JP Agenda, April 24, 2015

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JPNC Forest Hills ad-hoc committee, agenda tbd, Mon., April 27, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include JPNC’s role to BRA, other city agencies, Tues., April 28, 7pm, Fransworth House, 90 South St.

JPNC Public Service Committee, Tues., May 5, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.

JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., May 6, 7pm, agenda tbd. Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info:

Boston Police District E-13, monthly meeting, Thurs., May 7, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Latino monthly meeting, May 14, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Strategic planning, Thurs., May 21, E-13, 3345 Washington St. Info:

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

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.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Unless posted otherwise, 2nd Monday of every even-numbered month, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Special Interest

Chief Chat with Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Fri., April 24, 4-7pm, Centre & South St. Info:

Franklin Park spring cleanup, gloves, tools and trash bags provided, Sat., April 25, 1-4pm, meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, Circuit Drive & Glen Lane. Info:

Urban Edge Housing Corporation, 41st Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors, Wed., April 29, 5-8pm, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info:

Law Day at West Roxbury Court, youth-oriented event on how courts and the law respect citizens’ rights, Fri., May 1, 10am-noon, West Roxbury District Courthouse, 445 Arborway. Info: [email protected]

JP Smart Growth/Transit-Oriented Development Advocacy, JPNDC, JP Washington St. Livability Project and other advocates’ informal gathering and conversation with representatives from the MA Smart Growth Alliance, Mon., May 4, 7-9pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: 699-7872.

JP Forum, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St., Why Climate Guilt Doesn’t Help with Per Espen Stoknes, Wed., April 29, 7-8:30pm; Cutting Edge Cooperatives, Matt Meyer, Juan Leyton, Stacy Cordeiro and CERO  discuss the cooperative movement on the local, regional, and global levels, May 7, 7pm.

Franklin Park Coalition Annual Meeting, Sat., May 9, 10am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Info:

Boston Shines cleanup, Sat., May 9, 8:30am-2pm. Info:

Coffee Hour with the Mayor Martin Walsh, Thurs., May 28, 9:30-10:30am, Brewer-Burroughs Playground, 2P Brewer St. Info: 635-4505.

Office Hours

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

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]


Femmechanics, workshop and open shop time for FTW (femme/trans/women) cyclists to learn more about bicycle mechanics, Mon., May 11, 7-9pm, 18 Bartlett Sq. Info:

Find your park week, with guided walk of Jamaica Pond on Sunday, April 26, 3:00pm. 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, free mats available, $5 suggested, Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]


Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. New ESL class starting, Mondays starting May 4, 10:30-noon; Writing class, Thurs. May 7, 6:30 and Sat. May 9, 9:30.  Sign up: 524-2053.

Hands-On Workshop Series, cosplay, costuming, theater, reenactment, April 24-26, The Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info: [email protected]

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]


Volunteers needed to play with young children living in homeless shelters, training Sat., April 25, 9.30am, in Roxbury. Info: 554-5488.

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.

Police officer entry level exam, for transit, local and state police forces, April 25, application date March 13, $100. Info:

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