Today is Wednesday, August 7 and have you noticed an increase in rats running around the neighborhood? Check out Boston Magazine’s map to find out whether or not your neighborhood is rat-infested.

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

3:30PM LEGO Club. Stop by the North End Library and work together or independently to build whatever you can imagine using the library’s LEGO collection. For kids ages 6-12.

7:00PM North End Movie Nights: Charlotte’s Web (1973). Movies will be shown on Wednesdays in July and August at The Gassy / DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street. Pizza will be served at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dark, see additional details here.

7:00PM Dorothy Curran Concert Series: Hipshot Band at City Hall Plaza. The Dorothy Curran Concert Series returns from July 17 to August 14 for another season of outdoor music for fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with a tribute to Chicago, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, an evening of Motown funk, and the grand finale featuring the legendary Tavares.

Notable News:

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future

With sea levels rising across the globe, Boston isn’t waiting for disaster to strike before putting a plan into action to battle high tides spilling into the streets on a regular basis. The Climate Ready Boston initiative is working to put a plan in place to protect infrastructure, property and people from the inevitable future, read more on ScienceNews.org.

St. Anthony’s Feast Circa 1940:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, August 8

10:00AM ParkARTS Children’s Workshops. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park where children can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the Artists in Residence Workshops, see additional information here.

10:30AM Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission. Stop by the North End Park for Yoga-Lates, see additional details and a full lineup of Greenway fitness classes here.

6:00PM Family Game Night. Stop by the Rose Kennedy Greenway by Hanover and Cross Streets and enjoy lawn games, see additional information here.

7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting at Nazzaro Center. Join the North End Waterfront Residents Association at 30 North Bennet Street for their monthly meeting, see additional information here.

7:30PM Movie Musicals at Faneuil Hall: Hairspray. The West End of the Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where visitors can enjoy free movies with pre-show activities starting at 7:30 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk, see additional details here.

Friday, August 9

Madonna della Cava Feast. The Madonna Della Cava Feast begins on Friday at 7PM at Hanover & Battery Streets and runs through Sunday evening with the procession taking place at 1PM on Sunday, see additional details here.

6:30AM Summer Fitness Series: Bootcamp. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for the Boston Summer Fitness Series. Today’s class will be Bootcamp, see additional details and a full schedule here.

11:00AM Family Fun Festival Puppet Show. Stop by the North End Library for Friendly Fun Time with Newton and Pals sponsored by Councilor Lydia Edwards, see additional information here.

1:00PM Friday Films: Rear Window. Join the Boston Public Library for free movies on Fridays at 1pm. Today’s film will be Rear Window, see additional information here.

7:00PM Madonna Della Cava Feast: Blessing of the Madonna & Processions. Beginning at 7 p.m., exposition of the image of the Madonna at 3 Battery Street followed by a blessing and short procession, see additional details here.

From the Community:

How We Live: Community Through Housing | Panel Discussion

Nothing is a hotter topic in Boston than housing: the constantly rising costs of rent and home ownership, the gentrification of certain neighborhoods, the lack of diversity in other neighborhoods, and the need for better living solutions in our tiny footprint of a city, continue reading.  

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