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The Last Supper; Captain Underpants; Jazz at Tres Gatos

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Captain Underpants. Credit: Buffalo Grove Patch
Captain Underpants. Credit: Buffalo Grove Patch
Monday Essentials is a quick snapshot of significant incidents, events and information occurring throughout West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and the surrounding area in the week ahead. Want to let us know about an event or happening? Email charlene.arsenault@patch.com.

Leonardo DaVinci & The Last Supper

On Thursday, Jan. 30, Dr. Irene Roman interprets The Last Supper in a program and lecture at the West Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library. This free event starts at 6 p.m. Roman, as posted in her profile on UMass Boston, got her BS and MEd from Boston University and a doctorate of philosophy from Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. "She has lived, studied, and traveled extensively in Italy. She has been a consultant and translator of document and correspondence and has taught Italian language and culture at several institutions, including the Radcliffe College Graduate Seminars, Northeastern University, Quincy College, and the Newton School System."

School Registration Period Ends This Week 

The registration period is open, and continues through Jan. 31, for new to Boston Public Schools applicants for Kindergarten as well as students heading to grades 6 or 9. "All other new-to-BPS applicants should register in the second registration period in February. School assignments are made using our lottery system after each registration period ends, so it doesn't matter when you register within a particular period -- it's not first-come first-served and everyone has the same opportunities as long as they register within the correct period." Find out schedules, and school choices here. 

Seek Books for Less

West Roxbury's Seek Books is offering a 25 percent off sale through the end of the month. Now's the time to stockpile your reads for the year. 

Keeping the Jazz Tradition Alive 

The Vanisha-Arleen Gould Jazz Trio is playing at Tres Gatos in JP on Monday, Jan. 27. As with all Monday shows, there's no cover, and the kitchen stays open until 11 p.m. Make reservations. 

Kids' Club: Captain Underpants 

The Hyde Square Task Force's Literacy Theater Troupe, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m., performs a short called "Captain Underpants" at the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library. Kids also fold an origami Captain Underpants and try drawing/writing their own comic books. 

Swimming in the Winter

The West Roxbury YMCA offers classes and events throughout the week, and some are open to nonmembers, as well. Jump in the pool several times during the week for the "open swim," where nonmembers can pay the day fee to use the pool. Check the complete schedule here. 

Brush Painting with the MFA

"Reflecting on traditional Asian artistic culture, explore this unique style of painting on rice paper" with educators from the Museum of Fine Arts at the West Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. Participants (this is for children 6 and older) use sumi ink and bamboo brushes to create works that will be mounted on a scroll.

Indoor Farmer's Market 

The Egelston Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Jamaica Plain. The market is "a neighborhood market featuring local produce, herbs, honey, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, wine, and delicious baked goods every week, even in the dead of winter!" 

Check out more events this week here. 

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