JP Agenda, May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 20 for the May 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Boston Police District E-13, Strategic planning: May 15, E-13 Police Station. Police-community relations meeting, Thurs., June 5, 7pm, E-13 Police Station, 3347 Washington St. Info: 343-5623.

JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., May 21, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St., agenda tbd.

CPCAY Arborway Yard Informational Meeting, agenda to include planned developments in area and alternative location, Wed., May 14, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: 595-5145/aihrer@comcast.net.

JP Branch Library design meeting, May 21, 6pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053.

Franklin Park Pathway Improvements Briefing, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to an update on ongoing improvements to pathways at Franklin Park, Weds., May 21, 6-8pm, William Devine Golf Course Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive. Info: 961-3019.

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

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, unless posted otherwise, 2nd Monday of every even-numbered month, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info: www.sna-jp.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

Gas Leaks in Boston, Boston Climate Action Network wants to find out what the utilities are doing to fix local gas leaks, Thurs., May 15, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.

          Boston Education for Social Justice annual conference, on education for and by the people, May 10, 9am-5pm, English High School, 144 McBride St., from 9am until 5 pm.  Info:besj.weebly.com.

Franklin Park Zoo Mother’s Day, free admission to mothers, May 11, 10am-6pm. Info: zoonewengland.org.

Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series with Mayor Martin Walsh, Tues., May 13, South Street Park, 52 South St. Info: 635-4505.

Annual Jamaica Plain Spring Clean-Up/Boston Shines, rescheduled to Sat., May 17, 9am-2pm, tools will be available at 8:30am at Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Coordination.info: Jullieanne Doherty, 635-4855.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation annual meeting, Thurs., May 22, 6-9pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: jpndc.org.

Annual Hyde Square Task Force neighborhood 5k run/walk, Sat. June 7, 10am, 8:30am registration, 361 Centre St. Info: HydeSquare.org.

Annual Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, $20 registration, June 8, 7am-5:30pm, starts and ends at the Stony Brook Park, 100 Boylston St. Info: bikesnotbombs.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

DA seeks Youth Advisory Council applicants, should be entering their sophomore or junior years of high school this fall and represent all walks of life, applications due May 23. Info: wp.me/pKHdm-1Vw

Families Creating Together, puppet-making workshops, Saturdays though May 17, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 875-3619.

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

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Heath Fair, health screenings, information, children’s activities, May 17, 10am-2pm, 1153 Centre St. Info: 983-7451.

Group prenatal consultation with a pediatrician, bring questions to discuss common concerns as you prepare for your baby, June 5, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, 6-7pm, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 2nd floor conference room. Info: halm@partners.org/983-4153.

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.

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.

Seniors

JP@Home, find out about this new organization for people who want to age well at home Jamaica Plain Branch Library, Thurs., May 22, 12 Sedgwick Street, 6:30 p.m. & JP Forum, Thurs., June 19, 7 p.m., First Church Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St. Info:  jpathome@ethocare.org, 617-522-9042.

ABCD Good Life Healthy Living Club, monthly wellness sessions, for adults 50+, wednesdays, 10am. My Life, My Health, class for adults 50+ with chronic health conditions, weekly classes, Thurs., 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.

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

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

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

Volunteers

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 dweinstein.math@gmail.com

English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 350-5480 ext. 230 / fmartinez@englishfornewbostonians.org.

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: jptutors@gmail.com/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: 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.

Public Notices

DCR monthly street sweeping, on DCR streets and parkways, including Jamaicaway, Arborway, & Perkins St., 2nd Wednesdays & Thursdays through November 30. Full schedule: bit.ly/DCRsweeping.

Needle disposal, City of Boston reminds residents medical needles/syringes cannot be put in household trash; drop-off location: AIDS Action Committee, 75 Amory St. Needle exchange program for IV drug users available via AHOPE Boston at 534-3963. If needle found in public area, call Mayor’s Hotline: 635-4500.

Community composting, Saturdays, 10am-2pm, Egleston Square Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: greenovateboston.gov.

 “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.

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.