Five things to do in Newton this weekend

Summer is officially here as of Friday, although it feels like it’s been here all week.

As you head out for some relief from the heat this weekend (temperatures are expected to be in the 80s, which may feel like a cooldown), you’ll find the start of summer has a lot of opportunity for family fun.

Start with a photo exhibit, check out the local Farmers Market, learn about plants, and make your city a summer adventure.

Here are five things to do this weekend in Newton:

Friday, June 21

From 5 to 9 p.m., the Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Committee will host “Powwow and the People who Bring it to Life,” an exhibit of photography from Scott Strong, Hawk Foster and Rob Adelman showcasing powwows from across America, at the New Art Center at TRIO, 245 Walnut St., Newtonville.

Saturday, June 22

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Newton will have its Saturday Farmers Market at Newton North High School. You can check out the participating vendors on the city website. The Market has also returned to Cold Spring on Tuesdays from 1:30-6:00. The Markets will continue into October.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Scandinavian Cultural Center will host its Midsummer Picnic at its 206 Waltham St., Newtonville, location. The celebration will feature a picnic, flower crown-making and dancing to Swedish music around the Maypole. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Sunday, June 23

From 3 to 5 p.m., the Newton Conservators will host Edmands Park BioBlitz, an outdoors educational adventure that teaches how to identify plants with the iNaturalist app.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Moldova Restaurant will have Sunday Live Blues, a night of performances by blues musicians including Chris Stovall Brown, Bob Vabulas, Bob Dallas and more. There are no tickets, but reservations are accepted.