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.

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03/11/2017 7:00 pm

The Waban Improvement Society’s 14th Annual Progressive Dinner is March 11, 2017. 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. Please contact Ilana Steel 617.875.2965 for coordination of your food participation as well as any questions you may have. If you are hosting, you do not pay a fee.

WIS Member price $21 per person (includes $1 paypal fee)

Food Participation


Non-WIS Member price $26 per person (includes $1 paypal fee)

Food Participation



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Annual Dues $35 Includes $1 CC transaction fee

Donation to WLC/WIS of any value:

Waban Artful Piano Summit 2017

Waban Library Centre 1608 Beacon Street, Waban, 02468
It is said "April showers bring May flowers" but this May, Saturday afternoons in Newton's historic village of Waban are also going to be filled with great music from some of the finest virtuosos of our time.

Student Scholarship

WIS has established a scholarship at Newton North and Newton South High Schools. It will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior who resides in Waban and who participates in community service programs. This scholarship will be added to the list of Local Newton Scholarships, announced each year at both high schools. All student applications and information submitted are held in strict confidence and remain within the school. Students who are selected will be notified prior to graduation when the local scholarships are announced.

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