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Team Believe’s Pumpkin Patch and Bake Sale for Best Buddies!

Haven’t got your pumpkins yet? Come to Team Believe’s “Pumpkin Patch with a Purpose” where you can pick up beautiful jack o’lanterns just in time for carving AND help raise funds for a fantastic cause!

Every penny you spend on the inventory of gorgeous pumpkins and gourds from Wilson Farms will help to make a difference in the life of a person living with an intellectual and developmental disability. Ditto for the delicious baked goods and apple cider donuts, and super-cute mini-pumpkin spice bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Enjoy warm spiced apple cider, get creative with Halloween and Thanksgiving crafts, have fun and feel good about it! Gotta love Fall!

Any questions, please email

October 20th,  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
232 Collins Road, Waban (just off Chestnut Street)

Leading Cancer Researcher, Sex Therapist and Climate Change Activist

are among the headliners at the 2019 Newton Inspires, a free community event!

A dozen Newton luminaries will share inspirational anecdotes, experiences, and expertise at Newton Schools Foundation’s (NSF) 9th annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community.  Since 2011, Newton Inspires has gathered Newton residents for this showcase of Newton’s talent, creativity, and intellect.

This year’s program features headliners Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, director of Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital; Elliott Kronenfeld, social worker and certified sex therapist; Melissa Ludtke , author, journalist, rower, and climate change activist; Nanette Fridman, M.P. , J.D., leadership coach, author, and organizational strategist; Lise Johnson, M.D., pediatrician; and John Summers, vice president and chief technology officer at Akamai Technologies.
Rounding out the roster of speakers are:

  • Karen Day – author
  • Giovanni G. Fazio, Ph.D. – senior physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Kemp Harris – singer, songwriter, storyteller
  • Stephen Honig – attorney, writer
  • Suzanne Kreiter – staff photographer, Boston Globe
  • Tova Mirvis – writer
  • Angela Pitter – CEO, LiveWire Collaborative

The event is FREE to Newton residents and $15.00 for non-residents. Space is limited so register early at

November 12th, 7:00 –  9:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Newton South High School

Opportunity to meet School Committee candidates

Come talk to some of the School Committee candidates about environmental sustainability in Newton Schools when they join the Green Newton School Connections monthly meeting to share their views and answer questions.

Please RSVP to

School Committee members are in a position to impact sustainable practices in school facilities – including energy savings, waste management, and promoting a healthy environment for all – and to create opportunities to strengthen the environmental literacy of our students and staff.

The regular meeting will go from 3:45 – 4:10 pm and candidates will join from 4:10 – 5:00 pm. Each candidate will have 2 minutes to introduce themselves before we open the discussion for Q&A.

Currently confirmed candidates: Emily Prenner, Tamika Olszewski, Margaret Albright, Kathy Shields, Anping Shen.

October 10th,  3:45 – 5:00 pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library.

NOTE: Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th. Residents can vote for all school committee candidates regardless of ward. Learn more about the School Committee here:

Art with a Twist

Create art in a maker space with local artist who will guide you through a different experience each session. Learn about materials and techniques in a space that encourages you to develop your own creativity. Enjoy a relaxed evening, with beer and wine available for purchase. Come with your best friend, a date, or with your own creative spirit!

All materials provided; tuition includes one drink. Registration required. Event is for 21+. ID required. See for registration.

Mixed Media|Drawing|Painting
October 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newton

Advocating opportunity

Ali Wolf, Laura Towvim and Heather Tausig (NPS parents) invite you to the upcoming local meeting of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.

Join the newly reorganized local group (Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, and Waltham) to connect with other area members and learn about the steps you can take to protect our communities and decrease gun violence.

Please RSVP:–event-search For more information, feel free to contact Heather Tausig at or Ali Wolf at

October 21st, 7:00 pm
Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton

Newton Turkey Trot suporting two great causes

Help raise money for the Newton Food Pantry and the Travis Roy Foundation’s Ethan Wang Fund. Register by October 28th to be guaranteed a T-shirt and avoid the late fee.

Race day is November 23rd, a USATF accredited 5K at 9:00 am and the kids’ 1 mile fun run at 8:30 am.

Details, registration and volunteer info at

Newton Theatre Company presents “The Witches”

The first show of Newton Theatre Company’s seventh season is sure to be the spookiest of the year! In Roald Dahl’s The Witches, adapted by David Wood,  a young orphan boy moves in with his grandmother and becomes aware of the existence of witches. He must then do whatever it takes to stop these powerful beings from eliminating all the children in England. Appropriate for children ages six and up.

Tickets available online at

October 26th,  10:00 am and 1:00 pm
October 27th,  1:00 and 4:00 pm
The Union Church in Waban

Local theatre

Tickets are on sale NOW for Fantastic Mr. Fox! General Admission is $12.00 plus fees.
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October 25th, 7:00 pm
October 26th, 1:00 and 7:00 pm
October 27th, 1:00 pm

Black Box Theater
Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown

Boston Music Institute annual competition

Boston Music Institute invites piano, string, and woodwind soloists and ensembles to participate in the 2019 Competition. The application deadline is November 11, 2019. For age categories 8-12, 13-17, and 18-25.

1st Place Award:

  • $1,000
  • Solo performance with the BMI chamber orchestra at the BMI summer concert series in 2020

2nd Place Award:

  • $1,000
  • Chamber performance at the BMI summer concert series in 2020

Apply here: Registration. More information avaialable here: BMI

Competition December 1st
Shalin Liu Performance Center

Newton Turkey Trot registration is open

Registration for the 6th annual Newton Turkey Trot is now open! This year they will be supporting two great causes: The Newton Food Pantry and the Travis Roy Foundation’s Ethan Wang Fund. Ethan is a Newton South class of 2016 graduate and Boston University political science student who survived severe spinal damage in March 2019. We are hoping for a large turn-out from our students!

Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt!
Race day is November 23rd (the Saturday before Thanksgiving),  A USATF accredited 5K at 9:00 am, the kids’ 1 mile fun run at 8:30 am. Details, registration and volunteer info at