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Creating Meaningful Memories: Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Friday, May 6, 2016
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Families caring for a person at home are often presented with difficult challenges, such as how to communicate, and how to engage him/her appropriately to minimize the rate of decline and reduce difficult behaviors. Learn helpful tips on how best to fill your caregiver role with a loved one who has early-state or mid-stage dementia. Michelle Boiardi, CDP, is a Certified Dementia Practi-tioner with Visiting Angels. She has over twenty years’ experience in assist-ed living memory care as a direccare provider, program manager, and administrator. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660.

Categories: 

  • Cultural
  • Seniors

Interactive Mural Project with Rufina Santana

Friday, May 6, 2016
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Presented By: Rufina Santana

Participate in a collaborative mural project, “The Hero’s Journey Through the Eyes of an Artist,” with Spanish painter, Rufina Santana. Guided by the artist and inspired live music performed by Unitas Ensemble, immerse yourself in this creative, hands-on, and holistic experience.

 

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Categories: 

  • Cultural

Mixed Media: Under the Influence

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am-4:00 pm
New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville

Presented By: Carol Blackwell

Examine the work of artists who have contributed to new ways of seeing and understanding contemporary art. Follow in the footsteps of Matisse, Klee, Nevelson and others, using and expanding upon their materials, techniques and styles. Exploration and experimentation will be emphasized. Materials not included.
2 Saturdays 5/7 & 5/14, 10AM-4PM; Pick or both - $95 each

Fee: $95.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Categories: 

  • Cultural

Watercolor - Loosen Up!

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am-2:00 pm (also 5/14

Presented By: Lisa Goren

Watercolor can seem daunting, but this workshop is designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. Focus on working with water, color mixing, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Work with a “wet-on-wet” approach using different surfaces and methods. Materials not included.
2 Saturdays 5/7 and 5/14

Fee: $120.00

Categories: 

  • Cultural

Festival of Dance

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00-5:00pm
Newton City Hall Grounds (inside City Hall if raining)

Newton Festival of the Arts includes the exciting day long Festival of Dance you do not want to miss! It will include juried craft vendors, activities for kids, face painting, food and more! 

A dazzling line-up of performances that are sure to delight:

Categories: 

  • Cultural
  • Family
  • Kids
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Mixed Media: Going Big and Deep

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am-5:00 pm
New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville
Presented By: Sarah KahnOpen to students who are comfortable with acrylic paint and familiar with basic mixed media and collage techniques. Focus on composition and layering processes, using different papers, fabric, and glazing techniques. Explore how layering can create depth and meaning. Bring a large canvas and at least 3 wooden panels. Students are also welcome to bring pieces of old collages, photographs and more to incorporate. Class includes collaborative group critiques. Materials not included.  Fee: $85.00

Categories: 

  • Cultural

Watercolor - Loosen Up! @ Art Center

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am-2:00 pm (also 5/14
New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville

Presented By: Lisa Goren

Watercolor can seem daunting, but this workshop is designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. Focus on working with water, color mixing, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Work with a “wet-on-wet” approach using different surfaces and methods. Materials not included.
2 Saturdays 5/7 and 5/14

Categories: 

  • Cultural
  • Educational

Movie: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:30 am
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley) and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles. PG- 13. Runtime 136 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.

 

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Categories: 

  • Cultural
  • Family