Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Free Webinar on Environmental Justice

Join a virtual session in which Dr. Daniel Faber will speak about climate change and the ecological crisis, as well as issues of environmental and climate injustice.

Environmental Injustice and the Crisis of Environmentalism
January 12th, 7:00 pm Register HERE.

This free program is co-sponsored by Green Newton and the Newton Free Library, and is a part of the Green Newton Library Series.

Please join Newton SEPAC for an Open Board Meeting!


  • Vote on minutes of 2 past meetings

Old Business:

  • discussion of compensatory services related to Covid-19
  • upcoming presentations

New Business

January 12th 7:30 pm via Google Meet:

Join in reading “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You”

Read or listen to authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi as they connect you to the history of racism from 1415 to today. You’ll walk away more educated so that you can powerfully practice antiracism in your daily life.

NSHS FORJ will host a book discussion on Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by  Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi with middle and high school students, parents and teachers. Knowledge is power, and knowledge of racism and how it works will benefit everyone living in this country. This highly engaging book has been praised as essential reading by many authors and media sources, so we hope you’ll be excited to join too!

January 13th, 7:00 pm via Zoom – RSVP here to receive the Zoom link for this event.

Adult Classes and Workshops

Take some time for yourself, expand your interests and connect with community. Check out virtual classes and workshops offered by JCC Greater Boston.

Topics include babies and parenting, the benefits of Cannabis and CBD, cooking and baking, upcycling crochet, helping children learn to read, virtual gatherings for new parents and single parents and more! Explore all classes at For more information contact

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
This year, the Y’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is going virtual. The West Suburban YMCA is putting together care packages of succulents, a handmade card or bookmark, and a puzzle book with a pencil, eraser, and sharpener for the clients of Newton At Home, which includes senior citizens in the community that may be isolated at home due to COVID. You can help by sponsoring care packages or creating cards or bookmarks. Learn more and get involved at

Summer Camp Registration Opens on January 11th 
In 2020, the Y operated a fun and safe summer for hundreds of campers! In 2021, the Y plans to operate similarly with all COVID safety procedures in place. The Y offers two day camps, Camp Pikati on-site at the Y and Camp Chickami in Wayland, as well as one overnight camp, Camp Frank A. Day, in East Brookfield. Learn more at

Registration is still open for Winter Programs
2020 was a challenging year that required families to break from their typical routines and adapt to new ways of doing things. Since July of 2020, the Y has been adapting as well. The Y remains committed to helping you and your family stay active, engaged, and above all, safe. The Y’s 6-week Winter Program Session will run from January 4th-February 14th and there is still time to register for these programs. Stay active as a family by signing up for swimming, sports, music, and fitness programs!

Upcoming Virtual Camp Info Sessions
Questions about camp? Sign up for a Virtual Camp Info Session. Meet staff and learn more Continue reading