Stoneham Arts & Crafts society programming: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 and 28, Stoneham Public Library, 431 Main St. Meetings are open to the public. The theme for each event is as follows: Feb. 7 — Business meeting with Valentine crafts; Feb. 14 — Caring Bears Workshop with Peggy Silva; and Feb. 28 — Snowman Day featuring two snowman projects with Eva Hopwood.

Downsizing seminar: 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 15, The Arbors at Stoneham, 140 Franklin St. For information: 617-429-0517. Learn how to maximize a home’s value, prepare for showings, tackle the disposal of unwanted items and take steps to efficiently plan for future financial needs. The event will feature three guest speakers and a free light breakfast.

February Vacation Week: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 19-23, Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Admission: $8.95-$11.95. For information: Visit Stone Zoo for the Animalympics during February school vacation week. In honor of the ongoing winter games, the Zoo’s animals will be getting into the Olympic spirit as they receive themed enrichment items throughout the week. Come find out how personal athletic abilities compare to those in the animal world. Attendees can chat with zookeepers and stop by the education station in the Animal Discovery Center to learn more fun animal facts.

Skate With Nancy Kerrigan: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 22, Stoneham Ice Arena, 101 Montvale Ave. Liberty Bay Credit Union has invited the community to skate with two-time Olympian Nancy Kerrigan at the Stoneham Ice Arena. This free event is open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required at Bringing your own skates is recommended. Skate rentals are available, but quantities are limited.

Rep. Michael Day office hours: 8-10 a.m. Feb. 23, Kushala Sip Coffee House, 335 Main St., Stoneham. Rep. Michael S. Day, D-Stoneham, announced that he will hold in-district office hours that are open to the public. Anyone unable to attend is welcome to contact Day by email at or by calling 617-722-2210. The public is also encouraged to sign up for Day’s electronic newsletter through his website,

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance: 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 10, Our Lady of Providence Hall, St. Patrick Parish, 71 Central St. Stoneham. Cost: $30. Tickets are available at the Parish office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information: 781-438-0960. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.; dancing will begin at 6 p.m. The event will feature a traditional Irish dinner and Italian cuisine bar, raffles, door prizes and DJ Alan Labella.


Adult Italian Classes: Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 16-March 6, Stoneham. Cost: $150 plus a $20 textbook. For information: 781-438-5687; Beginners class will start with the basics — pronunciations, phrases, vocabulary build-up, etc. — and provide participants with a firm foundation for the language. Classes are 90 minutes. There is no testing. The class is sponsored by the Appian Club of Stoneham, a nonprofit organization that promotes Italian culture and heritage.

Concerned about pneumonia?: Free for qualified Stoneham residents. For information: 781-438-0501. Recommended for all persons 65 years and older, Stoneham Board of Health now has Prevnar 13 vaccine available to help protect against pneumonia. Prevnar 13 is a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. Prevnar 13 is given in addition to the pneumonia vaccine (Pneumovax 23). Shingles vaccines also available to qualified Stoneham residents.