Newton celebrates “Unplugged and Connected” month in March

If sometimes you and your family just feel too “plugged in,” Newton offers a month-long remedy in March.   For the 10th year in a row, “Unplugged and Connected” hopes to promote, invigorate, and strengthen personal relationships by minimizing the use of computers, televisions, and telephones.   With the aid of a colorful calendar available here or at, Newton Unplugged suggests events and activities for each of the 31 days of March which encourage people to approach the month differently than the other harried, electronically-charged times of the year.

Highlights include: “No Homework Night” on March 13th; a Marathon Staged Reading of “Wonder” by RJ Palacio on March 16th; the Recycled Obstacle Course and Recycled Craft Workshop on March 20th; a special edition Funtastic Friday for 4th graders on March 22nd and more!

Newton “Unplugged and Connected” is a proud collaboration of Newton Community Service Center, through its Child Assault Prevention program, Newton City Hall, and the Newton School Department.