This page was updated Nov. 2023.
Babson Skating Club: Figure skating for kids, teens and adults.
Ballroom Basics: Provides classes and private instruction in Ballroom, Latin and Swing style of dances for Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Wedding Couples. Studios in Wellesley (at the Tolles Parsons Center in the fall), Needham, Canton, Dedham.
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 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.
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.
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. Closed due to COVID, and as of August 2023 has not yet reopened.
Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Garden: “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 Masonic Lodge: Freemasonry, the world’s oldest and largest fraternity, seeks to bring together men of every country, religion, race, background, and opinion in order to develop the bonds of friendship between them. Through a large variety of North American Masonic philanthropies, approximately $2M is given to charity every day, 70% of which benefits the general public. The Wellesley Angel Funds benefits Wellesley children. Lodge Location: 1101 Highland Ave., Needham
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 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.”
Wellesley Society of Artists: Encourages and supports local artists. Contact Nan Rumpf 781 237 6318.
Wellesley Town Band The Wellesley Town Band is an authentic all-American Town Band. If you have ever played a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument, there’s a chair, music, a music stand, and a warm welcome waiting for you in the Wellesley Town Band! Players of all ages (Grade 8 upwards) are welcome, no auditions are required. For more information, contact email@example.com or 781-237-5203.
Wellesley gardening clubs
Weston Road Gardens (Weston Road community gardens)