JP Agenda

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. March 24 for the March 27 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 Monday, April 6, 7-9 pm, English High School Library, 144 McBride St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org

The Jamaica Pond Association monthly business meeting of the Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors has been relocated to The First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain at 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.  The meeting will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.

All Jamaica Pond Association business meetings are open to the public.

In April, the board will resume meeting at the Jamaicaway Tower at 111 Perkins Street from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.

On the agenda will be a presentation by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Also on the agenda will be reports from the Working Committees.

The JPNC Housing and Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will meet Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm at the Bowditch School, 82 Green Street

Agenda

– Updates

– Open discussion of issues related to housing and economic development

 The JPNC Zoning Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be March 18 at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include 135 Carolina Avenue (erect rear addition to existing 2-family house); 561-579 Centre Street (renovate former gas station for use as retail/wholesale butcher, grocert, café with off- and on-premises consumption, malt/wine beverages for off-premises consumption; resurface pavement (seven off-street parking spaces) and landscape); 49 Robinwood Street (Arbour Hospital – increase capacity from 118 to 122 beds within existing space); and 6-8 Wise Street (combine two lots and construct new building with six (6) residential dwelling units).  After March 18, the Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be April 1stand April 15th.  

All meetings are open to the public.

All interested residents are invited to attend.

Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 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, April 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

The Teen Librarian Is In! Boston Public Library Youth Services is working to build out teen library services in Jamaica Plain. The effort kicks off with a free Open House at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street on Friday, March 27, from 2:00-4:45PM. Stop by for refreshments, meet the library staff, and hear about plans for teen programs, library outreach, and other activities. More at https://tinyurl.com/wz7b6qq or call 617-859-2334.

Family Fun Fair, Saturday, March 21st, 10 am – 2 pm, Corner Co-op Nursery School, 1773  Beacon St., Brookline. Enjoy kids’ games/art activities, face painting, silent auction, raffle, delicious food and a live puppet show performance by Puppet Showplace Theatre, Resident Artist, Sarah Nolen

“Judy Saves the Day” at 1 pm. Ages 2-7+. $10 per child or $25 per family of three children or more. 617-738-4631; cornercoop.org. Check us out on Facebook.

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.

Health/Fitness

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.

Seniors

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053

Monthly Memory Cafe. 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 from 10:30 til noon.

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.

Volunteers

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.

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