- Theatre Ink Presents: Pippin
- Bike Newton Group Rides – Mondays
- Honor Thy Teacher
- News From Historic Newton
- Summer Art Program at the New Art Center
- A Music Festival for Brookline: BROOKstock: Where 1969 Meets 2012
- Boston School of Rock Summer Program
- Newton South Book Sale
- Mathnasium Summer Program
- 15th Annual Fashion Show Boasts BLING Items Galore!
- Save the date for the Underwood Spring Carnival; Fri., June 1, 3-7pm
- Historic Newton Calendar
- Announcing the 2012 Cabot Fair – JUNE 2 10:00-4:00
- Waban Village Day and Family Fun Run – Sunday, May 20th 10-3pm
- Do you need a house sitter for June and July?
- The Newton South Book Sale is around the corner and we need your help!
- 3rd Annual ‘Plant Swap’
- Are you “Street Smart?”
- Newton Girls Soccer – registration open for fall 2012
The musical Pippin tells the hilariously crazy, darkly surreal, but ultimately uplifting story of Pippin’s journey through a Wonderland-based alternate reality to find purpose and complete fulfillment in his life. Join us for a night of spectacular magic, catchy Stephen Schwartz tunes, and Fosse-inspired dances; challenge with us unsettlingly relatable portrayals of mindless war, sex, and political corruption; and, just maybe, believe again in love.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Pamela Chen and Sonya Maria Douglas
Musical Director: Melissa Weikart
Choreographer: Maddie Cetlin
May 24th, 25th, and 26th 2012
7:30PM in the Auditorium
Tickets $8 for Students and $10 for Adults
Mondays at 6pm BikeNewton leads a group Bike Ride starting and ending at the Newton Main Library on Homer St. Arrive at 5:45. These are “No Rider Left Behind” rides; Anyone may ride as long as their bikes are in good working order, and they are confident they can handle a leisurely 7 to 10 mile ride. Children must be with an adult, all riders must wear helmets, and adhere to safety rules of the road. We will go to scenic points in and around Newton. All new riders get a free copy of Bike Newton’s new Bike Map of Newton!! See www.bikenewton.org for last-minute schedule changes and further information. Questions? Email: [email protected]
Honor Thy Teacher
It’s that time of year again to honor exceptional Newton teachers and staff who have touched your child’s life. The suggested donation is $25 per teacher/staff member.
We celebrate Newton Public Schools teachers and staff by:
· Notifying honored teachers and staff of your gift
· Listing all honored teachers and staff in the Newton TAB
· Sharing honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals
· Ensuring your donations go to support teaching & learning in Newton schools.
To honor a teacher or staff person go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org.
Jackson Homestead and Museum
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
Historic Burying Grounds Preservation
Newton Historical Society, Inc.
Grades 1-10. Join us during our fun and creative week-long sessions for children and teens this summer! Be inspired by exciting and educational themes in our Children’s Program for grades 1-6. Daily classes in Visual Arts, Drama, Ceramics and Sculpture/3D, give children the opportunity to learn and grow with friends while being creative and having fun! Special presentations booked weekly with our favorite community partners! Teen Afternoon Ceramics, for students entering grades 7-10, 3:30-5:30pm. Gives teens more opportunity to work on hand-building skills and on the Potter’s Wheel. All skill levels are welcome. Tuition: $115/wk. Early Drop-Off, Extended Day options available. To register or for more information, visit www.NewArtCenter.org or call 617-964-3424.
BROOKstock: Where 1969 Meets 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012 7:30pm
Ellsworth Theatre, Pine Manor College
400 Heath St. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Brookline Music School ensembles and young emerging artists from Brookline will perform a variety of classic songs and original music at A Music Festival for Brookline, BROOKstock: Where 1969 Meets 2012 concert on Friday, June 1st at 7:30pm in the Ellsworth Theatre at Pine Manor College.
Brookline Music School ensembles will be performing music from 1969, the final year in an amazing decade of American popular music, one which laid the foundation for all that followed. Original music from Brookline’s most promising young bands, singer/songwriters, and composers will also be featured. BROOKstock seeks to contrast music from the 1960’s with music being created here and now by today’s young musicians. The similarities and differences between the two will, we hope, make for an exciting and entertaining evening of live music.
