JP Agenda, June 19, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 16 for the June 19 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


JP Branch Library renovation meeting, Tues., June 23, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:

JP Neighborhood Council, nomination/election for vacant Area A seat, Tues., June 23, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., June 24. Info: [email protected].

Boston 2024 Olympic bid, City-sponsored meeting hosted by Boston 2024 bid organization, Tues., June 30, 6:30pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info:

District E-13 Police, monthly meeting, Thurs., July 2, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.; Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., July 9, 7pm, Nate Smith House, Boylston/Lamartine Sts. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Wed., July 8, 7pm: 68 Halifax St. (replace roof with gable roof and two shed dormers); 47 Forbes St. (legalize second means of egress for Unit #2); possible information-only presentation on Goddard House, 201-205 S. Huntington Ave.

JPNC Public Service Committee, discussing cigarette-butt recycling, Tues., July 7, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:

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: Liana Poston, 722-2060.

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

Special Interest

Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics, open meeting of group opposing Boston 2024 Olympic bid, Tues., June 23, 7-8:30pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St.

Office Hours

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, “Office Hours on the Run” event in partnership with Forest Hills Runners, Sat., June 27, 9am, Stony Brook T Station, Boylston and Lamartine Sts. Info: 635-4220.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, Sat., July 18, 10-11am, Egleston Square Farmers Market, 29 Germania St. Info: 722-1673 or [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.


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/[email protected].


Yoga, Saturdays starting June 27, 9:15am, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info:

Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9am, Franklin Park Golf Clubohuse parking lot. Info: [email protected].

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Franklin Park, hill across from Golf Clubhouse. Info:

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/[email protected].

Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule:

All Levels Community Yoga, free mats available, $5 suggested, Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected].


Medicare & MassHealth benefits seminar, hosted by Boston SHINES program of Ethos, Fri., June 26, 9am-noon, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Free; preregistration required:

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. New ESL class, Mondays, 10:30-noon; June 20, 11am: Motivational Talk on fear by Cordelia Moye.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected].

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 617-524-3313.

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


Sherrill House’s forum, Pulitzer Prize-winning Ellen Goodman will discuss the importance of having end of life care conversations with loved ones, Sun., June 14, 1:30pm. Info:

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:

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/[email protected].

Girls Rock Camp Boston, volunteers wanted July 19-25, Aug. 9-15. Positions include instrument instructor, band coach, band manager, food support, gear support, site support, GRCB nurse, workshop leader. info:

English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 350-5480 ext. 230 / [email protected].

VNA Hospice Care seeks volunteers to provide companionship to patients, respite time for family members, or help with errands. Info:

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/[email protected].


Doula training workshop, hosted by toLabor, July 10-12, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Registration: Info: [email protected].

Public Notices

Food pantry, choose from a selection of non-perishable foods, fresh produce, bakery bread, and personal items, no I.D. needed, everyone welcome, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11am-noon, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St.

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:

Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app,, and using #spotholes on twitter.


Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. seeking volunteers for gift shop, info desk, radiology, orthopedic center and more. Info: 983-7424 or

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