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Wellesley sports & social clubs


Babson Skating Club: Figure skating for kids, teens and adults.

Needham Bowlaway

Fin, Fur and Feather Club of Wellesley and Natick: Fishing, hunting, shooting (on Larch Rd. in Millis).

Greater Framingham Running Club: competitive and social running nonprofit running organization comprising members from Wellesley and beyond. Regular track workouts, community endeavors such as youth track meets.

Suburban Striders Running Club: Women’s running club with members from Wellesley, Weston, other area communities.

Wellesley Recreation Department: Offers youth and adult programs, registration forms, etc.

Wellesley Tennis Association: (508) 655-6490

Wellesley Youth Track and Field Club: For girls in grades 5-10.


Wellesley Free Library hosts a once-a-month Book Club usually on the first Thursday night, while the Fells Branch offers a club that meets one Tuesday afternoon each month. More info here.

Friends of Recycling: Volunteer group that oversees the town recycling center’s take it or leave it area.

Kiwanis Club: Meets regularly on Thursdays for luncheon/lectures at 12:15pm at the Wellesley College Club. Open to public following lunch at about 12:45pm.

Italo-American Education Club: 781 239 3325

League of Women Voters of Wellesley: It’s not just for women either.

The Maugus Club:  Squash, competitive badminton, table tennis, and even candlepin bowling right here in Wellesley at a friendly, family oriented club. Squash and badminton lessons/clinics for juniors and adults are available from experienced coaches.

Newcomers’ Club of Wellesley:  “The primary purpose of the Club is to help new residents (families and individuals) become better acquainted with the Wellesley community, services, businesses and people.”

Quinobequin Quilters: Make quilts, stay comfy and help others do the same. Meet monthly at the Wellesley Community Center.

Wellesley Amateur Radio Society: Ham radio enthusiasts. Behave yourself if you go: they meet at the police station.

The Wellesley Club: “…a civic organization that was founded in 1889 soon after the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts was established.  The Club’s mission is to promote literary and social culture among its members, with a focus on discussions relating to the welfare of the Town of Wellesley.”

The Wellesley College Club: Mainly for faculty and alums of the school, but others can befriend their way in.

Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture: “volunteers, faraway alums and local neighbors interested in supporting work that includes tour guiding in the Greenhouses and in the Arboretum.”

Wellesley Country Club: Golf, swimming, dining. We’d tell you more, but it’s private.

Wellesley Friendly Aid Association: “…works to improve the well-being and quality of life of the residents of Wellesley, Massachusetts.  The organization  offers assistance to Wellesley individuals and families of all incomes and ages who have a variety of unmet needs.”

Wellesley Service League:  Our kids think they sound like a group of super heroes protecting the city.  Well, sort of.  The League’s mission is “…to provide volunteer services to the community ranging from education, children, elderly, cultural and other charitable interests.”

The Wellesley Mothers Forum: “A social organization that provides an opportunity for mothers of young children to get together and enjoy interesting and educational speakers, share parenting information and make lasting friendships.” Includes lectures geared for parents of children ages 0-3, 4-8, plus organized playgroups, a book club and support services.

Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club: A volunteer organization devoted to community service that raises money for charities and scholarships. Organizes marketplace craft festival each fall, runs phone book cover contest, organizes luminary night and offers kitchen tour.

Wellesley Rotary Club: “Rotary is a service association of business and professional leaders united worldwide…” Meets Tuesdays at 6pm at the Wellesley Community Center.

Wellesley Society of Artists: Encourages and supports local artists. Contact Nan Rumpf 781 237 6318.


Wellesley gardening clubs:

Hills Garden Club of Wellesley

House and Garden Club of Wellesley

Wellesley Garden Club

Wellesley Garden Study Group

Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild

Wellesley Round Table Garden Club.

Weston Road Garden Club (Weston Road community gardens)  They also maintain a blog.

Wellesley Gentleman’s Society: A charitable and social club. Contact Rich Morrison (617) 424-2111




One Comment

  1. Shannon Pingitore
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to say many thanks to a runner in your group, Joe Smith. We were almost at the finish line of Boston Marathon yesterday when all the bombings happened. He never left my side for a second. Made sure I made contact with folks and got me to where I needed to be. So Joe if you get this, even though we never got to finish that last mile, I am grateful you stuck by me from mile 17 on. :-) Many thanks 😉 from
    Your Air Force officer friend Shannon :-)

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