Here are the latest Beacon Hill - West End neighborhood notes:

Guided Winter Walk on the Esplanade

Join the Esplanade Association for a Winter Walk on the Esplanade from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11.

Get outside and enjoy the beauty of the esplanade while learning about the fascinating history of Boston’s premier riverside park. There are countless stories behind the Charles River Esplanade and the guides want to share them with you. The walk will cover about a mile of the Esplanade.

The group will meet at Community Boating Inc., 21 David G Mugar Way.

A suggested donation of $10 would support the Esplanade Association’s work to revitalize, enhance, program and maintain the Charles River Esplanade. Visit esplanade.org to learn more.

Frog Pond skating

The Frog Pond on Boston Common is open for skating. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit www.bostonfrogpond.com.

Films for Women’s History Month

Films celebrating Women’s History Month will be shown from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St. as follows: “Wendy and Lucy” (March 11); “Girlhood” (March 18); and “Madeline’s Madeline” (March 25).

Visit bpl.org/events for the synopsis and other details.

Panel discussion: Community Conversations

What is the impact of religion and faith traditions on culture and society? Share your thoughts.

A panel discussion with King's Chapel, Twelfth Baptist Church, and the Museum of African American History will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at the Boston Athenæum, 10½ Beacon St.

This series is part of their ongoing exhibition, "Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library," on view through March 14.

Free and open to the public. Visit bostonathenaeum.org for required registration.

ReelAbilities Film Festival preview screening

An intimate, immersive screening of the film "Picture of His Life" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Museum of Science Planetarium.

At age 65, Amos Nachoum, one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time, is about to face his ultimate challenge: photographing a polar bear, up close, without any protection. As Nachoum prepares for his biggest mission in the Canadian Arctic, he faces past traumas in an intimate story of dedication, sacrifice, and personal redemption.

Free with registration at mos.org/public-events.

‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’ screening

The screening of “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 at the Boston Athenæum, 10½ Beacon St.

This Academy-Award nominated film is a powerful statement about racism in working-class America. It relates the stark facts of Vincent Chin’s brutal murder. A 27-year old Chinese-American, Chin was celebrating his last days of bachelorhood in a Detroit bar. An argument broke out between him and Ron Ebens, a Chrysler Motors foreman. Ebens shouted ethnic insults, the fight moved outside, and before onlookers, Ebens bludgeoned Chin to death with a baseball bat.

In the ensuing trial, Ebens was let off with a suspended sentence and a small fine. Outrage filled the Asian-American community to the point where they organized an unprecedented civil rights protest. His bereaved mother, brought up to be self-effacing, successfully led a nationwide crusade for a retrial. This tragic story is interwoven with the whole fabric of timely social concerns. It addresses issues such as the failure of our judicial system to value every citizen’s rights equally, the collapse of the automobile industry under pressure from Japanese imports, and the souring of the American dream for the blue collar worker.

This documentary film is in conjunction with the “Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library” exhibition and gallery talks through March 14.

Registration is not required. Members are free; Non-members are free with admission ($10).

Visit bostonathenaeum.org for other information.

Pajama Palooza

PJ Library will present the “Havdalah Lights, Havdalah Nights Pajama Palooza” at 5 p.m. on March 14, April 11 and May 9 at The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St.

Put on your cutest pajamas as Ellen Allard helps us sing bye-bye to the sweetness of Shabbat and hello to a brand new week. Come prepared to dance, sing and jump for joy!

Visit vilnashul.org for more information

‘Reimagining a Colonial Library’ exhibit

The “Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library” exhibition: a full-scale replica of a unique Colonial Revival bookcase, a faithful copy of a seventeenth-century “bookpress” and leather-bound books emulating those in the historic King’s Chapel Library will be on view at the Boston Athenæum 10½ Beacon St. through March 14.

Visit bostonathenaeum.org for more information.

Book Discussion: 'Little Women'

The book Discussion Group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

The group will read and discuss Little Women by Louis May Alcott.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

STEM Leadership Reception

The 5th annual STEM Leadership Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common.

Hosted by the United Way’s STEM Leadership Committee, this event is equal parts networking and fundraiser, all centered around the mission to foster Boston middle school students’ engagement with science, technology, engineering and math.

Visit unitedwaymassbay.org for registration, tickets ($250) and other information.

NAMI Mass Advocacy Day

NAMI Mass Advocacy Day will be held on Friday, April 3 at the Great Hall, Massachusetts State House. Come to hear and be heard.

