January is usually a quiet time in Roslindale, but three weeks into the New Year, the neighborhood is gearing up for several events in the coming months.
Next Saturday, on January 28, the free Green Home Fair aims to teach people how to create a sustainable, energy-efficient home and the benefits of doing so. MassEnergy, Living Structures C-21 Portman Properties, Boston Building Resources Center and Holistic Designs will all have informational booths at the Roslindale Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Boston Cheese Cellar is adding to its refill program with maple syrup---the shop already offers olive oil, vinegar and mustard fill-your-own container stations---and launches the program on January 28 with a sweet event from 10 a.m. to noon. Go in to sample buckwheat crepes served with Nutting Farms maple syrup. The syrup is produced in Northern Vermont by Boston native and Vermont farmer Joshua Davidson.
In March, Roslindale will celebrate "Train Month" in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Bussey Bridge train disaster, a horrible accident in which more than 20 people were killed with many more injured, but which ultimately resulted in new laws making all bridge design safer throughout the country. Programming is still being decided, but there will most likely be readings, lectures, a historical walking tour and kids’ activities, among other events. Details will be revealed by Roslindale Village Main Street in coming weeks, according to executive director Stephanie Cave.
The Bay State Model Railroad Museum’s annual open house is scheduled for March 3 and 4, and since it is only one of two times the museum is open to the public in the entire year, it is always packed with model train lovers and kids.
Foodies are eagerly awaiting the opening of Suya Joint, which will serve Nigerian cuisine and is located where the Bangkok Café formerly operated across from Adams Park. The restaurant’s website says the grand opening is just around the corner.
Finally, the Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library group is hoping to kick off a "Rozzie Reads" program in March with a book selection and events related to it. More information will be forthcoming as plans are formalized.