JP Agenda, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 29 for the Aug. 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Crime discussion meeting, to discuss shootings at Stony Brook T/Egleston Square, organized by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Mon., July 21, 7:30pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Amory St. Info: 635-4220.

City Zoning Board of Appeal, Room 801, City Hall, July 22, 9:30: 5 St. John St. (change legal occupancy from one-family to three family). 11:30: 197 Green St. (combine lots, erect four-story building for 9 residential units & 3 retail spaces), 3371-3375 Washington St. (combine lots, erect four-story building for 11 units, garage & restaurant). Info: 635-4775.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, presentation on proposed redevelopment of 3190-3204 Washington St., Wed., July 23, 6:30pm, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St.

Heath Street lots, City Department of Neighborhood Development meeting about possible redevelopment of City-owned lots on/around Heath St., Tues., July 22, 6:30pm, Family Services of Greater Boston, 31 Heath St. Info: 635-0248/david.west@boston.gov.

Parks Department Open Space plan for 2015-2021, public input discussion, Thurs., July 24, 6:30pm, Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St.

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

Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Sept. 4, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Police monthly meeting, Aug. 7, 7pm, District E-13, 3347 Washington St. Info: 343-5623.

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.

JP Zoning Committee meeting, Next scheduled meeting Sept. 3, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org.

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.

Mayor Marty Walsh visit to JP branch library, to receive thank you for funding renovation, Wed., July 23, 2:30-3pm, 12 Segdwick St. Info: haber.don@gmail.com.

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 children’s soccer, for kids 3.5 to 6.5, registration deadline Fri., Aug. 29, Fall season begins Sept. 10 & ends Nov. 8 at Jamaica Pond/Pinebanks Field, weekly one hour practices. Registration fee $25. Teams do fill up. Info: contact@jpchildrensoccer.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

While Stadium Sports Center, available to ages 7 to 14, daily, 9am to 3pm. Info: cityofboston.gov/bcyf.

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. Tai chi with Master Heg, next to golf clubhouse, Thursdays 12:30pm. 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

Fermentation 101 workshop & farmers market tour, $55, July 26, 10am-1pm, Egleston Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Tickets/info: farmersmarketfermentation101.eventbrite.com.

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

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

Volunteers

Arnold Arboretum School Program Guide volunteers wanted, training for the fall season of school programs begins Aug. 28, looking for outgoing adults to commit for one year, experience working eith children preferred, by Aug. 14. Info: arboretum.​harvard.​edu/​support/​volunteer.

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.

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.