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Five Things to do in Jamaica Plain This Weekend

Find out what's happening in the neighborhood this weekend.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

'Get Down with Motown' in Jamaica Plain

Dance JP is honoring Black History Month this Saturday by playing the sounds of Motown. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends, sweethearts, family and neighbors. The event is wheelchair accessible and costs $3-10 on a sliding scale to cover space rental and other costs. Bare feet are also encouraged. The event takes place at the First Baptist Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Centre Street Community Cleanup 

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street will sponsor a community cleanup of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Saturday, Feb. 22 starting at 9 a.m. Participants will join to pick up trash along the roadway; sweep out sand, dirt and road salt and refresh the neighborhood. Interested participants should contact 617-533-3694 or info@hydejacksonsquare.org with an RSVP.

First Time Home Buyer Seminar: Jamaica Plain

Nearby residents are invited to attend a free first-time home buyer seminar in Jamaica Plain this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at 673 Centre St. 

The seminar, hosted by Prudential Unlimited Realty, will guide home buyers through the pre-approval process, current market conditions, major steps in the buying process and how to protect one's deposits. Meet and learn the roles of real estate attorneys, home inspectors, mortgage lenders, sales/buyers and agents. For more information, contact 617-522-2200.

Learn How to Lower Your Energy Bill

If you're looking to save some cash on your monthly energy bills, Renew Boston is hosting a special "Lower Your Energy Bill Brunch" this Saturday at the Curtis Community Center on South Street in Jamaica Plain. The brunch is free and begins at 11 a.m.

Visit the Boston Wine Festival

Taking place this weekend at the Boston Harbor Hotel is the Boston Wine Festival, featuring winery Patz & Hall co-owners Donald Patz and James Hall presenting a display of terrior-driven wines produced from the winery's vineyard sites throughout California. 

The event will feature a seminar and dinner starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Room for $195. Attendees can choose a dinner-only option, which begins at 7:30 p.m. for $165. For more information, visit www.bostonwinefestival.net.

The event will continue on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Chef Daniel Bruce, who will create a buffet of cajun-style cuisine to honor the legacy of the French Quarter Wine Festival in New Orleans. Sunday's session costs $85. 

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