Neighborhood Roundup

Hill House Kiddie Kamp Open for Enrollment

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon St., is currently enrolling for its Kiddie Kamp, which is specifically for kids aged 3-5 and the perfect combination of new and exciting experiences in a safe, familiar environment. Join a staff of counselors for a sum­mer full of games, crafts, stories, songs, age-appropriate athletics and outdoor fun. Your child will build confidence, independence and friendships.

For more information on Kiddie Kamp, or how to register – some weeks are at 80-percent capacity, so don’t wait – contact Chelsea Evered at 617-227-5838 or [email protected], or visit

Hill House Spring Baseball League Registration Now Open

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon St., has opened up Baseball and Softball League registration. Members of the com­munity can now register for its new Red Sox Rookie League for 4-year-olds, T-Ball (ages 5-6.5), AA Baseball (ages 6.5-7), AAA Baseball (ages 8-9) and Majors League (10- to 12-year-olds). Hill house also offers Girls Softball for 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 12-year-olds. All leagues are coed, and the season will begin the first week in April.

Visithttp://www.hillhousebos­ for more details.

For more information on the Hill House Little League, con­tact Hill House Athletics Director Marshall Caldera at 617-227-5838 or mcaldera@hillhousebos­

BSNJ Community Children’s Chorus

The Boston Society of The New Jerusalem (BSNJ) Community Children’s Chorus is a compre­hensive musical training program for children in the third through seventh grades.

Your child will be participating in a program that promotes: the love of music, expressive singing, teamwork-cooperative learning, building new friendships, self-as­sessment and the fun of being in an outstanding program.

The group meets at 140 Bowdoin St. on Saturday morn­ings. Tuition is free for any child with a Greater Boston-area address. All levels of singing ability are welcome. To register, contact Carlton Doctor at 617-523-4575 or visit www.churchonthehillbos­ (click on “music.”)

BSNJ/The Church On The Hill sponsors this initiative, but we are not promoting any religious ideol­ogy.

Compassionate Friends Group Reaches Out to Bereaved Parents, Families

The Boston Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) meets at Trinity Church on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

TCF is a national self-help, mutual-assistance organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents and their families. Call

617-539-6424 or e-mail tcfof­[email protected] for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Hot Meal Program

The North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC), located at 1 Michelangelo St., serves a hot, fresh, home-cooked lunch to seniors in the neighborhood Mondays and Fridays, and is looking for two volunteers to help with shopping, food preparation, cooking, serving and clean-up. The non-profit providing services and programs to low-income resi­dents of the North End, West End and Beacon Hill is looking for volunteers who can assist with the whole meal from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a Monday and/or Friday, but can make arrangements to fit your schedule.

Contact Maria Stella Gulla, director, at 617-523-8125, ext. 201, via e-mail at [email protected] for more information.

Introduction to Laptops, eReaders and iPads at the West End Branch Library

The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 151 Cambridge St., offers an intro­duction to laptops, eReaders and iPads by appointment only. Get the most out of your eReader or Laptop. Receive tips and guid­ance during these one-on-one sessions. Call Branch Librarian, Helen Bender at617-523-3957 or e-mail [email protected] to set up an appointment.

Yoga for Seniors at the West End Branch Library

The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 151 Cambridge St., presents yoga for seniors every Tuesday from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Classes are led by Tatiana Nekrasova, a certified yoga instructor.

Volunteer at Spaulding Rehab

Stay active, meet new peo­ple and be connected with your community by volunteering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Staff members will match your skills and interests to a volunteer opportunity. The hospital is cur­rently recruiting volunteers, ages 18 and up, for two- to three-hour-a-week shifts for a minimum of six to 12 months commitment. Visit for more information.

After-Work tai chi group at the West End Branch Library

The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 151 Cambridge St., welcomes after-work tai chi group every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo.

Be a Friend to Elderly in Need

FriendshipWorks seeks caring people to offer help and support to isolated elders in the Boston area. Volunteers are needed to provide companionship and assist elders with tasks such as reading, organizing, or going for a walk – lend an hour each week and gain a friend and a new perspec­tive. Volunteers also needed to escort elders to and from medical appointments. No car is needed and hours are flexible. For more information or to apply online, visit or call 617-482-1510.

Local Residents Needed to Drive Cancer Patients to and from Treatment

The American Cancer Society is in great need of Road to Recovery volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their che­motherapy and/or radiation treat­ments. An integral part of treat­ing cancer successfully is making sure cancer patients receive their treatments, but many find making transportation arrangements is a challenge. The American Cancer Society provided more than 19,000 rides to cancer patients in New England last year, but needs new volunteer drivers to keep up with the demand for transporta­tion.

Make a difference in the fight against cancer by becom­ing a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery. Drivers use their own vehicle to drive patients to and from their treatments. The sched­ule for volunteers is flexible, and treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during busi­ness hours. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery, contact your American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit

Decorate Your Window for Easter

In lieu of the Myrtle Street Playground’s traditional Egg Hunt, the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground welcomes you to join the community in hanging paper eggs or spring decorations in your windows and is now seek­ing pictures of these decorations on the Myrtle Street Playground’s Facebook and Instagram pages.  If you would like to honor, support and encourage doctors, nurses, medical staff and first-respond­ers with your decorations, please do, and if you are out of town, share pictures of your decorat­ed windows wherever you are at, or­tlestreetplayground/.

BPL Presents Online Yoga

Join the Boston Public Library remotely for freeonline yoga classes presented by Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People on Tuesdays from 12-13:30 p.m., through April 28 for Lunch Break Yoga; as well as on Fridays from 4-5 p.m. through May 1, for, Friday Unwind Gentle Yoga.

Stream them live at, or for more information, contact the Programs Department [email protected].

West End Food Pantry Seeking Donations

The West End Food Pantry needs help to continue serving its more than 120 clients per month. They welcome donations to replenish the supply of food that they give out to hungry residents in the neighborhood.

The pantry is located in the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library and is staffed by volunteers from ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center. Non-perishable (canned and boxed) items are being sought, including rice, pasta, canned tuna, canned chick­en, chili, beans, vegetables, cereal, soups, cup of noodles, etc.

Donations can be left at the library, 151 Cambridge St., on Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join the Downtown Boston Rotary Club

The Downtown Boston Rotary Club, the first new Rotary Club in Boston in 100 years, holds meetings at the UMass Club in the Financial District on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 617-535-1950.

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