Historic Newton offers events for all ages in October

STORYTIME – GARDENING AND GARDENERS

Learn about the many plants in Newton, and how the Kenrick family brought new ones to America. You’ll hear a reading of  The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan and preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own tissue paper topiary. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, visit www.newtonma.gov/story

October 3, 10:00 am

Durant Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Admission: Free

Information: 617-641-9142

FREE WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Everyone is invited to enjoy free admission to the museums.

October 6 and 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

STORYTIME – GROWING TREES

Where do trees come from, and how do they grow? Read Because of an Acorn by Lola and Adam Schaefer, and preschoolers and their caregivers will get the chance to make their own autumn-themed whirligigs. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.

October 20, 9:30 am

Jackson Homestead and Museum

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

STORYTIME – HALLOWEEN

Come celebrate Halloween with fun-filled activities! We will read The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders, and preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own pumpkin and jack-o-lantern artwork with apple stamps. For a complete schedule of ongoing Storytime events, go to www.newtonma.gov/story.

October 31, 10:00 am

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Admission: Free

Information: 617-641-9142

TRICK OR TREAT AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD

As you make the rounds with children on Halloween night, please stop by the Jackson Homestead and Museum for treats and free museum admission tickets that may be used throughout the fall. Enjoy trick-or-treatingat the historic home that is part of the neighborhood!

October 31, 4:30-6:30 pm

Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450