Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Halloween Toiletry Drive for Teens in Need

Hope & Comfort is a local nonprofit organization that distributes essential hygiene products to improve the health and self-esteem of our local youth in need. Join Hope & Comfort and their mission to serve local youth in need by collecting hygiene product donations. Make a difference as you celebrate Halloween!

They accept any unused hygiene products, but are especially in need of full-size shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Drop-off boxes for Hope & Comfort are available at the Newton North High School (Barry House) and Bigelow Middle School (Main Office) through November 5th.

Webster Woods CPA proposal public hearing

For the City of Newton’s request for $15,740,000 in CPA funding to acquire and preserve open space at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway (“Webster Woods”), the CPC will hold a public hearing and then begin deliberating on this proposal on a subsequent date.

For details about the public hearing format, to read the proposal itself, or to read community letters received to date, visit For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson at or 617.796.1144.

Hearing is November 6th, 7:00 pm, City Council Chamber, City Hall
Deliberations are November 12th, 7:00 pm, City Hall Room 204

FORJ Family Event

Come to the next FORJ Families Meeting (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) when Annawon Weeden will enact a dynamic monologue tracing the history of the Wampanoag from pre-1492 to the present day. His presentation challenges the audience to rethink their ideas about the Wampanoag and about America itself.

A member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe who grew up on the Narragansett Tribal Reservation in Rhode Island, Weeden has spent his life preserving the culture of his tribe. In 2016, he was awarded with a Congressional Honor as Culture Bearer for New England.

After Weeden’s presentation, the audience will break into small groups for a family-friendly discussion about reconciliation. The event is FREE and for Adults and children ages 10+ .

Please RSVP here:

Note: Please be ON TIME! This is a dramatic presentation and it requires quiet and focus from the audience members. This program is possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Raising Luminaries.

November 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Angier School

Youth Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction

Twenty percent of Massachusetts high school students report using e-cigarettes
and vape pens and 41% report trying them at least once. You are invited to Youth Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction, a discussion to learn what these
products are, tactics used by tobacco industries to target youth and why these
products are harmful. Receive strategies for talking to youth, information about
available resources and how to protect our kids from the latest trend.

This program is intended to teach parents, students, and faculty about the dangers of tobacco in any form and how to discuss this issue with your kids.

November 13th, 7:00 pm
Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre

Affordable Rental Housing: An Interactive Information Session for Newton Residents

Interested in learning more about affordable rental housing? Don’t know how or where to start? Come to an interactive information session and learn about eligibility requirements, waitlists, lotteries, managing applications after you apply, area medium income and more!

Hear from experts from Newton Housing Authority, Metrowest Collaborative Development, 2 Life Communities, Veterans Housing, and the City’s Planning and Health and Human Services Department. This event is FREE and open to all Newton residents! RSVP is requested but not required at Questions, please call 617-796-1420.

November 14th, 7:00 pm
American Legion Nonantum Post 440
295 California Street, Newton

Fall into tutoring with ActiveMinds

so your student’s don’t fall behind!

• IN-HOME tutoring that is effective and personalized
• Serving Newton and surrounding towns for the past 13 years
• Offering all academic subjects, study skills, and standardized test prep (SAT/ACT, ISEE, SSAT)

Contact Active Minds to learn more about their experienced tutors. Contact 617-227-2225 or or visit

Next Level Up Tutoring

Next Level Up Tutoring is celebrating their 10th year of motivating and tutoring Pre-K to College students in Newton. They strive for every student to become the best version of themselves as experienced tutors and academic coaches help with subjects ranging from all levels of Math, to Writing and Reading to Physics or Chemistry, and almost everything in between. With an eye on the future, the processed based, individualized approach will also improve students’ organizational, time management, and study skills. Additionally, they provide clear perspective to all students.

Contact for a free initial meeting by email or call 781-540-1123. For information, visit

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When schoolwork goes the wrong way!

Their many years of experience in teaching and educational consulting has developed the right way to motivate, the right way to teach, be understood, and be remembered. They tutor special education such as ADD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, executive function, and gifted as well as regular education and test preparation. In addition to academic subjects, They also teach children organizational skills, homework coaching, study skills, and time management.

All subjects and ages are taught. Parents can now receive 25% off the first lesson. Call 781-492-8700 or visit

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 617-780-5461 or email

Newton Turkey Trot registration deadline is tomorrow!

Newton Turkey Trot registration deadline is tomorrow! Register by midnight October 28th for $25.00 AND to be guaranteed an awesome race T-shirt. October 29th price increases to $35.00 and does not include a free T-Shirt!

Details, registration and volunteer info at