Apple Appeal: Local Cider History

3:00 pm
Durant Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverly Ave., Newton

As hard cider becomes more popular as a craft beverage, we return to its earliest days in America. Favored by colonists who wanted to avoid potentially dangerous drinking water, cider fueled Puritans as well as patriots including John Adams. In the 19thcentury, Sherborn became known for hosting the largest refined cider mill in the United States exporting their “Champagne Cider” across America and as far as Europe.

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  • Cultural
  • Educational

Tanglewood Marionettes: "Cinderella"

10:30 am-11:30 am and 1:30-2:30 pm
Cultural Center, Newton City Hall

A February school vacation treat… Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of “Cinderella” is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. The story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting – the village square, the rustic kitchen, the magnificent ballroom, plus many more.

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  • Cultural
  • Family

Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources, Yours and Theirs

7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Ginny Audet, our resident genealogy librarian, will discuss how to uncover online resources that are available in places where your ancestors lived.  You will learn how to find libraries and history and genealogy societies relevant to your ancestors’ communities. You may even discover relatives you did not know existed still living there and who may be working on a parallel track in a genealogy quest of their own.  As you investigate the localities you need to search, the focus and the scope of your project may shift and expand -- prepare yourself for surprises.

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  • Cultural
  • Family

Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

2:00 pm-3:35 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Gluck) has an epic imagination and a slight problem with authority, and these things collide when he transfers to a middle school where students are expected to follow the rules.

Location:  Druker Auditorium

 

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  • Kids

Spring In My Backyard

3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

                    

Celebrate spring: plant seedlings, make a pinecone bird feeder, learn about earthworm composting and meet animal friends! Ages 5 & up. Co-sponsored by Green Newton and Newton Community Farm.     Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360                          Location: Druker Auditorium

           

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  • Family
  • Kids

Lou's Upcycles

2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Participants will learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing, and use fusing to make a project.  Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. This 101 class teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing and each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile.

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  • Athletics
  • Kids

Movie: Hacksaw Ridge

6:00-8:20 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Mel Gibson directs this biopic about WWII Army medic Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington co-star in Gibson's return to the director's seat. Rated R. Runtime 138 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

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  • Cultural

Saturdays at the Movies: Snow White

2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

                  

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Snow White, rated G.  Runtime 83 minutes.                      Location: Druker Auditorium                          Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360  

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  • Family
  • Kids

Tax Help

9:30 am-1:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

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  • Educational

Mindfulness Meditation Group

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

Continuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle.

Categories: 

  • Athletics
  • Educational
  • Teens

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