Here are the latest Jamaica Plain neighborhood notes:

Introduction to Astrology for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join the BPL for an online class on astrology with Jenn Marcos from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

Have you ever wondered how your zodiac sign is determined? Do you want to know the different between your moon sign and your sun sign? Are you curious what your signs says about you? Learn the answer to all of that and more.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for required registration and other information. Connection information will be sent to registered participants.

WBUR Town Hall: Combating misinformation about COVID-19

"Coronavirus was bioengineered in a Chinese lab."

"The conditions in New York City have been exaggerated to take away our freedoms."

How do we counter these myths and conspiracy theories?

Endless Thread podcast co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson speak with Harvard Professor Joan Davidson, who specializes in media manipulation, the effects of disinformation campaigns and adversarial media movements from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

This live-streamed event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested at www.wbur.org/events/578462/wbur-town-hall-debunking-covid-19-myths.

Link to YouTube live stream will be emailed to registered guests at 4 p.m. on the date of the event.

Want to submit questions before the event? Go to slido.com and enter event code #WBURVTH7

BPL Book Group for Adults on the Spectrum

Join the monthly online book discussion group for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions or who identify as such from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

The event is hosted by the Boston Public Library and the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE).

The group will read and discuss Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary.

The link to join the meeting is available at https://bit.ly/2KPDJmp.

For more information, contact K. Devine at kdevine@bpl.org or Stephanie Birkdale at Stephanie.birkdale@aane.org.

For more information, visit www.bpl.org/events.

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group

The Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group will meet online from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

The group will read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

This BPL group which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month is geared toward young adults in their 20s and 30s.

You can find the book on hoopladitital.com via the Boston Public Library website. Visit www.bpl.org/events for required registration and other information. An email with the video chat link will be sent out prior to the event.

‘The Grimm Escape: A Virtual Escape Room for Teens’

The Boston Public Library has partnered with the popular escape room company Puzzle Break to transport its teen patrons to “The Grimm Escape,” their 100 percent virtual escape room experience. Teens, ages 13 through 18, will venture together from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 to a fantastic land which has fallen under the spell of a sinister witch. Only by banding together can they hope to break her curse in the 60 minutes before the land is forever hexed.

Visit bpl.org/events for required registration and Zoom information.

Library Supper Club

Join Chef Dave Nevins live in the kitchen from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Cook along with the Chef de Cuisine at Grand Tour.

To have some fun visit www.bpl.org/events for the You Tube link to join BPL Supper Club.

Facebook Live: Reader’s Corner

The next Facebook Live Reader’s Corner broadcast (for children, ages 6 through 12) will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at www.facebookcom/BPLchildren.

NAMIWalks goes virtual

The NAMIWalks Massachusetts 2020 will go Virtual on May 30.

NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event to help promote awareness of mental health and reduce stigma by sharing and stories and walking together; to raise funds for NAMI’s mission of advocacy, education, support and public awareness; and to build community and let people know they are not alone.

Help make a difference.

Visit namiwalks.org for more information, including ways you can help make this year’s event a success.

JP Centre Yoga online studio

JP Centre Yoga (670 Centre St.) is offering live streamed classes daily to all who need it during these stressful times.

Classes are offered on a sliding scale – pay what you can; from $0 to the regular drop-in rate of $20 – to help support the teachers and small-business.

Registration closes 30 minutes before class begins.

Visit jpcentreyoga.com for the online class schedule and registration.

#ZooToYou

Tune in on Facebook at 1:30 p.m. for #ZooToYou: a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with the care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and lots more.

Visit zoonewengland.org for more information.

Kadampa Meditation Center Boston online

Kadampa Meditation Center Boston (360C Centre St.) is continuing their meditations and classes online to keep the community as peaceful and stress-free as possible six days a week.

Visit meditationinboston.org for more information, including links to all classes, meditations, and chanted prayers for members, non-members, and kids posted weekly.

Maker Mondays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Maker Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 1 (except May 25) in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Take a look at projects of the librarians own design, get ideas for at-home crafts, or learn how to make stuff online… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Lunch Break Yoga

Lunch Break Yoga – brought to you by the Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 26.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Gamer Tuesdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Gamer Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 2 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Discuss the latest release, trends, and strategies of every system on the map, or participate in some light online gaming… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Families Cooking with Miss Debbie

Join Miss Debbie as she bakes and cooks a variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and side dishes from scratch using fresh and often locally-grown and organic ingredients from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 9.

Let Miss Debbie show you that cooking can be a family activity. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision via Zoom.

Registration is required at www.facebook.com/BPLchildren. A link to the meeting and password will be sent via email on the day of the program.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details.