Admission is $10 general admission, $5 per student and all ages are welcome. Advance tickets can be purchased at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline; 617-277-4593). For more information, visit the Brookline Music School website at www.bmsmusic.org or call 617-277-4593.
No sports, no homework worries, just time to rock & roll! School of Rock Boston seeks young singers, guitarists, bassists, piano players, and drummers 8-18 for our upcoming compendium of live shows! Enroll in June and you could be playing the hottest clubs in town by September! Don’t forget about our new studio program, too – for ages 12 and up who want to learn how to produce and mix records! Call 617-923-3434 or email [email protected] for info.
Newton South wants all your gently used books!
The 4th Annual Newton South High School Used Book Sale will be held again this year from May 22-24 in Wheeler Commons at Newton South. If you are doing a little spring cleaning, please consider donating your gently used books to the NSHS Book Sale. Proceeds will benefit literacy initiatives in the NSHS English Department. Drop Off hours are: Monday and Thursday mornings, now thru May 17, from 7:15 – 8:15 am and 2:30 – 3:30 pm at the POD in NSHS parking lot (next to Goldrick House). For more information about book drop off, please contact Suzanne Freudberg at [email protected]
Summer is a great time to catch up, keep up and get ahead in Math. Mathnasium Learning Center in Newton Highlands offers individualized math summer programs in a fun, relaxing environment. Schedule your 12 tutoring sessions around your vacations and camps. Save $50 when you register before June 1st.
www.mathsummer.com or Call us for a free trial (617) 340-3665.
The Underwood Spring Carnival will be Friday, June 1, from 3-7p.m., Underwood School, 101 Vernon Street, Newton Corner.
Looking for a change of pace on a Friday after school? Plan for a fun-filled afternoon/evening of carnival games and prizes…and inflatable rides for all, including a mini ball bounce for the littler ones & the “Vertical Rush” and “Adrenaline Extreme Obstacle Course” for older kids! Try your luck at the dunk tank. There will be great music and face painting to add to the fun. Hamburgers, hot dogs, snowcones, and drinks will be sold, as well as baked goods and used books! Share the news with family and friends…there will be something for everyone – we can’t wait to see you there, rain or shine!
Unless noted otherwise, all programs take place at the Jackson Homestead and Museum at 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA.
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 PM
HISTORY BOOK CLUB MEETING
This month’s book selection, The Great Influenza, by award-winning historian John M. Barry (author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which the book club previously read and enjoyed) is a powerful story with multiple narrative strands that combine to describe the history of science and disease in America leading up to the deadly influenza pandemic of 1918. It explores how the impact of the disease revolutionized American science and public health, leading to crucial discoveries that we are still using and are learning from today. The book club is free and open to new members.
Saturday and Sunday,
June 2 and 3, noon – 5 PM
NEWTON COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to the museum.
Saturday, June 2, 5:30 PM
HOUSE TOUR PREVIEW PARTY
The Preview Party celebrates the homeowners and the homes being featured on our 30th Annual House Tour. Join us for sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and fine wines and get a sneak preview of the homes to be featured on the tour. Individual tickets are $125 and available by advance registration only. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; call 617-796-1450 for more information. Buy your Preview Party tickets online at www.historicnewton.org!
Sunday, June 3, noon – 5 PM
30TH ANNUAL HOUSE TOUR
Featuring eight private homes that highlight interior design, architecture, and historic renovation throughout Newton, the House Tour benefits Historic Newton’s programming. Tickets purchased in advance (before 5 PM on Friday, June 1), are available at a discount; you may buy your tickets online or by calling 617-796-1450. Tickets are $20 for Historic Newton members, $30 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at the Jackson Homestead. Tickets purchased on June 3 will cost $25 for Historic Newton members and $35 for non-members.
Wednesday, June 13, 7 PM
ANNUAL MEETING OF HISTORIC NEWTON
7 PM, Business Meeting
7:30 PM, Speaker, Beryl Rosenthal, Director, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Boston.
Announcing the 2012 Cabot Fair – JUNE 2 10:00-4:00
This annual day of family fun is possible every year because of the generosity and dedication of parents and teachers in the Cabot Community.
Please visit the 2012 Cabot Fair website and sign up for a volunteer shift (or 2).
