JP Agenda, June 5, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 16 for the June 19 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., June 11, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.; Strategic Planning meeting, Thurs., June 18, 7pm, District E-13 Police Station, 3347 Washington St. Info:

JPNC Housing & Development Committee, discussing CPCAY and JPNC merger, presentation and action plan, Tues., June 16, 6:30pm, Bowditch School, 82 Green St. Info:

JPNC Zoning Committee, Farnsworth House, 90 South St., Wed., June 17, 7pm: 3198-3204 Washington Street/11 Iffley Road (demolish two existing buildings, combine two lots, and construct two mixed use buildings of six and seven stories, with 73 residential units in total, ground-level retail, and 33 on-site parking spaces; construct a third building of 3 stories with 3 residential townhouses and 3 on-site parking spaces).

JP Branch Library renovation meeting, Tues., June 23, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:

Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St., 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

Vicki Robin, simple-living advocate, speaking on “Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: Lessons from the 10-Mile Diet,” about locally sourced foods, hosted by Jamaica Plain Forum, Mon., June 8, 7-8:30pm, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College economics professor, speaking on “Risky Business or Economic Boost?: The Real Cost of the Boston Olympics,” hosted by Jamaica Plain Forum, Papercuts JP and NoBoston2024, Mon., June 15, 6:30-8pm, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Spontaneous Celebrations annual meeting, with remarks by Olmis Sanchez of Alternatives for Community and Environment, Wed., June 17, dinner at 5:30pm, meeting 6pm, 45 Danforth St. Info:


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]


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

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Franklin Park, hill across from Golf Clubhouse. 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]


Medicare & MassHealth benefits seminar, hosted by Boston SHINES program of Ethos, Fri., June 26, 9am-noon, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Free; preregistration required:

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. New ESL class, Mondays, 10:30-noon; June 20, 11am: Motivational Talk on fear by Cordelia Moye.

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:


Sherrill House’s forum, Pulitzer Prize-winning Ellen Goodman will discuss the importance of having end of life care conversations with loved ones, Sun., June 14, 1:30pm. 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]

Girls Rock Camp Boston, volunteers wanted July 19-25, Aug. 9-15. Positions include instrument instructor, band coach, band manager, food support, gear support, site support, GRCB nurse, workshop leader. info:

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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