Thursday, April 5
Lavenber Bee Baking Company Pop-Up: noon – 6:00 p.m. April 5 and 12, Lavender Bee Baking Company, 14 Pleasant Street, Brookline. For more information, please e-mail here or visit here. Lavender Bee Baking Company is a local nut-free specialty baked good business.
You Are the Help Until Help Arrives: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline. Attendees learn what to do in an emergency.
Friday, April 6
Family Movie Night: “Stink!”: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Lawrence School, 27 Francis Street, Brookline. A foul smell, kids’ PJs, and chemicals star in this family-friendly documentary.
Saturday, April 7
First Time Home Buyer Seminar: 10:00 a.m. -noon, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 1290 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information, please visit here, call 617-332-1400 or visit here. Attendees are guided through the pre-approval process, current market conditions, major steps in the buying process, how to protect deposits and more.
Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Pierce School, 50 School Street, Brookline. An environmental fair to address climate change.
Youth in Action: High School Students Discuss Fighting Climate Change: 1:45 – 3:15 p.m., Pierce School Auditorium, 50 School Street, Brookline. For more information, please isit here. Students will share their stories of lobbying, setting up composting systems and efforts to decrease plastic bottles. Ideal for middle school students and their families.
Music of Latin America for Violin and Piano: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. Free. For more information, please visit here. Brookline Music School’s 2017-2018 Faculty Artist Series concludes.
Sunday, April 8
Musical Beginnings Summer Programs Open House: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. Space limited. To register, please call 617-277-4593. During Summer Preview Days, Brookline Music School invites the community to explore its summer program options, including full- and half-day programs.
Green House Fest: Tour Energy-Efficient Brookline Homes: Noon – 3:00 p.m., Brookline Open Studios, throughout Brookline. For more information, locations or to RSVP, please visit here. A tour of homes showing solar panels, heat pumps, electric cars with chargers, on-demand water heaters, rain water saving tanks, home energy monitors and more.
“Bel Canto:” 5:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline. Cost: $35. For tickets, please call 978-474-6222, e-mail here or visit here. Mistral performs Elena Ruehr’s “Bel Canto” String Quintet No. 5 based on Ann Patchett’s novel “Bel Canto” in which music plays a central role.
Contra Dancing in the Ballroom: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Cost: $7. For tickets, please visit here. For more information, please call 617-730-2777. Live music with Amy Larkin on the Fiddle and Debby Knight on the piano, and an experienced caller. Open to beginners and singles. Light refreshments served.
Tuesday, April 10
Legal Bootcamp: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., The Village Works, 202 Washington Street, Brookline. Free. For tickets, please visit here. A roundtable discussion on “Dispute Resolution for Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers.”
“Georgia O’Keeffe:” 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. Art Matters will lead a presentation on the life and work of American modern painter Georgia O’Keeffe, who is known for her paintings of flowers, New York City skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes.
Buying a Home: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information, please call 617-695-4617, e-mail here or visit here. Prospective home buyers learn how much they can afford to put down, how much mortgage they can handle and what their property options are.
Wednesday, April 11
Brookline Youth Awards: 7:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. Free. For more information, please call Caitlin Haynes at 617-730-2345 or e-mail here. The night will include video interviews of students in Brookline who are making a difference in the community, a video interview with Headmaster Anthony Meyer, and keynote speaker and 2013 Youth of the Year Recipient Ben Hoff. Hosted and presented by BrooklineHub.com.
Thursday, April 12
Phenomenal Foodies: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., Showcase Superlux Chestnut Hill, 55 Boylston Street, Newton. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit here. A Women’s Panel featuring women in the food industry. Features appetizers from Davio’s and a cash bar.
Pop and Protection: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-695-4617, e-mail here or visit here. Attendees learn about the different types of insurance and the components of a basic estate plan, while exploring sparkling wines.
Saturday, April 14
Spring Pruning Workshop: 12:30 – 3:00 p.m., Minot Rose Garden, Saint Paul and Browne streets, Brookline. For more information, please e-mail here. The Friends of the Minot Rose Garden annual spring pruning workshop. Master Rosarian David Cannistraro will demonstrate pruning techniques and guide participants as they prune the roses in anticipation of their spring blooms.
Summer Ensembles and Intensive Programs Open House: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. For more information, please visit here. During Summer Preview Days, Brookline Music School invites the community to explore its summer program options, including full- and half-day programs, weekly music classes, and private lessons.
Sunday, April 15
Opera at the Cinema: “Carmen:” 10:00 a.m., The Makery, 2 Sewall Avenue, Brookline. Cost: $20-$23. For more information, please e-mail here or visit here. Presented by the Royal Opera House. Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s production.
“Phantasy:” 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline. Cost: $10-$30. For more information, please visit here. Winsor Music’s 2017-18 season will conclude with a varied program of English, American and German masterpieces, highlighted by the premiere of a “Song for the Spirit.”
Tuesday, April 17
Couples and Money: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For mre information or to RSVP, please call 617-695-4617, e-mail here or visit here. A talk about the roles behavior and money play in every relationship.
Wednesday, April 18
Marketing for People Who Don’t Like Marketing: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Inner Space Yoga, 17 Station Street, Brookline. Free. For information or to register here. For consultative professionals in charge of their own marketing, including realtors, financial advisers, coaches of all varieties in the first two-five years of business.
Brookline GreenSpace Alliance annual meeting: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Wheelock College, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline. To RSVP, please e-mail here. A celebration of 30 years of environmental advocacy. Ken Liss, president of the Brookline Historical Society, speaks about “Public Squares and Parks Reserved: An Early History of Open Space in Brookline.”
Thursday, April 19
Short-Term Goal Planning: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-695-4617, e-mail here or visit here. Attendees make a plan to achieve their most important financial goal.
Monday, April 23
Schindler survivor to speak: 7:30 p.m., Pine Manor Ellsworth Theater, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill. Cost: $18; $5 for students. Doors at 7:00 p.m. Spce limited. For more information or to reserve seats, please visit here or call 617-738-9770. Chabad at Chestnut Hill will be hosting guest speaker Mrs. Rena Finder, who was 10 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. Her father was killed at Auschwitz. She and her mother were sent to work at Emalia, Oskar Schindler’s enamel and ammunition factory.
“Off the Wall:” 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, through April 27, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Photographs by Julie Smith, taken during her travels, feature stencils and wall art superimposed on layers of paint and plaster.
PJ Drive: Through March 15, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. Cradles to Crayons is teaming up with the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Wonderfund to launch the 11th annual drive, which provides new, unused pajamas to children in need across Massachusetts.
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 and 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 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 here.
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.