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Vacation Week Family Movie Day

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department and West Newton Cinema have teamed up to offer family movies on February 22rd. Coco and Paddington 2 will run at 11:00 am.

Special pricing is $8.00 and includes movie, popcorn and drink. Ticket sales (cash only) begin at 10:00 am. See http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/87710 for more information.

Think Big Networking Event

Ever wondered about the jobs people do in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math? Think Big is a chance for middle- and high-school students to network and talk one-on-one with professionals working in a variety of STEM careers such as software engineering, medicine, architecture and chemistry. Find out what they do, how they got there and whether their career might be a good fit for you!

Presented in partnership with NewtonSTEM and the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton. Refreshments provided by Cabots. For Grades 6-12. Online registration required through the Newton Free Library event calendar: http://newtonfreelibrary.net/events/.

Parents, please note that to maximize the number of students we can accomodate, adults will not be allowed in the event. If you are giving your student a ride, kindly wait in another part of the library or you may drop them off and come back to pick them up when we conclude at 4:00.

March 3rd, 2:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Great concert, great cause

Mark your calendars for an amazing concert featuring Gospel and Jewish music to support the Mass Ave Baptist Church’s Project Manna – hot meal program and food pantry to benefit the homeless and hungry.

Some of the groups that will be performing are the Mass Ave Baptist Church Choir, Boston
Children’s Chorus – Young Men’s Ensemble, Gospel Love Tones, Shir SHalom from Temple Shalom, Guys in Ties from Temple Emanuel and MORE! Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and seniors. For more informationa and tickets, visit
www.templeemanuel.com/projectmannaconcert.

March 20th, 7:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton

Job opportunity

Newton Community Education has an opening for a part-time onsite coordinator to assist with evening adult classes at Newton North.

This is an immediate opening. The job description is available here: Coordinator.

Interested candidates should email robin_shaevel@newton.k12.ma.us with he subject: OSC.

Job opportunity

Do you like to get things done? Would you like to use your organizational skills to benefit a local non-profit?

Newton Community Farm is hiring an Office Administrator and Events Coordinator to keep operations running smoothly and put on their community events. NCF is a small, educational farm offering year round programming for pre-K through adults. The farm supports summer and late fall CSAs, an onsite farm stand, farmers’; market, and weekly donations to local food pantries.

The ideal candidate is a highly organized, detail-oriented person who is comfortable with database input and reports, and can also be a warm, friendly face to our community and volunteers. Experience with a nonprofit CRM a plus. This is a part-time position of approximately 12 to 15 hours per week,  offering flexibility in days and hours of work, and working from remote location. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively important. $18.00 per hour.

Please visit http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/about/people/staff/job-openings/
for more information.

Recent South graduate EP release

Tema Siegel, an alum of Newton South, currently a freshman pursuing a BFA at the Chicago College of Performing Arts asks that you take a minute to check out the Kickstarter for her debut EP. The EP features five pop/soul songs with hints of jazz and folk influence. It may interest you if you enjoy artists such as Lake Street Dive, Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and more.

As many of you know, music has been her greatest passion and focus in life so far. More recently, she’s begun to explore composition.

Tema composed, recorded, and managed this project over the course of the past 9 months (it began as a senior project at South), and now needs some help getting it on its feet. Her Kickstarter is 70% funded with just 11 days to go but if she doesn’t reach the goal of $6,000 by February 25th, she  won’t receive any of the donations made thus far.

Please consider donating and/or sharing this link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1422019539/tema-siegels-ep-i-didnt-come-here-to-hang-out

Free Workshop on Body Confidence

Free workshop on building body confidence in our children:

Are you a parent or caregiver? In our image-driven world it may seem hard to foster
body confidence in our children. Join this FREE MEDA event to learn how to help your child have a happy & healthy relationship with their body. Come learn strategies for success. Children who feel good about their bodies are: LESS likely to develop eating issues, MORE likely to participate in sports and extra curricular activities, LESS likely to use drugs and alcohol, MORE likely to develop a healthy relationship with exercise.

For more information and to RSVP go to https://tinyurl.com/y8zdmoq8

MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association) is a Newton based nonprofit
located at 288 Walnut Street, Suite 130, Newton.

Sign up for the 2018 MEDA conference today!

Elementary parent’s hours

Seeking infant care for 8 month old baby, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm on weekdays, not Tuesdays. Must be a Non-smoker, experienced, $20.00/hour. On Adams near Washington, Newton Corner/Newtonville. Please contact elhauge@verizon.net.

After school babysitter needed

A Newton family with 3 children is looking for an after school babysitter to join their
family. The children are 13, 10, and 6 years-old respectively.

Duties are mainly to pick up the children from school and drive them to and from their activities. Must have own car. Reference required. Please contact Sophie at sophie48us@yahoo.com.

Get involved in working for connected communities and racial justice!

Calling all parents who want to get involved in working for connected school communities and racial justice!

Join FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice – to learn what several Newton Public Schools are doing to bring their communities together while working to reduce racism and injustice on many levels.

After the presentations, you will have time to meet and talk with other parents at your child’s or teen’s school. This is a great opportunity to get inspired and meet people across Newton who care about racial justice and want to develop their cultural competence.

February 8th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Angier Elementary School

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/B75q1Qyfsx5ZG4m93

To learn more, visit https://forjnewton.com/. Want to join the mailing list to learn about future opportunities? Please email the FORJ Coordinator at amy@amybehrens.com and put “JOIN FORJ” in the subject. Be sure to include your name and what schools your children attend.

The next meeting on February 28th,  6:30 – 8:30 pm is “Talking to Children about Race and Racism: Why and How?” Come to learn effective ways to talk with your children about race and racism next week in Boston at the beautiful Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St. Dorchester, MA 02125. There is ample parking around this community center, but you can also carpool or take the T to Dudley Station and walk over easily.
Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newton-metco-parent-meeting-tickets-41384289524