Registration and Networking will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; the Speaker Program is slated for 10:30 a.m. to noon; lunch will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m.; and visiting with your Legislators will take place from 1 to 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

Register online at namimass.quorum.us/campaign/23926.

Email advocacy@namimass.org or phone 617-580-8541 to request ASL interpretation or a vegetarian lunch by March 27.

Speakeasy Spring Gala

The Speakeasy Stage Company’s annual Spring Gala will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 at the Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St.

The evening will include an exclusive cocktail reception, a three-course dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. Award presentations will be made honoring Keith MacDonald and Front Porch Arts Collective. The cast of Choir Boy (re-uniting for one night only) will feature a number of songs from that production and other favorite musical theatre hits.

Visit speakeasystage.com for tickets (by March 20) and other information.

The Fleetwood Mac Experience

The Fleetwood Mac Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of energetic songs with stunning and inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome at the Museum of Science.

This exhilarating show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through April 25.

Visit mos.org for tickets and other information.

Beacon Hill Garden Soiree

The Beacon Hill Garden Club will present the Fifth Annual Soiree from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 in the Historic Garden at the King’s Chapel Parish House, 55 Branch St.

Enjoy cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres and a jazz combo.

Come early and tour three of the gardens from the Hidden Gardens Tour from 5 to 6 p.m.

Visit beaconhillgardenclub.org for tickets: $150 per person until May 8; $ 175 after May 8.

Since its founding in 1928, the Beacon Hill Garden Club has encouraged the love of horticulture and urban gardening. All proceeds from the tour provide direct financial support to environment, conservation and civic improvement projects.

Hidden Gardens Tour

The Beacon Hill Garden Club will present the 2020 Annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.

Stroll the charming streets of this historic Beacon Hill neighborhood and visit 10 spectacular private gardens.

Since its founding in 1928, the Beacon Hill Garden Club has encouraged the love of horticulture and urban gardening. All proceeds from the tour provide direct financial support to environment, conservation and civic improvement projects.

Visit beaconhillgardenclub.org for tickets ($50 through May 7; $60 starts May 8) and other information.

Monday lunch

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St., hosts The Monday Lunch program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Sproat Hall.

The Monday Lunch program has been serving a freshly cooked hot lunch every week for 30 years. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your situation.

Volunteers are welcome to join the team as well.

For more information, visit stpaulboston.org.

P3 Boston

Young adults and young professionals are invited to attend P3 Boston – Prayer, Penance, Pub – which will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Adorations & Confession will be held at 7 p.m. followed by Meditation and Benediction at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 68 William Cardinal O’Connell Way.

The group will then gather at 8:15 p.m. at the Hill Tavern, 228 Cambridge St. for socialization.

Visit p3boston.org for more information.

Black Seed Writers Group

The Black Seed Writers Group will meet every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Upper Sproat Hall at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul at 138 Tremont St. to produce a steady stream of poetry, protest, memoire, prayer and reportage which will be featured in “The Pilgrim” literary magazine showcasing the work of hundreds of homeless, transitional and recently-housed writers.

For more information, visit www.stpaulboston.org/index.php/writersgroup.

MGH ‘Me and My Baby’ support group

A “Me and My Baby” support group will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on (most) Tuesdays at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St.

The weekly group for pregnant women, new mothers and their families led by MGH nurses and lactation consultants provide an all-inclusive, friendly and supportive environment to discuss questions regarding breastfeeding, newborn care, adjusting to parenthood and breast pump use.

Visit massgeneral.org/obgyn for other information.

ESL conversation group

Come practice speaking English with a facilitated conversation group from noon to 1:30 p.m. on (most) Tuesdays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Yoga for Adults

A gentle yoga class for adults of all ages who prefer slow, low-impact exercises will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Uncommon Movement

Uncommon Movement, a free fitness class, is held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Boston Common, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 139 Tremont St.

These year-round, outdoor calisthenics-type workouts are good for all fitness levels.

Get weird; learn fitness; make friends.

Visit facebook.com/theuncommonmovement for other details.

Young Adults Cafes

The Park Street Church, One Park St., offers Young Adult Cafes from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays open to all young adults in the Greater Boston area.

The Tuesday café is comprised of young adults in their late 20s and 30s while the Wednesday café is designed for youth in their early 20s.

The evenings include fellowship around a meal (usually pizza, but occasionally home-cooked), a time of worship and small group Bible Study.

No reservations necessary; just enter Park Street Church (through the side entrance, the glass doors) and the welcome table greeters will help you get oriented.

For more information, visit parkstreet.org or email Zane at zkang@parkstreet.org.

