Needham Gets Into the Holiday Spirit This Weekend


Saturday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 30s. Saturday night will be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with temperature highs in the upper 30s. Sunday night there is a 60 percent chance of snow. Lows will be in the upper 20s.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Friends' of Needham Library will hold a Holiday Book Sale. The 10,000+ items for sale will include fiction, non-fiction, youth, young adult, cookbooks, reference, poetry, drama and holiday books as well as audio-visual materials.

10 a.m.: Stop by Gorse Mills, 31 Thorpe Road, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8, noon to 5 p.m., to get a sneak peak into over 12 different artists studios. Painters, potters, jewelers, and many more will have their work available for purchasing. Ten percent of all proceeds are being donated to the Needham Community Council's Food Pantry. There will also be food from Sweet Basil owner and chef, Dave Becker. Wine tastings will also take place compliments of Needham's new Vino di Vino and Running Brook Winery and Vineyard of Dartmouth.

7 p.m.: T-Cubed, a student-run organization, is proud to present “Seussical Jr.,” a musical directed by Needham 8th grader, Julia Chase and choreographed by Needham High School student, Alexa Stevens. Featuring a cast of 18 students from Needham and Newton, “Seussical Jr.” is a fun-filled, family-friendly show. This show will raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. The one hour show will take place 7 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave., Needham. Minimum suggested donation is $5. For more information email Julia Chase, jmich222@gmail.com.


1 to 4:30 p.m.: The 16th annual Holiday House Tour begins at the Needham Historical Society, 1145 Central Avenue. Tickets are $30 if purchased prior to the day of the event, and $35 at the Historical Society the day of the Tour. They are available at Needham's Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms. Tickets may also be purchased online at NeedhamWomensClub.org. All proceeds of the Holiday House Tour are donated to vital Needham organizations like Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Needham Community Council, and the Needham Education Foundation.

3 p.m.: The Chancel Choir of Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland Ave., Needham, will host their ninth annual Messiah Sing. The event will begin with the church’s Handbell Choir playing four selections on the five-octave Schulmerich Handbells and Melody Chimes.  The Sing gives everyone in attendance an opportunity to sing the great choruses of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, including “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,”  “Glory to God,” and the immortal “Hallelujah Chorus.”  The freewill offering helps to fund the orchestra and includes use of a musical score (Schirmer edition). Schirmer scores will also be available for purchase. The Sing will include soloists  from the Chancel Choir, a twelve-piece instrumental ensemble, and the chorus of all who come to sing. For more information call Carter Memorial UMC at 781-444-2460 or check the church’s website.


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