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October 2019

2020 Lilac Sunday T-shirt Design Contest – Arnold Arboretum

October 21, 2019 - January 15, 2020
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Create a piece of Arnold Arboretum history…enter our contest to design the 2020 Lilac Sunday t-shirt! The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites artists of all ages to submit logo designs for the Lilac Sunday 2020 T-shirt. Lilac-themed t-shirts have been a tradition for many years, and continue to be a highly anticipated and popular memento of this event. Find details at http://bit.ly/lilac-t-shirt-contest Questions? Email arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu Submission deadline is January 15, 2020

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November 2019

Friendsgiving at Franklin Park Zoo

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Whether it’s finding food or protecting one another, many of the animals that live at Franklin Park Zoo depend on their unique family dynamics to survive. Did you know prairie dogs have unique “barks” to warn their colony of predators, or that ring-tailed lemurs keep their tails raised like flags to keep group members together when traveling? Discover more about these special relationships as we celebrate Friendsgiving at the Zoo! Watch as animals receive festive enrichment, and learn more about…

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SAGE Table JP: Socialize. Share Food. Bridge Gaps

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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SAGE Table JP is a unique opportunity to bring together many generations of LGBTQ family members, friends, and allies for an afternoon of sharing food, sharing stories, and making new connections across generations. Join us for our first anniversary this Saturday. Nov 16, 3-6pm, First Baptist Jamaica Plain (633 Centre Street). Free! Wheelchair accessible, all gender bathrooms available, all ages welcome. More info: sagetablejpinfo@gmail.com, 617-254-5830.

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Family Hike: Get Ready For Winter!

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children's Education Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll learn how Arboretum animals get ready for winter. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and make a winter home for your favorite animal! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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Stonybrook Neighborhood Association monthly meeting

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stonybrook Neighborhood Association meeting. Location TBD: please see website: www.sna-jp.org.

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Celebrate World Anteater Day at Franklin Park Zoo

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo, the giant anteater at his exhibit inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest on November 23! Did you know that giant anteaters have a 2-foot-long tongue that allows them to eat up to 35,000 insects per day? Learn more about anteaters during scheduled animal encounters. There will also be crafts and activities for the kids, and an education station all about anteaters. Giant anteaters are terrestrial mammals that live in moist tropical forests,…

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Enjoy the day after Thanksgiving at Franklin Park Zoo

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 29 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo! Admission will be half-price the day after Thanksgiving. Spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo. Visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will see western lowland gorillas, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, red pandas and more, while at Stone Zoo be sure to look for black bears, snow leopards, North…

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December 2019

Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5

Robert Spengler III, PhD, Director of the Paleoethnobotany Laboratories, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany Wednesday, December 4, 7:00–8:30pm From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes…

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Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library Holiday Book Sale

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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A great way to start off your holiday shopping while also supporting the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  We will offer gently used books and DVDs all with bargain rates (all items just $1 or $2).  Books for all ages and in every genre. Book dealers please note - we ask that you do not use scanners at this December book sale.

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A Holiday Benefit: An Afternoon of Music & Storytelling

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5 – $20

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music and  family-friendly activities.  Be enchanted as musiConnects and our special guest storyteller weave a magical winter tale.  Music will include familiar classical favorites as well as newly scripted works.  Visit the oookie decorating table and frost your own treat.  Take a chance on a raffle.  Bring your neighbors and friends to celebrate the winter holidays with stories, music, dancing and sweets!

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