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Needham Bowlaway
16 Chestnut St, Needham, MA 02492
Reopened in July 2011 under new ownership, Needham Bowlaway is one of the oldest candlepin bowling alleys in the area,More having originally opened in 1947. Located near the corner of Great Plain Avenue and Chestnut Street in Needham Center, the bowling alley offers eight lanes which can be rented in hour increments. Bowling shoes are required and available for rental for a small fee. The facility is available for league play and private party rental. It also has Cosmic Bowling on weekends. For more information, visit the Web site.
Needham Community Theatre
257 Chestnut St, Needham, MA 02492
Needham Community Theatre is a nonprofit theatre company that hosts two shows per year. Its performances have includedMore Ramona Quimby, Annie, The Diary of Anne Frank and Jekyll & Hyde. The company uses its website to sell tickets and to spread the work about upcoming plays.
Needham Golf Club
49 Green St, Needham, MA 02492
The history of the Needham Golf Club dates back to 1898, when the town of Needham acquired the land and authorized theMore building of a golf course. The course itself opened for play in 1901. The club was incorporated in 1923 as a nonprofit organization. The membership includes both men and women of all ages and local business people from a wide variety of organizations. They proudly support the local community in various ways, including donating scholarships each year to the local high school. For more information, call the number provided.
Avery Field
Webster St & Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494
Visitors to Avery Field will find a large open space fit for dog walking or tossing around a frisbee. During warmerMore months, Needham youths can be seen playing on the park's baseball diamond. The park abuts a private condominium and drivers are asked not to park in the condo spaces. Parking, instead, can be found on Webster Street. Needham Park and Recreation maintains the park and asks that visitors keep dogs on a leash.
Read & White
1096 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Pronounced "reed" and white, this formal wear shop has been in Needham Center for over 4 years. It supports theMore community as often as it can, including the local hockey and football leagues. If Needham High School is putting on a play and the wardrobe calls for tuxedos, Read & White will donate them for use during the show when possible. It offers a full line of tuxedos as well as business suit rentals. Weekend rentals can be picked up on Thursday and returned on Monday for no additional charge.
Hughes Photography Inc
20 Chestnut St, Needham, MA 02492
This photography business specializes in taking pictures of children. It does both posed photography as well as moreMore relaxd, playful shots. Hughes Photography also covers weddings.
Memorial Park
92 Rosemary St, Needham, MA 02494

With stately Needham High School perched atop the hill beside it, Memorial Park offers a plethora of activities forMore those who visit. The recently renovated park often finds athletes utilizing the two baseball diamonds, as well as the multiuse synthetic field, all of which are lit up at night. During warmer months, live music is played at the park's gazebo.

As its name implies, Memorial Park also pays tribute to veterans through a granite monument, plaques and American flags. As one inscription reads, the park is dedicated to the "men and women of Needham who served the armed forces of our great country in all wars."

Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals
460 Hillside Ave, Needham, MA 02494
Founded in 1997 by New York musician David Weinstone, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals is a children's musicMore program offered in Needham by Stacey Peasley. The program focuses on singing, dancing, musical storytelling, puppet play and instrument instruction for children ranging in age from 6 months through five years. Visit the Boston Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals website for program, registration and schedule information.
Kids Street
71 4th Ave, Needham Heights, MA 02494
Located on Fourth Avenue near the Charles River, Kids Street is a 7,000-square-foot recreational center which offersMore children and their parents a clean, well-equipped place to play, learn and have fun. It offers a wide variety of classes taught by accredited experienced teachers with many years of experience, including mommy & me gym, cooking, hip-hop, summer camp programs and Lego creations. It also hosts birthday parties on Thursday through Sunday. Open since 2006, Kids Street supports many local charities, including the Needham Little League, Needham-based Pan Mass Challenge and Kevin Youklis Hits for Kids.
Susan Schenberg-Templer, LICS
992 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Ms. Schenberg-Templer is a board certified psychotherapist, who received her degree from the Simmons School of SocialMore Work in 1970. Before starting her own private practice, she worked in a child guidance clinic and acted as a consultant with community health centers.

Her areas of speciality include play therapy, early adolescent issues, menopause, eating disorders, ADD and addiction treatment. Currently, she is an affliate of the Needham Pyschotherapy Associates.

Carter Center for Children
800 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494
Started in 1982 by Barbara Carr and Sheila Connolly, the Carter Center for Children is licensed by the state, operatesMore as a non-profit under the Needham Board of Health and provides individualized care for kids based on their emotional, intellectual and developmental needs. Scholarships are available, children with disabilities are welcome and toilet training can be provided in conjunction with parental help. Daily activities include quiet time, puzzle time, outside play and art, science and language classes.
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