Here are the latest Jamaica Plain neighborhood notes:

Prints on display

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St., will host “Repeated Remembrance,” works by artist and printmaker Stacey Friedman, now until April 30.

An opening reception with the artist will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

Friedman merges a variety of printmaking techniques for a layered, textured style that incorporates photographs and family history to explore lineage, memory and identity. Rendered in antique browns and faded grays, her silhouetted figures are both anonymous and familiar.

Call 617-524-2053 for more details on this free program.

Artists’ talk

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will host an artists’ talk “Fibers Inside and Outside the Body” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

Mihoko Wakabayashi and Kevin Ohashi, two entrepreneurs who use fibers inside and outside the body, will compare their work. One adapts free weaving to wearable art; the other invents fiber-based body implants and methods for treating damaged tissues and preventing disease.

Ohashi is a life scientist and venture capitalist and Wakabayashi is a philosophical educator, fiber artist and member of the fiber arts faculty at the Eliot School.

A donation of $5 is suggested.

Visit or call 617-524-3313 for more information and to register.

3D printing for kids

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St., will present a 3D design and printing workshop for kids from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

Children ages 6 and older will join instructors from Toysinbox 3D Printing to learn about 3D printing. They will learn how a 3D printer works and then use Makerbot 3D printers to make a small 3D object in multiple colors to take home for themselves. Admission is free.

For more information and to register, call 617-524-2053.

The Orange Line

The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., will welcome back Jeremy Fox and Andrew Elder in “A Deep Dive into the Orange Line” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

The authors of “The Orange Line,” Fox and Elder will talk about their book in the neighborhood where the elevated Orange had such an impact.

Fox is a writer, editor and online producer for the Boston Globe. His writing has appeared in the Bay State Banner, the Boston Phoenix, Film Threat, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, Time Out, the Weekly Dig and other publications. Elder is the interim university archivist and curator of special collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston and is co-chair of the board of directors for The History Project.

Tickets are $18.

Visit or 617-524-3158 for further details.

Poetry readings

The Jamaica Pond Poets will host the Chapter and Verse reading series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

Poets Hillary Sallick, Natalie Shapero and Lindsay Turner will read from their latest works. A reception with refreshments and a chance to chat with the writers will follow. A donation of $5 is requested.

For more details, visit

Music of the Middle East

JP Concerts and the Open Theatre Project will welcome Orkestra Marhaba in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at St. John’s Church, corner of Revere Street and Roanoke Avenue.

Orkestra Marhaba is a performance and study group that explores and interprets Middle Eastern makam (modal) traditions over several centuries and geographies, specializing in the spontaneous improvisational genre known as taksim. The improvisational and composed music is set to a variety of odd and even rhythms.

Performers will include Frederick Stubbs, Diana Traylor, Mike Harrist and Shanteri Baliga.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and members.

For more information, visit or call 617-874-4009.

Photography walk

The Arnold Arboretum’s current exhibiting photographer Chris Morgan will lead a photography walk of the arboretum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, meeting at the Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway.

Morgan will discuss the best techniques for landscape photography. Attendees should bring their own cameras or phones.

Registration is requested for this free walk, as space is limited; online at or by calling 617-524-1718.

Easter egg hunt

The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. will host the annual “Spring on the Lawn” from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

The afternoon will feature an Easter egg hunt, ice cream, photos with the Easter Bunny and the Spring Parade. There will be coloring pages and shiny eggs full of treats for the kids. This year, there will be timed hunts for different age groups in separate hunt zones. Families should bring their own baskets and music makers for the parade.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets and blankets to make a fun field day on the beautiful two-acre grounds.

Admission is free. Visit or call 617-524-3158 for more details.

Fitness walk

The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, will offer a free “Spring into Health” walk from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Walkers will meet at the Hunnewell Visitor Center.

This brisk walk along the less-traveled paths of the arboretum will focus on fitness as well as on information about seasonal plants and points of interest from docent Rhoda Kubrick. Walkers should dress appropriately and bring a bottle of water.

In case of inclement weather, call 617-384-5209.

The walk is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 617-384-5277 or visit


The Footlight Club will continue its 2018-19 season with a production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Cabaret” with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, now through April 13 at Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St.

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power,” Cabaret” focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

Visit or call 617-524-3200 to purchase tickets and for more

Arboretum tours

Free, guided walking tours of the Arnold Arboretum will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays, starting from April 13. 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.

‘Winter into spring’

The Arnold Arboretum is displaying “Transitions: Winter into spring,” photographs of the Arboretum by Chris Morgan in the Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, now through May 5.

Morgan’s goal as a photographer is to evoke the emotions he feels when he views patterns and textures in nature, in the shapes of trees and in the movements of birds.

The Arboretum, with its rich collections of flora and fauna, has been a major interest of his for more than 15 years, especially during blizzards, when dramatic photo opportunities appear. He has photographed on five continents for more than 40 years; however, he is currently to be found, year-round, photographing in the arboretum.

Admission is free.

Call 617-384-5209 or send an email to for further information.

New art on display

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., is hosting an installation from local artist Gail Jerauld Bos, “A Woman’s Voice” now until April 30.

The installation features painted planks depicting women activists, writers, scientists and teachers from across history.

Art by Jerauld Bos has been exhibited in galleries, museums and public art spaces. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Board of Trustees of the DeCordova Museum, the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission and the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. She is the recipient of numerous awards including “Best of Show” for paintings and mixed media works.

More information can be found at