Category: Events

Learn about a proposed health regulation at the Public Listening session


A public health regulation is proposed to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes to adult-only (21+) stores.

A public listening session regarding this draft regulation will be held in early October. Learn more here: www.tinyurl.com/NewtonEcigs

October 3rd, 7:00 – 9:000 pm
City Council Chambers, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton’s Top Chefs Cook for a Great Cause: Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Newton Food Pantry ‘s Newton’s Community Table (NCT) fundraiser. NCT is a unique event where guests can experience the tastes of some of Newton’s best restaurants and feel good knowing that all proceeds will go to benefit our community.

Please visit www.foodfornewton.com for details and tickets. This event will sell out quickly, so purchase your ticket today!

October 17th, 6:30-9:30 pm
The Windsor Club

For additional information see Newton’s Community Table

Free webinar about navigating insurance for mental health treatments

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing their free “What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance” webinar  In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert presenters will discuss important considerations for choosing a health insurance plan, ways to overcome insurers’ barriers to care like prior authorization and inadequate networks, and what is need to appeal insurance decisions.

This program is designed for family caregivers and adults concerned about paying for a loved one’s treatment. Please share this email with anyone who may find the information helpful. Register today to receive the recorded webinar to be released October 23rd, 12:00 pm. After the webinar, complete an online evaluation to receive a copy of the “Coping with Stress” brochure!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Arielle Cohen at 781-890-0220 or
ari@familyaware.org if you have any questions about this upcoming program.

 

Free webinar about navigating insurance for mental health treatments

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing their free “What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance” webinar  In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert presenters will discuss important considerations for choosing a health insurance plan, ways to overcome insurers’ barriers to care like prior authorization and inadequate networks, and what is need to appeal insurance decisions.

This program is designed for family caregivers and adults concerned about paying for a loved one’s treatment. Please share this email with anyone who may find the information helpful. Register today to receive the recorded webinar to be released October 23rd, 12:00 pm. After the webinar, complete an online evaluation to receive a copy of the “Coping with Stress” brochure!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Arielle Cohen at 781-890-0220 or
ari@familyaware.org if you have any questions about this upcoming program.

 

8th Annual Ride For Food needs our support

Grab your gear and join the 8th Annual Ride For Food in Dedham! The Centre Street Food Pantry is recruiting cyclists, fundraisers and volunteers to help meet their goal to raise over $25,000.00. Don’t miss out on this fun and rewarding event. Join the team today to help provide supplemental food to our neighbors who need it most.

Contact Katherine Ballas at k.ballas@centrestfoodpantry.org or visit https://ride.threesquaresne.org/centrestfoodpantry2019 for more information.

8th Annual Ride For Food needs our support

Grab your gear and join the 8th Annual Ride For Food in Dedham! The Centre Street Food Pantry is recruiting cyclists, fundraisers and volunteers to help meet their goal to raise over $25,000.00. Don’t miss out on this fun and rewarding event. Join the team today to help provide supplemental food to our neighbors who need it most.

Contact Katherine Ballas at k.ballas@centrestfoodpantry.org or visit https://ride.threesquaresne.org/centrestfoodpantry2019 for more information.

Newton’s Top Chefs Cook for a Great Cause: Tickets on sale September 9th

Newton’s Community Table (NCT) fundraiser is a unique event where guests can experience the tastes of some of Newton’s best restaurants and feel good knowing that all proceeds will go to benefit our community.

NCT will feature Newton’s finest chefs and the support of over 200 Newton businesses. Chefs from Lumiere, Sycamore, Farmstead Table, Central, Fiorella’s, Olivia’s Bistro, and Comedor will be offering up their favorite dishes while guests enjoy music from a jazz band, and bid on donations from local businesses. The 2017 event raised over $40,000 through ticket sales and event related donations, with all proceeds benefiting the Newton Food Pantry.

Join in as the community comes together for a night of fabulous food while helping fight hunger right in our neighborhood. A special thanks to the generous corporate sponsors: Wegmans, Village Bank, Eastern Bank, Youngblood Builders, and Aronson Insurance.

Please visit newtonfoodpantry.org for details and tickets. This event will sell out quickly, so don’t wait to purchase your ticket!

October 17th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The Windsor Club, 1601 Beacon Street, Waban

Next Meeting of GN School Connections September 12th

Green Newton School Connections provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in the classroom and beyond. All are welcome to participate to share experiences and ideas that support the implementation of green initiatives in our schools.

Recent initiatives:

  • GN School Connections petitioned the Newton School Committee about the need to improve recycling in Newton’s schools, and the committee adopted a new school recycling policy in the spring of 2019.
  • Advocacy that was instrumental in getting the city to consider environmental practices and waste reduction in schools with the selection of a new food service vendor, Whitsons. Representatives will participate in discussions with the City to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias.
  • GN School Connections worked with city leaders to submit a state grant application to support the expansion of the school recycling program and is also advocating for the city’s approval to set up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building.

For more information contact schoolconnections@greennewton.org or visit the GN School Connections website.

Next meetings are September 12th and October 10th, 3:45 – 5:00 pm in the third-floor arc area of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

Marijuana is Legal: Now What?

Marijuana is Legal: Now What? Newton Wellesley Hospital presents a community forum on the legalization of marijuana discussing risks and possible medical benefits. Join a lively evening of expert information including questions answered. For more information, click here: flyer or visit www.newtonma.gov/NewtonPath.

September 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton Wellesley Hospital, Shipley Auditorium

Is your son or daughter interested in Cub Scouts?

See if Cub Scouts would be a good fit for you and your family at an Open House for Boys and Girls, K-5, and their families.

Cub Scouts is a worldwide program with deep history, created to help prepare our children for their future by teaching a variety of life skills including personal and civic responsibility, ethical and moral decision making, and goal setting and achievement. This program is a wonderful way to bring together families–boys, girls, siblings, and parents/ caregivers, through structured activities which promote: confidence and self esteem building, good sportsmanship, environmental protection and outdoor skills. During the school year families will participate in a number of fun and educational experiences with games, speakers, field trips, and camping oriented activities.

Open House for prospective and new scouts September 18th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street.

First meeting for new and returning scouts September 24th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street.

Starting in October monthly meetings are the 2nd Wednesday night of each month,  7:00 – 8:00 pm, Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street.

If you have questions, please email Rowell Levy at cubmaster@cubscoutpack208.org.