NEW THIS YEAR AT THE FAIR:
- Balloon Animals
- Mario Kart Wii Tournament
- Herrera’s Tacos and Burritos
Go Green: Buy or Bring a Water Bottle for FREE Refills
Waban Village Day and Family Fun Run – Sunday, May 20th 10-3pm
The planning is in full swing for our Eighth Annual Waban Village Day. It will be filled with its traditional events, rides, entertainment, food and, of course, the family Fun Run starting off the festivities at 10AM in front of the Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street. Even if you don’t participate, come down to cheer on the racers and meet our Grand Marshal, Sheldon Rothman, the oldest PMC participate at 83yrs young. Our corporate angel Whole Foods will be on hand, helping us out with some healthy food selections as well as hosting a booth. New this year will be a Beer Garden on the lawn of the Waban Library Center. Come out and join the fun! For more details and to register for the Fun Run go to http://www.wabanimprovement.org/ or email us at [email protected].
DO YOU NEED A HOUSE-SITTER FOR JUNE AND JULY?
Hello! I am a 29-year-old graduating law student who will be studying for the Massachusetts Bar Exam from June 15th-July 27th in the Boston/Newton area, and am looking for a quiet place to use as home base while I study. I’m an older brother (two younger siblings), have lived on my own since age 18, and am extremely neat and responsible.
Ihave an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and graduate degrees from Pace Law School and the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. I love animals (my fiance calls me the “dog whisperer”) and am happy to take care of pets while house-sitting. If you are going away and need a house-sitter, please give me a call at 434-238-0409 or shoot me an email at [email protected]. Thank you. Ilan Gutherz.
The Newton South Book Sale is around the corner and we need your help!
- We need your books. Classics, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Popular Authors, Sports, Science, Psychology, Cookbooks, Audio books.
- We cannot accept: Instruction Manuals, Textbooks, CDs, Movies, Travel Books or Brochures
- Drop off books: today until May 17, in the POD in the Newton South High School parking lot outside the Wheeler/Goldrick entrance. Mondays and Thursdays, mornings 7:15-8:15 am and afternoons 2:30-3:30 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Freudberg at [email protected].
3rd Annual ‘Plant Swap’ Sat.
May 19th 1-3pm. 27 George Street (Near Centre and Cabot/Sargent). Bring a plant/Take a plant. Ferns creeping out of bounds? Hostas growing like weeks? Lily-of-the-Valley taking over your yard? Don’t throw those Iris divisions into the compost bin, trade them in! Use flower pots, milk cartons, coffee cans, yoghurt tubs, even plastic bags to pot up your cast-offs. This is recycling at its best. Early drop-offs okay. Exchanges are free, but please watch for the voluntary donation box. This is a project started by a Bigelow, now NNHS student, to support his worthy METCO school mates. All proceeds go to the METCO Scholarship Fund. Info: [email protected]
Are you “Street Smart?”
As part of Mayor Warren’s commitment to creating a culture of safety and changing the way people behave on our streets, the City has launched the “Street Smart” website. Visit www.newtonma.gov/streetsmart to learn tips and rules of the road for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, and start a conversation with your family and friends about how Newton residents of all ages and abilities can be safe and courteous on our roads. The Planning Department is organizing a series of contests and partnering with local businesses to offer great prizes. Congratulations to Madeleine Aquilina and Rachel Brown for winning the March contest! For a chance to win our next contest, check out the website for the answer to the question and then send us an email at [email protected] with your name, age, home email address or phone number, and what you think is the correct answer. MAY PRIZE: The first three correct responses we receive from Newton residents ages 13-17 will each win two movie passes to West Newton Cinema, generously donated by David Bramante and the Cinema. MAY
STREET SMART QUESTION: “When should a child stop using a booster seat in the car?” Good luck and stay safe!
Newton Girls Soccer – registration open for fall 2012
Newton Girls Soccer provides a wonderful learning and playing opportunity to girls in grades K-12 on over 100 teams.
The Club is committed to providing an environment appropriate for the levels of skill, competitiveness and commitment level of each NGS player by providing a variety of programs that match the characteristics of the individual player. NGS currently offers a recreational program (Intramural, K through 8th grade), a travel program (BAYS participation, U9-U18) and, integrated with the travel program, a specialized training program for our most highly committed players.
The Fall session runs from September 8th – November 10th. Registration deadline for the Intramural Program is June 30th.
Registration deadline for Travel is May 9 -16 depending on the age group.
Please visit our website at www.newtongirlssoccer.org/regisration/ for more information, and to register.
We look forward to seeing you in the fall!