Neighborhood Roundup

Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

It is scheduled for Sunday, November 10th from 9-12 noon. Admission is $6.00 and children under 5 years old are free.  It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street Charlestown, MA 02129.  Come join family, friends, and neighbors to honor our veterans, and those who serve their community for pancakes, sausage, pastries, coffee and juice.  There will be great raffles and wonderful prizes!   

USS Constitution to get underway on Sept. 20

USS Constitution is scheduled to get underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 a.m. to honor educators from across the New England region.

The ship will travel to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will fire a 21-gun salute at approximately 11:30 a.m. with a return salute from the 101st Field Artillery Regiment of the Massachusetts National Guard. USS Constitution will fire an additional 17-gun salute as she passes U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston, the former site of the Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard where USS Constitution was built and launched on Oct. 21, 1797. The public is encouraged to view USS Constitution’s turnaround along Boston Harbor Walk, Castle Island, or Charlestown Navy Yard. USS Constitution will reopen for free public tours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will resume normal tour hours on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. 

Guests of Charlestown Navy Yard are also encouraged to visit the USS Constitution Museum, which will be open for their standard daily operating hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bobby Powers Returns to Charlestown Library

Charlestown’s own Bobby Powers returns to Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., for an evening of poetry and stories on Monday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m. He will be reading from his latest book, Charlestown: A Cornerstone of America, Volume II. Celebrate Charlestown’s proud history, way of life, and memorable personalities with Bobby.

Bruins Academy – Learn-to-play Hockey Program

Charlestown Youth Hockey will be hosting and staffing the Boston Bruins Learn-to-Play Hockey program again this fall.  The program is for boys and girls ages 4-9 that have not participated in an organized hockey program before.  It will run from Saturday, October 12th to Saturday, November 2nd.  There will be two sessions, one at 10am and one at 11am.  Public registration at the Bruins website.  More info on the “Bruins Academy” tab at CYHA.COM.

Through Our Eyes Charlestown Exhibit at Stove Factory Gallery

Through Our Eyes Charlestown is a collaboration between Charlestown residents who took photos with disposable camera this summer. The exhibit and opening reception  will be held at Stove Factory Gallery on Thursday, September 26, 6:00-9:00PM.  Stove Factory Gallery is located at 523 Medford Street. Please email JD Magrum [email protected] for more information.

Friends of Training Field Concert

The Friends of the Training Field will hold their final summer concert this weekend on the Field, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5-8 p.m. The Pub Rockers will play once again, to great fanfare. In other news, the Friends will host a large Flea Market on Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Training Field. President Billy Kelly said residents should clean out their attics and cellars and buy a table to sell their goods. A table costs $25 and all proceeds go towards the Christmas Tree Decoration Fund. The Market was in place last year for the first time, and was a great hit.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal this week.  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.

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