Event Calendar May 24 to June 6

JP Concerts
Saturday, May 25
4 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

JP Concerts presents Xerces Blue Ensemble and Triumvirate, performing songs by Henry Purcell, Claudio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Mozart, and Heinrich Schutz. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information and directions please see www.jpconcerts.org.

Chinese folk dance
Sunday, May 26
7:30 p.m.
John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 01226

The Angel Performance Art will host an event of Chinese folk dance, inviting a Chinese dance troupe from Jiangsu, China to Boston to perform “Xiu Niang.”
Tickets: $25 – $65
Contact: (617) 230-3854 or visit the website www.angelperformingarts.com/tickets.html
Support/volunteer: (617) 230-3854 or email contact@angelperformingarts.com

The State of Asian Women’s Health in Massachusetts
Wednesday, May 29
New England Room
Federal Reserve Building
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

The Asian Women for Health will present an event to highlight service gaps and needs for Asian Women in Massachusetts. Free admission. Breakfast and lunch included. For more information, please visit http://macompcancer.org/collaborative-events/.

Elder volunteer property tax work-off program

Are you over the age of 60 and a homeowner in Boston? Then you may qualify for the Senior Citizen’s Property Tax Work-Off Program. This program provides limited tax relief to qualified Boston homeowners. For an application or more information, please call Greg Josselyn at (617) 635-4250.
Deadline for applications is July 1.
For more information please visit Elderly Commission, Room 271, Boston City Hall. Hours: M-F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

YEA! Youth Engaged in Action

Action for Boston Community Development will provide 250 middle-school youngsters from low-income families with a two-week experience that teaches them how their communities and government work as well as what it takes to manage their money and save for the future. For more information please contact (617) 348-6218 or visit www.bostonabcd.org/give.

Help Our Youth! ABCD SummerWorks

ABCD SummerWorks organizers are haunting the State House and pursuing scores of funding leads to find the dollars to put at least 1,000 young people to work in July and August. ABCD SummerWorks offers paid work experience, tutoring, mentoring and career development to youths from low-income Boston families, ranging in age from 14 to 21 years old. For more information please contact (617) 348-6218 or visit www.bostonabcd.org/give.

ParkARTS watercolor workshops

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at four Boston locations. All classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. weather permitting. Dates and locations are as follows:

Boston Public Garden Lagoon (meet near Swan Boats)
Saturdays, June 1 and 8

Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens
Sundays, June 2 and 9

Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild, 275 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester
Saturdays, June 15 and 22

Christopher Columbus Park, Atlantic Avenue, North End
Sundays, June 16 and 23

For further information on the workshops and other ParkARTS programs, please call (617) 635-4505 or visit the Parks Department online at www.cityofboston/parks or www.facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.

17th Rose Garden Party
Thursday, June 13
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Kelleher Rose Garden
73 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215

The Rose Garden Party offers an evening of delicious food and refreshments, musical entertainment, a silent auction, and a lively hat contest. Tickets are tax deductible as allowed by law and available by calling (617) 635-4032 or online at www.cityofboston.gov/parks/rosegarden/rosegardenparty.asp.


Public meeting for transportation plans
Thursday, Jun. 27
10 a.m.
Room 2 and 3
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is circulating for public review and comment two important transportation planning documents. The 30-day public comment period for the draft UPWP and TIP will begin on Monday, May 20, 2013, and will end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18. The MPO is planning to take action on these two documents at its meeting scheduled for June 27, 2013.
For details, including information on the meeting and copies of the draft documents, refer to the MPO’s website, www.bostonmpo.org, beginning May 20.

Teen photography program
Monday – Friday
July 8 – August 23

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) invite Boston youth ages 15-18 to apply for the BCYF Snap Shot Teen Photography Program. Participants will work 20 hours each week. Please visit www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF and follow the instructions on the application.

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