Boys and Girls Club April Vacation and Summer Program Registration Open

Sat, 04/19/2014 (All day)

The Boys and Girls Club of Newton is running a full-day April vacation week schedule next week. If your kids are looking for something to do or if you are trying to figure out a way that you can work all day, sign up by clicking here. Cost is $10 per day. read more »

This Spring and Summer at ReadWrite:

Friday, April 11 2014
3:00 PM

1254 Chestnut Street Newton, MA 02464

Calling High School Students! Get ready for next year, college and beyond           

This Spring and Summer at ReadWrite:
-Write great essays efficiently after taking our College Prep Essay Writing Class.
-Find your voice and build a creative writing portfolio with our Creative Writing for Teens class. read more »

Harvard Researchers Seek Socially Anxious Youth and Their Parents for Paid Study

Thu, 04/03/2014 (All day)

Researchers at Harvard University are seeking socially anxious youth ages 8-14 and their parents to participate in a single-session study on child and parenting factors that influence youth emotional and behavioral health outcomes. The study also aims to further research on improving youth anxiety symptoms. Together, eligible parents and children will receive up to $80 for their participation.

If you are interested, please call (617) 520-4608 or email to You will be asked a few screening questions to determine your eligibility. 

Preschool Summer Program Accepting Applications

Sat, 03/29/2014 (All day)

  Fun summer program for children ages 2.6 - 5 years .
. Chestnut Hill location .
  Flexible schedule. Children may attend as few as two weeks or as many as seven.
  Three or four days per week.
  Certified teacher with over 30 years of experience.
  For further information or to receive an application please contact Jude at 617-277-6225 or judeb22@

An Open Conversation: Lecture Series for Parents of Teens

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

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker auditorium

As part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.

This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. read more »

NEW: Every Child Ready to Read

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre
Druker Auditorium

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom!

The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. read more »

Parenting Our Daughters

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 PM

796 Beacon Street, Newton Center read more »

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens

April 10, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

War Memorial at City Hall

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency
This is a four-part program:  6:00-7:30pm, April 10, 17, May 6, 13, 2014 read more »

Second Church Nursery School has Openings

Mon, 03/10/2014 (All day)

The nonsectarian Second Church Nursery School (60 Highland St., West Newton) has a limited number of openings for 2014-15. The school has been operating continuously since 1934 and currently offers morning preschool classes and extended afternoon sessions. Children are grouped developmentally to promote growth and enhance social, cognitive and motor skills to help them become happy and independent people.

Interested parents should contact Director Susan Benes at617-527-4770 or email her at For more infoabout the school and Ms. Benes, visit

Supporting Our Teens and Promoting Healthy Dating Relationships

Monday April 7, 2014
7 PM - 8:30 PM

Seasholes Auditorium, Newton South High School

Malcolm Astley, father of the late Lauren Astley, and a panel discussion with representatives from REACH, Journey to Safety, BARCC, and Kim Coney, NSHS School Resource Officer. This event is sponsored by Newton South High School, REACH, JF&CS Journey to Safety, BARCC, The Second Step and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

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