Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Encore Chief Steps Down, Mah Jongg Club, Writing from Life, 10 Years of the Greenway, Dance Performance, The Old Howard Theatre

Today is Thursday, October 17 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper: “The musket that fired the first shot in the Battle of Bunker Hill Up is up for auction. The seller has only requested, “Don’t sell until you see the green of their money.”Ben Alper

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

11:00AM Mah Jongg Club. Come by the North End Library and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation. Beginners are welcome. No sign up is required. Weekly on Thursdays in October.

1:00PM CANCELLED Due to Weather: Welcome Reception for New Citizens, Their Families & Friends. Welcome reception for brand new citizens at the Armenian Heritage Park following the Naturalization Ceremony at historic Faneuil Hall.

3:30PM Writing from Life with Author Susan Tan. Join author Susan Tan at the North End Library for a creative writing workshop for kids! Hear about how Susan brings real-life experiences into her fictional Cilla Lee-Jenkins book series, and use writing exercises to get started on your telling your own story. Ideal for kids 8-12 years old.

5:30PM Celebrate: 10 Years of The Greenway. Stop by Rings Fountain for a specially commissioned, site-specific dance performance.

6:15PM Dance Performance at Rings Fountain. Renowned choreographer Peter DiMuro and his ensemble Public Displays of Motion will perform their new work Waterway/Lightway/Greenway in and around the colored lights of the Rings Fountain at 6:15pm.

6:30PM “The Old Howard Theatre” Show Reception. Join the West End Museum at 150 Staniford Street and tour the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Notable News:

Encore casino president out five months after opening

Bob DeSalvio, Chief of Encore Boston Harbor, is out just five months after the new casino has opened in Everett. Wynn Resorts announced Brian Gullbrants, a former top Ritz-Carlton executive, as his replacement, read more on the Boston Herald.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, October 18

1:00PM Friday Film: Dr. Strangelove (1964). Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Film Series. This Friday’s film will be Dr. Strangelove.

5:00PM Fall Pumpkin Float. Bring an 8-inch or smaller carved pumpkin to be lit and floated on the Boston Common Frog Pond for a spooky display! This free, family friendly event will also feature a haunted zombie maze, Spooky Mansion Slide, the Jumpin’ Pumpkin, bean bag toss and the “Bubble Guy”, see additional information here.

Saturday, October 18

9:00AM Harbor Walk Part 3 – Fort Point, Downtown & North End. Boston Harbor Now is excited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Boston Harborwalk—the waterfront public path system that rings our historic harbor, see additional information here.

10:00AM Coffee Hour with Rep. Aaron Michelwitz at La Colombe. Meet with Aaron in a casual setting at La Colombe, to discuss any concerns or questions you may have for him; or just come by to say hello!

11:00AM 23rd Annual A Capella Competition. Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host our 23rd annual A Cappella Competition where over 40 of the best A Cappella groups in New England will dual it out on the West End of the Marketplace as they entertain crowds.

12:00PM Grand Opening of Eliot Upper School at 585 Commercial St. Stop by 585 Commercial Street for the grand opening ceremony of the Eliot Upper School, see additional information here.

1:00PM Soluna Garden Farm Pop Up at Shake the Tree. Soluna Garden Farm is an organic farm in Winchester, MA and they will be in the shop sampling pumpkin golden milk lattes and ruby rose tea!

6:00PM Carmela Cattuti – The Ascent. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street to hear from Carmela Cattuti about the sequel to her first novel.

From the Community:

Sparks of Light Day on November 4th

Sparks of Light is a one-day event that allows participating spa professionals like myself  to offer their services for free to those battling cancer. If you or someone you know is a cancer patient, please call to make an appointment today, continue reading.

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