Hill Agenda, May 2-June 12, 2014

May 2, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 10 for the June 13 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

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, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 442-0080.

LMA Forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, date & location tbd. Info: rminto@masco.harvard.edu.

Special Interest

Boston Shines, neighborhood clean up, Sat., May 10, 10am-1pm, meet at Sheehy Park (next to the library). Info/signup: Shaina Aubourg, 635-3485.

Mother-daughter brunch, hosted by Sociedad Latina, Sat., May 10, 10am-2pm, Mission Main Community Center. Info: sociedadlatina.org.

Mission Hill Main Streets Awards Reception, Tues., June 10, 6-8pm, The Parkman House, 33 Beacon St. Info: 427-7399.

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.

Health/Fitness

Asthma Roundtable Discussion, pick up tips and information from medical professionals about strategies to control asthma symptoms, Mon., May 5, 6-8pm, Mission Main Community Room, 43 Smith St. Info: 777-2636.

Boston Brakers power soccer, practices 1st, 2nd, 3rd saturdays of the month, noon-2pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: facebook.com/bostonbreakers‎.

Women’s Health Group, first Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Hill Health Movement, 1534 Tremont St. Info: 739-2923.

Feet First, Mission Hill Health Movement walking group, Mondays at 11am, 714 Parker St., Info: 739-9751.

Free Fitness Classes at RTH, Yoga: Mon. & Fri., 11am, Parks Community Building, 2 New Whitney Street. Senior fitness: Tues. & Thurs., 2pm, Flynn House, 1st Floor, 805 Huntington Ave. Info:  Laura Adams, 566-4025/ladams@roxburytenants.org.

Music

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.

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

Art at Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Woven Together: Annie Buchholz, Skye DelViscio, Emma Lanctot, Joetta Maue, and Miranda Updike, through May; “Tremont Street Then and Now, historic photo exhibit, through June.

Caravaggio and Connoisseurship, new works by Cavaraggio, through June 15, MFA, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: mfa.org.

Community Arts Initiative: Experiments in Animation, stop-motion animations created by approximately 100 local children in collaboration with artist Jake Fried, May 10-Oct.13, MFA, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: mfa.org.

Art in Action, unveiling and celebration of Social Justice Art by Sociedad Latina’s Youth Leaders, May 22, 5-7pm, Parker Hill Library, 1479 Tremont St. Info: 427-3820.

Literary

Big Read keynote with author Julia Alvarez, discuss “In the Time of the Butterflies” and answer questions with author Julia Alvarez via teleconference, Mon., May 12, 5-7pm, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Parker Ave. Info: sociedadlatina.org.

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. May 29, 6pm: author talk, Elizabeth Graver.

Youth/Families

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Thursdays, 3-7pm: drop-in art. Mon.–Thurs., 3:30-5:30pm through May 21: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. May 6, 4:15pm: Chinese scroll painting with MFA, ages 6+. May 13, 4-5pm: draw your own comics. May 14, 4-5pm: yoga for kids & teens. May 15, 4-5pm: Sumi painting for teens with MFA.

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.

Workshops/tours

Guided walks, Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, 11am-12:30pm. May 4: Walk with Mr. Olmsted through the Fens, guided walk with Gerry Wright as Frederick Law Olsmted through the Back Bay Fens. May 11, 18, 24: Historic Gems of the Fens. Info: emeraldnecklace.org.

National Park Service walking tour of the Muddy River, Sun., June 1, 10am, Longwood MBTA station. Info: 566-1689.

Weekly Bilingual Mandarin-English chat, practice Mandarin language skills with native speakers and others, must request Harvard building access permission 2 days in advance, Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 615-9672/Maynard.Clark@GMail.com.

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.

Office Hours

City Councilor Josh Zakim, last Friday of the month, 8-9am, Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St.

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.

After-school, ages 6-12, M-F, Sept.-June, $60 per month plus membership.  Homework help, tutoring, sports, arts, computers. Info: 635-5216.

Youth Connection, meet with Youth Workers and interact with other youths 12-18 years old, plan activities and have your voice heard, Mon.-Fri., Sept.-June. Info: 319-0679.

MissionSAFE, leadership program for teens. Info: 319-0679.

Sports Camp, licensed sports for kids 6-13, M-F, 8am-4pm, $65/week. Register: 635-5217.

Youth Gym/Fitness, developmental basketball: kids 6-9, Sat., 9:30-11:30am. Info: 635-5216.

Adult/Family Fitness, Family kung-fu: ages 6+. Info: 635-5216. Adult tai chi: Mon., 6:30-7:30pm. Incidental zumba, boot camp, piloxing. Info: 635-5216.

Computer Lab, Open Access, Wed., 10am-1pm. Info: 635-5216.

Senior Activities, free for adults 55 and over. Tues. & Thurs., 10-11am.  Info: Carmen Pola, 820-1089.

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.

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