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December exhibition

The December Exhibition will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St.

A closing reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. The Exhibition is sponsored by the Artists’ Group of Charlestown.

Visit Artistsgroupsofcharlestown.com for more information.

Copley Singer holiday concert

The Copley Singers’ annual holiday concert, this year under the co-direction of Andrew Clarkson and Brian Jones with accompaniment performed by Mark Dwyer, takes place at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Church. It showcases the church’s restored Woodberry & Harris organ.

This concert is co-hosted by St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Church and The Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

The concert is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted on behalf of Harvest on the Vine Food Pantry. The church is wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the Orange Line and bus connections. St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Church is at 55 Warren St., Charlestown.

The Copley Singers will perform carols, anthems and Christmas favorites – ancient and modern – from Europe and the Americas. Some examples will be sung a cappella, others will be accompanied by the Woodberry & Harris organ. The audience is invited to stand and join in singing both the festive and solemn carols.

For more information: stmarystcatherine.org, info@stmarystcatherine.org, 617- 242-4664.

Holiday children’s concert

Sophia Moon will present a holiday children’s concert for all ages from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Kennedy Center volunteers needed

The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, 55 Bunker Hill St., is looking for volunteers to help with their annual holiday drive by sorting, packing and distributing holiday toys. There are various time slots and dates available for families with children, ages 12 and older.

Volunteers are also needed to assist with meal and gift delivery to home-bound seniors and veterans in Charlestown on Sunday, Dec. 22.

The Center is taking donations of gifts and/or cash to purchase gifts on the holiday wish lists of children, families and seniors in need as well.

Email cgalvin@kennedycenter.org or phone 617-241-8866 x 1352 for these and other opportunities.

EHO ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Emmons Horrigan O’Neil (EHO) Memorial Rink at 46 Union St. will be open for public skating through Mar. 21. Public Skating Hours: Sunday from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays from noon to 2:20 p.m.; Fridays from 6 to 7:50 p.m.; with public stick time from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Phone 617-242-9728 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

KINnections support group

The Charlestown KINnections support group will meet on the third Wednesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kennedy Center’s Community Resource Center, 55 Bunker Hill.

The KINnections program at MSPCC connects grandparents raising grandchildren and relatives caring for children to resources, information and activities in their community that support and strengthen families.

KINnections provides monthly support group, trainings and worships, information assistance, family focused activities and respite care support.

For more information, contact Crystal Galvin, Director of Community Services at 617-241- 8866, ext. 1352 or cgalvin@kennedycenter.org.

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

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 150 Medford St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Kennedy Family Service Center at 55 Bunker Hill. All ages and levels are well at this free class.

Visit kennedycenter.org for more information on this and other programs.

Historic neighborhood tour

The Charlestown Preservation Society hosts a self-guided historic neighborhood tour, with information available at cps-ris.org.

The 1.5-mile route winds through Boston’s oldest neighborhood, through charming neighborhood squares and street and past historic houses and monuments. Read about Charlestown’s history and people and peek inside many buildings through interior photographs.