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Applications available for CMA Scholarships

The Charlestown Mothers Association is pleased to offer up to $15,000 in college scholarships, to men and women who have been residents of Charlestown for at least five years, and will be attending college full-time this fall.  The amount of each scholarship awarded will be determined by the CMA Scholarship Committee.  Last year, CMA awarded 10 scholarships.  Copies of the application are available at the “Scholarship” tab on the CMA website, www.charlestownmothersassociation.org, and also at the Charlestown Branch Library at the circulation desk.  The completed application is due by April 24.

Michael P. Quinn  Scholarship Applications Available

The 2020 Michael P. Quinn Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a resident of Charlestown for the past four years (minimum) and will graduate with the Class of 2020. This scholarship is for $12,000 for the recipient’s first year of college only. Applications can be picked up at Guidance Dept. at Charlestown High, Boston Latin, Boston Latin Academy and Boy’s & Girls Club, Charlestown Library and Malden Catholic High School. Application deadline is April 15. If there area any questions, please call Ronan J FitzPatrick at 617-242-5493.

Burn, Boston, Burn book presentation at the Library

“Burn Boston Burn: the Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country”; book presentation by former ATF Federal Agent Wayne M. Miller @ Charlestown Branch Library — Thursday, March 5. More details in upcoming editions of The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.

AGC Seeking Board Members

Artists’ Group of Charlestown, established in 1997, is seeking new board members to continue and expand its presence in Charlestown and beyond. Their mission is to promote artists members’ work while incorporating local and emerging artist from other groups and organizations, by sponsoring community events at the StoveFactory Gallery.  The 501C3 organization is looking for Board Members who are committed to the future of AGC, and its partnerships in the local arts community as well as reaching out to emerging artists, schools and agencies. The AGC needs your imagination, vision and enthusiasm! The “volunteer” board meets once monthly, first Wednesdays at 6:30-8 p.m. at the StoveFactory Gallery. R.S.V.P. to attend the March 4 meeting by emailing to: [email protected] or send a note to AGC PO 290164 Charlestown, MA 02129.

Charlestown Working Theater Winter Panto 2020

CWT’s Artist in Residence imaginary beasts present a Winter Panto 2020: Hansel and Gretel! at the Charlestown Working Theater. Performances run through March 1.

Follow the beasts’ ensemble as they take you on a fairy tale journey through an enchanted forest filled with sweet adventures and delicious dangers. When young Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the woods, things take a suitably “Grimm” turn, until they chance upon a house made of gingerbread. Will our hungry heroes satisfy their every sweet-tooth; or, will they bite off more than they can chew? Save 25 percent by using code GINGERBREAD when you purchase online tickets. Visit imaginarybeasts.org  or call 866-811-4111 for more information. The Charlestown Working Theater is at 442 Bunker Hill St.. Online at charlestownworkingtheater.org.

Community Ice Skating Day – March 8

Christ Church Charlestown is sponsoring a Community Ice Skating Day on Sunday, March 8 from 2-4 p.m.  at the Union/O’Neil Memorial Rink at 46 Union St. Skate time and skate rental are free to the community. Please be advised, parents, that this event is not a drop-off event. If you have questions, email us at [email protected] or call at (617) 580-2912. 

Charlestown by Map at the Boston Public Library Branch

Learn the history of Charlestown using maps, atlases, and photos from the Boston Public Library at the Charlestown Branch on Thursday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. You will also be able to try out a new tool for researching historic properties. To register or for more information, call the branch at 617-242-1248.

Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard 2020 Annual Membership Drive

Join the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard as a new or renewing member and enjoy access to members only benefits at more than 10 local businesses and restaurants. Since 2004 the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard has provided residents, businesses and visitors with up to date information about issues of common concern and importance in Charlestown. Everyone needs good friends, join FCNY today. Corporate memberships are also welcome. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information visit our website www.friendscny.org or email: [email protected] Join us for our Winter Warm-up on March 12 at the USS Constitution Museum from 6-8 p.m. all are welcome.

Spring (and Winter) Lacrosse Registration is now open

ALL ARE WELCOME. The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center has opened registration for its main Spring season & for its Winter skills seasons.  The CLLC teaches the great game of Lacrosse to a diverse group of boys and girls, Grades K-8th.  New players are always welcome regardless of skill level and scholarships are always available.  We believe in the power of Lacrosse, as it is the great equalizer in the sporting world. You don’t need to be tall, strong, fast or big to be successful and it’s a communal sport where anyone can find a niche and be a productive member of the team. As a program, we promote the following core values in everything we do: Teamwork, Responsibility, Community Service, Patience, and Effort.  Please call (617) 242-9328 or visit our website (www.charlestownlacrosse.com/registration) for more information and to register today!!!

Charlestown Girls Softball

 Spring Registration and Winter Clinics will be held at the Harvard Kent School Gymnasium, 50 Bunker Hill Street from 6 – 8 p.m. on the following dates:  March 2, 9, 16,  23 and 30.  Birth Certificate required for first time players, ages eligible 4-18 years old as of Jan. 1, 2020.  Contact Jack Schievink, [email protected] Phone: 617-201-4507 or Billy Nugent, [email protected], 617-447-3106.

The National Parks of Boston – Saturdays in the Park

Join the National Parks of Boston for special topic programs on Saturday afternoons, through April 25, 2020. A variety of programs have been selected with our neighbors in greater Boston in mind. It’s something different for the local crowd during the “off season.” This includes “My Other Park”, programs delivered by Boston National Park Rangers who have worked at other National Park locations. All programs are free, and take place in the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center.  The Visitor Center is accessible by the 93 bus, water shuttle, and Orange Line. The 60 minute programs are free and open to the public.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

Since the start of the school year, the Food Pantry has had a great need for cereal to include in its distribution.  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.

Michael Quinn Scholarship Dinner Dance

The 51 st Annual Quinn Scholarship Dinner and Dance will be held on April 4 th, at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus, No. 62, 545 Medford St. The evening will commence with a 6:15 P.M. social hour, followed be a six course meal, prepared by Sandra McLaughlin. Alan La Bella will provide his magical music. Tickets are $50.00 per person, please call Ronan at (627-343-5493) or send a check to: Charlestown PO Box 290216, Charlestown, MA 02129.

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