JP Agenda, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 3 for the Nov. 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

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.

District E-13 Monthly Meetings, Police Monthly Meeting, Thu. Nov. 5, 7pm, Curtis Hall; Latino Monthly Meeting, Thu. Nov. 12, 7pm, Nate Smith House; Strategic Planning/NAG, Thurs. Nov 19, 7pm. Info: 343-5624.

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Mon. Oct. 26 at 6:30pm at the Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Agenda includes updates, police report, and Washington Street Corridor Study. Info: Carolyn Royce, carolynroyc@gmail.com.

Plan JP/Rox Community Workshop #2, Nov. 4, 5:30-8pm, English High School Cafeteria, 144 McBride Street. Info: Marie.Mercurio@boston.gov.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, monthly meeting on Tues. Oct. 27, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Public Service Committee meting: Tues. Nov. 3, 7pm, Bethel AME Church Fellowship Hall.

ESNA meeting, Mon. Oct. 26, Egleston Y, 3134 Washington Street, 6:30-8pm.

Office Hours

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

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.

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

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

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.

         Honduran Families & Communities Under Threat: Witness for Peace Delegation Report Back, Alice Levine will share photos and stories about current conditions in Honduras. Sat. Oct. 24, 10am. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre Str. Info: 522-1960.

 

Pricing Carbon to Fight Climate Change, Panelist working to prevent climate change will discuss a need for a price on carbon in Massachusetts. Co-sponsorted by 350 Massachusetts/Better Future Project and the Coalition for a Clean Energy Future. Weds. Nov. 4, 7-8:30pm, First Church JP, 6 Eliot St.

Free ESL Classes, every day except Sunday, Boston Academy of English, 38 Chauncy Street, Boston. For levels beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For a schedule of classes, contact Robert Davis: rodavis@staffordhouse.com.

Isabel Quintero Author Talk, Mon. Nov. 9, 6:30pm, discussing Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. Connolly Brach Library, 433 Centre St. 522.1960.

A Walk with Mr. Olmstead, Gerry Wright will portray Frederick Law Olmstead and lead a walk through Back Back Fens. Shattuck Visitor Center, Sat. Oct. 24, 11am-12:30pm. Free.

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.

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.

Egleston Square Main Street Daffodil Planting, help plant daffodils in and around the square. Sat. Oct. 24, 10am, Walnut Park playground/island. Event will end around 2 with pizza and music at the Peace Garden.

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.

ESL Book Donation, Top Notch (2nd Edition), Summit (2nd/3rd Edition), Focus on Grammar (3rd Edition). At average 5-10 books per level. Info: Ishmael Johnson, 426-5979, ijohnson@staffordhouse.com.

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