Category Archives: Events

Drop off a dish to help

Drop off a dish to help feed the Boston homeless on Thanksgiving.

Gobble Gobble Give is a national effort of volunteers who prepare and assemble individual containers of Thanksgiving meals to deliver to homeless people in 16 major cities throughout the country.

Boston is just starting out, and they were able to deliver 100 meals last year.  This year their goal is 500.  Let’s help them exceed their goal!  You can drop off a warm dish on Thanksgiving morning or stay and help!  If you would like to help but will not be around on Thursday,  please email to arrange to drop off a donation on Tuesday or Wednesday  (something like cookies, pumpkin bread, corn muffins, pie as long as it does not need to be refrigerated).

For more information, go to  Check the Facebook Gobble Gobble Give Boston page this week for more details about the drop-off location.  The drop-off location will be in or near Newton.

There is still time to sign up for Newton Inspires

Holiday Gift Drive

The City of Newton Health and Human Services Dept. and The Village Bank are teaming up again for the annual Holiday Gift Drive. Please help by donating gifts for children ages newborn to 10:

  • New, unwrapped toys
  • Gift cards from local Newton merchants

Donations will be accepted from November 12th – December 10th. Your gift will benefit deserving Newton families this holiday season. You can drop off donations at the following Village Bank locations:

Auburndale – 307 Auburn Street
Newton Highlands – 56 Winchester Street
Newtonville – 332 Walnut Street
Nonantum – 411 Watertown Street
Waban –  89 Wyman Street
West Newton – 1369 Washington Street

We Still Live Here: Learning about the history and present-day experience of the Wampanoag Nation

“We Still Live Here: Learning about the history and present-day experience of the Wampanoag Nation” is an opportunity to gain knowledge as well as guidance about talking with your children about how Native Americans in the New England region have been treated and how they are reclaiming their language today. A tribe member will join  to answer questions. Children 8 and up are welcome to attend!

FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) All Schools Monthly Meeting. PLEASE REGISTER HERE:  For more information, please email

November 14th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon St, Waban

5th annual Newton Turkey Trot

Online registration for the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot closes on November 12th! This event kicks off on November 17th (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) with a 1 mile kids’ fun run at 8:30 am followed by the 5K race at 9:00 am.  For information and to register, visit

Not a runner? Join the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of the website. All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Pantry.

2nd Annual Turkey Bowl

The 2nd Annual Turkey Bowl will take place on November 17th! All teams are guaranteed at least 3 games of play. The cost for registration is only $40 per free agent, or $300 per team. Click here for the team registration page.

All players are placed into divisions by age groupings (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 15U). Teams with free agents are also balanced according to age and year of experience. Each division has playoffs and a Turkey Bowl Champion with individual medals for each player from the winning team. All games are less than 1 hour. More information can be found on the website and on the attached flyer.

November 17, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Daly Field

NFL Flag is the premier youth flag football league for both boys and girls. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact action while learning lessons in teamwork. It’s designed to educate young people about football, while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Players learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field.

Wondering about weed? Myths, facts, and marijuana in Newton

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will introduce local experts Kevin Hill, MD and Nicole Danforth, MD who will enlighten us with myths and facts about marijuana science, health risks and benefits, adolescents and the developing brain and adult recreational and medical marijuana use.

Dr. Kevin Hill is an addiction psychiatrist, cannabis researcher and author at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Nicole Danforth is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Newton Wellesley Hospital. They’ll be joined by Elizabeth Booma, MD, to answer questions from the audience. Whether you’re an adult considering giving legal marijuana a try, a parent worried about preventing teen use, or just plain curious, this is the event for you! It’s free and open to the public.

November 28th, 6:30-8:00 pm
The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst
Campus Center, 777 Dedham Street, Newton

All Newton Music School

Do you know… that Newton is home to one of the oldest non-profit Community Music Schools in the nation? Enroll yourself, or your child, at any time during the year at All Newton Music School. Experience the synergy of taking private lessons at All Newton Music School along with 800 of your friends and neighbors.

