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In the Name of Love: Newton Family Singers rock the Music of U2

Let out your inner Rock Star and come belt along with Newton Family Singers as they
perform anthems of passion and justice by Irish superstars U2!  To benefit the Newton Food Pantry, they’re collecting food donations and holding a raffle. This kid-friendly rock concert is the perfect way to share your love of U2 with your whole family!

Tickets for the show (Adults $10.00/children $8.00) can be purchased online at For questions pleae email

May 6th,  4:00 pm
Ellsworth Theatre of Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill
(free parking available on campus – please come early to park).

The Newton Family Singers is an intergenerational family chorus that brings together families and friends of all ages to sing American folk music.

Family-friendly, live music!

Harlem Rockets comedy basketball show/game

The Newton South High School Booster Club is hosting a fun-filled basketball comedy show and game. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs after the show.

In this special event to raise money for the Newton South Booster Club, the “Teacher’s Nets,” a talented team of Newton’s finest educators, has graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. Tickets for this fun-filled event can be purchased online at a discount up to the night of the event. Tickets will be available at the door on May 19th, subject to availability.

Children, students, seniors are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Adults are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door
VIP tickets are $30.00, $50.00 at the door (subject to availability)

To purchase tickets and get more information about the event, click on this link:

May 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

College Essay support available

It is never too early to start working on your college essays, especially since the Common Application 2018/2019 essay prompts are the same as those for 2017/2018!

Alicia Shems, an educator and editor with over 20 years of experience, is available for college essay help.  Alicia is available for one-to-one sessions as well as group lessons that provide you with important skills for crafting your essay. Every Senior she’s worked with has been admitted to one of his or her top choices.

And for those rising Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors, she can also provide writing, reading, and general English tutoring, where each session is tailored to fit your needs.

For more information, please contact Alicia Shems at 617-680-1918 or

Be Zen Through the Chaos: A CPS & Mindfulness Workshop

Do you get emotionally hijacked when your child is disrespectful or pushes your buttons? Do you find yourself too angry or upset to use your parenting skills? This workshop will give you an overview of the life-changing Collaborative Problem Solving parenting approach and specific mindfulness practices to enhance your self-regulation and coping skills in those frustrating moments.

Register at

May 19th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Brookline

From Conflict to Collaboration

A Parenting Framework That Brings Out The Best in You and Your Child

Do you ever feel frustrated with your child? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child.

The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach gives parents concrete tools to relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior, and build their kids’ skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. See to register for an upcoming morning or evening CPS workshop in Newton, Brookline or Natick that starts in May or for private coaching in CPS.

Empty Bowls to benefit the Centre Street Food Pantry

Help fight hunger in our community by joining us for Empty Bowls. For a $10.00 donation to the Centre Street Food Pantry, guests receive a handmade bowl of their choice, soup, bread and dessert while listening to live local music.

April 13th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Lasell College’s Dewitt Hall, 80 Maple Street, Newton

How to talk to your kids about consent

Join Boston Globe Spotlight Team journalist Sacha Pfeiffer and panelists Jenn Abelson, Jaclyn Friedman, Casey Corcoran, and Chessy Prout in a discussion about tactics for talking to your kids about consent. For more information, visit This will be an appropriate event for teens.

April 10th, 6:30 pm (doors at 6:00 pm)
CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston
Lighthouse Room, 20th Floor

SAT Subject Test Prep

Let NCE help you prepare for the SAT II Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology. In the Chemistry Review class you’ll review the major topics covered on the SAT Chemistry subject test, including thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, and nuclear and organic chemistry, which students may not have encountered in class. Calculators are not permitted for this test, so they’ll incorporate estimation into the test-taking strategies.

In the Biology Review class instructors will distill the major themes taught in the year-long high school class and cover the following topics: basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cellular transport, energy in living systems, cell reproduction, genetics, evolution, ecology, and major groups of living organisms.

For more information on these classes, and the other college test prep programs in SAT/ACT Prep and college essay writing, visit or call 617-559-6999.

Chemistry Review: four Tuesdays, May 1st – 22nd , 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton North Biology Review: four Wednesdays, May 2nd – 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton South

Navigating the Student-Athlete College Search and Recruiting Process

If you’re a student-athlete approaching the college application process, you may be experiencing some stress. The college selection and recruiting process starts much earlier for you and can be complex and time-consuming. Instructor Nick Michael of Odyssey College Search, is here to tell you that there is a college for every student-athlete who wants to earn a college degree while playing his or her favorite sport.

Come to an overview of the college search and recruiting process and learn to successfully navigate the maze of issues facing the student-athlete. Find out what college coaches and admissions officers are looking for, and how to get their attention. You’ll leave with action steps for each year of college. To learn more or to register visit or call 617-559-6999.

Two-session program, May 1st and May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School

Two Massachusetts Moms Say No to College Debt for Kids

Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to
be faced with.

They decided plan the first ever Massachusetts Strategic Scholarship Bootcamp. Kerry Strollo, mom and event co-organizer said “This is about educating parents that you don’t have to sit idly by and just hope something down the line will work out financially for your kids. This is about early success planning so you (and your kiddos) are not panicked when they are a senior in High School on how they, or you, will afford college. Who knew kids in 7th and 8th grade can start to obtain and stockpile scholarships, and High Schoolers can earn so much they pay for their college education and then receive overpayments for living expenses after college? I didn’t, and we have 4 kids! As soon as I learned this I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops.”  Strollo added, “There are tips, techniques, and a path to finding the scholarships, however it starts with putting together a plan of action. This Bootcamp is designed to help you craft that plan for success.”

Rosette Cataldo, mom and event co-organizer looks at it though a different lens.  “I watch my kids, albeit great students, wasting time every day on the internet, Fort Nite, YouTube, Netflix…you name it. These kids must use their devices and brains for a better purpose.  I want to educate my children on how to make the internet a gold mine that works for them, their future and not just a time suck.”

This event is all about educating local parents and students at the same time and getting them aligned to work together with a plan so that the family isn’t crippled with debt. This investment in your child’s future is $49.00 per person.  Students are encouraged to join their parents. For more info please visit

The Strategic Scholarship Bootcamp will be held:
May 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Marriott Hotel, Newton