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Green Decade Newton Seeks Volunteers for Project

Date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 (All day)

Green Decade Newton, in collaboration with the City of Newton Department of Public Works, is seeking numerous volunteers (16 years and older) to walk in pairs around Newton’s neighborhoods, while adhering “recycling education stickers” onto all residential green bins, during the spring and summer months. Maps will be provided and work will be conducted primarily in the morning hours. The “Recycle Sticker Project” will help remind everyone of what may or may not be placed in our green bins. read more »

Cradles to Crayons Will Accept Clothing and Book Donations During Newton Serves

Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 (All day)

On Sunday April 27, Newton Serves Day, there will be a clothing, book and toy drive for Cradles to Crayons, an organization that distributes new and gently-used items to more than 15,000 kids –in-need in Massachusetts. Donations can be dropped off at City Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Please make certain items are clean, with no stains or tears. Feel free to promote the collection by emailing friends or posting on Facebook. To learn more about Cradles to Crayons visit www.cradlestocrayons.org. All donations are tax deductible.

Volunteers Sought to Assemble Peirce School's New Playground

Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 (All day)

Earlier this school year, the Peirce elementary school community came together to raise funds to build a much needed new playground at their school.

200 volunteers are needed to assemble the new playground over the course of two days, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 2014.

If you are interested in helping Peirce assemble their new playground, you can visit peirceplayground.com to learn more about the project and to sign up for a shift.  

Mayor Warren Invites Residents to Boston Marathon Memorial Events

Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 (All day)

Dear Resident,

This Friday, I invite you to join me for "Newton Remembers," a special ceremony to remember the victims of last year's tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon. It will include readings from local clergy, and the planting of daffodils as part "Marathon Daffodils," where volunteers are planting daffodils throughout the entire marathon route as a symbol of strength and solidarity. The ceremony will be held this Friday, April 18th at 5:15pm in front of the Johnny Kelly statue, at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street in Newton. read more »

Newton Community Farm Extends Intern Program Application Deadline

Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 (All day)

Newton Community Farm (303 Nahanton Street, Newton) is now accepting applications for our 2014 summer High School Intern program. Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for high school students to learn about organic and community farming in a fun, friendly environment. No experience is necessary; just a desire to learn and work hard. Minimum requirement for the internship is 8:00 AM to noon, three days per week for two, consecutive weeks. After the trial period and with agreement of the Farm Manager, interns can increase the number of hours, days, and/or weeks at the farm., read more »

Newton Community Ed Offers Classes in Babysitting and Pediatric First Aid/CPR

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 (All day)

Newton Community Education has upcoming courses in babysitting and pediatric first aid/CPR.  The classes will take place on April 23 and 24, 2014 and will be taught by Juanita Allen Kingsley, a health educator from Century Health Systems.  For more information, go to http://www2.newtoncommunityed.org/.

Centre Street Food Pantry Needs Volunteers for Tuesdays

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 (All day)

The Centre Street Food Pantry announces that it still has lots of open volunteer slots for Tuesdays this month (as soon as April 14) at its 11 Homer Street location. They need help unloading the van, setting up and assisting shoppers. If you can help, sign up for a date that works for you by clicking here.  Thanks!
 

Registration Still Open for Heartbreak Hill Road Race

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 (All day)

The 22nd annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race (one mile, up and down famed Heartbreak Hill just two days before the Boston Marathon) takes place on Saturday, April 19 at Newton City Hall. Runners ages 8–90 compete against their own age and gender groups in organized heats from Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Every runner receives a race medallion, goody bag, seedling tree, free pizza/pasta party ticket and an official digital clock time. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each race are awarded trophies. The first 500 registrants receive a free souvenir t-shirt. Everyone can enjoy the face painting, pre-race warm-ups, games and great music, but the best of all…is the cheering and admiration of the crowds! read more »

Nominations Sought for Youth Services Award

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 (All day)

The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission and the Newton Health and Human Services Youth Commission are asking for help in seeking nominations for the annual Youth Services Awards. These commissions wish to recognize the hard work and dedicated efforts Newton citizens so generously contribute to youth work and community service. Their many important contributions constantly enrich the lives of young people in the community. The Youth Service Awards represent a small token of the City’s appreciation for the recipients’ commitment to youth and to the community.

There is a description of the awards and nomination forms online at: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/youthawards.asp read more »

New England Mobile Book Fair Holds Essay Contests for 6th Graders

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 (All day)

New England Mobile Book Fair is accepting entries from 6th graders for an essay contest on why bookstores are important to them.

The contest is open to all 6th graders in the Brown, Day, Oak Hill or Bigelow Middle Schools in Newton, Massachusetts.

In more than 199 words, but fewer than 251, entrants must say why bookstores are important to them.

All essays must be type-written and double-spaced.  Handwritten essays will not be accepted.

Essays must be received by the New England Mobile Book Fair by the end of business May 9, 2014.  Each entrant must include his or her email and phone number. 

The contest winners will be decided by the staff of the New England Mobile Book Fair read more »

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