News Briefs

South End Forum Changes Date

Due to the City Election on Nov. 5, the South End Forum has changed the date of its quarterly Fall meeting to Nov. 19, 6 pm. with a location to be announced. Moderator Steve Fox said that with the election, many in the Forum wanted to be able to participate in the events of the day – and elected officials would be too busy to attend. Another event is scheduled already for Nov. 12, so the date of Nov. 19 was chosen.

With the South End Library closed by then, the Forum will have to find an alternate location.

Back Bay Happenings

•Homeward Bound: A Fun-Filled Community Gathering Co-Sponsored by Women’s Lunch Place and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay

On Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m., there will be a benefit to support Women’s Lunch Place at 67 Newbury St. The pleasure of your company is requested at this joint benefit to support Women’s Lunch Place in providing services to the homeless and NABB in preserving the quality of life in the neighborhood, including a new homelessness initiative. General admission is $75, advanced registration required. Purchase tickets online at or by mailing payment to P.O. Box 170900, Boston, MA 02117

•43rd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

The annual book fair will take place at the Hynes Convention Center from Nov. 15-17 at the Hynes Convention Center. Highlighted items include a rare extend copy of the second folio of Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies” from 1632, one of the most spectacular bird’s eye view maps of Boston ever published, and the first edition of the 1611 King James “The Great he Bible.” On Sunday, Nov. 17 there will be free book appraisals from 1:00-3 p.m., and free admission on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25 on opening night, Friday, Nov. 15, and the event will take place from 4:00-8 p.m.. Hours are noon-7 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.

South End Dates

• The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is proposing to add angled parking on Warren Avenue between Clarendon and Pembroke Streets. The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will host a public meeting in partnership with BTD on Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. at the McKinley Elementary School located at 90 Warren Ave. This is an opportunity for neighbors to engage with the proposal and share constructive feedback.

•The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce our Fall tasting—“Tango Argentina Tasting”. We’ll be tasting a creative selection of Argentine wines (white, rosé and red) made from a variety of varietals complemented with appropriate fare. We’ll also enjoy a tango demonstration by AnaLinda Marcus and her partner Paul Walcott all in their beautiful Fine Arts Gallery and Tango Studio on the top floor of the SoWa arts complex. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at AnaLinda Marcus Tango Embrace studio and Paul Walcott Art Gallergy, 450 Harrison Ave. Suite 405A (enter through the lobby). Space is limited and our prior tasting with AnaLinda and Paul sold out, so reserve now for $25 ($35 for non-ENA guests) by Nov. 9 on the Ellis website: Questions?  Bill Gregor at [email protected] or Stacy Koeppel at [email protected].

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