JP Agenda, Oct. 28, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Public Service Committee of JPNC monthly meeting on Tues. Nov. 1 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South St.

Forest Hills Bus Canopy Project, public meeting. Weds. Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30p, The English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: James Kersten at (857) 368-9041.

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.

Jamaica Pond Association will meet on Mon. Nov. 7th at the Jamaicaway Tower meeting room, 111 Perkins Street.  7-9pm.  All are welcome.  Info: Rosemary Jones, Chair, 522-5586.

Annual Meeting of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, Sun. Nov. 13, 2pm. Convenes at the Taylor House Bed & Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St. Only open to JPHS members, though non-members may join at the door.

Boston Police, monthly meeting Thurs. Nov. 3 at 7pm at Curtis Hall. Latino Monthly Meeting on Thurs. Nov. 10 at 7pm at Nate Smith House. Strategic Planning/NAC meeting on Tues. Nov. 15 at 6:30pm at District E-13.

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, Holiday meeting/potluck on Mon. Dec. 12. Location TBD-check website. All are welcome. Info: www.sna-jp.org.

Office Hours

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

Youth/Families

Gender Identity Workshop for Kids: Wee The People and the Meeting Point present “Tutus for Batman: A gender identity workshop for kids.”  Sat., Nov. 5 4-6pm; at 3464 Washington Street.  As gender identity and LGBTQ rights continue to shape our national conversation, how can we help kids embrace gender diversity, question gender stereotypes, and feel affirmed in their own gender expression? Our Tutus for Batman workshop will celebrate and explore gender identity with an afternoon of theater, storytelling and interactive games. Registration required. Please send email to [email protected].

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]

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

BalletRox dance classes at Spontaneous Celebrations, for students grades K-12. Saturdays 8am-12noon; Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-7pm, September 12 to late May. Affordable, on a sliding fee scale.  Ballet, tap, hip hop, street jazz, Caribbean Soca, modern fusion.  Info:  www.balletrox.info; 224-7386.

Health/Fitness

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

Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People is providing free Beginner Yoga classes for adults at CityPOP Egleston, 3195 Washington Street, JP, on Saturdays from 11:00 am to noon, through Dec. 10. For more information, contact [email protected].

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 (617) 983-4226.

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

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

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.

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

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

Singing our Way to Longevity! JP Jubilee is a class for all seniors who want to learn new songs and musical skills, make new friends, promote good health and perform for the community. Meets Friday mornings 10:30-noon Sept. 16 to Dec. 9, 2016 at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Instructor: Elizabeth Anker, singer and voice teacher. No registration, audition, or experience necessary. Wheelchair accessible. contact: Janell Fiarman  [email protected]  857 719-3432

         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.

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

Mentors, to help seniors apply to college. 2 hours a week. Info: Rachek Kirk, [email protected]

JP Historical Society, seeking volunteers to help in transcribing articles for posting on the JPHS website. Info: www.jphs.org.

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: 350-5480 ext. 230 / [email protected]

VNA Seeking Hospice Volunteers, VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in eastern and central Massachusetts. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20’s to 80’s; the common bond is a desire to share time and compassion with others. A strong need exists for volunteers who are available during the day, are bilingual, or can provide pet or music therapy. No previous experience is necessary. VNA Hospice Care provides training and ongoing support to all volunteers. Info: 781-569-2811, 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

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.

Teacher Tuesdays, 1/2 price appetizers every Tuesday for teachers at Bella Luna/Milky Way, 284 Amory St.

Pool Services, cleanings, closings, and repairs. Flexible scheduling and competitive rates. Call or text Wil 781-264-2305.

Vacancies on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, People who are interested in the available seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council can contact Kevin Moloney, chair of the Council at 522-3988 or [email protected] or come to the regular monthly meeting. There are two vacancies in Area A, one vacancy in Area B, and one vacancy At-Large. The area map is available at http://www.jpnc.org/jpnc-map/.

Congratulations to resident Alyssa Connors for graduating from Bates College with a major in psychology.

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