Category Archives: Events

Newton CPA Program: Upcoming Funding Deadline and February 12th Meeting

Newton’s next CPA funding deadline is sooner than you think!

If your project is aiming for the fall 2019 funding round, contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144 by March 29th to request an in-person orientation meeting. This meeting is required as the first step in the funding process.

The agenda and pre-meeting packet for the next CPC meeting on February 12th are now online from www.newtonma.gov/cpa. All items on this agenda are committee business; no proposal or project decisions are scheduled.

Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents

Teach children to manage their time, space and materials ….and keep their emotions in check!

This presentation sponsored by Newton SEPAC and Newton Public Schools, will cover powerful strategies to help your child develop independent executive function; teach students to internally sense the sweep of time, self-monitor in order to sustain concentration, manage pace, and complete tasks in allocated time frames; improve students’ motivation and task initiation, help them to plan homework and long-term projects/papers, and coach students to think in an organized way; and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings.

The presenter is Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP, a trained speech-language pathologist who is Co-Director at the Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice.

February 13th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School Auditorium,  457 Walnut Street

Beijing Bound: Information Session and Alumni Panel Discussion

Interested teachers, students, and parents, come learn about the Newton-Beijing Jingshan School China Exchange Program. Samantha Mandel, NPS Global Education Programs Manager, will lead an information session and the panel discussion which follows will feature alumni teacher and students reflecting on the impact of this four-month long culture and language immersion experience.

March 12th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Newton South High School Library and Lecture Hall

For further information, contact Samantha Mandel at Samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us

Vaping webinar for parents

Worried about e-cigarettes and your teens? Want to prevent use? Sign up for this FREE webinar hosted by FCD Prevention Works.

Please click to REGISTER

You will learn:

  • What is vaping
  • Use trends among youth
  • Effects on young bodies and minds
  • How to talk to your kids about vaping
  • And much more!

February 7th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Yoga & Torah in Conversation: The Hidden Aspect of a Spiritual Journey in Preparation for Purim

This is the third program of The Body in Yoga and Torah in Conversation – a unique integrative and interactive program exploring Jewish and yoga intersections with the body. In both traditions, the body is a vehicle to access the divine, inner world and to connect to a broader understanding. The program explores Jewish traditional texts and relevant yoga philosophy Sutras of Patanjali.

Registration Fee: $18 per person. Register here: Register

Program led by Rabba Claudia Marbach and Rahel Wasserfall, PhD and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT)

February 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Save the future Yoga & Torah in Conversation program date – Sunday, March 31 -Freeing Ourselves of our Narrowness – Preparation for Passover

Riverside Visioning Meeting

Your opinion matters – if you are looking to have input into the culture, community and smart growth of Newton, then join the Riverside Visioning Plan process.

Riverside T Station is at the end of the Green Line and by both 128/95 and the Mass Pike. A private developer is bringing in a proposal to redevelop it with over 600 apartments and a new retail area. It will be in the middle of Auburndale and Lower Falls and will be a part of the Williams School district. The Vision Plan is to find out what you want and what makes sense for Newton. Come participate in a range of work stations and let us know what you would like to see at the site. Refreshments and children’s activities provided!

Find out more about the Riverside vision plan process and sign up for email updates here. February 10th, 4:00 pm

Williams School gymnasium, 114 Grove Street

Vacation Week fun with HIstory

February vacation week programs at Historic Newton. Bring your family to Historic Newton for a full day of historic fun. With Historic Newton educators, try out colonial-era games, explore the museum exhibits, make a diorama, roll your own candles, and more.

Activities run from 11:30 to 1:30 and from 2:00 to 4:00 with a break for lunch. Come for one activity or stay all day! Recommended for elementary-age children; siblings welcome.
Information: 617-641-9142 .


February 20th and February 22nd, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

February 20th and February 22nd, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton

Free arts workshop February break

You are invited to a free arts workshop for grades 6 – 9 during February vacation. You will work on a moving panorama, or “crankie,” which is a long continuous scroll illustrated with mixed media, and once put into a box can be cranked to show a moving story. A free public performance of the crankie will take place on February 22nd at 5:00 pm for parents and anyone interested from the local communities. Visit this website for more details about moving panoramas: http://www.thecrankiefactory.com/

Please email marisacalise@goreplace.org to enroll in the workshop.

February 18th – 22nd, 1:00 -4:00 pm

Gore Place, Waltham

What’s Happening at the Y

West Suburban YMCA’s Super Bowl Raffle! The West Suburban YMCA raffled off a Super Bowl trip package, and Newton resident Assunta (Sue) Calcagni was selected as the winner! Sue received 2 tickets to Super Bowl LIII along with airfare, lodging and ground transportation provided by New England Sports Tours. The raffle netted over $20,000 for the Y’s annual fund, which provides financial assistance for programs, services and scholarships at the Y.

Try the Y: Fridays in February are free! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and use the facilities for the day.

Early Spring Program Registration: Registration is open for early spring session programs. Early spring session runs February 25th – April 14th. Sign up for swim lessons, youth basketball, floor hockey, fitness classes, kids yoga, tai chi, tumbling, music lessons and more.

Pickle Ball – Tuesdays & Thursdays: The West Suburban YMCA hosts drop-in pickle ball on both Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am in the gymnasium. Pickle ball is free for West Suburban YMCA members and $5.00 drop-in fee for non-members.

Guided Meditation: Take a moment out of your day for this short, guided meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated. Free for West Suburban YMCA members. Led by Jenni Plym in Studio A. February 9th, 9:00 – 9:30 am

Lifeguard Training and Certification Course:Become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard this February. Learn the practical skills necessary to recognize a critical situation and provide lifesaving care to individuals in the water. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications are included in the course.

Weekend course: February 9th, 16th, 17th and 23rd, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm each day.
School vacation week course: February 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. Students must be present for ALL days of their chosen course. Visit wsymca.org to register or call 617-244-6050.

Family Fun Night: Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, games and more! FREE and open to all. Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation and occur on the second Tuesday of every month. February 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

February Vacation Programs: Do your kids need something to do while they are off from school for February vacation? The West Suburban YMCA is offering full day and half day program options February 19th – February 22nd. Call 617-244-6050 for more information or visit www.wsymca.org.

Spring YBA (Youth Basketball Association) League: Registration is open for the Y’s spring YBA league which runs March 2nd – April 14th. YBA is a fun league for boys and girls ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). All leagues are co-ed, and volunteer coaches are encouraged. For more information and to register visit www.wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.

Summer Camp Registration is Open! The West Suburban YMCA offers three summer camps: Camp Pikati at the Y, Camp Chickami in Wayland, MA and Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield, MA. Each camp offers children a unique and engaging summer experience. Attend one of the Y’s upcoming camp info sessions to learn more about summer camp.

Upcoming Camp Info Sessions at the Y:

February 6th, 9:00 – 11:00 am
February 11th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
February 20th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
March 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions. Great benefits, FREE membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.

Teen Summer Expo

The Teen Summer Expo is FREE and open to everyone!

Meet personally with the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs for high school and middle school students. Programs for every budget and every interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, internships, intensive sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.

The Expo lets you efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, costs, safety, camp and supervision.

For more information visit www.teensummerexpos/newton-south

January 28th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Newton South High School Cafeteria

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