- Summer Volunteer Opportunities
- Theatre Ink – Nitrous Oxide and Playwrights
- Honor Thy Teacher
- Newton Public Art – RFP local artists
- Indian Festival
- Kids Karate – Free trial classes
- Celebrate Newton – Call for local artists
- Fashion & Golf – Two successful events
- Brookline Music School – Faculty Concert 6/12 @ 7:30pm
Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Newton at Home!
Newton at Home, a member organization dedicated to helping Newton seniors age in their own homes, is looking for volunteers who can help senior citizens over the summer.
- We need drivers who can give rides to seniors. Make a new friend while helping someone get to a doctor’s appointment, the supermarket, a social event or the airport.
- We need young people who are available to mow a Newton senior citizen’s lawn once per week during the summer. No need to commit to the entire summer!
Volunteer as much as you can at your convenience, and know that you have made a difference in a Newton senior’s life. You’ll meet interesting people and share great conversation along the way! If you are willing and able to help, please call Julie Plaut Mahoney, Ph.D., Coordinator of Volunteers, Newton at Home 617-795-2560 or [email protected].
Theatre Ink Proudly Presents
Nitrous Oxide and Playwrights
Nitrous Oxide is a group of strange hybrid beings from deepest space: students that not only act, but also write sketch comedy. What are sketches, you may ask? Sketches are short comedic scenes that focus on telling jokes based on comic situations. Notable sketch comedy troupes include Saturday Night Live, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Derrick Comedy. Whether you’re onstage, backstage, in the audience, or out in the hall, Nitrous Oxide is the gold standard when it comes to entertainment!
Directed by Graham Techler and Jack Reibstein
Thursday, June 7th and Saturday, June 9th
7:30 pm in the Little Theatre
The 5th Annual Playwrights’ Festival is an all student-written, directed and produced collection of ten-minute plays
Directed by Abby Holtzman, Emma Weisberg, and Kelsey Fox
Friday, June 8th, at at 7:30PM and Saturday, June 9th, at 2:00PM in the Little Theatre
Tickets $8 for students, $10 for adults
Honor Thy Teacher
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Adams
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. Newton Schools Foundation celebrates Newton Public Schools teachers and staff by:
· Notifying honored teachers and staff of your gift via a letter
· Listing all honored teachers and staff in the Newton TAB and Patch
· 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.
Newton Public Art RFP
Have you noticed the gorgeous artwork that has been beautifying the city on those drab electrical boxes? There are more boxes that can be painted! If you would like to submit your design to paint one, please submit your application soon.
The deadlines are June 15 and August 1. The application is on line at www.newtoncommunitypride.org or on the City of Newton website/Government/Cultural Affairs/Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs/Public Art RFP:NewtonSERVES Box Art Project. Call 617-527-8283 for more information.
Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs – Indian Festival
After the excitement and interest caused by the recent Russian Festival at the Newton Cultural Center, the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs is planning an Indian Festival in November.
If you are interested in participating in the planning stages and sharing any ideas, we would love your input. We would also love to hear ideas you may have about other Festivals that we could hold at the Newton Cultural Center. The Festival could feature music, dance, fashion, history, art, crafts and anything that would celebrate a culture and share it with the community.
The next planning meeting for the Indian Festival is June 7, 10:00am at the Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street. If you would like to attend, please contact [email protected] or call 617-527-8283.
Friday, Sept. 14, 5:00-6:00 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Girls and boys, entry ages 1st thru 5th grades. $79 for once-a-week or $99 for twice-a-week, per 7-Week Session. Free uniform for those who enroll. For more information, please see kids-karate.org or leave message for Rich Jacobs, KIDS’ KARATE Director, at (617) 527-8052.
Call for Local Artists!
Newton Community Education would like to invite all Newton artists to apply for a display spot at this year’s Celebrate Newton crafts fair, to be held on December 2nd, 2012 at Newton South High School.
Celebrate Newton is an annual juried arts and crafts fair that honors the work of outstanding artisans who are residents of Newton or are in some other way connected to the city. Over 50 artisans display and sell their work at the fair; they include weavers, jewelers, quilters, potters, printers, photographers and more. Live music, food, and crafts activities for kids make the fair a wonderful, warm family event. Applications are available on our website www.celebratenewton.com.
This citywide event is sponsored by Newton Community Education, a self-sustaining arm of Newton Public Schools that offers a large variety of classes for both children and adults. Proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund and will help us to grow our program of course offerings.
This past week, our Club hosted two very successful events and raised a total of close to $50,000 (net)! Special thanks to our many supporters – and especially our Club kids for making this all worthwhile!
Don’t miss these great opportunities to see the impact of our programs and watch our kids shine!
Thursday, May 31 | 6:00pm
Proud To Be Me Pageant
Friday, June 1 | 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 5 | 6:00pm
All events will be taking place in our Club gymnasium.
For more information, please email:
BMS Faculty Concert
Brookline Music School (BMS) presents a Faculty Concert with pianist Franco Leon, featuring works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Satie and Mahler on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30pm in Bakalar Recital Hall for free.
The program includes:
Scarlatti: sonata K.27 in b minor and K.119 in d major
Mozart: 12 variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K. 265 (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Mahler: adagietto from the 5th symphony (arranged by J. Scheide)
Satie: Gnossiennes nos. 3,4 and 5
Chopin: nocturne op.27 no.2 and
Scherzo no. 2 op.31
The Classical Piano Concert is part of Brookline Music School’s Faculty Concert Series, performed and presented by BMS piano faculty Franco Leon. BMS’ renowned faculty offers an array of unique and educational concerts throughout the year at the Kennard House and at numerous community locations. The superb quality of educational offerings at BMS is made possible by the high level of arts education, musicianship and pedagogical experience of the faculty, with over half of its internationally trained faculty members holding a Masters degree or higher.
About Franco Leon
Degrees: BM, Magna Cum Laude, Piano Performance, Boston Conservatory; MM, Piano Performance, Boston Conservatory. Leon studies with Jonathan Bass, Max Levinson, Janice Weber, Lynn Chang and Jung-Ja Kim. He is the recipient of the H. Wilfred Churchill, Ricardo and Hans Lewitus Scholarships, winner of the Chamber Honors Competition, Boston Conservatory, and Bela Bartok Latin American Piano competition at age 8. Leon has had performances in Europe, North America and South America, as well as live broadcasts on Lima’s ‘Filarmonia’ radio 102.7. Founder and Artistic director of “Escucha!” music festival, Leon is piano faculty at Boston Piano Academy and Brookline Music School.