JP Agenda, Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015
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Meetings

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.

Citywide Meeting on Unified Enrollment, community meeting for parents, educators, and students to discuss creating a unified enrollment system for district and charter schools in Boston. Nov. 12, 5:30pm, 1st Church of Jamaica Plain, Corner of Elliot and South St.

64 Allandale Public Meeting for the proposed Small Project at 64 Allandale St. Oct. 6, 7-9pm, Area E-5 Police Station, 1708 Centre St, West Roxbury, 02132. Contact Chris Tracy, 918-4259, Christopher.tracy@boston.gov.

JP/ROX Public Visioning Workshop, to update and hear feedback from the community about creating a new vision for the area along Washington St. and Columbus Avenue between Forest Hills and Jackson Square T stations. Sept. 30, English High School Cafeteria, 144 McBride St, 6-8pm.

JP Zoning Committee Meeting, Weds. Oct. 7, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

DCR Public Meetings on Improve Multi-Modal Safety & Access to Emerald Necklace Parks, Oct, 1, 7, and 14, 6:30-8pm at the Hunnewell Building, ArnoldArboretum.

District E-13 Monthly Meetings, Police Monthly Meeting, Thurs. Oct, 1, 7pm, District E-13 Community Room, 3347 Washington St; Latino Monthly Meeting, Thurs. Oct. 8, 7pm, Nate Smith House, Strategic Planning/NAG, Thurs. Sept. 17, 7pm, District E-13. Info: 343-5624.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association Meeting, Monday, Oct. 19, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org.

Office Hours

State Rep. Liz Malia, third Friday of each month, 8-9:30am, J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: 722-2060.

Coffee with the Councilor, Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s district office hours will be held on Friday Sept. 25, 8am-9am at Whole Foods, 413 Centre St. Contact 635-4220.

Youth/Families

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.

Emerald Necklace Conservatory’s after-school program Youth Leadership Program Accepting Applications, through Sept. 25, 2015. http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/green-team/youth-leadership/

BalletRox dance classes at Spontaneous Celebration for students grades K-12. Saturdays, 8am-12noon, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-7pm. Affordable, on a sliding fee scale. Ballet, tap, hip hop, street jazz, modern fusion. Info: www.balletrox.info; 224-7386.

Health/Fitness

Community Health Fair hosted by Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Free health screenings, health information, food tastings, activities and giveaways. Free, Sat. Oct. 3, 9am-1pm, 1153 Centre St. Info: Tracy Sylven, 983-7451 or tsylven@partners.org.

JP Jubilee, a singing class for seniors to learn to use and care for the voice, develop stamina, and learn techniques for deep breathing and posture. Friday mornings 10:30-noon, Sept. 18-Dec. 11. Elizabeth Anker, instructor. No registration, audition, or experience required. Curtis Hall, 20 South St. 983-3638.

Yoga, Saturdays, 9:15am, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse parking lot. Info: alison.g.m.brown@gmail.com.

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

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.

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

All Levels Community Yoga, free mats available, $5 suggested, Tuesdays, 6-7:15pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: dparishyoga@gmail.com.

Classes/Talks

Coping with serious mental illness: If you are trying to support a family member or friend with serious mental illness, the NAMI Family to Family course can help you better understand, cope, and maintain your own sense of well-being. Sept. 21-Dec. 4, 7-9:30, Call Ginny or Mark at 522-7439 or email mzanger@comcast.net. Free.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/mushimgum@gmail.com.

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

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

Seniors

Free Medicare Benefits Workshop, sponsored by JP@Home, Thurs. Oct. 22, 7-8:30pm, English High School Auditorium, 144 McBridge St.

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.

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.

Ethos on Amory Street is looking for volunteers in the following areas: friendly visitor, medical escort, shopping assistant, telephone reassurance caller, office assistant, money management, internships and other group projects. Info: 477-6623/volunteer@ethoscare.org.

Volunteers

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 brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.

FriendshipWorks Music Program, Do you enjoy music? Seeking volunteers to share music and friendship with elders in JP. 277-5248.

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: greenovateboston.gov.

Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app, cityofboston.gov/mayor/24, and using #spotholes on twitter.

Donate to BAA Half Marathon Runners, 14 runners fundraising to raise money to support the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Franklin Park Coalition. http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1144421.

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