The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 3 for the Dec. 6 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, monthly meeting, agenda to include reports from committees & vacancies, Nov. 26, 7pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]
Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston City Hall, Room 801. Nov. 26, 9:30am: Rafael Parra, 85 Business St. (confirm legal occupancy, erect new front porch), 59 Blake St. (erect one-family dwelling), 95 Radcliffe Rd. (erect one-family dwelling), Elizabeth Stone House (erect building for 27 residential units), 17-19 Lambert Ave. (change occupancy). Info: 635-4775.
JPNC Public Service Committee, monthly meeting, agenda to include Centre Street Cafe (new takeout license) Canary Square (change in description), Coco’s Lounge (entertainment license), Dec. 3, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: [email protected]
JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., Dec. 4, 7pm, Farnsworth House; agenda to include 3203-3213 Washington St. (change occupancy to allow a Domino’s Pizza), 25 Kingsboro Park (extend living space to basement). Next meetings Dec. 18, Jan. 8. Info: jpnc.org.
Police Community Relations meeting, with city, MBTA and state police, Thurs., Dec. 5, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St.
Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, potluck holiday party & brief meeting, Mon., Dec. 9, 6:30pm, location tbd. Info: sna-jp.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.
Conversations with Candidates for Governor, with Joe Avellone, Juliette Kayyem and Don Berwick, Wed., Dec. 4, 6pm, Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]
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.
Boston Public Schools home-based assignment plan, learn how the plan works, what it means for your family, and how to register, Mon., Dec., 2, 6 pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
High School Showcase, Thu. Dec. 5, 6-8pm, Madison Park High School, 55 Malcolm X Boulevard. Info: www.bostonpublicschools.org/showcase.
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- [email protected]
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, [email protected]
Stroke Support Group, last Weds. of every month, 1-2pm, Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre St. info: faulknerhospital.org.
Water fitness classes, offered at Curtis Hall Mon – Fri 9-10am, Sat 10-11am and Tues – Thurs 6-7pm. Classes offered at Hennigan Mon, Wed & Fri 6:30-7:30PM. $5 drop in or 14 class punch card for $50. Discount for seniors. Taught by certified instructors. First class is free and all levels are welcome. Curtis Hall: 635-5193; Hennigan: 635-5198.
ABCD’s Good Life Healthy Living Club, for those aged 50+, Mon., Nov. 25, 2pm, 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251×208.
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: [email protected]
LGBT Bereavement Group, a project of Ethos and the LGBT Aging Project, call 522-1292 to find the group closest to you.
Computer classes, internet, email, resume writing, weekday mornings, 10:30-12:10pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 635-5193 x117.
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.
Franklin Park leaf raking, Sat., Nov. 23, 10am-noon, meet at Valley Gates parking lot. Bring rake & gloves if available. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org/event/fall-leaf-raking-2.
Middle School Math Tutors Needed, Local BPS school is looking for adults to tutor grades 7 and/or 8th grade students after school, Tuesdays 3-4:30, in Math, throughout school year. Comfort with pre-algebra and teens important. Call David Weinstein at 857-334-9855 or email [email protected]
VNA Hospice Care seeks volunteers to provide companionship to patients, respite time for family members, or help with errands. Info: vnahospicecare.org.
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: [email protected]/635-5201×111.
Hyde Square Task Force seeks volunteers to tutor high school students in any subject at JP youth center, evenings and afternoons available. Info: [email protected]/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 [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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.
Community composting, Saturdays, 10am-2pm, Egleston Square Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: geenovateboston.gov.
Rebuilding Together Boston no-cost home repairs applications now open to Boston homeowners. Info: rtboston.org/971-0058.
“City Hall to Go,” mobile city hall services, first Thursdays, 4pm, Centre & South Sts. Third Saturdays, 10am, 3091 Washington St. Info: twitter @CityHallToGo/635-4500.
Rain barrels, on sale by Boston Natural Areas Network, $25. Info: 542-7696/bostonnatural.org.
Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app, cityofboston.gov/mayor/24, and using #spotholes on twitter.
Open Space Plan survey, provide input on park use & preferences, bit.ly/BOSopenspacesurvey2015.