Hill Agenda, July 11-Aug. 7, 2014

July 11, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 5 for the Aug. 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Mission Hill Main Streets community meeting, to discuss Nick Guertin’s winning submission to the Boston Public Space Invitational Contest for streetscape benches for Huntington Avenue, Wed., July 16, 6pm, 1534 Tremont St. Info: missionhillmainstreets.org.

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, no meeting in December, 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

RCC gubernatorial forum on jobs, moderated by Peter Howe, Business Editor, New England Cable News, Wed., July 16, 6pm, Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center, 1234 Columbus Ave. Info: bit.ly/TQqkgI

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

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.

Music /Dance

Boston’s Calypso Finals & Awards, music by Giselle Dewassione, Black Star International, T&E Rhythm Section, $45, Fri., July 25, 8pm, Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St. Info: 724-9242.

MFA Concerts in the Courtyard, July 23: Veronica Robles, Los Sugar Kings. July 30: Noura Mint Seymall. Aug. 6: Patty Larkin. Aug. 13: Hot Club of Cowtown. Aug. 14: Sierra Hull. Aug. 20: Debo Band. Aug. 27: David Maxwell and Maximum Blues. MFA, 465 Huntington Ave. Info: 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/sociedadlatina.org.

Ballroom dancing, offered by RTH, Sundays, 7:30-9pm, 2 New Whitney St., 1st floor. Info: 232-0400/hhui@roxburytenants.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.

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. July 31, 6:30pm: “Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston,” documentary about urban renewal and racial conflict.

Art

Art at Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. “For the Public Good: Tremont Street Then and Now”, Historic Mission Hill Exhibit, will continue through July. “Life Dancing” Laura Palmer Edwards’ Paintings, through July.

Paintings, photos and drawings by David E. Mynott II, opening reception Fri., July 11, 7-9pm, exhibit through July 31, JP Licks, 1618 Tremont St. Info: davidmynott.com.

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org. Magna Carta on view, through Sept.; Community Arts Initiative: Experiments in Animation, stop-motion animations created by 100 local children in
collaboration with artist Jake Fried, through Oct.13; Jamie Wyeth retrospective, featuring portraits of JFK & Andy Warhol, through Dec. 28.

Literary

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Thurs., July 17, 6-7:30pm: New England Basketball Hall of Famer, Bill Raynor, author of Poetry in Motion: The Meaning of Sports in Everyday Life, Reading, discussion and Book Signing. Thurs., July 24, 6-7:45pm: Summer Slam Open Mic with “All Eyez on Me”, Poet Brian T. Williams. To participate, call Brian, 981-2678.

Youth/Families

Sociedad Latina’s Viva 2014, Thursdays 5-7pm, Sheehy Park, 1545 Tremont St. July 17: World Cup field day. July 24: Latin Rhythms. July 31: Sheehy Park Transformation. Aug. 7: Red Sox night. Aug. 14: Mission Hill block party. Aug. 21: youth talent show. Aug. 28: movie night. Info: sociedadlatina.org.

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Thursdays, noon-7pm: drop-in art. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Through Aug. 8: Summer Reading for Kids and Teens. Tues., July 17, 10:30am : Preschool Music Show by Sarah Gardner, ages 2-5. Wed., July 23, 10:30am: Preschool Puppet Show by Caravan Puppets. 1:30 pm: Super Cold Science with the Museum of Science, ages 5+. Fri., July 25, 10am: New England Aquarium Traveling Tide Pool. Wed., Aug. 6, 1:30pm: Boston Nature Center.

Workshops/tours

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 6-7:30pm, Sat. 7:30-9pm. Flynn conference room, 805 Huntington Ave. Citizenship class, Tues. & Thurs., 2:30-4pm, 2 New Whitney Street, 2nd floor. Info: 232-0400/hhui@roxburytenants.org.

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.

City Councilor Josh Zakim, last Friday of the month, 8-9:30am, 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.

Summer Fun Stops, arts and crafts, science projects, group games, sports competitions, and swimming, for ages 8-18, Through Aug.: reviving baseball in inner cities. Through Aug. 15, M-F, 8am-4pm, $195: summer sports camp.

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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