JP Agenda, Dec. 4, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 15 for the Dec. 18 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

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.

District E-13 Monthly Meetings, Info: 343-5624. Latino Monthly Meeting: Thu, Dec. 10, 7pm, Nate Smith House. Strategic Planning, Thurs. Dec. 17, 7pm at District E-13.

Jamaica Pond Association, Mon. Dec. 7, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St.

Casey Arborway Project Office Hours, Mon. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30pm, Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St.

Plan JP/Rox Community Workshop, “Planning for Place,” Dec. 10, Open House 5:30, Workshop 6-8, English High School Cafeteria, 144 McBride St. Info: 918-4352.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, meeting and holiday potluck, Mon. Dec. 14, 7-9pm, 20 Burnett St. Info: www.sna-jp.org.

Inspectional Services Public Hearing, held by the Board of Appeal in room 801, City Hall, upon the appeal of Mark Siedner seeking with reference the premises at 170 Amory St. Dec. 15, 9:30am.

JPNC, zoning committee, Weds. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org

Office Hours

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

Meet and Greet with Post Office, new manager Audrey Lakes and her staff will discuss any issues related to mail delivery or service in JP. Sat. Dec. 5, 10am-1pm, JP Post Office, 655 Centre St.

Youth/Families

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]

Jamaica Plain Youth Basketball League, boys and girls ages 8-13, Registration & Tryouts: Sat, Dec. 5. Girls at 10am, boys ages 8-10 at 11:30am, boys ages 11-13 at 1pm. Kids should wear sneakers and shorts/gym pants. Fee: $15 ($10 for members). Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. Info: 635-5193.

Health/Fitness

JP Jubilee, a singing class for seniors to learn to use and care for the voice, develop stamina, and learn techniques for deep breathing and posture. Friday mornings 10:30-noon, Sept. 18-Dec. 11. Elizabeth Anker, instructor. No registration, audition, or experience required. Curtis Hall, 20 South St. 983-3638.

Yoga, Saturdays, 9:15am, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

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

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

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: foresthillsrunners.org.

Classes/Talks

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: eliotschool.org or 617-524-3313.

Free ESL Classes, every day except Sunday, Boston Academy of English, 38 Chauncy Street, Boston. For levels beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For a schedule of classes, contact Robert Davis: [email protected]

Seniors

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: ethoscare.org.

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: vnahospicecare.org.

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

Volunteers

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

Toys for Tots Drop off at enVision hotel Boston, drop off a toy between Fri. Nov. 27 and Fri. Dec. 18 anytime between 7am-8pm. 81 S. Huntington Ave.

Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, people who are interested in the available seats in areas A, B, and C can contact Kevin Moloney at 522-3988 or [email protected]

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: greenovateboston.gov.

Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app, cityofboston.gov/mayor/24, and using #spotholes on twitter.

ESL Book Donation, Top Notch (2nd Edition), Summit (2nd/3rd Edition), Focus on Grammar (3rd Edition). At average 5-10 books per level. Info: Ishmael Johnson, 426-5979, [email protected]

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