Events and Announcements this Week

Families Belong Together Vigil –  Monday, July 2nd – 6:30 p.m. in front of Newton City Hall

The Newton Clergy Association along with the Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries and the Newton Human Rights Commission, are leading a Families Belong Together Prayer Vigil on Monday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in front of Newton City Hall.

“We believe that faith is relevant to the soul of our nation. The separation of families is not a partisan issue. It’s a moral one. Along with the rallies being held in Boston and cities across the nation next weekend, we invite people of faith, or no faith, to come together, and lift your voices, in our various traditions, in prayer for our country, our leaders and those seeking refuge from the violence of their countries. Please bring an electric candle or the light on your cell phone to help us shine a light in the darkness.”

Fourth of July Celebration – Celebrate the 4th of July here in Newton!  Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Newton Centre Playground, there will be a Pet Parade, Teddy Bear Parade, Doll Carriage Promenade and Foot Races with a bonus scoop of ice cream provided by Cabot’s!

Then head over to Albemarle Playground from Noon – 9 p.m. for the Open Air Market, Amusement Rides and Music by the Bill Winiker Band.

And then the Grand Finale:  Fireworks!

Please note that these free events have been sponsored by the Newton Pride Committee.  Please consider donating to the Newton Pride Committee to keep these events free.  Information on donating can be found here.

Gath Pool Closure:  A water leak was discovered at the Gath Pool which is forcing closure of the pool from Thursday, July 5th until Sunday, July 8th.  Folks can still enjoy swimming at Crystal Lake during this hot spell.  Day pass information for Crystal Lake can be found here.