Job seekers

An information session is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at Operation A.B.L.E. (174 Portland St. 5th Floor) for job seekers, those underemployed, in career transition and military veterans to talk about available programs and services.

Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed.

For more information, visit operationable.net or phone 617-542-4180.

Wellness Wednesday

A weekly wellness series, hosted by Eadem Arbor, The Yogis of Peace in Boston, is held from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at WeWork, One Beacon St.

Unplug from the mental and physical strain of work/life and reconnect with yourself with a 30-minute guided meditation, returning to work/life feeling grounded, renewed, and therefore more productive.

Visit eventbrite.com for other details.

Wednesday Night Supper Club

The Wednesday Night Supper Club is held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Paulist Center Auditorium, 5 Park St. Place.

The Paulist Center volunteers have been serving more than 200 people a week who don’t have access to a good hot meal for 50 years.

If you would like to volunteer to help out in any way (cook, serve, clean up; donation of supplies, food or money; etc.), visit paulistcenter.org for more information.

MS Esplanade Run Club

Marathon Sports, at 671 Boylston St., hosts a meet up every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to go running with others. All ages and levels are welcome to join and choose between a 3-, 5-, or 8-mile run along the Esplanade or Charles River pathways.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged in order to participate.

Visit Marathonsports.com to pre-register and for more information.

These Marathon Sports meet ups run groups are partnered with The Esplanade Association at esplanadeassociation.org.

New Moms Group

A New Moms Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on (most) Thursdays at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St. or at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. during the summer.

This is a safe, supportive and welcoming place to come and meet other new mothers in the neighborhood. They talk about everything from diapers, to nursing, to sleep deprivation and all the other exciting and challenging happenings – and sometimes overwhelming transitions – in their new chapter of life.

This is a drop-in group – with no late comers – so arrive anytime that works for you. The group includes mothers from the North End, Waterfront, West End, Beacon Hill, Seaport, Charlestown neighborhoods and beyond. Babies (infants to 12 months) are welcome, also.

Visit NewMomsGroupNorthEnd.com, email NewMomsGroupNorthEnd@gmail.com, or phone 781-639-6002 for other information.

Tai-Chi

Tai-Chi classes will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

For more information on this low impact energy exercise class with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soohoo, email hbender@bpl.org or phone 617-523-3957.

‘Book Club for the Curious’

The Museum of Science hosts a “Book Club for the Curious” at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

Created at the Museum of Science, Boston and presented in partnership with the CIC, this reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts society.

For more information about this free book club, visit mos.org or phone 617-723-2500.

Evolve Bootcamp

The Evolve Bootcamp will meet on the Boston Common at the Boston Public Garden entrance (84 Beacon St. between Charles and Arlington streets, across from Cheers) from 6 to 7 for an early Friday morning run.

Join the gang and challenge yourself with fun-filled, functional fitness training outdoors.

The Evolve Bootcamp, Boston Common location boasts a surrounding terrain full of variety. In this class you will experience dynamic workouts fueled and inspired by a city environment that includes steep hills, stairs, fields, urban obstacles and more. Rain or shine, expect the unexpected.

For more information and to sign up, go to www.evolvebootcamp.com/schedule.

SCSEP information sessions

If you are an income eligible job seeker, age 55 years or older from Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties, you can attend an information session to learn about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at 10 a.m. on most Fridays at Operation ABLE, 174 Portland St. (5th Floor).

This is an earn-while-you learn program which can led to a return to the regular workforce.

Pre-registration at opeationable.net is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

Visitor Story Time

Visitor Story Time will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Boston Athenæum 10½ Beacon St.

The first half hour will include favorite stories, rhymes, songs and games. The second half will incorporate time for making a take-home craft, helping to feed the fish and meeting new friends.

Story time is a great opportunity to discover new books, try new activities and explore the Children’s Library.

All ages are welcome. This program is free for all children under age 13. Other non-members are free with admission ($10). Registration is not required.

For more information about this and other events, visit bostonathenaeum.org.

Prayer Circle

A Prayer Circle is held at noon on Fridays at St. John’s Chapel at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St.

Everyone is welcome to come and pray, or be silent, and/or sit and talk for a while.

Visit st.paulboston.org for more information.

Jum’ah Muslim Friday Prayer group

The Jum’ah Muslim Friday Prayer group will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St.

Visit stpaulboston.org for other information.

Coloring for adults

“Color Your World,” coloring for adults, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Fridays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

Studies have shown the relaxing benefits of coloring for adults as well as children. Patrons are invited to drop in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring. Coloring pages, pencils, crayons and markers will be provided.

