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CHECK OUT MORE EVENTS AND SUBMIT TO OUR CALENDAR: BAYSTATEBANNER.COM/EVENTS SUNDAY BLUE HILLS RESERVATION Easy walk, 2 miles. Loop around Houghton’s Pond and old Rte. 128. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton. Sunday, January 17 at 1pm. The Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club meets each weekend on either a Saturday or Sunday at 1:00 for recreational walks. This club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join. Walks average 2 to 5 miles. New walkers are encouraged to participate. The terrain can vary: EASY (mostly level terrain), MODERATE (hilly terrain), DIFFICULT (strenuous & steep). Walks will be led by a park ranger or a Walking Club volunteer leader. Occasionally, the Walking Club meets at other DCR sites. Some DCR sites charge a parking fee. The rangers recommend wearing hiking boots and bringing drinking water on all hikes. TUESDAY SCHOOL DAYS IN THE WEST END EXHIBIT The West End Museum is set to host a new exhibit honoring the neighborhood’s rich history of education. School Days in the West End runs from January 19 through July 9, 2016 in the Museum’s Main Exhibit Hall. The opening reception takes place on January 19 from 6:30-8pm, when attendees can tour the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Between 1800 and 1975, no fewer than 20 schools called Boston’s West End home. Following urban renewal, the last school in the community — the Peter Faneuil School — closed, and there has not been another public school in the West End or Beacon Hill since. Still, the neighborhood boasts a robust history of education, with several scholastic firsts. School Days in the West End recounts that exceptional past through graphic story panels, artifacts, photographs, report cards, textbooks and more. In 1821, one of the first public high schools in America, English High School, opened in The West End. The Abiel Smith School was the first building in the country raised to be a public school for African Americans. The Phillips School became one of the first integrated schools in Boston in 1855. And the kindergarten program started in 1870 at the Somerset School predates the claim of Susan Blow’s St. Louis kindergarten as the first in the US in 1873. School Days in the West End is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours. The Museum is located near North Station at 150 Staniford St., Suite 7. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm; Saturday 11-4pm. UPCOMING THROUGH BARBED WIRE PRESENTS 4TH FRIDAY SERIES Monthly prose/poetry participatory event focused on the voices of prisoners, through their writings, as mentoring tools to help youth in the community make positive choices. Audience participation encouraged. Light refreshments. Created and directed by Arnie King. Friday, January 22, South End Technology Center, 359 Columbus Ave. For more info: throughbarbedwire@yahoo.com or visit www.arnoldking.org; tel. 857-492-4858. Cost: Donation. BEYOND TWO DIMENSIONS On Saturday afternoon, January 23 from 12-3pm, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site invites the public for its second annual winter afternoon open house. This year’s program title is “Beyond Two Dimensions” and will focus on the three-dimensional objects in the collection, including the firm’s tools, office machinery, and other artifacts. Archivist Anthony Reed will be on-hand at 12:30pm and 2pm to offer a brief introduction to the collection and the role of the National Park Service as curator of “America’s Best Idea.” Visitors will be able to walk through the firm’s historic design office, where rarely-shown original objects will be on display. This free event takes place at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site at 99 Warren Street in Brookline, and no advance registration is required. For further information, please call Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site at 617-566-1689, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSING GLOBAL INEQUALITY Several of the world’s most influential leaders in global economic policy will take part in a public dialogue, entitled “Addressing Global Inequality,” on January 31, at Wellesley College’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. The event will feature Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Sri Mulyani Indrawati, managing director and chief operating officer of the World Bank; and Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary general and chief of staff for the United Nations. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ’59, a Wellesley alumna who founded the Institute, will also take part. The public dialogue is the keynote event for “Impact Albright,” a weekend symposium that draws on scholars, policy makers and government officials to discuss global inequality in areas such as public health and hunger. Symposium panelists will include Ophelia Dahl ’94, co-founder and chair of the board for Partners In Health; Rajul Pandya-Lorch ’85, head of the 2020 Vision Initiative and chief of staff to the director general for the International Food Policy Research Institute; and Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the H.E. Babcock professor of food, nutrition and public policy and the J. Thomas Clark professor of entrepreneurship, and professor of applied economics at Cornell University. The Public Dialogue begins at 2:30pm. Both the dialogue and the morning symposium panels are free and open to the public. For full details, see this public schedule: https://albrightinstitute.swoogo. com/impact-albright/public-schedule. EXTRAPOLATION Simmons College presents Extrapolation with Daniel Kornrumpf and Kathy Soles, painters creating personal responses with their media, from February 4 - March 4 at the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston. A reception from 5-7pm will be held on Thursday, February 4, 5-7pm with a February 11 snow date. