Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

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

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 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

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:

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

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

Parent/Child Fashion Club

Designed for adults and beginner-intermediate level sewing students ages 6-11, Parent & Child Fashion Club is a perfect fit for the adult/child duo who:

  • are looking for an expressive, creative activity to explore together
  • exhibit unique and interesting fashion sense
  • have a passion for design
  • enjoy adding their personal flair to clothing and accessories

In this five week club, members will try their hand at designing, constructing, and embellishing their own garments. This will include sketching ideas, learning garment construction techniques (including taking measurements, cutting their own pieces, putting together basic skirts and shirts, etc.), and exploring embellishment concepts to give their creations some self-expression. The culmination of Fashion Club will leave each student with several garments and accessories, regardless of their sewing skills at the beginning!

This club is intended for parents and students to spend time together learning, growing, and creating! You can register at the following link: products/parent-child-fashion- club

November 4th, November 11th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 16th, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Green Newton School Connections

Green Newton has a forum for Newton parents and teachers interested in promoting sustainability in the classroom and beyond. The group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas as well as support in facing challenges in implementing green initiatives in schools. This is an opportunity for parents and staff to connect on issues of recycling, composting and school garden projects.

You are invited to the next meeting to learn more. Please contact Marcia at if you are interested.

November 15th, 3:45 pm
Peirce School, 170 Temple Street

Newton Community Preservation Committee next meeting

The agenda for the CPC’s next meeting includes a public hearing on funding requested by the Newton Cemetery and updates on the Crescent Street project in Auburndale/West Newton (affordable housing and playground) and on proposed changes to the Newton Homebuyer Assistance Program.

For additional information, go to or contact Alice Ingerson, Program Manager, at or 617-796-1144.

November 16th,  7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 204

Youth Fitness Program

As children start to play sports at increasingly competitive levels, the game changes and becomes more physical. Flight Performance & Fitness has put together a program specially designed for youths ages 10 and up. With proper strength training and conditioning, kids learn how to move properly and safely, which in turn helps reduce the risk that comes from overuse injuries.  Every session is open to all kids age 10 and over.

Learn more at or email owners/coaches, Jared Collinson and Dylan Gutheil at

Cost per Session: $60 / month for 1 x weekly classes; $110 / month for 2 x weekly classes.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Flight Performance & Fitness
225 Riverview Avenue, Newton

Historic Newton events

As you make the rounds with your children on Halloween night, please stop by the Jackson Homestead and Museum and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds for an assortment of Halloween candy from many time periods and free museum admission tickets that may be used throughout the fall. Enjoy trick-or-treating at the historic homes that are part of the neighborhood. Admission: Free

October 31st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to the museums.

November 4th and 5th, 10:00am – 5:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton

Bring the whole family to the Durant-Kenrick House to dance, sing, and play along with the Delta-Silly tunes of Jeremy Lyons. Jeremy plays folk ballads, railroad tunes, campfire songs, food songs, car songs, dancing songs and more on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, ukulele, kazoo, jaw harp, rhythm bones and more – some of the instruments featured in our November 18 Jug Band Giants concert. The music starts at 2:00 pm, but come as early as 1:00 pm to make your own instrument to play along with Jeremy!

Admission: $5 per person; free for Historic Newton members

November 4th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton

8th Annual Nurturing Minds African Evening

There will be food, drinks, NNHS Jubillee singers, silent auction, African craft market and much more! Please join in and help SEGA girls school graduates pursue their continuing education. SEGA operates a quality secondary boarding school for over 250 vulnerable Tanzanian girls.

Tickets are $50 and $60 at the door. Please go to for more information.

November 18th, 7:00 -10:00 pm
The Bryant-Sadick Residence, 16 Fairview Avenue, Newton