Category: Community Notes

Maine Arts Camp Info Meeting/Coffee

Looking for a great overnight summer camp for your creative 9-16 year-old? Please come to the parent coffee this week and find out why Maine Arts Camp could be the perfect choice!

Located on the campus of Colby College, MAC is a small, friendly camp community that is big on empathy and personal growth as well as creative opportunity. With an extensive program of activities covering visual arts, theatre, music, dance, culinary arts, robotics and rocketry, film-making, individual sports and more, and with access to Colby’s state-of-the-art facilities, Maine Arts Camp offers exceptionally high quality instruction across a wide range of interests.

Visit www.maineartscamp.com to find out more. If you would like to attend the informational meeting/coffee at the home of Newton parent Anabel Cable and meet camp director Rick Mades, please RSVP to anabelcable@comcast.net for the address.

January 19th, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Self-empowerment energy courses available

Self-empowerment energy courses taught by Newton resident Malabika Shaw. She teaches how to claim the innate power and direct our energy field towards greater well being. They are a lot of fun. Please click on the link to register.

Harness the Power of Your Energy Field:
This first one is to learn about your multidimensional personality and how best to engage with it.

January 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School


Law of Attraction:
This course is about conscious creation – carving out the shortest route between desire and manifesting by understanding the energetic dynamics and what may be the blocks. Learn to put one of the most powerful Laws of Nature to work to your advantage.

February 6th and 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Aquatic Therapy

Michael Dezmin, Occupational Therapist, just started to offer aquatic based therapy for kids of all ages. The skills worked on can be targeted to assist many areas of difficulty that effect school performance including but not limited to:

  • emotional self-regulation skills
  • hand and core strengthening
  • attention
  • executive functioning
  • transitions and routine
  • visual motor/ visual perceptual skills (for reading and writing)
  • ocular motor skills (for reading and writing)

For more information, please click here flyer or contact Michael at michael.dezmin2@gmail.com or 908-565-3281.

Percussion lessons

Joe Lareau has taught in the Boston area for more than 15 years and offers private percussion tutoring with expertise in West African music and dance, drum set, orchestral, and marching percussion as well as elementary piano. Successful with helping children who struggle with understanding, performing, and reading music, he utilizes audio and video examples he recorded while living in Ghana for 6 years.  Joe teaches using techniques that help the student grasp the larger question of “How to be a musician?”

Tutoring can be one-on-one or group sessions.
For more information, please contact Joe at jrlareau@gmail.com or 508-826-9626.

Be the parent you want to be

Come to an Introduction to the Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
Do you ever feel frustrated with your child/teenager? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child.

The Collaborative Problem Solving approach will give you concrete tools to relate better to your kids, reduce their challenging behavior, and build their skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. See BeTheParentBoston.com for more information and to register for the CPS workshop starting January 22nd in Newton.

Be the parent you want to be

Come to an Introduction to the Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
Do you ever feel frustrated with your child/teenager? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child.

The Collaborative Problem Solving approach will give you concrete tools to relate better to your kids, reduce their challenging behavior, and build their skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. See BeTheParentBoston.com for more information and to register for the CPS workshop starting January 22nd in Newton.

Piano teacher available

A Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music and Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory with 30+ years teaching experience is available for lessons.

Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sight-reading while building a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Contact Gloria Jasinski at 617-566-9704 or piano566@comcast.net.

Piano teacher available

A Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music and Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory with 30+ years teaching experience is available for lessons.

Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sight-reading while building a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Contact Gloria Jasinski at 617-566-9704 or piano566@comcast.net.

In-home tutoring

ActiveMinds Tutoring is your source for IN-HOME tutoring. Effective, personalized, and convenient. All Grades/All Subjects, plus Test Prep (ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT) and College Admission Essay guidance.

ActiveMinds helps accelerate your child’s learning and preparation. See www.activemindstutoring.com for more information.

Reserve your tutor today! Call 617-227-2225 or email info@activemindstutoring.com