Community News Briefs

EAST BOSTON “K” TRUST ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The East Boston “K” Trust is now accepting college scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors.   Applications are accepted from all seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum) regardless of where they attend high school. The only residency exception is for seniors who are members of the Key Club of East Boston High School.  Scholarships are awarded to students based on scholastic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

Applications with complete instructions are available at all area high schools (please see guidance counselor for an application*).

All applications must be completed and submitted by Thursday March 29 to:

East Boston K-Trust

ATTN: Marisa Di Pietro

East Boston Social Centers

68 Central Square

East Boston, MA 02128

Applicants will be interviewed at Spinelli’s in East Boston on Tuesday April 10, at 5:30 p.m.

Scholarship winners will be honored during a special East Boston Kiwanis and East Boston “K” Trust Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30pm at Spinelli’s in East Boston.

Dinner cost is $25 per person and RSVP’s are required.  *Applications are also available at the EB Social Centers, Room 103, at 68 Central Square

Contact Marisa Di Pietro, [email protected]  or 617-569-3221 ext. 107

 

East Boston Branch Library

Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library

Amulet and Good Luck Charm Workshop

Wednesday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m.

We will be creating small wearable bags of amulets and good luck charms.  Materials will be provided.  However, if you have a special trinket or charm of your own, bring it along and we can help you incorporate it into a wearable piece.  You are also welcome to add small notes of intention or inspirational quotes.

For ages 6 and up

Let Freedom Ring! Music and Poetry of Black History

Thursday, March 15, at 6 p.m.

Bright Star Theater presents a powerful production that takes every audience member on a journey through African American history and culture. Follow the journey from Africa through slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful voices of today’s leaders.

Hear Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, and more.

Family Story Time – This weekly story time features books, songs, and movement. Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. (runs through May 24. No story time on May 10). For ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

Baby Lapsit – Join us for bounces, rhymes, stories and activities. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (runs through May 25). For children under 2 accompanied by an adult.

Countdown to Kindergarten Playgroup

Fridays at 10 a.m.

For children 1-5 years of age.Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

Children will start to build on their school readiness skills.Para niños de 1 hasta 5 años.

¡Damos la bienvenida a los padres, los abuelos y otros adultos que cuiden a los niños!

¡Los niños comienzan a desarrollar sus habilidades de preparación para la escuela!

Need Homework Help?

Come to the library’s free homework help program.

High school students help children in grades K – 8,

Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

A Boston Public School teacher provides homework help on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m.

No registration is necessary.

Drop-In Tech Help for Adults & Seniors

Mondays from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Tech confusion? We can help!

If you have questions about a laptop, Chromebook, Android or iPad tablet, Kindles and eBook readers, iPods, or about smartphones of all sorts, drop by with your fully-charged device and we can help you learn a new technique or trick to get your tech device working for YOU!

Yu-Gi-Oh Club -meets every Saturday from 1:30-3:30.

English Conversation Groups Mondays at 6:30 and Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Come practice speaking English with our conversation group.  It meets  meet on Mondays.These groups are free and open to the public.  No registration needed.

Monday Night Knit-in at the East Boston Branch Library

First Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

Unwind with your knitting at this monthly drop-in knitting session. Join us to meet new people, share ideas, get tips, learn from each other and have fun! Bring a project to work on. All skill levels welcome.

USCIS Information Session at the East Boston Branch Library

Thursday, March 22nd from 3-6

In this drop-in session, a USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration) officer will answer questions about immigration issues, including:

An officer will provide information and answer your questions about: • Naturalization and Citizenship • Permanent residency •Immigration benefits •Avoiding immigration scams • Finding low-cost and safe legal advice NOTE: Staff will not address case specific inquiries. If you need case-specific information, call USCIS Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or visit your local USCIS office.

ESL Intermediate English Classss

Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

This is an adult ESL Intermediate English class for people with some English experience. Registration is required. To register and for more information, please visit us, call 617.859.2446, or email [email protected]

Classes are free.

For information any of these programs, call or come in to the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen Street, (617) 560-0271.

 

Boston Public Library’s free homework help underway

Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program began and runs through May 24, 2018, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students at most BPL locations across the city. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union (BTU) tutors are also available during select weekdays from 4-6 p.m. for students in Grades K-12. Visit www.bpl.org/homework for complete information. Most homework help mentors and program participants are Boston Public Schools students, though it is open to all, and BTU tutors are either current or retired Boston Public Schools teachers.

 

Tech goes home

Tech Goes Home is a computer based program with the goal of ensure that all low-come residents of Greater Boston are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st-century skills development. The TGH program offers resident the ability to improve their quality of life as new member of the online community.

What’s included for Boston residents?

  • 15 Hours of Computer training
  • A web based curriculum designed to help you access resources throughout the Internet.
  • The option to purchase a brand new computer for just $50
  • Help accessing significantly discounted high-speed Internet for qualified participants

If you interested in participating or have any questions,Speak to a staff at ABCD East Boston APAC or Call 617-567-8857

 

LEARN ITALIAN FREE

The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above.

Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one

of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly

Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 to  2:45 p.m.

For info call 617-846-8538

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