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What’s Happening at the Y

Free Summer Saturdays – Try the Y for free every Saturday this summer! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and your guest fee will be waived.

Summer Membership at the Y – Perfect for college students or those visiting for the summer, the West Suburban YMCA Summer Membership that automatically expires on August 31st. $150 for an individual or $275 for a family (1 or 2 adults plus all children under age 26). Cost is prorated for anyone signing up after June 1st. For more information about summer memberships, contact the Welcome Center at 617-244-6050.

Summer Food Service Program – June 24th – August 16th – The West Suburban YMCA has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. Any child in the community can show up and receive a free lunch between the hours of 12:30-1:30 pm at the West Suburban YMCA. Children attending YMCA Camp Pikati are also able to take advantage of the service while at camp.

Summer Swim Lessons for All Ages – It is never too early or too late to learn to swim. Swimming is a lifelong skill that is crucial for both kids and adults. Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, starting with classes for children as young 6 months through teen and adult classes. The Y offers options and session dates for every schedule, including lessons once per week, twice per week, or daily Monday-Friday. Learn more by calling 617-244-6050 ext. 3650 or email Amanda Pierce at Amandap@wsymca.org.

Summer Creative Arts Programs – Fill this summer with singing, dancing, painting, and more! With Creative Arts programs at the Y, youth can explore their creative side through group lessons, unique projects, and exploring what it means to be an artist. Get a little messy in the new Explorations! art program for ages 6-10, jam with a band in our Summer Rock Band program for ages 8+ or sing out loud with our Vocal Workshop for ages 11+. More info at www.wsymca.org/arts/summer.

Summer Sports Programs – Sign up for basketball, soccer, football or ultimate frisbee at the Y! Programs run Monday-Thursday evenings for two-week sessions. View the schedule online at www.wsymca.org or contact Chris Ellison for more information at chrise@wsymca.org.

Adult Fitness Programs – Sign up for one of the Y’s summer fitness classes. Classes run for seven weeks and begin the week of July 8th. Options include TRX suspension training, Boxcon boxing conditioning class, and Metcon functional fitness and strength class. Get motivated by training with a small, dedicated group!

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and their mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Personal Chef service

Too Busy to Cook is a one-woman personal chef service based in Newton, provididng customized meals cooked in your home. She caters to busy families, friends who want to share home cooked meals and seniors. Custom meals are tailored to your tastes, schedule and dietary needs. Too Busy to Cook takes care of menu planning, shopping, cooking, packaging, labeling and reheating instructions, and leaves your kitchen at least as clean as she found it!

Bringing Families Back to the dinner table, eat healthier this year! Contact Eileen at eileenrielly@gmail.com , 617-309-0454, or visit 2busytocook.com.

Boston Athletic Training Open House

The upcoming open house will include free group training, prize giveaways and information about summer programming. BAT offers training for all athletes in both Speed + Agility and Strength & Conditioning. They also offer high quality skills training for both football and basketball players!

All athletes ages 8+

June 22nd, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Dinner on the Farm July 22nd

Join the annual Dinner on the Farm,  an evening of great food with friends of the Farm. Enjoy one-of-a kind outdoor dining experience and connect with other community farm supporters.

As the sun sets on the 2.5-acre farm, you will be treated to a seasonal, produce-forward menu prepared by Gourmet Catering. Live old-time string music will be provided by local favorites, the Dixie Butterhounds.

Proceeds from the evening will support Newton Community Farm’s mission to promote a sustainable, agricultural community. For tickets, please visit www.newtoncommunityfarm.org.

July 22nd, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton Community Fram
303 Nahanton Street, Newton

Babysitter available

Talia Raffel,  a 16 year old rising junior at Newton South High School, has been babysitting for 5 years. She has CIT experiences and first aid and CPR training. Talia loves doing crafts and being creative and with a flexible summer schedule, she can be available most of the time.  Please contact her via email at Talia.babysits@gmail.com, references available upon request.

In-Home Tutoring for Test-Prep and High-School Courses

Matt Siff, currently a junior at Brown University majoring in Computer Science and Economics, has long had a passion for helping students with a wide-range of math tutoring needs including algebra, calculus and linear algebra.  He recently started a tutoring company called Next Door Tutors which  specializes in tutoring for the ACT and SAT as well as nearly any high-school subject. All of their tutors have recently gone through the college-process with an average ACT score of a 35 and offer a structured tutoring program based on students’ individual needs.

For more information, please call Matt at 617-610-8444, email MyNextDoorTutors@gmail.com, or visit the website www.MyNextDoorTutors.com.

Registration is open for the Newton Girls Soccer Summer Clinic

The clinic curriculum will focus on teaching individual techniques and tactics that are vital for all soccer players in a FUN and EXCITING environment. Players will be divided into groups based on age and ability and taught new skills each by experienced Professional Trainers.

For additional details and registration instructions, please visit https://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/programs/camps/.

August 3-Day Vacation Clinic: August 6th – 8th,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weeks Field
Typical Daily Schedule
9:00 – 9:15 – Warm Up – Small Sided Fun Games and Juggling Challenges
9:15 – 10:15 – Technical/Skills Session Theme of the Day
10:15 – 10:45 – Shooting and Finishing Games
10:45 – 11:15 – Snack, Kids Tricks and Coaches Challenge
11:15 – 12:00 – Large group FUN clinic game
12:00 – 1:00 – Small Sided Scrimmage Games

Cost: $240 (3 days); $180 (2 days); $90 (1 day)

 

Newton Girls Soccer

Did you know that more than 1300 girls and 250 volunteers participate in Newton Girls Soccer each season? NGS strives to give each player the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes fun, individual skills development, teamwork and sportsmanship, all at a level that fits her interest and ability.

Registration is open for the Fall 2019 Juniors and City Soccer Programs at  https://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/register/

The NGS Juniors and City programs offer a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise and is open to girls entering Kindergarten through 9th grade who live in or attend school in Newton. Players of all skill levels are welcome to register.

As a community-based program, each team includes a mix of girls from multiple neighboring schools. However, they honor one mutual friend request per player for girls registered by August 1st and make every effort to place players on a team with at least one schoolmate. For additional details and registration instructions, please visit newtongirlssoccer.org.