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5 Things to do in West Roxbury This Weekend

An Irish music event and cleaning up Millennium Park are among the area events this weekend.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo

3rd Annual Millennium Park Clean Up

Sat. April 12, 9 a.m. to noon
Millennium Park, West Roxbury

Hosted by the Dog Park Association of South Boston, residents from the area are invited to meet at the Canoe Launch parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury on Saturday to help clean up the area. In the event of rain, the cleanup will be moved to Sunday, April 13. Supplies and coffee will be provided. To RSVP, email RSVP- info@dogparkboston.org.

Fox Fest

Saturday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St.

Fox Fest is an annual fundraiser for the Phineas Bates Elementary School, which includes students from West Roxbury. Admission is free, and there will be a raffle for an Amazon Kindle Fire, Celtics Tickets and more; and there will be a silent auction with some fantastic prizes. The event features games, food and a scavenger hunt to keep your family busy and happy at this great event. Contact barth@rogerson.org with any questions.

Ceilidh - Gaelic Social Gathering

Saturday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Irish Social Club of Boston
119 Park St., West Roxbury

Highland Dance Boston on Saturday will present a night of music and dancing for the whole family. Music will be provided by Emerald Rae (fiddle) and Tom Pixton (accordion), plus performances by members of the Stuart Highlanders, Highland Dance Boston and the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dancers. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, contact kassin-deardorff@comcast.net or call 603-778-5165.

18th Annual Doyle’s Road Race

Sunday, April 13, 11 a.m.
Doyle's Cafe
3484 Washington St., Jamaica Plain

The five-mile Doyle’s 18th Annual Emerald Necklace Road Race will be held on Sunday, April 13th. The race will be held rain or shine. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1lSt7QP. Pre-Registration and early number pickup is encouraged. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m. on race day. Race numbers may be picked up at Doyle’s Cafe between 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on race day. The race will cover a flat wheel measured five-mile course finishing at Doyle’s Cafe, traveling through Franklin Park, the Gem of the Emerald Necklace. A post race party will be held at Doyle’s, featuring music by The Fenian Sons, refreshments, food, award ceremony and raffle prizes. Some of the proceeds benefiting Sister Jeanne’s Kids’ and The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums.

First-Ever Boston KidsFest

Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Environment science nonprofit “e” inc. will host Boston KidsFest, a free, six-week-long series of fun animations about the planet for children and families. Designed to spark imaginations and inspire young people to take action in protecting the planet, the full hour of short films will be followed by a fun hands-on activity that each child can take home. The event began on March 15 and runs for six consecutive Saturdays.

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