Hill Agenda, Dec. 2, 2016

December 2, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 3 for the Jan. 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 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. Dec. 15, 7pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.

Special events

*Parker Hill Library Open House and Book Sale, food, live jazz ensemble from the New England Conservatory, button and magnet making crafts, a book sale, and socializing at the annual open house.

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.

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 advanced 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

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.

*New Ideas in Music and Sound, a new concert series featuring original works of music and sound art by students currently enrolled in colleges in the Fenway/Mission Hill area. Thurs. Dec. 8, 6-7:15. Parker Hill Branch Library.

Museum of fine arts

Make Way for Ducklings, in celebration of 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s book, a new exhibition tracks his life.

*#mfaNOW Overnight Party, the last of four free all-night parties in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Arts. Visitors can view art and enjoy DJs, food trucks, art making, Spotlight Talks, a late-night run around the MFA’s campus, and interactive installations. Begins at 9pm on Fri. Dec. 9, free admission on a first come first served basis, until 9am on Sat. Dec. 10. Info: 369-3446.

*Hannukkah: The Festival of Lights, on Dec. 14. A free evening of musical performances, interactive experiences, panels and tours of the Museum’s Judaica Collection.

*Millennium Gospel Choir, On Dec. 16 and 17, the Museum presents performances by renowned members of the Boston gospel community.

*December School Vacation Week, free drop-in activities during Dec. 26-31 including storytelling, musical performances, family tours and art activities. This year’s theme is “Winter Travels.”

Youth/Families

Parker Hill Branch Library Recurring Events, 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.

*Make your own glitter jar on Weds. Dec. 7 from 4-5:30pm, a craft for adults, all materials provided. Parker Hill Library.

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

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.

*Save our Streets Clothing Drive, collecting any outerwear: hats, scarves, coats, gloves, sweaters, blankets, for men and women. Dec. 1-Feb. 28. Email Info@sos.org or visit sos.org.

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