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Come visit our Bremen Fall Festival – co-hosted by Excel Academy’s Young Women’s Group & The East Boston Public Library. Activities for the whole family include carnival games, food trucks and much more. Interested in enrolling in Excel – come say hello and learn more about us. Be one of the first 100 to arrive to get a free lunch! This Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon. 401 Bremen St., East Boston. Located in our Parking Lot.

Venga a nuestro Festival de Otoño, organizado por Excel Academy, El Grupo de Mujeres Jóvenes de Excel Academy y auspiciado por la Biblioteca de East Boston. El evento será el  Sábado, 20 de Octubre a las 12pm.  En 401 Bremen Street, East Boston. Ubicado en nuestro estacionamiento. Habrán actividades para toda la familia incluyendo juegos de carnaval, camiones de comida y mucho más. Si usted esta interesado en inscribir a su hijo(a) en Excel, esta es una excelente oportunidad para aprender más sobre nosotros. ¡Si es uno de los primeros 100 en llegar al evento usted obtendra un almuerzo gratis! Venga con su familia y no se lo pierda!



Grace Church Federated is a United Church of Christ and Episcopal church located at 760 Saratoga Street, East Boston.   All are welcome.  Please join us for our Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a Food Pantry open to all East Boston residents, every Saturday from 10:00 – Noon.  For additional information regarding our church services or food pantry, please visit our website:



If you are age 65+, The East Boston Social Centers at 68 Central Square in East Boston has a table and a meal waiting for you.  The Senior Lunch Program Sponsored by Kit Clark Senior Services provides a hot, nutritious lunch along with wonderful socialization Monday through Friday, 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.  A suggested donation of $2.00 is asked.



The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street 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.


East Boston Social Center’s Senior Program now offering Spanish Language Classes

The Senior Program at the East Boston Social Centers is now offering Spanish Language Classes for adults over 60 years old.  Classes are held every Wednesday at 10am in Room 209.  All are welcome to attend.  Class is taught by Mr. Montaro.  No need to register, just come by on Wednesday at 10am for this fun class.  The East Boston Social Centers is located at 68 Central Square.



Countdown to Kindergarten Playgroups

Fridays at at 10 a.m.

Parent-child playgroup for childen 1-5 years old. Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

Grupos de Juego

Paras niños 1 hasta 5 años. Damos la bienvenida a los padres, los abuelos y otros adultos que cuiden a los niños!

Bremen Street Fall Festival

Saturday, October 20th from 12-3 p.m.

Enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts and more!

Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library and presented in conjunction with Excel Academy.

Senior Social Club,

Thursday, October 18th and Monday, October 29th  from 1-3:30p.m.

Join us for a new club at the East Boston Branch Library. Make new friends and meet old ones over a cup of coffee, some snacks and some fun activities.  Some of the activities that will be offered are film screenings, games, dancing, and book discussion.

Thomas Jefferson, the Foodie

Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson is considered the most complex of America’s Founding Fathers. His influence on the American system of government is well known, but what is not is Jefferson’s influence on American Cuisine.  A former faculty member of  Salem State University’s History Department, Massport’s Anthony Guerriero paints a unique picture of Thomas Jefferson one that might make you rethink his legacy.  Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library

Halloween  Dance Party

Tuesday, October 30th, 10:30-11:30 am.

Let’s Boo-gie! Wear your Halloween costume and come dance with us to silly songs. For ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult. Groups welcome.

Score Boston Workshop: Starting Your Own Food Business:  What You Need to Know

Thursday, October 25th at 6 p.m.

In this workshop, you will learn initial steps to take in starting your own restaurant or food-service related business.  The workshop will address not only the basics of starting a business of this type, but also many important do’s and don’ts of undertaking a very rewarding but sometimes risky, start-up of a food business.  To register, visit:

Meet Julia Child!

Monday, 5th at 6 p.m.

Meet Julia Child! – the beloved French Chef. A live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child doing what she did best.Learn more about her life – from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food, except for eating what the family’s private chef prepared – to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show, an amusing and fun experience! After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library

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