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Monday Essentials: Orchestra Auditions, Wellness Night, Pool Hours, City Meetings

We're here to help you plan for the week ahead in Newton.

New Philharmonia Orchestra. Credit: Contributed
New Philharmonia Orchestra. Credit: Contributed
Time for your Monday Essentials, a weekly snapshot of one or more critical things coming in the week ahead. If you know of something coming up that would make a great addition to Monday Essentials, email newton@patch.com.

For a full listing of events and happenings, check out the Newton Patch events calendar.

Schedule Change at Gath Memorial Pool

Post-season Week day hours go into effect Monday, Aug. 19 at Gath Memorial Pool. For full details, see the city website. Basically, adult swim only from 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. and all-swim (children included) from 1 p.m. to dusk. The weekend schedule remains the same through Labor Day.

Health and Wellness Night

The Mall at Chestnut Hill will be the place to be Wednesday at 5 p.m. to learn about how to make nutritious meals and snacks even in a busy family. Physician, business owner, wife and mother Dr. Wendie Trubow will be on hand. Stop by to meet a nutritionist and sample fare from Whole Foods Market.

New Philharmonia Orchestra Auditions

The new season for the New Philharmonia Orchestra begins soon and the group is holding auditions this week for French horn, trombone, percussion and all strings. Check out the audition requirements and contact info to schedule an audition.. Auditions times are available Thursday through Saturday and by appointment.

Historic Newton Walks: Four Centuries of Chestnut Hill

Join Historic Newton for a free walk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. The group will meet at the Chestnut Hill School (428 Hammond St.)

City Meetings

The meetings this week are concentrated on Wednesday and Thursday and include the Conservation Commission, the Newton Historical Commission, the Urban Design Commission and the Public Safety & Transportation Committee. Check out the City of Newton website for details. Additionally, the Newton Upper Falls Area Council is scheduled to meet Thursday.

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