Boston’s Inclusive Community Sports Day at Hennigan School April 27

Special Olympics Massachusetts, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and the Boston Police Department will host Boston’s Inclusive Community Sports Day at the James W. Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain on April 27. This is the first time Special Olympics Massachusetts and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston have partnered with each other for this kind of event. The goal of the event is to come together as a community to celebrate inclusion and wellness while providing information about the work done by Special Olympics Massachusetts and Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. There will be free activities for all ages and abilities, including sports stations for soccer and track & field, fitness activities, yoga, wellness booths, nutrition tips, healthy foods from the Fresh Truck, Boston Police Department ice cream truck and so much more! Everyone is welcome: families, children, teens, and adults, those with and without disabilities, Boston residents and non-Boston residents.

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Sherrill House Names New Director of Expressive Therapy & Recreation, Promotes Local Nurses

Sherrill House, a Jamaica Plain not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently announced the appointment of Kshitij Rawal as Director of Expressive Therapy and Recreation, and also promoted several nurses. Rawal is a professional musician and full-time music and expressive therapist at Sherrill House. He is responsible for overseeing the program led by two board-certified music therapists who regularly provide comfort, a sense of community and psychosocial and emotional support for residents through music. “Rawal brings an impressive background and admirable dedication to our residents and community,” said Patrick Stapleton, CEO of Sherrill House, via press release. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Rawal is the first musician in his family.

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Jamaica Pond Parkrun Marathon Weekender Run on Saturday

Fresh from celebrating their first birthday last month, Jamaica Pond Parkrun will be celebrating the Boston Marathon with a Saturday morning run. Everyone is welcome to come join us for this free event. Shake out those legs, run with family and friends, or come to soak up the carnival atmosphere. We will run two laps around Jamaica Pond. Join us for coffee and company at City Feed & Supply on Centre Street after the run.

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Shortage of Male Volunteers: Big Brother Sought for Jamaica Plain Boy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay are seeking big brothers for a Jamaica Plain boy and a Roslindale boy during National Volunteer Week. Both have been on the wait list due to a shortage of male volunteers in the Eastern Massachusetts area. Jenser is 11-years-old and lives in Jamaica Plain. He is a positive kid who loves his family and friends and enjoys talking to others. Jenser likes to play video games, especially WWE.

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Bailemos! Dance for Youth with Salsa and Bachata Lessons April 13

Dance the afternoon away while raising money for youth in Jamaica Plain on April 13. Join Hyde Square Task Force (30 Sunnyside St.) on April 13 from 3 to 6 pm. The afternoon will kick off with the opportunity to take salsa and bachata lessons from incredible instructors: Burju and Victor Perez, Masacote Dance School Director, Angie Egea, and more. The lessons will be followed by social dancing, Hyde Square Task Force youth performances, and a raffle with amazing prizes! All ages and levels are welcome.

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