Category Archives: Events

Open Houses for Highlands After School Program

The Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children, is hosting Zoom Open Houses for interested families weekly in July. Here’s the link for information on how to join: This is a terrific opportunity for parents to learn more … Continue reading

ELL Summer Enrichment

Check out online ELL enrichment this summer. There are Story Times and Conversation Groups being offered over 8 weeks of the summer at the elementary level. These groups are meant to be a fun and engaging way for your child … Continue reading

Ride for Food

Want to help your Newton neighbors put food on their table? Join the Newton Food Pantry Ride for Food team! Bike, swim, walk, run or hike for hunger. This event is virtual between May 9th and October 4th. Teens ages … Continue reading

Free half-day Zoom camp for elementary students

The LigerBots, Newton’s award-winning FIRST high school robotics team, is starting a virtual summer camp for elementary students! Classes will include dance, computer programming, art, creative writing, and so much more! The camp will be running on Zoom from 9:00-12:30 … Continue reading

Incoming Brown Parents Special Education Meeting

Kim Gallaugher, SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Liaison for Brown Middle School, is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting! She and three other parents whose children are receiving special education services at Brown Middle School will informally share … Continue reading

Two ways to help the Newton Food Pantry

1. Volunteer in July and August to distribute senior groceries at Newton Housing Authority. Interested individuals (between the ages of 18-60) will need to commit to every Wednesday in July and August from 9:45 – 11:45 and have their own … Continue reading

Bike Safety

Have you heard of the ABCs? Not those ABCs, but the ones that have to do with bicycling? Join our friends from the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School for a virtual bike session. You will learn some tips to make … Continue reading

Online Kids & Artemis Girls Summer Camps

Online Kids Yoga Camp with Tracy Affonso for Grades K – 4 Each day of camp will begin with breathing/mindfulness exercises designed to help children focus on the present moment. Following the warm-up, they’ll have a fun-filled, active yoga class … Continue reading

Attention College Students!

Are you interested in tutoring kids in reading and/or math this summer? Kim Gallaugher, a Newton parent, SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) member and Speech-Language Pathologist  will be offering FREE trainings (online and/or in-person) on how to tutor elementary-aged kids in reading and math.

She will teach you how to work with young kids with special needs and help you find families in need of tutoring, either online or in-person. Education and Special Education majors/minors are preferred but if you are interested in working with young kids with special needs and willing to learn how to teach them, you are welcome to apply! Contact Kim at for more information.

Volunteers Needed! Outdoors! Socially Distant!

Volunteers are needed at the Newton Farmer’s Market to help make the markets safe and enjoyable this year. Can you lend a hand? Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

  • Count customers as they enter and exit the market.
  • Guide customers as they move through the market.
  • Make certain shoppers are following physical distancing guidelines.
  • Assist with curbside pick-up.
  • Assist farmers when needed.
  • Interactions with customers will be contact-free and appropriate physical distance will be maintained at all times.

    To volunteer, please contact Judy Dore at

Both the Tuesday and Saturday markets are moving to Newton South High School!
Saturday market opens June 20th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Tuesday market opens June 30th, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.