Anime Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Anime Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 3 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Discuss and share tastes, trends, and experiences with all things anima an manga with certified otaku… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Twitch Remote Gaming for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Twitch Remote Gaming from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through June 4 in the Virtual Teen Room.

They’ll host a series of wacky, irreverent online games, all of which are designed to be played by large audiences.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Mindful Minis

Mindful Minis (for ages 6 through 10) will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; (for ages three through five) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays; and (for ages 5 to 9) from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through June 11.

The Mindful Mini program is a series of classes designed to introduce children to mindfulness-based tools helpful for stress-reduction, self-management, and emotional awareness.

Classes are centered on relaxation, creativity, imagination, gratitude and awareness, all of which are scientifically proven to aid in children’s success in school, in relationships, and developing a connecting with themselves.

Activities include yoga, breathing techniques, drawing, mindful movement, sharing our experiences with emotions, and other interactive mindfulness games including sensory descriptions.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for Zoom registration and other relevant information.

Jackbox Thursdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Jackbox Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 4 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Want a little funny in your bones? This chat room will run live during BPL Teen Services’ weekly Jackbox Twitch stream, at twitch.tv/BPL … laugh with them from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Online caregiver’s group

First Church in Jamaica Plain (6 Eliot St.) hosts an online support group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for members and friends serving as the primary caregiver for adult family members.

In the spirit of radical inclusion, they recognize that primary caregivers today are parents, spouses/partners, siblings, cousins, and friends.

If you are a caregiver and would like more information, email Rev. Elizabeth Assenza at revelizabethassensa@gmail.com.

Bollywood Funk Online

Bollywood Funk Online will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays through June 4.

Bollywood Funk is a high-energy dance with a mix of Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk fused with the hottest Bollywood beats and moves.

Join dance instructor, Chavi Bansai, and be ready to sweat, smile and have a lot of fun.

Class is fit for all levels, no prior experience required, but is intended for children and teens.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Facebook Live Story Time: PJ Storytime

Let's have a pajama party! Join Librarian Rebecca from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for a live-streamed Pajama Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at www/facebook.com/BPL children.

Bouncing Babies Livestream Storytime

The Boston Public Library will host Bouncing Babies Storytime for two year olds and younger, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays through May 29.

Please have a scarf, washcloth, cloth napkin, receiving blanket or other small piece of cloth handy for storytime scarf songs.

Storytime will be streamed live on their Facebook Page and the video will be available for a while.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details.

Finding grants using foundation directory online

Foundation Directory is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects.

Normally patrons would only have access to Foundation Directory within the main branch of the Boston Public Library. During the current health crisis the BPL is offering remote access to Foundation Directory Online Essential from 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays through May 29.

Patrons will need a library card and pin number to access Foundation Directory. If you do not have one you can apply for an eCard online.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-grants-using-foundation-directory-online-tickets-102691882184 for registration and more details.

‘Shake it Out’ Youth Dance Program

Join the BPL for eight weeks of dancing led by Oliver Arias a member of the Floorlord, the longest running hip hop dance troupe in the US from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays through July 3.

Each week you will learn new dance moves which will get difficult and the weeks move on. No previous dancing experience required.

This class is intended for teens, ages 13 and older. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision. This program will occur on Zoom.

After registration at www.bpl.org/events, a link to the meeting and password will be sent via email on the day of the program.

Music Fridays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the BPL Teen Librarians for Music Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 5 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Can’t catch a tune…? This chatroom will feature music lovers and players of a number of genres and instruments. Come to listen, discuss, and play, all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Unwind with Gentle Yoga – brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library –from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Roslindale Online Adult Book Group

Join the Roslindale Online Adult Book Group from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 as they discuss the e-book Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson

Visit bpl.org/events for information, including registration and link to join.

Massart Made Virtual Spring Market 2020

The MassArt Made Virtual Spring Market is a temporary online showcase of student and alumni artwork available through Etsy and other independent e-commerce websites through Tuesday, June 30.

Shop artwork, jewelry, fashion and more from more than 200 student alumni-owned businesses

For Dial-In Information: massart.edu/springmarket2020

For more information: https://calendar.massart.edu/event/massart_made_virtual_spring_market_2020#.XrWJAS8pChA

Spectacle Island Virtual 5K

Run, walk or roll a 5K anyway you want from June 13 through June 30. You choose the time, the views and the surface. You can get up early and run along the Harborwalk in South Boston, go out on your lunch break and jog or walk the sidewalks in your neighborhood, or get on your treadmill as the sun is setting and crank out 3.1 miles while you binge your favorite show. You do not have to be local to participate – challenge your friends and family wherever they might be.

