Newton North’s award-winning theatre program, Theatre Ink, presents “Blood Relations” by Sharon Pollock.
May 22-25 at 7:30pm
Little Theatre at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut St Newtonville
Tickets: $7 — available online
“Blood Relations” is a psychological thriller that follows the story of Lizzie Borden, an 1890′s spinster convicted of murdering her parents. Watching the action through Lizzie’s eyes you may begin to question whether the dreamy visions of this psychopathic killer are reality or hallucination. Directed by Sam Raby and Anna Nemetz.
Poems, Prayers, and Songs for Peace and Unity: An Interfaith Call for Healing and Peace in our World
In honor of the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. Donations to the One Fund for the victims will be accepted.
Come join others from many faiths to share your hopes, wishes, and dreams for peace in our world and unity among our human family. Bring a poem, prayer or song to share or just come to listen and be with others who share a similar interest in peace and unity.
All ages are welcome. An art table will be available for anyone who wishes to draw or create something. Light healthy refreshments will be served at the close of the program.
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium
Monday, May 20th
Sponsored by the Newton Bahá’í Community and the Peacemakers Class of Newton
The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club will host its 16th Annual Fashion Show,
BOLD and Beautiful, on Wednesday, May 22, at Karoun Restaurant in Newton.
Featuring fashions and accessories from some of Newton’s most original shops, including Brussels Sprouts, Folklorica, Stash and CERI|COMO, this stylish affair will focus on individual style, with a particular eye toward wear-ability for women of many different shapes, sizes, ages and tastes.
This year, we are asking guests to, “Find yourself on the runway,” – whether by seeing a new look or possibly modeling one! Guests will also enjoy the colorful décor and sizzling Middle Eastern cuisine at Karoun. Once again, there will be an array of must-have baskets for raffle, an exciting BLING prize, and all that swag!
Tickets are $75 each and include dinner and table seating. Table sizes will vary and can be reserved by contacting the club’s Events Coordinator by phone at (617) 630-2066 or by email.
Historic Newton offers the following special programs and events during the month of May:
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 PM
HISTORY BOOK CLUB MEETING
This month’s book selection is Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall. Recognized as a major work and a touchstone for any future discussion of the origins of America’s military escalation in Vietnam, the book exploits a wide array of new sources to explore America’s Vietnam policy. Well written and accessible, it cogently and systematically undermines the argument that America’s military escalation in Vietnam was in any way inevitable or necessary. The book club is free and open to all, new members are welcome.
In addition, current exhibitions include:
Confronting Our Legacy: Slavery and Antislavery in the North: a three-dimensional learning center with hands-on activities and information about colonial slavery, the Underground Railroad, and local abolitionists.
An Architect Ahead of Her Time: Annie Cobb (1830-1911): Arguably the first woman architect in America, Cobb succeeded in fashioning a career for herself in the male world of building in a time when women’s work was mainly limited to the home.
Newton and the Civil War: showcasing Newton residents in the Civil War. Also be sure to visit our new Women’s Fashions of the Civil War Era exhibit.
Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy is holding its 2013 Open House on Sunday, June 16, and selling tickets to benefit the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity.
The event will include lion dance, dragon dance, kung fu and tai chi demonstrations, and Chinese choreographed dance.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:00-3:00pm
Newton North High School (NNHS) Lasker Auditorium
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
Helen Gee Chin was the administrator at CCMAA for 15 years and a proponent of preserving the history and promoting the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. The Foundation is a tribute to her life’s passion. The Foundation awards college scholarships to encourage academic achievement and motivate individuals to become serious martial artists. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships.
To buy tickets or to learn more about the Foundation, please go to www.hgcscholarshipfoundation.org
The Newton Partnership and Understanding Our Differences are honored to be hosting best-selling author Andrew Solomon in Newton on June 17 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton North High School.
Solomon’s book Far From the Tree is a magnificent work about extraordinary families of individuals affected by cognitive, physical or psychological differences. Its focus is on parents who not only learn to cope with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so. This thought-provoking book affirms the values of empathy and acceptance and is relevant for all kinds of parents and families. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the event.
Registration is required at http://understandingourdifferences.org/far-from-the-tree/.
Suggested donation is $5 at the door. For a preview, view this YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bWH0DD800I.
Get your tickets now for the tour on Sunday, May 19, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Featuring private homes that highlight interior design, architecture, and historic renovation throughout Newton, the House Tour benefits Historic Newton’s programming.
Advance sale tickets: $25 for Historic Newton members/$35 for nonmembers. Ticket prices increase $5 the day before the tour.
Buy your tickets now online or call 617-796-1450.
The Newton Boys & Girls Club offers workshops and programs as part of its Annul Health and Safety Week celebration. The Club will have visits from the Newton Police Department, Newton Fire Department, Middlesex Sheriff’s Department, Suicide Prevention, and more! We hope that you will encourage your child or teen to attend. All activities are free and no reservation required.
Monday, May 13 @ 3:00PM
MEDA located in Newton MEDA specializes in eating disorders and promoting healthy eating & body image. They’ll be at the club to talk about their experience with eating disorders such as Bulimia, Anorexia and Binge Eating. Middle School & up
Tuesday, May 14 @ 3:00PM
Bill Phillips from New Beginnings will be at the Club once again, to make another impact on our members. He shares his life story of addiction and recovery, in an honest and hands on way. Middle School & up
Wednesday, May 15 @ 3:30PM AFSP – Suicide Prevention
Melanie Varandy will talk to our teens about depression. They will watch a video, and have a talk on depression, bullying, etc. What are the signs of depression, what to look for, who to call, and where to go. Middle School & up
School of Rock Boston, an after-school young musicians’ collaborative whose enrollment is comprised of 42% Newton residents, is hosting their first annual Best of Season Bash on Sunday, June 2nd from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Boston (22-24 Clinton Street).
Enjoy bands, vendors, brunch, prizes in a family-friendly yet edgy rock ‘n roll atmosphere. Tickets are $15 per person. More event info is available online.
Ferns creeping out of bounds? Hostas growing like weeds? Lily of the Valley taking over your yard? Now is the time to thin your garden. Don’t put those Iris divisions into the compost bin. Trade them in!
Bring a plant – Take a plant at the 4th Annual Plant Swap on Saturday, May 18, from 11am – 2pm at 27 George Street (near Centre and Cabot intersection).
Use flower pots, milk cartons, coffee cans, yogurt tubs, even plastic bags to pot up your cast-offs. Labels would be nice. Early drop-offs are fine.
Exchanges are free, but please consider the donation box marked “Newton METCO Scholarship Fund.” An annual project started by a Bigelow Middle School student, now at NNHS, to benefit his METCO classmates through the best of ‘recycling’. Questions? Email Barbara Howard.