06-02-15 News

Newton Upper Falls news, activities and events
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Don't Miss the Party this Sunday - As is now tradition, the Newton Nomadic Theater will be closing it's four week run of The Beauty Queen of Leenane back home in Upper Falls at Dunn Gaherins.   Once again, our good friends at Dunn Gaherins and Better Life  Food will turn this last performance into a neighborhood party.  The show will start at 5PM and Dunn Gaherins will open at 4 PM.  They'll be serving complimentary snacks and food to all the guests during that pre-show hour.
Tickets ($20) at NewtonNomadicTheater.org

Here's a quote from this weekend's performance, about Upper Falls' own Linda Goetz:
"Not since Paula Plum in The Goat or Karen MaDonald in Long Day’s Journey have I experienced a performance in Boston where I had to remind myself to breathe.   Linda Goetz is giving us one for the ages. Just incredible. Don’t miss it.”

Theater in the Barn - If you can't make Sunday's Dunn Gaherin's show, tickets are also available for Fri and Sat evening's (7:30 PM) shows at the barn at the Newton Community Farm
Tickets ($20) for all shows at NewtonNomadicTheater.org

Two Weeks and Counting - This year's fabulous Feast of the Falls, the sit down gourmet dinner for 350 guest in Hemlock Gorge, will be on Sunday June 28.  The 350 FREE tickets will be distributed, first-come-first-served to Upper Falls residents starting exactly at 5 PM on Sunday June 15 at http://FeastOfTheFalls.org.   The tickets always go extremely quickly so put it on your calendar, set you alarm clocks, write a note on the back of your hand - just don't forget to be ready and at your computer at 5 PM on June15.

Feast of the Falls - The Film - Jim Lerner had his video camera running from morning until dark at last year's Feast of the Falls.  His wonderful video tells the entire story of the Feast in about 3 1/2 minutes.  Check it out.

Global Warming in Upper Falls - I'm no ornithologist but even I know that these birds tend to stick to the warmer climes.  Look at the flock of a dozen that I spotted the other day at the corner of Summer and High St

Fiddling in the Falls - Notlob Music has regularly been producing wonderful small concerts of great musicians at Carriage House Violins' little 50 seat recital hall.  They've just announced the next one - world renown Scottish fiddler Alistair McColloch with Eamon Sefton on Tuesday July 21.  It's a long way off yet but you should grab your tickets soon since it will almost certainly sell out.

Some Shiny New Hoops - The Emerson Playground is looking better and better these days and there are more improvements in the pipeline.  The Upper Falls CDC got together with Carol Stapleton and Carol Schein in the city's Parks & Rec Dept and replaced the hoops on the basketball court. They're planning more improvements of the court soon.

Dancing, Breathing, Stretching, Exercising in the Falls - We have a new neighbor called Studio u on Ossippee Rd - in the back of the big red mill building at Oak & Chestnut.  Studio u offers all kinds of classes - everything from yoga, pilates,hip hop dance, ballet, and cardio bootcamp. They invite all you neighbors to stop by, take a look and see what they have to offer

Sign up for Tour de Newton - The 3rd annual Tour de Newton will be held on Father's Day, June 21.  It's a great event for kids, adults, and casual bicyclists.  The ride starts simultaneously at 9:30 AM in all 13 villages.  You'll be riding with your Upper Falls neighbors and have a trained leader and sweep to guide you. The 20 mile, 13 village relaxed fun ride stops at each of Newton's villages, where you'll be welcomed with refreshments, a village badge, and an overview of the village by the locals.  This year we have something for everybody:  If the regular leisurely ride is too slow for you, sign up for the Contra tour - faster riders, shorter stops and traveling in the opposite direction.  If 20 miles is too much, go for the Petite Tour - a 5 mile, 3 village loop that starts/ends at City Hall.  Whichever way you ride it, the Tour de Newton is a great fun way to see and learn about the city.  Sign up today.

Did You Know ... a dentist invented cotton candy back in 1897 (and there are definitely some Upper Falls kids who are glad he did)   "Did You know ..." features an interesting and random fact every issue, collected by 7th grade Upper Falls resident Ian Wittler.

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