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Etiquette Boot Camp

The Etiquette Boot Camp will prepare a child for the next family dinner, social gathering, or formal event. Participants will learn how to start and maintain conversations with adults and peers, how to introduce themselves, when to interrupt, and much more.

Do you know a child that is struggling with table manners? Participants will learn how to set the table, use their napkin, pass food, and use utensils the European and American way. The 4-hour program is interactive, thought-provoking and fun, and is specifically developed for two different age groups, 7-12 and 13-17, targeting the social challenges affecting today’s youth. For more information visit TheEtiquetteAcademy.org.

December 10th, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Boston – Newton Hotel

Ski and Snowboard Registration for Newton Parks and Recreation

Learn to ski or snowboard with Newton Parks and Recreation with lessons at Nashoba Valley Ski Area. Transportation from Newton is provided from the Albemarle Field House. This 6 week program runs on Tuesdays for grades 3 – 5 and Fridays for grades 5 – 10 starting January 2nd.

For more information go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks and click on Recreation Programs then Skiing for more information. Registration begins online on Tuesday October 24th at www.activityreg.com and has filled quickly in the past. Contact Channon Ames DiCiurcio at cames@newtonma.gov or at 617-796-1529 for more information.

Calling all creative kids and teens!

Explore outstanding options for summer fun at Maine Arts Camp. As we head into the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about next summer! Located on the beautiful campus of Colby College, Maine Arts Camp is a small overnight camp community that offers inventive 9 to 16-year-olds all the fun of a traditional summer experience combined with exceptional opportunities to pursue their passion across multiple arts disciplines.

Maine Arts campers choose individualized schedules from a wide range covering visual arts, theater, music, dance, culinary arts, robotics, film-making, photography, and individual sports, such as kayaking, hiking, and tennis, With a 3:1 camper to staff ratio, MAC’s team of highly qualified professional educators can give each child the personal attention they need to grow and thrive as an artist and as an individual.
Visit www.maineartscamp.com to learn more and find out what makes Maine Arts Camp so different and so special. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting, please email Camp Director Rick Mades at maineartscamprick@gmail.com or Newton parent Anabel Cable at mainearts.anabel@gmail.com.

Camp Kingswood Open House

Camp Kingswood, the JCC overnight camp, will hold an open house. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how Camp Kingswood is a place to be active, a place to make lifelong friends and a place to build Jewish identity.

Located on a beautiful waterfront in Bridgton, Maine, Kingswood is a coed overnight camp for kids entering grades 3-11. Campers and experienced staff create a fun, positive, and diverse community where Jewish values and exciting activities in sports, outdoor adventure, water sports and visual and performing arts are the core of the program. Zohar Special Needs Inclusion Program (ages 10-17) and Zohar Special Needs Vocational Program (ages 17-21) also available.

Bus transportation to and from camp available. For more information, visit kingswood.org or call 617-558-6531. Everyone welcome.

December 3rd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street

Vote on Tuesday

Election day is this Tuesday, November 7th.

Your voice counts, please take a few minutes to vote!  Participate in the decision to elect your School Committee members, Mayor, and City Councillors and on the City Charter ballot question.

For information on polling locations and to view a sample of your ballot visit newtonma.gov/gov/elections/default.asp

Thanksgiving “Pie in the Sky” program supports Community Servings

The Rotary Club of Newton is proud to be supporting the Thanksgiving “Pie in the Sky”
program which supports Community Servings.

With each pie you buy (or sell to a client, associate, friend or family member) you are helping to end hunger for the critically ill and housebound in Massachusetts. And a little goes a long way! Each pie you buy or sell allows one person in need to eat for a whole week. And these pies are DELICIOUS!
Make this the best year yet and help Community Servings sell 25,000 pies for their 25th anniversary. Please FORWARD this message and encourage others to support this wonderful organization!
Click here to: ORDER A PIE
For questions please email Marie at marie@theprestigroup.com

Newton Mothers’ Forum

Please join the NMF monthly Moms’ Night Out where the Keynote Speaker will be Roslyn Weiner, a psychologist practicing in Newton who specializes in late childhood/early adolescent eating disorders and mindfulness. As families get ready to gather together for Thanksgiving dinner, Roslyn will discuss how to talk to children and teens about food and body image.

The Community Spotlight speaker will be a representative of the Newton Food Pantry. Please bring nonperishable foods and toiletry items for a collection for the pantry. There’ll be a delicious catered buffet meal from a local restaurant so come hungry!

  • As always, MNOs are free for members.
  • During the Membership Drive: Guests are welcome at the November MNO at no charge. Please feel free to join us and learn more about the Newton Mothers’ Forum.
  • If you or someone you know would like to attend as a guest, please RSVP by emailing newtonmothers@gmail.com. Members, please RSVP on BigTent.

November 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, in the Technology Center

Veteran’s Day ceremony

The City’s Veterans Day observance will be held on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11th at the American Legion Post 400, 295 California St.

Please bring used cell phones, non-perishable healthy snacks and food, drink mixes, and coffee for our troops. The donation drive will begin at 10:00 am and the ceremony at 11:00 am.

Families Organizing for Racial Justice

The school-wide group FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) will hold its second meeting of a new district initiative for Newton families interested in advancing discussions around race, culture and identity in our schools.
Everyone is welcome, even if you were not able to come to the first meeting in October. This meeting will offer parents and guardians an opportunity to meet with others from their children’s schools who want to work on strengthening our communities and increasing conversations about race and racism in our society.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/mBywU1jHcSyCW8PE2

If you have questions, please email Amy Behrens, the parent coach and diversity educator who is coordinating these efforts, at amy@amybehrens.com.

November 9th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon Street, Waban