The Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown offers December Vacation Art Workshops for children in grades K-6.
December 27th : Try It! A special one-day workshop in a variety of media with morning and/or afternoon sessions (each with a different focus) and optional supervised lunch. Register: 617-923-0100, ext. 8309
December 30th and December 31st: The Great Artists
Children will look at reproductions of work by famous artists, using them as inspiration to create their own masterpieces in a variety of media. Morning and/or afternoon sessions (each with a different focus) with optional supervised lunch in this two-day workshop.
Register: 617-923-0100, ext. 8309
Classes are held at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, with free parking and access to public transportation. Scholarships and Member discounts are available. For class descriptions, visit www.arsenalarts.org/education.
Forget Black Friday! Head down to Newton Sewing Studio on the day after Thanksgiving for an awesome day of sewing camp! Fun projects suited for both beginners and advanced.
Never sewn before? Orientation classes start at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Try the embroidery machine or bring a blank T and make your own permanent iron on transfer! Clothing is easy when you use the computerized pattern drafting software.
Studio will be open 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and will be closed for Thanksgiving Day only. Visit online for more info and to reserve your spot, they fill fast!
Free dance workshop for Middle School kids with KASSANDRA from Phunk Phenomenon & MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. This event is sponsored by the Newton Partnership and Newton Highlands Community Development Corp. For more information, contact Rochelle Acker @ 617-527-3308.
November 29th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Hyde Community Gym, 90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands
Head down to Newton Sewing Studio this Thanksgiving Break for an awesome day of sewing camp! Fun projects suited for both beginners and advanced. Never sewn before? Orientation classes start at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Try the embroidery machine or bring a blank T and make your own permanent iron on transfer! Clothing is easy when you use the computerized pattern drafting software.
Studio will be open 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and will be closed for Thanksgiving Day only. Visit online for more info and to reserve your spot, they fill fast! www.newtonsewingstudio.com/camps
School of Rock Boston announces February Break Camp for musicians ages 7-17. Students receive intensive individual and group lessons on the instrument of their choice and the camp culminates in a live show a rock venue in Cambridge.
$100 discount for registrations before December 31st. For more information, please call 617-923-3434 or visit http://boston.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup
*** SCHOOL OF ROCK MAKEUP LESSON POLICY: Unless given 24 hours notice of a cancellation, a rebooking will not be granted (except in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as illness or family emergency).
December School Vacation Program
It’s like summer camp in the winter for children in grades K – 6. Located at the Newton Centre Hut, children can participate in sports, arts and crafts, inside games, outside games, gym activities, and daily special events. December 26, 27, 30, and 31 2013 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (extended day available to 5:30 pm).
Family Trip to Disney on Ice – December 27th
Coach bus leaves the Albemarle Field House promptly at 6:00 pm and returns at approximately 9:30 pm. Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Upbeat music, lovable characters and exciting destinations make Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation you’ll never forget.
Nashoba Valley Ski and Snowboard Program
Join us for our six week learn to ski and snowboard program on Tuesday afternoons for grades 3 – 5 or Friday evenings for grades 6 – 12 starting in January, 2014. Each program provides coach bus transportation from Newton to the Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, MA. Participants that already know how to ski or snowboard may sign up for the lift ticket only option, all others should sign up for ski or snowboard lessons.
Newton South Recreation Complex
Operated at the Newton South High School, the Newton South Recreation Complex offers a variety of programs for youth and adults on Sundays in the winter. Sign up for Quick Start Tennis, Cardio Tennis, Ninjaneering with Lego, Badminton Instruction, Family Badminton, Zumba, Open Workout and more. The Newton South Recreation Complex runs on Sundays starting January 5, 2014.
Additional program information can be found on the Newton Parks and Recreation website at www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks and online registration is available at www.activityreg.com. Please email Channon Ames at email@example.com or call at 617-796-1529 if you have any questions on the above programs.
NewtonSTEM is a free, volunteer-run clearinghouse of information about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Newton. The website highlights opportunities, events, resources, and achievements — for students of all ages in school, after school, on vacation breaks, and in summer. Check out www.NewtonSTEM.org and stay up-to-date by joining the NewtonSTEM email list (emails not more often than weekly). For more information or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Step Ahead basketball is offering a 5-day clinic during April Vacation.
Boys and girls ages 7-14 are welcome and will be held 9:00AM – 1:00PM at the Mackenzie Center: 1337 Centre St, Newton Centre.
For more information, visit A Step Ahead’s webiste or contact Brendan Smith via email or phone, 617-909-5990
Watertown Children’s Theatre offers April vacation week programs for children in grades 1-4 and 5-8.
Swingin’ Safari for grades 1-4 uses dramatic play, music,movement, and visual arts to create stories of safari adventures. 9am-4pm Monday – Friday (April 15-19)
Gleek Out! for students in grades 5-8 who would like to work on vocal technique and use those skills to perform GLEE-style pop songs. 1:00-4:00pm Monday-Friday (April 15-19)
More information is available on the “Programs” page of the WCT website.
Come to Newton Sewing Studio during April vacation and learn to sew while having fun!
April 13 – 21
Sessions: 2 hours, 4 hours (morning or afternoon) or full day
No experience needed
Beginners will learn how to use a sewing machine by sewing projects that include straight lines and curves, zippers and ruffles, buttons and buttonholes, drawstrings and handles, linings and facings, seam allowances and cutting. Understand differences in fabrics and why we use them when we do.
If you already know how to sew, try out a new projects designed to suit any level and taste. Try computerized pattern drafting, machine embroidery, or maybe machine felting.
More information and registration details are on the Newton Sewing Studio website.