Things to Do in Newton this Week

Farmers’ Markets: This week is National Farmers’ Market Week. What better way to celebrate than visiting one (or both) of Newton’s Farmers’ Markets! The Newton Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the state and 2019 marks its 40th year. Stop by and visit local farmers and vendors this Tuesday at Cold Springs Park from 1:30 p.m. 00 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at Elm and Washington Street from 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Last week, I picked up a nice bunch of Kale from Wally’s Vegetables and made Pasta with Lentils and Kale, enjoyed fresh baked whole wheat bread from Clear Flour Bakery with cheese from the Seacoast Cheese Maven and beet spread from Samira’s Homemade, sipped on some Stormalong Cider and Westport Winery’s Farmer’s Fizz and enjoyed delicious baklava for dessert from Fournos.

The Farmers’ Markets are a great place to meet your friends and neighbors, support the local economy, meet candidates for local office, and learn more about local issues (teachers and the status of contract negotiations!)

National Night Out: Chief McDonald and the Newton Police Department invite the community to celebrate National Night Out – to strengthen neighborhood and police relations, heighten crime prevention awareness and meet your neighbors – on Tuesday, August 6th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Captain John Ryan Park located next to the Police Station on Washington and Cherry Street. There will be food vendors, music and fun! More info can be found here.

Transit Matters Presentation: On Thursday, August 8th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Free Library, Josh Fairchild and Jarred Johnson from Transit Matters (a transportation advocacy group) will present a vision of a modern regional rail system and the benefits to communities like Newton.

Summer in the Highlands 2019: The Summer Series continues on Friday, August 9th with:

  • 6:00 p.m. Concert – Featuring the Spicolis
  • Followed by the movie, “The Goonies”