Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Community News…Commonwealth Ave Carriageway Enhancement

Learn about a proposed design to enhance the Commonwealth Avenue Carriageway from Lyons Field to the Charles River Bridge by adding more green space, improving pedestrian and bicycle access, and realigning vehicular traffic.  The meeting will take place on Thursday October 17 from 6:00-7:30 PM, at the Newton Marriott. Questions? Contact the City of Newton Director of Transportation Planning Nicole Freedman at nfreedman@newtonma.gov.

Let’s Re-energize the Auburndale Community Association! Meeting at the ACL on Thursday, October 24th at 8:00 pm

Come to an information session to learn how we can rebuild the Auburndale Community Association. Many years ago, the Auburndale Community Association (ACA) enriched the community by organizing a variety of activities, such as one of the first Newton Village Days. They currently support Rove the Cove, an annual road race.
Several of us are interested in reviving the ACA. Join us to hear about plans to revive this community focused organization! Come to listen, or bring your ideas and suggestions for community events.  For more information, email Susan at sgkatcher@gmail.com.

Congratulations to our friends at the Waban Library Center–10 years, just like us!

Mayor Fuller presents Alice Jacobs of the Waban Library Center with a commendation in recognition of 10 years of the WLC

In June 2009, the ACL opened its doors as a volunteer run community library.  Just a few months afterwards, in September of 2009, the Waban Library Center was born.  Our friends from the Waban Library Center celebrated their 10th anniversary this past weekend–congratulations!

FREE Auburndale Community Concert at the ACL Wednesday, July 17 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Last year’s concert was a blast…join us Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm
Join us at this beloved annual Auburndale Village concert sponsored by The Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.  Bring a folding chair, a blanket and a picnic dinner–come on out and enjoy some tunes right in the 02466!  This year our band will be “Cross St” – a regular band at Bill’s Pizzeria in Newton Centre, enjoy a mix of folk, jazz, classic rock, and Americana.
Looking forward to seeing all our friends and neighbors!!  (Questions about whether we’re on if the weather gets iffy?  Check our FB page HERE.)
Can’t make the Aubie concert but want to enjoy other live music around town this summer?  Check out the rest of the Newton Pride outdoor concert schedule HERE.

SAVE THE DATES: Wednesday evening programs

The ACL is once again planning expanded programming in the summer on many Wednesday evenings.  The pace is easier, the evenings are lovely for a summer stroll to visit us, and we enjoy hosting these special events to see our friends and neighbors.

More details forthcoming, but for now here’s what we’ve got in the works thus far
 
PJ Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Wednesday, July 10th – 7 pm 
Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  After the stories are over, your stuffed animal will get to spend the night with the giant Curious George!
 
Dancing in the Parks Outdoor Concert – Wednesday, July 17th – 6:30 – 8 pm
Join us at the annual concert series sponsored by The Village Bank.  This year our band will be “Cross St” – a regular band at Bill’s Pizzeria in Newton Centre, enjoy a mix of folk, jazz, classic rock, and Americana.
 
ACL Craft-A-Palooza ’19 –  Wednesday, July 24th – 7 pm
CRAFTS NIGHT OUT in the ‘Dale–adults, teens, and tweens are welcome!  We’ll have an open crafting session at the ACL.  Bring your projects or use our materials to hang out, chat, and create with friends and neighbors.  One project on tap for the evening is bottle cap magnets.  Join us!

Be A Part of the Process: Take the Newton Arts & Culture Survey

The City of Newton is currently undertaking a 7-month planning process to create a Comprehensive Arts & Cultural Plan for the city.  The Auburndale Community Library is of course a part of the cultural fabric of Newton, so let’s have our voices heard!
The plan, entitled Create Newton, will identify all of Newton’s arts and cultural assets – from our buildings and non-profits, to the events and festivals we host, to the local traditions and initiatives in our villages and neighborhoods. The city will explore how arts and cultural goals and interests are aligned with our businesses, recreational opportunities, and commercial districts, and identify goals, set out recommendations, and seek opportunities to collaborate and expand our pool of funding.
Input from parents, and children 12 years and older, who enjoy Newton’s arts and cultural events is greatly valued. Please take 10 minutes to complete this anonymous survey to assist in the planning process: HERE.
 
(Please note that the survey is best taken on your computer and not on your smart phone or smaller device.)
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Join the ACL “Everybody Signs” class participants for a Deafriendly Community Celebration on June 2