What’s Up, Jan. 11-Feb. 7, 2013

January 11, 2013
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Feb. 5 for the Feb. 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Gibbons Playground improvements, first in series of meetings about improving play areas and plaza at 23 Delle Ave. playground, hosted by Boston Parks Department and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Mon., Jan. 14, 6:30pm, Tobin Community Center, 2nd Fl., 1481 Tremont St. Info: 961-3058.

Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda to be announced, Wed., Jan. 16, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: jessicasey1@gmail.com.

LMA forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30pm, location & agenda TBD. Info: rminto@masco.harvard.edu.

Northeastern Taskforce, to discuss the recently-filed IMP, available at bit.ly/NUIMP2013, Mon., Jan. 28, 6pm, 716 Columbus Ave., Alumni Pavilion, 6th floor. Info: Gerald.Autler.bra@cityofboston.gov.

Mission Hill Crime Committee, meet and discuss crime issues with police, elected officials and college administrators, no meeting in December, usually fourth Thursday of the month, 7pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 442-0080.

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.

Special Interest

Toni Morrison, famed novelist in discussion “No Welcome Home: Remember Harms and Restoring Justice” with representatives of Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice  Project, Fri., Jan. 18, 4-6:30pm, Northeastern University, Blackman Auditorium, 342 Huntington Ave. Tickets $17 (NU staff/students $12). Info: northeastern.edu/law/toni-morrison.

MFA Open House, free museum admission to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 21, 10am-4:45pm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: mfa.org.

Community Alliance of Mission Hill New Year Celebration, bring non-perishable food for donation to Boston Food Pantry, Sat., Jan. 26, 4-6pm, Mission Bar and Grill, 724 Huntington Ave. Info: jessicasey1@gmail.com.

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.

Music

A Far Cry Orchestra: Sun., Feb. 10, 1:30pm: Patchwork. Thurs., April 4, 7pm: Folly. Sun., April 21, 1:30pm: After Dark. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 Fenway, $12-$27. Info: gardnermuseum.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/sociedadlatina.org.

Film

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

Youth/Families

Parker Hill Branch Library, Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Thursdays, 3-7pm: open art. Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm: homework help. Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. Info: Becky Manos, 427-3820. 

Music Classes, group classes for ages 8-21 on Saturdays, 9 am-2pm. 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-noon, Flynn House Kitchen, 805 Huntington Ave, 1st Floor. Info: Laura Adams, 566-4025/ladams@roxburytenants.org.

Classes/Workshops

Raise Your Voice: A Day of Empowerment for Girls & Women, sexual violence information event with workshops on self-defense, domestic violence services and more, sponsored by City Councilor Ayana Pressley, Boston Police Department, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Casa Myrna and Girls’ LEAP, Sat., Jan. 19, 9am-1pm, Northeastern University, Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth St. RSVP required. Info: 635-4217/jessica.taubner@cityofboston.gov.

ESOL and citizenship classes, offered by RTH. Beginning ESOL, Mon. & Fri., 7:30-9pm. English for workplace, Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9pm. Advanced ESOL, Fri 5:30-7pm, Sat. 7:30-9pm. Citizenship class, Tues. & Thurs., 2:30-4pm. Flynn conference room, 805 Huntington Ave. Info: 232-0400/hhui@roxburytenants.org.

Health/Fitness

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

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Fri., Jan. 11, 8-9am, Millennium Restaurant, 3094 Washington St., Roxbury; Fri., Jan. 18, 7:30-9am, Fazenda, 3710 Washington St., Jamaica Plain; Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30-9am, Harry’s All American Breakfast, 1420 Centre St., Roslindale. Info: 635-4220.

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, Shaina Aubourg, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 635-2679.

Tobin Community Center

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

Boy Scouts, for grades 1-5, Fridays, 4-5:30pm, $30. Alana Hylton, 615-0004 x306.

Preschool, DEEC-licensed program ages 2.9-5, 7:30am-5:30pm, Private and subsidized slots available, vouchers accepted. Info: 635-4920.

After-school, ages 6-13, M-F, 2-6pm, $42 per month plus membership.  Homework help, tutoring, sports, arts, computers.

Youth Connection, meet with Youth Workers and interact with other youths 9-19 years old, plan activities and have your voice heard, Mon.-Fri., 4-8pm, $10/year.

Youth Gym/Fitness, Flag football, floor hockey, open gym. Karate ages 6-16, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6pm, $25 uniform fee; Skills & Drills coed basketball, ages 6-14, Saturdays 9am-noon, $25 includes breakfast, and T-shirt; weight room, ages 14-17, Mon.-Fri., 4-6pm; Baseball/Softball for ages 9-15, Fridays 7:30-9pm, Saturdays 4-7pm.

Adult/Family Fitness, Adult Karate, Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, free with membership; Family Karate, all ages, Saturdays 9:30-11am, free with membership; Adult Yoga, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, free with membership; Boxing, Saturdays 1-2pm, $15 and membership; Men’s Basketball League Wednesdays, 6-9pm, $20 plus membership; Weight room, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon & 6-9pm, free with membership; Cardio Kickboxing, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, free with membership.

Computer Lab, Adult Open Access for email and document creation, Mon.-Fri., 11am-1pm; Youth Open Access for ages 8-18, Fridays, 2-5pm.

Senior Activities, free for adults 55 and over. Legacy Project, grassroots advocacy and education effort. Join the planning committee and create activities by and for seniors.  Info: Carmen Pola, 820-1089.

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?  Nonprofit 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

The Problem Properties Task Force deals with student-related issues occurring Thurs.-Sat. between 11:45pm and 3:45am, report to 504-7003. For immediate issues at other times, call 911 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. 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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