The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. September 24 for the September 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. next meeting is Monday, October 21, from 7-9 p.m., back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org
The Jamaica Pond Association will meet Monday, October 7, in the community room at Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.
On the agenda will be reports from the Working Committees.
All interested residents are invited to attend.
The Housing and Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will meet on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Brookside Community Health Center, 3297 Washington St.
Please note change of location and meeting time
• City-Wide Inclusionary Development Policy Campaign – update
• Shattuck Campus Planning – update and comments
All meetings are open to the public.
Housing & Development Committee (please note change in time and location): Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 pm at Brookside Health Center, 3297 Washington St. On the agenda will be: TBA
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be September 18 at Farnsworth House. The agenda for that meeting will include 74 Brookley Road(finish basement with bathroom, bedroom, office, family room, and workshop); and62-64 Boynton Street (raze existing garage and construct a new three-story building with two residential units and 4 off-street parking spaces). After September 18, the Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be October 2 and October 16.
Executive Committee: Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks.
Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30pm 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, October 7 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 a.m., E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston, 722-2060.
“Mayor Marty Walsh and 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District Representative Nika Elugardo present the first Jamaica Plain-Roslindale “Walk and Roll”. On Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m., they invite community members to walk or roll alongside the Representative from the Arnold Arboretum to Roslindale Village to promote district connectivity while appreciating the nature in the district. This event also intends to explore options for greater accessibility for our public green spaces. For more details, or to RSVP, email or call Isabel Torres at [email protected] or 617-722-2582.”
Kids on Wheels: Play and learn, every Sunday, 3 to 5 pm – Ferris Wheels Bike Shop helps kids learn and practice safe riding skills while having lots of fun at the South Street Mall and tennis courts! Free helmet adjustments and free bike adjustments available. Heavy rain cancels. At the tennis courts at South Street and Carolina Avenue. 617-524-2453.
Tuesday & Thursday a.m. Bike Training Rides: Paceline ride, great for training for charity rides or general conditioning. Leaves from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South St. (1/2 mile from Forest Hills) at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Rain cancels. Call 617-524-2453.
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]
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, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 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, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.
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 8:45 a.m. 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, 8-9 a.m., 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, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Springhouse, 44 Allandale St. Info: Meredith Griffiths, 522-0043/[email protected]
Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule: foresthillsrunners.org.
Falls Prevention Classes for Seniors
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Classes run for 8 weeks and include fun videos, group discussion, a safe surroundings survey, and mild exercise to increase strength and flexibility. It is offered at no charge. Those using a cane or walker will also benefit from this program – it is a great class to help improve your balance and self-confidence.
Location: Woodbourne Apartments, 6 Southbourne Road in Jamaica Plain
Day and Time: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class Dates: Through September 5, 2019
For more information or to register for this workshop contact Ann Gloria at 617-477-6616 or [email protected]
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 1:30-3 p.m. 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, 10 a.m., 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.
Tutor Adults, two hours a week, PM. Jamaica Plain Adult Learning Program seeks volunteer tutors to help students work towards their H.S. Diploma or learn English as a Second Language. Work in innovative student centered program with motivated adults from all over the world. Free Orientation and Training. Contact Eric at [email protected] or 617 635-5201.
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 p.m. 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, 3-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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.
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 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! Our Chef Allan McClendon 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 Church office 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 Church Office Phone: 617-524-3992 / Email: [email protected]