Category Archives: Events

Newton Mustangs Skills and Drills Clinic

Click for the flyer about the Newton Mustangs April Clinic: April 7th

What’s Happening at the Y

Try the Y
Mondays in March are free! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and they’ll waive the guest fee.

March Membership Promotion
March is National Nutrition Month! Sign up for a membership at the West Suburban YMCA during the month of March and receive a free healthy recipe book and three guest passes.

Fall 2019 Preschool and After-school Enrollment – Opens March 15th
Enrollment in the West Suburban YMCA’s Preschool Center for Youth Development and “Out-of-School Time” program for the 2019-2020 school year opens on March 15th. Limited spots are still available for the current school year. Financial aid is available and state child care vouchers are accepted for both programs:

Preschool Center for Youth Development
· Early education for ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years
· Year-round, full-day program (7am-6pm)
· Large, bright and open classroom with secure entrance
· 30-minute weekly YMCA Swim Lesson included

Out-of-School Time
· After school program for children in grades K-8
· School-year program follows the Newton Public School calendar, including extended hours on Early Release Days
· Transportation to the Y is available from most elementary and middle schools in Newton
· Daily activity choices include recreation, homework assistance, physical fitness and creative expression

Bloomingdale’s Shop for a Cause – March 23d
Give back with style! Join the West Suburban YMCA at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill for a day of fashion and philanthropy. Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of all tracked sales from their women’s, men’s and home stores on March 23rd. To ensure a sale is tracked, present the Y’s personal barcode upon check out, which can be obtained at the Bloomingdale’s gift wrap desk.

Blue Waves Swim Team Spring Try-Outs – March 25th, 28th & April 1st
The Blue Waves Swim Team at the West Suburban YMCA is a nationally ranked competitive swim team for ages 6-17. All new swimmers looking to join the Blue Waves Swim Team for the Spring/Summer Long Course Season are required to try out. Swimmers must pre-register for a try-out slot ($5 for members / $10 for community). Try-outs slots are available between 5:30-7:00pm. Try-out registration is available online at wsymca.org or by calling 617-244-6050.

Late Spring Program Registration opens March 25th
The West Suburban YMCA’s next program session opens for registration beginning March 25th for Y members and April 1st for non-members. Sign up for adult fitness classes, youth sports programs and leagues, music lessons, swim lessons, and more! Late spring program session will run April 22nd – June 16th.

Register for Summer Camp, Win Celtics Tickets!
The West Suburban YMCA offers three summer camps: Camp Pikati at the Y, Camp Chickami in Wayland, MA and Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield, MA. Each camp offers children a unique and engaging summer experience. Register for summer camp during the month of March and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win tickets to the Celtics home game versus the Orlando Magic on April 7th.

Kids Night Out –  April 5th from 6:00-10:00 pm
Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. They’ll order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for Y members and $30 for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter.

Poetry Night – April 5 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Celebrate National Poetry Night at the Y! Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event features readings by two local poets, then guests are invited to participate in the open mic portion of evening to share their own written work. This event is free and open to the public.

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, FREE membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs
The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

City-wide FORJ meeting on Affordable Housing, Equity and Race in Newton

Join in to explore the relationship between housing, equity, and race. There will be pizza, a discussion, short video, and an interactive small group activity that could work for kids 2nd grade and above. Younger kids are welcome to be in the room to color or sit with their parents but they might not follow all the content. Hope to see you there! Feel free to bring interested friends.

For more information about FORJ, Families Organizing for Racial Justice, visit https://forjnewton.com/

Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScd-nEpwu7NpBYYnIrz8iepPRU3E1qJSro9Gwy2H6pgRHeD2A/viewform?usp=sf_link

March 12th, 6:30 – 8:15 pm
Angier Elementary

Newton CPC meeting March 12th

Materials for the Community Preservation Committee meeting are now online at www.newtonma.gov/cpa. In addition to committee business, this agenda includes an item for the City-owned historic Burying Grounds and the first part of an estimated $2.3 million CPA funding request to restore the historic exterior staircases of Newton City Hall and the War Memorial Auditorium. For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

March 12th 7:00 pm
City Hall Room 204

Newton SEPAC presents Mental Health in Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Join Newton’s SEPAC to hear from a leading expert in psychiatry about the prevalence of mental health disorders among children and young adults with developmental disabilities and autism. Dr. Kerim Munir will provide data and recommendations to parents based on his research and experience in this field.

Dr. Munir, MD, MPH, DSc is the Director of Psychiatry at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, which is a Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

March 12th, 7:15 pm Networking, 7:30 pm presentation begins

Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Room 217