Five things to do in Newton this weekend

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, which means most weekend events will be held on Saturday.

So rest up Friday night and have a protein-packed breakfast and enjoy the (so far) nice sunny weather forecast as you check out music concerts, a multicultural festival and more.

Saturday, May 11

  • From 2 to 4 p.m., the West Suburban YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day, a free event at 276 Church St. in Newton offering a variety of fun and educational activities aimed at keeping children moving developing skills. There will be sports, a DJ, a obstacle course, arts and crafts, snacks and more. Families can connect with local community organizations and resources that support children’s out-of-school learning and growth.
  • From 2 to 6 p.m., Suzuki School of Newton will host a Multicultural Festival, featuring arts and activities, live performances and food, at 1615 Beacon St. in Waban.
  • At 8 p.m., the Newton Community Chorus will have its Spring Concert Gala at Grace Episcopal Church. 76 Eldredge St., Newton Corner. The concert will feature soloists Nicola Santoro; Caitlin Winston; Connor Burke; Tim Levesque; Blair Bailey; as well as an orchestra.

Sunday, May 12

  • From 3 to 4 p.m., Temple Emanuel will host a Chamber Music Concert in the Rabbi Samuel Chiel Sanctuary, 385 Ward St., Newton, featuring finalists of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition for the New England Region.