Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Save the Date: Newton Serves — Sunday April 27th

The ACL will once again be a site for Newton Serves–much more to come in the upcoming months, but for now, mark those calendars for Sunday April 27th!

Save the Date: Newton Kitchen Tour — Sunday April 13th

The Newton Kitchen Tour is a self guided tour of fabulous kitchens–modern, traditional, big, small, something for everyone!  Selections from around the city, including some venues in Auburndale.  Proceeds from the Newton Kitchen Tour go to the Burr Elementary School Playground Fund.
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Save the Date: Newton Democratic City Committee “Conversation with the Candidate” Series

The NDCC in conjunction with Alderman Jay Harney is proud to announce a Conversation with the Candidate series of events designed to give Newton residents a more personal, closer look at the Democrats running for office this year.  This series will be held at the Auburndale Community Library.

  • Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm: Meet Deb Goldberg, candidate for Treasurer
  • Thursday, April April 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Meet James Arena DeRosa (7 pm) candidate for Lt. Gov. and Senator Barry Finegold (8 pm) candidate for Treasurer
  • Thursday, April 10, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Meet Maura Healey (7 pm) candidate for Attorney General and Mike Lake (8 pm) candidate for Lt. Governor
  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm: Meet Steve Kerrigan, candidate for Lt. Governor
  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: meet Tom Conroy (7 pm) candidate for Treasurer andMarian Ryan (8 pm) candidate for District Attorney

All are welcome to attend! These events are free and open to the public. Bring friends, family, whoever you like!

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Questions? Contact newtondems@gmail.com or (617) 997-257

MEOW…Help the Cats…Donate Supplies the ACL

Hi, my name is Gwen I’m a Junior Girl Scout and I’m trying to earn my bronze award.  I want to help cats at the MSPCA.  My goal is to help collect cat supplies to donate to the MSPCA. If you want to help the cats at the MSPCA please donate the supplies below:

  • Toys (jingle balls, wands, ping pong balls, catnip, play mice, etc.
  • Canned cat food
  • Clean towels and sheets (used are okay, as long as they are washed)
  • Feliway (calming scent release for cats)
  • Cozy cat beds
  • Cat carriers
  • Litter boxes
  • * Special Request!* The Refined Feline Cat Cloud Shelves

Please donate new supplies!  Your donations can be dropped off at the Auburndale Community Library anytime during regular hours!  You’ll be making a difference for the cats at the shelter thank you!

Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Library Card Holders From Wheelock Family Theatre

Again this year discounted tickets are made available for Wheelock Family Theatre Friday evening performances through the Library Pass Program, sponsored by the Boston Parents’ Paper. With your Massachusetts Library Card (including one from the ACL!) you are offered one free ticket for each ticket you purchase at the regular price.  Reserve in advance and present your library card at the box office on the day of attendance. Call the Box Office at 617-879-2300 to reserve your tickets, and let them know you have a Library Card good for the evening performance BOGO (Buy One Get One).  http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - April 11th - May 11th 2014
BOGO available on 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9

“Starting Young” Parent Workshop Series At the Waban Library Center

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Newton Wellesley Hospital, the Newton Partnership and Vision of Hope, are excited to be able to offer The Starting Young Parent Workshops in Newton.  This series of four workshops have been proven effective in supporting parents in raising healthy and safe children.

This series will be facilitated by BARCC staff with over 15 years of combined experience in facilitating conversations – Melissa Gopnik and Lee Doyle. The workshops will cover topics such as:

  • What are appropriate boundaries between children and adults?  Between younger and older children?
  • How do I  talk to other adults whose behavior might worry me?
  • How do I talk to my children about boundaries?
  • What are developmentally expected sexual behaviors for children of different ages?
  • What should I do if I think a child is being harmed?
  • What can I do in my community to prevent child sexual abuse?

During each workshop, facilitators will lead conversations amongst participants and promote shared learning.

Through funding from the Vision of Hope Fund, BARCC is able to offer free childcare during these workshops.

The workshops will be on Thursday March 6,  March 13, March 20 and March 26 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Waban Public Library.  These workshops are designed to be a series of workshops and so parents are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

To reserve your spot in these workshops, or if you have additional questions,  please e-mail Lee or call 617.649.1259

Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Library Card Holders From Wheelock Family Theatre

Again this year discounted tickets are made available for Wheelock Family Theatre Friday evening performances through the Library Pass Program, sponsored by the Boston Parents’ Paper. With your Massachusetts Library Card (including one from the ACL!) you are offered one free ticket for each ticket you purchase at the regular price.  Reserve in advance and present your library card at the box office on the day of attendance. Call the Box Office at 617-879-2300 to reserve your tickets, and let them know you have a Library Card good for the evening performance BOGO (Buy One Get One).  http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/

Hairspray – January 24th – February 23rd 2014
BOGO available on 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, and 2/21Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - April 11th – May 11th 2014
BOGO available on 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9

Thank You!!! Donors & Volunteers from “The ‘Dale” Rocked…

We were thrilled to have such stellar participation at the ACL for the Newton Food Drive.  We received bags and bags full of donations and a sizable group of adults, teens, and kids from the ACL and the United Parish of Auburndale helped with the delivery and sorting of goodies at City Hall on New Year’s Eve.
The word on the street is that there might be another citywide drive in April…stay tuned for details.

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Auburndale Parking Meeting–Thursday Jan 9th at 7 pm at Williams School

A community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9th at 7 pm at the Williams School to discuss an Auburndale Commuter Parking Plan as proposed by the City’s Transportation Planner in conjunction with the Newton Police Department.
More information about this meeting is located on the city’s website here:

http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/56130

Village Bank Partners with the City of Newton for 6th Annual Holiday Gift Drive

For the sixth consecutive year, The Village Bank will partner with the City of Newton Department of Health and Human Services for the annual Holiday Gift Drive, to help brighten the holidays for deserving Newton children.

The Bank and the City are encouraging local residents, businesses and organizations to play an active role in the Holiday Gift Drive through donations of gift certificates and new, unwrapped gifts for children ages newborn to 10.

The Village Bank’s Newton branches in Auburndale, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Highlands, Waban and West Newton will serve as Holiday Gift Drive collection sites. Donations will be accepted from November 25 through December 17.

Collections at Village Bank Newton Branches begins on Monday, November 25th

Suggested gifts include age-appropriate books, CDs and DVDs, clothing, games, sporting goods, and toys. The donation of gift certificates purchased from local merchants will also benefit businesses in the community.