JP Agenda, July 19-Aug. 1, 2013

July 19, 2013
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Meetings

Washington St. community planning, discussing area’s future zoning & planning, Sat., July 20, 10am-noon, the Egleston Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: moore.galen@gmail.com.

Zoning Board of Appeals, Tues., July 23, 9:30am: 162-172 South St. (change occupancy to 3 offices, restaurant & beauty salon), 6-8 Thomas St. (confirm occupancy as 3-family), City Hall, room 801, Info: 635-4775.

Washington St. community planning breakfast, discussing area’s future zoning & planning, Sat., July 27, 10am, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: moore.galen@gmail.com.

Licensing Board, Wed., July 31, 10am: Bukhara restaurant (to add liqueurs to its license), City Hall, room 808A, Info: 635-4170.

JPNC Zoning Committee, to discuss 36 Greenough Ave. (construct one-story addition & bay window), 1 Roanoke Ave. (change use from 36 child-school to 46), 127 Chestnut Ave. (change occupancy to permit exercise studio), 27 Chesnut Ave. (renovate 3-unit bldg.), July 25, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 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 Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include nominations & selection to fill vacancies, Tues., July 30, 7pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: jpnc.org.

E-13 Monthly meeting, Thurs., Aug. 1, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Latino monthly meeting, Sept. 12, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.

JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda to include Bukhara restaurant (701 Centre St., add liqueurs to menu), America Legion Post 76 (280 South St., change in bar manager), Tues., Aug. 6, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 12 South St. Info: jpnc.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.

Special Interest

JP Local First, local, independent business association meet and greet, Wed., July 24, 5-7pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: jplocalfirst.org.

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

Fit Kits, mesh bag filled with sports equipment, available for loans at BCYF Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St. Info: 635-5198.

FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults, teaching youth ages 13-18 the basics of handling their money and finances, Tuesdays & Fridays 12:10-1:10pm, July 23-Aug. 23, Curtis Hall Public Computing Center, 20 South St. Info: 617-635-5193×116.

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

Tennis lessons, for kids & adults, sponsored by the Franklin Park Tennis Association, Shattuck Picnic Grove Tennis Courts, through August 10, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-11am (adults), Saturdays noon-1pm (5-10 yrs), 1-2pm (10+), 2-3pm (adults). White Stadium Tennis Courts, July 10-August 8, Thursdays, 5-6pm (5-10yrs), 6-7pm (10+), 7-8pm (adults). Info: http://bit.ly/WStennis.

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

Composting and Rainbarrels workshop with Boston Natural Areas Network, learn how to create compost and rain barrel systems, Sat., July 20, 9-11am, JP Green House, 133 Bourne St. Info: 542-7696.

Solar for the whole planet, talk on bringing solar technology to remote and not so remote parts of the world, Mon., July 22, 7pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: info@jptransition.org.

The Drunken Botanist: the plants that create the world’s greatest drinks, $40, Wed., July 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Weld Hill Research Building, Arnold Arboretum. Info/register: 384-5277.

Computer classes, internet, email, resume writing, weekday mornings, 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, 10:30am & 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  

Tutor adults, 2-3 hours/week, JP Adult Learning Program seeks volunteers to help students work toward their GED or learn English as a second language. Info: jptutors@gmail.com/635-5201×111.

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

City’s annual door-to-door census starting, officers will be wearing photo identification badges issued by the City of Boston as well as orange mesh vests indicating that they are working for the Election Department. Info: cityofboston.gov/elections/635-4634.

“City Hall to Go,” mobile city hall services, first Thursdays, 4pm, Centre & South Sts. Second Thursdays, 12:30pm, 3091 Washington St. Info: twitter @CityHallToGo/635-4500.

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