JP Agenda

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Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Next meeting is a Holiday Potluck. Date/location TBD. More/latest info:
The Jamaica Pond Association will meet from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, in the community room at the Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain. This is an open public meeting; Pondside residents who would like to take an active role in this neighborhood organization are encouraged to attend and consider joining the association. There is limited guest parking to the right of the main entrance; the site is a five-minute walk from the #39 bus stop at South Huntington Ave. and Perkins Street.
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be  December 4  at Farnsworth House. The agenda for that meeting  will include  79 Moss Hill Road  (add second story to existing single-family residence on existing footprint) and the return of  12 Rock Hill Road  (combine three existing lots into one 10,138 square foot lot and erect a new, four-story building with fourteen (14) residential units and twenty-six (26) off-street parking spaces). After December 4th, the Committee’s next upcoming meetings  will beDecember 18th  and  January
8th. Please note that January 8th is the second Wednesday
of the month, as the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold its regular  monthly meeting on Tuesday, November  26 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 Public Service Committee
of the Jamaica Plain  Neighborhood Council  will hold its monthly meeting on  Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00pm  at  Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be a request of  City Feed and Supply, Inc., doing business
as “City Feed and Supply” at  672 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain  for a transfer of their  Beer & Wine Package Store  License  to Equal Exchange,
Inc., doing business as  “Equal Exchange” at the same location.
All interested residents are invited to attend. Police Community Relations
Meeting will take place on Thursday, December 5 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. Vacancy on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council People who are interested in the available seats on  the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood.Council can contact Kevin Rainsford, chair of the Council  at (617) 866-7672 or  [email protected] or come to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00pm  at  Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. There is  one vacancy At-large. The area map is available at The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, December 2 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 Thursday of the month, 10:30am, Egleston Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: Office of Rep. Malia, 617-722-2380


7th Annual Franklin Park Turkey Trot – Nov. 28 The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is a Boston family tradition! The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the park’s most beautiful and historic views and includes great prizes for age-group finishers and best costumes. Whether you’re a veteran runner or signing up for your first 5k, you can be sure you’ll receive a hearty welcome at Franklin Park on Thanksgiving morning!
• All ages and paces welcome
• Strollers and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
• Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
• Event is chip timed
• All registered runners will receive a custom neck warmerRunner registrations  support the  Franklin Park Coalition’s programs and events including; conservation & stewardship,arts & health, and advocacy
that happen year-round. The three pillars of the Franklin Park Coalition are: Work, Play and Engage! Our signature fundraising and fitness event, the 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K brings each of these elements to life in the park.

Register for the Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2019: Community Thanksgiving Worship Service — Thanksgiving
Bible Lesson and a chance to give thanks. 10 am Thanksgiving Day 351 Centre Street  sponsored by JPChurch, Third Church of Christ, Scientist, and Second Church of Christ, Scientist. Children Dance Classes: JP Dance Co-op is hosting two new classes this Fall: Parent & Child: Intro to Movement  for ages ~3-4  on Sundays, 10-11 a.m., to Dec. 8  (Full course: $100 / Drop in: $15); and  Pre-Ballet & Modern: Dance Basicsfor ages ~5-6 on Sundays, 11am-12pm, 10/6-12/8 (Full course: $100). Classes held at Spontaneous Celebrations (FYI: no classes December 1 for holidays). Email Caitlin Fisher to register:[email protected]

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: alison.
[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] Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule:


Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053
Monthly Memory Cafe. November

  1. 10:30-noon. Please join us for conversations that allow time to share memories, laughter and concerns. Participants experiencing memory lapses are welcome to attend –and anyone requiring special assistance should be accompanied by a caretaker. We will be working with collages. Refreshments will be provided by Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center. The Memory Cafe is held the last Monday of every month so plan on December 30, January 27 and February 24.
  2. MEDICARE: How does it work? Wednesday, December 4, 10:15-11:15  a.m. If you are approaching Medicare and have questions, please RSVP to 617-522-9270 and mention this event, along with your name and phone number. Get your questions answered at this Ethos  SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program. Program will be repeated in January.

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