Hill Agenda, Oct. 7, 2016

October 7, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 1 for the Nov. 4 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

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.

Mission Hill Crime Committee, Thurs. Oct. 27, 7pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.

Special events

Health/Fitness

Yoga for Older Adults, Saturdays through Nov. 26, 10am. Earthseed Yoga presents Saturday yoga classes for adults ages 55 and older. Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels are welcome. Parker Hill Library.

$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.

Walking for Our Health Group, Thursdays 10 AM.  Departs from 1534 Tremont St.  Join the Mission Hill Health Movement’s Walking Group for a weekly walk; for both beginner and advance walkers. Call 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/art

New Ideas In Music and Sound, Students Perform Experimental Music, Thurs. Oct. 13, 6pm. Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. Free. Info: jdunaway@massart.edu.

Make Your Own Leaf Bowl, celebrate autumn with a make-and-take leaf bowl craft for adults. All Materials will be provided. Parker Hill Library.

Adult Community Sing-Along, Drop in on one or more music sessions for lively, informal 
sing-alongs, music making, and karaoke. No musical experience or ability is necessary. Light refreshments will be provided. Offered in partnership with the Mission Hill Health Movement and Parker Hill Library.

White Like Me: a Honky Dory Puppet Show, by political satirist and puppeteer Paul Zaloom. Fri. & Sat. Oct. 21 & 22 at 8pm in Mass. College of Art’s Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave. www.puppetshowplace.org, 731-6400 or info@puppetshowplace.org.

An Evening of Ballads and Blues, 39th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert hosted by Eric Jackson, Sat. Oct. 29. In partnership with Northeastern University. 7:30pm. Blackman Auditorium, 360 Huntington Ave. $30 general admission, $25 students/seniors, $40 VIP. Tickets: mytickets.northeastern.edu or 373-4700.

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

A Shaded View on Fashion Film, a competition for fashion films founded by renowned fashion critic and video journalist Diane Pernet. Winning selections showcased in a 60 min screening. Oct. 8. Info: Ashley Bleimes at 369-3446.

Free Fall Open House, Mon. Oct. 10. Special events planned all day long featuring Latin American art and culture, accessibility, and culture.

#mfaNOW Overnight: College Edition, free all-night party in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, welcoming visitors of all ages. Featuring musical performances, live art making, and interactive installations. Begins outside at 6pm with food trucks and lawn games. Admission begins at 9pm, first come first serve, until 9am on Sat.

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

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.

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. 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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