of Warren Avenue and West Canton Street.

 

The community is invited to join in singing favorite carols of the season. Hot cider, cookies and songbooks will be provided. Donations of canned goods for SNAP, the South End Neighborhood Assistance Program’s emergency food pantry, are requested.

 

Visit www.hayespark.org or call 617-536- 5557 for further information.

 

Holiday stroll

 

The annual South End holiday stroll will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Visitors are invited to stroll the festive South End Streets. More than 40 retailers will stay open late to encourage spending habits. There will be live music, giveaways, refreshments and more; complimentary wine and nibbles and a chance to win a South End-themed gift basket. Participating restaurants will include a free dessert.

 

Each participating business will have a red balloon hanging at their door. Free parking will be available at 560 Harrison Ave.

 

New sculptures

 

The Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., is displaying works by Andy Moerlein and Larry Pollans now through Dec. 9.

 

Moerlein’s second solo exhibition “Longing for Mountains” focused on the aesthetics of stone art and artifice. Working in wood, ceramic and a spectrum of other media, Moerlein’s sculptures are inspired by the ancient Asian tradition of displaying unique stones in the home and garden. The “handmade stones” on view capture his reverence for nature and passion for lively abstraction.

 

Pollans’ “Flora and Fauna” represents a significant departure for the artist, whose sculpture until recently focused mainly on the human figure. In this new exhibition, the human figure coexists and comingles with various plant and animal forms, creating complex tableaux and fanciful landscapes.

 

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.

 

Further information can be found at www.bostonsculptors.com or by calling 617- 482-7781.

 

New play

 

Also Known As Theatre is presenting “Into the Forest, She Grew Fangs” now through Dec. 2 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

 

Stephen Spotswood’s bloody fairy tale is set in the world of a Gillian Flynn thriller, sprinkled with a dash of “Gossip Girl,” that delves into the power young women possess, and how they may use it if pushed too far. It is the second production in Also Known As Theatre’s debut season, which explores the reality that while we are each the hero of our own story, we may very well be the villain of someone else’s.

 

The play is recommended for those ages 14 and older. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Visit www.bcaonline.org or call 617-426- 5000 for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Farmers’ market

 

The Trustee’s of Reservation has a Mobile Farmers Market that will be stationed in the Plaza Betances area every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Further information can be found at www.thetrustees.org or by calling 617-399- 1962.