If sometimes you and your family just feel too “plugged in,” Newton offers a month-long remedy in March. For the 10th year in a row, “Unplugged and Connected” hopes to promote, invigorate, and strengthen personal relationships by minimizing the use of computers, televisions, and telephones. With the aid of a colorful calendar available here or at http://www.ncscweb.org/sites/default/files/UnpluggedCalendar_2013.pdf, Newton Unplugged suggests events and activities for each of the 31 days of March which encourage people to approach the month differently than the other harried, electronically-charged times of the year.
Highlights include: “No Homework Night” on March 13th; a Marathon Staged Reading of “Wonder” by RJ Palacio on March 16th; the Recycled Obstacle Course and Recycled Craft Workshop on March 20th; a special edition Funtastic Friday for 4th graders on March 22nd and more!
Newton “Unplugged and Connected” is a proud collaboration of Newton Community Service Center, through its Child Assault Prevention program, Newton City Hall, and the Newton School Department.