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Things to know for Thursday

Your daily round up for Thursday, November 16:

11:00AM Water Transportation Study Open House at Leventhal Center. Join Boston Harbor Now and other community members at 50 Rowes Wharf for a water transportation study open house. Learn more about the process and provide feedback on project, view additional details here.

11:00AM Mahjong Games at North End Library. Enjoy the American-style variant of Mahjong, a tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation, view the full event posting here.

Author Talk “Dining Out in Boston: Culinary History” at Mariner’s House. Join the North End Historical Society and James C. O’Connell at 11 North Square as he speaks about his new book, “Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History” – paying special attention to the North End sections of his book, see additional details here.

6:00PM NEMPAC presents NARNIA the Musical. NEMPAC Music Theatre Troupe presents a youth production of Narnia the Musical at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church located at 24 Clark Street, click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Notable News:

The Curious Sport Of Curling Comes to Boston’s North End

Paul Aronofsky, Vice President of the brand new North End Curling Club, is bringing the winter sport of curling to the North End rink. Aronofsky has started the sports club, first invented in Scotland in the 1500s, in hopes to involve the entire local community – no matter what their age! WGBH has the full story.

Boston weighs changing school start times

Boston city school officials are working together with a team of MIT researchers to redesign school schedules in a effort to create less traffic during rush hour, keep students from having to walk home in the dark and allowing teenagers the ability to adjust to their natural sleep cycle as they continue to grow. A potential change is already more than 18 months in the making, the Boston Globe has the full story.

Exploring New Places:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, November 17:

10:00AM NBSS Open House 2017. Join the North Bennet Street School at 150 North Street for demonstrations throughout the buildings spaces. Meet with faculty, students, alumni and other memebers of the school’s community, click here to RSVP.

10:00AM Baby Story Time at North End Library. Join Ms. Alyson for stories, songs, fun, and more in a program just for babies. This program is for babies 0-18 months. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child, view the post.

11:00AM Preschool Story Time at North End Library. Join Ms. Alyson for a story time filled with books, songs, activities, and more! This program is for children ages 18 months and older. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child. View the posting.

2:00PM Friday Film “Broadway Danny Rose” at North End Branch Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series. This week’s film will feature The Secret of Santa Vittoria from 1969.

6:00PM The Routledge History of Italian Americans. Join I AM Books and Authors Stanisalo Pugliese and William Connell at 189 North St. as they discuss the trials and triumphs of one of the nation’s largest ethnic groups with the Routledge History of Italian Americans.

Saturday, November 18:

9:00AM Old North Brass Polishing at 185 Salem St. Join the congregation of the Old North Church for their annual brass polishing party, giving volunteers a rare chance to get up close and personal with priceless artifacts, view the full event post.

10:00AM NBSS Open House 2017. Join the North Bennet Street School at 150 North Street for demonstrations throughout the buildings spaces. Meet with faculty, students, alumni and other memebers of the school’s community, click here to RSVP.

10:30AM I Piccooli Lettori. Join I Am Books at 189 North Street for its Italian reading group for children ages 0-4 and their parents. Together, the group will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

5:00PM Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The iconic Thanksgiving classic, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” will be shown outdoors from 5:00pm -7:00pm. to get everyone in the holiday mood.

6:00PM Author Talk: Annalisa Menin. Join I AM books at 189 North St. for an author talk with Annalisa Menin, click here for more information.

6:00PM NEMPAC presents NARNIA the Musical. NEMPAC Music Theatre Troupe presents a youth production of Narnia the Musical at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church located at 24 Clark Street, click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

From the Community:

Controversy at St. Mary’s, Boston In 1842

A letter within Bishop Fenwick’s papers dating back to 1842 was addressed to parishioners of St. Mary’s Church in the North End, detailing his frustrations with events that had taken place there over the previous months. This letter’s descriptions are said to have led on to major changes in diocesan policy later that year, continue reading on The Boston Pilot.

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Weather Forecast:

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High 29° / Low 23°
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Mostly sunny skies. High around 35F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
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Sunshine and some clouds. High 31F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
High 31° / Low 26°

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