Tag Archives: elem

Self-empowerment energy courses available

Self-empowerment energy courses taught by Newton resident Malabika Shaw. She teaches how to claim the innate power and direct our energy field towards greater well being. They are a lot of fun. Please click on the link to register.

Harness the Power of Your Energy Field:
This first one is to learn about your multidimensional personality and how best to engage with it.

January 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Law of Attraction:
This course is about conscious creation – carving out the shortest route between desire and manifesting by understanding the energetic dynamics and what may be the blocks. Learn to put one of the most powerful Laws of Nature to work to your advantage.

February 6th and 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Aquatic Therapy

Michael Dezmin, Occupational Therapist, just started to offer aquatic based therapy for kids of all ages. The skills worked on can be targeted to assist many areas of difficulty that effect school performance including but not limited to:

  • emotional self-regulation skills
  • hand and core strengthening
  • attention
  • executive functioning
  • transitions and routine
  • visual motor/ visual perceptual skills (for reading and writing)
  • ocular motor skills (for reading and writing)

For more information, please click here flyer or contact Michael at michael.dezmin2@gmail.com or 908-565-3281.

Percussion lessons

Joe Lareau has taught in the Boston area for more than 15 years and offers private percussion tutoring with expertise in West African music and dance, drum set, orchestral, and marching percussion as well as elementary piano. Successful with helping children who struggle with understanding, performing, and reading music, he utilizes audio and video examples he recorded while living in Ghana for 6 years.  Joe teaches using techniques that help the student grasp the larger question of “How to be a musician?”

Tutoring can be one-on-one or group sessions.
For more information, please contact Joe at jrlareau@gmail.com or 508-826-9626.

Be the parent you want to be

Come to an Introduction to the Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
Do you ever feel frustrated with your child/teenager? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child.

The Collaborative Problem Solving approach will give you concrete tools to relate better to your kids, reduce their challenging behavior, and build their skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. See BeTheParentBoston.com for more information and to register for the CPS workshop starting January 22nd in Newton.

Piano teacher available

A Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music and Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory with 30+ years teaching experience is available for lessons.

Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sight-reading while building a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Contact Gloria Jasinski at 617-566-9704 or piano566@comcast.net.

In-home tutoring

ActiveMinds Tutoring is your source for IN-HOME tutoring. Effective, personalized, and convenient. All Grades/All Subjects, plus Test Prep (ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT) and College Admission Essay guidance.

ActiveMinds helps accelerate your child’s learning and preparation. See www.activemindstutoring.com for more information.

Reserve your tutor today! Call 617-227-2225 or email info@activemindstutoring.com 

1 Bedroom apartment for sublet

Newton South teacher Jon Orren who will be travelling with students on the Jingshan exchange to China is seeking a person or couple to sublet his spacious, furnished one- bedroom apartment in Jamaica Plain.

  • Available for sublet from February 1st to May 31st
  • 850 sq ft. 1-bedroom apartment in sunny, quiet corner of JP. Perfect for single person or a couple
  • Fully furnished (see attached pics), hardwood floors, 3 skylights, small but very well-equipped kitchen, private roof deck with view of Boston skyline
  • Toasty in winter, easy to cool in warm weather (skylight windows open, window AC in bedroom)
  • Large shared backyard with raised bed garden
  • Free laundry in basement
  • Storage space in basement
  • Personal parking spot for 1 car in driveway (no need to fight for street parking in the snow!)
  • 2 blocks to Green St. Orange Line, 1 block to SW Corridor (great biking), 10 min walk to Centre St. stores (Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, great restaurants, etc.), 15 min walk to Jamaica Pond or Arnold Arboretum, 10 min walk to Franklin Park
  • Super friendly neighbors
  • Large HD TV with basic cable, Apple TV and all that jazz
  • Friendly, cuddly cat ** I’d prefer the subletter to care for my cat, Sophie (compensation negotiable), but if you’re allergic or that point is a deal-breaker, I can have a friend take her for the duration **
  • Rent is $1750, utilities included.

Please contact Jon Orren at orrenj@newton.k12.ma.us or jonorren@gmail.com or 917-861-1181.



Family Film Festival Janurary 12th-15th

Belmont World Film is holding its 15th Annual Family Festival. Although some films are for people of any age, the majority of films are geared toward children age 3-12. For complete schedules, locations, and other information, please see: Brochure and Flyer

Some highlights include:

  • WBUR is bringing a live version of Circle Round, their storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10, featuring carefully-selected folktales from around the world on Sunday at 10:30 am.
  • Four short films about child refugees and immigrants, a benefit for the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) on Monday at 3:45 pm.
  • Bridges Together, an organization devoted to training others to implement successful and meaningful inter-generational programs, will distribute a guide to stimulate discussion between grandparents, parents, and children at “Oskar’s America” on Monday at 2:00 pm.
  • The Reelabilities Film Festival, dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities, is co-presenting “Hero Steps,” about a 10 year-old boy with a prosthetic leg who wishes to play in a school soccer tournament as he did before he lost his leg, on Monday at 12:00 noon.

January 12th – 15th
Regent Theatre in Arlington, the Studio Cinema in Belmont, and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.