Hill Agenda, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 3 for the May 6 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 Annual Meeting and open house, Weds. Apr. 6, 6pm, 1534 Tremont St. Free admission.

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 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.

Special events

Boston Shines, a neighborhood clean up, Apr. 22-23. Info: Jacob Wessel: 635-2679.

Health/Fitness

Annual Mission Hill Commuity Health and Wellness Fair Including the Mission Park Chinese dance troupe, Rising Phoenix Dance Troupe, who will perform twice. Sat. Apr. 9, 11am-3pm. Sheehy Park, 1545 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.

Yoga for Older Adults, Saturdays through May, 10am. Yoga props and mats are provided, wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Please RSVP at 857-312-9941. Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St.

Music /Dance/art

Fresh Expressions, artistic, musical, and horticultural activities from Wed. Apr. 20 through Sat. Apr. 23 to celebrate the advent of spring and Earth Day. Regular museum admission rates apply. No registration necessary. Info: Info: 278-5156. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way.

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. 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.

Museum of fine arts

Megacities Asia, an exhibition of 19 colossal sculptures and installations featuring 11 artists, opens to the public on Sun. Apr. 3.

Free Ballet Performances, inspired by Lawren Harris Paintings. Lake Maligne will be presented Apr. 6-10. Weds. Thru Friday: 2pm, 6pm, & 8pm. Sat. & Sun. 11am & 2pm. Info: mfa.org.

Art in Bloom, garden clubs and professional designers create 51 floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art. Apr. 30-May 2.

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, $25, includes museum admission.

“Landscape, Abstracted” thru 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.

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 jade@sociedadlatina.org.

Workshops/tours/talks

Interpreting Community Through Collage, funded by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust Inc. in collaboration with the Parker Hill Branch Library. Sat. May 14, 9:30am-1:45pm, Parker Hill Branch Library, limited spaces available. Age 15+. To register, send a message to missionhillartists@gmail.com with the subject “Collage.”

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.

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: Kate.Chang@mail.house.gov.

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.

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 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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