Five things to do in Newton this weekend

You wouldn’t know it’s winter by the warm, rainy weather forecast, but the coming weekend offers lots of ways to escape the wet winter woes.

This weekend is a long one, with Monday a holiday honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend:

Saturday, Jan. 13

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, Temple Emanuel in Newton Centre will host Rocking Tot Shabbat with Wayne Potash. There will be songs and games for children up to age 5 and their parents. There will be lunch served after the service.
  • At 9:30 a.m., the American Recorder Society will launch a weekend-long event, Renaissance Recorder Weekend, at the Allen Center. The weekend workshop is for players of Renaissance recorders, and groups will work on ensemble music each day.

Sunday, Jan. 14

  • All day long, West Newton Cinema will host Belmont World Film’s Family Film Festival. The festival is being hosted at various events over the course of several days, and on Sunday they will be at West Newton Cinema showing several films to enjoy with friends and family. The list of films is on the Bedford World Films website.
  • From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Newton will host an Open House. Guests can meet the organization’s leadership and volunteers and learn more about FUUSN.

Monday, Jan. 15

  • From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the city will join with the Harmony Foundation and community leaders to reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy at Newton North High School. Keynote speaker will be Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite, president of Bentley University. The event will feature music, including solo performances, speeches by students and children’s programming with Story Tellers.

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