Hill Agenda, Sept. 7, 2018

September 7, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 1 for the Oct. 5 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Annual Back of the Hill Block Party on Lawn Street, Saturday Sept.8, 1-3 pm, celebrate the reopening of the Hayden Stairs,closed since the 1980s. Meet the neighbors, enjoy food, art activities and street games. More info: 617-739-1489.

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.

Health/Fitness

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

$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.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018, Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of our ” crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park! The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park. All ages and paces welcome! Strollers and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome! The event is chip timed and there are great prizes for fast finishers and costumes! Register for the Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018:  http://www.racemenu.com/fpc5k Register by September 30 to receive the early bird discount!

Music /Art/Culture

Join Sociedad Latina for our annual ¡Viva Nuestra Cultura! Latino Heritage Month kick-off on Thursday, September 13th. The event will run from5:00-8:00pm at One Brigham Circle (1620 Tremont Street) and include a youth talent show, opening act from Berklee College of Music, the presentation of the Nuestra Voz award, and headline performance from Matthew Sánchez y su Orquesta. ¡Viva Nuestra Cultura! is free and open to the public. Please call 617-442-4299 or visit www.sociedadlatina.org for more information.

         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.

Join Winnie-the-Pooh and all of his friends for a trip to the Hundred Acre Wood! Opening September 22, this immersive exhibition looks at the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The original drawings, letters, photographs, and early editions on display explore how the stories of Pooh and his friends continue to delight generations of readers around the world.

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:

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.

Parker Hill Branch Library

Beekeeping & Honey Talk Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. Dave Strickler of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association will give a talk on honeybees in urban environments, raising honeybees in your backyard, and the things you can do to help honeybees flourish.

Yoga For Older Adults Saturdays, beginning September 8, 10:00 a.m. Adults ages 55+ with all yoga experience levels are welcome. Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats and materials will be provided.

Youth/Families

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

MH Farmers Markets happen until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thursday 11am-6pm at Brigham Circle, Tuesdays and Fridays 11-7pm at Roxbury Crossing Station.

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.