What To Do This Weekend in Newton

Several gallery openings and plenty of Hanukkah celebrations around the city.

  • There are a whole bunch of Hanukkah events going on around the city today and tomorrow,  of what there is to do to celebrate and observe the Festival of Light.
  • The Friends of the  will hold a book sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. on the lower level of the Auburndale Community Library at 375 Auburn St. Stop by and pick up not just books but also DVDs and CDs. Proceeds will benefit the library. 
  • Auburndale Artist Maya Gerr will have a free reception for her latest collection on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at L'Aroma Cafe & Bakery. Gerr has had her work displayed around the world and been involved with Newton Open Studios since 2005. 
  • The  will host another Community Weekend starting on Saturday. Newton residents will receive free admission both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
  • If you're looking for a water workout, check out the Lap Swim Program  at  pool tonight between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The entire session, which runs from Nov. 15 to Jan. 22, is $40, but the daily fee is $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. 
  • On Sunday, the Newton Free Library will host a free concert at 2 p.m. featuring soprano Carla Chrisfield and William Merrill on piano. The two will perform songs by Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Grieg, Sibelius and more. 
  • The Zamir Chorale of Boston will host an open sing on Sunday at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. starting at 3 p.m. The event will feature choruses from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus. Admission is $10 and $8 for students, seniors and singers from Greater Boston Chorus Consortium choruses.
  • The Celebrate Newton juried arts and craft fair will be held Sunday at from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come browse and shop through photographs, sculptures, jewelry and paintings from more than 50 Newton artists. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.


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