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In the Name of Love: Newton Family Singers rock the Music of U2

Let out your inner Rock Star and come belt along with Newton Family Singers as they
perform anthems of passion and justice by Irish superstars U2!  To benefit the Newton Food Pantry, they’re collecting food donations and holding a raffle. This kid-friendly rock concert is the perfect way to share your love of U2 with your whole family!

Tickets for the show (Adults $10.00/children $8.00) can be purchased online at For questions pleae email

May 6th,  4:00 pm
Ellsworth Theatre of Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill
(free parking available on campus – please come early to park).

The Newton Family Singers is an intergenerational family chorus that brings together families and friends of all ages to sing American folk music.

Family-friendly, live music!

Harlem Rockets comedy basketball show/game

The Newton South High School Booster Club is hosting a fun-filled basketball comedy show and game. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs after the show.

In this special event to raise money for the Newton South Booster Club, the “Teacher’s Nets,” a talented team of Newton’s finest educators, has graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. Tickets for this fun-filled event can be purchased online at a discount up to the night of the event. Tickets will be available at the door on May 19th, subject to availability.

Children, students, seniors are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Adults are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door
VIP tickets are $30.00, $50.00 at the door (subject to availability)

To purchase tickets and get more information about the event, click on this link:

May 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

April Vacation Programs at the Y

Spend a fun and engaging April Vacation week at the Y!  Vacation programs from the Sports and Child Care Departments offer fun and safe environments for students in grades K-8. Featuring a mix of activities to keep kids happy and healthy all day – including free swim periods throughout the day. Full and half day options and daily rates to accommodate your needs!

April Vacation with the Sports Department (Ages 6-12). Sports activities include soccer, basketball, baseball, floor hockey, flag football, lacrosse, golf, tennis, capture the flag and more! Registration form is available online at or call 617-244-6050 x 3131.

April 17th – April 20th, Full day 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Half day 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

April Vacation with the Child Care Department (Grade K-8) Kids will participate in fun and age-appropriate structured activities including recreational games, creative arts, free swim and more! Registration form is available online at or call 617-244-6050 x 3068.

April 17th – April 20th, Full day 7:00 am – 6:00 pm,  Half day 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

College Essay support available

It is never too early to start working on your college essays, especially since the Common Application 2018/2019 essay prompts are the same as those for 2017/2018!

Alicia Shems, an educator and editor with over 20 years of experience, is available for college essay help.  Alicia is available for one-to-one sessions as well as group lessons that provide you with important skills for crafting your essay. Every Senior she’s worked with has been admitted to one of his or her top choices.

And for those rising Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors, she can also provide writing, reading, and general English tutoring, where each session is tailored to fit your needs.

For more information, please contact Alicia Shems at 617-680-1918 or

Get Started Coding

CodeCampKidz is offering 3+ hours of free coding instruction as part of a “Get Started Coding” initiative. Your students are cordially invited to participate.

These are online coding classes with live instructors that the students can attend when their schedules allow. It will take 2 – 3 sessions to complete the projects, learn how the internet works and develop their first basic pages with HTML & CSS. It’s a fun and achievable experience designed to get students interested in coding and build confidence at the same time. If they prefer they can just dive right in and start as a guest. No personal information is required to participate.

Check out the great work they’re doing teaching kids to code:

Here’s a link to the program information and how students can participate: Program and registration information.

Be Zen Through the Chaos: A CPS & Mindfulness Workshop

Do you get emotionally hijacked when your child is disrespectful or pushes your buttons? Do you find yourself too angry or upset to use your parenting skills? This workshop will give you an overview of the life-changing Collaborative Problem Solving parenting approach and specific mindfulness practices to enhance your self-regulation and coping skills in those frustrating moments.

Register at

May 19th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Brookline

From Conflict to Collaboration

A Parenting Framework That Brings Out The Best in You and Your Child

Do you ever feel frustrated with your child? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child.

The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach gives parents concrete tools to relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior, and build their kids’ skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. See to register for an upcoming morning or evening CPS workshop in Newton, Brookline or Natick that starts in May or for private coaching in CPS.

Jewish Middle School Program

Are you looking for excellent after-school care combined with fun Hebrew and Jewish learning?​​ Kesher Newton is the place for you!​

​​Kesher Newton, a pluralistic Jewish community that is welcoming to all, is rebooting its middle school program to provide excellent experiential education in Jewish History, Culture, Ethics and Modern Hebrew in a joyful, “camp-like” atmosphere for grades 6-8.

Come and experience the difference in Jewish education Kesher has to offer!

Kesher Newton Middles School program will run on Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year. Contact to learn more!

Empty Bowls to benefit the Centre Street Food Pantry

Help fight hunger in our community by joining us for Empty Bowls. For a $10.00 donation to the Centre Street Food Pantry, guests receive a handmade bowl of their choice, soup, bread and dessert while listening to live local music.

April 13th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Lasell College’s Dewitt Hall, 80 Maple Street, Newton

How to talk to your kids about consent

Join Boston Globe Spotlight Team journalist Sacha Pfeiffer and panelists Jenn Abelson, Jaclyn Friedman, Casey Corcoran, and Chessy Prout in a discussion about tactics for talking to your kids about consent. For more information, visit This will be an appropriate event for teens.

April 10th, 6:30 pm (doors at 6:00 pm)
CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston
Lighthouse Room, 20th Floor