JP Agenda, Feb. 13, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 24 for the Feb. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., Feb. 12, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Strategic planning, Thurs., Feb. 19, E-13, 3345 Washington St. Monthly meeting, March 5, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.  Info:

JPNC Housing & Development Committee, Tues., Feb. 17, 6:30pm, Bowditch School, 90 Green St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Wed., Feb. 18, 7pm, agenda to include 67 South Street (change occupancy from one family and plumbing shop to four-family residential dwelling), Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting: March 4. Info:

JPNC Ad Hoc committee on Forest Hills developments, Tues., Feb. 23, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tues., Feb. 24, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24. Info: [email protected]

Casey Arborway construction update meeting, March 9, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. (snow date March 11). Info:

Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, first Monday of the month, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St.

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.

Special Interest

Regan Youth League annual meeting, Wed., Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: Harry Smith 999-6417.

State of the Neighborhood forum, Thurs., Feb. 26, 6-9pm, Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 46 Brookside Ave. Info:

Office Hours

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

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Fri., Feb. 13, 8-9am, El Oriental de Cuba, 416 Centre St.

Jullieanne Doherty, JP Coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, 4th Monday of the month, 2-6pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St.


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]

Roberto Clemente 21 sports program, now accepting applications, ages 7-18, all genders. Info: Alfredo Liriano, 828-9524.


Intro to Zen evening with Roshi Eran Junryu Vardi, Feb. 27, 6-8pm, $15, Boston Aikikai, 54A Hyde Park Ave. Info:

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:

All Levels Community Yoga, everyone welcome, free mats available, Tuesdays 6-7:15pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. ($5 suggested donation) and Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. ($10 or 10 for $80). Info: [email protected]


Organic beekeeping school, Thursdays, through Feb. 26, 7:30-9pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:

How an Obsession with Extraordinary Customer Service can Grow Your Business, talk by Paul Saginaw of Zingerman’s Delicatessen fame, sponsored by JP Local First, Wed., Feb. 18, 7pm, JP Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 459-8801.

Mass Extinctions: A brief history of life’s worst moments, talk by paleontologist Phoebe Cohen, $10, Feb. 26, 7pm, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway. Info:

Women and Children First: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Susan Dimock, talk by author and photographer Susan Wilson, Tues., March 3, 6:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:

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

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.

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

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/[email protected]


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

VNA Hospice Care seeks volunteers to provide companionship to patients, respite time for family members, or help with errands. Info:

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

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.

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