JP Agenda, Aug. 10, 2018

August 10, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 21 for the Aug. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

JP Zoning: The Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be August 22nd and September 5th.

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. Meetings on August 13, September 10, October 15, November 19 — 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org

Youth/Families

Urban Edge is excited to announce its Annual Back-to-School Kick Off Event will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm! The Urban Edge community is home to over 625 school-aged young people (kindergarten through grade 12). We will be distributing backpacks filled with supplies to school-aged young people living in Urban Edge-owned housing. This event relies solely on donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.Tuesday, August 28th from 3pm-6pm in the Urban Edge parking lot at 1542 Columbus Avenue as we get the community ready to go Back to School! Supplies are limited and first come, first served. 

Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a series of races and competitions held on consecutive Sunday afternoons in the fall and spring for kids ages 3 – 8th grade, and it is a really great way for kids to experience fun competition, enjoy the outdoors and get in some activity on a (hopefully) nice weekend afternoon. They are currently looking for sponsors for the fall season! If your business would like to learn more or has any interest in being a sponsor, please feel free to contact Adam at amarks555@yahoo.com or 610-999-5937.

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

          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.

          Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program, accepting applications for the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For boys & girls ages 6-16 years old. Info: Contact Alfredo Liriano at 828-9524 or alliriano@yahoo.com.

          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.

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

Health/Fitness

Yoga for beginners, community class on Aug. 11 at 4pm at Blissful Monkey Studio (663 Centre St) – optional donation. Info: Juan at 983-9698 or juansos_777@msn.com

          Weekly Bicycle Training rides Tuesday and Thursday, fast-paced paceline ride.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. sharp at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop.  Bring your bike. For more information call 617-524-BIKE.

parkrun is a grassroots, community running event, run by volunteers for the local running and walking community. We hold free timed 5k events every week.  Everyone is invited to run, jog or walk for 5k (two laps around the pond). We are very proud to be the first parkrun in Boston, MA. Its

been a very successful initiative for getting people of all ages outside to exercise, and to meet members of their local community. We meet on

Saturdays at 8:45am at the top of the Sugarbowl. Run starts at 9:00am.

All welcome, all ages, all abilities.

Yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes at the MindBody Center (SJPHC-HPC) @ 10 Green Street.  Low cost or free, in English and Spanish. For more information call 983-4226.

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

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.

Seniors

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, Chronic pain and discomfort limit activities adults may enjoy. This 6-week workshop is offered at no charge and teaches adults suffering from chronic pain simple techniques to better manage their pain, improve sleep, increase energy, eat healthier, and more. The workshop includes lecture and group discussion, and a mild, strength and flexibility exercise routine. Each participant receives the manual, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, and an exercise CD.

Location: Springhouse Senior Living, 44 Allendale Street in Jamaica Plain,  Day and Time: Thursdays, from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Class Dates: August 23rd – September 27th, 2018 For more information or to register, contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or aglora@ethocare.org

          Monthly Memory Café, Are you an individual with memory loss? Are you a caregiver to someone with memory loss? Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend time together? Come and enjoy coffee, creative arts, refreshments and conversations with new friends of all ages. Amory Street Housing Development, 125 Amory St., in the community room. Meets the last Thursday of every month from 1:30-3pm. Free to all. Call Brittany McLaren at Upham’s Elder Service Plan at 440-1615 or email bmclaren@uphams.org for more 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, Thursdays, 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.

          Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.

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.

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/www.firstbaptistjp.org.

Volunteers

Volunteer Tutors Needed, The Boston Teachers Union School is looking for volunteers to tutor middle school students one-on-one or in small groups Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 PM. Contact:

David Weinstein, 7/8th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School, dweinstein@bostonpublicschools.org, 857-334-9855.

