Category Archives: Events

FREE Family Event: Christmas with NewCity Church

Join a FREE family event hosted by NewCity Church to celebrate the holiday season! Take FREE professional photos with Santa, enjoy interactive holiday music with Kara Kulpa from Jammin’ with You, a surprise appearance from a favorite Disney character, and purchase gifts for your loved ones from the pop-up gift shop featuring CAUSEGEAR – The Human Justice Brand.

December 17th, 5:30pm
Zervas Elementary School
30 Beethoven Avenue, Waban

FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice

Are you concerned about what the Newton Public Schools are doing to respond to the rising tide of overt racism in our country? Join the next meeting of *FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice, a project sponsored by NPS.

Superintendent Fleishman, Newton METCO Director, Maricel Sheets, and teacher Jen Tomaneng will be sharing and answering questions about the “Courageous Conversations” program being rolled out over a 5-year period in our schools.

December 20th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Mason-Rice Elementary School, 149 Pleasant Street, Newton

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/L5ltoDopdCw9U1jg1

*Want to connect with your school’s FORJ team? Email amy@amybehrens.com to let Amy (FORJ Coordinator and Parent Coach) know what school team you’d like to be a part of and/or that you’d like to be on the email list for more information about FORJ events. The goal is to have an active team of interested parents at each school who meet on their own and participate in the monthly all-school FORJ meetings, which offer opportunities for further education, team planning time and networking. Parents are welcome to join at any time.

Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting date moved

The Newton Community Preservation Committee’s next meeting has been moved from December 14th to December 19th at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Cafeteria, Basement. The CPC will hear the Newton Housing Authority’s request to submit an updated $2.5 million proposal for their Jackson Road/Haywood House (Newton Corner) new senior housing project. A new, future date will be announced for the public hearing on proposed revisions to the program’s funding guidelines, previously scheduled for the December meeting.

A night of laughs and improv

Come see Children of the Candy Corn’s first show of the year “The Annual Chili Cook-Off”!
A night of laughs and improv. Admission: $5.00 at the door (proceeds go to SouthStage).

December 15th,  7:30 pm
Newton South Auditorium

Summer Camp Open House

The Chestnut Hill School Summer Day Camp is accredited with The American Camping Association, and provides enriching art, swimming, sport, drama, science and music experiences for children ages 3-14; trip options available for older campers.
Registration for 2018 (June 25th – August 17th) is now open.

Come to the Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp Open House on December 16th, 12:00 –  to 2:00 pm for food, face painting, activities, tours and more…Can’t make the Open House? Contact mnickerson@tchs.org or 617-264-1346 for an individual tour.

Upcoming Events for Teens at the Newton Free Library

Teen Crafterhours, December 4th, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Meet once a month a Monday night to make crafts and eat snacks. This week, make mittens out of felted wool and eat snacks! Grades 7-12.

Anime/Manga Club, December 6th, 4:00 pm, Computer Center: Come meet on the first Wednesday of every month and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings, to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more!  Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12.

Typewriter Poetry,  December 11, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Get creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. Get together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12.

Human Rights Commission award ceremony

The Newton Human Rights Commission is delighted to announce that it has selected Dr. Janet E. Helms as the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award. This award recognizes a resident or employee working in the city who has demonstrated consistent, ongoing work in the field of human rights.

Mayor Setti Warren and Alisa Caira, Josie Joseph, Kimia Tabatabaei, and Khyla Turner, students from Newton North and Newton South High Schools, will also be recognized for their dedication to the issue of human rights in the Newton Community.

The award ceremony is open to the public and will take place on December 5th at 7:00 pm at the Druker Auditorium located in the Newton Free Library at 333 Homer Street. If you would like to attend, please RSVP (requested, not required) to slao@newtonma.gov.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Start the Holiday Season off with a cheerful evening of songs, hot chocolate and fun! In the War Auditorium, sing-along with the Stacey Peasley Band – an award-winning band whose music is joyful and playful – as they play your favorite holiday songs. Then go outside to the front steps of City, and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Newton Community Pride, or samples of Hood egg nog.

As you wear your complimentary glow-in- the-dark necklace you can watch a special
holiday “Rockettes” performance by the Creative Dance Steps Studio. All of this excitement builds up to the Grande Finale of Mayor Setti Warren flipping the switch that turns the grounds into a twinkling winterland!

New this year…”Stuff a Cruiser”! Please bring an unwrapped gift to fill a police cruiser with toys as part the Village Bank’s Holiday Gift Drive! In the spirit of giving for the season, please bring a donation for Food Pantries.

For more information, visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org or call 617-796-
1540.

Maine Arts Camp Open House

If you are looking for a great overnight summer camp where your creative 9-16 year-old
can thrive, please join Friday morning at the home of Newton parent Anabel Cable to find out why Maine Arts Camp could be the perfect choice.

Located on the campus of Colby College, MAC is a small, friendly camp community that
is big on empathy and personal growth as well as creative opportunity. With an
extensive program of activities covering visual arts, theatre, music, dance, culinary arts,
robotics and rocketry, film-making, individual sports and more, all taught by
professional educators, and with access to Colby’s state-of- the-art facilities, Maine Arts
Camp offers exceptionally high quality instruction across a wide range of interests.

Find out more at www.maineartscamp.com. If you would like to attend the Open
House/Coffee Morning and meet camp director Rick Mades, please RSVP to
anabelcable@comcast.net for the address.

Maine Arts Camp Open House/Coffee Morning
December 8th , 8:30 – 10:00 am

Sign up for Boys & Girls Club Winter Programs Starting Now

Winter Basketball League for grades K-8 began Saturday (December 2nd ) with late sign ups still open and Boston Fencing returns for weekly practices beginning December 5th.
In addition to the Power Hour study times, this season there will be many new programs for making learning fun: including visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Russian School of Math, Card Game Club, Story Time (for grades 1-3), Lego Civics with Right Brain Curriculum, 3-D Printing, Chess Club, and more!

The Newton BGC provides academic, athletic, and social activities that enable young people to grow as caring, responsible members of the community. All students are welcome here.

To sign up or explore the  programming, please visit: http://newtonbgc.com/.