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Tickets on sale now! Swing’n Holidays Concert

Calling all music lovers for a fabulous festive treat – your most-loved holiday classics with a twist! Enjoy the incomparable Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and other big band favorites at the Swing’n Holidays Concert, featuring Essentially Ellington award-winning Newton South Jazz Ensemble students and alumni. Bring the family!

They’ll be serving hot chocolate, mulled cider and delicious snacks to spread a little extra seasonal cheer. Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 students, kids 8 and under come in free.

All proceeds will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund!

Click here to buy tickets online.

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December 19th, 7:00 pm
Seasholes Auditorium, Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Do you have a child that loves to sing and perform?

Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for the 2019-2020 season! VOICES Boston focuses primarily on singing and music literacy, with an added emphasis on dance technique and drama performance. VOICES Boston changes the lives of children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

They have ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse in Brookline. VOICES Boston singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music, and even present an opera each year.

If you would like to sign up your singer for VOICES Boston or have any questions please contact Jojo Davila at programmanager@voicesboston.org or 617-735-0012. For more detailed information about past performances, staff, curriculum and more visit www.voicesboston.org.

School Vacation Camps

Worrying about what to do during school vacations? Don’t worry, JCC Greater Boston has got you covered with School Vacation Camp. Camp runs during the weeklong break for December, February, April and Passover vacations. Kids get to choose up to three electives daily, including sports, swimming, arts & crafts, board games and more.

Enrollment is always flexible to fit your family’s plans. Kids can join for a single day, several days or the entire week. Don’t delay in registering, as early-bird pricing for December ends on November 15th and registration closes on December 19th. Lunch and extended-day options are available at an additional cost.

Register at bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations.

Upcoming Events at Historic Newton

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS

The free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from the museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings.

November 30, 9:30 am, the theme is “Dinosaurs.”
December 4, 10:30 am, the theme is “Dinosaurs.”
December 14th, 9:30 am, the theme is “Snow”
December 18, 10:30 am, the theme is “Snow”
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


MEET THE MAKERS AND MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support arts and culture in Newton at both of the museums. Meet Newton artists and authors, purchase work directly from them, and enjoy a 20% discount on merchandise at the museum shops. At the Durant-Kenrick House from 10:30 am to noon, join for “Art, Spirituality and The Power of Creativity,” an inclusive discussion with Newton artists and authors about the spiritual tones that often guide their creativity, presented with NewCity Church. For a complete schedule at each museum, visit newtonma.gov/MeetTheMakers. Admission is Free and includes museum admission. For additional iinformation please call 617-796-1450

December 1, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to the museums.

December 7th and December 8th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF DURANT-KENRICK HOUSE

Built in 1734, the Durant-Kenrick House was the home of families who observed the
winter holidays in different ways. Take a special tour of the house by candlelight led by
Historic Newton staff, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa. Kids can create
winter crafts, too. Register in advance through newtonma.gov/candletour or come on the day of the tour.

Admission: Adults: $15.00 non-member, $10.00 Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over. For information please call 617-641-9142.

December 15, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Swing’n Holidays Concert

Start a new holiday tradition this year! Enjoy the Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and other holiday big band favorites at the first annual Swing’n Holidays Concert, featuring Essentially Ellington award-winning Newton South Jazz Ensemble students and alumni. Bring the family! Hot chocolate, mulled cider and seasonal snacks will round off this festive musical treat. Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 students, kids 8 and under come in free. All proceeds will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund.

December 19th,  7:00 pm
Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Road

Save the Date March 28th

Save the date for the Help Light the Way Gala. This event will raise funds to purchase and install permanent lights for the sports stadium at Newton South. The night will include a silent and live auction, as well as lots of raffles. Volunteers are needed to serve on the solicitation committee.

Co-chairs, Bella Gelman and Penelope Nam-Stephen are planning a fun night for the  community. Please contact them if you are able to work on this campaign. For more info email either Bella.Gelman@gmail.com or Penelope.NamStephen@gmail.com

Newton Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Open

Boy Lacrosse Registration for the Spring ‘20 season is open!!

Registration is for boys in grades 1 – 8. Whether your child is a returning player or is a new to the game, Newton Youth Lacrosse is looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones for the upcoming season. More details available on https://www.leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=newtonyouthlacrosse.com

Why register so early? Yes, it’s early to be planning for the spring. However, the league is required by the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League to enter teams in mid-January.

Tickets on Sale Now! Newton Music Ambassadors Gala Benefit Concert

Be a patron of the arts! Kick off the holiday season with a very special night of jazz that will
directly benefit our high school music students! Join the music communities of Newton North and Newton South High Schools at a Gala Benefit Concert in support of the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund (NMA).

Featuring ensembles from both schools’ award-winning jazz programs, the evening promises exceptional music in a convivial setting with light snacks and a cash bar, and is a great opportunity to celebrate and support Newton’s talented young musicians.  All proceeds will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors, a collaborative fund set up by Newton South’s Lisa Linde and North’s Richard Labedz to empower students in pursuit of
music enrichment beyond the classroom. Funds raised at this event will provide Newton high school music students with opportunities to travel and participate in festivals and competitions, as well as funding assistance for private music lessons, and summer music camps etc.  The NMA seeks to position our students to serve as ambassadors who will positively impact the world around them through music.

Ticket prices are $25.00/adult, $10.00/student and can be purchased online in advance
at newtonmusicambassadors.seatyourself.biz or at the door (cash/check only).  Donations are also welcome.  Please email any questions to newtonmusicambassadors@gmail.com.

November 22nd,  7:00 – 10:00 pm
American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 295 California Street

Newton Family Singers 10th Anniversary Show: Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac

It’s NFS’s birthday!

Since 2009, the Newton Family Singers has given family-friendly, inter-generational choral concerts to the Newton community. For their 10th Anniversary show, they’re singing the music of Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac. Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac burst into musical consciousness in the 1970s with signature songs like “American Girl” and “Don’t Stop,” and continued generating hits in the decades following. Tie on a flowing scarf and come sing along with Newton Family Singers and celebrate the songs of Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and more. For ages “Learnin’ to Fly” to “Free Fallin’”.

BONUS. Help Newton Family Singers give back to the community that supports us all. Representatives from 10 local charities* will be at the concert to raise awareness of how they serve our community, from feeding the hungry to greening our community, from providing companionship to educating our children. Plus, all net proceeds for this concert will be shared by these groups.

Join in! You are an integral part of this musical family! Help celebrate this milestone and the incredible community we’ve created together. Clap & sing along to family-friendly, live music and enjoy the festivities.

Tickets are available at www.newtonfamilysingers.org. $12.00/Adults and $10.00/Child. Remember that all net proceeds will support the ten local organizations that will be honored at the concert. Please consider donating a few extra dollars at the time of your online purchase.

November 24th, 4:00 pm
JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton Street

* Participating Charities:

  • Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)
  • Best Buddies – Team Believe
  • Centre Street Food Pantry
  • Green Newton
  • Newton at Home
  • Newton Community Farm
  • Newton Food Pantry
  • Newton Schools Foundation
  • Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Newton (SEL4Newton)
  • Waban Library Center

Sleepless in Newton?

You can fix that at the Newton South Arts Mattress Fundraiser.

Come get a better night’s sleep AND support the Newton South Fine Performing Arts
program! They’ll have great name brands including Simmons Beautyrest, Intellibed,
Therapedic, Wellsville, and the popular Number beds priced up to 50% off retail in the NSHS Gym.

They’ll also be selling adjustable bases, luxury sheets, premium pillows, frames, and
mattress protectors… and offering massage chairs too! MANY financing options available,
including layaway and no credit check same as cash.

Take a peek of what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tEjzhM-kVU
If you are not in the market for a new mattress just now, please support this effort by helping to spread the word. Thousands of families in our community will be buying a new mattress this winter, very likely including some of your friends – help them save money AND support our students!

November 24th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Newton South High School Gym