Hill Agenda, Oct. 13, 2017

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 31 for the Nov. 3 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


GENERAL HEATH SQUARE, IMPACT ADVISORY GROUP MEETING, to discuss project updates on the General Heath Square Apartments development. Note that the purpose of this meeting is different than that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, IAG members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members. Although anyone is welcome to attend IAG meetings and listen to the discussion, the public meeting at 7 PM, immediately following this meeting, is the more appropriate forum for the broader public to provide feedback about the project. 10/17, 6PM-7PM. Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford Street.

Bike Share Workshop, Sat. Oct. 28, 11am-1pm, BCYF Tobin, 1481 Tremont St.

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 Neighborhood Crime Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.


Lay Breast Health Advisor Training Program for any individual interested in being an advocate for breast health and breast cancer early detection in the community. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Sat. Oct. 28, 9am-4pm. Info: Email Sarah Peterson at [email protected] to register, or call 632-4291.

Spanish language open house at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, Open to everyone, Kadampa Meditation Center Boston provides classes on how to meditate, how to develop constructive and beneficial states of minds, and how to build harmony in relationships. This Spanish-language open house will provide a chance to meet our community and serve as an introduction to our meditation center, which will provide regular Spanish language classes in the future! www.meditationinboston.org or [email protected] for more information. Oct. 7, 2-4 PM, 360c Centre street, Jamaica Plain.

Registration for Turkey Trot 5k, Franklin Park’s 5th Annual Turkey Trot will be at 9am on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy Boston’s most scenic 5k on the beautiful historic paths of Franklin Park.  Run or walk the jewel of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day! Bring everyone and make it a family event – all ages and paces welcome.  Strollers and race-ready dogs on leashes are welcome. Adults $30, youth $12. Info: [email protected]

$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

John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble: 40 Years of Celebrating ‘Trane20-piece ensemble directed by Carl Atkins. Hosted by José Massó.
Presented in collaboration with Northeastern University.
Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue. Oct. 6 & 7, 7:30 pm. Tickets for reserved seating: $20-$35 (plus $3/tix service charge).
Package deal available to attend both Oct. 6 & 7 concerts.
 For tickets, visit www.friendsofjcmc.org or call 671-0789.

Change and Racial Equity on Campus & Beyond, part of MassArt’s Adderley Lecture Series: Then, Now, Tomorrow. Oct. 12 at 6pm. Reception at 5:15pm outside of auditorium. 621 Huntington Ave, Tower Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Welcome all Mission Hill Seniors along with friends and family to Landmark at Longwood Senior Living. “Spiritual Singing,” Thurs. Oct. 26, 10:30-11:30 am. Come join in the fun and enjoy beautiful music. Refreshments served. RSVP to Mary at 617.975.0110

Everybody, Everything: Photographs by Andy Warhol, From 1958 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol chronicled his daily life. This exhibition of Polaroid and black and white images offers a glimpse into Warhol’s obsessions and the fascinating world he built for himself in New York. Thru Oct. 21 in the President’s Gallery, MassArt.

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

Free Fall Open House, Mon. Oct. 9. Enjoy free admission and special events Visitors are invited to dance their way into the Museum with MetaMovements and Silent Rhythms, then hear a concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. A tour will explore rivalries and showdowns in art and art making activities and tours especially for families will also be provided.


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].

Weekly Bilingual Cantonese-English chat, practice Cantonese language skills with native speakers and others, must request Harvard building access permission 2 days in advance, Friday 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]

Office Hours

Councilor Zakim Neighborhood Office Hours, Fridays 8-9:30am at Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St. Oct. 27.

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.

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.

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