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The images of Daniel Kornrumpf and Kathy Soles entice the viewer in divergent ways. Kornrumpf is an observer who creates portraits derived from social media and his personal life. His small, finely wrought embroideries are set within a larger linen field that plays call and response to the threads creating the image. Within his oil paintings he leaves us open space, reflective of the partial narrative available even amongst one’s intimates. Soles’ paintings are exuberant in both form and color, based on her interest in the natural world. Painting con brio with oil, Soles uses colors that energetically evoke the sea, sand and sky. The Gallery continues its Lunchtime Lecture series on Thursday, February 25, 12:30-1:30 with Professor Bob White, Communications, presenting Pandemonium Shadow Show. Trustman Gallery hours are 10am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, or visit the Trustman Art Gallery website at www.simmons.edu/trustman and visit us on Facebook. LOOKING BACK SEMINAR SERIES Celebrate Black History Month with the Disparities Solutions Center Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Looking Back Seminar Series — Racial & Ethnic Health & Health Care Disparities & Dysfunction: Historical & Contemporary Issues. Tuesday, February 16, 12-1:30pm, Sweet Conference Room, Gray/Bigelow 4th Floor, Massachusetts General Hospital. A light lunch will be served. The Looking Back seminar reviews a key historical topic in racial and ethnic disparities and highlights its impact on present-day configurations of disparities. The information presented in this seminar will be indispensable for participants interested in applying lessons learned from the past to correct the contemporary crisis we face in our health care system today. In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a presentation by Drs. W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton, nationally known health policy experts whose work focuses on the medical history and health experience of African Americans and other populations that experience disparities in the U.S. health system. Drs. Bryd and Clayton will present the development of the unequal health system that evolved in English North America from antiquity to the present, followed by an exploration of present-day disparities in our health care system. The presentation will include a survey of health and health care disparities in Massachusetts, along with the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on disparities. The seminar will be followed by an audience question and answer session. This event is free and open to the public, and members of local health care organizations are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP (https:// www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCBX MXV) to reserve your spot. ONGOING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT THE MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER Through January 29 the Multicultural Arts Center will host “Somos Uno” and “IRAN: Women Only,” both photography exhibitions by local Erica Frisk and travel photographer Randy H. Goodman. Both women present different and reflective ways of looking at locations close and far from us here in Cambridge, MA. Erica takes us on a journey through Mexico, focusing on Oaxaca while Randy gives us a glimpse into the life of women, past and present, in Iran. Both shows transcend our knowledge of these places we read and hear about daily through each woman’s true experience. 41 Second St., East Cambridge. For more information visit www.multicultur alartscenter.org/galleries/. Galleries are FREE and open to the public. Regular Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm. LIST PROJECTS: ANN HIRSCH Showing though February 21. Ann Hirsch’s work in video and performance considers the effects of technology on popular culture; many of her projects examine how young women are portrayed and present themselves in social media and online. Hirsch — who often characterizes her work as research — has started a YouTube channel for one of her personas which gained a cult following, appeared as a contestant on a reality television show, and created a series of works loosely based on her pre-teen experience in an online chat room in the 1990s. The exhibition at the List Center will include three projects (the artist’s self-described “greatest hits”): Scandalishious (2008-2009) , Here for You (Or My Brief Love Affair with Frank Maresca) (2010), and Twelve (2013). Ann Hirsch (b. 1985, Baltimore) lives and works in Los Angeles. Hirsch holds an MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University and a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. List Projects: Ann Hirsch is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center. Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT, Terry & Rick Stone, MIT School of Architecture + Planning, the MIT List Visual Arts Center Advisory Committee, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and many generous individual donors. Special thanks to Fatboy USA. GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday-Wednesday 12-6pm, Thursday 12-8pm, Friday-Sunday 12-6pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. PUBLIC ART HOURS: Always open and always free. LOCATION: 20 Ames Street E15-109, Cambridge. ADMISSION: Our exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public. JOCELYN CHEMEL EXHIBIT Growing up just a few doors down from Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa, Jocelyn Chemel was taught to keep quiet. Jail time was an ever-present threat and as Chemel’s parents searched for an exit strategy she took in the violence around her in silence. Now she’s speaking out about the atrocities she witnessed through a brave series of mixed media artworks. City Hall has invited Chemel to show her work as part of Black History Month and Chemel will also show at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester. The barbed wire and shadowy figures in Chemel’s work strike a particularly resonant chord in Boston, a city with a long history of support of Nelson Mandela’s anti-apartheid, pro-education stance. The Hub has never forgotten Mandela’s 1990 speech at Madison Park High School in Roxbury, and many civic leaders still study his teachings. BARBED, Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery, 2nd floor, Boston City Hall, through February 28. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 A MATTER OF BALANCE Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. FREE classes run for 8 weeks and include fun videos, group discussion, a safe surroundings survey, and mild exercise to increase strength and flexibility. Location: Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. in Jamaica Plain. Day and Time: Thursdays from 12-2pm. Start Date: January 14. For more information on this Ethos Healthy Aging Class or to register for a class contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or aglora@ethocare.org. The Community Calendar has been established to list community events at no cost. The admission cost of events must not exceed $10. Church services and recruitment requests will not be published. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF PUBLICATION. To guarantee publication with a paid advertisement please call advertising at (617) 261-4600 ext. 7799 or email ads@bannerpub.com. NO LISTINGS ARE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE, FAX OR MAIL. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Deadline for all listings is Friday at noon for publication the following week. E-MAIL your information to: calendar@bannerpub.com. To list your event online please go to www.baystatebanner.com/events and list your event directly. Events listed in print are not added to the online events page by Banner staff members. There are no ticket cost restrictions for the online postings.

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