Neighborhood Roundup

Church on the Hill to Present Streaming Concert Dec. 5

The Church on the Hill will present a streaming concert of vocal and keyboard music written by composers from Gilbert and Sullivan to Suzanne Sheppard on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. via Facebook (, and beginning Sunday, Dec. 6, on the church’s website at 

This concert will feature an original story line written by Lisa Sheppard Hadley and conceived by both herself and Suzanne Sheppard, with some original compositions by Sheppard.  The concert will include: “The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring,” “Down By The Sally Gardens,” “Old Mother Hubbard,” “Summertime,” “Sweet Violets” and others.  For more information, call 617-523-4575 or visit

Holiday Wreath Tour Coming Dec. 6

The Nichols House Museum presents its Holiday Wreath Tour of Beacon Hill on Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon to 3 p.m.

This year’s outdoor, self-guided tour includes a selection of remarkable homes decorated with wreaths, garlands, and window displays. The walking tour will include written architectural histories of each featured home, and a festive performance by the Back Bay Ringers in the front courtyard of the Museum.

The Museum is following current state and city COVID-19 requirements for walking tours, and face coverings and social distancing are required to participate. Included in your ticket purchase is a virtual tour of the Nichols House Museum interior decorated for the holidays and led by Curator of Collections and Education, Laura Cunningham. A link to access the virtual tour will be shared with you in early December and can be viewed at your leisure.

Tickets are on sale through the Museum’s website,

Hill House Offering Semi-Private Classes for Family Pods

Hill House, Inc., located at 127 Mount Vernon St., recognizes that many families have formed pods to keep groups smaller/reduce exposure.

To acknowledge that, Hill House is now offering semi-private classes and athletics for small cohorts of children. From art to science and Pre-K sports, there are open opportunities for you to come into the Firehouse at flexible times and enjoy the wide array of enrichment programs and athletics with the comfort of knowing who you’re in the class with in an individualized space. These semi-private classes are open to all ages and led by our trained staff. For further information and to sign up, call the Front Desk at 617-227-5838, or visit

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