Category Archives: Community Notes

July 4th Celebration in Newton

Kids’ Morning
July 4th, 10:00 am – 12 Noon, Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace.
Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grande Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and Foot Races. Free ice cream, candy and drinks complete the morning celebration – courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain.

Afternoon/Evening Events
July 4th, 12 Noon – 10:00 pm – Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex
The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides, face painting, craft vendor booths and food trucks. The free entertainment at the Gazebo is provided by Constantine the Magician, the YCCA Band and Caribbean music by D’Allegro Band from DESFOB, Inc. Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with the fabulous Bo & Bill Winiker Band for more music and dancing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties. At 9:00 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! The concert and fireworks take place on July 5th in the event of rain. Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org for details.

Summer Time for Partners

Long-running Art & Music classes for children 18 months to 3½ years (accompanied by an adult) run by the Mayor’s Office for Cultural affairs, in its summer home of Franklin Elementary School in West Newton.

Learning is FUN with music, dance, art, letters and numbers. Music classes develop physical, verbal, memory and musical skills. Art classes widen a child’s curiosity and build fine motor skills. Air conditioned classrooms in which to learn, explore and make new friends – children as well as adults!

Choose from Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:15 am. Tuesdays: $100 Newton Resident, $120 Non- Resident. Wednesdays & Thursdays: $120 Newton Resident, $140 Non-Resident. Register at www.activityreg.com, click on MA; click on Newton Parks & Recreation; click on Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, click on Time for Partners and choose your day. For more information, call 617-796-1540.

Dinner on the Farm 2017 with Guest Chefs from Farmstead Table!

Join the annual Dinner on the Farm, a beautiful evening of fantastic food, breathtaking views of the Newton Community Farm’s fields, and the company of others who share your love of your local community farm.

And new this year…. welcome Chad and Sharon Burns of Farmstead Table, who will be preparing the meal. They are designing a special menu, highlighting fresh produce from the farm.

The registration deadline is July 5th. $75.00 for Friends of the Farm, and $85.00 for non-Friends of the Farm. Your ticket covers the cost of the dinner, and an additional contribution to NCF education programs. Please visit the website for information and registration.

July 10th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Ride for Food! Centre Street Food Pantry is looking for riders!

Be part of the Centre Street Food Pantry team and help raise funds to provide good nutritious food to your neighbors.  Register NOW to ride on September 24th or donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry team at the organizer’s website: www.threesquaresne.org or contact CSFP’s Team Captain: m.bolstad@centrestfoodpantry.org

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Join thousands and kids and families at aquatic facilities around the globe for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. We’re making a splash to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives!

The West Suburban YMCA is providing free swim lessons to children of all ages on June 22nd at the following times:
9:15 – 10:00 am
11:15 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 12:45 pm
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome. Please call the Y’s Welcome Center at 617-244-6050 to pre-register for one of the swim lessons.

Newton Kindergarten Soccer registration now open

Registration is now open for Newton Kindergarten Soccer. The fall program is for those children currently in kindergarten in 2017-2018. The games will be at Oak Hill Middle School beginning in September. To be eligible, children must live or attend school in Newton, including private schools. To find out more or to register, please visit http://kindergartensoccer.org/.

Newton Kindergarten Soccer, run by the Zervas PTO, is an introduction to soccer with a focus on making friends, learning teamwork, and developing confidence. Each spring, over 250 incoming kindergarteners and 200 current kindergarteners throughout Newton play in the league.

Players are grouped with other children who either live in the same neighborhood or who attend the same school for kindergarten, so that incoming kindergartners can meet future classmates.

Note that Lincoln-Eliot and Burr families generally participate in Garden City Soccer, and that Memorial Spaulding usually has its own program.

Newton Girls Soccer

Registration is open for Newton Girls Soccer Fall 2017 Juniors and City Programs

Newton Girls Soccer (NGS), the largest girls soccer club in New England, is now accepting registrations for their Juniors and City programs.

The NGS Juniors Program is for girls in grades K-2. The NGS City Program is for girls in grades 3-9. Both programs offer a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise, skills development, and teamwork. Players of all skill levels are welcome to register. For detailed descriptions of our programs, visit our website and check out this handy summary.

The fall registration fee is $130.00. Juniors and City Registration is ongoing until August 1st. While you can still register after August 1, but we cannot guarantee placement on a team or friend requests and a $25 late fee will apply. For more details, go to 2017 Fall City Registration.

REGISTER TODAY Questions? Email registrar@newtongirlssoccer.org.

Nanny share

Are you still trying to sort out after school childcare for the next school year? Family with a wonderful nanny who looks after the children (3 and 1 yo) full time would love to welcome your little ones in their Franklin Elementary School area home in the afternoons.

If interested, please contact Christina Broja at christina.broja@gmx.de.

Writing tutor for students of all ages

Writing tutor for students of all ages: college essays, summer reading and enrichment. Summer is the perfect time to relax and write! If your son or daughter could benefit from some structured writing hours over the summer to work on college essays, summer assignments or the writing process, please contact Susan Gedrick. She loves working with student writers of all ages and has over fifteen years of experience as a professional writer, teacher and tutor.

Contact Susan Gedrick at 617-460-6619 or sgedrick@gmail.com. For more information, see https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-gedrick-610180b7.

Deepen Your Child’s Understanding and Enjoyment of Math this Summer

Tutoring and math enrichment provided by a proven leader in math education, with over 20 years of elementary and middle school experience, multiple certifications to
support all learners, and master’s degrees in both math and education. Support for any student from K – 8. Contact Steve at sdayer17@comcast.net or 617- 407-4484.