News Briefs

Youth Art Show

Visit the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St., Thursday, April 11 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the show

Easter Egg Hunt

Character breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 13, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gorman Fort Banks School. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Available at Parks and Recs office located in the rear of 151 Pauline St. Join us for breakfast, games, music, face painting, egg hunt, and your favorite characters.

2019 Senior CitizenProperty Tax Work

Applications for the 2019 Senior Property Tax Work off are available at Senior Center and Town Hall. Applications are due back to the Senior Center by 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

Winthrop Art Association Spring Art Fest

The spring art fest will be held April 27 from noon – 6 p.m. and April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 pm at the EB Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St.

Winthrop Engages

Winthrop Engages or WE will meet Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the Cummings School Cafetorium. Learn the workings of town government.

Spring Craft Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church

St John’s Episcopal Church is beckoning in a fresh season with its annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday April 13, 10am-2pm, at 222 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop, a requisite destination for choice holiday shopping. Convenient street parking is available.

The spring line-up will feature new and returning local artisans, over twenty sellers all under one roof. Expect to find homemade candies and cookies, quilted treasures, handcrafted jewelry, seaside arts and local artists’ spring decor. An area has also been set aside for shoppers to create gift baskets with contents of their own choosing.

To add to the congenial and welcoming shopping atmosphere, St John’s will be offering savory café lunches available for purchase, featuring chili, fish chowder, grilled hot dogs, plus generous bistro lobster lunches that include kettle chips and a home-baked triple chocolate brownie. To reserve sell-out lobster lunches in advance, please contact Carol at [email protected] or call/text 617-913-5182.

The next highly anticipated parish event is the Book, Cookie and Plant Sale on Saturday May 18 from 9am-1pm. Donated boxed or bagged books may be left either in front of the Parish Hall (222 Bowdoin) on Mondays or Wednesdays, or on the porch of the Rectory (231 Bowdoin).

The St John’s Episcopal Church website is at, where upcoming events and observances are posted in detail. The church and parish hall are wheelchair accessible.

Rabies clinic

A rabies clinic will be held Saturday, May 11 at 243R Winthrop St. $10 per animal, dogs and cats. Call the health department with questions at  (617) 846-1740.

WINARC activities for April and May

WINARC is sponsoring the following activities.

Hip Hop with Kerra – Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24, May 1 at the Senior Center from 6:30 – 7:30.  Cost of Program, $5.00/participant. 

WINARC Dance – “Swing into Spring” – Saturday, April 13, Senior Center, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, $5.00/participant.  (Please open the attachment) 

Save The Date:

Run, Walk or Roll Fundraiser

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Where: Deer Island,

Winthrop, MA

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating our 4th Annual “Run, Walk or Roll” Fundraiser!  To register go to  Come out and support our participants and programs!!  (More information to follow)  Please contact Nancy Giuffre with any questions and/or concerns at 617-640-4292. 

April Bike Ride This Saturday

Join Bike Winthrop this Saturday, April 13, 11am-1 p.m. together with Bike to the Sea, a Malden-based nonprofit for their annual April Fools Ride, starting and ending right for the first time right here in Winthrop. This free tour will explore the new Belle Isle Marsh Ecology Park followed by a ride around Deer Island along its dedicated pathway. You can also learn about the progress of the Northern Strand Community Trail. Meet up at the parking lot right across from DCR’s Short Beach Winthrop Shores Reservation.

Winston-Johnson on Honor Roll

Dewayne L. Winston-Johnson of Winthrop  received  academic honors at the Fenn School of Concord for the second term.

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