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Sunita L. Williams Elementary School Open House - 10/19

The School Committee will host an Open House on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Sunita L. Williams Elementary School on Central Ave. This will be an opportunity to tour the school and have informal conversations with the School Committee.



Needham Youth and Family Services Presents Executive Function 101 - 10/24

Please join Dan Levine of Engaging Minds, an after school learning center with locations in Natick and Newton, for a workshop designed specifically for parents. In this workshop parents will learn:
• Strategies to help your child get “unstuck” when he/she has trouble initiating tasks
• Organizational strategies to help your child keep track of his/her belongings and schoolwork
• Strategies to promote flexibile thinking, enhance working memory, and sustain attention
• Self-monitoring strategies to help your child set goals, stay on track, and follow-through
• And more!

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Powers Hall at Needham Town Hall

If you have questions about this event, please email



Needham High School Trick-or-Treat: 10/26

Saturday, October 26th, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Needham High School

Needham High School’s student council will be holding its annual trick or treating event on October 26th at Needham High School. It's open to the whole Needham community. Kids will be able to walk around a certain floor of NHS and go “trick or treating” as different clubs and teams will be posted at different classrooms handing out candy. This is a great way to give teams/clubs exposure to the Needham community while allowing younger kids to get acclimated to the high school. The event will go from 3pm-5pm and admission is $5.00 per child. There will also be food sold at the High School and there will be games and fun activities going on in the cafeteria like face painting, bean bag toss, etc.

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The Family Dinner Project - 11/7

The Family Dinner Project: November 7, 6:00-7:45 pm, Open to all families!

We all know how important it is to have dinner as a family, but with busy schedules and tired kids and parents, it isn’t always easy! Come enjoy a community-style family dinner and learn how to make family dinners frequent and fun in your home! Registration is required & space is limited.

The benefits of family meals include: better academic performance, higher self-esteem, greater sense of resilience. In addition, children who eat dinner with their families have lower risk of substance use/misuse, depression, disordered eating and rates of obesity. The event is organized by Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham.

The Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue, Needham

Appetizer, dinner & dessert included

$5 per family



Needham Community Theater presents Mary Poppins

Tickets are now on sale! November 22, 23, 24, 30 and December 1, Needham Community Theatre brings you their production of Mary Poppins. All performances are at Newman School. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Visit the Needham Farmers Market

The Needham Farmers Market is held on Garrity Way at the Needham Town Common on Sundays 12-4pm. It runs from Memorial Day through Thanksgiving. For more information click here.



Solarize Mass Plus Needham

The Solarize Mass Plus Needham program is a cooperative effort between the state, local officials, volunteers, residents and small business owners coming together to spread the word on the environmental and economic benefits of having a Solar PV system on their home and other clean energy technologies. Solarize Mass Plus Needham allows you the opportunity to adopt clean energy technologies together with your friends and neighbors, working with local installers offering special limited-time discounts vetted by representatives from your community.

Solarize Mass Plus is a community grassroots program that is supported at the state level by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).The Solarize Mass Plus Needham program will run through the spring of 2020 and home and businessowners will have until April 30, 2020 to sign contracts in order to lock in the savings the program offers.

For more information, please click here or email