JP Agenda, July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July15  for the July 18 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Jamaica Plain South Hyde Jackson Design Projects, hosted by the Boston Transportation Department, to discuss history, design, engineering capabilities, street furniture and streetscape design in Hyde Sq., Tues., July 8, 6:30pm, John F. Kennedy Elementary School 7 Bolster St. Info: 635-8127.

Boston Landmarks Commission, demolition delay hearing for 213 Lamartine St., applicant Paul O’Connell, Tues., July 8, 6pm, City Hall, 5th floor, Piemonte Room.

JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Wed., July 16, 7 pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St.: agenda to include 71 South St./1-7 Atwood Sq. (demolish current two-story building, erect new four-family), and 266 Lamartine St. (raze existing building and erect new, three-story dwelling with six residential units). Info: jpnc.org.

Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., July 10, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Strategic planning, Thurs., July 17, 7pm, District E-13, 3347 Washington St. Info: 343-5623.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, Mon., August 11, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org

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

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

What’s 3D printing?, Kevin Osborn will talk about and demonstrate the use of a 3D printer, see the possibilities for a “maker space” that could be included in the JP Branch renovation, Sat., July 19, 11am, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: brhodes@bpl.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

JP Youth Soccer Academy now accepting registrations for fall season, 1st-8th graders. Info: jpyouthsoccer.org.

SHOWA Friendship Program, introduction of cultural exchange for children, $250, Aug. 5-12, 9am-4pm. Info: 721-4781.

Youth Advisory Council with DA Dan Conley applications now open, young leaders provide input on policy, legislation, and crime-fighting strategies affecting young people. Info: wp.me/pKHdm-1Vw.

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

Fitness in Franklin Park, line dancing with Mz. Rhythm & Friends Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, outside the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Yoga Saturdays, 10-11am, Schoolmaster Hill. INfo: franklinparkcoalition.org.

Group prenatal consultation with a pediatrician, bring questions to discuss common concerns as you prepare for your baby, 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

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

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.

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.

Boston Police Academy is presently accepting applications for its 5-week Citizens Police Academy, to be held in mid-July. Info: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov/343-4345.

District Attorney Dan Conley invites non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens to apply for annual series of cash awards that provide the young people of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with constructive alternatives to crime and drug use. Info: bit.ly/TMKFnv.