Today if Friday, February 15 and here’s a joke from local comedy writer Ben Alper:

According to a report from Inrix, gridlock during peak morning and evening commutes was worse in Boston in 2018 than in any other major metropolitan area. In fact, the average male morning commuter had to shave twice before arriving at work.” – Ben Alper

Here’s what else you need to know for this weekend…

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12:00PM Financial Literacy Workshop. The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center is hosting a workshop on financial literacy with Eagle Bank at 1 Michelangelo Street. Come learn about senior scams, planning for the future and other useful topics. Workshop is free and a hot lunch will be served, see additional details here.

1:00PM Friday Film Series: Blacklisted. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series featuring Hollywood directors and writers before and after the blacklist. his week’s film is The Prowler, see additional details here.

6:30PM A Sports Jumble for Kids Age 12-16. North End Against Drugs and the Nazzaro Center present: A Sports Jumble. We will play two or 3 fun sporting games that all in that age range (boys & girls age 12-16) can play together. Following the games, there will be Chinese Food in the senior room. Free and open to all, see additional details here.

Valentine’s Day in the Park:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, February 16

10:00AM Boston Harbor Winter Cruise. Join the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands for a two-hour Boston Harbor tour narrated by local experts, see additional details here.

10:00AM SAT Prep at the North End Library. These SAT courses are designed for high school students applying to college who need an efficient preparatory class in a condensed amount of time. The course will focus on test topics that will impact your score the most. To reserve a spot, please contact the North End Branch at 617.227.8135.

From The Community:

Drop-in Building Challenge with The Greenway: Winter Shelter

Join the Rose Kennedy Greenway and BSA Space for a building challenge that will ask you to think about what animals create to get through the cold winter months. What would you design if you needed to live in the out-of-doors? Continue reading.

Annual Pirandello Lyceum Italian Film: “L’Accabadora” (“Angel of Mercy”) 2016

Annetta, a woman whose stony beauty reflects the burnt, rural Sardinian landscape, arrives in the breathtaking city of Cagliari just as Italy enters World War II and bombs are falling, continue reading.

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