JP Agenda, July 3, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 21 for the July 24 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Bartlett Square II, proposed mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. by Chris DeSisto, hosted by Boston Redevelopment Authority, Wed., July 8, 6:30-8pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: [email protected]/918-4311.

District E-13 Police, 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: 47 Forbes St. (legalize second means of egress for Unit #2); preliminary 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:

JPNC Environment, Parks & Energy Committee, agenda TBA, Mon., July 13, 6:30pm, JFK School, 7 Bolster St. Info:

JPNC Housing and Development Committee, with Boston Tenant Coalition presentation on affordable housing campaign and discussion of Arborway Yard issues, Tues., July 21, 6:30pm, Bowditch School, 80 Green St. Info:

JP Neighborhood Council, agenda TBA, Tues., July 28, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, Mon., July 13, 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

Age-Friendly Boston listening session, City plan for making Boston more senior/elder-friendly holding public input session, Wed., July 15, 2:30-4pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. RSVP: 635-4877/[email protected]

Office Hours

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 in the Parks, hosted by National Parks Service, Wed., July 22, 5:30-7pm, Olmsted Park, Jamaicaway. Info: 566-1689.

Yoga, Saturdays, 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]


Tree spotters citizen science launch, Arnold Arboretum seeking volunteers to aid research in tracking tree changes, Wed., July 8, 5:30-9pm, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info: [email protected]

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. New ESL class, Mondays, 10:30-noon.

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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