Medford Garden Club

Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. To join the Garden Club, contact Sarah Cummer at sbcummer@msn.com.

Medford Historical Society & Museum

Marker Program: Homeowners can celebrate the architectural history of Medford with a historical marker that shows the original date their house was built. The Medford Historical Society & Museum is offering these markers at $175, or $150 for Medford Historical Society & Museum members. Markers purchased by nonmembers include a free one-year membership to the society. Participation in this program helps to support historic preservation programs at the society, provides information about the city’s architectural development and builds a sense of pride in the community.

Book and Print Sale: Medford Books and Prints, in a newly created display area, are now on sale. The books are by Medford authors, and the prints of ships and local scenes are by James F. Murray. Stop by during regular Sunday hours, noon to 4 p.m., at 10 Governors Ave.

For information and an application, call Sue Gerould at 781-393-8218 or visit http://medfordhistorical.org.

MHSM: The Medford Historical Society & Museum is a nonprofit organization located at 10 Governors Ave., Medford. For information, visit http://medfordhistorical.org.

Hours: The Medford Historical Society & Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Royall House and Slave Quarters Information: The Royall House and Slave Quarters is a National Historic Landmark located at 15 George St., Medford. Museum tours available on weekend afternoons from June-October; public programs and school field trips offered year-round. For information: 781-396-9032; director@royallhouse.org; royallhouse.org. In the 18th century, the Royall House and Slave Quarters was home to the largest slaveholding family in Massachusetts and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish way of life possible. Architecture, household items and archaeological artifacts bear witness to the intertwined stories of wealth and bondage, set against the backdrop of America’s quest for independence. The Slave Quarters is the only remaining such structure in the northern U.S.

Brooks Estate Information: The Brooks Estate consists of 50 plus acres of conservation land, Brooks Pond, and two historic buildings, on Grove Street in Medford. The property is owned by the people of Medford and been preserved in perpetuity as conservation land and a historic site. The Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) is the community nonprofit dedicated solely to the protection and restoration of this wonderful open space and historic asset. For information or a free Walking Map, send an e-mail to Inquiries@brooksestate.org, visit http://brookestate.org. Phone/TTY: 781-396-3001 or 711.

Mystic Valley NAACP Membership: The public is welcome and encouraged to join for discussions on issues important to civil rights advocacy as well as hear from presenters. Mystic Valley Area Branch’s jurisdiction includes Arlington, Everett, Malden, Medford, Winchester and Woburn.

Over the past few years, the branch held its membership meetings in Medford, its historical home, on the fourth Monday of the month at the West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington St.

Mystic Valley Area Branch initially chartered as the Medford branch in 1977 carries on the mission of the NAACP founded in 1909.

The lasting success of the NAACP, now 104 years old, is the forged partnership between blacks and whites working together toward equal justice without regard to race. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

For information about local NAACP meetings and activities or to become a member of the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP, visit http://mva-naacp.org.

Winchester Toastmasters

Do you want to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Do you want to ace the next job interview? Learn to think quickly on your feet? Toastmasters is the answer! You will learn these skills and more in a supportive, self-paced, fun environment. Winchester Toastmasters is a new Toastmasters Club that welcomes guests and new members. The club meets every first and third Tuesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St., Winchester. For information, visit http://winchestertm.com

Friends of Chevalier and Gene Mack Gym

Founded in 1993, Friends of Chevalier Auditorium and Gene Mack Gym is a nonprofit organization that supports Medford’s arts and youth by fostering financial and community support for the city-owned theater and gymnasium, located at 30 Forest St. in Medford Square.

The Medford Boys & Girls Club operates out of the Gene Mack Gym and offers Medford children ages 6-14 recreational and educational programs including sports activities, tutoring, computer training, homework help and mentoring.

Retired Men’s Club of Arlington

The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, open to all men who are or are soon-to-become retirees, is a place where members can play cards (bridge, whist and poker), pool, read books and enjoy daily free coffee. The club is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. This nonprofit organization is made up of members from the local towns in the greater Boston area.

The club facility is located in the lower level of St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike, Route 2, Arlington. Membership dues cost $30 per year. For information, contact Peter Galluzzo, president, at 781-646-7758, or visit http://rmcarlington.org.

Ongoing events

Family Friendly Bridge Club

RMCA has a new activity for all those who love to play contract bridge. Bob Gaudet, RMCA member, directs the Family Friendly Bridge Club. Contract bridge is played in the lower level of St. Camillus Church in Arlington from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays. Everyone is invited to play, including nonmembers. Players currently pay $8 to play per afternoon. Beginners are welcome, as bridge classes are available. The bridge club averages 80 players on Mondays and 48 players on Thursdays. Coffee and light pastries are served at each session. For information: http://familyfriendlybridge.com.

