Hill Agenda

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 26 for the March 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, 6-7:30 p.m., 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, 6-8 p.m., 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 p.m., Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.

Health/Fitness

$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, 4-6 p.m., Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 427-6919.

Walking for Our Health Group, Thursdays 10 a.m.  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 first, second and third Saturdays of the month, noon-2 p.m., Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: facebook.com/bostonbreakers‎.

Music /Art/Culture

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. Tremont Street. 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 a.m. –5 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. –10 p.m.

January

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in partnership with Citizens Bank, invites the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free open house. The annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering an array of programming throughout the day for all ages.

As part of the day’s activities, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will offer remarks and announce the winners of a city-wide essay contest for Middle and High School students held by King Boston. Contest winners, inspired by the legacy of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King, will have the opportunity to read an excerpt from their essay to family, friends and Museum visitors that day.

In addition to enjoying musical performances and joining gallery tours highlighting works by African American artists, visitors are invited to view art created especially for the event by students from the MFA’s 10 Community Arts Initiative partners. The MFA Teen Arts Council will also display an interactive art installation exploring the values of unity, liberation and protest.

In February and March, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents four concerts featuring musicians ranging in genre and influences:

HARSH IS TRUTH | This multimedia performance on February 24 by Boston-based collective MASARY Studios (Maria Finkelmeier, Sam “Samo” Okerstrom-Lang and Ryan Edwards) poses the questions: how is truth defined, and how do different perceptions of truth converge in public spaces? Live, original music fused with video projections will illuminate the walls of the MFA’s Remis Auditorium, inviting listeners to contemplate our city’s unique history as a place to rise, resist and share one’s personal truth. The performance is presented in association with the exhibition Ansel Adams in Our Time.

RAFIQ BHATIA | This live performance on March 1 features composer, producer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia’s latest album, Breaking English, transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. Bhatia will be joined by Ian Chang (Son Lux, Joan as Policewoman) on electronic and acoustic drums and Jackson Hill (Xenia Rubinos) on bass and synthesizers.

BELLS ATLAS | The Oakland-based Bells Atlas performs at the Museum on March 8, blending R&B, psychedelia, jazz and pop. Channeling at once the lo-fi beats of Tune-Yards and the sighing lullabies of Sade, the band’s alchemic music invites listeners to think and feel about life, death and the fluid in-between.

DREAMERS’ CIRCUS | The Scandinavian trio Dreamers’ Circus, which has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in Nordic world music, make their North American premiere at the MFA on March 27. Approaching arrangement from the standpoint of innovation, the group’s members—Nikolaj Busk and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of Denmark, and Ale Carr of Sweden—invent new forms from traditions of folk music in Denmark, Sweden and Iceland, and the far reaches of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Parker Hill Branch Library

Book Discussion Group The Parker Hill Branch Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of every month.

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 a.m.

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 two days in advance, Tuesday evenings, 6-9 p.m., 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 two days in advance, Friday evenings, 6-9 p.m., HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 615-9672 / [email protected]

ESOL and citizenship classes, offered by RTH. Beginning ESOL, Mon. & Fri., 7:30-9 p.m. English for workplace, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Advanced ESOL, Fri 6-7:30 p.m., Sat. 7:30-9 p.m. Flynn conference room, 805 Huntington Ave. Citizenship class, Tues. & Thurs., 2:30-4 p.m., 2 New Whitney Street, second floor. Info: 232-0400/[email protected]

Office Hours

Neighborhood Coordinator from The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Shaina Aubourg, second and fourth 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, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., $65/week. Register: 635-5217.

Adult/Family Fitness, Family kung-fu: ages 6+. Info: 635-5216. Adult tai chi: Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info: 635-5216.

Computer Lab, Open Access, Wed., 10am-1pm. Info: 635-5216.

Senior Activities, free for adults 55 and over. Tuesday & Thursday,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.

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