JP Agenda, May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 3 for the June 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council monthly meeting, agenda to include nominations, interviews and election for one JPNC vacancy in Area A, nominations for Forest Hills Construction & Development Projects ad hoc committee, Tues., May 27 7pm,  Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

City Zoning Board of Appeal, Room 801, City Hall, June 3, 10:30am: 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. (floor-to-area ration, demolish existing structure, erect four-story building). Info: 635-4775.

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues., June 3, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: jpnc.org.

JPNC Zoning Committee, agenda to be announced, Wed., June 4, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

Boston Police District E-13, Police-community relations meeting, Thurs., June 5, 7pm, E-13 Police Station, 3347 Washington St. Latino monthly meeting, June 12, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Strategic planning: June 19, District E-13 Station, 3347 Washington St. Info: 343-5623.

CPCAY Arborway Yard Informational Meeting, agenda to include CPCAY position on advocating for new location for bus facility, Tues., June 17, 7pm, Covenant Congregational Church, 455 Arborway. Info: 524-8817, benderpam@msn.com.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, June 18, 6:30pm, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: Pcalderon025@gmail.com.

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: sna-jp.org

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.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

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.

Gubernatorial candidate forum, sponsored by Ward 19 Democratic Committee, Mon., June 16, 5:45pm Candidate Meet and Greet, 6:30–8pm forum, The Curley School, 493 Centre St. Info: 927-6176.

ESAC’s Second Annual Community Champion award, honoring Sandee Storey, Tues., June 17, 6:30pm, Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: lmorfin@esacboston.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

Youth Engaged in Action program for 13 year olds, 3-week course in social media responsibility. Info: 348-6586/bostonabcd.org.

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

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.

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 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.