Here are the latest Jamaica Plain neighborhood notes:

Yard sale

A multi-family yard sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 on Wayburn Road (Bourne area). The sale will feature furniture, kitchenware, household items, plants and lots more. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 27).

Call 617-947-0173 for further details.

Historical tours

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society will host free, guided walking tours at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sept. 2.

Walkers will stroll through Sumner Hill, home of 19th century Victorian houses and the homes of several early feminists and anti-racism activists on Aug. 26. This area was designated a National Historic District in 1987.

The tour will start from the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

Stony Brook will be featured the following week and will highlight the area that was home to numerous tanneries and breweries and early German settlers. Today’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams, is sited here. This tour leaves from the Stony Brook Orange Line MBTA station.

The tours take one hour, and reservations are not required. Visit for more information about these and other tours.

From seed to trees

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, will present “From Seed to Trees” at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 in the Dana Greenhouse classroom, meeting at the bonsai collection above the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden.

Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to tree. Admission is free.

Call 617-524-1718 or visit to register and for more information.

Artisan fair

First Thursday open art events will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 on Centre and South streets.

The evening will include an artisan fair on the lawn of the Curtis Hall Community Center, 30 art openings in businesses along Centre and South streets and “Word on the Street” poetry readings at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

Admission is free. Call 617-522-0300 or visit for further information.

Jazz evening

The John Funkhouser Trio will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Taylor House, 50 Burroughs St.

Jazz pianist Funkhouser, bassist Greg Loughman and drummer Mike Connors play an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical and European and American folk music.

A wine and dessert reception will follow the concert. Admission is $15, and reservations are recommended.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-983-9334.

Music, farmers’ market

The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., is offering Thursdays on the Lawn from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays now to Oct. 1.

Festivities will include live music, children’s activities and a farmers’ market with heirloom plants and produce, organic vegetables, pasta and baked goods.

Visit for further information.

Paintings of Forest Hills

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, is displaying “The Evolution of an Urban Landscape,” recent paintings of Forest Hills by Andrew Haines, now to Oct. 8.

Haines’s exhibition brings to life the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, the vibrant story of its evolution and the new link between the landscapes of the Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park and the Forest Hills neighborhood.

Haines is known for detailed painterly realism that captures his subjects in very specific light. He has shown widely, won several awards and has his work in many private and public collections.

Admission to the exhibit and reception are free.

Call 617-524-1718 or visit for more details.

Art exhibition

Works by Jamaica Plain artist Cristina Rosa Nelson are on display at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St., now until Aug. 31 during library hours.

“Ikonoplastic” is a series of 2 and 3-dimensional mixed media assemblages and collages layered with characters and symbols. Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-524-2053 for further information.

Arboretum tours

Free, guided walking tours of the Arnold Arboretum will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and at 1 p.m. on Sundays during August. Walkers should meet at the Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway.

Volunteer docents will lead tours of the 285 acres, pointing out seasonal highlights, the science of trees, arboretum history and points of interest. These tours last 60 to 90 minutes and are geared toward adults.

Registration is not required.

Call 617-524-1718 or visit for more details.

Loring-Greenough tours

The 1760 colonial mansion Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., offers guided tours of the house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays during August.

Visitors will see the newly acquired portraits of David Greenough II and his wife Maria, as well as other historic treasures. Adult admission is $5, children $3.

Visit or call 617-524-5138 for more information.