They offer lessons in over twenty instruments doing their best to be flexible and find times that work with your busy schedule:

•Bass Guitar
•Music Therapy

* Piano slots available on Friday and throughout the week
** Violin slots available on Tuesday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM
*** Oboe slots available on Monday Afternoons
**** Percussion slots available on Tuesday and Wednesdays

The faculty has degrees from Juilliard, New England Conservatory, The Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music and more! Request lessons for you or your child in under 60 seconds online: or by phone 617- 527-4553.

Other programs include:

FREE Early Childhood Drop-In Classes each week – Spend Thursday Mornings with your children (ages 0 – 5 years) and enjoy instructor and entertainer Ken DoRosario! Musical Mornings combines rhythm instrument play and exploration to live music and seasonal songs, musical movement, story, and active listening. No Charge but must RSVP on website as space is limited.

Thursdays,  11:00 – 11:45 am

Rock Bands for Grades 4th and up! Performing with others is an essential element to any musical education. With a professional coach, students (ages 9 and up) will learn performance skills, improvisation, communication as a group, as well as practice techniques. All bands will participate in live performances throughout the year, including one in a professional venue.

Rock Bands are scheduled throughout the week. For more information, visit

Curious about studying abroad?

Are you curious about studying abroad and the financial and educational benefits?  Want to hear about some of the options not only in Quebec but greater Canada?  Then join fellow parents and students for the following:

– Advantages to study in Canada,
– Who can apply and the application process
– What to expect when you get to Canada
– Specific information related to living & studying in Québec (education system, steps to take to study in Québec, learning French, etc.).
– Who can work during studies or after graduation, and how to apply

Validated parking will be available for the meeting.  Sign up:

A Guide to College Abroad in Canada – w/Consulate General & Quebec Delegation!

Monday, Dec 10, 2018, 6:00 PM

Canadian Consulate
Three Copley Place, Suite 400 Boston, MA

10 Members Attending

For this meetup we have two guest speakers – Marc Jacques and Josée-Anne Labrie to discuss applying to study in Canada (and some additional information specific to Québec) as an international student, getting your study permit, finding out about working while you study or after you graduate, extending your stay, etc. Topics: – Advantages to study i…

Check out this Meetup →

December 10th, 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Consulate General office, Copley

November events at Historic Newton


As the architect of one of the first racially integrated rock bands (Booker T. and the M.G.’s), Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music. He created classic hits like “Green Onions,” and backed artists ranging from Otis Redding to Willie Nelson. Join an unforgettable concert featuring the legendary Jones, a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and his band performing “Songs and Stories from the Birth of Soul.”

Purchase tickets for individual seats and sponsorships through For more information please call 617-796-1450.

November 17th, 7:30 pm
Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street


Get a head start on your holiday shopping when the shops at the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House offer a 25 percent discount on museum store merchandise. Also Meet the Makers! Artists from Newton will show and sell their work from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (1:00 – 3:00 pm authors including Barbara Berenson, Ken Bresler, Beryl Gilfix and Lenna Kutner will be stationed in each museum and you can purchase directly from them.

The shop selection includes posters and maps of Newton, Historic Newton’s custom-made ginger-pear jam, books about the Underground Railroad and abolition, interactive toys, and hand-made candles. Each purchase supports the mission and programs of Historic Newton. Museum Store Sunday takes place at 700 museum stores around the world.

Admission is Free. For information, call 617-796-1450

November 25th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


Come learn how Native people in Massachusetts grew their food. We will read a tale about the Three Sisters, the story behind growing corn, beans, and squash together. Preschoolers and their caregivers will have the chance to interact with our own three sisters crops and make a corn husk doll. Admission is Free. For information, call 617-641-9142

For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to

November 28th, 10:00 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds