What’s Up

July 15, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Aug. 16 for the Aug. 19  issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Community Alliance of Mission Hill, Weds., Aug. 17, 7pm, Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Info: rjohnson@camhonline.org.
800 Huntington Pre-Construction Meeting, and progress report meetings on the second Tuesday of every month for community members and developers to check in with each other, Tues., July 26, 6:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Info: William.Onuoha@CityofBoston.Gov.

Community Alliance of Mission Hill meets at least quarterly, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave. Kresge Building, Room G-2. Info: RJohnson@camhonline.org.

Mission Hill Crime Committee, no meeting July or August. A chance to meet and discuss crime issues with police, elected officials and college administrators, normally last Thursday of the month, 7pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont St.

Mission Main Tenant Task Force, the task force board requests residents’ help and input, third Monday of each month 6-8pm, Mission Main Community Room, 43 Smith St. Info: 708-8515.

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 566-6565.

LMA Forum, meeting locations and times vary. Info: lfogerty@masco.harvard.edu.

Special Interest

Free Family Fun Nights, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, July 21: Summer Sensation, an exhibit of Gardner’s photographs from her visit to Egypt; Aug. 4, It’s About Time-Travel back in time with stories, art and trivia about Gardner and the museum. All events, 5-8pm, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, 280 The Fenway. Info: www.gardnermuseum.org.

Programs at the Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont Street, Yearly membership:  seniors 55+ free, family & adults $20, teens 13 – 17 $10, 12 and under $5.  Info: 635-5216/www.TobinCommunityCenter.org

Toddler Playgroup, ages 1-3 year-olds and their caregivers. Wednesdays 9:30 -11am and Saturdays 11am-12:30pm. Info/Registration: Rosa, 635-9288.

Preschool, full-day, DEEC-licensed program for 2.9–5-year-olds. Private and subsidized slots available, vouchers accepted.  Info: 635-4920.

Afterschool, ages 6-13-year-olds, $32 per month plus membership.  Homework help, tutoring, sports, arts, computers.

Youth Connection, meet with youth workers and interact with other youth 13-19 years old, plan activities and have your voice heard.  Mon.-Fri., 4-7pm.

Youth Gym Games, ages 6-17, Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-6pm. Flag football, soccer, kickball, floor hockey.

Indoor Baseball/Softball Training, girls ages 9-18, Boys ages 10-18, Saturdays, 4:00-8:30.

Karate, ages 6-17, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm. $20 uniform fee.

Skills & Drills Coed Basketball, ages 6-14, Saturdays, 9am-noon.  $25 fee includes breakfast, snack and T-shirt.

Weight Room, 14-17-year-olds, Monday through Friday 4:30-6pm.

Adult Workout Self-defense, stretching, fitness, cardio, abs.  Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15-7pm.

Adult Yoga, Mondays 6:15-7pm

Family Karate, All ages, Saturdays, 9:30am-noon.

Weight Room, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon & 6-9 pm.

Zumba, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, $7 per class for non-members, $5:00 for members.

Senior Fitness, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-10am.

Adult One-On-One Computer Instruction, Mon.–Thurs., noon–1pm. By enrollment only.

Adult Open Computer Access, Mon.–Fri., 11am–1pm. Check your email, create and work on documents.

Youth Open Computer Access, ages 8-18,  Fridays, 2-5pm.

Senior Computer Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am.

Astronomy for Middle and High School Youths runs October-December and February-May. MIT-sponsored programs uses computer-based technology to learn about our universe.

Legacy Project, a grassroots advocacy and education effort.  Join the planning committee and create activities by and for seniors. Info: Carmen, 820-1089.

Film

Movies at the Museum of Fine Arts, for current listings and ticket prices, visit www.mfa.org. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

Exhibits

Summer Exhibits at Parker Hill Branch Library, Teddy Harris, a resident at Benjamin Nursing Home, through July; Rachel VanWylen, an art teacher at Boston Trinity Academy, through August, Parker Hill Branch Library 1497 Tremont St. Info: 427-3820/rmanos@bpl.org.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, an exhibit about Nazi eugenics, through July 17, Harvard Medical School Countway Library, 10 Shattuck St. Info: www.ushmm.org/deadlymedicineboston/.

Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass, is an exhibition of universal appeal that presents works created over the last four decades by Dale Chihuly, one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass, through Aug. 7, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: www.mfa.org.

Music

Summer Concerts in the Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts. Outdoor evening concerts featuring a range of music from indie, singer/songwriters and cabaret, to folk and Afrobeat. Wednesday evenings, MFA’s Calderwood Courtyard, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: www.mfa.org.

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. 1530 Tremont St. Info/Scheduling: Joe Stephen, 442-4299/www.sociedadlatina.org.

Call To Artists

Roxbury Open Studios, open to living or working in Roxbury, including Mission Hill, registration open through July 30. Open Studios runs Oct. 1-2. $40, students $25. Info: 427-1006/info@discoverroxbury.org.

Youth/Families

Parker Hill Branch Library, Tuesdays, 10:30am: Toddler and Preschool Story Time; Thursdays, 1:15pm: ReadBoston Storymobile. Special Events: Mon., July 18, 11am, Doll E. Daze, make an African wrap doll or warrior; July 26, 10:30am, Moovin’ and Groovin’ Concert with Su Eaton; Fri., July 29, 2:30pm, New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepool; Fri., Aug. 5, 11am & 12pm, Museum of Science’s ‘A World of Bridges’; Mon., Aug. 8, 11am, Mighty Tatterdemalion Puppets present Kipling’s Just So Stories (ages 5 and up); Fri., Aug. 12, Cinderella Around the World Story Time (ages 6 and up). Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. Info: Kathy Kire, 427-3820.

Music Classes, group classes for ages 8-21 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Classes are taught by professionals and include drums, voice, keyboard, guitar, bass, and beatmaking. Ensemble opportunities are also available. Sociedad Latina Music Clubhouse, 1530 Tremont St. Info/Registration: Joe Stephen, 442-4299/www.sociedadlatina.org.

ABCD Child Care Choices for Boston, parents looking for quality affordable care for their children, child-care providers seeking technical assistance and parents with special situations like children with disabilities can call 542-5437 for referrals and information.

Seniors

Arts and Crafts Classes at RTH, Weds. mornings, 10am-12pm, Flynn House Kitchen, 805 Huntington Ave, 1st Floor. Info: Laura Adams, 566-4025/ladams@roxburytenants.org.

Classes/Workshops

Library Laptop Classes, learn how to use a laptop, Set up a Gmail Account, Learn how to use Google Docs, Wednesdays, 10:30am, through Aug. 5, (No class July 27); Friday, July 29, Parker Hill Branch Library 1497 Tremont St. Info: 427-3820/rmanos@bpl.org.

Hooks & Books, bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, repairing, hemming, quilting, sewing, needlepoint and other projects. Enjoy the company of others while you work on your projects. We also listen to books on CD or music. Group facilitated by Mary Ann Nelson, Friend of the Parker Hill Branch Library, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, July 15, Aug 5 &19, 1-3pm, Parker Hill Branch Library 1497 Tremont St. Info: 427-3820/ParkerHillLibrary@gmail.com.

Health/Fitness

Feet First, Mission Hill Main Streets Walking Group, join us on a walk through the Fens that terminates at Brigham Circle Farmers Market, Thursdays, 10am, 1534 Tremont St.  Info: 427-6919.

Diabetes Self-Management Group, open to people with diabetes and also to the families and friends of those with diabetes, healthy meal served. Third Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm, 1534 Tremont St. Info: 427-6919.

Breast Health Awareness Workshop, workshop presented by Whittier Street Health Center, Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:30-7:30pm, Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. Info/RSVP: rmanos@bpl.org.

Free Fitness Classes at RTH, Aerobics: Saturday mornings, 9:00am; Yoga: Saturday mornings, 9:45am, Parks Community Building, 2 New Whitney Street. Info:  Laura Adams, 566-4025/ladams@roxburytenants.org.

