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Thursday, May 10

“A Crooner’s Caravan Tour of New England: 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. Frank King leads a virtual bus tour of the birthplace of some of New England’s singers and composers.

“The Power of Play” and Spring Member Celebration: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Cost: $10; free for BrooklineCAN members. For more information, please visit here; or call 617-730-2777. BrooklineCAN will present “The Power of Play: Games, Puzzles, and Trivia to Keep Your Brain Young” at its annual Spring Membership Celebration. Led by Nancy Linde, author of two books of games.

Pop! and Protection: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. Space limited; RSVP recommended. For more information, please call 617-695-4617; e-mail ingoodcompany@massmutual.com; or visit here. A class about three important ways to protect one’s family: insurance, basic estate planning and bubbles.

Amy Nathan to speak: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Brookline Music School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. Free. For more information, please call 617-277-4593; e-mail info@bmsmusic.org; or visit here. Brookline Music School’s first event of the Brookline Music School Speaker Series. Author Amy Nathan will discuss her newest book, “Making Time for Making Music.”

Sip and Script — Calligraphy and Cheese: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., curds&co, 288 Washington Street, Brookline. Cost: $70. For more information, please call 617-879-0565; e-mail info@curdsandco.com; or visit here. An introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, the beginner’s calligraphy kit, writing materials, complimentary wine and curated cheese plates available for purchase.

“Is Your Teenager Drinking Too Much Soda?”: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. May 10, Brookline High School, MLK Room and Atrium, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline. The Brookline High School Food Justice Committee will host Harvard nutritionist Eric Rimm to address the current realities and risks of teenage nutrition.

Saturday, May 12

Mother’s Day Yoga: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon Street, Brookline. Cost: $50. For more information, please visit here. Katie Day leads a mom and kids yoga class to celebrate Mother’s Day. This all-levels class will feature relaxing breath exercises, a restorative yoga flow, partner poses and a reflective art activity. Designed for moms to bring up to two children each.

Kites Over Brookline: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Larz Anderson Park, 25 Newton St., Brookline. For more information, please e-mail acassie@brooklinema.gov. Brookline Parks and Open Space Division in partnership with Eureka Puzzles and Games presents a free family-friendly day of airborne exploration. Attendees of all ages build and decorate their own kite.

Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival: noon – 4:00 p.m., Brookline High School, MLK Room and Atrium, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline. Suggested donation: $10-20 for families; $5 for students. Features Japanese crafts, games, family-friendly activities, taiko drums, music, dance and Japanese food. Proceeds benefit the BHS Japan Exchange Program and support the arts.

Handmade pottery pop up: noon – 2:00 p.m. May 12, Olive Connection, 1426 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information, please call 617-879-9980; e-mail info@oliveconnection.com; or visit here. Local artist Jayne Raphael will bring her handmade pottery, including olive oil dipping dishes and serving dishes, to Olive Connection for a pop up pottery shop.

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day cabaret celebration: 2:00 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. Vocalist Jan Peters, accompanied by pianist Tom LaMark, celebrates moms with a selection of music from the Great American Songbook.

J.D. Foster to perform: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wingate at Chestnut Hill, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; RSVP required. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-243-9990. A musical performance to celebrate Mother’s Day with songs spanning the 1800s through the 1970s.

“Peter and the Wolf” with the Boston Chamber Symphony: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline. For information or tickets, please visit here. The Boston Chamber Symphony performs a theatrical, family-friendly concert.

Tuesday, May 15

Couples and Money: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. Registration recommended; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-695-4617; e-mail ingoodcompany@massmutual.com; or visit here. This class covers the roles behavior and money play in every relationship. Each person should register individually.

Rosé all May: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Curds & Co., 288 Washington Street, Brookline. Cost: $35. For more information, please call 617-879-0565; e-mail info@curdsandco.com; or visit here. Rosé tasting flights and cheese pairings to celebrate National Wine Day.

