Hill Agenda

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues., April 30 for the  issue May 3. 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.

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, 4-6pm, 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 /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.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), invites children to explore the symbols, signs and stories that fill the Museum during April School Vacation Week. Art-making activities throughout the week give kids the opportunity to learn more about the MFA’s collection while creating their own masterpieces. Activities include making bicycle prints inspired by works featured in the exhibition Toulouse Lautrec and the Stars of Paris, building Trees of Life inspired by the Mexican ceramic tradition and designing beaded necklaces in the Benin Kingdom Gallery. Riley the Museum Dog puts his scent-sniffing skills on display during a special appearance.

Children’s stories come alive through drawing, music and dance with interactive performances by authors Jannie Ho and Gina Perry. Activities are available from 10 am – 4 pm daily, except for Wednesday, April 17, when admission is free after 4 pm and Vacation Week activities run until 8 pm. 

For a full schedule, please visit mfa.org. 

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris April 7–August 4

Member Preview: April 2–6 

Explore Paris at the turn of the 20th century through the evocative posters, prints, and paintings of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With expressive lines and brazen colors, Lautrec documented the invention of celebrity culture in the fin-de-siècle. Organized in partnership with the Boston Public Library.

After Migration: The Work of Ikiré Jones

Wednesday, April 24, at 7 pm

Ikiré Jones is a design house based in Philadelphia that uses design as a vehicle to tell stories illuminating the lives of marginalized people. Join us as founder Walé Oyéjidé discusses his project “After Migration,” an ongoing attempt to depict the complicated refugee crisis from a different angle.

Art in Bloom

April 27–29

Enjoy art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations. Daily events include tours of arrangements throughout the galleries, flower-arranging demonstrations, and informal dining among European paintings in the Art in Bloom Café. Browse the MFA Art in Bloom Market and Garden Cart for unique gifts and treasures. Buy individual event tickets and book group tours now!

Parker Hill Branch Library

The Parker Hill Branch Library has the following upcoming program:

Percussion & Flute Duo

Saturday, April 6, 12:00 pm

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with the Boston Public Library presents the MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts In Communities) Concert Series.

MOSAIC concerts are 60-minute free, fun, fresh, and educational musical experiences for everyone. Each session includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians, and a chance to try to play these instruments in our Instrument Petting Zoo.

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

Yoga for Older AdultsThe 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

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

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. 

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