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Upcoming Events:

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Short Story Group

Thursday, April 24, 2014
10:30 AM

Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street, Newtonville

This monthly group discusses one selected story. Copies of the next short story can be picked up at our reception desk or available on our website.

Facili-tated by Ditta Lowy.

Hands-on-History: Daily Life in Colonial Times

Thursday, April 24, 2014
2:00 PM

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
286 Waverly Avenue, Newton

 What was life like for English colonists and Native Americans over 200 years ago in Newton and New England?  Dig in the garden, spin yarn, dry apples and play a game to find out! Cost: $25 per family, $20 for members. Includes museum admission and materials. Prepaid registration is required. Limit 25; call 617-641-9142 to register. 

Museum of Science -- Rockets

Thursday, April 24, 2014
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
3:00 PM-3:50 PM

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. Join us for a hands-on workshop that explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design. Please be advised that this workshop uses latex balloons.

For kids in grades K-5 (children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). Online registration is required and begins Thursday, April 3. read more »

Author Talk with Andre Dubus

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

Join award-winning author Andres Dubus III for a talk on his newest book, Dirty Love.

A concise collection of subtly linked stories set in coastal New Hampshire, Dirty Love explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. The characters in these novellas walk out the back door of one story and into the next, and love is tangled up with need, power, boredom, fear and fantasy

The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

Coffee Connect at The Mall at Chestnut Hill

Friday, April 25, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The Mall at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St, Newton

Join the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce for Coffee Connect!  The Chamber's popular morning networking event returns to The Mall at Chestnut Hill during the Mall's annual "Step Into Spring" event, featuring displays showcasing flowers native to New England along with rare and unusual varieties.

Participating landscapers and florists include:
· Frank C. Hamm Rustic Builder
· Fiori Secchi Gardens
· Harding Botanicals
· Ikebana
· Interior by M.S.
· Newport Preservation Society
· Peter R. Sadeck, read more »

Sports Talk

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:00 PM

Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street, Newtonville

Join in the conversation and discuss the great teams of the past and the sports of oday. How did you feel when the Braves left town?

All are welcome to this monthly group.

Thor: The Dark World Movie Screening

Friday April 25, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

Thor returns to do battle in this big-budget comic-book adventure. Come to the library during April vacation to watch a screening of Thor: The Dark World.

Rated PG-13, run time 112 min. Open to ages 13 and up.

Contact: Liz 617-796-1380 teens@newtonfreelibrary.net

Funtastic Fridays

Funtastic Fridays (Exclusively for 5th graders)
First Friday of every month
7:00-9:00 PM

Now through June
Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands

Calling all Newton's 5th graders. Come join us for music, games, prizes and more! Admission is $7 and  snacks & drinks are available.

For a Fast Pass to avoid long lines, please email fevercoach@aol.com your name, phone number & school.

For more information, please call 617-796-1525.

Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exact Location:  As assigned upon registration read more »

Friends of Hemlock Gorge Annual Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 AM

Friends of Hemlock Gorge Annual Spring Cleanup
Hamlton Place, Newton

Annual Spring Cleanup of Hemlock Gorge. Volunteers should meet at Hamilton Place between 9:30 and 10 a.m. For a MAP showing the location, click here. Parking available at Hamilton Place, the Mills Falls parking lot, and at the Hemlock Gorge parking lot at the intersection of Ellis St. and Rte. 9. Spruce-up materials supplied and Refreshments provided for all volunteers! Please dress appropriately for the work and weather (rain or shine).  For more information, click here.

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