Hill Agenda, Sept. 4, 2015

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept.29 for the Oct. 2 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


LMA Forum, The Boston Redevelopment Association will be holding a forum to discuss a proposed change from Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30pm in the Folkman Auditorium on the 1st floor of the John Enders Building at the corner of Longwood and Binney Streets. Contact Sonal Gandhi, 918-4314, [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. Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 442-0080.

“La Vida Latina”, a celebration of Latino Heritage and Socidedad Latina’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Thurs. Sept. 17, One Brigham Circle, 5-8pm. Will include live music and dancing with salsa band “Victor y Sus Amigos”, a youth talent show, art activities, and cuisine from Latin America. MassArt and MFA Boston will also have fun art activities for the whole family. Free, all are welcome.

Special Interest

Back of the Hill Block Party, A barbeque with potluck and games on Lawn St. near Hayden St., Sept. 26 from 2-5 p.m. Information: 617-739-1489.

Annual Walk for the Poor, benefiting the parish chapter of St. Vincent de Paul, Sat. Sept. 26. The walk will begin at 8am with a brief opening ceremony and prayer at the Mission Church. All proceeds will remain local. Rain or shine, BBQ afterwards. Register here: http://www.bostonsbasilica.com/walkforthepoor2015/#.VeX_QrxVhHw.

McLaughlin woodland planting, work day 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., 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.


$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]


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


Destination: India at MassArt’s Galleries this fall. 2 contemporary photography exhibitions showcasing India. Opening reception Mon. Sept. 28, 6-8pm. Free and open to the public thru Dec. 5. Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Ave. Info: 879-7339 or [email protected]

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org. An evening with folk musician Patty Larkin, Oct. 7. “Vellumsound”, performance on Oct. 9. Dutch Masterpieces debut, Oct. 11. Fall Open House, Mon. Oct. 12. “Boston Palestine Film Festival”, Oct. 15-25. “Made In Latin America”, Oct. 16. “Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper,” 50 British prints and drawings from MFA collection, Until Feb. 21; “Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection,” Until Feb. 21; “Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent,” celebrating new John Singer Sargent Archive, Until Nov. 15; “Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott,” thru Sept. 13. , MFA’s annual artist project, 140 children collaborate 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” thru July 2017.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, “Luminous Will” Opening reception Sept. 17 5-7pm, on view thru Oct. 17. Hours are 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-8pm, Closed Sundays and holidays. Mrs. E Ross Anderson Auditorium + Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery. Free. Visit www.smfa.edu/rags for more information.


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.

Sociedad Latina’s Academy for Latinos Achieving Success (ALAS), a program which provides students with transition coaching through their first two years of college. 1530 Tremont St. Contact Jade Franco, 442-4299 or [email protected]


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

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.

[The listings have been updated.]

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