December 1 is going to be a busy day along Centre and South streets in Jamaica Plain. There will be two tree lightings with Mayor Walsh, a JP Library Book Sale and a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance and more across the area. The 23rd Annual Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour are tree lightings are taking place from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
Curtis Hall is celebrating its 150th birthday and you're invited to the party! The celebration will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 pm. Admission is free and there will be activities, music and food. You don't even have to bring a birthday present!
Jamaica Plain’s fourth Fixit Clinic is scheduled for this Saturday. It's a free, all-ages, do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble and repair them instead of sending them to landfill. Come join your neighbors on November 3rd for this free event from 10 am to 12:45 pm at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.). Just bring your broken household items, any manuals (if available) and a willingness to learn. Tools will be provided and volunteer coaches with expertise fixing a wide variety of things will help fix items including:
Bikes and skateboards
Clothing and fabric items
Computers and phones
Toys and wooden items
Small kitchen appliances
Small electrical devices
Lamps and anything else!
Come learn more about the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library and how we support the Branch. Maybe we can convince you to join as a member and take part in our efforts? We can always use more volunteers and supporters! Refreshments will be served.
In Kristen Gossler's art exhibition at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, "Confluence," the expressive abstract paintings pose a question, wanting to provide an interactive experience to the viewer. Gossler uses a variety of materials, including water-based pigment, screen painting ink, sumi ink and acrylic paint. The RISD graduate utilizes "a mental inventory of repeated forms found in both the natural and manmade worlds, provoking a familiarity and comfort in the viewer through subliminal means." “The unconscious use of these symbols is not art – it is the cognitive filter of the artist that gives these paintings relevance and meaning as a body of work,” said Gossler. Her new exhibit uses earthy browns, warm yellows, soft greens, burnt oranges, while centering bold shapes and natural textures.