Public Cook-Out on Saturday

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Good morning, Jamaica Plain! Here's what there is to know in the neighborhood today, Friday, April 25.

Café Bartlett Square Cook-Out: On Saturday, Café Bartlett Square is throwing a public cook-out. They’re promising artisan burgers, veggie kabobs and cold beer. Kitty-cornered from Green Street Station, 154 Green St.

Franklin Park Tree Planting and Volunteer Day: Give some love to Franklin Park on Saturday morning for Tree Planting and Volunteer Day. Click here for details. Work runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

Craft Workshop: The Jamaica Plain Library hosts local community arts organization Spontaneous Celebrations for a free craft workshop for families to prepare for the annual Wake up the Earth/Despertar de la Tierra parade and festival. The workshop beings at 10 a.m. More information here.

Make JP Shine: The city of Boston's annual "Boston Shines" volunteer event is taking place tomorrow. JP residents can register with the city as official volunteers, or just go outside and make a difference by doing a little spring cleaning. Read more here.

Note from the Editor:

New Feature of Jamaica Plain News — Add Your Event to the Calendar: I’m thrilled to announce Jamaica Plain News is now set up so you can add your own events to the calendar. As more people use the site, I hope the calendar becomes your first stop when you want to know what’s happening in our neighborhood. It’s easy to do. Here’s the link. Please note that while we offer free event listings for non-profit and community organizations, we charge $5 for businesses to list events. We waive that small fee as a perk to our advertisers.