Fire Safety Seminar

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

Come meet the Newton Fire Department and learn all about fire safety, including: how to use and maintain smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, how to use a fire extinguisher, how to deal with different types of kitchen fires, and how to prevent common tripping and electrical hazards. You will also learn about helpful assistive […]

Community Document Shredding and Drug Take-Back Day

Rumford Ave, 115 Rumford Ave, Auburndale, 02466

Open to all Newton residents. Shredding service is for RESIDENTIAL materials only (no business materials). Staples and paper clips may be left in documents. Already shredded paper is also accepted since it’s not allowed in the green recycling carts or at the Center. Limited to 4 document boxes OR 8 paper bags per car. Bring your expired or unused prescription medications […]

Senior Needs Assessment Survey – Complete by February 16

As the Department of Senior Services plans for the construction of the Newton Center for Active Living (NewCAL) project at 345 Walnut Street in Newtonville, which will open in 2025, the City of Newton has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Boston to conduct a needs assessment of the experiences, interests, and long-term needs of […]

Community Document Shredding & Drug Take-Back Day

Rumford Ave, 115 Rumford Ave, Auburndale, 02466

Open to all Newton residents. Shredding service is for RESIDENTIAL materials only (no business materials). Staples and paper clips may be left in documents. Already shredded paper is also accepted since it's not allowed in the green recycling carts or at the Center. Limited to 4 document boxes OR 8 paper bags per car. Bring […]

Book Talk: “Sixty Blades of Grass”

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

Sixty Blades of Grass, by Elizabeth Millane, is an intriguing and dramatic, yet personal, story about the Dutch resistance during the Second World War. Inspired by the author’s own family history, this is a riveting, heartrending novel of danger and betrayal that explores what it takes to lay down one’s life for another in the […]

Coping with Ambiguous Loss

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

When someone dies, we have rituals to mourn their passing and accept that they are gone. We do not have the same rituals for losses in which the person may be physically absent but still living (such as disappearances or separation due to immigration, incarceration, or divorce) or physically present but emotionally or mentally changed […]

Using your Smartphone for Transportation Options like Lyft, Uber & More – Part 2

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

In this class you will learn to use your smartphone to find the most efficient and affordable transportation options. Find out why so many people use Uber & Lyft, and check out whether ride hail suits your transportation needs. This popular class has been updated to give you step-by-step instruction in the classroom and the […]

The Before & After of Estate Planning & Asset Protection

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

Elder Law Attorney Wendy Guthro will discuss the essential legal documents you should have to prepare for whatever life throws your way. The discussion will include the difference between a will and a revocable or irrevocable trust, how to use each, and how your estate is handled based upon the estate plan you implement. There […]

Scams Update

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

Members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will discuss scam prevention and awareness. The Sheriff’s Office will talk about some current scams, ways to recognize them, and how you can help others protect themselves too. RSVP requested. Please stop by the Front Desk at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, or call 617-796-1675. Or send your name, […]

Mini Horse and Mini Donkey Visit: “Minis With a Mission”

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

Minis With a Mission provides opportunities for all people to receive the therapeutic and joyful benefits of interacting with mini horses and donkeys. Their miniature equines will bring healing, comfort, and delight through connecting hands, hearts, and hooves. This program is generously sponsored by local horse aficionado Justin Greene. Grandchildren and other young friends are […]

Swing Band Patriotic Concert

Newton City Hall War Memorial 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA

In honor of Memorial Day, the Newton Senior Center Swing Band will give a concert with the lyrics to all of the traditional patriotic songs. Feel free to wear red, white, and blue, and to bring a flag. Be prepared to sing! Just show up.

Violin Concert

Newton Free Library

Join Ilana Zaks for a solo violin performance of works by Bach, Paganini, Paul McCartney, William Caspar Graunstein, and more! Jewish-American violinist Ilana Zaks has been described as, “fearless, refreshing, and commanding.” She has performed as a soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, among […]