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Explore Prohibition-Era Boston at Sam Adams Brewery

Good morning, neighbors. Here’s your Morning Memo for Monday, Nov. 10.

Boston Wet/Boston Dry: The JP Historical Society is sponsoring a talk Wednesday by Stephanie Schorow, author of “Drinking Boston” about the city when booze was illegal. Of course, the talk is hosted by the Sam Adams Brewery, which brewed “near beer” and soda during Prohibition. The talk, which begins at 6 p.m., is free, but seats are limited for a “pre-tour” of the brewery that begins 30 minutes before the lecture, so register right away. Pre-tour: 5:30 p.m., Talk: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sam Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St.

Eat Pizza, Support Next Year’s JP Porchfest: Bella Luna/Milky Way is hosting a fundraiser for one of JP’s coolest new events: JP Porchfest. If you participated in the inaugural one in July, you know how putting live music on porches all over JP brings neighbors together. The fundraiser with live music and pizza runs 6-8 p.m. Monday at 280 Amory St. $10 (but c’mon, you can give more to support this cause.) You can also give at Porchfest’s Kickstarter page, which as of Monday morning has $6,799 toward their goal of $10,000.

Veterans Day: Tuesday is Veterans Day. While the city’s parade, as usual, won’t pass through JP, there are a variety of ways to join other Bostonians in honoring members of the Armed Forces. Nearby in West Roxbury, a Wall of Honor will be dedicated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Deutsches Altenheim, 2222 Centre St. The city’s parade starts at Boylston and Tremont on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

For more of what’s going on in the neighborhood, visit the Jamaica Plain News calendar. And here’s how to add your group or business’ event to the calendar.

[Editor’s note: We’ve updated an incorrect description on the Prohibition talk.]