Hill Agenda, July 10, 2015

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 11 for the Aug. 14 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Avenue of the Arts Design Guidelines, final Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting about Huntington Avenue design guidelines study, Wed., July 22, 6-8pm, MassArt, Kennedy Building Room 280, Longwood/Huntington Aves. Info: [email protected]/918-4436.

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

LMA Forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, every fourth Monday of the month, if necessary, location tbd. Info: [email protected]

Special Interest

Neighborhood Nights, free museum admission and special family programs: Thurs., July 23, “Myths and Monsters” activities and music by DJ Adam Gibbons; Thurs., Aug. 6, “Isabella in Wonderland” celebration of 150th anniversary of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” with music by Zili Misik; all programs 5-8pm, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way. Info: 566-1401/gardnermuseum.org.

McLaughlin woodland planting, work days to remove invasive species and prepare for fall plantings on wooded slopes of McLaughlin Playgroup near Fisher Ave., led by McLaughlin Orchard and Woodland Stewards, Sat., Aug. 1 and Sept. 5, 10am-2pm. Info: [email protected]/missionhillgreen.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.

Health/Fitness

$2 bag of produce, $1 freshly baked loaves of bread, offered by Mission Hill Health Movement, no questions asked; as many bags as anyone wants to take, Wednesdays, 4-6pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 427-6919.

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, last 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, starts in June, 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]

Film

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

Art

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org. “Free Fun Friday, free admission, July 17. “Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper,” 50 British prints and drawings from MFA collection, July 11-Feb. 21; “Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection,” July 11-Feb. 21; “Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent,” celebrating new John Singer Sargent Archive, July 25-Nov. 15; “Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott,” thru Sept. 13. Japanese photographers respond to 9/11, through July 12. Hokusai career retrospective, through Aug. 9. Elemental, MFA’s annual artist project, 140 children colaborate with artist Hilary Zelson to learn about six elements found in every work of art: line, shape, form, value, color and texture, thru Oct. 11. Photography by Herb Ritts, thru Nov. 8. “Landscape, Abstracted” through July 2017.

Youth/Families

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St., 427-3820. Thursdays, 3-7pm: drop-in art. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30-5:30pm: homework help. Third Thursdays, 1.30pm: book discussion group. Info: 427-3820.

Workshops/tours/talks

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]

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St., 427-3820. Second Thursday or the month, 1:30pm: computer classes for beginners.

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]

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

Fit Kits, provided by Sociedad Latina in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission, include soccer balls, baseball bats and balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and other equipment. available until summer 2015 at Sociedad Latina and Tobin Community Center. Info: communityplanit.org/healthmatters.

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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