Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.
This calendar also reflects information about other events that are of interest to the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7pm
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington
Greening the Grid: Preparing for Our Clean Energy Future. Topics:
  • What is the electric grid?
  • Why is the grid important as we transition to clean energy?
  • How can the grid be modernized to support the transition?

Speakers: Ariel Horowitz, PhD, Synapse, and Megan Herzog, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, MA
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2-4pm
Needham Public Library
Community Room
Immigration Detainers and Why We Need the Safe Communities Act. LWV-Needham is co-sponsoring the Fall Human Rights Series with Progressive Needham and the Needham Area Immigration Justice Task Force.

For more information, click here to see the flyer.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
10:00am-noon
Massachusetts State House LWVMA Day on the Hill.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
1pm
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St
Falmouth
Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do. including impact on Cape Cod.
Topics:
  • What have we observed from our changing climate?
  • What changes are in our future?
  • What plans are in the works to adapt to these changes?

Speaker: Ellen Douglas, PE, PhD, Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, UMass Boston.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
4-7pm
Needham Historical Society
1147 Central Avenue
Needham
Public-Speaking Workshop for Women Activists. Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, will be in Needham to provide a hands-on public-speaking workshop to empower women to improve their presentation skills to advocate in public for issues, run for public office (local, state, or national), or otherwise speak in front of audiences.

Space is limited to 25 participants and, although the workshop is free, registration is required. Click here to register.

Public-speaking skills can be learned and improved, and effective advocacy often relies on these skills. Tina will share her experience from 40 years in acting and directing, and provide participants with useful knowledge and techniques designed to bolster speaking skills and build the courage needed to give effective presentations. There will be opportunities to practice these skills during the workshop.

Friday, November 17, 2017
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
4pm
Congregational Church of Needham
1154 Great Plain Avenue
Presentation and Panel from Southern Poverty Law Foundation. LWV-Needham is co-sponsoring the Fall Human Rights Series with Progressive Needham and the Needham Area Immigration Justice Task Force.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
 
Town Clerk's Office Nomination Papers for Town-wide Offices and Town Meeting Members. Nomination Papers for Town-wide Offices and Town Meeting Members will be available in the Town Clerk's Office beginning January 2, 2018 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Candidates for Town-wide Offices must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters town wide and new Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct.

Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:00pm
  Local Program Planning. Members welcome!
Look for a separate email invitation or contact us for details.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
 
Mail your postcard to the Town Clerk's Office Last day for incumbents to file Nomination Papers. Incumbent Town Meeting Members have received notice by mail for re-election which must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by Tuesday, February 13, to be included on the ballot.

Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
 
Town Clerk's Office Last day to file Nomination Papers for Town-wide Office and Town Meeting Member. Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:00pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Fifth Annual LWVN Civics Bee. Join us as we cheer on our friends and neighbors at the fifth annual LWVN Civics Bee. This free event is intended to spur civic engagement and interest and will be a fun competition. The Civics Bee is co-sponsored by LWV-Needham and the Needham Public Schools.

Teams will compete by answering questions related to local, state, and national government and politics.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote prior to the April 10, 2018, Town Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today until 8:00 pm.

More information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

Friday, March 23, 2018
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum.
Monday, April 2, 2018
 
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Candidates' Night. 7:00-7:30 pm: Meet the Candidates for Town-wide Committees and Town Meeting

7:30 pm: Contested Candidates' Forum

Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:45am-8:00pm
  Town Election.
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:30pm
Center at the Heights
(Senior Center)
300 Hillside Avenue
Needham Heights
Warrant Meetings. New Town Meeting Member Orientation with Moderator, Michael Fee, 6:45 p.m.

The League of Women Voters Needham annually hosts Warrant Meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity for Town Meeting Members, and anyone else, to learn about the issues that will be voted on at Town Meeting the following week.

We will divide into small groups, by precinct. Town department representatives will informally discuss the Warrant articles relevant to their expertise. Town Meeting Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and get those questions answered within those small precinct groupings.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Monday, May 7, 2018
7:30pm
James Hugh Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Annual Town Meeting Begins. Helpful documents for Town Meeting can be found at the Town's website, on the left-hand side.

Additional information about Town Meeting:

The Needham Town Meeting Handbook

Town Meeting Member Listing

Monday, May 21, 2018
6:00pm
  Annual Meeting. Tentative date.
For LWV-Needham members only. Dinner, business meeting, speaker.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
10am-3pm
Needham Town Common Needham Street Fair.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
 
Chicago, IL LWVUS Convention. Visit LWVUS website for more information.