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Do you like a capella?

Come to the Winter Warmer featuring The Newtones of Newton South,  Northern Lights from Newton North, Noteafy from Brookline High and a bit of improv from The Children of the Candy Corn of Newton South.

Event details available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/455750398661627/
Tickets available in advance for $8.00 from a Newtones member or $10.00 at the door.

To learn more about The Newtones visit https://thenshsnewtones.weebly.com/

January 24th, 7:00 pm
Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls

A performance in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Composer/Vocalist (and Angier mom), Dana Sandler, will be presenting the world premiere of her new composition, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, new chamber jazz musical settings of selected children’s poetry from Terezin Concentration Camp, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps.

This debut performance is open to the public. For ticket information and to view the official project trailer, please visit www.danasandler.com.

January 26th,  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple Street

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA (including February Break)

MLK Day of Service Event
The Y is partnering with The Second Step to host a volunteer event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Using the items collected during the recent supply drive, volunteers will sort and organize items into “blessing bags” for families in need. All are welcome to participate in this community-wide, family friendly event.  The event will start with a short presentation from The Second Step at 10:00 am, followed by bag stuffing (Note:  This event ends when all bags have been stuffed).
January 20th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids Night Out
Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with qualified staff members for a Kids Night Out. They’ll order pizza for dinner and 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. Everyone wins!
February 7th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

February Vacation Week is around the corner!

  • Out of School Time Vacation Programs are structured similarly to a day at camp, with  a mix of activities such as fun games, creative projects, and free swim.
  • Sports Vacation Clinics may include soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and more.
  • There’s also a new Creative Arts Vacation Program which includes visual art, singing, and dancing for kids 5-7 and music for kids 10-12.

February 18th – February 21st

West Suburban YMCA
276 Church Street, Newton

Middle School February Break Program

#PhonesAllowed – A Middle School February Break Program

Join a co-ed school break program for Newton middle school students, co-sponsored by Newton HHS and Boys for the Better, a Newton based non-profit dedicated to re-defining masculinity through Media Education, where 6-8th graders will learn how to:

  • Flip the script on negative media messaging, create their own social media voice, boost self-confidence, and learn how to communicate more effectively with peers, parents, and teachers
  • Form positive social relationships and learn new media literacy skills
  • Identify strategies for better managing time spent on social media and using digital devices, as well as practice healthy ways to manage their stress and emotional development

Please click here for a flyer: #phonesallowed

Students will spend time as a whole group learning new skills, and in small, gender specific groups doing hands-on activities and group discussion. If your student prefers not to identify with one gender, or if you have questions about our curriculum or plans, please feel free to give us a call at 617-796-1436 or send us an email at qetchie@newtonma.gov.

This event is welcoming and accepting of ALL students. $100 per student. Scholarships available upon request. Register at www.newtonma.gov/youth

February 18th – 21st, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Newton North High School cafeteria

February events at Historic Newton (including February Break)

FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON
Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to the museums.
February 1st and February 2nd, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Information: 617-796-1450

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
The free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Winter.”
February 1st, 9:30 am
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Information: 617-796-1450STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Winter.”
February 5th, 10:30 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Information: 617-641-9142

HAIRDENTITY EXHIBIT OPENS
Explore the history of hair – how we wore it and what it means from 1840 to 1980 in this exhibit of artifacts and photos from Historic Newton’s collection. See how hairstyles reflect fashion trends as well as personal choices and beliefs. Also find related accessories, including mustache cups, jeweled hairpins, curlers, and Afro picks.
February 13th through December 31st, during museum hours; exhibit included in museum admission
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Information:617-796-1450

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
The free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Valentines.”
February 15th, 9:30 am
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
Admission: Free​
Information:617-796-1450

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUMS
The free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “Valentines.”
February 19th, 10:30 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Free
Information:617-641-9142

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK DROP-IN PROGRAM

Learn about colonial Newton with hands-on activities designed especially for elementary school children. Join us to make a diorama of an 18th century home, fashion your very own tricorn hat or corn husk doll, and test your knowledge of the 1700s with colonial trivia and games.

February 19th and February 21st, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: Included in museum admission
Information: 617-641-9142

Boys* Move and Groove Hip Hop/Breakdancing Class

In this 60 minute class students age 6-11 years old will develop strength, coordination and rhythm by incorporating hip hop and b-boy moves, breakdancing, basic tumbling and fancy footwork! Gain confidence, poise and have fun! No experience necessary!

Boys Move and Groove is taught by the experienced faculty at the Joanne Langione Dance Center in West Newton. Learn more about this class and other class offerings for kids ages 6mo – 18 years at www.jldancecenter.com. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year.

Call or email 617-969-8724 or angela@jldancecenter.com with additional questions or to set up a free trial.

*While all JLDC classes are coed, this class is designed for those looking for an all boys experience.

Spring Semester begins February 4th (no class on Feb. or April School Vacation weeks)Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Chemistry Tutor short walk to NSHS

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course.  Prepare yourself for SAT2 Chemistry exam.  Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher, is offering tutoring in Chemistry courses and SAT2 Chemistry test.  Lida has taught Chemistry for 25 years and has dozens of references.

Walking distance to Newton South high school.  Please call or text at 617-780-5461 or email Lida at lidafamili@gmail.com.

Are you a Parent of a Junior?

Are you feeling anxious or overwhelmed about the upcoming college application process? Are you already having disagreements with your child about what to do, and it’s only January?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, Dr. Maruta Z. Vitols, an independent comprehensive college consultant and graduate of Newton South High School (Class of 1994)  can help. She works with families to guide them through the increasingly complex process of applying to colleges so that students find their right fit schools. Check out the website for more information on her background, experience, counseling philosophy, and how she may support your student!

A+ College Consulting, LLC
161 Homer Street, Newton
617-216-0310

MLK Day Art Program for Grades K-5

Join a day of art-making and friend-making! All participants will explore 2D (drawing and painting), 3D (sculpture), ceramics and performing arts, in groups divided by age. The day will be packed with possibilities for creativity and fun. Please bring a lunch and 2 snacks. For grades K – 5.

Register at https://newartcenter.org/product/mlk-day-art-program-gr-k-5-monday-nac-faculty/

January 20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newton

JCC Greater Boston Showstoppers

Registration is filling up for the Showstoppers’ winter program! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a rollicking, one-hour show written by the Sherman brothers (of Mary Poppins fame).

The program is open to children in grades 2-9 and every child has a place to shine. Go to bostonjcc.org/showstoppers to reserve your spot and hurry! Registration closes on January 19th.

Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons, January 26th – April 26th,  tech week is April 27th – 30th and shows will be held on May 3rd. For more information or questions, contact Betty Lehrman at showstoppers@jccgb.org or 617-588-6523.