Beside trick-or-treating, the next best thing about Halloween in Newton is our beloved Halloween Window Painting Contest for 3rd – 8th graders, which this year is enjoying its 20th Anniversary!  The Cultural Development Office very much needs volunteers to tape up the orange assignment sheets to the village store windows on Thursday, October 24th or Friday, October 25th. With hundreds of students signed up every year to paint in six villages, we need help to keep this wonderful community event going strong.  Please give us two hours of your time–email Lori Lass at or call 617-796-1540.