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, September 10, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: Invasive Plants: More than Just a Nuisance.
  • How do invasive plants damage local food webs?
  • What are the invasive plants in our area?
  • How can we recognize them?
  • How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community?

Come hear Dr. Eric Olson, professor in the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at Brandeis University, speak to these issues.

See the flyer here.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10am-3pm
Needham Town Common Needham Harvest Fair. Please visit our table for voter information!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30pm
Needham Public Library Community Room LWVN Opening Meeting: Money In Politics. In recognition of the studies being done by LWVUS and the critical importance of the topic, our Opening Meeting this year will focus on the issue of Money in Politics. Our guest speaker, State Senator Jamie Eldridge (Acton), has been a champion at the State House on legislation to combat the corrupting influence of money in our elections and government.

6:30 p.m. - Refreshments
7:00 p.m. - History and Current State of Money in Politics
8:00 p.m. - Senator Jamie Eldridge remarks and Q+A. Representative Denise Garlick will introduce Senator Eldridge and join him for the Question and Answer session.

Opening Meeting is an occasion for LWVN members and guests 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!

See the flyer here.

Sunday, November 1, 2015
 
Powers Hall,
Needham Town Hall
LWV-Needham 75th Anniversary High Tea. LWVN 75 logo

Details to be announced.

Monday, November 2, 2015
7:30pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Special Town Meeting. Check here in October for Warrant information.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, November 20, 2015
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
LWVN Consensus Meeting. Consensus Meeting for LWVUS Study of the Constitutional Amendment Process. All League members are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Monday, January 4, 2016
 
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 4, 2016 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. 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 14, 2016
6:00pm
  Local Program Planning. Members welcome!
Look for a separate email invitation or contact us for details.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
7:00pm
TBD LWVN Consensus Meeting. Consensus Meeting for LWVUS Money in Politics Study. All League members are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment prior to the March 1 Presidential Primary 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, February 12, 2016
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: Topic TBA.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
 
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 16, 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 23, 2016
 
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.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 
  Presidential Primary. Visit the Needham Town Clerk's website for polling locations.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2:00pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Third Annual LWVN Civics Bee. Join us as we cheer on our friends and neighbors at the third 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.

Check back in January for more information, including registration.

Friday, March 18, 2016
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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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 12, 2016, Town Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today.

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

Monday, April 4, 2016
 
  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 7 Needham Times with candidate information and a list of those running for Town Meeting in your precinct.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:45am-8:00pm
  Town Election. See the Town Clerk's website for voting information including polling locations.
Monday, April 25, 2016
7:30pm
Center at the Heights
(Senior Center)
300 Hillside Avenue
Needham Heights
Warrant Meetings. 2016: Our second year holding Warrant Meetings at The Center at the Heights

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.

Monday, May 2, 2016
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 5, 2016
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Thursday, June 16, 2016-Saturday, June 18, 2016
 
Washington, D.C. LWVUS Convention. Visit LWVUS website for more information.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
 
  Voter Registration Deadline. The last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the September 20 Massachusetts State Primary. 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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
 
  State Primary Election. For more information about the polling locations, click here.

Please be aware that the Town of Needham is divided into two State Senate Districts as follows:

Precincts A, B, C, I, and J = Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District

Precincts D, E, F, G, and H = Norfolk & Suffolk District.

Note that other than the State Senate Districts, all other legislative districts include all of the town of Needham.

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  2016 State and Presidential Election. For more information about the polling locations, click here.