Workshop: Swedish Traditional Tunes

11:00 am-noon
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton

Two hours before her concert with Night Tree in the Nordic Hall, accordionist Sunniva Brynnel will lead a tune learning workshop with a focus on traditional Swedish tunes. All instruments are welcome. We encourage you to stay after for lunch at our Kaffestugan and for the Night Tree Concert at 1 pm.

Tuition Price: $25, $20 for SCC Members

Duration: 1 hour

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  • Cultural

Våffeldagen – Waffle Day

11:00 am-3:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton

During our weekly Kaffestugan we will be celebrating the Swedish tradition of Våffeldagen. Swedes have enjoyed waffles in some form since the 1600’s and they remain popular today. So much so they celebrate them every March 25th! Often covered with cream and jam instead of syrup, these are sure to delight. Come on out for lunch and a waffle or just a waffle on it’s own! We won’t judge. The standard Kaffestugan menu will still be available.

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  • Cultural

Movie Screening: Nice People

1:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton

In this real-life Cool Runnings the predominantly white community of the rural Swedish town of Borlänge (whose town slogan is “Nice People”) is confronted by the influx of Somalis who have fled war and come to live in Sweden.

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  • Cultural
  • Kids

The Scandinavian Library presents: A Man Called Ove

1:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton

Based on Fredik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox while moving in and Ove has a new source of ire. Yet over time an unlikely friendship forms and we learn of Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks.

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  • Cultural

Lifetime Achievement Award

Every spring, a deserving Newton resident is awarded the Russell J. Halloran Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service to the city of Newton.

Newton Baroque: Fantasies Awakened

7:30 pm
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton

The Newly Rediscovered Fantasies for Viol by Georg Philipp Telemann with Fantasies for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord, and a Paris Quartet.  Laura Jeppesen and Douglas Kelley - Viols Mary Oleskiewicz - Flute, Jesse Irons - Violin ​Andrus Madsen - Harpsichord Tickets 30/25, Under 18 free admission. 

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  • Cultural

Newton Nomadic Theater Story Slam

7:30 pm
Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington St., Newton Lower Falls

Come and just enjoy a night of storytelling or throw your name in the hat to tell your own story. Your story should be five minutes long, be true, have happened to you and be somehow connected to the night's theme.  Beyond that, its up to you.  It can be funny, or sad, or poignant, or ridiculous – it just has to be a good story. 

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  • Cultural

Westin Wind Quintet

2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Concert includes Hans Gal’s Divertimento, Op. 22, for flute, oboe, two clarinets, two French horns, bassoon and trumpet, and Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 6. The performers will be:Michael Tabak, flute, Catherine Weinfield, oboe, Danby Cho, clarinet, Samantha Benson, French horn, Shu Satoh, bassoon.  With guest Artists: Sandy Lin, piano, Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet, David Meichle, French horn, Leah Reber, trumpet

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  • Cultural

Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series

7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Top Tips for Getting a Job in Today’s Job Market

 Navigating the current job market can be challenging, whether you are a professional in between jobs, re-entering the work force or trying to identify a new career path. Join Boston Globe Job Doc columnist Patricia Hunt Sinacole for an interactive evening packed with information to help your job search become more productive including:

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