Category Archives: Events

Bring your teens to Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo

  • Discover community resources promoting positive decision making for teen
  • Enjoy refreshments and student performances as you browse the exhibits
  • The first 50 teens who bring a parent will receive a treat bag
  • Drawing grand prize:Bose SoundLink
  • “American Ninja Warrior” live demo!

This expo coincides with Junior Night; parents/guardians of juniors are asked to come early to explore the expo. Walnut and Lowell Street lots and Hull Street will be available for parking. Please observe neighborhood signs and restrictions.

To learn more Check out this flyer: Expo or go to www.NorthPTSO.org

January 18th, 5:00- 7:30 pm
Newton North High School

14th annual Teen Summer Program Expo

FREE and open to the public.

Find the perfect summer experience for middle and high school students. Meet directors of more than 80 enriching summer programs, both day and overnight, with local, national and international options. Programs for every budget and interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, leadership and wilderness training, internships, sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year opportunities. Efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, safety, costs & supervision. Bring friends and travel together!

Save time and pre-register at: www.TeenSummerExpos.com.

Follow @teensummerexposma on Instagram for updates or check out Facebook.

January 29th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm (snow date: January 31st)
Newton South High School cafeteria
140 Brandeis Road

Family Film Festival Janurary 12th-15th

Belmont World Film is holding its 15th Annual Family Festival. Although some films are for people of any age, the majority of films are geared toward children age 3-12. For complete schedules, locations, and other information, please see: Brochure and Flyer

Some highlights include:

  • WBUR is bringing a live version of Circle Round, their storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10, featuring carefully-selected folktales from around the world on Sunday at 10:30 am.
  • Four short films about child refugees and immigrants, a benefit for the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) on Monday at 3:45 pm.
  • Bridges Together, an organization devoted to training others to implement successful and meaningful inter-generational programs, will distribute a guide to stimulate discussion between grandparents, parents, and children at “Oskar’s America” on Monday at 2:00 pm.
  • The Reelabilities Film Festival, dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities, is co-presenting “Hero Steps,” about a 10 year-old boy with a prosthetic leg who wishes to play in a school soccer tournament as he did before he lost his leg, on Monday at 12:00 noon.

January 12th – 15th
Regent Theatre in Arlington, the Studio Cinema in Belmont, and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Watertown Children’s Theatre Winter and School Vacation Registration is NOW OPEN!

Check out these great winter programs and classes:

Roald Dahl Adventures (K-2) Begins January 6th
Making Comics (Grades 3-5) Begins January 6th
Playmakers (Grades 3-7) Begins January 6th
Contemporary Painting (Grades 9-12) Begins January 6th
Intro. to Sewing and Creative Textiles (Grades 6-8) Begins January 6th
Animation 101 (Grades 9-12) Begins January 6th
Art and Me (Grades 1-5) Begins January 8th
Movement Lab (Grades 8-12) Begins January 8th
CYC Level 1 (Grades 5-12) – completion of this course allows students to be eligible for Backstage Crew!…..

Check out these programs (and many more) and register by visiting the website! http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/classes


First Day!
Celebrate the New Year at the Third Annual First Day at the Mosesian Center for the Arts! Free family fun featuring: Art & Theatre Activities, Fortunes, a Ball Drop at Noon, a Live Performance from Karen K & the Jitterbugs at 12:15 pm, New Year’s Photo Booth, Dance Party & more!

Bring a nut free snack or purchase one from on-site and enjoy the indoor picnic area and dance party!

Skate past the line, RSVP ahead of time! This is event is free for the whole family – save time by registering in advance with Eventbrite. If you’d like to make a donation, all contributions benefit the tuition assistance fund. Suggested $5.00/person, $10.00/family.

January 1st, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


WCT Holiday Party
A time for celebration, community, and good cheer!

Please bring family and friends of all ages! Come for all or a part of the event. Please bring a nut-free snack to share. Please note this is a Free Event and they ask that you RSVP at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wct-holiday-party-tickets-41318037362
by January 5, 2018.

January 6th
4:30-6:30 pm – The Winter Voice Concert will follow at 6:30 pm!
Rehearsal Hall, 3rd Floor Mezzanine Level


Annual Appeal!

ART CHANGES LIVES. It doesn’t discriminate – not on race, gender, ability or age. Art has the power to impact people’s lives in profound ways. This is seen everyday at the Mosesian Center for the Arts!

Your generous donation will help them continue to offer programs that change lives, young and old, in our community and beyond. Donate through MosesianArts.org or on Facebook!

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

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.

Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting date moved

The Newton Community Preservation Committee’s next meeting has been moved from December 14th to December 19th at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Cafeteria, Basement. The CPC will hear the Newton Housing Authority’s request to submit an updated $2.5 million proposal for their Jackson Road/Haywood House (Newton Corner) new senior housing project. A new, future date will be announced for the public hearing on proposed revisions to the program’s funding guidelines, previously scheduled for the December meeting.

A night of laughs and improv

Come see Children of the Candy Corn’s first show of the year “The Annual Chili Cook-Off”!
A night of laughs and improv. Admission: $5.00 at the door (proceeds go to SouthStage).

December 15th,  7:30 pm
Newton South Auditorium

Summer Camp Open House

The Chestnut Hill School Summer Day Camp is accredited with The American Camping Association, and provides enriching art, swimming, sport, drama, science and music experiences for children ages 3-14; trip options available for older campers.
Registration for 2018 (June 25th – August 17th) is now open.

Come to the Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp Open House on December 16th, 12:00 –  to 2:00 pm for food, face painting, activities, tours and more…Can’t make the Open House? Contact mnickerson@tchs.org or 617-264-1346 for an individual tour.

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.