The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 28 for the Mar. 3 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 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 meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.
Councilor Zakim Neighborhood Office Hours, Fridays 8-9:30am. Feb. 24, Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St. Mar. 24, Mike’s Donuts.
42nd Annual Gardener’s Gathering, Sat. Mar. 18, 11am-4pm. Northeastern University, Shillman Hall. Free and open to all. City’s largest educational forum for urban gardeners, and an opportunity for people to network, learn, and share ideas.
$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.
Works from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum come into new focus with “Close Up” program. On view Feb. 1-26. Programs: Annunciation, Sat. Feb. 4, 3:30pm. Hail Mary, Full of Grace, Fueled by Grit on Sat. Feb. 25 at 3:30pm. Third Thursday: Madonna / Madonna on Feb. 16, 5:30-9pm. Info: www.gardnermuseum.org or 278-5156.
Students perform Experimental Music, “New ideas in music and sound,” Thurs. Feb. 9, 6-7pm, doors open at 5:30pm. Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St. Free. Info: [email protected].
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/[email protected].
Museum of fine arts
Lunar New Year, Sat. Feb. 4, free admission for Lunar New Year Celebration 10am-5pm. Enjoy Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese New Year traditions with activities, demonstrations, and performances.
Frederick Wiseman Film Retrospective and Conservation, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Boston native’s filmmaking debut beginning in Feb. On May 3, conversation with Wiseman as part of lecture series.
Art in Bloom, Fri. Apr. 28-Mon. May 1. 50 arrangements on display throughout the museum that are inspired by art from ancient to contemporary. Master classes, lectures, and flower demonstrations available. Tickets on sale Feb. 23 at 10am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BPDA 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. Thru Feb. 28. Email [email protected] or visit sos617.org.
Congratulations to Sheng Li, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering for being among ten students worldwide to receive the Baidu Scholarship. Out of thousands of applicants, Li is one of four scholarship winners from a university in the United States.
Deans List, Congratulations to Carolin Bido Infante of Roxbury and Amira Patterson of Roxbury Crossing for being awarded Dean’s List at UMass Dartmouth.