Registration open for Newton PorchFest to be held June 1

Sign-ups for Newton PorchFest 2019, scheduled for June 1 (raindate June 2) are now open.

PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes. Last year’s inaugural event included 60+ bands. You can participate by signing up to play (all musicians of all types are welcome), host (residents of Auburndale, Lower Falls or Waban), or volunteer.

South Stage presents "Mamma Mia!" March 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.

"Mamma Mia!,"  the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA will be presented on March 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seasholes Auditorium. On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! When all of her potential fathers turn up, hilarity ensues. Told through the legendary music of ABBA, "Mamma Mia!" has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

"Refuge and Strength" charity concert to be held March 8, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us in support of the third “Refuge and Strength” charity concert on Friday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m., organized by NSHS senior, Katie Chuang. High school musicians from across Massachusetts alongside NSHS’s own Madrigals, directed by Mr. Youngman, join to celebrate friendship through music and raise awareness for City Mission, Boston, supporting summer programs for youths at risk, helping them to find non-violent jobs to stay out of gangs, and aid safe integration into neighborhood communities.

PTSO presents "Summer planning: jobs, internships, experiences" on March 19, 7:00 p.m.

How can teens plan for a constructive and growth-filled summer? Students and parents/guardians are invited to join the PTSO on Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the Film Lecture Hall, for a practical session with tips for teens. Local experts will explain job hunting strategies and skills and talk about resources for volunteer work and internships.

Newton Community Farm offers summer internships for high school students

Newton Community Farm (NCF) is offering unpaid internships (field work and education program) for high school students this summer. Twenty to thirty students are needed for two- to six-week internships. Some interns enter agricultural/agricultural business programs and other science disciplines in college after their time at the farm. 

Player evaluations for Newton Senior Youth Baseball League set for March 24

The Newton Senior Youth Baseball League, founded in 1980 to introduce Newton's middle-school-aged children to the larger baseball diamond after Little League, is now open for spring registration. The Newton Senior Youth Baseball League is a City of Newton program sponsored by the Newton Parks and Recreation Department. Player evaluations are held on March 24, and a schedule of between 12 and 14 games will begin after April vacation. For more information or to request a registration form, please either call Ter

Newton North's first-ever History Team seeks funds for DC competition in April

Newton North’s first-ever History Team has had a very successful inaugural year thus far. The team’s Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions qualified for the National History Bowl Championship, while two members qualified for the National History Bee, three members qualified for the National Geography Bee, and one member qualified for the National US History Bee. These national competitions will take place in Washington, D.C., from April 25 to 29.

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