What's Going on This Weekend?
Free basketball clinics, a holiday art and craft festival as well as a performance of Brahms' German Requiem are all on the schedule for this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend in Newton? Here's a look at what is going on in the Newton area:
- The John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton will host free basketball clinics for members on Saturday. Coaches and players from Newton North and Newton South High Schools will help run the co-ed clinic, which is split up by age. Kids ages 6 to 8 will play from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., ages 9 to 11 will play from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and kids 12 to 15 will play from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are not a member of the club, you can register at the clinic or online.
- Both the Newton North and Newton South High School will have members of their cross country teams competing at the MIAA all-state meet Saturday in Gardner at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course. The Div. 1 boys race starts at 11 a.m. and the girls Div. 1 race starts at noon.
- Newton South junior varsity football will take on Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High SchoolSaturday at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m.
- The Newton Symphony Orchestra will perform Brahams' German Requiem along with the Newton Choral Society at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Name Church in West Roxbury. Tickets are $25 for adults and $21 for seniors and students and can be purchased online.
- The Newton Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newton Cultural Center (225 Nevada St.). The fair is sponsored by Newton Community Pride and will feature a wide range of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photographs and more from New England artists. Admission to the event is free.
- Mayor Setti Warren will host three town hall meetings Sunday in an effort to hear from community members about capital improvements needed around the city and to hear input from constituents in regard to the tough budget situation. The first meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, the second will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hyde Community Center and the third meeting will start at 5 p.m. at the John Ward Elementary School.
- Pianist Rebecca Plummer will join Lisa Crockett on violin for a free concert at the Newton Free Library on Sunday. The concert, which starts at 2 p.m., will feature works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Tison Street and more.
- The Newton Art Association will host a reception for a new exhibit at the Scandinavian Living Center (206 Waltham St.) featuring works by Anthony Lobosco and Regina Eliot Ramsey. The reception will be held Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Forty percent of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to benefit the Swedish Charitable Association. The exhibit is open until Dec. 30.