Did Needham Support the Women’s Suffrage Movement?: 7:15 p.m. Oct. 3, Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham Heights. Free. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://lwv-needham.org. Gloria Greis, executive director of the Needham History Center and Museum, will speak about suffragists, anti-suffragists and the women’s suffrage movement in Needham and display documents, artifacts and photographs from the suffrage period. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. before the presentation.
A Taste of Needham Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4, First Baptist Church, 858 Great Plain Ave., Needham. For information: http://needhamopenstudios.com/nospopup. Refreshments will be provided by Hungry Coyote Taqueria, Chef Mike’s Italian Restaurant and Stacy’s Juicebar. Desserts and beverages will be featured by Treat Cupcake Bar and Roche Brothers. Entertainment provided by local singer and piano player Advika Krishnan.
A Taste of Needham Open Studios: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5-6, First Baptist Church, 858 Great Plain Ave., Needham. For information: http://needhamopenstudios.com/nospopup. This “Pop-Up Art Exhibit” will offer a sampling of Needham Open Studios artists’ works available for sale. Naomi Wilsey will demonstrate watercolor painting and printmaker Anne E.G. Nydam will demonstrate rubber block carving throughout the weekend.
Creative Co-conspirators Opening Reception: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 5, Gorse Mill Gallery, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham. For information: https://gorsemillstudios.com/events. Artists Liz Nania and Jeanne-Marie Crede will celebrate the opening of their exhibition, “Creative Co-conspirators: Glue, Wax, Paint and Thread.”
Local Freight at Homegrown Coffeehouse: 8 p.m. Oct. 5, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 23 Dedham Ave., Needham. Cost: $18, general admission; $15, students and seniors. For information: 781-444-7478; http://uuneedham.org. The Homegrown Coffeehouse will open its 37th season with bluegrass band Local Freight. There is free parking and wheelchair access.
Creative Co-conspirators: Glue, Wax, Paint and Thread: Oct. 5-29, Gorse Mill Gallery, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham. For information: https://gorsemillstudios.com/events. Artists and collaborators Liz Nania and Jeanne-Marie Crede will display works made of found materials. Nania paints and creates textile art by de-constructing and re-assembling antique linens and embroideries, while Crede makes collages and assemblages with objects found in thrift stores and on the street. Nania will also be showing paintings in encaustic (melted beeswax) and acrylic. The artists will be at the gallery 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12.
USED KIDS CLOTHING, TOY AND EQUIPMENT SALE: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Oct. 6, Newman Elementary School, 1155 Central Ave., Needham. For information: email@example.com; https://parenttalk.org/used-clothing-toy-equipment-sale. Parent Talk welcomes members and nonmembers to its bi-annual sale. The general sale will go on until 11:30 a.m., and after that there will be a bag sale from noon to 12:45 p.m. where shopper can purchase a reusable bag for $15 and fill it up with items. Email Parent Talk for more information about donation, cosigning and volunteer opportunities at the sale.
TAMING TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS: 6 p.m. Oct. 8, FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston, 109-123 Highland Ave. Suite 103, Needham. Free. For information and RSVP: http://shorturl.at/KLU48. Kevin Martin, of Nerds to Go, will explore how to stay safe on the internet and enjoy some of its components and resources. This interactive presentation encourages participants to ask questions and provide their own anecdotes. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Sunita L. Williams Elementary School Open House: 9-10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, Sunita L. Williams Elementary School, 585 Central Ave., Needham. The community is invited to meet informally for a tour of the school.
Yoga on the Common: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Needham Center Town Common. Free. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org; https://samanthahoff.com. Needham-based yoga teacher Samantha Hoff will teach an outdoor, all-levels vinyasa yoga class on the lawn in front of town hall. Donations to benefit Circle of Hope will be accepted. Participants should arrive a few minutes early and bring a yoga mat or large towel, yoga blocks optional.
Needham Youth Track Club: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 10, DeFazio Field, 380 Dedham Ave., Needham. For information: 781-856-4088; email@example.com; http://needhamtrack.org. The program encompasses both cross country and short track running and field events for ages 5-14. The coaching staff includes adult experienced adult coaches as well as captains and veterans of high school and college running teams.The program accepts both new and experienced runners. Register at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10776.
Zumba Gold for Seniors: 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Needham Council on Aging, 300 Hillside Ave.