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Mason-Rice Online Auction

The Mason-Rice Elementary School PTO’s annual online auction is now open for bidding! The auction will run through January 30th, with proceeds going to the Mason-Rice PTO in order to support the over 500 students at Newton’s largest elementary school.

Go to www.biddingforgood.com/masonrice!

The auction truly has something for everyone…

  • Summer Camps! Camp Cody, WSYMCA, BC Basketball Camp, Chestnut Hill School, BSC Wellesley, Grossman, Tenacre, Fessenden, Meadowbrook, Babson…
  • Fitness classes (rock climbing, rowing, bootcamp, yoga, etc.), Life Time Athletic passes, Beaver Day School pool membership, Orangetheory Fitness passes, pilates for teens, gymnastics birthday parties…
  • Hotel Indigo overnight stay, museum passes (ICA, Peabody Essex, deCordova, etc.), theater tickets, boat tours, opera tickets, Newton Police Department tour, Wachusett ski lift tickets…
  • Gift cards to many local stores and restaurants…and SO MUCH MORE!

Let the bidding begin!

Legal Planning for Children with Special Needs

Are you searching for solutions to ensure the comfort and safety of children and adult children who have special needs? This workshop will cover the fundamentals of establishing a special needs trust, guardianship/conservatorship, and a financial plan that can safeguard your and your children’s legal and financial future. They’ll teach you about various legal tools to ensure that your child—whether a minor or an adult—will always have a surrogate decision-maker and protection into the future and also discuss the various types of special needs trusts and fiduciary appointments and nominations so you will have enough knowledge to make wise choices for yourself and your children.

Program offered by Newton Community Education. For quesions, please email Ursula at ursula_steele@newton.k12.ma.us. Admission:  $29.00 or $39.00 for two people.

February 7th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Newton North High School

Author reading

Karen Day, Newton author, has a new book out! It’s her first adult novel and she’s doing a book launch at Newtonville Books. All are welcome. For more information, please visit http://ilovenewton.com/karen-day-adult-book-launch-event-newtonville-books/

February 8th,  7:00 pm
10 Langley Rd, Newton

Newton Youth Players expands

Due to overwhelming demand, the Newton Youth Players are delighted to announce a fourth day! Starting on March 26th, “Bye Bye Birdie” will have another cast: Monday! The location is the same: Newton City Hall, the time is a little different: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Another exciting new addition to the Newton Youth Players family is the exceptionally talented team of Co-Directors: *Hannah Rosenberg and Linda Goetz.

Registration is live now at www.newtonyouthplayers.com. Please contact the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs at 617-796-1540 with any questions. They look forward to seeing more Newton Youth Players for the next show!

*Hannah Rosenberg is thrilled to join Newton Youth Players as a director for “Bye Bye Birdie”! Hannah has been involved in theatre since a young child and recently became a part of Newton Theatre Company as an actor and Development Director.

Linda Goetz is a professional actress, writer and director; and one of the founders of the Newton Nomadic Theater. In recent years she was nominated for Best Actress by the Independent Reviewers of New England for her role as Lady Macbeth with the FUDGE Theatre.

Vacation Week Drop in Play Space

Looking for a fun place for you and your toddler to spend the morning during February vacation? On Wednesday, February 21st and Friday, February 23rd from 9:30 – 11:00 am, join Time for Partners Art & Music teacher Paula Gannon at a drop-in Playspace at Newton City Hall.

For children ages 18 months to 5 years with a caregiver – make an art project, make some music and make new friends! You do not need to be a registered participant in the Time for Partners class to enjoy this fun vacation program, just drop in! $10.00 per child or $25.00 per family. Any questions, please call 617-796-1540.

Maine Arts Camp Info Meeting/Coffee

Looking for a great overnight summer camp for your creative 9-16 year-old? Please come to the parent coffee this week and find out why Maine Arts Camp could be the perfect choice!

Located on the campus of Colby College, MAC is a small, friendly camp community that is big on empathy and personal growth as well as creative opportunity. With an extensive program of activities covering visual arts, theatre, music, dance, culinary arts, robotics and rocketry, film-making, individual sports and more, and with access to Colby’s state-of-the-art facilities, Maine Arts Camp offers exceptionally high quality instruction across a wide range of interests.

Visit www.maineartscamp.com to find out more. If you would like to attend the informational meeting/coffee at the home of Newton parent Anabel Cable and meet camp director Rick Mades, please RSVP to anabelcable@comcast.net for the address.

January 19th, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Self-empowerment energy courses available

Self-empowerment energy courses taught by Newton resident Malabika Shaw. She teaches how to claim the innate power and direct our energy field towards greater well being. They are a lot of fun. Please click on the link to register.

Harness the Power of Your Energy Field:
This first one is to learn about your multidimensional personality and how best to engage with it.

January 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School


Law of Attraction:
This course is about conscious creation – carving out the shortest route between desire and manifesting by understanding the energetic dynamics and what may be the blocks. Learn to put one of the most powerful Laws of Nature to work to your advantage.

February 6th and 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Affordable Tutoring with Mindfulness Tutoring

  • Supporting individuals as they meet challenges and discover their strengths
  • Specializing in SAT/ACT prep
  • Writing and Homework support

For more information, visit www.mindfulnesstutoring.com. For local references and rates, contact Susan Alves, PhD at 617-515-5285 or susan@mindfulnesstutoring.com.

Aquatic Therapy

Michael Dezmin, Occupational Therapist, just started to offer aquatic based therapy for kids of all ages. The skills worked on can be targeted to assist many areas of difficulty that effect school performance including but not limited to:

  • emotional self-regulation skills
  • hand and core strengthening
  • attention
  • executive functioning
  • transitions and routine
  • visual motor/ visual perceptual skills (for reading and writing)
  • ocular motor skills (for reading and writing)

For more information, please click here flyer or contact Michael at michael.dezmin2@gmail.com or 908-565-3281.

Percussion lessons

Joe Lareau has taught in the Boston area for more than 15 years and offers private percussion tutoring with expertise in West African music and dance, drum set, orchestral, and marching percussion as well as elementary piano. Successful with helping children who struggle with understanding, performing, and reading music, he utilizes audio and video examples he recorded while living in Ghana for 6 years.  Joe teaches using techniques that help the student grasp the larger question of “How to be a musician?”

Tutoring can be one-on-one or group sessions.
For more information, please contact Joe at jrlareau@gmail.com or 508-826-9626.