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News and Events

Newton Community Pride is happy to share the following upcoming events with you-including this week's Puppet Show and March's Spelling Bee .

Please note that the Heartbreak Hill Road Race has been cancelled. Details

Newton Community Pride, a 501(C)(3) non-profit, has supported and helped fund arts, cultural and family events for the City of Newton for more than three decades. These events are funded solely through sponsorships and donations . We are pleased to share that The Village Bank has once again signed on as Newton Community Pride's Presenting Sponsor for 2020. Thank you to The Village Bank for supporting our mission to build community and encourage volunteerism through year-round arts, cultural and beautification projects and programming.
Tanglewood Marionettes Present
A fantastic Chinese folktale told by marionette puppets.
Thursday, February 12, 11am, 1pm
Tickets $10 in advance at
$12 at door General Seating
Newton Cultural Center at Newton City Hall
Thank you to
for sponsoring the Spelling Bee!
13th Annual Spelling Bee
Newton City Hall
March 10, 11, 12, 16, 18

Spelling Bee for Newton children grades 1 - 5. 1st and 2nd place winners in each grade session.

$12 registration fee
Newton Open Studios
Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, April 5
160 Artists in various locations around Newton
20th Annual NewtonSERVES
A Day of Community Service
Sunday, April 26, 9 AM – 4 PM
NewtonSERVES brings together volunteers of all ages to complete projects that benefit over 60 city spaces and Newton non-profits. Online volunteer registration will open on April 1. Everyone is Welcome!
Community Notes
A Comprehensive Arts & Culture Plan for the City
The City of Newton has had its first comprehensive report on arts, culture, and community events. CREATE NEWTON covers the past, present, and future with highlights from other communities' arts and culture programs. More than 1000 people provided input, which helped shape recommendations for the future.

Save These Dates!
Linda Plaut Festival of the Arts : The finest talent in Newton will fill your calendar from May though June!

Kids FunFest:  May 9 & 10, 10am-4pm, City Hall Grounds
Amusement Rides, Food Vendors, Petting Zoo, 1st Annual Kids Business Fair

Newton Centre Garden and Greenhouse : Newton Community Pride's beautification committee welcomes volunteers in our greenhouse and gardens April - October.  Contact us  to learn more.
18 Months - 8th Grade
Time For Partners
Music & Art programs for children 18 months to 4 years, accompanied by an adult.
Winter/Spring Session though June 2020
9:30 – 11:15 AM
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
Register Here
Learn to Play the Ukulele
Grades 2-5
Tuesdays, Feb 22-May 5
Classes at The Centre at 1294
Register Here
Summer City Youth Theater & Art Exploration Camps
For Students entering grades 1-8

9 AM – 12 Noon
(8:30am drop off available)

1 PM – 3 PM

Full Day Option Available. Register Here
Presenting Sponsor
Thank you to all our sponsors who support Newton Community Pride!
Newton Community Pride
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue Room 203
Newton, MA 02459

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