The flower shops will be packed with roses while heart shaped chocolates will fill the candy isles of local stores. Before Valentine’s Day comes this weekend, strap on your best snow boots, heaviest winter jacket and make your way to some of these events happening this week.
Weather Alert: Boston Public Schools are closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Nazzaro Community Center is open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday. All are welcome, and children age 7 and older can be dropped off upon completion of a short intake form.
More snow schedule information at CityofBoston.gov/snow.
Monday, February 9
Please note: Monday’s meetings are postponed due to weather!
6:30pm Meeting on Home Sharing (AirBnb) at Copley Library 700 Boylston Street 7:00pm NEWNC Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street
Tuesday, February 10
6:30pm FOCCP Meeting – Friends of Christopher Columbus Park – Mariner’s House
Located at 11 North Square in Boston’s North End, visit FOCCP.org for more information.
Wednesday, February 11
9:00am St. John School Open House [9 Moon St, Boston]
“Academic Excellence without Compromise!” For further information on the open house, contact Ms. Vincenza DeLeo – School Administrations firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00pm Lecture – Cracking the Code: Decoding Roger Williams at Congregational Library & Archives, 14 Beacon St.
Near the end of his life, Roger Williams scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained undecipherable until a team of Brown undergraduates cracked the code of what turned out to be Roger William’s final treatise. More Details
3:00pm Downtown Waterfront MHP Committee Meeting at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street
The agenda features planning updates, discussion of prioritization of public benefits, the status of Northern Avenue bridge, and more! View the powerpoint presentation.
6:00pm Italian Film: Story of a Love Affair at North End Library
Italian Film: Cronaca di un amore “Story of a Love Affair” (1950). Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events. For an adult audience, runtime of 98 min.
6:00pm “The Eliot School and the Catholic Exodus of 1859” at Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Abbey Room (2nd Floor) – Enter on Dartmouth Street
Founded in 1700, the John Eliot School is the third oldest in the entire Boston Public School system. In 1859, it was the site of a bloody incident, when a Catholic boy named Thomas Whall was severely beaten for refusing to recite the then-required Protestant prayers in the classroom. Join me to explore this event and place it in the context of public education and Catholic immigration in nineteenth-century Boston. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 12
6:00pm Sweets & Spirits: Colonial-Style Chocolate and Rum Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston
Looking for something different to do around Valentine’s Day or just want to beat the wintertime blues? Join area young professionals for a delicious dive into colonial history at Old North. Taste, smell, and experience historic chocolate and rum like never before. Chocolate, rum, and light appetizers served. Ages 21-40. Only 26 tickets are available, so purchase yours today!
7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street
Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of every month, see www.newra.org for updates.
Friday, February 13
7:00pm NEMPAC Valentine’s Day Opera Concert “AMORE” Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston
Come to the Amore Opera Concert, where NEMPAC and The Old North Church are collaborating to create an elegant and romantic setting for music lovers. Old North Church musical director, Libor Dudas, along with several of the church and NEMPAC’s finest singers hope to enhance your night with arias about romance and love.
For your convenience, check up on our events calendar!