Hill Agenda, Sept. 5, 2014

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 30 for the Oct. 3 issue. Email listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Bike lane meeting, Mon., Sept. 15, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: [email protected].

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.

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: [email protected].

Special Interest

Back of the Hill Block Party, barbeque next to the Community Garden, potluck and games, Sat., Sept. 6, 2-5pm, Lawn St. near Hayden. Info: 739-1489.

La Vida Latina, live music, dancing, kick-off for Mission Hill’s Big Read, Thurs., Sept. 18, 5-8pm, Brigham Circle. Info: sociedadlatina.org.

Friends of the Poor Walk/Run, to benefit those in need and living in poverty in the Boston area, Sat., Sept. 20, 8am, registration 7:15am, MIssion Church, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 347-776-0371.

Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-2pm, Lawn St., on the Back of Mission Hill. Info: 739-9751.

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.


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

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/[email protected].


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 at Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. “A room of Your Own,” Q&A & workshop, create a room with your own materials, Sat., Oct. 4, 11am-1pm. Rooms will be on display Nov.-Dec. Info: [email protected]. In Focus Photo Club Meeting, Sat., Sept. 20, 10am-noon. Display of Photos by Aileen McElroy: Capturing Urban and Natural Beauty in New England from Provincetown to Portland, through Sept.

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org.Magna Carta on view,through Sept.Jamie Wyeth retrospective, featuring portraits of JFK & Andy Warhol, through Dec. 28. “Landscape, Abstracted” through July 2017. Hollywood Glamour, fashion & jewelry from the silver screen: Sept. 9-March 8. MFA community day: Sept. 7. “Community Arts Initiative: Experiments in Animation,” stop-motion animations created by approximately 100 local children in collaboration with artist Jake Fried, through Oct.13. “Goya: Order and Disorder”: Oct. 12-Jan. 19.


Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Women’s writing workshop with Elena Dodd, Fridays 10:30-noon, Sept. 5-Nov. 8. Please register. Open Mic with “All Eyez on Me” poet Brian Williams Thursday, Sept. 11, 6-7:45pm. Monthly Adult Book Discussion, Thurs. Sept. 18, 1:30-2:30pm, “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.


Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Thursdays, 3-7pm: drop-in art. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Mon.-Thurs., starting Sept. 15, 3:30-5:30pm: homework help. Dance classes for kids, weekly, starting Oct., with The Boston Ballet, day and time tbd. Info: 427-3820.


Third Thursday Speaker Series, sponsored by Mission Hill Health Movement, Sociedad Latina & Parker Hill Library, Sept. 18: “Beyond the Smile,” Farnaz Hadeagh on oral care as a gateway to overall health. Oct. 16: “Alzheimer’s Among Us,” Michael Kinkade from the American Alzheimer’s Association. Parker Hill Library, 1497 Tremont St., 5:30-7:30pm. Info: 427-3820.

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/[email protected].

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/[email protected].

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: [email protected].

City Councilor Josh Zakim, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, 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.

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 [email protected].

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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