Sights and Sounds, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 11 for the July 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Arts and culture

JPAA Spring Members Show, visual art by more than 25 Boston artists featured in Eliot Hall at the Footlight Club at 7 Eliot St. Show runs through June 23. Info: www.jpaa.org.

         Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Thursdays are Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays 6-8:30pm are Hippie Hour, free; Sundays 9pm-2am are open mic.

Story Slam at Doyles Café, third Sunday of each month. Starts at 7pm (doors at 6:30). $10 ticket. 3484 Washington St.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: peggyconant@gmail.com.

SJ Sindu, MARRIAGE OF A THOUSAND LIES, and Louie Cronin, EVERYONE LOVES YOU BACK will read from and speak about their novels at Papercuts J.P. (5 Green Street) at 7 pm on June 27. Tickets purchased in advance will become $5 credit toward a book purchase. More details at www.papercutsjp.com/events.

First Fridays Youth Open Mic with renowned feature artists, first Friday of every month, 7pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Free for performers and those under 25, $10 suggested donation for those 25 and over.

PAINT SOMETHING THAT MATTERS summer workshops on July 18 and 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with light supper at Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St., Jamaica Plain. With teaching artist Rob Peters (Wampanoag), bring or find a 3-dimensional object you care about, tell us about your item, and paint it to express why it’s important to you. Learn and reflect on storytelling traditions of different cultures; share the story of your artistically-transformed item. Workshops provided FREE OF CHARGE by Families Creating Together for children (ages 5 – 13 with and without disabilities), parents, grandparents and friends welcome. Presented in English, Spanish. Wheelchair accessible. FCT is a program of Community Service Care/Tree of Life Coalition. To register call 617-522-4832 or email familiescreating@gmail.com. SPACE IS LIMITED – register today! More info: www.familiescreatingtogether.org.

CREATING CREATURES WITH CERAMIC AND TEXTILE ART summer workshop series on July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with light supper provided at Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury. With talented teaching artist Kristen Belton-Willis, use fabric and clay to create sculptures of animals, people, creatures from your imagination. Learn and reflect on storytelling traditions of different cultures; create and share your creature’s story. Workshops provided FREE OF CHARGE by Jamaica Plain-based FAMILIES CREATING TOGETHER  for children (ages 5 – 13 with and without disabilities), parents, grandparents and friends welcome. Presented in English, Spanish and American Sign Language upon request. Wheelchair accessible. FCT is a program of Community Service Care/Tree of Life Coalition. To register call 617-522-4832 or email familiescreating@gmail.com. SPACE IS LIMITED – register today! www.familiescreatingtogether.org.

SongBeat Circle, a song & drum circle hosted monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30p.m. in the Parish Hall at First Church in Jamaica Plain.  Facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, SongBeat provides the community surrounding JP a place to sing and drum together. Participants will hopefully gain a sense of connection with others, experience the healing of live music-making, and find some joy in their busy lives.  All ages welcome. Donation of $5 to $10 is encouraged.  No musical experience or talent required. Info: songbeatcircle@gmail.com, 524-1634 or 775-7602.

Dance

         Line Dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Weds. 6:30-8pm. On Refectory Hill in Franklin Park – up the hill from the golf clubhouse overlooking Blue Hill Ave. All ages welcome!

         West African dance classes, taught by Zucan, a principal dancer with the Drum and Spirit of African Society. Mondays, 7:30-9pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: 359-1552.

         Gender-Free/English Country Dance, beginners welcome and encouraged. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5th Tuesdays: experienced) of the month, 7:30-11:30pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.

Youth/Families

Catch and Release with the Boston Police, kids fishing derby at Jamaica Pond on Sat. June 24, 8am-12pm, rain or shine. Info or to volunteer: 343-5623.

Go Wild at ZooCamp, Have a blast while learning about the amazing world of animals during Franklin Park Zoo’s summer ZooCamp! During one or two weeklong sessions, children ages 6 – 11 will learn exciting new things, make new friends, and get to explore the natural world around them! Animal encounters, outdoor games, arts and crafts, and tours are just some of the many unique activities campers will experience at ZooCamp. June 26-Aug. 18, Childrens ages 12-13, all programs from 9am-3pm daily. Visit zoonewengland.org/zoocamp.

         Club Girls Rock Campaign Boston, for girls grades 7-12. Workshops, instrument instruction, jam sessions, and more. Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm at Spontaneous Celebrations Jan-May. Info: girlsrockboston.org/programs/club-grcb. Also, applications available now for Girls Rock Summer Sessions (July 17-22, and Aug. 7-12). Apply to participate or intern.

New England Aquarium will be at Mozart Park on Fri. July 28 at 10am. Hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Dept.

         Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program, accepting applications for the 2017 Little League Baseball Season. For boys & girls ages 5-18 years old. Info: Contact Alfredo Liriano at 828-9524 or alliriano@yahoo.com.

         JP Regan Youth League Picnic, Sat. June 24, 11am-1pm. Please join us at our Annual Picnic to celebrate the end of another successful youth baseball and softball season. The Picnic will be held at Daisy Field (corner of Jamaicaway and Bynner). The event features free food and drinks (including vegan option) for players and their families and distribution of team photos and awards.  We will also hold the drawing for the raffle with grand prize of $500 cash and other prizes. Special Guest: Wally the Green Monster.

         BNBL Pee-Wee Basketball, boys and girls ages 6-10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

         Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: htsinine@gmail.com.

         Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

         Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St., 522-1960, www.bpl.org.

Homework Help Programs, Boston Public School teacher: Mondays, 4 – 6 p.m.

High school mentors for grades K – 8: Mondays – Thursdays, 3:30 –

5:30 p.m.

Spanish-English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español, Saturdays / sábados, 12 – 1:45 p.m.

Children’s Films, Short, fun films for preschoolers. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Museum of Science:  Rockets!  There and Back Again, Become a rocket scientist! Design, build, and test balloon rockets and re-entry parachutes. Please note: Latex balloons will be used. For ages 5 and up.

Thursday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.

Adult Book Discussion, “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. Mon. June 26, 7 p.m.

ESL Conversation Groups, Monday June 26, 6:30 p.m.

Thursdays, June 29, 3 p.m.

Tours/talks

Stonybrook Fine Arts, teen & adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making ongoing, 24 Porter St. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

         Free Guided Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond will take place on Saturday, June 24 starting at 11:00am from in front of the Bandstand, Pond Street and Jamaicaway. Conducted by          the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

         Free Guided Walking Tour of Monument Square neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 1 starting at 11:00am from in front of Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

         Free Guided Walking Tour of Sumner Hill neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 8 starting at 11:00am from in front of Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Meet-Ups

Support For Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyles, 2nd and 4th Fridays at Spontaneous Celebrations 6:30-8, see movies, enjoy potlucks, discuss scientific research, swap recipes and discuss challenges. Info: mary.sacksteder@gmail.com.

         Narratives Boston, queer activist-writers group open to LGBTQ-identified adults interested in creative expression and social justice, first and third Wednesday evenings of the month, 7-9pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: narrativesboston@gmail.com.

         Party for the Helping Hand Fund, hosted by Haymarket People’s Fund, every 3rd Friday of the month, 5:30-8pm, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: 522-3349/umnunity@gmail.com.

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