Category Archives: Events

Think Big! STEM Networking Event, Oct. 26, Grades 6-12

Middle- and high-school students are invited to Think Big! at the the Newton Free Library on  Saturday, October 26, 2PM-4PM, to meet local STEM professionals and talk informally (over ice cream from Cabots!) about challenges, satisfactions, and career paths in the wide range of STEM fields. It’s free and space is limited, so register now. It’s sponsored by the Newton Free Library, NewtonSTEM, and the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club to celebrate Massachusetts STEM Week. You can see what earlier Think Big! events were like in November 2015March 2018, and October 2018. For more information, email

Oct. 26, 2:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Team Believe’s Pumpkin Patch and Bake Sale for Best Buddies!

Haven’t got your pumpkins yet? Come to Team Believe’s “Pumpkin Patch with a Purpose” where you can pick up beautiful jack o’lanterns just in time for carving AND help raise funds for a fantastic cause!

Every penny you spend on the inventory of gorgeous pumpkins and gourds from Wilson Farms will help to make a difference in the life of a person living with an intellectual and developmental disability. Ditto for the delicious baked goods and apple cider donuts, and super-cute mini-pumpkin spice bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Enjoy warm spiced apple cider, get creative with Halloween and Thanksgiving crafts, have fun and feel good about it! Gotta love Fall!

Any questions, please email

October 20th,  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
232 Collins Road, Waban (just off Chestnut Street)

Leading Cancer Researcher, Sex Therapist and Climate Change Activist

are among the headliners at the 2019 Newton Inspires, a free community event!

A dozen Newton luminaries will share inspirational anecdotes, experiences, and expertise at Newton Schools Foundation’s (NSF) 9th annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community.  Since 2011, Newton Inspires has gathered Newton residents for this showcase of Newton’s talent, creativity, and intellect.

This year’s program features headliners Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, director of Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital; Elliott Kronenfeld, social worker and certified sex therapist; Melissa Ludtke , author, journalist, rower, and climate change activist; Nanette Fridman, M.P. , J.D., leadership coach, author, and organizational strategist; Lise Johnson, M.D., pediatrician; and John Summers, vice president and chief technology officer at Akamai Technologies.
Rounding out the roster of speakers are:

  • Karen Day – author
  • Giovanni G. Fazio, Ph.D. – senior physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Kemp Harris – singer, songwriter, storyteller
  • Stephen Honig – attorney, writer
  • Suzanne Kreiter – staff photographer, Boston Globe
  • Tova Mirvis – writer
  • Angela Pitter – CEO, LiveWire Collaborative

The event is FREE to Newton residents and $15.00 for non-residents. Space is limited so register early at

November 12th, 7:00 –  9:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Newton South High School

MIT AgeLab OMEGA Summit

The MIT AgeLab will be hosting its annual OMEGA Summit for high school students.

OMEGA – Opportunities for Multigenerational Exchange, Growth, and Action – was created by the MIT AgeLab to support the development and growth of student programs and clubs that connect high school students with older adults.

The OMEGA Summit is an opportunity for students to connect across generations, brainstorm and share programming ideas, meet other students from across New England, and plan intergenerational projects in their schools and communities. Students will also learn about the $1000 OMEGA scholarship and match in the spring available to recipients and their organizations who are leading outstanding intergenerational efforts.

To learn more or RSVP please visit Lunch, parking and service hours are available.

October 19th, 10:00 am –  2:00 pm
on the MIT campus

Public Speaking for Middle Schoolers

Courtney Foster, a former NPS student who was involved with speech team, theater, and music, is currently a team lead on the debate and public speaking nonprofit Debate Spaces. They run a half day Academy for middle school students who are interested in public speaking and civic engagement and Courtney will lead the Academy along with one of the co-founders Matt Summers, the former #1 debater in the U.S. and a current Harvard Law student.

There will be two Academy dates offered and students are welcome to attend for one or both dates (pizza lunch included!). Feel free to email with any questions, or visit the website to sign up!

October 19th and November 23rd,  10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Suffolk University