Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Constituent hours, LGBT seniors documentary, Harriet Tubman talk and more.
1. Alderman Vicki Danberg will hold constituent hours today from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Newton Senior Center. 2. The Newton Senior Center tonight at 6 will screen, "Gen Silent," a documentary about LGBT seniors in the Boston area "who must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term and home based health care systems." Seating is limited so RSVP to 617-796-1670 or email@example.com. 3. International journalist Alan Elsner, J Street's Vice President for Communications, will speak tonight at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. He'll address his perspectives on peace and the current relationship between the U.S. and Israel. 4. It's your last chance to bid on the remaining 20 tickets for Sunday's Feast …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Barbecue, kids at the farm, "Lean In" and more.
1. It's summery out there, which means it's time to barbecue. The Newton Senior Center is hosting a Summer Barbecue today at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3. 2. The Indoor Farmers' Market continues just a couple of more weeks. Stop by the Hyde Community Center from 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. to take advantage of the fresh local offerings. 3. The Waban Library Center is hosting a panel discussion tonight at 7:30 p.m. of "Lean In," the book co-authored by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Nell Scovell. Guests need not have read the book to participate in the discussion. 4. The Land Use Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Newton City Hall. The agenda includes discussion of the Riverside Development as well as renovations to Hotel Indigo in …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Bicycling Newton, Youth Awards, Aldermen meet and 'Far from the Tree' author in town.
1. The second annual Newton Bicycle Update will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at Newton City Hall. The meeting will review steps Newton has taken to become a more bicycle friendly city as well as work that remains to be done. 2. Speaking of bicycling ... Bike Newton will host its Monday evening ride, departing tonight at 6 p.m. from the Newton Free Library. 3. 'Far from the Tree' author Andrew Solomon will be at Newton North High School tonight to talk about his New York Times bestseller The talk begins at 7 p.m. 4. The Newton Youth Awards will be handed out tonight during a 7 p.m. ceremony at Newton City Hall. Come support some of the youth who have made an impact in Newton this year. 5. The Board of Aldermen will hold a regular meeting …
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Martial arts fundraiser, folksinger at the library, open houses in Newton and more.
1. Happy Father's Day to all the Newton dads out there! 2. There's a martial arts showcase this afternoon at Newton North High School to benefit the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation. The showcase is put on by Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy (CCMAA) and tickets will be available at the door for $20. 3. The Newton Free Library will welcome folksinger Gail Finnie Rundlett, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer; Kenny Selcer, guitar/vocals; and Julian Rundlett, piano, acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies for a concert this afternoon. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium. 4. It may not be perfect swimming weather, but here's a reminder that the Gath Memorial Pool an Crystal Lake are open for pre-season swimming. 5. If you're …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Dar Williams, car wash fundraiser, infant story time and more.
1. With a sunny day comes your first opportunity in awhile to wash your car. The Newton North Class of 2015 wants to help. The class is holding a car wash fundraiser today from noon to 3 p.m. at NNHS. A sparkling car, $10 out of your pocket and a good deed. 2. Dar Williams will be in town tonight for a special concert at First Baptist Churchh in Newton at 8 p.m. Newton's own New Philharmonia Orchestra is joining the recording artist for her performance. Tickets are available online. 3. In other music news for today, The Royal Wind Music will be in town tonight at 8 p.m. at Second Church. The performace is free. 4. It's the last day this month to drop off electronics and appliances for recycling at the Rumford Avenue Recycling Center. …
Friday, June 14, 2013
Artists wanted, classical music, electronics drop-off and more.
1. Classical music is coming to the Newton Senior Center today. Pianist Kirstine Song will play a variety of pieces from Bach to Mozart. 2. Local artists are invited to apply for display space at this year's Celebrate Newton Crafts Fair on Dec. 8 at Newton South High School. Space is limited. 3. A Weekend Show (Saturday) at First Baptist Church of Newton will feature recording artist Dar Williams. Here's more information about the show and purchasing tickets. 4. A special electronics drop-off is going on today and tomorrow at the Rumford Avenue Recycling Center. These events are held on one Friday and Saturday each month and this weekend is it. Drop off is from 8 a.m. to noon both days and there are some fees. Check out the City of Newton…
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Endurance Running, Gelatin Printing, Canceled Meeting and More
1. If you're looking for an endurance club to run with, there's one meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Marathon Physical Therapy at 425 Centre St. The run will commence at the clinic. More information on the endurance club is available in the Patch event listing. 2. There's a Gelatin Printing Class tonight at the New Art Center. You must register for the course, but you can do it online. The fee is $45. 3. Weather permitting, the Newton Royals will take on the Cambridge Thunder tonight at Brandeis University. The game starts at 8 p.m. 4. Canceled meeting. The Community Preservation Committee meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. 5. The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission, however, is still ont he schedule. The commission …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hotdog roast, household hazardous waste reminder, Diva's Evening and more.
1. Who doesn't love a good hotdog? The senior high youth group at Second Church is cooking up hotdogs today beginning at 5 p.m. and will be selling them to raise funds for the group's mission trip to Ohio. The roast will take place in the church's fellowship hall in the case of rain. 2. Household hazardous waste drop-off continues today and each Wednesday until June 26 at the Resource Recovery Center at Rumford Avenue. Check out the list of hazardous waste items that can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today. 3. Time for another evening walk, this one through Hammond Woods West. Meet at 98 Maddock St., at 6:45 p.m. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancel the walk. 4. The Newton-Needham Women in Networking is holding a Diva's Evening …
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Student film premiere, salamander talk, Cheesecake Factory special permit amendment.
1. The student film "The Shadows" will premiere at West Newton Cinema tonight at 7 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. The Indoor Farmers' Market will be ending soon to make way for the summer edition. For today, you'll find the indoor market continuing at the Hyde Community Center from 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. 3. The Newton Conservators are co-sponsoring a program today at 7 p.m. at the Newton Free Library titled, "Eastern Red-backed Salamanders: Wolves of the Forest Floor." Ecologist Brooks Mathewson's talk will focus on the biology of red-backed salamanders and provide an overview of his research. He'll also present his photography of birds, snakes, amphibians and invertebrates living on the forest floor. 4. The Land Use Committee meets …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Swimming season begins at Crystal Lake and Gath Pool, book reviews at the senior center and more.
1.Today is opening day for both Crystal Lake and Gath Pool. General swim begins at 3 p.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. 2. It's Book Review Day at the Newton Senior Center. Maura Copeland from the Newton Free Library will present three of her most recent "must reads" at 2:30 p.m. 3. Bike Newton will hold another evening bike ride today. Arrive at the Newton Free Library this evening at 5:45 p.m. The ride will be approximately 10 miles. 4. The Commission on Disability will meet at 6 p.m., the Finance Committee at 7 p.m. and the Zoning and Planning Committee at 7:30 p.m. Click the links for agendas. 5. There is a drop-in playgroup at Nahanton Park today at 10 a.m. Toddlers and their caregivers are invited. Adult admission is $3.