JP Agenda

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. March 19 for the March 22 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. next meeting is Monday, March 11, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. The Housing & Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 7 pm at the Bowditch School, 82 Green St. (Community Room – entrance on sidewalk level, left of front stairs). On the agenda will be an informational presentation on a proposal to build at 3368 Washington St. by The Community Builders & Pine St. Inn; also review current status of Shattuck Campus Planning Process, and draft list of guidelines/questions/considerations to submit to HRIA, the consultant group leading the planning process. 

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm  at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.

The Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council  will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00pm  at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be a continued discussion on bicycle safety. Also on the agenda will be streets needing repair  and crosswalks and bike lanes needing repainting. All interested residents are invited to attend.

The Jamaica Pond Association will meet Monday, April 1, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Jamaicaway Tower Community Room, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain. This is an open meeting; everyone is welcome.

Police Community Relations Meeting  will take place on Thursday, April  4 at 6:30 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Commanders from Boston Police Area E, MBTA Police and State Police will deal with all issues of public safety raised by   the community. All interested residents are invited to attend.

 The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, April 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The meeting is in the YMCA Building at 3134 Washington St.  Agenda to be determined.

     JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston, 722-2060. 

Youth/Families

Franklin Park Zoo

The lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia are turning 10! On March 9 guests are invited to celebrate with lion-themed arts and crafts, as well as cake from Montilio’s Baking Company.

On March 16-17 join Franklin Park Zoo’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day where animals will receive green-themed enrichment.

Join Franklin Park Zoo for some Fun in the Tropics on March 23 for a 21+ evening including drinks and appetizers with the animals in the Tropical Forest.

Have a magical day on April 6 for a Wizarding Day at Franklin Park Zoo, where guests are encouraged to dress in their wizarding best!

Arnold Arboretum

Free Family Hike at the Arnold Arboretum:  Is It Spring Yet? Sunday, March 17, from 2:00-3:30pm.  Families need nature at all times of the year!  Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway.  We’ll search for signs of spring along Meadow Road, looking for flowers, insects, birdsong, and more!  Free and open to all.  For more information call 617-384-5209.

JamaicaPlainCommunitySoftballLeague

Seeks a team or players to form a team. Adult, co-ed, slo-pitch in Franklin Park. Games at 6 PM weekdays from mid April thru August. 

Email [email protected] for more information or to inquire about signing up

The Roberto Clemente 21 Sports program is now accepting applications (boys and girls ages 6-16). Location: The Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St., Jamaica Plain. Info: 617-828-9524 or [email protected]

Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a series of races and competitions held on consecutive Sunday afternoons in the fall and spring for kids ages 3 – 8th grade, and it is a really great way for kids to experience fun competition, enjoy the outdoors and get in some activity on a (hopefully) nice weekend afternoon. They are currently looking for sponsors for the fall season! If your business would like to learn more or has any interest in being a sponsor, please feel free to contact Adam at [email protected] or 610-999-5937.

     Spanish-English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español, Saturdays / sábados, 12 – 1:45 p.m. Connolly Branch Library.

     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]

Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

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

Health/Fitness

parkrun is a grassroots, community running event, run by volunteers for the local running and walking community. We hold free timed 5k events every week. Everyone is invited to run, jog or walk for 5k (two laps around the pond). We are very proud to be the first parkrun in Boston, MA. It’s been a very successful initiative for getting people of all ages outside to exercise, and to meet members of their local community. We meet on Saturdays at 8:45am at the top of the Sugarbowl. Run starts at 9:00am. All welcome, all ages, all abilities.

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 983-4226.

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

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.

Seniors

Monthly Memory Café.  Please join us on March 25 and the last Monday of each month, from 10:30-noon,  at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street. Come to enjoy activities and join in conversations that will allow time to share memories, laughter and concerns. If you are experiencing memory lapses, you are welcome to attend. Anyone requiring special assistance should be accompanied by a caregiver.  Free to all.  Questions? Contact the library at 617-524-2053.

[email protected] is sponsoring a workshop for older homeowners on March 8 at the Rogerson House from 10 am to 11:30 am.  It’s free and open to the public.

