JP Agenda, July 22, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


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.

JPNC Zoning, Weds. July 27 at Farnsworth House 7pm.

JPNC monthly meeting, Tues. July 26, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

Police Monthly Meeting, Thurs. Aug. 4 at 7pm at District E-13; Latino Monthly meeting Thurs. Aug. 11 at 7pm at Nate Smith House; Strategic Planning/NAC Tues. July 19 at 6:30pm at District E-13.

Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors meeting Mon. Aug. 1, 7-9pm at the Jamaicaway Tower meeting room, 111 Perkins St.  JPA members and neighbors are always welcome to attend this open meeting.  Rosemary Jones, 522-5586.

Office Hours

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

JP/Rox Office Hours, July 22 / Egleston Square Peace Garden (Wash & School Sts) / 11AM – 1PM, July 27, 225 Centre Street, vacant retail space – Jackson Square / 12PM-2PM.


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]

Egleston Square Library, free homework help, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, ongoing throughout the school year, 3:30-5:30pm, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.


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

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

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:


Storytelling with clay and mixed media, July 28, August 4 & 11 from 5:30–7:30pm at Jamaica Plain Community Center (Curtis Hall), 20 South Street. FREE workshops from Families Creating Together with celebrated teaching artist Wendy Ellertson. Families create clay and mixed media sculptures and environments and develop related stories. Presented in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (upon request). Wheelchair accessible. Child care provided. FCT is a program of Community Service Care/Tree of Life Coalition. Info: 522-4832 or email [email protected]. or

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.

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

ESL Conversation Groups, Mon. July 25, 6:30 p.m.; Thurs. July 28, 2:30 p.m. 433 Centre St. Info:

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: [email protected]


         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, Thursdays, 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:

Diabetes Self-Management Program, Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St., Wednesdays 9:30am-noon. Info: Ann Glora at 477-6616.

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., 12:00-2pm. Info: 524-3992/


Arnold Arboretum School Program Guide,  Training for the fall season of school programs at the Arboretum begins September 1. We are looking for outgoing and mature adults who can commit to two years of volunteering. You do not need to know about plants, but experience working with children is preferred. If you are interested, please contact the Manager of Children’s Education by August 19 for an interview. Email: [email protected].

JP Historical Society, seeking volunteers to help in transcribing articles for posting on the JPHS website. Info:

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/[email protected]

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

VNA Seeking Hospice Volunteers, VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in eastern and central Massachusetts. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20’s to 80’s; the common bond is a desire to share time and compassion with others. A strong need exists for volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual, or can provide pet or music therapy. No previous experience is necessary. VNA Hospice Care provides training and ongoing support to all volunteers. Info: 781-569-2811,

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

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:

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

Teacher Tuesdays, 1/2 price appetizers every Tuesday for teachers at Bella Luna/Milky Way, 284 Amory St.

Congratulations to Abiona Yemane for being named to UMass Dartmouth Spring 2016 Deans List; and Robert Mayo who Graduated from Ithaca College; and Timothy Bateson for being named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Mount Ida College; to Ayanna Hudson and Elizabeth Parchinyska for having an outstanding academic achievement; to Anna Mbengam for being named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at American International College; to Luis Morales for being named to the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; to Carolina Mendez Renderos for being named to the Chancellor’s List at UMass Dartmouth.

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