Hill Agenda, May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 29 for the June 1 issue. Email listings to [email protected] 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 Neighborhood Crime Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.

9–11 BURNEY STREET PUBLIC MEETING, Public meeting to discuss revisions to the proposed project at 9–11 Burney Street in Mission Hill. 05/10/2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tobin Community Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, BCYF. Central Side, 1483 Tremont Street. CONTACT GARY J. WEBSTER [email protected] 617.918.4457.

Health/Fitness

Free Tai Chi Kevin Fitzgerald Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6PM to 7PM, May 1st through September 6th. Classes open for everyone!

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

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

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

MFA Late Nites, On Saturday, May 12 from 8 pm to 2 am, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), brings together art, music, dance and community for another MFA Late Nites. The diverse event lineup features programming created in partnership with local organizations, artists, students and musicians. For more information about this event, please contact Mike Tom at [email protected] or 617-369-3595.

Four Sunset Cinema screenings throughout the summer will be preceded by live music, art-making activities and lawn games on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn. No tickets are required, and this year’s featured films include:

Black Panther (June 20), presented as part of the MFA’s Juneteenth event and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Roxbury International Film Festival

Faces Places (July 12), on the opening night of MFA Film’s annual Boston French Film Festival

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (August 9), on the opening night of MFA Film’s “Heroic” series, celebrating female heroes on screen

The Wicker Man (September 13), as a preview of MFA Film’s “British Horror” series, kicking off in October

Concerts in the Courtyard will take place on Wednesday evenings from July to August, and back by popular demand, Bravo restaurant will turn its patio into a lounge for MFA members and their guests. Concert-goers with courtyard seating can pack a picnic and purchase snacks, wine and locally brewed craft beer. Tickets are available now, and this year’s lineup features:

Ladama (July 11)

Sinkane (July 18)

The Suitcase Junket (July 25)

Ranky Tanky (August 1)

Twisted Pine (August 8)

Mwenso and the Shakes (August 15)

Liz Vice (August 22)

Patty Larkin (August 29)

Free Open House, On Monday, May 28, 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), invites the community to celebrate Memorial Day at a free open house from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to exploring Museum galleries and exhibitions, family-friendly activities include: Art-making inspired by exhibitions, including M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions and Phantasmagoria. An engaging multidisciplinary concert created by teens from Sociedad Latina. Boston-based artist Nora Valdez will showcase part of her powerful exhibition, Immigration Nation: A Community Art Project, and deliver Artist Talks about the work.

Youth/Families

Girls Leadership Summit, Boston girls ages 12-18 are invited to BCYF’s Citywide Girls Leadership Summit on Saturday, May 12 at Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway. The theme of the summit is “Tomorrow’s Leaders.”  Workshops will cover career options such as Health Services, Business Management, Social Media and Communication, Engineering and Technology, Human Services/Public Policy and Natural Resources and Agriculture. A powerful women’s panel discussion, lunch by Chilacates, music with Female DJ WhySham, raffle prizes, resources and program information are also included. The Summit will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free but pre-registration is recommended. To register visit Boston.gov/BCYF-Girls or contact Erika Butler [email protected]. For updated information follow @BCYFCenters.

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: [email protected]

Workshops/groups/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 / [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

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

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 [email protected].

         $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.

UMass Amherst Graduates: Approximately 283 students received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst this past February, 2018. Including Boston’s Yan Lee Zhao.

UMass Amherst Deans List, Below is a list of local students who were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the 2017 fall semester. In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale. Carmen Jia Wen Chan, Evie Chein, Philip Jia Jie Chen, Eda Yiqi Lu, Changling Zhang, Martin Mija.