Category Archives: Community Notes

Be a vital part of the Centre Street Food Pantry!

The Centre Street Food Pantry is seeking candidates for a part-time paid Volunteer Coordinator position.  10-12 hours per week including working at the pantry every Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, good planners, kind, easy to talk to and have experience in volunteer management or training.  Send resume to m.yacovi@centrestfoodpantry.org.

West Newton Arts Stroll & Shop

Get into the Holiday Spirit in West Newton at the annual Arts Stroll & Shop presented by The Newton Cultural Alliance.  As you stroll along Washington Street throughout the day, you can listen to strolling carolers and musicians.  Buy beautiful handmade gifts at The Paper Mouse, Artitudes and Hipstitch, and enjoy some cider at Sweet Tomatoes, or a hot cup of coffee and a treat at L’Aroma Café.

You can even visit with Santa between 10:30 and 12:30 at the ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ in Captain Ryan Park.

Please bring an unwrapped present to benefit the Village Bank/City of Newton Holiday Gift Drive, and put it right into the police cruiser!  There are also toy collection boxes at the Police Station and the Village Bank. Pick up a brochure at any of the merchants for some special coupons.  The event is rain or shine, and a few snowflakes might even enhance the festive atmosphere! The Stroll is a collaborative event presented by Newton’s local arts and businesses to create an enchanting holiday tradition for the community. For a full calendar of events, please visit www.artsstrollandshop.com.

December 8th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Newton Family Singers present “Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years”

After the Beatles went their separate ways, John, Paul, George and Ringo continued to write and record beautiful, memorable, inspiring music. Imagine a concert of their greatest hits. Imagine an intergenerational family chorus singing in four-part harmony, backed by a full rock band.

The Newton Family Singers will perform solo Beatles hits at their “Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years” concert.  Discounted Tickets: Adults $10.00/ Children $8.00 are available for purchase online on the website, www.newtonfamilysingers.org/events. Tickets on the day of the concert will be available for purchase: Adults $12.00/ Children $10.00.  Questions? Email admin@newtonfamilysingers.org

Come sing along to family-friendly, live music!

December 9th, 4:00 pm
JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

Newton CPC Public Hearings on Conservation Restrictions, Allen House Historic Rehab

The Community Preservation Committee will hold public hearings on funding requested by the Newton Conservators, for conservation restrictions on past CPA-funded land acquisitions, and supplemental funding for the Allen House historic rehabilitation project in West Newton.

The CPC will also discuss recent changes to the Golda Meir House Expansion in Auburndale, for which it has already recommended funding to the City Council. For details see the program website, www.newtonma.gov/cpa, or contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

November 11th, 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall Room 204

2019 Newton Little League Spring Registration is now open

Registration for the 2019 Newton Little League Spring Season is now available on the league’s website: www.newtonllbaseball.org

Newton Little League serves players who reside within or attend private or public schools within the boundaries of Ward, Underwood, Lincoln-Eliot, Horace Mann, Peirce, Cabot, Burr, Franklin, Williams elementary schools, and provides programs for players ages 4 through 12.

Programs for younger players are based on school grade, and teams are put together based on elementary school and friend requests: T-Ball (Pre-K), Rookie (Kindergarten), Farm (grade 1) and Single A (grade 2). In programs for older players, teams are put together with more of a focus on competitive balance: AA (grades 3-4), AAA (grades 4-6) and Majors (ages 10-12).

There is also a Challenger division for students with special needs who wish to enjoy the game of baseball.

All players interested in playing in the 2019 AAA division must attend an evaluation session and complete registration prior to the evaluation date. The AAA evaluations will be held on January 19th. This event will also serve as the Majors Division makeup evaluation for players who were unable to attend tryouts in the fall.

Please contact info@newtonllbaseball.org with any questions.

Community Notes – Newton PTO Council 2018-12-02 10:13:40

STORYTIME – COLONIAL WINTER

How do we make clothes to keep us warm? Join Storytime to explore how people in the past made their own things to wear. You will read The Mitten by Jan Brett, and preschoolers and their caregivers will get the chance to try our drop spindle and create their own cotton ball mittens. Admission is Free. For information: 617-641-9142.

For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.

December 15th, 9:30 am
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. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended through historicnewton.org.

Admission: Adults: $15 non-member, $10 Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over. Information: 617-641-9142

December 16th, 4:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue


STORYTIME – WINTER HIBERNATION

Learn how animals live through the winter, and how people at the Jackson Homestead stayed warm, too. You will read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner, and preschoolers and their caregivers will make their own wintry paper bag trees. Admission is Free. Information: 617-796-1450

For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.

December 26th, 10:00 am
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street


 

Pause and learn…

A message from the Health and Human Services Department.

Are screens the right holiday gift for your child this year? Your kids may think so, but many experts suggest that you should pause and learn more before you make that decision. Visit the Newton Public Schools Smartphone page for more resources and information.

Waban Lights – Sunday, December 2

WABAN LIGHTS:  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AT 4:45PM

To help kick-off the holiday season, please join us in Waban Square as we count down and flip the switch to light up Waban’s beloved evergreen tree and a menorah to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

Come enjoy hot chocolate and cookies provided by the Waban Improvement Society and join in a spirited community sing-along led by members of the Newton Family Singers.

‘Tis the season for celebrating with neighbors!
Wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Waban Lights is brought to you by the Waban Improvement Society

Craft Fair – Waban Library, Dec 1

4th Annual Connect Africa Craft Fair, Waban Library Center, Saturday December 1, 12:30-3pm

Looking for some unique gifts for the holiday season? Please join us for the 4th Annual Connect Africa Craft Fair at the Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street, Waban, MA 02468. 100% of the proceeds support education scholarships for Ugandan orphans.

For more information, please visit www.connect-africa.org and www.wabanlibrarycenter.org.

 

 

Waban Library Family Game Day – December 8

Family Game Day Saturday December 8th 10:30-12:00

Many of you know this event well from our many years of providing casual, exciting entertainment for all ages. This year we have added more games that will appeal to children in fifth and sixth grades. Always a low key way to spend part of your Saturday with friends and family, Family Game Day is a great way to get out of the house and catch up over board games, crafts, and free Starbucks coffee.  And it’s free!

Waban Library, 1608 Beacon St, Waban, MA