The Informer

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

Assembly Row hosts yoga weekly through September.
Assembly Row hosts yoga weekly through September.

Somerville’s Assembly Row has announced its 2015 schedule of more than 170 events. Included is a farmers market running from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays from June 7 through October and Live Music Thursdays June 4 to Sept. 24 in Baxter Park. Other events include the Step Into Style Spring Fashion Show, TEDxSomerville, Eversource Walk for Boston Children’s Hospital, Petpalooza, the eighth annual Riverfest, and yoga every Saturday from May through September. View the complete schedule at

The 16th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is May 4-10, with participating restaurants in Burlington, Gloucester, Somerville, Beverly, Newburyport, and more. Establishments will either donate 100 percent of the sales from a featured dessert or 50 percent of the sales from the entire dessert menu to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Last year’s event raised more than $78,000. For a full list of restaurants, visit

School of Rock, a performance-based music education program geared toward kids and teens, recently opened a new location in Lynn at 25 Exchange St. Instructors teach guitar, drums, keyboard, and vocals in 45-minute weekly private lessons, and kids also have a 3-hour weekly group rehearsal. At the end of each session, which runs from 12 to 14 weeks, students perform. Cost is $300 month for 11-18 year-olds; $250 for 8-10 year-olds; and $100 for 5-7 year olds. Parents can register their kids at or by calling 781-598-1960.


The Institution for Savings is supporting the Ipswich Family YMCA’s Capital Campaign with $1.5 million to build an outdoor aquatic center, which would include a climbing wall, slide, and spray park. The YMCA is aiming for an opening in June 2016. The campaign also hopes to add a therapeutic spa in the indoor pool, new education classrooms, and community gathering spaces.

The Saugus River Watershed Council is accepting applications for its 2015 Environmental Leadership Scholarship, with $500 awarded to a graduating high school senior attending college in the fall. The council is looking for someone who shows commitment to protecting the environment, either through volunteer work or a desire to work in an environmental field. Applicants must be from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, or Wakefield. The application, due Thursday , is available at

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