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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 marie@theprestigroup.com

Veteran’s Day ceremony

The City’s Veterans Day observance will be held on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11th at the American Legion Post 400, 295 California St.

Please bring used cell phones, non-perishable healthy snacks and food, drink mixes, and coffee for our troops. The donation drive will begin at 10:00 am and the ceremony at 11:00 am.

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: https://goo.gl/forms/mBywU1jHcSyCW8PE2

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

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: https://www.hipstitchers.com/ 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 info@greennewton.org if you are interested.

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

Forum on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Newton Schools

Join a forum on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Newton Schools. School Committee candidates will participate in a moderated discussion on:
• Recognizing and valuing differences
• Teaching and learning about differences
• Embracing cultural diversity
• Inclusion

Organized by the Affirmative Action and Outreach Committee of the Newton Democratic City Committee. This event is free and open to the public.

October 26th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newton

Newton Boards and Commissions Openings

Newton residents participate in local government as members of more than fifty boards, commissions, committees and advisory councils serving the City. Such broad citizen involvement helps our government remain open and responsive. Residents play a critical role in the work required to address the wide variety of needs in our city.

Appointments to the City’s boards and commissions are made most frequently by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, but some are made directly by the City Council or the School Committee. The following boards and commissions are some of the key groups with openings that the City of Newton is looking to fill:

Commission on Disability Community Preservation Committee
Human Rights Commission

If you have an interest in one of these areas and would like to volunteer to serve, please apply on line at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/featured/boards.asp.

The webpage also has a list of all openings, and applications to any of these groups are welcomed as well.

Hannah’s Heroes raises money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Friends, are you clearing out closets with the change of season? Recycle your style for a cause by donating items to Hannah’s Heroes partnership with Plato’s Closet.

Hannah’s Heroes raises money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in honor of Hannah Gonzalez, a Newton South Senior who has been living with Type 1 for almost 6 years. JDRF is the leading non-profit organization working towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Plato’s Closet buys and sells current styles for both teens and adults…guys too! They buy all seasons, year-round with a focus on casual trends (from the past 1-2 years) in great condition. In addition to clothing, Plato’s purchases shoes, handbags, jewelry, hats and other accessories.

All proceeds from clothing purchased by Plato’s Closet will be donated to Hannah’s Heroes. Please bring items to Plato’s Closet in Waltham and mention Hannah’s Heroes. If it’s easier, you can drop the items off at the Gonzalez home. Contact Leslie for more information at cubish1@verizon.net.

Girls Build* Robots Event!

Newton girls 13-18 are invited to a LigerBots hands-on workshop. Find out what happens when YOU pick up a screwdriver! Join in the excitement of solving engineering problems along with other girls, in a low-pressure environment! Please wear closed toed shoes.

Registration and more info at https://ligerbots.org/2017/10/05/girls-who-build-event/
Sponsored by the LigerBots (Newton North & South FIRST Robotics Team)

October 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Newton South High School Wood Shop, room 9271

* Ligerbots changed the event name as they recently learned about Girls Who Build, which offers creative, hands-on, and applied engineering curricula for girls and educators. While  not affiliated, they encourage you to check out Girls Who Build workshops.