Hill Agenda, Dec. 11, 2015

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 12 for the Jan. 15 issue. Email listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


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.

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.

Northeastern University Neighborhood Council, with the Northeastern Task Force, to discuss next steps in the implementation of Northeastern University’s Institutional Master Plan, Dec. 15, 6-7:30pm, NU Crossing, 1175 Tremont St. Info: Gerald Autler, 918-4438.

Special events

Community Alliance of Mission Hill Holiday Party, Weds. Dec. 16, Puddingstone Tavern, 7pm.

Prayer for Refugees, hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio, all people of good will are welcome. Fri. Dec. 11, 7pm, Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St.

Parker Hill Open House & Book Sale, Join the Parker Hill Branch staff, the Mission Hill Artists Collective, and the Friends of the Parker Hill Branch for food, live music, crafts, art, and socializing. Thurs. Dec. 17, 5-7pm. 1497 Tremont St. Info: 427-3820.


Yoga for Older Adults, Saturdays in Nov. and Dec., 10-11am. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels welcome. RSVP with Earthseed Yoga at 857-312-9941. Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St.

$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.

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].

Museum of fine arts

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

Namaste Saturdays, morning yoga practice in the Shapiro Courtyard every second Saturday, January-June 2016, 9-10am, first class Jan. 9, $25, includes museum admission;

“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;

“Landscape, Abstracted” thru July 2017.

Double Dutch Admission, two-for-one admission to the acclaimed exhibition Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer on Thurs. Dec. 17, 5-9pm. RSVP on Facebook then show the RSVP on your phone at any MFA ticket desk. Visitors that arrive at Huntington entrance can sample authentic Belgian waffles before viewing the masterpieces.

People, Art, Places Reception, Thurs. Dec. 17, 6pm, sponsored by the Mission Hill Artists Collective, Parker Branch Hill Library, 1497 Tremont St. Exhibition open through Jan. 8. Info: 427-3820.


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. 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.

UMass Dartmouth Dean’s List, Congratulations to Selena Gonzalez and Anaya Pena-Urena for earning a semester GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Public Hearing by Board of Appeal, application to re-subdivide 7 Judge St. creating two lots back to their original parcel size with the new address to be known as 153-155 Calumet, and to erect a 2.5 story family dwelling. 9:30am, Dec. 15, City Hall Room 801.

Emmanuel Comment Period Extended, the comment deadline for the Emmanuel College New Julie Hall Project has been extended to Dec. 21. Send comments to Katelyn Sullivan, Sr. Project Manager, [email protected].

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