Morning Runners + Walkers — Join Back on My Feet at Franklin Park!

Back on My Feet is looking for volunteers to come join our new team launching at Franklin Park in April. Help to disrupt the cycle of homelessness and addiction by giving your time as a morning run/walk volunteer one morning a week. Our community meets M/W/F from 5:45 to 6:30 am. Learn more about getting involved at backonmyfeet.org/get-involved/volunteer.

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EMASS Senior Softball League Recruiting Players for 2022 Season

The Eastern Massachusetts Senior Softball (EMASS) is opening its annual registration campaign for slow-pitch softball players age 50 and older. With more than 400 members, the league attracts players from towns across Eastern Massachusetts with games played on fields in Wayland, Medfield, and Framingham. The EMASS season opens in early May with 18 weeks of regular-season games scheduled through Labor Day and year-end playoffs completed in early October. EMASS was founded in 1995 and offers active seniors of all skill levels a safe, well-organized opportunity to play competitive slow-pitch softball. EMASS members range in age from 50 to 90.

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Jamaica Plain’s Abby Maiello Boxing in Haymakers for Hope’s Belles of the Brawl for Dana Farber

Jamacia Plain resident Abby Maiello will be taking a shot at knocking out cancer by fighting in the annual Haymakers for Hope Belles of the Brawl charity boxing event. On Tuesday, December 7th at the House of Blues Boston, Maiello, along with 25 other brave individuals residing in the New England area, will be stepping into the squared circle at this year’s event to raise money for Haymaker’s beneficiary, The Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Haymakers opens registration to everyday professionals in the Greater Boston area who have never boxed and want to practice the sweet science in front of a sellout crowd at the House of Blues to literally fight for a cure. Participants get matched at local partnering gyms where they go through 4 months of intensive training with the culmination being a live fight night at the House of Blues. Since inception, Haymakers has raised more than $14.5 million.

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Update: Spontaneous Golf Tournament Moved to Oct. 14 + More Spontaneous News

If you’re new to Jamaica Plain, you might not have experienced the Wake Up The Earth Parade and Festival that blossoms on the first Saturday in May each year in the Southwest Corridor Park, brought to life by Spontaneous Celebrations. There's music galore on three stages, food trucks, artists and clothing vendors, non-profit organizations tabling, face painting, mini golf, stilt walking, and toddler drumming.  In just a few weeks, you’ll have a chance to experience the annual Lantern Parade at Jamaica Pond (Oct. 23 and 24 this year), also orchestrated by Spontaneous Celebrations. On those nights hundreds of homemade lanterns bob along the path around the pond, carried by children in Halloween costumes with their parents, and others who enjoy the spectacle each year.

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Watch: This Guy Juggled While Running The Sedgwick Slog

The Sedgwick Slog started off organically 11 years ago with only 12 runners from Sedgwick Street. Now it's a block party and this year was kicked off with a police escort. Sedgwick Street resident Dan Janis started the slog, and it's turned into a fun neighborhood four-person relay race with each runner starting down Sedgwick Street, going around Jamaica Pond and back to Sedgwick. This year 10 teams participated. Darren Rosebrugh has been running the slog since 2012, the day after he moved onto Sedgwick Street.

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