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David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.

NT Live: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: 7:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard Street, Brookline. Cost: $20-$23. For information: wesley@coolidge.org; coolidge.org. Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney star in Tennessee Williams’ play.

Yiddish Sing: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Boston Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For information: 617-776-0448; circleboston.org. An informal, multigenerational gathering to sing Yiddish folk songs. Songbooks provided. Free. Open to all, regardless of singing ability or knowledge of Yiddish. Musical instruments welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Friends of the Minot Rose Garden Spring spring organizational meeting: 9-10 a.m., Sussman House Community Room, 50 Pleasant Street, Brookline. For information: Linda, Minotroses@aol.com. Open to new volunteers. No previous experience necessary. An opportunity to find out about volunteering in the garden.

Review of “Born Yesterday:” 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. Film critic Dan Kimmel will review the 1950 comedy.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Better Together: Joint Ventures for Small Businesses and Consultants: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., The Village Works, 202 Washington Street, Brookline. Free. A roundtable discussion about creating joint ventures with colleagues in order to expand business and contract opportunities.

˜The Songs of Oscar Hammerstein”: 3:00 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. Cabaret singer Will McMillan and classical and jazz musician Joe Reid will perform “My Favorite Things: The Songs of Oscar Hammerstein.”

M.O.V.E.! workshops: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Pine Manor Ferry Administration Building, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill. For information: movegoals.com. Cathy Utzschneider will be holding a series workshops that apply her M.O.V.E.! goal achievement method that applies both to health and athletics, which she has been teaching in Brookline for 25 years. The first workshop will be led by Dr. Marwa Ahmed and will focus on goals for general health, the second will be led by Dr. Inez Kelleher and will be geared towards managing and staying strong with osteoporosis, and the third will be Marc Mangiacotti who will speak about the discipline of track and field influencing young adults – specifically for parents with children who like to run.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Physician Finance: Planning for Residents: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For information: ingoodcompanyboston.com. Attendees learn how to protect themselves from the career risks that doctors face like malpractice. They will also learn some strategies for creating a solid financial foundation, saving for the future and paying down student debt.

Harry Downes Playground/Field design review meeting: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Town Hall, sixth floor, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. For information: Jessie Waisnor, 617-264-6490. Public design review process to discuss universal access into and within the park, improvement of the park’s perimeter and entries, new play equipment for all ages/safety surfacing, site furniture for seating and picnicking, renovation of the natural turf athletic field, drainage improvements, and refurbishment of the synthetic turf field and track.

Thursday, March 1

Rice and Beans Class: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m., Olive Connection, 1426 Beacon Street, Brookline. Cost: $25. For information: 617-879-9980; info@oliveconnection.com; oliveconnection.com. Chef Nathan will share a variety of ways to cook favorite beans from Rancho Gordo.

Wine and Investing: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For information: ingoodcompanyboston.com. Attendees will learn to identify which smells and tastes appeal to them, and get a better understanding of the investment basics like the difference between stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

Saturday, March 3

Ceramics Date Night: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cost: $80 per couple. For information or to register: 617-566-5715; office@brooklineartscenter.com; brooklineartscenter.com. Participants bring a date to the ceramics studio and learn to make their own pots together. Attendees bring light refreshments to enjoy as their teacher guides them through the basics of the wheel and handbuilding.

Sunday, March 4

Music for Viola, Clarinet and Piano: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Brookline Music School, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. Free. For information: bmsmusic.org. Free; suggested donation of $10. The performance will feature Brookline Music School faculty members Stephanie Fong, viola; Aimee Tsuchiya, piano; and Rane Moore, clarinet. Followed by a meet-the-artists reception.

Wednesday, March 7

Robotics FUN-raiser: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., The Makery, Coolidge Corner, 2 Sewall Avenue, Brookline. Cost: $25. For information or to register: brooklinemakery.com. Attendees hear the latest from leaders in the robotics field including Jibo, the first social robot for the home, along with Spyce, pioneers in restaurant robotics.

Thursday, March 8

“Ending Ageism”: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline. Free. For information: brooklineCAN.org; 617-730-2777. BrooklineCAN presents Margaret Morganroth Gullette, author of “Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People.” Refreshments served from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Program and discussion from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


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

“Discover Your Inner Resources: Tools for Living”: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 6, Brookline High School, MLK Room and Atrium, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline. Cost: $40. For information: campusce.net. Also known as the Peace Education Program, created by The Prem Rawat Foundation. Each class, based on Prem Rawat’s international public addresses, will focus on a theme, including personal peace, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, clarity, understanding, dignity and choice. No class Feb. 20.

“The Dialogue Starts Here – HELLO Brookline”: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. March 1, Hunneman Hall, Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. April 3, Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. April 13, Putterham Branch Library Community Room, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline. To register: brooklinelibrary.org. Community members of all ages to come together and play a game developed by Common Practice. The game asks players a series of questions about their end-of-life wishes in a fun, light-hearted environment.

Release Rebalance Restore Essentrics Class: noon – 1:00 p.m. Fridays, through February, All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street. Cost: $15-$65. For information: 617-738-1810; allsaintsbrookline.org. 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.

Brookline Winter Farmers Market: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays through March 25, The Coolidge Corner Arcade, 318 Harvard Street, Brookline. For information: http://brooklinewfm.com.

Winter 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 Dec. 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 information or to register: Bay State Skating School, 781-890-8480; http://BayStateSkatingSchool.org.

Zen meditation and talk: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. RSVP: Jason, 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: brooklinelibrary.org/events.

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 information or to request a game: Helen, 617-942-7547.

Mindfulness Practice and Meditation: 7:00 – 8:40 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 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 information: 617-734-1498; boston.shambhala.org.

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 information: Deanna, 617-731-8150.