16 of Newton’s Own Will Speak at Free Community Event

Boston Globe Movie Critic, MGH Cancer Researcher, Famed Sculptor and More to headline 2017 Newton Inspires. Sixteen Newton luminaries will regale audiences at Newton Schools Foundation’s seventh annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community.

Since 2011, Newton Inspires has gathered Newton residents for an evening of discussion with some of Newton’s best and brightest. This year’s program features Boston Globe’s Ty Burr; Alice Shaw, MD, director, Center for Thoracic Cancers, Massachusetts General Hospital; Nancy Schön, artist/sculptor interviewed by Jared Bowen, WGBH executive arts editor and Open Studio host, restaurateur David Punch speaking with food writer Andrea Pyenson; along with many other talented Newton personalities.

Newton Inspires is on November 13th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Newton South High School. The event is FREE to Newton residents and $15 for non-residents. Space is limited so register early. To register, go to www.NewtonSchoolsFoundation.org.

For the second consecutive year, Newton Schools Foundation welcomes The Village Bank as lead sponsor. Newton Inspires is also supported by premium sponsors Mark Development, Chestnut Hill Realty and The Street Chestnut Hill.

Individuals and businesses wishing to support public education in Newton through a Newton Inspires sponsorship can go to http://newtonschoolsfoundation.org/newton-inspires- sponsor.
A wide array of refreshments will be available courtesy of the following food sponsors: Anna’s Taqueria, Baker’s Best Catering, Better Life Food, Blue Ribbon BBQ, L’Aroma Café & Bakery, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Rancatore’s Ice Cream and Yogurt, Sweet Tomatoes, and Whole Foods Market.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

OMEGA Summit for High School students

The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students across New England for the OMEGA Summit. Students will learn about community-based intergenerational programming and brainstorm ideas for intergenerational exchange to prepare them to take on leadership roles in their school and community and to increase relationships between older adults and high school students.

For students grades 9 – 12. RSVP here today to participate in the OMEGA Summit at MIT  on October 21st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Questions can be directed to omegamit@mit.edu or 617-253-3506.

Upcoming teen workshops at the Newton Free Library

Make Your Own Comic Book Series: in this series of workshops learn about comic book drawing, story telling, structure, paneling and more! Each meeting will focus on a different part of the creative process, and by the end you’ll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series, please try to commit to coming to all four Wednesdays October 18th and 25th, November 1st and 8th. Register online. Grades 7-12.


Escape the Room: it’s Halloween Eve and you’ve been invited to a special dinner party at the Library with Dr. Neverdie. As you enter his private library with a group of your friends, the door squeaks closed and clicks. And with that you are locked in. Escape the library before Dr. Neverdie can begin his sinister experiments.

Register online for a time slot (4:00, 5:15, 6:30 or 7:45 pm). Up to eight people can register for each time. October 30th, 4:00 – 9:00 pm, 1st floor rear area. Please show up at least 5 minutes before.

Feel free to come hang anytime 4:00 – 9:00 pm, they’ll also be doing zombie makeup and playing Escape the Room board games and serving refreshments. Grades 7-12.

Newton Community Preservation Committee public hearing

November 16th Hearing on Newton Cemetery Proposal: a new proposal from Newton Cemetery is now online. Written comments on the proposal that are received by October 27th can be sent to the CPC ahead of the November 16th public hearing.

For additional information, go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/cpa or contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

The Newton SEPAC presents this workshop to provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. Please note that this presentation is a
2-hour event!

Presented by: Ruth Diaz of the Federation for Children with Special Needs

November 8th, 7:00 – 9:00
Room 210, Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton

Provide feedback to NPS Food Service program

Sodexo is looking for parent feedback about their food services. This survey is a great way for them to get feedback from us. Please note that there is both a parent survey and a student survey (middle and high school students only.)

The survey is open for the month of October. Survey results and a proposed plan of action to improve service will be shared in late fall/early winter

Parent survey link: Parent survey
Student (middle and high school) survey link: Survey

Soccer/yoga program for girls

Soccer on the Mat ™, the innovative soccer/yoga program for girls ages 10 to 14 and created by Alison Foley, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Boston College, is now registering for their late fall session at Artemis Yoga in Watertown.

Registration link – click here
November to January,  4:00 – 5:30 pm, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons
One Class per week: $200.00

If you would like to learn more about Soccer on the Mat or read about it in the Boston Globe, please visit http://www.artemisyoga.com/classes/soccer-on-the-mat/.