Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Zervas Online Auction

Grab a great deal at the Zervas Online Auction!

Need a night out? Bid on a gift card to Grill 23, The Beehive or the Cambridge Brewing Company.

Want to fulfill your goal to exercise more in 2018? Scoop up some classes at Barry’s Boot Camp, Pure Barre or Soul Cycle.

How about a summer camp for the kids? Check out the offerings for LINX camps, Camp Chickami or Dexter Southfield summer camps, among many others.

Grab a great deal, and support your local Newton Zervas Elementary School! Opening March 5th and running through March 12th, check out the amazing offerings at

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Newton CPC Public Hearing

The main agenda item for the next CPC meeting is a PUBLIC HEARING on proposed revisions to the funding guidelines in Newton’s Community Preservation Plan, including:

  • the percentage of funding targeted for each CPA-eligible resource (affordable housing, historic resources, open space/outdoor recreation land)
  • principles for prioritizing projects that are CPA-appropriate as well as CPA-eligible
  • expectations for matching, non-CPA funds in different project categories

The proposed revisions have been online since November 2017 from the program’s home web page,, and from its Guidelines & Forms page. If you wish to comment on these guidelines but cannot attend the hearing, please contact Alice Ingerson at or 617.796.1144.

March 13th, 7:00 pm
City Hall Room 211

Private Art Lessons

Personal, in-home art lessons that are unique to your child, based on exactly what they want to learn! For ages K-12. $50.00/hour
Lessons range from:

  • Painting – abstract and observational, techniques and concepts acrylics, oils, watercolors, ink
  • Drawing – figure drawing, still life, experimental
  • Multimedia – paper, bookmaking, collage, stamp carving and printing
  • Sculpture – clay, fiber, embroidery, metals, lost wax casting, jewelry, wire working, resin encasing
  • Crafts – sustainable/recycled art, weaving, stenciling, flower pressing and casting, candle making
  • Art History – discussions about artists and movements to help expand students’ understanding of their own work

Students will produce a body of work they are proud of and will have opportunities to show and present work, create artist statements and become confident in their artwork.  Lessons and projects grow and change depending on each student and their own ideas and exploration at Stephanie Rae Private Art Lessons, LLC.

For photos of student work and more info about Stephanie, please visit Contact Stephanie at

Spanish Tutor

Tutor available for all levels, all language skills: grammar, writing, reading
comprehension, study of Spanish language literature. Why struggle? Enjoy learning Spanish!  Contact Libby Sands at or 617- 256-4780.

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Several years teaching experience
  • Massachusetts licensed/certified
  • BA Latin American Studies: Brown University
  • MA Teaching: Boston College
  • CAES School Leadership/Administration: Boston College
  • Flexible scheduling in Newton

Language Tutoring for students and parents

Adi’s Language School located in Framingham offers a wide array of services for children and adults, especially in the field of Languages. For more information, please visit

Newton has Talent needs you

In order to fund valuable youth programs (including Students of the Month, RYLA, Interact, and yearly scholarships) and community grants, the Rotary Club of Newton produces a musical talent competition called Newton Has Talent.

This year they’re trying REALLY hard to get adults to enter.  To participate in the competition, an individual (or one member of an ensemble) has to work, live, or go to school in Newton. And entries are FREE before March 1st so don’t wait!

Check out more information on this flyer.

The Chaos of Clutter: Why it Happens and How to Help

Do you have a family member or friend whose home is cluttered? Are you worried about their safety and well-being?

Join Patty Underwood (LICSW) for a workshop that will provide information about the psychological reasons why clutter happens and how you can help. RSVP is requested, not required:

March 1st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Newton Free Library

Attention dog lovers

Dogs residing in Newton must be licensed by April 1st every year. Persons with dogs, please see this important information.

Research study seeking female teens

A research study currently underway at McLean Hospital is recruiting female teens (ages 14 -17) both with and without depression. Please see the attached documents for additional information and feel free to contact Emily with any questions you might have either by phone at 617-855-4245 or email

Flyer here and here.

Einstein’s Workshop Summer camp

New this year, Einstein’s Workshop is offering six weeks of their favorite camp programs at Zervas Elementary for children entering grades K-6. Half day, full day, and extended day options available! Students will have the benefit of a highly-rated classroom experience as well as access to indoor and outdoor playspace.

Einstein’s Workshop Summer Camps provide a wide range of STEM programming for children in grades K-9 at their Newton and Burlington locations. With over 30 unique camp offerings, they have options in Robotics, Coding, Making & Inventing, and Game Learning! Guided by seasoned instructors, campers will participate in guided lessons and exploratory challenges designed to encourage education, curiosity, and personal growth.

For more information or to register, please see The “Newton” location is Zervas.