November 12, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Honoring veterans and active military with a special cruise highlighting the military history of the Boston Harbor Islands. Registration required.
November 12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
Many people wish that someone in the family had recorded the unique stories that there grandparents and parents had told them while growing up. Unfortunately, these stories disappear with each passing of the older generation. KEEP THE PAST will discuss best practices and techniques for creating a film to store and save your history for future generations to learn and enjoy.
November 12, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The show is hosted by John MacGillivray and Kyle Toto.
Listen to "Sound Off" on WRKO AM 660 about issues and events that concern veterans. With only 0.5% of the population currently serving in the military, it is important to get the word out not only to veterans but the public as well about issues, events, benefits, services, etc. for veterans and their families.
November 13, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ ROOM 217
November 13, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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.
November 13, 10:15 AM - 11:00 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.
November 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Manny Correia
November 13, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Advanced sign-up is required by calling The Center at 781.755.4555
November 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact Person: Paul 617.759.1568
November 13, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Pearl Pressman -- Researchers no longer believe that losing mental capacity is an inevitable part of
the aging process. This fun and unique class is a combination of specific activities designed to improve your memory, reasoning, conceptualization, language and problem-solving skills.
November 13, 2:45 PM @ Principal’s Conference Room
School Council AGENDA
Monday, November 13, 2017
Principal’s Conference Room
Topic: School Improvement Plan &
Goals for the year
In Attendance: School Council
• To familiarize ourselves with the SIP
• To plan/ set goals for this group’s work
To prepare for this meeting, please:
• Read this agenda
Schedule 1 hour
Time Minutes Activity
2:45-2:55 10 Welcome and Introductions
2:55-3:35 10 SIP 2015/18- review and protocol
3:35- 3:45 10 Feedback and goals of committee
Monday, December 11, 2017
Principal’s Conference Room
November 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ High Rock School
High Rock School
School Council Meeting
November 13, 2017
3 to 4 p.m.
School Improvement Plan
November 13, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The kids are bringing treats to The Center to munch on while playing checkers, Yahtzee and cards.
November 13, 5:00 PM
November 13, 6:00 PM
November 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This class will involve dynamic, bilateral movement and physical brain activities to improve stability, total body coordination, speed, spatial awareness, endurance, and flexibility.
November 13, 7:00 PM
November 13, 7:30 PM
November 13, 7:30 PM @ Community Room
November 14, 7:45 AM - 6:30 PM
Departs 7:45 AM from Linden and Chambers parking lot and 8:00 AM from the Center at the Heights. Return approximately 6:30 PM.
November 14, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
Join Sarah Gardner and bring your little ones to play instruments, sing & dance along. Become part of our little library band! Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
November 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
20 minute consultation with an attorney from MetroWest Legal Services - call 781.455.7555 to make an appointment or stop by the Front Desk.
November 14, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
November 14, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
November 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
November 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hosted by VNA Care
November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ STEAM/Craft Room
Needham Free Public Library
Celebrate Monet’s Water Lilies with a remake of one of art history’s most celebrated art pieces with Giselle Rivere-Flores of the Learning Hub. Children will learn about and recreate Monet’s famous water lilies.This Maker Space Workshop is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
November 14, 6:45 PM
November 14, 7:00 PM @ Conference Room
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
November 14, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Needham Free Public Library Conference Room
November 14, 7:00 PM
November 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
November 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
with Penny Gordon from Senior Helpers
November 15, 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.
November 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Speaker: Jim Banelo from "Tic Talking News Radio"
November 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
by Connie Jo Dwyer-
Minimum of 10 students to have the program run so bring a friend.
Payment by cash or check directly to Connie Jo at beginning of class.
You do not need painting experience to take this class.
November 15, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hosted by AVITA - Advanced sign-up is required.
November 15, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Hosted by Springwell Healthy Living
November 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Women's acapella group -
Advanced sign-up is required by calling 781.455.7555 or stopping by the Front Desk.
November 15, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Instructor: Leslie Worris
No Class 11/22/17
Students register on the first day of class with the instructor and pay her directly.
November 15, 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.
November 15, 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM @ HR Director's Office
Unit D Negotiations
Date: 10/17/2017 Thomas Campbell, Ed.D.
Rec. by Town Clerk Clerk/Board Member
November 15, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
November 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
November 16, 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.
November 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
November 16, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Only 15 spots - Please pre-register
November 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6 week session
No class on 11/23/17
Flu Season is here! Learn how to eat for immunity with Meghan Ostrander,
RD of Springwell. You can help yourself stay healthy this year!
November 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ CATH Cinema
November 16, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! And after we're done watching the movie, decorate a Character Ornament for your tree! Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
November 16, 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.
November 16, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
November 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Listen to Veteran's Voice Radio every Thursday night on 95.9 WATD FM radio hosted by Gregg Brasso from Marshfield, MA.
The show includes discussion on veterans' topics such as: Careers, Housing, Family Services, Education, G.I. Bill, Government Benefits, Women's Veterans Issues, and Stories from Veterans.
November 16, 7:30 PM @ Highland Room
November 16, 7:30 PM
November 16, 7:30 PM @ Charles River Room
November 16, 7:45 PM @ Charles River Room
November 17, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
November 17, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Departure from the Senior Center will be 10:00 A.M. Call 781-455-7555 to sign up.
If you require a pick up at your home in Needham, please inform the receptionist, and be sure to provide your phone number.
November 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ CATH Cinema
Rated "R" -- Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a geniuslevel IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at
MIT. When he solves a difcult graduatelevel math problem, his talents are discovered by a Professor, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police ofcer, the Professor makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).
November 18, 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.
November 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Young Adult RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Come and meet people who are interested in the Pokémon Card Game. Exchange cards and build up your decks! This will occur in the Young Adult Room on the second floor, and is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
November 18, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Community Room
Join us for the monthly meeting of Bookventurers, a book club for 3rd-5th grade children! This month's Book will be A NIght Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen.
**Registration is required, one month in advance, in person or call 781-455-7559, ext.204.
• Read the book • Discuss it with other kids.
• Participate in book themed activities!• Make new friends!
• Enjoy book themed snacks!
November 18, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
The Mystic Paper Beasts theater troupe has been cheered around the globe for its extraordinary collection of simply-made yet expressive mythological masks, ingenious props which transform everyday objects into beasts, beings, tools and treasures, and for the whimsy and exuberance of their performance—a playful style full of rapid changes, dancing, miming, and singing. Sky Tales presents a constellation of Native American Tales from seven different Native nations—tales of the sky gathered like stars from a variety of traditional narratives, magical revealing, and transformative. Characters are distinguishable by the 25 hand-made masks worn by the two Beast players. Sky Tales teaches the audience about myth, grounding them in some of the fundamental stories from Native American tradition and will inspire them with a Do-It-Yourself approach to art-making. Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.