Category Archives: Events

Upcoming Library Programs for Grades 5-7

LEGO WeDo: May 24th, 7:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: Awaken kids’ curiosity and interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react. Grades 5-7. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket in the Children’s room 15 minutes before the program begins.

Pizza & Speed Book Dating: June 7th, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Have a book you are dying to talk about? Bring a great book with you and eat pizza, hang out and chat. Grades 5-7. Register online.

Tween Crafternoons,  June 13th, 3:30 pm, second floor Teen Area: Let’s meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: shrinky dinks! Grades 5-7.

Are you a parent of a Mason-Rice Alum?

Please join in celebrating the retirement of Maureen Cahoon, beloved crossing guard of 40+ years! On June 9th at the Newton Marriott, the community will honor Maureen’s service with an evening of music, dancing and great food and drink.

For tickets, additional event details and information on how to lend your support, please visit the Mason-Rice page by clicking here. If you have been lucky enough to know Maureen during the last 40 years, then you know it will mean the world to her to see you there!

First Lego League (FLL) and Junior FLL Info Night

The Newton LigerBots are hosting a First Lego League (FLL) and Junior FLL Info Night.

FLL is the FIRST LEGO robotics competition for fourth through eighth graders. In addition to building and programming LEGO robots, each year’s themed FLL challenge includes a project for which team members brainstorm and present creative solutions to real life problems. This event is aimed at parents and students.

Junior FLL is a project based program for grades K-3. At FLL Info Night parents can learn more about the FLL program and students can participate in fun activities. Current LigerBots students and coaches who have participated in FLL in the past will lead a presentation with general information on FLL as well as on how to start your own team. There will be demonstrations of EV3 robots and people to answer any questions you may have.

Email for more information or see the fliers here: FLL

May 30th,  7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Newton North High School, Film Lecture Hall (just off the front entrance at Tiger Drive)

Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting May 31st

The agenda for the CPC’s next meeting includes a public hearing and possible funding vote on affordable housing and historic preservation on Auburn Street in Auburndale and a pre-proposal for a historic railing in Newton Cemetery in Newton Centre. For details, see the program website at or contact Alice Ingerson at or 617-796-1144.

May 31st, 7:00 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street

The Dominoes Benefit Concert June 3rd

Save the date for the Dominoes Benefit Concert for 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston.

Come for a picnic dinner and a concert at the Hyde Community Center Bandstand. Join The Dominoes, 8th graders Abby Matthews, Alexa Firkusny, Ben Baines, Jacob Trokel and Owen Beaver from Brown Middle School, hosting their first benefit concert to support their school’s fundraising effort and participation in the 32nd AIDS Walk & Run Boston.

Pack a picnic dinner, meet new neighbors and join in at a great concert and make a difference. The Dominoes perform classic rock, current pop songs, jazz and oldies. They will also be joined by performers from The Conservatory in the Highlands. Click on this link for more information:

June 3rd,  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hyde Park, Newton Highlands

The Dominoes will also be performing at The Hatch on June 4th at 10:30 am to open the post-party for the 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston event.