Events Calendar

Upcoming at BID–Needham: Living with Alzheimers Community Presentation

April 2019
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  • "Juuling and Schooling" with Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH "Juuling and Schooling" with Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH 2019-04-04 Location: Rosemary Recreation Complex (178 Rosemary Street, Needham)

    Please join us on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 7:30–8:30 pm for a community presentation, "Juuling and Schooling" with Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Dr. Winickoff's will discuss the reality of vaping among youth. 

    Preceeding and immediately following the event, please take a tour of "Hidden in Plain Sight," an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom. Open 6:30–7:30 pm and 8:30–9 pm. 

    Exhibit is open to all adults over the age of 21.

    Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to further process questions or concerns in a small group setting with trained facilitators.

    Free of charge. Registration recommended: https://juulingandschooling.ev...

    Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom which contains common items that can hide substances, and helps parents to “spot” signs of at-risk behavior in their teen. Visitors will receive education about substance use from trained volunteers followed by a tour of the model bedroom. This exhibit is an integral part of community education and encourages parents to talk to their children about at-risk behaviors that can lead to opioid use, addiction, and substance use

    This presentation is sponsored by Needham Parents Care, Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham.



  • Dancing with the Needham Stars 2019 Dancing with the Needham Stars 2019 2019-04-06 Location: Moseley’s on the Charles, Dedham, MA

    BID-Needham is a proud sponsor of Needham's annual "Dancing with the Needham Stars," in support of the Needham Women's Club & Needham Exchange Club. In addition to being a sponsor of the event, the hospital will be represented in several ways. Bob Ernst and Sylvia Dandrata have been selected to represent the hospital as dancers. In addition, last year's dancers will perform as part of an alumni dance routine, including three individuals with BID-Needham ties: Samantha Sherman, chief development and external relations officer at BID–Needham; Michael Lombard, former chair of the board of advisors; and the 2017 crowned champions, Board of Trustees member Barry Coffman, who danced with his wife, Linda. 

    Click here for tickets and for more information 

  • Family Promise MetroWest Walk to End Homelessness Family Promise MetroWest Walk to End Homelessness 2019-04-06 Location: Natick Community Senior Center (117 East Central Street, Natick)

    BID-Needham is a proud sponsor of the Family Promise MetroWest Walk to End Homelessness, and provides first aid for this walk. 

    Grab your sneakers, strollers, and leashes and help us raise funds to end family homelessness in our Metrowest community. Join us at our new starting location at Natick High School (15 West Street), with ample parking and lots of room for vendors, photos, music, food, and fun. And come meet LBF of the Loren and Wally Show and the Street Gang from 105.7 WROR, our media sponsor. Registration begins at 8:00 am; the walk starts at 8:50 am. Open to walkers of all ages! Proceeds from the walk support programing for families facing homelessness. Registration opens January 2019. This promises to be our best walk yet! 

    If you are unable to walk, you can still participate by being a virtual walker on the day of the Walkathon.  For more information, visit  


  • Greater Boston YMCA Healthy Kids Day: A Free Community Event Greater Boston YMCA Healthy Kids Day: A Free Community Event 2019-04-07 Location: Newman Elementary School Gym, 1155 Central Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492

    BID-Needham is once again a sponsor of the annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day. The Charles River YMCA is celebrating with a free community event that encourages kids to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. BID-Needham will have two information tables and will be providing “passports” for the students to utilize during the event. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 YMCA's across the country, and kick-starts healthier behaviors now and throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children’s health.

    For more information, contact the Charles River YMCA at (781) 444-6400 or visit




  • Strategies to Maintain Brain Health and Prevent Memory Loss Strategies to Maintain Brain Health and Prevent Memory Loss 2019-04-10 Location: Boston JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

    Forgetfulness is a complaint we hear often as we get older. While learning and recalling information may take a bit longer than it did “back in the day,” significant memory loss is not an inevitable result of aging and can be prevented. Whatever your age, learn what you can do now to proactively maintain mental sharpness and memory as you grow wiser. Join Daniel Press, MD, Clinical Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, for this third and final event in the JCC Wellness Series.

    All JCC Wellness Series events are free and open to the community. To RSVP for an event, or for more information, contact 















  • Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 2019-04-24 Location: BID-Needham, 300 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA, 02492 (Conference Room B)

    Free Educational Program at BID-Needham 

    Rahul Gupta, MD, a fellowship-trained weight loss surgeon, will discuss the health risks of obesity, the effectiveness of weight loss surgery, different types of minimally invasive weight loss surgeries and support available after surgery.

    To register, call 617-313-1440 or visit

    Click here to read more in the Needham Times. 




  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2019-04-27 Location: Garrity Way at Town Hall, Needham, Mass.

    The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

    The Town of Needham and Needham Police will be doing a medication collection in front of Needham Town Hall from 10 am-2 pm. You can bring any unused medications that day to dispose of them safely. This Take Back Day is a partnership of the Needham Division of Public Health, Needham Police Department and the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN).

    Know Before You Go:
    Check your home for unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. Check the expiration dates on all medications. Needles, thermometers, medical waste or illegal drugs such as cocaine or marijuana will not be accepted*
    *Needle disposal available at Needham RTS

    Click here for more details 

    Questions? Contact Catherine Delano, Needham Division of Public Health, at (781) 455-7940 (x215).