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Poetry Fest 2014: Anthology Presentation and Reading

Monday, May 5, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

Celebration of the publication of the 2014 Poetry Palooza Anthology!

Hear student contributors read their poems.

Contact: Jean Holmblad 617-796-1370 jmholmblad@minlib.net

Bird Walk: Cold Spring Park

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
8:00 AM
Cold Spring Park
Beacon Street, Newton Highlands

This 67-acre parcel is one of the places in Newton where you may hear the call of the Great Horned Owl and observe spectacular songbirds like the rose-breasted grosbeak and the indigo bunting. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginners as well as experienced birders are welcome.

Meet at the end of the parking lot off the Beacon Street entrance to Cold Spring Park.

Led by Pete Gilmore, walk leader with Newton Conservators.

Cost: Free

Day Trip to Peabody Essex Museum

Tuesday, May 6, 2014,
Depart at 10:00 AM., return 5:30 PM

Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street, Newtonville

We will start with a private tour of the museum’s highlights followed by a box lunch at a reserved indoor location at the museum.

You then have time to explore more of the museum or the beautiful village of Salem.

Return to the bus for a 4:00 p.m. departure.

Space is limited, Registration required.  Call 617-796-1660 or email msass@newtonma.gov
Cost: $40, without lunch; $56 with lunch

Indoor Farmers Market

Every Tuesday, November-June
1:30-6:00 PM

Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands

The Farmers Market offers a wide variety of goods including fresh produce, meats, seafood, organic eggs, coffee, tea, spices, jams & jellies, pickles, hot popovers & bread, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, Lilies, lavender items (including soaps, lotions & pillows) and gluten free baked goods. We now accept EBT/SNAP/Credit& Debit. Tell your neighbors and friends to check us out!

For more information, please call 617-796-1525.

Making Decorative Paper - Paper Marbling

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

New Art Center
61 Washington Park, Newtonville

Presented By: Cristina Hajosy

Learn how to make multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper. By floating the colors on the surface of a liquid, and then laying the paper onto colors to absorb them, you will create your own unique designs. No two are ever the same. You can use your final paper to wrap gifts, decorate boxes, cover books, and collage into mixed media art. 2 Tuesdays, 5/6 and 5/13

Event Fee: $125.00 read more »

Making Decorative Paper - Paper Marbling

Tuesdays, May 6 and 13, 2014
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

New Art Center
61 Washington Park, Newtonville

Presented By: Cristina Hajosy

Learn how to make multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper.

By floating the colors on the surface of a liquid, and then laying the paper onto colors to absorb them, you will create your own unique designs. No two are ever the same. You can use your final paper to wrap gifts, decorate boxes, cover books, and collage into mixed media art. 2 Tuesdays, 5/6 and 5/13

Fee: $125.00 read more »

From a Different Shore: the Asian-American Experience

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

The breadth of the Asian-American experience will surprise you when you come to hear Dr. Paul Y. Watanabe speak as part of Newton's celebration of Asian Pacific American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Dr. Watanabe will explore the themes of growth, longevity and diversity, and will shed light on what is sometimes described as the nation’s invisible minority. read more »

Blood Drive

Wednesday May 7, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
 Druker Auditorium

It's Off to College

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

Please join us for a lively discussion on “It’s Off to College.” Focus will be on how to make the transition a smoother one for your children, as well as for you!

Come with questions, concerns, and insights. We will cover everything from the skills necessary for a successful college experience, to what to pack and what to expect the first semester.

The discussion will be facilitated by Life Coach, Marla Stone, MA, CMC. Marla works with teens and adults and has a special interest in working with students transitioning to college. read more »

Adult Paint Night -

Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

New Art Center
61 Washington Park, Newtonville

Evenings are designed for both new and experienced artists who are looking for a fun and informal atmosphere to paint. Students will be walked step by step through new painting techniques. The instructor will provide you with a painting to start but encourage artistic interpretation and freedom of expression.
Register Now, limited space

$35, all materials provided including canvas, acrylic paint & brushes

Wine for sale, feel free to bring your own snacks

Tuition: $35.00

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

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