Category Archives: Community Notes

Gun Violence Prevention in Newton

Thursday, June 1 (6:00-7:00 pm) June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Join Newton Police, Newton Health & Human Services, and the Newton Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative on a Zoom webinar to learn about strategies to keep kids safe, store guns safely, and explore the ways that red flag laws can protect our friends, family, and community. Register at tinyurl.com/yc6y9u86 or for more info: https://facebook.com/events/s/community-forum-gun-violence-p/150484067887223

Carroll Center Walk for Independence

  • Event Name
    • Walk for Independence
  • Hosting Organization
    • The Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Date, Time, Location, Brief description
    • Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    • Time: 8:00 AM ET to noon
    • Location: Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst | 100 Carlson Ave, Newton, MA 02459
    • Description: Newton’s Carroll Center for the Blind, one of the largest vision rehabilitation agencies in the nation, will host its 11th Annual Walk for Independence on Saturday, June 3, 8AM-Noon. It’s a family-friendly event bringing together both sighted and visually impaired individuals to support the nonprofit organization’s mission. Walkers can choose either a one-, two- or three-mile stroll around the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst (100 Carlson Avenue) and stay for complimentary food, music, accessible games and fun giveaways. Guide dogs and family pets on leashes are welcome. Individuals and teams can register here.
  • Website URL for event information and/or registration

Newton Porch Fest 2023!

Newton PorchFest 2023 is coming! Saturday, June 3 (rain date is June 4), noon – 6 pm!

Check out the schedule of events on the PorchFest website.

It’s FREE, family-friendly, with lots of music within walking and biking distance! Over 70 venues in Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban are hosting over 100 musical acts. 

Invite family and friends – make your plans now!

See you at the “Fest”!

Teen Photography Camp

(Extra)Ordinary Teen Photography Camp is a series of one-week summer workshops in New York City for teenagers, ages 14-18 years old, led by professional photographer and instructor Andrew French.

All levels of students from beginner to advanced will receive personalized instruction to inspire and guide their image making, visual storytelling, and technical skills in a fun, collaborative atmosphere. 

Each day will begin at Andrew French’s daylight studio in Union Square and include interactive in-class photography shoots and exercises, technical and creative lessons, guest artist visits, portfolio development, and field trips and photography shoots at inspiring locations and studios in New York City. Workshops will culminate in an exhibition and celebration of selected photographs for family and friends, showcasing each student’s best work from the week.

Click for more information and to register: https://www.andrewfrenchworkshops.com/andrew-french-workshops/teen-photography-summer-camp

Community Forum: Gun Violence Prevention in Newton 

June 1 Community Forum: 

Gun Violence Prevention in Newton 

*Thursday, June 1 (6:00-7:00 pm) June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Join Newton Police, Newton Health & Human Services, and the Newton Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative on a Zoom webinar to learn about strategies to keep kids safe, store guns safely, and explore the ways that red flag laws can protect our friends, family, and community. Register at tinyurl.com/yc6y9u86 or for more info: https://facebook.com/events/s/community-forum-gun-violence-p/150484067887223/

Highlands Village Day:  Sunday, June 11, 2023, 11AM-4 PM!

Join us for the 46th Newton Highlands Village Day on Lincoln Street.

Come for fun, delicious food, live music, dance performances, craft and event booths and much more!Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, all kid activities are FREE!  That includes:

Bounce houses

Caricature artist

Face painting 

Games

Touch-a-truck by the DPW and Newton Fire Department

See you there!

All That Jazz Dance Studio is now accepting registration for our summer and 2023-2024 school year classes

Register before June 2nd and take advantage of our Early Bird Promo- huge savings!  

Interested in learning more?  Attend our Spring Open House on Thursday, June 1st from 4:30-6:00, with Free Trial Classes for ages 2-7: https://www.allthatjazznewton.com/event/all-that-jazz-spring-open-house-with-free-trial-classes-for-ages-2-7-june-1st-430-600/

Or, feel free to contact Miss Deb Vogel, a local Newton parent, for more info:  617-641-0784 or missdeb@allthatjazznewton.com

Join our thriving, supportive, all inclusive, non-competitive dance community today!  https://www.allthatjazznewton.com/

Upcoming NPS Community Forum: Culturally Responsive Community

The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Office of Student Serviceswould like to invite you to our upcoming NPS community forum:Culturally Responsive Community

This virtual event is open to all NPS students, parents, staff and administrators to hear from Lorena Germán, educator and author of Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices. Her presentation will be followed by a panel of NPS students and educators, who will speak about their identities and experiences with culturally-responsive instruction and practices in our school community. 


For the last several years, NPS leaders have been engaged in professional development and training to enhance culturally responsive instruction (CRI) in the classroom and beyond. This conversation is intended to help broaden the community’s understanding of the values, components and impact of a culturally responsive school community which acknowledges and embraces ALL identities and learning needs represented within NPS.  


*To register, please RSVP in advance in order to receive a zoom link prior to the event. 

Newton Conservators’ First-Ever Outdoor Annual Dinner Meeting

Wednesday May 24, 2023
Tickets are $45.  Please register online by May 15: 
https://newtonconservators.org/events/2023-annual-meeting-may-24-2023/

Join the Newton Conservators for our first-ever outdoor Annual Dinner Meeting, under a tent on the Mount Ida Campus in Newton of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A social gathering with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar begin at 5 PM, followed by a buffet dinner, a short business meeting with elections and awards, and a presentation on “Snowy Owls to Saw-whet Owls” by Norman Smith, Raptor Specialist from Mass Audubon. Since 1981 Mr. Smith has been observing, capturing, banding, and relocating Snowy Owls at Logan International Airport. His work developed in an unusual way to include research on Saw-whet Owls.  His slides, sense of humor, and depth of knowledge are remarkable.