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Friday, Sept. 22

Cabaret duo Ben and Brad to perform: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Wingate at Chestnut Hill, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Ben and Brad are the founding members of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists and have been performing together since 1989 at venues throughout New England. Their performances combine entertainment and historical research. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-243-9990.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk: The fundraiser supports adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To register: http://JimmyFundWalk.org.

Art in the Square: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Chestnut Hill Square, 200 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill. Chestnut Hill Square will continue their summer outdoor Arts Market series. Shoppers seeking handmade art, photography, fashion, décor and gifts will find works from a collection of talented artists from the New England area. The event is located adjacent to Seasons 52. For information: chestnuthillsquare.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

“Fantastic 50s” with Mr. DJ USA: 3 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Tad Travis, also known as Mr. DJ USA, has been in the entertainment business for over 35 years and performs at over 150 events annually. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400.

Italian Cooking and Book Signing with Megan O’Block: 6-7 p.m., Olive Connection, 1426 Beacon St., Brookline. O’Block is the author of two cookbooks: “Cooking for My 3 Sons” and “Heart to Table: A Year of Cooking for the People I Love.” She also hosts a food blog, Diamonds Dishes. O’Block will share her love of cooking through a demonstration and tastings. Wine from Martignetti’s will be served, and O’Block’s latest book will be available for purchase. Free; registration required. Free. For information: https://oliveconnection.com; 617-879-9980; info@oliveconnection.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Community Climate Coffee: 8-9 a.m. Sept. 27, Peet’s Coffee, 285 Harvard St.; Oct. 12, KooKoo Cafe, 7 Station St.; and Nov. 14, Cafe Fixe, 1642 Beacon St., Brookline. A chance for mothers concerned about climate change to meet other mothers who are just as worried. The group will discuss its work in Brookline and at the state level and present opportunities for participants to do something big or small. With Brookline Mothers Out Front. For information: http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/community_climate_coffee.

Professor Thomas Kelly discussion: 11 a.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Kelly, a retired professor from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, will discuss current world issues and controversies. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400.

September Writing Marathon: 6-9 p.m., The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Writing is easier in good company, whether one is working on a book, a blog, coding project, business plan, resume or letter to the editor or an elected official. A night of not checking Facebook. Participants meet neighbors and writers while they work. Features snacks, coffee and productivity-optimized workspaces. Attendees can bring a friend. Tickets free but limited. To register: http://bit.ly/2xOqRoI.

Free two-hour First-Time Home Buyers Seminar: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28, RTN Federal Credit Union, Brookline Branch, 365 Boylston St., Brookline. Attendees learn how to find a home, why good credit is important for financing and what types of first-time home buyer programs are available. Those attending who take a mortgage with RTN will receive a $250 closing cost credit. Registration required; space limited. Seminars may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance. In case of cancellation, participants will be notified. To register: https://rtn.org/plan-and-protect/financial-educationFinancialEducation@rtn.org; 781-736-9945.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Brookline Department of Public Health open house: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 11 Pierce St., Brookline Village. Welcoming Brookline Director of Public Health and Human Services Dr. Swannie Jett. Attendees can meet the Brookline Advisory Council on Public Health. Brookline Department of Public Health senior staff also will be present. RSVP not necessary. For information: Jett, 617-730-2300, lkarsten@brooklinema.gov.

Planning for a Successful Retirement seminar: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, RTN Federal Credit Union, Brookline Branch, 365 Boylston St., Brookline. Attendees will learn how to plan for retirement, the steps to take to estimate the money they will need to meet their retirement goals and how to supplement fixed income sources with retirement savings. Free. Registration required; space limited. Seminars may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance. In case of cancellation, participants will be notified. To register: https://rtn.org/plan-and-protect/financial-education.

Yiddish Sing: 7:30-9 p.m., Boston Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline. An informal, multigenerational gathering to sing Yiddish folk songs. Songbooks provided. Open to all, regardless of singing ability or knowledge of Yiddish. Musical instruments welcome. Free. For information: 617-776-0448.

Friday, Sept. 29

Musician Ethan Stone to perform: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wingate at Chestnut Hill, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Singer-songwriter Stone is a rock musician who blends jazz, pop and funk music. Free; space limited. For information or to RSVP: 617-243-9990.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Coolidge Corner Yoga’s fourth anniversary celebration: 4-6 p.m., Larz Anderson Park, 350 Goddard Ave., Brookline. An outdoor yoga event led by Tatyana Souza and Laura Ahrens, set to live music by Garth Stevenson, an internationally recognized musician and composer. Cost: $25 per person to be donated to a charity selected by the CCY community and matched by CCY. For information or to register: http://coolidgeyoga.com. Potluck picnic with food from Whole Heart Provisions. Attendees should bring a blanket and favorite plant-based appetizer or dessert to share. To sign up for potluck: http://bit.ly/2vJCZ9m.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Autumnal Equinox: 1-3 p.m., Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline. The second class of a four-part series to explore the relationship between yoga and traditional Chinese medicine. Each class will honor and support the transition between one season and the next by integrating the wisdom of both systems into a practice that uses yoga postures to stimulate the season’s energy and open up corresponding meridians. Cost: $35 per seasonal session. Additional dates: Dec. 17 and March 25, 2018. For information or to register: http://coolidgeyoga.com/apps/mindbody/classes/241.

Chamber music concert: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline. Dianne Pettipaw, violin, and Anne Tyson, piano, perform works by Brahms, Beach, Ives and Wieniawski. Free.

Monday, Oct. 2

Bystander Intervention Workshop: 6-8:30 p.m., Brookline Public Library, Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington St., Brookline. A workshop hosted by the MLK Celebration Committee and True Story Theater to share and explore effective ways that one can safely intervene in difficult situations in their community through storytelling, presentations and role play. Free; registration required. To register: https://brooklinebystander.eventbrite.com. For information: Caitlin Haynes, chaynes@brooklinema.gov, 617-730-2345.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Oktoberfest: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 5, Brookline Farmers’ Market, Outdoor Courtyard, Center Street, West Parking, Brookline. A social networking event outdoors with live music from the Page Clark Band, complimentary food, beer from Aeronaut Brewery, ice cream from J.P. Licks, Bavarian pretzels from When Pigs Fly and more. Teh first 70 attendees will take home a free event beer stein and event koozie.


“Fruits, Flowers and Old Streets” exhibit: Sept. 5 through Oct. 31, Brookline Senior Center, Gallery 93, mezzanine level, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Paintings and pastels by Miriam Aaronson.

Be The Parent You Want To Be: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 27 through Oct. 18, Brookline Teen Center, second-floor conference room, 40 Aspinwall Ave., Brookline. The Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving approach gives parents the tools they need to parent more competently and confidently. Private group workshops and individual/couples CPS coaching also available. For information and to register: http://BeTheParentBoston.comKarenKraut@gmail.com.

“Everything You Can Imagine is Real” art installation: Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Chestnut Hill Square, 200 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill. Studios Without Walls is a Brookline-based collaborative group of sculptors and conceptual artists who produce exhibitions of art in outdoor and public settings. The exhibit will feature the works of 10 artists. Each artist will display his/her work in outdoor locations nestled throughout the Chestnut Hill Square shopping center. A reception to meet the artists and learn more about their work will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the center. For information: http://chestnuthillsquare.com.

Fall Learn-To-Skate classes: 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. Sundays, Brookline/Cleveland Circle Reilly Memorial Rink, 355 Chestnut Hill Ave. For children, ages 4 ½ to 18. Participants can use figure, recreational or hockey skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes available. For information or to register: Bay State Skating School, 781-890-8480; http://BayStateSkatingSchool.org.

Waterstone at the Circle information sessions: 10 a.m. Sept. 16; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 26; and 5 p.m. Sept. 27, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill. Attendees can meet the Waterstone at the Circle, leadership team and learn more about the lifestyle Waterstone at the Circle will offer. For information or RSVP: 617-232-3634; living@waterstoneatthecircle.com.

Sean Roberts Challenger League — Super Stars: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 28. Baseball for children 7 and older with a wide range of abilities. No experience necessary, no limitation too great. Children with intellectual, physical, emotional and behavioral challenges can all enjoy being part of a team in this relaxed, supportive environment. Dates and times subject to change. To register: http://brooklineyouthbaseball.org. Volunteers age 15 and older needed. For information regarding sponsorship, donating, player registration, becoming a volunteer or general information: Melissa, challenger@brooklineyouthbaseball.org.

Zen meditation and talk: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon St., Brookline. Free; space limited. RSVP: Jason, 508-360-2323.

Al-Anon Family Group meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish – Brookline, Choir Room, 210 Harvard St., Brookline. For families and friends of problem drinkers. Anonymous, confidential and free. Open to newcomers.

Yiddish Classes: 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 27, Boston Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline. Classes offered at up to four levels — Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Students in doubt about their course level may contact an instructor to discuss. Beginner and Advanced classes start Monday, Sept. 25; Advanced Beginner and Intermediate classes start Tuesday, Sept. 26. Cost: $225; $170 for members; $170 and $115 for low-income. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Those concerned should contact Sandy for financial assistance. To register: http://circleboston.org/yiddishclasses.

Koleinu Open Rehearsals: 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 28, Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline. Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus, Koleinu is a non-auditioned chorus and performs a wide range of sacred, secular, tradition and contemporary Jewish choral works. Open to all individuals regardless of previous musical experience or affiliation, with an opportunity to learn, sing and perform Jewish music. The Chorus performs at two self-produced concerts, winter and spring, and in many multicultural collaborations through the New England area. They have also performed at the North American Jewish Choral Festival, and at the Holocaust Memorial. For information: http://koleinu.org.

Caffe’ Italiano — Free Italian Conversations: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Fridays, Coolidge Corner Library, meeting room, 31 Pleasant St., 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: https://brooklinelibrary.org/events.

Game Day for Seniors at Putterham Library: 1-3 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 information or to request a game: Helen, 617-942-7547.

Mindfulness Practice Community of Greater Boston: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard St., 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 information: 617-738-5917; Sangha.Matters@gmail.com.

Learn to Meditate: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sundays, Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, 646 Brookline Ave., 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 information: 617- 734-1498; boston.shambhala.org.

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