Volunteer as a mentor or tutor, help students explore career and college opportunities. Tutor students in a range of subjects including math, science, history, English, foreign languages, SAT, and more. Tues, Weds, and Thurs, 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-2:30pm. To apply: www.hydesquare.org/get-involved/join-our-programs/

          Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Jamaica Plain.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  Free training provided.  Info: Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 889-0779 or email afarrell@chelseajewish.org.

Serve with Franklin Park Coalition, Seeking board members, committee members, and volunteers. Info: admin@franklinparkcoalition.org (Board of Directors and Committee) or volunteer@franklinparkcoalition.org (volunteer) or call at 442-4141.

Senior Companions Needed, Ethos is looking for elders to provide friendly visits and companionship to homebound or isolated seniors! Take a walk together, chat over a cup of coffee, play a board game, and develop a new and rich friendship! Volunteers must attend a one-time orientation and make a one hour per week commitment. Opportunities available in Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Mattapan. Apply via www.ethocare.org/volunteer/application or call 522-6700.

English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 982-6864 / fmartinez@englishfornewbostonians.org.

VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in close to your home. Training, supervision, and support are provided. Call 781-569-2811 for more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit www.vnacare.org.

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

          Arborway Project: Since the look ahead covering the period of July 9th to July 27th the project has:

  • Completed steel erection for the new northern (towards Green Street) headhouse at Forest Hills Station;
  • Continued to advance final pavement markings for the entire project;
  • Continued construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities project-wide;
  • Advanced work in both the northern (towards Green Street) and southern (towards Roslindale Square) Forest Hills Station plaza; and,
  • Begun welding of structural steel components for the new upper busway canopy.

During the week of August 6th, work will address the following:

  • Around the intersection of Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of the Stony Brook commemorative art feature.
    • Installation of landscaping.
  • Between the intersection of Arborway/South Street and Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
    • Construction of the northern and southern Forest Hills Station plazas, including landscaping.
    • Installation of granite around the base of the new northern headhouse.
    • Installation of electrical, wall, and roof elements for the new northern headhouse.
  • Along the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of landscaping.
  • At Forest Hills Station:
    • Welding of canopy structural steel and installation of entrance canopy foundations at the upper busway.
    • Installation of the permanent walkway surface from the Orange Line platform to the northern headhouse stairs.
  • On Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Installation of sidewalk and curbs. During the week of August 13th, all operations listed for the week of the 16thwill continue

          Airport Noise Complaint Line, Massport’s Noise Complaint line is open 6 AM to 6PM. Call whenever Logan Runway 27 airplane noise disturbs you: 561-3333. Congressman Mike Capuano 621-6208 and Congressman Steven Lynch 428-2000 also asked Jamaica Plain constituents to call their office about aircraft noise.

Free Community Meal Program: These are free walk-in meals for all ages with vegan options always available! Come in, eat all you want or take a plate to go! We recently hired a new cook, Elaina Smith & She provides a healthy home cooked experience to every meal! Community dinner every Wednesday @6:30 pm. Crossroad Café lunch every Saturday @12pm

For More info contact Kennia Phone 617-524-3992 / Email:  Churchoffice@firstbaptistjp.org

          Just Cookin’ Kitchen is a partnership between FBCJP and caterers in need of quality kitchen space. We offer a commissary kitchen for less money, available to small businesses interested in catering, food truck prep and/or culinary educational experiences. We provide an opportunity to let your business grow so you can save & spend less on start-up cost. For More info contact Kennia Phone: 617-524-3992 / Email: Churchoffice@firstbaptistjp.org

Seeking Interested Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs for New Mentoring Program, In response to feedback from local small businesses and entrepreneurs, JP Centre/South Main Streets is excited to kick off a new mentoring program this year. The program will provide a valuable mentoring network to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. There will be opportunities to connect participants with entrepreneurs from other local university and business associations. Renee Wong, a local JP resident with extensive economic consulting background, is volunteering with JPCSMS to spearhead this project. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in participating in the program, as a mentor, mentee, or both, please reach out to Renee Wong or Ginger Brown.

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.

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