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Newton’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Soccer Fall Registration Is Open

Registration is now open for our Fall season. The program is available to all Newton students entering Kindergarten this Fall or, for our Pre-K league, who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2024. This program is a unique opportunity for children and families to become acquainted with others who attend or will attend the same Newton school as other children in the neighborhood. Visit now!

CLICK HERE to view our flyer.

Scouts BSA Troop 355 Open House on Tuesday, May 2

Scouts BSA Troop 355 is hosting an open house on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 7:15pm – 8:15pm for kids or parents interested in Scouting.  Join us for a fun and exciting event which provides hands-on opportunities to learn about Scouting.  Scouts BSA is available to girls and boys from Kindergarten to age 18.
Our Troop focuses on Outdoor adventure such as camping, hiking, skiing, ice fishing, and canoeing; Life skills; and Leadership skills.  Our Scouts have a high rate of achieving the Eagle rank.  If you would like a fun way to spend time outside with your kids, Scouting is the way to make that happen.
For grades 5 – 12, we have a GIRL troop and a BOY troop.  For elementary kids, we havea Cub Pack for boys and girls.  For more information and to RSVP: wS2 fz158

The Zervas Online Auction Has Begun!

It’s Back! And it’s happening from March 25th thru April 2nd.

Our Zervas PTO annual online auction has returned! Please visit now and BID!

This auction is open to EVERYONE. Share it with your family, friends, neighbors, Facebook groups, schools, and clubs.

This is one of the PTO’s largest fundraisers of the year. Any bid helps!

Over150 items to choose from, including sporting events, fitness clubs, spas, restaurants, summer camps, shops, and activities for the entire family.


We are halfway through our drive to benefit the Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry! We hope to collect mountains of nonperishable foods including cereal, pasta, rice, canned tuna, canned vegetables and fruit, and other similar items to share with families that use the Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry! Donations are starting to trickle in but we can’t do this without your support!

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Copy this post and share it with your networks. Organize a mini-drive at your school, organization or place of worship! Going to the grocery store? Pick up a few extra items to share with your neighbors!

Donation dropoff locations:

  • 137 Annawan Road, Waban (leave in box on front steps)
  • 1525 Commonwealth Avenue, West Newton (leave in box at front door)
  • 22 Florence Court, Newtonville (leave in box on front porch)
  • Baystate Physical Therapy, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 570, Newton
  • Or donate directly to Arabic Baptist through their website

A message from Pastor Samy Ibrahim, Arabic Baptist Church:

Your support and help is so valuable and very important for our food pantry. We are so appreciative to you and your team. May God bless you richly.

Waban Lights & Family Sing-Along

Date: Sunday, December 4

Time: 4:45pm

Location: Waban Library Center (1608 Beacon St)

‘Tis the season for celebrating with neighbors. The holiday season is nearly here and what better way to kick it off than with the Waban Improvement Society’s annual Waban Lights & Family Sing-Along event.   

We look forward to lighting up our beloved Waban Library Center building and surrounding grounds and turning the entire area into a wonderland of light to enjoy throughout the winter. Before we flip the switch to light up the WLC, please join us for hot chocolate, sweet treats and a festive community sing-along featuring songs celebrating the winter holidays.

Constructive Conversations about Race

Designed to help white people understand their racial identity and learn effective ways to take action to dismantle racism

Adapting the work from Constructive White Conversations, Constructive Conversations about Race provides an opportunity for white people to come together to better understand their racial identity, so that when they engage in conversations in their community and consider actions, the work they do will be more effective.  Through discussion and sharing of experiences, participants will gain a foundation (awareness of one’s racial identity) so they are able to take meaningful and sustaining actions to dismantle racism in all its forms.

Constructive Conversations about Race provides a unique opportunity to further an anti-racist community through self-reflection.  It runs 6 sessions over a 12-week period and is facilitated by beloved Horace Mann emeritus teacher Mike Feldstein, and Grammy-award winning performer Dan Zanes (who performed for a FORJ meeting with his wife, Claudia, in 2021).  

This will be the second Newton cohort to participate in these sessions. Several members of the first session, which began in late 2020, are continuing to meet. At the end of these 6 sessions, participants will be encouraged to join that original group to continue the conversations. We will have a brief informational meeting TBD once we hear from those of you who might be interested in participating.

Please email Mike at if interested.

Isabel Harvey Shopping Event to Support South Stage


On Thursday December 1st the South Stage Supporters will be hosting a private shopping event at Isabel Harvey Boutique in Wellesley.

Isabel Harvey

41 Central Street Wellesley

6 – 7:30 pm for the private event

You can shop for holiday gifts for yourself and others. Check out the website!

15% of the proceeds will be donated to South Stage Supports to support the South Stage Theatre!  If you can’t make the event but shop in the store anytime on December 1st (10 am – 6pm) and mention South Stage, your purchase will also contribute!

New Art Shop Brings Unique Handmade Good for the Holiday Season

The New Art Shop hosted by the New Art Center, will open on Friday, November 18 at the New Art Center’s space at the Trio, 245 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor. The shop will be open for run for six weeks (Wednesday through Sunday) until December 23, 2022.    Building upon the New Art Center’s mission and vision by creating an accessible platform for artists to share and sell their work, this cooperative style store is run by the artists whose work is available. Work featured in the New Art Shop ranges from handmade jewelry to paintings and wearable textiles to sculptures. More than fifty artists, craftspeople, and makers are participating this year. 

New Art Center’s Executive Director Emily O’Neil said, “The New Art Center is excited to re-open The New Art Shop for an extended season this year. The New Art Shop will have a variety of unique handmade gifts from local artists, including paintings, prints, wood work, ceramics, jewelry, hand-knit goods, and more. We encourage the surrounding community to check out the shop and support local artists by purchasing gifts for your loved ones.”

The New Art Shop will be open Wednesday-Sunday after the opening weekend.
Days: November 18-20, 25-27, 30, December 1-4,  7-11, 14-18, 21-23.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6 on all days (Fridays hours will be 12-7)

More information available at

Child Tax Credit, Stimulus and Other Federal Money

There’s still time to get your Child Tax Credit, stimulus & other federal money!

Apply even if you have no income or low income and don’t usually file taxes!

What could I get?

● Up to $3,600 per child with the 2021 Child Tax Credit,

● Any missed stimulus payments for you and your

children/dependents – up to $1,400 per person

● Other payments if you had earnings last year

Click here to learn more and

Questions? Contact CAN-DO

Josephine McNeil


¡Aún hay tiempo para obtener su Crédito Tributario

por Hijos, estímulo y otro dinero federal!

¡Solicítelo aún si no tiene ingresos o tiene bajos ingresos y no

suele presentar impuestos!

¿Qué sucede si soy inmigrante?

Incluso si NO tiene un Número de Seguro Social, puede recibir pagos por sus hijos que tienen Números de

Seguro Social. Según la ley actual, recibir el Crédito Tributario por Hijos u otros créditos tributarios no afectará

su estatus migratorio, su capacidad para obtener una Tarjeta Verde o sus planes de inmigración futuros.

¿Qué podría obtener?

● Hasta $3,600 por hijo con el Crédito Tributario por

Hijos de 2021

● Cualquier Pago Estímulo perdido para usted y sus

hijos/dependientes – hasta $1,400 por persona

● Otros pagos si tuvo ingresos el año pasado

Regístrese antes del 15 de noviembre con un simple formulario en: