Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Summer Dancing in the Parks Concert Wednesday, August 3rd 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Once again this summer, the ACL is thrilled to host a City of Newton “Dancing in the Parks” outdoor concert.  This citywide concert series is sponsored by our friends at The Village Bank.  (The Village Bank has been a faithful ACL corporate sponsor since our opening in 2009!)

Last year was our first year hosting and it was a blast–tons of neighbors brought blankets and picnics and gathered in our lovely garden to enjoy a festive concert.
This year’s band is “The Infractions”, an energetic 6 piece band with a dynamic horn section. Lead by bass and vocalist Brian Stratton (Hootie and the Blowfish and Chicago), the band covers all styles of music, like classics by Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Steely Dan, the Commodores and Bruce Springsteen.


Bring chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes
Sponsored by our friends at The Village Bank

Save the Date: Rove the Cove Saturday June 25th–Profits to Benefit the ACL!

The ACL has always been a big fan of Rove the Cove, and this year we’re even MORE excited about it because the Auburndale Community Association will donate all profits from the event to the ACL.  So, lace up those shoes and start your training regimens.

The Auburndale Community Association is hosting the 10th annual Rove the Cove 5K road/trail race on June 25 . The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale. t-shirt to the first 100 registrants. Prizes raffled at the end. All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run.

Start location: “The Cove” Auburndale Park, West Pine St, Auburndale, MA (Commonwealth Ave to Melrose St. Left on to W.Pine). Start time 9:30 am. Check in 8:45 am. Registration forms and details available at www.auburndalecommunity.org.


Save the date for RTC! Saturday, June 25th

Community News: A Burr School Retirement Celebration

Thursday, May 26th from 4:30 – 6 PM at the Burr School, 171 Pine Street, Auburndale, MA

Please join us to thank Jack Tobin (Senior Custodian), Ted DeColo (Instrumental Music Teacher), and Kalpana Guttman (5th Grade Teacher, Literacy Specialist) for their many years of outstanding service to our community!

Stop by to thank these retiring Burr School staff members personally, and to mingle with neighborhood friends.

Please help spread the word!

Questions – lynn.slobodin@gmail.com

Save the Date: Rove the Cove Saturday June 25th–Profits to Benefit the ACL!

The ACL has always been a big fan of Rove the Cove, and this year we’re even MORE excited about it because the Auburndale Community Association will donate all profits from the event to the ACL.  So, lace up those shoes and start your training regimens.

The Auburndale Community Association is hosting the 10th annual Rove the Cove 5K road/trail race on June 25 . The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale. t-shirt to the first 100 registrants. Prizes raffled at the end. All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run.

Start location: “The Cove” Auburndale Park, West Pine St, Auburndale, MA (Commonwealth Ave to Melrose St. Left on to W.Pine). Start time 9:30 am. Check in 8:45 am. Registration forms and details available at www.auburndalecommunity.org.


Save the date for RTC! Saturday, June 25th

First Annual ACL Community Yard Sale Sat. May 14 9 am-12 pm (rain date Sunday May 15)

Here’s how it will work.  Anyone in the community can sign up for a spot outside the ACL.  You can come and bring items to sell and blankets or tables for your area.  Everyone will staff their own area, handle their own sales and collect their own money.  We will handle publicity and provide early morning coffee and snacks during set-up.  If you want to team up with friends or neighbors to share a space that’s great!
To reserve a spot or ask questions contact Liz Miller at elizabethamiller@comcast.net.

Newton Serves at the ACL: Call for Volunteers — Sunday May 1

It’s That Time of Year again!  NewtonSERVES 2016, is on Sunday, May 1st.  We will be gardening at the Auburndale Community Library from 12 noon until 3:30 PM.  We hope we’ll have many hearty volunteers join us to help spread compost, clean beds, and plant spring flowers, also visit with other gardeners and have some fun.  It is important to sign up on-line at the NewtonSERVES website in order to get on the list for a souvenir 2016 NewtonSERVES T SHIRT. Please register here after April 1st:

http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES.html

Alla Webster & Liz Noon, project managers
NewtonSERVES 2015
allawebster@gmail.com liz-noon@comcast.net

(Please remember that we garden all spring and summer, and would really appreciate your help in making the ACL grounds really beautiful this year.)

Volunteers Sought!  The “Artful Piano” Project at the ACL this May

The ACL is pleased to host an “Artful Piano” this May as part of the Newton artful-pianoFestival of the Arts.

We will host one of 9 pianos in the city.  Our piano is painted by local artist Tova Speter.  There are several ways for our community to be involved in this really cool project!

1) Help us cover/uncover the piano for community use.  Breadsong Bakery will be the primary caretaker of the piano, but neighbors are needed to assist on evenings and weekends.  Would you be willing to join other neighbors in this effort?  Please contact Dana Hanson atdanakhanson@gmail.com to learn more.  Many hands will make for light work on this!

2) Participate in our Auburndale Piano concert on Sunday, May 22 from 4-6 pm.  Would you like to play for 5-15 minutes on the outdoor piano?  Please fill out this quick survey to be contacted by Tova to learn more.

3) Just swing by and play on the piano anytime!  It’s going to be out there for the month of May.  We invite you to swing by and enjoy the piano any time it’s uncovered!