Hill Agenda, March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 3 for the Apr. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Parker and Terrace Streets Community Meeting, 6:30pm, March 6 Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Sebastian Mariscal Studio will present an update regarding the planned development and review the next steps for moving forward. Info: John.Feuerbach@boston.gov.

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.


Yoga for Older Adults, Saturdays in March, 10:00-11:00 am. Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. The Parker Hill Branch presents Saturday yoga classes for adults ages 55 and older at the Tobin Community Center. Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats will be provided. All experience levels are welcome.

$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

MassArt 29th Annual Auction, Sat. April 7, with public preview days and an opening reception at the end of March. Auction will support student scholarships and academic programs. The 2018 live auction will include 34 pieces by internationally renowned artists, including Robert Freeman, Takashi Murakami, Alison Saar, Claes Oldenburg and new auction artist Sangbin Im; and local artists such as MassArt faculty members Rania Matar and Fred Liang, and MassArt alumni TRIIIBE BFA ‘01 and Clint Baclawski MFA ‘08 who is offering this year’s sole commission. This year’s silent auction of 288 lots features noteworthy artists, including Arlene Shechet, Robert Rauschenberg, LaVaughan Jenkins BFA ‘05, MassArt faculty member James Mason BFA ‘81, Christian Restrepo BFA ‘15, and Elisa Hamilton BFA ‘07. Door open at 6:30, Live auction begins at 8pm. Tickets $300 in advance, $350 at door. Bakalar & Paine Galleries at 621 Huntington Ave. Info: call 879-7014 or email auction@massart.edu.

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

         Regular hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 10 am–5 pm, and Wednesday through Friday, 10 am–10 pm.

MFA Late Nites, Tickets are now on sale for the next MFA Late Nites event on Sat. March 3, connecting visitors to art, culture and community during a night at the Museum. From 8 pm to 2 am, the diverse event lineup features programming in partnership with local organizations and artists—making the Shapiro Family Courtyard and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art buzz with activity. Guests can visit exhibitions like Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics, (un)expected families and Seeking Stillness, explore the galleries and engage in art-making activities. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances and delicious Late Nite bites.

Art in Bloom, The MFA celebrates the return of spring with Art in Bloom from Sat., April 28 to Mon. April 30. For more than 40 years, the festival has paired art from across the MFA’s collection with floral interpretations created by 50 New England-area garden clubs. Art in Bloom launches with an Evening Preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 27 from 5–10 pm.


FREE Easter Egg Hunt for the Family, McLaughlin Playground, Sat. March 31, 1:00-3:00 PM. Ages 2-10. Register at www.egghunt2018.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by King’s Hill Church

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: Fernando Rodriguez, number is 617 398 7447 email: fernando@sociedadlatina.org


Career Fair, Thurs. March 29 1:30-3:30pm, Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. 1350 Tremont St. Roxbury Crossing. Participating companies from various industries: academic, healthcare, transport, accounting, public service, IT, non-profit, and diverse business sectors. Sign up at www.rcc.mass.edu/career.

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.

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 / 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.

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.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mike’s Donuts at 1524 Tremont St.

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

Sociedad Latina has opened its doors as a BPSCares Pop-Up Welcome Center every Thursday and Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Newly-arrived families from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria will receive assistance on registering for school, registering for FEMA disaster relief, Mass Health, SNAP benefits, and obtain access to other resources to get settled in Boston. For more information, contact info@sociedadlatina.org.

         $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.

Residents make Dean’s List University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students from Roxbury Crossing have been named to the Dean’s List, (grade point average of 3.2 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for the Fall 2017 Semester: Yovelys Alvarez Lara, Carolin Bido Infante, Amira Patterson.

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