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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity in business development and event planning. Work with Mason Rice Parent Alums. Please see the LinkedIn ad for details: Job opportunity.

1 Bedroom apartment for sublet

Newton South teacher Jon Orren who will be travelling with students on the Jingshan exchange to China is seeking a person or couple to sublet his spacious, furnished one- bedroom apartment in Jamaica Plain.

  • Available for sublet from February 1st to May 31st
  • 850 sq ft. 1-bedroom apartment in sunny, quiet corner of JP. Perfect for single person or a couple
  • Fully furnished (see attached pics), hardwood floors, 3 skylights, small but very well-equipped kitchen, private roof deck with view of Boston skyline
  • Toasty in winter, easy to cool in warm weather (skylight windows open, window AC in bedroom)
  • Large shared backyard with raised bed garden
  • Free laundry in basement
  • Storage space in basement
  • Personal parking spot for 1 car in driveway (no need to fight for street parking in the snow!)
  • 2 blocks to Green St. Orange Line, 1 block to SW Corridor (great biking), 10 min walk to Centre St. stores (Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, great restaurants, etc.), 15 min walk to Jamaica Pond or Arnold Arboretum, 10 min walk to Franklin Park
  • Super friendly neighbors
  • Large HD TV with basic cable, Apple TV and all that jazz
  • Friendly, cuddly cat ** I’d prefer the subletter to care for my cat, Sophie (compensation negotiable), but if you’re allergic or that point is a deal-breaker, I can have a friend take her for the duration **
  • Rent is $1750, utilities included.

Please contact Jon Orren at orrenj@newton.k12.ma.us or jonorren@gmail.com or 917-861-1181.

     

      

Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group, run by Newton’s Department of Senior Services, has the goal of providing participants with support including an opportunity to learn about resources and sharing ideas with people who are facing similar challenges.

So many residents are being pulled in multiple directions — with children in school while also caring for an aging parent. This is a great chance for parents to connect with others who are caring for an elderly family member.

Open to all family caregivers of seniors, the groups are free of charge. Support Groups take place at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville. Registration is required; space is limited to 14 people per group.

NEW Evening Option
2nd Wednesday Monthly (January 10th, February 14th, March 14th)
7:00 – 8:30 pm.

For information and to Register contact Case Manager Emily Kuhl at 617-796-1672.

FREE Family Event: Christmas with NewCity Church

Join a FREE family event hosted by NewCity Church to celebrate the holiday season! Take FREE professional photos with Santa, enjoy interactive holiday music with Kara Kulpa from Jammin’ with You, a surprise appearance from a favorite Disney character, and purchase gifts for your loved ones from the pop-up gift shop featuring CAUSEGEAR – The Human Justice Brand.

December 17th, 5:30pm
Zervas Elementary School
30 Beethoven Avenue, Waban

Piano Accompanist needed for Newton Youth Players

The Newton Youth Players is a children’s theatre company for elementary school children who love to sing, dance, act, and construct scenery. Each fall, winter and spring season they produce adaptations of popular Broadway musicals that the whole family will enjoy.

The company is currently looking for a piano accompanist that can teach the music and lyrics to the children, and play for the performance. This is a paid position. Please visit www.newtonyouthplayers.com for information on the program and call 617-796-1540 for more information on the job.

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton

Wanted! Newton Youth Players Assistants

The Newton Youth Players is a children’s theatre company for elementary school children who love to sing, dance, act, and construct scenery. Each fall, winter and spring season they produce adaptations of popular Broadway musicals that the whole family will enjoy. The company is currently looking for high school or middle school assistants that can lead small groups of children in rehearsal, and help the scenery director and musical director. This is a paid position. Please visit www.newtonyouthplayers.com for information on the program and call 617-796-1540 for more information on the job.

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton

Wanted! Newton Youth Players Assistants

The Newton Youth Players is a children’s theatre company for elementary school children who love to sing, dance, act, and construct scenery. Each fall, winter and spring season they produce adaptations of popular Broadway musicals that the whole family will enjoy. The company is currently looking for high school or middle school assistants that can lead small groups of children in rehearsal, and help the scenery director and musical director. This is a paid position. Please visit www.newtonyouthplayers.com for information on the program and call 617-796-1540 for more information on the job.

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton

FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice

Are you concerned about what the Newton Public Schools are doing to respond to the rising tide of overt racism in our country? Join the next meeting of *FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice, a project sponsored by NPS.

Superintendent Fleishman, Newton METCO Director, Maricel Sheets, and teacher Jen Tomaneng will be sharing and answering questions about the “Courageous Conversations” program being rolled out over a 5-year period in our schools.

December 20th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Mason-Rice Elementary School, 149 Pleasant Street, Newton

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/L5ltoDopdCw9U1jg1

*Want to connect with your school’s FORJ team? Email amy@amybehrens.com to let Amy (FORJ Coordinator and Parent Coach) know what school team you’d like to be a part of and/or that you’d like to be on the email list for more information about FORJ events. The goal is to have an active team of interested parents at each school who meet on their own and participate in the monthly all-school FORJ meetings, which offer opportunities for further education, team planning time and networking. Parents are welcome to join at any time.

Upcoming Events for Teens at the Newton Free Library

Teen Crafterhours, December 4th, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Meet once a month a Monday night to make crafts and eat snacks. This week, make mittens out of felted wool and eat snacks! Grades 7-12.

Anime/Manga Club, December 6th, 4:00 pm, Computer Center: Come meet on the first Wednesday of every month and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings, to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more!  Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12.

Typewriter Poetry,  December 11, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Get creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. Get together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12.

Human Rights Commission award ceremony

The Newton Human Rights Commission is delighted to announce that it has selected Dr. Janet E. Helms as the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award. This award recognizes a resident or employee working in the city who has demonstrated consistent, ongoing work in the field of human rights.

Mayor Setti Warren and Alisa Caira, Josie Joseph, Kimia Tabatabaei, and Khyla Turner, students from Newton North and Newton South High Schools, will also be recognized for their dedication to the issue of human rights in the Newton Community.

The award ceremony is open to the public and will take place on December 5th at 7:00 pm at the Druker Auditorium located in the Newton Free Library at 333 Homer Street. If you would like to attend, please RSVP (requested, not required) to slao@newtonma.gov.