The Sounds and Stories of Celtic Music

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

Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England. Join him for a Celtic music concert. Jeff Snow’s music has been described as quiet and relaxing. Each concert is different and is adapted to the responses and interest of the audience. Jeff usually performs on the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. He teaches guitar and is the author of Guitar Basics and Beyond.

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  • Cultural

Fact Checking Your Digital News

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

Every day, we’re exposed to five times more information than we saw in the 1980s.* Yet many people – students especially – have difficulty telling news from opinion, fact from fiction or spin. This evening will sharpen your digital skills to better navigate daily news and headlines. Learn trade secrets, see new web tools and improve your news know-how. Speaker David Wallace is a former business and technology writer for The New York Times, Reuters, Wired and Knowledge@Wharton. (*A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics, Levitan)

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  • Educational

Baroque Music Concert

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

John Tyson and Miyuki Tsurutani will return to perform. The concert will feature Renaissance and Early Baroque music for recorders and harpsichord including works by George Frideric Handel, Matthias Maute and Johann Jakob Froberger and more. John Tyson has taught at the National Center of Afro American Artists, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Institute, among others.

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  • Cultural

Peter and the Wolf

3:00 pm
All Newton Music School, 321 Chestnut St., West Newton

Prokofiev's classic, conducted by Dennis Alves and narrated by Jeremiah  Kissel.  Also "Carnival of the Animals".

General admission tickets $10 HERE

 

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  • Cultural
  • Family

Senior Day Trip to Rafael's

9:00 am
Newton Parks & Recreation Department

RAFFAEL’S, a European style villa in Walpole, will set the stage for our St Patrick’s Day celebration with the Black Velvet Band! Black Velvet is a Derbyshire-based, Irish folk ballads, jigs and reels band. They have entertained audiences for the past 25 years, playing clubs and pubs, festivals, weddings and wakes too. Songs, games, jokes, surprises and prizes will all be part of our day. And before we head out of town, we will stop at famous Watson’s Candies. Cost: $60.00. Registration required 617-796-1506

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  • Seniors

Book Club

10:00 am-11:30 am
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

 In April, we will discuss A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara. All are welcome! Free.

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  • Seniors

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