Hill Agenda, Oct. 5, 2018

October 5, 2018
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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.

Health/Fitness

Mission Hill Road Race, Oct. 13, starting at Kevin Fitzgerald Park. To pre-register, visit racewire.com. Register at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. 9 a.m. start.

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

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. Tremont St. Info/Scheduling: Josh Snyder 617.442.4299

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.

CECILIA VICUÑA – Drawing on her indigenous heritage, New York–based Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña channels an ancient, sensorial mode of communication into an immersive installation and participatory performances in Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu. Opening October 20, this exhibition pairs five ancient quipus—complex record-keeping devices used by ancient peoples of the Andes—with a newly commissioned, site-specific work by Vicuña that combines monumental strands of knotted wool with a four-channel video projection. Participatory performances by the artist will weave audiences together with thick strands of raw wool, incorporating poetry and song into a multi-sensory experience. The first performance will take place during the next event in the MFA Late Nites series on October 19, offering a sneak preview of the exhibition alongside other late-night programming that connects visitors to art, culture and community

FALL OPEN HOUSE –  On October 8, visitors enjoy free admission and special events at the MFA’s annual Fall Open House—and the Fenway Alliance’s 17th annual Opening Our Doors Day. Drop-in art-making activities, sketching in the courtyard, gallery tours, films and more will be offered throughout the day.

POETRY IN THE GALLERIES – This fall, visitors are invited to discover the MFA through the art of poetry. Each week, a poet-in-residence will share their work and invite participants to create their own poems inspired by the artwork on view in the Museum’s special exhibitions. In October, poet and teacher Kathleen Aguero will take inspiration from Claes Oldenburg: Shelf Life in a workshop titled “The Extraordinary in the Ordinary.”

CITY TALKS – October brings two City Talks, free public discussions inspired by themes found in current MFA exhibitions. On October 10, a panel of Boston-area thinkers, institutions, entrepreneurs, activists, city officials and artists will discuss how to create greater social impact in Boston. On October 24, panelists will consider the role of monuments in helping to see the future while understanding the past.

Parker Hill Branch Library

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: Laura Londoño, 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.