October 2022

ELL Walk 'n Talk Sessions are Back!

New Location


Tuesday, October 4th

10:30 AM

Needham Community Council

570 Hillside Ave, Needham

Additional Dates: Oct 11th, Oct 18th

Meet fellow English language learners and practice English while getting exercise and fresh air. All levels welcome! This activity is for adults, but you are welcome to bring children along. We will walk for 40-60 minutes and return to our starting point. 


RSVP appreciated, but not required. Questions? Email jtovar@needhamcouncil.org or call 781-444-2415. 

Conozca a otros y practique inglés al aire libre. ¡Todos los niveles son bienvenidos! Esta actividad es para adultos, pero puede traer niños. Caminaremos por 40-60 minutos.  




Познакомьтесь с другими и практикуйте английский язык, получая физические упражнения и свежий воздух. Все уровни приветствуются! Это мероприятие предназначено для взрослых, но вы можете взять с собой детей. Мы будем идти пешком 40-60 минут 

SNAP Benefits Beyond Food

SNAP can help your household with more than just food. Check out the many different benefits you may be eligible for through this program. 

Click on the links below for more details. 

Discounted Blue Bikes
Museum Passes

Used Washer & Dryer Available

Are you in need of a gently used washer & dryer? We have one available but you must be able to move and install these appliances. Please contact the office at 781 444 2415 if you are interested. 

Tech & Tutors

New Drop-In


Why does Tom Brady keep throwing the tablets?!?! Maybe it's because he doesn't have a tutor!

Using new technology can be frustrating even for the GOAT! But the Council has opportunities for our members to get their questions answered. You can attend classes at the Center at the Heights, sign up for a one on one tutor, OR come to one of our New Drop In sessions:

Drop Ins:

Mondays, 11am-1pm at the Council, 570 Hillside Ave

Tuesdays, 3pm -4pm at the Center at the Heights

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Center at the Heights

If you would like to obtain a Fire tablet, attend a training session or sign up to work one-on-one with a tutor, please use the links below or contact Stacey at 781-444-2415, ext. 2120, email: sfallon@needhamcouncil.org.

Request a Tablet
Request a Tutor

The Council Thrift Coat Sale 

is almost here!

Prepare for the cooler weather with a new warm coat, sweater or accessory! Our fabulously popular Coat Sale is almost here. Find reasonably priced jackets and sweaters and more!

October 27th - October 29th

Thursday & Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

Food Pantry Pick Up Time Slots

In order to respect all cultures and religions the food pantry will be closed on Wednesday, Oct 5th for Yom Kippur and Monday, Oct 10th for Indigenous Peoples Day. 

Schedule your October Food Pantry Visit NOW

Sign Up Here
Thank you for Reading!

Yes! We are excited to have you continue to read the newsletter and want to reward you with a gift card. Each month 10 lucky customers will win a gift card to a local business.

Winners will be notified via email around the 10th of the month.

Enter to Win a Gift Card Here

Family Early Learning & Play

Raising a Reader Classes

Raising a Reader is an evidence based early literacy program offered at the Needham Free Library using interactive reading strategies to engage children while sharing books.

Each week they will focus on new strategies and ask good questions as they share books together. You will also sing, move, build vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a love of books. Our Lending Library provides families with 4 new books each week that are returned and exchanged the following week.

Raising Reader Class at Needham Free Library
Fall Class Schedule

Needham Housing Seeks Qualified Buyer

The Needham Housing Authority (NHA), in cooperation with the Town of Needham, is announcing the availability of a 3-bedroom affordable condominium that will be resold to a qualifying purchaser. The buyer must meet income and asset requirements and be a first-time homebuyer (some exceptions may apply). Income cannot exceed 110% of the Area Median Income ($123,376 for a 2-person household or $138,798 for a 3-person household). The unit at 120 Fairview Road has a listed sale price of $473,900. The unit is part of the High Rock development. 

Download an Application

 Applications are now available. The application deadline is Friday, October 21, 2022 at 4 pm. They should be submitted to the attention of Karen Sunnarborg, Housing Specialist, at the Needham Planning and Community Development Department, 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham MA 02492. Any inquiries can be sent to Ms. Sunnarborg at ksunnarborg@needhamma.gov or 781-455-7550 ext. 220.

Kids' Corner

Easy Peasy Paper Pumpkins

So much fun to create a simple pumpkin for the holiday!

What you need:

  • orange construction paper
  • green paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Tastes of Fall

Autumn Spinach Salad

6 oz spinach, cleaned and trimmed

1 apple or pear

1 rib celery

1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/4 cup oil

2 Tbls sugar

2 Tbls vinegar

1/4 tsp salt

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients.

In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients.

Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

1/3 cup oil

1 Tblsp salt

1 1/2 tsp thyme

1 1/4 tsp pepper

4 garlic cloves

1 lemon - zest and juice

6 chicken parts

2 pounds potatoes but into 2" pieces

1 onion - sliced

Preheat oven to 425°F

Wisk oil, salt, type, pepper, garlic, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl. 

Add chicken, potatoes, onions and lemon wedges to a sheet pan.

Pour olive oil mixture over the pan and toss.

Roast in the middle rack, rotating halfway through, until chicken registers 165 degrees. 


Council Thrift & Donation Hours

Monday & Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4 pm

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