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Local Cross-Country Ski Club

Do you want to introduce your kids to cross-country skiing and give them the opportunity to ski nearby with other kids their age? Eastern Mass Bill Koch (EMBK) Club is a local club dedicated to introducing kids to the joys of cross-country skiing and racing. The club is open to all children ages 7-13, from absolute beginners to experienced competitive skiers.

Kids train at the DCR’s Leo J. Martin Ski Track just across the Newton border in Weston. Children ski 1-3 days per week, depending on their experience from November until the last snow melts.

Check out the club’s website and registration information at http://easternmassnordic.org. Email embkskiclub@gmail.com with questions.

Music lessons for all

Now that the fall is underway, a lot of students are trying instruments for the first time! It can be a tricky process but the amazing faculty at The Conservatory at Highlands is here to help!

Want to turn those squeeks and squacks into the sweet sounds of Hot Cross Buns or Star Wars? These teachers are experienced, patient, kind and supportive and can help musicians of any age reach their goals.

Try a learning an instrument along with your child in our parent/student lessons. It is an amazing and educational activity for the family.

Sign Up Here (no commitment necessary)  https://goo.gl/forms/BBkGtLxm9ONzqwpu2 call 617-903-0944 or e-mail info@highlandsconservatory.com to learn more.

The Conservatory offers music lessons on many instruments, including: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, baritone, oboe, ukulele, and even harmonica! Sign up for rock bands, which meet weekly; or record in their state-of-the-art recording studio with audio production lessons and more!For more information, visit www.highlandsconservatory.com

The Conservatory at Highlands is locally owned and operated and offers a 21st-century music education that is equally inclusive and challenging taught by the best musicians in Boston. The Conservatory is your community music school, where we can all learn and develop the craft of music together. Stop in and check out their unique space at 51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands.

Chem tutor available

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course.  Prepare yourself for SAT2 Chemistry exam.  Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher, is offering tutoring in Chemistry courses and SAT2 Chemistry test.  Lida has taught Chemistry for 25 years and has dozens of references.  Walking distance to Newton South high school.  For more information, please call or text 617-780-5461 or email  lidafamili@gmail.com.

EveryBody Signs American Sign Language Class for Kids

EveryBody Signs is offering an ASL class for kids to read stories, have conversations, do skits and make art, all in American Sign Language! The teacher, Steve Weiner, is a Newton North EdCo graduate, a teacher at Horace Mann School for the Deaf, and a Magician!

Although classes have already started, contact Rebecca Wangh, rebeccabella@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining. Flyer available here: EveryBody Signs Flyer

Sundays, October 7th – December 16th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Auburndale Community Library

Makers’ Corner Clubs for Middle School

Announcing new fall clubs at the Makers’ Corner! The Makers’ Corner after school program serves students in grades 6-8, and is located in the Underwood School. To register for all clubs, visit www.underwoodafterschool.org.

3-D Printing Introduction and Designing for Real Life – open to 6th-8th grade
Designed for newcomers to the world of 3-D printing, this club will introduce students to 3-D modeling and the 3-D printer using Tinkercad, and use these tools to solve real-life design problems.

October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th,  2:00 – 4:15 pm


Stop-Motion Animation – open to 6th-8th grade
In this club, students will plan out a short film, using either found or handmade characters and scenery, and produce the movie from start to finish, ending with a shareable video to show friends and family.

October 11th, 18th, 25th, November 1st, 8th, 2:45 – 4:15 pm


Woodworking Club – open to 6th-8th grade
In this workshop, make your very own wooden objects, ranging from utensils (spoons, spatulas, spreaders and chopsticks) to coasters and other wares.

October 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd,  9th, 2:45 – 4:15 pm

Interested in the benefits of studying abroad?

Join other parents and college bound students for “Visit dozens of European & Canadian colleges in one morning w/Sharon Olofsson!”  Sharon is an international college consultant at GatewayEdConsulting.com. She will give her perspective after visiting dozens of colleges in Europe and Canada in the last few years, discussing:

•College selection
•Cost comparison with the U.S.
•and more!

Signup at https://www.meetup.com/College-Abroad/events/254923610/
October 13th, 10:00 am,  Lexington

Soccer on the Mat

Soccer on the Mat ™, the innovative soccer/yoga program for girls ages 10 to 14 and created by Alison Foley, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Boston College, is now registering for the winter session. This is a great program for the soccer off-season! Early bird discount ends October 15th.

Registration online

Twelve week program on Wednesdays or Thursdays,  4:00 – 5:30 pm, $325.00 or save 20% with early bird discount – $259.00 if you register by October 15th.

If you want to preview the first class, please register and select the “preview first class” option for either November 7th or 8th. There is no pro-rating or early bird discount if you do preview the class.

Learn more about Soccer on the Mat:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2016/11/11/for-young-soccer-players-yoga/rtIEcmnyc5IXYLevGxuR7K/story.html

http://www.artemisyoga.com/classes/soccer-on-the-mat/

Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate (LTS) and Sprites/Learn to Play (LTP)

Registration is now open for Newton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate (LTS) and Sprites/Learn to Play (LTP) programs. These programs offer a great opportunity for your child to learn to ice skate and play hockey – as well as become involved in a team sport!

LTS consists of two 9 week Saturday sessions; Session 1 is November 10th – January 5th and Session 2 is January 12th – March 9th.  There is a discount when you register for both sessions.

Sprites/LTP will run from November 3rd – March 10th and this year includes scrimmages with the Watertown Youth Hockey Learn to Play Program.

Additional information on the programs is available on the NYH website, please visit the LTS and Sprites/LTP pages.  You can also email the program directors with any questions:

Chandra Adams, Director LTS, and Lisa Casillo, Intramural VP and Director Sprites/LTP.

Percussion Lessons

Percussion lessons for the young and young at heart! Joe Lareau has taught in the Boston area for more than 15 years and offers private percussion tutoring with expertise in West African music and dance, drum set, orchestral, and marching percussion as well as elementary piano.

Joe is successful with helping children who struggle with understanding, performing, and reading music. He teaches using techniques that help the student grasp the larger question of “How to be a musician?” utilizing audio and video examples he recorded while living in Ghana for 6 years.

Tutoring can be one-on-one or group sessions. For more information, please contact him at jlareau@fessenden.org or 508-826-9626.