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Extra Time for Partners Classes
May 28, 2017 02:42 pm | Newton PTO Council

Would you like to find a fun place to play, make an art project, sing a song – with your toddler?  Time for Partners is offering extra days in June.

You don’t have to be registered in the program currently to participate. For children 18 months to 3 ½ years, with an adult, the class is $20.00 for the first child, all others are free. Bring a friend, and enjoy a morning in Newton City Hall, and make new friends!

The art teachers are Terry Curtin and Paula Gannon and the music teacher is David Polansky. Email to sign up, or call 617-796-1540 for more information.

The dates are: June 8th, June 14th, June 15th, June 16th, June 20th, June 21st, and  June 22nd,  9:30 – 11:15 am at the Newton Cultural Center at Newton City Hall.

Newton South High School Science Open House
May 27, 2017 11:04 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Newton South High School Science Department will hold an Open House next Wednesday. Most classrooms will be open and a wide array of student work will be on display. This may be of particular interest to parents of incoming 9th graders. Please see the flier here: Flier

May 31st, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Newton South

Six comedies, four actors, one night
May 27, 2017 11:02 pm | Newton PTO Council

The acclaimed Newton Nomadic Theater is back. All in the Timing is David Ives’ uproarious series of one-act comedies. Four actors, six plays, a loosely interconnected series of ridiculous sketches that will have you howling.

For this show, the entire cast are Newton Nomadic veterans. Billy Meleady (Faith Healer, Turn of the Screw, Molly Sweeney), Noni Lewis (title character in Molly Sweeney), Sarah Morrisette (young nun in Doubt), and Matt Winberg (priest in Doubt).

Directors Billy Meleady and Nicole Galland promise us an over-the-top, side splitting, 70’s drenched acid flashback of a show. This weekend’s shows are in a barn in Newton Highlands.

Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm and Sunday, 3:00 pm – Three weeks only June 2nd -18th.  Tickets and info at

Classic Rock Meets the Blues with James Montgomery & Friends
May 27, 2017 10:58 pm | Newton PTO Council

James Montgomery has been one of the leading blues performers of a generation and he’s coming to Newton as part of the 3rd annual Festival of the Arts! Don’t miss James along with his 10 piece “Super Group” featuring Jimmy Vivino of The Conan O’Brien show “Basic Cable” Band!

Throughout his illustrious career, Montgomery has toured with many artists, including Aerosmith, The J. Geils Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, The Allman Brothers, The Steve Miller Band, The Johnny Winter Band, The Blues Brothers with (Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) and others. Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show CONAN and has been a member of the “Basic Cable” Band since originally formed in 1993 by Bruce Springsteen’s drummer Max Weinberg.

Since 2001, Montgomery has found another home with “The Friends” a band formed by Newton resident Peter Hackel after the 9/11 attacks to help deal with a deep personal loss. Hackel lost his stepmother Paige Farley-Hackel on American Flight #11 and this performance at Newton City Hall marks the group’s 16th Anniversary of giving back to those in need, remembering the hero’s and victims of 9/11 and honoring musical legends “Gone Too Soon”.

Tickets $25.00 at and  or $30.00 at the door.

June 2nd, 7:00 pm – Meet & Greet and cash bar, 8:00 pm – Show followed by CD signing and after party

Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue


Book Drive
May 27, 2017 10:52 pm | Newton PTO Council

Burr School is partnering with PA Shaw Elementary in Dorchester to help them stock their library with much-needed books!! The school’s library collection is only a third of the size it should be. Let’s help this school build the library its kids truly deserve.

The Burr School PTO will be holding a book drive on June 4th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Burr School parking lot. Please go through your bookshelves and see if there are some gems we can pass along to this local school in need. Please pass this information along to anyone who might be willing to donate some books! Hope to see you next Sunday at the book drop-off!

For more info:

Guitar and drum teacher available
May 27, 2017 10:44 pm | Newton PTO Council

24-year-old Clark University graduate living in Newton is available this spring and summer to take care of kids ages 5 and up and to teach drums and guitar.

Jeremy Marshall, who currently works at the Zervas Elementary School After School Program, has been playing the drums for about 12 years.  He enjoy playing sports including basketball and baseball, going on hikes and providing basic musical instruction in drums and guitar. Jeremy has a car and would be able to provide transportation if needed.

Please contact him for more information at 617-512-8191 or

Summer Strength Squad
May 27, 2017 10:36 pm | Newton PTO Council

Optimal Fit PT announces a FUN and CHALLENGING 6 week program designed specifically for high school students. Learn form and technique for strength based weight training. The program will
1. Teach proper form and technique for basic prime movements used during training.
2. Identify/Correct movement patterns that may predispose an individual to injury.
3. Prepare students athletes to enter into Fall sport season in PRIME condition.

Choose 1 or 2 class/week option. Sign up here For  more information, call 857-800-5111

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