Quit Smoking, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is offering inexpensive weekly classes with flexible schedules, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St.  $10/session. Info: 632-2099/www.dana-farber.org/quit-smoking-class.

Fitness Classes, certified fitness instructor and Hill resident Victoria Nadel teaches classes Mondays, 6:30pm; work on your abs, Wednesdays, 12pm; Yoga, Thursdays, 6pm. Childcare provided. $8 members, $15 non-members, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. info: 635-5216.

Grief Support Services, Samaritans provide services for community members who have lost loved ones to suicide, including the support group SafePlace, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7-9pm, JCRT radiology conference room, 5th Floor, Shapiro Building at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Info: Kim Kates 536-2460.

Office Hours

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, Tues., July 12, 8:30-9:30am, Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St. Info: 722-1673/Katherine.Adam@masenate.gov.

Congressman Mike Capuano, members of Capuano’s staff, 4th Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm, Ula Café, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Info: Kate.Chang@mail.house.gov.

Neighborhood Coordinator from The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Will Onuoha, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 635-2679.

Volunteers

Boston Partners in Education, seeks volunteers to help out in Boston Public Schools, either in classrooms, one-on-one, or in small groups. One-hour-a-week commitment. Info: 451-6145/www.bostonpartners.org.

Need Volunteers? Non-profit orgs can post listings for volunteer positions at the Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences web site, www.mcphs.edu. Look for “MCPHS In the Community” in the “About MCPHS” section.

FriendshipWorks, matches volunteers with frail elders and adults with disabilities in Greater Boston Visit for coffee, go for a walk, or help with shopping. Info: 482-1510/lwaller@matchelder.org.

Road To Recovery, American Cancer Society needs local residents to drive cancer patients to and from treatment. Info: 800-227-2345/www.cancer.org.

Public Notices

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers free admission to the museum this summer, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, and Blue Star Families, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway. Info: www.GardnerMuseum.org.

Boston Water and Sewer Commission, accepts payments, processes discount forms, arranges payment plans, resolves complaints and more, Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm; Weds. 8am-7pm, BWSC Headquarters, 980 Harrison Ave.

Renew Boston, Boston Building Resources has been selected as an outreach partner for the City of Boston’s Renew Boston initiative to help connect as many as 3,000 Boston households with no-cost weatherization, through a program for moderate-income owners and tenants to access free energy upgrades, such as insulation and air sealing, including a comprehensive home energy assessment. Residents can visit the center at 100 Terrace St. any time during business hours (8:00-4:30 weekdays, 9:00-3:00 Saturdays) to ask questions about Renew Boston and to sign up for the program.

Resident Parking Program Expanded, resident parking only signs are being installed on Bucknam, Lawn, Wensley, Hayden and Estey streets and on Fisher Avenue. Apply for a resident parking permit Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm, Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224, Boston City Hall. Info: 635-4682/www.cityofboston.gov/parking.

The Problem Properties Task Force has a new cell phone hotline number. Student-related issues occurring Thurs.-Sat. between 11:45pm and 3:45am can be reported to 504-7003. For immediate issues at other times, call 911. Ongoing matters leave a message at the task force number or email mhproblempropertytaskforce@gmail.com.

BRA Board Meetings, broadcast live on Boston’s government access channel, Comcast 24/RCN 13, and available for streaming video at www.cityofboston.gov/cable/live.asp.

$5 Million Reward, for information leading directly to the return of 13 works of art stolen two decades ago from the Gardner Museum. Anonymous tips can be mailed to 280 The Fenway. Info: Anthony Amore, Director of Security: 278-5114.

Purchase Compost Bins and Kitchen Scrap Buckets, from the city at the Boston Building Materials Co-op, Mon.-Sat., 9am-3pm. Buckets-$10, Bins-$35 (half of retail price.) Discounts available while supplies last. Info: 635-4959.

To Request a Recycling Bin, or learn more about recycling, go to www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/recycling.

 

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