Upcoming Mayoral forums

Get to know the candidates for Mayor of Newton. The preliminary run-off vote is coming up soon on September 12th. Please see this (at least partial) listing of opportunities to hear the candidates discuss their priorities and solutions for challenges facing the City.

  • Green Decade: August 3rd,  7:00 pm (7:45 pm start) – The Farm
  • League of Women Voters Newton: August 9th, 7:30 pm – NewTV (No live audience)
  • Newton-Needham Chamber: August 10th, 8:00 am – Wells Park Auditorium (rsvp required)
  • Coleman House:  August 14th, 1:30 pm – 677 Winchester Street
  • Senior Center:  August 15th, 7:00 pm – Newton Senior Center
  • U-CHAN: August 23rd, 7:00 pm – Eliot Church
  • Newton Democratic City Committee:  August 24th, 7:00 pm – War Memorial, City Hall
  • Transportation & Housing Mayoral Forum (Sponsored by Bike Newton, Engine 6 and Green Newton):  September 7th, 7:00 pm – War Memorial, City Hall

– credit to Bryan Barash for compiling this list

Student-Run Cookie Business – $5 Half Batch!

Newton Cookie Service is a local subscription business owned and operated by three high school students from Newton South: Greg Umansky, Charlie Mirabile, and Cameron Gilchrist. Newton Cookie Service delivers fresh baked cookies directly to its customers every Sunday, or biweekly.

Try out a half batch for one week, for just $5! The normal cost of a half batch is $6 dollars per week. To try it out, email newtoncookieservice@gmail.com with your name and address! There is no commitment or minimum number of weeks.

Summer Yoga for kids

Summer kids yoga with Tracy Affonso is being held on Thursdays at 4:30 pm at Artemis Yoga in Watertown. Tracy is a former NPS teacher who is a popular kids’ yoga and mindfulness instructor.

Drop-in (as your schedule permits) if you are looking for something after camp or in the late afternoon. Classes will run for the next 8 weeks. Ages: 5 to 12. Sign up for all classes or just a few, please register online by clicking here.

Thursdays, July 6th to August 24th,  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Affordable SAT Private Tutoring for Summer 2017!

Looking to get a head-start on SAT preparation for your child? Winston Tutors is here for you!

Founded by a recent Newton South graduate and UC Berkeley student who has developed a unique approach to tackle the SAT, Winston Tutors promises RESULTS for your child at a competitive price. Students who have initially struggled with the SAT have seen their score increase by 300 points from just a few sessions.

With over three years of experience helping high-school students achieve their full potentials, Winston Tutors will guide your child to success through an individualized study plan. For inquiries, please contact Winston Jiang at 617-309-7910 or at wtjiang7788@yahoo.com.

References from past and current students are available upon request.

Meals for kids

Free summer meals for kids are available throughout the summer at various locations, please see the flyer attached for more details, visit www.meals4kids.org or call 1-800-645-8333.

Also this summer, the Newton Farmer’s markets are accepting SNAP benefits and the food pantries in Newton are offering extra food for kids. See the Newton Health and Human Services webpage for more details.

Program Coordinator wanted

Position as Newton South HS Evening Program On-Site Coordinator available

Job Description:

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm (generally)
Days: M-T when NCE is holding evening classes (there are some weeknights when they do not have Classes)
Summer (starting in 2018): 5 Wednesdays from end of June to end of July

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Rosters and class materials
  • Help assign rooms
  • Manage surprises – last minute room changes & instructor no shows, etc.
  • Create and put up signs
  • Greet students
  • Coordinate evening program needs with custodians
  • Recruit and supervise student helpers – this might not be necessary as Carmella had other responsibilities)

Location: Will monitor program from South Front Office (possibly work in NCE office on the early side getting rosters and class materials together).

Pay: $20.00/hr

Other:  This person would hopefully be available to attend NCE Staff meetings held at Newton North HS in the morning. If interested, please email Ed Hauben, NCE Director at ed_hauben@newton.k12.ma.us

Music Camp

Plugged In’s Music That Matters (MTM) summer day camp helps young musicians ages 11 to 18 build their musical skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic, and social competition they often encounter during the school year. This summer day camp, located in Needham, offers a relaxed, non-competitive environment with opportunity for both musical and personal growth. MTM includes all the most popular parts of Plugged In’s Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, music video production, offsite events, performance opportunities, and more.

Music That Matters Summer Day Camp
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (late pick up available)
Session 1 – July 10th – July 21st
Session 2 – July 24th – August 4th

For registration or more information visit www.pluggedinband.org.

Founded in 2002, Plugged In now has over 170 students from all over Massachusetts. Some students experience emotional and learning difficulties, such as ADD, depression, and low-self-esteem and/or have special needs such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In the loving and non-competitive atmosphere at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests, and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.

Volleyball Camp

Learn essential skills in a fun and safe environment. Work on forearm and overhead passing, setting, attacking, blocking, serving, positional play, and offensive and defensive strategies, integrating games, competitions, and recreational activities. Enjoy a recreational swim period each day. For Grades 3-12.

Garden City Volleyball Camp @ NNHS starts June 26th. See flyer here.
Sign up here: https://registration.xenegrade.com/nce/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=8669.

Free Sunday Concert

Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, singer Ras Michael I, Jah Spirit blends an African-Reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues and rock. Ras Michael, a native of Trinidad, captivates his audiences with spellbinding lyrics and a stage presence that has been described as charismatic, highly energetic and spirited. Bring your family, a picnic, a chair/blanket to sit on, and your dancin’ shoes to the first of four terrific free summer concerts on Sunday evenings in July! Check www.newtoncommunitypride.org for the full summer schedule. Outdoor concerts are cancelled in the event of rain.

July 9th , 6:30 pm
Newton Center Green, Centre and Beacon Streets

Free Summer Concert for Kids

Launching her music career as a member of the New York-based girl group “The Chiclettes,” Stacey Peasley developed a deep love and appreciation for the innocent, yet catchy songs of the girl-group era. A teacher for ten years and a professional singer for twenty-five, Peasley combines her love of children and music into a lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs. All outdoor concerts are cancelled in the event of rain. Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org for a full schedule of the free outdoor concerts.

July 11th, 1:00 pm
Newton Centre Green, Centre and Beacon Streets