Category Archives: Community Notes

Newton Community Preservation Committee

The agenda for the Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting includes discussions of general program issues and two potential projects: a pre-proposal for historic preservation and affordable housing on Auburn Street in Auburndale and updated plans for the Jackson Road New Senior Housing project in Newton Corner.

CPC pre-proposal discussions are advisory and do not include funding votes. For details, see or contact Program Manager Alice Ingerson at 617.796.1144 or

April 6th, 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 204

Sounds of Spring concert

You are invited to join VOICES Boston*, Brookline’s premier children’s chorus, for their annual Sounds of Spring concert. This eclectic concert will feature works from around the
world!  You can purchase your tickets here:

April 8th,  3:00 pm, First Parish in Brookline

*With singing at its core and training in dance and drama, VOICES Boston changes the lives of its children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime. VOICES Boston choristers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music and present an opera every year.
For more information about performances or auditions, visit

One Voice, A Newton Family Singers Concert Benefiting Best Buddies

The Newton Family Singers and Team Believe have joined together to bring you a concert with a purpose.  Join the One Voice, A Concert Benefiting Best Buddies where the Newton Family Singers will sing a program of songs about strength, diversity, inclusion and friendship by an eclectic group of popular artists such as Natalie Merchant, U2, Katy Perry, Matisyahu, Carole King and many more. These songs are sure to inspire and bring joy to you and your family! Clap and sing along and learn about Best Buddies, an organization that offers friendship, employment and leadership opportunities for individuals with disabilities!

All proceeds from the show will benefit Best Buddies. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids. Purchase tickets to the show, or become a corporate or family sponsor, all on the web site at, or email

April 9th,  4:00 pm
Reimer-Goldstein Theater, JCC Newton, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program

From sports to swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program. For boys and girls entering grades K-6 and CITs in grades 7-9 (at a reduced rate – please call for details). Special highlights include bingo bash, Spring Olympics, carnival, talent show, trip to Wheelock Family Theatre to see Charlotte’s Web, arts and crafts festival and a performance by singer-songwriter Janet Feld.

Come for one day or as many days as you would like. Kosher lunch provided during Passover! Everyone welcome. Early bird rates available. For more information, visit or contact or 617-558-6529.

Register at

Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton
April 13th-21st,  9:00 am-4:00 pm with early drop-off and extended day available.

Upcoming Programs for Teens

Teen Crafterhours,  meet on the second Monday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month will be making bullet journals! Grades 7-12.
April 10th, 6:30 pm, second floor Teen Area

Black Out Poetry, take creativity to a whole new level with Blackout Poetry by using words on the page of a book or newspaper to create one-of-a-kind works of art. All you need is
your imagination. The rest will be provided. Learn more about the art of Blackout Poetry by visiting For ages 13 and up. Register online.
April 13th, 7:00 pm, second floor Computer Center

Get Hooked on Crochet & Knitting, join on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 3:30-5 pm. They have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting and knitting. Come learn how to knit and crochet or just hang out and work on a project! Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10-18. Register online.

Tween Crafternoons,  meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: slime! Grades 5-7.
April 11, 3:30 pm, second floor Teen Area