Neighborhood Round Up

Ryan “Duce”Morrissey Scholarship

The Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund committee is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for high school and college students (freshmen and upperclassmen.) Deadline to apply is April 10, 2019. Eligibility criteria and forms may be found on our website (www.ryanmorrisseyscholarship.com) and at the Charlestown locations of The Boys & Girls Club, Boston Public Library and Cooperative Bank.

D.O.I.#1 Meat Raffle at the Knights

Head over to the Knights at 545 Medford St. on Sunday, March 24 for their Meat Raffle. The fun begins at 1 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Every package will have a ham and there will be other prizes, refreshments and a cash bar. The proceeds help fund all the good work the DOI #1 does in supporting Charlestown non-profits.

Moxie and a Good Sense of Balance:

Nancy Drew and the Power of the Teenage Girl. Book presentation given by author Lynne Byall Benson. Hosted by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library. Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. Free and open to all, including a book signing and reception. Wheelchair accessible; conveniently located near the Orange Line and bus connections. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. For more information: www.friendsofcharlestownlib.org, [email protected], 617-242-1248..

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

This week the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal, beef stew, soup and cans of coffee. Any donation of non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. (across from the Training Field).  Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald, director, at 617-990-7314.

Join “e” inc. for ‘Third Thursdays’

New Science Fun Nights for Ages 5 to 7 (and their parents). Have you ever tried to pick up a periwinkle while it is in lockdown? Have you ever watched a sea star drill hole? This March, “e” inc. is launching Third Thursdays – at the “e” inc. Emporium — with each third Thursday focused on a different science topic. The first fun night will be held on March 21, from 6 to 7:15 and is a event of investigation about the: ‘Ocean’s Rocky Shore Habitat.’ “e” inc. staff educators will introduce a sweet science investigation including a story about how the Ocean tide pools work, followed by a fun art activity to take home. Third Thursdays will begin at 6 p.m. at the “e” inc. headquarters at 114 16th Street in the Navy Yard. (Last street before the bridge). Registration is online at www.einc-action.org. We are limited to 15.  The fee for Third Thursdays will be $5 per kid-let. Parents are free. (In all likelihood, we will serve some cheese, crackers, and wine for parents and we invite you to make your own rocky shores model).

Register for Spring League Softball

Girls Softball is currently holding registration and weekly training for the Spring League. There are teams and training for ages 4 – 14. Registration and clinics are held on Mondays at the Harvard Kent School Gym, 50 Bunker Hill Street. Sessions go from 6-7 p.m. for ages 4-9 and from 7-8 p.m. for ages 10-14. Spring team  rosters will be finalized by March 24t, and outdoor practice begins on Tuesday April 2nd.  Last year the Spring teams had a great run in the 10U and 12U.  The 10U made it to the Championship finals!  The Spring League is very helpful to our Summer League players and so is open gym, so get signed up and get some drills under their belts.

Any questions contact Jack Schievink 617-201-4507 or email [email protected]

Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Winter    Warm-Up

All are welcome to the 2019 Winter Warm-Up hosted by the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard. This annual event is a chance to celebrate and honor community leaders, meet elected officials and socialize with neighbors. There will be light refreshments, beer & wine and raffles as well. This year’s Warm-Up will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m at DC Beane Building 125, in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Night for Ava Considine

“It’s cancer.” Those are two words an individual never wants to hear in their lifetime. Two words that will place your life in complete turbulence. Two words that take you on a journey that you had always heard of but hoped you would never be on, especially when it is not your journey, but your child’s. Our “journey” began Nov. 13, 2017, when our then two and half year-old daughter, Ava Considine, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer.

That is why we would like to invite everyone to a Night for Neuroblastoma! Come join family, friends and neighbors on Saturday, March 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St, and help raise funds to be donated to the childhood cancer organization Beat Nb. Any type of donation or support would be helpful towards the cause, whether it is time, sponsorship, or raffle donations. (Tickets are $25/person, and are extremely limited as the time is very close to being sold out!)

If interested in tickets or donating raffle prizes, please RSVP for this event and contact: Ayla Considine: (857)-445-5644, Dan Considine: (617)-233-3067, Shannon Considine: (617)-872-5369, Patty Ann Woods: (617)-201-4784.

Tickets will be: $25/each. Tables: $250 (10 seats per table).

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