Emily Morris Litonjua of Ecumenical Social Action (ESA) will discuss how seniors can make their homes more accessible using the state Home Modification Program.  A contractor familiar with the program will be at the workshop to answer questions.

An ESAC consultant will also discuss how universal design can facilitate aging in place.

Neivis Edwards of Nesterly and Marie Similian of Ethos will discuss how older homeowners with spare rooms can earn extra income and get help around the house.  Nesterly screens graduate students who need affordable housing and connects them with homeowners.  

The workshop will be held in the meeting room on the first floor of Rogerson House.  

Parking at the facility is limited, so it is recommended that visitors park on Beaufort, Lakeville, or Centre and walk over to Rogerson House.  Use 31 Beaufort Rd. for your GPS Maps.  That house is at the beginning of the entrance to Rogerson House.

Monthly Memory Café, Are you an individual with memory loss? Are you a caregiver to someone with memory loss? Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend time together? Come and enjoy coffee, creative arts, refreshments and conversations with new friends of all ages. Amory Street Housing Development, 125 Amory St., in the community room. Meets the last Thursday of every month from 1:30-3pm. Free to all. Call Brittany McLaren at Upham’s Elder Service Plan at 440-1615 or email [email protected] for more 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, Thursdays, 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.

Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.

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

Volunteer Tutors Needed, The Boston Teachers Union School is looking for volunteers to tutor middle school students one-on-one or in small groups Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 PM. Contact:  David Weinstein, 7/8th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School, [email protected], 857-334-9855.

Volunteer as a mentor or tutor, help students explore career and college opportunities. Tutor students in a range of subjects including math, science, history, English, foreign languages, SAT, and more. Tues, Weds, and Thurs, 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-2:30pm. To apply: www.hydesquare.org/get-involved/join-our-programs/

Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Jamaica Plain.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly.

Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  Free training provided.  Info: Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 889-0779 or email [email protected]

     Serve with Franklin Park Coalition, Seeking board members, committee members, and volunteers. Info: [email protected] (Board of Directors and Committee) or [email protected] (volunteer) or call at 442-4141.

     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: 982-6864 / [email protected]

     VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in close to your home. Training, supervision, and support are provided. Call 781-569-2811 for more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit 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

     Airport Noise Complaint Line, Massport’s Noise Complaint line is open 6 AM to 6PM. Call whenever Logan Runway 27 airplane noise disturbs you: 561-3333. Congressman Mike Capuano 621-6208 and Congressman Steven Lynch 428-2000 also asked Jamaica Plain constituents to call their office about aircraft noise.

     Free Community Meal Program: These are free walk-in meals for all ages with vegan options always available! Come in, eat all you want or take a plate to go! We recently hired a new cook, Elaina Smith & She provides a healthy home cooked experience to every meal! Community dinner every Wednesday @6:30 pm. Crossroad Café lunch every Saturday @12pm

For More info contact Kennia Phone 617-524-3992 / Email:  [email protected]

     Just Cookin’ Kitchen is a partnership between FBCJP and caterers in need of quality kitchen space. We offer a commissary kitchen for less money, available to small businesses interested in catering, food truck prep and/or culinary educational experiences. We provide an opportunity to let your business grow so you can save & spend less on start-up cost. For More info contact Kennia Phone: 617-524-3992 / Email: [email protected]

     Seeking Interested Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs for New Mentoring Program, In response to feedback from local small businesses and entrepreneurs, JP Centre/South Main Streets is excited to kick off a new mentoring program this year. The program will provide a valuable mentoring network to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. There will be opportunities to connect participants with entrepreneurs from other local university and business associations. Renee Wong, a local JP resident with extensive economic consulting background, is volunteering with JPCSMS to spearhead this project. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in participating in the program, as a mentor, mentee, or both, please reach out to Renee Wong or Ginger Brown.

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.

Stonybrook

* for each successive issue after January 14, please change the date to the next meeting, keeping the above language. the dates through November are:

To be used later

        • April 8

        • May 13

        • June 10

        • July 8

        • August 12

        • September 9

        • October 21

        • November 18

Please post a listing for the SNA in every issue.

For the issue after Nov 18, please change the listing to:

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Next meeting is a Holiday Potluck. Date/location TBD. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org

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