LOCAL RESIDENT RAISING MONEY FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Justyne Collier, local resident of Charlestown, whose brother committed suicide in 2004, is working to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She will be joined by her extended family, also long-time Charlestown residents, when she participates in the “Out of the Darkness Walk” in Wakefield in September. She is asking for donations for her team, “In Memory of Danny.” To donate, please go to https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/rememberingdanny. Offline donations are also available, email [email protected] for details.
TAPAS IN THE GARDEN AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
The garden committee of St. John’s Church on Devens Street is sponsoring A Tapas Evening on Thursday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the award-winning Cutler Garden behind the parish house and the church.
Tapas and a surprises will be served and in the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the parish house. The suggested donation for the event is $25.
FREE CONCERT IN THE NAVY YARD
Head over to the Commandant’s House for the first of the Swinging Summer Nights free concerts. June 28, features the reggae band Maddakaya. Event starts at 6pm.The series will continue with live concerts through August .
CHARLESTOWN & BEYOND
The next Charlestown & Beyond TV program on the Boston Neighborhood Network will appear on Thursday, June 28, with guest Boston City Councilor-At-Large Annissa George who will be giving her thoughts on the City’s Budget for the next year. The show can be seen on BNN-TV channel 9, RCN channel 15 and Verizon channel 1961 and repeated on Thursday at 11:30 pm, Saturday at 9 am and Sunday at 5 pm. It can also be seen on Youtube at Charlestown and Beyond and Facebook at Charlestown & Beyond.
You can reach host Kathy “Cookie” Giordano at [email protected] or 617-466-1628 and leave a message with your name and phone number or visit her at the Charlestown Branch Library each Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Harvest on Vine Food PantryThe Harvest on Vine Food Pantry this week is requesting bags of rice and cans of ravioli, two of the most popular choiced items that fill the shelves. Any donation on 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 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.