Things to know for Thursday

Your daily roundup for Thursday, December 21:

4:00PM Edible Snow Towers at the North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for December activities that are guaranteed to chase away the cold. This upcoming Thursday’s event will be building edible snow towers with marshmallows and toothpicks, see additional details here.

Notable News:

For older diners, restaurants serve up sustenance of another kind

With all of the recent restaurant news around the city, many restaurants show hope and humanity in other ways. For certain restaurant staff, their customers can feel like family. That’s what it’s like for a North End resident named Phyllis who frequents the Black Rose in Faneuil Hall. The staff at the Black Rose often buy Phyllis her dinner, raise money to help buy her gifts and even drive her the short few-minute drive back to her apartment. Mike Tirella is a regular at Trattoria Il Panino, always with a full-bodied wine and chicken parmesan. He drives to the North End from the boulevard in Revere and sits at the bar to chat with Leo Rodriguez, his favorite bartender. Tirella is 80 and Rodriguez is 28, but they have plenty to talk about. Continue reading on the Boston Globe.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, December 22:

12:30PM ABCD Center Holiday Party for Seniors. Join the ABCDE Center for their Holiday Party for Seniors at 1 Michelangelo Street. The party is free to attend, but please call 617-523-8125 to reserve your spot.

2:00PM Elf Movie at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film showing of the 2003 holiday classic Elf, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Bob Newhart.

Saturday, December 23:

12:00PM “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for charity. Join WZLK-FM in Faneuil Hall as a number of organizations get together for charity. The event will feature a blood drive with the American Red Cross, photos with Santa, entertainment by Greater Boston School of Dance and Life of the Party, and toy bins set up for donations to the New England Patriots Toy Drive.

12:00PM STEAM Saturday at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for an afternoon where kids will partake in various science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities. The Saturday children ages 6 and younger will have the opportunity to design a snowflake, see additional details here.

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Weather Forecast:

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
Fri-08/17/18 30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
High 78° / Low 74°
Thunderstorm
Saturday
Sat-08/18/18 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High near 85F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
High 85° / Low 67°
Overcast
Sunday
Sun-08/19/18 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 69F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
High 69° / Low 65°

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