Newton Calendar for February, 2004

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  • Tuesday, February 3, at 7:15 p.m.: Meeting of the Friends of Hemlock Gorge at the Emerson School, Pettee Street, Newton Upper Falls.
  • Wednesday, February 11, at 9:30 a.m.: Meeting of the Greater Boston Seniors Computer Group at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St, Newtonville. Andy Trask of Geek Housecalls will discuss whether to "Repair, Update or Replace".

    The GBSCG does not provide computer classes. Dues are $3 per meeting or $20 per year. For further information, please contact Eve Welts, (781) 894-4948, Arline V. Ekman at, or go to their Web Page.

    For information about computer classes, call the Newton Senior Center, (617) 552-7178.

  • Sunday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m.: "Starlight and Sweet Dreams," a concert celebrating Black History Month, featuring Nancy Armstrong, Soprano; Robert Honeysucker,Baritone; Daniel Stepner, Electric Violin; and Laura Jeppeson, Electric Viola da Gamba.

    The program will include the music of Irving Berlin, Betty Jackson King, Jerome Kern, Florence Price, and Coleridge Taylor Perkinson.

    This concert is presented by the Newton METCO Community Scholarship Committee to benefit the Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund. Tickets: $20 at the door, reserved tickets: $18, seniors and students with ID: $15, children under 12: free.

    For reservations or more information, please call Nancy Criscitiello at 617-244-6397 or by email:

  • Saturday, February 21, at 8:30 p.m.: "Getting the Love You Want" with guest speaker Nava Rephun, MSW and Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, is the featured program for a Melave Malka at Beth Menachem Chabad, 229 Dedham St, Newton.

    Reservations are $15 and include a buffet meal. For information or reservations, contact or 617-969-1170.

  • Sunday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.: Exhibit opening at the Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead: "Seeking Freedom in Nineteenth Century America". It explores the anti-slavery history through four compelling stories, each with a connection to Newton.

    Rare pieces of written, visual, and oral evidence are featured including an 1849 Certificate of Freedom and the purse in which it was carried. The Certificate of Freedom and the purse are owned by Rev. Howard Haywood, of the Myrtle Baptist Church and a Newton resident. His great, great grandmother was a free born African American living in Maryland and passed these items to family members. Newtonites should feel honored to view such an artifact and learn about such an important time in history.

    For more information, visit the Museum's website.

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