Hill Agenda, June 14-July 11, 2013

June 14, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, July 9 for the July 12 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Wentworth Task Force meeting, agenda to include update on 500 Huntington Ave. project, Tues., June 19, 6pm, location Beatty Hall multipurpose room. Info: 989-4478.

Boston Children’s Hospital demolition meeting, to discuss demolition of Wolbach building at 55 Shattuck St. & construction of new building. Mon., June 24, 6:30pm, 1 Autumn St. Info: Elizabeth Stifel, 635-3850.

Emerald Necklace Pathway and Crosswalk Treatment Guidelines, hosted by DCR & Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mon., June 24, 7pm, Wheelock College Campus Center, 150 Riverway, room 103. Info: DCR.Updates@state.ma.us.

LMA Forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, Mon., June 24, 6:30pm, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1 Autumn Street building, Auditorium B, agenda TBD. Info: rminto@masco.harvard.edu.

Parklet meeting, to discuss Mission Hill’s parklet mini-park/seating area proposed for 1524/1528 Tremont, hosted by City of Boston, June 27, 6pm, Mission Hill Main Streets, 1534 Tremont St. Info: Shaina.Aubourg@cityofboston.gov.

Hearing on removal of 3 shade trees at 621 Huntington Ave., due to construction project, Thurs., June 27, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd floor. Info: 635-7275.

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.

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

Mission Hill Crime Committee, meet and discuss crime issues with police, elected officials and college administrators, usually fourth Thursday of the month, 7pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 442-0080.

Special Interest

Wheelock College Community Cultural Festival, interactive theater, global foods, & performances by Maya Azucena, B. Brown, La Pinata, AfroBrazil drummers & others. Wed., June 19, 3pm, 200 Riverway. Info: Wheelock.edu/festival.

Mission Hill Health Movement community Open House, to celebrate renovations & handicapped access upgrades to building, June 22, 5pm, 1534 Tremont St. Info: maggiecohn@mhhm.org.

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

One Brigham Circle Summer Concert series, 1620 Tremont St., 6:30-8:30pm. June 20: Dream Team. Jully 11: Guilty Pleasure. July 25: Jimmy & the Hat Tricks. Aug. 8: Honey Train. Rain dates: following Wednesdays. Info: 566-6565.

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

“We Build It Together” screening & discussion on history & future of Mission Hill, Mon., June 17, 6pm, Mission Main Community Room, 43 Smith St. Info: isaac@sociedadlatina.org/442-4299 x145.

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

Free film series, every third Thursday at 6 pm at Mission Hill Health Movement, 1534 Tremont Street; every first Wednesday at 5 pm at the Flynn Kitchen at RTH, 805 Huntington Ave. Co-sponsored by MHHM and RTH. Info: 427-6919.

Art

“Samurai!” at MFA, exhibit including armor, through Aug. 4, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: mfa.org.

Parker Hill Branch Library, Birds of the Americas photography by Eduardo del Solar, through June. “Feast,” paintings by Annie Blazejack, on view through June. Paintings by Teddy Harris, on view through June. Paintings by Marilyn Jan Casey, on view July 2 – Aug. 2, artist’s reception Thurs., July 11, 5:45pm. 1497 Tremont St. Info: Becky Manos, 427-3820.

Youth/Families

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. June 18, 4-5pm: Mod science machines. Wed., July 10, 1:30pm: mad science engineering. Tues., July 16, 10:30am: preschool music show. Wed., July 17, 2pm: aquarium tide pool. Thurs., July 18, 1:30pm: herbs with Otis House. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Thursdays, 3-7pm: open art. Summer reading program runs July 8-Aug. 9.

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

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

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

Annual Mission Hill art show, open to all residents, students, and artists working in the community, to be displayed at Parker Hill Branch Library mid-September. Application deadline July 31. Contact missionhillartists@yahoo.com with 2 PDFs of work.

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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