Events at Hale

Poetry Nights at Hale
Poetry Nights at Hale
December 1
Poetry Nights at Hale
Poetry Nights at Hale
December 1
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Upcoming Events

Whether you’d like to go on a night hike, get into trail running, meditate by the pond, learn to paint, or take a canoe out at sunset, you’re sure to find something to do at Hale.

Poetry Night at Hale (Dec. 1, 6:30-8 PM) Join us for December’s Poetry Night at Hale! The evening will begin with an open mic and end with a set by December’s featured poet, Douglas Bishop, who will be accompanied by clarinetist Todd Brunel. Whether you choose to share your own poetry or simply appreciate the work of others, this is sure to be an exciting night of spoken word. Poetry Nights at Hale are ideal for ages 16+ but younger poets are welcome if they’re accompanied by parents or guardians. Light refreshments will be available. Parking is at Hale’s Trading Post and the event will be in the Simches Family Center. Register here.

Poetry Nights at Hale and other programs coordinated by Hale’s artist-in-residence are made possible by the generosity of The Margaret Stewart Lindsay Foundation.

Annual Events

These events are free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

  • Hale-o-ween (October 23, 2021)
  • Fall Family Scavenger Hunt (November 26, 2021)
  • Volunteer Days, Senior Soirées, Story Walks® and more


Our free public events are made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Needham Bank, Prime Automotive Group, Dedham Savings, Roche Bros., and Twelve Points Wealth Management. We appreciate their continued support!

Contact Paula if you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for your organization.

Westwood Community Trails

Enjoy nature near Boston with Community trails in Westwood

Financed by Westwood’s Department of Public Works and its Recreation Department, guided by its Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee, and administered by Hale, Westwood Community Trails invites residents to explore the town’s trails and learn more about their importance to the community. Monthly guided hikes (typically on Saturday mornings) vary in distance and topography and explore a number of areas at Hale and beyond. To learn more, email coordinator Rich de Reyna at westwoodcommunitytrails@gmail.com.

WCT’s Next Hike

Westwood Community Trails is exploring again! Join us on our next two-hour hike Sat. Nov. 6 at Hale. Hikers will meet at 10 AM on Old Stone Rd. in Westwood for a 4-mile hike over mostly mixed terrain to Powissett Peak. No registration is required; just show up! Please remember to observe COVID-19 Trail Etiquette:

  • Self quarantine: If you don’t feel well, spent time unmasked with people outside of your bubble, or if you recently traveled, please stay home.
  • Keep your distance: Maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
  • Bring a mask: As a courtesy, wear it when others may pass through your exhaled air. Feel free to remove it when you’re safely distanced from others.
  • Arrive, hike, and leave: We’ll start hiking 5 minutes after the stated meeting time and depart 5 minutes after the hike is over.

Live Music at Hale

If you enjoy live music, support local singer-songwriters with friends and family at Hale. Join the dedicated fan base of these BYOB 21+ acoustic shows (held once per season) in rustic venues that include the ACLC Barn and Powissett Lodge.

Upcoming Shows

Stay tuned for our next show!

Past Lineups

  • December 7, 2019—Cold Car with Ken Carter, Just Another Guru
  • June 27, 2019—John Hanson, Calvin Mausteller, Zack Bolles
  • August 2, 2018—Cold Car, Jenne Halstead, Conor Ryan Hennessy
  • May 17, 2018—Deb Todd Wheeler, Late Night Thoughts, Lisa Bastoni
  • February 8, 2018—Chris Trapper, Sophia Jane
  • October 26, 2017—Colin O’Dwyer, Emily Theis, Just Another Guru
  • August 10, 2017—Zack Bolles, Sara Colb, Josie Lowder
  • July 13, 2017—Ken Carter, Lynn Bailey and Sean Witty, Andrew O’Keeffe and Hayes Cummings