5 Things To Do This Week – 09/29/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 9/29/21

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* Tonight, September 29th at 5:30 p.m. check out a Ukulele Meet Up with Newton City Hall Strummers, a community group of ukulele players and singers.  Join the fun currently held outdoors at the backyard of Newton Cultural Center, 1294 Centre St.  Bring a ukulele, music stand, a lighthearted outlook, and a joyful spirit.  More information is found here.

*Historic Newton’s History Book Club meets virtually this week on Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945.  Written by David M. Kennedy, Freedom From Fear is a narrative about the era of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Read the book in advance and join in on the discussion, which is free and open to all.  Details for Freedom From Fear can be found here.

*Join the New Art Center for a closing reception of Creative Process on Friday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m.  This long-delayed exhibition has created a dynamic range of mediums and themes expressed by students and faculty across all age groups. Explore and contemplate the hanging art at The New Art Corridor @ Trio, chat with artists, watch the virtual exhibition and learn more about New Art Center classes while enjoying a drink and light hors-d’oeuvres. RSVP to the Creative Process closing reception here.

*Visit the Jackson Homestead this Saturday, October 3rd from 12:00 p.m- 4:00 p.m. for Homestead Hayfest, Historic Newton’s annual harvest fair.  Homestead Hayfest gives visitors a chance to try 19th-century activities, including apple cider pressing, butter-churning, and candle dipping.  All are welcome at this free, outdoor, family-friendly event. Come on down to Hayfest and experience life in 19th century Newton.

*The Newton Free Library presents an introduction to the wonderful world of hiking on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m.   The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Bill Cannon and Sue Svelnis will lead you in choosing your adventure and guide you with tips on what steps to take.  Topics will include types of hikes, suggested local hikes, leave no trace, and safety principles.  Register here for this virtual lecture on hiking.

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