The registration fee is $20. All the proceeds will benefit Boston Harbor Now and help improve lives of 40,000 youth and their families: Register and learn more at bostonharbornow.org.

Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network

Social Distancing does not Equal Social Isolation.

The Neighborhood Aid Network, coordinated by The Human Network Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has a simple goal: To provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.

For information and to get involved in the Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network, visit bit.ly/jpmutualaid where you will find, among other information, links to:

Resource List – a centralized place for individuals, families, service providers and others to find information:

Current Offerings List – a public non-editable “offerings” spreadsheet that people can view and reach out to others directly for support (the list is growing and you can add your information as well).

Current Needs List – if you are in need of something that is not found on the Current Offerings List, you can add your information/needs.

The Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network is a powerful way to build strong connections and there are several ways that you can be a part of the group.

Email mutualaidjamaicaplain@gmail.com with questions about the Network and/or ways to participate.

Community meals delivered

The Mid-week Dinner on Wednesdays and the Crossroads Café lunch on Saturdays at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. have been canceled. Meals are being delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

If you would like to receive these meals, email churchoffice@firstbaptistjp.org or phone 617-524-3992. For other information, visit firstbaptistjp.org.

JP Food Pantry – Donations and Distribution

The JP Food Pantry is delivering groceries to people in need on Saturdays.

If you would like to donate non-perishable items, cleaning supplies and/or hygiene products or make a monetary donation or need food delivered, email churchoffice@firstbaptistjp.org or phone 617-524-3992. For more information, visit firstbaptistjp.org.

Franklin Park Zoo seeks donations

While the Franklin Park Zoo is temporarily closed, critical operations staff, including animal care teams and other selected employees, continue to be fiscally responsible while working at the zoo to provide vital care to their animals and infrastructure.

The Zoo has set up the “All Our Animals Fund” and is asking for donations to continue its mission.

Visit zoonewengland.org for more information, including ways to donate.

Community vigil

A community vigil will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

The purpose of the vigils is to stand out and speak up for racial justice and human rights while speaking out against white supremacy and will include speakers amidst moments of silence.

These Black Lives Matter vigils have been ongoing since Dec. 2015.

Boston Public Library resources

The Boston Public Library has an online calendar of virtual events to go with its other online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources.

Other details and links to remote library services can be found at www.bpl.org/news/remote-library-services.

For more information, email ask@BPL.org.

Free breakfast & lunch for all Boston students

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families and other community organizations, will provide free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

For a list of meal sites, visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston#map--409806 or www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8098.

Phone 617-635-3717 or email food@boston.gov with questions or concerns or for other information.

If you need additional food resources, contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.

Gender-free contra dancing – Resumes in July

Boston Gender Free Contra Dances (an affiliate of The Lavender Country and Folk Dancers) are typically held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, September through June, at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. (by the monument).

These fragrance-free dances are taught and no partners are necessary; beginners are encouraged to attend; all are invited to come early.

The fee is sliding scale ($5 to $15). A bucket is passed to cover the live music fund.

Visit lcfd.org for more information, including the music lineup.

Gender-free English Country Dance – Resumes in July

Boston Gender Free English Country Dances (an affiliate of The Lavender Country and Folk Dancers) are typically held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month September through June, with the 5th Tuesday, designated for experienced dancers. The group meets at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. (by the monument).

These fragrance-free dances are taught and no partners are necessary; beginners are encouraged to attend; all are invited to come early.

The fee is sliding scale ($5 to $15). A bucket is passed to cover the live music fund.

Visit lcfd.org for more information, including the music lineup.

Me2/orchestra

Me2/Orchestra is a welcoming, multi-generational, inclusive classical music organization. The focus is on a supportive music-making environment and stigma-erasing performances for all ability levels. There is no audition and no participation fee to join.

New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, email info@me2orchestra.org, call 802-238-8369 or visit www.Me2orchestra.org.

Two Dollar-a-Bag sites

Fair-food Inc. provides fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag.

The trucks will be at the South Jamaica Plain Health Center, 10B Green St., community room from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays; Amory Street Building, 125 Amory St. from 3 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays; Martha Elliot Health Center, 75 Bickford St. from noon to 1 p.m. on alternate Fridays; Farnsworth House, 90 South St. from 9 to 10 a.m. on alternate Wednesdays; and Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. from 10 to 11 a.m. on alternate Thursdays (from Sept. 12).

All people are welcome; no ID or sign-ups are required. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated to unload, pack and clean up.

Visit fairfoods.org or phone 617-288-6185 for more information, including delivery status.