For further details, call 617-523-3957.

Chinese-Style Mahjong

Chinese-Style Mahjong will be played from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

Mahjong is a tile-based game that originated in China during the Qing dynasty. It is commonly played by four players. While similar to the Western card game rummy, it uses 144 tiles instead of cards. Instructors are Likam Lie and Nancy Martin.

For more information, visit bpl.org/events or phone 617-523-3957.

Second Saturday Crafts

Second Saturday Crafts will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Boston Athenæum at 10½ Beacon St.

Free and open-to-everyone, this drop-in craft time will have fun projects to make and take home.

Registration is not required.

For more information about this and other programs, visit bostonathenaeum.org.

College gathering

The Park Street Church College Community will meet from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Park Street Church, One Park St.

There will be student bands, peers sharing about their lives and what is happening on campus, and Christ-centered talks by guest speakers for all students enrolled at one of the 24 Boston colleges.

For more information, visit parkstreet.org.

Community breakfast

The Paulist Center Boston, 5 Park St. serves a community breakfast to the homeless of Boston from 9 to 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month in the Auditorium.

If you are interested in attending or volunteering, visit paulistcenter.org for more information or just show up.

We Care Club

The We Care Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, and May 17 at The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St.

This interactive family program combines literature and learning with hands-on philanthropy.

Visit vilnashul.org for more information.

African Meeting House talks

The Boston African American National Historic Site Rangers provide interpretive historic talks at the African Meeting House everyday on the hour, beginning at 11 a.m. with the last talk starting at 3 p.m.

These programs look at the rich history of the African American community on Beacon Hill in the 19th century with a focus on the abolition movement, the Underground Railroad, and the early struggles for equal rights in Boston.

Programs are free with admission to the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St.

Adults: $10; Students/Seniors (62+) 8; Members and children, ages 12 and under, are free.

Visit maah.org and/or nps.gov for other information.

Freedom Trail Tour

The Freedom Trail Tour will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through March 31.

Join Boston by Foot and stroll the Freedom Trail’s ancient streets, past historic cemeteries and colonial stone houses all the while hearing tales of rebellion, war, and independence of a nation.

It is the epic stories of Boston’s rise and America’s birth.

The tour will meet outside the Park Street MBTA station on the Park Street side of the Boston Common and end at Faneuil Hall.

For more information and to reserve a spot on this “name your price tour,” visit freetoursbyfoot.com.

Jazz exhibitions

The Museum of African American History (46 Joy St.) celebrates Boston’s rich jazz history with two new exhibitions – “Jazz Scene in Boston: Telling the Local Story” and “Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection” – that will be on display through March 30.

A sizeable collection of photographs, handbills, posters and memorabilia capture the images of the legendary artists and notable personalities and the reactions of the audiences from varied genres in music and dance in a variety of settings from the 1920s through the 1980s.

For more information, visit maah.org.

P3 Boston

Young adults and young professionals are invited to attend P3 Boston – Prayer, Penance, Pub – which will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Adorations & Confession will be held at 7 p.m. followed by Meditation and Benediction at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 68 William Cardinal O’Connell Way.

The group will then gather at 8:15 p.m. at the Hill Tavern, 228 Cambridge St. for socialization.

Visit p3boston.org for more information.

King’s Chapel Art & Architecture Tour

The King’s Chapel Art & Architecture Tour (58 Tremont St.) is held at 10:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Guests will explore both floors of the sanctuary to discover the stories the building shares about its history focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King's Chapel's 332 year history.

For other information and tickets ($2 to $5), visit kings-chapel.org/guided-tours.

Model room tours

The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.

Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.

For more information, visit bostonplans.org.

For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at eventbrite.com.

For groups larger than 15 people email bpda@boston.gov to arrange a tour.

Walk to the Sea

The Walk to the Sea encompasses four centuries of Boston history.

Beginning at the State House on Beacon Hill, overlooking Boston Common, the walk passes among historic landmarks and skyscrapers. The Walk crosses ground that, centuries earlier, was not ground at all, but an active harbor.

Boston's history is tied to the sea, whose smells and sounds once pervaded the town. The Walk from summit to sea, spanning one mile and descending 100 feet, brings that history to life.

Mayor Thomas Menino dedicated the Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea in 2008.

For more information, visit walktothesea.com.

BTU homework help

The Boston Teachers Union will provide homework assistance for students in grades K-12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through May 28 at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

There will be no assistance when Boston Public Schools are not in session (vacation week or snow days).

For more information, visit bpl.org/events.