Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Newton Highlands After-School Program Open House

The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children is hosting Open House events for interested families. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Please come and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program.

For more information please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617, highlandsafterschool@gmail.com or visit highlandsafterschool.org

March 3rd, March 7th, March 17th, March 26th,  April 3rd, and April 8th, 5:30-6:30 pm
Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

Think Big Networking Event

Ever wondered about the jobs people do in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math? Think Big is a chance for middle- and high-school students to network and talk one-on-one with professionals working in a variety of STEM careers such as software engineering, medicine, architecture and chemistry. Find out what they do, how they got there and whether their career might be a good fit for you!

Presented in partnership with NewtonSTEM and the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton. Refreshments provided by Cabots. For Grades 6-12. Online registration required through the Newton Free Library event calendar: http://newtonfreelibrary.net/events/.

Parents, please note that to maximize the number of students we can accomodate, adults will not be allowed in the event. If you are giving your student a ride, kindly wait in another part of the library or you may drop them off and come back to pick them up when we conclude at 4:00.

March 3rd, 2:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Recent South graduate EP release

Tema Siegel, an alum of Newton South, currently a freshman pursuing a BFA at the Chicago College of Performing Arts asks that you take a minute to check out the Kickstarter for her debut EP. The EP features five pop/soul songs with hints of jazz and folk influence. It may interest you if you enjoy artists such as Lake Street Dive, Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and more.

As many of you know, music has been her greatest passion and focus in life so far. More recently, she’s begun to explore composition.

Tema composed, recorded, and managed this project over the course of the past 9 months (it began as a senior project at South), and now needs some help getting it on its feet. Her Kickstarter is 70% funded with just 11 days to go but if she doesn’t reach the goal of $6,000 by February 25th, she  won’t receive any of the donations made thus far.

Please consider donating and/or sharing this link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1422019539/tema-siegels-ep-i-didnt-come-here-to-hang-out

You’re Invited-Lunar New Year Party

The Chinese-American Association of Newton cordially invites you and your family to join a celebration of 2018 Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog.

Enjoy Chinese food, Performance, Cultural Activities, Games and Free Professional Digital Portraits. Tickets at Door: Adult $15.00; Student (K-12) $12.00; Children under 6 free

Please RSVP to Hong by February 16th by calling 617-335-0840.

Vacation Week Drop in Play Space

Looking for a fun place for you and your toddler to spend the morning during February
vacation? On February 21st and February 23rd from 9:30 – 11:00 am, join Time for Partners Art & Music teacher, Paula Gannon, at a drop-in Playspace at Newton City Hall.

For children ages 18 months to 5 years with a caregiver – make an art project, make some music and make new friends! You do not need to be a registered participant in the Time for Partners class to enjoy this fun vacation program, just drop in! $10.00 per child or $25.00 per family. Any questions, please call 617-796-1540.

Leadership and Public Speaking Workshop

Lumos is running a 2-day Debate Workshop during February and April vacation breaks. Your child will study public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership with experienced instructors. The class is lots of fun and very active – a good class even for for shy or quiet kids. The class is open to students Grades 6-9.

For more information call 617-901-4564. Register at: camp.lumosdebate.com/workshop/

Time for Partners

The popular art & music class for children ages 18 months to 4 years with an adult is thriving in the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall! A terrific way to learn, have fun and make friends – and that’s not just for the kids! Parents, nannies and grandparents enjoy this long-running program also. Children make creative and enriching art projects and enjoy singing and fun with beloved performer David Polansky.

The classes fill up very quickly, so don’t wait! Classes are Monday -Friday, 9:30 – 11:15 am, January 30th – June 1st. To register: www.activityreg.com click on MA, click on Newton Parks & Recreation, click on Register, click on Programs or Activities, click on Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, click on Time for Partners and choose your day.

Or call 617-796-1540 for more information.

Newton Youth Players Now on Mondays too!

Due to overwhelming demand, Newton Youth Players is delighted to announce a fourth day! Starting on March 26th, “Bye Bye Birdie” will have another cast: Monday!

The location is the same: Newton City Hall, the time is a little different: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Enroll now at www.newtonyouthplayers.com

The exciting new addition to the Newton Youth Players family is the exceptionally
talented team of Co-Directors: Hannah Rosenberg and Linda Goetz.

Hannah Rosenberg is thrilled to join Newton Youth Players as a director for” Bye Bye
Birdie”! Hannah has been involved in theatre since a young child and recently
became a part of Newton Theatre Company as an actor and Development Director.

Linda Goetz is a professional actress, writer and director; and one of the founders of
the Newton Nomadic Theater. In recent years she was nominated for Best Actress
by the Independent Reviewers of New England for her role as Lady Macbeth with the
FUDGE Theatre.

Free Workshop on Body Confidence

Free workshop on building body confidence in our children:

Are you a parent or caregiver? In our image-driven world it may seem hard to foster
body confidence in our children. Join this FREE MEDA event to learn how to help your child have a happy & healthy relationship with their body. Come learn strategies for success. Children who feel good about their bodies are: LESS likely to develop eating issues, MORE likely to participate in sports and extra curricular activities, LESS likely to use drugs and alcohol, MORE likely to develop a healthy relationship with exercise.

For more information and to RSVP go to https://tinyurl.com/y8zdmoq8

MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association) is a Newton based nonprofit
located at 288 Walnut Street, Suite 130, Newton.

Sign up for the 2018 MEDA conference today!