Hill Agenda

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 11 for the Nov. Dec. 14 issue. Email listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Fenway Community Development Corporation and Roxbury Community College organizing a free Career Fair at the Reggie Lewis Center on Thursday, November 15th from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. For more info, email [email protected].

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.


$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

The Lung Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital extends an open community invitation to a free screening of the documentary film, “Remembering Leonard Nimoy: His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD.” Donations and sponsorship will support research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018, Reception: 6 p.m., Screening: 7 p.m., Panel Discussion: 8 p.m.  WHERE: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA 02115. Event contact, and community RSVP: Shauna Evans, The Lung Center Brigham and Women’s Hospital 617-732-5499; [email protected]

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.

In November, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), opens three new exhibitions, welcomes the community for a celebration of Diwali and invites visitors to enjoy an evening of special drop-in musical performances in the galleries.

BOSTON MADE: ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY AND METALWORK – Boston boasted one of the most active and influential artistic jewelry-making and metalworking communities in the nation in the early 20th century. Opening on November 17, Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork is the first exhibition dedicated solely to the exemplary works of these craftspeople—an interwoven group of both men and women, New England natives and immigrants, professionals and amateurs, and solo practitioners and small workshops—who all shared a belief in the ideals of the international Arts and Crafts movement.

EXHIBITION LAB: SARGENT AND FASHION – As MFA curators prepare to mount the major exhibition Sargent and Fashion in 2021–2022, the Museum is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the process of formulating such a project—and asking for the public’s opinions. Using objects from the MFA’s collection, the Exhibition Lab, opening on November 10, offers visitors insight into curatorial decision-making about content, design and interpretation. The installation features the Museum’s Mrs. Charles E. Inches (Louise Pomeroy) (1887), displayed for the first time with the red velvet evening gown, later much altered, that she wore for her portrait.

JACK BUSH: RADIANT ABSTRACTION – With lush, deep colors and a whimsical playfulness, Jack Bush (1909–1977) endeavored to capture what he called the “essence” and “feeling” of what he was experiencing or observing—such as a beautiful flower or a piece of music. Opening on November 17, Jack Bush: Radiant Abstraction features three large-scale canvases—two of them recent gifts to the Museum—that span 10 years of Bush’s career, from 1964 to 1974, and display the range of his later style.

DIWALI – On November 7, the MFA hosts a celebration of Diwali, an ancient Festival of Lights observed around the world by many cultures and religions. Visitors are invited to enjoy music and dance performances, explore highlights from the collection of South Asian art, sketch in the galleries and make art with artist and educator Sunanda Sahay. Free admission begins at 4 pm, with activities starting at 5 pm.

ART IN TUNE Visitors are invited to celebrate the MFA’s beloved musical instrument collection with an evening of special drop-in musical performances all over the Museum. At Art in Tune on November 29, more than 20 musicians present music from around the world, from duets played on 19th-century French horns on the Huntington staircase to a quintet of electric violin, viola, cello and bass in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.


Parker Hill Branch Library

ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club WET: A DACAmented Journey, by Alex Alpharoah Over the course of three weeks we will read, analyze and see this true story about what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. To register: www.artsemerson.org or call 617.824.8400. This program is free; however, tickets to see the play at ArtsEmerson must be purchased separately. Discount tickets are available for participants. Thursday, November 1, 4:30-7:30 pm; Thursday, November 8, 4:30-7:30 pm; Saturday, November 17, 2:00-4:30 pm

Book Discussion Group A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking The Parker Hill Branch Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Join us in November when we discuss A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Thursday, November 15, 1:30-3:00 pm.

Book Talk An Appointed Time by James Redfearn In the late 1950’s, state police recruit Frank Mahan makes a life-changing decision and reports for duty at the Grafton barracks where most of the troopers are war veterans and every action is defined by custom and tradition. An Appointed Time is an account of his challenging and violent journey to a fateful meeting with fugitive John Coyle in the mosquito and snake infested bogland of Middleborough Massachusetts. Author James Redfearn was raised in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. His highly acclaimed first novel, The Rising at Roxbury Crossing, is a story about the Boston Police strike of 1919. Thursday, December 6, 6:00 pm.

Yoga for Older Adults The Parker Hill Branch Library presents Saturday yoga classes for adults ages 55 and older. Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels are welcome.This program is made possible by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust and the New England Baptist Hospital. Saturdays, 10:00 am



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]


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

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.

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