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Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds

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286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
617-641-9142 http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/historic/visit/durant_kenrick_house_and_grounds/

November 2018

The Power of Language: a Panel Discussion

November 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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What’s in a name? Take a closer look at the words used to describe people who have been historically marginalized through race, gender identity, or physical challenges. Our panel of experts introduces you to how language is evolving to reflect changes in our understanding and tolerance of differences. How did negative labels influence people in the past, and how can we create a more inclusive society as we move into the 21st century? Suggested donation, $5 per person.

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The Newton Power Choice Can Impact the City’s Decisions About Your Energy Sources?

November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am UTC+0
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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NewtonCityHall

What is Newton Power Choice and How Can you Impact the City’s Decisions About Your Energy Sources? Come learn with League of Women Voters Newton (LWVN)! The City of Newton is developing a new electricity program, called Newton Power Choice. It will increase the amount of renewable energy in your electricity supply. How much renewable energy do you think the City should include in its energy contracts? And how much would you be willing to pay for cleaner energy? Join members…

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December 2018

Storytime – Colonial Winter

December 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm EST
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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How do we make clothes to keep us warm? Join us to explore how people in the past made their own things to wear. We will read The Mitten by Jan Brett, and preschoolers and their caregivers will get the chance to try our drop spindle and create their own cotton ball mittens. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story. Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds Admission: Free Information: 617-641-9142

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Holiday Candlelight Tour of Durant-Kendrick House

December 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Built in 1734, the Durant-Kenrick House was the home of families who observed the winter holidays in different ways. Take a special tour of the house by candlelight led by Historic Newton staff, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa. Kids can create winter crafts, too. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended through historicnewton.org. Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue Admission: Adults: $15 non-member, $10 Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over Information: 617-641-9142

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March 2019

Disability History: Overlooked Stories

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Stories of people with disabilities in America are often overlooked. Therefore, students from Gann Academy are going to share their research. Their research is about individuals who attended the Fernald School in Waltham and the Peabody Home in Newton. Moreover, panels from the exhibition “Division, Unity, Hardship and Progress: A Disability History of the United States” will be on display during the program. This is part of our “Expanding Our Narratives” program. This program is supported in part by a…

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Irish Music with Ceol Corvus Concert

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Ceol Corvus

IRISH MUSIC WITH CEOL CORVUS Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, join us for a concert with Ceol Corvus, a trio of Boston-area musicians who play traditional Irish tunes and songs on a somewhat unlikely but quite pleasing combination of instruments: concertina, whistle, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar and bodhran. Moreover, their style blends the classic sound of the traditional Irish music session -- something with which they are all very familiar with -- with more latter-day influences and arrangements.…

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September 2019

League of Women Voters Speaker Event, Jed Shugerman

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Jed Shugerman

Join members of the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) as we host a community discussion led by a constitutional law professor, Jed Shugerman.  We will be talking about our constitution and how it is holding up;  is our constitution still working the way it was intended? is there still a balance of powers among the three branches of government? is the Supreme Court still an independent branch of government or should structural changes be made? what about the…

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