MSPCA Drops Adoption Fees for Animals Most in Need of Homes During National ‘Clear the Shelters’ Campaign

As visitors prepare to flood animal shelters across the country during NBC Universal’s one-day “Clear the Shelters” adoption promotion on Saturday, Aug. 17, the MSPCA-Angell announced it will drop adoption fees for its most challenging-to-place animals in a bid to find them all homes on the day. The waiving of adoption fees is made possible by generous donors such as the Catvocates, a group of donors who subsidize adoption and spay-neuter initiatives at the MSPCA. Holding Out for a Hero
The MSPCA’s three animal care and adoption centers in Boston, Methuen and Centerville will each waive adoption fees for pets described by staff as “harder to place,” such as shy cats, senior dogs and long-term horse residents. Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs for the MSPCA-Angell, said the organization is eager to capitalize on the spotlight that the national “Clear the Shelter” campaign shines on pet adoption.

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New Documentary About Boston’s Latin Quarter Premiering August 12

A new documentary "Boston's Latin Quarter," which takes a close look at the Hyde and Jackson Squares neighborhoods, is debuting in Jamaica Plain on August 12. Colombian filmmaker Monica Cohen, a Jamaica Plain resident, spent much of the last year producing and directing the 30-minute, bilingual documentary. The film looks closely at how the Hyde-Jackson Square neighborhood on the border of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury has transformed during the past three decades and recently received the designation of being Boston's Latin Quarter from the Massachusetts Cultural District. In the documentary, the director examines issues such as the strengths of the immigrant communities, Latinx entrepreneurs, the role of Afro-Latin Arts/Culture, place-keeping, and problems of crime, violence and gentrification. Following the film, a panel including Cohen; Celina Miranda, Executive Director of Hyde Square Task Force; Damaris Pimental, owner of Ultra Beauty Salon; and Elaine Mondy, a Boston Latin Quarter residents, will discuss the issues raised in the film.

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Free Screening of ‘Rio’ and Free J.P. Licks on August 7

Create a macaw mask, grab some popcorn, and then move inside to watch a free screening of "Rio" on August 7. Oh, don't forget there will be free J.P. Licks ice cream! "Rio" is a G-rated movie about the story of Blu, a domesticated macaw, who goes on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force's Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series. The crafts will start at 6 pm on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (631 Centre St.), and then move inside for the movie. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org or 617-318-6610.

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Jóvenes en Acción is Bringing Arts to the Street on August 7

Jóvenes en Acción is bringing arts to the street during a free event on August 7th. The festivities will begin at 6 pm with an evening filled with performances and food on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (361 Centre St. There will also be free ice cream from J.P. Licks. This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force's Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org or 617-318-6610.

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Jamaica Plain Artist’s Work on Display in ‘Changing Landscape: Sculpture at the Eustis Estate’

Jamaica Plain artist Morris Norvin is among the 60 artists participating in "Changing Landscape: Sculpture at the Eustis Estate." More than 80 contemporary sculptures by members of New England Sculptors Association fill the grounds and the three galleries on the second floor of Historic New England’s Eustis Estate. The estate, in an 80-acre picturesque setting at the base of the Blue Hills, is the perfect backdrop for art that uses material related to landscape and the environment. The show runs through October 13 at the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Ave., Milton. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  

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