JP Agenda

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Meetings

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

The Jamaica Pond Association will meet from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 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 Outreach Committee: Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street. 

JPNC Parks + Committee: Monday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street.  On the agenda will be a follow up of the Oct. 24 meeting.

JPNC Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 pm, Location TBA:  On the agenda will be an Article 80 project, 3326 Washington Street. The proposed project calls for the construction of a five (5)-story, approximately 40,450 gross square foot, green, transit-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income building.

JPNC Education Committee:  Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks,659 Centre Street. On the agenda will be a follow-up of the Superintendent’s community meeting. 
Executive Committee:  Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street. 

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (due to holiday the meeting will be held on the 3rd Tuesday) Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be reports and updates from the committees.

JPNC The Zoning Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be December 18 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 91 Green Street (construct an addition on the rear of the existing house to create an additional dwelling unit and a garage).  After Dec. 18, the Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be January 8thand January 22nd.   Please note that the January dates are the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, as the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day. 

JPNC The Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council  will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 7 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.

JPNC Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 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.

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 http://www.jpnc.org/jpnc-map/.

Please visit our website JPNC.org for updates

The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, January 6 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

Youth/Families

Ornament in a Box!  with Lisa Lee, Artist/Facilitator, on Saturday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury, $5 per participant or $10 per family for materials. Provided by Families Creating Together. Come join us to create an amazing honeycomb ornament and a neat gift box to nestle it in!   Artists can choose to take a traditional holiday approach or design their ornament and box to celebrate the richness of their cultural roots.  At the end of the workshop, each family of artists will have created a spectacular symbol of celebration that they are proud to hang in their home. This is an accessible workshop for children of all abilities and their families. FCT is a program of Community Service Care/Tree of Life Coalition. To register and for more information [email protected] or call 617-522-4833. www.familiescreatingtogether.org.

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, Oct. 6- Dec. 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.

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 8:45 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.

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]

Seniors

Kamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St., Jamaica Plain, (617) 524-2053

Monthly Memory Cafe. December 30. 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, Jan. 27 and Feb. 24.

Medicare: How does it work? Wednesday, January 8,  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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