Maximizing your chamber membership

Newton

Weds. Oct. 14, 9:30 to 10 a.m. via Zoom Free, open to members and nonmembers Whether you’re a new member, new employee of a member business/nonprofit, or a prospective member wanting to learn more about us, join this information session to get to know the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber. Learn what being a member entails and […]

Dine Local: Keep Making Memories Contest

Newton

The Newton-Needham Dining Collaborative has devised a fun and tasty way for you to support our local restaurants. Whether it’s take out, delivery, outdoor dining , socially distanced inside seating, or a gift card for a friend, the Dine Local: Keep Making Memories Contest, from October 15 – November 15, encourages you to find more […]

Life Care Planning: Making Choices as We Grow Older and Live Longer

Newton

Presenter: Karen Wasserman, LICSW, Aging Life Care Professional, and director of Your Elder Experts, a division of Jewish Family & Children’s Services These days, many of us are reading Being Mortal and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. How do we use planning to create the future we’d like as we age? Aging in place or finding my […]

Homestead Hayfest Online through November 30

Newton

Homestead Hayfest - Virtual Edition: Click on the title above for a virtual Hayfest exhibit with hands-on activities you can try at home, history about what 19th century life was like for the Jacksons, and so much more!

4 Businesses Opened During COVID! These Folks Have Chutzpa! 

Newton

While many businesses have been forced to close or shut down during the pandemic, there have been exceptions. Join us for a conversation with four chamber-member businesses that have opened their doors since this spring’s COVID shutdown. We’ll hear their stories and talk about how they’ve been forced to adapt their business plans and operations. Our […]

A Closer Look at Newton’s City Seal

Newton

We see the Newton City Seal on recycling bins and in the rotunda at City Hall. It shows Christian missionary John Eliot proselytizing to Waban and other native people in the 1640s. Why did City leaders choose this image for the seal in 1865 and what does it convey? Learn about the history and the symbolism of the […]

Lest We Forget: Essential Conversations in the Coronavirus Era

Newton

How do our values and beliefs guide our decisions about the healthcare we may have during a medical event? What’s truly important to me now? Talking with my doctor and documenting my wishes (resources and checklist provided) How to be and how to choose a Health Care Proxy “Magic wand” questions for people with Alzheimer’s […]

Recurring

Gardening and Cooking

Newton

Check out our YouTube channel on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. for new episodes of our cooking show with Jay. You can also view the show archive, where you'll find 45+ cooking, gardening, and story time episodes, anytime. And you can find our shows on NewTV by searching their online schedule. To sign up for our brief weekly newsletter focused on gardening […]

Creating a Legacy from Everyday Life

Newton

How do we want to be remembered, what difference has our life made, and how can we pass on our wisdom to family and friends we love? Creating and writing a spiritual or ethical will to share with loved ones Learning techniques for reflecting on my life, passing on wisdom, and sharing important stories Writing […]

*IN-PERSON* Block Printing Holiday Cards

Newton

Learn the basics of relief printing by designing and carving linoleum blocks for printing holiday cards and small gift items. All cards will be printed and carved by hand using linoleum carving tools, brayers, hand barens, and oil-based inks. Two 2” x 3” mounted linoleum blocks, ten blank cards, and an assortment of inks will […]