Neighborhood Round Up

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal.  Donations of non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated.

Donations drops are: Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank – 201 Main St. or the Parish Center – 46 Winthrop St. (by the Training Field).  Or donate by sending checks to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

Monument Square Halloween Parade – Thursday, Oct. 31

The Thirty-Fourth Annual Monument Square Halloween Parade will take place on Thursday, October 31 beginning at the Massachusetts Gate at the top of Monument Ave. at 5 p.m. The reading of Monument Square Wizard James Duane’s Poem takes place at 5:30, after which The Tony Barrie Band will lead the Halloween Parade.  Glow-in–the dark necklaces and balloon display sponsored by Charlestown Mothers Association. With appreciation for our collaborators; The National Park Service, The City of Boston, New England Development/ Bunker Hill Mall,The Monument Square Neighborhood residents, The Training Field, Monument Avenue and surrounding streets residents, generous exhibitors, neighbors, volunteers and friends!

First Church – Trick or Treat Pit Stop!

Thursday, Oct. 31,  Halloween night, from 5-7 p.m. stop by the First Church on Green St. if you ‘gotta go’. Coffee, cocoa and restrooms will be available.

Training Field Halloween Celebration Postponed

The Halloween Celebration at the Training Field has been changed to Sunday, November 3 from 4 – 7 p.m. It’s another chance to dress up and get treats!

Annual Veterans Dinner Will Award Scholarships

The Abraham Lincoln Post #11 GAR, hosts its Annual Veterans Dinner on November 7 at the Knights. Charlestown Veterans may attend free of charge with a guest. Others are invited to attend with a $10 donation. Tables of 10 are $100.00. Contact Stan Leonard 617-877-2820 or Wally Southern 617-241-7590 to rsvp. For  scholarships, students must be the child or grandchild of a Charlestown resident veteran (DD214 required) or a veteran who joined the military as a resident of Charlestown. There will be scholarships awarded for college and grade school (with tuition) level students. Please contact Joe Zuffante 617-477-7494 for more information.

Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

The annual pancake breakfast will be held  at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford St.on Sunday, November 10th from 9-12 noon. Admission is $6.00 and children under 5 years old are free.  Join family, friends, and neighbors to honor veterans, and those who serve their community for pancakes, sausage, pastries, coffee and juice.  There will be great raffles and wonderful prizes!  

Soprano Sirgourney Cook at the Charlestown Branch Library

Accompanied by pianist Katie Barr, soprano Sirgourney Cook’s “What Am I Doing Here?” Is a live performance that chronicle’s her musical journey through classical, pop, gospel, and jazz. Co-presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library and the North End Music & Performing. Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm. Free and open to all, including an informal Q&A and reception. Wheelchair accessible. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. For more information:, [email protected], 617-242-1248.

St. John’s Harvest Fair 

Saturday, November 16 10-2 p.m. Turkey Dinner served from 12-2 p.m. Don’t miss this town favorite!  Great sales tables, raffles, games and silent auction.

Daughters of Isabella #1 Fall Meat Raffle

 Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. the Daughters of Isabella #1 will host their Thanksgiving Meat Raffle at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St.  There will be a turkey in every meat package!

Micro Hockey Is Back!

Charlestown Youth Hockey has opened registration for Micro Hockey, which is a Learn-to-Play Hockey program for boys and girls that are five to eight years of age, who have not yet played organized team hockey. Only basic skating skills are necessary. Younger players may qualify after a coach evaluation. The program will run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The first session will begin on November 9 and run until March 7.  Space is limited.  To register or obtain the required equipment list, go to  WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the MICRO HOCKEY tab.  Email questions to  [email protected].  

Learn to Skate!

Charlestown’s Learn-to-Skate program begins November 9 and runs to mid-March.  The program is on Saturdays from Noon to 12:50 p.m. It is open for children ages 3 and up. The Charlestown Mothers Association is sponsoring two FREE trial introductions on November 9 and the 16. On ice instruction will be staffed by Charlestown Youth Hockey volunteers.  For more information and to sign-up, visit the Charlestown Youth Hockey website at  WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the Learn-to-Skate tab.

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