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South End Community Notes from the South End News

Posted by Your Town  July 12, 2012 08:24 AM

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Monday, July 23

Alison Barnet, historian, writer and long-time South Ender, will focus on prominent German Jews who lived in the South End from the 1860s to the 1880s. Highlights of this walk include Temple Israel’s Columbus Avenue synagogue, meeting places of the period and the Young Men’s Hebrew Association. Meet Alison at 6 p.m. at the parking lot at Columbus and Holyoke, next to Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe.

Monday July 30

Chris Kostaras will share his memories of growing up in the South End when it was a Greek community. Our meeting point is the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on 
Union Park Street (between Shawmut and Washington Streets.) at 6 p.m.

USES walks are free and proceed at a pace any one can handle. The walks generally last from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes and are dog friendly. There is an optional dinner afterwards if you would like to join our walk leaders for further conversation. We limit attendance to 20 so RSVP to Katy at devintern@uses.org.

Park Science Program

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the first annual Park Science series. Residents and children of all ages are invited to learn about science in Boston’s parks from July 16 to September 22. The series will introduce participants to various aspects of science ranging from tree lectures to sky viewings in natural and unique settings from West Roxbury to Beacon Hill.

The series includes a nature walk, tree lecture, free fun Fridays, New England Aquarium tidal pool, and sky viewing giving the public a unique opportunity to learn about science outdoors in an interactive and fun way. Dates and locations for the Park Science series are as follows:

Monday, July 16

Nature Walk, Allandale Woods, West Roxbury. The Boston Parks Department and MA Audubon present nature walks through this unique Urban Wild for people of all ages. 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Monday, July 23

Tree Lecture, Public Garden, Boston. The Boston Parks Department and MA Audubon host an informative tree lecture for people of all ages. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, August 3

Arnold Arboretum Free Friday Fun Days, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. Through the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, Arnold Arboretum is participating in Free Fun Fridays in partnership with the Boston Parks Department. Enjoy Family activities, botanical art lessons, and more presented for people of all ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29

New England Aquarium Tidal Pool, Myrtle Street Playground,

Beacon Hill - The New England Aquarium brings their traveling tidal pool to Myrtle Street Playground, where they can handle and observe a wide range of live tidal pool animals from local waters. This is a great opportunity for youngsters to learn about biology and marine life in a hands-on, outdoor experience. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Bootcamp, Fitness on the Plaza

Boston Moves for Health and Beantown Bootcamp offer a free fitness bootcamp every Friday from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. at City Hall Plaza (Cambridge Street side). The program ends August 31.

Project Place Tournament offers golfers their only shot at the Bay Club this July

Boston- Project Place’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett on July 23, 2012. The Club, which is a pristine members-only facility, will open for the second year to the Project Place community, offering the exclusive opportunity to play the meticulously-maintained private course. The Tournament features a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start where foursomes will tee off for charity and enjoy a day of golfing, games, prizes, and food.

Tournament guests, including former Red Sox infielder, manager, and scout Joe Morgan, and former New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan, will be treated a continental breakfast, complimentary range balls, 18 holes of great golf, greenway games and raffles, and a tournament awards ceremony with a full buffet lunch. Also included will be on-the-course snacks, provided by Project Place’s own HomePlate catering enterprise, which trains and employs the agency’s homeless clients.

The Tournament helps raise critical funds to assist homeless and low-income individuals with job training, work experience and case management. 100% of the proceeds from the event benefit Project Place, and registration is now open! For more information or to register, contact Meghan Beaulieu at mbeaulieu@projectplace.org or 617-542.3740 x.421

Project Place, founded in 1967, has provided hope and opportunity to homeless and low-income individuals in the Greater Boston Area for 45 years. The nonprofit is a supportive community that provides the skills, education and resources needed to obtain stable employment and housing. The agency manages three social enterprises (small businesses with a social mission) and offers job training programs, career services, transitional and permanent housing, and case management support to help those experiencing homelessness re-establish themselves in society with dignity. For more information on these and other programs, visit www.projectplace.org.

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