Wednesday, May 16

One-man Walt Whitman show: 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. Stephen Collins a salesman turned actor who uses his literature degree from University of Massachusetts-Boston to teach seminars on famous poets such as Frost, Whitman and Shakespeare.

Spring dinner event: 6:15 p.m., Olive Connection, 1426 Beacon Street, Brookline. Cost: $30. For more information, please e-mail info@oliveconnection.com; or visit here. Dinner with cooking demonstration with Rifrullo Cafe owner and chef Colleen Suhanosky join for. Wine pairings curated by The Wine Press.

Book talk on climate change: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Courtyard Marriott Brookline, 40 Webster Street, Brookline. For more information, please e-mail greenup@upbrookline.org. UCC denominational and climate leader, Jim Antal, will discuss his new book, “Climate Church, Climate World.”

Thursday, May 17

David Polansky to perform: 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. A musical performance for all ages that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.

Wednesday, May 23

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Brookline Main Library, Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington Street, Brookline. Free. To RSVP, please visit here. Presented by the Brookline Asian American Family Network. Feature the Asian American Essay Contest winners as well as guest speaker Janet Wu, a journalist at Bloomberg TV and Radio and an adjunct professor at Emerson College. She will speak on “Diversity, Conflict and Information.” Light refreshments served.

Ongoing

Panoramic Photos: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, through June 29, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. An exhibit of panoramic photographs by Francis Gardino.

Be the Parent You Want to Be: 10:00 a.m. – noon May 15 and 22, Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline. For more information, please visit here. The Collaborative Problem Solving approach helps parents relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior and build their kids’ skills in self-regulation, flexibility and problem-solving.

Eric Benton’s Magic Test Kitchen: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Fridays, through June 15, Knight Moves Cafe Brookline, 1402 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; seating limited. For more information, please e-mail ericbentonmagic@gmail.com; or visit here. Magician Eric Benton tests his magical creations in this casual, up-close performance.

Release Rebalance Restore Essentrics Class: noon – 1:00 p.m. Fridays, All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street. Cost: $15-$65. For more information, please call 617-738-1810; or visit here. A full-body, rebalancing exercise program designed to slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. This class is for those who are new to, or returning to exercise, have slightly-limited mobility, or have atrophy-related stiffness, frozen shoulder or other chronic aches and pains.

Zen meditation & talk: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information, or to RSVP, please call Jason at 508-360-2323.

Al-Anon Family Group meeting: 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish – Brookline, Choir Room, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. For families and friends of problem drinkers. Anonymous, confidential and free. Open to newcomers.

Caffe’ Italiano — Free Italian Conversations: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Fridays, Coolidge Corner Library, meeting room, 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline. Supported by the Publish Library of Brookline and the Italian Consulate in Boston. A free and friendly Italian conversation, leaded by an Italian teacher. Participants practice and improve their Italian regardless of proficiency. No registration require; drop-in. For information here.

Game Day for Seniors at Putterham Library: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Thursdays, Putterham Branch Library Community Room, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline. MahJongg, chess, Scrabble, dominoes, bring your own game or request. Handicapped accessible; wheelchair available. For more information or to request a game, please call Helen at 617-942-7547.

Mindfulness Practice &  Meditation: 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. Attendees sit and walk mindfully together, read a text and share what comes up for us in the reading. MPCGB links the 17 ongoing meditation groups in the greater Boston area that practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, to build relationships and deepen the practice of mindfulness. Free. For more information, please call 617-738-5917; or e-mail Sangha.Matters@gmail.com.

Learn to Meditate: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, 646 Brookline Avenue, Brookline. Taught by qualified instructors, this basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Drop-in class; no registration required. Participants are welcome to come as often as you like, but the class is designed as a one-time introduction with the same content each week. Suggested donation: $5-$10. For more information, please call 617-734-1498; or visit here.

Overeaters Anonymous: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. every Saturday, Brighton Marine Health Center, Hawes Building, third floor, 77 Warren St., Brighton. Attendees find physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. For more information, please call Deanna at 617-731-8150.