Category Archives: Sports

Metrowest Travel Basketball registration is open

Join over 350 Newton youth basketball players in the Metrowest Basketball program. The program stresses basketball skills and sportsmanship in a fun, competitive environment.  Girls and boys in 4th-8th grades who live in Newton or attend Newton schools through the METCO program are eligible.

New players are welcome.  Volunteer coaches are needed.  Tryouts begin on October 15th and continue through October 24th.  Pre-registration is required.  Full details and on-line registration is available at www.newtonbball.com.

Earn Dollars for Newton Schools

Enter a Fall competition to earn donations to five local schools. Earn points for your team by attending sessions, burning calories, and bringing new friends to Cardio High. Each school will receive a donation and the top team will earn a bonus donation.

You can also win free classes, sweatshirts, and gift cards through special challenges.

Not associated with any school? No problem. They’ll assign you to a team, so you can compete and be eligible for the challenges.

The five schools eligible to win donations include:
1.Williams Elementary School
2.Burr Elementary School
3.Angier Elementary School
4.Newton North High School
5.Newton South High School

Ready to join the competition?
Reply to this email with “IN” and name the team you wish to join. If you don’t have a team preference, reply with “IN + assign me” and we will assign you to a team.

Ways to earn points:

  • Check-in to Cardio High on Facebook = 10 points per check-in
  • Tag Cardio High in a post on Facebook or Instagram = 10 points per post
  • Attend a session = 20 points for men/40 points for women
  • Burn calories = points equal to 10% of calories burned during a Cardio High session
  • Refer a new friend to Cardio High = 100 points per friend referred
  • Run in the Paddy’s 5k Road Race wearing a Cardio High t-shirt. T-shirt provided = 100 points

Help wanted

Parent volunteers are needed to assist with Newton’s beloved Halloween Window Painting Contest.  Volunteers will collect vendor/store release forms for a few hours during September and October, and also tape up banners on October 25th & 26th on store windows so students know where to paint. This is a very easy, fun and flexible way to get in your steps and make Halloween spook-tacular for all Newton kids!  Email Lori Lass at lorilass@gmail.com or call 617-332-9694 if you can help.

Donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry and help them reach the goal!

On September 23rd, the Centre Street Food Pantry will participate in The Ride for Food.  It is their biggest community fundraiser, and the money raised allows them to provide hundreds of families in Newton and  surrounding communities with food and other basic necessities.

Please consider donating to the CSFP team to support the riders and help them reach their goal of $25,000.

Here’s the link https://ride.threesquaresne.org/team/166463 m  or donate at www.centrestfoodpantry.org

Basketball & Multi-Sports Clinic

Basketball & Multi-Sports Clinic @ Williams Elementary School with Be Ahead of the Game.

This combined series of basketball and multi-sports clinics will introduce a variety of sports and the basic skills needed to play them along with an emphasis on basketball. Sports include soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball, and other traditional and non-traditional games, in addition to basketball. Cooperation and teamwork will be the focus, rather than the competition of the games. Your child will learn proper warm-up games and stretching before introducing new sports, their rules and tactics. This is a great way to get in some late day exercise, have fun, and play many types of games, as well as get ready for the upcoming basketball season.

Thursdays, October 4th – November 15th
6:00 – 7:00 pm, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades
7:00 – 8:00 pm,  3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Register Online by September 15th to get the early bird rate of $135.00, thereafter $145.00. Eventbrite registration fees apply.

Open to children from ALL schools.

Kids’ karate free trial classes

September 14th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm or September 15th, 10:00 – 11:00 am. karate lessons for girls and boys, entry ages 1st thru 5th grades. $79.00 per 7-Week Session. For more information, please visit kids-karate.org or leave a message at 617-527-8052.

Kids’ free yoga class at Open House

Have your child try a yoga class during the upcoming open house.. Classes are tailored by age group and taught by well-known educator and yoga instructor, Tracy Affonso, former Newton Public School teacher.

Open House:  September 19th, see times below
Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Please sign up in advance at this link or call 617-393-3590.

Session is September 19th to December 19th, fee is $169.00 or a weekly drop-in is $15.00, space permitting.

K-Grade 2 (age 5-7),  Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Grade 3-5 (age 8-10) – Wednesdays,  4:30 – 5:30 pm

All That Jazz Dance Studio registration now open

All That Jazz Dance Studio is still accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year. They specialize in building self-esteem and creating a warm, supportive and nurturing environment for all children as they learn the art of dance. The studio is excited to be entering their 21st year of operations and Director Miss Deb Lifson Vogel is a Newton native and currently has children in the Newton Public Schools.

Please call 617-641-0784 today to find out more information or to register or email  missdeb@allthatjazznewton.com.  Visit the website www.allthatjazznewton.com

Open House Dates:  August 30th, 5:30-7:00 pm,  September 5th, 6:00-7:30 pm,  September 6th,  4:30-6:00 pm, and September 9th, 1:00-2:30 pm

All That Jazz Dance Studio registration now open

All That Jazz Dance Studio is still accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year. They specialize in building self-esteem and creating a warm, supportive and nurturing environment for all children as they learn the art of dance. The studio is excited to be entering their 21st year of operations and Director Miss Deb Lifson Vogel is a Newton native and currently has children in the Newton Public Schools.

Please call 617-641-0784 today to find out more information or to register or email  missdeb@allthatjazznewton.com.  Visit the website www.allthatjazznewton.com

Open House Dates:  August 30th, 5:30-7:00 pm,  September 5th, 6:00-7:30 pm,  September 6th,  4:30-6:00 pm, and September 9th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Free youth boxing program

Nonantum Boxing Club is excited to announce their new FREE Youth after school program for youth ages 10-17.

Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for 90 minutes. If a student expresses interest in furthering their boxing journey, there is an opportunity to train with the elite team on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays as well. For more information including the registration form, visit http://ilovenewton.com/free-boxing-after-school-program-for-kids/