Category Archives: Community Notes

Teen Volunteer Day With Historic Newton

All are welcome to help improve our community by cleaning up the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. Those who volunteer will be provided FREE admission into the museum. Please dress appropriately for cleaning flower beds, raking leaves, etc.

Space is limited so to sign up or for more information please contact Georgette Chiasson at or visit the website at

April 27th, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
286 Waverly Avenue, Newton

An Evening of Cabaret

Enjoy an Evening of Cabaret with singers from the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists.

Cabaret music is delightful, since it includes songs of many styles such as Broadway, Jazz, Blues, Pop, the Great American Songbook, Country and more, focusing on the intimate relationship between the singer and the audience. Join at an evening of song featuring Sara Brodsky, Carole Bundy, David Diamond, Phil Kassel, Linda Marks, Ethel Ryerson, Stephen Smith, Barbara Larson, Robin Burrage & Leni Webber, with Tom LaMark on the piano. For tickets, $20.00/$10 Seniors & Students, please visit

April 28th, 7:00 pm
Newton Cultural Center at Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Center

Flutes, Fins and Paws by the Willow Flute Ensemble

Celebrating its 20th season, The Willow Flute Ensemble performs “My Dog Pooh”, a musical story about a most unusual dog, followed by “Chats” a flute quartet about different types of cats. Also on the program are Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Dolphins, ending with another musical story, “The Crotchety Cats:” narrated by Duane Sullivan.

The Willow Flute Ensemble includes Music Director Ilona Kudina (piano, bass flute), Rebecca M. Makara (flute, alto flute, piccolo), Laura Smolowitz (flute, piccolo, alto flute), Asako Yoshida (flute, bass flute), Jen Kramer (flute, piccolo, narration), Philip Trackman (flute, alto flute), Pamela Nichols (flute, alto flute), Duane Sullivan (narration).

Free. Donations welcome at the door.

April 29th, 1:30 pm
Newton Cultural Center at Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Center

Join us for Healthy Kids Day!

Come to one of the Y’s premier annual events, Healthy Kids Day, which is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy the bouncy house and obstacle courses! Get the whole crew moving with family fitness classes and GaGa ball. Observe a showing of a selection of surprise critters from Curious Creatures as well as musical performances from the talented YCCA students.

Bring your bicycle to decorate and show off in the parade afterward. There will be a free bike helmet giveaway courtesy of the Newton Elks Club and Farina’s in Watertown. First come, first serve.

All events will take place outside on the Y’s New Balance Track & Field barring poor weather, in which case activities will be moved to the gym. Healthy Kids Day is generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

Face Painting: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bicycle Decorating: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Family Fitness Classes: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Curious Creatures: 2:30-3:30 pm
Bouncy House, GaGa Ball and Obstacle Courses: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bicycle Parade: 3:30 pm

April 29th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton

Celebrating Changing Lives: One Can Help’s Annual Benefit

One Can Help, a social justice nonprofit based in Newton, provides critical resources to the neediest children and families in the juvenile court system. Please join them for One Can Help’s annual benefit, Celebrating Changing Lives. Featuring speakers Josh Kraft, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Boston, and Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, an expert on ways to disrupt poverty. With great food from Farm Grill + Rotisserie, drinks, and live jazz duo James Merenda and Jon Dreyer.

Tickets are $40.00 through April 28th then go up to $50.00, with limited tickets at the door. Buy your tickets and learn more at or contact

May 2nd, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Windsor Club, 1601 Beacon Street