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
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10am-3pm
Needham Town Common Needham Harvest Fair. Please visit our table for voter information (candidates and ballot questions) for the November 8 Election!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:30pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Special Town Meeting. Special Town Meeting Warrant and supplemental information is available on the Town's website.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30pm
Needham Public Library Community Room LWVN Opening Meeting: Nathaniel Stinnett. Program:
6:30 p.m. - Refreshments
7:15 p.m. - Welcome and Announcements
7:30 p.m. - Nathaniel Stinnett to speak on the Environmental Voter Project.

See the flyer for more details.

Opening Meeting is an occasion for LWVN members, guests and the public to come together, hear an interesting local speaker, and get started on the new League year. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. The last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the November 8 State Election and Presidential Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today. More information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

You can now register to vote at the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website:

Register to Vote

Friday, October 21, 2016
9:15am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: Ballot Questions Forum. Come learn about the ballot questions that will be on the November 8 ballot in Needham, focusing on Legalizing Marijuana, Question 4.

Speakers pro/con on Question 4 (legalize recreational marijuana) and materials available for all ballot questions (four statewide and one local). Refreshments at 9:15 a.m. forum at 9:30. Open to the public.

See the flyer for more details.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  2016 State and Presidential Election. For more information about the polling locations, click here.

Early Voting is available from Monday, October 24, through Friday, November 4 and will take place at Needham Town Hall, Town Clerk's Office.

Hours of Early Voting:
Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28: from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday Evening, October 25: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 29: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 18, 2016
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum. Topic TBA.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
 
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 3, 2017 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. 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 12, 2017
6:00pm
  Local Program Planning. Members welcome!
Look for a separate email invitation or contact us for details.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, February 17, 2017
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum. Topic TBA.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:00pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Fourth Annual LWVN Civics Bee. Join us as we cheer on our friends and neighbors at the fourth 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 School Department.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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 11, 2017, Town Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today.

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

Friday, March 24, 2017
9:15am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: Meet Your Legislators. The public is welcome to join League members as they discuss the issues of the day with our local legislators. Come be a part of the discussion!

Speakers:
Representative Denise Garlick
Senator Richard Ross, Needham Precincts A, B, C, I, J
Senator Michael Rush, Needham Precincts D, E, F, G, H

Monday, April 3, 2017
 
  Candidates' Night. 7:00-7:30 pm: Meet the Candidates for Town-wide Committees and Town Meeting

7:30 pm - Contested Candidates' Forum. In addition to League-generated questions, the audience will be invited to submit questions for the candidates.

Look for the LWVN Voters Guide in the April 6 Needham Times with candidate information and a list of those running for Town Meeting in your precinct.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00am-8:00pm
  Town Election.
Monday, April 24, 2017
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.

Town Meeting information can be found on the Needham Town Website.

Monday, May 1, 2017
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.

Additional information about Town Meeting:

The Needham Town Meeting Handbook

Town Meeting Member Listing

Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.