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
Friday, September 19, 2014
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: What's Happening in Downtown Needham?. What is the vision for Needham Center? Can it be more vibrant and appealing? Are there solutions to empty storefronts? Is there a problem?

Speakers include Devra Bailin, Needham Director of Economic Development and a panel of representatives from business, community and town government.

See the flyer here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
  NHS Voter Registration. To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the LWV-Needham will be registering voters at Needham High School.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:00pm
Charles River Public Meeting Room, 1st Floor of the Public Service Administration Building
500 Dedham Avenue
Needham
Public Forum on Affordable Housing Challenges and Choices. The Town of Needham invites you to a public forum to discuss future directions for affordable housing in Needham. The Town is in the process of preparing a Housing Production Plan under state guidelines as well as a HUD Consolidated Plan as part of its participation in the WestMetro HOME Consortium.

See the flyer for more details.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10am-3pm
Needham Town Common Needham Harvest Fair. Please visit our table for voter information for the November 4 Election!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:30pm
Needham Public Library Community Room LWVN Opening Meeting. 6:30 pm - refreshments

7:15 pm - Speaker, Marshall Ingwerson, Editor, Christian Science Monitor on "How to be an optimist about the news."

Marshall Ingwerson is the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, a Boston-based news organization best-known for its international news coverage. The 106-year-old Monitor produces the website CSMonitor.com, a weekly magazine, and Monitor Global Outlook, a daily digital publication on emerging and frontier economies.

See the flyer here.

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 open to the public. More details will be coming soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
 
  Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote and to change Party enrollment prior to the November 4, 2014, State Election. Additional information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.
Friday, October 17, 2014
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: Domestic Violence: A Needham Concern?.
Monday, October 27, 2014
7:30pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Special Town Meeting. For Warrant information, visit the Town's website.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
 
  State Election. Last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, October 15. For more information about voter registration and the polling locations, see the Town Clerk's web page.

For the Secretary of State's information about the FOUR ballot questions, visit the Secretary of State's website

Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, November 21, 2014
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: The Politics of Food: The Local Farmers' Perspective.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, January 2, 2015
 
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, 2015 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. 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 8, 2015
6:00pm
  Local Program Planning. Members welcome!
Look for a separate email invitation or contact us for details.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 
Mail your postcard to the Town Clerk's Office Last day for incumbents to file Nomination Papers. Incumbent Town Meeting Members will receive notice by mail for re-election which must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by Tuesday, February 17, to be included on the ballot.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
 
Town Clerk's Office Last day to file Nomination Papers for Town-wide Office and Town Meeting Member.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00pm
TBA Second 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 of three will compete for prizes. Teams can be composed of adults, high-schoolers, eighth graders or any combination of three.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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 14, 2015, Town Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today.

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Monday, April 6, 2015
 
TBA Candidates' Night. Look for the LWVN Voters Guide in the April 9 Needham Times with candidate information and a list of those running for Town Meeting in your precinct.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:45am-8:00pm
  Town Election. See the Town Clerk's website for current polling locations.
Monday, April 27, 2015
7:30pm
Pollard Middle School 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.

Monday, May 4, 2015
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

Current Town Meeting Members

Thursday, May 7, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Saturday, May 16, 2015
 
TBA LWVMA Convention. Information will be found at the LWVMA website in the Spring.