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Holiday favorites

 

King’s Chapel, corner of School and Tremont streets, will present a lunchtime holiday concert at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Pioneer Singers of Lynnfield will sing holiday favorites in this annual Christmas concert.

 

A donation of $3 is requested; all contributions are given directly to the musicians.

 

Visit www.kings-chapel.org or call 617- 227-2155 for further information.

 

Boston climate change

 

The Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., will welcome author Robert Zimmerman, Jr. in the Thomson Endowed Lecture “Nature’s Design: Land, Water and Climate Change in Boston” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

 

Many Bostonians believe that the real impacts of climate change will come with sea level rise sometime much later in this century, but significant changes of climate are already here, and the likelihood that the city will be hit by catastrophic precipitation-based flooding increases annually.

 

The expectation is that Boston will suffer flooding like Pensacola, Baton Rouge and Houston sooner than later, and very likely in the coming 20 years.

 

However, there are things that can be done now to mitigate and even eliminate any impacts, the necessary changes can largely pay for themselves and those changes would dramatically improve the appeal and livability of our city and region. Zimmerman, former executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association, will present an in-depth evaluation of these options.

 

Admission is free for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are recommended, at www.bostonathenaeum.org or by calling 617- 227-0270.

 

Boston Ballet story time

 

The West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St., will offer story time with Boston Ballet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

 

Children and families are welcome to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Boston Ballet faculty dance educators will lead the program, which is for children, ages 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.

 

Call 617-523-3957 for further details.