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Newton PorchFest 2019: Signups are now open

Signups for Newton PorchFest 2019, scheduled for June 1st (raindate June 2nd) are now open. PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes. Last year’s inaugural event included 60+ bands. You can participate by signing up to play (all musicians of all types are welcome), host (residents of Auburndale, Lower Falls or Waban), or volunteer.

For more information and to signup, see https://newton.porchfest.info/.

Facilitative Leadership Training – ideal for FORJ teams

Join an interactive evening with Madeline McNeely, founder of Conditioning Leaders. She is a facilitator, trainer, coach and consultant who will share practices gleaned from her most popular trainings on good group leadership practices to ensure your FORJ team is operating at its best.

This is a special opportunity for your FORJ team to reflect on your experiences and learn helpful tools for sustainability and success!

Please RSVP here:RSVP

March 26th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Mason Rice Elementary School, 149 Pleasant St, Newton Centre

Save the date: Upcoming FORJ event – April 9th

A Cross-Racial Conversation with Debby Irving, racial justice educator and author of Waking Up White and Shay Stewart-Bouley, Executive Director, Community Change, Inc. and blogger of Black Girl In Maine.

Time and location TBA.

Newton Destination Imagination Creativity Day – May 4th

2019 NEWTON CREATIVITY DAY
Join in on Newton’s newest family-friendly, brain-tickling extravaganza! Newton DI Creativity Day is for all kids in grades K-12.

Participants will be placed into small groups that will work as a team to solve each exciting challenge. Challenges span areas including structural engineering, science, math, performance and improv. Kids will have a blast while learning valuable teamwork, project management and STEAM-based skills.

Please CLICK HERE to register and spread the word!
It’s going to be a blast!!!!

May 4th, 9:00 – 11:30 am OR 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
250 Brookline Street, Newton

City-wide FORJ meeting on Affordable Housing, Equity and Race in Newton

Join in to explore the relationship between housing, equity, and race. There will be pizza, a discussion, short video, and an interactive small group activity that could work for kids 2nd grade and above. Younger kids are welcome to be in the room to color or sit with their parents but they might not follow all the content. Hope to see you there! Feel free to bring interested friends.

For more information about FORJ, Families Organizing for Racial Justice, visit https://forjnewton.com/

Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScd-nEpwu7NpBYYnIrz8iepPRU3E1qJSro9Gwy2H6pgRHeD2A/viewform?usp=sf_link

March 12th, 6:30 – 8:15 pm
Angier Elementary

METCO Advocacy Day

Raise your voice for school integration and educational equity at METCO’s annual Advocacy Day.  The rally begins at 9:00 am in Nurse’s Hall and the Grand Staircase. The program will include students, district leaders, and elected officials speaking about the impact of the program. Then at 10:45 am, groups visit legislators and remind them how essential METCO is to Boston and the suburbs.

To make an appointment with your legislator, visit metcoinc.org/advocacy!

March 19th,  9:00 – 11:30 am
Massachusetts State House

Green Newton’s Schools Connections meeting March 14th

The Green Newton’s Schools Connections Group’s goal is to establish “green standards” for Newton schools and to work on a variety of areas, including recycling, composting, food recovery and school garden projects. Together, we can all help to implement green initiatives in each Newton school. If you would like to participate, please contact info@greennewton.org.   Kids are welcome.

March 14th, 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

Free private screening of a film about anxiety

Dearborn Academy is screening the film “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” The film shines a light on the effects of anxiety on children and teens and how they can find solutions, confidence and hope.

Following the 56-minute film, internationally-renowned speaker and author Robert Brooks, Ph.D., and Dearborn staff member Amy Piepiora, associate director of clinical services, will discuss ways to combat angst.

Tickets are free, but preregistration is required. Space is limited! Refreshments will be served. To reserve tickets, visit bit.ly/DAAngst.

March 26th, 6:30 pm
Dearborn Academy, 575 Washington Street, Newton

Superintendent’s Forum on Vaping: The Growing Youth Health Epidemic

Superintendent David Fleishman will host a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth.

The evening will include a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey will provide the keynote for the event and medical experts and NPS educators will provide information, insight, and education for families and community members.

Mark your calendar and join this very important free event. To RSVP, please follow this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/bvNsftl4K2RVAlGc2

April 2nd,  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Road

Support the Newton Food Pantry Walk for Hunger Team!

The Newton Food Pantry is proud to be participating in Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger & 5K Run on May 5th. The pantry team’s fundraising efforts will directly support the Newton Food Pantry. They welcome adults and teens (ages 13+) to join the team by raising just $100 and walking the full 20 miles or the new 3-mile route. Both the 3-mile and historic 20-mile walk route begin and end on Boston Common, have the same rolling start time, and support the same incredible cause. The only difference is the distance!

The money raised by Walk participants like the Newton Food Pantry will provide grants to hundreds of community-based programs that rely on support—food pantries, hot meal programs, summer meals for kids, farm and garden initiatives, health center programs and more. Last year, the Walk supported 315 local programs in nearly 100 Massachusetts communities.

Please visit NFP’s Walk for Hunger Team page to join the team, make a donation, and for more information about how the Newton Food Pantry supports our community.