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Thursday’s Brief: Snowflake Design, Community Preservation Forum, Rene Rancourt Announces Retirement

Things to know for Thursday

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Today’s insider treat comes from the hearth & home of Mrs. Newark Jackson. Captain Newark Jackson opened up a chocolate shop in Boston’s North End in the 1740s where he was also a member of the Old North Church. His wife Amey maintained their home and chocolate shop while raising their children. 

While the Jackson’s may not have been as antioxidant-rich or energy-boosting-superfood obsessed as today’s society – we’re sure they would have loved this take on these no-bake chocolate and almond energy bites, see here for the full recipe

Here’s what else you need to know for Thursday, January 18:

3:00PM Snowflake Design at the North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street to create your own sparkling snowflake to take home. All ages are welcome.

6:00PM Community Preservation Forum in Dorchester. Learn more about the new $20 million fund for affordable housing, parks, and historic preservation and share your ideas for the neighborhood at the community preservation forum at the Lilla Frederick Middle School located at 270 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

Notable News:

Longtime Boston Bruins anthem singer Rancourt to retire

For over the past 40 years, Rene Rancourt has sung the national anthem dressed in his signature tuxedo before the Bruins Games. Yesterday the 78-year-old trained opera singer announced that he will be retiring at the end of this current season, Washington Post has the full story.

Snowy Scenes from the North End Park:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, January 20:

9:30AM Lego Club at the North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as all ages are welcome to join in the fun of building and playing with Legos.

10:30AM I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for it’s Italian reading group for children ages 0-4 and their parents. Come ready to engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

12:00PM STEAM Saturday at the North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street every Saturday for STEAM Activities for children and adults. This Saturday’s activity will include watercolor exploration.

6:00PM Joyce Poggi Hager – “Jimmy and Me” book presentation. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street as Joyce Poggi Hager details the story of a shy young girl who feels isolated when she becomes the caregiver to her older brother who is intellectually disabled.

From the Community:

$1 Game Time Menu at il Molo This Weekend

Il Molo on Commercial Street is gearing up for the Patriot’s AFC Championship game with a special dollar menu featuring mouthwatering finger foods like grilled Italian sausages and crispy shrimp tacos, continue reading.

Casting Call for Kids to Perform in the NEMPAC 2018 Opera Project: Don Giovanni

NEMPAC is seeking 8 young performers, children ages 9-13, to audition for their 2018 Opera Project: Don Giovanni. The young artists selected will learn technique, the ins and outs and art of crating a memorable and unique performance and will have the opportunity to perform live in The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, continue reading.

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