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A-B Winter Market

The Allston-Brighton Winter Market will be held through Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave.

The four day event will feature crafts, arti-sanal goods, gifts, fine art. There will also be live music, food and drinks for purchase, and special interactive art programs.

Hours: Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Human Rights Shabbat with Lunch

Human Rights Shabbat will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Temple Hillel B’Nai Torah, 120 Corey St. in West Roxbury.

Take part in the inspiring congregational reading of the International Declaration of Human Rights, meet the Larry M. Diamond Tikkun Olam (Social Justice) Youth Hero, ignite your commitment to human rights in the US and around the world, and enjoy lunch.

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Posada Navideña

Posada Navideña will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning and ending at the BCYF Roslindale Community Center.

The Nativity re-enactment of Joseph and Mary seeking lodging is a true Mexican and now Roslindale tradition. Come dressed warm and ready to carol for “Posada” or “Shelter” around the Village accompanied by Mariachi Estrella de Boston and expect to be greeted with goodies for the children, warm tamales, champurrado (hot chocolate) and other Mexican treats.

The group will depart from the Roslindale Community Center at 10 a.m. sharp to Adams Park and other participating businesses. They will return to the community center to end the celebration where the Friends of the Roslindale Library will greet the group with books, piñatas and goodie bags for the kids.

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The OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center will present “Tafuta!” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury.

Tafuta! blends music, dance and poetry to tell the story of a young child who is bullied in school because of his family’s tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The child ultimately embraces his heritage, discovers his own voice and self-empowerment, and draws on the strength found in this African American tradition to triumph over the bullies.

“Tafuta” is the only play of its kind and is surely going to make audiences understand the importance of family and traditions. The cast includes adults and children, ages 7 through 16 from private, public and charter schools all over Massachusetts.

Use promo code TAFUTA2019 to receive a 10 percent discount on each ticket ($20) purchased online at

Movie Mondays

After-school movies are shown from 3 to 5 p.m. on select Mondays at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

For details on these family-friendly movies, geared for kids, ages 12 and under accompanied by a caregiver, stop by, phone 617-298- 9218 or visit

Lessons in Carol’s and Cookie Swap

Christ the King Church, 207 Armory St. invites you to join them from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 as they learn about and sing some of their favorite Christmas carols.

Bring some cookies for a cookie share afterwards.

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Winter Wellness Walk

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway will host a Winter Wellness Walk from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Mar. 15 and Mar. 29.

Take a brisk walk this winter and stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. This walk emphasizes fitness with a healthy dose of information on seasonal highlights. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained Arboretum docents.

After the tour, stay on for a warm drink and more conversation with your guide and staff in the Visitor Center.

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Christmas Traditions

Renowned local historian, Anthony Sammarco will present Christmas Traditions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd. This lavishly illustrated lecture recounts how we as Americans interpret and celebrate this religious holiday.

Light refreshments will be served.

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‘Short Days, Long Nights’ family hike

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway will host a “Short Days, Long Nights” family hike from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Make paper chickadees and go on a Story- Walk and learn how a little bird can bring back the Sun.

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Holiday Party!

The Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. in Brighton will host a family-friendly holiday party from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The festive celebration will include food, music and fun children’s activities.

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The Christmas Revels

The Christmas Revels will present “An American Celebration of the Winter Solstice” at select times from through Sunday, Dec. 29 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street in Cambridge.

Beginning at a remote radio station at a crossroads in the dusty heartland in the 1930s, they will be exploring the roots of American music. They will make their way from the bluegrass of Appalachia to the traveling songs of California, from the bony harmonies of New England to the easy melodies of the South.

When they reach their destination, the audience will be invited to join in the old tradition of “Breakin’ up Christmas.” They have a long way to go and a great tale to tell – so join them for the ride.

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‘Healing the Heart’

We are Better Together, a Warren Daniel Hairston Project, will present “Healing the Heart” in honor of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the Academy Homes Community Room at 2918 Washington St. in Roxbury.

All are welcome at this family-friendly program to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost at the hands of homicide.

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Science Power Experiments

Science Power Experiments will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec.18 at the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St. in Brighton.

Registration is required at  for young learners, ages 4 through10 to participate in these inquiry-based, hands-on experiments with the many different types of movement.

Midweek Midday Matinees

The Midweek Midday Matinees will present the Robert Langdon Trilogy on Wednesdays at the Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston as follows: “Inferno” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18.

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The Boston Area EverWalk group is held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

The group will meet opposite the Charles River Canoe & Kayak, 1071 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston-Brighton for a 2.5-mile scenic walk (shorter routes will be available for new walkers).

EverWalk is open to all ages and levels of fitness – a time for walking, sharing their lives, enjoying the feeling of being outside, and getting fit.

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‘Afterschool building challenge’

The Hyde Park Branch Library (35 Harvard Ave.) will be hosting an “Afterschool Building Challenge” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec. 18.

Put your skills to the test with various building materials each week including wood blocks, magnetic blocks, KAPLA planks and Bristile blocks.

This event is geared for children, ages 6 and up, with their families. No registration is required.

For more information, phone 617-361- 2524.

Devin Ferreira Collaborative Concert

The Devin Ferreira Collaborative Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Mattapan Teen Center, 10 Hazelton St.

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Greenovation Celebration

Greenovate Boston will host the first Greenovation Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St. in Roxbury to honor the numerous climate, energy and environmental accomplishments and to further the mission.

The purpose of the Greenovation Celebration is to inspire intersectional dialogue on climate and equity, encourage networking amongst leaders from various climate, energy, and environmental sectors; host brainstorming sessions amongst various leaders to create innovative initiatives to further Boston’s climate work and ultimately leave with their Grennovation Action Plan for 2020.

Food and beverages will be provided.

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