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.
Every day, your child benefits from the exceptional Newton teachers and staff who motivate, educate, and inspire them to be the best they can be. Please support their efforts and honor their dedication to our children by donating to the 16th Annual “Honor Thy Teacher” Campaign of the Newton Schools Foundation. The Newton Schools Foundation supports teaching, learning and innovation in the Newton Public Schools.
The suggested donation is $25 per teacher or staff member. Donations are tax-deductible. There are several ways to donate:
· By check – Made out to “Newton Schools Foundation” and mailed, along with a note containing the name and school of the teacher(s) to be honored, to:
Newton Schools Foundation, 100 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460
· By credit card – Phone the NSF office at 617-559-6120
· Online – Go to the NSF website, click the “Honor Thy Teacher” button and follow the instructions
We will notify staff and teachers of donations in their honor and publish their names in the Newton Tab in the fall. Donating to Honor Thy Teacher is the perfect way recognize Newton’s wonderful educators while supporting our schools.
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.