Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Zooming to Success: Leveraging Virtual Technology for Career Growth and Development

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Free, Virtual Event for All Ages and Career Levels

Presented by Newton Wellesley Hospital, learn tips and strategies to boost your career using modern technology. Topics include virtual networking, leveraging online platforms such as LinkedIn, and mastering the virtual interview to land the job.

Free, Virtual Event for All Ages and Career Levels

Click Here to Register.

Beginner Class in Japanese Language and Culture

Weekly, starting March 3, 2023 | Fridays 7-8pm | On Zoom

Are you an elementary or middle school student interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture?  If so, this weekly online offering by Boston Sakura Kids is just for you!  This 8-week beginner class will teach you about the Japanese writing system, words and phrases, pop culture, traditional Japanese culture, and whatever else you’re interested in. This program is stress free, cost free, and open to middle school and elementary school students!

If you are interested, please fill out the form available at

Lunar New Year Community Cultural Day

January 22, 2023
Free and Open to Public

Join the New Art Center and our friends from the Korean Cultural Society of Boston for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! This Cultural Community Day celebrates the Asian Lunar New Year with art activities, decorations, and performances. Bring the whole family for a day of fun.

Junior Film Critics workshop @ Belmont World Film’s Family Festival in Newton

Belmont World Film is holding is 20th Family Festival starting this coming Saturday, January 14 in Newtonville. One of the activities includes a “Become a Junior Film Critic” workshop led by legendary arts and entertainment critic Joyce Kulhawik (she was the very first TV arts critic in Boston, in fact) and Cambridge Day food and film critic Tom Meek (who was president of the Boston Society of Film Critics for 10 years). 

The workshop is geared to children age 9+.

We are showing some terrific films fro around the world, too–85% of them are based on children’s books, and many feature subtitles (which will be read aloud through headphones for the very young). The screenings support the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in both ELA and Foreign Language in fact! The first day of screenings takes place at the West Newton Cinema, with additional days in Watertown, Cambridge, and Arlington. There is also a short virtual window for most of the films as well. You can check is out at

New Art Center Winter Events

There are plenty of opportunities to share with your community that will spark their creativity at the New Art Center this Winter! Children, teens, and adults can find a class, workshop, or Nights Out event that fits their skills and interests. New Art Center offers full and partial scholarships, just fill out our Tuition Assistance Form to apply. We welcome students of all ages, skills, abilities, and levels. See event list here: Upcoming Classes › Events › – New Art Center in Newton

ActiveMinds Tutoring

During this Holiday season, keep your hearts warm and minds warmer with ActiveMinds Tutoring. Shine bright with our tutors who care. 16 years providing tutoring for all academic subjects, studying skills, and standardized test prep (SAT/ACT, ISEE, SSAT). 

Contact ActiveMinds to learn more about our personalized plans with experienced tutors.

617.227.2225 | |

A Visit to the Allen Homestead for Children and Families

This visit invites children and their families to travel 150 years back in time to imagine what it would have been like to live and learn at the Allen home and this historic school. 

This historic house was once the home of Nathaniel Allen, founder of The West Newton English and Classical School. Nathaniel Allen was a progressive educator who provided equal opportunities for girls and boys in racially mixed classrooms even before the Civil War. His curriculum was innovative, and students from all over the world came to attend his school.

Guests will explore the parlor, a classroom, and even the bowling alley as we learn about the family, the students, the school, and the unique curriculum. Our visit will finish in the barn, where you will have the opportunity to try some of the games and activities that children enjoyed at this time.  

We hope you can join us to learn about the history of this newly renovated Newton treasure. Each visit will run approximately one hour. Free event, 3rd grade and up, registration required. 

Dates: Sunday, December 11 3:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, December 15  4:00-5:00 PM

Sunday, January 22  3:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, January 26  4:00-5:00 PM Please register here

Robotics Tournament and STEAM Expo

The LigerBots, Newton’s award-winning high school robotics team, will be hosting a FLL Robotics tournament and a STEAM Expo on Saturday, November 19th, from 12-5pm at Newton North High School. Watch middle school teams who built and programmed robots out of Legos to compete in the FIRST Lego League Competition (FLL) go head to head at the tournament. Also come to the free STEAM Expo event open to the public, to support North and South Clubs who have come to help LigerBots spread STEAM, do a variety of super cool STEAM activities and demonstrations, interact with other High School Robotics teams from across the state, and visit local companies/organizations like the Massachusetts National Guard.

Masks are required except for designated eating locations and admission is free! We hope you can stop by!

Students performing with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s opening concert on November 20

Tickets are just $10 each with code FRIENDS! 

Support students at Newton South who are performing in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s opening concert on Sunday, November 20, at 3 PM at Symphony Hall in Boston. Maestro Benjamin Zander conducts Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (The Hero’s Life) and Beethoven’s most famous symphony, No. 5.

Join us in person or access the live stream to watch from the comfort of your own home. Tickets and info available here:

Use promotional code FRIENDS to receive the $10 tickets (available in sections B and C). Please redeem by Friday, November 18 at 12:00 (noon). 

Music Lessons at The Conservatory at Highlands! 

Winter is in full swing and nothing makes the winter months fly by like playing music! If you’re starting a new instrument, or looking to develop your skills as a musician, The Conservatory is here to help. Locally owned and operated in Newton Highlands. 
Students beginning new instruments in school benefit greatly from private instruction. 
Our teachers are experienced, patient, kind and supportive. We help musicians of any age reach their goals. 

Sign Up/Inquire Here (no commitment necessary)   

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or call/text/e-mail: 617-903-0944

The Conservatory offers music lessons on almost all instruments, including: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, baritone, oboe, ukulele, and even harmonica! Sign up for parent/student lessons, or record in our state-of-the-art recording studio with audio production lessons and more!

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The Conservatory at Highlands is locally owned and operated and offers a 21st-century music education that is equally inclusive and challenging taught by the best musicians in Boston. The Conservatory is your community music school, where we can all learn and develop the craft of music together. 

51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands.

Feel free to e-mail with any questions.