Mondays, attn: Cribbage players: The club invites Cribbage players to participate in its Cribbage Tournament. Games start at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at St. Camillus lower church hall. Ladies and nonmembers are welcome; bring a friend. Nonmembers are encouraged to join the club. Cost is $8 per week, and eligibility is available for a weekly cash prize. Join the tournament, which last 12 weeks, and enter for a chance to win up to $500 at the end of the tournament. Every player is guaranteed a cash prize. Free coffee and donuts will be provided. For information, contact George Gibson at 617-868-0893.

Fridays, Winter Bowling: The RMCA Bowling League meets every Friday during the fall and winter months at the Woburn Bowling Center, 32 Montvale Ave. Starting time is 9 a.m. This is an informal, fun league where regular members (and new members) can join for some exercise and friendship. Scoring is not important. The group is always looking for new bowlers. For information, contact Glen DiVasta at 617-776-8501, or visit http://rmcarlington.org.

Singing Grand pops: An activity open to all members, the Singing Grand pops perform at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and civic clubs. For information, contact Ray Carmichael at 781-646-4946.

Miscellaneous

Cribbage is played every Monday in the church hall at 10 a.m. Women are invited. Anyone interested should call John Stanosuosso at 781-643-7046.

The Drop-In Center is available to all members and is open during the weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located to the rear of the church hall where there are card tables for friendly games of poker, whist or gin rummy. One pool table is also available. Members are encouraged to bring their lunches and spend the day with their friends. Coffee is available daily. Blood pressure screening is done at the first general meeting of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Nurse Ann Donovan is located in the poolroom area. There is also a pharmacist available to speak with members about their prescriptions.

Winter Bowling will be every Friday at the Woburn Bowling Center on Montvale Avenue in Woburn, beginning at 9 a.m. Contact Glen DiVasta at 617-776-8501 for more information.

Stock Market Club

Stock market investors take notice! Individuals interested in sharing ideas on the stock market, doing research and socializing, should call Dave at 781-534-8515.

Friends of the Fells Babes in the Woods

Are you home on mornings with young children? Come for a walk in the woods with Friends of the Middlesex Fells hike leader Terry Murray, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Rain cancels. Drop-in format, no pre-registration, free.

Babes in the Woods Tuesday walks are accessible to children in backpacks, jogging strollers, and on foot. Infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kids of all ages are welcome at all Babes in the Woods events! Bring snacks and drinks, and dress for the weather — some trails may be muddy in spots. Our walks are cancelled only if it is raining or snowing. No dogs, please.

To learn more about the Friends of the Fells, visit http://fells.org or call 781-662-2340.

Chevalier Theatre Organ Society Membership

The Chevalier Theatre Organ Society has changed the day of its membership meetings to the third Monday of the month, March through December.

The organ society is a nonprofit organization responsible for restoring and installing a 1922 Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ in Chevalier Theatre in Medford Square. When installed and playing, the Wurlitzer will be one of only seven theater pipe organs in public venues in Massachusetts.

To date, the organ society has raised nearly 78 percent of its goal of $55,000, which is needed to purchase major parts of the organ that are beyond repair.

Donations may be sent to Chevalier Theatre Organ Society, c/o Michael Cerullo, Treasurer, P.O. Box 27, Medford, MA 02155-0001.

For more information on the organ society, including photos of work being done on the organ, log on to http://chevaliertheatreorgan.org.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees

Active and retired federal employees are invited to attend a meeting of the Metrowest Chapter 434, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, to be held at the Hellenic Center, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, at 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

For further information, call 781-444-8396.

Eastern Middlesex Toastmasters Club

All who wish to improve their public speaking skills or to just sit in and see how it works are welcome to come to a meeting of the Eastern Middlesex Toastmasters Club.

The club meets the first and third Monday of every month at the Stoneham Public Library, 431 Main St., Stoneham, at 7 p.m.

For information, call Thomas J. Brien, DTM, past president, at 978-667-6184 or email Mary Yebba at marybggy98@yahoo.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Your local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-25 is holding its monthly meeting at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville on the second Thursday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is comprised of more than 35,000 volunteers dedicated to safer recreational boating on the waters of the United States.

Auxiliarists undergo special training so that they are able to assist and augment the United States Coast Guard in its non-military, non-law enforcement programs of: boating education, safety patrols, search and rescue and aids to navigation.

If you have interest in joining the Auxiliary, or know of someone that might be, contact the 5-25 Flotilla Commander at 617-747-7311, or log on at http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=013-05-25.