William Jackson was one of the first to understand how the railroads would shape the future of Newton. Anticipating Newton's growth as a railroad suburb, in 1844 he sold portions of the historic Jackson Homestead farm to create housing for people likely to use the new Boston and Albany railroad line to commute to work. This tour from Historic Newton highlights the architectural and social history of the neighborhood around Walnut Park and Waban Park from the mid 19th through early 20th centuries. [...]
Join Maria Gianferrari at Newtonville Books on Sunday, July 24, at 2:00pm for a reading of her children’s books, Penny and Jelly: Slumber under the Stars and Coyote Moon.
About Penny and Jelly:
When Penny is invited to a slumber-under-the-stars sleepover, she is ecstatic until she learns her dog Jelly isn’t allowed to come. “But with a little creativity and a lot of heart, Penny figures out how to go to the sleepover—and bring Jelly along with her.”
People with Parkinson’s Disease, Caregivers and family members are all invited to attend. This is a forum to share experiences and learn from one another. Faciliated by James Demicco, retired primary care M.D. with a 10-year history of Parkinson’s.
This is a class designed for novices. Students bring home a beautiful medium sized fresh cut flower arrangement, great for brightening their day or for gift giving. Classes will be in a relaxed, fun atmosphere with instruction. No need for students to bring anything but enthusiasm.We provide fresh-cut flowers, clean recycled vases and tools of the trade. Artist Barbara Mulford has been preparing fresh flowers for a vintage breakfast restaurant for seeral years. She brings her tried and true secrets for flower buying, cutting, arranging and prolonged freshness. [...]
A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build and test their designs against the forces of nature. Presented by the Museum of Science. For kids entering grades 1-3 with accompanying adult, and kids entering grades 4-6 with an adult encouraged. Druker Auditorium
Little Beats presents family yoga for kids ages 1-5 and their adults. We'll meet outside near the Winnie-the-Pooh statue. Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. Contact: Children's Room 617-796-1370.