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Progressive Dinner 2020

Join us for one of our community’s most beloved traditions! The 2020 Waban Improvement Society Progressive Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 14th, starting at 7 pm.  Mark your calendars!

A great way to make new friends and connect with neighbors, we will “progress” from home to home. Each destination will have a new mix of people.  RSVP now by clicking here – let us know if you can host an appetizer or dinner course, or if you wish to be a guest who brings an assigned dish.
The schedule is: 7:00-8:00pm Appetizers; 8:15-9:30pm Dinner; 9:30-later Dessert. Destinations will be sent out in early March.

This fun, community-building evening can’t take place without everyone’s participation. We ask a nominal donation of $21 per participant.  This event fee will be waived for those who elect to host.

Firstplease click on this link to participate  After you have filled out the form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link back to this page for payment below. Again, if you are hosting, you do not pay a fee.

Ticket price $21 per person (includes $1 PayPal fee)




Photos from 2011

Please contact the event organizers, Chris Pitts or Steffi Aronson Karp, via e-mail with any questions.

The Waban Improvement Society’s 17th Annual Progressive Dinner is March 9, 2019. Attendance in past years has helped make this evening one of our neighborhood’s most popular and cherished new traditions. Every year, we are all treated to an evening of new and renewed friendships, the warm hospitality of neighbors, delicious cuisine and delightful conversation. We come together as neighbors in one another’s homes and are once again reminded of how exceptional Waban truly is.

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About the WIS

Established in 1889, the Waban Improvement Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose membership comprises all people who live and/or work in Waban, Massachusetts. The Society promotes any activity intended to improve Waban and fosters a sense of community for those who live and work here. The WIS is committed to community building and sharing. Its activities include running the Waban Library Center, Waban Village Day, landscaping community assets, the Progressive Dinner, Waban Lights and Sing-along, and The Newton Piano Summit.

Support the WIS

We are no longer asking for dues. Instead, we ask for donations to continue all of our activities. You may support all of our activities or earmark donations if you have a preference.