Fun things to do in Newton this week

Farmers’ Markets: Did you take advantage of the local farmers’ markets here in Newton yet this summer? If not, you are missing a lot. Please stop by the Farmers’ Markets on Tuesdays at Cold Springs Park from 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays on Elm Street in West Newton from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In addition to fresh produce, you’ll find delectable treats – like fresh bread, artisan cheese, fresh eggs, fish, spirits, crafts and entertainment. The corn is amazing. This week I tried this Orecchiette with corn, jalapeno, feta and basil recipe, using the fresh corn and basil I snapped up at Tuesday’s market! Yum!!! Go here to see all the vendors coming to our markets and to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the Farmers’ Markets be sure to subscribe to their newsletter here.

After you visit the market, please stop by for Fun and Games hosted by the Mayor and Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Bob DeRubeis at Newton North from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. There will be hot dogs, ice cream and popcorn provided along with Big Daddy’s racing, inflatables and an animal petting zoo. After, you can watch the game – Red Sox v. Cleveland on a big screen in the Newton North auditorium. More information can be found here.

Summer in the Highlands continues this week with two events (see Events Calendar):

  • Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30 p.m. – Enjoy Live Shakespeare Theater with a performance of “Measure for Measure” on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m. – Jazz Concert with Gringo Kings followed by the movie, “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase