January 15, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 16, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Terrific Toddlers, for children 1-2 years old and their caregivers uses stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, rhythm and sensory activities to help young walkers learn vocabulary and develop gross motor skills.
January 16, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and their adult caregivers explore the rhythms and paterns of speech with songs, lap games and a story or two.
January 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join our new program which allows you to create beautiful art while relaxing from the stress of day-to-day life. Classes to include, sculpting, zentangling, coloring, and decoupaging.
Not only will you feel better after the program – you get to take home new creations (some may even make beautiful gifts!)
January 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 16, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Gerry Doherty will be visiting The Center to share stories from his book, followed by a
conversational question and answer segment. Hear about Doherty’s rare, first-hand
account of the behind the scenes work that lead to some of the most influential
moments of the Kennedy brothers’ political lives and how the son of a Boston
Firefighter got to be in the middle of it all. Doherty weaves his unlikely rise to the
top of Massachusetts political leadership and how he became the man behind
the Kennedy political machine at key points in history. Books will be available for
January 16, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
Choose just one day, two days, or all three days
January 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft Room-Children's Dept.
Needham Free Public Library
With inspiration from the book Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin, local artist Nicole Donson will lead a drop-in art and craft activity in the library’s STEAM Center. After reading the book aloud, children will create a mixed media painting of monsters using tempera paints, markers, crayons, colored construction paper, watercolor paints and tissue paper.
January 16, 5:30 PM @ Community Room
Agenda for Needham Commission on Disabilities
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 530 pm
In the Community Room of the Needham Public Library
1. Guest – (530 pm) Rebecca Ping, Emergency Management Program Coordinator
2. Chairperson’s Report
- report on advocacy calls
- update on changes at Memorial Field Building/Plaza
3. Read minutes from the December 19, 2017 NCOD meeting
4. ADA Liaison Report
- update on snow removal situation in Needham Center
- update on Needham Accessible Reservoir Trail
5. Liaison to the School Department Update
6. Handicapped Parking Update
- update on HP parking situation at YMCA on Chestnut Street
7. Emergency Management Program Committee and Downtown Streetscapes Update
8. Accessible Pedestrian Signals and other compliance issues
9. Planning for the next NCOD meeting – February 20, 2018
January 16, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 16, 7:00 PM @ School Committee Room
January 16, 7:00 PM
January 16, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
The Progressive Era roughly stretches from 1890 to 1920. The hiss of steam, the rustle of greenbacks and the shriek of factory whistles filled the air. Captains of Industry amassed enormous fortunes in steel, railroads and oil. By the turn of the century, America had also emerged as an imperial power, as well. To manage these enormous changes, President Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives believed that government honestly administered, guided by experts and enspirited by the ideals of the social gospel could bring order, prosperity and security to all Americans. This is the first of five lectures in this series, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
January 17, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 17, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ms. Nancy Gans, Esq., will talk about the benefits of being a member of the Neighbors
Association: social environment (pot luck dinners, luncheons, wine tasting, etc.),
learning activities, cultural events, support systems, and many more. Ms. Gans is the
recent past president, currently on the Board of Directors and a founding member
who is available to provide a comprehensive description of the benefits for members
of the Neighbors Association.
January 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Child’s Play is a drop-in program for children 0-2 years and their caregivers. The songs, rhymes, lap games and books in this program will promote rhythm, coordination and verbal skills in young children as well as bonding between child and caregiver.
January 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kristin Heuwold, Director of Community Relations for ComForCare is offering a
program on managing stress. She will speak about symptoms, effects, and coping
strategies. This is an interactive program that will introduce you to several techniques
in the hopes that one or more will work for you.
January 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Center at the Heights
January 17, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Instructor: Leslie Worris
Students register on the first day of class with the instructor and pay her directly.
January 17, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Needham Free Public Library’s BLOCK PARTY!
For ages 5+
Our LEGOs, donated by many generous people, will remain in the library, and you are welcome to photograph your child's work.
January 17, 4:30 PM
January 17, 5:30 PM @ Superintendent's Conference Room
January 17, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
Learn to play tennis with Needham Park and Recreation, see brochure for more details
January 17, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
January 17, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ladies and gents! Join one another in the Game Room for an evening just like the old days at the Pool Hall!
January 17, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
The Firebrand and the First Lady is the riveting history, two decades in the making, of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist and the first lady of the United States forged an enduring friendship that helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.
In 1938, the twenty-eight-year-old Pauli Murray wrote a letter to the President and First Lady, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, protesting racial segregation in the South. Eleanor wrote back. So began a friendship that would last for a quarter of a century, as Pauli became a lawyer, principal strategist in the fight to protect Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and a co-founder of the National Organization of Women, and Eleanor became a diplomat and first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
January 17, 7:00 PM
Town of Needham
Finance Committee - Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Center at the Heights, Needham, MA
7:00 Citizen Requests to Address the Finance Committee
7:00 Approval of Minutes of Prior Meetings (January 3 and 10, 2018)
7:00 FY 2019 Department Budget Requests (operating and capital):
7:00 – Department of Public Works (tab 15)
7:30 – RTS Enterprise Fund (tab 23)
7:30 – Sewer Enterprise Fund (tab 24)
7:30 – Water Enterprise Fund (tab 25)
9:15 Snow and Ice Budget Update
9:20 Finance Committee Updates; Issues not reasonably anticipated by Chair within 48 hours
Subject to Revision. Please note that times are approximate.
Agenda items may be discussed at different times than indicated.
January 17, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
January 18, 7:15 AM
January 18, 7:30 AM @ Supt. Conference Room
January 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This class will involve dynamic, bilateral movement and physical brain activities to improve stability, total body coordination, speed, spatial awareness, endurance, and flexibility.
January 18, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
This is a drop-in program for preschool aged children 2 years old and up. Adults and children will sing, clap, and enjoy movement songs. Adults are required to attend with the child. Please arrive on time.Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
January 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
January 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Instructor: Sandi Levy
** Strict Class Maximum of 14 **
Continuing students need to register every session.
Students must be able to get up and down to and from the floor with ease.
January 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hop on the (virtual) tour bus and travel to the birthplaces of some of our greatest singers and composers - all New England natives - and enjoy listening to some of their best songs along the way. This special musical tour includes the “original crooner” from Vermont; the star of Camelot and a brilliant composer/conductor, both from Lawrence, Massachusetts; the “Father of Broadway Musicals” from Providence; the tragic story of a great singer from Dorchester; a songbird from Newton; a Malden balladeer who accidentally created one of the funniest moments in the history of the
Tonight Show; and more.
January 18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 18, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
‘Tweens and Teens are invited to create Winter Wall Hangings for a bit of winter fun. There will be wood, paper, string, and other materials. Spend an hour with friends, enjoy some snacks, and craft. As always, materials, snacks, and enjoyment provided! Contact Erin at the Adult Reference Desk with questions (781-455-7559 x2). Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
January 18, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Craft Room-Children's Dept.
Needham Free Public Library
Girls Who Code Club for Grades 5 and Up
Thursdays from 6-8 PM—September 2017 through April 2018
Calling all girls grades 5 and Up! Bring your own computer and we will provide the rest. Join the club and the fun. Learn to code, and collaborate on joint projects. Registration is required. Space is limited and attendees are expected to attend all sessions.
January 18, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 18, 7:30 PM @ Charles River Room
January 18, 7:30 PM @ Highland Room
Needham Human Rights Committee
January 18, 2018 7:30pm
Highland Room, Needham Town Hall
January 18, 7:30 PM @ Community Room
January 18, 7:30 PM
January 19, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Instructor: Pearl Pressman
This exercise class is designed to accommodate mature individuals of various fitness levels. This seated class includes a thorough warm-up, strength training exercises using light hand weights, and gentle stretching exercises to increase flexibility and reduce muscle tension.
January 19, 9:30 AM
Chip Davis, the town assessor, will be joining us for some coffee to go over the
assessment process. He will educate us on tax exemptions.
January 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
A STEAM Playgroup for ages 3-5, that has a Circle Time, introducing preschool science concepts with STEAM activities. Non-Profit Communities United, Inc. is responsible for this grant-funded program.
January 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Register at Park and Recreation office (500 Dedham Ave), or online (www.needhamma.gov/pronlinereg)
January 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Craft RoomChildren's Room
Families are invited to the Children’s Room where together they can explore an arts/crafts project, work on a construction assignment and play games that enhance literacy, logic or math skills. All ages are welcome. This will be an ongoing event on the third Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 AM, during the school year.