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Upcoming SPARK Programming

Dr. Lisa Damour on Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents

Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm in the Natick High School Auditorium, 15 West Street, Natick

For parents, caregivers, and educators of adolescents (ages 10-25)

World renowned author/expert Dr. Lisa Damour (NYTimes, CBS This Morning) will discuss her new book - “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers” and offer the concrete, practical information parents/caregivers need to steady their teens through the journey into adulthood. ASL interpretation will be provided at this event. This event is being generously co-hosted by The Resilience Project: A Newton-Wellesley Hospital Initiative to Support Youth Mental Health.

Kindness Week – Nov. 4-11

A community-wide effort to shine a spotlight on good deeds that happen every day, and toinspire people to SPARK Kindness through simple, but powerful actions.Kindness changes the world! Join us! How did you SPARK Kindness this year? Share your pictures, stories, and messages with us at [email protected] or tag us on Facebook @SPARKKind and on Twitter and Instagram @sparkkindness #KindnessConnectsUs #SPARKKindnessNatick

Intergenerational Big Leaf Rake - Sunday, Nov.5 from 9am-12pm at Cedar Gardens, 14 Cedar Avenue, Natick

For community members of all ages

Join neighbors and friends from Keep Natick Beautiful, The Rotary Club of Natick, Natick Housing Authority, and SPARK Kindness for an intergenerational Connect and Serve Community Big Leaf Rake. Come rake in honor of Veterans Day and to show special kindness to neighbors during SPARK’s Kindness Week. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring a rake (if you have one!), and bring a smile! To register: Email [email protected] or visit


Community Connecting & Mindfulness Walk on the Rail Trail - Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1-3 pm - Meeting location - Natick Amvets, 79 Superior Dr., Natick on the Cochituate Rail Trail 

For community members of all ages

Join the SPARK Kindness team and neighbors for a walk along the rail trail. We will connect with each other, and in nature, for this special community walk. Please note, this is not a public parking lot but we have special permission from our AMVETS friends to park here for our connection walk!

 Open Door Dinner  - Monday, Nov. 6 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Natick Elks Club, 95 Speen St., Natick

For adult and teen community members, and children with adult supervision

Please join SPARK during Kindness Week in connecting with and serving our neighbors a delicious community dinner! Natick’s Open Door is an all-volunteer organization that provides a weekly, free meal, fellowship, and a place for connection and conversation every Monday, September through June. Interested in preparing/donating food for the meal or serving at the event? Email:[email protected]