Flea Market to Support the Animal Umbrella Cat Shelter: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16, Calvary United Methodist Church, 300 Mass. Ave., Arlington. For information: http://animalumbrella.org. Find a bargain and help the cats of the Animal Umbrella Street Cats Shelter. All proceeds benefit the cats. Anyone who wants to donate items in good condition can take them the day of the event, preferably in the morning.

Feast of the East: noon-4 p.m. June 16, Capitol Square, Mass. Avenue, Arlington. For information: http://feastoftheeast.com. East Arlington will come alive during Capitol Square’s 20th anniversary Feast of the East. Food trucks and tents line the streets, live music fills the air, Arlington Public Art unveils their “Chairful Where You Sit” exhibit, and guests of all ages can enjoy free interactive activities.

Quilt with Sisters in Stitches: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, June 16 and July 21, St. Johns, 74 Pleasant St., Arlington. For information: 781-648-4819. Quilt with Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth. The Sisters would love to have you quilt with them on their new quilts, or just come by to say hello to them. All are welcome.

Mystic Brass Ensemble concert: 3 p.m. June 17, First Baptist Church of Arlington, 819 Mass. Ave. Free. With a focus this spring on French Impressionist music, MBE will perform original works and arrangements inspired by literature, liturgy, dance and visual art. Featured will be music of Claude Debussy, Henri Tomasi, and Erik Satie.

Housing Corporation of Arlington financial workshop: 6-8 p.m. June 19, Capital Square Apartments, 252 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Free. Learn how to secure your financial future. Topics that will be discussed are how to budget, save, invest, build credit and control debt. There will be a Q&A with Cambridge Savings Bank staff. A pizza dinner with dessert will be served, and attendees will be automatically entered into a drawing. To reserve a spot, call Rita Shah by June 14 at 781-859-5164 or rshah@housingcorparlington.org.

Work Day at Spy Pond Park: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23, Spy Pond Park, 50 Pond Lane, Arlington. For information: Lally Stowell, lallystowell@icloud.com, 781-777-2759; fspp@friendsofspypondpark.org; http://friendsofspypondpark.org. Join the Friends of Spy Pond Park at their upcoming Work Day for whatever length of time you can give. Together, volunteers and organizers will clean up the park, eliminate invasives and re-establish native plants for all to enjoy. Bring water to drink, waders if you have them, and work gloves/garden tools, or use those already at the event. Protect yourself from weather and sun.

NEAT Community Dinner: 5-6 p.m. June 23, St. John’s Church, 74 Pleasant St., Arlington. Free. For information: 781 641-4819. Neighbors Eating All Together, NEAT, is a free monthly dinner in Arlington center for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. Dinners take place typically the fourth Saturday of each month. All are welcome.


Jason Russell House tours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays, 7 Jason St., Arlington. For information: 781-648-4300; contact@arlintonhistorical.org. The Jason Russell House will open for guided tours from mid-April until the last weekend in October. Built c. 1740, the house is a typical Colonial farmhouse furnished with items that reflect the life of the Russell family and other Arlington residents during the 18th and 19th centuries. The house still bears the marks of the brutal fighting that took place there on April 19, 1775, in which Jason Russell and 11 other Colonials lost their lives.

Rep. Garballey office hours: 6-7 p.m. June 21, July 5 and 19, Aug. 2, 16 and 30, Sept. 13 and 27, Oct. 11 and 25, Nov. 8, and Dec. 6 and 20, Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave. Rep. Sean Garballey will be available to answer any questions or concerns that constituents may have. He can also be reached on his office line, 617-722-2090, or on his cell phone, 781-859-7781. His email address is Sean.Garballey@MAHouse.Gov.

Sen. Cindy Friedman office hours: 11 a.m.-noon, first Tuesday of every month, Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. Sen. Cindy Friedman, D-Arlington, will hold monthly office hours in the 4th Middlesex district. Friedman currently serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Service. The 4th Middlesex district includes Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Woburn and precincts 1-2 and 4-7 in Lexington. For information: https://cindyfriedman.org.

Irish Dance: 4-5:45 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Arlington. Through May. For information: http://rebeccamcgowan.wordpress.com. Now registering new students — children and adults: mcgowanirishdance@gmail.com. This intergenerational community of dancers offers instruction in traditional Irish step dance and in sean-nós (old style) dance, emphasizing the social setting and musical traditions of the art. Live music, culture, technique and tradition.

Poetry Gathering with Arlington Poet Laureate: Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Free. For information: arlingtonpoetlaureate@gmail.com. Drop-in hours for meeting with the Arlington Poet Laureate, Cathie Desjardins, at the Beehive table (third floor, Robbins Library) are: second Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (June 12); and fourth Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (June 28). All aspiring and experienced poets from Arlington are invited to join in at any regularly scheduled times.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Winslow Towers, 4 Winslow St., Arlington. All are always welcome (preteens, teens and adults, men and women). The first meeting is free. Members can learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise and motivation. For information: Brenda, 781-316-0029; http://tops.org.

Sunday worship service at Calvary: Calvary Church, United Methodist, 300 Mass. Ave., Arlington. The Rev. Cynthia Good will preach. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. with infant/toddler care provided, and Junior Church midway through service for ages 3-11. Coffee hour following service. Middle school and high school youth groups meet regularly. For information: 781-646-8679; http://calvaryarlington.org.

Old Schwamb Mill tours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington. The mill is the oldest continuously operating mill site in the United States. The mill also produces and sells museum-quality, hand-turned wooden oval and circular frames, created much as they were in 1864. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. For information: http://oldschwambmill.org.

Resale shop volunteers: The Little Fox, Fox Library, 175 Mass. Ave. This volunteer-run children’s resale shop is looking for volunteers to assist in the inventory, maintenance and display of its items. Children are welcome to join volunteers. A 15 percent discount is also given to volunteers. Proceeds go toward the Fox Library Branch. For information: http://littlefoxshop.com.