Upcoming events at the Waterworks Museum

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The Waterworks Museum hase many events coming up in May, including:

Chestnut Hill Reservoir Landscape Walk and Talk with Marion Pressley. 

Take a historical tour of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir with Marion Pressley, landscape architect and principal of Pressley Associates. Pressley has expertise in cultural landscape and the preservation and restoration of public parks, institutions and private historic properties. Wear comfortable shoes. Event is fre and will go on, rain or shine.

Saturday May 23rd

11 am – 12:30 pm

Director’s Weekend Lectures

Sunday, May 17 : Water Supplies at Risk
12 – 1:30 pm, free
Water supplies in this country have endured two world wars, terrorism threats, natural disasters, environmental risks and the occasional aqueduct break. Marcis Kempe, Waterworks Museum executive director and retired MWRA engineer, will review the many threats that have arisen over the years and discuss how water suppliers have responded to protect public drinking water.

Sunday, May 31 : The History of the Boston Water System
12 – 1:30 pm, free

Turn on the faucet and clean water comes out. But where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it always so easy to get water to your home? Marcis Kempe, Waterworks Museum executive director and retired MWRA engineer, tells the complex and fascinating history of the water supply for Boston, the region and the state.

For more information on these and other events, visit the Waterworks Museum website.



Lower Falls Solar Open House – This Saturday, May 9 – from 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Lower Falls Solar Open House – This Saturday, May 9 – from 12:00 – 3:00 PM
77 Cornell Street
Across the street from the Lower Falls Community Center and sports fields
Please join us at a Lower Falls Solar Open House this Saturday, May 9.  Newton Solar Challenge and Green Decade Newton team members will be there to show a brand new solar installation.
  • See some actual solar panels, racking systems and solar equipment in the “close up” in the driveway!
  • Learn more about how solar works and looks
  • See design choices available to Newton homeowners, including all black systems
  • Learn more about The Village Bank’s new “solar loan”
For more information, please visit:  http://www.newtonsolarchallenge.com/news-events/

Saturday, APRIL 18 – Solar Open House with Electric Vehicle – West Newton

Newton Solar Challenge will host another open house this weekend. Details can be found on their website, and below.

Join your neighbors at this Solar Open House in West Newton. It is a great opportunity to see solar in action and view the panels and equipment in the home.  You will have a chance to speak with the homeowners about their experience.  Green Decade Newton volunteers including a Newton architect will be on hand to talk about how solar could “look” and work at your home.

This homeowner also uses solar energy to power an electric vehicle so this home is a great example of multiple uses for the solar energy generated by one rooftop.

Address: 279 Derby Street, West Newton, MA

Date and Time:  This Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Save the Date! CHA annual spring cocktail party on May 7th

Please save the date for the CHA spring cocktail party! Thursday, May 7th, 7:00pm. Invitations with full details will be mailed to all members who have paid their 2015 dues of at least $50 (or more) by April 25th

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Upcoming Workshops, hosted by Newton Solar Challenge


Newton Solar Challenge is pleased to host a solar workshop together with the West Suburban YMCA and Green Decade Newton.   This is an opportunity for YMCA members and the greater Newton community to learn more about how you and your family can adopt solar energy, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and save money vs. utility rates. This workshop will help you learn how solar will “look” on your home and how you can save money while helping the environment. You will learn how the numbers work and how solar can now be financed through The Village Bank’s new “solar loan”.

There will also be a children’s educational program for school age children during the event hosted by the YMCA staff and Green Decade Newton’s education team. This event is open to YMCA members and also to the greater Newton community.

Address: West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458

Sunday April 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:  http://www.newtonsolarchallenge.com/news-events/

Facebook event to “share”:  https://www.facebook.com/events/452010434956944/

Solar Workshop Hosted by the Upper Falls Area Council
April 8 at 7:00 PM
Emerson Community Center, 45 Pettee Street
Please join us at a community solar workshop hosted by the Upper Falls Area Council at the Emerson Community Center on April 8from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  The Newton Solar Challenge and Green Decade Newton team will lead the workshop and presentation.  The Newton Solar Challenge is a city-wide solar campaign that provides Newton homeowners with American-made solar panels, trusted local installers and preferred pricing for Newton residents.  The Village Bank is the financing partner for the Newton Solar Challenge.  At the workshop you will learn more about:
  • How residential solar works
  • How “the numbers” work
  • How The Village Bank’s new “solar loan” supports solar ownership in Newton
  • How solar “looks” and how it can be designed aesthetically
For more information please visit:  http://www.newtonsolarchallenge.com/news-events/
Facebook event to “share”:   https://www.facebook.com/events/633372540131291/

BAA Marthon training run on Saturday, March 28

On Saturday, March 28th, the BAA Marathon Training Run will take place along the marathon route in Newton.  Please be advised that participants will run along Washington Street from the Wellesley line to Commonwealth Avenue and then along the Carriage lane from Washington Street to Boston College.  There will be no road closures; runners will be stopped rather than vehicles.  Motorists may still experience some delays.  Approximate time of the training run will be from about 9am1pm.  We will be launching a citywide robocall later today and will post this information on the City website.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you and have a nice weekend.