Thursday, April 12
Lavenber Bee Baking Company Pop-Up: Noon to 6:00 p.m., 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.
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 & 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 & 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 & Money: 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. A talk about the roles behavior and money play in every relationship.
Wine Centered: Malbec & Raw Milk Cheeses: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Curds & Co., 288 Washington Street, Brookline. Cost: $35. For more information or to register, please visit here. Flights of wine paired with an array of raw milk cheeses.
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 more information or to register, please visit 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. For more information or 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.
Sunday, April 22
Brookline Open Studios Preview Show reception: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. For more information, please visit here. A chance to see work by participating artists, as well as a chance to meet some of them.
Calliope’s Call presents Cross Connections: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline. A series that presents selected works of song by a featured composer alongside works by other composers and poets who have influenced the featured artist’s life and career. This first program will focus on the compositions of art song composer, Tom Cipullo, whose works explore the entire spectrum of human emotions.
Piano Trio of Forte New York concert: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., The Korean Church of Boston, 32 Harvard Street, Brookline. Free. Presented by Oasis Cafe Music Night and the Forte NY Chamber Music present. Features Vicky HyunJin Lee, violin; Yu Mi Bae, cello; and Hyojin Rhim, piano. Free refreshments.
Monday, April 23
Shakespeare 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. Actor Stephen Collins will perform his one-man Shakespeare show.
Schindler survivor to speak: 7:30 p.m., Pine Manor Ellsworth Theater, 400 Heath Stret, Chestnut Hill. Cost: $18; $5 for students. Doors at 7:00 p.m. Spce limited. For more information or to reserve seats, please call 617-738-9770 or visit here. 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.
Brookline Democrats Candidate Forum: 7:30 p.m., Brookline Town Hall, fifth floor, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. For more information, please call Cindy Rowe at 617-277-6282; or e-mail here. Attendees can meet the candidates for lieutenant governor and secretary of state.
Tuesday, April 24
Community presentation and discussion: 5:30 p.m., Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, 99 Warren Street, Brookline. For more information or to RSVP, please call Alan Banks at 617-566-1689, ext. 221. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is hosting a community gathering to present and discuss its Treatment Plan for managing the adjoining Green Hill Parcel located at 111-135 Warren Street.
Author Terry Ann Knopf talk: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to register, please call 617-566-6660; or e-mail here. Terry Ann Knopf will discuss her book, “The Golden Age of Boston Television.” Books available for sale.
Wednesday, April 25
Legal Bootcamp: Protecting Your Business Assets Through Restrictive Covenants: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Inner Space Yoga, 17 Station Street, Brookline. Free. For more information, please visit here. Attendees join Daily General Counsel for a workshop focusing on non-solicitation agreements to prevent the poaching of employees, customers and vendors, and the importance of non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
“Healing the Planet & Ourselves”: 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, pleae call 617-244-6400. J.T. Vannah will explore elements in nature that contribute to natural disasters as well as disease, investigating nature’s parallels with health and well being.
“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.
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 mor 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 mre 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 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.