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Laugh Out Loud Yoga for Kids

Laugh Out Loud Yoga for Kids, ages 1 through 5, will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Joanie Woodward is the author and illustrator of the children’s book Seven Little Monkeys. Her program joyfully weaves laughter, yoga, mindfulness, deep belly breathing, art and reading.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

‘…first in thought, then in action’ at ICA

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr. will premiere “

…first in thought, then in action,” a new sculpture and sound piece that engenders a series of public talks, conversations and performances that touch on gentrification, housing, and displacement as follows: “…first in thought, then in action: East Boston Perspectives on Immigration” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19; “…first in thought, then in action: Stable Ground: Anti-Displacement Lab with NuLawLab” will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11; and “…first in thought, then in action: East Boston in Focus with Lydia Edwards” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. The culminating performance and celebration of “…first in thought, then in action” with the creator Anthony Romero and collaborators of the related exhibition, “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Visit icaboston.org to learn more.

Oasis for birds walk

A free nature walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21at Belle Isle Marsh, recommended for adults and children, ages 10 and older, but all ages and experience levels are welcome.

The group will meet near the bulletin board at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.

Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary on this family-friendly one-mile walk on easy terrain. The group will look for Snowy

Owls and other raptors, native sparrows, finches and waterfowl. Bring your binoculars and/or spotting scopes if you have them. A spotting scope will also be available for viewing.

Call 978-937-2094, ext. 121 one hour before the start time in case of inclement weather.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Visit mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781- 656-1485 for more details.

Community suppers

The Grace Church Federated, 760 Saratoga St. hosts a monthly community supper at 5 p.m. on the last Saturday. It’s free and open to all.

For more information, visit gracechurcheastie.org or phone 617-569- 5358.

Family STEAM

Children, ages 2 through 4 years of age, are invited to join Boston Children’s Museum for activities to build curiosity and practice investigation skills from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and fourth Saturdays through Dec. 28 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

For more information about “Family STEAM: Explore, Create, Try, Try Again,” visit bpl.org/events.

MOAR meeting

The MOAR East Boston meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the North Suffix Mental Health Association, 14 Porter St.

The mission of MOAR – Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery – is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.

For more information, visit moarrecovery.org.

East Boston open market

East Boston Open Market at The Eddy, 10 New St. is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month.

There will be an assortment of local artisan items available as well as free iced tea and lemonade.

For more information, visit eastbostonopenmarket.com or email info@eastbostonopenmarket.com.

Fresh truck food market

Stop by Maverick Square on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from the Fresh Truck mobile market.

Cash, credit, EBT and HIP are all accepted.

For more information, visit eastienow.com/event/fresh-truck-foodmarket.html.

$2 fresh food

The Fair Foods Organization has sites across the city called “two-dollar bag sites.” At these sites, bags of fresh fruits and vegetables are sold for just $2 each (usually more than a $12 value) and loaves of fresh bread for $1 each. Fair Foods is open to all and is aimed at increasing access to fresh, affordable, healthy food in Boston communities.

These $2 bags will be available at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, at the Let’s Get Movin‘ office, 120 Liverpool St., from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month.

The Fair Foods event at EBNHC is a first-come, first-served, cash only opportunity. The variety of food changes weekly. Bring bags, as they are always needed.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated as well.

For more information, phone 617-288- 6185 or visit ebnhc.org or fairfoods.org.

Kindergarten playgroup

The Countdown to Kindergarten Playgroup will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on (most) Fridays through June 19 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

All pre-school children who live in Boston, accompanied by a care-giver, are invited to this parent-child playgroup.

For more information and registration, contact Lilliana Artgeaga at 617-308- 1098 or email larteaga@bostonpublicschools.org.

Food pantry

The Grace Church Federated will host a food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in the church basement, 760 Saratoga St.

For more information, visit gracechurcheastie.org or phone 617-569- 5358.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck will be at 201 Summer St. from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and at 343 Saratoga St. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.

Peace walks

Peace walks will be held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursdays of the month starting at A-7 Police Station, 69 Paris St.

Walkers can dedicate a song, art, recite a poem, sing a song, or simply walk and pray.

Little free library

The Little Free Library by the corner of Princeton Street and Eagle Square is open every Sunday. All people of all ages are welcome to browse, take a book and leave a book.

Free hot meals

The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen serves free hot meals at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 28 Paris St.

Lunch is served from noon to 2 p.m. and supper is served from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

These meals are available for anyone in the community who are housing and/or food insecure.

This group believes in community, service and kindness. All are welcome at the table.

For more information, go online to facebook.com/eastbostonkitchen/?fref=ts.

Learn Spanish

The Senior Program at the East Boston Social Centers (68 Central Square) offers Spanish language classes for adults, 60 years of age and older, at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.

For more information, visit ebsoc.org.

Yacht club accepting members

The East Boston Yacht Club is currently accepting new members. The East Boston Yacht Club is a not-for-profit family- oriented social and boating club supported and run by members in the organization, located in the well-protected channel in Boston Harbor just minutes from the Islands at 0 Rice St.

For more information, visit eastbostonyachtclub.com or phone 617-567-9698.

Vinyasa flow

A 60-minute Vinyasa flow class will be held every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at The Point EB, 20 Orleans St.

The classes are free to members and $5 for non-members.

For more information, visit the pointeb.com.