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Thursday, Jan. 11

“Movement to Music and Imagination”: 11:00 a.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 presentation featuring Arthur Sullivan.

Piano concert with Doug Robinson: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. The event is free and the space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. Robinson has been playing piano throughout New England for over 35 years. Robinson studied at the Berklee College of Music and has served as the organist for the Hartford Whalers and the musical director for the TV show “The Sports Fan.”

Friday, Jan. 12

Sen. Creem office hours: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., Brookline Town Hall, Room 111, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. State Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem’s constituent services team will be available to meet with individuals. No appointment necessary.

American history lecture: 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. Presented by Gary Hylander, professor of history at Framingham State University.

Monday, Jan. 15

ArtVentures: “Heroes and Legends:” 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cost: $75. To register, please visit here. A day of art making and inspiration from heroes, both real and fantastical, as they come to life through drawing, sculpture and puppets in this vacation day intensive. For ages 5-7. Extended day options available. 5-year-olds must be enrolled in kindergarten.

Cartooning and Comics Intensive: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cost: $75. To register, please visit here. Students will experiment with different illustration techniques, creating their own story from the ground up. They will learn how to design a unique cast of characters and develop personalities and backstories for their own comic creation. For ages 8-12. Extended day options available.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration: 3:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. The event is free. For tickets, please visit here. For more information, please e-mail Caitlin Haynes at chaynes@brooklinema.gov or call 617-730-2345. The theme for this year’s event is “The Radical King — The Fierce Urgency of Now.” Dr. Chad Williams, associate professor and chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, is the keynote speaker. The program will also feature the poet/performer Regie Gibson, Brookline Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling and, from Brookline High School, slam poet Carolyn Parker-Fairbain and the acapella group Testostatones.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Hiring Do’s and Don’ts: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, The Village Works, 202 Washington Street, Brookline. This interactive and approachable workshop will teach attendees to identify and avoid some of the most common legal hiring mistakes that can torpedo their efforts to grow a business. The two-part series is designed to test legal IQ, raise awareness and improve skills at issue spotting.

Thursday, Jan. 18

“Antarctica: Travels at the End of the World”: 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. Presnted by photojournalist Barry Pell.

Dance program with Hilary MacDonald: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wingate at Chestnut Hill, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-243-9990. MacDonald is a hip hop dance instructor who performs a wide range of dance styles.

Friday, Jan. 19

Musician Mark Tavenner to perform: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wingate at Chestnut Hill, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-243-9990. Tavenner engages audiences with his interactive performance style. He frequently performs classic, sing-alongs and standards.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Snowflake Festival: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Free. For more information, please visit here. Attendees can stroll through the studio spaces and try out projects in mixed media, comic creation, jewelry making, 3-D sculpture and more. Also features hot cocoa, a live pottery demo and music by Hugh Hanley. The festival will also serve as the reception for the annual Student Exhibition that will be on view in the gallery.

Review of “The Seven Year Itch”: 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. Film critic Dan Kimmel will review of the 1955 American romantic comedy starring Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes and Marilyn Monroe.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Opera at the Cinema: “Lohengrin”: 10:00 a.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard Street, Brookline. Cost: $20 – $23. For more information, please e-mail wesley@coolidge.org or visit here. Presented by Semperoper Dresden. Starring in their premiere Wagnerian roles, Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała, alongside Staatskapelle Dresden and led by Christian Thielemann.

K.I.D.S. Camp Fair: Noon to 2:00 p.m., Tappan Street Gym, 66 Tappan Street, Brookline. For more information, please e-mail kidsfair@stepstosuccessbrookline.com or visit here. Steps to Success hosts it annual Kids Involved During Summer Fair to showcase the best camps in New England and celebrate summer. Families will be able to sign up and register for summer camps before space runs out.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Professor Thomas Kelly to host discussion: 11:00 a.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 discussion on current world issues and controversies. Kelly is a retired professor from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Musician Rick Olsen to perform: 3:30 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. Olsen is known as “The Man of a 1,000 Songs” for his extensive repertoire that includes classic and contemporary hits.

ONGOING

Watercolor exhibition: Jan. 3 through Feb. 28, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Watercolor paintings by Brookline artist Shirley Selhub.

Brookline Winter Farmers Market: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 19 through March 25, The Coolidge Corner Arcade, 318 Harvard Street, Brookline. For more information, please visit here. No market December 31.

Fall Learn-To-Skate classes: 4:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 1:00 p.m. Sundays, Brookline/Cleveland Circle Reilly Memorial Rink, 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue; 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, starting December 2, Jack Kirrane Rink at Larz Anderson Park, 5 Newton Street, Brookline. For children, ages 4 ½ to 18. Participants can use figure, recreational or hockey skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes available. For more information or to register: Bay State Skating School, 781-890-8480. For more information, please visit here.

Zen meditation and talk: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. 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 more information, please visit 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 and 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 Street, Brighton. Attendees find physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. For more information, please call Deanna at 617-731-8150.