JP Agenda, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013
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Meetings

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include presentation from ISD about new rental registration & inspection program, Tues., June 25, 7pm, First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St.

White Stadium community meeting, plans to to revive and expand the currently underutilized White Stadium in Franklin Park, Wed., June 26, 6:30pm, Franklin Park Gold Clubhouse. Info: 442-4141.

Parklet community meeting, to finalize design of JP’s parklet, Weds., June 26, 6:30pm, Kennedy School, 7 Bolster St. Info: 635-2755/635-4855.

Jamaica Pond access enhancements public meeting, DCR will present options to improve safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists who cross Perkins Street and Parkman Drive to Jamaica Pond, Wed., June 26, 7pm, Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info: 626-4974.

JPNC Zoning Committee, Thurs., June 27, 7pm, agenda to include 177-179 Green St. (existing daycare seeks to build additional playroom), 356 Arborway (create off-street parking spaces), 36 Greenough Ave. (construct one-story addition). Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org.

Egleston Sq. Main Streets Economic Planning Committee, long-range planning, Fri., June 28, 8:30am, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: eglestonsquare@gmail.com.

Ward 19 Democratic Committee meeting, Mon., July 1, Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy. Info: 860-961-7915.

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues., July 2, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: jpnc.org.

Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition meeting, agenda to include strategies for strengthening connections among neighbors in JP, Thurs., July 25, 6:30pm, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: info@jptransition.org.

Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, first Monday of the month, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St.

Egleston Square Organizations, including JPNDC, the YMCA, 826 Boston, Teen Empowerment, St. Mary of the Angels and more meet at 1pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Info and Egleston Square Events Calendar: eglestonsquare.mainstreets.org.

JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Robert Torres, 722-2060.

JP Local First Steering Committee meeting, all local business owners and/or representatives invited, second Thursdays of the month, 8:30am, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington Street.  Info: jplocalfirst@gmail.com.

Special Events

JPNDC/Jackson Sq. planning/site walk, walking tour of site proposed for Jackson Square redevelopment, Sat., June 22, 10:30am, starting at Jackson Sq. MBTA station. Info: krobidoux@jpndc.org.

Citizenship workshop, volunteers will help eligible immigrants fill out citizenship applications, apply for fee waivers & connect them with community resources, June 29, Anna M. Cole Community Center, 10 Lamartine St. Ext. All interested applicants must pre-register. Info/register: 500-5998.

Office Hours

State Rep. Liz Malia, third Friday of each month, 8-9:30am, J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: 722-2060.

Jullieanne Doherty, JP Coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, 4th Monday of the month, 2-6pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St.

Youth/Families

Girls Rock Camp Boston, summer sessions July 22-27, Aug. 12-17. Info: girlsrockboston.org.

Summer crafts program registration, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info: eliotschool.org or 617-524-3313.

Support Group for Young Parents, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, open to all faiths, for parents with children from birth to one-year, registration not required. Thursdays, 10:30am-noon. Info: 781-647- 5327/info@jfcsboston.org.

Health/Fitness

Community walking program, Wednesdays, 2-3pm, through August, meet at Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building. Info: 983-7451.

Yoga classes, meditation and stress reduction classes, low cost, some free, English and Spanish, MindBody/Health Promotion Center, 10 Green St. Info: 983-4226.

Care to Care, a support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, second Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Springhouse, 44 Allandale St. Info: Meredith Griffiths, 522-0043/mgriffiths@springhouseboston.org.

Stroke Support Group, last Weds. of every month, 1-2pm, Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre St. info: faulknerhospital.org.

Seniors

Ethos workshops for healthy aging, Chronic disease management Tuesdays, 10am, SJPHC, 640 Centre St., powerful tools, Wednesdays, 4:30pm, Ethos, 555 Amory St. Info: ethoscare.org.

Crossroads Café, free lunch and social event for seniors and their guests, often featuring live music and educational presentations. Food made with local produce and other healthy ingredients. Bread, produce, milk, and leftovers to take home as available. Saturdays, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., 12:30-2pm. Info: 524-3992/ian@firstbaptistjp.org.

LGBT Bereavement Group, a project of Ethos and the LGBT Aging Project, call 522-1292 to find the group closest to you.

Classes

Computer classes, internet, email, resume writing, weekday mornings starting June 4, 10:30-12:10pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 635-5193 x117.

Spanish-English Language Exchange, English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

ESL conversation groups, Mondays 6:30pm, Thursdays, 4pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Art, woodworking, sewing & craft classes for adults and children year-round. Info: eliotschool.org.

Study Island, state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 635-5193×116.

Classes at the Arnold Arboretum, arboretum.harvard.edu.

Volunteers

Girls Rock Campaign Boston, 100% female volunteer-run, needs musical and non-musical volunteers for summer sessions, July 22-27 & Aug. 12-17. Info: girlsrockboston.org/get-involved/volunteer.

Docents wanted at Loring-Greenough House, training offered, work in teams of two Saturdays or Sundays noon-2pm. Info: docent@loringgreenough.org/383-1256.

Hyde Square Task Force seeks volunteers to tutor high school students in any subject at JP youth center, evenings and afternoons available. Info: sara@hydesquare.org/318-6640.

Jamaica Plain Ecology Advocates, seeking volunteers for litter cleanups and more. Info: on.fb.me/GKO1em.

Springhouse Retirement Community, volunteer activities can include reading to a group. Cooking, playing music or calling a bingo game, 44 Allandale St. Info: Jacki Katz jkatz@springhouseboston.org.

Ethos on Amory Street is looking for volunteers in the following areas: friendly visitor, medical escort, shopping assistant, telephone reassurance caller, office assistant, ombusman, money management, internships and other group projects. Info: 477-6623/volunteer@ethoscare.org.

Boston Partners In Education, seeks volunteers to tutor and mentor BPS students. Info: 451-6145/bostonpartners.org.

Bikes Not Bombs, seeks volunteers and interns to help with administrative work, events-planning and curriculum development. Info: bikesnotbombs.org.

Dare Family Services is recruiting foster parents in JP to provide safe, loving homes for local foster teens that have been abused or neglected, especially ages 10-18. Info: 427-6500/darefamily.org.

American Cancer Society, to drive cancer patients to and from treatment. Info: 800-227-2345/cancer.org.

Friends of Jamaica Pond seeks volunteers, Info: friendsofjamaicapond.org/524-7070.

Public Notices

Boston Public Libraries have shifted to reduced summer hours. Sunday hours return in the fall. Info: bpl.org.

Rain barrels, on sale by Boston Natural Areas Network, $25. Info: 542-7696/bostonnatural.org.

Spotholes, pothole reporting tool is now available from the City. Report through 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app, cityofboston.gov/mayor/24, and using #spotholes on twitter.

Boston Bikes subsidized Hubway memberships, $5 annual Hubway memberships to low income Boston residents who qualify. Info: 918-4458 or 534-5690 (non-English).

Open Space Plan survey, provide input on park use & preferences, bit.ly/BOSopenspacesurvey2015.

Best of JP 2014