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Come to City Hall to help sort the food on December 31st
Dec 30, 2018 08:49 am | Newton PTO Council

Please help our neighbors facing food insecurity. Newton’s four food pantries provide meals for more than 1,800 people each month, and they need everyone’s help to keep up with the growing need right here in Newton.

Donate to the Newton Food Drive—the four pantries are asking for breakfast foods including cereal, granola, oatmeal, energy and granola bars, non-perishable milk boxes, coffee, tea, and peanut butter. (Sorry, no open or expired food can be accepted.)

Bring donations and/or help sort the donated food on December 31st from 10:00 – 10:30 am in the War Memorial at City Hall.  Everyone can help, from youngsters to seniors. Plus, enjoy craft making, face painting, and refreshments for the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Open House until noon.

First Day at the Mosesian Center for the Arts!
Dec 30, 2018 08:45 am | Newton PTO Council

The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the New Year at First Day 2019!

This free, family-friendly, drop-in open house offers Art & Theatre Activities, live performances on the Main Stage, by Jeff Jam and The Airborne Comedians, face painting, fortunes, and more!

View the complete First Day schedule here: First Day

January 1st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Family events at Historic Newton
Dec 30, 2018 08:42 am | Newton PTO Council

The free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Families are welcome to bring older siblings. This week’s theme is “building”.

January 16th, 10:30 am
Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street
Information: 617-796-1450


January 12th, 9:30 am
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Information: 617-641-9142

Camp Grossman Info Session
Dec 30, 2018 08:41 am | Newton PTO Council

Come meet the camp director and learn all about Camp Kaleidoscope. With art, music, dance, theater, science and nature activities, campers of all ages have opportunities to spread their creative wings. The talented staff of artists, performers and educators inspires campers to try new things in a pluralistic Jewish setting that embraces campers of all backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs.

Located at JCC Greater Boston’s, Leventhal-Sidman Center in Newton with transportation available from the surrounding areas. Can’t make it? Register online using the online registration at

January 20th
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton Street

February, April, and Passover vacation camps
Dec 30, 2018 08:31 am | Newton PTO Council

Worrying about what to do during school vacation? Don’t worry, JCC Greater Boston School Vacation Camp has got you covered. Camp runs during the weeklong break for February, April and Passover vacation. Kids get to choose up to three electives daily, including sports, swimming, arts & crafts, board games and more.

You do not want to miss this fun and engaging program as space is limited. Early bird pricing ends on January 21st and registration ends on February 11th. Enrollment is always flexible to fit your family’s plans. Kids can join for a single day, several days or the entire week. Children play and learn through a variety of different activities including swimming, art & crafts, cooking, dance and so much more! A kosher lunch is available for purchase making your morning a breeze. During the week, there is a different special highlight each day. Register at

Teen Summer Expo
Dec 30, 2018 08:28 am | Newton PTO Council

The Teen Summer Expo brings the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs together with teenagers and their parents for a FREE, informative and easy-to-manage evening. Find unique and exciting summer experiences from adventure travel to community service to internships and enrichment in academics, sports or the arts, both locally and throughout the world. There will be options for every interest and budget.

Get answers to specific questions about safety, supervision, costs and programming directly from the people running the programs. For more details, contact

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January 28th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Newton South High School cafeteria


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