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Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags is part of a global effort (860 participating communities) to reduce waste and incorporate re-usable shopping bags into daily living.

The Newton Boomerang Bag community was started this fall by Lisa Monahan (Newton resident/business owner), and Olivia Scheff (NSHS student). BB bags began in Australia when two women who were interested in doing something to help the environment created a model that could be used all over the world. Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Here is a link to the BB website for more info http://boomerangbags.org.

Click here for information about the next event coming up soon: January 26th.

Come to City Hall to help sort the food on December 31st

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!

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

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

and

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

Save the Date

Save the date January 28th for the Teen Summer Expo.

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. Register for a reminder at https://www.teensummerexpos.com/family-registration/ or for more details, contact Laura@TeenSummerExpos.com.

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