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Charlestown stroll

 

The annual Charlestown holiday stroll and festival of trees will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Training Field.

 

Kids will have fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winter Wonderland with Santa’s Village and a visit from St. Nick himself.

 

Local vendors and nonprofit organizations will sell unique gifts for all the holiday shipping. There will be an art show at StoveFactory Gallery on Medford Street, food specials, face painting, children’s art activities, carolers, a kids’ holiday train ride and prizes. DJ Karson Tager of Mix 104.1 will provide holiday music.

 

At 4:30 p.m. there will be a screening of the 1969 classic “Frosty the Snowman.” Attendees can bring blankets and snacks for an evening under the stars watching a childhood favorite.

 

All around Charlestown, businesses and restaurants will offer special deals and discounts, treats, giveaways and prizes.

 

Visit www.charlestownmachamber.com for more details.

 

Holiday concert

 

The St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish will host a free holiday concert at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren St.

 

The Copley Singers and director Brian Jones will return this year with another popular and wide ranging program of familiar carols and anthems in both traditional and new interesting arrangements, both sacred and secular. There will be audience participation in hymns and the singers will mingle with the audience at several times.

 

The concert is free with a suggestion of donations to Harvest on Vine Food Pantry.

 

For more information about the church, visit http://stmarystcatherine.org.

 

Photography series

 

Internationally renowned artist Judy Gelles has documented the stories of more than 300 fourth grade students from around the world in her photography series, “The Fourth Grade Project,” now on display through Jan. 3 at the RSM Art Gallery, 80 City Square.

 

The exhibition is a diverse selection of 20 images captured from schools in South Africa, China, England and Italy and is paired with wire and clay sculptures created by Charlestown fourth grade students from the Harvard-Kent and Warren-Prescott Schools.

 

The project reveals common human experiences such as family dynamics, career dreams, medical care, violence, immigration and hunger.

 

The work can be seen from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

 

Proceeds from the exhibition fund the RSM Boston Foundation that provides education, healthcare, housing and food assistance for youth.

 

Further information can be found at www.fourthgradeproject.com.

 

Bunker Hill history

 

The community is invited to free talks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Bunker Hill Monument, 43 Monument Square.

 

Participants will learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the first real battle of the War for Independence. Although the battle was a loss for the colonists, the high number of casualties on the British side, including a significant portion of the officer corps, demonstrated that inexperienced militia could stand up to the regular army, which eventually led to the withdrawal of the British from Boston.

 

Visit www.nps.gov/boston or call 617-242- 5601 for more details.