Category Archives: Sports

Soccer/Futsal training

A small start up soccer academy based out of the Newton/Waltham/Weston area would like to spread the word about their Winter Youth Programs with more of the Newton community and are offering a 10% discount to any Newton School student who joins the program.

For information, please see this flier: Futgoal Academy

New Fitness Classes for Adults and Teens

Try a NEW kind of barre class, created and taught by a dancer! Come see how a workout at the barre and the floor will increase your strength and flexibility and build a better you.

BalletBarre is a total body workout set to pop/rock music. No dance experience necessary. Bare feet are fine. Also try a DanceBeat class for high-energy and new dance moves – bring sneakers!

50-minute classes held at Paulette’s Ballet Studio, Newton, mornings after school drop-off, 8:30 and 9:30 am, and some evenings. Free street parking. Trial class is $10.00, and December Special: 2 Classes for $20.00. Classes are ongoing — join anytime and come to any classes you want as your schedule permits. Find the fun in your workout! For schedule, questions, and more information, see beautybarreboston.com or e-mail instructor Gemma Santamaria at gpsantama@gmail.com.

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/.

Family ski trips

Randy Friedman, father of two boys in the Newton schools with over 25 years experience in the ski and travel business, recently started Seven Travel LLC for the purpose of creating community by planning ski and ride family trips. He and his family of skiers have met many other families through school that also like to ski and ride.

If you are interested please check out www.seventravel.org for all the details on family trips to Sugarloaf; Jay Peak; Bolton Valley; and Smugglers Notch this season. Come join the fun, meet some new families and make new friends!

Newton Girls Softball Spring 2018 regitration now open

Registration is now open for Newton Girls Softball, a recreational league for Newton girls (residents or girls who attend Newton Schools) in grades K-7. Register soon for guaranteed placement and pair-me-with requests. For more information and to register, please visit www.newtongirlssoftball.org.

The league welcomes players of all skill levels and will provide your daughter with an experience that fosters positive self-esteem, team spirit, and individual growth through personal achievement and as a team member.

The wildly successful Kindergarten T-Ball program continues this year. Register your daughter now, you’ll be glad you did.

2018 Registration Dates:
January 31st: Deadline to register without paying a late fee.
February 28th: Deadline to register with guaranteed placement and pair-me-with rights. A $15 late fee will be applied.

Newton Parks and Rec Winter programs

Sign up for a class at the Newton South Recreation Complex. Located at Newton South High School, this program offers classes for youth and adults on Sundays from January 7th – February 11th. Sign up for Science Robotics, Quick Start Tennis, Cardio Tennis, Badminton Instruction, Family Badminton, Pickleball, Open Workout, Walking and Weights and more. Registration is available online at activityreg.com then click on Massachusetts, then Newton Parks and Recreation. Email Channon Ames DiCiurcio at cames@newtonma.gov with any questions or check out http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/indoor_recreation_centers/south.asp

December Vacation Programs for children in Kindergarten – 6th grade at the Lower Falls Community Center. It’s like summer camp in the Winter! Enjoy a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, inside games, gym, creative writing and more. Each day features a fun special event. Sign up by day or for all 3 days on December 27th, 28th and 29th.  Standard day 8:30 am – 3:30pm or extended day 8:15 am – 5:30 pm available.

Registration is available online at activityreg.com then click on Massachusetts, then Newton Parks and Recreation. Email Channon Ames DiCiurcio at cames@newtonma.gov with any questions or check out http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/vacation.asp.

December School Vacation Camp

No plans for December school vacation week? JCC Greater Boston’s School Vacation Camp offers busy families flexible scheduling, early drop off/extended day, lunch options, and tons of fun.

Kids choose from activities including sports, swimming, arts and crafts, dance, cooking, board games, rock climbing and more. Special highlights include bingo, bowling, talent show, and a New Year’s Eve party with DJ. Come for one day or as many days as you would like!

Everyone welcome. CIT positions for grades 7-9 available at a reduced rate (please call for
details). Early bird rates available. Register at bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations. For more
information, visit bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations , contact schoolvacations@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6529.

December 26th – 29th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Turkey trot on November 18th benefits the Newton Food Pantry

Online registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot closes on Monday, November 13th!

This event kicks off with a 1 mile kids’ fun run at 8:30 am followed by the 5K race at 9:00 am. See www.newtonturkeytrot.com for information and registration.  Not a runner? Join the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of the website.

New this year – bring a nonperishable food item to bib pick up and our partners at Whole Foods Market will donate too, doubling the donation to the Newton Food Pantry!

Missed the online registration? Sign up at Bib pick up on Thursday, Friday or on Saturday morning before the race. Sign up soon, this race will sell out!

November 18th, 8:30 am kids’ run, 9:00 am 5K

Ski and Snowboard Registration for Newton Parks and Recreation

Learn to ski or snowboard with Newton Parks and Recreation with lessons at Nashoba Valley Ski Area. Transportation from Newton is provided from the Albemarle Field House. This 6 week program runs on Tuesdays for grades 3 – 5 and Fridays for grades 5 – 10 starting January 2nd.

For more information go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks and click on Recreation Programs then Skiing for more information. Registration begins online on Tuesday October 24th at www.activityreg.com and has filled quickly in the past. Contact Channon Ames DiCiurcio at cames@newtonma.gov or at 617-796-1529 for more information.

Calling all creative kids and teens!

Explore outstanding options for summer fun at Maine Arts Camp. As we head into the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about next summer! Located on the beautiful campus of Colby College, Maine Arts Camp is a small overnight camp community that offers inventive 9 to 16-year-olds all the fun of a traditional summer experience combined with exceptional opportunities to pursue their passion across multiple arts disciplines.

Maine Arts campers choose individualized schedules from a wide range covering visual arts, theater, music, dance, culinary arts, robotics, film-making, photography, and individual sports, such as kayaking, hiking, and tennis, With a 3:1 camper to staff ratio, MAC’s team of highly qualified professional educators can give each child the personal attention they need to grow and thrive as an artist and as an individual.
Visit www.maineartscamp.com to learn more and find out what makes Maine Arts Camp so different and so special. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting, please email Camp Director Rick Mades at maineartscamprick@gmail.com or Newton parent Anabel Cable at mainearts.anabel@gmail.com.