Category Archives: Events

Introduction to Energy Medicine for Self-Healing

Do you want to feel more flow in your life, so you don’t have to orchestrate every detail? Would you like to have the tools to pave your own way? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel more ease in your life? Join this one-day workshop. For more information, click here: Energy Medicine.

Weekends with Newton families

Newton dad, Randy Friedman, of Seven Travel has planned another great line-up of skiing and riding for 2019.  Come join other Newton families and friends and head to the great resorts of New England including Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Waterville Valley, Smugglers Notch, and Jay Peak.  Skiers and non-skiers alike will have a blast meeting other Newton families on the slopes.  Click http://www.seventravel.org and go to Trips.

Responsive Home Workshop for KINDERGARTEN Parents and Guardians

The tools of Responsive Classroom can be used to help create a calm, supportive and encouraging environment at home, too! Join us to learn useful steps to creating a Responsive Home including:

  • Family Meeting
  • House Rules
  • Interactive Modeling
  • Positive Language
  • Logical Consequences
  • Choice and Quiet Time

When:   Monday, October 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where:  Day Middle School Auditorium, 21 Minot Place, Newtonville (parking on Albermarle Rd – Gath Pool)

*Please note – this workshop is for ADULTS only. Childcare is NOT provided. Please make other arrangements for your student(s) while you attend the workshop.

This workshop will be taught by Amy Kelly, District Leader of Social and Emotional Learning, Newton Public Schools. For more information, please email Amy at:Amy_kelly@newton.k12.ma.us

 

Newton Turkey Trot registration is open

Race start and finish are at Zervas! Registration for the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot for the Newton Food Pantry is now open!  Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt!   Details, registration and volunteer info at http://www.newtonturkeytrot.org

Sign up soon, this race will sell out! All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Pantry.

November 17th, 9:00 am,  Kids 1 mile fun run, 8:30 am

Hamilton Ticket raffle

Understanding Our Differences (UOD), the leader in disability awareness education, is sponsoring an exciting raffle to raise needed funds. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the popular and critically acclaimed show Hamilton: An American Musical at the Boston Opera House in November.

See the UOD website for complete details about this exciting opportunity: www.understandingourdifferences.org/hamilton.

UOD is embarking on a project to raise funds to support digitizing the curriculum, so the critical goal of fostering inclusion for people of all abilities can be shared around the state, the country, and even the world!

Newton Turkey Trot registration is open

Registration for the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot for the Newton Food Pantry is now open!  Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt!   Details, registration and volunteer info at http://www.newtonturkeytrot.org

Sign up soon, this race will sell out! All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Pantry.

November 17th, 9:00 am,  Kids 1 mile fun run, 8:30 am

Newton CPC October 9th Public Hearing

The Community Preservation Committee’s next meeting agenda includes a public hearing on $3.25 million of CPA funding to expand affordable senior housing at Golda Meir House on Stanton Avenue,  Auburndale. The program website www.newtonma.gov/cpa includes the full agenda and pre-meeting packet, as well as the full funding proposal.

For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson atmailto:aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

October 9th, 7;00 pm
City Hall, Room 204

Upcoming Events at Historic Newton

STORYTIME – GARDENING AND GARDENERS
Learn about the many plants in Newton, and how the Kenrick family brought new ones to America. You’ll hear a reading of  The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan and preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own tissue paper topiary. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, visit www.newtonma.gov/story
October 3rd, 10:00 am
Durant Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Free
Information: 617-641-9142


FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON
Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to the museums.
October 6th and October 7th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450


STORYTIME – GROWING TREES
Where do trees come from, and how do they grow? Read Because of an Acorn by Lola and Adam Schaefer, and preschoolers and their caregivers will get the chance to make their own autumn-themed whirligigs. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.
October 20th, 9:30 am
Jackson Homestead and Museum
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450


STORYTIME – HALLOWEEN
Come celebrate Halloween with fun-filled activities! We will read The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders, and preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own pumpkin and jack-o-lantern artwork with apple stamps. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.
October 31, 10:00 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
Admission: Free
Information: 617-641-9142


TRICK OR TREAT AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD
As you make the rounds with children on Halloween night, please stop by the Jackson Homestead and Museum for treats and free museum admission tickets that may be used throughout the fall. Enjoy trick-or-treatingat the historic home that is part of the neighborhood!
October 31, 4:30-6:30 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Admission: Free
Information: 617-796-1450

What’s Happening at the Y

Registration is open for YBA-Youth Basketball Leagues
YBA League is a fun league for boys and girls ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league runs on Saturdays, November 17th – February 9th and is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). For more information and to register visit www.wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.


Kids Night Out
Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. There will be pizza for dinner and staff will keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for Y members and $30 for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter.
October 5th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm


Poetry Night
Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event begins with readings by two local poets. Then 10-12 guests participate in the Open Mic portion of evening to share their own written work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit wsymca.org/events.
October 5th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Family Fun Night
Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, games and more! FREE and open to all. Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation and occur on the second Tuesday of every month.
October 9th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Community Flu Clinic (for ages 18+) – Tuesday,
Don’t let the flu tackle you! Get your seasonal flu shot at the West Suburban YMCA. This clinic is free and put on by staff from Newton-Wellesley Hospital. No appointment needed. The clinic will be in the Y’s Rec Center room on the basement level. Open to the community, must be age 18+.
October 16th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Angino Fall Festival – Sunday,
Celebrate the season with an afternoon of family fun! Stop by the West Suburban YMCA for pumpkin decorating, train rides, live music, rock climbing wall, face painting, bouncy house and more! This event is free to attend and open to the community. Sponsored by the Angino Family.
October 21st, 1:00-3:00 pm


Preschool Openings Available
The Y’s Preschool Center for Youth Development is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and provides a year-round, high quality early education experience for children 2.9 years to 5 years old. The program features a safe teacher-child ratio, a large, bright and open classroom with secure entrance, a weekly 30-minute swim lesson, and access to the Y’s outdoor playground, turf field and full gymnasium. For more information, visitwsymca.org/preschool or contact Kim Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org.

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, human resources, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, FREE membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow, Director of Human Resources, at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/about/work-here.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs
The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Newton South HS used sports equipment Sale

Don’t miss your chance to get a deal on sports equipment!

Skis, boots, poles, lacrosse equipment, baseball gear, balls, gently used cleats, dance shoes and lots more on sale with proceeds benefitting Newton South athletes. Come support Newton South athletes and get some great bargains! You can find the sale at the back of the school across from the tennis courts.

September 29th, 9:00 am to 12 noon
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Center

If you have items to contribute to help this cause, donations of all gently used sports equipment (all equipment and apparel for all sports, including shoes/skates if they are in good condition) are still being accepted. Feel free to drop off gear near the door of any of the following houses:

347 Central Street in Auburndale
75 Dickerman Road
627 Chestnut Street in Waban
1 Rosalie Road off Dedham St (drop at door on driveway side of house)

Please email Wendy at wrwoodruff@yahoo.com with any questions.