Five Things to Do in Newton This Weekend

If you spent election night stress-eating the rest of your kids’ Halloween candy, you’re in for a nice relaxing weekend ahead.

And it’s Veterans Day weekend, so there are some special events to honor the people who have served in the military.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend:

Friday, Nov. 10

  • From 6 to 9 p.m., The POP Center will host Moms Night Out Clothing & Toy Swap. The free moms’ networking event will feature appetizers and mocktails and a chance to empty out the kids’ closets and spend time with other moms.

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • At 2 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church will host a Fall Magic Show with the Society of American Magicians Boston Assembly 9.
  • At 7:30 p.m., Bay Colony Brass in West Newton will present a free Veterans Day concert in the main sanctuary of Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton. Music will include John Williams’ “Hymn for the Fallen” from the film “Saving Private Ryan” and Charles Ives’ Variations on “America.” Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will join BCB and local veterans in reading letters written by veterans from the Civil War, and the concert will end with Alfred Reed’s brilliant “Symphony for Brass and Percussion.”

Sunday. Nov. 12

  • At 11 a.m., West Newton Cinema Foundation will have a panel discussion, “Behind the Screen: Killers of the Flower Moon,” about the events that inspired Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of David Grann’s best-selling book. The Osage murders, a series of killings in the 1920s targeting members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma due to their substantial oil wealth, prompted FBI involvement at a pivotal moment in the agency’s history and revealed a sinister conspiracy. The event is free, but registration is required.
  • At 10:15 a.m., the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton will mark Veterans Day with a Music Sunday service, “Dona Nobis Pachem,” featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Crosby Stills & Nash, Debussy and more. Pianist Lois Shapiro and guitarist Bob MacWilliams will play, and the choir will sing excerpts from Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. This timely anti-war piece was composed in 1936 on texts by Walt Whitman, closing with the iconic text from Isaiah, “Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” Admission is free and open to the public.